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Washington +122 over N.Y. RANGERS

How can one explain the Rangers effort in Washington on Friday night? Here’s a team that was just coming off two home wins to tie the series and had momentum and everything else going for them in Game 5, only to come up with the most lame effort in this year’s playoffs. New York scored in the games’ first minute and didn’t come close to scoring the rest of the way in a 2-1 OT loss. An effort like that by the Rangers in the most important game of the series is something we just can’t ignore.

Washington now has a chance to advance and there are plenty of signs that it could happen. First, the Caps scored three times in both games in New York, meaning the Rangers needed four and although they got it, it isn’t likely to happen again. Rick Nash and Brad Richards both have one point through five games, Richards with a goal and Nash with an assist. The Rangers have just two power-play goals in 21 attempts while the Caps have three PP goals in just 14 attempts in this series and that’s a key. The Rangers have avoided the box and if the calls are equal today, and it appears as though the refs have been instructed to make only blatant calls in elimination games, than the Caps chances increase. Braden Holtby has been just as good as Henrik Lundqvist and in a series that has seen every game but one decided by one goal, the Caps taking back a tag offers up more value than the Rangers spotting one. Good night Blue Shirts.

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Colorado/ST. LOUIS Under 7½

After a solid run in MLB over the past couple of weeks, we went 0-2 yesterday and will slow down a little today because big runs like that don’t last long. With that, we’ll play one total today. Last week we mentioned the effects of barometric pressure on the flight of the baseball and how it can affect the total. A rising barometer means the air is getting “heavier” and a falling barometer means the air is getting lighter. A heavy pressure system has moved into the Midwest and East suggesting there could be quite a few unders today and we’re going to step into this one. The Rockies have not scored a run in two days. Over that span they have three hits. Prior to that, the Rocks played three games at Coors Field against the Yankees and scored five times in those three games. Over the past six games, Colorado has scored two runs or fewer in all of them and things are going to be just as difficult here against Jaime Garcia. Garcia’s 65% groundball rate leads the majors. His 14% line-drive rate is in the top five in the majors. When hitters make contact off this guy, it’s either on the ground or a lazy infield fly. His ability to locate his pitches to near perfection continues to be a talent you can rely on.

Jorge De La Rosa is much more likely to allow some runs than Garcia but again, the barometric pressure is rising in St. Louis and De La Rosa has not allowed a single earned run in three of his last five starts. This is a guy that shut out both Arizona and the Yanks in two home games over his last four starts. The normal red flags apply for a pitcher coming off Tommy John surgery, but De la Rosa's pre-injury skills are at least intriguing and he appears to be getting stronger with each passing week. Sunday’s are often days that managers give a couple of everyday players a day off. That could apply here but even if it doesn’t, the Rockies are seeing BB’s and even the Cardinals have only scored three times in each of the last two games.

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ATLANTA (-110) over San Francisco

Today's San Francisco starter Tim Lincecum continues to be unable to find the form that made him one of baseballs best pitchers. Lincecum has allowed 10 runs and 19 hits over his last two outings including giving up five runs in seven innings in his last start against the Phillies last Tuesday. The Giants have also lost the last four starts he has made against the Braves. Take Atlanta over the Giants and their former Cy Young winner as your FREE WINNER on Sunday.

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Golden State +2

Backing what may be the series winner at home/loss trailing 1 game to 2 in the series. In the previous game, a 103-92 San Antonio win, we won with the Spurs at +2- when the linemaker came with an 11 point adjustment from Game #1. Now we are back on a value side taking Golden State in the positive situation at the value price. After 2 games, the Warriors were outshooting the Spurs, 48%-41%. All that changed in Game #3 with a San Antonio edge in that category of 51%-39%. The reason for limiting the rating is the clear concern over the left ankle of the Warrior's high scoring guard Curry. Though he may be limited by the injury, hard to see him not making post! Let's try the value home dog off the home loss trailing in the series.

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