With a bit of a postponement before the start of the 6th game of the 2011 World Series due to a rain delay last night in the St. Louis area, baseball is finally set to get back underway tonight between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers, with the series leaning in favor of Texas 3-2 and a possible decisive game this evening on the line for the Rangers first ever World Series Championship. Starting the online sports betting for Thursday off with a dose of baseball action first and foremost, join me in heading to Betonline.com Sportsbook, where there’s plenty of worthwhile options for betting on sports whether you be a fan of baseball, football, hockey, UFC/MMA or what have you. Kicking off the wagers with a look at the betting lines for tonight’s Texas vs. St. Louis match-up, the pitching duel stays the same as Jaime Garcia faces Colby Lewis, with the Betonline.com sportsbook giving the Cardinals the slight favorite on the money line for the game at -115 odds to win. Jaime Garcia certainly has pitched his best ball of the season at home, but in order for St. Louis to even this series up and force a Game 7, they’ll have to get by Lewis (4-1, 2.22 ERA lifetime in 2 postseasons), and find a way to generate some offense for Garcia tonight, after he’ pitched 7 scoreless innings on October 20th, only to get a no decision in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers. Looking at the underdog Rangers for this match-up might not be a bad call to start out online sports betting today, as taking a pitcher this good on the road where Texas has been strong could pan out at +105 odds at Betonline.com
Switching gears over to a little NCAA College Football action for Thursday night, the featured ESPN game of the day finds the undefeated #18 Houston Cougars looking likely to remain undefeated due to their continuing soft schedule against teams like tonight’s competition, Rice (2-5). Nonetheless, with the nation’s top-ranked passing and scoring offense led by the FBS career leader in total offense, Case Keenum (2685 yards passing, 23 TDs), expect a lot of exciting football action in a likely blowout, and a good couple of wagers to look at on the over/under (a whopping 70 1/2 points) and the spread (28 points in favor of Houston. With the nation’s 100th-ranked defense on the field for Rice, I love the opportunity to catch a possible record-breaking night for scoring and offense for Houston, as this exciting team is well worth a wager on a Thursday Night for NCAA Football. At home, look for the Cougars to maul the Owls, and put up their usual 50+ scoring number en route to covering the spread at 28 points, earning a decent payout on -110 odds. In the other match-up of the evening, make sure to check out the ACC contest between former greats Miami and Virginia, with the Hurricanes a huge favorite (-630 odds to win) over the Cavaliers, but nonetheless another good football contest worth watching and wagering on at Betonline.com.
Rounding out the online sports betting options today, find a fleet of NHL Hockey games in action as 11 games dot the online sportsbook at Betonline.com, including another great match-up in the Pacific Division between the Dallas Stars and the Los Angeles Kings, the Washington Capitals looking to remain perfect through 8 games while heading to Edmonton, and the Montreal Canadiens trying to build on their first home win of the season as they take on Boston at the TD Garden. Find these great match-ups and more for online sports betting at one of the best sports betting sites reviewed here, enjoy what could be the final Major League Baseball game of the season tonight, and check back in tomorrow for all the wagering options heading into another jam-packed weekend of sports and sportsbook betting!