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4 Best NBA & NHL Bets Today: Lakers Need to Start Fast (May 22)

In order to maximize your profits, it is crucial to have a good understanding of sports betting markets and conduct thorough research on games. Fortunately, OddsShopper gathers comprehensive data and offers valuable insights into the top NBA bets of the day. Today we will focus on the top 4 NBA and NHL wagers for Monday, May 22, as identified by the OddsShopper Premium Tool on DraftKings.

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Best NBA Bets Today on DraftKings | May 22

Denver Nuggets +3 vs. Los Angeles Lakers (-110)

While the Nuggets may not win outright given the Lakers’ backs are in desperation mode, they have shown their ability to cover the spread consistently. Led by the dynamic duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, the Nuggets have the offensive firepower to keep up with any team in the league. Jokic’s ability to dominate in the paint and facilitate for his teammates makes him a matchup nightmare for any opponent. Additionally, Murray’s scoring ability and clutch performances have been instrumental in the Nuggets’ success.

Although the Lakers have championship experience and proven leadership, they have not looked good in this series. The Nuggets have proven to be a resilient team and have the potential to exploit any defensive vulnerabilities the Lakers may have.

Los Angeles Lakers First Quarter -1 vs. Denver Nuggets (-110)

LeBron James and Anthony Davis have historically been strong starters and have the championship pedigree to set the tone early in the game. They should come out firing on all cylinders and establish an early lead.

On the other hand, the Nuggets might take some time to find their rhythm, especially on the road. The first quarter often sets the tone for the rest of the game, and the Lakers will be motivated to start strong to avoid the sweep. By laying the -1 first quarter spread, we are banking on the Lakers’ talent and experience to give them the edge in the opening period.

Michael Porter Jr. to Lead Game in Made 3-Pointers (+350)

Porter has shown his ability to knock down 3’s when things are going his way. If nothing else, he clearly has the green light to take shots from beyond the arc. With Murray likely to draw significant defensive attention, Porter should have opportunities to get open looks from deep. He has the size and shooting touch to convert these opportunities into made 3’s. At odds of +350, a half-unit wager on Porter to lead the game in made 3-pointers presents an enticing opportunity.

Florida Panthers Moneyline vs. Carolina Hurricanes (-115)

The Panthers have been in impressive form, and with the home-ice advantage, they have a strong chance of securing the victory. They have been playing with intensity and have a potent offensive lineup that can score goals against any opponent. The Hurricane, are coming off a tough overtime loss. This defeat may have affected their morale and make it challenging for them to bounce back. With the Panthers having the upper hand in terms of momentum and home advantage, lay the -115 moneyline.

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