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

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA · 1 month 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 are from PointsBet Sportsbook. We will discuss whether or not they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Steven Stamkos to score 1+ goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning to win – Boosted from +350 to +450 with PointsBet Sportsbook

This prop will need Steven Stamkos to score at least 1 goal and the Tampa Bay Lightning to win their game against the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Lightning won Game 1 by a score of 4-1 and Stamkos had a point. He did not score, though, and has just 2 goals so far in the postseason. Our experts love the Panthers to bounce back at home in a game they cannot afford to lose, therefore avoiding this prop looks to be the best option.

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

Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar to both record at least 1 point and the Colorado Avalanche to win – Boosted from +120 to +135 with PointsBet Sportsbook

This prop will need Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar to each record at least 1 point and the Colorado Avalanche to beat the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals. MacKinnon has recorded at least a point in every postseason game so far (5 games), for a total of 7 points. His teammate, Makar has 10 points this postseason, and the only game he did not score a point in was Game 1. the Avs won Game 1, but in sluggish fashion, needing overtime. Tonight we should expect them to play much better and prove why they are Stanley Cup favorites. Our experts like the Avalanche on the puck line to take a 2-0 series lead, so backing this prop is worth a play.

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

Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro to both score 20+ points and the Miami Heat to win – Boosted from +450 to +600 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Jimmy Butler and Tyler Herro to score at least 20 points and the Miami Heat will need to win Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics. The Heat used a dominant 3rd quarter in Game 1 to take a 1-0 series lead. Butler poured in 41 points in this game and will look to have a big performance tonight as well. Herro scored 18 points in Game 1 and is averaging 14.2 points per game in the playoffs this season.

It is likely that Butler will regress a little in Game 2 as he did the last 2 times he scored 40 points in a game earlier this postseason. That should allow Herro to have more opportunities to score and get over that 20-point mark. Our experts would lean toward the Celtics to cover, but a win for Miami at home still seems the likely outcome. For that reason, this prop is worth backing.

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

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