Degen Show (6/1/22)
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Max’s Sports Bet Picks for 6/1/22
Tampa Bay Lightning (-128) at New York Rangers (106)
Pick: Lean Tampa
Notes: I think last night’s Western Conference finals game showed us that the two best remaining goalies in the playoffs are in the East.
Igor Shesterkin is the young guy trying to push his team to the Cup while Andrei Vasilevskiy has been there done that and wants to do it again.
The Lightning are the favorites entering this series despite not having home ice.
But after sweeping the Panthers and winning the last two Stanley Cups, I would venture to say they deserve to be the favorites.
The Rangers have shown grit over the past two series – needing to win in Carolina in a big game 7.
Offensively, the Rangers might have the edge here.
That’s if they play their best hockey and if the loss of Brayden Point for Tampa is as impactful as many think.
I like the Lightning here but can’t get to the implied probability.
If anything, I’d look at the under here.
So a lean on the Lightning and a lean on the under.
SD (-130) at STL (110)
Pick: Bet $10 SD
Notes: The Cardinals will look for the sweep today after winning a close one over the Padres yesterday.
I just don’t think that happens.
If you download and listen to every single episode, you would know that I always trust Yu Darvish.
And would never say a disparaging word about him.
Now granted, I bet on him and the Padres during his last start and I lost that one.
But the dude pitched 6.2 innings and gave up only 2 runs.
It’s not his fault he the MLB took away his right to bat and try to produce some runs.
He’ll match up against Dakota Hudson today.
Hudson sports a lower ERA than Darvish but he gives up a lot of hits and walks.
Too many baserunners will come to haunt you eventually.
Travel day for both teams.
The Padres head to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers while the Cardinals head to Chicago to take on the Cubs.
I like the Padres today to get it done and avoid the sweep.
$10 bet on San Diego.
LAA (148) at NYY (-176)
Pick: Bet $10 NYY
Notes: I bet on the Yankees yesterday and they paid out.
Time to double dip and do it all over again.
New York will lose some more games at home this season but damn it seems to be a rare event these days.
The Yankees are 18-7 at home.
And despite a 3-game losing streak in the Bronx a few weeks back, they have the best home record in baseball.
The Angels are slumping right now and Reid Detmers is going to be on the mound.
I don’t want to say much about him.
When I shit on him, he throws no-hitters and when I encourage him he loses games for me.
So I will just say that Detmers is a human that exists on this planet and is a starting pitcher for Anaheim tonight.
As for the Yankees, they put 4-1 Nestor Cortes on the mound.
Cortes has a 1.70 ERA and 0.85 WHIP.
He’s yet another surprising pitcher in this Yankees’ rotation.
The line is getting chalky and pretty soon I might need to bail on them.
But it’s still there for me to bet $10 on New York.
WSH (198) at NYM (-240)
Pick: Lean NYM
KC (126) at CLE (-148)
Pick: Lean CLE
MIA () at COL ()
HOU (-220) at OAK (184)
Pick: Lean HOU
ATL (-156) at ARI (132)
Pick: Lean ATL
SF (100) at PHI (-118)
Pick: Lean PHI
MIA () at COL ()
SEA (-158) at BAL (134)
Pick: Lean SEA
CWS (116) at TOR (-134)
Pick: Lean CWS
MIN (-122) at DET (104)
Pick: Lean MIN
CIN (172) at BOS (-205)
Pick: Lean BOS
TB (-124) at TEX (106)
Pick: Lean TB
MIL (-118) at CHC (100)
Pick: Lean MIL
PIT (215) at LAD (-260)
Pick: Lean LAD