Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday 6/2: NHL playoffs and NBA Finals

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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 FanDuel Sportsbook. We will discuss whether or not they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Klay Thompson to Score 5+ 1st-quarter points and 50+ total points scored in 1st quarter of Game 1  – Boosted from +165 to +220 with FanDuel Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Klay Thompson to score at least 5 points in the 1st quarter and there will need to be at least 50 points in the 1st quarter tonight between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Thompson is averaging 19.8 points per game in the postseason, so asking him to score at least 5 points in the first quarter is not a big ask. With the Warriors opening the NBA Finals at home, they are likely going to start strong and all it will take is 2 shots from Thompson to get to the number we need.

Our experts also like the over in Game 1, despite both teams having top defenses in the playoffs. The Warriors have not been stopped when playing at home, and for an over to have a good chance to cash, we will more than likely need a lot more than 50 points in the opening quarter. For that reason, backing this prop is worth a play in what is shaping up to be a wild series.

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

Any player to score 35+ points in Game 1 – Boosted from +115 to +200 with FanDuel Sportsbook

This prop will need any player to score at least 35 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors tonight. The most likely candidates are Jayson Tatum for the Celtics or Stephen Curry for the Warriors. A number of other players could reach this number, but those 2 guys are the ones who have the best chances. It is fair to say that Curry has not reached 35 points in a game this postseason, while Tatum has only reached 35 points twice, but with this being the Finals, the level of play is only going to be on another level, therefore backing this prop is worth a small play.

Connor McDavid & Nathan MacKinnon to Each Record 1+ Points & 7+ Total Goals Scored – Boosted from -110 to +150 with FanDuel Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon to each record at least 1 point and there will need to be at least 7 total goals in the game. If Game 2 is anything close to Game 1, this prop is going to be easy money. Game 1 saw 14 total goals and both McDavid and MacKinnon were heavily involved. McDavid had 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists), while MacKinnon had 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Our experts are confident in a similar high scoring game tonight, and it is likely both of these stars are going to be involved in some way. For that reason, backing this prop is well worth a shot.

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

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