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WHAT’S ON TAP IN SPORTS FOR THURSDAY MAY 30, 2019:
Only Major League Baseball teams will see some action today along with the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors who will open the 2019 NBA Finals, so let’s take a closer look at the schedule and our free play of the day:
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Cardinals at Phillies
Giants at Marlins
Diamondbacks at Rockies
Red Sox at Yankees
Brewers at Pirates
Twins at Rays
Royals at Rangers
Indians at White Sox
Mets at Dodgers
Angels at Mariners
NBA Finals Game 1: Warriors at Raptors
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- New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
The Mets have been playing well lately, winning seven of their last nine outings prior to the Wednesday’s game, but they will have a tall task in the closing contest of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. The hosts clearly have an advantage on the mound, as Hyun-Jin Ryu will get the ball for the Dodgers, while the Mets will counter with Jason Vargas. Ryu is 7-1 in ten starts this season with an excellent 1.65 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP, recording 62 strikeouts and just four walks in 65.1 innings of work. The left-hander is 3-1 in his six starts against the Mets, while the Dodgers are unbeaten in his previous four starts.
On the other side, Vargas is 1-2 in seven starts this season with a 5.22 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP, striking out 23 in 29.1 innings of work along with 15 walks, while the Mets are 3-4 in that span. The veteran left-hander is 2-3 in his five starts against the Dodgers who are 9-8 against the left-handed starting pitcher this season. The Mets are 6-7 against the left-handed starter this term.
The Dodgers got off to a good start of the season and have won 14 of their last 19 games prior to the third clash of this series, and all these 14 wins have come by two or more runs. Hereof, take the Dodgers at the run line.
- Los Angeles Dodgers -115 over New York Mets by two or more runs
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- Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors
While the Raptors made it to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, the Warriors became the second team in history to reach the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year, looking for their third straight championship and fourth in that span. The experience really matters at this stage, while the Warriors have lost just one game in their previous two trips to the Finals. Also, the reigning champions are 18-1 straight up in their last 19 Game 1s of the playoff series, and the Raptors are only 3-15 straight up in 18 Game 1s all-time.
The Warriors will miss Kevin Durant which is a huge blow. On the other hand, they’ve won 31 of their last 32 contests when KD is out and Steph Curry plays. The Raptors certainly stand a chance against the short-handed Warriors, especially if they put on a strong defensive display. However, the Warriors have a few guys who can cope with Kawhi Leonard at the defensive end, and they also play a tough defense in general, while they have more offensive weapons even with KD sidelined. Take the Warriors to win the opener, relying on their experience and great depth.
- Golden State Warriors +100 over Toronto Raptors