NBA + MLB Picks for 5/19/22
8:30 PM EST
Celtics +2.5 over Celtics (win)
Boston was short-handed in Game 1. The Celtics got out to a huge halftime lead only to sleepwalk in the second half to get blown out themselves. Marcus Smart will be back tonight to play defense. I think Boston doesn’t have their letdown like last game and steals game 2 to gain the home-court advantage. Take the Celtics.
Red Sox -125 over Mariners (win)
George Kirby has only pitched ten innings in his Major League career, so there is not much on him to go on. Rich Hill is a sold pitcher for Boston, and the key to this game is Seattle is bad against left-handed pitchers. I imagine hitting lefties would be worse on the road. I don’t expect a lot of runs from Seattle. Take Boston.