Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Thursday: NBA Finals, UFC and MLB

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports 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 put in the research to try and achieve this.

There are plenty of sports today including the NBA Finals, MLS and MLB baseball games all day. There are 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, FanDuel Sportsbook, William Hill Sportsbook and PointsBet Sportsbook, and whether they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Chris Paul to score 25+ points and the Suns win (Boosted to +275), William Hill Sportsbook

Chris Paul put on a show in Game 1, scoring 32 points. He is now the betting favorite to win MVP and we believe another big game is in the cards. We also like the Suns to take complete control of this series, so this odds boost feels like a must-play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Twins, Reds and Nationals to win (Boosted to +800), William Hill Sportsbook

We will need three MLB teams to win tonight to cash this odds boost, though we do not like all of the matchups for these teams. Our experts do like both the Reds and Nationals, but are hesitant to pack the Twins against the Tigers. Detroit has been playing much better recently and appear to have the edge in pitching tonight. Even though these odds are tempting, this looks to be an odds boost best avoided because of the inconsistency shown by the Twins. Be sure to check out our picks on the side and total for all of tonight’s MLB matchups.

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Conor McGregor to win in Round 1 (Boosted to +300), William Hill Sportsbook

Conor McGregor will be looking to bounce back after losing to Dustin Poirier back in January of this year. He had Poirier hurt in round 1 of that fight, but could not seal the deal and ultimately lost in round two. I do not think much changes here as McGregor will be aggressive to start, but Poirier will be more than ready to counter. For that reason, this looks to be an odds boost to avoid. Be sure to check out our previews for the full UFC 264 card.

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Chris Paul to record 30+ points + assists and the Suns to win (Boosted to +150), DraftKings Sportsbook

This might be one of the better odds boosts for tonight just because how on fire Chris Paul is. He would have cashed this prop with points alone in Game 1 and we are expecting another huge performance in Game 2. I would not be surprised if he scored 30+ points again, so the assists are just a bonus. For that reason, I like this prop a lot. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo to record 25+ points and the Bucks to win (Boosted to +380), DraftKings Sportsbook

Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the court in Game 1 with 20 points and 17 rebounds, but obviously it was not enough. For the Bucks to really have a chance tonight, he needs to be better. That is saying a lot because that stat line in Game 1 was good, however, he needs to be scoring more. I do think 25 points is a reasonable ask, but we do not believe the Bucks will win tonight, so backing this odds boost looks best avoided. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Jae Crowder to record 3+ made threes (Boosted to +110), DraftKings Sportsbook

Jae Crowder is usually not going to wow you with 30 points, especially now with Chris Paul and Devin Booker, however, he is certainly capable of a productive game. Not so much in Game 1 though as he went 0 of 8 from the field and 0 of 5 from downtown. I would like to think that Crowder can have a bounce-back game, so backing this odds boost would be worth a small play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Max Scherzer and Yu Darvish to record 15+ combined strikeouts (Boosted to +130), DraftKings Sportsbook

This pitching matchup is set to be good as Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals will battle Yu Davish and the San Diego Padres. Scherzer and Darvish have been strikeout machines this season with Scherzer posting a K/9 of 12.1 and Darvish posting a K/9 of 10.9. Both pitchers had eight strikeouts in their last start, so backing this odds boost seems to be worth a shot. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Bet $1, win $150 on either the Bucks or the Suns to win Game 2 in the NBA Finals

DraftKings is offering a very generous odds boost for the NBA Finals and one that you should consider taking advantage of. At the price of $1, the Suns are a no-brainer. They dominated the Bucks in Game 1, especially from mid-range and even in the post. Unless the Bucks make some massive adjustments, we believe they are going back to Milwaukee down 2-0, so backing the Suns is a must tonight. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Get 30/1 odds for either the Suns or Bucks to win Game 2 of the NBA Finals

The same goes for FanDuel, who are offering a massive odds boost for Game 2 of the NBA Finals tonight. At 30/1, there is no reason why you should not be taking the Suns. This is a team who is favored by a decent amount, so to get them at this price feels like free money. Chris Paul and Devin Booker torched the Bucks’ defense in Game 1 and our experts believe the same will happen tonight. For that reason, the Suns are who you should be playing. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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60+ total points scored in the first quarter of NBA Finals Game 2 (Boosted to +340), FanDuel Sportsbook

Even though the Bucks ended up losing by 13 points in Game 1, they had a solid start to that game. In the first quarter of Game 1, these these combined for 56 points, just short of the number we will need tonight. However, I am expecting a fast start from Milwaukee, who know they cannot go down big early and the Suns also look like they keep pace, so backing this odds boost looks like a decent play. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and Devin Booker to score 25+ points each (Boosted to +170), PointsBet Sportsbook

Giannis Antetokounmpo made a nice return to the court in Game 1, scoring 20 points while grabbing 17 rebounds. It was not enough though as the Bucks were blown off the court by 13 points. Yes, it is only Game 2, but this is shaping up to be a must-win game for Milwaukee. It is likely that Antetokounmpo will step up his play even more tonight, making 25 points a very reachable number.

As for Devin Booker, he scored 27 points in Game 1 and looks to be able to do something similar tonight. We know that Chris Paul is this team’s point guard, but Booker has more than enough talent to reach this number. Game 2 is likely going to be a little tighter than Game 1, so I do like this odds boost. Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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