LeBron James

The 2024 Masters played out exactly as expected…

but the NBA play-in tournament has the potential to shake things up. 

Play-In Features Contenders

What Happened: The NBA regular season has officially ended, and all eyes turn to the play-in tournament. While these teams couldn’t lock up playoff spots after 82 games, there are some legit contenders, albeit with some serious flaws.

Why It Matters: The 76ers have +1900 odds to win the NBA title over at DraftKings, and while they have to go through a playoff-tested team in Miami (+4000), having Joel Embiid back is a major boost and gives them credibility in the East.

Out West, as long as the Lakers (+3000) have LeBron, they’ll be a threat. But how serious you should regard a team that had to win 11 of its last 15 games just to make the play-in tournament is up to you.

And what to make of the Warriors? Once Draymond Green put his troubles behind him (for the most part?), Golden State has looked the part of a dangerous team. A 26-12 record from February on makes Steve Kerr’s squad at +8000 to win the title a nice little long shot play.

How We’re Feeling Today

A little let down after the 2024 Masters.

No offense to Scottie Scheffler, who is putting together one of the best runs the PGA Tour has ever seen. But Scheffler began the tournament as a heavy favorite and ran the table. Kinda boring?

Also, those odds blew Full Card Sweep’s chance to give one of you more money! Our Masters Challenge was fun, but it would’ve been even more fun if the prize had a couple more zeros tacked onto the end. But hey, it’s still free money right?

The Look Ahead

Mattias Ekholm

Mattias Ekholm SOG This play makes sense on a lot of levels. For one, the Oilers take more shots (33.82) than any other NHL team. For another, the Sharks surrender more shots per game (35.08) than any other NHL team. And Ekholm has eclipsed his 2.5 line for tonight in nine of his last 13 games. The Edmonton defender put up five shots in his first game against San Jose this season and two in the rematch.

Luke Hughes POINTS Hughes has been held off the scoresheet in two of his last three games, but had previously recorded a point in seven straight games. Tonight, he faces an Islanders team with a middle of the road defense that allows a ton of shots, and Hughes has recorded a point in all three games he’s faced New York this season.

Cal Quantrill STRIKEOUTS It’s about that time for us to dip our toe into the world of baseball. Today, Cal Quantrill presents an intriguing option in his start against the Phillies. The Phils have the fifth-most strikeouts in the NL as a team, and Quantrill has increased his strikeouts in each start, from one to three to six in his last outing, so a play on his 3.5 line tonight might just work out for you.