Stacked AL East Ready For All-Out War
One of baseball’s most competitive divisions is about to experience a major shakeup. This week, the Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees in back-to-back series. The Red Sox are 1.5 games up on the Rays and 5.5 games up on the Yankees. Can the boys from Beantown pull away? Or will No. 1 prospect Wander Franco give the Rays the boost they need to reclaim first place? One week. Two epic showdowns. Who sits atop the AL East when the dust settles?
MLB Game Odds – June 23rd:
- Oakland Athletics (-170) vs. Texas Rangers (+150)
- Los Angeles Dodgers (-105) vs. San Diego Padres (-115)
Let the Upsets Begin!
The Round of 16 kicks off on Saturday, and we expect both matches to be tightly contested affairs. Italy (3-0) won Group A and drew Austria (2-1), while Denmark (1-2) finished 2nd in Group B and will now play Wales (1-1-1). Italy is one of just three teams to allow zero goals against, and their +7 differential is the best in the tournament. Both underdogs are more than capable of pulling off an upset, but expect Italy and Denmark to come out flying. The action is heating up. Who is your pick to win it all?
Euro 2020 Game Lines – June 26th:
- Denmark (-120) vs. Wales (+380)
- Austria (+540) vs. Italy (-196)
Unlikely East Coast Final – Tip’s off tonight!
The Hawks and Bucks have accomplished what many fans and the vast majority of NBA pundits believed impossible: knocking off the top-seeded 76ers and Nets to reach the Eastern Conference Finals. But the mission is far from over. It’s Hawks vs. Bucks. Trae Young vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo. Two unlikely NBA Finals contenders. One winner. Who are you rolling with?
NBA Game Lines – June 23rd:
- Atlanta Hawks +7½ (-110) vs. Milwaukee Bucks -7½ (-110)
NBA Game Lines – June 24th:
- Phoenix Suns -2½ (-110) vs. Milwaukee Bucks +2½ (-110)
Lomachenko Still Hungry For Title Shot
Living legend Vasyl Lomachenko (14-2) is looking to get back on track after losing to Teofimo Lopez last fall. His opponent, Masayoshi Nakatani (19-1), is younger, taller, and has a longer reach (71 inches to Lomachenko’s 65½). However, Lomachenko is less than a year removed from contending for the IBF Lightweight title and is heavily favored to defeat Nakatani. A victory would move “The Matrix” one step closer to a rematch with Lopez. Can he make it happen?
Boxing – June 26th:
- Masayoshi Nakatani (+650) vs. Vasyl Lomachenko (-1200)
Islanders & Golden Knights on the Brink of Elimination
The New York Islanders didn’t deserve to be on the same ice as the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5. Can they bounce back from an 8-0 defeat? Or will the defending Stanley Cup champions send them packing? In the other semifinal, the Montreal Canadiens are one win away from reaching their first Stanley Cup final in 28 years. Will the Habs finish the job on home ice?
NHL Game Lines – June 23rd:
- Tampa Bay Lightning (-145) vs. New York Islanders (+125)
Gane Puts Undefeated Record on the Line Versus Volkov
Ciryl Gane (8-0) is currently #3 in the UFC Heavyweight rankings. His opponent, Alexander Volkov (33-8), is ranked fifth. This is the first meeting between the two fighters and all signs point to it being an all-out slugfest. Why? Because the two men have combined for 25 KOs in their careers. If Gane wins, he’ll move one step closer to a showdown with current heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou. Two will enter. One will win!
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UFC Fight Night – June 26th:
- Alexander Volkov (+140) vs. Ciryl Gane (-170)
Dustin Johnson Still Searching for First PGA Tour Victory of 2021
2021 has not been kind to Dustin Johnson. The two-time major champion has yet to win an event so far this year and failed to make the cut at both the Masters and the PGA Championship. However, as the defending Travelers Championship winner, you’d be hard-pressed to deny his potential this weekend. Others in the mix include Brooks Koepka and Harris English, both of whom finished in the top five at last week’s U.S. Open.
Travelers Championship – To Win:
- Dustin Johnson (+1200)
- Brooks Koepka (+1400)
- Harris English (+4000)
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