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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.

IN THIS ISSUE

️ STRENGTH OF SCHEDULES: The easiest and toughest paths

BENEFITTING FROM A BONUS: A $50 bet, a $2,250 win!

EXPERT PICKS: NBA and MLB best bets to start the weekend

HEATING UP: Latest insights from G6 in Miami

SORTING OUT SCHEDULES

DAY OF THE SKED

PointsBet Data and Insights

The full NFL regular season schedule️ was released yesterday, and we’re still buzzing. Which teams have the easiest and toughest schedules for this upcoming campaign?

Don’t use 2022 records to figure that out, we have something better. We calculated average opponent Super Bowl odds for every team to determine the answer once and for all. The lower the average odds, the tougher the schedule. On the flip side, the higher the odds means an easier schedule.

For instance, the Chiefs are the lowest at +2735 (around 27/1) average opponent Super Bowl odds, giving them the toughest 2023-24 schedule.

BUMP UP THAT BONUS

BONUS BET GOLD!

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PointsBet is giving away $100 million of Bonus Bets through May 30. So make sure to check your account during every Power Hour (starting at 6 p.m. ET) for a new Bonus Bet!

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

A New Jersey client turned $50 into $2,250 after hitting this 7-leg parlay from Cardinals-Cubs on Wednesday: Cubs moneyline, Paul Goldschmidt over 0.5 hits, Cody Bellinger over 0.5 hits, Willson Contreras over 0.5 hits, Ian Happ over 0.5 hits, Dansby Swanson over 0.5 RBI and Nolan Arenado over 0.5 RBI.

EXPERT PICKS

We're heading into the weekend in style, with Kazeem "Kaz" Famuyide helping us on the hardwood and Ariel "Prop Queen" Epstein dropping in picks from the diamond.

THE NBA HOST

NBA SGP (+175): Knicks +6 & Heat under 106.5 [7:30 p.m. ET]
"The Heat shot lights out on Game 3 and 4. But they came a little bit back down to Earth in Game 5, and I see it continuing tonight."

THE PROP QUEEN

Tigers SP Matthew Boyd over 4.5 strikeouts (-160) [6:40 p.m. ET]
"The Mariners have the second-highest K rate against lefties, averaging just under six strikeouts against southpaw starters."
Mets @ Nationals: Nationals F5 Moneyline (-110) [7:05 p.m. ET]
"MacKenzie Gore has allowed three runs or fewer in six of his past seven starts. I just don't trust this struggling Nationals bullpen enough to bet full game."
BACK KNICKS IN GAME 6?

MARQUEE MATCHUP

PointsBet Data and Insights

Knicks vs. Heat (-6); Total 207.5

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

KEY STATS: Jalen Brunson has scored 20+ points in every game this postseason, highlighted by his 38 in Game 5. After dropping 37.6 PPG in the first round against the Bucks, Jimmy Butler is only putting up 24.8 PPG this series.

TRENDING: NY is 38-18-1 ATS in its last 57 road️ games, and the under is 5-1 in its last six away from home. Miami has covered six straight home contests, with the over hitting 10 times in its last 11 at the Kaseya Center.

MAKING MOVES: The spread and total have both shifted by 2 points from their opening numbers. The Heat have swung from -4 to -6, whereas the total has dropped from 209.5 to 207.5.

TOP PROP: One Colorado client went big for Game 6, staking $1,000 on Julius Randle to score 35+ points for a potential win of $8,000.

RESEARCHING THE REF: Scott Foster will be in Miami for Game 6, and that’s not great news for the Heat. They’ve lost 10 straight games with Foster officiating, including 1-9 ATS.

CALI HOOPS

IF I HAD $100 BONUS BETS

The Lakers are -200 to advance in series odds, whereas the Warriors are +165.

Looks like the Hustle is going head-to-head with the magic corgi on who wins this Game 6.

  • [$50] Lakers -3 (-110): Golden State is an NBA-worst 13-33 (28.3%) ATS on the road this season, including 6-17 (26.1%) covering the number as a road underdog.
  • [$30] Over 220.5 (-110): The Warriors led the league in 3-point attempts in the regular season and postseason, and they’ll lean on their strength in a do-or-die game.
  • [$20] Klay Thompson Over 4.5 3-pointers (+105): He’s a strong buy-low candidate despite hitting just eight threes over the last three, considering his 4.4 made threes per game this season is a career high.
Q&A

ASK THE SHARP

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PointsBet client and pucks expert Qordaseus “Q” Alexander has been scorching️ of late with his Stanley Cup Playoff best bets, hitting 8 of his last 9.

Has anything stood out when betting these Stanley Cup playoffs compared to previous ones? 

Q: “Top power-play teams from the regular season have been struggling so far in the playoffs. With those teams having higher totals, that has provided more value on betting the under.” 

Are there any recent trends that you’ve been going back to the well for?

Q: “Road teams have been profitable throughout the entire playoffs. Dogs are barking and betting them has been paying off. All of this uncertainty is nothing new with the Stanley Cup Playoffs.”

What’s your best bet for tonight’s action?

Q: “I’m taking the Panthers moneyline (+150). Leafs fans chanted ‘We want Florida,’ and it hasn’t turned out as planned for them. Game 4’s victory seems to have simply prolonged the inevitable. The Panthers are the better team and should close this one out in Toronto.”

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