Thursday's Best Betting Values
(The Spread) - In Thursday’s edition of “Value Plays,” the Bucks have had plenty of recent success in Indiana and the under has been solid in the Phillies-Padres series.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers, 7:00PM ET
The Bucks are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games in Indiana and 8-1 against the number in their last nine road games overall. The road team is also 9-1-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams while the underdog is 6-0-1 against the number in the last seven games between the Bucks and Pacers.
NBA Value Play: Milwaukee Bucks +5
Florida Panthers vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:00PM ET
The underdog is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams while the Devils are just 1-5 in their last six conference quarterfinals games. They’re also 1-5 in their last six playoff games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last five postseason games as a favorite of -151 to -200.
NHL Value Play: Florida Panthers +150
Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40PM ET
The Braves are just 3-12 in their last 15 contests during Game 1 of a series and 2-9 in their last 11 games with the total set between 9.0 and 10.5 runs. They’re also 2-6 in their last eight road games, 2-5 in their last seven games as a road favorite and 2-5 in their last seven outings versus a right-handed starter. The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, are 7-0 in their last seven games as a home underdog, 4-1 in their last five outings versus a left-handed starter, and 6-1 in Josh Collmenter’s last seven home starts.
MLB Value Play: Arizona Diamondbacks +105
Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres, 10:05PM ET
The under is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams in San Diego and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 5-1 in umpire Eric Cooper’s last six Thursday games behind home plate when Philadelphia is the road team, while the under is 8-3-1 overall in his last 12 Thursday games behind home plate. The under is 3-1-1 in the Padres’ last five games as an underdog of +110 to +150, and 5-2-1 in their last eight games overall.
Total Value Play: Under 7