Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on May 4. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from the NHL, Major League Baseball, and the NBA.
Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles – 7:05 PM ET
We’re going to start our daily sports bet with a fun one between the Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles. The Twins are 15-9 this season with a 7-5 record on the road. They’ve already won the first two games of this series and will look to extend it to three. The 3-1 Dylan Bundy will take the mound for the Twins today.
On the Orioles side, the 0-1 Kyle Bradish will get the start. Bradish has only pitched six innings this season, allowing five hits through six. The batters for Baltimore are also slightly behind the Twins in terms of team batting average. Because of this, we’ll take the Twins to win the game tonight.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat – 7:30 PM ET
The 76ers lost the first game of the series and now are hoping to get one back. The last thing they’ll want to do is lose both games on the road to the Heat. Although they’ll return home after this game, they’d like to even things up. Unfortunately, Joel Embiid has been ruled out for tonight, leaving it up to James Harden.
The Miami Heat have a few ways of stopping James Harden and did it in Game 1. All they’ll need to do is repeat the same formula tonight. One player they should keep their eyes on is Tyrese Maxey. Maxey can be an incredible scorer if he goes under the Heat’s radar. We’ll take the 76ers to cover the +8-point spread tonight.
Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies – 8:40 PM ET
The Washington Nationals have a 9-16 record this season, however, are 6-5 on the road. Surprisingly enough, they landed an incredible 10-2 win over the Rockies yesterday. With the team trending upwards, they head into Game 2 against Colorado. The tough news is the 0-4 Patrick Corbin will be on the mound for Washington today.
The Rockies will start LHP Austin Gomber and hope he can secure a win tonight. Gomber has a 3.86 ERA, which is much better than Corbin’s 8.69. The Rockies have a strong team batting average of .262 and an on-base percentage of .334. Against Corbin, the Rockies should easily get a win tonight.
St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild – 9:30 PM ET
The next two games are pretty late in the day but are good ones to bet on. The Blues already secured a Game 1 win over the Minnesota Wild and now look for win number two. The offense of the Blues easily overwhelmed Minnesota’s defense, winning the game 4-0. We don’t expect to see a hiccup from the Blues tonight, especially in terms of defense.
The Wild couldn’t get their offense off the ground in Game 1 of this series. Tonight, they should have a better game plan in place to put up goals. The real question is whether they can stop the offense of the Blues. They come in at -130 on the Moneyline, but we think the Blues are actually the better pick.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns – 10:00 PM ET
Our last game of the night will see the Dallas Mavericks face the Phoenix Suns. Dallas is already down 0-1 in this seven-game series. Defensively, the Mavericks rank as the best in the NBA, but they had no answers for Phoenix in Game 1. In order to get a win tonight, we’ll need to see a step up on offense and defense.
One player that we’d recommend everyone pay attention to tonight is Chris Paul. Devin Booker will likely be targeted by the Mavericks defense, leaving Paul to have a great game. In Game 1, he put up 19 points against the Mavericks, we expect more tonight. Although we believe the Suns will win this game, we’ll take the Mavericks +6.5 to cover the spread.
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.