Back to back 4-2 days and I still haven’t had a losing record for even a single day since my pick series started, which honestly makes 4-2 feel like a disappointment. My overall record now stands at 27-7. Here are my picks for today’s slate of games. I’m feeling pretty good about these. There’s a lot of close lines, so at least a few of these games should be close, competitive and entertaining.
If there’s one player who epitomizes the Red Sox disappointing start to the 2020 season, it’s Andrew Benintendi. Through the first 11 games of the season, Benintendi is hitting just 2-for-29 for a batting average of .069 with 12 strikeouts (good for 2nd on the team behind Rafael Devers) and 0 home runs. Benintendi is currently the Red Sox worst hitter and it’s not even close. In fact, Benintendi isn’t just the worst hitter on the Red Sox. He’s the worst hitter in baseball.
It was a weird day in the NBA. The Nets beat the Bucks, the Suns beat the Clippers and the Heat beat the Celtics despite Jimmy Butler being a late scratch from the lineup. Still, I picked all of those games right, so I’m not making any excuses for my 4-2 record yesterday. That brings my record overall to 23-5. Today might be the hardest slate of games to pick I’ve seen yet. There’s a lot of big spreads and a lot of teams in unique situations. I’m not feeling optimistic about today’s picks, but I’ll do my best.
The Celtics are set to restart their season against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks in what could be an Eastern Conference Finals preview. If Boston truly has aspirations of reaching the NBA Finals, they’ll have to figure out who their primary defender will be against the likely back-to-back MVP.