Buy The Book 8/12/2020

The boys are heating up. A 3-1 day yesterday has 75% of us in the green, but we want more. 4-0 is the goal today. Let’s win.

Alex Jansen (4-2-1, 64.29%, +1.8u): Houston Rockets -8 vs Indiana Pacers

This is a pretty big line but the Pacers find themselves without bubble superstar TJ Warren in this one. The Pacers play as a team usually is dictated by Warren, in the games he’s exploded they’ve had complete control but in his struggling performances like recently against the Heat the team struggled. Russell Westbrook is out for rest, but James Harden and the rest of the Rockets have more than enough talent to win this one.

Risk 1.1 to Win 1

Ben Jansen (17-12, 58.62%, +18.15u): Philadelphia Flyers vs Montreal Canadiens Under 5.5

When it comes to playoff hockey, defense is the name of the game and goals are a rarity. In the NHL’s restart these two teams have been in that state of mind, as their unders are a combined 1-6 since entering the bubble. The Flyers have only allowed 1 goal in each of their restart games, and the Canadiens have the great Carey Price in net hoping to take an early lead over the one seed in the Eastern Conference. This one should be a physical game with the puck hitting bodies more than it hits the net.

Risk 1.4 to Win 1

Dylan Kelly (5-4, 55.55%, +1.05u): PARLAY Toronto Raptors ML and LA Clippers ML

At first glance there isn’t much appealing to bet on in today’s NBA slate. However, that just means we’re making our first parlay as part of our daily picks. In our first leg, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are out for the 76ers, and Tobias Harris and Al Horford may be joining them on the sidelines for this one. Whether Harris and Horford play or not, the Raptors shouldn’t have much trouble against the Sixers without their franchise cornerstones.

In the second leg, Kawhi and PG13 are a full go as they attempt to lock up the 2 seed in the west. The Nuggets are only 1.5 games behind them, so losing tonight could cost the Clippers some important ground in the playoff race. Despite missing Pat Bev and Landry Shamet tonight, the Clippers have a much more talented group than the Nuggets and should win this one in order to clinch the 2 seed and rest their big stars in the final game of the seeding round.

Risk 1 to Win 1.05

Ryan Kelly (3-3, 50%, -0.15u): Chicago Cubs +1.5 at Cleveland Indians

Kyle Hendricks has been very reliable starter for the Cubs this year, and tonight he’s facing a Tribe lineup that has struggled mightily to put runs on the board. Carlos Carrasco is on the bump for Cleveland which will be tough, but the Cubs offense is just much more solid, and should get them a low scoring win here in a park where they’ve won a handful of relatively important baseball games.

Risk 1.9 to Win 1

Buy The Book YTD: 29-21-1, 57.84%, +20.85u

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