Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on May 7. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from the NHL, NBA, and Major League Baseball.
Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks – 3:30 PM ET
Kicking off our daily sports bet is the game between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics, tied at 1-1 in this series, head to Milwaukee after winning a few nights ago. If they can steal a game from the Bucks at home, they’ll be in good shape. Boston’s offense has hit a bit of a rough patch, averaging 99 points per game.
The Bucks offense has actually been worse in terms of points per game. So far, Milwaukee has averaged just 93.5 points per game. Now that they’re back at home, the Bucks will hopefully have a more potent offense. We have to keep in mind that they’re playing one of the best defenses in the NBA, however. With that, we’ll take Boston on the road +1.5 tonight.
New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7:00 PM ET
Jumping forward to later in the night, we’ll see the Rangers versus the Penguins. This is Game 3 of a series that is currently tied at 1-1. The Rangers landed a 5-2 victory over the Penguins in Game 2 and will hope to repeat their success. As long as they play airtight defense against Pittsburgh, they should be in good shape.
The same game plan could be said for the Penguins, who need to play better defense. Their average goals against during the regular season were only 2.71. In Game 1, they pulled off a narrow victory over the Rangers 4-3 in triple overtime. Tonight, they’ll hope to capture some of that magic again as they host the Rangers.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves – 7:20 PM ET
Moving from the NHL to MLB we’ll see the Milwaukee Brewers face the Atlanta Braves. The Brewers are 19-8 at the moment, ranking first in the NL Central. They’ve won their last four games, one of which being a 6-3 victory over the Braves. On the mound tonight is Corbin Burnes, who is 1-1 this season.
The Braves, 12-16, will hope to snap the winning streak of the Brewers tonight. To do so, they’ll need some pretty great pitching. The 3-2 Max Fried should be able to provide them with the start they need on the mound. Fried has a 3.00 ERA and has thrown 27 strikeouts in 30 innings pitched. We’ll take Fried and the Braves tonight.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors – 8:30 PM ET
With the series tied at 1-1, this game is going to be tough to call. The Grizzlies, after losing one of two games at home, now have to face the Warriors on the road. Dillon Brooks has been ruled out for this game, which could be a concern for Memphis. However, they aren’t the only team that will be missing depth players.
Both Gary Payton II and Andre Iguodala have been ruled out for this game. Although the Warriors are at home, the Grizzlies are coming off of a win. The Warriors are also heavy favorites, giving up seven points in this game. We think this one will end pretty close, so we’ll take the Grizzlies +7 here.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners – 9:10 PM ET
Closing out the night is the Tampa Bay Rays vs. the Seattle Mariners. The Rays, currently 17-10, have an 8-3 record on the road. Drew Rasmussen will get the start on the mound for the Rays. Rasmussen has an ERA of 3.13 over 23 innings pitched with a record of 2-1 this season. He’ll have his hands full with the batters of the Mariners though.
Seattle has fairly strong batting, but they’re weak at the pitching position today. Getting the start is the 1-3 Marco Gonzales. Considering the Rays have a team batting average of .247, Tampa Bay has the advantage here. The Rays come in at -140, but they’re definitely the best pick for this game.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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