Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Friday: NBA playoffs

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 3 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 are from PointsBet Sportsbook today. We will discuss whether or not they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Jimmy Butler to score 25+ points and the Miami Heat to win – Boosted from +200 to +240 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Jimmy Butler to score at least 25 points tonight in Game 3 against the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat will need to win the game. Butler has been lethal in this series against the Hawks, scoring 21 points in Game 1 and 45 in Game 2. That comes out to an average of 33 points per game, and the Hawks do not seem to have an answer for him at all. Even though the series has shifted to Atlanta, Butler is likely to get his points. Our experts do like the Hawks to win this game and get back into the series with it being a home game. Trae Young and company play better at home, therefore this might be a prop to avoid.

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

Chris Paul to score 20+ points and the Phoenix Suns to win – Boosted from +160 to +185 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Chris Paul to score at least 20 points tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns will need to win Game 3. The Pelicans surprised a lot of people with their Game 2 win in a series most probably thought would be a sweep. Now heading to New Orleans, Phoenix is on the ropes, especially with Devin Booker having been injured. Paul scored 30 points in the Game 1 win, but just 17 in thee Game 2 loss. He is averaging 23.5 points in the series and knows he will need to show up if the Suns are going to retake control of this series. Our experts do like the Pelicans to cover a short spread, but the Suns are still the best team in the NBA, therefore backing this prop looks to be worth a play.

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

DeMar DeRozan to score 8+ 4th quarter points and the Chicago Bulls to win – Boosted from +210 to +240 with PointsBet Sportsbook

This prop will need DeMar DeRozan to score at least 8 points in the 4th quarter tonight in Game 3 against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Chicago Bulls will also need to win the game. DeRozan scored 18 points in Game 1 and then cooked the Bucks for 41 points in Game 2. In Game 1, he had just 4 points in the 4th quarter, but in Game 2, he had 10 points in the 4th quarter. Being at home should give him and the Bulls confidence to take a series lead, so scoring the points should not be an issue. Our experts love the Bucks to bounce back though, as the Bulls have no answer for Giannis Antetokounmpo. For that reason, this prop might be best to avoid.

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

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