Quick thoughts on last night’s NBA game: how could Boston shoot so poorly on their home court? I’m looking at you, Ray Allen, who threw up a big goose egg on his field goal attempts. If it weren’t for Kevin Garnett’s efforts last night, the Celts would have gotten blown out. I figured the Lakers would show up last night and I couldn’t resist taking them plus the 3 points. I’ll likely be back on Boston for game 4–this series has all the makings of the classic “zig zag” affect, where the two teams take turns winning.
As for the NHL, the Blackhawks can wrap it all up tonight in Philadelphia. Easier said than done, however, as the Flyers have been truly dominant at home during the entire post season. Like I said the other day, I’m done betting on this series–though I do have my future(s) bets still in play. If you followed our advice, you’re likely waiting on your payday right about now, which is pretty sweet. The fan in me would like to see it go to a 7th game, though I really don’t care either way. If I had a gun to my head, I’d say the Blackhawks probably wrap it up tonight–but I’m not betting my money on it.
And finally, how about Steven Strasburg? The kid really IS a phenom. Baseball is one of the few sports that young players rarely dominate. It’s a game of incredible skill and precision, and generally takes several years in the minors, learning the craft before making the leap to the big leagues. Strasburg spent little over two months in the minors before getting called up and striking out 14 while walking none in his MLB debut. Granted, it was against the Pirates, but still. This kid has an incredibly bright future ahead of him. Now, let the debate over his pitch count and innings count begin! –ajec
It’s not too late to get in on the World Cup–the action kicks on this Friday. Check out our Sleeper Picks for some good value bets. Good luck!