Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on Friday, April 22nd. We have two games from the NBA, two from Major League Baseball, and one on ice in the NHL. Here they are:
Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks
The Heat lead this series 2-0, and have no doubt been the better team. If the Hawks are going to get one in this series, it needs to be this one. There seems to be a game where Trae Young goes off, and no one on the planet can stop him. This looks like one of those games.
Look for the underdog Hawks to use all the Young they can get and come away with a home win here. Taking the Hawks as the small underdog seems to be the way to go with this one on Friday. Atlanta Hawks +1 over Miami Heat.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls
The defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks are coming off a home loss to the Bulls in Game 2. But, now the wake-up call has been given, it’s time for Giannis and his teammates to get back on track. Milwaukee will be without key scorer Khris Middleton, but the Bucks bench has been a key factor all season.
The Bucks come out in Game 3 with more inspired play, and move this series back in their favor. Milwaukee wins Game 3 on the road. Take the Bucks at -2 over the Bulls on Friday.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis will send lefthander Steven Matz to the mound in this game. The Cardinals are playing their eighth game of a long road trip, but have fared well with 4 wins so far. The Reds are the worst team in the National League right now with just 2 wins on the season.
Hunter Greene goes in this game, and will throw smoke, but the experienced St. Louis hitters are up for the challenge. Offense wins out in this game, and the slide continues for Cincinnati. Seems to be nice value on the Cardinals -125.
Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves
Two National League East teams under .500 will get together for the first of three in Atlanta. The pitching matchup is not one of be overly thrilled by, although Trevor Rogers has potential that he hasn’t reached yet this season.
Kyle Wright goes for the Braves, and he has been terrific in the early going. Wright has thrown 11 innings, and struck out 15 batters. The Marlins are prone to striking out. Take Atlanta at home here. Betting Braves -140 is the way to go here.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers
The Colorado Avalanche are already in the postseason, and the top seed in the Western Conference. The Oilers are closing in on a spot, up seven points with five games to play. Both of these teams can score, and score quickly.
But, this one seems to make sense to bet on the more motivated team, and that’s Edmonton. Despite Mike Smith and his troubles between the pipes, taking the value on Edmonton at +115 seems to be the way to go on Friday.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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