Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Friday: College basketball, NBA and NHL

Nets forward Kevin Durant parlay
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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 2 weeks ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will do everything he can to make his readers money.

We have put together a list of all of the day’s best odds boosts, which today are from DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook. We’ll discuss whether or not they are worth playing.

Kevin Durant to make 4+ 3-pointers – Boosted from +280 to +340 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we focus on Kevin Durant and need him to make 4+ 3-pointers for the Nets against the Bucks. Durant is averaging only 1.9 made 3-pointers this season and he attempts an average of 5.1 3-pointers per game. His 3-point percentage is still 37.1, but he has not made 4+ 3-pointers in a game since the middle of December, therefore this prop might be best avoided.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

LeBron James to record 40+ combined points/assists – Boosted from +145 to +160 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop focuses on LeBron James and requires him to record 40+ points/assists. James is averaging 28.6 points per game and 6.5 assists per game. The Lakers are playing the Hawks, who have struggled at times defensively and James has had plenty of success against Atlanta throughout his career. For that reason, this prop looks to be worth a small play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Washington Capitals vs St. Louis Blues: Both teams to score in the first period – Boosted from +145 to +170 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we need both the Washington Capitals and the St. Louis Blues to score in the first period. The Capitals have scored 33 first-period goals this season, good for 9th in the NHL. They have allowed just 19 goals in the first period. The Blues have scored 26 first-period goals, while having allowed just 22. Our experts like the over in this matchup, but the defenses could very well have a clean first period with the bulk of the scoring coming later in the game. For that reason, this looks like a prop that is best avoided.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Butler Bulldogs & Xavier Musketeers to combine for under 124.5 points – Boosted from +170 to +200 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Here we will need a defensive slugfest in the game between the Butler Bulldogs and the Xavier Musketeers. Butler has had its fair share of offensive struggles this season and averages 62.8 points per game. The Musketeers are not an offensive juggernaut either and have also not played in about 2 weeks. Our experts like the under in this matchup already, so backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Marquette Golden Eagles, Ohio Bobcats & Xavier Musketeers all to win – Boosted from +240 to +320 with FanDuel Sportsbook

This parlay needs 3 college basketball teams to win their games tonigh: the Marquette Golden Eagles against the Georgetown Hoyas, the Ohio Bobcats against the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Xavier Musketeers against the Butler Bulldogs. Our experts like Xavier to win and cover, while Ohio has a winnable game against a below-average Kent State team and Marquette plays a struggling Georgetown squad. For that reason, this parlay looks to be worth a play.

Be sure to check out all of our college basketball picks for today’s action.

Carolina Hurricanes & Washington Capitals both to win – Boosted from +210 to +270 with FanDuel Sportsbook

For this parlay, we need 2 NHL teams to win their games tonight: the Carolina Hurricanes against the Calgary Flames, and the Washington Capitals against the St. Louis Blues. Our experts like the Hurricanes tonight and would lean to the Capitals as well. For that reason, this parlay looks to be worth a small play.

Be sure to check out all of our NHL picks for today’s action.

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