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The Stanley Cup Final kicked off last night and the Blackhawks managed to do it again. By it we mean make a late comeback for a game that they looked outplayed in for most of the first two periods. The 2-1 victory helped them steal home ice and they’ll look to continue their winning ways on Saturday.
Tonight, we’ll see the much anticipated NBA Finals matchup kick off in Oakland when the Warriors meet the Cleveland Cavaliers. Injuries (or injury) should be a major focus in this one as Cleveland will need the very best from Kyrie Irving to hope to compete. This will be Lebron James’ fifth straight NBA Finals appearance and he’s going for his third title as well as Cleveland’s first major sports championship. He’ll have his work cut out for him as metrics show that this Warriors team is the toughest he’s faced in the Finals and one of the best teams we have seen in a number of years. Their depth, shooting and defense is just a step above everyone and it’s easy to see why they are such favorites in this series. Anything can happen in a seven game series, especially when you have the best player in the world, but it doesn’t look great for Cleveland’s title drought.
We have a lot to get to today so let’s head into our betting tips.
MLB Betting Tips:
It’s the resistible force versus the movable object when the Reds takes on the Phillies. Both teams have seen better days and are allowing over 4.4 runs per game on the season. They are evenly matched in all the wrong ways which should lead to a higher scoring game. We’ll take Over 7 runs in this one.
The Chicago White Sox and Texas Rangers are also continuing their series today. The first two games of this series have gone over and I expect them to continue that trend today. The Ballpark in Arlington lends itself to fireworks and the big bats on both teams love to accommodate them. If you are sitting in the outfield for this one, please be careful. Over 8.5 runs is the play here.
NBA Finals Betting Tips:
The Warriors have been the best team in the league this season and practically unbeatable at home all year long. The Cavaliers have cruised through the playoffs, with their only two losses coming against the Bulls at a time when they had to find a new identity on the fly, but they also did that in the Eastern Conference. While they have played well, the Cavs have not played a team as good as the Rockets or Grizzlies this post-season and it’s hard to prepare for that level of basketball until you play it. For these reasons alone, the Warriors -6 is our pick. There will be adjustments and there might be a series, but tonight? Tonight is about Golden State and the Roaracle Arena.
If you are looking for a fun prop to bet, I’ve got the lock of the night for you: Steph Curry over 4 1/2 3PM (even). Since Game 5 against Memphis, Curry has made 5+ in six out of seven games and had 11+ attempts in six of seven as well. He’s been feeling it and understanding what he needs to do to help his team win. That is shooting and making as many threes as he can. He’ll do it again tonight.