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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

DOMINANT DEFENDERS: Should Anderson be 1st defensive player drafted?

SCOREBOARD WATCH: The latest ‘Power Hour Starting 5’ standings

EXPERT PICKS: We’re stepping up our game for the playoffs

KEY SUSPENSION: How much is Draymond’s absence worth to the spread?

DEFENSE SUSPENSE

MAKE THE CASE‍⚖️

Tyree Wilson also has the fourth-lowest odds (+300) to be the second overall pick.

The 2023 NFL Draft is a week away, so let’s check out odds on the first defensive player selected.

  • Will Anderson (-250): You won’t find️ many mock drafts without the Alabama edge rusher getting taken first.
  • Tyree Wilson (+225): The Texas Tech pass rusher has seen his odds improve in this market from +400 to +225 over the past 24 hours.
  • Jalen Carter (+600): If teams aren’t worried about recent off-the-field controversies, the Georgia DT might be the most talented player in the draft.
  • Devon Witherspoon (+2000): If a team opts to shore up the secondary instead of pass rush, the Illinois CB is a complete player in coverage and a willing hitter in the run game.
  • Christian Gonzalez (+2500): The Oregon product has plenty of speed and athleticism for a big corner, and he picked off four passes in his final college season.
WHO'S ON TOP?

BONUS BETS BONANZA

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In conjunction with 60 Days of Bonus Bets, our ambassadors and daily guests are competing in our ‘Power Hour Starting 5’ competition to turn their daily Power Hour Bonus Bets into the biggest Same Game Parlay winnings throughout the month of April!

Leaderboard update below — follow along throughout the competition (it resumes tomorrow) and use your daily Bonus Bets to tail or fade our ambassadors’ hottest picks!

EXPERT PICKS

NBA host Kazeem "Kaz" Famuyide is joined by Max Meyer for hardwood picks tonight. Meanwhile, PointsBet client/pucks expert Qordaseus "Q" Alexander heads out to the ice.

THE NBA GURU

76ers -4.5 (-110) @ Nets [7:30 p.m. ET]
"The Nets are plucky, and they will hang around. But I think the 76ers pull away at the end to get the cover."
Warriors -6 (-110) vs. Kings [10 p.m. ET]
"No Draymond Green in a playoff game is unfortunately a very familiar spot for the Warriors. They'll still bounce back here."

THE ICE MAN

Lightning ML (+140) @ Maple Leafs [7:00 p.m. ET]
"This Tampa Bay team looks like they’re clicking at just the right time. Vasilevskiy will lead the charge as Lightning strikes twice in Toronto."

THE SENIOR EDITOR

Warriors' Andrew Wiggins Over 6.5 Rebounds (-115)
“Did you know that Wiggins was the leading rebounder in last year’s NBA Finals? Someone needs to get boards with Draymond suspended, and Wiggins had 10 in the last game he played with Draymond out.”
Suns Shine in L.A.?

MARQUEE MATCHUP

PointsBet Data and Insights

TIP-OFF: 10:30 p.m. ET

KEY STATS: Devin Booker has put up 32 points in 44 minutes per game through the first two matchups of the series. The Clippers have dominated on the offensive glass, possessing a 27-13 advantage and a 33-22 edge in second-chance points.

TRENDING: Phoenix has failed ❌ to cover five of its last seven road games. The Suns hit the over at a 7-1-1 rate in their last nine road contests, and the over is 9-1-1 in the previous 11 Clippers games.

INSIGHTS: Phoenix opened as a 2.5-point favorite, and the spread has climbed up to -3. The road️ team has brought in 66% of the handle for both spread and moneyline wagering. The most lopsided straight bet, though, is the under (86% of handle).

TOP PROP: Kevin Durant under 5.5 assists (-115) has drawn nearly three times more handle than any other player prop. He dropped five dimes in Game 2 following his 11-assist effort in the opener.

IT AIN'T EASY BEING GREEN

ASK THE TRADER

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Not only do the Warriors have to overcome a 2-0 series deficit to the Kings, they’ll have to start that comeback without a suspended  Draymond Green in Game 3.

“We see Draymond as arguably the No. 2 player on the Warriors’ roster after Steph, and the market hasn’t adjusted as much as I expected. Game 3 will be key for deciding the series. Kings win and they’re home. Dubs win and I’d expect them to take over the series with Draymond returning.” – Kevin Lawler, Head of Trading

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