Big series in Major League Baseball make for great online …

It’s always a treat when you get a chance to check out two top teams go head to head in any league. For major league baseball, a three or four game series between two good teams is almost like getting to catch a playoff series well before the actual playoffs come around. Case in point, this weekend has the New York Mets coming into Los Angeles to face the Dodgers in what should be a great series with great pitching match-ups. Brett Tomko, who has been struggling as of late, gets the start tonight against Oliver Perez, an impressive left-handed hurler with very strong stuff. Although Tomko has really not pitched well so far this year, this series is very important for the two teams, and you can bet that both teams will give it their all tonight. It’s always fortunate when a good contest is televised in your area, which always makes online sports betting a little more worth while. I’ve got to go with the Mets in this one though, as Oliver Perez has been my guy since I started using him in fantasy baseball back with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fortunately for him, his current team is able to give him plenty more support than the sub-par Pirates could ever muster up�.

Another quality match-up for Friday night finds the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field to square off against the rallying Chicago Cubs. Two solid pitchers will be starting in this game as well, as Jason Marquis gets the call for the Cubs, and Brandon Webb will be starting for the D-backs. The Cubs really have been playing excellent ball as of late, which was hardly the case earlier in the year. Seeing as though their pitching staff has settled in a bit, and their power has returned to the batting order, I’d be reluctant to bet against the Cubbies tonight, especially as Arizona has quietly been trailing away from the upper ranks of the National League West Division. Aramis Ramirez is also starting to get really hot for the Cubs, which can be awfully exciting to watch when he does. Going over to one of our featured online sportsbooks at, I’ll take Chicago to win tonight at home, with a bet on the line.

One more can’t miss game is in store for this evening, as a match-up between the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox is always a classic, even if the White Sox are having an off year. It’s been surprising to watch the White Sox struggle as they have this year, considering they still have good pitching, good hitting, but apparently just a poor overall performing team. Jose Contreras is really no match for Josh Beckett in this contest, and only a fool would bet against Beckett at home tonight. Beckett will be looking for a major league leading 13th victory tonight, which will tie him with Cleveland’s C.C. Sabathia for most wins in the MLB. As you can see, great baseball awaits those betting on sports tonight, and great sportsbook bets can be found right here by using the featured online sportsbooks at For all of us here, thanks for stopping by, and good luck in all your online sports betting this week.

Aaron G.