May 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Streak For The Cash Picks, May 24 Analysis And Previews

Tonight Streak for the Cash has three picks  from Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals between the Indiana Pacers with shooting guard Lance Stephenson (1) and the Miami Heat with small forward LeBron James (6) at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Friday start the final week of May in Streak for the Cash and its a full board with college baseball and softball joining the pros on the PGA Tour and in Major League Baseball. Tonight there are props and picks from both the NHL and NBA Playoffs

5/25 Streak Picks

May 10, 2013; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA; Rickie Fowler reacts and waves to the crowd after missing his putt on the 17th green during the second round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

8:33- Rickie Fowler or Tie: Fowler takes on Charl Schwartzel and gets the tie in this nine-hole prop over the back nine holes. On the back nine in round one, Fowler shot a -2 while Schwartzel was -1. Fowler lacks consistency at times, but this is an event he has a nice track record at and should be able to get the green. Confidence Meter: 5

11:05- NC State wins by 2+: NC State plays close to home in Durham as they take on Miami. The Wolfpack are a solid team while Miami has struggled in games away from their home field. Confidence Meter: 4

2:05- Sligo Rovers win: Sligo is atop the Irish Premier League with a 9-3-1 record overall. Today they travel to Limerick who is in their first season at this level. Limerick is playing very well but will struggle to score against a solid Rovers defense. The Rovers D hasn’t been the problem but they have failed to win in their last three road matches. However in this one, I think Sligo wins or it is a 0-0 draw. Confidence Meter: 3

3:11- Virginia Tech Hokies: VaTech is playing well coming off back-to-back wins over Florida State and Virginia who were both ranked in the top ten. Georgia Tech is 1-1 in pool play and is coming off a loss to Virginia 8-2 who the Hokies just beat 10-1. Transference like that doesn’t always work, but in this case I do think it indicates the team playing better. Confidence Meter: 5

6:05- Missouri Tigers: Mizzou looks to avoid elimination as they take on Washington. The Huskies got the 2-1 win yesterday but I think the Tigers can force a deciding game three since the game takes place on their home field in Columbia. Confidence Meter: 4

7:05- Tennessee Lady Volunteers: ‘Bama visits Knoxville for this super regional against Tennessee. The Lady Vols took two of three during the regular season in Knoxville and also just cruised through regional play. They should be able to get the win at home. Confidence Meter: 5

May 22, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Pascal Dupuis (9) celebrates with left wing Matt Cooke (24) after a goal against the Ottawa Senators in the third period in game four of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Scotiabank Place. The Penguins defeated the Senators by a score of 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

7:07- Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles send Chris Tillman to the mound against Toronto who counter with Sean Nolin. Nolin has been excellent in Double-A but will be making his MLB debut tonight at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays crushed Baltimore last night and their rookie Kevin Gausman.  I see the script being flipped tonight as the Orioles knock around the Blue Jays youngster. Confidence Meter: 6

7:35- Pittsburgh Penguins winning Margin: The Penguins won their three wins in this series 4-1, 4-3, and 7-3. In this prop it’s their winning margin against the Sens goals scored.Coming home, the Penguins will look to wrap things up tonight and since Ottawa is a much better home team I think Pittsburgh cruises to the win. Confidence Meter: 5

7:36- Any Other Player: In this prop, the first goal is what decides the winner. It’s “Sidney Crosby, Daniel Alfredsson, or no one on the 1st period” against any other player. There’s a lot of other players who could easily score making AOP a solid play. Confidence Meter: 7

8:10- Athletics @Astros or tie: This is a more runs pick in the user-submitted prop where the Angels-Royals game gives the tie to the Athletics @ Astros game. It could be a long lock prop since you have to wait for BOTH games to finish, but if you don’t mind getting locked up I’d take the A’s-Astros since the staring pitcher in that one are worse and you get the tie. Confidence Meter: 4

8:35- Pacers 3-Pointers Made or Tie: Indiana played Miami extremely tough in game one, and I don’t see any reason for that to change in game 2. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Pacers steal this game. Confidence Meter: 5

9:40- Arizona Diamondbacks: The D-Backs host San Diego as Brandon McCarthy looks to continue his dominance. In his last two starts, he’s thrown 17 shutout innings and I think he’ll dominate the Padres again tonight. Confidence Meter: 7

10:10- St. Louis Cardinals: St. Louis heads to Chavez Ravine to take on the Dodgers looking to continue their solid play. They come in having won 16 of their last 21 games as they send Lance Lynn to the mound against Chris Capuano. Lynn is off to a solid start to the season while Capuano was a trainwreck until his last two starts where he started to turn things around. He has horrible career numbers against St. Louis though, so I’ll take St. Louis to get to him again in this one. Confidence Meter: 5

10:15- Colorado Rockies: The Rox return to AT&T Park where they were swept by their NL-West rivals the Giants earlier this season. Tonight they’ll send Tyler Chatwood to the mound who has been good in limited opportunities for Colorado so far this season. The Giants will give more opportunity to Tim Lincecum who continues to struggle with consistency and location. These pitchers faced off in their last outings in a game the Rockies won at Coors Field 10-2. I think they’ll get the win again tonight by the bay. Confidence Meter: 4

Streak Scoreboard

Yesterday’s Results: 5-5

Overall Record for the month: 168-115

Record in confident picks (confidence 6+): 43-24 (0-2 yesterday)

Longest Personal Streak: W5 (twice)

Current Personal Streak: L1 (Blackhawks)

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