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After finding themselves down 0-2, it looks as if the Celtics are headed toward winning the series by sweeping the following four. They've won three straight and seem more comfortable on the road than at home. Grab Boston as Chicago has looked like an eighth seed or worse since losing Rajon Rondo.
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This appears to be a revenge spot that has people swaying to former Tigers pitcher Mike Pelfrey. On Friday, the veteran will aim to take down his former team, which cut him less than a month ago. While he may perform above his latest standards, expect the White Sox bats to cool down after a solid stretch recently. Grab the home Tigers.
5-2-0 in last 7 MLB ML picks | +298
Value continues to wane for the Blue Jays as their record stands at 6-16. Luckily, on the mound Friday is ace Marcus Stroman, who has two of their wins. It would seem a great spot for the Blue Jays against the Rays and struggling starter Blake Snell. Although Snell is still having issues each outing, he seems to be far ahead of last year's starts. Look for the veteran Rays to seize the moment against fragile Toronto.
The Angels on Thursday will be aiming for the sweep against the A's, who are getting Kendall Graveman back into the rotation. His 2.00 ERA in three starts looks to be a challenge for an Angels team with seven starters batting below .250. Yet, they scored a season-high eight runs Wednesday. What?s more, they're facing a taxed A's bullpen that has worked overtime in the past two games.
After looking down and out after three games, the Raptors have switched gears and exposed the Bucks. With the Bucks' defense weakening, Toronto has regained its confidence. Yet, bettors shouldn't overreact to a lopsided Game 5. At home, the Bucks can frustrate the Raptors into poor shots. Grab Milwaukee.
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