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The PointsBet Hustle® is a newsletter spotlighting our biggest bets, juiciest promos and strongest insights to get you ready for the best betting stretch of your life.


BELIEVELAND: Clients all over the Cavs in Game 2

BONUS PAYDAY: How one $10 Bonus Bet turned into $5,000!

EXPERT PICKS: Join us for a terrific Tuesday

ICY RELATIONS: Previewing an East Coast rivalry



PointsBet Data and Insights

TIP-OFF: 7:30 p.m. ET

KEY FACTS: After being upset at home in Game 1, Cleveland still seeks its first playoff win without LeBron James since 1998. Knicks guard Josh Hart (ankle) is questionable after putting up 17 points and 10 boards in the opener.

TRENDING: The Cavs have lost consecutive home games for just the second time all season but are still 8-2 straight up at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse following a home loss. The Knicks have won their last four games against the Cavaliers by an average of 7.3 points and are 6-2 ATS in their last eight trips to Cleveland.

INSIGHTS: The Cavaliers opened at -4.5 and reached -6 this morning. Clients are also hammering Cleveland on the moneyline (-240), as that has received more tickets than Knicks spread and Knicks moneyline (+190) combined.

TOP PROP: RJ Barrett Under 4.5 Rebounds (-120)

No player prop bet for Knicks-Cavs has drawn more money at PointsBet than this under. He grabbed 4 rebounds in 31 minutes in Game 1.



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The credit is good for all states but NY. See Promotions page in the PointsBet app or website for full promotional Terms & Conditions.

An IL client made the most of his $10 Bonus Bet yesterday. He hit this beauty:

  • Nets’ Cameron Johnson 5+ Threes (+550) … he hit 5
  • 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey 5+ Threes (+500)  … he nailed 6
  • 76ers’ Joel Embiid 14+ Rebounds (+270) … he grabbed 19
  • 76ers’ P.J. Tucker 8+ Rebounds (+250) .. he finished with 8

The 500/1 parlay ballooned his account by $5,000!


Get ready for tonight's playoff showdowns with NBA host Kazeem "Kaz" Famuyide and PointsBet client/pucks expert Qordaseus "Q" Alexander. Don't worry baseball fans, Ariel Epstein has us covered too.


Hawks +10 (-110) @ Celtics [7 p.m. ET]
"Maybe I'm still scarred by playoff Trae. But with the way he can get it going, I think double-digit points are too much."
Clippers +8.5 (-110) @ Suns [10 p.m. ET]
"Kawhi Leonard is back to being a playoff killing machine. Russell Westbrook’s heart and the Suns' lack of depth will make every game nip and tuck."


Giants ML First 5 Innings (-115) vs. Marlins [6:40 p.m. ET]
"Alex Wood has a 1.91 ERA in his last five starts in Miami. But as for the game, I don't trust a Giants bullpen that has given up 17 runs in the past four."
Padres ML (+115) vs. Braves [9:40 p.m. ET]
"Blake Snell has a 3.08 ERA in his last 12 home starts. The Padres' bats should wake up after getting shut out twice in a row."


Lightning ML (+140) @ Maple Leafs [7:35 p.m. ET]
"This is a value play on Tampa’s netminder, Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is more than capable of stealing a game from Toronto. The Lightning are battle tested and know how to 'turn it on.'"


PointsBet Data and Insights

PUCK DROP: 7:05 p.m. ET

KEY FACTS: The Hudson River Rivalry returns to the playoffs for the first time since 2012. NY goalie Igor Shesterkin will have his glove full. The New Jersey offense sported a +506 shot differential and is led by Jack Hughes (99 points) and Nico Hischier (80 pts).

TRENDING: The Devils went 3-0-1 but three games were decided by one goal. The Devils are one of the league’s best come-from-behind teams. The Rangers are in the top 10 in blown leads.

INSIGHTS: While the moneylines haven’t budged from PointsBet’s openers, the total has dropped a half-goal to 5.5 (over -121/under +100). The over is still getting the majority of the action, 67% of the handle.

PROP PICK: Jesper Bratt (NJ) Over 0.5 Assists (+145)

Bratt has cleared this number in eight of the last 12 games and will be playing on the second line alongside Hughes and Ondrej Palat. He will also be part of a dangerous ☠️ first power-play unit that includes Hughes, Hischier, Meier and Hamilton.



Jayson Tatum and the Celtics are now the +275 NBA title favorites after entering the playoffs with the second-lowest odds at +350.

NBA awards betting is an absolute roller coaster. Who wants to buckle up for one more ride with NBA Finals MVP futures?

Giannis Antetokounmpo (+400): His odds have risen from +260 after his Game 1 back injury.

Jayson Tatum (+450): Tatum took the Celtics to the Finals last year and this year’s team is even better. So is Tatum.

Kevin Durant (+800): He may be surrounded by superstars in Phoenix, but that didn’t stop him from winning back-to-back NBA Finals MVPs with the Warriors.

Joel Embiid (+1000): Can the likely regular-season MVP become the first player to win both awards in the same season since LeBron James in 2013?

Nikola Jokic (+1000): Expectations are sky-high for Jokic with the two-time MVP having his healthiest playoff supporting cast since the bubble.

Stephen Curry (+1600): When Curry has been on the floor, the Warriors have outscored the Kings by 14. While on the bench, they’ve been outscored by 25.

Jaylen Brown (+1600): Brown is the ideal sidekick for Tatum and has the potential to outshine him if the latter slumps in the Finals again.

Devin Booker (+2200): Booker excelled in his postseason debut in 2021 with an NBA playoff first-timer record of 601 points. Is third time the charm for getting a ring?

LeBron James (+2800): Interestingly, LeBron’s odds worsened from +2200 after the Lakers’ Game 1 victory. Is Austin Reaves (+30000) worth a look?

Anthony Davis (+3500): Injuries are a concern, but not many can match his two-way impact.

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