Today’s online sports betting might be a little light, especially with the NHL season reaching the halfway point and no games scheduled until Sunday’s All-Star game, however with a little bit of digging at the Oddsmaker Sportsbook this afternoon, sports fans should be able to conjure up a couple of solid online sports betting possibilities, in the hopes to make Thursday yet another profitable day in the making. At Oddsmaker, you can always find quick and easy access to the most competitive betting lines available online, as well as betting trends, fun proposition wagers, and a host of other games in their casino and poker rooms. Being a fan of simplicity, we find Oddsmaker to be one of the easiest website in which to sign-up, make initial deposits, and get a hold of your winnings whenever you need them; something many competitors struggle with, especially when dealing with U.S.-based sports bettors. Thus, with a relatively simple day of online sports betting on tap, we’ll dive into some basketball action in the NBA and NCAA, and sprinkle in some soccer wagers just to make things interesting this afternoon.
As is typical for NBA hoops on Thursday, only a few select games are available for betting on sports at the top sportsbook at Oddsmaker.com. However, as is also the case, the games offered usually add more excitement to sportsbook betting, as each of the two match-ups slated feature playoff-worthy teams, or at the least have good rivalries put together to make for a fine night of watching and wagering on basketball. Checking out the first pairing of the day, the Orlando Magic get another crack at the Boston Celtics, this time hoping to score quite a few more points than the franchise-low 57 they were held to in their visit to Boston on Monday. With the Celtics struggling on the road this year, and the Magic certainly poised to have a better showing on home court, look for the Magic to one-up their East Coast foes this evening. Next up for NBA action, find the Los Angeles Clippers hosting the Memphis Grizzlies in what should be an exciting match-up between two teams playing well in 2012, but coming off recent losses. With the Clippers holding down the fort well at home this season (8-2), the Griz are in for a tough challenge as they look to start another winning streak, and could be at risk for fatigue after playing 4 games in 5 nights. As such, the Clippers look like a solid pick to cover the 3.5 points as favorite this evening, and prevail at home against a weary Memphis squad.
Checking in to the best action in the NCAA today, #7 North Carolina hosts N.C. State for a fun in-state match-up, while #14 Florida heads to face Mississippi in a match-up with plenty of upset potential. The Gators have a surprisingly poor road record of 1-4 this year, and against a good rebounding, physical team like Ole Miss, this could be a great match-up to take the Rebels with the +5 points at home against the spread, as it could come down to the wire or end in another upset for the visiting Florida squad. For the Top 25 match-up of the day at Oddsmaker, make sure to take a peek at the betting lines for #16 Indiana at #25 Wisconsin, with the Hoosiers trying to overcome a 10-game losing streak to the Badgers in Madison and also trying to reclaim their status as a force to be reckoned with in the Big Ten. Wisconsin had suffered the pains a recent 3-game losing streak but has bounced back with 4 straight victories, and knocking off Indiana at home via their stingy, NCAA-leading defense (allowing just 49.6 points/game) is the key to the ballgame. If Wisconsin can limit the shooting percentage of Indiana’s top scores, including Christian Watford and Cody Zeller, they should be able to make it 11 straight wins over Indiana at home, and push the Hoosiers further down the standings in the very tight Big Ten conference race. Make sure to check out the betting lines for these exciting NCAA basketball contests and more at Oddsmaker Sportsbook today, and secure a few bets for the pair of NBA hoops games on tap for Thursday as well. Until tomorrow, good luck, happy betting, and thanks for stopping by our website for the best online sportsbooks reviewed anywhere on the web!