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Portland's second-half collapse ended Larrys' 3-0 run this week in the NBA playoffs. However, this 35-year vet remains on pace for a winning postseason (20-15, +$3,329), which would give him a THIRD consecutive winning NBA year (306-268-12, +$13,339 the previous two). His 10* Situational Stunner (Mil/Tor Game 3) caps the NBA week. BE THERE!

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Larry says handicapping MLB is a season-long 'battle' against the money & over/under lines. He enters Sunday on a MONEY-MAKING 27-18-1 (+$5,259) run the L16 days, as he's beginning to find his 'sea legs' in this seven month-long journey. Larry's two "signature releases" are his LEGEND & 35-Club Plays. His 1st LEGEND Play of MLB 2019 goes Sunday!

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 19, 2019
Twins vs. Mariners
Mariners
-102
  at  5DIMES
started

My 1* Free Play is on the Seattle Mariners (4:05 EST).

Kyle Gibson (4-1, 4.26 ERA) gets the nod for the Twins and he will be opposed by Yusei Kikuchi (2-1, 3.64) of the Mariners.

Minnesota has now won five in a row after last night’s 18-4 demolition of the M’s. 

I think the home side bounces back and atones for that pathetic effort though and I believe that Minnesota finally has a letdown here after winning the first three games of this series handily. 

Gibson has had decent success vs. Seattle throughout his career, but note that he’s still only 23-29  with a 4.59 GAA in all “day” games. 

The Mariners have been a disappointment after a blazing 13-2 start to the 2019 campaign, but they still come into this one ranked fifth in the league in scoring with 5.26 RPG. 

Note that Kikuchi is 0-1 with a 3.79 ERA at home thus far. 

I simply feel that Minnesota runs out of gas and I think the “hungrier” home side will take advantage. Consider Seattle on Sunday afternoon.

Good luck…Larry

YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 18, 2019
Astros vs Red Sox
Red Sox
+101 at betonline
Lost
$100.0
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My 10* Las Vegas Insider is on the Bos Red Sox at 7:15 ET.

The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox met last night in a battle between the last two World Series champions. Rick Porcello had shut out the Astros through seven innings but Jake Marisnick doubled leading off the eighth and George Springer followed with his league-leading 17th HR to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 advantage. Houston's bullpen finished off a 3-1 victory for the Astros, as Ryan Pressly set a major league record with his 39th consecutive scoreless appearance in the eighth and Roberto Osuna made it through a shaky ninth for his 11th save.The Astros have won won 10 in row, giving them MLB's best record at 30-15. The Red Sox had entered the game winners of 12 of 15 but went a horrendous 1-for-11 with RISP to leave 10 men on base! The pitching matchup for the middle game of this three-game set will be Corbin Martin (1-0, 3.38 ERA) vs Hector Velazquez (1-2, 3.95 ERA). Martin made his major league debut against Texas this past Sunday and allowed just two runs on three hits and one walk over 5.1 innings (also had nine Ks) to earn the victory (Astros won 15-5). The effort did not come as a shocker, as Martin had posted a 1.48 ERA in five games, including four start, for Triple-A Round Rock while striking out 28 in 24 innings before being recalled.Velazquez will be making his seventh start in his 13 appearance of 2019. He just went a season-high five innings in last Sunday's 11-2 win over Seattle, allowing two runs. He owns a 4.19 ERA as a starter, with Boston going 4-2 (Red Sox have won his last THREE starting assignments). As noted above, Boston entered last night's game 12-3 over their last 15 plus the Red Sox had been 8-1 in home night games vs right-handers, as well. Again, as noted above, the Red Sox floundered at the plate in going 1 of 11 with RISP. DO NOT expect a repeat-performance, against a rookie making just his second career start and FIRST here in Fenway. Good luck...Larry
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 18, 2019
Mets vs Marlins
Mets
-119 at 5Dimes
Lost
$119.0
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My 8* Weekend Wipeout is on the NY Mets at 4:10 ET.

'Sevens were wild" for the Miami Marlins as they not only entered Friday with the worst record in MLB but they had lost SEVEN straight games overall and SEVEN in a row to the New York Mets. However, after being shut out in back-to-back games Tuesday and Wednesday by in-state rival Tampa Bay, the Marlins pounded reigning Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom for seven runs (in just five innings) in Friday's 8-6 victory. It was just the Marlins 11th win in 42 games this season. Pete Alonso hit a pair of HRs for the Mets but it wasn't enough to prevent the Mets from losing for the first time in SIX matchups against Miami this year.

Today's pitching matchup features Steven Matz (3-2, 3.86 ERA) for New York and Pablo Lopez (2-5, 5.93 ERA) for Miami. Matz returns to the rotation following a two-week stint on the injured list (radial nerve discomfort) and will make his second start of the year in Miami. He gave up three runs (one earned) over 5.1 innings in a no-decision on April 1 (Mets won, 7-3). Matz is 3-2  with a 2.70 ERA in nine career starts vs Miami (team is 6-3). Lopez is back on the mound after the worst start of his career last week in New York, when the Mets shelled him for 10 runs and 10 hits (including three HRs) over a season-low three innings.  I will note that he had recorded a pair of superb outings in his previous three starts, blanking Atlanta on three hits over six innings on May 5 and permitting just an unearned run over 6.1 innings at Cleveland on April 23.

Lopez CAN'T be as bad again but as noted above, Matz has a good history against Miami. What's more, except for an 'ugly' outing at Philadelphia on April 16 in which he failed to record an out (was charged with EIGHT runs in a 14-3 loss), he has been New York's most consistent pitcher, allowing three runs or less in SIX of his seven starts (Mets are 5-1 in those six starts). If there isn't enough already to go against Miami, I'll add that the Marlins are just 2-7 when facing a lefty in 2019, averaging only 3.2 RPG, after going 12-26 vs lefties in 2018.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 18, 2019
Twins vs Mariners
Twins
-134 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Free

My 1* Free Play is on the Minnesota Twins (10:10 EST).

Minnesota has won three straight. The Twins already have three four-game win streaks this season, so they’re after No. 4 tonight.

And with “ace” Jose Berrios taking the hill vs. Wade LeBlanc, they have to be feeling pretty confident that they can do it.

Berrios (6-2, 3.05 ERA) will be focused here as he was lit up for five runs and a career-high 12 hits over five innings in a loss to the Angels on Monday. Despite that hiccup, Berrios has pitched into the sixth inning in every other game he’s been in this season and note that he owns a very respectable 2.45 ERA in his lone start in the Pacific Northwest. 

LeBlanc (2-0, 4.50) is going to have his hands full here vs. a Twins team which hit four home runs in last night’s 11-6 series opening victory. 

This is a great spot for Berrios to bounce back in and the price is right too. Consider Minnesota on Saturday night.

Good luck…Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 18, 2019
Rays vs Yankees
Rays
-121 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Division Game of the Month (AL East) is on the TB Rays at 1:05 ET.

The defending champion Red Sox limped out of the gate but have begun to play well. However, the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees capitalized on Boston's early struggles and found themselves in a battle for the AL East's top spot with the opening of a three-game series in the Bronx this weekend. Tampa Bay has been atop the division all season but entered Friday 26-15, just a half-game up on New York. The Yankees have overcome a 6-9 start and despite being ravaged by injuries (including to prominent names such as Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge), climbed back into the race at 26-16 by going 20-7 since April 16. In Friday's contest, New York entered the ninth inning down 3-1, before rallying for three runs off Tampa Bay closer Jose Alvarado. The Yankees are now winners of nine of their last 11 and jumped a half-game ahead of the Rays at 27-16 (Rays are 26-16).

Blake Snell (3-4, 3.56 ERA) takes the mound for Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon, opposed by New York's Masahiro Tanaka (3-3, 3.44 ERA). The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner struck out 12 in just 5.2 innings against New York at home last Sunday but suffered the loss in a game Tampa Bay dropped 7-1 (he allowed just two runs on four hits). Snell has been a hard-luck pitcher this season, as he's received a total of SIX runs of support in his four losses. Tanaka won opposite Snell last Sunday, scattering one run and five hits over seven innings while striking out seven. He is 9-4 with a 3.54 ERA in 15 career starts against the Rays (Yanks are 11-4) but I have to go with Snell in this quick "re-hook."

Snell may be just 3-4 (team is 3-5 in his eight starts) but as noted above, he's gotten almost NO support when losing. That doesn't figure to happen all year. A closer look at Snell's 2019 performance reveals a 62-11 KW ratio in 43 innings, an 0.98 WHIP and a .203 BAA. Snell and the Rays are the play..

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  May 18, 2019
Warriors vs Blazers
Blazers
-2 -113 at betonline
Lost
$113.0
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My 10* Game of the Week is on the Por Blazers at 9:05 ET.

The Golden State Warriors have gone up 2-0 in their series with the Blazers, despite the absence of K.D. (Durant was averaging a NBA postseason-high of 34.2 PPG). The Warriors coasted to a 116-94 win in Game 1 but had to overcome a 17-point deficit in Game 2, before escaping with a 114-111 victory. "We stole that game," Golden State head coach Steve Kerr told reporters. "I thought they outplayed us for much of the night, the majority of the night, but we brought enough competitive fire in the second half to overcome their great play. We've been here before. I think our experience helped us. We've done this a few times, and yeah, we stole it for sure. They outplayed us." As for Portland, the Blazers head home with some confidence due to the way they played for most of Game 2. "You know, you hate to lose a game, but I think we showed that we can compete with them," Portland head coach Terry Stotts told reporters. "It was a much better game than we played in Game 1. Now we've got to go get two at home, but it starts with Game 3. But yeah, we beat them in the regular season, and we did play a good game, much better game at both ends of the floor tonight. So, we've got to take that into Game 3."

This series was billed as a battle between the NBA's two-best backcourt duos. After two games, Curry and Thompson have 'KO'd' Lillard and McCollum. The Warriors' dynamic duo has combined to average 56.5 PPG, while the Blazers' twosome is averaging just 40.5 PPG. Curry has averaged 35.3 PPG in the three games KD has missed, with Thompson chipping in 25.7. Since Game 6 of the LAC series, Draymond Green is averaging 13.7-10.7-7.9. Maybe the Warriors can "win it all," without KD?

Lillard came into the series averaging 28.4 PPG in the 2019 playoffs and McCollum came in averaging 26.6. A return home HAS to help. Here's the bottom line. Portland lost its first home game after the calendar turned to 2019 (Jan 4  to OKC) but then ended the regular season on an 18-2 SU run at home. The Blazers are 5-1 at home in the postseason, so that means they are on a 23-3 SU run on their home floor. "Home is where the heart is" (right?) and expect Lillard and McCollum to respond plus don't ignore the fact that Seth Curry matched his postseason high with 16 points off the bench in Game 2 and that Rodney Hood is averaging 14.5 points off the bench in the series. If not NOW, WHEN for Portland?

Good luck...Larry

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 19, 2019
Brewers vs Braves
Brewers
-119 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

My 9* Pitching Mismatch is on the Mil Brewers at 1:20 ET.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has hit safely in four straight contests after going 2-for-5 with a lead-off HR in the 10th inning on Saturday that gave the Braves a 4-3 triumph over the Milwaukee Brewers and extended their winning streak to four games. The Brewers were able to send the game to extra innings by tying things up in the ninth but finished 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position and suffered their second straight loss after winning NINE of their previous 12 games.

Taking the mound on Sunday will be Brandon Woodruff (6-1, 3.72 ERA) and Mike Foltynewicz (0-3, 8.02 ERA). Woodruff opened the season with a 5-3 mark in 27 career appearances (just 12 starts) but has been a HUGE part of Milwaukee’s early success this season. He can become the first National League pitcher to record seven wins with a victory here, as the Brewers have gone  7-2 (+$451) in his nine 2019 starts, so far. He enters this contest 4-0 with 1.23 ERA over his last four, allowing only three runs and 17 hits in 22 innings with 27 strikeouts. Woodruff will be facing the Braves for the first time,.

Foltynewicz was 13-10 with a 2.85 in 2018, finishing eighth in the NL Cy Young award voting while placing sixth in strikeouts (202) and ERA. However, he pitched just two innings in spring training due to right elbow soreness. After posting a 6.11 ERA while going 1-1 in four minor-league rehab starts for Triple-A Gwinnett, he made his season debut on April 27. He has allowed eight HRs over 21.1 innings in four starts in 2019, after surrendering a career-worst eight runs on seven hits (including three HRs) and three walks in 4.2 innings of a 14-3 loss to St Louis on Tuesday.

Foltynewicz has yet to allow fewer than four runs in any of his four starts in 2019! In contrast, Woodruff is 4-0 and has not allowed more than ONE run in anyof his last four starts (1.23 ERA). Yes, Foltynewicz is 2-2 with a 2.90 ERA in six career games (five starts) vs the Brewers but he's currently NOT that pitcher!

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  May 19, 2019
Blues vs Sharks
Sharks
-125 at pinnacle
Lost
$125.0
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My 10* PERFECT STORM is on the SJ Sharks at 3:08 ET.

Jordan Binnington made 29 saves in leading the Blues to  a 2-1 win in Game 4, which sent this series back to San Jose for a Game 5, tied at two-all.  The San Jose Sharks are 7-3 this postseason at SAP Center but the St Louis Blues are an impressive 6-2 on the road in the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs. That sets the stage for Sunday's Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. Binnington, coming off shaky efforts in Game 1 and Game 3 losses (stopped just 46 of 56 shots for an .821 save percentage), set a franchise record with his 10th postseason victory this year and became only the 10th rookie goaltender to record double-digit wins in a single playoff run in league history.

Martin Jones, San Jose's oft-criticized goalie rebounded from allowing four goals in the second period to stop the next 15 shots that came his way in Game 3, when the Sharks came back to win in OT.  "It gets lost when we tie it up and win it in overtime," captain Joe Pavelski said. "But the critical saves he makes down the stretch ... (that) buys us some time to tie that thing up, were pretty important, pretty special." Don't blame Jones for the Game 4 loss, as he stopped 20 of 22 shots. Returning home will be good news for two San Jose players. Tomas Hertl scored a power-play goal in the third period for his first point of the series in Game 4 (and second on the road), as opposed to the 13 points (eight goals, five assists) he's posted at home. Defenseman Brent Burns has 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in 10 home contests in the playoffs.

We know that when conference finals are tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 owns an all-time series record of 19-8. More importantly, it's IMPOSSIBLE to ignore what's been going on with San Jose. After overcoming a 3-1 deficit against Vegas in winning Games 5, 6 and 7, the Sharks have alternated wins and loses in the team's last 11 games, winning Games 1, 3, 5 and 7 vs the Avs (lost Games 2, 4 and 6), with that trending continuing this series (won Games 1 & 3, while losing Games 2 & 4). I've been 'dialed in' on these two teams (9-1 in contests involving at least one of these teams in the 2019 playoffs) and I'll 'go to the well' again here, expecting the Sharks to follow their above-mentioned pattern and follow a game 4 loss with a win in Game 5.

Good luck...Larry

SERVICE BIO

Age: 63 (turns 64 in November).

Years in handicapping: Larry entered his 34th year in the industry in August of 2017.

Achievements in handicapping: 1985 Castaway’s Pro Football Challenge Champion, then the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas; 1999 Stardust Invitational semi-finalist.

A member of the original cast of Proline, the nation’s longest running pre-game handicapping show on the USA-TV network (also hosted Sports Desk on the same network). Although well-known on TV for his expert game analysis and no-nonsense handicapping style, Larry may be best known for his radio work. He hosted his own syndicated call-in radio show, Sports Central. It aired live from Bally's Casino in Las Vegas in the early to mid-90s and at one time was heard in more than 100 markets.

Systems used for handicapping a game: Fundamental and statistical analysis. "I'm not typically a trend and system kind of guy," Ness says. "I look at team strengths and weaknesses and compare them. It’s an all-encompassing thing and over 30-plus years, you get good at it."

34-Club Play: It represents Larry's 34 years in the business and gets his highest star rating (10*s). Expect no more than one of these plays per month, per sport during the regular season.

LEGEND Play: Larry's often been referred to as a Las Vegas legend and he's 'borrowed' the title for his other "signature play.". Larry's LEGEND Plays were previously available to only a select group of private clients but they are now available to all, through the internet. Like his 34-Club plays, expect no more than one play per month, per sport (rated 10*s).

PERFECT STORM: Larry just added these plays the last few years and his accompanying expert analysis makes these popular plays self-explanatory (rated 9 or 10*s).

Situational Stunners: Larry's a fundamental handicapper at heart but he does pay attention to team and situational trends (especially in MLB). When his fundamental handicapping and a strong trend or situation match up, he releases a Situational Stunner. He just started releasing these plays in MLB '09 and he's expanded them since, to all sports (rated 8, 9 or 10*s).

Las Vegas Insider: Throughout his 34 years, Larry has become known as "the ultimate Las Vegas insider." The contacts he's developed over more than two decades (on both sides of the 'counter'), are arguably "unmatched!" He confers daily with 'his friends' and when "all the stars align on the same game," Larry releases an exclusive Las Vegas Insider (rated between 8 and 10*s).

Oddsmaker's Error Plays: Larry uses this term with "great respect" (and not very often), as he counts among his very closest friends many of Las Vegas' most famous and respected Sport Book directors (past and present). However, when Larry feels "the line is significantly off," he'll release one of these "not to be missed" plays (rated between 8 and 10*s).

Weekly and Weekend Wipeout Winners: Larry added this self-explanatory moniker just a few years ago. They've become immensely popular and why not? Who wouldn't want a game that has "blowout written all over it," supported by Larry's expert analysis (rated between 8 and 10*s).

Late-Breaking Plays: Larry will always go back and take a "second look" at each day's card, after posting all his games. When he finds something he missed the first time around, he'll release a Late-Breaking Play. These plays are more prevalent in sports like baseball and basketball than football (typically rated at 8 or 9*s).

Superstar Triple Play: Over the years, many of Larry's regular clients have clamored for more three-game reports. You asked for it and Larry's responded. Back in the late 1980s and into the mid 1990s, 900-numbers became "the rage." While a panel member of Proline (see above), Larry created the Superstar Triple Play. One call got you three Superstar Triple Plays (in a particular sport). For almost a decade, anywhere from 1,500 to 3,500 callers responded each weekend, when Larry offered his famous "Superstar Triple Play" pitch on Proline. Starting in 2009, Larry began going "Back to the Future!" Almost every Saturday (college) and Sunday (NFL) this football season, get three plays on a single report from Larry (many will be TV games), the originator of the "Superstar Triple Play!"

Release Times: Larry likes to release his picks early so that clients have as much time as possible to shop around. NFL and College Football plays are posted very early in the week (sometimes almost up to a week in advance.) NBA, College hoops and NHL are all posted the day before the game goes off. And the same goes for MLB, with selections posted the night before the game. Sometimes life gets in the way and Ness won't release until the morning of the game, but for the majority of the year Larry likes to say: "The earlier the better!" 

Sports and conferences he excels at handicapping: MLB is Larry's favorite sports to handicap, saying the money is in the statistics. He 'loves' the daily action and the long season. "If I had to pick one sport, I would chose baseball because you’re playing pitchers, streaks, teams that are hot and cold," Ness says. "I also love the NBA and NFL playoffs, the college bowl games plus the college basketball tourneys, which are seasons unto themselves."

Quote: "No one works any harder and my work-product speaks for itself," Ness says. "I have a no-nonsense style and my logic is easy to follow. Anyone buying my plays will know exactly what I was thinking when I made the selection. After 34 years, the Larry Ness brand is instantly recognizable and my analysis ranks with the best in the industry."