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