Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Saturday, May 28
Good morning, Pickswise Nation. A huge weekend of sports gets underway today with the Champions League final, French Open tennis, Indy 500 and Monaco F1 Grand Prix. Today’s action also includes a crucial game in the NHL playoffs, plus a big night of baseball. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Heat force a deciding Game 7
The Miami Heat pulled off a stunning upset in Boston as 8.5-point underdogs to force a Game 7 on their home floor on Sunday. Even away from home, the Celtics are listed at 2.5-point favorites for Game 7, which gets underway at 8:30pm ET on Sunday. Boston is now +300 to win the NBA Championship on FanDuel Sportsbook, while Miami is listed at +600.
Avs clear 2nd round hurdle
For the first time in this current era, the Colorado Avalanche have advanced to the 3rd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as they knocked off the St. Louis Blues in dramatic fashion on Friday. A goal with 5 seconds remaining put Colorado into the Western Conference Final, and ended.a strong season for St. Louis. The Avs are now the prohibitive Stanley Cup favorite at +125 at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Orioles pull off a stunner
Friday’s MLB slate featured a few eye-opening results, including a shocking comeback from the Baltimore Orioles. The O’s trailed 8-2 heading into the 7th inning, before scoring 10 runs in the final 3 innings to secure a 12-8 victory over the red-hot Red Sox. Be sure to check out our picks for every MLB matchup on Saturday.
We’ll always have Paris
The action is heating up at the French Open and our tennis expert has 3 best bets for Saturday’s action! Read today’s French Open best bets
Rangers aiming to tie it up
The Rangers are looking to force a deciding Game 7 in tonight’s NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Get our picks for Hurricanes vs Rangers.
Big day of baseball
We have a big slate of MLB games today, including Guardians vs Tigers at 4pm ET on FS1, and FOX is showing Mets vs Phillies, or Dodgers vs Diamondbacks at 7:10 pm ET. Read today’s MLB game previews.
Best Bet of the Day
Carolina Hurricanes ML over New York Rangers
8:00 pm ET
On Thursday night, the Carolina Hurricanes took a commanding 3-2 series lead with a 3-1 victory over the Rangers. Now, they must do something they haven’t done all playoffs long, and that is win on the road. Carolina has lost 5 straight playoff road games, and a hungry New York Rangers team looking to stay alive will prove to be a tough Game 6 opponent. But Carolina is built for gritty games like this, and the ‘Canes have controlled the place of play and created more scoring chances in 4 of the 5 games this series. Read our full game preview for Hurricanes vs Rangers
Lauren Jbara and Alex Gaze are your hosts today and they will be discussing the NBA and NHL playoffs. The team will also take a look at today’s MLB slate before revealing their Plays of the Day.
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Be sure to check out our MLB mega parlay as we go for 2 wins in 3 days. We also have an NHL same game parlay for Game 6 between the Hurricanes and Rangers.
You can also read out same game parlay for today’s Champions League final, and our best bets for this week’s USFL games. It’s a huge weekend in the motorsport calendar and Matt Selz has put together a mega parlay incorporating the Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600!
Read all of our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.