We’ve quickly reached the midway point in the week today, with plenty of exciting competition, a new NCAA basketball season in our midst, and great upcoming games available for betting on sports every day of the week this week! Moving on to yet another fine day filled with solid sportsbook betting options, Wednesday continues with even more College Basketball, as 50 more games lay in waiting for sports fans to take a gander at in one of the best online sportsbooks, and particularly 4 Top 25 teams are set to defend their home court against upset threats coming from outside the conference and outside the Top 25. After both #16 Butler and #12 Gonzaga lost yesterday evening (the latter at home in a stunning upset by a solid San Diego State team who should be ranked nationally now), it’s anyone’s guess who might also fall in the first true week of play, as #7 Villanova hosts Boston U, #9 Purdue hosts Alcorn State, #19 Memphis hits home court again for the second time in less than 48 hours as they host Northwestern State, and #23 Tennessee hosts a solid threat in Missouri State. After barely scraping by against Belmont in the NIT opener, and also losing to Division 2 Indianapolis in the preseason, the Volunteers stand the highest likelihood of an upset today, though at home, taking incoming underdogs more seriously now, I’ll look for the Volunteers to win in a close one, though the bet of the day takes the veteran Missouri State team to cover the 6 points spread today at Bodog Sportsbook (read the review of Bodog Sportsbook).
Elsewhere in sports betting action for basketball, the NBA has a number of good wagering opportunities for sports fans to take advantage of tonight, with ten games in store for online sports betting at the Bodog Sportsbook. The Phoenix Suns take their recently found talents to South Florida as they face the Miami Heat, with the Big Three looking to end the skepticism of their recent skid, losing 3 out of their last four games. Key to the game tonight is defense, which has been absent during the Heat’s downturn, and also the lack of presence from Chris Bosh, who has laid an egg this season looking lost in the paint, and overmatched by almost every opposing forward so far this season. The Heat maintain a surprising 8 point advantage today, and although likely that they’ll prevail at home under scrutiny, I more than like Phoenix to give them a run, especially after a great victory on Monday that saw 6 players in double figures, and with the thought of Steve Nash’s 29.7 point average at Miami in his last three visits. Expect the Lakers to go back on the winning streak with a victory at Detroit, the Celtics look to remain perfect at home, and get a boost with John Wall still nursing an ankle injury. Though he may start, Wall and fellow teammate Gilbert Arenas face a big uphill battle against the most well-balanced team in the league, but I still like the Wizards to keep it within the 13 points posted on the line at Bodog sportsbook. Check out further great match-ups tonight between surging Dallas and well-balanced New Orleans, as well as the Chicago Bulls at San Antonio, both which should be the best games for watching tonight.
With 12 more games in NHL Hockey in store for sportsbook betting at Bodog Sportsbook, find at least a couple decent picks worth adding to your betting lines today. I like my Vancouver Canucks to get a road win against the Pittsburgh Penguins who haven’t been particularly strong at home, and also the Los Angeles Kings, who play host to Columbus and look to stay undefeated at 9-0 on home ice to start the year. Defense has got them there, and for tonight I like the under wager on 5.5 total points as LA has only allowed 9 points in 8 games at home, and continues to play outstanding when Jonathan Quick (returning to goal after Jonathan Bernier’s slaughtering at the hands of San Jose this week) takes the net. Check out the Detroit Red Wings on home ice looking to continue St. Louis’ regression back to the average, a great match-up as San Jose hits the road at Colorado, and Boston taking their star goalie Tim Thomas on the road to try and slow down the New York Rangers in a game that should be tight with Henrik Lundqvist in the opposing net. As the Hockey action heats up, match-ups are becoming more predictable, and will make for better and better sports betting opportunities down the road. As is true for all new sports seasons, relying on plenty of statistical information, game-time updates on players and match-ups, as well as a good gut check is a necessity for coming away a winner at the top online sportsbooks, so get to learning and get to winning at Bodog Sportsbook today!