Guys & Bets (Episode 267): Champions League, Europa League, NBA & NHL Playoffs, MLB and NASCAR Picks

It’s Friday and your favorite cappers are back with some picks and betting info heading into the weekend!

Joe Osborne, Andrew Avery and Harry Gagnon are return with all the stats and betting tips for you. It’s a HUGE weekend on the pitch with the Champions League and Europa League finals being decided, Ninja will have picks for each of those matches. The opening round of the NBA playoffs have been exciting and Joe is looking at a couple games there in his picks, as well as MLB, and Harry will touch on the Stanley Cup playoffs and NASCAR.

Joe tips us off in NBA with his first two picks. The Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets are all square at one game apiece in their best-of-seven first round NBA matchup. After an exciting Game 1 victory, 135-125 in OT, the Nuggets dropped Game 2 by a score of 124-105. Big news heading into Game 3 is that Mike Conley could return for Utah. The veteran guard left the bubble to attend his son’s birth. In his absence, Donovan Mitchell put on a show! Mitchell dropped 57 points in Game 1 and 30 points in Game 2. Joe’s wager here is on the total.

Next up for Joe is a bet on the Los Angeles Clippers-Dallas Mavericks game. The Clippers took Game 1 after a questionable ejection of Kristaps Porzingis, but the Mavs bounced back in a big way in Game 2, getting quality production from their bench. Paul George was noticeably inefficient in Game 2, shooting 4-17 from the field and finishing with 14 points. The Clippers have been the team that has got solid production from their bench all season and will need Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and company to step up in Game 3. Joe is looking at a bet on the spread for this one.

Joe will turn attention to the diamond for his third pick on the show. The Miami Marlins are in DC to take on the Washington Nationals. The Marlins are one of the surprise darlings of the MLB season, but have dropped five straight. Meanwhile, the Nationals haven’t been anything to write home about, as they sit in last place in the NL East. Joe is looking at a F5 play in this game.

It’s a big weekend on the pitch with the Champions League Final and the Europa League final, and your boy Ninja has a pick for each match. Let’s start with the Champions league Final where PSG faces Bayern Munich. Fresh off a dismantling of Barcelona, the German squad have won their last 20 matches and boast a goal differential of +34 in their last nine matches. PSG are looking to add themselves to the “super team” list in the soccer world, and a win this weekend would do just that. Ninja’s breakdown of this bet will hopefully help steer you in the right direction.

In the Europa League final, Sevilla takes the pitch against Inter Milan. It’s the first Europa League Final in 10 years for the Inter squad, who are packing a punch led by Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez. Sevilla have won this title five times and will certainly have their hands full to claim it a sixth time. With rumors swirling about the future of Antonio Conte, his Inter Milan squad will look to send him off as a Champion if this is in fact his final match leading the Italian squad. Ninja’s bet for this one is for will raise the cup at the end.

Harry Gagnon has two picks and starts on the ice in Game 6 between the Vancouver Canucks and St. Louis Blues. The defending Stanley Cup Champions St. Louis Blues are on the edge of being knocked out in the opening round. The Canucks lead the best-of-7 series 3-2 and have been dynamite in the NHL bubble. Elias Petterson, Bo Horvat and JT Miller have been leading the way for the upstart Canucks as the Blues have had to use both goaltenders in this series. Three times in the five previous games in the series seven goals have been scored. Harry is looking at a bet on the total for this game.

And finally, Harry’s last pick is on the track as NASCAR heads to Delaware for the Drydene 311. Harry’s bet here is on Jimmy Johnson and where he will finish. Johnson has a great track record at the Dover International Speedway over his career. He’s raced here 36 times and this race will be his last at Dover. It’s a bit of a sentimental play for Harry, and he has Johnson’s impressive track record to backup his bet.