Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday: EFL Cup, College basketball, NBA, and NHL

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 6 days 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 today are from DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook. We’ll discuss whether or not they are worth playing.

Liverpool to win by 2+ goals – Boosted from +220 to +265 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop focuses on Liverpool and needs them to beat Arsenal by at least 2 goals in this delayed first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final. Liverpool has been lethal on the attack all season, while Arsenal has struggled to produce goals at times. Arsenal lost to Liverpool 4-0 at the start of the season, so they look to have enough firepower to produce a similar result. For that reason, this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

Stephen Curry & Giannis Antetokounmpo to combine for 60+ points – Boosted from +135 to +155 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo to combine for at least 60+ points. Curry is averaging 26.8 points per game this season, while Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.4 points per game. Antetokounmpo has scored at least 30 points in 5 of his last 6 games, which also includes a game where he poured in 43 points. I expect both of these superstars to light it up tonight against each other, so backing this prop looks to be worth a play.

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

Trail Blazers to win in Denver – Boosted from +375 to +450 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop will just need the Portland Trail Blazers to win tonight in Denver. However, they are near double-digit underdogs for a reason and are likely going to struggle against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets. Our experts like the Nuggets to cover the near double-digit spread regardless, so avoiding this prop looks to be the best option.

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

Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers to combine for 8+ goals – Boosted from +230 to +265 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop we will need an offensive showcase between the Boston Bruins and the Philadelphia Flyers. At least 8+ goals have to be scored, a number much higher than the actual total is sitting at. The Bruins are averaging 3.12 goals per game (13th in the NHL), but the Flyers are averaging just 2.57 goals per game (26th in the NHL). For that reason, this prop looks best to stay away from.

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

Wisconsin Badgers to win by 10+ points – Boosted from +240 to +290 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The Wisconsin Badgers will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes tonight and we will need them to win by at least 10 points. Just over a month ago, the Buckeyes beat the Badgers 73-55 and this looks like it could be a revenge spot for Wisconsin. They are at home and will try to dictate the pace more so than in that previous game. Our experts like the Badgers to win and cover, so backing a double-digit home win could be worth a small play.

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

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FanDuel Sportsbook

$150

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DraftKings

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BetMGM

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BetMGM

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Win $200 if either team in your selected game scores a goal

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Make a deposit & get it doubled up to $250 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $100

Must be 21+. Play in IA Only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

Unibet

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BetMGM

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21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

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Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

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DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim 100% Instant Deposit Match up to $100!

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

TVG

$300

Get a $300 Risk-Free Bet with TVG Racebook!

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Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $300

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$400

Get a $400 Risk-Free Bet on the Breeders' Cup!

Register for a new Twinspires account using offer code PICKS400

Place a bet on the Breeders' Cup

Receive a refund if your first bet loses up to $400

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

Yahoo DFS

$25

Get $25 in Site Credit With Yahoo DFS When You Deposit $5!

Register for a new account with Yahoo DFS and deposit $5+

Enter a $5 DFS contest

Upon entry, you will receive a bonus $25 in credit into your account!

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