May 29, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar (2) and center fielder Mike Trout (27) leap in celebration after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Streak for the Cash Picks, May 30 Previews and Analysis

Tonight with a pick and three props on Streak for the Cash, the Miami Heat and forward LeBron James (6) face the Indiana Pacers and guard Lance Stephenson (1) in game five of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Indiana defeats Miami 99-92. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With just two days left in the month, it’s time to get your entry in high great and make your final push. Thursday the PGA Tour starts the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village and NCAA Women’s College World Series gets under way in Oklahoma City. Along with Major League Baseball, some Swedish soccer, and Game Five of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, those are the picks that make up the Streak options for Thursday. Here’s the picks I like and just a quick reason why:

5/30 Streak Picks

May 29, 2013; Dublin, OH, USA; Adam Scott with his tee shot on the fifth hole during the practice round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village. Mandatory Credit: Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports

8:15- Adam Scott: Scott is in good form and has a nice history here as you can see in my Memorial preview. Schwartzel missed the cut at the Crowne Plaza Invitational last week. I hate giving the tie in nine-hole props, but I’ll do it in this one. Confidence Meter: (out of 10)

12:00- Washington Huskies: The Huskies knocked off Mizzou in Columbia to get this far and will look to pull another slight upset against the favored Huskers. Nebraska is from a strong Big-12 conference and will be a formidable foe for the Huskies after knocking off the third-ranked Oregon Ducks. This is the opener of the double-elimination tournament for both teams. Confidence Meter: 3

1:16- Tiger Woods: Woods is more at home at Muirfield Village than anyone. He is a solid pick to win the tournament, and I think he’ll take this 18-hole prop over Keegan Bradley giving the tie. Confidence Meter: 5

2:05- Texas Rangers: The Rangers face former teammate Brandon McCarthy as they wrap up their four-game series with the D-Backs.They’ll send Justin Grimm to the mound who has been solid at home as they try to play after getting rained out yesterday. Confidence Meter: 4

May 25, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez (34) delivers to the plate against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

3:40- Seattle Mariners: Seattle is looking to earn a split as they send Felix Hernandez to the mound at pitcher-friendly Petco against the light-hitting Padres. Last night, Seattle looked to be in good position to win after taking a 2-1 lead in the ninth but the Padres scored in the ninth and the tenth to take the 3-2 win. King Felix struggled his last two starts, but should be able to back back and get the W this afternoon. Confidence Meter: 6

7:00- American League: The Tie isn’t too much of a big deal here since barring a rain-out there will be a league that wins more of the 11 games on tap tonight. This prop will tie you up for the rest of the day, so I would avoid it. It is kind of a fun option though since all 11 games tonight could effect the outcome. Personally, I’d take the Angels over the Dodgers, the Royals over the Cards, the Rays over the Marlins, the Red Sox over the Phillies, the O’s over the Nats, and the Yankees over the Mets. It’s a toss-up, though, since so much could happen in any of the games swinging it either way. Confidence Meter: 5

7:05- Pittsburgh Pirates: The Pirates send Jeff Locke to the mound looking to take their third in a row from the Tigers. Locke has allowed three hits or less in six of his last seven starts and has a 2.10 ERA in May winning his last two starts in a row. He’ll be opposed by Doug Fister who started the year strong but has struggled to a 1-2 record with a 5.20 ERA in the month of May. Pittsburgh is 15-4 in their last 19 games, 8-2 in their last 10, and has won four of their last five. Confidence Meter: 6

7:05- Cincinnati Reds: The Reds and Indians meet in Cleveland tonight as Homer Bailey takes on Scott Kazmir. The Tribe snapped their five game losing streak last night, but Kazmir has struggled and Shin-Soo Choo has pounded his former team. The Reds are 7-3 in their last 10 while the Indians are just 3-7. Confidence Meter: 4

8:35- Pacers win or Single-Digit Loss: Indiana has been tough on Miami this whole series with the exception of part of game three. Miami’s best game will beat the Pacers, but they’ve truly struggled in this series. I’m not ready to give 9.5 points to the plucky Pacers since I think this will be close again tonight. Confidence Meter: 6

8:36- Yes at least 1 misses a free throw in the 1st Quarter: In this user-submitted prop, the question is whether D-Wade or LeBron will miss a free throw in the first quarter. It’s a coin-flip pick, but it’s a mildly entertaining one. Confidence Meter: 3

9:05- Two or Three Three-pointers in 2nd Quarter: This prop is another tricky one, but I doubt they hit just one and I doubt they hit four. Confidence Meter: 4

10:00- 9 or Fewer: Total # of players to score in the 3rd quarter. Confidence Meter: 3

10:05- Los Angeles Angels: The Angels can earn a split of the Freeway Series if they win tonight at home and they hand the ball to Jason Vargas to get the job done. As I wrote in my spot starter post, he’s been good lately and I like the Angels to get to Ted Lilly and get the green to end the day. Confidence Meter: 7

Streak Scoreboard-May

Yesterday’s Results: 3-5

Overall Record for the month: 207-154

Record in confident picks (confidence 6+): 53-32 (1-0 yesterday)

Longest Personal Streak: W5 (twice)

Current Personal Streak: w3 (only took the Blackhawks since the rest of the board was iffy)

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