BlackJack’s Plays of the Day: Betting on the Road Raptors
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: DeMar DeRozan
It’s a Friday, brothers: the greatest day of the week. The weekend is in sight, and sweet freedom awaits us. Not only do we have that going for us, but we are off an incredible Golden Knights win, we’re 10-3 the past two days, and we feel fantastic. It’s time to get to business and close this week with a bang and bring home the winners.
Toronto Raptors at Washington Wizards (-2)
7:30 p.m. ET
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I absolutely love the Raptors here. They should have this series over already, but they played very sloppy in the first two games in D.C. I do not expect that to happen again. This is where we see if Toronto can finish off an opponent when they have them down. This is where we see if this Raptors team is truly different. I think they are, and I think they close this thing out in six.
THE PICK: Raptors +2
Colorado Rockies (-125) at Miami Marlins
7:10 p.m. ET
Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
I’ve enjoyed betting against Jose Urena of the Marlins. From Opening Day forward it’s been a good time. The Marlins are obviously not very good, and the Rockies have an offense that is more than capable of scoring runs. They’ve scored at least five runs in their past five games. I think you roll with the Rockies here and don’t think twice about it.
THE PICK: Rockies ML
Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators (-150)
8 p.m. ET
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This is the series that has the potential to be the best one of the second round. Both teams looked excellent in the first round and showed what they can do on both ends of the ice and in net. They were very competitive against each other in the regular season and played some outstanding games. I think they also respect one another and realize how dangerous the other side can be in a seven-game series. I expect lots of scoring, particularly the games in Nashville. I like the total here more than a side in Game 1.
THE PICK: Over 5.5
Everybody go have a great weekend; let’s grab these wins.
Pictured above: DeMar DeRozan