Wednesday Night Basketball

For this evening, I had the lucky opportunity to go check out some live NBA action between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trailblazers at the Staples Center in L.A. Unfortunately the L.A. Lakers were not so lucky, as the Trailblazers handed them their sixth straight loss in embarrassing fashion at home, to a team with a losing record. Phil Jackson, who was notably upset with the loss, watched on in vain as his struggling Lakers gave him a new record to his portfolio: the longest losing streak in his coaching career. If the Lakers want any shot at the playoffs they certainly have a long way to go to get into shape, starting with much needed improvements to their non-existent defense, and general lack of rebounding prowess.  Nonetheless, even with the Lakers in peril I managed to walk away happy as my wager placed on came through for me, with Portland obviously and easily covering the points. I must admit that I feel a little bit bad for betting against the home team, but in this case it’s just not a smart bet to go with the Lakers right now.

Elsewhere in the NBA the Miami Heat continue their up and down season, losing Dwayne Wade to a nasty dislocated shoulder suffered in a loss against the Houston Rockets. With upcoming opponents including the likes of the Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, and the Detroit Pistons, it could certainly be all but over for Miami’s playoff hopes. Losing Shaq for 40 games, then D. Wade out indefinitely, and now falling below .500 for the year does not bode well for the former champs. It is safe to say that wagering on the Heat in our featured sportsbooks is not recommended, at least until Dwayne Wade returns to action.  Around the NBA, there was certainly more great action in store for sports fans Wednesday night, making for great wagering opportunities and exciting games. Of quick noteworthiness, Detroit crushed Orlando 110-88, Cleveland squeaked out an 86-85 win over the Toronto Raptors, and Phoenix continues its winning ways with a win against the lackluster Boston Celtics 118-108. You can certainly feel the playoffs coming on, as many teams are starting to show who wants to be in the show, and who will be left in the dust.

For tomorrow night, I am fortunate enough to be returning to the Staples Center for some hockey action. Placing my wager for the game in our featured sportsbook at, I am again betting against the home team (even though in actuality the Canucks are my real home team), but hoping for a good game.  There is plenty of sports action for Thursday that you won’t want to miss out on, and our featured sportsbooks at are the perfect places to make the sporting action that much more exciting. So hop on over, place your wagers, and kick back because the weekend is almost here already and sports around the league is as hot as ever. Have a great night and an even better tomorrow, and we hope to see you back here soon!


Aaron G.