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Cleveland 4 @ Seattle 2 | 05/14 | 2:10 AM UTC

Cleveland -115

WIN

ANALYSIS: Logan Gilbert is starting for the Mariners while Jarrod Kelenic also makes his MLB debut, both top prospects for the Mariners. However, the Mariners have lost four straight games while the Indians have won eight of their last nine games. Zach Plesac hasn’t allowed a run in either of his last two outings, and he gets a young lineup that strikes out a lot. Gilbert and Kelenic will both be good in their careers, maybe even today. But the value on the Indians while they’re hot is way too good to pass up here because of the public’s overreaction to Gilbert and Kelenic making their debuts.

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John Bollman

The Executive
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Portland 117 @ Phoenix 118 | 05/14 | 2:00 AM UTC

Portland +3

WIN

ANALYSIS: I was also set to pick the Suns on the moneyline and shut it down for the night, but then Deandre Ayton was ruled out -- plus Phoenix is without key reserve Cameron Johnson. So, even with the Blazers on the second of a B2B, I'll take the three points and am very tempted to pick the moneyline upset. Ayton is that important. He is one of six players in the NBA to rank in the top 20 on the league in rebounds per game, blocks per game and field goal percentage.

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Matt Severance

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Miami 5 @ Arizona 1 | 05/14 | 1:40 AM UTC

Miami -125

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Marlins find themselves as a rare road favorite against the Diamondbacks. Arizona starter Merrill Kelly struggles to go deep into games. This will give the Marlins bats plenty of opportunities against a bullpen they took advantage of in a home sweep last week. Grab Miami.

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Zack Cimini

Contrarian with Chutzpah
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Vancouver 1 @ Calgary 4 | 05/14 | 1:00 AM UTC

Calgary -175

WIN

ANALYSIS: Absolutely meaningless game with both eliminated from playoff contention -- I'm not even sure why the NHL is playing these games (both have multiple left against one another due to previous Canucks COVID issues) in empty arenas. We'll simply take the Flames because they are at home, while Vancouver is in the midst of a long road trip and missing a handful of players. Calgary has won 13 of the past 18 at home in the series.

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Matt Severance

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Cincinnati 8 @ Colorado 13 | 05/14 | 12:40 AM UTC

OVER 11

WIN

ANALYSIS: Cincinnati (third) and Colorado (fifth) both reside in the top five in the National League in runs, so the scoreboard operator at Coors Field is likely to be busy on Thursday. Prior to their series against a San Diego team that owns the best ERA in the majors, the Rockies combined with their opponents to produce at least 11 runs in five straight home games - including both seven-inning contests of a doubleheader against San Francisco on May 4. The Reds have scored 11 or more runs on their own six times already this year, most recently at Pittsburgh on Monday (14). With both starters possessing ERAs over 5.95, expect runs to be plentiful.

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Larry Hartstein

Senior Analyst
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Cincinnati 8 @ Colorado 13 | 05/14 | 12:40 AM UTC

OVER 11

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Reds have won four of their last six, while the Rockies have lost five of their last six. This looks like a Coors Field shootout with this pitching matchup and two of the worst bullpens. Luis Castillo just doesn’t have it this season. He’s allowed four runs or more in three of his last five starts. The Reds have lost five straight behind him. Chi-Chi Gonzalez allowed seven runs in his last start, and four runs before that. Over is the top play.

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Micah Roberts

Former Vegas Bookmaker
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Cincinnati 8 @ Colorado 13 | 05/14 | 12:40 AM UTC

OVER 11

WIN

ANALYSIS: This line opened at 10.5 and still is on the move. I could see this closing even higher. With a huge weather boost, facing Chi Chi Gonzalez might just be too easy for the Reds. They were cold for a bit, but their offense is heating up again, and the air at Coors Field should only help them pile up the runs. Colorado is much better at home and can be expected to contribute to the total. Let’s get this before it closes higher.

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Justin Perri

Model Guy
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Toronto 102 @ Chicago 114 | 05/14 | 12:00 AM UTC

Chicago -10.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: Toronto is just waving the big old white flag. It's like Mario Brothers, when you show up and the princess is in another castle. The Raptors have nothing to play for. The Bulls are finally starting to figure things out with Nikola Vucevic and Zach LaVine. Chicago was beaten up by the Nets on Tuesday, but a lot of teams get beat up by the Nets. Look for the Bulls to bounce back in a big way in this spot. Lay the points with Chicago.

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Tim Doyle

Big Ten Baller
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