Thursday Sports Update, sportsbook wagering

While there weren’t too many games to wager on for any given sport this Thursday, there certainly was no shortage of potential wagers to be made on’s featured sportsbooks. From college basketball to golf to tennis, plenty of sports action was available for the avid sports fan.  In NCAA basketball action, a wager was taken at taking the Clemson Tigers to cover points against the Duke Blue Devils at home. Fortunately even as Duke came through with a last second lay-up near the buzzer, the small 2 point victory spelled a win for my wager placed. Also of note from the NCAA, Pac-10 action was in full swing, with #7 Oregon surprisingly going down in upset against Washington, UCLA still looking strong with a win at Cal, and Washington State adding to their already impressive season with a win at home of Oregon State. Across the league, the NCAA is getting very exciting, making for great wagering opportunities and great sports action for you to watch.

Fortunate to win a parlay wager on Wednesday night action in the NBA, this writer took a wagering day off, and enjoyed a great game with Dallas coming into Chicago. Chicago managed to snap the Maverick’s 8-game winning streak with a 96-85 win at home, banking on Ben Gordon’s 30 point effort, and Ben Wallace’s 17 rebounds. The Bulls have definitely showed some youthful talent and skill in an organization that has made a great recovery with the addition of the two Bens, Luol Deng, and Kirk Heinrich to their attack. Elsewhere in the NBA for Friday night, there will be a few good match-ups pitting Denver on the road at Utah, Washington at Detroit, and Milwaukee facing the red-hot Phoenix Suns, who look to extend their win streak to an astounding 16 games in a row. Needless to say, there are plenty of wagers to be made for Friday’s games in our featured sportsbooks. I for one have ventured over to and placed a wager taking under 219 for total points in the Suns v. Bucks game, the Utah Jazz to win at home, and the Washington Wizards to cover the line at 5.5 points.

Of other worthy sporting notes in Tennis, Andy Roddick has lost for the ninth straight time against the seemingly unstoppable Roger Federer, suffering a crushing defeat in three straight sets in the Australian Open Semi-Finals. Although I wouldn’t consider myself much of a tennis fan on a regular basis, watching Mr. Federer play is like watching a legend in action, and is worth any sports fan’s time. Elsewhere in sports, Tiger Woods starts off his ’07 season with a 6 under par 66 at the Buick Invitational held at the magnificent Torrey Pines. A victory would make 7 straight for Tiger, dating back to last July. Will this guy ever stop? Probably not, and I certainly won’t be the one to wager against it!  However, there is plenty of action across many different leagues for any type of sports fan to make many different types of wagers. Find out more about all the action we offer on our featured sportsbooks and online casinos at There is a little something for everyone here, so find your niche and place those bets!

Aaron G.

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