29-23-2 on NBA Playoffs up 14.06 units
Warriors still seem to be in second gear, but they still beat the Rockets in Houston by 13. Kevin Durant dropped 37 while Harden went off for 41. Harden can’t play much better than he did last night in my opinion. Klay Thompson and his postgame comments were straight class. The under should have hit, but the Rockets decided to foul down double digits with less than a minute left. Iggy made a free throw that hit front rim, backboard, back rim, and then went in with time dwindling. I’m not bitter..
Celtics win the series at +110 for 2 units.
Celtics win tonight at -110 for 4 units. Cavs have been putrid against the spread all season and that will continue tonight. You can scroll down and read my comments on Game 1 because I expect more the same here. Celtics will lockdown the perimeter shooters of Korver, Smith, and Love and Lebron will get frustrated. Lebron’s 3s and faders are highlights when they go in, but they are bad shots when they don’t. Boston’s best players can’t legally drink, but they can beat the Cavs. It really is unfair that the Celtics get extra coaching from Kyrie and Gordon when they already have Brad Stevens. What is Lue to do?
Lebron James over 33 points at -110 for 4 units. Lebron will get the foul calls tonight. King James did not put his head down and drive enough in Game 1.. he will tonight.
41-41-4 in Hockey up 8.28 units
3-0 on the past 3 NHL games.
Vegas won last night behind a solid effort from Fleury. Tomas Teter was back in the lineup (5th playoff appearance for the Knights) and his stick-to-it-ness led to the early Vegas goal. Teter adds some nice depth scoring. Jonathan Marchessault stole the show for the Golden Knights with 2 goals, but the Knights defense way the key to me. Vegas got their goals off of turnovers and solid goalie work.
Caps at -118 for 1 unit. Caps have looked so much better this series I have to take them here at low juice. The Caps fans are going to be wild after they have had to wait for this moment for a long time. A 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals is not something they are used to. Tampa has been pussyfooting around and has been shitpumped as a result. It is now or never for Tampa…
Caps – Lightning under 6 for 3 units. Lightning have to play better defense if they want to win. Tampa has given up the puck too easily which leads to fast breaks for the Caps. They have to limit those turnovers. The Lightning have to play faster and better on defense if they want to have a chance tonight and make it a series. Andrei Vasilevskiy has to play a lot better than he did last time out and I think he will. Holtby has been solid.
44-45 on MLB in 2018 down 1.85 units
2-2 yesterday up 2.26 units
Manaea beat the Red Sox again (no no-hitter this time). Patrick Corbin got his first loss of the season for the Diamondbacks. The Braves keep winning. The Giants and Reds did not want to stop scoring in the late game, but eventually the Reds stopped scoring.
Rockies at -110 for 3 units. Lyles (former Rockie) has a 6.07 ERA against the Rockies in his career. His team has lost the past 4 games he has pitched in. He has not pitched more than 5 innings this season. The Padres bullpen does not scare me and they will be needed. Rockies complete the sweep today. German Marquez has an ERA under 2 for the Rockies on the road this season as well. Also, Padres are 3-9 in day games.
Tigers at +133 for 1 unit. Indians did not look that great yesterday and now they have their worst starter in Josh Tomlin on the mound. Liriano got a loss against the Indians earlier this season, but he pitched well. This line is a little weird with how banged up the Tigers are, but I like fading Josh Tomlin.
Braves at +118 for 1 unit. Cubs had a chance to win the game yesterday with bases loaded down 1 with Kris Bryant at the pate. Bryant could not get a hit and the Cubs lost. Yu Darvish is on the mound today and he has been struggling. His stuff has not looked worse to me than past years (he still has his velocity), but his location as lacked. Darvish gives up a homer every start and I expect that to continue today. The Braves are young and hot. Nick Markakis, Ozzie Albies, and Freddie Freeman have been great this season.
Angels at +151 for 2 units. Two evenly matched teams in my opinion so I will take the underdog. Angels are 3-1 vs the Astros this season. Gerrit Cole will strikeout some Angels, but I still think they can pull this one out. Solid value with Jamie Barria on the mound for the Angels.
Mariners at -133 for 4 units. Rangers have 3 runs in their last 3 games. Mariners have better hitters (even with Cano out) and the better bullpen. The starters are similar if you look over the whole season, but Mike Leake had his best start of the season last time out for the Mariners. Mike Minor had his worst start of the season last time out for the Rangers.
Giants at -118 for 3 units. Giants are better than the Reds. Cincinnati’s sweep of the Dodgers does not impress me too much because I think the Dodgers are bad without Turner and Seager in the lineup. Giants have been playing solid baseball lately and I expect that to continue.
12-9 on tennis down 0.81 units
Schwartzman at -239 for 3 units. Schwartzman has beaten Jarry thrice in as many matches. Diego Schwartzman was struggling, but made it to the round of 16 last tournament in Madrid. I like this spot.
Kohlschreiber at -153 for 2 units. Kohlschreiber has never won against Jack Sock. I think that changes today. Sock has not won two matches in a row this calendar year. The German has been in solid form this season so I will side with him.