Like always, the weekend has reached an abrupt conclusion all too soon, however not without leaving a bit of a mark after an all-too indulgent weekend of festivities. Nursing a lovely hangover this morning courtesy of a friend’s birthday party last night and celebrations all weekend long, this Sunday’s lineup of sports on the television will hopefully help to cure some of the pains of getting older and imbibing too much, as should some greasy food and Gatorade. Mmm. All personal things aside today, with great online sports betting action all weekend as the NCAA Tournament continues forward and the NBA and NHL playoff seasons approach in exciting fashion, we have to take note of even more great options for online sports betting, as the final two games of the Elite 8 take place today, featuring a huge underdog battle between VCU and Kansas, and a later clash between two tournament heavyweights, Kentucky and North Carolina. In the first of the two games in store for this afternoon, no one can rule out Virginia Commonwealth anymore as simply getting lucky to this point in the tournament. Coming from First Four to a possible Final Four by way of getting past USC, Georgetown and Purdue and Florida State (most in dominant fashion I must add), Kansas’ first test comes after a couple easy victories, and the Jayhawks will no doubt have bulls eyes painted on their backs by the Rams. In the second, even though North Carolina dominated in a surprisingly lopsided victory over Marquette, I remain confident that they lack the consistency to continue winning, and against Kentucky have met their match against a younger, more talented team. For opening picks at one of the best online sportsbooks reviewed here at Bodog Sportsbook (read the review of Bodog Sportsbook), it’s VCU to cover the point spread, and Kentucky to win outright in two close, exciting games. Make note you first-time visitors to Bodog Sportsbook; new users who sign up at anytime during the tournament by clicking the image link on our homepage to Bodog.com will get set up with an additional 10% instant bonus on your first deposit, just for using Casinoreview.org!
NBA basketball will provide plenty of great games before, during, and after the two Elite 8 games in play today, so make sure to check out and read up on the 9 NBA options for betting on sports today as well. Great games today include the Houston Rockets heading to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat, as the Rockets continue to fight for an 8th seed playoff berth in the Western Conference, and Miami tries to creep past a slumping Boston Celtics squad for 2nd seed in the East. Look for a high-scoring, fast-paced affair tonight, and with plenty at stake in the playoffs, a tight game down to the wire. Ahead of Houston in the Western Conference race, Memphis hosts San Antonio tonight in another great match-up for online sportsbook betting. A dominant home team, Memphis has been building confidence both at home and on the road, and with one of the West’s best home records, I certainly like Memphis to steal a victory over the conference leaders, who have been struggling a little without big veteran Tim Duncan in the lineup and could drop their third straight game tonight. Check into other great match-ups on tap tonight in the NBA as Oklahoma City hosts Portland as the Thunder can clinch a playoff berth with a win, the Lakers shoot for their 7th in a row as they match-up well against incoming New Orleans, and Dallas looks to add to their run of 3 straight visiting Phoenix.
Rounding out the weekend with more sports betting for NHL Hockey, check out the Vancouver Canucks shooting for their 50th win (a first in franchise history) against Columbus while simultaneously looking to pick up their 8th road win in a row. The Canucks come in best in the league on the power play, against the worst in the league power play of the Blue Jackets, in what could be a big difference maker tonight towards a 2 goal win for the Canucks. In the East, a big battle between Pittsburgh and Boston gets underway, with the Bruins trying to build ground against Montreal in the Northeast, and chase Washington for a second seed in the Eastern Conference. Check out Pittsburgh in the mix tonight as well against Florida, in a game the Pens need to try and pull within two points of division (and Easter Conference) -leading Philly. Check out all this great action as the regular seasons in NHL Hockey and NBA Basketball wind down, as well as the two great NCAA 2011 tournament games set for today for great betting choices at one of the top sportsbooks reviewed like the one at Bodog.com. Keep tabs as well on the upcoming Major League Baseball season, which commences its regular season in just a few short days, and should have all the fantasy baseball players waiting anxiously for Monday night. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and the rest of the online sports betting action today, and thanks as always for stopping by!