Exaggerator Wins Preakness 5/21

Exaggerator Wins Preakness 5/21

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Muck and mire with deep mud was the atmosphere in this Preakness Stakes.  Most of Maryland was soaked as the horses made their way to the post.  A tense atmosphere as the horses were asked to perform in an environment that is most definitely outside the Box.  Good Morning HRWager friends and family.  Today we examine the 2016 edition of the Preakness Stakes.  Let us review how we could have struck for some deep profit in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

 

MVP : Uncle Lino

The pace and the competitive nature of Nyquist caused his defeat at the Preakness.  Nyquist bolted from the gate and was immediately challenged by Uncle Lino.  The two put a furious pace on the first 1/4 of a mile.  So much so that if continued, neither horse would have much left in the tank.  Whether it was just the fight in Nyquist or maybe the muck as well but the horse would not take any cues from the jockey.  He refused to back down.  Uncle Lino was up to the task of tiring him out as the race progressed into the second stage.

History Lesson

Exaggerator was too far off the lead in the Derby to come back and win it.  The team that manages this horse learned from last time.  They kept him within five lengths as the horse got to the second half.  Owning the rail, he passed the leaders with ease and progressed to storm down the stretch.  In an effort to catch up, Nyquist took an extreme angle to try and catch up.  No jockey would do this.  Another sign that the horse was running his own race.  This cost him second place as Cherry Wine nipped for place in this race.

Visually eerie was this race.  Best horse won in this unique circumstance.  No triple crown this year as Exaggerator took the Preakness.  With Nyquist in third, the Exactas paid through the roof in this one.  Most of the public ate the chalk.  We hope that you had the winning tickets in this one.  Come to the window and receive your payouts on Exaggerator for winning this race.  Good fortune and we will see you on Monday here at HRWager.

 

Stanley Cup : Game Five Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh 5/22

Stanley Cup : Game Five Tampa Bay @ Pittsburgh 5/22

Stanley Cup 5/22

A team in sudden disarray in the Stanley Cup playoffs is still getting -200 level of chalk for Game Five on May 22nd.  Good morning and of course we are talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The name brand that attracts a ton of wagering from the United States.  Perceptions of potency often inflate the price on this team.  Even after getting smacked around in Game Four, this even series in the standings is not so at the ticket window.  Which way will the HRW advise you to invest in this key hockey game Sunday night?

Stanley Cup : No More Murray?!

More that Tampa Bay was very proficient than a complete failure by the rookie goalie in the 4-3 loss.  Head coach of the Pens pulled him after two periods and then they rallied.  Falling short was the worst option as now it muddies the water for this one.  A debate on your starter for the goalie you have is far from ideal for the Stanley Cup favorite.  Injuries are starting to mount for them as well.  Trevor Daley has a lower body injury which will at least slow him down if not see him miss Game Five.

Anywhere near a ML -200?

It is not like Tampa did not have success against Fleury.  Twice during the regular season saw them crush Pittsburgh.  Nine goals the Lightning scored and they chased him out of the net as well.  The final 20 minutes of the last game was more of Tampa trying to take it easy for the big push in Game Five.  It was not pretty but it got the job done.  So it all comes down to either a no bet or one on the road ML dog on Sunday?

Great game to end your weekend with.  Teams that attempt to use the open ice are good for entertainment value.  This is why Pittsburgh stock is usually more pricey in the Stanley Cup.  Here is that exact situation.  Even the oddsmakers are ignoring what happened on the ice.  Go with the road dog Tampa Bay as their price makes it worth it for long term expectation.  Good fortune and we will see you later today here at the HRW.

 

NBA Today : Steal for Game Three with Cleveland @ Toronto

NBA Today : Steal for Game Three with Cleveland @ Toronto

NBA Today 5/21

Dealing with the NBA Today in the Eastern Conference, making the final seems to be the limit for anyone not named LeBron.  Good morning and welcome to HRWager.  Today we look at the state of affairs in Toronto.  Game Three is here and most of the reasonable inhabitants of this city hope to not be swept against the Cavs.  Cleveland shown little ill effect from their almost nine day layoff as they trounced the Raptors in the first two games.  Even with +5, can the Raptors even cover at home in tonight’s game?

 

NBA Today : Uncharted Territory

We are in the midst of historical dominance right now.  Record to start a playoffs undefeated is eleven wins.  Laker teams in 1989 and 2001 hit this peak with their superstars.  Now LeBron is at the point of tying this record and it appears little can hold him back.  Without the Raptors playing much defense, the buckets have come too easy at home.  Will the road be any different?  What pits Toronto behind the eight ball is lack of rest!  With all their seven game series extensions, they are in their most condensed period of playing basketball since November.  Add to it the added pressure of the playoffs and even the adrenaline is running dry up in the north.

Best Hope is to Pack it In

Allow the cavs to shoot the three in enemy territory.  If they can hit them then all you can do is tip your hat to them.  First half leads by Cleveland is more the product of lackluster interior defense.  Pack the middle with the old box and one college zone defense.  Dare them to beat you outside because they sure have proven they can do it in the paint.  The key here for us is the +5.  This gives a person some outs if it is a close game at home.  Will it be?

Nope.  Raptors are sitting on their accomplishments and happy to be here.  Not that they are unwilling to work on defense but they are too drained to do so.  Fast break points will be the key.  Cavs will increase the pace and Toronto will follow suit.  This gives the potential for another double digit win by Cleveland.  Pound the Cavs until proven wrong against the Raptors.  -5 not enough here.  Good luck with the Cavs tonight and we will see you later on here at the HRW.