Top Sports Betting Picks for Thursday, April 15

Flyers And Penguins Will Light Lamp

The Flyers and Penguins could cash the “over” for a seventh straight meeting when the two rivals clash in another Battle of Pennsylvania on Thursday. The offensive firepower on both rosters has led to at least seven total goals being scored in six straight matchups dating back to January 2020.

Pittsburgh appears to be a lock to make the playoffs with 56 points through 42 games, while the Flyers are falling out of the race with 44 points in the same amount of contests. The Penguins will be hungry to deliver another devastating blow to those chances, while the Flyers should be fired up and desperate to garner two points against their in-state rivals.

Europa League – Roma vs. Ajax

Ajax is the way better team. The Sons of the Gods proved it in the first leg and should have no issue dominating the second meeting as well. Bottom line, they’ll be desperate for goals.

My projection puts this match at Ajax -105 odds, so any number +110 or better is enough for me to play the Dutch side in this spot.

Pick: Ajax ML (+110 or better)

FanDuel NBA Picks and DraftKings NBA Picks – Thursday 4/15/21

MILWAUKEE AT ATLANTA

On the Bucks’ side of things, everything comes down to the status of Giannis. If he plays, you can still consider anyone in the Bucks’ starting line-up in such a favorable match-up. If he sits, guys like Khris Middleton, Bobby Portis, and Jrue Holiday become must-plays against a Hawks team that ranks in the bottom 10 of defensive efficiency this season.

MLB Odds & Picks for Rangers vs. Rays: Target the Total With Anemic Offenses in Tampa (Thursday, April 15)

Rangers-Rays Pick

Neither team inspires much confidence, but one thing I found researching these mediocre teams is they score runs in the first three innings. The Rangers average 0.91 runs in the first inning, including 1.40 on the road. The Rays average 0.73 runs in the second inning, including 1.20 at home. Both teams are top 10 in runs scored in the third inning. Let’s hope Wednesday’s game is another low-scoring snooze fest because I have found a bet that keeps this game interesting without having to watch it in its entirety.

Pick: Over 2.5 Runs in First 3 Innings (-115 on PointsBet, bet to -130)

Villarreal vs. Dinamo Zagreb 4/15/21 UEFA Europa League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Villarreal has a slight advantage here, but I think they will try to attack from the start and to score an early goal. I have a feeling this game could go into overtime, which means Dinamo will win 0-1, and I will take it. Dinamo is a good team, they can be dangerous, and Villarreal losing their last game could have a bad impact on them.

Islanders vs Bruins Best Bet

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me six times… well you get the point. After five straight wins over the Bruins, it’s time to believe Trotz and his unit have the recipe to beat Boston. Rask is expected to play but has suited up just once since March 7th. A well-oiled machine against a thin lineup with a rusty goalie? Give me the road team on the moneyline on April 15th.

The Pick: New York Islanders Moneyline (-103)

Celtics vs Lakers Picks: The C’s Are Alright

Boston is still a cut below the Eastern Conference elite, but it has begun to resemble a standard, solid-to-good NBA team. Like any solid-to-good NBA team, the Celtics should handle the spread in this spot against an injury-devastated Lakers squad.

PREDICTION: Celtics -6 (-110)

IPL Prediction : Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals Best Fantasy Picks for IPL 2021 Match Today

Chetan Sakariya (Price 8) will be our bowler from the Rajasthan Royals. Sakariya scalped 12 wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, whereas he scalped three wickets in his debut IPL game. He is a brilliant left-arm pacer.

Match Prediction: Delhi Capitals will be the favourites to win this game.

Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/15/21

The Columbus Blue Jackets need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 14 percent of their power play opportunities. Oliver Bjorkstrand leads Columbus with 14 goals, Jack Roslovic has 20 assists and Cam Atkinson has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Joonas Korpisalo has given up 84 goals on 829 shots faced and Elvis Merzlikins has allowed 50 goals on 561 shots.

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