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Each day, one of our experts at bet.NOLA.com will suggest a better bet (or two or three) offered by mobile sportsbooks in Louisiana. It can be a traditional spread bet, a player prop, or one of the various odds boosts offered by the books.

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Here are our best bets for Sunday May 1:

BEST GAME

The game: Milwaukee Bucks win over ML vs Boston Celtics

Odds/bet: +160 ($10 to earn $26)

The book: Caesars Sportsbook

Time/TV: 12 p.m. on ABC

Our opinion : All the money seems to be going to the Boston Celtics in this one, and rightly so. The Celtics dispatched the overrated Brooklyn Nets in just four games in the first round.

Coming into the game as a four-point underdog as the defending champions seems like uncharted territory for the Milwaukee Bucks. However, the Bucks have beaten those vaunted Celtics teams twice, including earlier in April with a 114-109 victory.

The Bucks also turned up the heat in the Bulls’ last series after losing Game 2 and losing Khris Middleton to injury. I expect Giannis Antetokounmpo to have a dominating start to this series and the Bucks to split the first two games of this series after winning the first in Boston.

NASCAR GAME

The game: Kevin Harvick takes the checkered flag at the DuraMAX Drydene 400 presented by RelaDyne in Dover

Odds/bet: +1800 ($10 to earn $180)

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The book: FanDuel

Time/TV: 3 p.m. (FS1)

Our opinion : In the last seven races, Kevin Harvick has finished in the top 15 in each, including three top 10s. Despite leading just 12 laps this season, Harvick is used to finishing in the top five at Dover International during his career.

In five starts he is averaging 3.8, and the only rider with a better average at Dover is Kyle Larson, who is the heavy favorite (+450) to win the race. Harvick is expected to start fifth in this race.

Harvick has three NASCAR Cup Series victories at Dover, in October 2015, May 2018 and August 2020. Although he is unlikely to win the race, Harvick has a rich history at this track that cannot be ignored. Dropping a few bucks on Harvick won’t hurt and can net you big wins.

HOW WE DID

Saturday’s best bets

  • Golf: Kevin Streelman on Sahith Theegala in third round (LOST $20)
  • MLB: Angels money line on White Sox ($10.50 loss)

Saturday profit/loss: -$30.50 (0-2)

Total for the week: -$19.50 (5-7)

Total for April: +$92.50 (34-32)

Total for 2022: -$122.90 (100-113)

REMARK: If a line or odds are negative, it considers the juice needed to place the bet. Ex: Team A is at -160 on the money line, you would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5 point favorite at -110, you would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)

Conversely, on the positive lines, if Team C is at +140 on the money line, a $100 will win $140 (or $10 to win $14).

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