New week, great new wagering on tap for Basketball, …

After a fun-filled day of online sports betting around the two NFL conference championship games, we’re back to the boards once again for another week of exciting options for betting on sports at the top online sportsbooks reviewed at our website. With Super Bowl XLV now set between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, football fans get the first crack at wagering on the biggest game of the year today, with Green Bay coming out of the gates as a favorite at -140, with a very strong 46 point over/under posted for two of the best defenses in the NFL. Immediate reaction to this posting is a strong likelihood that the under wager on total points is the best way to go, seeing as both teams will be on a two week hiatus, and likely will be adamant to keep the opposing offense in check for at least the first portion of Super Bowl Sunday’s game. Thus, for the first pick on the new week, we’ll come out of the gates at the sportsbook (read the review of, with one wager taking under 46 for the game, and with another nod taking Green Bay on the line -2.5 points. Though we can all expect a close game and a great rivalry to prop up endless speculation and reasoning for why either team might win, cutting out the hype and taking a gut reaction is the way to go heading into the final game of the NFL season (and was paramount to a pair of wins yesterday on the Packers and Steelers at Any which way you wager, make sure to jump in early for Super Bowl XLV wagering for the best odds at one of the best online sportsbooks at today.

Into basketball action to start off a new Monday, we begin with two prime Top 25 match-ups in NCAA College Basketball, as first #4 Pittsburgh plays host to #16 Notre Dame in a Big East clash, and second Frank Martin’s #24-ranked Kansas State squad hosts Baylor in a bid to stop their current 2-game skid and stay inside the nation’s Top 25 rankings. Pitt gets a huge 11 point nod at home, based on the Fighting Irish’s lackluster play on the road (losing by an average of 17 points in their 3 Big East road losses), and comes in hot after beating then #3 Syracuse last Monday, and crushing DePaul 80-50 over the weekend, mainly on a repressive defensive effort that held its last two opponents under 40 percent shooting from the field. It’s a tough call given that both these teams can win on any given night, however at home, riding a hot streak, the best bet looks to take Pitt to roll Notre Dame by 11+ points in the first pick for the NCAA. In the second game we’re looking at for wagers, KSU must recover at home just to save face and avoid falling to 1-5 in Big 12 play, so look for a big game out of KSU star Jacob Pullen as the Wildcats should eek out a win over the Bears ahead of their huge test at Kansas this coming weekend. Judging by their upcoming schedule filled with top-ranked opponents, it’s do-or-die time right now for KSU, and for us wagering on them, should they fail to come up big today.

10 games in the NBA today give sports fans even more options for betting on sports at the sportsbook, so be sure to also check out the professional side of hoops today, as plenty of good looking picks are on the board and waiting to be taken. In the best match-up of the night, the New Orleans Hornets look to continue their impressive defensive play of late at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder, after shutting down both Atlanta and San Antonio in the previous week and building towards a current 8-game winning streak. The Hornets will now be tested to beat a team they haven’t been able to figure out this year, dropping the first two meetings with the Thunder, and haven’t had a proper solution for Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant thus far. Something has to give tonight, and I for one like the home team playing great defense to help keep OKC’s scoring attack in check, and squeeze out a tight win to continue their win streak tonight. In a few other games worth a look for betting on sports in the NBA, turn to the San Antonio Spurs to bounce back on the road at Golden State, Orlando and Detroit scoring low (under 192.5 posted) down in Florida, and the Rockets to play better defense on the road at Minnesota to hold under the massive 220 points posted as the over/under in this match-up.

Switching for a couple of final wagers today on NHL Hockey, find a great match-up out West as the Dallas Stars travel to Vancouver to take on the Canucks who will look to regain a tie for the most points in the NHL (currently held by Philadelphia after a solid road win at Chicago over the weekend). The Canucks are without a doubt one of the best teams at home, and behind the Sedin twins and Roberto Luongo in net, my nod is for the Canucks to win 3-1, covering the -1.5 goals given on the line (for a nice payout at +245). Look for a great match-up in Los Angeles tonight as the Kings try to claw back after a terrible month of play against the Boston Bruins (who come in with red-hot goalie Tim Thomas in net, leading the league in most goalie stats), Colorado hosts St. Louis in what should be a scrappy, low scoring game, and for the last wager on the day we’ll go with a Washington win as the Capitals host an injury-depleted New York Rangers at home tonight. It’s a great day to start off sports betting on a new week of action, so head down to right now and catch all the great contests available for online sports betting today!

Aaron G.