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Welcome to the free sports betting tips for Monday, May 23rd, 2016.
We had cup finals galore throughout Europe this weekend. The Scottish Cup on Saturday saw history being created with Hibs beating Rangers 3-2 in one of the games of the season if you’re a neutral. If you’re a Hibs fan, it’s probably the greatest game of your life, and if you’re a Rangers fan, well, best to forget out it. Then we had Manchester United beating Crystal Palace in extra-time 2-1 in a shocking game. Still, Louis van Gaal got an FA Cup win in his last game in charge of the Red Devils. Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 1-0 in yet another reasonably boring game. Barcelona beat Seville 2-0 to win the Copa del Rey for a record 28th time, and PSG beat Marseille 4-2 in another classic cup final.
In the NHL over the weekend, the Blues tied the series with the Sharks up at 2-2, winning in spectacular fashion 6-2. And in the golf, Rory McIlroy lived up to his billing as favourite, winning Irish Open at the K Club by three strokes.
Now, we’ve got more playoff action in the NBA and NHL tonight, so let’s get to the free sports betting tips for May 23rd, 2016.
NBA Betting Tips
So, the Cavs haven’t quite steamrollered the Raptors like everyone thought. In fact, instead of being 3-0 up, the Cavs could be in danger of having the series tied at 2-2 if they don’t get the job done in Toronto tonight. The poor performances of Love and Irving in Game 3 didn’t really help matters, and you have to wonder if they’re just showing a bit of fatigue now after a long season.
But the big thing here is how impressive the Raptors have been at home this season. In fact, losing only nine games in the season is what helped get Toronto to where they are this season, and I like them to keep it tight against Cleveland tonight. Will they win? Maybe not, but the bookies are giving them 6 points, which looks like a lot to me, given how dominant they were in Game 3. Toronto +6 is definitely the play here.
NHL Betting Tips
The series returns to St Louis, where the Blues are going to be in great spirits after getting the series back to 2-2 against the Sharks. This is as tight a series as we had all hoped for, and we’ve seen some great action, and tonight could be the time for either side to stamp their mark on it.
I think the way the Blues dominated last time out bodes well for St Louis. A 6-2 win is going to lift their spirits, and being back on home ice is an even bigger plus, and it’s maybe time for them to pull away and close this series out. St Louis moneyline is the play here, and look for the Blues to pull away and close out the series.