50-Unit Blowout By Spurs Tops 2-0 NBA Day As Clippers Show Why It's Not Over 'Til It's Over

50-Unit Blowout By Spurs Tops 2-0 NBA Day As Clippers Show Why It's Not Over 'Til It's Over

No Hit, No Pitch Angels Are Complete Disaster And Are Baseball's Go Against Team

By Kelso Sturgeon

In the world of basketball and baseball betting seasoned handicappers know better than to count their money before the final second tickets off the clock or the final out is made in the ninth inning. It's not over until it's over, as both the Los Angeles Clippers and the Baltimore Orioles showed last night.

The Clippers were down 27 points to the Memphis Grizzlies with 1:34 to go in the third period of their NBA playoff game and then put on one of the greatest comebacks in history to win, 99-98. The Orioles headed into the ninth inning of their game Sunday against the Oakland Athletics down 2-0 and won 5-0-that after getting just four hits in the eight previous innings.

Two things for certain: if you bet on the favorite in a basketball game, no lead is ever too big and if you bet on the underdog, no lead is too big to be overcome. It is the same in baseball, where in this universe of shaky relief pitching, anything is possible.

Never forget the Fat Lady.

I am pleased to report I bounced back off a bad Saturday in the NBA and went 2-0 Sunday, winning a 50-unit play on the San Antonio Spurs (-10 ½) with their 106-91 win over the Utah Jazz and with a 10-unit play on the Los Angeles Lakers (-5) with their103-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

For the record after the first eight games of round one in the NBA playoffs, favorites stand 5-3 against the number and the under has prevailed by the same margin in totals. Injuries have also moved front and center and certainly compromise the playoff chances of the Chicago Bulls, the New York Knicks and possibly even the Clippers.

  • The Chicago Bulls have lost superstar guard Derrick Rose with a knee injury for the rest of the playoffs. The Bulls are 18-9 without him this season but his loss certainly compromises their chances to win the championship.

  • The New York Knicks have lost guard Iman Shumpert to a knee injury, leaving them scrambling for a fill-in at the guard spot. Shumpert was doing an excellent job filling in for the injured Jeremy Lin who has returned to practice but who is not yet ready to play.

  • The Los Angeles Clippers have lost forward Caron Butler (12.0 points, 3.49 rebounds per game) who broke his left hand in the win at Memphis.

Tonight's NBA Betting Menu

25-Unit NBA Platinum Play Highlights 3-0 Night
I started off the NBA playoffs in slow fashion but came roaring back yesterday by going 3-0, winning a 50-unit play on the San Antonio Spurs (-10 ½) with their 106-91 victory over the Utah Jazz and a 10-unit take-down with the Los Angeles Lakers (-5) with their impressive 103-88 win over the Denver Nuggets. Tonight I am releasing all three games-the New York Knicks at the Miami Dolphins (on TNT), the Orlando Magic at the Indiana Pacers (on NBA Network) and the Dallas Mavericks at the Oklahoma City Thunder (on TNT)-and one of them will be a 25-unit play. Get this 25-unit winner, plus 10-unit plays on the other two games-for just $25, charged to your major credit card. Better yet, get on board for my entire playoff package for just $199 and play daily right through the championship round in late June. Keep in mind the package includes at least five 100-unit plays and my 200-unit NBA playoff game of the year, plus daily baseball best bets right through the end of the playoffs.

Angels Nightmare Continues

The Los Angeles Angels were 7-1 to win the World Series when the baseball season began but they right now rank as one of the worst teams in baseball-a can't hit, can't pitch team that is performing so far below expectations its failure is almost beyond words.

The Angeles just finished a 1-5 road trip that took them to Tampa Bay and Cleveland in games that saw them hitting .165 (31-for-188) and .133 (4-of-30) with runners in scoring position. Adding to the team's woes is the fact its bullpen is by far the worst in baseball and that Albert Pujols is to this point a complete bust.

Pujols, previously one of the most feared power hitters in baseball, left the world-champion St. Louis Cardinals to join the Angels. Last season at St. Louis he hit .299, led the team in home runs with 37 and runs-batted-in with 99. In the first year of a $240 million 10-year contract he is hitting .216 and does not have a single home run.

The Angels have the fourth largest payroll in the majors--$154,485,166-and it goes without saying their return on investment stinks. As a bettor the Angels are on my go-against list until further notice.

Tonight's Baseball Betting Menu

15-Unit TV Play Tops 2-0 Baseball Night - Rangers at Blue Jays
I won my 15-unit national TV play yesterday as the underdog Tampa Bay Rays (+115) beat the Texas Rangers, 5-2, and am  coming right back tonight with a nationally televised (ESPN) game that finds the Rangers (16-6) at the Toronto Blue Jays (12-10). This game figures to be one of the best of the week, since it matches two standout pitchers. On the mound for Texas will be right-hander Yu Darvish (3-0, 2.42) while Toronto will send out righty Kyle Drabek (2-1, 2.25) Pitchers' duel or not, one element is going to decide this one and I know what it is win. Get this 15-unit winner, plus an additional 5-unit play, or just $10, charged to your major credit card.

Chairman's Club 7-3 Last Ten 25-Unit Plays, and Wins Another One Tonight
There is an outstanding baseball schedule for tonight and I intend to get it done again with my Chairman's Club with another 25-unit solid gold winner. My Chairman's Club is 7-3 the past 10 days with its 25-unit plays and tonight's game should make that 8-3. Win this 25-unit solid gold game for just $15, charged to your major credit card.

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