It’s been an exciting couple of days to kick off the 2011 College World Series, with a couple of underdogs added into the usual mix of the nation’s most stand-out baseball programs, and for Tuesday’s online sports betting docket more of the same excitement can be expected as elimination play continues and 3 games are available for betting on sports today. Featured for today is the Oddsmaker sportsbook (read the review of Oddsmaker.com), one of the best online sports betting websites reviewed over the past 5 years, offering a clean, simple website with easy access to the day’s betting lines, quick and easy methods of depositing and withdrawing your cash, and solid bonus options to be had throughout your experience. Dropping in a few wagers on the College World Series today featuring Florida vs. Vanderbilt (already finished in early afternoon play) and South Carolina in the winner’s bracket and California vs. Texas A&M in an elimination game, the afternoon of sports betting kicks off with plenty of action from Omaha, Nebraska. Starting the wagering on the do-or-die elimination game, California is up against the wall for the 4th time this year, facing the Aggies’ best pitcher in Michael Wacha, and will look to chase him out of the game as soon as possible to reach the skeptical A&M bullpen, which was on the hook for the 23-9 trouncing at the hands of Florida. With so much on the line, we’ll expect hitting to come at a premium, making the under 8 total runs a worthwhile wager, and with Cal’s tenacity for surviving elimination games I’ll take them as a +160 underdog to move forward to the next round of play.
With the Florida vs. Vanderbilt game now complete and the Gators moving on while Vandy is pushed to the elimination column, the big game of the evening features two of the best teams in the nation in last year’s national champion South Carolina, against this year’s #1-ranked Virginia Cavaliers. South Carolina is a +135 underdog on the money line at Oddsmaker Sportsbook, though the two teams are perhaps the most well-matched and evenly-balanced teams in the tournament this year. Both have prior tournament experience, solid pitching, and quality hitting to make this a tough call on the betting lines today, however with today’s pick I’m backing UVa to chase USC’s sophomore starter Colby Holmes early, based on their superior batting (.307 on the season), as well betting on the Cav’s starter Will Roberts (11-1, 1.58 ERA) to shutdown the bats of the Gamecocks. No doubt this will be a great contest in the winner’s bracket of the College World Series, and one certainly worthy of some action at Oddsmaker Sportsbook today.
Moving along to options for top sportsbook betting on the Major League Baseball’s interleague session, plenty of excitement is in store for rare match-ups between the American and National League teams. Check out solid pitching match-ups in games like Seattle vs. Washington (Doug Fister vs. Livan Hernandez), San Francisco hosting Minnesota (Madison Bumgarner vs. Carl Pavano) and Tampa Bay vs. Milwaukee (Jeremy Hellickson vs. Zach Grienke), which all should make for prime opportunities for low-scoring ballgames in National League parks where the designated will not be used. Standouts on the betting lines at Oddsmaker.com include taking Boston on even money to cover -1.5 runs against Mat Latos and the San Diego Padres, especially after watching the Red Sox absolutely demolish the Padres’ pitching staff in a 14-5 rout. Cincinnati will try to get it’s big bats off their shoulders with ace Johnny Cueto on the hill, facing Brian Gordon who makes his second career start. Between the Reds slumping at the plate and Cueto on the hill, this should be a prime opportunity to go under 9 total runs on even money. I also like home games favoring the Chicago White Sox when veteran Mark Buehrle has the mound, and look for his leadership (5-2, 2.78 ERA in last 8 starts) to bounce back against the Cubs and Matt Garza count on the Sox to get even in the city series tonight. With plenty of other great options for betting on sports at the top sportsbook at Oddsmaker.com, check into all the day’s 15 MLB games, the College World Series offerings and more future wagers to make for an exciting day of wagering on Tuesday.