Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, April 27
Welcome to another wonderful Wednesday of sport. Today, we have NBA playoff games, MLB, NHL and soccer on the schedule, so let’s get straight to making your next bet better!
About Last Night
Heat close it out as home teams dominate
The Heat put an early end to their NBA Playoffs series against the Hawks with a 97-94 win on Tuesday, the first of 3 home teams to win on the slate. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies’ late rally against the Timberwolves as Memphis won 111-109, while the Suns beat the Pelicans. The Warriors are favorites for the championship at +320 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook, with the Suns at +430, the Celtics +460 and the Heat +550.
Pickswise cappers go 12-3 on MLB sides
It was a terrific Tuesday on the baseball diamond for Pickswise, as our handicappers went 12-3 on ML/RL picks. Mark Lammey hit both his MLB player props at plus money, and our Tuesday MLB parlay cashed at +487 odds.
Canes clinch Metro Division title
It was a busy day in the NHL with playoff hopes being fulfilled and ended. The Carolina Hurricanes wrapped up the Metropolitan Division crown with a 4-3 win over the Rangers, while the Nashville Predators clinched a wild-card spot despite losing 5-4 in overtime to the Flames.
Bucks and Warriors aiming for early finishes
We have only 2 NBA games tonight, with the Bucks aiming to secure a 4-1 series win against the Bulls (7:00 pm ET, TNT), before the Warriors have the same ambition against the Nuggets (10:00pm ET, TNT). Read our picks for today’s NBA games.
15-game MLB slate
We are due to get 15 games in MLB today, with an early Mets vs Cardinals game at 1:15pm ET and Astros vs Rangers being shown on ESPN+ at 8:05pm ET. Read today’s MLB game previews.
Stars and Golden Knights in the spotlight
There are 5 games in the NHL today, with the Stars and Golden Knights both in action as they fight for the final wild-card place in the Western Conference. Read today’s NHL picks.
Champions League action
Our pick of both teams to score cashed easily in Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal as Manchester City won a thrilling game 4-3 against Real Madrid. Read our preview of today’s Liverpool vs Villarreal game.
Best Bet of the Day
Miami Marlins ML vs Washington Nationals
7:05 pm ET
The Miami Marlins opened their series against the Washington Nationals with a 5-2 win on Tuesday, and will be looking for their 4th straight win tonight. They are in a great position to take the 2nd game of this series because they will be starting Pablo Lopez, who has been by far the best pitcher in their rotation so far, posting a record of 2-0 with an ERA of 0.52. In 3 starts this season, Lopez has allowed just 1 earned run in 17.1 innings. The loss on Tuesday was the 6th in a row for the Nationals and things do not look to be getting better anytime soon. Read our full game preview for Marlins vs Nationals.
You won’t want to miss today’s edition of our daily sports betting show Let’s Bet It! at 10:00 am ET on our YouTube channel at . youtube.com/c/Pickswise
Lauren Jbara and Jared Smith are your hosts today, and they’ll be joined by our golf betting analyst Diane Knox Balas to discuss the Mexico Open and give out her picks, and by Teddy Greenstein, senior editor at PointsBet, who will discuss the best props on the NFL Draft, which starts tomorrow.
We’ll also have the best bets for today’s NBA, MLB and NHL games, and the team’s Plays of the Day.
You can also access the show through Spotify and Apple Podcasts (search for Let’s Bet It Presented By Pickswise).
You can also read Diane Knox Balas’ best bets and insights for the Mexico Open, while we have an NBA same game parlay for Bulls vs Bucks (+1631 odds), Wednesday’s NBA mega parlay, expert analysis from former NBA champion Brian Scalabrine and today’s best first basket bets.
Our great NFL Draft analysis includes Jared Smith’s best bets for the draft, and our 2022 mock draft, which has a surprise with the very first pick!
Be sure to head over to the Analysis tab for even more great sports betting content as it arrives throughout the day.
Stat of the Day
The Nuggets have allowed at least 118 points in every game of their series against the Warriors.
Boost of the Day
FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the odds of Liverpool beating Villarreal in today’s Champions League semifinal (3:00pm ET, CBS and Paramount+), with both teams scoring in the game, from +200 to +250.
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