Royals starter Ian Kennedy doesn't match up very well against this Rays lineup. Let's not forget late last season he didn't even last three innings after giving up a quick seven earned runs. The wheels have fallen off this season for Kennedy as retirement may be creeping up. I am projecting the Rays to jump on the Royals early Tuesday and coast to victory.
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Cleveland will certainly adjust tactically for Game 2, but I think Brad Stevens will be ready for those adjustments and pre-emptively prep for them. Despite LeBron James' skill and motivation in this game, I expect Boston to edge them out with overall talent and preparation. I'm taking the home team to go up 2-0.
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There's some thin value Tuesday behind the Cubs with high-priced starter Yu Darvish looking to get back on track against the surging Braves. Atlanta's current roster is hitting just .196 against Darvish, who returns from the 10-day disabled list. Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz is 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA in two career games against the Cubs, and the Braves are 3-12 in his past 15 starts. Chicago is on a 4-1 run after allowing five or more runs in its previous game.
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Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians are nearly $1.30 favorite entering Game 2 of their road series against Detroit. They'll call upon struggling pitcher Josh Tomlin who enters the matchup with an 8.06 ERA. The inconsistency of Tigers pitcher Francisco Liriano and the Tigers banged up lineup is where the value lies. Take Detroit.
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There's already been more than a basket's worth of adjustment on the spread for Game 2 between the Celtics and Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday. In my view, this isn't nearly enough. The public will surely favor a "bounce-back" angle on the Cavaliers, who must win at least one game at TD Garden in order to prevail in the series. But this team has yet to show immediate resolve following adversity in the playoffs. I think Cleveland will be more competitive, but will head home facing a two-game deficit.
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