Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Friday: Stanley Cup Finals and MLB
There are plenty of sports going on today with the Stanley Cup Finals, Euro 2020 quarterfinals 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.
Tampa Bay Lightning to win and over 5.5 total goals (Boosted to +320), PointsBet Sportsbook
There is little reason to believe that Tampa Bay will not take a commanding 3-0 lead tonight, but goals being scored is a different story. Game 1 did go over the total, but only because of some late empty-net goals. Game 2 easily stayed under and with the lack of offense by Montreal, we like the same for Game 3. For that reason, it may be best to stay away from this odds boost. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.
Dodgers, Astros, and Giants all to win (Boosted to +440), DraftKings Sportsbook
This odds boost will include a three-team parlay, though our experts only like two of the teams involved. We like the Astros to comfortably win tonight against the Cleveland Indians with Lance McCullers on the mound. We also like the Giants to bounce back after their loss on Thursday to the Diamondbacks. The one team we have a hard time backing is the Dodgers. Yes, that sounds crazy, but we do really like Max Scherzer at a small price. Because of that, this looks to be an odds boost best to avoid. Be sure to check out our picks on the side and total for all of tonight’s MLB matchups.
Both Mets and Yankees to score over 3.5 runs (Boosted to +160), DraftKings Sportsbook
The Subway series kicks off tonight as the New York Yankees will host the New York Mets. The Mets just lost two of three against the Braves, losing on Thursday with Jacob deGrom on the mound. Their offense really has not been anything special as of late, scoring more than three runs in just one of the games with the Braves. Tonight they will be facing Jordan Montgomery too, so runs could certainly be at a premium. We all know the struggled of the Yankees as well and hitting Taijuan Walker nay also be tough. Because we have two capable pitchers on the mound, backing this odds boost does not seem worth the risk. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.
Cubs and White Sox both to win (Boosted to +310), DraftKings Sportsbook
Today we have the Windy City parlay so to speak, however we are not so confident that either of these teams will get the job done. The Cubs will start Alec Mills against Sonny Gray and the Reds, while the White Sox will start Lance Lynn against Casey Mize and the Detroit Tigers. Even though Lynn is having a great season, we would lean to the Tigers, who have been playing better as of late. We also like Gray and the Reds in his first start off the injured list. For that reason, this looks to be an odds boost best to avoid. Be sure to check out our picks on the side and total for all of tonight’s MLB matchups.
Brayden Point to score a goal and the Lightning to win (Boosted to +280), DraftKings Sportsbook
Brayden Point has yet to score a goal in this series, but at some point, he is likely to find the back of the net. We already like the Lightning to win this game comfortably, so taking a small shot on Point to score looks to be a decent play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.
Lightning vs. Canadiens: Over 1.5 goals in the first period (Boosted to +140), DraftKings Sportsbook
Both games in the Stanley Cup Finals have gotten off to a slow start with just one goal being scored in the first period. We are expecting a similar result and are backing the under 5 goals. Montreal knows they need to get off to a fast start, but Tampa Bay is too good defensively right now, so this looks to be an odds boost best to avoid. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.