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    Bruce Marshall

    Gold Standard

    For years Vegas-based Bruce Marshall was synonymous with The Gold Sheet, the famed sports betting newsletter. With a background in play-by-play work and sports information while in college, Bruce joined TGS in 1981 when hired by the legendary Mort Olshan and served as executive editor for many years. Marshall now supplies his unique and colorful brand of football and basketball analysis to SportsLine members. An in-demand guest on numerous sports talk radio and TV shows across the country, Bruce's vast array of editorial work has been featured in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the New York Post and many other outlets. He has won various handicapping titles and also is working on several book projects. For Bruce Marshall media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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    Bruce's Picks (3 Live)

    Apr 23 2024, 11:40 pm UTC
    League
    Chi. White Sox
    @ Minnesota
    Bruce's PickSubscribers Only
    Unit1.0
    +1373
    28-17-1 in Last 46 MLB Picks
    +882
    11-4 in Last 15 MLB ATS Picks
    +942
    9-1 in Last 10 CHW ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Why mess up a good thing? Going against the ...

    Pick Made: 8:48 am UTC
    Apr 24 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    @ L.A. Clippers
    Bruce's PickSubscribers Only
    Unit1.0
    +2725
    160-121-2 in Last 283 NBA Picks
    +2233
    86-58-1 in Last 145 NBA ATS Picks
    +390
    5-1 in Last 6 DAL ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Home sides have won all eleven playoff games ...

    Pick Made: 8:41 am UTC
    Apr 24 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Nashville
    @ Vancouver
    Bruce's PickSubscribers Only
    Unit1.0
    +842
    29-23 in Last 52 NHL ML Picks
    Analysis:

    After those 12 seconds of madness midway thru the third period ...

    Pick Made: 8:55 am UTC

    Bruce's Past Picks

    Apr 23 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Los Angeles
    4
    @ Edmonton
    7
    +842
    29-23 in Last 52 NHL ML Picks
    +552
    13-10 in Last 23 LA ML Picks
    Analysis:

    Deja vu again (vu vu?) as the Oilers go for a hat-trick of first round wins over the Kings after beating them at this stage the past two seasons. Moreover, home teams like Edmonton have won the first six in these Stanley Cup playoffs, the first time that has happened since 1970, when among other matchups the Penguins swept the Oakland Seals. Edmonton has had LA's number, but both playoff matchups were highly competitive, and the Kings think they have a shot this time with their second-ranked penalty kill (84.6%) and recent work in goal by Cam Talbot (13-7-1 last 21 starts), who also has six playoff shutouts in his career. Home teams can't win every game...can they? Play Kings on Money Line

    Pick Made: Mon 7:01 pm UTC
    Apr 23 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    L.A. Lakers
    99
    @ Denver
    101
    +2725
    160-121-2 in Last 283 NBA Picks
    +2233
    86-58-1 in Last 145 NBA ATS Picks
    +960
    14-4 in Last 18 DEN ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Here should be another proper test of the NBA zig-zag to see if it might work as well this spring as it did in the playoffs a year ago. Home teams have yet to lose outright in this year's playoffs, and the Nuggets have now won nine straight vs. the Lake Show, but many of those wins were not easy, including three of the four last spring that landed within six points, and the Nuggets needed a late spurt to extend the margin to 11 in Saturday's Game One. As last season, expect LeBron and AD to fuel a spirited Lakers fight in Game Two that might again fall short, but reward backers who take the available points. Play Lakers

    Pick Made: Mon 8:01 pm UTC
    Apr 23 2024, 1:30 am UTC
    League
    Vegas
    4
    @ Dallas
    3
    +842
    29-23 in Last 52 NHL ML Picks
    +330
    5-2 in Last 7 DAL ML Picks
    Analysis:

    Back on November 4, when we were at the Washington-USC football game at the LA Coliseum, VGK was walloping the Avs 7-0 the same night to move to 11-0-1. We wouldn't have believed anyone that night who told us Vegas would win less than half of its games the rest of the season, but that's what happened, as inconsistencies, injuries, and deadline adds yet to detonate all contributed to lackluster form for five months. Losing to lowly Anaheim on the final night to drop to the West eighth seed was another indicator this isn't last year for VGK, and Dallas has been looking for a chance to avenge that West finals loss to Vegas last spring. Play Stars on Money Line

    Pick Made: Mon 7:35 am UTC
    Apr 22 2024, 11:40 pm UTC
    League
    Chi. White Sox
    0
    @ Minnesota
    7
    +1373
    28-17-1 in Last 46 MLB Picks
    +882
    11-4 in Last 15 MLB ATS Picks
    +942
    9-1 in Last 10 CHW ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    If being charged with picking on the White Sox, we plead guilty. The Pale Hose are giving us no other choice these days as they have sagged to 3-18 and were just swept out in another series, this time by the Phils, who piled up a 25-7 run advantage on the weekend at Citizens Bank Park. As the case in his debut last week, rookie Jonathan Cannon probably needs to keep a clean sheet to give the Sox a chance, as they've been blanked seven times already and held to one or two runs another eight times. All good news for Twins starter Chris Paddack, who has had to face the menacing Brewers, Dodgers, and Orioles in succession. Play Twins on Run Line

    Pick Made: Mon 6:13 am UTC
    Apr 22 2024, 11:30 pm UTC
    League
    Philadelphia
    101
    @ New York
    104
    +2725
    160-121-2 in Last 283 NBA Picks
    +2233
    86-58-1 in Last 145 NBA ATS Picks
    +1152
    17-5 in Last 22 NY ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    In the past, we've talked about the "zig-zag" in the NBA Playoffs, though we're not sure we've ever seen a first round set up so well for that time-tested trend. While there are always zig-zag examples for Game Two, this spring looks a bit different as all eight home teams won (7-1 vs. the line) in the openers. If pronounced patterns endure, zig-zags might rise with vengeance in Game Twos. Philly might be the best candidate to recover, especially if Tyrese Maxey (missed morning shootaround) and Joel Embiid (should be good to go) are ready. After the slowing Jalen Brunson but getting hurt on the offensive glass, changing the latter just a bit and the Saturday result doesn't repeat. Play Sixers

    Pick Made: Mon 7:16 am UTC
    Apr 22 2024, 10:40 pm UTC
    League
    Milwaukee
    2
    @ Pittsburgh
    4
    +1373
    28-17-1 in Last 46 MLB Picks
    Analysis:

    Like a stranded barge on the Monongahela, the Pirates offense has stopped cold, scoring just nine times across a current six-game skid that makes the quick Pittsburgh break from the gate seem a long way back in the rear-view mirror. Though the pitching matchup has possibilities tonight with rookie Jared Jones (3.13 ERA) impressing, the Brewers hit PNC Park very hot on a four-game win streak that includes a pair of shutout wins. To do the same might be asking much of Monday starter Joe Ross, but Pat Murphy's deep bullpen has been flawless in the past week. Besides, laying any price with a team in the midst of a six-game slump doesn't seem good business. Play Brewers on Money Line

    Pick Made: Mon 6:30 am UTC
    Apr 22 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Nashville
    2
    @ Vancouver
    4
    +842
    29-23 in Last 52 NHL ML Picks
    Analysis:

    Home sides won both games in the Stanley Cup opening round on Saturday but we are not sure that trend endures on Sunday. Partly because of this game and how well the Preds have played for two months, indeed 20-5-3 since February 17...immediately after getting napalmed 9-2 by the Stars. Only the red-hot Canes have won more games since as Nashville has now mastered first-year HC Andrew Brunette's "fast-break hockey" and sits fourth in goals pg since mid-February, while Juuse Saros has been stingy in the net as Nashville has also allowed the fourth fewest goals since February 17. Note the three Canucks wins over the Preds all came before Christmas and prior to Nashville catching fire. Play Preds on Money Line

    Pick Made: Apr 21, 8:15 am UTC
    Apr 22 2024, 1:30 am UTC
    League
    New Orleans
    92
    @ Oklahoma City
    94
    +2725
    160-121-2 in Last 283 NBA Picks
    +2233
    86-58-1 in Last 145 NBA ATS Picks
    +290
    4-1 in Last 5 NO ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Trendlines in Saturday in opening-round NBA playoff games were skewed sharply to the home sides, which won and covered all four opportunities. No surprise if OKC continues that pattern on Sunday against an NO side that the Thunder won and covered against in the last two regular-season meetings. Though we suspect the Pels can maintain competitiveness in this series, the absence of Zion does them no favors, and OKC was definitely able to make a fortress of its home court late in the season, winning and covering its last five at home, with a hefty win margin of 23 ppg. Play Thunder

    Pick Made: Apr 21, 2:10 pm UTC
    Apr 21 2024, 8:10 pm UTC
    League
    N.Y. Mets
    0
    @ L.A. Dodgers
    10
    +1373
    28-17-1 in Last 46 MLB Picks
    +882
    11-4 in Last 15 MLB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    They are deviating from the script at Chavez Ravine, as the Dodgers are going to complete a losing homestand and at risk of getting swept out by the Mets. New York has done a bit of that lately while winning 12 of 15 (and six straight) since a slow 0-5 break from the gate. Ex-Brewer Adrian Houser has been serviceable on the mound, such as the solid 5 1/3 IP on Monday vs. the Bucs, and we are starting to have real questions on the LA side. Even Sunday starter Tyler Glasnow was knocked around on Monday by the Nats, who touched him for six runs and eight hits in just 5 IP of an eventual 5-4 LA loss. Play Mets on Run Line

    Pick Made: Apr 21, 8:26 am UTC
    Apr 21 2024, 5:35 pm UTC
    League
    Chi. White Sox
    2
    @ Philadelphia
    8
    +1373
    28-17-1 in Last 46 MLB Picks
    +882
    11-4 in Last 15 MLB ATS Picks
    +942
    9-1 in Last 10 CHW ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Those five runs scored by the Chisox in the ninth inning on Saturday were roughly 15% of the entire scoring output for the Pale Hose this season...so pump the brakes! Remember, yesterday the Sox were down 9-0 into the top of the ninth after Zack Wheeler had carried a no-hitter into the 8th inning for the Phils, while Philly has scored 16 runs the past two nights in dominant wins. It's asking a lot of Sox rookie Nick Nastrini, in just his second MLB start on the mound, to outduel Aaron Nola, who has steadied since a tough opener vs. the Braves, allowing only three runs and nine hits across 19 IP since in three consecutive Phils wins. Play Phillies on Run Line

    Pick Made: Apr 21, 7:56 am UTC
    Apr 21 2024, 5:00 pm UTC
    League
    Miami
    94
    @ Boston
    114
    +2725
    160-121-2 in Last 283 NBA Picks
    +1042
    73-57 in Last 130 NBA O/U Picks
    +490
    6-1 in Last 7 MIA O/U Picks
    Analysis:

    It's not as if the Heat have never played without Jimmy Butler before. Though Erik Spoelstra would much rather have Butler (and G Terry Rozier, nursing a sore neck and iffy for today) available, Miami has usually fared decently whenever without "Playoff Jimmy," as the case in the Friday play-in vs. the Bulls when rolling 112-91. UCLA rookie Jaime Jaquez, Jr (21 points) continues to impress, and Tyler Herro remains a true spark for the offense. Boston will be primed after getting KO'd by Miami in the East final last spring, but that's also built into the spread; the "total" appears more reasonable, especially as both have been going consistently "over" (Miami 10-2 last 12, Boston 13-4 last 17). Play Heat-Celtics "Over"

    Pick Made: Apr 21, 8:08 am UTC
    Apr 21 2024, 4:30 pm UTC
    League
    Tampa Bay
    2
    @ Florida
    3
    +1018
    14-3-2 in Last 19 NHL O/U Picks
    +265
    5-2 in Last 7 FLA O/U Picks
    Analysis:

    Another Sunshine State playoff showdown which hasn't worked too well for Florida in recent years. Though this Tampa Bay edition hasn't been functioning in quite the same way, with defensive issues continuing to recur for Jon Cooper, as the Lightning have missed key cog Mikhail Sergachev since he went down with injury later in the season. Still, there remains much firepower on the Lightning side, with established goal scorers like Nikita Kucherov (144 points...100 assists!), Steven Stamkos, and Brayden Point all scoring 40 goals or more. Meanwhile, we saw what Sam Reinhart (career-best 52 goals this term), Matthew Tkachuk, and Carter Verhaeghe can do on the Panthers side last spring. Lots of scoring power on the ice! Play Lightning-Panthers "Over"

    Pick Made: Apr 21, 2:23 pm UTC