As we progress towards the final series in both the NBA and NHL playoffs, Tuesday starts off with a look at what is to come for the majority of the summer ahead…lots of Major League Baseball, and very little else. Though we’re certainly fans of America’s Pastime, the eclipse of the NBA and NHL seasons comes with a little bit of sadness, after another couple of great seasons in two of America’s top sports leagues. However, for the next two weeks (hopefully seeing a few Game 7’s come about), we’ll rejoice as sports fans today with the start of the 2011 NBA Finals which features what could likely be the most-watched series in history between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat, and at the same time look ahead for what could also be the most-watched final in the NHL, as the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins get ready for a fantastic series starting up north in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. Today is as such a great time to start looking at potential wagers for the upcoming games in both these series, as well as for checking out the full supply of 15 games available for betting on baseball this evening. With a trip to one of the best online sports betting sites reviewed at the Superbook.com sportsbook (read the review of Superbook.com) we will be checking through the various options for sports betting, and hoping for some added cash as an outcome to some hopefully well-picked wagers.
Starting with the National League in Baseball action for Tuesday, there are a number of interesting match-ups taking place as the series lined up for this weekend continue into the 2nd set, which should be a good start for your online sports betting today. Starting with the San Francisco Giants vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, Ryan Vogelsong gears up for another outstanding performance, after giving up only 1 run in his last 4 outings and reducing his ERA from 4.40 to 1.77 on the year. Pitching 8 innings and giving up that one run in a 1-0 loss on May 26, Vogelsong will hopefully get more offensive help from the Giants’ bats, who beat the Cardinals 7-3 last night, though it may be tough to come by with Chris Carpenter on the mound, improving in each start and 4-1 in his last 5 against SF. Considering both pitchers combined for only 3 runs in their last outing while each going 8 innings, look for this match-up to provide a solid opportunity for the under wager on total runs, which Superbook.com pegs at 7.5. Philadelphia tries to mow through Washington with another ace, Cliff Lee, taking the mound tonight, as he faces Jason Marquis and looks for his 4th straight win against the Nationals. Check out a likely low-scoring affair as San Diego and Atlanta square off, with Mat Latos coming off his best start of the season, meanwhile Matt Minor gets his likely last start in the big leagues as Tim Hudson is due back from the DL, and will try to leave a good impression before returning to Triple-A ball. Check out further NL match-ups worthy of possible wagering as Florida tries to nab a win from red-hot Arizona (Annibal Sanchez vs. Ian Kennedy in a great pitching duel), Colorado tries to end its current funk of 9 losses in 11 games, and will have a tough time against the Los Angeles Dodgers who are starting to show signs of improving bats to go with their solid starting rotation, and check out the Brewers and Reds squaring off in what should be a heavy hitting game in Cincinnati tonight.
Switching over to American League games set for this evening, we’ll continue to enjoy the series between the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays in a rematch of last year’s AL Championship series, with C.J. Wilson getting an advantage on the mound and the Texas bats lighting it up lately, making for a good bet on the Rangers (+120 with -1.5 runs). Look for heavy hitting in the Boston vs. Chicago White Sox series to overcome solid starting pitching as both sides’ bats have put up big numbers in the last few games, as is also the case for the Toronto Blue Jays, who look to continue a downward trend for the Cleveland Indians, a team showing signs of a regression towards the average after the best start for the team in a decade. Check out another hot team in the AL West with the Seattle Mariners looking to get starter Erik Bedard his first win at Safeco Field this year, and build on their 8-2 run in the last 10 with another meeting against the faultering Baltimore Orioles. With great games like these available for betting on sports today, and with upcoming games in the NHL and NBA finals starting today and tomorrow, check out all the great sports betting options at Superbook.com, and get into all the excitement of sports this week!