NHL: Washington Capitals +125 @ Tampa Bay Lightning -145 Pick: Capitals +125
Why: The Capitals haven’t been to a Stanley Cup Final since 1998 when they were swept by the Red Wings who won back to back cups.
They are one game away from finally returning. However, they must secure a win in front of a raucous Tampa crowd.
That seems to suit the Capitals though. In this series, the Caps are 2-1 on the road- their only loss came in game 5 when they lost a close game 3-2.
The Caps are 7-2 on the road this post season. Ovechkin has fed off of the pressure on the road- he’s tallied 11 goals this postseason and been key to their success as you’d expect. Holtby was also stellar in game 6 with a 24 save shutout.
Game 7 provides pressure to both teams, but more so on the Capitals in this one. Ovechkin knows he doesn’t have many more shots at this. This is the year he finally got past Crosby.
The Caps are at +125, a good price for the better team coming off a shutout victory.
Caps win 4-3.
NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers -110 @ Boston Celtics -110 Pick: Cavaliers Pick (-110)
Why: I love pick em games, especially in the playoffs. Even more so when you have the best player in the NBA on one side.
The Cavs have been clearly taking games off this post season. Games one and two were embarrassing.
Both games were in Boston. The public can take advantage of that because it’s clearly affected the odds. -110 is a great value pick for a team that just thrashed the Celtics in back to back games.
When Cleveland has needed to show up this post season, they have. Ripping off a 4 game sweep of the Raptors last series and now winning 2 games in a row to even the series. I see the Cavs finishing the series in 6 following another 4 game winning streak.
There’s little to no risk in slapping on the Cavs to a parlay bet with tonight’s game 7 Stanley Cup matchup.
Cavs win 105-99
MLB: San Diego Padres +118 @ Washington Nationals -138 Pick: Padres +118
Why: The Padres will be trying to avoid a sweep Wednesday afternoon in D.C.
They dropped game one in a route 10-2 and game two was lost in the bottom of the 9th with a walk off homer.
The big reason for taking the Padres in this game is the Nationals starting pitcher.
The recently called up Erick Fedde is on the mound today for the Nationals. In his 3 major league starts last year he posted a 9.39 ERA and an 0-1 record.
The Padres are starting veteran Tyson Ross, who hasn’t been terrible. He has a 3.35 ERA, 55 K’s, and a 3-3 record on a team with not a lot of run support.
San Diego is a sneaky value pick today against a heavily favored Nationals team that may be vulnerable.
Padres win 8-5
Author: Dino Bizzarro
Dino Bizzarro is co-founder and editor-in-chief of YourWorld Media. He has previously worked in both television and radio. In Sarasota, Florida he starred in Game On Profiles, reporting on the top local high school athletes. During his internship with the National Journalism Center in 2017, he worked at Radio America where he co-produced the television show Behind the Curtain with host Jack Burkman. Within the last 2 years, he’s worked at WUFT in Gainesville, reporting and anchoring the local news. He is originally from Las Vegas and a rising senior at the University of Florida where he majors in telecommunications.