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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 27, 2016
Astros vs Mariners
OVER 7.5 +100 Won
$100
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Rickenbach MLB *10* Top Play OVER 7.5 runs +100 in Seattle vs Houston @ 10:10 ET - The Mariners exploded for 11 runs yesterday in what was their 6th win in their last 7 games. The M's are averaging 6 runs per game during this hot streak and Colin McHugh of the Astros is unlikely to slow Seattle down. The Astros right-hander has allowed 28 hits in his last 3 starts and those have spanned just 16 and 1/3 innings. He has been way too hittable and already has an ugly 7.56 ERA on the season. In his last two starts against the Mariners, McHugh has given up 6 homers so that's bad news for tonight as Seattle is certainly "feeling it" with how hot their bats have been of late. As for the Astros sticks, they have certainly struggled so far this season but they were heating up before they were shut down by Nate Karns yesterday. The Astros had averaged 5 runs per game and 11 hits per game in their 3 prior contests. After getting shutdown last night, look for the Astros to bounce back tonight. They are still among league leaders in homers early this season. They'll be facing the Mariners Hisashi Iwakuma. The Seattle right-hander has allowed four earned runs in each of his last three starts against the Astros. Iwakuma allowed 2 homers the last time he faced Houston. He also comes into this start having allowed 3 homers in his past two starts overall. The over is 6-2 in McHugh's starts against the Mariners in his career. The over is 8-3 in Astros road games this season. *10* OVER in Seattle

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 27, 2016
Phillies vs Nationals
Phillies
+1½ -107 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

Rickenbach MLB *8* Philadelphia Phillies +1.5 Runs -107 @ Washington @ 7:05 ET - The Nationals lost to the Phillies 4-3 yesterday. The Nats managed just 7 hits in the game. Washington has been held to 7 hits or less in 5 of their last 8 games and have been held to 3 runs or less in 6 of their last 9 games. When a lineup is performing the way the Nationals have been they will be in a battle just to win this game. With that said, the likelihood of the Nats winning by two runs or more is even less. Washington is just 5-4 in their last 9 games. The Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 games. The Phillies Jeremy Hellickson is off of a couple tougher outings at home but he's gone 1-0 with a 1.54 WHIP and a 0.60 WHIP in his two road starts this season. The Nationals are hitting just .244 on the season while the Phillies are hitting .258 in road games this season. With each win the young Phils get they are growing in confidence and they'll be ready to do battle with Gio Gonzalez of the Nats today as they get a 2nd shot at him after seeing him on the 17th. The southpaw pitched well that day while, on the 15th, Hellickson struggled against the Nationals. So often these things reverse when there is a quick second shot at an opponent so don't be surprised if Hellickson outduels Gonzalez today. Yesterday was the Phillies 6th win in their last 9 games as a dog of +130 or more. But I am grabbing the +1.5 runs here in case they lose this game by a run. 6 of their last 16 games have been one run games. *8* PHILADELPHIA Run Line +1.5 runs

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 27, 2016
Padres vs Giants
Padres
+168 at 5Dimes
Lost
$100.0
Play Type: Premium

Rickenbach MLB *7* San Diego Padres Money Line +178 @ San Francisco @ 3:45 ET - This play is all about the value. In looking at San Diego's record certainly one can tell that they are "nothing special" so far this season. However, Andrew Cashner has been throwing well for the Padres and, also, prior to yesterday's 1-0 loss, San Diego had been hitting the ball better of late. San Diego's offense got off to a horrible start this season but in their 9 games leading into yesterday they had averaged 4 runs per game and had at least 9 hits in 6 of their last 9 games. I mention this because the Giants haven't exactly been crushing the ball this season. In fact, San Diego outhit San Francisco yesterday as the Giants were held to just 4 hits which marks the 7th time in their last 12 games that San Francisco has been held to 8 hits or less. Even with yesterday's win the Giants have won just 5 of their last 14 games! The Padres have endured a tough four game stretch but previously had won four of their last six games. Cashner has a 2.65 ERA in his last 3 starts and he's allowed just 7 hits in the 12 innings spanning his last two starts. Jeff Samardzija has pitched surprisingly well early this season but he did get hit hard in his only day game start. It is likely no fluke as Samardzija went 11-21 with a 4.47 ERA in day game starts the past three seasons. Giants are overpriced here in my opinion and this is a dream match-up for a big dog player. I'll take a shot here! *7* SAN DIEGO Money Line

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 27, 2016
Predators vs Ducks
Predators
+155 at 5Dimes
Won
$155
Play Type: Top Premium

Rickenbach NHL *10* Top Play Nashville Predators Money Line +155 @ Anaheim @ 10:05 ET - The Ducks have done it again. They've failed to avoid the situation that haunts them as they now have a Game 7 situation against a team they were supposed to get past rather handily in the first round. Not only have the Ducks been outworked and outplayed through much of this series, they also have the added pressure of having Game 7 on home ice and knowing that they've lost in this same situation for three straight post-season appearances! That's right it's been a Game 7 on home ice that has eliminated the Ducks each of the past three seasons. This is a huge mental burden to bear and the coach's burden is also there. Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau is 1-6 in Game 7's in his coaching career. Predators coach Peter Laviolette has a 4-1 career record in Game Sevens. The Ducks won Game 5 in Anaheim but they lost the first two games of this series here and, overall, had lost 4 of their past 5 home games dating back to the regular season. The late season slump, the history of post-season failures, and the overall struggles to dominate in this series like they should...it has all caught up with the Ducks here. This means we are getting great line value with the Predators as a sizable dog especially when you consider how well Pekka Rinne is playing between the pipes right now. *10* NASHVILLE Money Line

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 27, 2016
Islanders vs Lightning
Lightning
-150 at 5Dimes
Lost
$150.0
Play Type: Premium

Rickenbach NHL *7* Tampa Bay Lightning Money Line -150 vs NY Islanders @ 7:05 ET - Long-time followers know I like to play totals and dogs in the money line sports of baseball and hockey. I rarely lay much "juice" on a favorite. However, when it is playoff time, there are some instances where laying a mid-range price (like Tampa Bay -150 in this case) absolutely makes sense. The Lightning are hosting the Islanders in Game One on Wednesday and the Isles didn't have much of a break between series as they just finished a very tough battle with Florida. The Islanders scored very late in Game 6 to tie their game with the Panthers and then they won it in overtime. Fortunate? Yes! Did they work hard for it and earn it? Of course the Islanders did. The issue here is that the Isles are a little tired both physically and mentally and another concern is that they were truly outplayed 5 on 5 by the Panthers throughout that series. I look for the Lightning to take advantage of home ice and having fresh skating legs and I expect Tampa Bay to get a big home win in Game One as a result. Yes the Lightning are still missing a couple of key players but they overcame the absences of Stamkos and Stralman to defeat the Red Wings and I look for the Lightning to get off to a fast start here against the Islanders. Tampa Bay is an amazing 7-0, 100% PERFECT this season when playing with 3 or more days of rest between games. Also, the Lightning are a long-term 15-4 in second round playoff games. The Lightning allowed just 8 goals in their entire 5-game series against Detroit. The Islanders allowed 8 goals in their THREE road games against the Panthers. Greiss played well overall in the series but struggled some on the road and Bishop was magnificent for Tampa in the Red Wings series and Bishop gives the Lightning the edge in goal with his career playoff experience compared to the Isles Greiss. *7* TAMPA BAY Money Line -150

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 27, 2016
Rockets vs Warriors
Rockets
+9½ -105 at Bovada
Lost
$105.0
Play Type: Free

Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach NBA *1* Wednesday Free Pick: Houston Rockets +9.5 @ Golden State Warriors @ 10:35 PM ET - Stephen Curry is out for this game. When the Warriors star has been out this season Golden State has still managed to win the game most of the time but they have suffered a few losses without him and the wins have been by much shorter margins than they usually when by with him on the floor. Now I am certainly well aware of the fact that the Warriors blew out the Rockets in Game 4 in Houston after Curry got hurt just before the half. However, there was a bit of "shock value" there and the Warriors rallied while the Rockets basically fell apart after the surprise that Curry was out for the second half. Now that Houston has had extra time to recover from that plus has game planned for how to deal with a Curry-less Warriors team in Game 5, I expect this to be a very tight game. The Rockets are 29-13 ATS the past three seasons combined when playing with 2 days of rest between games and they are playing for their playoff lives in tonight's game. Houston may indeed fall short of the upset here but, even if that's the case, it should be a game decided by single digits. Consider a small play on the Houston Rockets +9.5 as it is my Free Pick for Wednesday. Best of luck, Scott

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 27, 2016
Blazers vs Clippers
OVER 197 -105 Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

Rickenbach NBA *10* OVER 197 in LA Clippers vs Portland @ 10:05 ET - With Chris Paul now out for this series and Blake Griffin suddenly out for the post-season, the line move (of course!) has been toward Portland and the under. The thing that is getting ignored based on the line move on the total is that the Clippers have played a motion offense when Paul has been out this season and that motion offense actually has resulted in high-scoring games. The betting markets often look at just the impact of "lost points" when All Stars are out but what really should be given consideration is the impact on the pace of the game as well as how it can impact a team's defense. The Clippers defense is certainly not as strong with those two guys off of the floor. As for the offense, not only can the motion offense again be successful, I look for huge games from other players that are hungry to step up in the absence of these two stars for the Clippers. The fact this game is at home helps as the Clips will have the home fans on their side and I look for an up-tempo game with the Clippers pushing hard to continue the trend of the home team winning each game in this series. The result should be a rather easy over! In road games with a posted total between 195 and 199.5 points, the Trail Blazers are 17-6 to the over the past 3 seasons combined. Each game in this playoff series has stayed under the total and that has helped lead to exceptional line value here as the tempo has actually "been there" for an over in prior games. The Blazers are averaging 87 field goal attempts per game while the Clips have averaged 86 field goal attempts in the last 3 games and they scored 115 points in the first game. *10* OVER 197 in LA Clippers

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 27, 2016
Hornets vs Heat
UNDER 193 -105 Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

Rickenbach NBA *8* UNDER 193 in Miami vs Charlotte @ 8:05 ET - This series is starting to turn into an "old-school, hard-nosed" Eastern Conference playoff series. The last two games have averaged just 175 points and I look for more of the same tonight. The Heat are back home and they'll want to control the pace on their home floor. Miami has attempted 79 shots or less from the field in Games 2 through 4 in this series. As for Game 1, the Heat held the Hornets to only 65 shots from the field. The point is, Miami will look to again keep the pace of the game down and this should be another "grind it out" affair. The under is 5-2 this season when Miami is off of a game where they were held to 85 points or less. The under is also a stellar 26-13 this season when the Heat are playing with revenge. They want their payback against the Hornets tonight after what happened down in Charlotte and the Heat know the best way to get it is to grind out a victory tonight. *8* UNDER 193 in Miami

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Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 28, 2016
Penguins vs Capitals
OVER 5 -120
Play Type: Top Premium

Rickenbach NHL *10* Top Play OVER 5 in Washington vs Pittsburgh @ 8:05 ET - The Penguins win with offense. No one can question that. With that being said, they'll want to push the pace here in Game One and test Braden Holtby early and often. Yes Holtby was great against the Flyers but Philly barely squeaked into the playoffs. Shutting down the Penguins is a whole other matter entirely. In fact, Holtby has struggled in recent meetings with Pittsburgh and, overall, each of the last four meetings between these clubs totaled at least five goals. Holtby has allowed 3 goals per game in his last 4 home games against the Penguins. Overall against Pittsburgh, the Washington netminder has given up 9 goals in their 2 most recent meetings. The key to the over here is that Marc-Andre Fleury is still out for the Penguins and the Capitals will undoubtedly want to test Matt Murray with plenty of pucks on net tonight. Murray was solid against the Rangers but, there again, the Rangers offense is nothing like what the Capitals offense is capable of producing. The Caps got a bit bottled up against the Flyers style of play and, even so, they still generated 44 shots against Michal Neurvirth in Game 6 before settling for a low-scoring win in Game 7. Perhaps no goalie in the league is playing as well as Neurvirth was against the Caps and, with that said, things are likely to open up for Washington to enjoy a big night on offense against Murray. The Capitals come into this game off 3 straight unders and they are 6-3-1 to the over in this situation this season. The Penguins continue to roll four lines extremely well and they are on a 6-2-1 run to the over heading into this series. Only 15 of Pittsburgh's last 50 games have totaled less than 5 goals. Look for both defenses to have trouble adjusting tonight as they "shift gears" from the type of opponents they faced in the first round to much different opposition in the second round. *10* OVER 5 in Washington

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 28, 2016
Hawks vs Celtics
OVER 197.5 -110
Play Type: Top Premium

Rickenbach NBA *10* Top Play OVER 197.5 in Boston vs Atlanta @ 8:05 ET - 4 of the 5 games in this series have stayed under the total but that is giving us some nice value here for multiple reasons. One key is that the posted total continues to drop in this series. Note that tonight's total opened up at a 197 and 3 of the 5 games in this series have totaled 199 points or more and the most recent game fell just short of this range with a total of 193 points scored. The point is that we're getting line value here just based on the downward line move from earlier in the series. Another key to the value here is simply that the pace has been good for overs throughout most of this series. The fact is that shots just weren't falling but we've all seen what happens when the shots start to fall as the Hawks poured in 110 points in Game 5 once they started knocking down shots from all over the floor. Atlanta has had an average of 90 field goal attempts per game in this series. Boston has averaged about 89 shots from the field per game. Yes, one of the 5 games did go to overtime but that lone game has not skewed the average much. The point of all this is that both teams are firing away on offense and in an elimination game there is no doubt that both teams will be pushing for all four quarters in this one. Boston scored well and shot the ball much better in their two home games in this series and are happy to be back home. Atlanta wants to close this series out now and is completely filled with confidence after getting the big win in Game 4 where the Hawks offense simply went "off" and rolled to a dominating win. The over is 9-5 this season when Boston is off of a loss by a margin of 10 points or more. Also, the over is 11-4 the last three seasons in Celtics home games where the posted total is between 195 and 199.5 points. The Hawks have had just 11 unders the last 28 times they have been off of a game where they held their opponent to 85 points or less. In other words, look for the Celtics offense to get right back on track here but look for Atlanta to match them bucket for bucket in what should be a high-scoring back-and-forth affair. *10* OVER in Boston

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 28, 2016
White Sox vs Orioles
OVER 8.5 -105
Play Type: Premium

Rickenbach MLB *8* OVER 8.5 runs in Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox @ 7:05 ET - Statistically, in all sports, strange anomalies happen. When these occur, it literally "pays" to pay attention for the right opportunity to sweep in and take advantage of the corresponding line value when the time is right. In this case, the timing is perfect for this particular situation. The Orioles have played 8 home games and still have not recorded an over at Camden Yards this season. The under has come in 7 times and 1 total pushed. This is despite the fact that the O's are hitting .285 at home this season. As noted above, some times strange things happen statistically. Tonight we take advantage. This total opened up at a 9 and moved down to an 8.5 rather quickly. No surprise there based on the 7-0 under trend. The key to the over tonight is that the Orioles should pound John Danks. The White Sox southpaw is 0-3 with a 6.23 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP so far this season. The lefty allowed 3 homers in his last start at Camden Yards. Danks at least should receive plenty of run support though. The ChiSox have won 6 straight games and averaged nearly 6 runs per game during this hot streak. They'll be facing Tyler Wilson who is truly just a "spot starter" for Baltimore. The righty was decent, though not spectacular, against the Royals in his first start Saturday and the way Kansas City is struggling it made the win even less impressive. Now Wilson faces a White Sox team that is on fire and that did see him in one of his spot starts last season so they'll be ready here. The ChiSox are on a 20-13 run to the over when they enter a game on a winning streak of 3 games or more. The Orioles are 3-1 to the over in their games against left-handed starters so far this season. *8* OVER 8.5 in Baltimore

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