May 21, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings defenseman Robyn Regehr (44) battles against San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) during the third period of game four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Streak for the Cash Picks, May 23 Analysis and Previews


In tonight’s Streak for the Cash picks, the Detroit Red Wings and goalie Jimmy Howard (35) will look to go up 3-1 on the Chicago Blackhawks and center Andrew Shaw (65) as they meet in game 4 of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday’s Streak for the Cash board has the regular options, but the picks are a little different with the MLB taking it easy (only five games). There are options from the three games in the NHL Playoffs as usual and they’re joined by some PGA action this morning and afternoon, the Dutch Eredivisie Playoffs, the NCAA Softball Super Regional tonight, Mexican Primera Soccer, and even a Club Friendly in St. Louis as Chelsea and Man City travel across the pond for an exhibition.  Here’s the picks I’ve got on my radar for today:

Streak Picks 5/23

Jan 28, 2012; La Jolla, CA, USA; Sang-Moon Bae with his tee shot on the second during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

8:33- Sang-Moon Bae or Tie: Bae is coming off a win last week in the PGA Tour event at TPC Four Seasons showing he can play in the wind and conditions in Dallas. This week the tour stays in the DFW metro area heading to Fort Worth to take on Colonial. Bae is matched up in this prop with Jason Dufner whose putting stroke has deserted him as he’s struggled this season. Bae getting the tie is a solid pick in this nine-hole prop. Confidence Meter: (out of 10)

1:44- Angel Cabrera or Tie: In this matchup “El Pato” takes on Hunter Mahan in an 18-hole prop. Cabrera finished 12th last week at TPC Four Seasons while Mahan took the week off after a 19th-place finish at THE PLAYERS Championship. Before that, Mahan had a pair of missed cuts and a pair of MDF’s. Cabrera is in much better recent form and getting the tie makes him another solid golf pick. Confidence Meter: 6

2:45- Utrecht win or Draw: Utrecht visits Twente Enschede as they start their playoff for the Europa League. Utrecht finished just ahead of Twente in the standings thanks to a six-game winning streak to close the season at 19-6-9. On the other hand, Twente was good at home going 10-4-3 including winning their last four. I’ll take Utrecht since they’re getting the draw and they earned a 1-1 draw and a 4-2 win in their two regular season meetings. Confidence Meter: 3

5:35- Arkansas loses by 1 or Wins: LSU and Arkansas meet in the third round of the SEC tournament. LSU is excellent, but they’ll be against Ryne Stanek of Arkansas. Stanek will face Aaron Nola of the Bayou Bengals in what shapes up to be a great pitching matchup. Since it should be such a low scoring game, getting a run makes the Hogs the picks. Confidence Meter: 4

7:05- New York Rangers: The Bruins and Rangers meet in Game Four of their NHL series with Boston up 3-0. The Bruins don’t have to win on the road in this one and didn’t close Toronto out in the last series. I think they’ll win in five at home, but I’ll take New York to get this game at MSG. Confidence Meter: 5

Mar 14, 2013; Sarasota, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman (75) delivers a pitch to Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Kelly Johnson (2) at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

7:07- Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles have called up prospect Kevin Gausman to make the start for them tonight as they take on the Blue Jays in Toronto. The O’s just took the last two from New York after dropping six in a row. Baltimore is actually 14-9 on the road, and I think they’ll be able to get the win as they face Brandon Morrow who has struggled to 1-3 with a 5.16 ERA. Confidence Meter: 4

8:10- Chicago Blackhawks: The Blackhawks are in a virtual must-win as they try to avoid a 3-1 home to Detroit. The Red Wings played extremely well in game three getting the 3-1 win. Chicago is a tough team, and I think this will be a long series even if they do go down to Detroit. The Hawks need this game and will come out with a sense of urgency. Confidence Meter: 6

9:05- Missouri Tigers: Mizzou faces Washington in the NCAA Softball Super Regional. The Tigers beat the Huskies in the 2011 tournament and also beat them 2-0 earlier this season. Chelsea Thomas threw a no-hitter in that one. Thomas is expect to pitch in this one so I think the Tigers get the win again. Confidence Meter: 3

 

10:35- LA Kings: At the beginning of the series, I said the home team would win every game. So far the home team is 4-0, and I’m not changing my mind now. Jonathan Quick back at home should be able to contain the Sharks as LA holds serve. Both teams are excellent at home and the series has been a wildly entertaining one. I expect another close, hard-fought game with the home team winning once again. Confidence Meter: 5

Streak Scoreboard

Yesterday’s Results: 7-3

Overall Record for the month: 163-110

Record in confident picks (confidence 6+): 43-22 (1-1 yesterday)

Longest Personal Streak: W5 (twice)

Current Personal Streak: W1 (Pacers after Giants ended my streak)

 

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