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Joe Duffy’s Picks has certainly seen better short-term records in our nearly 26 years of public winning. But long-term winning resumes tonight with an MLB Wise Guy and an MLB Major. Which team has a slugging percentage edge of more than .200 in their last 10 games? Which team has two systems that are not overlapping that are each +96 units or better? The answers and a ton more corroborating data are up for a Tuesday sweep at OffshoreInsiders.com

A free NBA picks winner is:

MIAMI -2.5 Indiana

As long-time clients know, we have shown that the so-called NBA zigzag playoff betting theory is a virtual wash. It is above .500 but hovers around the winning threshold minus the juice.

Oh for those who don’t know what the zigzag theory is, it is simple: bet whichever team is off a loss in the previous series game to cover the next.

However our bounce back angles win. None of our most statistically significant angles stored into our computer specifically applies. But several of the most common parameters do.

The better the team (Miami is the best team in the league and an all-time great) and the more evenly matched (check), the stronger a team is likely to bounce back. This is even truer when the better team is off a loss and trailing in the series. Check and check.

We have also found the deeper a team goes into the playoffs, the more affective it is as any team still alive has shown an ability to rebound from a loss. The blind zig-zag has won six of the last eight. Again, in and of itself those angles are not overwhelming, but confirm our long-term findings.

LeBron James has a four-point play in the fourth quarter of Game 1. He scored no other points. Suffice to say, he will come in with a big chip on his shoulder. That is not good for Indiana. Miami played as bad as they could have defensively. They have not won back-to-back championships without being able to make game-to-game adjustments.

The Pacers are not exactly the mark of consistency against the Hawks and Wizards. We will happily bet for inconsistency here.

Sports betting links pick: Miami Heat -2.5.

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