How to watch and bet on the most popular sport weekend

Mother's Day weekend will be jam-packed with the most important sporting events around the globe. Having some stake in the game can make it more enjoyable. You'll be glued to the TV all year with everything from NBA and NHL playoffs games to title fights and world-class racing to spring staples like Sunday Night Baseball and WNBA.

This weekend's top picks:

Saturday Schedule

Sunday's Schedule

Saturday's Events

Florida Panthersat Washington Capitals
Game 3, 1:00 PM ET, Capital One Arena Washington, DC ESPN

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

Greg Wyshynski: The Caps' goal in Game 2 may have scared the betting market. This team total feels low-valued. Washington averaged 3.15 goals per home game during the regular season. They scored 5 goals against Florida in both of their home games.

Pick: Capitals have more than 2.5 teams (-135)

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

Line: Bucks (-2.0).
Moneyline: Bucks (-125), Celtics (+105)
Total: 213.0

Doug Kezirian Although the juice is expensive, I believe it is well worth the risk. Giannis AntetokounmpoIn Game 1, he had 12 assists and in Game 2, he had seven. Even with Milwaukee's terrible offensive performance, he still exceeded this number. The Bucks will likely rebound, particularly since role players tend to shoot better at home. Milwaukee also seemed to have loosened up after their Game 1 win and put in a poor performance in these playoffs. Antetokounmpo recorded nine assists in just 29 minutes during Game 3 against Chicago. It was a Milwaukee win of 30 points. Although I think Game 3 will be close, this also means Antetokounmpo should continue to log more minutes. Antetokounmpo can rack up assists thanks to this crisp and sharp Bucks performance.

Pick: Giannis more than 6.5 assists (+150)

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

Line: Sun (-6)

André Snellings: This game is expected to be a blowout based on the teams that were involved last season. The Sun had a NetRtg of -8.2 points per 100 possessions. The Sun had an average NetRtg (e.g., Offensive Rating minus Defense Rating) of 11.1 per 100 possessions while the Liberty had a NetRtg at -8.2 per 100 possessions. The difference of 19.3 points per 100 possessions remained the same in their three matchups last year, with the Sun winning all three matches by an average 22.3 PPG. The closest win was by 17 points. The Sun will roll into this new season even though it is a new season.

Pick: Sun (-6)

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

Line: -7
Moneyline:Warriors (-300), Grizzlies (2240)
Total: 225.5

Eric Moody The unfortunate injury sustained by Gary Payton IIAfter being fouled, he was taken to the hospital. Dillon Brooks benefits Ja Morant. Morant's play changed immediately after the injury. Morant finished the playoff season with 47 points, eight assists, and eight rebounds. He'll be hard to stop by the Warriors.

How to watch and bet on the most popular sport weekendHow to watch and bet on the most popular sport weekend 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 ParkerOliveira had two previous fights where he faced adversity. He won the fight and was able to finish the fight in two rounds. Will it strike lightning again for the champ? It is not possible to say with confidence yes. Oliveira can only win if Gaethje is not on his side. Oliveira, however, has become too comfortable on his feet and was knocked out by Chandler and Poirier in round 1. If Oliveira fails to win the fight early, I believe Gaethje will have too much power and leg kicks to take down the champ. He will likely not be able recover. Trevor Wittman has helped Gaethje become more composed and methodical. Wittman will have a solid game plan for Oliviera, and I believe he will add another champion to his roster.

Pick:Gaethje wins (+145)

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

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, 39 KOs), is unassailable the best pound-for-pound fighterToday's game. For this fight, he will be going up from super-middleweight to light heavyweight and will give up nearly five inches to Bivol. Bivol, WBA's light heavyweight champion, has exceptional ring intelligence and is a skilled worker. Bivol's skill set, combined with the fact that oddsmakers have priced the bout at 10.5 rounds, and the over to +270, I believe this fight will go to the card with Canelo claiming his ninth consecutive victory.

Pick: Alvarez by decision (-140)

Sunday's Events

Carolina Hurricanesat Boston Bruins
Game 4, 12:20 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: Wyshynki's pick will be posted later.


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

Mike Clay Verstappen can't be taken at even a penny right now. This season has seen five races, including the sprint in Italy a fortnight ago. Verstappen has won each of the three races he's completed and was in contention for winning the two remaining races. Unfortunately, he had to withdraw early because of car problems.

Pick:Max Verstappen (+140), to win

How to watch and bet on the most popular sport weekendHow to watch and bet on the most popular sport weekendPhoenix Sunsat Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Center, Dallas (TX), Game 4, 3:00 PM ET ESPN

Moneyline: TBD
Total: TBD

Next Best Bet: Stay tuned for our top picks for this game

How to watch and bet on the most popular sport weekendHow to watch and bet on the most popular sport weekendLos Angeles Dodgersat Chicago Cubs
7:00 p.m. ET Wrigley Field Chicago (IL) ESPN

Line: TBD)

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How to watch and bet on the most popular sport weekendHow to watch and bet on the most popular sport weekendMiami Heatat Philadelphia 76ers
Game 4, 8:00 pm ET Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia PA, TNT

Line: 76ers (-1.5)
Moneyline: 76ers (-130), Heat (+110)
Total: 207.5

Next Best Bet: Stay tuned for our top picks for this game

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