With no work scheduled for the next week plus (thanks to a gracious employer that had a good year!), it’s time to get down to sports betting action, and review some of the best options for betting on sports to close out the year. After another great Sunday of NFL Football has come and gone, to get started in today’s fun, we take a quick click over to the Oddsmaker sportsbook (read the review of Oddsmaker.com) as it will play host to our featured sportsbook betting this afternoon and evening. As with just about every day around this time of year sports fans get treated with more and more College Bowl action, and to kick off sports betting before kick off on-field, we’ll take a look at the Georgia Tech vs. Air Force match-up, in today’s Independence Bowl. While Air Force comes in a little under most people’s radars for this game, Georgia Tech on the other hand has played in a fair amount of high-profile games this year, and if anything is to be learned from the Yellow Jackets’ squad, it’s that they might be the most one dimensional team in the nation, relying almost solely on the run to put points on the board. However, missing the ACC’s number one rusher in Joshua Nesbitt due to a broken arm, as well as their top receiver in Stephen Hill due to academic issues, Georgia Tech may be at risk for their first losing season in 14 years should they be overcome by Air Force in today’s match-up. Defense just may win this match-up, and with Georgia Tech’s main threats out, Air Force stands a good chance, however the bet of the day for this bowl game might be taking the under wager on total points, as the two teams battle through the cobwebs of not playing in almost a month, and battle through a lack of high-profile, big-play-making starters.
For NCAA and NBA hoops action, we start with the handful of College games available, including a big match-up between #4 UConn and #6 Pittsburgh, in one of the best match-ups to close out the year. Pitt is certainly tough at home, but UConn has proven it can put up points anywhere, especially behind Kemba Walker, one of this year’s most exciting College players. Pittsburgh has owned UConn lately, winning three straight, and with only 3 Husky players having visited Pitt before, the Panthers experience could be the difference maker here, despite a big showing from Walker. Moving to the NBA for more basketball wagers today, look out for 10 games on tap, including a great match-up as Dallas visits Oklahoma City, Utah hosts Portland, and the Houston Rockets look to get to .500 (15-15) by handing Washington their 15th straight road loss of the year. Lastly, in an interesting pick with upset potential, look for Minnesota to keep a tight game at home against New Orleans, a team that has struggled on the road despite such a strong start (5-9), and have lost 6 straight away from home. Any which way you look today, basketball will make for a couple of solid picks at Oddsmaker.com today, and throughout the remainder of the year.
Premier League fans also get a great look today, as one of the biggest matches between Arsenal and Chelsea takes place early on with the latter team trying to stop the bleeding from a terrible showing in December. With Arsenal on home pitch, and playing well behind captain Cesc Fabregas of late, the Gunners look to prevail after 5 straight losses to The Blues dating to late 2008, and might have their best shot at a win today to put them within 2 points of Manchester United for the top spot in the league. Looking to even more great match-ups for online sports betting to start the week, find 6 games in NHL Hockey today, as well as the final Monday Night Football game of the season, as a great showdown in the NFC South between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints gets underway later tonight. As always, best of luck in your online sports betting at any one of the top sportsbooks reviewed here, and thanks for stopping by to kick off a great week of sportsbook betting to come!