Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday: NBA and college basketball

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We have put together a list of all of the day’s best odds boosts, which are from DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook. We will discuss whether or not they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Chris Kreider to record 2+ points – Boosted from +350 to +450 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we need Chris Kreider of the Rangers to record at least 2 points against the New York Islanders tonight. Kreider has recorded 54 points this season. He is 2nd in goals with 39, while also adding 15 assists. In 1 game against the Islanders this season, Kreider scored 2 goals. He has 6 points in his last 7 games, 2 of which have been multi-point games. The regular season is getting close to the end, and while the Islanders might be out of playoff contention, the Rangers are still fighting for every point. Kreider has played a huge role in the Rangers’ success this season and to score another multi-point game against their rivals would give him a ton of confidence going forward into the last part of the season. Even though we do not like the Rangers to win this game, backing Kreider to record another multi-point game looks to be worth a play at these odds.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

New York Rangers & Pittsburgh Penguins both to win – Boosted from +220 to +270 with FanDuel Sportsbook

For this parlay, we will need 2 NHL teams to win their games tonight, the New York Rangers against the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins against the St. Louis Blues. Our experts actually like the Islanders to beat the Rangers based on their ability to apply pressure and keep pressure away from their net. We like the Penguins to pick up a win because of their recent stretch of games against quality opponents. However, because of the lack of faith in the Rangers, this is a parlay best stayed away from.

Be sure to check out all of our NHL picks for today’s action.

Both Memphis Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels to win – Boosted from +165 to +200 with FanDuel Sportsbook

For this parlay, we will need 2 college basketball teams to win their opening round of the tournament, the Memphis Tigers against the Boise State Broncos and the North Carolina Tar Heels against the Marquette Golden Eagles. Our experts like Boise State to win their game against Memphis in an upset based on the fact that the Tigers struggle with turnovers and the Broncos match up well with them based on their average height. We also like Marquette to cover against North Carolina because while the Tar Heels are a great team on paper, they do not play well when their 3-point shots are not falling. Because of that, this parlay looks to be best avoided.

Be sure to check out all of our college basketball picks for today’s action.

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