NBA Playoff Predictions for May 18, 2013

 

NBA Playoff Results
Yesterday:  – SU (%), –  (%) ATS, – (%) Totals
2013 Playoffs: – SU (%), – ATS (%), – (%) Totals

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NBA Playoff Predictions for May 18, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Knicks 42% 90 179
Pacers 58% 94 -5

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MLB Predictions for May 18, 2013

 

MLB Results
Yesterday: – SU (%)
In 2013: – SU (%)

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MLB Predictions for May 18, 2013:

Mets 52% 4 +125
Cubs 48% 3 -135
Reds 55% 5 -102
Phillies 45% 4 -108
Diamondbacks 56% 5 -155
Marlins 44% 4 +145
Dodgers 35% 2 +150
Braves 65% 4 -170
Brewers 40% 4 +150
Cardinals 60% 5 -160
Giants 52% 5 -116
Rockies 48% 3 +106
Nationals 59% 3 -129
Padres 41% 2 +119
Mariners 43% 3 +145
Indians 57% 4 -155
Blue Jays 47% 3 +107
Yankees 53% 4 -117
Rays 48% 4 -110
Orioles 52% 6 +100
White Sox 49% 4 +120
Angels 51% 5 -130
Red Sox 51% 5 -125
Twins 49% 4 +115
Tigers 52% 6 -120
Rangers 48% 5 +110
Royals 47% 4 +120
A’s 53% 5 -130
Astros 28% 2 +220
Pirates 72% 4 -260

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NHL Playoff Predictions for May 18, 2013

 

 

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In 2013: – SU (%)

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NHL Playoff Predictions for May 18, 2013:l

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Red Wings 29% 1 +180
Blackhawks 71% 3 -220
Kings 49% 2 +115
Sharks 51% 3 -135

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-Hometown:Lawrenceburg, TN
-Favorite Sport:  Football and Motocross
-Favorite Sports Team:  Titans and Rebels

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-Chicago Blackhawks over Detroit Red Wings

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The AL East – The Enigma

The AL East – The Enigma – by Allyus Fritz

The Boston Red Sox were supposed to have a down year. The New York Yankees have had to endure too many injuries to be able to compete. After overhauling their roster the Toronto Blue Jays became a popular World Series pick for the first time since the early 1990’s.

Then the season started and reality set in. The Red Sox and Yankees are still good regardless of their issues… and the Blue Jays are in last.

This looks familiar.

The division standings are literally in the exact opposite order that many people predicted before this season started. What makes this fun is that any team could still win the division. Let’s talk about each time and try to figure out how they got to this point.

New York Yankees (1st Place- Record: 25-16)

Let’s look at the Yankees DL:

– Alex Rodriguez           Left Hip Surgery

– Derek Jeter                   Still recovering from Left Ankle Surgery

– Mark Teixeira              Strained Right Wrist

– Michael Pineda           Recovery from Right Shoulder Surgery

– Francisco Cervelli      Fractured Right Hand

– Ivan Nova                     Right Triceps Inflammation

– Kevin Youkilis             Lumbar Spine Strain

– Eduardo Nunez           Left Ribcage Strain

– Curtis Granderson     Fractured Right Forearm- recently returned

In addition to all of these injuries, in the offseason the Yankees lost Andruw Jones, Raul Ibanez, Nick Swisher, and Russell Martin. What makes it worse is that the Bronx Bombers didn’t even want to let Martin go- he told them to kiss it and he left for Pittsburgh. Somebody chose the Pirates over the Yankees?

So how are they still winning? One huge reason is that Mariano Rivera is back and might be having the best season of his career. He is 16 for 16 in save opportunties and has a 1.56 ERA. The other reason is that has beens like Lyle Overbay, Travis Hafner, and Vernon Wells are producing like no one thought was possible. If the season ended today, Vernon Wells would be starting in left field at the all-star game. Wells is batting .295 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI’s.

And of course the Yankees still have Robinson Cano, which speaks for itself.

Boston Red Sox (2nd Place- Record: 24-17)

The year Bobby Valentine spent in Boston seems to have been an anomaly. The Sox finished 69-93, which was their worst finish since 1965. Hiring manager John Farrell must have done the trick. The club seems to be energized by a fresh face at the helm. The Mike Napoli signing may prove to be the best free agent signing of the offseason. Napoli’s 34 RBI have been critical in many of Boston’s wins. We’ll see if the bullpen can step it up and make the Sox a legitimate threat come October.

Baltimore Orioles (3rd Place- Record: 23-17)

Many people thought the Orioles making the playoffs last year was a fluke. I think we all can agree now that it wasn’t. Baltimore’s pitching is questionable, but one thing we all know is that they can rake. Manny Machado has been as advertised and Chris Davis has had one of the best starts in the majors.

Tampa Bay Rays (4th Place- Record: 20-20)

The Rays have been vexing this season. The only thing that’s certain is that Evan Longoria is going to have a great season. Longoria is batting ,327 with 9 homers and 26 RBI’s. David Price is now on the DL after posting a 5.24 ERA so far this season. Matt Moore has stepped in as the ace of the staff, already snatching 7 wins and leading Rays starters with a 2.44 ERA. James Loney is now batting .367 and is leading the AL in batting average. Loney wasn’t expected to hit over .250. That’s how strange their season has been. The Rays got Loney because no one else was interested and now he’s overachieving big time.

Toronto Blues Jays (5th Place- Record: 17-24)

I covered most of my thoughts on the Blue Jays season in my last column, which you can read here.  The Jays have run in to a little luck recently, winning four in a row and seven of their last ten. Edwin Encarnacion is now tied for the AL lead in home runs with 11. J.P. Arencibia will most likely be an all-star this season. Hopefully for Toronto fans these are signs of good things to come.

Stay posted.

NHL Playoff Predictions for May 17, 2013

 

 

NHL Results
Yesterday: 2-0 SU (100%)
In 2013: 37-15 SU (71%)

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NHL Playoff Predictions for May 17, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Senators 37% 2 +170
Penguins 63% 3 -200

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-Hometown: Woodbine, NJ
-Favorite Sport: Football
-Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles

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MLB Predictions for May 17, 2013

 

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In 2013: – SU (%)

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MLB Predictions for May 17, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Mets 56% 3 -130
Cubs 44% 2 +120
Reds 47% 3 +105
Phillies 53% 4 -115
Diamondbacks 58% 4 -155
Marlins 42% 3 +145
Dodgers 38% 2 +123
Braves 62% 4 -133
Brewers 36% 3 +155
Cardinals 64% 5 -170
Giants 54% 4 -112
Rockies 46% 3 +102
Nationals 55% 4 -135
Padres 45% 3 +125
Mariners 42% 4 +145
Indians 58% 5 -155
Blue Jays 43% 4 +134
Yankees 57% 5 -144
Rays 42% 3 +103
Orioles 58% 4 -113
Tigers 46% 5 +115
Rangers 54% 7 -125
Red Sox 55% 5 -140
Twins 45% 4 +130
Royals 52% 5 -115
A’s 48% 4 +105
White Sox 49% 3 +105
Angels 51% 4 -115
Astros 32% 3 +180
Pirates 68% 6 -200

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-Hometown:  St. Louis, Missouri
-Favorite Sport:  Baseball
-Favorite Sports Team:  St. Louis Cardinals

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-Pittsburgh Pirates over Houston Astros

-Atlanta Braves over Los Angeles Dodgers

-St. Louis Cardinals over Milwaukee Brewers

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MLB Predictions for May 16, 2013

 

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In 2013: – SU (%)

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MLB Predictions for May 16, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Mets 39% 2 +200
Cardinals 61% 4 -220
Brewers 42% 3 +130
Pirates 58% 4 -140
Reds 60% 5 -180
Marlins 40% 3 +160
Giants 51% 4 -106
Rockies 49% 3 -104
Nationals 52% 4 -150
Padres 48% 3 +140
Mariners 43% 4 +150
Yankees 57% 5 -170
Red Sox 48% 3 +135
Rays 52% 4 -145
Tigers 45% 3 +110
Rangers 55% 5 -120
White Sox 48% 4 +128
Angels 52% 5 -138

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-Favorite Sport: Football
-Favorite Sports Team:  Arizona Cardinals! Gotta rep my state! Born and raised here in Phoenix.

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NHL Playoff Predictions for May 16, 2013

 

 

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Yesterday: 1-0 SU (100%)
In 2013: 35-15 SU (70%)

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NHL Playoff Predictions for May 16, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Rangers 42% 1 +115
Bruins 58% 2 -135
Sharks 40% 2 +130
Kings 60% 3 -150

Today’s spokesmodel is Jessica Moser.

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Favorite Sport: Baseball
Favorite Spots Team: I’m going with my home team the BrewCrew :) aka Brewers

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-Boston Bruins over New York Rangers

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NBA Playoff Predictions for May 16, 2013

 

NBA Playoff Results
Yesterday:  1-1 SU (50%),  2-0 (100%) ATS, 1-1 (50%) Totals
2013 Playoffs: 45-19 SU (70%),  37-26-1 ATS (59%), 33-31 (52%) Totals

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NBA Playoff Predictions for May 16, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Pacers 45% 89 179
Knicks 55% 91 -5
Spurs 52% 101 -1
Warriors 48% 99 195.5

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-Hometown: Pelotas, Brazil  now Miami
-Favorite Sport: soccer  and Volleyball
-Favorite Sports Team: Inter  Milan (soccer)

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-Indiana Pacers +5 at New York Knicks

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NHL Playoff Predictions for May 15, 2013

 

 

NHL Results
Yesterday: 2-0 SU (100%)
In 2013: 34-15 SU (69%)

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NHL Playoff Predictions for May 15, 2013:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Red Wings 28% 1 +170
Blackhawks 72% 3 -200

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-Favorite Sport: Hockey
-Favorite Sports Team: Panthers

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