Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on May 1st. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from the NHL, Major League Baseball, and the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics – 1:00 PM ET
Our first game of the day is perhaps the must-watch game of the day. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks will face off against the Boston Celtics. The offense of the Bucks is one of the best in the league, but they face a tough defense now. In fact, the Bucks come in as 4.5-point underdogs tonight.
The reason for the Bucks being underdogs is they’re playing one of the best defenses in the NBA. Boston made easy work of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the first round. With their eyes set on the Bucks, look for Jaylen Brown to be a big factor in this game. We think this game could end with a very close score, so we’ll take the Bucks +4.5.
Seattle Kraken vs. Winnipeg Jets – 2:00 PM ET
Continuing our daily rundown is an early NHL game between the Kraken and the Jets. The Kraken, currently 27-48-6, have already been eliminated from playoff contention. However, this will give them a chance to work towards a better record this season. LW Jaden Schwartz has been ruled out for this game, so keep that in mind when betting.
The Winnipeg Jets have a record of 38-32-11 with a home record of 22-15-3 at home. This is a great matchup for the Jets, who have won their last three games. The Jets average three goals per game but surrender an average of 3.06. This could be a much closer game than expected, but we’d take Winnipeg -190 here.
New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals – 2:10 PM ET
The New York Yankees are 15-6 this season with a 5-3 record on the road. Tonight, they face the Kansas City Royals, who are 7-12 with a 5-7 record at home. This game looks as if it will be a pitching battle, with the Yankees starting one of their best. The 2-0 RHP Luis Severino will get the start on the mound tonight.
The Kansas City Royals will also start one of their better pitchers in Daniel Lynch. Lynch is 2-1 this season, throwing 16 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched. This could come down to which team surrenders a run first. Either way, we expect a low-run game with the Yankees pulling it out in the end.
Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants – 4:05 PM ET
Staying inside of Major League Baseball, the Washington Nationals face the San Francisco Giants today. The Nationals, 7-16, have a chance to get a key win over the Giants here. If they do, they’ll at least have won two games of a six-game series. A few nights ago the Nationals notched a 14-4 win over the Giants. They’ll hope to do that again here.
The Giants, on the other hand, have different plans. They’ll send the 1-0 Alex Cobb to the mound in an effort to shut down the Nationals batters. As a team, the Giants have a batting average of .240, hitting 24 total home runs this season. We expect another strong showing from the Giants here.
To close our daily rundown, we have the first game between the Warriors and Grizzlies. The Warriors beat Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets in five games. With Stephen Curry back and healthy, they’ll have a slight edge over Memphis. Golden State comes in as narrow favorites here, with just a two-point margin.
The offense of the Grizzlies should be able to get going against the Warriors defense. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, they’ll be without their interior presence, Steven Adams. Adams is a great defensive and rebounding presence. Without Adams, the Grizzlies could have trouble controlling the paint.
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