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Here are the best bets for Tuesday, April 19:


The game: NBA Playoffs: Grizzlies -6.5 vs. Timberwolves

Odds/bet: -110 ($33 to earn $30)

The book: Caesars Sportsbook

Time/TV: 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Our take: The Memphis Grizzlies were surprisingly upset by the Minnesota Timberwolves at home in Game 1, but we expect that to change course tonight.

The Grizzlies have been one of the most consistent teams this season, as evidenced by their No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, so being home with healthy Ja Morant is a recipe for a win. bouncing.

The Timberwolves were riding the wave of momentum they had after an emotional win in the play-in tournament, but the bottom line is they aren’t as deep and battle-tested as the Grizz.


The game: NBA Playoffs: Trae Young over 25.5 points and Anthony Edwards under 24.5

Odds/bet: +255 ($10 to earn $25.50)

The book: FanDuel

Time/TV: Hawks at Heat 6:30 p.m. (TNT), Timberwolves and Grizzlies 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)

Our opinion : Young is coming off a disastrous performance in Game 1, while Edwards rides a 36-point streak in Game 1, but those numbers seem like outliers.

Young had been on fire throughout the stretch and carried the Hawks through the qualifying tournament, but he should be able to regain his elite scoring ways tonight as the top scorer after being limited to eight points against the Heat on Sunday. .

Edwards, on the other hand, will see his total score drop after facing the Grizzlies on Saturday as he has been an inconsistent scorer throughout the year and will face adjustments from an elite defense. of the Grizzlies.

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-Devin Jackson


The game: MLB: Padres -1.5 on reds

Odds/bet: +105 ($10 to earn $10.50)

The book: Caesars Sportsbook

Time/TV: 8:40 p.m. (MLB.tv or MLB Extra Innings)

Our opinion : We’re heading back to the pit tonight with the Padres rather than the Reds as they appear to have another giveaway game on their hands.

Joe Musgrove, who would be an ace on most MLB teams, will take the mound for the Padres tonight and draw the start against a patchwork Reds team that will likely turn to their bullpen early with the inexperienced Reiver Sanmartin starting .

The Padres are seeing star player Manny Machado warm up and should be able to pull off another multi-run win tonight against a Reds team that has cut its roster severely this offseason.


Monday’s best bets

  • NBA Playoffs: Warriors -7 vs. Nuggets (WIN $30)
  • MLB: Padres -1.5 on Reds (WINS $12)

Monday profit/loss: +$42.50 (2-0)

Total for the week: +42.50 (2-0)

Total for April: +$93.50 (23-17)

Total for 2022: -$101.90 (89-98)

REMARK: If a line or odds are negative, it considers the juice needed to place the bet. Ex: Team A is at -160 on the money line, you would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5 point favorite at -110, you would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)

Conversely, on the positive lines, if Team C is at +140 on the money line, a $100 will win $140 (or $10 to win $14).

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