It’s a jam-packed day of action for betting on sports at one of the top reviewed online sportsbooks here, and getting the ball rolling right away we focus in on the ever-exciting action of horse racing, with the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes in the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown. For betting on the Preakness, head to one of the easiest sports betting websites in the world at Intertops Sportsbook, where you’ll have no trouble quickly getting in to all the betting lines available on the big race set for 6:18 PM ET. The Odds-on favorite for the race is Bob Baffert’s Bodemeister, currently at 3/2 odds, with Kentucky Derby winner I’ll have another second on the lines at 9/4 odds and Creative Cause a longer-shot favorite at 13/2 odds. If you haven’t yet gotten involved in the excitement of horse racing this year, now is a great time to do it in the Kentucky Derby ‘Lite’ as some have come to call it, with a number of talented horses in the field and an always exciting atmosphere during the 9.5 furlong race to glory. Start your bets off today with the Preakness Stakes, and enjoy the great challenge of betting on horses!
Flipping over to other top action in online sports betting today, the UEFA Champions League Final is set to get underway between Chelsea and Bayern Munich, in the culmination of what has been a truly great competition between the elite squads across Europe. With the final taking place in Munich, Germany, home-pitch advantage clearly goes to Bayern Munich, with them pulling down -149 odds to win, with Chelsea a large +350 underdog. If you’re a fan of the beautiful game, make sure to check your options for betting on soccer at Intertops, as this is the last truly important piece of wagering for soccer ahead of Euro 2012 competition.
Next on the line, turn your sights on playoff competition getting underway in the NBA, as two games take place tonight at Staples Center in Los Angeles for the NBA’s Western Conference Semifinals, with the Los Angeles Clippers trying to get one game back against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3, and later the Los Angeles Lakers will try to even things up against Oklahoma City before the series once again shifts back to the Sooner State. The Spurs, dominant in two straight games at home to take a 2-0 series lead over the Clippers, are a 5 point favorite on the road and will look to increase their impressive winning streak to 17 straight games. If the Clippers can’t pull out a victory at home tonight, they’ll face a 3-0 series deficit that no team in NBA history has overcome. Everything is on the line for the Clippers in the first NBA playoff game of the day, so make sure to bite into a piece of the online sports betting action on this showdown.
For the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles has won 14 straight playoff games against the Thunder franchise, dating all the way back to 1980 when the team was still the Seattle SuperSonics. The Lakers have continued to play excellent defense at home, holding the Thunder to a playoff-low 39.8 percent shooting in Game 3 to make the series 2-1 in favor of OKC, but will need to step up their game even more tonight to even the series before heading back to Oklahoma, where the Lakers have simply not had the same offensive punch and defensive stinginess required to hold back the scoring threats of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Expect the atmosphere to be a star-studded, loud, and intense for tonight’s game, with tight betting lines featuring the Lakers as +100 underdogs, and OKC at -120 odds to win straight up.
Rounding out today’s top options for betting on sports, Interleague play in Major League Baseball continues on into the second day of action, with more great once-in-a-season series between American and National League teams adding in a bit of extra excitement to the usual mass of baseball betting lines. Once again though, one of the most intriguing match-ups is the lone NL match-up between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals, with another fantastic pitching duel set up between LA’s Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, and St. Louis’ Jake Westbrook, who is having a resurgence in his career during the second year with the Cardinals. Los Angeles is a -145 favorite for today’s game, and with a low 6 run over/under expect a great day for pitching fans to watch two masters at work. Make sure to also catch exciting interleague games between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals (Jason Hammel vs. Ross Detweiler), the Atlanta Braves vs. Tampa Bay Rays (rookie Randall Delgado vs. rookie Alex Cobb), and another great showdown between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox (Joe Blanton vs. Jon Lester). There’s no question that with so much great sports action taking place on Saturday around the globe, you’ll be more than able to find some great betting lines at the best online sportsbook at Intertops, so scope out your picks, place your wagers, and enjoy all the exciting competition to come today!