Wise n' Shine: What you need to know to bet better on Wednesday, June 1

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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.

Happy Wednesday, Pickswise Nation! The Eastern Conference Finals of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs starts as the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the New York Rangers, while we’ve got plenty of action in MLB plus The Match 6. Let’s dive into making your next bet better.

About Last Night

Avs make statement against Oilers
Bettors who took Over 6.5 goals in Oilers vs Avalanche had a sweat-free night, as that prop cashed early in the second period with the score finishing 8-6 to the Avs in a classic. Luckily we were on the over (and Avalanche -1.5) to secure a successful start to the conference finals!

New York dominates in MLB
Fans of New York baseball franchises rejoiced yesterday as their teams combined to win 19-1 yesterday. The Yankees pummeled the Angels 9-1, while the Mets crushed the Nats 10-0. Elsewhere, the Pirates beat the Dodgers AGAIN, while the Tigers cruised past the Twins 4-0 to make it 5 wins in 7 for Detroit.

Today’s Slate

Lightning vs Rangers gets underway
After the Rangers’ phenomenal Game 7 win over the Hurricanes on Sunday, there is no rest for the weary as New York starts its Eastern Conference Finals series against the Lightning. With both teams boasting top-level defense, it is sure to be an intriguing battle. Read our full game preview for Lightning vs Rangers.

15 games on the MLB agenda
We’ve got a full 15-game slate of MLB matchups today, and it’s moving day for plenty of franchises with a feast of afternoon matchups. We’ve got the Royals battling the Guardians at 1:10 pm ET live on YouTube, before the Angels meet the Yankees tonight at 7:05 pm ET on FS1. Check out today’s MLB game previews.

Rodgers and Brady battle Mahomes and Allen in The Match 6
It’s a QB showdown for the ages as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady head to the golf course to take on young bucks Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. Which players can secure bragging rights ahead of the NFL season? Read Diane Knox Balas’ best bets for the huge clash.

Best Bet of the Day

Houston Astros -1.5 over Oakland Athletics
3:37 pm ET

After winning the first two games of the series over the past few days, the Astros will look to complete the sweep on Wednesday afternoon behind their ace Justin Verlander. After missing the entirety of the 2021 season due to Tommy John surgery, Verlander has gotten off to a scorching hot start in 2022 with a 6-2 record and 2.03 ERA. The Athletics will try to defy the odds and take down the Astros behind lefty Cole Irvin. Irvin has a respectable 3.15 ERA, but he’s due for major regression as evidenced by his xERA of 5.00. This Houston lineup has the type of power to expose Irvin’s struggles, as they present a dangerous threat of batters from both sides of the plate. Read our full game preview for Astros vs Athletics.

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 Mark Zinno are your hosts today and will be joined by Pickswise NBA analyst and 2008 champion Brian Scalabrine, who will be giving his thoughts and insights ahead of the start of the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Warriors tomorrow. The team 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’ve got plenty of great betting content to help you bet better today. For starters, we have a same game parlay for the day’s early 1:10 pm ET game between the Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Guardians, while our MLB mega parlay also features an afternoon matchup.

Meanwhile ahead of tonight’s Game 1 between Tampa Bay and New York, we have Mark Lammey’s best NHL prop bet along with our Lightning vs Rangers same game parlay.

As for the NBA Finals, which gets started tomorrow, JutPicks has a couple of 40/1 picks for the NBA Finals MVP market, while SGP guru Filip Tomic has pieced together his Celtics vs Warriors Game 1 same game parlay (+1051 odds).

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

Igor Shesterkin ranked 2nd in goals saved above expected in the second round of the playoffs, only placing behind Lightning starter Andrei Vasilevskiy. That makes the under an appealing proposition.

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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