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NUMBERS TO BET BUY

By Marc Lawrence, Playbooksports.com — Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander is 9-1 his last 10 team-starts in May, including 5-0 away. He owns a 1.55

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GAME SEVENS ON TAP

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Saturday’s NHL slate is about as good as it gets for hockey fans: Three Game 7s, back-to-back-to-back. Bruins at Hurricanes

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STAT OF THE DAY

By Marc Lawrence, Playbooksports.com — Per ESPN Stats & Info: When the Memphis Grizzlies won by 39 points without Ja Morant playing, it tied for

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MONEY MONEY MONEY

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Rich Strike entered Saturday’s Kentucky Derby with one win in seven career races and was claimed last year for just

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A BREWING STORM

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Milwaukee RH Brandon Woodruff is 11-2 in his career team-starts during May, including 6-0 at home. Meanwhile, Cincinnati’s Vladimir Guitierrez

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CAUTIONARY CUP TALE

By Marc Lawrence, Playbooksports.com — In the first 34 years the NHL has handed out the President’s Trophy to the team with the best regular-season

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EYE ON THE PRIZE

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Max Scherzer’s eyeballs dilate when he sees a Philadelphia uniform as he’s gone 21-4 in his last 25 overall team-starts.

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GIFT WRAPPED

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — The Minnesota Timberwolves are 7-19 SU and 8-19 ATS in the postseason dating back to 2015, including 3-14 SUATS when

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NBA WHIPPED CREAM

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — The Brooklyn Nets were favorites at the beginning gof the season to win the Eastern Conference, even after the James

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DINOSAURS COMING BACK

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — They’re not dead yet. Toronto, down 3-1 in its opening round playoff series against Philadelphia, is 11-6 SU and 13-4

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BEAN COUNTERS

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — When the Celtics invade Brooklyn to take on the Nets Saturday evening in Game Three of their NBA playoff series

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GRIZZLIES FOREVER YOUNG?

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — The Memphis Grizzlies’ average age, weighted by playing time, is 24.4 years old. They’re the youngest team to finish with

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… AND ALL THAT JAZZ

By Marc Lawrence, Playbooksports.com — From the well-oiled machine, .595 or fewer Home Favorites in Game Three in the NBA playoffs, coming off straight-up loss

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NOT SO WONDERFUL

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Since 1991, a total of 102 teams have won an NBA playoff game by exactly one-point. These same teams are

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BRANDED BY THE LIGHT

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Thanks to the names, images and likeness (NIL) deals in college sports today, some athletes have cashed with some eye-popping

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