MLB Free Pick : Detroit at Miami 4/5

MLB Free Pick : Detroit at Miami 4/5

MLB Free Pick 4/5

A young home run hitting Miami Marlins is the subject of HRWager’s MLB Free Pick for April 5th.  They get to host opening day against the Detroit Tigers.  Miami sluggers get to test out whether the declining Verlander fastball has regained any of its former pop.  This and a changed dimension of their home stadium has the Marlins stomping at the bit.  7PM start is almost a pickem with the road Tigers costing a little more to invest for the win on Tuesday.


MLB Free Pick : Bring in the Fences

When you have the big bats, it behooves the team to move in the fences.  Not only are some of them like center field 11 feet closer, but most of the walls are lower than six feet now.   Now they get an aging Justin Verlander of the Tigers to face.  Only twenty appearances last year with him going 5-8 with a 3.38 ERA.  The coaching staff also got upgraded with them getting Mattingly as head coach from the Dodgers and enlisting the services of home run king Barry Bonds as hitting coach.  Exciting times to be a Marlin fan.

Tiger’s Upgrades

Mr.  All World Metric Justin Upton is now on the Tigers.  He is said to do a lot of the previously unquantifiable very well.  Zimmerman defected from the Nationals and give the Tigers a quality arm to replace David Price.  Their shortstop as well as Viktor Martinez are dealing with injuries in this one.  Not an ideal place to start for the Tigers.

Very young team that can run and gun.  Giancarlo is your main bat but their is no shortage of offensive fireworks on Miami.  Marcell Ozuna is a very good player.  Dee Gordon can challenge any pitcher to hold him to the base.  All that speed and he won the NL batting title last year.  Chen starts for Miami Tuesday so expect Detroit to get some runs a well.  The over at 7 1/2 runs is near +100 and of good value.  Miami ML at -105 is where the smart money will be on Tuesday.  Young team with all their future ahead of them will roar from the gate on 4/5.  Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.


NHL Free Pick : Carolina at Boston 4/5

NHL Free Pick : Carolina at Boston 4/5

Tuesday sees HRWager’s NHL Free Pick be pivotal to the playoff hopes of the Boston Bruins.  With three games left, they are one point behind Detroit and the Flyers.  They have the better shot at catching the Red Wings because Philadelphia has a game in hand.  With a 7PM EST start in Boston, Carolina has nothing really to play for but the spoiler roll in this one.  The price difference between the money line and puck line is significant in this one.  Can Boston stop their slide and possibly even pull of a puckline cover on 4/5?

NHL Free Pick : Price Difference

Boston Free Pick 4/5

  1. Bruins ML -190’s to -200
  2. Boston PL (- 1 1/2) is +162

After getting slammed in Chicago 6-4, Boston can not halt the skid they are on.  With only two wins in their last nine games, Boston has played themselves out of the playoffs heading into Tuesday.  Part of this was the kiss of death the schedule makers gave them by having all but one in that stretch on the road.  Good news is that if they win all three games they are in because they both play Detroit in this stretch and would own the tiebreaker over the Red Wings.  Even when they win, the goals let in by Boston are plentiful.  Part of this will be solved by having Dennis Seidenberg coming back to the lineup for this one.

Ten Goals Over the Weekend

The Bruins got ten goals in two games over the weekend.  What is great here is that Carolina just got mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.  They made a great push getting at least a point in 12 of the last 14.  Hence, the team is tired and the possible younger skaters that can see more ice time will still be rusty.  An ideal situation to pump it up on the Bruins.

Total of five goals on the over is -125 and is a good value.  Carolina will not work the body and Boston is shooting well.  That is for the conservative readers.  For aggressive types, the PL at +162 is where the wagering should be.  Go with these Free Picks and see your profit bloom on Tuesday.  Good fortune and we will see you later today here at the HRW.