Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, April 19

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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.

Welcome to another terrific Tuesday of sports. We have 3 more NBA playoff games to enjoy today, plus MLB, NHL and soccer. Let’s get straight into it!

About Last Night

Mavs hit back, Sixers and Warriors go 2-0 up
The Dallas Mavericks evened up their series against the Utah Jazz with a 110-104 home win on Monday that was achieved without Luka Doncic. The 76ers and Warriors both went 2-0 ahead in their series, as Philadelphia beat Toronto 112-97 and Golden State eased to a 126-106 win over Denver. Pickswise player props experts Adam Ronis and Germantas Kneita went a combined 4-1 with Monday’s advised plays, while Ricky Dimon nailed a +500 first-basket winner on Donovan Mitchell.

MLB parlay and mega parlay (+1051 odds) both cash!
Everyone loves a winning parlay, and we had 2 on Monday’s baseball as our MLB parlay (+600 odds) and MLB mega parlay (+1051 odds), both cashed. The Dodgers extended their winning streak to 7 games with a 7-4 home win over the Braves.

Great night in the NHL
The Pickswise team went 5-1 on sides in the NHL on Monday, taking their record to 19-7 over the last 3 days. The Capitals beat the Avalanche 3-2 in the biggest game on the slate.

Today’s Slate

Home teams favored
All 3 of today’s home teams are favored by at least 7 points in the NBA playoffs tonight, although while the Heat (vs Hawks) and Suns (vs Pelicans) are 1-0 up, the Grizzlies lost their opener to the Timberwolves. Read today’s NBA game previews.

16 games in MLB
We have an expanded 16-game MLB slate today after yesterday’s Giants-Mets game was postponed and made into a doubleheader today. After 2 seasons of playing 7-inning doubleheaders, this year’s rescheduled games are back to a full 9 innings. White Sox vs Guardians is being shown on ESPN+ at 6:10 pm ET. Check out today’s MLB game previews.

NHL gets busy again
There are 10 NHL games on the schedule today with Kings vs Ducks (10:00 pm ET) being shown on ESPN. Check out today’s NHL game previews.

Best Bet of the Day

Over 3.5 goals in Liverpool vs Manchester United
3:00 pm ET (USA Network)

The Manchester United defense struggled to keep Norwich quiet in a 3-2 weekend win, so their hopes of upsetting Liverpool at Anfield today look slim. The Reds roared into a 3-0 halftime lead over EPL rivals Manchester City in Saturday’s FA Cup semifinal at Wembley, holding out to win 3-2, and they are now bidding for an 11th straight home win in the Premier League. United may struggle to keep the scoreline respectable against a Reds team who won October’s meeting between the teams 5-0 at Old Trafford. Take over 3.5 goals in this game. Read our full game preview for Liverpool vs Manchester United.

Must-watch

Enhance your sports betting knowledge by watching our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! at 10:00 am ET.

Alex Glaze and Jared Smith are your hosts today. They will have today’s MLB predictions in Bettor Up, before Jonathan Von Tobel, NBA analyst for VSIN and host of the Hardwood Handicappers podcast, joins the show to discuss the NBA playoffs. We’ll also have NHL Ice Picks, Jared’s Kick Picks and the team will reveal their Plays of the Day.

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

Must-read

Today’s NBA playoffs coverage includes our Tuesday mega parlay (+1620 odds), first-basket best bets, and same game parlays for Hawks vs Heat, Timberwolves vs Grizzlies and Pelicans vs Suns.

Away from the NBA, we have our MLB mega parlay (+1114 odds) as we aim to make it 2 wins in a row.

Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for all today’s great betting content as it drops throughout the day.

Stat of the Day

The Suns have won 4 of their 5 games against the Pelicans this season, with all of the wins coming by double-digit margins.

Boost of the Day

Liverpool to win & both teams to score vs Manchester United

FanDuel Sportsbook is looking to today’s EPL game for this boost, enhancing the odds of Liverpool winning in a game which also sees Manchester United scoring from +155 to +210.

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

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