Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on May 10. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from Major League Baseball, the NBA, and NHL.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – 6:35 PM ET
We’ll begin our best daily sports bets with a game between the Dodgers and Pirates. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 19-8 this season with a 9-6 record on the road. The 2-0 Tony Gonsolin will also take the mound for the Dodgers tonight. Although they’re one of the best teams in Major League Baseball, they lost Game 1 to the Pirates.
Pittsburgh was able to pull off a 5-1 win over one of the best teams in the league. This was attributed to great pitching and batting on behalf of the Pirates. Tonight, Bryse Wilson will get the start on the mound. Although Wilson has a 0-1 record to start the year, he has an ERA of 3.79. Still, we don’t see the Pirates coming away with a win in tonight’s game.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat – 7:30 PM ET
With the series tied at 2-2, the 76ers have a chance to take a lead here. Philadelphia won both games at home but needs to win one on the road to avoid elimination. Currently, Joel Embiid is listed as “day-to-day”, but he played in Game 4 so we should see him tonight. With Embiid back in action, the 76ers only come in as three-point underdogs.
The Miami Heat are in a tough spot at the moment. Momentum is in favor of the 76ers along with health. The Heat have five players on the day-to-day list that could potentially miss this game. Because of this, we think the smarter bet is taking the 76ers on the road over the Miami Heat.
Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins – 7:40 PM ET
The Houston Astros are 18-11 this season as they prepare to face the Twins. On the mound is the 3-1 Justin Verlander, Verlander has an impressive ERA of 1.93. Over 32.2 innings pitched, Verlander has allowed just four home runs. Have no doubt, this game will be a pitching battle between Verlander and Joe Ryan.
Ryan, the starting pitcher for the Twins, also has a record of 3-1 this season. His ERA is lower than Verlander’s at 1.63. He’s pitched a few fewer innings than Verlander with 27.2 but has only allowed 2 home runs. The Twins also have much better batting than the Astros this year. With both pitchers being nearly even, we’ll take the better batting team, the Minnesota Twins.
St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild – 9:30 PM ET
Jumping forward into the night we’ll see an NHL Playoff match between the Blues and Wild. With the series tied at 2-2, this could be the opening the Blues need after a 5-2 win. If they can beat the Wild here, they’ll carry a 3-2 series lead into Game Six in St. Louis.
The Minnesota Wild should do everything in its power to avoid this scenario. If they play the Blues on the road, the Wild could find themselves in a lot of trouble. St. Louis has played well against Minnesota this season, and the Wild are 15-24 at the Xcel Energy Center in their playoff history. Jordan Binnington will likely start for St. Louis after getting the win in Game 4. Minnesota could give Marc-Andre Fleury a rest and give Cam Talbot a go, but we expect Fleury between the pipes.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns – 10:00 PM ET
The final game of the night is the Western Conference Semifinal. The Dallas Mavericks have found a way to tie up the series after winning both games at home. Their offense is really starting to produce for them, scoring 111 points in Game 4. However, tonight they head back to Phoenix and have to win one (or both) of the next two games.
The Phoenix Suns have taken a step back over the last few games. Emotions are running high and even PG Chris Paul said he needs to be better. One thing you can’t count out is the effect morale has on the team. Now that they’re returning home, we expect to see new life from the Suns tonight. We’ll take Phoenix to cover the six-point spread tonight.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.