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Sunday’s Best Draftkings Bets: Red Sox-Pirates, Pacers-Bucks, Predators-Canucks

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Another great day for the Winning Picks on Saturday, finishing 2-1. The under was once again able to cover in a Pirates game as they could only muster 2 runs in a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox. The Nuggets were able to pull away in the second half versus the Lakers and cover to win Game 1. The Islanders couldn’t cover the puck line as they fell to the hosting Hurricanes 3-1. We moved to 257-199-3 on the year.

The leans yesterday in the rest of the NBA/NHL playoffs did okay, finishing up 2-2 there. And today we have more of the same from the NBA and double the games in the NHL. For the NBA, I really like the underdogs in three separate matchups to cover. Despite no Jimmy Butler, I think nearly 15 points is too many points for the Heat not to cover against the Celtics. Likewise with the near double digit spread they are giving the Pelicans on the road against the Thunder. Both the 8th seeds cover today, and one of them will win. That will be the Pelicans.

With Mavericks/Clippers, I believe LA will cover the spread as short underdogs, but I don’t think they will win surprisingly. In the NHL, I like the over to cover in Lightning/Panthers as well as the under in Avalanche/Jets. As for Capitals/Rangers, I am on the puck line of Washington and honestly think they can steal Game 1 as nearly +200 underdogs.

Now time for the Winning Picks!

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Boston Red Sox at Pittsburgh Pirates (-148) O/U 8.5 1:35 PM on SportsNet Pittsburgh

Something has to start shaking in the Pirates favor right? The offensive needs it the most. After looking like the lumber company reincarnated the first week of the season, they have combined to score just 8 runs over their last 5 games after scoring 9 runs last Sunday in Philly, which happened to be their last win.

But have no fear, Martin Perez is here. The veteran left hander has been excellent this season for the Pirates. The calming presence in the rotation that they needed. The Bucs need to salvage a game against this underman Red Sox team that is without their two best hitters. I believe the offense gets back on track a bit today and Perez limits the Boston offense to lead the Pirates to a victory today.

Pirates Moneyline -148, Boston Red Sox 3 Pittsburgh Pirates 5

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Indiana Pacers (-1) at Milwaukee Bucks O/U 231.5 NBA Playoffs First Round 7:00 PM on TNT

No Giannis no chance? That is the possible current state of the Bucks as former MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo’s status remains unclear as they begin their first-round matchup with the Pacers. But even with Giannis in the lineup, the Bucks did not fare well with the Pacers this season going 1-4 against them. Granted, the last time these teams met was January 3rd, which was before the hiring of Doc Rivers and the acquisition of shutdown defender Patrick Beverley.

This will have to be a Damian Lillard legacy game for the Bucks to get the win today. He has played well in the playoffs before with Portland, especially in the first round. But even with a great game from Lillard, it will not be enough without Giannis. Indiana wins and covers, taking Game 1.

Pacers Cover -1.5, Indiana Pacers 121 Milwaukee Bucks 116

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Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks (-148) O/U 5.5 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round 10:00 PM on ESPN

It will be a late night for Smashville on the West Coast of Canada tonight as the surging Predators take on the surprising champions of the Pacific Division the Vancouver Canucks. Former Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has to be given a lot of credit for the rise of the Canucks, who were not predicted to be a playoff team headed into this season let alone a division winner.

Vancouver swept the season series against Nashville but that was before this crazy run was started by the Preds. The run was in large part to the Predators coaching staff canceling a planned trip to The Sphere in Las Vegas to see the band U2. And by canceling that trip, Nashville finally found what they were looking for. And with that momentum, they will find themselves with a win in Game 1 of this series over the Canucks.

Predators Moneyline +124, Nashville Predators 3 Vancouver Canucks 2

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Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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