Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday, May 27, for the NBA playoffs and NHL playoffs

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) goes up for a shot against Detroit Pistons guard Saddiq Bey (41) during overtime at Little Caesars Arena.
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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 4 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 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.

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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

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.

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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

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 .

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

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.

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

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FanDuel Sportsbook

$150

Bet $2, Win $150 CASH for NBA Tipoff!

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

Bet $2 on any NBA game on Oct. 19 or Oct. 20

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

21+ and new players only. Max bet $2, 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, Get $200 On The NBA!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account

place a money line bet of at least $5+ on any NBA Basketball game that starts between 10/19 and 11/7

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.