Degen’s Best Sports Bet Picks for 5/3/21: NBA, NHL & MLB

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Your favorite Degens give you their Sports Bet Picks for 5/3/21. Listen to the Degen’s NBA win totals episode, their MLB futures episode and Max’s NHL Power rankings post.

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Max’s Sports Bet Picks for 5/3/21

 

NBA

Sports Bet Picks for 5/3/21

 

POR (1.5) at ATL (-1.5)

Pick: Bet $20 ML POR (105)

Total: 235.5 (Lean Under – 227)

Predicted Score: POR 116 – ATL 111

Notes: The Blazers have won 4 in a row after their win over Boston yesterday. But it is now their 5th straight road game and 3rd game in 4 nights. So I am worries they will be let down today. Especially with Atlanta getting Trae Young back and producing a win two days ago. Still, it’s hard t argue with how Portland is playing since Lillard’s return. $20 ML bet on the Blazers.

 

NYK (3.5) at MEM (-3.5)

Pick: Bet $20 ML NYK (130)

Total: 218.5 (Lean Over – 219)

Predicted Score: NYK 115 – MEM 104

Notes: The Knicks have won 4 of 5 but I am always hesitant of betting them on the road. They are a much better home team than road team. Still, they have managed to go 4-2 on the road over the last month and are shooting at a 56.5 EFG% during that span. Memphis just split two games with Orlando and continue some poor shooting. $20 ML bet on the Knicks.

 

DEN (-1.5) at LAL (1.5)

Pick: Bet $20 ML DEN (-130)

Total: 219.5 (Lean Over – 220)

Predicted Score: DEN 112 – LAL 108

Notes: My third and last of hesitant bets here. The Nuggets have won 5 in a row and the Lakers have lost 3 in a row after losing to the Raptors last night. It’s only a matter of time before the Lakers figure things out and start winning again. I fear it could be today. $20 ML bet on the Nuggets.

 

ORL (2.5) at DET (-2.5)

Pick: Lean DET

Total: 213.5 (Lean Under – 207)

Predicted Score: ORL 101 – DET 106

Notes: Not only do both teams suck but they also have a slew of injuries. So this will really be like a D-League game tonight.

 

IND (4.5) at WAS (-4.5)

Pick: Lean IND

Total: 246.5 (Lean Under – 239)

Predicted Score: IND 119 – WAS 120

Notes: A word of caution when looking at Indiana’s metrics. That blowout over OKC will probably skew everything. I originally had Indy winning by 7. The Wizards are coming off a close loss to Dallas and are poised to get back to their winning ways. That said, with Indiana getting a little healthier, this could be a very close one.

 

GSW (2.5) at NOP (-2.5)

Pick: Lean GSW

Total: 237.5 (Lean Under – 227)

Predicted Score: GSW 113 – NOP 114

Notes: New Orleans grabbed an OT win over Minnesota two days ago and have proven that they can kind of beat the bad teams in this league. The Warriors beat Houston their last go around but lost to Minnesota before that – proving that maybe they can beat the bad teams in this league. What does that matter in tonight’s game? Absolutely nothing. What you have is a subpar road team against a subpar home team and probably a close match-up.

 

PHI (-6.5) at CHI (6.5)

Pick: Lean CHI

Total: 215.5 (Lean Over – 216)

Predicted Score: PHI 107 – CHI 109

Notes:  Fuck the Bulls. There. Got that out of the way. Zach Lavine is doubtful and Vucevic is questionable for the game tonight. And with Philly playing yesterday – in OT – you have to wonder about Embiid’s availability tonight.

 

SAS (5.5) at UTA (-5.5)

Pick: Lean SAS

Total: 223.5 (Lean Under – 223)

Predicted Score: SAS 111 – UTA 112

Notes: The Spurs lost a close one to Philly yesterday. It was on a tip in shot in OT with no time remaining. I had bet on the Spurs to win so it was a bad beat for sure. It was their third loss in a row and their third close one. Utah has had a weird week and could be vulnerable to an upset. Or they could win by 40.

 

NHL

 

Sports Bet Picks for 5/3/21

 

Toronto Maple Leafs (-150) at Montreal Canadiens (135)

Pick: Bet $20 Toronto

Notes: Toronto has won 5 in a row and face off against a Canadiens team that is only above .500 at home due to back-to-back home wins this past weekend. This is Montreal’s third game in four nights and they don’t fair well under these circumstances. Toronto is 17-6-2 on the road this season and are gearing up for a playoff run. $20 bet on the Maple Leafs.

 

Los Angeles Kings (128) at Arizona Coyotes (-142)

Pick: Bet $20 Los Angeles

Notes: LA just split 4 games with the lowly Ducks after losing 4-0 to the Coyotes a little over a week ago. But the Coyotes are not a team that can find consistency and while they dominated LA in that game, it’s quite possible they end up being shutout today instead. $20 bet on the Kings.

 

New York Islanders (-255) at Buffalo Sabres (223)

Pick: Lean Buffalo

 

Pittsburgh Penguins (-166) at Philadelphia Flyers (149)

Pick: Lean Philadelphia

 

Chicago Blackhawks (213) at Carolina Hurricanes (-243)

Pick: Lean Chicago

 

Washington Capitals (-110) at New York Rangers (-110)

Pick: Lean New York

 

Nashville Predators (-184) at Columbus Blue Jackets (165)

Pick: Lean Columbus

 

Boston Bruins (-234) at New Jersey Devils (205)

Pick: Lean New Jersey

 

Winnipeg Jets (-149) at Ottawa Senators (135)

Pick: Lean Winnipeg

Notes: My metrics say Winnipeg. But from the line movement, Ottawa could be the play

 

Dallas Stars (129) at Florida Panthers (-143)

Pick: Lean Florida

 

Anaheim Ducks (225) at St. Louis Blues (-259)

Pick: Lean Anaheim

 

Vegas Golden Knights (-125) at Minnesota Wild (113)

Pick: Lean Vegas

 

Edmonton Oilers (-205) at Vancouver Canucks (182)

Pick: Lean Vancouver

 

Colorado Avalanche (-259) at San Jose Sharks (226)

Pick: Lean Colorado

 

MLB

 

Sports Bet Picks for 5/3/21

 

MIL (108) at PHI (-117)

Pitchers: A. Houser (ERA: 3.83 – Road ERA: 1.96 – Avg. ML: 109) vs. V. Velasquez (ERA: 5.56 – Home ERA: n/a – Avg. ML: -103)

Pick: Bet $20 PHI

Notes: After losing 2 to the Mets, one in questionable fashion, the Phillies are poised to get a win today against a Brewers team that is coming off a 12-run loss to the Dodgers. Milwaukee has not been terrible and Houser has been very good on the road – but I like Philadelphia to win this opener after not having to travel yesterday and being pissed about the game result.

 

TEX (153) at MIN (-167)

Pitchers: D. Dunning (ERA: 4.05 – Road ERA: 7.26 – Avg. ML: 132) vs. K. Maeda (ERA: 6.83 – Home ERA: 4.39 – Avg. ML: -127)

Pick: Bet $20 TEX

Notes: The Rangers just took 3 of 4 from Boston and head to Minnesota to play a disappointing Twins team. Minnesota is 5-8 at home this year and are 6 games behind the first place Royals. There is definitely value in Texas in this game and this series. $20 bet on the Rangers.

 

SF (112) at COL (-122)

Pitchers: A. Sanchez (ERA: 2.31 – Road ERA: 1.96 – Avg. ML: 109) vs. G. Marquez (ERA: 3.51 – Home ERA: 3.13 – Avg. ML: 123)

Pick: Bet $20 COL

Notes: The Giants are coming off a win yesterday while the Rockies just lost 3 of 4 to Arizona – letting Merill Kelly fucking beat them yesterday. But the Rockies are better at home and the Giants have struggled a bit on the road. I love Sanchez for San Francisco but the Rockies should be able to get the win today. $20 bet on the Rockies.

 

TOR (112) at OAK (-122)

Pitchers: S. Matz (ERA: 4.11 – Road ERA: 2.63 – Avg. ML: -118) vs. F. Montas (ERA: 6.32 – Home ERA: 9.59 – Avg. ML: 104)

Pick: Bet $20 OAK

Notes: Near-elite Steve Matz gets the start for the Blue Jays. He’s been very good on the road and facing Frankie Montas – who has a 9.59 home ERA. The Jays just swept the Braves and look good while Oakland got dominated by the Orioles. Still, I like the A’s to get the opening win – avoiding the travel yesterday while Toronto had to come over from the East Coast. $20 bet on the A’s.

 

LAD (-186) at CHC (171)

Pitchers: W. Buehler (ERA: 3.18 – Road ERA: 3 – Avg. ML: -201) vs. K. Hendricks (ERA: 7.7 – Home ERA: 5.68 – Avg. ML: -107)

Pick: Lean LAD

 

NYM () at STL ()

Pitchers: Undecided vs. A. Wainwright (ERA: 4.15 – Home ERA: 2.84 – Avg. ML: 107)

Pick: TBD

 

CLE (-110) at KC (102)

Pitchers: A. Civale (ERA: 3.05 – Road ERA: 2.77 – Avg. ML: -105) vs. D. Lynch (ERA: n/a – Home ERA: n/a – Avg. ML: n/a)

Pick: Lean KC

Notes: I almost wanted to bet this one to make a David Lynch joke on the show.

 

TB (-113) at LAA (105)

Pitchers: T. Glasnow (ERA: 1.69 – Road ERA: 1.06 – Avg. ML: -146) vs. S. Ohtani (ERA: 3.41 – Home ERA: 1.1 – Avg. ML: -156)

Pick: Lean TB

Notes: Love Glasnow out there against the circus sideshow that is Ohtani. But the line movement was suspect.

 

PIT () at SD ()

Pitchers: T. Anderson (ERA: 3.44 – Road ERA: 4.5 – Avg. ML: 139) vs. M. Diaz (ERA: n/a – Home ERA: n/a – Avg. ML: n/a)

Pick: TBD

 

BAL () at SEA ()

Pitchers: D. Kremer (ERA: 8.81 – Road ERA: 5 – Avg. ML: 150) vs. Undecided

Pick: TBD