Game 2 of the NBA Finals in air-conditioned AT&T Center in San Antonio takes place today at 8 ET. The scores and odds have San Antonio (-4.5) with a total of 198.5. Game 3 odds for the Stanley Cup finals are posted, with the New York Rangers trailing 2-0 in the Best of 7 series a (-125) favorite over the Los Angeles Kings.
Today we have a free bonus winner from Joe Duffy’s Picks on:
MILWAUKEE (GALLARDO -113) Pittsburgh (Locke)
Milwaukee is a stunning 73-32 in the series including winning 4-of-5 by the confluence of the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela. Yovani Gallardo has a 17-5 team record to Pittsburgh with an ERA of 2.56 and a WHIP of 1.167. In his only start this year, Jeff Locke was blasted for six runs, all earned in 5 1/3 IP. Going back to last year the Buccos have dropped five of his last six.
Milwaukee has done very well to lefties, winning 10-of-13. Pretty compelling is how each team has done in the third game of a series, with Pittsburgh at 9-24 and Milwaukee at 20-7.
Gallardo has some persuasive day/night splits sporting a 1.42 day ERA and 5.50 at night. OBP against is .256 to .327.
Joe Duffy’s Picks free winner: Milwaukee
Tonight’s best sports handicapper picks Joe Duffy’s Picks has an NBA Wise Guy for Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Yes, extra innings is our permanent kryptonite again robbing us of a sweep. But today we go 3-0 as long as we avoid extra innings. We have some overwhelming angles including a team that has lost seven straight as a favorite under the Sunday parameters. Another angle favoring the underdog that is 41-21 this season. Another squad is 8-20 under the parameters of today at OffshoreInsiders.com