Wednesday’s online sports betting action features playoff action from the NHL and NBA as well as some enticing regular-season action from the MLB. Recently bettors saw the Washington Wizards upset the Philadelphia 76ers, helping extend their First Round series. This happened after Joel Embiid left Game 4 with an injury. Below we’ll take a look at why the Wizards will be upsetting the Embiid-less 76ers once more in Game 5 and how you can couple that into a two-team parlay offering a whopper of a payout.
Washington Wizards vs Philadelphia 76ers | Game 5 – Wed., June 2nd
When: 7 p.m. ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -240 || Washington Wizards +200
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The Washington Wizards managed to avoid a sweep in Game 4 of their First Round playoff series versus the Philadelphia 76ers. Now Washington looks to avoid elimination this Wednesday but will have to do so on the road, in Philadelphia, all the while avoiding buckets of popcorn. Wednesday’s NBA odds aren’t giving the Wizards much of a shot but their chances ultimately hinge on Joel Embiid’s status.
Embiid left Game 4 early with a sore knee and his absence paved the way for Washington’s 122-114 triumph. Embiid’s status is doubtful heading into Game 5, giving some hope to Washington this Wednesday night. When the NBA MVP finalist left Game 4, the 76ers had a lead that quickly crumbled away. Now with the news of Embiid’s small meniscus tear, it’s clear the Wizards will be winning Game 5. Make sure to get on this two-team parlay early before the line dips.
NBA Pick: Washington Wizards 118, Philadelphia 76ers 111
Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros – Wednesday, June 2nd
When: 8:00 p.m. ET
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
MLB Odds: Red Sox +125 || Houston Astros -140
Speaking of sweeps, the Boston Red Sox are trying to avoid their own this Wednesday night. After dropping two in a row to the Houston Astros, Boston needs to win the remaining two games in this four-game series. After all, the Red Sox cannot afford to lose any more ground in the AL East race – where they already trail the Tamp Bay Rays by two games. Houston on the other hand has won their last three games in a row and is only a half-game behind the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics. This series is the first time this season these two teams have met.
The Houston Astros will be turning to Framber Valdez this Wednesday night. Valdez only has 4 innings under his belt this season and pas posted a 2.25 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in that timespan. The Red Sox will be turning to a more seasoned Nick Pivetta, who’s already pitched 53 innings this season. Pivetta enters with a 6-0 record, a 3.86 ERA, and a 1.27 WHIP.
Tonight’s MLB odds are sticking with Houston in Game 3 but Pivetta is the better pick over Valdez. Take the two-team parlay offering a +575 payout.
MLB Pick: Boston Red Sox 4, Houston Astros 3