The Pulse – Baseball’s Back, Tiger’s Not All Talk

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Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 18th tee. (Photo by Gregory Shamus / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Baseball has begun and the NBA wraps up the regular season Sunday. And we have The Masters, NHL action and more to talk about for the second full weekend of April.  

About Last Night

It was a wonderful day of baseball to kick-off 2022. The most dramatic outcome was Arizona scoring four times in the bottom of the ninth for a 4-2 stunner over San Diego thanks Seth Beer’s game-winning, three-run homer. It seemed fitting as Thursday was National Beer Day! 

The other shocker was the World Series champs Atlanta losing 3-1 to Cincinnati at home as -210 favorites. I guess they miss Freddie Freeman already.  

Since we have been talking about Tiger Woods all week, we are definitely impressed he shot one-under par Thursday. Not sure how he will do the rest of the tournament but for a day, it was Tiger’s world again and it was great. He was far better than Brooks Koepka (+2) and Justin Thomas (+4), who were among the Master’s favorites.  

Trendy Talk 


  • Brooklyn is 1-11 ATS in home games off a road win this season. 
  • Washington is 14-2 OVER in home games versus teams forcing 13 or fewer turnovers a game. 
  • Dallas is 13-3 UNDER in home games after two or more consecutive wins. 


  • Florida is 22-1 in home games off a win this season. 
  • Tampa Bay is 2-9 (-15 Units) playing four straight games where seven or more total goals were scored the last three seasons. 
  • St. Louis is 13-1 OVER playing against a good team (Win Pct. 60% to 75%).  Play some player prop winners.
  • Toronto is 13-1 OVER after scoring four goals or more in three straight contests. (Saturday) 
  • Edmonton is 15-3 OVER in home games off a win. (Saturday) 


  • Baltimore has their opener today and they were 14-46 in day games last year. 
  • Logan Webb and the Giants are 13-1 in home games. 
  • Texas is 9-30 (-18.4 Units) as a road underdog of +100 to +150 the last two years. 
  • Cleveland is 18-4 after scoring one run or less. (Saturday) 
  • German Marquez and the Rockies were 7-0 (+9.1 Units) as a home underdog of +100 or higher in 2021. (Saturday) 
  • Nick Pivetta of the Red Sox was 12-3 UNDER road games last season. (Saturday) 

Must-Watch TV


With teams deciding to rest players, the betting odds will be changing all weekend long for the last few days of the regular season. Be sure to review our odds page for updates along with several free picks.


Boston and Tampa Bay are in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but both are fighting with Toronto to reach the second seed. The winner presses on with the advantage, who will that be?


We have eight early starts for Friday if you include local times as the second day of the new baseball season continues. Check out all our free MLB picks for games along with a dandy parlay and player props.

The Buzz

For Opening Day, underdogs were 5-2 and UNDER’s were also 5-2. It will be very fascinating to watch how totals shake out the first three weeks of the season, with starters still building up arm strength and the bullpen hurlers being used in back-to-back games and not being used to it with a short spring training.  

The Miami Heat locked up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference when Boston lost to Milwaukee last night. We, like you, are curious about the NBA Playoffs odds and we’ll have them for you on Monday. 

The Washington Wizards Twitter account had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (rest) and Kristaps Porzingis (right knee injury maintenance) out tonight vs. New York and the Wizards went from -1 to +3.5. 

NBA bettors have the Cavs/Nets at 85% or higher to be an OVER outcome and the line moved four points higher to 232.5. 

Out The Door

For baseball betting, keep looking for those underdogs this weekend, they are a money-maker early.  Also, don’t go crazy for MLB picks. We know more people than we care to admit that blew through a full season bankroll in April. Be smart. 

The Masters will be great viewing and for you golf bettors, there are lots of opportunities to cash on head-to-head wagers.   

Let’s get some winners! Have a great weekend and see you Monday.