The weekend is quickly approaching, and with it comes the usual ramp-up in sportsbook betting action, with plenty of great options for betting on sports across Major League Baseball, NBA Basketball, and NHL hockey. For Thursday, with a subdued day of NBA action featuring just 5 games, we turn first and foremost to the options for online sports betting on the MLB, which features a slightly reduced load of 12 games on tap for sports fans to engage with. Taking a trip to the Sportsbetting Sportsbook we start our foray into the best sportsbook bets on the day with a look across the top picks for baseball, as a number of series wrap-up ahead of Friday, when a bevy of weekend series take flight. Spotting a number of favorable picks tonight, check out betting lines on games including the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks in National League play. Over in the American League, top games include the Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees hosting the Minnesota Twins and the Oakland A’s battling the Los Angeles Angels, so all-in-all there’s great sports competition in MLB Baseball all-around the league heading into the weekend. Favorable wagers feature Arizona’s Josh Collmenter at home against Atlanta with +105 odds on the money line, Seattle’s Felix Hernandez getting 7 runs to play with in a battle against Josh Tomlin and the Cleveland Indians at the pitcher-friendly Safeco Field in Seattle, and the Detroit Tigers seeking a 5th straight win, with an offense-heavy approach that should pay dividends against Texas’ Yu Darvish, who has been anything but the exceptional phenom he was called out to be coming over from Japan in the offseason.
Moving along to a few wagers in NBA Basketball play today, top sportsbook betting options include potential wagers on a scrappy match-up between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns, as the Clippers seek a move to tie the Lakers for first in the Pacific Division, while the Suns try to move back into the playoff realm, currently sitting a half-game out in 9th place. Though the Clips are on the road tonight at Phoenix, they should make for a solid bet on their recent surge, as underdogs at +2 points against the spread. Find another match-up between a team in the playoffs and one on the bubble as the Milwaukee Bucks will be desperate for a win against the Indiana Pacers, out 2 1/2 games in the Eastern Conference playoff picture with just 5 left to play. A loss tonight should just about close the book on the Bucks season, so with Indiana comfortably in the 3rd spot in the East, look for Milwaukee to be a great underdog bet against the spread, covering the 5.5 points on the road tonight. Lastly, for the most anticipated NBA showdown of the day, the #1 and #2 seeds in the Eastern Conference tip-off against one another as the Miami Heat host the Chicago Bulls for what should be an excellent showdown tonight in South Florida. As Miami tries to chase down the overall leaders in the NBA sitting 2 1/2 games back of the Bulls, this match-up will be crucial as a full one game swing is on the line between the two talented squads. If you’re getting down to online sports betting today, make sure to look over your choices for this star-studded showdown, as it’s the final meeting between these two powerhouses heading into the NBA playoffs.
Finishing off the day with wagers on the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, 4 key match-ups are set to get underway tonight, with a host of Game 4’s that will be exceptionally important for the teams down 2-1 in their series. New Jersey faces the first must-win situation of the night at home against the Florida Panthers, the Boston Bruins seek to improve their 2-1 advantage over the Washington Capitals with a win on the road, the Phoenix Coyotes try for another clutch win at the United Center against the Chicago Blackhawks, and lastly the St. Louis Blues could push to a 3-1 advantage over the San Jose Sharks at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA tonight.
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