Big day Thursday off a fantastic portfolio Wednesday. Approaching our 27th anniversary with Joe Duffy’s best public, Joe Duffy’s Picks is 10-4 the last 14 including the Game of the Month at +163 on Texas. So, do you still want to be on the outside looking on or are you sick and tired of settling?
CLEVELAND +2 Atlanta
It looks like DeMarre Carroll will play. If anything, I was worried that Atlanta would rally around the injury and pull out a win. Truthfully if Carroll is ruled out and the line swings to -2 the other way, I will middle the game. So grab Cleveland at the widely available +2.
Cavs are easily the better team and the run Atlanta made at the end masked it. It is only a matter of whether or not a nice middle opportunity comes up.
TEXAS (LEWIS +163) NY Yankees (Pineda)
AL Game of the Month
The Yankees are 1-7 the last eight. They have has a slugging percentage of just .300 the last seven. Colby Lewis has an ERA of 3.06 and a WHIP Of 1.120 for the season. On the road it is a staggering 2.55 and 1.216.
Texas has a slugging percentage edge of .152 higher in their last five games. Texas is 11-1 road versus an opponent with a winning home record.
TAMPA -130 NY Rangers
Tampa has taken control of the series and now Henrik Lundqvist has gone from the rock of the team to sieve. NY has no answer for the Lightening top line. We may see a multiple goal win here.