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    NHL
    Dunkel

    Wednesday, April 18



    Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia

    Game 57-58
    April 18, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Pittsburgh
    12.546
    Philadelphia
    10.461
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Pittsburgh
    by 2
    8
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Pittsburgh
    -145
    6
    Dunkel Pick:
    Pittsburgh
    (-145); Over

    Tampa Bay @ New Jersey


    Game 59-60
    April 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Tampa Bay
    11.172
    New Jersey
    10.248
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Tampa Bay
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Tampa Bay
    -150
    6
    Dunkel Pick:
    Tampa Bay
    (-150); Over

    Nashville @ Colorado


    Game 61-62
    April 18, 2018 @ 10:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Nashville
    11.464
    Colorado
    12.858
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Colorado
    by 1 1/2
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Nashville
    -170
    6
    Dunkel Pick:
    Colorado
    (+150); Over

    Anaheim @ San Jose


    Game 63-64
    April 18, 2018 @ 10:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Anaheim
    12.242
    San Jose
    11.178
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Anaheim
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    San Jose
    -175
    5
    Dunkel Pick:
    Anaheim
    (+155); Over





    NHL
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    Wednesday, April 18


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    PITTSBURGH (49-30-0-6, 104 pts.) at PHILADELPHIA (43-28-0-14, 100 pts.) - 4/18/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    PITTSBURGH is 3-10 ATS (-9.8 Units) in road games after a win by 2 goals or more this season.
    PHILADELPHIA is 21-6 ATS (+13.4 Units) in home games after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 63-60 ATS (+2.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
    PITTSBURGH is 22-8 ATS (+11.4 Units) in April games over the last 3 seasons.
    PITTSBURGH is 117-67 ATS (+17.8 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    PITTSBURGH is 48-25 ATS (+13.4 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 3-10 ATS (-8.6 Units) when playing with 2 days rest this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PITTSBURGH is 11-4 (+4.7 Units) against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
    PITTSBURGH is 11-4-0 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
    10 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+8.3 Units)

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    TAMPA BAY (56-24-0-5, 117 pts.) at NEW JERSEY (45-31-0-9, 99 pts.) - 4/18/2018, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    NEW JERSEY is 46-40 ATS (-15.1 Units) in all games this season.
    NEW JERSEY is 9-1 ATS (+10.1 Units) after 3 or more consecutive overs this season.
    NEW JERSEY is 18-12 ATS (+30.9 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game this season.
    NEW JERSEY is 21-21 ATS (+43.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    TAMPA BAY is 12-3 ATS (+8.1 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
    TAMPA BAY is 226-233 ATS (+491.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1996.
    NEW JERSEY is 6-17 ATS (+25.6 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TAMPA BAY is 7-5-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.7 Units)

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    NASHVILLE (55-19-0-11, 121 pts.) at COLORADO (44-32-0-9, 97 pts.) - 4/18/2018, 10:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    COLORADO is 45-41 ATS (-17.0 Units) in all games this season.
    COLORADO is 17-5 ATS (+23.0 Units) in a home game where where the total is 6 or more this season.
    COLORADO is 26-22 ATS (+63.4 Units) second half of the season this season.
    COLORADO is 5-0 ATS (+5.0 Units) in home games after 3 or more consecutive overs this season.
    COLORADO is 17-15 ATS (+45.9 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more this season.
    COLORADO is 20-15 ATS (+39.7 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game this season.
    COLORADO is 16-8 ATS (+7.4 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    NASHVILLE is 55-31 ATS (+10.0 Units) in all games this season.
    NASHVILLE is 44-24 ATS (+12.7 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    NASHVILLE is 264-207 ATS (+36.0 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent since 1996.
    NASHVILLE is 33-15 ATS (+12.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    NASHVILLE is 46-24 ATS (+18.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    NASHVILLE is 13-4 (+5.9 Units) against the spread versus COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
    NASHVILLE is 13-4-0 straight up against COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
    14 of 17 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+11.7 Units)

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    ANAHEIM (44-28-0-13, 101 pts.) at SAN JOSE (48-27-0-10, 106 pts.) - 4/18/2018, 10:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    ANAHEIM is 13-18 ATS (-11.2 Units) after a division game this season.
    SAN JOSE is 24-8 ATS (+13.9 Units) vs. division opponents this season.
    ANAHEIM is 557-444 ATS (+37.9 Units) second half of the season since 1996.
    ANAHEIM is 27-16 ATS (+8.6 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
    ANAHEIM is 28-13 ATS (+12.3 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.
    ANAHEIM is 10-3 ATS (+6.6 Units) after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.
    ANAHEIM is 441-443 ATS (+908.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
    ANAHEIM is 275-242 ATS (+526.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1996.
    SAN JOSE is 179-150 ATS (-79.3 Units) in home games after a division game since 1996.
    SAN JOSE is 17-27 ATS (-14.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SAN JOSE is 9-7 (+0.4 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
    SAN JOSE is 9-7-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
    9 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+7.2 Units)

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    NHL

    Wednesday, April 18


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    Trend Report
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    Pittsburgh Penguins
    Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games
    Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games on the road
    Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 15 games
    Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
    Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
    Philadelphia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
    Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh


    Tampa Bay Lightning
    Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
    Tampa Bay is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
    Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
    Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
    Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games on the road
    Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Jersey
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing New Jersey
    Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing on the road against New Jersey
    New Jersey Devils
    New Jersey is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    New Jersey is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games
    New Jersey is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
    New Jersey is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games at home
    New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
    New Jersey is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay


    Nashville Predators
    Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games
    Nashville is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
    Nashville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    Nashville is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Colorado
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games when playing Colorado
    Nashville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Colorado
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Nashville's last 8 games when playing on the road against Colorado
    Colorado Avalanche
    Colorado is 16-8 ATS in its last 24 games
    Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
    Colorado is 19-5 ATS in its last 24 games at home
    Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Colorado's last 12 games at home
    Colorado is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing Nashville
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Nashville
    Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Nashville
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing at home against Nashville


    Anaheim Ducks
    Anaheim is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
    Anaheim is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
    Anaheim is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Anaheim's last 13 games on the road
    Anaheim is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
    Anaheim is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
    Anaheim is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose
    Anaheim is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against San Jose
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Anaheim's last 8 games when playing on the road against San Jose
    San Jose Sharks
    San Jose is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Jose's last 17 games
    San Jose is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games at home
    San Jose is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games at home
    San Jose is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim
    San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Anaheim
    San Jose is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Anaheim
    San Jose is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Anaheim
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 8 games when playing at home against Anaheim
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    PIT at PHI 07:00 PM
    PIT -160
    O 6.0

    TB at NJ 07:30 PM
    NJ +130
    U 6.5


    NAS at COL 10:00 PM
    COL +150
    O 6.0


    ANA at SJ 10:30 PM
    SJ -195
    U 5.0
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    Crosby helps Pens rout Flyers for 3-1 lead
    April 18, 2018


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins' career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

    The Penguins lead the first-round playoff series 3-1 as its shifts to Pittsburgh for Game 5.

    Matt Murray stopped 26 shots for his second shutout of the series and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins are a win away from playing in the second round for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons.

    Crosby scored in the second period for a 4-0 lead and passed Pittsburgh owner and Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux for most playoff points with 173. Crosby and the Penguins followed a 7-0 Game 1 win and a 5-1 Game 3 victory with another dominant outing.

    Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel and Kris Letang each scored to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead in the second and chase Flyers goalie Brian Elliott. Riley Sheahan made it 5-0 late in the third.

    LIGHTNING 3, DEVILS 1

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey's top defenseman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a game of making the Devils' first trip to the playoffs in six years a short one.

    J.T. Miller also scored and had two assists, and Vezina Trophy finalist Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped three breakaways in making 27 saves as the Lightning bounced back from a loss in Game 3 to tale a 3-1 lead in the first-round series.

    Tampa Bay can wrap up the best-of-seven series in Game 5 at home on Saturday.

    Kyle Palmieri scored on a 5-on-3 advantage for the Devils. Cory Schneider made 34 saves.

    New Jersey's Sami Vatanen was knocked out of the game on the hit by Kucherov late in the first. No penalty was called but Kucherov appeared to jump before hitting Vatanen in the shoulder and head area.

    PREDATORS 3 AVALANCHE 2

    SHARKS 2 DUCKS 1
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    SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY APRIL 19, 2018
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    7:00 PM Boston Bruins Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre
    7:30 PM Washington Capitals Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena


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    NHL PLAYOFF RECORD:

    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

    04/18/2018 4-4-0 50.00% -1.00
    04/17/2018 4-2-0 66.67% +9.75
    04/16/2018 5-3-0 62.50% +4.25
    04/15/2018 5-1-2 83.33% +21.25
    04/14/2018 1-6-1 14.29% -27.75
    04/13/2018 2-3-1 40.00% -11.50
    04/12/2018 4-5-1 44.44% -4.00
    04/11/2018 4-2-0 66.67% +9.50

    TOTALS..........33-26-5.......55.93%.....+0.50
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

    2018 Kentucky Derby odds:

    Justify +225

    Mendelssohn +525

    Bolt d’Oro +575

    Audible +675

    Magnum Moon +725

    Good Magic +825


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    Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud

    13) Interesting article in Forbes magazine, written by K. Sean Pickard, about athletes and the taxes they pay. From the article:

    “LeBron James was the highest-paid athlete in the U.S. last year with more than $80 million from salary and endorsements. King James will pay his fair share of taxes, but the level of complication for James and his financial team when they are filing is off the charts since he earned money in at least the 21 states where NBA teams are located.”

    12) From Sports Illustrated, on NFL players and their taxes:

    “One All-Pro’s 2016 filing was 400 pages long. He spoke with his tax accountant on a near-daily basis, calling before scheduling a bye-week vacation to income tax-free Florida that saved him $20,000. And this is a guy who has played on the same team his entire career.”

    This is the tax formula, for a player who earns $13M a year:

    ($13,000,000 x 1 day x 13.3% tax rate / 170-day season).

    So spending his bye week in a tax-free state can save an NFL player a significant amount of money.

    11) It was 29 degrees in Dodge City, KS at 5am Tuesday; by 3:00 Tuesday afternoon, the temperature had risen to 93 degrees, which is just a little weird.

    10) Tuesday night’s Price-Ohtani pitching matchup in Anaheim was Angels’ first home sellout on a Tuesday in four years. Ohtani got a blister on his pitching hand and left after throwing 66 pitches in two innings, allowing three runs.

    9) This is the first time the Toronto Raptors have ever led a playoff series 2-0.

    8) Brayden McNabb scored the series-winning goal for Las Vegas in their 1-0 win over the Kings Tuesday; it was Los Angeles that left him unprotected in the expansion draft, and the Golden Knights picked him up. Quite a season the expansion Knights are having, a team in their first-ever season still alive in the NHL playoffs.

    7) Oakland reliever Ryan Dull struck out four White Sox in the 8th inning Tuesday night, he is the first A’s pitcher ever with four strikeouts in an inning at home (4th all-time).

    6) Justin Timberlake owns a small part of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.

    5) Two years ago, the Phillies’ mental skills department was essentially nonexistent. Now they have two full-time staffers and an intern. Mental. skills.

    Phillies’ GM Matt Klentak: “Like a lot of things in our business, it’s tough to quantify the importance of it, but we know it’s very important. You can tell talking to current players, ex-players, coaches – anybody that’s played the game knows there’s a tremendous amount of failure that goes along with it. Trying to identify ways to help players minimize the periods of failure even by one day can have an enormous impact on a player, on a team and on a franchise. We’re seeking as best we can to put our players in a position to succeed.”

    24 of 30 major league teams have a mental skills coach; learning how to deal with failure is seen as a very big deal now.

    4) Richmond Spiders tossed sophomore G De’Monte Buckingham off its basketball team for a violation of athletics department policy. Buckingham was the A-14 Rookie of the year two years ago; last year he averaged 12.2 ppg, third on the team, and a team-best 7 rpg

    It won’t be hard for Buckingham to find a new home, maybe even at a higher level.

    3) A’s 12, White Sox 11 (14)— Matt Olson got his first career walk-off hit off James Shields as the gritty Oaklanders rallied back from a 6-1 deficit to win their 4th straight game. Game took just under six hours to play; the two starting pitchers combined to get only seven outs.

    2) RIP Erin Popovich 67, wife of San Antonio Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich; the couple were married for 40 years and have two children, two grandchildren.

    1) Baseball teams have 25-man rosters, for teams who make the playoffs, you need more than 25 guys to get thru a season.

    In 2012, the A’s went 94-68, won the AL West on the last day of the season, but they were only 46-44 on July 18 when a sub infielder named Brandon Hicks hit a walk-off homer to beat Texas 4-3, a win that started Oakland on a 7-game winning streak.

    A’s wound up beating the Rangers out by a game; Hicks hit only .174 for the A’s that season in 22 games (64 AB) but that hit was huge— without it, they probably don’t make the playoffs.
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

    2018 Kentucky Derby odds:

    Justify +225

    Mendelssohn +525

    Bolt d’Oro +575

    Audible +675

    Magnum Moon +725

    Good Magic +825


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    Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud

    13) Interesting article in Forbes magazine, written by K. Sean Pickard, about athletes and the taxes they pay. From the article:

    “LeBron James was the highest-paid athlete in the U.S. last year with more than $80 million from salary and endorsements. King James will pay his fair share of taxes, but the level of complication for James and his financial team when they are filing is off the charts since he earned money in at least the 21 states where NBA teams are located.”

    12) From Sports Illustrated, on NFL players and their taxes:

    “One All-Pro’s 2016 filing was 400 pages long. He spoke with his tax accountant on a near-daily basis, calling before scheduling a bye-week vacation to income tax-free Florida that saved him $20,000. And this is a guy who has played on the same team his entire career.”

    This is the tax formula, for a player who earns $13M a year:

    ($13,000,000 x 1 day x 13.3% tax rate / 170-day season).

    So spending his bye week in a tax-free state can save an NFL player a significant amount of money.

    11) It was 29 degrees in Dodge City, KS at 5am Tuesday; by 3:00 Tuesday afternoon, the temperature had risen to 93 degrees, which is just a little weird.

    10) Tuesday night’s Price-Ohtani pitching matchup in Anaheim was Angels’ first home sellout on a Tuesday in four years. Ohtani got a blister on his pitching hand and left after throwing 66 pitches in two innings, allowing three runs.

    9) This is the first time the Toronto Raptors have ever led a playoff series 2-0.

    8) Brayden McNabb scored the series-winning goal for Las Vegas in their 1-0 win over the Kings Tuesday; it was Los Angeles that left him unprotected in the expansion draft, and the Golden Knights picked him up. Quite a season the expansion Knights are having, a team in their first-ever season still alive in the NHL playoffs.

    7) Oakland reliever Ryan Dull struck out four White Sox in the 8th inning Tuesday night, he is the first A’s pitcher ever with four strikeouts in an inning at home (4th all-time).

    6) Justin Timberlake owns a small part of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.

    5) Two years ago, the Phillies’ mental skills department was essentially nonexistent. Now they have two full-time staffers and an intern. Mental. skills.

    Phillies’ GM Matt Klentak: “Like a lot of things in our business, it’s tough to quantify the importance of it, but we know it’s very important. You can tell talking to current players, ex-players, coaches – anybody that’s played the game knows there’s a tremendous amount of failure that goes along with it. Trying to identify ways to help players minimize the periods of failure even by one day can have an enormous impact on a player, on a team and on a franchise. We’re seeking as best we can to put our players in a position to succeed.”

    24 of 30 major league teams have a mental skills coach; learning how to deal with failure is seen as a very big deal now.

    4) Richmond Spiders tossed sophomore G De’Monte Buckingham off its basketball team for a violation of athletics department policy. Buckingham was the A-14 Rookie of the year two years ago; last year he averaged 12.2 ppg, third on the team, and a team-best 7 rpg

    It won’t be hard for Buckingham to find a new home, maybe even at a higher level.

    3) A’s 12, White Sox 11 (14)— Matt Olson got his first career walk-off hit off James Shields as the gritty Oaklanders rallied back from a 6-1 deficit to win their 4th straight game. Game took just under six hours to play; the two starting pitchers combined to get only seven outs.

    2) RIP Erin Popovich 67, wife of San Antonio Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich; the couple were married for 40 years and have two children, two grandchildren.

    1) Baseball teams have 25-man rosters, for teams who make the playoffs, you need more than 25 guys to get thru a season.

    In 2012, the A’s went 94-68, won the AL West on the last day of the season, but they were only 46-44 on July 18 when a sub infielder named Brandon Hicks hit a walk-off homer to beat Texas 4-3, a win that started Oakland on a 7-game winning streak.

    A’s wound up beating the Rangers out by a game; Hicks hit only .174 for the A’s that season in 22 games (64 AB) but that hit was huge— without it, they probably don’t make the playoffs.
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    Thursday's NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview and Odds

    The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue Thursday with a pair of Game 4's - the Maple Leafs are hosting the Bruins while, in Columbus, the Blue Jackets will take on the Capitals.

    Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (-105, 6)

    Bruins lead series 2-1.

    Almost left for dead after the first two games of their Eastern Conference first-round series, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a chance to level the best-of-seven set when they host the Boston Bruins in Game 4 on Thursday night. The Maple Leafs absorbed a pair of beatings at Boston's TD Garden by a combined 12-4 score, but reversed the momentum with a 4-2 home win on Monday night.

    ABOUT THE BRUINS (52-21-9-3, 38-42 O/U): Boston's top line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak was all the rage in the opening two games, combining for a collective 20 points, but the unit was blanked in Game 3. Pastrnak, who had six points in Game 2, has six goals and seven assists in seven meetings versus Toronto this season. Bruins rookie D Matt Grzelcyk is expected back in the lineup after sitting out Game 3.

    ABOUT THE MAPLE LEAFS (50-28-5-2, 43-35 O/U): While Boston's top line dominated the first two games, Toronto's No. 1 unit was floundering by being held off the scoresheet, but star forward Auston Matthews provided the biggest moment for the Maple Leafs by netting the tiebreaking goal in Game 3. Frederik Andersen allowed eight goals in four periods in the first two contests, but his 40 saves Monday were his highest total since Feb. 20. Mitch Marner had two assists Monday to give him 13 points in seven games versus Boston this season.

    SERIES PRICE (PER SPORTS INTERACTION):



    LINE HISTORY: The Leafs opened the betting as slight -115 favorites however action on the Bruins pushed that moneyline over the fence to Boston -115 by Thursday morning. 52 percent of Covers Consensus users are siding with the Bruins in this contest. The total hit betting boards at 6 and has yet to move.

    INJURY REPORT:

    Bruins - D Matt Grzelcyk (Probable, Lower Body), D Adam McQuaid (Questionable, Upper Body), D Brandon Carlo (Out For Season, Ankle), LW Anders Bjork (Out For Season, Shoulder).

    Maple Leafs - C Leo Komarov (Out, Lower Body), C Nazem Kadri (Elig Sat, Suspension), LW Joffrey Lupul (I-R, Conditioning).

    MATCHUP CHART:



    TRENDS:

    * Bruins are 0-5 in their last 5 road games.
    * Maple Leafs are 1-5 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games.
    * Over is 3-0-2 in Bruins last 5 overall.
    * Over is 7-0-1 in Maple Leafs last 8 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
    * Bruins are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.




    Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets (-115, 5.5)

    Jackets lead series 2-1.

    Fresh off their second straight overtime loss, Alex Ovechkin generated both headlines and raised eyebrows after declaring that the Washington Capitals would return to the District of Columbia tied with the Columbus Blue Jackets at two victories apiece in their Eastern Conference first-round series. Halfway there after a double-overtime win, the visiting Capitals look to make Ovechkin's words ring true in Game 4 on Thursday.

    ABOUT THE CAPITALS (50-26-8-1, 48-35 O/U): Ovechkin recorded his second straight two-point performance when he notched a pair of assists in his 100th career playoff game before Lars Eller ended Tuesday's marathon after the puck caromed off him and into the net for a 3-2 win. Braden Holtby earned his keep on Tuesday with 33 saves, prompting coach Barry Trotz to declare the 2016 Vezina Trophy winner the starter the following day. "I don't think there's any doubt about that," Trotz said of Holtby, who answered a 1-5-2 mark with a gaudy 4.82 goals-against average and .854 save percentage from Feb. 11-March 5 with a solid 5-1-0 record in his final six regular-season starts.

    ABOUT THE BLUE JACKETS (47-30-4-4, 43-42 O/U): Former Calder Trophy winner Artemi Panarin scored and set up a goal in Game 3 to give him seven points (two goals, five assists) in the series and 20 (four goals, 16 assists) in the eight-game stretch. Cam Atkinson joined defenseman Seth Jones with an assist on Tuesday to extend their respective point streaks, with the former riding a 12-game stretch (10 goals, seven assists). Two-time Vezina Trophy winner G Sergei Bobrovsky owns a .925 save percentage after facing 133 shots in three contests of the series.

    SERIES PRICE (PER SPORTS INTERACTION):



    LINE HISTORY: The Blue Jackets opened as -120 favorites and as of Thursday morning that number is down slightly to -115. Covers Consensus betting action is split with 51 percent of the selections on the Capitals. The total hit betting boards at 5.5 and has not moved.

    INJURY REPORT:

    Capitals - LW Andre Burakovsky (Out, Upper Body).

    Jackets - C Alexander Wennberg (Questionable, Upper Body), LW Lukas Sedlak (Out Indefinitely, Head).

    MATCHUP CHART:



    TRENDS:

    * Capitals are 6-0 in their last 6 road games.
    * Blue Jackets are 11-2 in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference.
    * Over is 5-1 in Capitals last 6 overall.
    * Over is 8-1 in Blue Jackets last 9 overall.
    * Capitals are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    Dunkel

    Thursday, April 19



    Boston @ Toronto

    Game 1-2
    April 19, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Boston
    11.797
    Toronto
    10.645
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Boston
    by 1
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Boston
    -115
    6
    Dunkel Pick:
    Boston
    (-115); Under

    Washington @ Columbus


    Game 3-4
    April 19, 2018 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Washington
    11.053
    Columbus
    12.492
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Columbus
    by 1 1/2
    5
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Columbus
    -115
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Columbus
    (-115); Under





    NHL
    Long Sheet

    Thursday, April 19


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    BOSTON (52-21-0-12, 116 pts.) at TORONTO (50-28-0-7, 107 pts.) - 4/19/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    BOSTON is 35-41 ATS (-18.9 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
    TORONTO is 19-10 ATS (+30.3 Units) when trailing in a playoff series since 1996.
    TORONTO is 11-1 ATS (+9.8 Units) in home games after a win by 2 goals or more this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TORONTO is 9-7 (+3.7 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
    TORONTO is 9-7-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
    7 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.3 Units, Under=-0.5 Units)

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    WASHINGTON (50-26-0-9, 109 pts.) at COLUMBUS (47-30-0-8, 102 pts.) - 4/19/2018, 7:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    WASHINGTON is 51-35 ATS (+6.2 Units) in all games this season.
    WASHINGTON is 19-13 ATS (+5.7 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 this season.
    WASHINGTON is 8-1 ATS (+6.8 Units) in road games in April games over the last 2 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 16-9 ATS (+6.7 Units) in road games second half of the season this season.
    WASHINGTON is 27-17 ATS (+7.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    WASHINGTON is 10-6 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
    WASHINGTON is 10-6-0 straight up against COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
    7 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.5 Units)

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    NHL

    Thursday, April 19


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    Trend Report
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    Boston Bruins
    Boston is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
    Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games on the road
    Boston is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Toronto
    Boston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    Toronto Maple Leafs
    Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 16 of Toronto's last 23 games
    Toronto is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto's last 16 games at home
    Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston
    Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston
    Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston


    Washington Capitals
    Washington is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
    Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    Washington is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Columbus
    Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Columbus
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Columbus
    Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games when playing on the road against Columbus
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    Columbus is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    Columbus is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
    The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus's last 9 games
    Columbus is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Columbus is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games at home
    Columbus is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Washington
    Columbus is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games when playing Washington
    Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of Columbus's last 13 games when playing at home against Washington
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    THURSDAY, APRIL 19
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    BOS at TOR 07:00 PM
    TOR +105
    O 6.0

    WAS at CLB 07:30 PM
    CLB -120
    O 5.5
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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