Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Saturday: NBA Playoffs and MLB

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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, MLS, 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.

Cubs and White Sox both to win (Boosted to +300), DraftKings Sportsbook

We are going to another Windy City parlay today and will need the Chicago Cubs to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Our experts love the White Sox to continue beating up on Detroit, but again, they do not like the Cubs to fair as well against the Reds. Adbert Alzolay is not a Cubs pitcher that we feel comfortable backing, so staying away from this odds boosts looks to be the best option. Be sure to check out our picks on the side and total for all of tonight’s MLB matchups.

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Phillies to win vs. Padres (Boosted to +150), DraftKings Sportsbook

This odds boost is pretty straightforward as we will be getting the Philadelphia Phillies as a nice underdog price. However, they are still playing the San Diego Padres, which looks to be trouble. The Phillies will have Zach Efflin on the mound and while he has been decent, Yu Darvish looks poised to outduel him with his 2.44 ERA. For that reason, even at a better price, backing the Phillies does not appear to be the best idea today. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Kevin Huerter to make 4+ threes (Boosted to +480), DraftKings Sportsbook

With their backs to the wall, the Atlanta Hawks will come back home needing a win. It is possible Trae Young will return to the lineup tonight, though their role players are going to need to play better. One in particular is Kevin Huerter. He is coming off a 3 for 12 shooting performance in Game 5 (2 for 7 from downtown), however there is still reason to believe Huerter could bounce back. He has yet to hit four three-pointers in a game this series, but the volume is there, so backing this prop at good odds is worth a small play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Bucks and Hawks to combine for 30+ made threes in Game 6 (Boosted to +200), DraftKings Sportsbook

Both of these teams love shooting three-pointers, but that does not mean they always shoot it well. In fact, in every game in this series, they have not once combined for 30+ three-point shots. The closes they got was 26 combined threes in Game 3. The odds here are just not high enough to make this a reasonable play, so avoiding this odds boost seems to be the best option. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Khris Middleton to score 20+ points and the Bucks to win (Boosted to +155), DraftKings Sportsbook

Khris Middleton did a good job to step up for Giannis Antetokounmpo, scoring 26 points in Game 5. We cannot always expect Brook Lopez to drop 33 points and carry this Bucks team, so we are expecting Middleton to have another big game. We also like the Bucks to cover, but really we like them to win and to book their place in the NBA Finals. For that reason, this looks like an odds boost worth a play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Khris Middleton to score 25+ points and the Bucks to win (Boosted to +320), PointsBet Sportsbook

This is pretty much the same odds boost as the previous one, but we are getting much better odds for just five more points. Middleton passed the 25-point mark in Game 5 as discussed and has averaged 27.0 points in two road games this series. We already like the score 20+ point prop above, and we also like this prop at better odds plus a Bucks win. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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