NBA Underdog Night – Go Hornets!

61-53-2 on NBA in 2017/18 up 9.28 units

30-28-2 on NBA in 2018/19 up 4.16 units 

1-2 on NBA in 2019/20 down 2.00 units

Of course I lose my second bet of the young NBA season because Trae Young got hurt after 11 minutes. My Luck. It looks like his injury wasn’t as bad as it looks, but I felt his pain in my account. Moving on..

Suns +5 at -103 for 3 units. Suns beat a Clippers team that dominated the Warriors. Booker is going in this season. Him against Patrick Beverly was fun to watch.

Clippers +6 at -110 for 4 units. No Leonard, but Beverly, Harrell, and Lou Will are not going to lay down. I like the Clippers to keep it close. LAC have been one of the best offensive teams in the league behind some lethal shooting.

Hornets +8 at -125 for 3 units. Kings are 0-4 and losing by an average of 19 points. Devonte Graham, PJ Washington, and Miles Bridges have all looked good for Charlotte this season. Kings don’t have a defense. Monk finally made some shots in his last game. I hate betting on my favorite NBA team because they are known to let me down, but maybe that left with Kemba.

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World Series Game 7 Prediction – Road Team Keeps Winning

92-83 on MLB last season and went up 34.31 units

49-43 on MLB this season down 5.81 units

7-4 on playoffs down 0.01 units

Nationals +1.5 at -175 for 4 units.

Nationals -1.5 at +195 for 2 units.

Nationals -2.5 at +290 for 2 units. Give me all the Nats. Greinke has allowed 7 walks and 10 hits in his last two starts (9 innings combined). That’s a lot of baserunners. Greinke walked in a run against the Yankees. Greinke allowed 10 baserunners against the Nationals in 4 2/3rds, but only gave up 1 run. Nationals will make him pay if he does that again. The road team has won the first 6 games for the first time ever in the MLB Postseason. Nats are on the road.

Scherzer does have an injury concern, but nothing a little cortisone couldn’t fix. Cortisone is a steroid. I’ve done studies, Roids help in baseball. Scherzer is 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA this postseason. This World Series run started with the Nationals winning a wild card game against the Brewers, because of a terrible play by Trent Grisham of the Brewers. Yelich would have been playing right-field had he not been injured. Rendon and Soto are on fire. Soto hit a ball that is still orbiting planet Earth in Game 6. All Rendon did in Game 6 was drive in 5 runs. Nationals get up early and don’t look back.

 

Paris Masters – Tennis

91-44-6 on tennis in 2018 up 42.63 units

46-54-2 on tennis in 2019 down 48.22 units

Monfils at -205 for 4 units. Monfils will make Paire work for his points. Paire will get frustrated and Monfils will take advantage. Gael is 11-3 on hard this year, Paire is 7-6. The surface and tournament history favor Monfils. I like the higher ranked Frenchman to place more winners here and move on.

Berrettini -2 at -105 for 2 units. Berrettini has a better serve and forehand. The conditions and recent form favor Berrettini as well. The Italian’s inside-in forehand is fun to watch.

Isner at -245 for 2 units. Isner will want revenge for losing to Christian Garin a couple months ago. Garin lost to strong servers like Isner over his past few tournaments. Isner has looked good all October long.

Thiem -1.5 at -115 for 2 units. Thiem has more from and fitness. The H2H is giving us good value here, but doesn’t scare me away. Raonic has beat Thiem in these conditions before, but I don’t expect him to upset the Swiss-man here.

World Series – Nationals Win Game 6 and Force a Game 7

David Martinez got ejected because of the play below. First manager to get ejected in a World Series game since Bobby Cox in 1996.

 

Juan Soto hit a solo homer that is still orbiting planet Earth to put the Nationals up 3-2. Nationals won 7-2 behind 5 Rendon RBIs. Alex Bregman carried his bat all the way to first base after his first inning homer. Juan Soto did the same thing after his Yack Monster. Strasburg is now 5-0 in these playoffs. Justin Verlander is 0-6 in his career in World Series games. Game 6 had all the drama. Astros were the best team in baseball all season long and have earned homefield for Game 7.. Will they make the most of it? Altuve was quiet tonight.