NBA fans have been enjoying watching and betting on the playoffs so far this season, but Wednesday’s card is the lightest we’ve seen since the postseason began, with only one game on tap.
The good news is that we have plenty of MLB games to pick from, and we scoured the card to find the best bet for the night.
So without further ado, here are the two best bets (one MLB, one NBA) to wager on tonight, as we look to begin May on a high note.
Trail Blazers +3.5
The Nuggets played one of their best games of the playoffs so far in Game 1, as they used the momentum coming off a Game 7 win, and the home crowd behind them at the Pepsi Center, to put together a dominant 48-minute performance. Everything was going right for the Nuggets, as they played well defensively, got major contributors from their role players and their three-point shooting was great.
But it’s highly unlikely that they’ll be able to replicate that type of performance in consecutive showings.
The Blazers, on the other hand, have one of the best players in the playoffs suiting up for them in sharpshooter Damian Lillard. He’s put the team on his back in big moments this season, and we expect him to do so again in Game 2. Portland knows how important it is to play a complete game as they prepare to fly back and host the next contest, and we expect plenty of urgency and defensive adjustments from them on Wednesday. Take the points here.
Philadelphia Phillies ML
We’re happy to back the Phillies in this spot, as they’re coming off a home loss to the inferior Tigers, with their ace on the mound. Aaron Nola has had a few rough stretches here and there, but he continues to get run support from his team, and facing the Tigers’ anemic defense figures to be exactly what he needs to get back on track. Nola was great against the Tigers in the only time facing them back in 2016, giving up only two earned runs in six innings.
The Tigers had lost four straight before pulling off a win on Tuesday night, and they’re in a tough spot on Wednesday, with Nola looking to play the role of “stopper,” and also trying to revert to his 2018 form.