|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|08-17-19||Twins -1.5 v. Rangers||12-7||Win||100||10 h 36 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. Take #925 Minnesota (-1.5 RL) over Texas (8:05 p.m. Saturday, August 17)
Minnesota has taken the first two games of this series and now they send All-Star Jose Berrios to the mound. Berrios hasn't been at his best lately but he is due for a good outing and I think he can ride the momentum the Twins have right now. Minnesota has hit five home runs in the first two games of this series and I expect them to club some more off scheduled starter Ariel Jurado. Jurado's ERA at home this year is 5.58 and he has allowed 5 home runs in his last three starts which bodes well for the Twins who have hit the most in the majors this season. I like Minnesota to pick up the win in this one.
|08-16-19||Sparks v. Sky +1.5||81-91||Win||100||9 h 50 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #624. Take Chicago over Las Angeles (Friday at 8:00 pm).
As per your selection on Chicago, we expect them to bounce-back after squandering a big lead against LA in their last game - a game they ended up losing by just three points. Now they return home where they are 9-3 on the season and we expect them to get back in the win column tonight. Look, Chicago is among the top team's in the league in all offensive categories and as they are rested - having not played in 5 days, they should be fresh and ready to take advantage of a traveling LA team who had to make a stop in Dallas two days ago (a loss) before coming to Chicago. The Sky are also in a great spot tonight to back as they are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win, 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a SU loss and 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 games vs a team with a winning SU record. The Sparks are just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games while playing on one day's rest. We like the fresher team in this spot which is the Sky and as they are at home, we see them running away to a victory over the Sparks to exact some revenge.
|08-16-19||Bears v. Giants -1.5||13-32||Win||100||55 h 28 m||Show|
1 Unit Play. Take #414 New York Giants over Chicago Bears (7:30p.m., Friday, August 16) The Giants looked impressive in Week 1 of NFLX and people have jumped on the Daniel Jones bandwagon. Do not expect the Bears to play their starters much at all in the preseason, as that was the plan last year and that got them 12 regular season wins. The Giants went up and down the field against the Jets last Thursday gaining 7.4 yards per play. That will be good enough to earn them the victory on Friday in East Rutherford.
|08-15-19||BC v. Winnipeg -9.5||Top||16-32||Win||100||9 h 1 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. #681. Take Winnipeg over BC (Thursday at 8:30 pm)
Huge spot for us tonight as we look to extend the perfect season to 11-0!
As per your selection on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, look we had no problem going against them last week as they got the win but failed to cover the number. This week is a whole different ball game as they will put up a boatload of points against a piss poor BC defense. You know the Bombers offense is hungry to put up points as they were essentially shut out, as they scored two punt returns and four field goals. Nichols will have big day against a BC defense that ranks dead last in points allowed per game with 35.5. On the flip side, BC's Super Bowl was essentially last week and while many thought they were going to pull off the big upset over Hamilton, they faltered down the stretch and choked the game aways. That's a huge demoralizing loss for this team and now they have to play their third road game in five weeks and their second road game in 5 days. That's just too quick of a turn around to forget the sting of the Hamilton defeat. This is going to be a mailed-in effort and the finger point is going to start in BC (if it hasn't already). Winnipeg is going to win big and we are going to be on it. The Bombers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 following a SU win. They've also gone 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings vs BC including 4-1-1 ATS at home. The Lions are just 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs the West and 1-4 ATS in their last five vs a team with a winning record.
|08-15-19||Packers v. Ravens -4||13-26||Win||100||31 h 28 m||Show|
1 Unit Play. Take #408 Baltimore Ravens over Green Bay Packers (7:30p.m., Thursday, August 15) The Packers never seem to play as well on the road in preseason compared to at home in front of their sold-out stadium. Baltimore is never a bad play in the exhibition season going 30-15 (1 push) in 46 games under John Harbaugh. Lay the points in this game as the Ravens will win it by double digits.
|08-14-19||Sun -5.5 v. Mercury||78-71||Win||100||11 h 3 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #617. Take Connecticut over Phoenix (Wednesday at 10:00 pm).
As per your selection on Connecticut, you have to think they are due for a bounce-back performance tonight as they've been beaten in two straight road games by Vegas and Minnesota. Connecticut are still one of the best teams in the league and come into Phoenix pissed off and ready to get back in the win column. They are catching Phoenix at a perfect time, as they are dealing with suspensions of their best players and they are also slumping with losses in four of their last five games. Phoenix knows that they have Atlanta and New York on deck and they've likely circled those games as must-win games opposed to against the best team in the league. Connecticut dropped to second in the East with their mini two-game losing streak, so they'll be eager to get back in the win column and regain the top spot. This isn't a sexy pick as much as it a straightforward pick. We'll take the better team and benefit from this low point spread line.
|08-13-19||Cardinals -1.5 v. Royals||2-0||Win||100||10 h 18 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. Take #923 St. Louis (-1.5, -135) over Kansas City (8:15 p.m. Tuesday, August 13)
Jack Flaherty doesn't have much to show for it but he has figured something out over his last 6 starts. Flaherty has allowed just 4 runs over his last six starts spanning 38.1 innings but is just 1-1 over that time. The Cardinals get a big boost as Yadier Molina is supposed to be returning to the lineup after missing an extended period of time because he injured his thumb. Glenn Sparkman has not been very good as of late as he has allowed 4 earned runs or more in seven of his last eight starts going 1-4 over those games. St. Louis is in the thick of the Wild Card race and I think they will take the first game of this series.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|08-11-19||Lynx v. Mystics -8.5||78-101||Win||100||3 h 9 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #602. Take Washington over Minnesota (Sunday at 83:00 pm). As per your selection on Washington, we were dead wrong when we went against Minnesota in their last game as they routed Connecticut. Now they have to go on the road to arguably the best team's home court and try and win a ball game again. We don't see that happening here tonight and we are going to take Washington. Look, Washington have won 7 of their last 8 games and come in on two days rest - a spot where they are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. Minnesota comes into this game and we believe they suffer a let down after trouncing Connecticut in their last game, and shooting the ball at an extremely high clip - 54% from the field, 50% from three and 75% from the free-throw line. Washington is a better defensive team and the Lynx on the road are a completely different team than they are at home. We are going to lay the points in this one and enjoy a solid winner as Washington runs away with this game.
|08-11-19||Arsenal -0.5 v. Newcastle United||1-0||Win||100||22 h 53 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #104 (5Dimes) Competition: English Premier League. Take Arsenal -0.5 (-125) over Newcastle (Sunday @ 9:00 am). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time
This game is rather quite simple from a betting perspective. Arsenal is the better team. Newcastle will be fighting the relegation fight all year long. Arsenal has one of the best-attacking trios in the EPL while Newcastle lost most of their best-attacking threats. Yes, Arsenal can be prone to defensive errors, but we expect around 75% of possession in Arsenals favor, which will limit the amount of chances Newcastle have to break forward and really threaten the Arsenal net. We expect Arsenal to put in at least 3 here in this spot, and we don't see Newcastle being able to match that.
|08-10-19||Braves -1.5 v. Marlins||Top||6-7||Loss||-133||7 h 5 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. Take #953 Atlanta (-1.5 RL) over Miami (6:10 p.m. Saturday, August 10)
The Braves knew they had a good pitcher in Mike Soroka but I don't think they expected him to be quite this good. Not only will Soroka be in the running for Rookie of the Year honors, but he will be in the discussion for the National League Cy Young as he has the third lowest ERA in the NL. Soroka has done his best work on the road as he is 6-0 with a 1.45 ERA over 12 starts, which includes going 2-0 at Marlins Park where he has allowed just one earned run while holding the Marlins to a .115 batting average across 15 innings. Sandy Alcantara will toe the rubber for Miami tonight and he hasn't been the same pitcher he was in the first half of the season. Over his last 7 starts, Alcantara is 0-4 with an ERA over 7 and he will have his hands full with the Braves lineup that doesn't have a weak spot. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies have been on fire recently and I think they will continue their hot hitting and lead Atlanta to another win.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|08-09-19||Sun -2 v. Lynx||57-89||Loss||-105||9 h 31 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #649. Take Connecticut over Minnesota (Friday at 8:00 pm) As per your selection on Connecticut, it's not often you'll be able to back the best team on the money line at such a short price. We truly believe that Connecticut is the far superior team in this matchup and they should have no problems handling a Minnesota squad that is inconsistent. Look, Connecticut come into this game on a 7-game winning streak, and the best part is they are well rested after four days off since their last game. They have no injuries to speak of, which means they are fully healthy and will likely get production from all spots on the court tonight against a Lynx team who is known to give up 79+ on any given knight. Connecticut has covered the spread in 5 of the last 7 meetings overall in Minnesota and 9 of the last 13 meetings overall. The Lynx are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and just 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on two days rest. Sometimes it's best not to overthink things and we have no problem playing one of the leagues best teams in this spot right here.
|08-08-19||Chargers v. Cardinals -2||13-17||Win||100||29 h 45 m||Show|
1 Unit Play. Take #270 Arizona Cardinals over Los Angeles Chargers (10p.m., Thursday, August 8 NFL NETWORK) A new coach with a lot to prove after getting a huge upgrade after being fired as a college head coach is the basis for this play on Thursday night. Anthony Lynn has covered the spread in just 38% of his games as a head coach. The Cardinals beat the Chargers by 7 points in the first game of the 2018 exhibition season and I see a similar result tonight in the desert.
|08-08-19||Mercury v. Sparks -6||74-84||Win||100||11 h 14 m||Show|
6-Unit Play. #646. Take Los Angeles over Phoenix (Thursday at 10:00 pm) As per your selection on Los Angeles, we like them in this spot to exact some revenge on a Phoenix team who beat them by 10 points in late June. That Sparks team wasn't fully healthy and now with a full squad, we are going to see who the better team is. LA has been playing some great basketball of late, posting three straight wins and 6 in their last 7 games. They've beaten good teams along the way too with back to back wins over Vegas and Seattle. They are also well-rested coming into his game as they haven't played in four days and we believe at home, where they are 7-2 on the season, they are a dominant force and will pull out the win tonight. Phoenix, on the other hand, doesn't play well away from home as noted by their 4-8 record. They are coming off an impressive win vs Washington, but they are due for a letdown tonight. Los Angeles is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games while hosting Phoenix and they are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 while playing on 3 or more days rest. This is a great home spot to back the Sparks as they exact revenge on PHX and extend their winning streak to four games!
|08-08-19||Calgary v. Winnipeg -7||Top||24-26||Loss||-105||10 h 44 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. #681. Take Calgary over Winnipeg (Thursday at 8:30 pm) As per your selection on the Calgary Stampeders, we have three words for you. Too. Many. Points. This game is a matchup between the leagues best and with Calgary getting more than a touchdown we are inclined to believe they can keep this one close for the duration of the game. Look, Winnipeg is struggling lately, dropping b2b games against Hamilton and Toronto, the last was by way of a blown 20-point lead. There are leaks in that team and we aren't going to be caught betting them when they fall flat on their face. Calgary is finally starting to resemble the dominant team we expected them to be from the previous few seasons, despite having to start Arbuckle at QB over the injured Levi-Mitchell. Arbuckle will get the start tonight, but we expect him to continue to do what he does best and that is move the ball downfield and limit the turnovers. The running game for Calgary will play a huge roll in this game, as will their defense who is among the top units (specifically cornerbacks) in the league. Calgary is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs the West. Winnipeg is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings while hosting the Stamps and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 August games. This spread is way too high and we believe Calgary has a chance to win outright. Grab the points and let's extend the run to 10-0!
|08-08-19||Texans +2 v. Packers||26-28||Push||0||3 h 54 m||Show|
1 Unit Play. Take #265 Houston Texans +2 over Green Bay Packers (8p.m., Thursday, August 8) Disfunction seems to be occurring between the coach and quarterback in Green Bay. Coach BOB has a solid resume in the preseason going winning and covering the spread around 62% of the time.
|08-08-19||Patriots v. Lions +1.5||31-3||Loss||-110||26 h 18 m||Show|
1 Unit Play. Take #256 Detroit Lions over New England Patriots (7:30p.m., Thursday, August 8) The Patriots held out most of their players in game one of exhibition season last year. They trailed 17-0 in the game before a late rally gave them the victory. That will not be the case tonight in Detroit against a team that features a former head coach that is already on the hot seat. The Lions only have 3 quarterbacks on the roster and should be able to win this game by 7-10 points.
|08-06-19||Cardinals v. Dodgers -1.5||Top||1-3||Win||111||12 h 4 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. Take #960 LA Dodgers (-1.5 RL) over St. Louis (10:10 p.m. Tuesday, August 6)
The Dodgers have the best record in all of baseball (75-40) in large part because they rarely lose at home (44-15) and I think they will pick up another dub in tonight's matchup. Clayton Kershaw has yet to lose a game at Dodgers Stadium this season as he is 7-0 with a 2.35 ERA over 11 starts. Kershaw has been dynamite over his last four starts going 6 innings in each while allowing a total of 5 runs and I think he will deliver against a Cardinals team he hasn't faced at all this season. Miles Mikolas hasn't been nearly as good this year as he was last year especially on the road where he is 2-6 with a 6.75 ERA over 11 starts, and I don't think it will get any better against the dangerous LA lineup. I think Kershaw and the Dodgers keep it rolling in this one.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|08-06-19||Lynx -4 v. Dream||85-69||Win||100||9 h 53 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #639. Take Minnesota over Atlanta (Tuesday at 7:00 pm).
As per your selection on Minnesota, we had no problem going against them in their latest loss to Indiana, but we are jumping on the train here in this spot against Atlanta. Look, out of these two teams, Minnesota is the better and more complete team. They score the ball at a high rate, ranking 3rd in FG% while Atlanta is dead last in the league in that category. Minnesota needs to step up in a big way tonight and win this game to get back to .500 before facing Connecticut and Washington in a three-day span. Those are likely two losses, so this game is all the more important to them. Atlanta meanwhile, is a terrible team who have lost seven straight and hasn't shown signs up getting their act together. It's one thing to lose close games, but it's another to get blown out in the majority of them. We love the fact that the Lynx are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 following a SU loss. The Dream, on the other hand, are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs the West, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 overall. Take Minnesota here tonight as they desperately need this win.
|08-04-19||Angels v. Indians -1.5||2-6||Win||100||2 h 40 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. Take #966 Cleveland (-1.5, -110) over LA Angels (1:10 p.m. Sunday, August 4)
The Indians have had a lot of moving parts recently with making trades at the trade deadline and figuring out who is going to pitch for them will all the injuries they've had. That hasn't stopped them from winning games though and it seems to have brought them closer together. Shane Bieber has been dealing lately with an ERA under 3 over his last 6 starts and the Indians going 5-1 over those starts. I think Bieber can take advantage of a Los Angeles team that is reeling right now losing seven of their last nine games. Jaime Barria will have his hands full with an Indians lineup that is producing from every spot 1-9. Barria has been downright awful on the road this season with an ERA of 10.62 over 20.1 innings and I don't think he will improve much on that today. I think the Indians complete the sweep and get it done today.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|08-04-19||Inter Milan +0.75 v. Tottenham Hotspur||1-1||Win||100||22 h 24 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #102 (5Dimes) Competition: International Champions Cup. Take Inter Milan +0.5 (+110) over Tottenham (Sunday @ 10:00 am). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time. For this selection to win, Inter Milan must win or draw.
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As per your selection on the above to fixtures, we've spent plenty of time watching the ICC fixtures over the last two weeks or so and we like what we've seen from Inter Milan and Manchester United enough to trust them in these spots this weekend. Look, United is looking good on the field and off the field as well as they are bringing in reinforcements in the likes of Harry Maguire and possibly Paulo Dybala from Juve. United are going to be a solid team this year, and no better way to head into the EPL season than a win over a formidable opponent. The only problem is that AC Milan are has-beens and they are rumored to be shipping out more players before the transfer market closes. This is a team in turmoil internally and we don't see them keeping up with a fitter and fresh team in United.
Inter Milan, on the other hand, have had a good summer so far and while Tottenham has just secured the Audi Cup by beating Bayern on their home soil, we see this game as a bit of a flat spot for them as they rest up for the start of the EPL season. Two different teams coming into this game in different forms and with different motivation is enough for us to take the half-goal cushion and ride Inter Milan as we expect them to get us at least a draw in regulation time.
|08-03-19||Lynx v. Fever +3||75-86||Win||100||7 h 24 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #. Take Indiana over Minnesota (Saturday at 7:00 pm).
We are traveling back across the country today so no time for a lengthy write-up As per your selection on Indiana, we like the fact that they opened up the second half of the season with a solid win at home over Atlanta. Now they get to stay on their home court and take on a Minnesota team who is dealing with major injury problems and come into this game loser of three straight prior to the All-Star break. Minnesota is below .500 on the road and we don't see them overcoming the injury bug in this spot. This is a game Indiana can win and they have revenge on their mind after a close four-point loss back in June. Take the Fever here and enjoy a solid WNBA winner.
|08-02-19||Mystics -5 v. Storm||99-79||Win||100||11 h 50 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #625. Take Washington over Seattle (Friday at 10:00 pm) As per your selection on Washington in this spot, we love the fact that they continued to roll outta the All-Star break, posting nearly 100 points in a solid win over Phoenix. Now they get to travel to Seattle to face a Storm team who hasn't played in almost 10 days and we believe that they are going to come out rusty and fall behind the eight ball early in this one. The Mystics are a great offensive team and any lapses or dry runs in the game could spell disaster and that's exactly what we see happening in this spot. The Mystics are a solid 6-1 ATS in their last 7 following a SU win and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and last 7 games vs a team with a winning straight up record. We expect a full mystics squad tonight and we expect a hungry squad exact some revenge on the Storm for losing to them on their own court back in June.
|08-02-19||White Sox v. Phillies -1.5||Top||4-3||Loss||-105||8 h 57 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. Take #976 Philadelphia (-1.5 RL) over Chicago (AL) (7:05 p.m. Friday, August 2)
Philadelphia is in the thick of the National League Wild Card race and needs to win games at home against lesser opponents if they want to be playing in the postseason. Enter the Chicago White Sox with their 46-60 overall record and with them being 13 games under .500 on the road. Jason Vargas will be making his first start for the Phillies after being acquired a couple of days ago from the division rival New York Mets. Vargas has been dealing lately and it will help that Yoan Mocada is on the injured list and won't be in the lineup for Chicago. Ivan Nova will have the ball for the White Sox and has been pitching better as well but I think the Phillies lineup will be able to do some damage. Take the Phillies in this one.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|08-01-19||Padres v. Dodgers -1.5||2-8||Win||100||12 h 34 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. Take #908 LA Dodgers (-1.5 RL) over San Diego (10:10 p.m. Thursday, August 1)
The Dodgers have a 15 game lead in the National League West in large part because of how dominant they have been at home this season as they are 40-14 so far this season. Clayton Kershaw has helped that home record as he has yet to lose there going 6-0 with a 2.30 ERA over 10 starts. Kershaw has been vintage Kershaw over his last 4 starts yielding just 4 earned runs over 25 innings and I think he will keep it going in this matchup against a divisional opponent. Joey Lucchesi will be on the mound for the Padres and he has been up and down this season. He has been mostly down when facing Los Angeles in his career as his ERA is 6.75 over 5 starts and I don't expect that to change in this contest.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|08-01-19||Hamilton v. Saskatchewan -3||Top||19-24||Win||100||11 h 50 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. #692. Take Saskatchewan over Hamilton (Thursday at 9:30 pm)
Huge spot for us tonight as we look to extend the perfect season to 9-0!
As per your selection on Saskatchewan Rough Riders minus the points, we had no problem backing the Tiger-Cats last week against the leagues best team and they rewarded us by winning outright. However, without their signal-caller and top receiver, the Tiger-Cats are in a very tough spot in this matchup and we believe the Roughriders are going to exact some revenge in a big way here tonight. Sask just completed a two-game sweep against the lowly Lions, but in those meetings, the offense showed up when called upon and so did the defense. The Tiger-Cats won't be as potent on offense without their top two guys, so we believe the Riders defense - a very good unit at that, can shut the door and limit the production. We love the fact that Saskatchewan has won 17 of the last 19 home games vs Hamilton, and has covered the spread in six of the last 7 at home. This is a great spot to jump on Saskatchewan and we will be bringing home another win with our first GOTY selection.
|08-01-19||Broncos v. Falcons +3||14-10||Loss||-115||32 h 52 m||Show|
1 Unit Play. Take #242 Atlanta Falcons over Denver Broncos (8p.m., Thursday, August 1 NBC) Football gets underway on Thursday night in Canton, OH in a game that will likely feature a bunch of players that you have never heard of. The Falcons have a better quarterback rotation and less bodies and that should bode well for them to get the lead and hand on for the victory in the fourth quarter. Denver is very young at the quarterback position and I expect them to turn over the football. Take the points in this game.
|07-31-19||Pirates v. Reds -1.5||1-4||Win||100||2 h 7 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. Take #954 Cincinnati (-1.5, -110) over Pittsburgh (12:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 31)
The Reds and Pirates will meet for the rubber match of this three game series just over 12 hours after there was a bench clearing brawl between the two clubs. Luis Castillo will be going for his first win against Pittsburgh this season in three tries and with all the emotions and how important a win would be I think he will come through. Dario Agrazal will be making his seventh start of the season for the Pirates but he hasn't been as effective on the road where his ERA is over a run and a half higher than it has been at home. The Reds will be without Yasiel Puig today as he was traded but I think they still find a way to get it done and pick up the win.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|07-30-19||Diamondbacks v. Yankees -1.5||Top||4-2||Loss||-120||9 h 43 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. Take #924 NY Yankees (-1.5 RL) over Arizona (7:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 30)
The Yankees were served a piece of humble pie this weekend when they lost three of four games to the Red Sox in Boston, but I think they are going to bounce back at home against an Arizona team that is reeling right now. The Yankees are 21 games over .500 at home and J.A Happ will be on the mound looking to add another win to his total. Happ has pitched very well against the Diamondbacks in his career going 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA over 6 appearances (5 starts) and I think he will come through tonight. Rookie Taylor Clarke will be making his 12 starts of the year but he hasn't faced a lineup quite like the Yankees and I think he will be overwhelmed. I like the Yanks in this one.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|07-30-19||Sky +7.5 v. Sun||94-100||Win||100||9 h 39 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #613. Take Chicago over Connecticut (Tuesday at 7:00 pm). As per your selection on Chicago, the All-Star break couldn't have come at a worse time. They were rolling with 4 straight wins and now they get to keep the momentum going by taking on a Connecticut team who has also won four straight games over the likes of NY, ATL and IND - not exactly a murderers row of teams. We like the points in this spot as we think this is going to be a slow sluggish game as teams get back from the All-Star break and try to find their grove again. Chicago has shown the ability to clamp down defensively during key times of the game and we are going to bank on the defense showing up in a big way here tonight. The Sky are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and they are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs a team with a winning straight up record. The Sun are just 1-4 ATS while playing on 3 or more days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings vs the Sky. Grab as many points as possible in this one and take Chicago to stay within the number.
|07-26-19||Winnipeg v. Hamilton +2.5||Top||15-23||Win||100||32 h 6 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. #686. Take Hamilton over Winnipeg (Friday at 7:00 pm)
Hugely important play for us tonight in this spot! Let's keep the momentum and undefeated season going in style.
As per your selection on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats plus the points, we believe Hamilton should be slight favorites in this game, so we are going to grab the points as an extra cushion. Look, Hamilton is the CFL's best offensive team as they've posted an average of 37.4 points per game. You have a QB-WR duo of Masoli and Banks who are up near the top of the list in terms of offensive production, with Banks leading the CFL in receiving yards with 506 on 36 catches. Hamilton has defended their home field well this season and as they come off a bye last week, we expect them to come out hungry and ready to fight for every inch as we see this as a statement game for them against the team plenty of people are calling the best overall team in the league. Hamilton has posted a 4-0 ATS record in their last 4 home games, and they are an insane 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. Winnipeg comes into this game on the heels of dismantling of Ottawa at home by a 31-1 score. Ottawa is barely a team, so don't let the score or the performance fool you into thinking anything other than a complete mismatch. Winnipeg does have its fair share of struggles and we don't envision a scenario where Matt Nichols completes another franchise-high 19-passes in a row and 86.2 percent completions. That won't happen on the road against a good Tiger-Cats defense. This is a statement game for Hamilton and we will gladly take the points as we believe this line should be close to a PK if not a Hamilton favorite.
|07-21-19||Lynx v. Aces -5||74-79||Push||0||7 h 5 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #646. Take Las Vegas -5 over Minnesota (Sunday at 6:00 pm).
As per your selection on Las Vegas, we know they are going to come out pissed off after letting their last game against Seattle slip away. Vegas didn't shoot particularly well in that game, but we do know how good offensively they are, so we expect a bounce-back tonight at home where they are 6-2 on the season. Minnesota is dealing with a slew of injuries and we believe they are just in over their head in this spot. Minnesota has been up and down over the last four games, splitting the pair including losses to Atlanta and Seattle. The Lynx are also a good fade on the road as they are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and just 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs the Western Conference. This game feels very one-sided and we love the Aces in this spot to get back in the win column. They've only lost b2b games once this season and that was back on May 31/June 2 when they were dealing with some injuries woes themselves. Take Las Vegas and enjoy a nice WNBA winner!
|07-20-19||Mercury -1.5 v. Wings||70-66||Win||100||8 h 26 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #639. Take Phoenix over Dallas (Saturday at 8:00 pm) As per your selection on Phoenix over Dallas, you have to think that Phoenix will be eager to sweep the home and away series vs Dallas and get their record back to above .500. We know they've been dealing with injuries throughout the early part of the season, but it's time for them to make a push up the standings and games like this against lesser teams like Dallas are prime winnable games. We aren't worried about fatigue for Phoenix as they have had two days off before their last two games so we feel as they are a fresh team, they are also the better team. We know Dallas simply can't score and we we don't see them topping the 65 point mark once again. Their last two losses have been by identical 69-64 scores and they've been terrible ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest (4-9 ATS). The Mercury are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 days rest and with that, we are go trust Phoenix more than we do with Dallas.
|07-19-19||Aces -2.5 v. Storm||66-69||Loss||-105||10 h 57 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #635. Take Las Vegas Aces over Seattle Storm (Friday at 7:30 pm).
We are starting to find our groove again in the WNBA as we are on a 4-2 run for +1020. Let's extend that run tonight.
As per your selection on Las Vegas over Seattle, you have to believe that we are going to always take the better team in this spot between two teams trending in the right direction. We love the depth that the Aces have on their bench and we believe that's going to be a big factor tonight against a Seattle team who is still can only comfortable rotate 6 players. The Aces are on a roll right now, winning five straight games and we don't see a let up coming any time soon as they have Seattle, Minny, and Seattle in their next three games - both teams they've beaten already this season. The Aces are starting to play like the powerhouse team they were built like and teams should fear them on a nightly basis. You have to like the fact that the Aces are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 3 or more days rest. We are going to bank on depth in this once and side with the Aces to get another WNBA winner
|07-18-19||Tigers v. Indians -1.5||Top||3-6||Win||100||8 h 23 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. Take #920 Cleveland (-1.5 RL) over Detroit (7:10 p.m. Thursday, July 18) There was talk of the Indians being sellers at the trade deadline when they were struggling, but they have turned things around and are just four games behind the Twins for the American Central lead. Cleveland has owned Detroit this season winning 11 of the 12 matchups and with Trevor Bauer taking the mound I think they will win this one and complete the sweep. Cleveland has won six of the last seven starts Bauer has made and he has 57 strikeouts over those games. Matthew Boyd has pitched well for the Tigers this year but he is catching the Indians at the wrong time as they are getting contributions all throughout their lineup and Jose Ramirez is starting to produce for the tribe. I like Cleveland to get it done in this one.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|07-17-19||Bayern Munich v. Arsenal +0.5||1-2||Win||100||12 h 38 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #002 (5Dimes) Competition: International Champions Cup. Take Arsenal +0.5 (-105) over Bayern Munich (Wednesday @ 11:00 pm). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time. For this selection to win, Arsenal must win or draw.
As the Domestic seasons draw closer to kick-off, we are going to hone in on the International Champions Cup to get a good read on these big club teams. This tournament is classified as an exhibition but still serves as a useful platform for new transfers and clubs to prove their fitness and worth. We are extremely excited about what lies ahead in soccer and I encourage you to get signed up for a season-long package so that we can make money together!
As per your selection on Arsenal +0.5, we love the fact that they've been in the United States for a week and have already played a game vs Colorado. In the game, the veteran players were used sparingly with the youngsters getting the majority of the action and rewarding their coach. Now it's the veterans turn to get into match fitness and get a run in and we like their situation much better than we do Bayern's. Arsenal will feature what will essentially be their starting XI (bar one or two changes), with just Koscielny out of duty. Bayern will be without replacements for Ribery and Robben - both of whom helped the club to another Bundesliga title last season. With this being just the preseason and Bayern's first (un)official game, they will likely just be pleased with a 90-minute kickabout where nobody picks up any knocks and they can rotate the squad throughout the game. Arsenal has the better and deeper squad in the U.S and we believe their match fitness will see them through to at least a draw in this one.
|07-17-19||Storm v. Lynx -5||90-79||Loss||-101||9 h 39 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #628. Take Minnesota over Seattle (Wednesday at 8:00 pm).
We are starting to find our groove again in the WNBA as we are on a 4-1 run for +1570. Let's extend that run tonight.
As per your selection on Minnesota over Seattle, when we see a team play as well as Minnesota played in their last game, we have no problem going back to the well to grab another win. Look, Minnesota emphatically handed Phoenix in their last game and that brought their record to 10-7 on the season but perhaps more importantly 4-1 in their last five games. The Lynx are playing extremely good basketball of late and they've won their last three home games, to go with wins over Conn and Chi on the road. Now they get a Seattle team who has some internal issues to deal with surrounding their all-star forward Natasha Howard. Howard will likely be in the lineup tonight, but distractions can play a big part in derailing a team. Seattle has won two straight but against Dallas and NY. Now they have to step up in class to face a heavyweight and they do so in their first road game since June 25 (almost a month). We feel that this is a great spot to fade them and back Minnesota on their home court. The Lynx are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 meetings when hosting Seattle, while they are also 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs a team with a winning record. The Storm is just 2-6-1 ATS in tiger last 9 games following an ATS win. Let's roll with the home Lynx tonight and enjoy a nice WNBA winner.
|07-16-19||Nationals -1.5 v. Orioles||Top||8-1||Win||100||8 h 22 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. Take #925 Washington (-1.5 RL) over Baltimore (7:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 16)
The Baltimore Orioles knew this season was going to be a rebuilding year and they have had their struggles. Enter the Washington Nationals that are their interstate rivals and are one of the hottest teams in all of baseball right now. The Nationals have won 30 of 42 games to climb into second place in the National League East and I think they will dispose of the Orioles in this one. Austin Voth will be making a spot start for Max Scherzer who was placed on the disabled list with a back strain. Asher Wojciechowski will be making his third start for the O's and I don't think he will be able to limit the Washington offense that has been clicking lately. Take the Nats here.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|07-15-19||Tigers v. Indians -1.5||Top||6-8||Win||100||8 h 23 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. Take #966 Cleveland (-1.5 RL) over Detroit (7:10 p.m. Monday, July 15)
Cleveland has dominated Detroit so far in the season series taking eight of the nine matchups they have had and I think there will be another Cleveland win tonight. The Indians are starting to make their move as they have been chasing the Twins for most of the season, winning seven of their last nine games. Adam Plutko will be on the mound for the Indians and he already beat the Tigers this year when he allowed 2 earned runs over 6 innings in a 13-4 win and I think he can match that performance in this one. Daniel Norris will have the ball for Detroit and he has lost his last three starts allowing 14 earned runs over 17 innings. I like the Indians here.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|07-13-19||Calgary v. Hamilton -3.5||Top||23-30||Win||100||30 h 20 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. #688. Take Hamilton -4 over Calgary (Saturday at 7:00 pm). As per your selection on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, we believe that last week's loss to Montreal was a not only a letdown spot for the Ti-Cats, but it will serve as a wake-up call for the team to let them know they haven't won anything yet. They come into this game with an extra two days of preparation and rest and they now have the film on what to expect from Stamps quarterback Nick Arbuckle. Hamilton - outside of the 36 points allowed last week had given up just 24 points total in their first two games. They do have a good defensive unit and we believe they are going to stand up and take this challenge head-on and succeed. Offensively, Hamilton is still among the top offenses in the league and they are led by QB Masoli who leads the CFL in passing with 94 completions in 134 attempts for 1,325 yards in four games. He's also thrown seven touchdowns. This is a great spot for the TiCats to bounce back in front of their home fans in a prime time CFL spot. The Stamps on the other hand, sure they beat up on a Saskatchewan team who was on a super short week and isn't really all that good. They may have chalked up 379 yards of offense, but that was buoyed by three interceptions by their defense (extra possessions). We don't expect them to win the turnover margin by that much in this spot. The TiCats have been a good bet in Week 5 as they are 3-0-1 ATS and they are also 4-2 ATS in their last 6 home games.
|07-12-19||Los Angeles FC +0.5 v. Houston Dynamo||3-1||Win||100||10 h 14 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #054 (5Dimes) Competition: Champions MLS. Take Los Angeles FC +0.5 (-140) over Houston Dynamo (Friday @ 9:00 pm). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time. For this selection to win, LAFC must win or Draw As per your selection on Los Angeles FC, we simply believe that these two teams are even in terms of talent and as such we are going to side with the the team who is better at putting the ball in the back of the net. LAFC have scored a blistering 50 goals through just 19 games this campaign and that's 14 more than the next best team in the west and 11 more than any team in the east. Houston, while unbeaten in 10 at home have been poor defensively as of late and it should be especially concerning to Houston fans that the team has given up 3 to FC Cincinnati, 2 to New England, 2 to San Jose and 4 to Portland. Those teams are not very good and now they have to deal with the best attacking team in the league. LAFC has scored 6, 5, 3, 3, 4, 2 in their last 7 wins and we don't envision a scenario where they don't find the back of the net at least twice. We are grabbing the half goal as a cushion in this spot, but it wouldn't shock us to see LAFC win outright.
|07-11-19||Edmonton -3 v. BC||33-6||Win||100||5 h 12 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #681. Take Edmonton over BC (Thursday at 10:00 pm). As per your selection on Edmonton, we love the fact that they come off a bye week and now get to face a team that is playing on a short week, with cross country travel to boot. Edmonton already dominated this team on June 21 and we see no reason why they can't do the same here tonight. BC struggled hard to put away Toronto - needing a last-second FG-Miss Single to win the game 18-17. They showed no signs of life on offense and Mike Reilly is really starting to look old and slow. They had no trouble on defense holding the Argos to 17 points but the Argos offensive is pathetic (which is why we had the Under in that game). The Eskimos come into this game fresh and with Trevor Harris calling the shots, the offense looks unstoppable. Harris has thrown for six touchdowns and 1,086 yards in just three games this season and we love for that hot run to continue against a very overrated BC Lions team. The Lions are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs the West and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. They Eskis have covered the number in 5 of the last 7 meetings.
|07-10-19||Lynx v. Sky +1||73-72||Push||0||10 h 17 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #662. Take Chicago over Minnesota (Wednesday at 9:00 pm) We've hit back-to-back winners on the hardwood and we are excited about making it three in a row tonight. As per your selection on the Chicago - we have no problem going back to the well with this Sky team who got a much needed win last time out against Dallas. Now they get to feel the momentum of winning and play a second consecutive home game in front of their home crowd - a place where they are 5-2 on the season. This Chicago team, while their record may not show it, are top-3 in the league in all major offensive categories outside of offensive rebounds. They do know how to score points and we believe that they will come out excited and hungry to get above .500 tonight against a Minnesota team that is coming into this game in a prime letdown spot. The Lynx went on the road in their last game and beat a good Connecticut team 74-71. They need a massive 4th quarter (won 20-13) to propel them to victory and with travel and a short turn around, we don't believe they get up for this game as much as they did for Connecticut especially after exerting a tremendous amount of energy late in that ball game. It should be noted that the Lynx are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 following a SU win. The Sky are a solid 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 vs a team with a winning SU record and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs the West. The Sky has also covered the number in 7 of the last 10 meetings while hosting Minnesota. Give me the more desperate team tonight and side with the home Chicago Sky.
|07-07-19||Wings v. Sky -5||66-78||Win||100||7 h 26 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #652. Take Chicago over Dallas (Sunday at 6:00pm).
We are travelling today so no time for a lengthy write up. The Chicago Sky come into this game after a three-game road trip in which they dropped all three games. They were competitive in two of them, so we believe they come home to their home fans and put in a very good performance and get a much needed win. Dallas was just blown out by a mediocre Indiana team on their home court and they continue to show us how terrible they are offensively - putting up just 56 points. The Wings have been a brutal bet on Sunday, covering just 1 of their last 6 games, and they are also 2-11 ATS in their last 13 road games and 2-11-1 ATS in their last 14 following an ATS loss. The Sky are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a SU loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings vs the Wings - including 4-1 ATS in their last 5 on home soil. Take Chicago here to end their losing streak in a big way.
|07-07-19||Netherlands (W) +1.25 v. USA (W)||0-2||Loss||-116||48 h 50 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #104. Competition: Women's World Cup. Take Netherlands to Win Women's World Cup over USA (Sunday @ 11:00 am). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time + Extra Time and/or Penalties if required. For this selection to win, Netherlands must win by any means and lift the trophy.
As per your selection on the Netherlands to Win the World Cup - the value is simply too good to pass up. In the Netherlands, you have a really talented team that has depth at every position on the field. They have excellent attacking options and as we've seen against the US in the last few games, attacking teams can get after them and cause them a few problems. Unlike Sweden, the extra 30 minutes of football shouldn't affect the Dutch squad because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we don't see fatigue being a factor - only adrenaline. The pressure is squarely on the United States coming into this game as they are hot favorites, but outside of a few capitalized chances against England, they mostly sat back and let the play come to them. That will be a mistake against the Dutch and we think the USA fold under the pressure. Take the Netherlands and grab a nice big winner.
|07-06-19||Sweden (W) v. England (W) -0.5||2-1||Loss||-135||24 h 51 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #052 (5Dimes) Competition: Women's World Cup. Take England -0.5 over Sweden (Saturday @ 11:00 am). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time. For this selection to win, England must win in regulation time.
As per your selection on England - we are going to keep this short and sweet. As a team, they are simply better. They were unlucky not to have at least forced extra time vs the United States, and two bonehead mistakes cost them in the end. We believe they have the team spirit to bounce back in this spot and claim third place. Sweden just went throw 120 minutes of grueling football vs Netherland only to lose. We see no bounce back from that and we like England to win comfortably 3-0.
|07-02-19||USA (W) v. England (W) +0.5||Top||2-1||Loss||-100||16 h 33 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. #102. Competition: Women's World Cup. Take England +180 to Qualify for Next Round vs the USA (Tuesday @ 3:00 pm). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time + Extra Time and/or Penalties if required. For this selection to win, England must win by any means and advance to the next round.
As per your selection England to qualify for the next round - available on 5Dimes - we believe it's time for another team to step up and end the US' reign as the best team in the world. Look, England has looked great at times this tournament and then a little sloppy for moments, but the one thing remains constant - they play great defense and we believe that is going to be the key here as they shut down the US. England has kept four straight clean sheets and their last goal allowed came in the opening group stage game. They've also scored more at least 2 goals in three straight and four of their five tournament games, which tells us that they can attack when needed and be potent enough to finish their chances. I wrote about England having a solid shot at redemption this tournament after falling in the Semi's in 2015, so the Lionesses know that this is their shot at redemption and we see them taking it vs a US team that is coming off a very emotional game vs France - one where they were on the back foot for most of the game, and one where a fluke free-kick and a counter attack were the difference. (We had over 2.5 goals so we aren't complaining). The point is, we've seen the US field better versions of their squad and this year, the attack looks very stagnant and as was on display vs France and Spain - the defense can be had - it's only a matter of taking your chances - and that's something England does well - scoring 2.67 goals across their last three games. It's going to be a battle, but ultimately we believe England is the more complete team on the field and at this price we need to make this a max play.
|06-30-19||Mercury v. Storm +2||69-67||Push||0||7 h 29 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #628. Seattle Storm over Phoenix (Saturday at 7:00pm) As per your selection on the Seattle Storm, we've already seen this Storm team beat the Mercury on their home court and we expect them to do it again tonight, but we will gladly take the 2.5 points as a cushion. Look, Seattle is one of two remaining teams who are undefeated at home and we believe that continues tonight against a Phoenix squad who travels into tonight's game winners of two straight against LA - not very good and Indiana - also not very good. Phoenix will step up in class tonight and having lost three of their last four road games - we don't see a scenario where they get the win tonight. Seattle has played very well lately, beating a good Chicago team, losing a close one to a good Vegas team and beating a great Washington team on the road. We believe they are better in every facet and that will come to the forefront once again tonight. We love the fact that Seattle is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs the West and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Mercury are just 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win. Take Seattle at home and enjoy a nice winner.
|06-29-19||Netherlands (W) v. Italy (W) +0.5||2-0||Loss||-135||22 h 16 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #055. Competition: Women's World Cup. Take Italy +160 to Qualify for Next Round vs the Netherlands (Saturday @ 9:00 am). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time + Extra Time and/or Penalties if required. For this selection to win, Italy must win by any means and advance to the next round.
As per your selection Italy to qualify for the next round - available on 5Dimes - we watched both the Italy/China and Netherlands/Japan game and the one thing we took away from both those games is how fresh Italy look, while the Netherlands labored to get through 90 minutes against an OK Japan team- needing a late penalty to secure their spot in this game. Italy has looked very impressive throughout the entire tournament, netting at least 2 goals in each of their three wins to this point. They play a free-flowing attacking brand of football that is very pleasing to watch. Against a tiring Netherlands squad, we believe the Italians have the upper hand as they were able to coast through their Round of 16 match with China and get rest for their top players towards the end of the game. The Netherlands looked absolutely gassed in their last game and we believe that carries over into this game and it is ultimately their downfall. When these two teams meet, goals are the answer and we just like what Italy has done offensively, so we'll gladly take great odds on them to advance.
|06-28-19||Wings v. Liberty -2.5||68-69||Loss||-110||9 h 46 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #611. Take New York Liberty over Dallas (Friday at 7:30 pm) As per your selection on the New York Liberty - we are going to bank on home/road splits to get us a win on the hardwood tonight. Look, we all know what Dallas was able to do in their last game vs Connecticut - they stunned the best team in the league by a point on their home court as +360 underdogs. That was a great win, but the fact of the matter remains, this Dallas team is brutal on the road. They manage just 66.5 road points per game and shot a brutal 35.7 percent from the field. They've also yet to win a game o the road going 0-4 and their average loss is by more than 15 points. The Liberty isn't anything special either, but at home, we believe they offer up great value as they've gone 3-1-1 ATS in their last five home games. You have the perfect storm for a Liberty team who has lost two straight to get back in the win column against a Dallas team that is brutal on the road and is walking into what is going to be a huge letdown spot after Wednesday's huge win. The Liberty are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 vs the West while the Wings are a brutal 1-11 ATS in their last 12 road games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 day rest and just 3-12 ATS in their last 15 vs the East. Plug your nose, take the Liberty and enjoy a nice winner to start the weekend off!
|06-26-19||Blue Jays v. Yankees -1.5||7-8||Loss||-130||2 h 12 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. Take #914 N.Y. Yankees (-1.5 RL) over Toronto (1:05 p.m. Wednesday, June 26) James Paxton has won back to back starts and seems to be fully recovered from the knee injury that landed him on the disabled list. Paxton has been really good when pitching in the Bronx this year holding opponents to a .185 average and a 2.10 ERA over 34.1 innings (7 starts). It certainly doesn't hurt that Paxton is backed by one of the best offenses in the majors that is hitting home runs at a record pace. The Yankees set a major league record by hitting a home run in 28 consecutive games and I don't see why they won't continue that streak tonight against Blue Jays starter Trent Thornton. Thornton faced the Yankees on June 5th and allowed 4 runs over 5 innings allowing one home run. The Yankees have won 8 of the last 10 games against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium and I think they will complete the sweep in this series.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|06-25-19||Nationals -1.5 v. Marlins||6-1||Win||100||8 h 13 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. Take #953 Washington (-1.5 RL) over Miami (7:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 25)
To say Max Scherzer has had a pretty good June would be a huge understatement. Scherzer has won all 4 of his starts allowing just three earned runs across 29 innings while amassing 44 strikeouts. I think Scherzer can keep it going against a Marlins team that hasn't been very good at home this season where they are 13-25. Scherzer will have to find a way to get Garrett Cooper out as he will bring a 14 game hitting streak into tonight's contest. Trevor Richards will have the ball for the Marlins and he took the 5-0 loss against the Nationals on April 21st allowing 3 runs on 6 hits with two of those hits leaving the ball park. Washington has been playing some good baseball recently and I think they can get back on track with their ace on the hill.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|06-24-19||Blue Jays v. Yankees -1.5||8-10||Win||100||8 h 58 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. Take #910 NY Yankees (-1.5, -135) over Toronto (7:05 p.m. Monday, June 24)
The Yankees are looking to tie a major league record by hitting a home run in their 27th straight game tonight and with the lineup that they will roll out their I think they will be able to do that. Aaron Sanchez will certainly have his hands full and he hasn't won a game for the Blue Jays in a long time. Sanchez is 0-8 with a 7.55 ERA over his last 10 starts and facing the Yankees right now doesn't seem like a recipe for success. C.C. Sabathia will be on the mound for New York and he picked up his 250th career victory his last time out. Sabathia doesn't have to be special to get a win, he just needs to get through 5 innings and turn it over to the bullpen which I think he will be able to do. Take the Yankees in this one.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|06-23-19||Fever v. Storm -5.5||61-65||Loss||-106||7 h 8 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #668. Take Seattle over Indiana (Sunday at 7:00pm). As per your selection on the Seattle Storm, we hit the nail on the head in their last game when we had them winning outright vs Los Angeles. If you looked at their schedule, that was just their third home game of the season compared to 7 road games. Now they get to stay home and play in front of their home fans again and we believe they carry the momentum from last game into tonight and get another great win. Seattle has already beaten Indiana once this season on the road, and that was in the middle of a lengthy road trip. We believe the home court will play a huge role tonight and Seattle will grab another win to extend their lead atop the Western Conference. We love the fact that the Storm are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games while the Fever are a brutal 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs the Western conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 following a SU win, and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. This will be Indiana's third straight home game and we believe the travel gets to the them and Seattle pulls away late in this one.
|06-22-19||Australia (W) v. Norway (W)||Top||1-1||Push||0||28 h 47 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. #101. Competition: Women's World Cup. Take Australia -150 to Qualify for Next Round vs Norway (Saturday @ 3:00 pm). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time + Extra Time and/or Penalties if required. For this selection to win, Australia must win by any means and advance to the next round.
As per your selection on Australia to advance to the next round - this selection can be found on Bovada - we simply believe that Australia is the better and more complete team and they will show their class in this matchup against a Norway team that has benefitted from extreme fortune to be in this spot. Look, Australia had their one letdown game against Italy in the opener, but as they stormed back against Brazil from 2-0 down and as they tore apart Jamaica 4-1, this team has shown me that they are resilient and that they have the attacking power required to outscore opponents when the game calls for it. Now they get to take on a Norway team who have benefitted from 2 own goals and 2 penalties, they've simply scored two of their own goals from open play. In a knockout round against a good opponent like Australia, we don't believe they are going to just find their offensive form and dominate. IT should be noted that Australia boasts an unbeaten record against Norway including a 4-3 win at the Algarve Cup in Feb 2018. We look for Australia to dominate possession in this game and continue their goal-scoring run to get them into the next round.
|06-21-19||Sparks v. Storm +1.5||62-84||Win||100||11 h 18 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #656. Take Seattle over Los Angeles (Friday at 10:30 pm).
As per your selection on the Seattle Storm +1, we have to look at their schedule and notice that in the first 9 games of the season, they've only played 2 home games - with tonight being their third. We know they come off a long road trip, but with 5 days to rest and then finally getting to play a game in front of their home crowd (first home since June 4), we believe they come out motivated and firing today and add another home win to their record. Look, we know the Storm are much better with Bird and Stewart in their lineup, but they are simply making do with the players they have available to them. We know how good Seattle can be when they play to their strengths as they went into the fourth quarter vs Connecticut just down by 2, which came after a 74-71 road win vs a great Washington team. The Sparks have some serious issues and despite getting Candace Parker back in the lineup last game, they sputtered and shot the ball extremely poorly. We don't believe they are as good people make them out to be, and after losing both home games on their homeland (NY and Wash), they now hit the road for two against opponents that match up well against them. We believe the positive trends backing Seattle will continue tonight, as Seattle is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings while hosting LA and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall. The Storm is also 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 following an ATS loss. We look for the home team to come out and dominate this game for the full 40-minutes.
|06-21-19||BC v. Edmonton -4||23-39||Win||100||34 h 55 m||Show|
5-Unit Play. #692. Take Edmonton over BC (Friday at 9:00 pm). As per your selection on the Edmonton Eskimos, you gotta love what Trevor Harris did last week for the team to open up his account with Edmonton and replace a legend in Mike Reilly. Harris was able to connect for three touchdown passes with no interceptions and rack up 447-yards through the air. For an encore, Harris gets to go up against a porous BC Lions defense who was just torched last week both through the air by Matt Nichols (184 yards and three scores) and on the ground by Andrew Harris (16 carries 148 yards rushing). Harris has the ability to put up more big numbers as we believe CJ Gable can continue to run the ball well after gaining 154 yards on 20 carries last week vs Montreal. We believe Edmonton can keep the BC defense off balance and have a big day to push their record to 2-0. BC, on the other hand, got a solid day from their new acquisition as QB Reilly connected on 22 passes for 425 yards and one touchdown. He was also picked off twice last week. The Lions did not have a ground game to speak of last week and if that continues, it should spell doom for a BC offense that will need to score points to make up for their shortcomings on the defensive side of things. Yes, this is the return of Reilly to Edmonton, but we don't believe he has the weapons around him to make it a ?revenge? game and get the win. Edmonton has gone 4-2 ATS in their last six home games vs BC and we look for that to continue in a positive way this week.
|06-20-19||Mystics +5 v. Aces||95-72||Win||100||11 h 1 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #647. Take Washington over Las Vegas (Thursday at 10:30pm).
As per your selection on the Washington Mystics - boy were we wrong about them in the last game. They simply went into LA and kicked the Sparks' ass up and down the court in front of their home fans. Now they get to take on a Vegas team that has been waiting for them for four days. And while most may think that would be a benefit for Vegas, we believe the Mystics are just playing too good right now for them to falter against a team that is still trying to mesh together and incorporate some new bodies into the starting lineup. The Mystics are one of the best offensive teams in the league, ranking first for second in FG%, 3PT FG, 3PT FG%, FT% and assists per game. They have shown their depth time and time again this season with 6 players averaging double figures in scoring and two players above 8.8 ppg. We don't mind the quick turn around in this spot as the team is already out West and shouldn't be too affected by their travels. We like the fact that the Mystics are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games, while the Aces are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs at team with a winning SU record and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a win. In this series, the Mystics are also 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Vegas. Let's grab the points with the better team tonight.
|06-20-19||Twins -1.5 v. Royals||1-4||Loss||-115||9 h 17 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. Take #919 Minnesota (-1.5 RL) over Kansas City (8:15 p.m. Thursday, June 20)
Jake Odorizzi has always been a solid pitcher but he is having a career year this year and I think he will continue that tonight. Odorizzi (10-2, 2.24 ERA) leads the American League in ERA and the Twins have won the last 11 games he has started which includes a 5-4 win over the Royals his last time out. Glenn Sparkman will be on the bump for the Royals and he has not had much luck in his career when facing Minnesota. Sparkman is 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA in five appearances against the Twins and I think he will have his hands full with the lineup the Twins will put out there. Minnesota is 4-1 against the Royals so far this season and I think they will pick up another win tonight.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|06-17-19||Chile v. Japan +1||4-0||Loss||-109||8 h 44 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #152. Competition: Copa America. Take Japan +1 (-115) over Chile (Monday @ 7:00 pm). Includes 90 Minutes + Injury Time. For this selection to win, Japan must win or draw. A one-goal loss is a push.
As per your selection on Japan +1, we like the fact that Japan has been great defensively over their last three games keeping clean sheets in every single one. We also like the fact that Japan can in fact score goals and now get to two up against a Chile team who is struggling to keep the ball out of the back of their net, giving up at least a goal in their last five games, including at least 3 goals in each of their last five defeats. Japan is notoriously an organized team and with the fact that they must get off to a good start to keep pace with Uruguay in the group, we trust Japan more than we do Chile. Chile has seen their golden age of footballers hit the other side of 30 and it should be a while before Chile starts making noise internationally again. Chile is, in fact, the two-time defending Copa America champions but was given long odds to repeat this year. We believe they are on the decline as does Vegas and we will gladly grab the +1 goalie with Japan in this one.
|06-15-19||Yankees -1.5 v. White Sox||8-4||Win||100||5 h 11 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. Take #975 NY Yankees (-1.5 RL) over Chicago (AL) (7:10 p.m. Saturday, June 15)
The White Sox are going to win the season series against the Yankees for the first time since 2012 but I like the Yankees to win this contest. Reynaldo Lopez has been as up and down this season as a pitcher could be and he has allowed 9 home run over his last 6 starts. Additionally, he has allowed 20 earned runs over his last four starts spanning 19.1 innings and even though he has had success against the Yankees in the past I think the Bronx Bombers will do some damage in this one. New York is getting healthier as Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks have made their way back while Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are both on rehab assignments. Chad Green will serve as the opener/starter for the Yankees and New York is 4-0 in games he has thrown the first pitch for them. I think the Yankees end their three game losing streak with a win in this one.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|06-14-19||Sparks +3.5 v. Mercury||85-68||Win||100||10 h 11 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #625. Take Los Angeles Sparks over Phoenix (Friday at 10:00pm).
As per your selection on the Los Angeles Sparks, we are going to go to the well on a theory that has proved fruitful over the years and that is fading a team that is playing their first home game after a lengthy road trip. Phoenix comes into this game after a 1-2 road trip where they were beaten by Minny and Chicago to bookend a win at Indiana. Now they must turn around and play on just two day's rest while their opponent, LA, comes into this game with 6 days of rest after beating Minnesota on their own court. LA has been a great bet on Friday's going 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Friday games, while they've also gone 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games vs a team with a SU losing record and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games while playing on 3 or more days rest. Phoenix is just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against the Sparks, so we are going to bank on the Sparks' fresh legs in this one and the fact that they own a top-4 FG% and 3pt FG%. Look for the Sparks to push the pace tonight and just simply wear down the Mercury in this one.
|06-13-19||Fever -3 v. Wings||76-72||Win||100||9 h 37 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. #620. Take Indiana over Dallas (Thursday at 8:00pm). As per your selection on the Indiana Fever, let's make it a simply play today and take them on the money line instead of laying the tricky three-points. The Fever are the better team in this matchup and have already beaten the Wings once this season. Dallas is 0-4 on the season and has been blown out in their last two losses, and now they might be without their best rookie, to go along with the absence of Parker and the traded Cambage. Dallas ranks among the worst teams in all offensive categories, so we don't see a way they will put up points against a Fever team who can play good defense at times. Indiana has lost back to back games, but against Phoenix and Seattle, those aren't the worst teams to lose to. We believe they get back to their winning ways tonight on the strengths of their FG% (ranked 1st) and 3pt FG% (1st). Indiana has already beaten this Dallas team, and we see no reason to believe why they can't do it again on the road this time.
|06-10-19||Dodgers -1.5 v. Angels||3-5||Loss||-100||11 h 37 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. Take #917 LA Dodgers (-1.5 RL) over LA Angels (10:10 p.m. Monday, June 10)
It's no shock that a Dodger pitcher is the leading candidate for the Cy Young Award, but it is a little surprising that its Hyun-Jin Ryu. Ryu comes into tonight's contest with a 9-1 record and a 1.35 ERA. He has allowed just 3 earned runs over his last 52.2 innings and he has had his way with the Angels in his career going 2-0 with a 0.83 ERA in three starts. Griffin Canning will be pitching for the Angels and he has pitched well but I think he is catching the Dodgers at the wrong time. The Dodgers have been playing well recently and I think they will keep it rolling in this one.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|06-08-19||Sparks v. Lynx -3.5||89-85||Loss||-110||5 h 46 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #650. Take Minnesota -3.5 over Los Angeles (Saturday at 3:30pm).
*NOTE THE EARLY START TIME**
Let's get another win tonight after cashing in on Thursday. Be sure to check out Doc's Soccer who is on a 9-3 +3280 run or Doc's Hockey who is 7-2 +2405.
As per your selection on the Minnesota Lynx tonight, we have no problem going back to the well with this team once again as they wrap up an early season homestand. We were accurate with our prediction for their last game as they turned the ball over fewer times and they really locked in defensively. As will be the case again tonight, their home court will be defended and playing on just 1 days rest help them stay in rhythm. They have no injuries to report of, so a fully healthy squad will be able to take care of an LA team who comes in after suffering a bad loss to Connecticut just one day ago and now must travel again for the third stop of their fourth game road trip. We know the Sparks are without Parker, but they could also be without a good player in Beard who is listed on the injury report as questionable. The Sparks don't have the offensive scoring power or options that the Lynx have, so we believe Minnesota wins this one at home going away.
|06-07-19||Raptors v. Warriors -4.5||Top||105-92||Loss||-107||8 h 6 m||Show|
The Warriors can win this game and be right back in the driver’s seat for the series. They have been here before and had some scares in the postseason before, but they have so much experience and they won’t be scared and will just take care of business. They get some help tonight as Klay Thompson should be back in the lineup, and they know there’s a chance that Durant could be back for Game 5. They know there’s no reason to panic. We think scoring will be a lot better for the home team from Game 3 with Klay back here, and Toronto has shown they are hot on offense as well. But we think the Warriors will play with a purpose here with their backs against the wall, and we think they take care of business tonight.
|06-07-19||Braves -1.5 v. Marlins||7-1||Win||100||8 h 59 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. Take #955 Atlanta (-1.5 RL) over Miami (7:10 p.m. Friday, June 7)
Even though the Marlins have the worst record in the National League, they have been playing better baseball as of late, but I don't think it will matter with the way Mike Soroka has been pitching for the Braves. Soroka has allowed just one home run all season and 9 earned runs over 57.1 innings pitched. Atlanta made a move to sign Dallas Keuchel which will only help their chances of winning the division again this year. Jose Urena will be pitching for Miami and has pitched well recently, but he owns an ERA over 6 in 15 appearances (12 starts) against the Braves in his career. I like the Braves to continue their success against the Marlins in this one.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|06-05-19||Raptors v. Warriors -4.5||123-109||Loss||-100||9 h 56 m||Show|
The Warriors have gone through some big lulls this season as a team. We wondered at points in the season if this team was as good as previous seasons. But when we get down to the nitty gritty we just think they were bored at times. This team has accomplished so much and the desire didn’t seem to be there. But when they were challenged, either after a bad game or by facing some kind of adversity, this team normally responded very well. And we think with these injuries tonight the team is facing that the players on the court are going to play with a chip on their shoulder. When this team and Curry are motivated, good things normally happen for them. They have Toronto right where they want them having stolen a game in Canada. We think the Warriors will rely more on defense tonight since they are likely to be missing a lot of scoring. The numbers don’t show it because of the pace, but this is one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. And we think Curry will lift his game up enough to cover this number.
|06-05-19||Sky +11.5 v. Mystics||85-103||Loss||-110||8 h 57 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #638. Take Chicago over Washington (Wednesday at 7:00pm). We are traveling today so no time for a lengthy write-up. We like the Sky tonight to stay within the number for a few reasons. Chicago has been waiting for four days to play this game, so they've had ample time to get ready and game plan for the Mystics and particular Delle Donne. The Sky are coming off an impressive home win against a good Seattle team and will have their confidence sky high. The Mystics are coming off a good win against Atlanta, but Atlanta isn't going to be as good this year as people were making them out to be, and with a quick turnaround trip to NY on deck, the Mystics could get caught looking ahead. We don't like laying double digits in the WNBA this early on in the season as we prefer to pick our spots to do so. We do see a Washington win, but Chicago is an active dog in this one tonight. The Sky are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS overall. They are better than most give them credit for and tonight will be a closely contested matchup.
|06-05-19||Dodgers -1.5 v. Diamondbacks||2-3||Loss||-100||4 h 27 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. Take #953 LA Dodgers (-1.5 RL) over Arizona (3:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 5)
The Diamondbacks have been in a rut recently and I don't think they will snap out of it in tonight's contest. Kenta Maeda has won his last four starts yielding just 5 runs over 23 2/3 innings and I think he can take advantage of Arizona's struggles. Jon Duplantier pitched well in his first major league start picking up the win against the Mets but he is facing a different beast in the Dodgers lineup that is getting production all throughout their lineup. Los Angeles has won five out of the six matchups between these two teams this season and I think they will pick up another victory tonight.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|06-02-19||Warriors +2 v. Raptors||109-104||Win||102||32 h 38 m||Show|
The Warriors are much better than they played in Game 1. They had a lot of time off before this series, and sometimes it is tough for a team to get into gear after that much time away from the court. But at times recently the Warriors need a kick in the butt to get things going, and that Game 1 result probably was the thing to do the trick. This team is in pretty bad shape if they go down 2-0, and we expect them to play with some purpose tonight and get this series back on track. And remember, the Raptors have played much more basketball in this playoffs with some long series, and Golden State should have some good energy here despite some injuries.
|05-31-19||Aces -1 v. Mercury||84-86||Loss||-110||11 h 42 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. #619. Take Las Vegas over Phoenix (Friday at 10:00pm). As per your selection on the Las Vegas Aces, we faded them in their opener against LA but we were wrong in doing so. The Aces showed us that they are in fact for real and that the talent they have littered up and down their line up can, in fact, ball out and mesh together every so beautifully. Now they will likely get Liz Cambage added to the mix for this one and that only makes their lineup more potent. They get to travel to face a Phoenix team that looked sloppy and careless with the basketball in their season-opening loss to Seattle. We don't know how Phoenix will be able to slow down the many shooting options the Aces will throw at them, and as such we believe the Aces will race out to solid win to and improve their record to 2-0. The Aces are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Friday Games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs a team with a losing record.
|05-30-19||Warriors +1.5 v. Raptors||109-118||Loss||-105||9 h 48 m||Show|
When we set this total for the Game 1 matchup we came up with a number around 207. We think there is some great value in the under. The Raptors slowed the game down a lot in the Eastern Conference Finals, and we think they will employ the same strategy here. Both teams are fresh with a lot of time off, and that means they will have a lot of energy for defense. And with the extra time off, the offenses might be rusty. We expect some cold shooting, especially in the first quarter before teams get warmed up. And we just have to love the Warriors getting points here. They have all the experience. They know this might be their last chance at a championship as there are a lot of questions in the offseason with this roster. They are just flat out a much better team – throw the regular season results out as the Warriors barely cared this season during some stretches but they are in full playoff form now and playing some of their best basketball of the season despite injuries.
|05-30-19||Royals v. Rangers -1.5||4-2||Loss||-100||9 h 49 m||Show|
4-Unit Play. Take #966 Texas (-1.5 RL) over Kansas City (8:05 p.m. Thursday, May 30)
Mike Minor has provided the Rangers with some outstanding pitching this season and I think he will continue that in tonight's game. Minor is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in five starts at home this year and he led Texas to a 6-1 win over the Royals on May 15th when he allowed 1 eared run over 5 innings. The Rangers have played really well at home (17-8) whereas the Royals have not been very good on the road (7-20) and I think that is an important factor. Jakob Junis will toe the rubber for Kansas City and he has been roughed up in his 5 starts in May as he is 1-3 with a 5.59 ERA. The Rangers are rolling right now and I think they will pick up another victory tonight.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|05-25-19||Bucks +2 v. Raptors||94-100||Loss||-107||8 h 38 m||Show|
This is a season-defining game for both teams, and we expect both clubs to be at their top level defensively. Offense hasn’t consistently worked out for either of these teams consistently in this series, so we think they will rely on defense to get the job done. While the Bucks are on the ropes here and facing elimination, they are just a small underdog and if they win they will be a pretty big favorite for Game 7. Despite some real lackluster play in the last two games, we still think they are the better team and they will put their best foot forward here. We just can’t see them playing three straight duds. We still think they have a great chance to win this series.
|05-23-19||Raptors v. Bucks -7||Top||105-99||Loss||-109||7 h 27 m||Show|
Everyone remembers the last game in an NBA playoff series, and the Bucks were routed in Game 4 in Toronto. We will give this team a mulligan, however, as we think they just had a bad game. It happens to the best of teams. But if Game 3 had gone a little different, this could easily be an elimination game for the Bucks. We think this is a great spot for them to rebound, and we don’t at all think that the Raptors have the momentum in this series. The Bucks will play their best at home and have a chance to close it out in Game 6 in Toronto. We took the over last time out as these teams had just come off Double OT and were tired. They should be more well rested here, and we expect a lower-scoring game. We think the defenses will really step up as this is a crucial game in what is now a 3-game series. And we think there’s a decent chance this could be a blowout and that the Raptors will be held to a real low score.
|05-21-19||Bucks -3 v. Raptors||Top||102-120||Loss||-105||8 h 44 m||Show|
The advantage goes to the better team when two teams are tired, and after the long Game 3 with two overtimes we think that gives the Bucks the advantage here in Game 4. Toronto needed an almost superhuman effort to win Game 3, and we think the Bucks had an off game. But this team is focused and determined and we don’t see them losing this game. We saw what happened after the Denver/Portland four OT game when defense went out the window in the following game with tired legs. We expect to see a similar result here and we think the scoring will be way up from what we saw in regulation in Game 3. We expect more shots to drop, and we think Milwaukee will do everything they can to ensure that they have a chance to close this out in Game 5 back at home, especially now that their probable NBA Finals opponent is already waiting and resting after Golden State swept the Blazers (and they have major injuries they are hoping for extra time to heal).
|05-20-19||Warriors -3 v. Blazers||Top||119-117||Loss||-105||9 h 9 m||Show|
Golden State is playing some of their best basketball of the season right now. Maybe some of these players hate Kevin Durant and want to win in spite of him, but they have rallied around each other and things have been working out great. Portland, at the end of Game 3, reminded me of the old Clippers team when they would be close in the playoffs at the end of a game. They just completely fell apart and had no control of the ball. They were just hoisting prayer shots up. They were basically panicking with their season on the line and the Warriors were cool, calm and collected. Portland needed that Game 3 to have any chance in this series. They are sunk now. And with a good chance to win heading into the fourth and with the way they played (and something isn’t right with Lillard right now), we don’t see how they can pick themselves up and be competitive here in this elimination game.
|05-19-19||Bucks +3 v. Raptors||Top||112-118||Loss||-115||22 h 23 m||Show|
The Bucks have now covered in six of the last seven meetings after covers in Games 1 and 2. We think that both conference finals series are kind of mismatches, but especially this one. The Bucks just seem like a team built for the postseason while the Raptors seem more like a regular season club. Just look at what happened with Toronto last season, getting swept by the Cavs when it looked like they had their best team ever and Cleveland struggled all through the regular season. But the Bucks haven’t really faced much adversity in these playoffs and they have made things look easy. We think there’s a good chance that this series could end in a sweep as well, and we think there is nice value here getting the plus points in a game that the Bucks could easily win outright. After their slow start in Game 1 they have looked like the clear superior team here, and we don’t think the change in venue will make a difference for Toronto.
|05-18-19||Warriors v. Blazers -2||Top||110-99||Loss||-109||9 h 19 m||Show|
Game 3 is the most pivotal in a seven-game series. That is especially the case for the Blazers here as they are down 2-0. A loss here would be devastating to their chances in this series. We don’t think they have much of a chance to win this series, but the Warriors are without Durant and they are not as strong as they have been in past years. They have lost the competitive fire a little bit also, which is natural. Portland played well enough to win in Game 2, but the Warriors staged an epic comeback. But the home court will be kinder to the Blazers, and we expect them to win here tonight. These conference finals have been without much drama so far and we expect the refs to give the home team the close calls tonight. Sweeps in both series would be horrible for the bottom line.
|05-17-19||Raptors v. Bucks -6.5||Top||103-125||Win||100||8 h 31 m||Show|
The Bucks were obviously rusty at the start of Game 1 and they went down big to the Raptors early before getting it all together and rallying for the cover. Toronto had come in in better playing form having finished their last series in seven games, but now the Bucks have shaken off the rust and we expect a more complete game from them. We expect the Bucks to have a lot better offensive night, and the total has been adjusted down from Game 1. We think there is value on the over, and we think there’s a great chance that the Bucks could win this one by 10+ if they play as well as they did in the second half in Game 1 all the way through here in Game 2.
|05-15-19||Raptors v. Bucks -6||Top||100-108||Win||100||9 h 36 m||Show|
We couldn’t be happier with this line. The number we had in our mind was around 9, but we knew the bookies would not open with that big of a number. We think the Raptors are getting a little extra shading with the line here because everyone and their mother saw Leonard’s amazing buzzer-beater on SportsCenter. But we think this Game 1 will be pretty one-sided. The Bucks have looked much more impressive than the Raptors in this postseason. They have been chilling for awhile while the Raps finished a grueling seven-game series on Sunday. The Bucks seem incredibly focused in this postseason so we don’t see them being rusty with the time off. But Toronto could sure use some more rest coming into this one. The Bucks won and covered in three of four meetings this season, and two of those games were blowouts. We think they have a very good chance to win this by double-digits. The Bucks were one of the best ATS teams in the NBA at home this season, and we think they are underrated once again tonight. We expect them to take a statement here tonight with a tour de force in Game 1. We also think this total is too high and we think this will be a low-scoring game like Games 1 were for these teams in the last round.
|05-14-19||Astros -1.5 v. Tigers||11-4||Win||100||9 h 9 m||Show|
3-Unit Play. Take #967 Houston (-1.5 RL) over Detroit (7:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 14)
Houston is tearing the cover off the ball right now and that is not good news for the Tigers. The Astros have won their last 6 games scoring 50 runs over that span including an 8-1 drubbing of the Tigers last night where they hit four home runs. Wade Miley will be pitching for Houston tonight and he has been solid in his first season with the Astros not allowing more than three earned runs in any of his eight starts. I think Wiley will be able to continue that streak against a Detroit team that has had problems scoring runs all season. Ryan Carpenter will be taking the ball for the Tigers but he has been roughed up in his time in the majors with an ERA over 8 in his seven appearances (6 starts) between this year and last. I like the Astros in this one.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|05-12-19||Blazers +5.5 v. Nuggets||100-96||Win||100||3 h 37 m||Show|
We have always liked the Blazers to advance in this series and we think the line has value here for Game 7 in what we expect to be a close game. Despite the results of this series, the Blazers are the more experienced team, and that will count a lot in a Game 7. We had this line handicapped at 3.5 and we think the Blazers could do even better than that and win this one outright.
|05-11-19||Mariners v. Red Sox -1.5||Top||5-9||Win||100||2 h 52 m||Show|
10-Unit Play. Take #916 Boston (-1.5 RL) over Seattle (1:05 p.m. Saturday, May 11)
Boston is over .500 for the first time this season and that is where I think they will spend the rest of their season. The Red Sox have won the last 4 times Rick Porcello has taken the mound and I think he will lead them to a victory in today's early start time. Porcello has been much better when pitching at home this season going 2-1 with a 3.00 ERA over three starts as compared to being 0-2 with a 7.11 ERA on the road. Boston hit three home runs last night and with the way Felix Hernandez has been pitching recently I think they will hit some today. Hernandez has allowed 4 runs or more in three of his last four starts allowing 6 home runs over that span and he is 0-2 with a 6.16 ERA on the road this season. Boston is 8-2 in their last 10 games and I think they will keep it rolling today.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|05-10-19||Warriors +7.5 v. Rockets||Top||118-113||Win||100||8 h 3 m||Show|
Kevin Durant has been playing out of his mind in the postseason and the rest of the Warriors supporting cast has been a disappointment most of the time. But this is the defending NBA champ and the current NBA dynasty, and they still have Curry, Thompson and Green, and a solid team all around. They also have a great coach. We think they will do what they can to make this a competitive game. Curry isn’t going to stay cold forever, and with more responsibility tonight we think he has a great game and takes control. We expect a close game here tonight.
|05-10-19||Tigers v. Twins -1.5||0-6||Win||100||9 h 30 m||Show|
7-Unit Play. Take #969 Minnesota (-1.5, -105) over Detroit (8:10 p.m. Thursday, May 10)
The Twins return home for a 7 game home stand feeling good about themselves after dominating the Blue Jays over a three game sweep. The Twins have to really like their chances of getting a win tonight with the way Jake Odorizzi has been pitching lately. Odorizzi has won his last four starts and has allowed just 3 earned runs over those 24.1 innings. He has been dominant in his three starts at Target Field this season going 2-0 with a 0.96 ERA and I think he can shut down a Tigers offense that has been trying to find their way all season long. Tyson Ross will be on the mound for Detroit and he has had a rough go so far this season. Ross is 0-3 with a 5.63 ERA across three starts on the road this year and will have to deal with Jorge Polanco who leads the American League in average (.344) and Eddie Rosario who leads the AL in home runs (13) among others. I think the Twins keep it rolling in this one and pick up the win.
Best of Luck - Doc's Sports
|05-09-19||Nuggets v. Blazers -3.5||108-119||Win||100||9 h 26 m||Show|
A team is normally never as bad or good as their last game, and we are willing to give the Blazers a mulligan for that one as the game just got out of control and they could never recover. But otherwise this has been a competitive series and we don’t see the Blazers going away that easy. This team has a lot of determination and grit, and they have a great home crowd behind them tonight against a Denver team that is a nice squad for sure but they aren’t a championship-caliber team at this point. We think there’s a great chance for a comfortable win for the home team here.
|05-09-19||Raptors -2 v. 76ers||101-112||Loss||-107||7 h 1 m||Show|
Toronto has taken back control of this series by winning the last two games and putting the Sixers on the verge of elimination. Now they should have a sense of urgency cine the Bucks closed out the Celtics in the East. They don’t want this series to go to seven games. The Sixers lack of depth is starting to glaringly show as the starters are becoming less effective as the series wears on and Embiid has been a dud all series long. We think Toronto closes this one out tonight.
|05-08-19||Rockets +6.5 v. Warriors||99-104||Win||100||10 h 47 m||Show|
We think there is a very good chance that Golden State loses this series and that their reign is coming to an end. They face a ton of questions in the offseason and this squad just doesn’t seem to have the same fire that they have had in past seasons. They also don’t look as confident. All the pressure seems to be on Golden State as the Rockets are expected to lose and they can play more free and just play their game. They have taken momentum in this series and we think they will compete hard here with a chance for the outright win.
|05-08-19||Celtics +9 v. Bucks||Top||91-116||Loss||-110||7 h 14 m||Show|
Boston hasn’t played well in this series and this season has been a disappointment and there will probably be a shakeup once this team gets bounced in this series. But this team does have heart, and we don’t think they will roll over like some other teams would facing insurmountable odds. We can see the Celtics leaving it all on the court tonight in this elimination game. We have to think Coach Brad Stevens will have his team compete for four quarters and we just think this is too many points as this is the biggest value for Boston during this entire series.
|05-07-19||76ers v. Raptors -6||Top||89-125||Win||100||7 h 2 m||Show|
The Sixers have been very competitive in this series but Toronto gutted out a Game 4 win in Philly and now the series has turned into a best-of-3, with Toronto having two games at home. They were always our pick to win this series and they just have a deeper team and more experience in the postseason. The Sixers have not played well here in Toronto has they are 1-5 ATS in their last six visits, and we have a feeling the Raps will break this series open tonight with a comfortable win and put the Sixers on the brink of elimination.
|05-06-19||Bucks v. Celtics -1.5||Top||113-101||Loss||-104||6 h 4 m||Show|
This is really crunch time for the Celtics and they need a win here or there is a good chance this series will slip away. Boston is one of the better defensive teams in the league but they didn’t play well in that regard in the last two games. But they are much better than they have showed, and we expect them to batten down the hatches tonight and play a great defensive game. In Game 1 they held the Bucks to 90 points, and although they may not hold them to that low of a score we think they will make adjustments here as they have one of the best coaches in the league. We expect a very strong showing from the home team tonight.
|05-05-19||Nuggets v. Blazers -2.5||116-112||Loss||-109||29 h 47 m||Show|
Wow that was an amazing game in Game 3 even though we came up a bucket short on our pick. But after 4 overtimes and these teams giving everything they had, we think this game will be a grind, and we think the pace will be slowed down here. These players played their hearts out and played so many minutes and ran so far. There just isn’t going to be a lot left in the tank. And we think that will contribute to a low-scoring game. And we think this rare situation plays to the home team as they will be more comfortable at home and they can feed extra energy off the home fans.
|05-05-19||Raptors +2 v. 76ers||101-96||Win||100||25 h 19 m||Show|
A lot is on the line for the Raptors in this game. They bombed out of the playoffs last season in getting swept by Cleveland, and that was supposed to be their best team ever. Now this season they are supposed to have an even better team, and they need to even this series up badly and make it a three-game series. Kawhi Leonard is probably 50/50 to come back next season, but an early playoff exit here probably for sure sends him out the door. We think the Raps will give 100% after a lackluster performance in Game 3.
|05-04-19||Warriors v. Rockets -3||Top||121-126||Win||100||8 h 31 m||Show|
Both of the first two games in the Bay Area were close, but we just don’t see the Warriors cruising through this series without facing a little adversity and this is a must win for the Rockets tonight. We think that they will get the job done here. Houston has always gave the Warriors a challenge and this Warriors team just doesn’t seem to have the same fire that we have seen in past seasons.
|05-03-19||Nuggets v. Blazers -4||137-140||Loss||-108||10 h 47 m||Show|
As we have stated before, Game 3 is a crucial one in a 7-game series, and we see the Blazers as the clear favorite to win this series. They really flexed their muscle in that Game 2 win, and Denver’s postseason inexperience shined through. Both of these teams are much different at home than on the road, and the fact that Portland had such a dominating performance in Game 2 makes us think the momentum has swung their direction in a big way.
|05-03-19||Bucks v. Celtics -2||Top||123-116||Loss||-100||7 h 21 m||Show|
Game 3 is the most crucial in a seven-game series and the team that wins normally goes on to win the series. We see the home team winning tonight and we think Boston will win this series. This team didn’t play well in the regular season, but the playoffs are a different animal and Boston is built for the postseason. The Bucks are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings in Boston and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall. We think the very deep Celtics team matches up well in this series and we expect them to lock down on defense against this inflated total.
|05-02-19||Raptors -1.5 v. 76ers||Top||95-116||Loss||-109||7 h 25 m||Show|
Road teams have done well in the postseason thus far and the bookies have also posted too high of totals in these playoffs with the under trending, and that is the direction we see for this Game 3 tonight. While we liked Philly getting a fair bit of points in their road games in Toronto, we still think this is the Raptors series to lose, and with them losing Game 2 the urgency is now raised and they need a win here tonight. We expect them to get it. This is an important game for both teams, and we see both locking down on the defensive end, but the Raptors will have a bit more success on offense.
|04-30-19||Rockets +5.5 v. Warriors||Top||109-115||Loss||-108||10 h 36 m||Show|
Houston was in a position to win Game 1. We think this series is much closer than the oddsmakers think, and Golden State seems to have lost some of their fire and they just don’t have the same swagger as we have seen the last few seasons. The refs really screwed the Rockets in Game 1, and this has been massively publicized. If we see the same thing here in Game 2, there will be major scrutiny from the officials so we think the Rockets will get a fair shake here, and maybe even get more calls than the Warriors. The Game 1 total went way under and we still think this Game 2 number is too high and we just don’t see a free flowing game and we think every possession will be challenged on each end of the court.
|04-30-19||Celtics +7.5 v. Bucks||102-123||Loss||-104||7 h 3 m||Show|
We really like the Celtics in this series and we think they have a great chance to win the east. This team underperformed in the regular season, but the playoffs are a whole different game and the Celtics are built for the postseason. We expect a very competitive game here, and the oddsmakers didn’t really make much of an adjustment from the Game 1 line despite a 22-point win for Boston. We think this game will be more competitive because the Bucks season is basically on the line here, but Boston won’t roll over and be satisfied with their Game 1 win, and both teams should lock down on defense in what we expect will be another low-scoring game.