Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, May 24

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Andrew Wilsher

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Editor of Pickswise. Born and raised in jolly old London, England, with an undying love for the NFL, NBA, soccer, and horse racing. A big-time sports bettor who loves futures markets and backing underdogs. Long-suffering New York Jets fan.

Good morning, Pickswise Nation! Last night we saw the Celtics pull level with the Heat in their Conference Finals series, while the Lightning completed the sweep against the Panthers to go another step closer to the three-peat. Let’s dive into making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Celtics even things up with Heat
Despite Marcus Smart being inactive, the Celtics crushed the Heat 102-82 to bring the series level at 2-2 as things shift back to Miami. The Warriors are -155 favorites to win the NBA Championship, with the Celtics at +260, Heat at +440 and Mavs out at +4600.

Strong MLB day for Pickswise cappers
We had a tidy 12-game slate of baseball action last night, and our MLB cappers proved they know their numbers as they went 9-3 on totals. The standout results include the Mets crushing the Giants 13-3 and the Orioles upsetting the Yankees 6-4.

Lightning sweep Panthers
The Tampa Bay Lightning proved exactly why they have won the Stanley Cup the past two years, as they beat the Panthers 2-0 last night to win their series 4-0. Meanwhile, the Avalanche moved 3-1 up on the Blues after a commanding 6-3 win.

Today’s Slate

Do-or-die for Mavs against Warriors
The Western Conference Finals continue with Game 4 between the Warriors and Mavs, and with Dallas currently 3-0 down, Luka Doncic and co. will need to give it all they’ve got to get the win and keep their playoff hopes alive. Read our full game preview for Warriors vs Mavericks, including a 3-star best bet.

Rangers and Flames look to pull level
We have two more NHL Playoffs Game 4s tonight, with the Rangers looking to pull level with the Hurricanes as they are currently down in the series 2-1. Meanwhile, the Oilers lead the Flames 2-1 in the Battle of Alberta, as Edmonton looks to make full use of their home advantage. Don’t miss our picks for those matchups.

Full slate in MLB
We’ve got a full 15-game MLB slate today with all games taking place this evening. We’ve got Brewers vs Padres being nationally televised on TBS at 9:40 pm ET. Meanwhile, the Giants look to bounce back from their devastating loss to the Mets at 9:45 pm ET. Check out today’s MLB game previews.

Best Bet of the Day

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks Under 215.5
9 pm ET, TNT

We’ve now seen the under cash in 2 of the 3 games played in this series and there’s a good chance that trend continues in Game 4. Stephen Curry is yet to have a bad game in this series. For a player that relies a ton on his jump shot that is bound to happen at some point, why not in Game 4? Dallas’s best chance of winning here is if they somehow contain Curry. We’ve seen Klay Thompson be inconsistent and let’s face it, Andrew Wiggins scoring 27 points isn’t something that happens often. I’m expecting a low-scoring game once again here, so it’s worth rolling with the under. Read our full game preview for Warriors vs Mavericks.

Must-watch

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

Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today and will be joined by Pickswise golf analyst Diane Knox Balas, who will be giving her best bets for this week’s PGA Charles Schwab Challenge. We also have Bobby Stanley in the house, better known as Prop Holliday, who will be giving his picks for tonight’s Warriors/Mavs matchup. The gang will also be giving their NHL Ice Picks before revealing 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

We have tons of great betting content to help you bet better today. Looking at tonight’s Warriors vs Mavs matchup, you can get our first-basket best bets and same game parlay for the huge Game 4 matchup, as well as JutPicks’ best player prop.

Over on the ice, we have a 17/1 NHL mega parlay, while our MLB 3-team mega parlay is available at +905 odds. On top of that, Pickswise golf analyst Diane Knox Balas has her best bets for the Charles Schwab Challenge.

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 under is 4-2 in the Warriors’ last 6 games and 6-2 in the Mavericks’ last 8.

Boost of the Day

New York Rangers & Edmonton Oilers both to win

FanDuel Sportsbook has delivered a solid boost for tonight’s NHL playoff action. You can get the Rangers to beat the Hurricanes and the Oilers to beat the Flames at +330 odds, boosted from +250!

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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