MLB Picks June 17

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Game 1: Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays 1pm EST

stromanBlue Jays starter Marcus Stroman is currently enjoying one of the hottest streaks of his career. Stroman has allowed two or fewer runs in six of his last seven starts whole going at least seven innings in each start.  White Sox starter Mike Pelfrey has been solid lately despite a 2-5 record on the season. I like the Blue Jays to get back on track behind Stroman at home.

My Pick: Toronto Blue Jays moneyline -222.0

Game 2: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies 3:10 pm EST

The Rockies are 8-1 against the Giants so far this season. Rockies starter Kyle Freeland pitched 7 scoreless innings against the Giants on the road April 23. Freeland will hope to continue his success at Coors Field, where he has a 3-3 record and 3.50 ERA.

Giants starter Matt Cain is 0-3 with a 8.40 ERA on the road this season.

My Pick: Colorado Rockies moneyline -150.0

Game 3: Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies 4:05 pm EST

Jerad Eickhoff comes in 0-7 in 13 starts this season while Diamondback starter Zack Godley is riding a streak of six straight quality starts. The Diamondbacks are 27-14 after a this season, while the Phillies are only 12-32 coming off of a loss.

My Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks moneyline -108

Game 4: San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers 4:10pm EST

Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson has a 1.69 ERA at home this season. Padres starter Dinelson Lamet has a 8.50 ERA this season. The Padres are 1-4 against the Brewers and 2-8 on Saturdays this season.

My Pick: Milwaukee Brewers moneyline -147

Game 5: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates 8:15pm EST

The Cubs have dropped six straight series, but a win tonight would end that streak. In his career, Cubs starter Jake Arrieta is s 10-3 with a 2.81 ERA against the Pirates. However Arrieta has not been great on the road this season. In eight starts away from Wrigley Field, Arrieta is 3-4 with a 5.20 ERA.

Pirates starter Ivan Nova is 4-2 with a 2.29 ERA at home this season.

My Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates moneyline +120


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2017 NBA Finals Game 2 Pick

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+368 is a big number. That’s how big of a moneyline underdog Vegas has the defending World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers going into Game 2 of the NBA Finals. For those new to sports gambling and unfamiliar with reading lines, +368 means that a $100 bet will win you a $368 profit on the Cavaliers. On the other side of things, a $100 moneyline bet on the Golden State Warriors will net a profit of only $27.17.

After a dominating 22 point victory by the Warriors in Game 1, it’s easy to overreact and believe that the Cavaliers have no chance in Game 2. Cleveland looked unmotivated and unprepared in the opening match-up and did a poor job of protecting the basketball with 20 turnovers for the game compared to just four turnovers by the Warriors.

In Lebron’s career coming into this series, Lebron has won three of the seven NBA Finals that he has participated in. In the three seasons that Lebron James’ teams won the NBA championship in (Miami 2, Cleveland 1), his teams have lost seven games overall between the 2012 (one loss), 2013 (3 losses) and 2016 NBA finals (3 losses). Six of those seven loses were by double digits. Lebron James’ team also lost Game 1 in all three of those championship seasons.

If we look at just Lebron’s six straight finals appearance prior to this series (2011-2016), five out of six of those series were tied at 1-1 after Game 2 with the exception of last season when Cleveland fell behind 2-0, losing both games by a combined total of 48 points ,before coming back to win the series in seven games.

That takes me to my prediction. In the last 11 games overall between the Warriors and Cavs, the Warriors hold a 6-5 edge against the Moneyline. But the moneymen winner is 11-0 against the spread in those games. That means the last 11 times that Golden State and Cleveland have faced each other the outright winner also covered the spread. So if you like the Warriors, take the Warriors as 8.5 point favorites to cover, but stay away from the Warriors moneyline at -368, it’s just not good value. But if you like Cleveland why settle for the -110 odds at +8.5 points? Go for the +368 Moneyline! Obviously Cleveland is are a big underdog, but if you win only 22% of the bets you make betting on a +368 underdog, guess what you will turn a profit!

There’s no guarantee here, and remember, there’s always a chance you can lose either way. But if you want the best value, and best chance to turn a large profit, the best play here is to go with King James and the defending World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers Moneyline +368. Do you believe the King deserves better than a a 22% chance?




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2017 NBA Finals Get Sports Strong Prediction

2017 NBA Finals Quick Prediction


I’m going to get straight to the point….

It’s not often in sports at any level where the championship at the end of the season turns out to have the two teams that everyone predicted before the season even started.

When you are looking at this series from a gamblers point of view, if you decide to play this series, my advice is to go with the Cavaliers.  Currently an $100 bet on Cleveland will win you $230. A $100 bet on Golden State will only gain a $40 profit.

My Vegas Play: Cleveland Cavaliers +230

Prediction Cavs in 6 games


Thoughts going into the series:

The Cavs and Warriors have spilt the last 10 match-ups 5-5. In all ten of those games the moneyline winner also covered the spread.

The first 6 games of last years NBA finals were all decided by 11 points or more.