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Warriors face elimination vs. Spurs

The Golden State Warriors face elimination in their best-of-seven second-round series on Thursday night as they play host to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the set.

San Antonio grabbed a 3-2 lead in the series on Tuesday night with a 109-91 victory over Golden State as a 7-point home favorite on the NBA odds. Tony Parker was good for 25 points and 10 assists for the Spurs in that Game 5 victory.

Supporters of the Spurs have seen them go 58-24 and 39-41-2 ATS so far this season, while the Warriors are at 47-35 and 42-38-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Warriors are 46-35-1, while the Spurs are 36-45-1.

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Rangers, Bruins play Game 1 in Boston

The New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins will open up their best-of-seven second-round NHL betting series on Thursday night as the Eastern Conference clubs hit the ice at TD Garden.

The Rangers knocked out the Washington Capitals in seven games in the first round of the playoffs, while the Bruins bounced the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games to open their postseason. New York is 7-3 in its past 10 games against Boston.

Boston will face the 26-18-4 Rangers. In totals betting, the Bruins are 16-28-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Rangers are 16-22-10 favoring the OVER.

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Verlander takes mound for the Tigers

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander is expected to take the mound on Thursday night as his team opens up a four-game road series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark.

The Tigers are only 4-4 over Verlander's first eight starts of the season, but the righthander has an ERA of just 1.93 and has fanned 57 in 51 1-3 innings of work. Detroit has posted a 7-3 record over Verlander's 10 most recent starts against Texas.

Getting the ball for the Rangers is Yu Darvish, who owns a 6-1 record on the season with a 2.73 ERA.

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Heat on verge of bouncing the Bulls

The Miami Heat can close out their second-round NBA betting series against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night as the two teams hit the hardwood in Game 5 of the best-of-seven set.

Miami extended their series lead to 3-1 in Game 4 on Monday night with an 88-65 victory over Chicago as an 8-point road favorite on the NBA odds. LeBron James led the way for the Heat with 27 points in that win, and Chris Bosh added 14 points.

Supporters of the Bulls have seen them go 45-37 and 36-46 ATS so far this season, while the Heat are at 66-16 and 46-36 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Heat are 43-39, while the Bulls are 37-45.

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Thunder looking to avoid elimination

The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the verge of elimination on Wednesday night as they play host to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their best-of-seven second-round playoff series.

Memphis won their third game in a row in the series on Monday night, claiming a 103-97 home victory as a 4.5-point favorite on the NBA betting lines at the sportsbooks. That improved the Grizzlies to 9-0 ATS over their nine most recent contests.

Oklahoma City will face the 56-26 Grizzlies, who own a 46-34-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Thunder are 36-43-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Grizzlies are 33-48-1 favoring the OVER.

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Rays continue their series vs. Boston

The Tampa Bay Rays will continue their home MLB betting series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night as they send David Price to the mound to take on Boston starter Jon Lester.

Tampa Bay has only managed to win two of Price's eight trips to the mound so far this season, although he held the Red Sox to one run over six innings in a 2-1 Rays loss back on April 13. Overall Price is 8-4 with a 2.99 ERA in 16 starts vs. Boston.

Tampa Bay sends David Price out against Jon Lester for the Red Sox in this game. Price is 1-3 with a 4.78 ERA on the season, while Lester is 5-0 on the year and has a 2.73 ERA.

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Blackhawks host the Wings in Game 1

The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to run their winning streak over the Detroit Red Wings to eight games on Wednesday night when they meet in Game 1 of their second-round series.

The Blackhawks were 4-0 against the Red Wings during the regular season, and they knocked out the Minnesota Wild in five games in the first round of the postseason. The Red Wings upset the Anaheim Ducks in seven games in their first-round matchup.

Chicago battles the Red Wings, currently with a 24-16-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 18-26-4 for the Blackhawks and 17-25-6 for the Red Wings.

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Knicks face Pacers in pivotal Game 4

The New York Knicks will be looking to avoid a 3-1 series hole on Tuesday night as they play on the road against the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of their best-of-seven second-round series.

The Knicks fell 82-71 in Indiana in Game 3 of the series on Saturday as a 5-point underdog on the NBA betting odds to go down 2-1 in the set. Roy Hibbert scored 24 points for the Pacers, while Carmelo Anthony had 21 points for the Knicks.

Indiana will face the 54-28 Knicks, who own a 46-35-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pacers are 39-42 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Knicks are 40-40-2 favoring the OVER.

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Warriors, Spurs all square for Game 5

The Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs will break up a 2-2 series deadlock on Tuesday night as they battle in Game 5 of their best-of-seven second-round NBA betting series.

Golden State tied up the series at 2-2 in Game 4 on Sunday with a 97-87 home win as a 1.5-point underdog on the NBA odds at the sportsbooks. Harrison Barnes led the way for the Warriors with 26 points in that win, with Stephen Curry tossing in 22 points.

Supporters of the Warriors have seen them go 47-35 and 42-38-2 ATS so far this season, while the Spurs are at 58-24 and 39-41-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Spurs are 36-45-1, while the Warriors are 46-35-1.

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Hernandez, Sabathia duel in the Bronx

The Seattle Mariners are slated to send Felix Hernandez to the mound on Tuesday night as they open up a three-game MLB betting series on the road against CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees.

Hernandez is riding a four-game winning streak into Tuesday's start, giving up just two earned runs over 30 innings of work in those outings to drop his ERA to 1.53. The Yankees have managed to win five of Sabathia's eight starts so far this year.

Sabathia is 4-3 with a 3.23 ERA on the season, while Hernandez is 5-2 on the year.

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