5/1 VIP Picks


0-2-1 for a terrible night. I know a few of you reached out about the pitching change for the Tigers  and I said I was still rolling with it but if the majority of you selected “listed” pitchers must start for action you didn’t take the loss on that one and your sportsbook should have refunded you. The NBA teaser missed by 10 points because of the Celtics. I’ll stand by that pick as in no way did I think the Bucks would go on a 24-3 run in the third quarter. It sucked because the Bucks were shooting foul shots every time down the floor. Then we push on the jackhammer but it’s not like the scoring chances weren’t there. 0-2 last night 1-1 Monday but don’t forget about the 11-3 weekend. We need a few high percentage plays today to get back onto winning.

MLB:

1:05 EST

Red Sox (Velasquez) (-138) - Hopefully Hector Velasquez is better than Vince Velasquez was last night for us. Hector has been solid this season although his starts aren’t typical long ones but he comes in with a respectable 3.86 earned run average. Mike Fiers on the other hand comes in with that 7 piece next to his name for his ERA and he has allowed 6 earned runs in 3 of his last 4 starts. The Sox have outscored the A’s 14-5 over the last two nights and it feels like the Sox are starting to come together. The Sox have scored 5+ in 6 of their last 7 wins. The Sox are hitting .303 in 76 at bats against Fiers. I think they will get to Fiers in a day game at Fenway.

5:10 EST

Rays (Snell) (-1.5) - The Rays should run away with Game 2 of this double header. I want you all to make sure you are betting on Game 2 with Blake Snell pitching for the Rays and Glenn Sparkman pitching for the Royals. Snell actually lost to the Royals last time out but he only allowed 2 earned in 3.1 innings. That was his first game back after breaking his toe. He only allowed 1 earned run in 13 innings before that start. Look for him to get back on track today. Glenn Sparkman will pitch for the Royals in Game 2 and he has an 8.10 earned run average this season. Fun fact that I have in my memory bank is that Sparkman allowed 7 earned runs while only getting 1 out back on July 2, 2017. Snell should be good and Rays should hit Sparkman around pretty good today.

NHL:

9:30 EST

Blues / Stars Over (5) - 9 of the last 10 combined games for these two teams have gone over or pushed at 5. 2 of the 3 games in this series have gone over 5 and the third pushed at 5. Both teams have had 30+ shots on goal in each of the last two games so that’s a good trend for another over tonight in Game 4. Not that I’ll settle for a push but 5 is such a bettor friendly line because we get the push at 3-2 and like I said in the opening line of this write up, 9 of the last 10 combined games between these two have gone over or pushed at 5. That’s 90% of the time and that’s a high percentage play. That’s exactly what we need tonight. Over!

If we start off with a W, I may add another play or two so check in around 6 pm EST.

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