Degen’s Best Sports Bet Picks for 4/20/21: NBA, NHL & MLB

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Max’s Sports Bet Picks for 4/20/21

 

NBA

Sports Bet Picks for 4/20/21

BKN (2.5) at NOP (-2.5)

Pick: Bet $20 BKN

Total: 231.5 (Lean Under – 225)

Predicted Score: BKN 115 – NOP 110

Notes: I’m starting to think that Harden, Durant and Kyrie are actually just two people sharing disguises. You never see the 3 of them on the court at the same time. Durant is out today and there is a chance Harden could play … soon. Just not tonight. New Orleans has lost 3 in a row – including 2 in OT. The Nets lost a close one to Miami even with Durant only playing 4 minutes of that game and Kyrie shooting 2-9 from 3. I think Brooklyn could still win this one but I’ll take the points.

 

ORL (12.5) at ATL (-12.5)

Pick: Lean ORL

Total: 218.5 (Lean Over – 226)

Predicted Score: ORL 111 – ATL 115

Notes: Orlando has lost 4 of 5 including a loss to the lowly Rockets. Atlanta has been fairly sharp lately and is shooting the ball quite well. The Hawks are starting to get healthy but do have some question marks tonight. I have the Hawks winning but this is too much chalk for me to give up on them.

 

CHA (5.5) at NYK (-5.5)

Pick: Lean CHA

Total: 209.5 (Lean Over – 224)

Predicted Score: CHA 110 – NYK 114

Notes: LaMelo Ball will start practicing again which could mean a return this season. But he won’t be there tonight to try and beat Julius Randle and the Knicks. New York has won 6 in a row and are 18-10 at home this season. Defense is still their bread and butter – ranking third in defensive efficiency in the league. One issue with the Knicks is they cannot defend the 3 at an elite level and Charlotte is a top 10 3-point shooting team. New York should win but I don’t quite have them covering.

 

MIN (3.5) at SAC (-3.5)

Pick: Lean MIN

Total: 237.5 (Lean Over – 241)

Predicted Score: MIN 121 – SAC 120

Notes: After their loss to the Clippers two days ago, the T-Wolves have now lost 7 straight road games and are an abysmal 5-24 on the road this season. The Kings broke their losing streak and saved Luke Walton’s job for now. The Kings’ effective field goal % is on a decline and this could be a rare road win for Minnesota as a result.

 

LAC (-8.5) at POR (8.5)

Pick: Lean LAC

Total: 226.5 (Lean Under – 217)

Predicted Score: LAC 113 – POR 104

Notes: The Clippers should get the win here and I have them covering – but they aren’t covering games ATS that consistently. Portland does not have Lillard again so the Blazers will struggle to keep up. A lean on the Clippers.

 

NHL

Sports Bet Picks for 4/20/21

Columbus Blue Jackets (184) at Florida Panthers (-208)

Pick: Bet $20 Florida

Notes: Columbus is slumping badly right now and Florida is 15-4-3 at home. Screw it. $20 bet on the Panthers.

 

New York Rangers (116) at New York Islanders (-128)

Pick: Bet $20 New York Rangers

Notes: The Rangers just swept a 4 game series against the Devils but now they have a real challenge against the Islanders. The Islanders are 18-2-2 at home this season. One of those losses is to the Rangers a little over a week ago. And I think the Rangers could do it again. Not much I love today and wish there was more of a payout on the Rangers but still, $20 bet on the Rangers.

 

Boston Bruins (-280) at Buffalo Sabres (242)

Pick: Lean Buffalo

Notes: Boston is on a 4-game winning streak but don’t look now! Buffalo has won 3 of 5 and almost beat Buffalo a week ago. Hell yeah there is some value here.

 

Carolina Hurricanes (105) at Tampa Bay Lightning (-118)

Pick: Lean Carolina

Notes: Carolina is not as good on the road as they are at home. But they nabbed a win over the Lightning on Monday. Not sure they can do it again but my metrics lean that way.

 

New Jersey Devils (222) at Pittsburgh Penguins (-254)

Pick: Lean New Jersey

Notes: The Devils suck and Penguins are 16-3-2 at home this year. But yeah, I still see value with the payout on NJ. Just no value if you lose. Lean on the Devils.

 

Detroit Red Wings (220) at Dallas Stars (-252)

Pick: Lean Detroit

Notes: Dallas got the win on Monday and more than likely do it again. Detroit is not very good on the road. But this payout pushes the implied probability in their direction.

 

Toronto Maple Leafs (-295) at Vancouver Canucks (254)

Pick: Lean Toronto

Notes: Vancouver will be playing a ton of games in a little bit of time. This team will be exhausted and pretty much a bet-against most nights. That’s the case tonight but way too much chalk for me.

 

Anaheim Ducks (131) at Los Angeles Kings (-146)

Pick: Lean Los Angeles

Notes: The Kings have been off almost a week. Funny thing about both teams – they both are coming off consecutive losses to the Golden Knights. Los Angeles should nab a win today.

 

MLB

Sports Bet Picks for 4/20/21

ARI (130) at CIN (-142)

Pitchers: Z. Gallen vs. L. Castillo

Pick: Bet $20 CIN

Notes: Damn, I hate the way the Reds have been playing lately but I think they bounce back today. Castillo has not been an ace this year and Zac with a C has looked solid. $20 bet on the Reds.

 

PIT (115) at DET (-124)

Pitchers: T. Anderson vs. M. Fulmer

Pick: Bet $20 DET

Notes: The Tigers just lost 4 in a row to Oakland while the Pirates stunned the Brewers – taking 2 of 3. I Like Fulmer on the mound today for Detroit and think they pull out a win.

 

BAL (103) at MIA (-111)

Pitchers: M. Harvey vs. N. Neidert

Pick: Bet $20 BAL

Notes: Miami has played some good baseball lately but Baltimore had a bounce back series against Texas. I like the Orioles’ offense and still have a spot in my heart for Matt Harvey.

 

SF (144) at PHI (-156)

Pitchers: L. Webb vs. Z. Wheeler

Pick: Bet $20 PHI

Notes: Near Elite Zach Wheeler is on the bump today and he’s been unhittable at home. The Phillies should get to Webb early and give Wheeler some cushion.

 

TOR (102) at BOS (-110)

Pitchers: H. Ryu vs. E. Rodriquez

Pick: Bet $20 TOR

Notes: Is Boston actually good? I guess they are. Rodriquez has been decent this season but Ryu should quiet the Boston bats today. The Toronto offense is starting to heat up and I like the Blue Jays to nab a win today.

 

TEX (173) at LAA (-190)

Pitchers: J. Lyles vs. S. Ohtani

Pick: Bet $20 TEX

Notes: Ohtani has looked good and Lyles is hittable. But the payout on Texas is nice and they have not been dreadful.

 

LAD (-194) at SEA (177)

Pitchers: J. Urias vs. M. Gonzalez

Pick: Lean LAD

Notes: Looks trappish.

 

CWS (-107) at CLE (-101)

Pitchers: C. Rodon vs. Z. Plesac

Pick: Lean CWS

Notes: Looks trappish.

 

MIN () at OAK ()

Pitchers: M. Shoemaker vs. S. Manaea

Pick: n/a

 

ATL (112) at NYY (-121)

Pitchers: C. Morton vs. J. Taillon

Pick: Lean NYY

Notes: Lucky is on the Braves.

 

STL (115) at WSH (-125)

Pitchers: A. Wainwright vs. P. Corbin

Pick: Lean WSH

 

NYM (-123) at CHC (114)

Pitchers: T. Walker vs. J. Arrieta

Pick: Lean NYM

Notes: Arrieta has been damn good at home this season but Tijuan Walker has not been too shabby. I like the Mets’ bats to do some damage in the later innings and sneak out a road win.

 

TB () at KC ()

Pitchers: R. Hill vs. B. Keller

Pick: n/a

 

HOU () at COL ()

Pitchers: L. Garcia vs. J. Gray

Pick: n/a

 

MIN () at OAK ()

Pitchers: UNDECIDED vs. UNDECIDED

Pick:

 

MIL (106) at SD (-114)

Pitchers: C. Burnes vs. C. Paddack

Pick: Lean MIL

Notes: Paddack has not been an ace this year and Burnes looks amazing so far. He will regress but even still, the Brewers’ bats are doing more damage than the Padres’ right now.

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