Friday features great sports betting on basketball, …

For a glimpse into today’s best online sportsbook betting action at one of the top online sportsbooks reviewed here on our site, it’s going to be all about the 12 games in NBA Basketball being played, combined with a smattering of 6 NHL Hockey contests to provide the basis for betting on sports as the week wraps up before the most anticipated game of the year takes place on Sunday with Super Bowl XLV. Bodog Sportsbook (read the review of Bodog Sportsbook) is our tried and true destination for sports betting on this glorious end of the work week, and although we only have two sports in play for real wagers worth risking a bit of money on today, we also have an opportunity later in the evening for placing wagers at Bodog for the 150+ games in NCAA Basketball set-up tomorrow, as well as plenty of options on the Super Bowl, as tons of props are up for the taking, and no doubt you’ll be wanting to take more than just one wager for the final NFL Football contest between Green Bay and Pittsburgh, two of the most storied teams with the most rabid fans in football history. Though we’re waiting just one more day to finalize the last bets on the Super Bowl this year, today’s wagering finds us looking into a couple parlay wagers on the NBA, as well as a handful of picks for the best match-ups available with the best odds for NHL Hockey tonight.

Starting off the sports betting ticket today at Bodog sportsbook, we’ll turn to the NBA which offers a full plate of games to close out another week, as the season nears ever closer to the All-Star break, and we pass over the 50 game threshold, meaning there is really only a few more months of basketball on tap before we get into yet another playoff season. It seems that we’ve rolled through both the NBA and NCAA basketball seasons so quickly, yet as they say, time flies by when you’re having fun! Speaking of having fun, check out a few of the best games on tap tonight for online sports betting, including options like Charlotte hosting Miami, Indiana hosting Portland, Denver bringing in Utah, Phoenix hosting Oklahoma City and Boston getting prepared to face off with Dallas at home at the Garden. Our picks for this fine evening of hoops action includes rolling with the Heat on the road as they continue their strong play throughout the New Year, Indiana looking to go 3-0 under their new head coach Frank Vogel (a strong shot, considering Portland’s terrible road form this year), and Boston to put a hamper on Dallas’ 6 game winning streak as they hold strong at home once again. With other good looks including a high scoring game very likely at Phoenix as they bring in one of the more prolific scoring offenses in the league in the Thunder, Denver holding down Utah even as Deron Williams comes back (as he’ll likely have a bit of rust on him in his first outing back), and the Los Angeles Clippers to cover the spread as they’ve continued to improve every week on physical inside play and contributions from their entire team each night in the past few weeks.

Checking out today’s options for sports betting on NHL Hockey at Bodog Sportsbook, we’re looking to amass a couple of parlay bets for the 6 games available on the betting ticket, starting off with the best match-ups between the hottest teams in the league right now. First and foremost, I have to start with my league-leading Vancouver Canucks, who bring in the Chicago Blackhawks for a great rematch of last years’ playoffs, which saw the Blackhawks beating back the Canucks on a relentless power play and strong defense. However, this year the tides have turned as Chicago has fallen victim to the salary cap, and Vancouver looks like the Chicago of last year, even if the Hawks have picked up their form as of late and likely will make a run for another playoff appearance once again. Tonight though, on home ice, I’ll back Roberto Luongo to clutch up in net, while the Sedin twins power the Vancouver offense to another home win in front of one of the best crowds in the league. Moving on to the second pick of the NHL day, look for a great match-up as the Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the Washington Capitals into their house, with a playoff-like atmosphere sure to present between these two powerhouse teams. Featuring big scorers Steven Stamkos for the Lightning and Alex Ovechkin for the Caps, expect a flurry of goals to test the over on goals posted at Bodog Sportsbook today. Look out for the Pittsburgh Penguins to stay strong at home over the improving Buffalo Sabres, a low scoring affair between Detroit and Columbus as Steve Mason always seems to frustrate the front lines of the Red Wings (and the Blue Jackets have had their troubles getting shots on net this season), and St. Louis to beat up on the barely-better-than-a-practice-squad Edmonton Oilers. Enjoy all the options for betting on sports, keep your eyes out for great bets ahead this weekend, and don’t forget to lock in those Super Bowl wagers ahead of the big game on Sunday!!!

Aaron G.