It’s not the most glamorous weekend for major league baseball, with nearly every division leader and playoff front runner being matched with teams lower or near the bottom of the standings, but it is an important one in regards of competitive balance for the duration of summer. For example, for teams like the Dodgers, Brewers, Blue Jays and the Cubs – can they scratch out a series win over St Louis, Pittsburgh, Baltimore or Cincinnati, respectively,... Read MorePacers vs Heat Pick NBA – May 24th
Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat -7.5 (Total: 180.5) – Eastern Conference Finals Game Two Game One was an absolute classic; a thrilling game for 53-minutes, and I think the first chapter of what could be a really entertaining and dramatic series. The Heat prevailed thanks to Lebron James buzzer beating layup, but the talk all swarmed around Coach Frank Vogel’s curious decision to have 7’2’’ Roy Hibbert on the bench for the final defensive... Read MoreIndians vs Red Sox Pick MLB – May 23rd
It’s been an interesting few days for baseball’s two brightest young stars. Mike Trout became the youngest player in American League history to hit for the cycle, while Bryce Harper in consecutive days alligator-armed a warning track fly ball to LOSE his team a game, then got on base and scored the game-winning run in the tenth inning to bring his club back above .500 for the season. The two have made for great highlights all season long, but... Read MorePacers vs Heat Pick NBA – May 22nd
At long last the Eastern Conference Finals have arrived. After five days of inactivity, the East rejoins the party. How long of a layoff was there? For two days the media had to contrive a “Frank Vogel disrespected the Heat out of thin air (have you ever heard a Frank Vogel interview??? He’s hilarious, flip, but certainly not disrespectful or inflammatory) JUST to keep things interesting. Fortunately, now we get to focus on the actual... Read MorePenguins vs. Senators Pick For Game 4 – May 22nd
Last night we split our selections here at The Sports Geek. The Rangers couldn’t come through for us and are likely done against a depleted Bruins squad, while the Sharks have clawed back in their series against the Kings and look every bit the part of the Cup contender we predicted them to be. Their progress moving forward is definitely something to watch, especially considering they were available at near 20/1 to win the Cup after going... Read MoreNationals at Giants Pick MLB – May 21st + Bonus Pick
Let’s get back on the winning track tonight with a pair of baseball picks to highlight the Tuesday schedule. Today’s Free MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs +133 at Pittsburgh Pirates -139 (Total: 8) Matt Garza (0-0, —) vs. Wandy Rodriguez (4-2, 3.25 ERA) Matt Garza will make his anticipated season debut tonight in Pittsburgh, and the Cubs are thrilled to have him back. The season hasn’t been great, but with the amount of one-run losses they’ve... Read More
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