The week has begun to drag just a little bit, but as luck would have it the options for online sports betting continue to prove to make for exciting evenings after a long day of work, and for Thursday the action focuses on a few prime picks across NBA and NCAA Basketball, as well as a bevy of 8 games set for action on ice in the NHL. Tapping another one of the best online sportsbooks reviewed here on our site, we turn today to Bodog Sportsbook (read the review of Bodog Sportsbook), always a pack leader when it comes to the best sports betting websites in the world. Having one of the nicest layouts amongst the competing online sportsbooks, Bodog also features one of the quickest betting interfaces, lines posted as quickly as anywhere, and when not enjoying the sportsbook, plenty of options for casino games, betting on horses, and head-to-head poker via their solid online gaming platform. Taking to the sportsbook for the action today, Bodog will get a handful of wagers from me, starting with choice games in the pro leagues tonight.
For NBA Basketball action set for this evening, just three games dot the betting lines at Bodog Sportsbook, nonetheless making for a great opportunity to take a shot on all the games in play. In a great match-up tonight, Orlando tries to reestablish momentum after getting their season best win streak snapped, and will face a tough challenge at Oklahoma City as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will try for their 4th straight at the expense of the Magic. Having owned the Thunder in the past, Orlando is a good look to win tonight, especially with the shooting woes that both Durant and Westbrook have experienced against the defensive-minded Magic. While expecting a close game, I’ll also hope that Orlando pulls out the victory for a win on the first sportsbook pick of the day. Switching to the second game of the night, Kevin Love and Minnesota play host to Washington, and the Wolves will try to avoid becoming the first team to allow a road win to the Wizards yet this season. Someone has to win in this game tonight, and with the nod to experience really being the only difference maker (as well as the home court advantage), I just can’t see Washington picking up its 1st road win here tonight. In the final NBA match-up of the evening, catch the best game of the night as Miami head into Denver as the Nuggets try to continue their home dominance of the Heat, meanwhile Miami tries to start another win streak after getting stunned last night by the Los Angeles Clippers. With LeBron James on the fence as to whether he’ll play after an ankle sprain last night, the Heat just might be set up for back to back losses for the first time since late November. Either way this one falls, expect lots of offense from both sides, a great shot at the over wager on total points, and a nice night cap for NBA action on Thursday night.
On to further sportsbook betting today, NHL action gets started with 8 games on tap, including a big battle between Philadelphia and Boston, two of the best teams in the East. With Tim Thomas in net at home against Brian Boucher for Philly, I like the Bruins to emerge with a victory to score a bit of added change at Bodog sportsbook today. Further great games to check out include the NHL-leading Vancouver Canucks headed to New York in a showdown with the Rangers, and with how the Canucks have been playing on the road, I’m counting on a Vancouver victory as well this evening in the second pick. Lastly, I’ll try once again for the home team Los Angeles Kings to pull out a win against the visiting St. Louis Blues, with a good look on low scoring as both teams would like to pick up a win tonight (LA most of all, losing 5 of 6 during the current 8 game home stand). With a few picks available in NCAA College Basketball tonight as well as a couple of fun matches on the pitch in AFC Asian Cup and Copa del Rey action early on, Thursday should make for a great day of online sports betting at Bodog sportsbook, and hopefully a profitable one at that! Until tomorrow, good luck in all your online sports betting to come, and here’s to a quick Friday and a great weekend ahead!