What You Need to Know for Tuesday’s NBA and NHL Playoffs / Get Your Kentucky Derby Betting Guide

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The post positions are set for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby with Zandon installed as the morning-line favorite at 3-1 and slotted in the No. 10 spot. Xpressbet editor-in-chief Jeremy Plonk has early reaction HERE.

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Two 2s for Tuesday

Two Game 2s are on the slate tonight, as the Celtics try to even things up with the Bucks, and the Warriors look to take a 2-0 series lead back to the West Coast. We have not seen notable line adjustments for the spread in either game, but both totals have been significantly adjusted following Game 1.

Lines for Tuesday’s games:
7 p.m. ET – Bucks vs. Celtics (-4.5, 215) (VIDEO PREVIEW)
9:30 p.m. ET – Warriors (-2, 227.5) vs. Grizzlies (VIDEO PREVIEW)

Game 1 closed Celtics -5 with a total of 218, so the spread remains roughly the same, but the total has been bet down three points. Game 1 in the West closed Warriors -2.5 and 224 on the total. Golden State remains a favorite after failing to cover in the one-point win, but the total has jumped a few points.

Here are the betting splits for the two Game 2s on Tuesday:


Every day throughout the playoffs, you can find JVT’s daily best bets and market report HERE.

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In Monday night’s action, the 76ers badly missed Joel Embiid in the 106-92 loss to Miami. The Heat scored nearly half (52) of their points in the paint, as Philadelphia missed Embiid’s presence on both ends of the floor. Miami led by as many as 21 in the game and opened an 8.5-point favorite for Game 2 on Wednesday.

In the late game, the Suns jumped out to a big lead early and let the Mavs back in the game, but narrowly covered the six-point spread thanks to a missed open three at the buzzer. It was a 121-114 win for Phoenix and one that led to a mild adjustment on the game total with a spread of -6 and a total of 216.

Updated Series Odds at DraftKings
Bucks (-130) / Celtics (+110)
Warriors (-550) / Grizzlies (+400)

Heat (-500) / 76ers (+360)
Suns (-475) / Mavericks (+350)

Dave Tuley: Be sure to check out "Tuley’s Takes" every day throughout the NBA Playoffs as well with a recap of the night before and best bets for that day. KEEP READING

Four NHL Series Start on Second Night of Playoffs

Four series got under way on Monday and the other four will get started today. We have three big favorites on the board. Heavy chalk had a big ROI during the regular season, so we’ll see if it continues in the postseason as well.

Andy MacNeil previewed all four of these series and had some best bets for the opening round. READ MORE

Andy will also continue his daily best bets and market report throughout the Stanley Cup Playoffs HERE.

NHL Playoff Series Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook
Starts Tonight
Rangers (-115) vs. Penguins (-105)
Panthers (-340) vs. Capitals (+260)
Avalanche (-650) vs. Predators (+450)
Flames (-350) vs. Stars (+270)

Updated Series Prices
Hurricanes (-115) vs. Bruins (-105)
Maple Leafs (-120) vs. Lightning (+100)
Wild (-150) vs. Blues (+130) (Read Andy’s preview HERE)
Oilers (-250) vs. Kings (+200)

VSiN Programming: NBA & NHL Playoffs, Wells Fargo Championship


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Tuesday’s VSiN schedule is HERE. Today’s highlights:

  • Follow The Money (7 a.m. ET) includes our own Matt Youmans, CBS Sports MLB analyst David Samson and The Fourth Period’s Dennis Bernstein on the NHL Playoffs
  • A Numbers Game (10 a.m. ET) includes Drew Dinsick and Dan Besbris on the NBA, plus Mark Borchard’s MLB picks of the day
  • Afternoon highlights include Will Hill and betting analyst Sean Brace on The Lombardi Line (Noon ET), soccer analyst and former USMNT player Christopher Sullivan on Odds On (2 p.m. ET), former MLB pitcher Josh Towers on Betting Across America (3 p.m. ET) and Duane Colucci from the Rampart Sportsbook on The Edge (4 p.m. ET)
  • Stormy Buonantony hosts My Guys in the Desert (5 p.m. ET) with four guests, including MMA expert Lou Finocchiaro, Reid Fowler from DraftKings and Johnny Avello from DK Sportsbook and John Laghezza’s MLB thoughts
  • Evening and nighttime highlights include resident Detroit CityCast host Dan Leach on Rush Hour (6 p.m. ET), resident NHL expert Andy MacNeil and soccer bettor Paul Carr on Prime Time Action (7 p.m. ET), Chris Miles talks NBA on The Night Cap (10 p.m. ET) and our own Dave Ross, plus Joe Fann from WynnBET, with host Scott Seidenberg on The Lookahead (1 a.m. ET)
  • Also, keep an eye out later today for a new podcast episodes of Long Shots with Brady Kannon and Wes Reynolds and First Strike: First Look on the big UFC 274 card with Dave Ross.

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Back to Normal Business on Tuesday MLB Card

With each passing day, we’re finding out more and more about the teams and getting larger sample sizes of stats to decipher. We don’t have a lot of big-name pitchers on the bump, but there are some very intriging matchups, including the return of Padres righty Mike Clevinger to face his old team with a new name in the Guardians.

The AL East highlight series continues with the Yankees and Blue Jays in a battle between Jameson Taillon and Alek Manoah. We’ll also have our first battle of the season between the Giants and Dodgers after the epic five-game NLDS matchup that ended San Francisco’s season on a controversial check swing. The pitching matchup should live up to the hype with Carlos Rodon and Julio Urias.

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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights

Josh has a sharp money report for Tuesday with a look at the two Game 2s in the NBA Playoffs. READ MORE

Catch the latest edition of the Market Insights podcast (posted around Noon ET). LISTEN HERE

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Check out the new and improved Betting Splits page

What’s new with the most popular page on VSiN.com?

  • The percentages for handle and bets are now generated from an automated feed of data from all the action taken by DraftKings Sportsbook and updated every 10 minutes. (Before it was manually updated 3-4 times a day.)
  • An arrow appears when the percentage has increased or decreased in a recent update.
  • You can tab from league to league and scroll down to see all the games—not just for today’s matchups, but also for any markets that have been posted for future events.
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VSiN betting resources

  • VIDEO: Replays are posted HERE.
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  • TOOLS: Parlay calculator posted HERE.
  • BETTING SHEETS: From South Point and Circa posted HERE

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