Former Vegas Bookmaker
Micah Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sports book industry for 20 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. Armed with an unmatched network of sources, Roberts has covered the Las Vegas sports betting industry for VegasInsider.com, Gaming Today, and Sporting News. In 2016, Micah became a SportsLine expert and promptly crushed college football for SportsLine members, going 70-44-3 (61 percent) on the season. For Micah Roberts media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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The Celtics have covered seven of their last nine games and have shown a tenacious grit, but I think the biggest difference in this series will bet he playoff experience. The Sixers wilted due to just never being in the situation, and they also got outcoached. Boston's home-court edge is significant, but just after LeBron James got all his new players they went into Boston -- with Kyrie Irving playing -- and won 121-99. LeBron does what he wants when he wants to, and it's go time -- legacy time -- right now. I'm on Cleveland in Game 1.
David Price is having a rough time of it lately and he's hearing it from the Boston fans. He allowed nine runs in his last start, six in the game before that and four runs in the one before that one -- all Red Sox losses. Boston, which started the season 17-2, is just 9-10 since. Meanwhile, Marco Estrada just tossed his best game of the season on Sunday at Tampa Bay in a 2-1 win. Blue Jays to win.
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The Yankees average an MLB-best 5.7 runs per game and it's landed them in the Over column in nearly 60 percent (22-15) of their games. Domingo German made his first career start on Sunday and didn't allow a hit or run in six innings of work. That game was 0-0 heading into the eighth inning and ended up being a 7-4 Yanks win, and a dead Under went Over. That's 2018 Yankees baseball. Over is the play.
Michael Wacha has been on an incredible roll lately, allowing just five earned runs over his last four starts -- all Cardinals wins. St. Louis has won its previous six games behind Wacha, and he's 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA in four lifetime starts against the Padres. Tyson Ross allowed five runs in his last start. Cards get the win.
The Pirates have won four straight, all of which went Over because the bats came alive. Meanwhile, the Giants come in on a five-game losing skid. Jeff Samardzija had some success against the Pirates in 2017 but he hasn't found his groove yet in 2018, allowing 13 runs in 17.2 innings, pushing all four of his starts Over the total. Chad Kuhl gets lots of run support and all seven of his starts have gone Over. This one should go Over as well.
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