Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday, May 20, for the NHL Playoffs and MLB

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Matthew Lowrimore

MLB· 5 months 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.

There are plenty of sports going on tonight with the NHL playoffs, NBA Play-In tournament and a decent sized baseball slate. There look to be plenty 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 all be from DraftKings Sportsbook today and whether they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates both to win (was +377, now +435), DraftKings Sportsbook

This offer focuses on two MLB teams from the state of Pennsylvania. Both the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates have winnable games tonight, despite the fact that they both have starting pitchers that have not always been great.

Vince Velasquez will take the mound for the Phillies and it is safe to say that his command has not always been great. This season he has walked 19 batters in 29.1 innings, a big reason why our experts would actually be fading him tonight. In the other game, Pittsburgh’s starter, Wil Crowe, might be more of a concern, plus his team has lost 14 of their last 19 games. Based on that, I would probably look to avoid this odds boost, but it is still available if you are feeling like taking a shot.

Click here to check out this odds boost.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates. You can also read the rest of our MLB picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and MLB Best Bets.

New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs all to win (was +365, now +415), DraftKings Sportsbook

This odds boost features three home teams in the NHL playoffs looking to defend their home ice. The Islanders stole game one in Pittsburgh, so that series is tied 1-1. Tampa Bay won both games on the road against the Florida Panthers and can take a devastating 3-0 lead with a win today. Toronto on the other hand, will begin their round one series tonight in the building where they have been lights out all season. Our experts tend to agree with most of these games, expect for the Islanders game. Even at what the odds are boosted too, this might not be worth taking because the Penguins look poised to retake the series lead, despite being the road team.

Click here to check out this odds boost.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs. You can also read the rest of our NHL picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and NHL Best Bets.

Vegas Golden Knights to score first and win (was +200, now +230), DraftKings Sportsbook

The Vegas Golden Knights split the first two games in Vegas, so they will travel to Minnesota needing a win to regain home ice advantage. This is a very specific odds boost for the Golden Knights, but they have scored first in five games against the Wild this year and have won three of those games. We know they have an electric offense, so asking them to score first and win is not too much to ask for. Our experts do believe that Vegas will ultimately win this game, making this a worthwhile play.

Click here to check out this odds boost.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our NHL picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and NHL Best Bets.

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DraftKings

$200

Bet $5 on the NFL, Get $200!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account

Bet $5+ on the Money Line of any NFL game

If your team wins, you will be issued a $200 free bet bonus!

Must be 21+ located in AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WY or WV to play. Offer valid only for new customers. Full terms available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$150

Bet $5, Win $150 CASH on the Cardinals vs. Texans!

Register for a new account with FanDuel Sportsbook and make a deposit of $10+

Bet $5 on the Cardinals vs. Texans

If you pick the winner correctly, you win $150 in CASH!

21+ and new players only. Max bet $5, max reward $150. Must deposit $10+ to be eligible for promotion. Full terms available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Unibet

$50

Bet $5, Win $50 if Your Team Makes a 3-Pointer!

Sign up for a new account with Unibet and make your first deposit

Bet $5 on any NBA team to win their next game

If your team hits a 3-pointer during the game, you win a bonus $50 - regardless of the game's outcome!

Max bet $5. 21+ and new players only. Full terms available from Unibet.

DraftKings

$200

Bet $5 on the NBA, Get $200!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account

Bet $5+ on the Money Line of any NBA Basketball game

If your team wins, you will be issued a $200 free bet bonus!

Must be 21+ located in AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WY or WV to play. Offer valid only for new customers. Full terms available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

BetMGM

$200

Bet $10, Get $200 If Your Team Scores A Touchdown!

Register for a new BetMGM account & deposit $20+

Bet $10 on your team to win Money Line

Win $200 in free bets if your team scores a touchdown

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

PointsBet

$200

Bet $20, Get $200 If Your Team Scores A Touchdown!

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit $20+

Bet $20 on your team to win Money Line (NFL or NCAAF)

Win $200 in free bets if your team scores a touchdown

Caesars Sportsbook

$5,000

Get a $5,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new Caesars Sportsbook account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $5,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose - up to $5,000!

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

BetRivers

$250

Get a $250 Deposit Bonus!

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

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

BetMGM

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

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

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

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

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

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

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

Unibet

$500

Get a $500 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $500 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $500

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.

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!

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

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.

BetAmerica Racing

$200

$200 Sign Up Bonus!

Fast, reliable and fast payouts - you'll have your money in 72 hours, if not sooner!

Proud history of providing safe, secure, and fun betting to American patrons

BetAmerica is owned by the iconic Churchill Downs Incorporated, home of 150 years of wagering history and the world-famous Kentucky Derby

Players who sign up using ‘BET200’ code will get a $200 sign up bonus. Offer valid for 7 days after registering on BetAmerica Racing product only. 21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$200

Get a $200 Sign Up Bonus with TwinSpires Racebook!

Register for a new Twinspires account using offer code BET200

Make a deposit and start wagering on horse racing

Earn $100 in bonus cash for every $400 wagered!

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