Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer.
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Here are our best bets for Sunday, May 28:
The play: MLB, Milwaukee Brewers money line over San Francisco Giants
The odds/bet: +110 ($27.27 to win $30)
The book: Caesars Sportsbook
Time/TV: 2:10 p.m. (MLB TV)
Our take: “It was the best of times; It was the worst of times,” Charles Dickens once famously wrote. The cliché opening to A Tale of Two Cities perfectly summarizes how this week has gone for the Milwaukee Brewers.
They took two of three from the red-hot Houston Astros midweek before welcoming the San Francisco Giants, who are playing around .500 baseball this season. The Giants have come in and taken all three games played so far, which leads us to this afternoon’s game.
San Francisco has the edge — despite being on the road — largely thanks to the fact that Alex Cobb (4-1, 2.17 ERA) takes the bump today. However, baseball is a weird, and often inexplicable, game. I have faith that Milwaukee can get it done behind Colin Rea (1-3, 4.71 ERA) and avoid the sweep.
It’s not often you see a plus sign next to a division leader at home. You’ve got to jump on the opportunity when it presents itself.
PREMIER LEAGUE PARLAY
The play: English Premier League, Manchester United and Liverpool to win
The odds/bet: +111 ($9.03 to win $10)
The book: Caesars Sportsbook
Time/TV: 11:30 a.m. (Both games on Peacock)
Our take: We’re looking to the English Premier League for our second play of the day. It’s Championship Sunday in the EPL with all 10 games kicking off simultaneously. Most of the drama is at the bottom of the table — mainly about which clubs will join Southampton and be relegated — but there are still some places to settle in the top half.
We’re riding with the red-hot Red Devils of Manchester United with our first pick of this parlay. Erik ten Hag’s team needs a win to secure a third-place finish, and while Fulham has had a historic season, it’s not easy to take three points away from the Theatre of Dreams.
There’s obviously not much value in betting on a -205 favorite, so we’ll pair that first pick with Liverpool money line over Southampton (-240) to give us some plus juice. These big boys will feast on the final day of the season.
HOW WE’VE FARED
NHL Playoffs: Golden Knights -1.5 puck line over Stars (LOSE $16.67)
NBA Playoffs: Heat over Celtics (LOSE $7.69)
Saturday’s profit/loss: -$24.36 (0-2)
Total for the week: +$30.34 (5-5, 1 pending)
Total for May: +$169.24 (29-23, 1 pending)
Total for 2023: -$289.96 (117-128, 1 pending)
NOTE: If a line or odds are minus, it considers the juice one must lay to place the bet. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)
Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).