Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on June 5. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from Major League Baseball, the NHL Playoffs, and the NBA Finals.
Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals – 2:10 PM ET
Kicking off our daily sports bets is a game between the Astros and the Royals. Houston, with a record of 34-19, currently is tied in the series 1-1. Yesterday, the Royals were able to shut out Houston 6-0 in a game where Houston struggled at the plate. On the mound tonight is the 5-2 Framber Valdez, who will give the Astros an advantage.
The Kansas City Royals have a record of 17-34 with a 9-16 record at home this season. Getting the start tonight is Jonathan Heasley, who is 0-2 as a starter. The Royals batters will have trouble against Valdez who has an ERA of 2.57. After coming off of a tough loss, we expect the Astros to bounce back tonight and win -230.
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers – 2:35 PM ET
Our next baseball game of the day is the Seattle Mariners at the Texas Rangers. So far, this has been a back and forth series with each team winning a game. The Mariners will try to get the edge over the Rangers by sending out the 1-1 George Kirby. Kirby has an ERA of 3.46 and is pretty fresh having only pitched 26.0 innings.
The Rangers are sending out one of their best starters, Martin Perez. Perez has an impressive 4-2 record this season but an even more impressive ERA of 1.42. With Perez on the mound, the Mariners will have a tough time getting runs across. Texas comes in at -130 and is also playing at home. The best bet here is the Rangers -130 and the under.
New York Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – 3:00 PM ET
We couldn’t leave out the only NHL playoff game scheduled for tonight. The New York Rangers, who lead this series 2-0 head out to Tampa Bay tonight. After spending the first two games at home, we’ll have to see how the Rangers perform on the road. They’ve averaged 4.5 goals so far this series, if they can keep that up, they should win tonight.
However, the Tampa Bay Lightning at home is a pretty tough team to beat. Throughout the season, they had a 27-8-6 record at home. Having only lost eight games at home, we’d say they have the advantage tonight. They averaged 3.48 goals per game during the season, but we need to see their defense stiffen up. We think Tampa Bay gets a win tonight -175.
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – 4:10 PM ET
This could easily be the most entertaining game of the day. So far, the Dodgers have a 2-1 lead in the series. However, the Mets won yesterday’s game 9-4 and are looking to add another win. Getting the start for the Mets tonight is Trevor Williams, who is 1-3 as a starter. Although Williams’ record isn’t very strong, he has a good ERA of 3.58.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will send out SP Julio Urias, who is 3-5 this season. Similar to Williams, Urias doesn’t have a great record, however, he has a strong ERA of 2.89. With both pitchers being pretty even, this game will come down to batting. As a team, the Mets have an edge with a batting average of .265, so we’ll take them +155.
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors – 8:00 PM ET
It’s time for Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. The Celtics shocked the world in Game 1 when their offense overwhelmed Golden State and won 120-108. Tonight, led by Jayson Tatum, the Celtics get the chance to do it again. Their defense is ranked among the best in the NBA, so expect to see them in full force.
The Golden State Warriors might’ve underestimated the Celtics’ offense. After shutting down the Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals, you’d think their defense would be better. However, they allowed the Celtics to beat them at home and put them down a game in the series. We think this will be a redemption game for the Warriors, we’ll take them -4.
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