May 6th, 2019 Betting Tips: NBA, MLB, NHL

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Two teams have their season on the line in the NBA Playoffs tonight. The Rockets and Celtics need to win or else see themselves fall down 3-1, a virtually insurmountable deficit. I know that the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals a few years ago, but there have only been 11 teams in the history of the NBA Playoffs to come back from a 3-1 deficit. It’s pretty unlikely.

In the NHL, we see two teams with their season on the line in a much more real level. It’s win or go home for both the Blue Jackets and the Avalanche. Each team is down 3-2 and either needs to force game seven or start their summer early. The good news for the Avalanche and Blue Jackets is they are playing at home.

It’s going to be another great night of sports action with plenty of potential betting opportunities. Let’s get into it.

NHL Betting Tips:

San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche: No team has won two straight games in this series as they have traded wins in each of the five games. I think that continues here tonight. The Avalanche are definitely in the midst of a miracle run right now and the crowd should be absolutely buzzing for this one. Game 7 just feels like a lock for this series and I like Colorado to force it here.

Bet Colorado -118

NBA Betting Tips:

Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics: The Celtics have really let their bad habits show in these last couple of games as they’ve stopped playing team ball and just try to score themselves. Whole possessions go by without a single pass and that is just no way to win the in the playoffs. When the going gets tough, this is the type of basketball this team chooses to play. While the Bucks are always playing their game. Moving the ball to find open threes and driving to the rim to get to the free throw line. The Bucks are, in my opinion, the best team in the East and I think they show that here.

Bet Bucks +1.5

MLB Betting Tips:

Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers: I really don’t understand this line. The Nationals have a solid offense and they are sending Max Scherzer to the mound who just might be the best pitcher in all of baseball. He’s had some bad luck with ERA early, but he has some huge strikeout numbers and low walks. Outside of Christian Yelich, this Brewers offense has been very average. The Brewers send Jhoulys Chacin who has an ERA over 5 to start the year. I really don’t get why this moneyline is so low, but I am all over it.

Bet Nationals -106

Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs: Cole Hamels has had a great start to the season and he gets to face a Marlins offense that is pretty terrible. The Cubs offense has been one of the very best in the league against right handed starters this season and faces Sandy Alcantara who is not scary at all. This is an easy situation to lay the runs.

Bet Cubs -1.5 (-125)