Braves at home following a breeze through their first round matchup. The Dodgers on the other hand traded punches in long, grueling games with San Fran. Fried has the edge over Knebel, but they also have a much more rested bullpen. Braves take game 1.
Buffalo looked the closest they have to last year in a very long time last week. Digging into this one, they should make Tennessee’s defense look more vulnerable than it will any other time this season. Under the key number of 7, this is a strong play.
The Golden Knights have been strong at home since inception, but they have been especially strong when they are favored by -135 or less. This -125 line coupled with their good track record on home ice moneyline’s gives us a strong value play. Shop around as always, but -125 is the best available currently.
Philadelphia has just about every distraction & dysfunction in the book at the moment. Brooklyn fell in the opener, however they looked better than the box score would suggest. Great spot for the Nets to bounce back and tally a win while covering the -2 number.
The Seahawks defense is a far cry from the “Legion of Boom”, but this year it’s even a far cry from the league average. Sean Payton in primetime with an extra day to prepare should spell an easy cash at -4. Let’s get it.
Florida has a big distraction indirectly via the Blackhawks scandal. Coach Q will be under quite a bit of fire. With Boston in what would’ve already been a tough a game, this is a prime letdown spot for a team that started very hot. Bruins take this as a road dog!
With Morton down, Anderson now stands as the ace of the start. With the Braves at home look for them to let Anderson go deeper than most will go in the postseason. Braves win it with a friendly -115 price.
The unbeaten Jazz (NBA’s final unbeaten team) arrive at the United Center. While this isn’t a play on feeling strongly that the Bulls will hand the Jazz their first loss, it is moreso a play on them matchup up very well with Utah. Chicago should be able to keep this game close to the end, getting 4 points in your pocket in that scenario is a beautiful thing. Let’s build on yesterday’s Braves win!
This Kansas City team is at an all time low. While “narrative betting” in general is dangerous, this is one of those exception spots. With their season on the brink of being done before the halfway mark, look for KC to take out some frustration on a pedestrian Giants team. Love buying down underneath the key number of 10, only cost you -130 juice vs. -115 at -10.5.
The Kings are a team that has definitely been guilty of picking and choosing games when they decide to show up. A spot that they have consistently shown up is Friday & Saturday home games as a small favorite or small dog. At -1.5 at home on Friday tonight I love this position.
The Bulls have preached all week how they feel it is very important to get a lead early rather than dig themselves out of a 15-20 point deficit(even though they have won most of such games). Look for them to feed off what should be an electric Saturday crowd at the UC. If you’re more comfortable with the 1H ML at -130 that works, however I’m comfortable laying the 2 at a much better price. Let’s win our third straight!