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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.


WAY OF THE WARRIORS: The latest action for G2

BOOM GOES THE BONUS: How $20 became $1,000

EXPERT PICKS: Our NBA and NHL best bets

RESEARCHING THE ROOKS: Three OROY bets stand out



PointsBet Data and Insights

TIP-OFF: 9 p.m. ET

KEY STATS: The Lakers won Game 1 despite connecting on 15 fewer 3-pointers than the Warriors. Anthony Davis became the fifth Lakers player to reach 30 points and 20 rebounds in a playoff game, joining Shaquille O’Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Elgin Baylor.

TRENDING: L.A. has covered four of its last five games, while Golden State is 40-19-1 ATS in its previous 60 home contests. The Lakers have hit the over ⬆️ in seven of their last nine road games.

INSIGHTS: The Warriors are now 6.5-point favorites after opening at -5, as 80% of the spread handle is on Golden State. The home team (-260) has also racked up 75% of the moneyline handle.

PRIOR HISTORY: The Warriors have dropped only five Game 1s in the Steve Kerr era. In those four previous instances, Golden State still has a 3-1 series record — with the only defeat coming to the Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals.

TOP PROP: Anthony Davis pulled down a playoff career-high 23 rebounds in Game 1. The over for Davis’ rebounds has drawn the most handle for any Game 2 player prop, with that number increasing from 13.5 to 14.5.



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A Pennsylvania client turned $20 into $1,000 after nailing seven player points props in Lakers-Warriors Game 1. What SGP are you building for tonight’s Game 2?


PointsBet client/pucks expert Qordaseus "Q" Alexander and senior editor Max Meyer have you covered for tonight's playoff action.


Panthers ML (+175) @ Maple Leafs [7 p.m. ET]
"All the pressure is on the Maple Leafs as Florida simply outplayed them in Game 2. The Panthers were the more physical team and killed all 4 of Toronto’s power plays."
Panthers/Maple Leafs Under 6.5 Goals (+115)
"I think Toronto can limit some scoring opportunities for Florida in Game 2 by playing better transition defense. In their last 3 matchups, no game has cleared 6 goals."


NBA SGP (+110): Warriors ML (-260) & Steph Curry 30+ Points (-150) [9 p.m. ET]
“Warriors -6.5 is a little too steep for me, but don’t see them losing 3 in a row at home. In Game 1, Curry didn’t score 30 for the third time this postseason. After the first two times, he dropped 36 and 50.”


Quentin Johnston was the second wideout off the board, going one pick after Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

How was the NFL Draft only a week ago? Bijan Robinson is the worthy favorite for Offensive Rookie of the Year, but his price (+275) is a little too rich for our blood. Here are three other picks we prefer instead.

Top Contender: Anthony Richardson +750

Justin Herbert was the last QB to win OROY back in 2020. Jalen Hurts was nearly the MVP last season. Current Colts head coach Shane Steichen was the OC for both. Now he gets his hands on one of the most athletic rookie quarterbacks we’ve seen in some time.

Middle of the Pack: Quentin Johnston +2000

Are you trusting Keenan Allen and Mike Williams to stay healthy? Add in the fact that the TCU product is tied to Justin Herbert’s arm and Kellen Moore’s play calls, and his upside is too great to ignore at this price.

Longshot: Devon Achane +3000

The Texas A&M burner must be thanking his lucky stars with this landing spot. Mike McDaniel knows how to get the ball to his speedy playmakers. Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. aren’t to be feared atop the running back depth chart.



The Suns were -130 favorites to advance ahead of Game 1, and are now the biggest underdogs on the board.

Three of the four pre-series favorites are now second-round underdogs. Are there any plus money teams worth backing?

  • Knicks (+100) ✅– NY has allowed 97.7 points in its seven postseason games, fewest of any playoff team this season.
  • Warriors (+145) ❌– Golden State rallied from 2-0 down in Round 1, but can it battle back without homecourt advantage in back-to-back series? A 41-game sample size with an 11-30 road record suggests it’s unlikely.
  • 76ers (+210) Joel Embiid returned from a knee injury, and Philly isn’t as bad as it showed in Wednesday’s 34-point loss. Buy low on the 76ers, who shot just 20% from 3 in Game 2.
  • Suns (+375) ❌– Down 2-0 against the best team in the West and potentially without Chris Paul the rest of the way? If you’re an Arizona sports fan, the D-Backs ⚾ are just 1.5 games out in the NL West.


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