Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Sunday, May 22
We’ve got another huge sporting Sunday ahead of us with NBA and NHL playoff games, the final round of the PGA Championship with a 175/1 shot leading by 3 strokes, a big MLB slate, F1, MLS, the final day of the EPL season and the start of the French Open tennis. It sounds like there’s no time to lose, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Heat hold off Celtics
It looked like we would see a huge blowout in last night’s NBA playoff game as the Heat led the Celtics by 25 points in the first half, then a comeback for the ages looked possible, but Miami held on to win 109-103 and take a 2-1 series lead. The Warriors are FanDuel Sportsbook’s -125 favorites for the championship, with the Heat now +300, the Celtics out to +330 and the Mavericks +1500.
Amazing day of MLB handicapping for Pickswise
The Pickswise MLB handicappers went a sensational 13-2 on money line/run line picks on Saturday (Tigers-Guardians was postponed), while Mark Lammey went 2-0 on his MLB player props, taking our record to 6-1 over the last 4 days! The Mets and Rockies split their doubleheader with the Mets winning the first game 5-1 but Colorado hitting back with an 11-3 victory.
Avalanche win on the road
The Colorado Avalanche grabbed a valuable 5-2 road win in St. Louis to go 2-1 ahead in their series with the Blues.
Mavericks need to step up at home
The pressure is on the Mavericks as they host the Warriors trailing 2-0 in their series at 9:00 pm ET on TNT. Read all of today’s NBA coverage.
Three games in the NHL
The Lightning (vs Panthers) and Hurricanes (vs Rangers) hold 2-0 leads in their playoff series which continue tonight, while the Flames and Oilers are tied at 1-1. Read our NHL picks.
Big slate of MLB
Sunday Night Baseball is now the second game of a doubleheader between the White Sox and Yankees, while Cardinals vs Pirates is being shown by Peacock at 11:35am ET, and ESPN+ has A’s vs Angels at 4:07pm ET. Check out our picks for all today’s MLB action.
Golf, F1, tennis, soccer all happening too
It’s the final day of the EPL season with Manchester City and Liverpool both still fighting for the title, and you can read our advice for all today’s MLS and EPL soccer. We also have best bets for today’s F1 Spanish Grand Prix, tennis tips for Day 1 at the French Open, and the final round of the PGA Championship, led overnight by 175/1 outsider Mito Pereira.
Best Bet of the Day
New York Rangers ML vs Carolina Hurricanes
3:30 pm ET, ESPN
The New York Rangers head back home to Madison Square Garden for Games 3 and 4 after dropping Games 1 and 2 on the road in Carolina. This is a must-win game for the Rangers, but the good news for them is that Games 1 and 2 were extremely close. The Hurricanes have yet to win a game on the road in the postseason, as they lost all 3 games in Boston in the first round. Given how well the Rangers played at home in the first round against Pittsburgh and the importance of this game, the Rangers have a great chance to hit back. Check out our full preview of Hurricanes vs Rangers.
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.
Our same game parlay for the Mavericks vs Warriors game is already available, along with our first-basket best bet for the game. As for baseball, we have our Sunday mega parlay, plus same game parlays for Athletics vs Angels and Sunday Night Baseball. Don’t forget to also check out our final EPL parlay of the season.
Read all our great sports analysis as it arrives throughout the day on the Analysis tab.
Stat of the Day
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 7 straight games.