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20 DIME RED SOX - Daisuke Matsuzaka toes the slab tonight for the Red Sox in this interleague opener, as he makes his long-awaited return to the mound after being on the disabled list since April 15 with a right shoulder strain. And while I admit Johan Santana has been pitching quite impressively for the Mets, I have to believe Dice K is the value play tonight.

I know the right-hander was 0-1 with a 12.79 ERA in two starts early this season, but he’s reportedly looked sharp in his Minor League rehabilitation outings. Making his third rehab start with Pawtucket on May 15 at Toledo, he threw five innings (48 of the 70 pitches were for strikes), and yielded two runs on three hits while striking out nine. The key for us tonight against a Mets team that comes in off a West Coast road trip and still hasn’t been home in a while, is that Matsuzaka pitch in and out and back and forth with his fastballs to get the Mets chasing. And then when he has them where he wants ‘em, he can mix in his cutter, slider, changes and splits. As long as he’s comfortable with his out-pitches, there shouldn’t be much going on with New York’s lineup.

Remember, this is a guy who refuses to give in to batters, and has no problem going right after them with his slider. That works well against the Mets. And with his boys on a three-game win streak and Santana sporting a 1-3 mark and 6.89 ERA in his career at Fenway Park, I’ll take the home pup here.


10 DIME ORLANDO MAGIC - Wednesday night’s win meant nothing. It was simply an attention grabber. And make no bones about it, coach Stan Van Gundy likely told his troops there is plenty left to prove. And trust me, since the Magic are an impressive 11-1 ATS the last 12 meetings, they’re going to have no problem getting their point across in Game 2.

It shouldn’t be hard to carry the momentum over, as Orlando outscored the Cavaliers, 59-43 in the second half, by shooting 59 percent in the second half. More importantly, Orlando's bench outscored Cleveland's, 22-5.

So, rather than the Magic facing a must-win situation in Game 2, it’s the Cavaliers who will be playing under a tremendous of pressure when the two take the floor tonight. Hey, that’s two straight road games nobody expected the Magic to win: at Boston in Game 7 of the conference semis and in Game 1 of the conference finals

And here’s an important point to make: Lebron James shined in Game 1 with a game-high 49 points, hitting 20-of-30 shots while scoring from every corner of the court. And his teammates supported him in the first half as well. But the Magic had the wherewithal to hang in there, erase the deficit and win outright.

Four of the last five outright road wins in this Eastern Conference battle has been by Orlando, so I’m taking the points tonight.

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Play: Cleveland Cavaliers

When Cleveland plays host to Orlando in Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals tonight they will so so knowing they are 10-0 SU and ATS at home in games off a loss this season. In addition, teams off a one-point home playoff loss are 5-0 SU and ATS as a favorite of more than 4 points when facing a .580 or greater opponent in the post-season since 1990. Look for the Cavs to even things up with a big effort here tonight.

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4-Unit Play Take Orlando/Cleveland OVER 188

We had the under in Game 1 here but we will change our way of thinking since we have not had great success so far in this series and the over looks like a real value tonight. The last two meetings have both gone over 200 and the last three meetings have all surpassed this total. Orlando has really seemed to have found an answer to this No. 1 Cleveland defense and they have averaged 104 PPG against them in four meetings this season. Both teams average 100 PPG this season and we just see the offenses featured again as both teams really attacked the basket in Game 1. In the first game there was only one quarter where the teams didn’t score over 50 and they scored 49 in the third so it wasn’t just one fluke quarter that sent this one over the total.

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3 Unit Play. Take Chicago White Sox (-120) over Pittsburgh

The White Sox lost 20-1 on Thursday! I think that Ozzie will be getting into some people's faces and throwing out a lot of swearing in his broken English. The Pirates won three of four from Washington. But that was the Nationals. The White Sox should find some offense today. The White Sox have won the last five meetings at home, Pittsburgh is 10-32 when Zach Duke is a road underdog and the Pirates are just 12-45 in interleague road games.


2 Unit Play. Take L.A. Dodgers (-125) over L.A. Angels

The Dodgers have been the best home team in the league so far this year so it's great to get them on short odds. They had a day off on Thursday to get ready and I think that they are a better team without Manny than the Angels are without Vlad. The Dodgers are 43-14 at home and the home team is 15-5 in the L20 in this series.

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Magic at Cavaliers
Pick: Magic +9

The knee jerk reaction by many here will be to jump on the home team based on the simple fact that the Cavaliers lost Game One and that was only their third loss at home on the entire season. There is no way Cleveland loses two in a row to begin this series. Well, I for one am not buying into that and I do in fact believe that the Magic have a legitimate shot of winning another one here. I mentioned in the writeup of that first game that the line was completely off and that we would not see a number that high again in this series. However, with Cleveland dropping that opener, the linesmakers were forced to put another big number on the Cavaliers not because they wanted to but because they had to. This is another revenge game for Cleveland but that revenge is hard to put into place when the matchups are favoring one side. Cleveland thrives on its defense but that defense finds itself in a tough spot as it will be stretched out against Orlando. The Magic are one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the league as they broke the team record for most three-pointers made (817) in a season. They have six players in their rotation dangerous from long range and had nine players on their roster that took more three-pointers than free throws. When those shots fall, they cannot be beat. The Magic went 9-20 in Game One (45 percent) from behind the arc and overall they shot 55.1 percent from the floor. In the four meetings this season, Orlando is shooting 49.8 percent and that is no fluke. Cleveland just does not match up well plain and simple. This is now a double revenge spot for the Cavaliers but they fall into a situation that does not bode well. Play against home favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points that are playing with double revenge and playing just their fifth game or fewer in 14 days. This situation is 37-13 ATS (74 percent) over the last five seasons with the average point differential being just -0.8 ppg. 8* Orlando Magic.

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Play: Orlando +9

In case our friends in Vegas forgot, Orlando beat the Cavs outright in game one as nine point underdogs. I can't figure out how they've come back with the same number for game two but I do know that I'm going to take full advantage of it.Dwight Howard alone keeps the Magic in every game thanks to his strong rebounding which limits opponents second chance points. He's good for 15 & 15 tonight and while Cleveland gets the win at home, the Magic will get the cover.

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Play: Under 188.5

The public is all over the over here and that is exactly where the sportsbooks want it. We saw a total score of 213 points in Game 1, and odds makers only raised the total 4.5 points? Exactly. Adjustments are going to be made by both teams on the defensive end, and you can expect to see the Cavs team which is only allowing 87.7 ppg at home tonight. Orlando is 19-6 UNDER after a close win by 3 points or less over the last 3 seasons, 10-1 UNDER after a game where they made 55% of their shots or better over the last 2 seasons, and Cleveland is 14-2 UNDER after covering 6 or 7 of their last 8 against the spread this season. The Under is 11-4 in Magic last 15 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 8-1 in Cavaliers last 9 playoff games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5. 7 of 11 games over the last 3 seasons have gone Under in this matchup. Bet the Under!

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3* Cleveland Over 188

3* NY Yankees -155
3* LA Dodgers -125
3* Toronto -156
3* Cincinnati Over 10.5

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Millionaire - Tampa Bay
Insiders Circle - LA Dodgers

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2.5-Unit Play. Take #920 Chicago White Sox (-125) over Pittsburgh

The White Sox were humiliated yesterday. Not only on the field in a 20-1 loss but also off the field when Jake Peavy snubbed them. You think they aren't going to come out with some fire today? They certainly better. The Pirates are 15-37 in their last 52 interleague games, 12-45 in interleague road games, 15-36 in Zach Duke's road starts, and 10-32 backing Duke as a road underdog. Gavin Floyd has been kind of a mess this year. But the kid is a gamer and I think that he's going to bring some decent stuff today. American Legaue favorites that are at home in the opener win about 70 percent of the time. I'll follow the motivation and the trends on this one and look for a nice winner.


2-Unit Play. Take Toronto (-150) over Atlanta

Roy Halladay is 17-8 with a 3.12 ERA in Interleague play and should be just the stopper that the Blue Jays need. Atlanta has had a lot of trouble putting runs on the board against good right-handed pitching (see: a 9-0 shutout against Aaron Cook and Colorado). The Atlanta fan base won't be "up" for a shot at the Blue Jays, and that rubs off on the team. The Jays are 87-39 in Doc's last 126 starts and he is 7-1 against the N.L. East.


1-Unit Play. Take Oakland (-140) over Arizona

Oakland's been kicking our ass this week. Pretty sure that now that I'm on them they are going to go back to sucking. But if there is a team that I think is worse than Oakland right now it's Arizona. The D-Backs are trotting out a guy with a 15.75 ERA and exactly two wins on his MLB resume. I like Trevor Cahill. And I think that he can take advantage of Arizona's trouble's with rightties at the moment. D-Backs have won five of six in this series, but these things are cyclical and I think that Oakland is going to win this series.


1-Unit Play. Take N.Y. Yankees (-150) over Philadelphia

Hey, the Yankees are hot right now. Let's ride the hot hand. Brett Myers has been victimized by the long ball all season long and now he's throwing in Homer Heaven. I think that New York is going to get all over him and I think that A.J. Burnett, who has experience throwing in the new Yankees Stadium, will be more effective tonight. The Yankees are 10-1 in their last 11 games and they are 38-18 at home. The Phillies haven't been a very good interleague road team and I'm going to ride the hot hand once more.


1-Unit Play. Take Detroit (-140) over Colorado

Second verse, same as the first: A.L. home favorite against a middling N.L. road team. Colorado is another team that hasn't played well in Interleague games and hasn't been strong on the road in Interleague play. The rox are 19-52 in Interleague play on the road and they are coming off a big shutout win yesterday. The Tigers are 26-4 in their last 30 home games against sub-.500 National League teams. It's obscure, but the point is clear: let's ride the A.L. as home chalk.


1-Unit Play. Take Minnesota (-125) over Milwaukee

Minnesota couldn't wait to get home. They had a lousy road trip but are glad to be back on the carpet. They are 48-21 in their last 69 home games and they are 36-17 in their last 53 interleague home games. They have dominated the N.L. Central and Kevin Slowey is 12-2 in his last 14 home starts. The Brewers are red hot right now but they really stole one last night. Going to back up the A.L. favorite once again, and the Twins have won seven of 10 from the Brew Crew.


Today's Totals

1.5-Unit Play. Take ‘Over’ 10.0 Baltimore at Washington

1-Unit Play. Take ‘Over’ 10.5 Philadelphia at N.Y. Yankees

1-Unit Play. Take ‘Under’ 8.5 Toronto at Atlanta

1-Unit Play. Take ‘Over’ 9.5 Pittsburgh at Chicago White Sox

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3* NYY Over 11
3* Minn -1.5
3* Chic Cubs

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Tampa Bay at Florida OVER 10
CLEVELAND +110 (with Reyes) over Cincinnati
LA DODGERS -125 (with Kershaw) over LA Angels

NHL Playoffs
DETROIT +115 over Chicago

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4* Orlando Over
3* Orlando

4* Balt
3* Angels Under

3* Detroit-NHL

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3* Cavs Under

4'* Minn
3* Boston

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