PrizePicks Flex Play of the Day – 4/25/23

Russell Westbrook Over 24.5 Points

Russell Westbrook put up 37 points in Game 4. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It is a tough day for betting in the NBA, as all three games have double-digit favorites. With each game featuring a home team trying to close out a series, it may be tough to find value, so there won’t be many great bets. Instead, find one or two that jump out, and don’t blow the bankroll today.

In games like this, there is always the risk of a huge lead being built and the starters going to the bench. So looking at the underdogs is the way to go. Westbrook has been a force in this series, scoring 28+ in each of the last three games. It seems unlikely that the Clippers will pull out a win today, but Westbrook should make it close and help LA at least cover the spread.

Ilya Sorokin Over 30.5 Goalie Saves

Ilya Sorokin is averaging 30 saves a game this series. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports.

Sorokin let us down in Game 4, only stopping 24 pucks. It was the first time in this series the Hurricanes put less than 30 shots on net. However, being at home tonight with a chance to win the series, bettors should look for a series high on number of shots.

The Hurricanes will be highly motivated tonight, as they do not want to travel back to New York. Should Carolina lose tonight, this series would almost certainly go seven games.

Charlie Morton Under 92.5 Pitches Thrown

Charlie Morton has pitched six innings or less in all four starts. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

This is an incredibly weird offering by PrizePicks, but it’s the perfect play to round out this Flex Play.

Morton is making his fifth start of the season, and only once has he exceeded 89 pitches in a game. He threw 104 pitches in five innings against the Padres. It was an anomaly, as Morton is usually more efficient than that.

This play is excellent, as he faces the Marlins today. He should easily be able to cruise threw six innings in less than ninety pitches. Brian Snitker uses his starters sparingly, plus the Braves should build a big lead, as they typically do against the Marlins, and in that case, there will be no need to overextend Morton.

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