Coming off another exciting weekend of excellent sports action and exciting playoff competition, one would be inclined to expect a drop in the available options for online sportsbook betting on Monday. However, with the NBA playoffs continuing onward, the NHL Conference Semifinals heating up, and with MLB Baseball transferring play into another week, there is actually tons of great online sportsbook betting choices to be had, and no better place to engage in those opportunities than at the top sportsbook at Oddsmaker Sportsbook. Jumping into the action straight away, take a look at some of the top picks of the day in the NBA playoffs, which has jumped out with exciting match-ups from coast-to-coast. For the 3 games on tap for Round 1, check out the New York Knicks trying to recover from a 33-point Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat, the Indiana Pacers looking to push even with the Orlando Magic after losing home-court advantage, and the Oklahoma City Thunder setting their sights on putting the defending Champion Dallas Mavericks in a 2-0 hole from the onset of the playoffs. As the NBA action ramps up in the postseason, the games and the sportsbook betting options will only intensify, leaving you with some great choices at the best online sports betting sites to come.
Checking out today’s options for the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, two games are set to get underway tonight, as first the New York Rangers try to take a commanding 2-0 lead in their series with the Washington Capitals, and second the St. Louis Blues will attempt to pull even against the Los Angeles Kings, who handed the Blues an opening-game 3-1 loss to set the tone heading into Game 2 of the series. In the first match-up, Washington will try to rebounding just as they did in the first round against Boston, overcoming a tough loss on the road to pull even before heading back home. Getting more shots on net is important for the Caps, especially against the Rangers Henrik Lundqvist, who only had to deal with 18 shots on Saturday while the New York defense frustrated Washington’s top players. Look for a step-up in play from the Caps tonight though, as goalie Braden Holtby gets set to learn from his early mistakes, and the Caps top scorers including Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich and Alexander Semin will be full-on prepared to prevent the Rangers from going up 2-0 in this series. On the flip-side of the NHL playoffs today, look out for another tough defensive effort from both the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues, as Game 2 will be a critical juncture in this series as well. Expect St. Louis to once again come out strong at home, where they were one of the best teams in the NHL, but don’t expect the Kings to let up on the defensive end especially, which should in turn make this a low-scoring game that stands a very good chance at beating the under points total set at 5 at Oddsmaker Sportsbook.
Wrapping up today’s online sports betting endeavors, check out today’s action in Major League Baseball, as a few teams take a hiatus while moving on to mid-week series, others kick off new match-ups, and a few remaining teams tie-up carried over weekend series today. For the top games on Monday worth checking out, start with a great Game 1 match-up between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners, as Jeremy Hellickson gets set to duel with Felix Hernandez. In another great match-up worth perusing the betting lines for, check out the first game of the series between the Texas Rangers and the upstart Toronto Blue Jays, as Japanese sensation Yu Darvish tries for his 4th straight win as a new MLB starting pitcher. He’ll get a strong challenge on the road from Toronto’s Kyle Drabek, who has started the season impressively by allowing just 6 runs in 4 starts (2-1). Catch other great American League match-ups as the New York Yankees battle the fast starting Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics, and the two cellar dwellers, the Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins, get set to do battle in Anaheim for a 3-game set. Closing out a look at the best MLB games for betting on sports today, check out the 4th and final meeting between the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies, which has been a great series as the teams have traded wins back and forth, look out for the surging Atlanta Braves to remain hot at home behind Matt Minor as they look to complete a 4-game home sweep of the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, and count in an exciting series opening up between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies to be a great match-up tonight at Coors Field in Denver, CO. With great action for online sports betting all around on Monday, head down to the top sports betting site at Oddsmaker today and pick out your winners for hopefully a great start to a great new week!