The conference finals in both the NBA and the NHL playoffs continue to wind down this week and while there is still some work to be done in a pair of the best-of-seven series, sports bettors at America’s Bookie already have a pretty good idea which two teams will be battling out for a world title in both sports.
Starting in the NBA, the Golden State Warriors served notice that they are ready to reclaim their spot at the top of the list coming out of the Western Conference with Monday’s 129-115 victory against San Antonio as 11-point road favorites to complete their third-straight four-game sweep in this year’s playoffs. The also made short work of Portland and Utah to run their postseason record to 12-0 straight-up while going 8-4 against the spread.
The Cleveland Cavaliers reeled off 10 SU wins in a row while sweeping both Indiana and Toronto before taking an early 2-0 series lead against Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals. Things went off track a bit in Sunday’s stunning 111-108 loss in Game 3 as heavy 16-point home favorites, but you get the feeling that Cleveland is going to right the ship on Tuesday night as a 15-point favorite at home for Game 4.
Tip-off from Quicken Loans Arena is set for 8:30 p.m. (ET) and the game will be available on TNT. Online Sportsbook, America’s Bookie has set the total line for this matchup at 216 points and it has gone OVER in two of the first three games. Game 5 back in Boston is set for Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. on TNT.
The Nashville Predators stunned the betting world with their unexpected four-game sweep of the No. 1 seed Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round of the NHL’s Western Conference Playoffs, but they proved that is was not a fluke with a six-game run past both St. Louis and Anaheim in the next two rounds to secure a spot in this season’s Stanley Cup Finals. The Predators put the finishing touches on Anaheim this past Monday night with a 6-3 victory in Game 6 as -136 home favorites.
Over in this East, Pittsburgh Penguins are just one victory away from making a return trip to finals after winning the Stanley Cup in 2016. The Penguins head into Tuesday night’s Game 6 against the surprising Ottawa Senators as solid -152 road favorites with America’s Bookie and the total for this 8 p.m. start on NBC Sports Network has been set at five. The Senators took the early 2-1 series lead in this best-of-seven clash, but the Penguins bounced back with two-straight wins while outscoring Ottawa a combined 10-2. If necessary, a deciding Game 7 is set for Thursday night in Pittsburgh at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
With the overall betting action winding down in the NBA and the NHL, America’s Bookie still has you covered with a full set of daily betting odds for a packed schedule of MLB games. The featured matchup in the first game of Tuesday night’s double header on ESPN pits the San Francisco Giants on the road against the Chicago Cubs in a 7 p.m. start at Wrigley. The Giants drew first blood in this extended four-game series with Monday night’s 6-4 victory as heavy +190 road underdogs and the total ended as a PUSH on a hefty 10-run closing line. Chicago has been opened as a -159 favorite for Game 2 with Jon Lester getting the start. Johnny Cueto will be on the mound for San Francisco.
Later Tuesday night on ESPN in a 10 p.m. start out on the West Coast, the St. Louis Cardinals will be on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lance Lynn will get the start for St. Louis while the Dodgers will turn to Clayton Kershaw to get the win as prohibitive -245 home favorites