Well we dropped a couple units last night with some losses. The Orioles snapped their losing streak, Marcus Smart goes 1 for 10 from 3 point land, and Alex Wood got lit up for 7 runs. Just three things that wouldn’t all go wrong again on the same day if they had to but that’s the way they played out last night. The A’s came through for us late so we didn’t get skunked! 5-4 on the week and it’s only Wednesday. Let’s get into the picks.
Trae Young Total Points Over (25.5) – We haven’t touched this series yet but it’s time to get some action in on it tonight. Trae has gone over 25.5 points in 3 of the 4 games in this series. He’s also getting plenty of shots up to give himself the opportunity to go for 25+ every game. He’s had 21, 19, 20, and 23 shot attempts in the first four games. That’s resulted in point totals of 32, 30, 21, & 27. He is also coming off of Game 4 where he put up 14 three point attempts and only hit 4 of them. The Hawks can close this series out tonight with a win and Trae will be a big part of the Hawks offense since he’s the go to guy and has led the team in scoring in each game in this series. Look for him to light it up tonight and cover the 25.5 for us!
Result – WIN – Trae Young 36 points
Dodgers (Buehler) ML / Clippers ML (-120) – The different version of the L.A. parlay. The Dodgers will have Walker Buehler pitching and he’s pitched 6+ innings while allowing 2 runs or less in 4 of his last 5 starts. He’s faced the big bats in this Cardinals lineup in the past and he has held them in check. Most impressively, he’s held Arenado to a .172 avg in 29 career at bats. The Dodgers lineup should be their A lineup tonight after losing last night I wouldn’t expect anyone to get the day off tonight. The Dodgers have lost 4 of their last 5 and we wouldn’t normally take a team struggling like that but I really like the matchup for them tonight with Buehler on the mound. Then we have the Clippers taking on a Mavericks team who are nothing without a fully healthy Luka Doncic. The Clippers won Game 4 in Dallas 106-81 on Monday. The Clippers winning 2 in Dallas and Luka’s injury has really shifted the momentum back to the Clippers in this series. I expect them to ride that at home tonight and close out this L.A. Parlay for us!
Result – Loss – Dodgers win 14-3 but Clippers lost 105-100
Avalanche (-190) – JACKHAMMER – Big moneyline but it’s a 3 unit play to make up for that and it will be plenty profitable for us. The Avs dominated the Golden Knights in Game 1 and beat them 7 to 1. It was 6 to 1 after the 2nd period and I’m sure a lot of you guys turned it off at that point. The Avs are now 5-0 in the Playoffs and they have covered the puck line in all 5 of those games. The puck line was intriguing based on that but if we are going to smash for 3 units I’m more confident in the moneyline. Vegas was very sloppy in Game 1 and gave the Avs 6 Power Play opportunities which they ended up cashing in on 2 of them. Seeing that leads me to believe that this 7-1 could have easily been 8 to 1 or 9 to 1. Just an absolute dominant performance from the Avs and I do expect the Golden Knights to put up more of a fight tonight but the Avs are literally on an AVALANCHE OF GOALS RIGHT NOW and the end is not in sight. LFG!!