The Phive - Free Daily Sports Bets (8/14)
After a 4-0 day, it only makes sense that we weren't even close on that Reds bet. I'm just glad I'm not Anthony DeSclafani. What an embarrassing performance against the worst team in baseball. Yikes. Plus we got the Knights OT winner, which helped bring us to 1-1 in the NHL on the day. The Stars offense really woke up.
In other news, the Blazers got it done somehow and now just need one more win and will lock up the number 8 seed. I hope you paid attention and placed a bet on them +400 when I told you to. If you did, you're likely very, very happy right now.
Finally, this will be my last Phive until Sunday night when I will be doing an entire NBA postseason preview! If you've been following along, thank you for helping me get this off the ground. We're off to a burning hot start, and I will do my best to keep it going into the NBA playoffs.
Here's where we stand.
Vegas Golden Knights over 3.5 goals (W)
DAL/CAL under 5.5 goals (L)
Reds F5 3-way (-143) (L)
Record to this point:
Total 37-24 (4-6)
NBA 20-9 (1-1)
MLB 6-5 (0-1)
NHL 8-6 (2-3)
MLS 3-4 (1-1)
Futures in the mix:
Trail Blazers 8-seed (+400) - Play-in series vs Memphis starts Saturday
For tomorrow, I only have two bets because, frankly, I do not like the lines. I'm not going to just keep riding the Flyers, Islanders, and Canucks, because all three of them are due for a down day. I'll see how game two goes before making a decision for game three. Look at how much better Chicago looked because of desperation. I think we could see something very similar tomorrow.
Also, the NBA doesn't have anything going for it on its last day of the regular season because the playoffs are set. The only thing to keep an eye on is the Blazers and Grizzlies series. But we will worry about that when it actually gets underway on Saturday. Follow me on Twitter to see my pick for game one.
Anyway, onto today's two bets.
Trust Cleveland pitchers!
The Indians starting rotation has been putting up absolutely absurd numbers right now. Even though Aaron Civale is just 1-2, he has a 2.84 ERA giving up six earned runs in 19 innings. He should be able to get through five with no problem against the Tigers. The same cannot be said for the other side though. Ivan Nova will get the start for the Tigers, and while he has thrown at least five innings in his previous three starts, he has also given up runs. The Indians' offense hasn't been great this season by any means, but they do have enough talent to take advantage of Nova. I'm going to take the Indians F5 -1.5 at a price and see if we can sneak in an underdog as we get back to our winning ways.
BET: Cleveland Indians F5 -1.5 (+140)
NHL playoffs since the NBA is settled.
For my only NHL game, I'm looking at the Arizona Coyotes and their absolutely putrid offense. It's terrible. TERRIBLE. Were they on the ice against the Avalance? I honestly have no clue. This was my biggest concern with this team coming into the series and it looks like it really is going to be a problem for them throughout their short stay in the playoffs. The Avalanche do make mistakes which causes them to play shorthanded, but I don't think it matters against this offense. We're getting a pretty price for a number that should never be in doubt.
BET: Arizona Coyotes under 2 (+104)
That's all I have for today's edition of The Phive. Be sure to check out "On The Card" tomorrow morning on the TRHS Sports YouTube channel. It will be my last one until Monday morning when the NBA playoffs get underway.
Until then, if you have any questions or want a take on a game, drop me a DM on Twitter @Phil_Wood_Jr.