Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Sunday, May 1

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I've been writing about the NFL and a host of other sports for the UK's top daily betting paper the Racing Post for more than 20 years. An incurable Browns fan (1-31 survivor), I also specialise in all kinds of motorsport betting including F1, MotoGP, IndyCar and NASCAR. For Phil Agius media enquiries, please email contact@pickswise.com.
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With the 263rd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft…just kidding, it’s all over after three days of franchise-changing picks in Las Vegas. What we do have is another fun-filled Sunday of sports with NBA playoff games plus MLB, NHL, NASCAR and soccer. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Great MLB props run continues
There was no NBA or NHL action on Saturday, but we had baseball to entertain us and the Pickswise team continued our great run on MLB props with JutPicks correctly fading Kyle Gibson strikeouts. That made it 6 wins in our last 7 MLB prop plays. The Yankees won their 8th game in a row to clinch their series in Kansas City, while the Marlins have won 7 straight after beating the Mariners 3-1. George Springer hit 2 home runs against his former team as the Blue Jays beat the Astros 2-1.

Today’s Slate

Semifinal series get started
Two NBA conference semifinals get started today, with Bucks vs Celtics on ABC at 1:00 pm ET and Warriors vs Grizzlies at 3:30 pm ET on the same network. Read our previews of both today’s NBA games.

Full slate in MLB
There are 15 Sunday MLB games, with the Phillies facing the Mets on Sunday Night Baseball at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN. Check out our picks for all today’s MLB action.

Final game of the NHL regular season
The NHL regular season ended for most teams on Friday, but the Kraken and Jets still have unfinished business, and they meet at 2:00 pm ET on ESPN+. Read our NHL picks.

There’s NASCAR and soccer, too!
The NASCAR field is rolling again this afternoon, so don’t miss our best bets and props for the Drydene 400. The race for top 4 spots in the EPL is getting serious and we have picks for today’s MLS and EPL soccer.

Best Bet of the Day

Over 8 runs in Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox
2:10 pm ET

Dallas Keuchel’s performances this season alone would point to going over this total. The White Sox pitcher hasn’t shown any signs of improving and is just hanging balls over the plate. He has given up more than this total in a single inning already this season. Unfortunately for Sox fans, the bullpen hasn’t been great either. With a bullpen ERA nearing 4.00, pulling Keuchel early is not a great solution. The Angels’ bullpen is only slightly better than Chicago’s and could allow the Sox to score late. The damage should already be done, though. Take the over. Check out our full preview of Angels vs White Sox.


You can get great advice for all today’s action by watching our great daily betting show Let’s Bet It! at 10:00 am ET.

Lauren Jbara, Jared Smith and Alex Glaze are your hosts today, and they will be looking into some NFL futures following the draft as well giving their thoughts on today’s NBA and MLB games and giving their Plays of the Day.

Check out the show on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/c/Pickswise. You can also access the show through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise)


Get in the know for today’s NBA games with our NBA mega parlay (+1022 odds) and same game parlays for Bucks vs Celtics, and Warriors vs Grizzlies. We also have player props for today’s MLB and NHL action, and you can check out our playoff series previews in our NHL analysis section.

Read all our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.

Stat of the Day

The Grizzlies won and covered in 3 of their 4 regular-season matchups against the Warriors.

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