This Mother’s Day weekend is jam-packed with some of the largest sporting occasions in the world, and having some pores and skin in the recreation might help. From NBA and NHL playoff video games to world-class racing, title fights and spring staples equivalent to the WNBA and Sunday Night Baseball, there’s lots on faucet to hold you glued to your tv.

All strains from Caesars Sportsbook except famous.

What to watch, what to bet this weekend:

Saturday’s Schedule

Sunday’s Schedule

Saturday’s Events


Florida Panthers at Washington Capitals
Game 3, 1:00 p,m, ET, Capital One Arena, Washington, DC, ESPN


Line: Panthers (-200), Capitals (+170)
Puck Line: Panthers -1.5 (+130). Capitals +1.5 (-150) complete: 6.5

Greg Wyshynski: Maybe the Caps’ one objective in Game 2 spooked the betting market, as a result of this staff complete feels undervalued. Washington averaged 3.15 objectives per recreation at dwelling throughout the common season. They scored 4 objectives towards Florida in all three common season conferences.

Pick: Capitals over 2.5 staff complete (-135)


Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks
Game 3, 3:30 p.m, ET, Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI, ABC


Line: Bucks (-2.0)
Money line: Bucks (-125), Celtics (+105)
Total: 213.0

Doug Kezirian: The juice is expensive however I feel it is nicely price the threat. Giannis Antetokounmpo posted 12 assists in Game 1 and seven in Game 2. So even with that abysmal offensive efficiency from Milwaukee, he nonetheless completed over this quantity. I anticipate a bounce-back effort from the Bucks, particularly as a result of position gamers usually shoot higher at dwelling. Additionally, following a Game 1 win, Milwaukee relaxed a bit and laid a dud in each rounds of these playoffs. In Game 3 towards Chicago, Antetokounmpo tallied 9 assists in 29 minutes in a 30-point Milwaukee win. I nonetheless assume this Game 3 can be shut however that additionally means he ought to log extra minutes. This has all the makings of a pointy and crisp Bucks efficiency, enabling Antetokounmpo to rack up assists.

Pick: Giannis over 6.5 assists (-150)


Connecticut Sun at New York Liberty
6:00 p.m. ET, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, ESPN


Line: Sun (-6)

André Snellings: Based on who these groups have been final season, this recreation initiatives as a blowout. The Sun averaged a NetRtg (e.g. Offensive Rating minus Defensive Rating) of 11.1 factors per 100 possessions, whereas the Liberty averaged a NetRtg of -8.2 factors per 100 possessions. That distinction of roughly 19.3 factors per 100 possessions held true of their three matchups final season, with the Sun successful all three by a median of 22.3 PPG, with the closest win by 17 factors. It’s a brand new season, however the core gamers are the identical, so till we begin getting suggestions from this season I’m anticipating the Sun to roll.

Pick: Sun (-6)


148th working of the Kentucky Derby
6:57 p.m. ET, Churchill Downs, KY, NBC


Favorites: Zandon (3-1), Epicenter (7-2), Messier (8-1)
Post Position: Mo Donegal (10-1)

Chris Fallica: Zandon put it all collectively in an superior win at the Blue Grass Stakes, the place he pounced from off the tempo and drew off. He has arguably the greatest jockey in the nation in Flavien Prat and landed a great place in the put up draw. There’s little or no, if something, to counsel he won’t run his race Saturday and at the very least put up a top-three end.

Distance is not a query for Cyberknife, nevertheless it’s only a matter whether or not he is ok and whether or not Florent Geroux can work out a great journey off the tempo from Post 16. I feel the reply to each is sure. He is one of the extra seemingly winners Saturday. Remember that final 12 months Mandaloun was 27-1 earlier than finally being declared the winner after Medina Spirit was disqualified.

Picks:(10) Zandon, (16) Cyberknife

Anita Marks: There are two horses with 20-1 odds that I can be betting to win Saturday. Charge It, a Pletcher horse, has Luis Saez as his jockey. Pletcher has stated that he’s his favourite 3-year-old and despite the fact that this can be solely his third race (he completed second in the Florida Derby), he’s beginning to peak. This horse has all the pedigree, drew an important put up place, and will solely get higher as the race goes on.

Cyberknife, a Brad Cox horse, has Geroux as his jockey. They are coming off a win in the Arkansas Derby 5 weeks in the past and Cyberknife has been coaching nicely over the previous three months. He has the velocity to be in a great place when wanted — despite the fact that he drew the sixteenth put up.

Picks: (8) Charge It, (16) Cyberknife

More: Best Bets for the Kentucky Derby


Memphis Grizzlies at Golden State Warriors
Game 3, 8:30 p.m. ET, Chase Center, San Francisco, CA ABC


Line: Warriors -7
Money line: Warriors (-300), Grizzlies (+240)
Total: 225.5

Eric Moody: The unlucky harm suffered by Gary Payton II after he was fouled laborious by Dillon Brooks advantages Ja Morant. Immediately following his harm, Morant’s efficiency modified. He completed with a playoff profession excessive 47 factors, eight assists and eight rebounds. The Warriors can have a tough time slowing him down.


UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje
10:00 p.m. ET, Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ, ESPN+ PPV


Fighters: Charles Oliveira (32-8-0) vs. Justin Gaethje (123-3-0)
Line: Oliveira (-165), Gaethje (+145)

Ian Parker: Oliveira had to battle by way of adversity in his previous two fights to not solely get the win but additionally get the end inside two rounds. Will lightning strike a 3rd time for the champ? I can’t confidently say sure. Oliveira’s path to victory is on the floor if he can take Gaethje’s again. However, Oliveira has develop into manner too snug on the toes and was dropped by each Chandler and Poirier in the first spherical. If Oliveira can’t get the battle to the canvas early, I feel Gaethje’s leg kicks and punching energy can be an excessive amount of for the champ and he won’t be able to get better. Gaethje has been extra poised and methodical beneath the tutelage of Trevor Wittman. I anticipate Wittman to have a robust recreation plan for Oliviera and add one other champ to his ledger.

Pick: Gaethje to win (+145)

More: How to bet UFC 274: Expert picks and greatest bets (ESPN+)


WBA gentle heavyweight title
approx. 11:00 p.m. ET, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV.
How to watch


Fighters: Canelo Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) vs. Dmitry Bivol (19-0, 11 KOs)
Line: Alvarez (-550), Bivol (+400)

Joe Fortenbaugh: Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KOs) is with no shadow of a doubt the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the recreation right now. But he is shifting up from tremendous middleweight to gentle heavyweight for this battle the place he’ll be surrendering nearly 5 inches in peak to the undefeated Bivol. Bivol, the WBA gentle heavyweight champ, has elite ring intelligence, is great along with his vary and has confirmed to be a really lively employee. Given Bivol’s skillset, coupled with oddsmakers pricing the complete at 10.5 rounds and juicing the over to -270, I see this one going to the playing cards with Canelo notching his ninth straight victory.

Pick: Alvarez by choice (-140)

Sunday’s Events


Carolina Hurricanes at Boston Bruins
Game 4, 12:30 p.m. ET, TD Garden, Boston, MA, ESPN


Line: Bruins (-135), Hurricanes (+115)
Puckline: Bruins -1.5 (+190), Hurricanes +1.5 (-230)
Total: 5.5

Greg Wyshynski: Check again later for Wyshynki’s decide for this recreation.


Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix
3:25 p.m, ET, Miami, FLA,
ABC


Favorites: Charles Leclerc (+125), Max Verstappen (+140)

Mike Clay: How do you not take Verstappen at something shut to even cash proper now? There have been 5 races this season, together with the dash in Italy two weeks in the past. Verstappen has received all three races that he is completed and was in competition for the win in the two from which he had to retire early due to automotive points.

Pick: Max Verstappen (+140) to win


Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks
Game 4, 3:30 pm ET, American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX, ESPN


Line: TBD
Money line: TBD
Total: TBD

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Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs
7:00 p.m ET, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL, ESPN


Line: TBD)
Money line: TBD
Total: TBD

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Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers
Game 4, 8:00 pm ET, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA, TNT


Line: 76ers (-1.5)
Money line: 76ers (-130) Heat (+110)
Total: 207.5

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