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We have no NHL action tonight after some thrilling games yesterday.
The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals 4-3 to tie up that series. That really was a good one with a tight ending. The Capitals had a 6-4 power play within the last 2 minutes but could not come close to capitalizing on that one.
The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Calgary Flames in overtime. The Flames battled hard and full props to them for that. Corey Perry however got the game winner early in OT.
On Tuesday, May 12th the Montreal Canadiens play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6. Then on Wednesday, May 13th the Capitals vs Rangers Game 7 hits the airwaves.
In the NBA, the Chicago Bulls lost by 2 points against the Cavaliers. We won that one in a whisker as we had the Bulls +2.5. The Cavs had a big 4th quarter to take that game in what is a really thrilling series. We really thought Gasul was playing though – that was a big loss, and thankfully we still got the win.
In the other game, the Clippers have been drinking their red bull as they blew the Rockets away 128-95. Let’s get to the betting tips to start off the week:
NBA Playoff Betting Tips:
Two games tonight, and two betting tips. The first one is Wizards +4.5. They’ve beaten the Hawks twice already and have already did it without John Wall. To do that was huge – and they really came together as a team in the last game. It is quite possible the Hawks blow them away – but the Wizards showed they are not a one man team and we feel comfortable backing them at this point.
We’re also going to take Grizzlies +4.5. Warriors are in an interesting phase right now. You could tell prior to the playoffs beginning that they felt like they were being handed the finals – and just had to show up to each game. That’s not the case. Grizzlies are a goddamn motivated team at the moment. They can smell blood, and we like to see them continue to do the business.The Grizzlies defense has been very solid and we think they can keep this one close.
UEFA Champions League Betting Tips:
The UEFA Champions League takes place this week. We’ve got Bayern Munich vs Barcelona on May 12th, and that’s the one we’ll tip today.
Munich unfortunately looked out of their depth in the first game. Not just the final result – but tactically as well.
There is just no way they can come back from this one. Worse – they have to attack a Barcelona team who as we know can score at will.
We’re going to go with the Draw on this one however. We’ve watched enough Barcelona games to know how they will play in this one. Munich will be attacking, but Barca will be happy with controlling things as well as hitting on the counter. Barca have a lot of pride and won’t want to lose – but a draw is something they’ll settle for.
3.75 is a great price for that.