Today’s Streak for the Cash board has another 13 picks which I hope turn out lucky for you. There’s some nice afternoon baseball options, a little EPL, and then NHL playoffs, more baseball, and a big basketball game going down in Milwaukee.
Yesterday, I finally got some good mementum rolling as I got all 3 of my picks right when the D-Backs finished things up in extra innings for me. I only was able to get to the Rondo prop and the Tigers, so I’m at a W5 as we start today’s action. Here’s the picks I like the most today:
12:37-Boston Red Sox: I wouldn’t take this which much confidence, but I do like the way Lester looked in the opener. The reason I’d go Red Sox here (besides the fact that I’m a diehard fan, #fulldisclosure) is that Jon Lester has great numbers in Toronto (5-0 in his last 6 starts with a 1.96 ERA) and the Red Sox have had good success against Ricky Romero. They’ve won the last 2 times these pitchers squared off so the confidence meter’s at 3 1/2 (out of 10), but I won’t bet my 5-gamer on it.
2:45-Manchester City by 2 or more goals: City started off the EPL year on fire, but has struggled lately. They are really good at home though and West Brom lost 2 of their last 3 road games by two goals. It’s no sure thing, but Manchester City is the better option here. Confidence meter: 3
7:05-Philadelphia Phillies: Miami looks to pull together while Ozzie serves his suspension, but will need a better outing from Josh Johnson than they received his first time out. He took the loss in the season opener giving up 3 R in 6 innings and struggling with his command. Roy Halladay had no such struggles in his opening day start and fired 8 shutout innings getting the Phillies their only win on the year. While I don’t trust the Howard-less, Utley-less Phillies offense, I do trust Doc Halladay to get the W here at home against a Marlins squad in turmoil. Confidence Meter: 7
10:35-Vancouver Canucks: The Canucks are the 1-seed in the Western Conference and will host the LA Kings in game one of their playoff series. The Kings tumbled down the standings with back-to-back losses and now have to face the Presidents’ Trophy (most points in the regular season) winning Canucks. I do think the Kings will steal a game in this series, but I don’t think it will be game 1. Vancouver is the favorite and upsets happen all the time in the NHL playoffs so I can only go Confidence Meter: 5 but it’s a nice late option if you lose your streak with an earlier pick.
Current Streak: W5
Overall Record for the month: 16-17
Picks with Confidence +5: 10-6