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A crazy night in sports last night as the Golden State Warriors had the chance to close out the Los Angeles Clippers at home and got absolutely shellacked. The score at the half was 71-63 and the Clips were able to hold on for the win. This is what we have seen time and time again with the Warriors this season where they think they can just coast and win the game due to their immense talent, and then that blows up in their face. Great job by the Clippers though who played their perfect game and really took it to this team. Game six is Friday.
We saw the last of the NHL division winners lose as the Hurricanes beat the Capitals last night. All four of the division winners lost in the first round and we have the weirdest final eight that I can imagine. I often write about the NBA in these openings and this is exactly why. It’s impossible to know what’s going on in the NHL Playoffs. This was another double overtime thriller and the Canes got it done. They were one of the most fun teams in the regular season and it’s exciting to see them move on here.
Tonight we have the chance to see the Denver Nuggets finish off their series on the road against the San Antonio Spurs. After falling down 1-2, this team has really started to mature and figure out the playoffs right before our eyes.
We also have the first games of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Dallas Stars face the St. Louis Blues and the Columbus Blue Jackets head to face the Boston Bruins. Another great sports night is on it’s way.
NHL Playoffs Betting Tips:
Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins: The Jackets come in to this one very well rested as they finished off the Lightning easily in the first round. That is honestly still crazy to think about. While the Bruins played a game seven just two days ago. In these NHL Playoffs, it’s hard enough to take a favorite in a game like this and with the big rest advantage I am really interested to see how the Jackets do here. I feel like they are a great value here as they have looked like the most complete team in the playoffs thus far.
NBA Playoffs Betting Tips:
Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs: The Nuggets are growing up before our very eyes. They had some adjustments to the playoffs to make after game one and game three, but they adjusted well and have continued to get stronger as this series has gone on. Jamal Murray has really improved his consistency and the depth of the Nuggets has been huge for them. They also have a lot more cohesion and it shows, this group has been intact for a couple of years now and they play well together. I think the Nuggets close this one out here.
MLB Betting Tips:
New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels: The Yankees have absolutely been destroyed by injuries, but they have continued to perform. Luke Voit has been huge and last night saw a big performance from DJ LeMahieu that led to a comeback win. I like their match-up a lot against Trevor Cahill tonight and Masahiro Tanaka has been one of their most solid starters.