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Max’s Sports Bet Picks for 5/21/22

Sports Bet Picks for 5/21/22



MIA (6.5) at BOS (-6.5)

Pick: Lean Boston

Total: 207.5 (Lean Under – 205)

Predicted Score: MIA 99 – BOS 106

Notes: These games had started around 2:30am in Berlin so I didn’t catch much of them.

From the highlights and what I’ve read, I’m getting the same vibe from the previous series for Boston.

When they show up – their depth and defense is overwhelming.

But it’s a team that does get lackadaisical at times. And Miami has some alphas who can take advantage of that.

Looking at today’s game, it’s not to like Boston at home. But they lost their first one in Boston to the Bucks and then lost another.

So it’s possible Miami can do the same.

And they need to. With the win in Miami, Boston now has the homecourt advantage and as long as they keep playing their best basketball, the Celtics have a hell of a chance of getting to the Finals.

Lean on Boston.



Colorado Avalanche (-170) at St. Louis Blues (140)

Pick: Bet $10 St. Louis

Notes: Some people may have been surprised by the Blues beating the Avalanche in Colorado. But I wasn’t.

And as long as St. Louis keeps getting some big plus lines, I think there continues to be value betting them.

The Blues are a lot closer – statistically – to the Avalanche than many people might think.

And as a team that has only lost at home 10 times this season, they remain a healthy betting option today.

Looking at the betting habits so far, the public and money are hammering Colorado. But that won’t phase my decision here.

$10 bet on the Blues.



SEA (136) at BOS (-162)

Pick: Bet $10 BOS

Notes: The Red Sox have handled the Mariners thus far in their series so I am apprehensive of jumping into this series by betting them.

But I’ve been off most of this week and need some games to bet on.

The Sox will put Garrett Whitlock on the mound today to face off against Chris Flexen.

Whitlock has been pretty decent this year with his only issue being not going that far into games.

Flexen is off to a rough start and the waking Boston bats could spell doom for him today.

$10 bet on the Red Sox.


DET (160) at CLE (-190)

Pick: Bet $10 DET

Notes: The Tigers have just 4 road wins on the season and have lost 3 in a row – all on the road.

In all three losses, they only managed to score a single run and gave up a shit ton to the opposing team.

Just see yesterday’s loss to the Guardians as an example.

But prior to that win, Cleveland had not really been doing much offensively lately either.

By name brand recognition, the Guardians have the better pitcher on the mound with Shane Justin Bieber.

But the Biebs has been just so-so this season and Alex Faedo has similar stats through his 3 starts.

Hard to argue that Cleveland wins this one but I am finding a lot of value with this plus line for Detroit right now.

$10 bet on the Tigers.


TB (-158) at BAL (134)

Pick: Bet $10 TB

Notes: The Orioles are not as awful as some of the other teams in this league.

That’s my statement for now.

Especially after winning two in a row – beating AL East rivals in consecutive games.

The win over Tampa in extras yesterday was a good one that showed they just won’t roll over to their opponents.

But I think that puts Tampa in a good spot to bounce back and beat Baltimore today.

Jeffrey Springs has been limited to only 3-4 innings per start but he’s looked incredibly effective in thos starts.

So I like him and the Rays today to get a solid win.

$10 bet on the Rays.


CWS (190) at NYY (-230)

Pick: Lean NYY


ARI (132) at CHC (-156)

Pick: Lean ARI


CIN (220) at TOR (-270)

Pick: Lean TOR


NYM (-120) at COL (102)

Pick: Lean NYM


SD (130) at SF (-154)

Pick: Lean SF


LAD (105) at PHI (-125)

Pick: Lean LAD


ATL (-146) at MIA (124)

Pick: Lean ATL


STL (-142) at PIT (120)

Pick: Lean STL


TEX (205) at HOU (-255)

Pick: Lean HOU


MIN (-144) at KC (122)

Pick: Lean MIN


WSH (184) at MIL (-220)

Pick: Lean MIL


NYM (-125) at COL (105)

Pick: Lean NYM


OAK (136) at LAA (-162)

Pick: Lean LAA

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