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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.


PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Will LeBron win again in Memphis?

OUTRAGEOUS OFFER: How are you cashing today’s Bonus Bet?

EXPERT PICKS: Two favorites, two underdogs and a player prop

⚾ SURPRISE STARTS: Still value in the Rays?



PointsBet Data and Insights

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

KEY STATS: We don’t think many people had LeBron James finishing with the fourth-most points for the Lakers in Game 1. The Grizzlies are 11-10 this season without Ja Morant (26.2 PPG), who may be unavailable with a hand injury.

TRENDING: Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last six contests vs. a team with a winning record, and the Grizzlies have covered once in their last six overall. The over is 10-1 in L.A.’s last 11, though the last 19 meetings between these teams has seen the under go 14-4-1.

INSIGHTS: Grizz opened as a 1-point favorite. The total has had an even bigger move, dropping ⬇️ from 229.5 to 225.5. The over has racked up 58% of the tickets, but the under has the advantage with 60% of the handle.

TOP PROP: The player prop bet that has taken the most money is OVER 3.5 assists (-165) for Austin Reaves. With Reaves’ minutes going up, he’s dished out at least four assists in five of his past six games.

ODDS ADJUSTMENTS: In Game 1, Reaves’ points prop was 13.5 and Rui Hachimura’s was 9.5. After big performances on Sunday, Reaves is currently set at 15.5 and Hachimura is up to 10.5.



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To celebrate our last day in the teens, here’s an NBA SGP (+425) we cooked up from Heat-Bucks [9:00 p.m. ET] for Day 19.

  • Bucks -6.5 (-110): Milwaukee cannot afford to hit the road trailing 2-0. Although Giannis Antetokounmpo is questionable (back), the Bucks are 11-8 without him this season.
  • Over 218.5 (-110): The over has hit in six straight for the Heat and is 4-1 in the Bucks’ last five. Milwaukee shot 24.4% from three on Sunday, though it’s in the top half in 3-point shooting percentage (36.8%).
  • Jrue Holiday Over 21.5 Points (-115): Milwaukee’s point guard hit just 6-of-18 field goals in Game 1 after shooting 55.1% in his final three regular-season contests. He’ll be relied on for a bigger scoring role.


NBA host Kazeem "Kaz" Famuyide and PointsBet client/pucks expert Qordaseus "Q" Alexander are here to help with tonight's playoff slate. Ariel Epstein is ready to rock with two picks from the diamond.


Lakers ML (-115) @ Grizzlies [7:30 p.m. ET]
"Without Ja Morant, it may be too great of an ask on the other Grizzlies if guys like Austin Reaves give LeBron and AD dependable scoring punch."
Heat +6.5 (-110) @ Bucks [9:00 p.m. ET]
"If Giannis doesn't play, I still believe the Bucks will tough out a gutsy win. But I still think it'll be close due to playoff Jimmy Butler."


Angels SP Griffin Canning over 4.5 K's (-135) [7:05 p.m. ET]
"The Yankees have the third-highest K rate against right-handed pitchers. Righty starters are racking up just under six strikeouts a start facing the Bronx Bombers."
Twins ML (-125) @ Red Sox [7:10 p.m. ET]
"Minnesota starter Joe Ryan has been electric, with opponents only hitting .134. The Twins can light up Corey Kluber; batters are crushing his four-seamer."


Wild ML (+135) @ Stars [9:30 p.m. ET]
"These teams look a lot more even than we thought coming in. The Stars were unable to score at even strength in Game 1, with Filip Gustavsson recording 51 saves in his postseason debut."


Corbin Burnes only has notched 6.8 K/9 this season after being in double digits each of the past four campaigns.

We’re a few weeks into the MLB season, and there have been some noteworthy early surprises.

Let’s take a look at three teams that have exceeded expectations, with Ariel “Prop Queen” Epstein offering her thoughts.

Tampa Bay Rays

Opening Day World Series Odds: +2000
Current: +1000

Ariel: “I’m buying the Rays’ hot start because they have great pitching and can get better with Tyler Glasnow’s eventual return. Pitching depth is a huge factor in winning a World Series.”

Milwaukee Brewers

Opening Day: +3500
Current: +2000

Ariel: “Brewers, I’m not buying. Their 1-2 punch of Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff are hurt. If one or both of those pitchers are out, this team won’t make it far.”

Texas Rangers

Opening Day: +5000
Current: +4000

Ariel: “Jacob DeGrom has been injury prone his entire career, and now he’s dealing with a wrist issue. Plus, Travis Jankowski and Jonah Heim won’t maintain this pace of batting around .300.”



The duo of Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay set this tournament’s scoring record at 29-under par last year.

Eighty pairs are competing at TPC Louisiana this week in the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic. Here are the two-man teams with the lowest odds to win down in the Bayou ⚜️.

Xander Schauffele/Patrick Cantlay (+280): The defending champs both make every “Best to Never Win a Major” list. The heavy favorites also are taking heavy action at PointsBet — 25% of our Outrights handle.

Collin Morikawa/Max Homa (+800): Morikawa cracked the top 10 at the Masters, and Homa has placed ninth or higher in five of his last nine official PGA Tour events.

Sungjae Im/Keith Mitchell (+1100): Both failed to make the weekend in last year’s event, though they were wedded to different partners.

Sam Burns/Billy Horschel (+1200): In two starts together, they are 45-under par.

Si Woo Kim/Tom Kim (+1400): The South Korean duo proved to be a strong pairing during the Presidents Cup when they beat Schauffele/Cantlay.

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