Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Friday: NBA Playoffs, MLB and NHL Playoffs

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports 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 put in the research to try and achieve this.

There are plenty of sports going on today with the NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs and a big slate of MLB baseball games. There look to be a host of promotions and boosts on offer from sportsbooks. But which ones should you look to capitalize on?

We’ve put together a list of all of the day’s best boosts, which happen to be from DraftKings Sportsbook, and PointsBet Sportsbook today, and whether they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Matthew Barzal to record a point and the Islanders to win (Boosted to +290), PointsBet Sportsbook

The New York Islanders came back to win Game 6 and will now hit the road to play for a chance to go to the Stanley Cup Finals. Matthew Barzal was a huge part of that Game 6 win, recording two assists. He now has five points in the series and we do like him to have at least one point tonight. However, our experts still like the Lightning to win this series with this game being played in Tampa. For that reason, this looks to be an odds boost to avoid. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton to combine for 60+ points (Boosted to +125), PointsBet Sportsbook

Giannis Antetokoumpo certainly did his part in Game 1, lighting up the Hawks for 34 points. However, Khris Middleton managed to score only 15. For this odds boost to hit, we will likely need Middleton to have close to 30. Even though we are expecting a Milwaukee win and cover, asking Middleton to have a huge game is a tough ask given how the Hawks can defend. For that reason, look to stay away from this odds boost. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Trae Young to outscore Giannis Antetokounmpo (Boosted to +170), DraftKings Sportsbook

The Bucks had absolutely no answer for Trae Young in Game 1 as he torched them for 48 points. We do expect the Bucks’ defense to improve in Game 2, however Young is still likely going to have a huge game. As for Giannis Antetokounmpo, he had 34 points and another game of about 30 or so points is likely. Even if Young is ‘held in check’, he could easily still go for 35-plus. For that reason, this looks to be a solid play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Red Sox to win and over 8.5 total runs (Boosted to +230), DraftKings Sportsbook

The Red Sox and Yankees will renew their rivalry over the weekend, starting with this game on Friday night. Neither starting pitcher gives us much confidence with the Yankees starting Domingo German and the Red Sox starting Martin Perez, so runs are to be expected in this game. However, we do believe German has been better overall, so we actually like the Yankees to win. For that reason, this looks to be an odds boost to avoid. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Jake Arrieta to record a win vs. the Dodgers (Boosted to +265), DraftKings Sportsbook

The Cubs had a combined no-hitter yesterday against the Dodgers, but it is likely that will not happen tonight. Jake Arrieta is on the mound for the Cubs and this odds boost calls for him to pick up the win. However, our experts believe the Dodgers’ bats are going to wake up and like them to win this game comfortably. For that reason, this may be an odds boost best to avoid. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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White Sox, Yankees and Padres all to win (Boosted to +405), DraftKings Sportsbook

Our experts love the Chicago White Sox tonight, especially with Carlos Rodon scheduled to take the mound. We also like the New York Yankees to win their series opener with Boston. As for the San Diego Padres, there is every reason to believe they can handle Arizona, one of the worst teams in the league. Padres starter Chris Paddock has not been amazing this year, but he is much more reliable than Corbin Martin, who has an ERA of 8.62. For that reason, this looks to be an odds boost worth playing. Be sure to check out our full game previews for all of today’s MLB games.

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