9-8-1 on NBA Playoffs up 6.41 units
Lebron got outscored by Bojan Bogdanovic and the Pacers took a 2-1 series lead over the Cavs. Bogdanovic is a 40% 3 point shooter this season and Bojan can guard Lebron. Jeez. John Wall and the Wizards smacked the Raptors. I thought Lowry and DeRozan would step up. Bucks poured it on in Game 3 and may have figured out the Celtics even though they are down 2-1.
76ers -3.5 for 2 units. Embiid is back. Simmons is nice. 76ers hit the 3 better in Game 3. I think that will continue. Whiteside got in foul trouble and played few minutes. Hassan’s lack of play seems to be a theme in this series. Justise Winslow scored a season high last time out, but I think the 76ers will be too much for the Heat here.
Blazers +7 for 1 unit. They can’t get swept can they?
Rockets -5.5 for 3 units. A change of scenery isn’t going to stop Harden and CP3. Timberwolves missed their chance to make this a series in Game 1. Harden had a bad game last time out and the Rockets still won by 20.
Thunder +4.5 for 2 units. Too many points I think. Westbrook and Crew will be better than Game 2. Thunder were up after the 3rd quarter in the last game, then Westbrook, Carmelo, and Playoff P went 0-14 in the 4th. That won’t happen again.
28-28-4 in Hockey up 7.38 units
Capitals ML at -160 for 2 units. Holtby has been playing well since he was put in this series. He stopped 23 of 24 shots last time out. Capitals looked better in Game 4 than any other game this series. I think they carry this momentum to a series lead.
Bruins ML at -181 for 2 units. Rask made 31 saves last time out. Kadri will be back for the Leafs, but I don’t think that matters too much. There have just been too many holes in the Maple Leafs defense it seems. Brad Marchand and crew should end the series tonight.
15-13 on MLB up 0.64 units
Yankees ML at -158 for 2 units. Marcus Stroman has not been pitching well this season, so I will bet against him. Aaron Judge has 3 home runs in 14 at-bats vs. Stroman. Gary Sanchez won’t be playing for the Yankees, but Romine is better behind the plate anyway. The Yankees need to string together some wins if they want to keep up with the….
Red Sox ML at -164 for 2 units. The Red Sox were down 3-0 to the A’s, but got it back in the next inning. Then Moreland hit a grand slam in the 6th inning that was the difference. Sean Manaea has been pitching well for the Athletics, but he has the tendency to give up home runs. Chris Sale is on the mound for Boston today. Sale has a 2.60 ERA against the Athletics in his career.
Rangers ML at +140 for 2 units. Colon is back!! Bartolo almost had a perfect game his last time out. Paxton pitched well for the Mariners against the Astros his last time up, but I think the Rangers can get some runs off him here.