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NBA’s BLOWOUT PROBLEM

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — The NBA playoffs have a blowout problem. Call them walkover wins. With Wednesday’s 13-point win by Boston over Miami, it’s

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SEVENS ARE WILD

By Marc Lawrence, Playbooksports.com — Flowers that bloom in May: Texas hurler Martin Perez is 7-0 his last seven team-starts in May. His opponent, Oakland’s

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BYE–THE WAY

By Marc Lawrence, Playbooksports.com –From the 2022 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide Magazine: The Houston Texans are facing three teams that will be coming off a

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DROP THE PUCK

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — The top-seeded Florida Panthers lie in waiting following Thursday’s heartbreaking 2-1 home loss, down 0-2 when they visit Tampa in

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WRIGHT IS MIGHT

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Right on! St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright has cashed in 13 of his last 16 overall starts as road chalk,

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BYE, BYE LOVE

By Marc Lawrence, Playbooksports.com — The Falcons, Bears, Packers, Colts, Saints, and Commanders all received a Week 14 Bye this season. Last year was the

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LEFTY’S GAMBLING JONES

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — Phil Mickelson’s gambling habit is well-documented. Here’s another story to add to the pile, courtesy of former CBS announcer Gary

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HOLDING A PAIR OF NINES

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com –And who said home ice advantage was extinct? The Hurricanes advance to the next round of the NHL playoffs by winning

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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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