NHL Playoffs April 23rd

30-29-4 in Hockey up 8.53 units

Penguins were down early in the game, but they dominated the second period on the way to a series win. The Flyers just did not have the defense or firepower to keep up with their rivals. Predators finished their series as well. The Avalanche did not have the answers for Nashville’s attack.

Bruins ML at -118 for 3 units. Rask should play better for the Bruins than last game. I just think the Bruins end the series tonight. The Bruins will start this game strong because of how soundly they got outplayed in the 1st period last game. Marchand and the Bruins will win this game.

 

NBA Playoffs April 23rd

12-13-1 on NBA Playoffs up 4.86 units

The Bucks evened the series behind Giannis. Jaylen Brown dropped 34 points for the Celtics, but it was not enough. LaMarcus Aldridge had a double-double and the Spurs avoided the sweep. The Wizards also evened their series. Wall and Beal were better than DeRozan and Lowry in Game 4. Kyle Korver and Lebron James evened the series vs the Pacers. Oladipo was only 5-20 from the field. The Lance/Lebron feud is always fun to watch.

Rockets -6 for 3 units. Rockets will step up and play better than they did last game. The Rockets will make adjustments and James Harden won’t get stopped by Taj Gibson again. Timberwolves shot the ball well in Game 3, but a lot of that was lack of defensive effort from Houston. Rockets will be better at guarding the drive and kicks in this one.

Thunder +4.5 for 1 unit. Westbrook did a lot of talking about Rubio after the Game 3 loss to the Jazz. Let’s see if he can back it up on the court. Carmelo has been struggling this season and “Playoff P” hasn’t done much since Game 1. I think this will be a close game so I am taking the points. Donovan Mitchell and Rubio have been fun to watch this series.