Loss of momentum and key players are the focal points for the MLB Tip in the Cardinals and Angels series that is set to start on May 10th. Both teams are performing under expectations with LAA getting awful news regarding their starting itching. Even in the face of all of this, Angels are the favorite for wagering ML action at -120. Did our linesmaker get it correct in this instance? Read on at HRWager to see where we should strike in this 10PM EST start.
MLB Tip : Laundry List of Injuries for Angels
Tommy John and his operation is needed by the Angels’ ace. Garrett Richards is gone for the season and with him, most of the remaining pitching staff. Heaney and Wilson are also out. Bullpen is also effected by Huston Street being hurt. All of this and it is only part of the reason for a 13-18 start. Their offense lacks their traditional prowess. Tampa Bay saw the going 2 for 20 in RISP. Five runs for an entire series against the Rays is the epitome of how their season is going right now.
Can the Cardinals Do Any Better in LAA?
Mike Leake has been a free agent bust so far for St. Louis. 0-3 with a 6.03 ERA has seen him allow a recent rash of home runs. True the Angels lack of punch helps him but do we want to go to war with him starting this game? Cardinals are near the top of home runs hit. Stephen Piscotty has also been on a tear recently. Total of 8 runs has been steady so far and is the key to wagering profit in this one.
Can not imagine many situations where St. Louis is held off the board much. So it becomes whether the Angels can keep pace offensively. We do not think they can. So the totals are out of the equation. St. Louis is a ML dog and is fine for investing just in that. For those that want to whomp the sportsbooks, the alternative line of -1 1/2 on ST. Louis would be very juicy to try. Good fortune in this MLB tip and we will see you on Wednesday here at the HRW.
Want to see movement in an NHL Bet? Good Morning and welcome to HRWager. Game Six of the Washington Pittsburgh series opened up with the Penguins as a slight home favorite. Lot of concentrated wagering on one side has caused the ML to slide to the -130 level. Our job here at the HRW is to determine if this amount of steam is correct and whether the increased price to win is worth our while. So let us sit back and get this investment in before the puck drops at 8PM EST.
NHL Bet : Key Cap Return?!
Washington seems to be getting a key defenseman back and the world does not take notice! The third line had awful gaffes on the defensive side of the puck in Games Three and Four. Brooks Orpik is now back in the lineup after a three game suspension. A consistent player with fresh legs wanting to make amends for his mistake is a valuable asset to have. At any rate, Washington can open it up even more now to exploit the new found potency of the first line. Evgeny Kuznetsov looked like his former self when put in the starting lineup for Game Five. A lot of good factors going in for Washington and yet the line slides this much. Why?
Penguin’s Goalie Change?
One bad goal and it is panic time in Pittsburgh. Rookie Matt Murray made a single mistake and now the masses are howling for Fleury to take over his regular gig. Coach named Murray the starter already but rookies have rabbit ears. If Washington storms the gates and gets up fast then this one can spiral out of control. A few boo birds and all the confidence in the world starts to crack. Hopefully the fans of Pittsburgh are educated enough to refrain from impromptu actions like these.
Such concentrated action is rarely this far off. Caps have most of the momentum and issues solved coming into this one. Penguins are suddenly on their heels with a goaltending issue that frankly should not be there. +115 to +120 is too good of a price for the team that now has momentum. Good fortune in our NHL Bet recommendation and we will see you later today here at the HRW.
HRWager has our WTA Tips coming out of the disarray expected in the Rome stop starting on 5/9. Serena should not be the constant money maker in the past here. Kerber is going to have her issues as well. This will be an event for underdog wagering and learning more about the field for the upcoming French Open. So sit back with the HRW as we go over this week’s event, procure profit, and attempt to divine what might happen in the second Grand Slam event coming up in a few short weeks.
WTA Tips : Not Too Much on Serena Here
A nasty fever had caused Serena Williams to withdraw from Madrid last week. Instead of easing on in, she plays here and does doubles with her sister. We understand the desire to do so and get that gold medal with Venus in the Olympic games. However for sports investors, this is an event where she will tinker and get her feet back from underneath her. The quarter she is in has tough outs as in the following.
- Even a Sam Stosur or Daria Gavrilova
For a tune up, you have Halep who won last weeks event and Kuznetsova who is going through one last good run before retirement. Not many times do we see pitfalls like this where Serena can be curtailed before the semi finals!
3rd Quarter of the Draw
This is where Gabine Muguruza has to show some form heading into the French. So highly ranked and has not even reached a semi final here. This is desperation time in her camp. Right off the bat she should get Makarova who beat her in Beijing. No more time for tinkering. If you ever saw a spark in Gabine, this is the event in which she will excel in. Back her to get out of her section to at least the semis.
Chaos has ensued on the women’s tour. Kerber is the only one that has shown form right now. Lots of injuries right now. Azarenka should get to the semi finals from her section as well. HRWager advises a selective investment strategy on the matches with either Azarenka of Muguruza. Good fortune in Rome and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.
Good news for MLB action in May. Most every team right now is hovering near the .500 mark in their last ten. The only ones deviating from the pattern are the Cubs (9-1) and the Twins (1-9). So when people are in a panic about the Royals (15-15), there is plenty of time to right the ship. KC attempts a course change from their last 12 games as they open up a four game series against the Yankees. Overnight lines have seen some linemovement against the Royals to improve their price to the +110 mark. Which way will HRWager urge their customers to invest on this 7:05 PM start on May 9th?
MLB Action : Case for the Yankees
Most of the case for investing in the Yankees today seems to be pitching based. Nova gets his first shot at starting this season after being demoted to the pen. CC is hurt and this is the opportunity to convince the coaching staff to not send him back there. His ERA is a tad high against the Royals as Eric Hosmer has both been hot against Nova and the league recently. Rest of the Royals have been average at best against the NY starter. The coveted bullpen reliever, Chapman, comes off of a 30 game suspension and should see some action today either way to break him into gameplay.
Love the Long Ball
New York must be salivating to get a ball with some pace to hit after losing to a knuckleballer last night. Chris Young is starting for the Royals and his history of bad mistakes is still with him. Eight home runs in six starts is cause for concern in this one. Even though he is not strong on the road, some Yankee hitters have struggled against him. Teixera and McCann can not hit a lick against him. Ellsbury should still be out for this one with that hip injury still bothering him. Young is 3-2 against the Yankees but a 4.62 ERA against them give the Yankees hope tonight.
Total has been nibbled at 8 1/2 but has not moved off of this level yet. Royals have too many trends going against them here. Recent numbers of .240 average with less than three runs scored per game are against them allowing 6.41 ERA in this twelve game stretch. Yankees pitching staff has a good chance to break in pitchers and win the game. NYY -120 ML should be your MLB action of the day. Good fortune and we will see you later on today here at the HRW.