Daily Sports Betting Preview: NBA, NHL and PGA Championship Odds

  • The Washington Wizards are -150 favorites over the Indiana Pacers for the No. 8 seed.
  • Vegas Golden Knights are narrow -115 betting favorites to take a 2-1 series lead over the Minnesota Wild.
  • Jon Rahm has odds of +120 to score better than Patrick Reed and Tommy Fleetwood in round one of the PGA Championship.

LAS VEGAS – We’re back again with another Daily Sports Betting Preview.

Today we’ll cover the NBA’s Eastern Conference play-in game, an NHL playoff matchup as well as the start of the PGA Championship. There’s a lot on the line tonight, so let’s get right into it.

NBA Betting: Wizards vs Pacers

The final play-in game in the Eastern Conference will be between the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers. The winner will be awarded the No. 8 seed while the loser will have their season ended. The Wizards are three-point favorites in the matchup.

Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Moneyline Odds

  • Washington Wizards -150
  • Indiana Pacers +130

In their first play-in games, the Wizards looked awful, scoring their fewest points since January 29 with both Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook in the lineup while the Pacers looked phenomenal, scoring 144 points on 55.2% shooting.

The Pacers might have value on the moneyline, but NBA bettors may want to look into the Over for the game as well.

Wizards vs. Pacers Total Odds

  • Over 237.5 (-110)
  • Under 237.5 (-110)

Washington allowed a league-high 118.5 points per game in the regular season and Indiana has been scoring 126.8 points per game since the start of May. The two have played three times this season and have had total scores of 295, 264, and 256, all well north of the current line.

Given the matchup and the projected pace of play, each team should be able to hit 120 points and make the Over cash.

The game will be aired on TNT and is set to start at 8 p.m. EST.

NHL Betting: Golden Knights vs Wild

The Vegas Golden Knights and Minnesota Wild will be playing the third game of their series which is currently tied at one game apiece. Online sportsbooks have the odds set nearly as a pick ‘em, bringing betting value on both teams.

Vegas Golden Knights vs Minnesota Wild Moneyline Odds

  • Vegas Golden Knights -115
  • Minnesota Wild -105

Vegas is likely the better team in this matchup as they ranked third in goals scored per game and first in fewest goals allowed per game in the regular season. Even though the Golden Knights lost game one, they dominated the puck and had more shot opportunities.

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The NHL odds may not accurately reflect the state of both teams as the series being tied 1-1 can be misleading. The Golden Knights are winning over 60% of faceoffs this series (highest among playoff teams) and will likely use their superiority in the face-off circle to coast to a game three win.

The game is set to start at 9:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted on NBCSN.

PGA Betting: PGA Championship First Round 3-Ball Options

Betting on 3-ball props can be the best way to get good value on some of the best golfers in the world. For those who don’t know, 3-ball is just picking which golfer out of a preselected group will have the best round. Here are some notable betting options.

First Round 3-Ball Betting Odds

  • Jon Rahm +120
  • Patrick Reed +185
  • Tommy Fleetwood +250

Jon Rahm is the No. 3 ranked golfer in the world and has a style of play that is thought to fit the course well for this tournament. Patrick Reed is a viable opponent, currently ranked No. 9 in the world but getting Rahm at +120 might just be too much value to pass up.

First Round 3-Ball Betting Odds

  • Daniel Berger -110
  • Billy Horschel +200
  • Steve Stricker +320

Daniel Berger is playing way too well to be listed with these odds against this level of competition. He has five top 10 finishes since the start of 2021 including a third-place finish last week at the Bryon Nelson.

Billy Horschel, listed as Berger’s biggest threat, has missed a cut, tied for 58th, tied for 50th and tied for 25th in his last four events. Steve Stricker has been bouncing back and forth between the PGA and Champions tour and likely just doesn’t have what it takes to post good numbers on this course.

Rahm’s group tees off at 1:25 p.m. EST and Berger’s group at 1:47 p.m. EST. Coverage will be on both ESPN and ESPN+.

As always, Godspeed, bettors.