Here we are again brothers. Another Friday, another winning week about to go in the books. We got our Golden Knights back out on the ice last night. It didn’t hurt that they delivered a win by a touchdown. Everything is looking great for our team. We have a beautiful weekend in front of us, and we have spectacular games to watch and wager on. We’ve got NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, MLB action, so let’s get focused, get ready, and get those wins. This time of year is when things get tight in the NHL and NBA so we have to take all the help we can get. This is where we rely on our great friends at OddsShark. They have all the information you could possibly want, injury updates, analysis, trends and free picks. Use OddsShark for all your wagering needs and questions.
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (LAD-140)—The Giants have been surprising to start this season. They’re winning games and they are doing it without Madison Bumgarner in the rotation. It has been impressive. One starter who has not impressed so much is Derek Holland, who gets the nod tonight. The Giants have not won a game Holland has started this season. He is opposed by Hyun-Jin Ryu for the Dodgers who has looked very sharp with an ERA under 2 so far this season. This one is a rivalry game so you never know, but the Dodgers should get the job done tonight. THE PICK: Dodgers ML
New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors (GSW-8.5)—I don’t want people overreacting to one game in this series. Golden State is winning this series. I have no doubts about that. However, I do think New Orleans wins a couple games, and they just might steal this first one. Either Steph Curry is out for Game One or he’s back on a likely minutes restriction and dealing with rust. In either event, I think the Pelicans come out and show they can hang with Golden State in Game One. I do not expect a blowout Warriors win in the first game. THE PICK: Pelicans +8.5
San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights (VGK -185)—Listen if you didn’t know I was playing this game, then you haven’t been paying any attention. The Golden Knights are the most complete, deep, well-rounded team in these NHL playoffs. Marc-Andre Fleury is playing out of his mind. They scored seven goals and seven different players do it. That is unparalleled depth. And to top it all off Evander Kane is likely to be suspended for at least Game Two for the cross check to the face of Pierre-Eduardo Bellemare. I won’t blame you if you want to play with the puck line for added value, but I really don’t mind laying money with this team since it always comes home with some friends. THE PICK: Vegas Golden Knights ML
Alright brothers let’s enjoy the weekend as the weather and the calendar begin to turn towards warmer days, and as always line our pockets with winning tickets. You can follow all of my picks on twitter @BlackJackFletch.