Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday: MLB, CONCACAF Gold Cup, UFC and NBA Finals
There are very few sports taking place today with only the CONCACAF Gold Cup and one game in the MLB. However, there are still a few promotions and boosts on offer that you can look to take advantage of for some sports tonight and later this week.
We’ve put together a list of all of the day’s best boosts, which happen to be from DraftKings Sportsbook, and FanDuel Sportsbook, and whether they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.
USA to score 5+ goals and win (Boosted to +340), DraftKings Sportsbook
The USA started off their Gold Cup with a 1-0 over Haiti, but looked overall did not look that great. Tonight we are expecting a much better performance as they are taking on Martinique. Canada hammered Martinique in their opening game by a score of 4-1 and the USA should be able to find the back of the net at least a few times tonight. Though scoring five times could be a little too much to ask from this squad. I am thinking maybe three or four goals for the USA, so avoiding this odds boost looks to be the best option. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.
DJ LeMahieu to record 2+ hits and the Yankees to win (Boosted to +370), DraftKings Sportsbook
The Yankees will start their second-half push tonight when they play their arch rivals, the Boston Red Sox. DJ LeMahieu has recorded two hits in just two of the last five games, and with a solid pitcher on the mound for Boston, this looks to be an odds boost best to avoid. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.
JD Martinez and Xander Bogaerts both to record a hit (Boosted to +105), DraftKings Sportsbook
Xander Bogaerts was playing well before the All-Star break with at least one hit in each of his last three games. JD Martinez had two hits over this stretch, so he also seems to be seeing the ball well. Domingo German is not exactly the scariest pitcher for the Yankees, so I expect both of these guys to start the second half of the season strongly. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.
First points of Game 5 to be a three-pointer (Boosted to +350), DraftKings Sportsbook
The NBA Finals might not resume until Saturday, but there is still an intriguing odds boost to look at today. Here we will need the first basket to be a three-pointer. Neither team shot the ball well from downtown in Game 4, combining for 14 of 52 (26 percent). Only one game in these finals has started with a three-pointer, so this looks to be an odds boost best avoided. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.
Islam Makhachev to win by finish (Boosted to +150), DraftKings Sportsbook
Islam Makhachev is a heavy favorite this weekend in his Main Event fight with Thiago Moises and while we believe he is going to win easily, this odds boost will be all about a finish. Makhachev has 11 finishes in his career (five in the UFC), so this looks to be an odds boost worth a play. Be sure to check out our full fight preview for this matchup.
Miesha Tate to win by points vs. Marion Reneau (Boosted to +150), FanDuel Sportsbook
Miesha Tate returns to the Octagon after nearly five years this weekend and will be looking to put herself back on the map against Marion Reneau. Tate already has eight decision wins in her career and I think she will want to ease back into the UFC. For this reason, backing Tate to win by decision is worth a small play. Be sure to check out our full fight preview for this matchup.