Saturday’s online sports betting action starts off with a bang at the Sportsbetting Sportsbook, where the first item up for wagering is the much-awaited Game 7 in the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals, with the Boston Celtics getting set to host the Philadelphia 76ers at the TD Garden. Though we’ve been over-anxious for this game to get started, having no NBA action on the docket for Friday and needing some kind of betting fix on pro hoops, we can’t resist making a return trip today for more exciting bets on this rare Game 7 showdown between the top two teams from the Atlantic division. Shifting wagers over to the top online sportsbook at Sportsbetting.ag, we see the lines have shifted just slightly, to give Philadelphia a half point more cushion against the spread as underdogs (+5 yesterday +5.5 today), and slightly better odds for underdog pickers with +235 odds on the Sixers straight up. Though this game should be Boston’s to lose at home with a veteran cast of players that is very familiar with do-or-die playoff games, we’re expecting the 76ers to step up their defensive efforts, bring the best play from Andre Iguodala, Jrue Holliday and Evan Turner, and hope to send Boston’s Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen into free agency with a road win tonight. We love us a great underdog shot on the betting lines any day of the week, and with wagers on the spread taking the Sixers to cover yesterday, we’ll knuckle up and put more money where our mouth is, and take a wild card shot at Philadelphia to pull off an upset and score us a solid win at Sportsbetting Sportsbook.
Moving on to other top action on Saturday for betting on sports, UFC 146 is set to get underway tonight from Las Vegas, Nevada, with a full card loaded with heavyweight battles for every fight fan’s maximum enjoyment. Everyone’s attention is no doubt turned to the main heavyweight event between title holder Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir, with dos Santos getting his first title defense against a very capable veteran in Mir, who holds two heavyweight titles of his own. After weighing in, dos Santos has confidently predicted that the fight will end in a Frank Mir knockout, during the second round of action. The bookmakers seem to support his claims of winning tonight, with Sportsbetting Sportsbook giving up -550 odds straight up on Junior dos Santos, while Frank Mir is a +400 underdog. Expect this match-up to be fast-paced, as both fighters love to get out on a strong start and avoid going long distance, and for dos Santos to end Frank Mir’s streak of wins at 3 tonight. Make sure to also check out an unprecedented card of heavyweight fights this evening, with Cain Velasquez a -400 favorite over Antonio Silva, and Roy Nelson getting -200 odds to beat Dave Herman, despite Nelson getting destroyed in his last outing by Fabricio Werdum. Our last fight we’re looking to place wagers on is the undercard bout between Dan Hardy and Duane Ludwig. This is the last shot we’re giving Hardy to repair his status after 4 straight defeats, but we think the former number one welterweight will pull out a strong performance against the smaller, older Duane Ludwig.
Rounding out the day’s sports betting action with a taste of Major League Baseball, check out the 15 games on tap with a number of exciting pitching match-ups and trending teams to follow. A top pitching match-up takes place between the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals, as O’s ace Wei-yin Chen tries to bounce back from a rough outing against KC’s Felipe Paulino, who has two excellent starts under his belt. Next, find a great showdown between the San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins, as Madison Bumgarner duels with Mark Buehrle. Check out a slew of other worthy betting options as the Atlanta Braves try to halt their losing skid against the Washington Nationals, the Philadelphia Phillies clash once more with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays try to settle things down after benches cleared last night, with David Price a favorite to beat Josh Beckett in tonight’s rematch.
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