A very bad night yesterday when the Rangers lost. But we need to get things going again.
Here are the picks for tonight.
Washington Capitals – Carolina Hurricanes (April 12th | 01:05)
This will be a good game where the offensive players will dominate. I believe Ovechkin will continue his good form and contribute with a goal. If Carolina wants something from this game, a player like Eric Staal needs to be at his best. I believe he will at least get one point out of this game.
Our pick: Eric Staal over 0,5 points
Odds: 1.60 @ Betsafe
Minnesota Wild – St. Louis Blues (April 12th | 02:05)
The recent games between these sides have ended with St. Louis as the winner. Tonight I think the Wild will get their revenge home in Minnesota. I believe Zach Parise will be the difference in a very tight game that may go to OT.
Our pick: Minnesota Wild ML (Included OT and Penalties)
Odds: 1.92 @ Betsafe
As we went 2/2 on MLB yesterday with 1 bet voided by a late run in the last inning. I find myself on a hot streak even tho I didn’t have quite the best feeling about my picks yesterday as I knew some of them would be close as the void showed. Today I haven’t got alot of time on my hands so I’ll try to summarize shortly todays 3 picks.
Current streak: 5
Philadelphia Phillies (Cliff Lee) – New York Mets (Dillon Gee) (April 10th | 01:05)
Todays first pick is picked for the following reasons: 1) The great odds. 2) The Mets are hot and the Phils are not. 3) The Phillies has had trouble getting runs while the Mets have been pounding in run after run. #Value
Our pick: New York Mets
Odds: 2.70 @ B365
Washington Nationals (Gio Gonzalez) – Chicago White Sox (Jake Peavy) (April 10th | 01:05)
1) Interleague play advantage Nationals as they play at home. Should have a clear advantage over the White Sox 2) Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nats winning a total of 21 games last year. 3) The Nationals in great shape with one of the best collective teams in baseball, was last year the team with the most wins. 4) The Nats are great at home going 50-31 last season, only the Yankees had a better record. 5) The Nats went 69-45 vs right handed pitching while the White Sox went 23-24 against lefthanders.
Our pick: Washington Nationals -1.5
Odds: 2.40 @B365
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (CJ Wilson) – Oakland Athletics (Jarrod Parker) (April 10th | 04:05)
Todays main pick will be the Angels who haven’t gotten off to the best of starts even tho the expectations for the team are extreme. This will be their home-opener and I believe they’ll be hungry to impress the Los Angeles crowd with new signings such as Josh Hamilton and Chris Iannetta. 1) The Angels won 8/10 against Oakland at home last season. 2) Albert Pujols seems to be in shape 3) It is unclear if Cespedes and Reddick will start for the A’s. If they don’t it will be a huge loss for the A’s starting lineup. 4) The Angels has had two rough opening series against though opponents in the Reds and the Rangers. The A’s has had two easy opening series against the Astros and the Mariners.
Our pick: Los Angeles Angels -1.5
As we went 3/3 in yesterdays picks lets hope we got a streak going. I don’t feel all comfortable with todays games so I’ll give you 3 lower unit bets. I’ve decided to pick matches that aren’t starting at the same time so I can focus on each game in a mannerly fashion. I wish us all luck tonight! 🙂
St. Louis Cardinals (Jaime Garcia) – Cincinnati Reds (Mat Latos) (April 8th | 22:15)
Todays first pick is played for two reasons. The first, here we got two offensive powerhouses who can drive in runs galore. The second is the good value in the odds. The Reds impressed everyone in their matchup against the Nationals especially when they brought six earned runs on Stephen Strasburg (!!!) So if I should pick a winner here I would say the Reds but I prefer to bet that this game goes over 8.0
Texas Rangers (Alexi Ogando) – Tampa Bay Rays (Jeremy Hellickson) (April 9th | 02:05)
Both teams here are able to both close down other teams and break open defenses. Therefore this is a risky bet, but I still believe there is value here. Yesterday there was alot of wind in Arlington which brought regular fly balls to become Homeruns if they were hit in the right area of the field. I don’t know how the conditions are today. Still we here have two decent pitchers. Hellickson was raped his last time around giving up five earned runs over 6.1 innings. It’s worth noting that it was against the powerful Orioles. I think he’ll be back in last years shape in todays outing. The two main reasons for this pick is the high line and the great odds. #Value
San Francisco Giants (Madison Bumgarner) – Colorado Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa) (April 9th | 04:15)
The Rockies has gotten off to a great start 5-1 while the Giants has struggled in some of their starts. It should be said that the Giants have faced two though opponents while the Rockies has been a little bit luckier with their matchup as they faced the Padres and the Brewers to open the season. Here there is a huge difference in the opening pitcher. Madison Bumgarner is one of the best pitching prospects there are going 16-11 last season and got off to a perfect start against the Dodgers giving up zero earned runs in 8.0 innings of work. Lets hope for another stellar performance from the lefthander as his opponent is the opposite. A struggling veteran, who only lasted 4.1 innings last game with an ERA of 8.31. This could get ugly, if it’s going to get ugly you need Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey to heat up so this one is also a bit risky as the Giants have been a little bit inconsistent and struggling offensively.
Our pick: San Francisco Giants -1.5
Getting negative numbers for the first time of the season was a bummer going 1/3 on the main picks last night. But we need to get back on that horse and bring those numbers in. As predicted Sandoval contributed with a homer, and luckily the Dodgers didn’t manage to damage the Giants even tho Lincecum managed to walk 6 batters. The Giants were very focused and great in the tight spots last night. Today I’ve decided to go with fewer picks in hope of raising the profit a bit!
Chicago White Sox (Gavin Floyd) – Kansas City Royals (Jeremy Guthrie) (April 4th |20:10)
The Royals has lost their two starting games at U.S. Cellular field! I believe tonights game will be the turning point for the Royals. Guthrie did ok in Spring training while his opponent Gavin Floyd had a horrible spring! Why the odds is in favour of the White Sox I don’t really understand. The Royals have been up against two great pitchers in the first two games and has to get in the win column tonight. The Royals were the best team overall in Spring training going 25-7, no other team was even close to that! Together with the odds this is a fantastic play if you ask me.
New York Yankees (Andy Pettitte) – Boston Red Sox (Ryan Dempster) (April 5th | 01:05)
This pick you’ll find shocking. I actually believe that the Yankees will be swept at home in their opening series at HOME! Well, I’ve got my reasons. Granderson looks to still be on the DL, the offense haven’t been producing at all. Especially Cano has been icecold. The Yankees didn’t splash the cash this season and I believe that this might be a terrible year for the Yanks if they don’t make some changes. Ryan Dempster is a force on the mound and with the Red Sox offense red hot you don’t have to be a genious to try to take advantage of the once again great value there is in this play!
Our pick: Boston Red Sox
Odds: 2.12 @ B365
Toronto Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle) – Cleveland Indians (Brett Myers) (April 5th | 01:05)
The last pick is a risky but valuable one. The Blue Jays are predicted to be one of the elite teams this year. They’ve lost both opening games at home to Cleveland but their offense is able to deliver alot of power and should be able to produce alot of runs if they just get started. I don’t think they’ll be swept at home with this team and Mark Buehrle is an experienced pitcher at the mound which should be able to lead this team hopefully to a large victory.
Our pick: Toronto Blue Jays -3.5
Odds: 4.35 @ B365
We move on from yesterdays loss and look forward to the games to be played this afternoon and tonight.
Pittsburgh Penguins – Boston Bruins (March 17th | 17:35)
The Penguins take on the Bruins today in the Consol Energy Center for an early match. Last time they met, the Penguins came back from being 0-2 down to win 3-2 after a solid 3rd period performance. In this game the Penguins also outshot the Bruins with 18 shots. The Penguins have won eight games in a row and are looking for number nine this afternoon. You can never underestimate the Bruins who have also been quite good recently with four wins in their last five games. Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin started yesterdays game against the Capitals, so that means the Penguins will likely see No. 1 netminder Tuukka Rask today. We think this game will be much like last time they met, a tight affair where the Penguins come out on top. Lets hope Sidney Crosby gets his game going alongside his teammates
Injury list: Penguins: Evgeni Malkin, upper-body.
Bruins: Chris Kelly, broken leg. Marc Savard, post-concussion syndrome.
Our pick: Pittsburgh Penguins ML (Included OT and Penalties)
Odds: 1.71 @B365 Units: 5
Washington Capitals – Buffalo Sabres (March 18th| 00:05)
Tonights second pick will be the Caps against the Sabres. Two disappointing teams so far this season. Hopefully the home-ice advantage will be a factor here today. We all know the class that the Caps posses, but unfortunately they havent managed to show it so far this season. With players like Bäckström and Ovechkin, they should get better results. The same has to be said about their opponents with players like Pominville and Vanek. This is a huge game for the winning side with the teams located on 13th (Sabres) and 14th (Caps) in the Eastern Conference. With this in mind, we think the Caps will come out on top in todays game. Lets hope that Ovechkin can show some good old class.
Our pick: Washington Capitals ML (Included OT and Penalties)
Odds: 1.74 @ B365 Units: 10