Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday, May 27, for the NBA playoffs and NHL playoffs
There are plenty of sports going on tonight with the NHL playoffs, NBA playoffs, 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 be from DraftKings Sportsbook and PointsBet Sportsbook today and whether they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.
Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs: Over 0.5 goals in the first 10 minutes (Boosted to -110), DraftKings Sportsbook
An elimination game is set for tonight, which should have both teams looking to start fast. Yes, it is true that only one of the four games so far has seen a goal in the first 10 minutes, however there was likely not as much of a sense of urgency in those games. Montreal cannot afford to concede a goal early, otherwise they will have to be more aggressive and they are fighting for their playoff lives. Even though this odds boost is not plus-money, it looks solid because of the fast start expected by both teams.
Predators to win and under 5.5 goals (Boosted to +345), DraftKings Sportsbook
The Predators are in a must-win situation, however we are not so confident they will be able to force a Game 7. There is still a huge opportunity tonight, as they will be playing in front of a hostile Nashville crowd, but our experts believe Carolina is going to be too strong. The Hurricanes average the most shots on goal in the NHL playoffs right now and have the more consistent goalie too. For that reason, it may be better to stay away from this odds boost.
Giannis Antetokounmpo to score 30+ points and the Bucks to win (Boosted to +240), PointsBet Sportsbook
The Bucks looked unstoppable in Game 2 against the Heat and it resulted in a much more convincing win. Their huge 34-point margin of victory may have been an outlier, but Milwaukee certainly looks like the better team in this series. Giannis Anteokounmpo scored 31 points in Game 2 after 26 in Game 1. Here we are expecting a similar individual performance for Giannis and believe it is likely he crosses the 30-point mark for the second consecutive game. We also like the Bucks to win and cover tonight and to take complete control of this series. For that reason, this looks like a solid boost to take advantage of .
Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton to outscore LeBron James and Anthony Davis (Boosted to +290), DraftKings Sportsbook
The Suns-Lakers series heads to Los Angeles tied at 1-1 and the Suns know they cannot afford to go behind. This odds boost will focus on the top two players for both teams. Devin Booker is averaging 32.5 points per game while LeBron James is averaging only 20.5 points. Anthony Davis had a monster Game 2 and is now averaging 23.5 points per game in the series, while Deandre Ayton, the inside presence for the Suns, is averaging 21.5 points per game. The Suns are playing on the road, but Ayton and Booker have still looked much better than the Lakers duo, therefore asking them to outscore LeBron and Davis at these odds, looks like a solid play.