May 7, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke (24) and New York Islanders center Keith Aucoin (10) battle for the puck during the first period in game four of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Streak for the Cash Picks, May 9 Analysis and Previews


Streak for the Cash’s Stunt day on May 9 will focus on the famous island green of the 17th hole at the PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Matt Kuchar and the rest of the elite field will try and stay dry and make birdies during what’s sure to be an exciting first round of the tournament. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

It’s May-Pay-Day on ESPN’s Streak for the Cash as Thursday goes to the props for a stunt day full of sports choices to build your streak. The early picks are mostly from THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass with an MLB game tossed in the middle just for fun. In the evening the focus shifts to the NHL Playoffs before a nightcap from the Mexican Primera Division.

Most of these picks are quick, coin-flip calls which work best for a rapid-fire day of streaking, but are a different ballgame than the usual streak picks. For prop days I usually just list my picks, give you my confidence level, and any relevant stats very quickly. Good luck today as you look to build your 5K streak today.

5/9 Streak Picks (22 total)

7:36- Jason Day: Confidence meter (cm): 4 out of 10

10:55- No no player finds water on the 17th: cm-5

11:31- Any other Score: cm-3

12:03- Any Other Score: cm-4

May 7, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; The Cleveland Indians celebrate a 1-0 win over the Oakland Athletics at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

12:05- Clevleand Indians: cm-6

12:35- Yes at least one birdies the 17th: cm-3

1:06- Par: cm-4

1:30- Any Other Score: cm-7

2:18- 9 or 10 strokes: cm-5

2:52- 2 Players Par: cm-4

3:10- New York Yankees: cm-8

3:31- Par: cm-7

4:02- Any Other Score: cm-4

4:05- Detroit Tigers: cm-5

5:00- No player birdie 17th: cm-4

5:35- 8 or 9 strokes: cm-6

6:05- 9 Strokes or More: cm-5

7:05- Montreal Canadiens: cm-7

7:06- 1 Goal: cm-4

7:45- Penguins first goal of 2nd period: cm-6

8:45- Yes goal in first 8 min of 3rd: cm-4

10:00- 30 min or earlier: cm-3

Streak Scoreboard-May

Yesterday’s Results: 6-3 (hockey pending)

Overall Record for the month: 54-46

Record in confident picks (confidence 6+): 14-13

Current Personal Streak: W2 (Senators and Phillies win after Wigan snapped my streak)

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