Sportsbook betting update for Friday with online wagers …

It’s that time once again to put a smile back on your face, and head down to one of the best reviewed online sportsbooks we’ve featured for you here for a bit of added excitement ahead of another well-deserved weekend! As we venture through the options for betting on sports today, we’ll look to take advantage of the great games in the NBA on tap first, after a frantic and exciting week of speculation and finally action ahead of the trade deadlines which have most certainly altered the prospects both current and future for a number of teams in the league. Counting on 12 games to find at least a handful of great betting options to start off the day, a number of contests come to mind including match-ups between Orlando and Oklahoma City, Portland hosting Denver, and the Utah Jazz still looking for their first win with their new head coach at Indiana. For the first wagers of the day, we’re checked into another one of the best online sports betting sites at sportsbook (read the review of and have put down money on a three team parlay taking Orlando at home, Portland to hold off the new-look Denver Nuggets (Nuggets had a great home showing against Boston last night, still haven’t secured a strong presence on the road) and Indiana to win their respective games. Though all three teams picked tonight are coming in as favorites, make sure to check out the specific betting lines for each of the games as there are always ways to maximize your wagers on the money line, spread or the over/under posted. At any rate, it’s a great night of NBA basketball to watch and wager on, and no place is better for taking quick and easy bets than Superbook sportsbook.

Heading on to continuing action in NHL Hockey, Friday contains 9 games on ice which should make for great opportunities for betting on sports. In one of the best featured match-ups of the day, the Washington Capitals host the New York Rangers, with both teams fighting for positioning in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Washington returns home after being on the road for 13 days, and will look to improve on two consecutive home losses of late for Bruce Boudreau’s squad. However, throwing in young goaltender Michael Neuvirth for the Caps tonight makes for an interesting twist, with Henrik Lundqvist clearly the better goaltender between the two, and the season series between the two teams on the line. Taking note of Lundqvists’ recent goals given up even in winning contests, we’ll bank on the over bet on total points today, with plenty of firepower between these two teams to beat out 5.5 goals. On to other wagering possibilities for the NHL today, look for a great goalie match-up as Steve Mason and Ilya Bryzgalov go toe-to-toe in a Phoenix at Columbus contest, the red-hot New Jersey Devils look to the fast-paced Tampa Bay Lightning while trying to keep their impressive 8 game winning streak going, and out west a battle between two of the hottest teams in the league, as the San Jose Sharks and the Calgary Flames duke it out in the rockin’ Saddledome tonight.

Looking ahead to great sports action tomorrow, make sure to squeeze in a couple of wagers on all the NCAA basketball offered for sports fans, as the season quickly progresses to the conference finals, and soon enough, March Madness! Get prepared this evening by checking up on all the College Basketball analysis and betting trends for the games tomorrow, as you’ve got about 144 games available for sports betting, and plenty of Top 25 action with teams vying for a spot at the NCAA tournament this year. Also, make sure to peruse the options for English Premier League Soccer which resume tomorrow, as the action heats up the closer we get to the season’s closure and eventual crowning of a champion for 2011. Any which way you wager at any one of the best online sports betting sites reviewed here, have a great and hopefully profitable evening, and make sure to be back around tomorrow for more sports and wagering updates!

Aaron G.