Great Cotton Bowl match-up pits LSU vs. Texas A&M, …

It’s almost tough to say it. College Football is almost over. With it goes the school rivalries, another crop of budding NFL-bound stars, and all the great upsets, scandals, and BCS nonsense that makes the game among the most exciting in all of sports. After another amazing bowl season that saw huge blow-outs, star performances from future #1 picks, as well as the usual ups and downs inherent when wagering on amateur-level sports, we will soon bid adieu to another wild and crazy year of football only to wait impatiently for the 2011 season to start. As the final bowl games trickle out, we luckily get to see some of the best match-ups on the brightest stage, and tonight between the 11th ranked LSU Tigers and #17 Texas A&M expect an exciting and gritty game, in what could end up being LSU head coach Les Miles’ last showdown. Though the next few days will bring a small scattering of lesser bowl games, tonight’s match-up pitting two A-level football programs truly is the only game worth watching this time of the year, and as such, it’s the top pick at today’s featured online sportsbook at (read the review of Bodog Sportsbook). For the betting line LSU gets a slight favorite, and with Miles’ track record in bowl games, along with an outstanding Tiger defense, we’ll take them to keep the Cyrus Gray and the Aggies in check to win at Cowboy Stadium in a thriller. Dropping the wager at Bodog quickly and easily as always, the first bet of the day is on, and we’ll move to other action in basketball on a solid day for the NBA and NHL.

Starting with the NBA, match-ups we won’t be seeing any playoff-worthy match-ups, however plenty of contest will make for solid sports betting pickers. First up, the Lakers host the New Orleans Hornets, who likely will continue to struggle away from home, and will face a highly-scrutinized LA club that looks set to go on another tear despite recent setbacks. Amare Stoudamire returns to Phoenix with a likely smirk on his face, as his upstart Knicks take on a Suns team that can’t find any consistency either home or away. As per usual, expect high scoring in the desert with both teams pressing the ball forward, and New York taking advantage of their confidence once more. Miami drops in on Milwaukee looking for road win #12, and once again the Orlando Magic, flying after their 7th straight win, get home court against a Houston Rockets team that is struggling to win anywhere at the moment. San Antonio heads to Indiana to clash with the Pacers, the Memphis Grizzlies try for 3 straight hosting Utah, and for the last pick, I’m taking Golden State, with the points at home over Cleveland. Because the Cavs are that bad.

Finally for today, NHL Hockey throws out a few good contests for you to ponder over at Bodog Sportsbook. With the Dallas Stars vs. the New York Rangers in a clash between two top clubs, it’s a tough pick for a straight up winner, but with both teams backed by great goaltending odds look good taking the under wager on total points. Picking up some straight up wagers for a final parlay, Anaheim gets the win over Columbus, Atlanta over Toronto, and the Canucks handle the Oilers for their 8th straight. With even more fantastic action ahead tomorrow for the NFL playoffs, check out those wagering options as well today at Bodog’s sportsbook , congrats on making it through a tough week back to work after the holidays, and thanks as always for visiting the top sportsbooks reviewed right here at!

Aaron G.