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The Spurs were mostly dreadful on offense with 40 percent field-goal shooting in their first two games against the Warriors. Golden State was actually slow to get going in each of the first halves before coming on strong and going for 229 combined points in taking a 2-0 series lead. With an expected increase in energy on its home court and slightly better offensive execution, San Antonio should carry its load toward sending this Over the total Thursday night.
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Houston starter Charlie Morton is 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA in three starts this season, while Marco Gonzales of Seattle has an ERA of 8.25 despite slitting two decisions in three starts. The Astros have won six of their last seven in Seattle, and are 4-1 on the road against left-handed starters. Even so, the value play is Thursday on the surging Mariners, who have won five of their last seven and have scored seven or more runs four times in the last 10 days at home.
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Give the basket-sized bump in the spread form Game 1, it's clear that the conventional "bounce-back" theory on the stronger team is in full force behind the Cavaliers in Game 2 against the Pacers on Tuesday. But this perspective -- a standard reversal -- fails to account for the fact that Cleveland has struggled to cover large numbers all year, and Indiana presents some serious matchup issues with its speed and athleticism. look for LeBron James to will his club to a win in this one, but it will be tight until the end.
This sets up as a good opportunity to exploit a potential letdown spot for the Mets, who blew a five-run lead in the eighth inning Monday, and take advantage of a historically favorable matchup for the Nationals. Washington starter Gio Gonzalez is 14-5 with a 2.88 ERA in 24 career starts against the Mets. He is 10-1 with a 1.69 ERA in 15 starts against New York at Citi Field. Mets starter Zack Wheeler is 2-7 with a 4.84 ERA in 10 career starts against the Nationals.
Rockies starter German Marquez threw three scoreless innings in his last start before being ejected for his part in a brawl against the Padres. He will look to build on that promising start Monday against the Pirates, whoa re coming off a series win against Miami. Marquez dominated Pittsburgh last year, allowing one run on four hits while picking up the win. Steven Brault is 2-0 for Pittsburgh but has benefited from strong run support. He allowed four runs on seven hits in previous outing against the Cubs and ended up notching a no-decision.
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