Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Tuesday, May 31

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Phil Agius

MLB · 3 weeks 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. There are no Game 7s today, but we have some great Game 1s coming up this week, starting in the NHL tonight. We also have MLB and tennis on today’s slate, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!

About Last Night

Rangers win on the road at last
The New York Rangers discovered the secret to beating the Carolina Hurricanes on home ice at exactly the right time, with a 6-2 win in Game 7. They will now face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals, starting tomorrow night. FanDuel Sportsbook has the Avalanche as +120 favorites for the Stanley Cup, with the Lightning +230, Rangers +500 and Oilers +550.

Runs everywhere on Memorial Day
There were plenty of runs around in the MLB on Memorial Day, with 7 of the 13 games producing double-digit run totals and only 2 games seeing fewer than 7 runs scored. The Orioles routed the Red Sox 10-0, the Mets beat the Nationals 13-5 and the Pirates rallied in the 9th inning to upset the Dodgers 6-5.

Today’s Slate

NHL Conference Finals get started
The NBA Finals are just 2 days away and the NHL is not far behind, with the Western Conference Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche getting started tonight. Game 1 is on TNT at 8:00 pm ET tonight. Check out today’s NHL Oilers vs Avalanche preview.

16 MLB games today!
We have an expanded 16-game MLB slate today as the Twins and Tigers are playing a doubleheader, with the first game being shown on ESPN+ at 1:10 pm ET. Angels vs Yankees is on TBS at 7:05 pm ET. Check out today’s MLB game previews.

Djokovic vs Nadal in Paris
There’s a huge game between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in the French Open tennis quarterfinals today (2:45 pm ET), and Ricky Dimon has a pick for that match among his best bets for the Day 10 action.

Best Bet of the Day

Los Angeles Angels vs New York Yankees Over 8.5 runs
7:05 pm ET, TBS

With Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and Aaron Judge all on the same field there is more than enough star power to get over the number in this game. Also helping matters is the fact that the Blue Jays just wore out the Angels’ limited bullpen and the Yankees are missing their top 3 relievers. LA’s relievers have an ERA of 5.81 over their last 7 games and Noah Syndergaard rarely works deep, so the Yankees’ big bats could do some real damage. Read our full game preview for Angels vs Yankees.

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 Mark Zinno are your hosts today, and they will be joined by Pickswise golf betting analyst Diane Knox Balas to discuss the Memorial Tournament. We’ll also be looking at today’s games in the NHL and MLB before the team 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

The opening lines are out for the NBA Finals and our preview of the Warriors vs Celtics series and a host of other great content will be posted over the next couple of days, so look out for that.

We also have an NHL same game parlay for today’s opening Oilers vs Avalanche game, and Diane Knox Balas’ best bets and insight for the Memorial Tournament.

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

Five of the Yankees’ 15 losses this season have come in the last 9 games.

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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