Penguins, Senators looks like an over game
May 23, 2017 3:12 AM
by Alan Berg
Once upon a time, this column was about picking and winning “over” bets. Now, I said before, there are no greater overs than the NFL but the idea behind overs still makes sense. There is no better feeling than having a total go over while the game is in doubt. I feel like I am walking around lucky, like Mr. Saber says, so let’s take the Doc Brown DeLorean back in time.
Penguins-Senators OVER 5: Ottawa got taken to the woodshed by the defending Cup Champions in Game 5. Heading home I can’t see the same Senators team getting shellacked like that again in an elimination game. That said, if the Penguins win this game I expect a 3-2, 4-3 final, and if Ottawa wins keep an eye on a blowout 5-1 or a dogfight 4-2. Either way, I think both teams find the net to get this game over.
WNBA – Sun-Lynx OVER NL: Let’s just call this an experiment. Winning money is winning money so if it’s a winner take a shot. Can’t say I would recommend watching but, hey, it’s your time. Out of the gate both teams look capable of putting up points so let’s ride with that.
Cardinals-Dodgers OVER 6.5: I know it looks scary with two solid pitchers on the mound, but seven is not a hard number to pass even with stellar pitching for seven innings. Someone struggles as the game wears on and gets you to the window.
Angels-Rays OVER 8: Neither Matt Shoemaker nor Alex Cobb strike fear in me. With that total this one would be a good five-inning wager as well. Double up!
Indians-Reds OVER 9: Reds young pitcher Amir Garrett has had a whirlwind season; he was the talk of the league for a week then crushed for nine earned runs by Milwaukee. Now he gets a spot start due to injury. Coming back up from Triple A, against this lineup, I expect him to struggle.
Also, just a quick note for the fight fans out there. UFC Fight Night 109 takes place this Saturday but it is live from Sweden and takes place at 10 a.m. PT, so don’t forget about a little morning MMA action!
The main event is a great one – No. 1 ranked Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson vs. No. 2 Glover Teixeira.