It was another winner from the NBA Finals here at the Sportsbook Room as the Miami Heat earn the outright win and cover in game three as a -4 point home favorite. Much like we have said Miami would be super motivated in this series following the heartbreak from 2011 when the club was beaten by the Dallas Mavericks during the Finals. Following the Heats win last night we heard during the postgame many players referring to last year and you knew their would be no lapses from the Heat in this series. We are starting to see the Heat experience now come into play as the Thunder are having mental lapses as evidenced by an uncharacteristic poor free throw performance by the club in game number three. Look for Miami to continue their defensive intensity in this series and for their focus in this series to not slip until they are crowned as NBA champions. Miami brings their “A” game the rest of the way and it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if they win out at home. Our best betting pick from Monday comes from interleague MLB play as the Texas Rangers travels to Southern California to open a series against the San Diego Padres. The Rangers and Padres will begin from Petco Park in San Diego at 10PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will deliver the live national television broadcast. With our best MLB betting pick we will play on the Texas Rangers and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 7 ½ runs. The odds from our MLB best bet were taken from BetOnline sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this MLB game with the road club Texas Rangers lined as a -175 favorite with the take back on the home underdog San Diego Padres at +155 odds. The over under came in at 7 ½ runs. Early money has shown early on the side of the Rangers as Texas has been bet up to a -180 favorite with the return on the San Diego Padres now at +160 odds. The total has moved lower in some locations to a current line of 7 runs but the most widely available total is currently 7 ½ runs at the sportsbooks. Those betting the road club Texas Rangers on the runline and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back -105 odds. Betting the San Diego Padres on the run line and taking +1 ½ runs will get you back -105 odds for the wager.
Taking the hill tonight for the Rangers is Matt Harrison as he starts his 14th game. Harrison is in outstanding form allowing the Diamondbacks 0 earned runs and the San Francisco Giants 0 runs over his past two starts working 16 1/3rd innings.
San Diego Padres starter Jason Marquis also pitches in good form allowing his past two opponents just two earned runs in 12 1/3rd innings. With two pitchers pitching well now, no DH at Petco, and a ballpark favoring pitchers the pick is the under at best sportsbooks online.