The second round of the NHL playoffs begins tonight and there are two NBA playoff games. It’s a rather light schedule in Major League Baseball with the start of some four-game series, the conclusion of some weekday series, and a lot of teams with the night off. With a relatively small card of games, it’s important to find an edge any way possible because the oddsmakers don’t have a whole lot of games to divide their attention. The BangTheBook Betting Center and our top daily sports betting trends can be that edge that you need to succeed.

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Here are the top sports betting trends for April 30:

NBA: Chicago Bulls at Milwaukee Bucks (7:00 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play on Chicago using the money line when revenging a loss versus an opponent. The Bulls are 55-22 (+39 units) over the last two seasons.

The Chicago Bulls have another shot to finish off the Milwaukee Bucks, this time as a road favorite. The Bulls couldn’t close out the series in Game 5, but bettors seem to think that tonight is the night. The Bulls opened at -3 and were bumped to -3.5 with a -4 likely to start popping later this morning. The Bulls have been a good bounce back team over the last couple of seasons and that could continue on Thursday night.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs (9:30 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play on Los Angeles using the money line off an upset loss as a favorite. The Clippers are 25-7 (+19.05 units) over the last two seasons.

The Clippers need to return the favor and upset the Spurs to stay alive in the NBA playoffs. After losing at home in Game 5, the Clippers are a 5.5-point underdog for Game 6. The Spurs still have some injury concerns and Blake Griffin and Chris Paul have done a good job for the Clippers. The Clippers won Game 4 in San Antonio after a terrible performance in Game 3, so they have shown the ability to bounce back already.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks (10:00 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play on Anaheim using the money line in all games after scoring four goals or more in their previous game. The Ducks are 48-16 (+27.85 units) over the last two seasons.

The Flames and Ducks kick off their Western Conference playoffs series with the Ducks as a huge favorite. There has been a big move on Game 1 of this series to push Anaheim as high as -200. They swept the Winnipeg Jets, so it has been a very long layoff for the Ducks. That could be a factor early in the series. The betting market certainly doesn’t think so. It’s hard to put a lot of faith in this trend because of the long layoff, so bet this game on your matchup analysis instead of this trend.

NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play against New York using the money line in home games after a three-game unbeaten streak. The Rangers are 39-54 (-49.45 units) since 1992.

The Rangers took care of the Penguins in five games, winning all four times by a 4-1 score. Now they host Game 1 against the Washington Capitals. The Rangers lost Game 2 of their series with Pittsburgh and rattled off three straight wins to activate this trend. The Rangers are listed as a -160 to -170 favorite in the market, so shop around for the best price. Also, be sure to check out our game preview for this NHL playoff matchup.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at San Antonio Spurs (9:30 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play under in San Antonio games after scoring 105 or more points. The under is 61-28 (+30.2 units) over the last two seasons.

The Spurs and Clippers played a high-scoring affair in Game 5 and recent history would suggest that the Spurs go back to playing defense. The total is lined at 205.5 for Game 6, which could be the deciding game that knocks the Clippers out of the playoffs. The Clippers won Game 4 on the round, but were held to just 73 points in an ugly Game 3 loss.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks (10:00 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play under in Calgary road games where the total is 5.5. The under is 18-5 (+11.65 units) this season.

The Calgary Flames have been an inconsistent offense throughout the season and have gotten some pretty good goaltending from Jonas Hiller. The Anaheim Ducks have not played in over a week, so they could be a little bit sluggish out of the gate to help this trend. This trend is a sign that the Flames know what it takes to win on the road, even if they don’t always do it. Keeping games low-scoring is a good approach.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Oakland Athletics (3:30 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play over in Oakland home games in April. The over is 10-1 (+9.35 units) this season.

The A’s are having some issues with the back end of their starting rotation, but the offense has been good because of the A’s use of platoon advantages. Another reason is that the Oakland offense was so undervalued entering the season because of the changes that they made last winter. Also, O.co Coliseum is not a good hitter’s park, so that inherently leads to low totals.

NHL: Washington Capitals at New York Rangers (7:30 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play under in New York Rangers games when playing with three or more days rest. The under is 14-3 (+11.3 units) over the last three seasons.

The Rangers commit to playing defense when rested and that will be their objective on Thursday night against a good Capitals offense. This is not a big sample size over a three-year span, but that amount of time off is a rarity, so this trend is significant given how profitable it has been.

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