Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday: NBA and NHL

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 2 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.

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

James Harden to record 50+ points/rebounds/assists – Boosted from +180 to +205 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need James Harden to record at least 50 points/rebounds/assists tonight for the 76ers against the Brooklyn Nets. Note that this is the first game he has played against his former team, so Harden is going to want to have a good game. He is averaging 22.7 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game and 10.4 assists per game on the season. As a member of the 76ers (5 games), Harden is averaging 24.6 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game. The 76ers have also won every game since Harden joined, so expect him to have another huge game. For that reason, backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

Stephen Curry & Nikola Jokic to score 55+ combined points– Boosted from +140 to +155 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Stephen Curry and Nikola Jokic to score at least 55 points combined in the Warriors vs Nuggets game. Curry is averaging 25.6 points per game this season, while Jokic is averaging 26.1 points per game. Against the Warriors, Jokic is averaging 29.6 points per game, and Curry is averaging 24 points per game against the Nuggets. Curry has scored at least 20 points in 3 of the last 4 games and is averaging 25 points in March. Jokic has been even better this month, averaging 34.5 points, and is coming off 3 consecutive 30+ point performances. Both of these teams are still fighting for playoff seeding, so expecting a huge game from these players is worth a play.

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

8+ total goals scored in Colorado Avalanche vs Carolina Hurricanes – Boosted from +225 to +265 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop needs there to be at least 8 goals in the NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Carolina Hurricanes. It is safe to say they these are 2 of the best teams in the NHL. The Avalanche have the 2nd-best offense in the league, averaging 3.91 goals per game. The Hurricanes are also a top-10 offense, averaging 3.39 goals per game. The Canes have the best defense in the league, though, allowing 2.39 goals per game, but slowing down this Avalanche offense is going to be tough. Colorado has just an average defense, allowing 2.88 goals per game.

Both of these teams are still fighting for the best record in the NHL, so expect the offenses to shine. For that reason, we should count on goals in this matchup between these elite teams, making this prop worth a small play.

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

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