Streak for the Cash Picks, April 11

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:

Sep 6, 2011; Toronto, ON, Canada; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) prepares to deliver a pitch during the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 14-0. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE

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

Mar 31, 2012; Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA; Vancouver Canucks forward Andrew Ebbett (25) is congratulated by Vancouver Canucks forward Maxim Lapierre (40) for his goal against Calgary Flames goaltender Henrik Karlsson (35) (not pictured) during overtime at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-US PRESSWIRE

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

Topics: Boston Red Sox, EPL Picks, Espn Streak For The Cash, Manchester City, MLB Picks, NHL Playoff Picks, Philadelphia Phillies, Vancouver Canucks

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