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|MLB | May 27, 2018
Blue Jays vs. Phillies
8 -107 at PINNACLE
Ross Benjamin is releasing his annual NBA Playoff Game of the Year and it comes in Sunday’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals between Cleveland/Boston (8:35 ET/ESPN). Mr. Benjamin also has a 10* MLB Top Play money line winner on Sunday afternoon. Ross is a superb 37-22 (63%) L59 and 59-39 (60%) L98 with all his 10* Top Play picks.
Toronto (Happ) @ Philadelphia (Pivetta) 1:35 PM ET
Play On: Under 8.0 (-107)
Neither one of these teams have been able to hit their way out of a paper bag in recent games. Following Saturday’s 2-1 win, Philadelphia is now 10-3 under the total in their last 13 games. The Phillies starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has displayed exceptional form during his previous 3 starts by posting a microscopic 0.47 ERA. Pivetta is 5-1 under the total in 6 home starts with a stellar 2.00 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. The Phillies hurler is also 3-0 under the total during day games while gathering a 1.42 ERA and 0.74 WHIP.
Toronto starter J.A. Happ has made 4 career starts against Philadelphia and collected a dominating 1.11 ERA during those outings. Happ has gone at least 7.0 innings in 4 of his last 6 starts and that’s significant considering the shaky state of Toronto’s bullpen. Happ has also posted an excellent 1.93 ERA during 3 road starts in 2018. Bet on this game to go under the total for Sunday 5/27 free pick.
NBA | May 26, 2018
Rockets vs Warriors
|UNDER 213 +101||
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Houston @ Golden State 9:05 PM ET
Play On: Under 213.0 (5*)
The last 3 games of this series have all gone under the total and there were a combined 196.7 points scored per contest. What really jumps out at me is Houston poor offensive efficiency throughout those last 3 games, yet, they came out victorious in each of the previous 2 contests. That just shows you how well the Rockets performed defensively in those 2 games against arguably the most prolific offensive team in the NBA. Houston has gone under the total in each of their previous 4 road playoff games and there were a combined 197.5 points scored per contest.
Meanwhile, Golden State has seen 7 of their last 8 games go under the total. The Warriors have held Houston to just 92.7 points per contest while forcing them to shoot 39.5% or worse during the last 3 games of this series. They also limited the Rockets to a mere 78.7 field goal attempts per game during that stretch which is well below the NBA average. Bet on this game to go under the total for a 5* wager.
MLB | May 26, 2018
Blue Jays vs Phillies
-1½ +110 at 5Dimes
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Ross Benjamin is 21-12 (64%) L33 with his MLB paid selections. He’s also gone 4-1 over the last 5 days with his NBA Playoff picks. If you’re serious about making your sports betting experience a profitable venture, then Ross is the man to invest in!
Toronto (Garcia) @ Philadelphia (Nola) 4:05 PM ET
Play On: Philadelphia -1.5 (+110)
The Blues Jays southpaw hurler Jaime Garcia has been brutal in 4 road starts this season which is evidenced by his 9.68 ERA during those outings. He can’t expect much help from a Toronto bullpen which has collected a lofty 6.57 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over the Blue Jays last 7 games. Toronto won the series opener 6-5 last night. However, the Blue Jays are 0-7 in the last 7 games following a win and lost by 3 runs or more on 6 of those occasions.
Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola is a perfect 5-0 at home this season and the Phillies won all those games by 2 runs or more. Nola’s excellent 2.06 ERA and 1.03 WHIP during those 5 appearances was a major reason why. Furthermore, the Phillies are 7-0 during their last 7 games following a loss and won by 2 runs or more on 6 of those occasions. Philadelphia is a profitable 8-4 in 2018 when facing a southpaw starting pitcher while averaging 5.8 runs scored per game and compiling an excellent .345 team batting average. The Phillies are also a sparkling 18-8 at home this season while outscoring their 26 opponents by a decisive average of 2.1 runs per game. Bet on Philadelphia as a run line favorite for my free pick on Saturday 5/26.
MLB | May 26, 2018
Angels vs Yankees
|UNDER 10 -105||
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Angels (Barria) @ Yankees (Gray) 7:15 PM ET
Play On: Under 10.0 (5*)
The Angels Jaime Barria has made 5 starts this season and compiled a sparkling 2.13 ERA and 1.02 WHIP during those outings. He’s displayed excellent form during his previous 3 starts which is indicated by a 1.47 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in that span. The Angels bullpen has a stellar 2.57 ERA thru its previous 7 games. Barria doesn’t figure to get much run support from his teammates since they have a cumulative .212 batting average in addition to their poor .670 OPS over the last 7 games. At the time of this writing, the Angels are a money line underdog of +145 in this game. The Angels are 10-2 (83.3%) under the total this season as a money line underdog of +100 or greater. Furthermore, the Angels haven’t gone over the total in any of their last 6 games.
After a rough start to the season, the Yankees Sonny Gray has shown signs of regaining the form he displayed back in his days with the Oakland A’s. Gray went 8.0 innings in his previous start against Kansas City where he allowed just 1 earned run on 4 hits while walking only 1 during 8.0 innings of work. The Yankees bullpen has a combined 2.57 ERA throughout their previous 7 games.
The home plate umpire for today’s game is slated to be Phil Cuzzi. The games in which Cuzzi has been the home plate umpire in 2018 have gone 6-1 (85.7%) under the total. Bet on this game to go under the total for a 5* wager.
PREMIUM PICK STREAKS
Ross Benjamin has made his reputation in the sports handicapping industry by being one of the sharpest prognosticators over the last 15 years. In professional sports handicapper Ron Raymond’s 2008 published book “50 Greatest Sports Betting Secrets” he probably says it best. “One of the most underrated handicappers in our industry and probably one of the sharpest ones I know is Ross Benjamin.”
One of Ross’ often used phrases when speaking publicly, “if you want to be a successful sports handicapper then start by thinking like a bookmaker”. Ross is 60 years old and has been directly involved in many capacities of the sports gaming industry for the last 31 years. However there is nothing he enjoys more than the challenge of picking winners in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA Football, and NCAA Basketball.
Sports Handicapping Achievements
Playbook Wise Guy Invitational Contest
4th Place-2015 (50 contestants)-Prize: $666.00
5th Place-2013 (50 contestants)-Prize: $333.00
1st Place-2003 (73 contestants)-Prize: $10,700
#1-2010-2011 NCAA Basketball Regular Season: 116-77 (60.1%)
#6-2011 March Madness- 28-21 (57.1%)
Oklahoma Sports Monitor
#1-2008 March Madness: 29-17 (63%)
#1-2007 NFL Playoffs in Net Profit: 9-2 (81.8%)
Big Guy Sports Monitor
#1-NHL 2005-2006 Season
#1-2003 College Football Season: 45-23 (66.2%)
Annual Rankings at Sportscapping.com
#7-2015 MLB Season
#3-2014/2015 NHL Season
#6-2012 NFL Preseason
#7-2011/2012 NHL Season
#8-2011 NFL Season
#2-2011 NFL Preseason
#9-2010 NFL Season
Ross the Writer @ Sportsbook Review
Writer/Video Analyst of 2424 articles and over 950 correlating videos.
Host of The Ross Benjamin Show: From 09/12 to 03/13 on Sports Talk Radio 1280
Host of Winning Sports Advice in 2012
Host of Ross Benjamin Show on Sports Journey Network from April,2009 to July, 2010
Host of Phoenix Sports Ticket in 2006
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Locker Room Picks Show (CBS Sports-Pilot-2013) hosted by Jennifer X. Williams