The week is moving along quite nicely, and with it comes a number of fun and exciting additions to your betting tickets at one of the top reviewed sports betting sites found right here. For Wednesday, we return once again to Basketball, both in professional and collegiate form, as our main source for the best picks available for betting on sport this week. After some very close contests last night in NCAA hoops, as well as a stunning upset as Syracuse dropped its third straight by getting humiliated at home by a Seton Hall team fully intend on taking advantage of the Orangemen’s slipping confidence. As it holds true for every game in College Basketball, regardless of the lopsided nature of the match-up any team can win anywhere on any given night. Thus, we tread carefully into another day of sports betting on the NCAA, looking to the key contests featuring Top 25 teams for direction on picks. Today’s online sportsbook betting will take place at another one of our featured top sportsbooks, at the Bookmaker Sportsbook (read the review of Bookmaker Sportsbook). With a great game on tap between two Top 25 squads as undefeated #4 San Diego State takes on an equally impressive 19-1 #9 BYU team in the Mountain West Conference, get ready for another nail-biting game that will make for an exciting first bet today at Bookmaker.com. For our opening pick, SDSU gets a 5.5 point underdog for the game in what is sure to be a tight match-up to the finish. Though it’s been mostly down for higher ranked teams traveling to solid opponents this season, San Diego State gets our opening wager taking the points, and we’ll hope for a very tight finish regardless of outcome.
Moving on with further picks for basketball today, #8 Texas comes off their big upset win at Kansas and meets another challenge heading to Oklahoma State to take on the Cowboys in what should be a fun match-up. Building on confidence Texas picks up the road win today, covering their 4.5 point spread, with the over/under at 134.5 looking beatable today as well. #18 Minnesota brings in the Northwestern Wildcats, with whom the Golden Gophers should handle with enough ease to beat their 4.5 points spread (note NW got crushed this last week by 32 at home to #17 Wisconsin), #20 Georgetown squeaks by St. Johns at home, and a good match-up between West Virginia and #19 Louisville should cap off a great round of online sports betting on the NCAA hoops action. Taking basketball bets to the pro level today, make sure to also peruse the 10 games on tap in the NBA, with a few key contests worth looking into. Denver tries to win for the first time since 1995 (yes, that’s right) at Detroit, and with Detroit building confidence on two consecutive quality wins, it’ll be a tough go for the Nuggets to pull out a victory tonight (especially judging on their horrendous 5-13 road record this season). However, having put up huge scoring numbers in their last eight games, they might just have enough offense to shut down the Pistons at home, and as always streaks must end somewhere. Today, we’re taking Denver with the -2 as Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony should be poised to grab a second straight road win, and build up confidence for the George Karl-led team. Look for a few other decent picks in the NBA to make for quality opportunities to net some cash in today’s online sports betting, including San Antonio on the road at Utah, Houston at home taking advantage of a banged-up Clippers team, and the Suns to continue rolling as they host Charlotte at home as well.
With room for a few additional wagers on NHL Hockey today, Vancouver gets set to host Nashville, with the Canucks getting at least one point in 13 straight games played on home ice. Building on a win after four consecutive losses, look out for the Canucks to continue their scoring attack with a win over the Predators tonight. In another great west coast battle San Jose heads to Los Angeles to meet up with the Kings looking for their fifth straight win, and could have a solid chance to do so in the place where they’ve outscored the Kings 8-2 in three straight victories. Jonathan Quick has been improving however, coming off a clutch shutout at home against Boston, so we’ll take the Kings to nab a victory as they break for the road for most of February (a change they likely won’t be unhappy about, as they’ve lost 7 of their last 10 at home). For a few other fun match-ups worth a look at Bookmaker Sportsbook, Washington visits Atlanta with Alex Ovechkin looking to be a key factor in the final match-up between these two teams this year. Another key could be power play productivity, which has been horrendous for the Caps lately (1 goal in 18 PP’s), however look for Washington to turn it on against a struggling Thrashers squad that has one only once in their last 8 games. Lastly, we’ll look for Phoenix to continue their solid road play, and keep scoring low as both teams will be playing tight ahead of the All-Star break, with Ilya Bryzgalov holding the Colorado Avalanche in check once again. Find these great match-ups and more at one of the best sports betting sites reviewed at Bookmaker.com, and until tomorrow, good luck as always and we’ll see you around here again soon!