It’s that time once again to get into the biggest and most exciting day of the week for basketball fans in particular, and with Saturday’s massive offering of NCAA Basketball action right in our faces, we take another venture to one of the best online sports betting sites reviewed here, this time going to the Bovada Sportsbook for the best wagers on the day. Always keen to peruse over the 150+ games slated for betting on sports on college hoops, we’ll keep the main wagering focus on the best NCAA Basketball games going throughout the day, but add in a couple of bets on the 4 contests set for the NBA this afternoon and evning, and also throw in some additional wagers for the 8 games available for NHL Hockey, with plenty of strong match-ups worthy of a placement our on betting tickets at Bovada Sportsbook this afternoon. Though there are surprisingly few match-ups between Top 25 competition today, there’s more than enough excitement to be had this weekend as many teams sit on the bubble for the NCAA tournament, and no doubt those within the Top 25 have huge targets on their backs as teams sitting just outside the rankings will be gunning to pick up quality wins this weekend, and for the remainder of the season leading up to March Madness.
Starting off with betting on sports for the NCAA today, we’ll look at the key match-ups between Top 25 teams taking place, as well as check out some of the best options for Top 25 teams who go up against upset-minded squads with tournament hopes on the line. First up, the #6 Ohio State Buckeyes head into a tough match-up with the defensively savvy #17 Michigan Wolverines, who while not scoring many points per game certainly have created problems for high-scoring offenses especially while on their home turf. If Michigan can fluster OSU’s leader Jared Sullinger, and keep the Buckeyes to a low shooting percentage on the night, they could very well walk away with a marquee home win this evening, and make the Big 12 conference title race that much more interesting. Next up for Top 25 teams clashing together, find the small-conference battle between #21 Saint Mary’s and #16 Murray State to be a very interesting one to watch for, as this may be the last time you’ll be able to see these two likely conference champions play before they enter the NCAA tournament. This game will show whether Murray State deserves its top ranking, as their 25-1 record has been built on wins over a ton of lesser opponents, while Saint Mary’s will have to overcome the loss of defensive stalwart Stephen Holt, who’s absence could once again be a difference maker for the opposing side (St. Mary’s has lost 2 of their last 3 games, their only losses since December 22nd).
Moving on to further NCAA bets, #9 Baylor will face a home court challenge from the Kansas State Wildcats, who are still seeking a quality win that will get them a bid into the NCAA tournament. While Baylor certainly has the depth to prevail at home, they just barely sneaked past KSU on the road (75-73) back in early January, and will have to be at their best to avoid dropping 3 out of their last 4 games. Another game today with upset potential features #14 Florida at Arkansas, as the Gators have not played well away from home while the Razorbacks have shown they do have the ability to knock off top-ranked teams on their own court. Winners of their last 12 straight at home, including big victories over Michigan and Mississippi State, Arkansas could be a sexy underdog pick at home tonight against a Florida team that is just 2-5 away from their own building. Catch a couple other interesting match-ups on the day as UConn plays host to #12 Marquette in what should be a great Big East showdown, #11 UNLV should get a challenge on the road against New Mexico who will look for redemption after their road drubbing last month in Las Vegas against the Rebels, #20 Florida State heads into an ACC battle with N.C. State, and #1 Kentucky looks to stay perfect at home with an SEC win over Ole Miss. With plenty of other great contests taking place in NCAA basketball throughout the day, no matter what time you choose to log in at Bovada Sportsbook and take out your picks, you can count on a bevy of options to add to the excitement of College Hoops as we quickly wind down towards the end of the regular season.
Lastly for sports bets on the day, we turn to a few games slated for NBA hoops, including an exciting match-up between the Los Angeles Clippers and the visiting San Antonio Spurs, as the road side Spurs seek out an impressive 10th win in a row while Lob City attempts to stay strong at home and win for the 5th time in 6 games. Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers will try to bounce back from a meltdown scoring night at home in a low-scoring loss to the aforementioned Clippers on Thursday night, and try to beat the visiting Atlanta Hawks, who have played well on the road this year (10-6). Moving to a couple of good-looking wagers in the NHL, take a look over the betting lines for the best teams in action, as the Vancouver Canucks take on the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Philadelphia Flyers host an in-state battle with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and in Los Angeles the Kings will try to up their scoring against an improving Calgary Flames team that could overtake the Kings for the 8th seed in the Western Conference playoff race with a win tonight. Check out all these great match-ups and more today at one of the best sports betting sites reviewed right here, at Bovada Sportsbook, and tune in tomorrow for even more of the best available sports betting options to come!