Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Sunday, May 15

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Phil Agius

NBA · 1 month ago

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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.

Who likes Game 7s? You’re gonna just love today’s sporting schedule! What we have 2 huge series-deciders in the NBA and another 2 winner-takes-all contests in the NHL. plus MLB and soccer to enjoy. Let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Hurricanes, Lightning, Oilers advance
The NHL was in the Saturday spotlight with the NBA taking a day off, and there was no shortage of drama in the 3 Game 7s. The Hurricanes beat the Bruins 3-2, the Lightning gave the Maple Leafs more playoff misery with a 2-1 road win and the Oilers came through 2-0 at home against the Kings. The Carolina ML win cashed the only 3-star play on the slate for Pickswise.

Streaks of Yankees and Astros snapped
It was a Saturday of shattered streaks in MLB, with the Yankees losing for the first time in 6 games in a 3-2 defeat by the White Sox, while the Astros said goodbye to an 11-game winning run with a 13-6 loss to the Nationals. JutPicks went 2-1 on his MLB prop plays, giving us a 5-1 record with our last 6.

Today’s Slate

Celtics and Suns favored at home
Both home teams are favorites of at least 5 points for today’s NBA conference semifinal Game 7s, with Bucks vs Celtics on ABC at 3:30 pm ET and Mavericks vs Suns at 8:00 pm ET on TNT. Read our previews of both today’s NBA games.

Rangers and Flames aiming to clinch at home
It’s a similar story in the NHL, with both home teams favored for their Game 7s, with Penguins vs Rangers on TBS at 7:00 pm ET, and Stars vs Flames on ESPN2 at 9:30 pm. Read our NHL picks.

Full slate in MLB
There are 15 Sunday MLB games, starting early with Padres vs Braves at 11:35am ET on ABC. and running through to Giants vs Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball at 7:00 pm ET on ESPN. Check out our picks for all today’s MLB action.

Busy day in the EPL
With the FA Cup Final taking center stage yesterday, there are 7 EPL games today, and you can read our advice for all today’s MLS and EPL soccer.

Best Bet of the Day

Under 207.5 in Milwaukee Bucks vs Boston Celtics
3:30 pm ET, ABC

Game 7s are usually scrappy and slower-paced, as the teams have usually figured out what their opponents’ tendencies are by now. These are the 2nd and 4th-best defenses in the playoffs in terms of points allowed per game, and Robert Williams III is likely to return to provide additional help for the interior of the Celtics’ defense. The Bucks should also step up their intensity on that end after allowing at least 107 points in the last 3 games. The total has gone under in 9 of their last 11 games, while for Boston that’s happened 6 times in their last 9. It might not look pretty at times, but elimination games are like that. Go with the under. Check out our full preview of Bucks vs Celtics.

Must-watch

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.

Alex Glaze, Jared Smith and Mark Zinno are your hosts today, and they will be giving their thoughts on today’s NBA, NHL 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)

Must-read

Our same game parlay for the Mavericks vs Suns game is already available and we also have an SGP for the early baseball game between the Padres and Braves, plus today’s NHL player props and our EPL Sunday parlay.

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

Stat of the Day

The Suns are averaging just 93.7 points on the road in Dallas but have scored at least 110 points in each of their home games against the Mavericks in this series.

Boost of the Day

Manchester City to win and Kevin De Bruyne to score 1+ goals

Kevin De Bruyne scored 4 goals for Manchester City against Wolves on Wednesday in the EPL, and FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of him scoring in another win when his team plays at West Ham today (9:00 am ET, USA Network) from +210 to +300. Read our full preview of West Ham vs Manchester City.

Pickswise is the home of free sports picks, news, and best bets. Check out our expert NBA pickscollege basketball picks, NHL picks and Soccer picks for the latest game picks.

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