NBA, NHL Finals set, Baseball bets, UEFA Champions League …

What a fantastic Saturday it is for sports fans eager to place some wagers on the most exciting sports action available online at the best online sports betting sites on the web! With Saturday hosting plenty of action in Major League Baseball, as well as the finale of the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League from Wembley Stadium, now is a great time to set your sights on your favorite types of wagers for the day, by heading down to one of the best sportsbooks reviewed here, such as the one we’re visiting today at the Bodog Sportsbook (read the review of Bodog Sportsbook). For betting on sports today, it’s all about the showdown in London between Manchester United and Barcelona, as the two best teams in the world square off to decide who is #1 this season, and put themselves into the record books by securing a double (both winning the top flight in their respective countries, plus the European title today) on the final day of play for both squads. It’s the biggest stars in today’s game coming out to shine with Wayne Rooney for the Red Devils of Manchester vs. Lionel Messi for Barcelona, arguably two of the best players in the game right now (and in Messi’s case, arguably one of the best players to ever play the game), and regardless of whether you’re a fan of European football or not, this spectacle is not to be missed, and will likely draw the biggest viewership of any final game in any sport in the world. Head to Bodog Sportsbook today and find Barcelona as the favorite to win today at -110, with Manchester Utd at +290 on the Money Line and looking awfully attractive for an upset option as they play in their home country. No doubt Barcelona has the edge in overall talent, but if there is any team in the world that can stop Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, David Villa and all the Barca greats, it’s the defensive side led by Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. Either way this one falls, get set for a great match getting underway, and a great finale to the biggest sports competition in all the world!

With both the NBA and the NHL finals solidified now after the Boston Bruins secured their first trip back to the Stanley Cup Finals in 21 years with a 1-0 victory at home over the Tampa Bay Lightning, we turn our sights to more sports betting options today on the diamond, with plenty of Major League Baseball in action. In Major League Baseball bets at Bodog Sportsbook today, definitely make sure to check out the betting lines for the 15 games featured, including plenty of stand-out match-ups worth placing wagers on. In a solid pitching match-up in the American League today, the New York Yankees try to even the series with the Seattle Mariners as Ivan Nova battles King Felix Hernandez, with another low-scoring affair likely at the pitcher-friendly Safeco Field in Seattle. Look for another solid pitching duel in Milwaukee this afternoon as Jonathan Sanchez hits the mound for the San Francisco Giants, and the veteran Randy Wolf gets the nod for the home-team Brewers. Milwaukee has shown great poise at home, with a 19-7 record at Miller Park thus far, with the only crutch in their otherwise potent pitching staff being their bullpen’s ability to shut down and finish out close games. After losing 5-4 last night on a grand slam for Brandon Crawford in his first Major League game, Milwaukee will try to avoid their sixth straight loss at home to the Giants. Chances are strong they’ll be able to bounce back with a win today, as they haven’t dropped two games at home in over a month.

Continuing down the lines of favorable games in Major League Baseball worth a wager or two at the best online sports betting site at Bodog today, look to action in the National League to include the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves squaring off with Derek Lowe looking to shut down Bronson Arroyo for the Reds, who continues to struggle and give up plenty of runs on the road. Cole Hamels for the Philadelphia Phillies gets a favorable draw against Mike Pelfrey in statistical terms, however at home Pelfrey has shown good form, thus making this match-up a likely candidate for a wager on the under total runs. Staff ace Jaime Garcia for the St. Louis Cardinals looks to continue the Colorado Rockies’ woes, facing called-up starter Juan Nicasio, who fills in for the injured Jorge De La Rosa. With the new starter showing a 100-mph fastball, but scouted as having little in the bag as far as a secondary pitch, this is a great match-up for St. Louis to win, as once the lineup has seen this kid for a few at bats, they’ll likely find that while a triple digit fastball comes quickly, it also goes a heck of a lot farther when hit as well. Over in the American League, check out more top match-ups as the Tampa Bay Rays again battle the Cleveland Indians with James Shields for the Rays pitching in his best form we’ve ever seen, Clay Buchholz and the Boston Red Sox look to continue their hot streak against another call-up, Andrew Oliver for the Detroit Tigers tonight, and Jered Weaver seeks his 7th victory on the year as the Los Angeles Angels battle the lowly Minnesota Twins. Check out all this action and more today at Bodog Sportsbook, have a great weekend ahead with the Indy 500 running tomorrow, and enjoy the finale of the UEFA Champions League Final!

Aaron G.