If you want the rest of my lock(s) and all of Fiesta’s make sure that you are following us on twitter (@thechasers617). Also give our podcast a listen on Sound Cloud (@thechasers). Here are some of my lock(s) for today, my favorite that I am fading, and my bet to stay away from today.
Boston Celtics -125 (2.5u/2u)
Yes this is a 2 unit play for me in this game tonight. The Boston Celtics are coming off two straight losses to the Raptors in Game Three and Game Four. In Game Three the Raptors needed a last second shot to pull off the win over the Celtics. Game Four was not the Celtics night unfortunately, but tonight in Game Five they are going to leave everything on the floor. The Celtics haven’t lost three straight since January, and there is no way that it happens tonight. I am so in on the Celtics money line tonight, I think we will see a better overall game from the Celtics core tonight.
The difference in this series is between OG Anunoby and Marcus Smart which one is the key contributor to help their team wins. I know the game is going to come down to which star steps up and helps take their team to the next level. This entire series though when guys like Anunoby and Smart have good games their teams win said games. With that being said lock in the Celtics money line for this one, as I am risking 2.5 units to make 2 units.
Tampa Bay Lightning -155 (1.55u/1u)
The Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t played a game in a week, while the Islanders have just finished a seven game grueling series with the Flyers. One thing that isn’t good for the Lightning is that they will not have Stamkos for the Eastern Conference Final. They have looked fine without him to be honest, but he would be a big help in a series like this. This is going to be a very entertaining series, and I can’t wait to see how this plays out.
If Tampa Bay looks how they looked in their Eastern Conference Semi-Final matchup against the Bruins they are going to be a tough team to be. Two names to watch out for in this series for Tampa Bay are Brayden Point, and Ondrej Palat. These two have stepped up tremendously and I believe will be key for the Lightning moving forward. Lock in the Lightning money line, as I am risking 1.55 units to make 1 unit.
Washington Nationals -120
The Washington Nationals have struggled as of late. The defending champs are 2-8 straight up in their last ten games, and have a tough Tampa Bay team coming in to D.C. Even with Max Scherzer on the mound, the Nationals lineup has been so inconsistent for my liking this season. I like to see some consistencies, and I haven’t seen it. I just see Tampa Bay’s lineup jumping out to a lead early and not looking back. The Nationals are too inconsistent and I am fading them in their matchup against the Rays tonight.
Under 9 (Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets)
This game speaks to me early today, and it is speaking the word OVER in this one. The over has hit in five out of the Mets last seven games, and after yesterday’s shellacking that they gave to the Phillies we will see more runs on the board again today. Philadelphia is going to come out swinging today, as they have put together two runs in their last two games. I love the Phillies in this one, as they will be one of my lock(s) today. I also love the over in this one, with that logic I am going to tell you to stay far far away from the under in this one.
-Chris Jones (@cjoneswho1212)