GAME: (977) BOSTON RED SOX vs (978) CHICAGO WHITE SOX
PICKS: (978) CHICAGO WHITE SOX
REASON FOR PICK: Play On: Chicago White Sox w/Sale
Note: The White Sox put the wraps on a three-game series with the Red Sox Wednesday night when they send super-surging Chris Sale to the mound at Comiskey Park. Sale takes the hill with team start wins in each of his last five starts while posting a sharp 1.14 ERA in those games. He's also in commanding KW form with 24 strikeouts and 3 walks in his last three efforts. With that look for Sale to improve to 9-1 in his career team starts during the month of May here tonight. We recommend a 1-unit play on the White Sox. Thank you and good luck as always.
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GAME: (913) WASHINGTON NATIONALS vs (914) SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
REASON FOR PICK: 913 Washington at 914 San Francisco
Stephen Strasburg (R) Matt Cain (R)
Two All Star type throwers will go in this one.
Take the Under
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GAME: (965) OAKLAND ATHLETICS vs (966) TEXAS RANGERS
REASON FOR PICK: A pair of hittable pitchers are on the mound Wednesday in this early game. Jarrod Parker goes for Oakland and he's 2-5 with a 6.04 ERA allowing 81 base runners in 47+ innings! This is a tough park to pitch in, with the Ball Park in Arlington a small, home run happy park. Oakland is ranked 9th in baseball in runs scored, Texas ranks 5th. The over is 16-5 when the Athletics face the AL West and 23-10-1 over the total in Athletics last 34 road games. Texas starter Nick Tepesch has allowed more hits than innings pitched and is 1-2 with a 4.80 ERA his last three starts. Play the A's/Rangers over the total.
GAME: (25) LOS ANGELES KINGS vs (26) SAN JOSE SHARKS
PICKS: (26) SAN JOSE SHARKS
REASON FOR PICK: Unlike last year, the Kings are struggling on the road in this year's playoffs, and they have won only 1 of their last 10 away from home dating to March. Not quite the same as last season at this time.. San Jose is also now 20-2-5 at home this season in the Shark Tank, so a bit reluctant to pick the spot they will lose at home. Goals are also often hard to come by for LA, and at some point that is going to bite the Kings. The Sharks are fore-checking like crazy in this series, they're not getting out-hit, and they can roll out lots of firepower with several potent lines that Todd McLellan adjusted in early April. San Jose has been soaring since. Though favored on Tuesday, San Jose is also skating as the underdog in this series, which is s likely plus for this bunch that so often underachieved when much was expected. The Vancouver sweep suggests this is a different Sharks bunch. Plus Antti Niemi is also a Stanley Cup-winning goalie in the past and is matching Quick save-for-save. The Sharks should be up 2-1 in this series right now, but can still claw back to level and make it best-of-three from this point forward. Play Sharks on Money Line