BASEBALL (12:55 pm PT)
At U.S. Cellular Park, Chicago
White Sox -135 vs Rockies (8½)
This is a little risky, but worth the shot at plus-money. Don’t be swayed by Colorado’s 27-41 record. The Rockies are 7-3 in their last 10 and have their best player Matt Holliday back in the lineup from injury. Also, the Rocks are throwing Aaron Cook, who has taken over for Jeff Francis as staff ace. Colorado is 9-4 in games Cook has started, including victories against the Dodgers in Los Angeles and home against San Francisco in his last two outings.
It may be time for another Ozzie Guillen tirade in the Windy City. The manager’s last rant resulted in a seven-game win streak with the White Sox scoring 60 runs. Since then, the Pale Hose are 1-4 and have managed just 11. With Chicago on a 4-0 run to the under, Cook being Colorado’s top pitcher and the surprisingly steady Jose Contreras going for the Sox, another low scoring game looks probable. If you’re up and playing with house money, we’ll offer this potentially profitable parlay. UNDER / ROCKIES.
NBA FINALS (6:05 pm PT)
At Staples Center, Los Angeles
Lakers -7 vs Celtics (191½)
No team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in a best of 7 championship series (0-28) , but Boston still needs one win. So the Lakers will spout out all the "one game at a time" rhetoric and look to send the series back to Boston. The Celtics are 5-1 this season against LA and have covered all four games against the spread in the Finals. The Lakers were favored to win the series and have been overpriced the entire way. LA could very well delay the inevitable, but the Celts figure to be close at the end even if they go 24 down again. CELTICS.