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Cubs to Keep on Streaking, Lakers on Losing

Suns & Cubs Will Keep on Rolling

The NBA playoffs are heating up, particularly for the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have gotten the upper hand over the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers. But despite their 3-2 lead over Los Angeles, tonight’s NBA odds are siding against Phoenix. So does this create any possible multi-sport parlays betting opportunities?

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Torrey Craig of the Phoenix Suns slam dunks the ball against the Lakers during the Game Five of the Western Conference
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Chicago Cubs vs San Francisco Giants – Thursday

When: 9:45 p.m. ET

Where: Oracle Park, San Francisco California  

MLB Odds:  Chicago Cubs +115 || San Francisco Giants -125

The Chicago Cubs are coming off a three-game sweep against the San Diego Padres and will be looking to build on their lead atop the NL Central this MLB betting Thursday. The Cubs are flying high after outscoring San Diego 17-8 in their series and are focused on handling this upcoming four-game series versus the San Francisco Giants in similar fashion. Thursday’s MLB odds are sticking with the Giants at home, making the red hot Cubs a lucrative option.

The Giants just had a four-game win streak snapped by the Los Angeles Angels but are hoping Anthony DeSclafani can get them back on track. The RHP enters with a 4-2 record on the year, as well as a 3.56 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. The Cubs will be starting RHP Zach Davies this Thursday, who enters with a 2-2 record, a 4.65 ERA, and a 1.63 WHIP. Despite DeSclafani wielding better numbers on the year, Davies comes in with the hotter hand.

In his last five innings pitched, Davies has posted a crisp 1.80 ERA. DeSclafani on the other hand has posted a 3.86 ERA in his last 4 innings pitched.

It’s clear both Davies and the Cubs come in with the momentum while the Giants are trying to bounce back from a loss. Take the underdog Cubs and count yourself lucky this Thursday.

MLB Pick: Cubs 6, Giants 5   

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers – Thursday

When: 10:30 pm ET

Where:  Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

NBA Odds:  Phoenix Suns +115 || Los Angeles Lakers -135

The Phoenix Suns have their eyes set on one thing this evening and it’s finishing the Los Angeles Lakers. The latest talk of the series involves LeBron James’ decision to head into the locker room early in Game 5. While the Kings’ defenders came out and said he was receiving treatment early, there was no holding back the flood of criticism that came after James. LeBron’s always tried to make a case for GOAT status but this little footnote is more comparable to Scottie Pippen infamously sitting out the closing seconds of a playoff game against the Knicks than anything Michael Jordan ever did.

The pressure is now on LeBron to try and save the Lakers’ playoff chances. However, the real crux here is Anthony Davis. Davis is listed as day-to-day but even if he does make the starting lineup it’s clear he won’t be at 100%. James already said earlier this year “he’s not at 100%” and he doesn’t think he ever will be. So with a banged-up Anthony Davis, a tired and mopey LeBron James, and a red hot Phoenix Suns team staring them down; it’s clear the Lakers are headed towards elimination this Thursday night.

NBA Pick: Suns 118, Lakers 102 

Parlay: Chicago Cubs +116 and Phoenix Suns +115 at +364

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