Buy The Book 8/19/2020

After a 3-1 day on the hardwood to open the NBA Playoffs, we’re back to our original Buy The Book Daily picks style, as we have action across the MLB, NBA, and NHL. We’re still super hot, at 22-8 in our last 30, so lets keep it rolling today.

Alex Jansen (6-5-1, 54.17%, +0.45u): Dallas Mavericks +6 vs LA Clipppers

The Mavericks should be up 1-0 in this series, but the refs eject Porzingis from game one on a bogus technical. I expect the Mavs to come out super hungry in this one after a disappointing loss and to dominate the game today. For those who are more risky, the Mavs ML could be a great play too.

Risk 1.1 to Win 1

Ben Jansen (26-13, 66.66%, +27.15u): Montreal Canadiens vs Philadelphia Flyers u5

You’d be hard-pressed to argue that theres been a more impressive team in the NHL bubble than the Flyers, who are looking to advance today with a 3-1 lead. This game is a back to back after the Flyers won 2-0 last night for another under hit, so the players should be a bit drained which will help lower production offensively. With the teams combining for only one over all restart, and this being an elimination game, it should be a defensive battle, and I expect the Flyers to win and advance while keeping the score low yet again.

Risk 1.15 to Win 1

Dylan Kelly (8-5, 61.54%, +3.75u): NY Yankees -180, NY Mets -220 ML Parlay

Today both New York teams have their aces on the bump. Jacob deGrom will have the ball for the Mets down in Miami, while the Yankees will turn to Gerrit Cole in the Bronx. The Yankees look to bounce back tonight after losing to the Rays yesterday and should do so with ease behind Cole and his unreal winning streak. As for the Mets, they come off a win agains the Marlins yesterday. deGrom is seeking a big outing after being scratched from his last start, and he should today against a Marlins team that has struggled to get the bats going consistently of late.

Ryan Kelly (7-4, 63.63%, +2.75u): Minnesota Twins -1.5 vs Milwaukee Brewers

Minnesota’s offense is an absolute force and they’ll be facing Brett Anderson, who has been below average so far this year with a 4.91 ERA. On the flip side, Rich Hill makes his return for the Twins after missing 3 games with a shoulder injury. He only made one start prior where he threw 5 scoreless innings against the Cardinals. The Twins gave Hill plenty of time to recover, which is why I expect him to pickup right where he left off tonight. Offensively, the Twins bats will chase Anderson early and coast to a big win.

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