MLB April 29th

29-21 on MLB in 2018 up 15.68 units

8-1 over the past two days. First year Nationals manager Dave Martinez essentially lost them the game by prematurely changing pitchers when he thought the Diamondbacks were pinch hitting. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo saw the pitching change and kept the same hitter (Dyson) in. This led to some walks and the Diamondbacks getting a 1 run win. Lucky for us, we bet Diamondbacks.

Mariners ML at +101 for 2 units. Josh Tomlin is the longest tenured Indians pitcher, but he has struggled this year. Tomlin has given up 8 home runs in 12.1 innings. Marco Gonzales threw 6 scoreless innings last time out for the Mariners. Mitch Haniger has 27 RBIs in as many games for the Mariners this season. The Mariners have the better bats at this point in the season.

Yankees ML at +107 for 2 units. The Yankees got production from their entire batting order in yesterday’s 11-1 win over the Angels. There were no home runs for the Yankees, but they still scored 11 runs.. we will not see that again this year. Didi Gregorius is batting .356 with a .451 OBP. Those are college baseball numbers. Sabathia has not given up an earned run in his last 2 outings. Tyler Skaggs has only faced one batter in this Yankees lineup (Stanton). Skaggs has an ERA 7.51 points higher at home than away.

 

NHL Playoffs April 29th

34-32-4 in Hockey up 9.54 units

Up 3.77 units on NHL Playoffs

Capitals ML at -120 for 2 units. I don’t know why I do this to myself… If the Caps want to move on, they can’t lose both games at home to start the series like they did last round.  It sounds cliche, but this is their Stanley Cup. Ovi missed some opportunities in Game 1 and one of the ones he should have made, led to a Crosby goal not 8 seconds later. That was a microcosm of the relationship between these two teams. The Caps just looked so much better in Game 1 except for that 5 minute spell where the Penguins went from down 2 to up 3-2.

Jets – Predators under 5.5 for 1 unit. Bet this in the first game and am doing it again. Like I have said before, I am just a big fan of both of these goalies (Connor Hellebuyck and Pekka Rinne). They are two of the best players on the ice. I want to make a bet on the Preds, but Hellebuyck stopped 47 shots in Game 1 and he is stopping me from making that play.

NBA Playoffs April 29th

21-21-1 on NBA Playoffs up 4.66 units

I did not think the Bucks would get blown out like that in a Game 7. Giannis never really got going. Terry Rozier did get going. Rozier is so smooth and he is tough to stop when he is drilling 3 pointers (he went 5-8 from deep). Celtics fans were chanting “Who is Bledsoe” as their team won 112-96. The Warriors cruised without Steph behind their other 3 stars. The Warriors made the Pelicans look ordinary again by scoring 76 first half points.

Cavs ML at -250 for 3 units. Lebron will make it to the next round because David Stern wants him to. Stern is still pulling the stings no doubt. (sarcasm)

Jazz Rockets over 207 for 4 units. I want to see these teams play before I take action on the line, but I like this over. This over/under should be closer to 214 in my opinion. I realize the playoffs are different, but 6 of the last 7 games between these two teams has gone over this number. Harden and Mitchell have both been hot lately and the Rockets shoot from the perimeter better at home.

Tennis April 29th

5-4 on tennis up .62 units.

Stefanos Tsitsipas +6.5 for 3 units. Tsitsipas vs Nadal in the Barcelona ATP final. The Spaniard Nadal looks to claim his 11th title in Barcelona. He has never lost a final here. Neither one of these players has lost a set in Barcelona… Nadal hasn’t lost a set since his injury at the Australian Open way back in January. Nadal can slip up at times against the quick one-handed backhand that players like Stefanos Tsitsipas use. Also, when Nadal does lose a match, it is to a player with a strong serve like Stefanos. Tsitsipas is the first Greek in an ATP final since Clark Graebner in 1973.