Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Wednesday: EFL Cup, College basketball, NBA, Golf and NHL

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 1 week 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.

Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku to score anytime – Boosted from +700 to +800 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The second leg of the EFL semi-finals between Chelsea and Tottenham will take place this afternoon and this prop will need both Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku to score. Neither scored in the first leg and with Harry Kane having not looked like himself recently, plus Heung-Min Son not being available, the Spurs will likely not have the offensive firepower to threaten. Lukaku is also not scoring as often as Chelsea might like, so this prop should likely be avoided.

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

DeMar DeRozan & Lonzo Ball to record 40+ combined points – Boosted from +125 to +145 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball to combine for at least 40+ points against the Brooklyn Nets. DeRozan is averaging 26.2 points per game, while Ball is averaging 13.1 points per game. Ball has scored 18 points in 2 of the last 4 games, so backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

76ers to win by 8+ points – Boosted from +120 to +135 with DraftKings Sportsbook

The 76ers have won 7 games in a row entering this game against the Hornets and here we will need them to win by at least 8 points. The Sixers are missing some depth right now, and our experts like the Hornets to cover, therefore backing this prop should likely be avoided.

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

Dallas Stars vs Seattle Kraken over 2.5 1st period goals – Boosted from +250 to +310 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need at least 3 goals to be scored in the 1st period between the Dallas Stars and the Seattle Kraken. The Stars have scored 26 goals in the 1st period this season (20th in the NHL) and have allowed even less, 19 (2nd in the NHL). The Kraken have also struggled to score in the opening period, just 25 goals (21st in the NHL), but they have allowed 38 goals (28th in the NHL). Still, the defense from the Stars will likely be able to hold up through the first 20 minutes, so avoiding this prop looks to be the best option.

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

Villanova to win by 7+ points – Boosted from +210 to +240 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Villanova to beat Xavier by at least 7 points. Both teams have been solid this season, but the Musketeers are looking for a signature upset. Our experts do like Xavier to cover the small spread and would not be surprised if they won this game straight up. For that reason, this prop should be avoided.

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

Corey Connors, Talor Gooch, and Abraham Ancer to All Make the Cut (2022 Sony Open) – Boosted from +320 to +400 with FanDuel Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Corey Connors, Talor Gooch and Abraham Ancer to all make the cut at the 2022 Sony Open, which will tee off on Thursday. Connors did not play in the tournament last week, while Ancer finished T35 and Gooch finished T15. All 3 golfers are more than capable of making a run this weekend, so backing this prop looks to be worth a play.

Be sure to check out all of our golf picks for this week’s tournament.

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