Today’s rundown covers a parlay play, the latest odds from Fan Duel sportsbook, and the betting pick from the Phoenix Suns vs the New York Knicks:
Phoenix Suns @ New York Knicks – 7:30 p.m. ET
What a ride it’s been for the Knicks: their nine-game winning streak — tied for their longest in 25 seasons — has them in fourth in the East. Knicks fans haven’t experienced a modicum of joy since 2013, so they’re rightfully on Cloud Nine after four big wins at the Garden.
But joy is ephemeral — especially for the Knicks. The Suns are the best road team in the NBA despite consecutive losses at the Celtics and Nets. They’re 13-4 this season straight up after a loss, and we say they avoid a three-game skid and end the Knicks’ party.
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This line has been all over the place, so the safer play here is just to take the Suns to win.
Pick: Suns -132
DFS Value Play: Mikal Bridges ($5300)
Florida Panthers @ Nashville Predators – 8:00 p.m. ET
After a miserable start to the season (2.07 goals per game in February), the Predators offense has seemingly figured it out (3.0 goals per game April). Nashville has also scored 12 goals in its last two home games.
The Panthers have scored two or more goals in every game since April 10 and average 3.21 per game on the road, higher than their overall average. Their goalie depth is precarious with an overpaid, underperforming No. 1 (Sergei Bobrovsky), a rookie at No. 2 (Spencer Knight), and a great player at No. 3 (Chris Driedger) who they refuse to play more.
There should be lots of scoring tonight — take the over at the low number. We also like the Preds for a little plus money as they fight tooth and nail for the Central’s final playoff spot.
Pick: Over 5.5 (-113)
Sprinkle: Predators +104
DFS Value Play: Anthony Duclair ($4600)
Los Angeles Angels @ Texas Rangers – 8:05 p.m. ET
Shohei Ohtani is an absolute electric factory. His most recent highlight-reel home run has him in a share of the league lead with seven.
And oh, yeah, he’s a pretty good pitcher, too: The 1.62 WHIP is frightening, but he regularly works himself out of those jams as evidenced by his sparkling 14.5 K/9 and 1.04 ERA with ZERO home runs allowed in two starts. He has no wins (meaningless stat, but meaningful here) given the lack of run support in his outings. That changes tonight.
The Angels should get also-pretty-good player Mike Trout (elbow) back in the lineup after a two-game absence, and they face career mediocre righty Jordan Lyles. Expect L.A. to build on its momentum after avoiding a sweep in Houston yesterday.
Pick: Angels -143
DFS Value Play: Jared Walsh ($4300)