June 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe (5) is congratulated by catcher Tim Federowicz (18) after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Streak For The Cash Picks, June 11 Analysis And Previews

Tonight the Streak for the Cash spotlight shines on game three of the NBA Finals, as the San Antonio Spurs and point guard Tony Parker (9) take on the Miami Heat and center Chris Bosh (1). Mandatory Credit: Larry W. Smith-EPA/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday’s a solid Streak day with baseball and soccer options throughout the day with the spotlight tonight on San Antonio for game three of the NBA Finals. Yesterday, my overall picks climbed back to .500 while my personal entry stayed hot getting all the way to a nine-game streak before going down last night with the Braves in San Diego. Here’s how I’m planning on bouncing back tonight:

6/11 Picks

10:30- Japan Win: Japan leads the group and has dominated play as they head to Iraq. Iraq is at the bottom of the group, and from multiple reports the Japanese are going to use this game to send a message and settle a score from 1994. Confidence Meter: (out of 10)

June 9, 2013; Cary, NC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks third baseman Chase Vergason (16) catches a foul ball in front of North Carolina Tarheels fans during the Chapel Hill Super Regional at Boshamer Stadium. The South Carolina Gamecocks won 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

12:05- South Carolina: This is what I wrote for this matchup yesterday.South Carolina crushed UNC 8-0 yesterday after almost winning game one while collecting 15 hits. This is a winner-goes-to-Omaha, loser-goes-home situation and the Gamecocks experience and composure should carry them through. UNC is a talented squad so picking against them is not easy or something to do confidently, but I think SC is the pick. Confidence Meter: 4

1:00- Finland win/draw: I’ll take the draw with the Finns who are 1-2-1 in group play while Belarus is last in the group at 1-0-4. Finland won at home 1-0 just a few days ago, and I think they’ll at least get a goal on this turnaround. Confidence Meter: 3

5:00- Ecuador win/draw: Ecuador hosts Argentina getting the draw. While Argentina handed them a 4-0 defeat in Argentina, Ecuador has won every game at home in group play with a aggregate of 13-2. I think they’ll at least hold for a draw against Argentina who has been held to a draw in their last two games and lost at Venezuela earlier in qualifying. Confidence Meter: 6

7:05- Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles took game one of this series last night dodging the rain and eat Jered Weaved 4-3. The Angels are just 12-19 on the road this season while Baltimore is 8-4 in their last 12. Both Jason Vargas and Miguel Gonzalez are underrated starters who have put together solid starts lately, but I’ll take the O’s and their bats over the Angels and their mess. Confidence Meter: 5

May 30, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) receives a new ball during the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

7:10- St. Louis Cardinals: This game could be threatened by weather, but if they get it in the Cardinals are great picks as they look to rookie Michael Wacha to bounce back against Jeremy Hefner who comes into action today 1-5 with a 4.36 ERA. Confidence Meter: 6

7:10- Boston Red Sox: The Sox hope to carry over their momentum from last night’s hard-fought win as they give the ball to struggling ace Jon Lester. Boston has taken six of seven from Tampa this season and Lester is 5-1 with a 3.38 ERA in eight career outings at the Trop. Roberto Hernandez (AKA ex-Fausto Carmona) has been decent against Boston in the past but has only had one good start this season and that came against Miami. Confidence Meter: 5

8:05- Cincinnati Reds: The Reds face Matt Garza who had some choice words for Johnny Cueto after his most recent outing against his division rivals. Garza hasn’t lost since returning from the DL, but has allowed 10 runs in his 22 1/3 innings. Four of those runs came against the Reds in four innings in a game the Cubs rallied to win. Cincinnati counters Garza with Tony Cingrani who has effective in his first stint in the Majors which lasted for six starts. Cingrani faced the Cubs twice during that time allowing six runs in 13 innings while striking out 14 and walking just one. Cincinnati has won all four of the games played at Wrigley this year and has taken eight out of ten in the season series. Confidence Meter: 7

June 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; General view of Coors Field during the game between the San Diego Padres against the Colorado Rockies. Mandatory Credit: The Padres defeated the Rockies 4-2. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

8:40- Colorado Rockies: The Rox are 20-14 at Coors Field this season as they host the Nats who got back to .500 by sweeping a double-header from the Twins on Sunday. This should be a high-scoring slugfest like most people expect in Denver since both Dan Haren and Jhoulys Chacin have both struggled recently. In a high-scoring, runfest, I’ll take the hometown Rockies against the Nats who are 13-18 on the road. Confidence Meter: 4

9:05- San Antonio Spurs: The Spurs going home are 2 1/2 point favorites as they host the Heat in game three. I don’t think Miami’s role players will play nearly as well, and that the Spurs defense will continue to frustrate the Big Three. San Antonio has never trailed in an NBA Finals, and I think they’ll get game three at home in a close, hard-fought game like game 1. Confidence Meter: 3

9:06- Heat more players with 1+ 3PM in the 1st Half: This is a toss-up prop, in my opinion, and could easily go either way. I’d take Miami since 3’s aren’t a big part of the Spurs gameplan. Confidence Meter: 1

10:10- Atlanta Braves: The Braves look to bounce back from their loss in game one in San Diego as Tim Hudson looks to end his run of winless starts. Hudson has dominated the Padres in his career going 7-0, and looked much-improved in his last two starts. He’ll be opposed by Andrew Cashner and the suddenly Padres. Cashner has also struggled lately allowing three runs or more in each of his last four starts. San Diego will again be without Jedd Gyorko who appears headed for the DL, but that didn’t stop the Padres bats last night as they won 7-6. Confidence Meter: 5

10:10- Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers have dropped three in a row despite Yasiel Puig’s explosion on to the scene. Tonight, Puig and the Dodgers face Ian Kennedy who gave up 10 runs in four innings his last time out and watched his ERA climb to 5.72 on the year. He’s allowed three runs or more and at least one home run in three starts in a row. The Dodgers will look to continue his struggles as the look to provide run support for Zack Greinke who threw seven shutout innings against Atlanta in his last start and is 3-1 with a 3.89 ERA on the season. Confidence Meter: 6

Streak Scoreboard-June

Yesterday’s Results: 7-3

Overall Record for the month: 64-63-1

Record in confident picks (confidence 6+): 20-14 (2-1 yesterday)

Personal Entry Results: 17-9-1

Longest Personal Streak: W9

Current Personal Streak: L1 (The Braves losing in San Diego cost me my nine-gamer)

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