ALCS Game 5, NLCS Game 4, NHL Hockey, UEFA Champions …

With a shock coming to all baseball fans, the New York Yankees have found themselves down 3-1 in a dogfight of a series against the Texas Rangers, who for the second consecutive evening put the home-run hurt on the Yankees at home, last night defeating last year’s MLB champs 10-3 in exciting fashion. A pin drop could be heard in Yankee Stadium in the later innings, after the home crowd once again booed off starting pitcher A.J. Burnett, throwing one very bad inside pitch which changed his evening from pretty good, to trade him immediately in one swing of Benji Molina’s bat. Moving forward into an exciting Game 5 tonight with C.C. Sabathia getting a redo against C.J. Wilson at home, there are huge implications at stake for the bloated-budget Yankees, and sports fans should be checking in to one of the best online sports betting sites to place wagers before tonight’s pivotal game takes place in the early game this afternoon. For sports betting today on this game and the other offerings across the professional sports leagues, I’m heading back to one of the best sportsbooks in the business, at the Bodog Sportsbook (read the review of Bodog Sportsbook). With the Money line going towards Sabathia at home, it’s a fair wager to shoot for a Texas sweep at Yankee stadium, as the Rangers are a +150 for today’s game, and Sabathia just has not shown he’s the same ace pitcher that he was throught the regular season. At home up against the wall though, expect a tough, close game, however the scoring always seems to get there, with no less than 8 runs being scored collectively (the total points line today) in every game. Any which way you wager on this one, make sure to head to Bodog’s sportsbook for the best action on this exciting and crucial Game 5 today.

In the second game for the League Championship Series today, Joe Blanton and the Philadelphia Phillies face a similar situation as the Yankees did, down 2-1 in their series but this time playing on the road once again in San Francisco. Against the youngster Madison Baumgarner, Blanton looks to continue his miraculous end of the season stats, going 6-0 in 13 starts with a 3.24 ERA, and continue his perfect record in the postseason (2-0 thus far) today. Perhaps more important for the Phillies today is their ability to bring up the dismal .203 batting average they as a team have over this playoff season, including a 2-19 performance with runners in scoring position during the NLCS. One key point is that the 21 year-old Baumgarner is 1-3 at home this season, with an ERA above 4.50, which could be a factor worth noting when heading for your sportsbook wager today. However, with San Francisco rolling a big wave of optimism in this series, and with Philly simply not producing on offense, I like the odds on the Giants to win, and also the under wager on total points (7 1/2 at Bodog Sportsbook), seeing as though 7 runs combined have not been scored in the first three games of the series to date. Either way you slice it, between this pivotal game for the NLCS and the Yankees vs. Rangers ALCS game tonight, it’s a huge day for betting on baseball and a great night for baseball fans to catch some exciting action!

For some action on the pitch today, take a crack at some of the top games scheduled in the UEFA Champions League, as a number of great opportunities come up for rounding up a parlay wager or two, with some heavy mismatches getting underway. Inter Milan plays host to the Tottenham Spurs in one of the more intriguing match-ups of the day, however at home, Inter should reign once again over the upstart English Premier League Club, albeit with a good fight coming from the Spurs who have impressed in Premier League play this year. Barca has a good draw for a victory against FC Copenhagen, even with the latter team having an impressive showing in Group D with two wins thus far. While Copenhagen has been playing well, they are no match for the world class players of FC Barcelona, and while heavily favored, Barca is worth throwing into a parlay wager today. In further games available, I’ll take Lyon over Benfica, FC Twente over Werder Bremen, and Schalke 04 over Tel Aviv. Manchester United seems a sure win over Bursaspor, and what might be the best match of the day comes between Valencia and Rangers (a tough pick I’m personally staying away from), with Valencia the favorites, but the Light Blues playing well on the European stage so far this year. Great action all around in Soccer, make sure to peruse your options today at the Bodog Sportsbook for some added excitement in online sports betting.

With a final round of action for betting on sports today, find 4 more games on the ice as NHL Hockey play resumes, with the key match-up of the day between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks, in a rematch of last year’s playoff series that saw Chicago mow through Vancouver on the way to a Stanley Cup. With the Canucks playing horribly to start the year amid high expectations, the Blackhawks are in a good position to nab a victory at home, and continue their hot start to the new season. If Vancouver is to have any chance, their defense, as well as netminder Roberto Luongo will need to step up, and cut down on the 4+ goals they’ve allowed in the last 4 appearances. With a looming suspension to center Rick Rypien, the ‘Nucks chances don’t look good tonight, so hedge your bets on the Blackhawks at home. Further action includes the Buffalo Sabres looking to break out of their season opening funk on the road at the Atlanta Thrashers, a great match-up in L.A. as the Kings host the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Anaheim Ducks hit the road to face the Blue Jackets. With plenty of sports action on Wednesday, get your wagers placed now at the top sportsbook at, enjoy a great night of Baseball action, and we’ll catch you again tomorrow!

Aaron G.