NBA/MLB Thursday 5/23/19

What’s up sports fam bringing you another play in the NBA for game five of the Eastern Conference Finals. Definitely, have to give credit to the Toronto Raptors for fighting back from 2-0 to even up the series. The Milwaukee Bucks did not look like themselves in the previous game. The Bucks are so much better at home as we saw in the regular season. The Raptors are 1-4 ATS on the road and as for the Bucks 10-3 in their last 13 games ATS. Another stat to keep in mind is the Bucks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.

You really don’t see the Raptors scoring 120 points often. The home teams have won each of the four games in this series. The Raptors have gotten great contribution from the bench when they played at home but struggled when they played on the road. The Bucks have covered extremely well throughout the season, I believe they will do the same here. The Bucks cannot lose this opportunity to win at home before they go on the road for game 6. Winning this game would guarantee a chance to play one more time in front of their home crowd.

Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -7 (1.90/-111)

Also, there are a lot of early MLB games which start in the afternoon. One game I like is the Detroit Tigers vs the Miami Marlins. Both teams are struggling which is no surprise to many. The Tigers are 18-28, and the Marlins are 15-31. The Marlins have been playing better in their last 10 games going an even .500 record. On the other hand, the Tigers have only won one game in their last 10. However, I do like the Tigers for this one for a few reasons.

Trevor Richards with a 1-5 record, 4.44 ERA, and a WHIP of 1.38 are a bit concerning. Matthew Boyd has not been lights out but has been very solid for the Tigers. He has a 3-3 record, 3.41 ERA, and a very good WHIP of 1.01. Anything near a 1.00 WHIP is considered amazing. Miami is in Richards last 9 starts is 0-9 which is horrible. The Tigers are 1-4 in their last 5 Thursday games, however, they are 14-5 in Boyd’s last 19 home starts. I see give value on the money line. Be sure to get your bets in early and for the international bettors, this may be a better time to get your bets in.

Pick: Detroit Tigers ML (1.62/-161)

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