It's been a big Week of sport and the NBA Playoffs have been heating up! Although the Playoffs were suspended due to players boycotting games in protest to the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Wisconsin. But a few days later the Players Players’ Union agreed to resume play – as part of the agreement, the league committed to a new series of social justice efforts.
The volume on Wagerr continues to climb as the NBA Playoffs heat up and the China Super league starts to draw in betting volume. The results across leagues were mixed with large mints and burns making for some impressive Masternode rewards and a net burn of ~180k WGR. See the full breakdown here
NBA Finals special continues
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With 7 game matchups between all quarter-finalists, across both conferences, that’s a lot of value to have.
The chain has been unkind to us so far but we are back with vengeance. In our eyes, Boston should be favourites to beat the Raptors but the market is saying otherwise. With the Celtics at +103, we can’t go past putting a cheeky bet on this one.
Key Matchups this week
Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics
Both the teams are defensively solid and boast of good three-point shooters. The Raptors will be motivated to make it 1-1 in the series after a disheartening loss. However, the Celtics have multiple players who can take over a game in the closing minutes. It should be a close game.
Miami Heat vs Milwaukee Bucks
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler eliminated any doubt he was a primary player. Jimmy Butler's 40 Points Leads Miami Heat To A 115-104 Victory Against The Milwaukee Bucks In Game 1. Miami are still outsiders or game 2 and the Bucks, who are the No. 1 seed in the East, have now lost three of their four meetings with the Heat this season.
Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder live to fight another day after clawing their way to a 104-100 win over the Houston Rockets in Game 6. Chirs Paul was the hero for the Thunder scoring 28 points, 15 of which came in the fourth quarter. Danilo Gallinari added 25 points, including the final two free throws to ice the win. The two teams will face off in less than 48 hours in a winner-take-all Game 7.
Rabbitohs v Storm
Souths have caught fire over the past month, piling on 94 points in their previous two matches and averaging 37 over their past five games. The Bunnies have to get by without Latrell Mitchell for the rest of the season, but they provided compelling evidence against the Eels that they have the players ready to step up.
The Storm welcomed back their big guns last week and kept hold of second spot after brushing aside a slumping Manly. The minor premiership is still within Melbourne's reach but they're going to need competition leaders Penrith to slip up in the run to the finals.
Raiders v Roosters
As if a grand final rematch wasn't interesting enough, the expected return of Sonny Bill Williams adds another layer to a clash that will have a big bearing on the top four.
The Roosters are tipped to travel to Canberra with some precious cargo including Williams, who last played NRL in 2014, and potentially other stars who have been in the casualty ward.
UEFA Nations League
Germany v Spain
This could be a fantastic clash between two international teams with such exciting young squads. This game could go either way, but we are predicting a narrow home win, even without Germany’s Bayern continent. With the attacking players available to both teams, it should also be a high-scoring and attacking game, so we are also backing the over 2.5 goals scored.
Philadelphia Flyers v NY Islanders
It doesn’t matter who the goalie is for the New York Islanders at this point, they are just going to keep shutting teams down.
Thomas Greiss stopped 36 shots and Brock Nelson scored a pair of goals for the New York Islanders on Sunday night in a 3-2 Game 4 win, giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Philadelphia Flyers. The Islanders are now just one win away from their first trip to the Conference Finals since 1993 and have a chance to punch that ticket on Tuesday night.
Las Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks
We have to go with the Golden Knights to wrap up this series. Vegas is 11-3 the last 14 games in this series and they are 12-2 in their last 14 games overall. All of Vegas' last six wins against the Caucks have been by two goals or more and they have outscored the Canucks 13-3 in the three wins in this series, plus we not that Vegas has won by two goals or more in six of their 10 playoff wins so far.
Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees
The Rays are pitching well at the moment and have given up five runs in their last four games. Even though they are a good offensive team, the Yankees haven’t played well in recent games, scoring 11 runs in their last five games. They struggled at the plate the last time they faced Glasnow, finishing with two hits and two runs and will have a hard time scoring again in this game. The Rays have also hit the ball well during their streak, scoring 18 runs in their last three games and will get to Cole, who has given up seven runs in his last two starts.
Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to shine and are the best team in baseball. Manager Dave Roberts has propelled his team to the second highest-scoring offense and best pitching in the NL. They now return to Dodger Stadium for a three-game series against a struggling Arizona Diamondbacks squad starting Tuesday night. The Diamondbacks will send to Alex Young to the hill, and the Dodgers will counter with Julio Urias. L.A. leads the season series 3-1.