Why take less in the Stanley Cup final, plus other top bets on Wednesday

If Minka Fitzpatrick owes you $ 20, now is the time to call him and ask. Steelers concluded it with a new five-year deal that would pay him $ 73.6 million with a guaranteed $ 36 million. It averages $ 18.4 million per season, a nice increase from the $ 10.6 million he had to make. This also makes Fitzpatrick the highest paid safety in the NFL and deserved.

Although Fitzpatrick is not considered Pittsburgh’s best defender – TJ Watt has just been named NFL Defender of the Year, after all – he is one of the best defenders in the league and has been for some time. He has been a star since he first dressed for Alabama in college and is getting better every year.

Also, if you’re from Pittsburgh, you’re looking at either Mitch Trubyski or rookie Kenny Pickett as your QB in 2022, so you need to close that defense as soon as possible. You can’t afford to give up a lot of points if you want to return to the playoffs for the third season in a row!

Now tie your skates. The Stanley Cup final begins tonight.

All times Eastern and all odds through Caesars Sportsbook

🔥 The hot ticket

Lightning at Avalanche, 20:00 | Television: ABC

Last odds:

Under 6

  • Key trend: The junior is 10-1 in the last 11 games of Tampa
  • Choice: Under 6 (-105)

Under was a blind game in the Stanley Cup final. But in the last five years, NHL games have become higher, leading to a 14-11-4 surplus. This is not the kind of trend that would make you blindly knock, but it’s a drastic change in the other direction.

As I accept tonight, I do not expect a change in the way the game is played. That is, the total for each of the previous 29 final matches for the Stanley Cup ended at 5 or 5.5. The total amount for tonight is 6. Regardless of the total result or the result of the bets, in the last 29 matches an average of 5.5 goals have been scored. I don’t know the last time there were six games in the Stanley Cup final, because my records don’t go back far enough to find one. Google didn’t help much either.

Whatever the date, some time has passed and although I will not be shocked if this one exceeds six goals, history and my numbers show that it is more likely not to happen.

Here’s what SportsLine has to say about the game: If you don’t want to listen to me, you have to listen to the best handicap of SportsLine in the NHL, Matt Severance. He passed 134-71-4 this season for a rematch of over 27 units. He has a game line for money to play 1 tonight.

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Pirates of the Cardinals, 19:45 Television: MLB.TV.

Last odds:

Over 8.5

Choice: Over 8.5 (-120) – The weather is doing a very hard job with this peak. I don’t know what it’s like where you live right now, but it’s terribly hot in the Midwest. We went from temperatures above the 60’s and low 70’s to 90’s overnight and the ball flew much farther when that happened.

The forecast for tonight in St. Louis is with the first level temperature of 96 degrees, with the wind blowing in the left field at a speed of 13 mph. In other words, pray for the pitchers. Ronnie Contreras starts for Pittsburgh. Although he hits a lot of strikers, he also allows very strong contact with flyball, which is not what every pitcher wants in these conditions. For St. Louis, Jack Flaherty will make his first appearance of the season after dealing with shoulder problems this spring.

His return is huge for the Cardinals and their hopes for the playoffs, but if I were in his place, I would have preferred to return in one night with the blowing wind.

Key trend: The end is 4-1 in the last five games of St. Louis as the favorite at home.

Padres in Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Television: MLB.TV.

Last odds:

San Diego Padres +120

Choice: Padres (+120) – Here is another game that will be significantly affected by the weather, but since the total is already 12, I do not see much benefit from betting. Instead, we find value in the Padres, as they are outsiders in a game that is essentially coin toss. I guess the biggest factor is that Ryan Weathers started for the Padres and this is his first MLB appearance of the season.

It makes sense to be skeptical of Weathers, who posted a 5.32 ERA with San Diego last season, but the Cubs are starting Caleb Killian, a top prospect who came to Chicago from San Francisco in last year’s trade with Chris Bryant. He made his MLB debut in the June 4 game against St. Louis and conceded three runs in five innings, but outscored six. There’s a reason it’s promising with a high rating, but I don’t expect it to deepen today, and it’s backed by a visor that allowed nine runs in four innings last night and has recently been asked to cover many innings.

Key trend: The Cubs have lost eight in a row and have won just 19 of their last 65 home games.

🔒 SportsLine Choice of the day: Golf stats expert Sal Johnson is offering his best bets and best US Open picks at The Country Club in Brooklyn, Massachusetts.

US Open Top 10

Four of our five golfers finished in the top 10 last week. Four! After the slow start of the golf season with our top 10 props, we have built a lot of space in the last month. Let’s stay hot with these five golfers this weekend.

  • Xander Shovel (+225)
  • Patrick Cantley (+250)
  • Keegan Bradley (+600)
  • Brian Harman (+1200)
  • Alex Noren (+1400)

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