Sports fans, specifically those attracted to NFL football, should be plenty excited for this addition of Monday Night Football, which looks to rebound in a big way after one of the worst Monday Night Football games last week between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. Flipping to this week, tonight’s game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets, both sitting at 9-2 in the AFC East, should give us all something to cheer about, and plenty on the line as the two teams fight for supremacy within their division, as well as the NFL as a whole. These two squads couldn’t have more different styles and focus of play coming in, with Tom Brady leading an offense-minded game plan and the Jets leaning on the run game and tight defensive play to keep opponents at bay, and something surely has to give one way or another in tonight’s match-up in front of a national audience. Tom Brady owns the current record for most consecutive wins at home at 25, and undoubtedly will get his numbers and play a great game, however it will be the Patriots defense that will have to prove something tonight, giving up over 400 yards of offense per game behind a young group of players averaging only 25 years of age. Mark Sanchez will have to exploit this one facet of New England’s game that is sub-par, if he is to improve on his terrible outing last time at Gillette Stadium (which saw him throwing 4 picks in a loss). Should the Jets stand any hope of keeping pace with a New England team that has been able to score a league-leading 30.4 points per outing, they’ll finally need to get production out of LaDanian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene, two backs that haven’t carried their load in the past few weeks, in what should be one of the best ground tandems in the league this season behind a talented offensive line. For the first wager of the day, turn to one of the best sports betting sites featured today at Players Only sportsbook (read the review of Playersonly.com), and place your bets with confidence at one of the best sportsbooks around.
Back the hardcourt for sports betting on the NBA, find a handful of 7 games worth a look at for sports betting, but a couple of top match-ups worth watching later this evening. Tops of the list of good games today include the match-up between the Orlando Magic and the Atlanta Hawks in a battle of two of the best squads in the Eastern Conference. With Miami starting to play how they should, both teams need this win tonight in the Southeast division, and with the Magic on home court, this may be a tricky pick to make. However, even with Joe Johnson out again for the Hawks, this match-up may balance out more evenly as many players on the Magic side have yet to fully recover from a bout of stomach flu that has swept over the team (with Dwight Howard just coming back, and Jameer Nelson expected to miss this contest). If you’ve ever experienced that awful bug, you’ll understand that Dwight Howard, J.J. Redick and Mickael Pietrus all won’t be 100%, and likely may struggle in the late minutes of the game. For safety sake, and with Orlando playing consistently strong defense at home, the pick here may best lie with the under wager on total points, with so many key players under 100% or sitting tonight.
I’ve got a few bucks left in my budget for the NHL tonight, so with 9 games on tap, a quick two bets are up tonight for the fastest game in sports, and a little added excitement to an already great Monday of online sportsbook betting. Pushing on with a couple more picks on the NBA tonight, I’m fully invested in the Utah Jazz at home, especially against the 2-8 road record of the Memphis Grizzlies, New York looks to stay hot with their 5th straight win on the horizon hosting Minnesota, and it’s finally time to jump on the Miami bandwagon as they head to Milwaukee in a favorable match-up against the Bucks.
If you’re looking for a few additional sports betting options for Monday, check into the 5 games scheduled for NHL Hockey, with the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins going for their 10th straight win in a row, hosting the New Jersey Devils who now simply seem like the fluke of a slow start is turning into a longer trend of misery for the former playoff shoe-ins (winning 3 of the last 4 Atlantic Division titles). Sidney ‘The Kid’ Crosby looks to extend his 15 game scoring streak tonight at home, where the Pens look for their sixth in a row there, behind a quickly improving Marc-Andre Fleury in net. Check out further good bets as the red-hot Atlanta Thrashers host the Nashville Predators, the Washington Capitals look to overpower the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Red Wings and Sharks should make for a great match-up as Detroit looks to hold on to their goal advantages after a tough overtime loss at Los Angeles on Saturday. Add in a couple of wagers available for Soccer (Liverpool vs. Aston Villa in Premier League play should be an exciting one) and for NCAA hoops today, and a trip to Players Only sportsbook hopefully will be a profitable and exciting experience to kick off a new week ahead.