It’s Friday the 13th in Streak for the Cash and there’s 14 total matchups to pick from. The board features home-openers in New York and Boston this afternoon after some golf this morning. Tonight there’s Lacross, more baseball, some NHL playoff action, and some important NBA games as we come down to the end of the regular season.
Yesterday was a good day for my picks as I went 3-0 and got to W7 for my personal streak. There’s some tough picks today, but there are some that I like. Here’s my favorites:
2:30-VfB Stuttgart win: They’ve taken 4 of their last 5 at home and have been scoring well. Bremen sits just 3 spots behind them in the table but have lost 2 of 3 on the road. Confidence Meter: 4 (out of 10)
8:05-Houston Rockets: The Rockets have played well at home all year (20-9) but they’ve dropped their last 2 games at the Toyota Center. They’ll look to bounce back against the visiting Suns who are charging hard to get into the playoffs in the Western Conference. The Suns have won 5 of their last 7 games and come into Houston as part of the 5-team bunch within 2 1/2 games of each other for the last 3 playoff spots. The Rockets are in that crowd as well and will look to secure the tie-breaker over Pheonix as they lead the season series 2-1. Confidence Meter: 6 1/2
10:40-Dallas Mavericks: The world-champs draw the tough assignment of playing back-to-back road games in Oakland and Portland. If it wasn’t for LaMarcus Aldridge’s injury, I’d go Portland here easily. Dallas looked pretty good last night as they beat the Warriors and were able to get some of their key players some rest so they should have enough left to win this one. Confidence Meter: 5
Current Streak: W7
Overall Record for the month: 21-19
Picks with Confidence +5: 13-6