Saturday finds sports fans looking into a ton of great action, as NCAA basketball gets underway early and often today, and features some great match-ups for betting on sports as 100 games dot the landscape for betting on sports. To get the action underway right away, today’s online sports betting will be done at one of the fabulous new additions to our flock of the best reviewed sportsbooks, at Betonline Sportsbook (read the review of Betonline Sportsbook). Opening up the options for betting on sports, we’ll take a look first and foremost at the action in Top 25 play, as after a week without any great match-ups we’re finally seeing a few great contests (other than mid-major upsets throughout the week) that will give sports fans a good look for sportsbook bets. Tipping off the best of the best in the NCAA for Saturday, look out for the Top 25 clash between #6 Kansas State and #24 Florida, with Florida at home trying to lock in its first quality win of the season against Jacob Pullen and the high-flying Wildcats. Should Florida look to win this game, they’ll need to shut down a strong offensive attack from Frank Martin’s club and rally behind a good home crowd to pull off a win. I like a tight game scoring-wise in a defensive-minded game, but KSU looks primed to prevail either way. In other action to tip off the NCAA wagering today, #3 Kansas looks to keep improving their outstanding home winning streak to 65 with a win against USC, Gonzaga tries for a quality win as they head to meet the #9-ranked Baylor Bears, and #25 Texas looks to be the first to crack the UNC Tarheels on home court this year, in what should be a tight game favoring the quicker and more talented Longhorns. However, in an atmosphere like the one at North Carolina, this game might be completely up for grabs as UNC has proven they can beat anyone at any time in front of their own student body.
Switching to the NBA, there is another bevy of sports betting opportunities to be had, as a few great games round out the selection found at the Betonline.com sportsbook. First off, check out the match-up between the Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers, not because it’s a great one to watch, but because the Magic will only dress 8 players for the game, and still haven’t worked out of their December slump as of yet. With the Magic favored, I like the 76ers to at least cover the point spread in today’s game, even if a win on the road for Philly is unlikely judging by their season thus far. In further match-ups worth a look at for betting on sports today, look out for the Miami Heat taking to the court against the Washington Wizards who are without Gilbert Arenas due to trade, Utah looking to have a much better home court as they host the Memphis Grizzlies. As the NBA shapes up, and teams are now showing their full (or lack of any) potential for excellence, it’s a great time to jump into the action, read up on all the stats of the teams playing games, and take your best stab at choosing a winner or two this weekend.
Certainly last but not least, we have a great selection of 11 NHL games, to make due for the fact that English Premier League matches are on hiatus this morning due to tons of snow throughout the UK. Look for Vancouver to continue a strong home stand against Toronto tonight, Boston vs. Washington as the Bruins look to hand the Capitals their 8th straight loss, and the Flyers hosting the Rangers with Philly playing strong hockey at home behind net minder Brian Boucher. Bringing you all the great bets day in and day out, count on Betonline.com’s sportsbook to hold a full bounty of possibilities for you, and with a little luck, I certainly hope that Saturday will be a fun and profitable way to start a great weekend of sports and online sports betting. Until next time, good luck in your wagering, thanks as always for stopping by, and enjoy the weekend!