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

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 4 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 and FanDuel Sportsbook. We’ll discuss whether or not they are worth playing.

Indiana Pacers to score 110+ points – Boosted from +225 to +260 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we are going to need the Indiana Pacers to score at least 110+ points tonight as they take on the Golden State Warriors. The Pacers are averaging 108 points per game, which puts them in the bottom half of the league (18th). They have averaged 122 points in their last 2 games, including a 133-point performance against the Clippers and 111 against the Lakers.

The Warriors defense is allowing only 101.6 points per game. They are the best defensive team in the league, but have had games in which they have allowed a ton of points. Because Indiana’s defense is also just about average, they know they need a good offensive night if they are going to have a chance at beating the Warriors. For that reason, this prop looks to be worth a play.

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

Devin Booker & Luka Doncic to combine for 55+ points – Boosted from +115 to +130 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop focuses on Devin Booker and Luka Doncic and we need them to combine for at least 55+ points. Doncic is averaging 25.1 points per game, while Booker is averaging 24.6 points per game. Booker is coming off 3 straight 30+ point performances, including a 48-point night in his previous game. Backing this prop looks to be worth a play.

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

Alex Ovechkin to record 2+ points – Boosted from +200 to +235 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Alex Ovechkin to record at least 2 points. It helps that Ovechkin is leading the NHL with 55 points this year. He is averaging 1.4 points per game this season. He also has at least 1 point in his last 5 games, but has had plenty of success against Boston in his career, making this prop worth a small play.

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

Colorado Avalanche, Vegas Golden Knights & Seattle Kraken all to win – Boosted from +280 to +380 with FanDuel Sportsbook

For this parlay, we will need 3 NHL teams to win their games tonight: the Colorado Avalanche against the Los Angeles Kings, the Vegas Golden Knights against the Montreal Canadiens and the Seattle Kraken against the San Jose Sharks. We like the Avalanche to win in regulation and the Golden Knights are likely to beat the Canadiens. However, we are looking to fade the Kraken, so avoiding this parlay looks to be the best option.

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

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FanDuel Sportsbook

$150

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$200

Bet $5 on Any MLB Game, Get $200 if Your Team Wins!

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BetMGM

$200

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DraftKings

$1,000

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$100

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$25

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$300

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$200

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