NBA Playoffs April 18th

4-4-1 on NBA Playoffs down .86 units

Raptors pulled away from the Wizards with strong 1st and 4th quarters. DeRozan dropped 37 points and he may be the best mid-range player in the NBA. Here is a picture that sums up this current Wizards roster. Beal is just like.. “I’m done.” Giannis was not enough for the Bucks to beat the Celtics.. again. Jrue Holiday showed up and balled out. Playoff Rondo is still amazing and the Pelicans are up 2-0 on the Blazers. Where is Damien Lillard?

Pacers +8 for 3 units. Pacers won last game by 18 and still are not getting credit from Vegas. I think this game will be a lot closer than Game 1, but the Cavs just have too many problems this season. Cavs had 17 turnovers in the first game. Oladipo has been balling all year and now gets to show off.  Lebron did not look like he cared too much in Game 1, I expect more effort from him.. but I doubt it will be enough to blow out the Pacers.

Jazz Thunder over 207 for 3 units. The last game soared over. These teams are both averaging over 110 points in April. I still feel this over under should be set around 212 so I am going to keep taking it. Paul George may not stay as hot as he was in Game 1, but I expect Westbrook to pick up the slack a little.

Rockets -10 for 3 units. Rockets missed over 10 open 3s in Game 1. They will make more of these shots in Game 2. Also, Chris Paul had 6 turnovers and an off game, I expect him to improve as well. Rockets are just too nice and know they have to play better than they did in Game 1.

 

 

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NHL Playoffs April 18th

23-27-3 in Hockey down 6.66 units

Predators ML at -155 for 6 units. Bounce back spot here. If you did not bet Predators last game out, you can just bet this for 3 units. I know you are not supposed to chase losses, but here I am. Pekka will play better tonight than last time out. I think the Preds will play the best they have all series tonight.

Penguins ML at -140 for 4 units. Flyers are hurting themselves in practice. Couturier may be out for the Flyers. Crosby and Malkin will do enough to get the Penguins the 3-1 lead here.

Lightning ML at -135 for 6 units. Chasing loses here too. If you did not bet the Lightning last game with me, feel free to only lay 3 units. The Lightning just fell apart in the 3rd period last game. The Lightning beat themselves, that will not happen again. I expect the Lightning to play the best game of the series tonight. Tampa needs to cover Taylor Hall and give up less power plays.. easy. Also, this game is on the GOLF Channel, so that is super exciting.

MLB April 18th

9-8 on MLB in 2018 down 0.48 units

Tigers ML at +113 for 2 units. Both these teams are playing poorly early in the season. The Orioles have struggled for a while now, and now face Matthew Boyd. Boyd has given up only 2 runs in 13 innings pitched. Orioles already have some injuries and I just think the Tigers want this win more.

Rangers ML at -102 for 2 units. I wish Bartolo Colon would have got his perfect game, but it was fun to watch that game regardless. Hamels has given up a lot of home runs this year, but Tampa Bay’s pitcher, Jacob Faria, has given up a lot of baserunners. Faria looked good his last time out, but I still like the Rangers here.

Nationals ML at +102 for 3 units. I just don’t really believe in the Mets yet. Steven Matz is solid, but so is Tanner Roark. Bryce Harper has been hot to start of the season, I expect that to continue. I just think the Nats have more firepower in their lineup.

Red Sox ML at +110 for 1 unit. Tyler Skaggs has been great for the Angels this season, but I just can’t quit Rick Porcello. Also, the Red Sox’s bats have been hot and I expect that to continue.

Dodgers ML at -160 for 3 units. Dodgers seemed to have turned the corner after a poor start the season. Perdomo has struggled against the Dodgers historically. Maeda has struggled against the Padres as well, but not as bad as Perdomo has against the Dodgers. I am taking the hotter team here.