- The Colorado Avalanche are -115 favorites over the Vegas Golden Knights to take a 3-0 series lead.
- The New York Yankees’ and Boston Red Sox’s series opener is listed as a pick ‘em with both teams having -110 odds.
- Stefanos Tsitsipas is a sizable -750 favorite over John Isner in the French Open.
NEW YORK – Friday’s slate of sporting events is loaded with betting opportunities through the NHL Playoffs, baseball’s biggest rivalry and the French Open. Those looking for value picks for the day have come to the right spot.
NHL Playoffs Odds: Avalanche vs Golden Knights
After taking a 2-0 series lead with an overtime goal on Wednesday, the Colorado Avalanche find themselves as road favorites over the Vegas Golden Knights. The line is close and either team has value, but the best bet of the game could be the Under for the second game in a row.
Vegas Golden Knights vs Colorado Avalanche Total Odds
- Over 5.5 -105
- Under 5.5 -115
We mentioned this in Wednesday’s Daily Sports Betting Preview, and online sportsbooks have yet to adjust the betting line. Vegas allowed the fewest goals per game this season (2.18) and Colorado allowed the third-fewest (2.36).
The 7-1 final score in Game 1 was a fluke while the 3-2 final in Game 2 is much more representative of the team’s true abilities.
MLB Odds: New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
The biggest rivalry in baseball is back for the first time of the 2021 season. The teams are even on the moneyline with odds of -110 apiece, but we’ll be looking at the total for the best bet of the game.
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox Total Odds
- Over 9 -125
- Under 9 +105
These two teams simply aren’t hitting the ball well enough to justify MLB betting sites having the Under as the betting underdog.
Over the last two weeks both the Yankees (.226) and the Red Sox (.215) rank in the bottom seven for batting average. Boston also has the lowest OBP in the MLB (.276) over that span while the Yankees have the third-lowest slugging percentage.
Also, the Yankees have scored two or fewer runs in seven of their last 10 games and the Red Sox have scored two or fewer in three of their last five contests.
French Open Odds: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs John Isner
Stefanos Tsitsipas may be, other than Rafael Nadal, the best clay-court player in the world.
Tsitsipas is only favored by 5 games in the match, a line that may be a bit too small for the -750 overall favorite. Isner is a tough guy to break consistently, but Tsitsipas has shown he can beat anybody on clay having only dropped sets to two players this season.
Tsitsipas vs Isner Game Spread Betting Odds
- Tsitsipas -5 (-125)
- Isner +5 (-105)
Clay courts don’t fit Isner’s playstyle too well and Tsitsipas should be able to cover the five-game spread in this match. Those betting on the French Open won’t want to miss this.
Nick got involved with the world of sports at a young age and never turned his back on it. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Broadcast/Journalism. In his free time, you can catch him at the bottom of the leaderboards on any video game he’s playing.