Blackhawks can clinch tonight in Boston
The Chicago Blackhawks can claim their second Stanley Cup in four years with a win over the Boston Bruins in Game VI tonight at TD Arena. The Bruins are -130 home ice favorites with the total of 4.5 shaded 45 cents to the over. The juice on the over is indicative of the Bruins having to go for broke late if they are down one or multiple goals. Key players for both teams, Jonathon Toews for Chicago and Patrice Bergeron for the Bruins are game time decisions.
The Bruins are 7-1 at home in the playoffs with the under 4-1 in the last five. The under is 11-2-2 in the Blackhawks last 15 road games. The Blackhawks are 5-0 when the total goes over. Chicago has scored just once in their last 26 power plays. Boston did not have a power play in Game Five.
Jays sweep Orioles for 11th straight win
Look out for the Toronto Blue Jays !!! Josh Johnson picked up his first win as a Jay and Edwin Encarcion chipped in with a homer and four RBIs as Toronto completed a weekend sweep of Baltimore with a 13-5 win. The Blue Jays have gone 28-15 since May 2, when they were a season-worst 10-21. They’ve won 15 of their past 18, outscoring their opponents 102-52 in that span. Toronto looks to extend their run tonight as +115 road underdogs at Tampa Bay.
Doc Rivers to the Clippers …… finally
After a almost two weeks of on again off again negotiations, the Celtics and Clippers have reached an agreement where Doc Rivers will coach the Clippers. Under the current CBA, coaches cannot be traded so Rivers will be released to the Clippers and the Celtics will receive an unconditional first-round draft pick in 2015. Rivers will get the identicle $21 million over three year that he was due from the Celtics. This pretty much guarantees that free agent PG Chris Paul will re-up at the Clip joint. Possible deals involving Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierece to the Clippers are currently in limbo.
Wimbledon starts today
The second jewel of tennis’s Grand Slam begins today at the All-England tennis club with Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams prohibitive betting favorites. Keep it here at SB3 for the best in daily head-t-head matchups from our world class sponsors.
2013 odds to win Wimbledon — Men
Novak Djokovic EVEN
Andy Nurray +365
Rafael Nadal +485
Roger Federer +845
Ji Willie Tsonga +3050
Juan Martin Del Potro +4050
David Ferrer +5250
Tomas Byrdch +6050
2013 odds to win Wimbledon — Women
Serena Williams -240
Maria Sharapova +725
Victoria Azarenka +845
Petra Kvitova +2550
Agniesza Radwanska +6050
N Li +6050
Sabine Lisicki +8550
Angelique Kerber +10250
Martin Truex Jr. gains first Nascar win since 2007
In Nascar action on Sunday, Martin Truex Jr. snapped a personal 218-race winless streak with an easy win over the road course at Sonoma. Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Clint Bowyer won the race last year. Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, and Bowyer rounded out the top five. Juan Pablo Montoya was a lock for second, a full six seconds behind Truex, before running out of gas on the final lap.
Ken Duke wins playoff at Travelers for first career PGA win
Journeyman Ken Duke birdied the second playoff hole at Hartford to beat Chris Stroud for the first tour victory of his career. Stroud had chipped in from 51 feet on the 18th hole to force the extra play. The 44-year-old Duke turned pro in 1994 and broke through in his 187th tour start.
(NHL) Blackhawks/Bruins Under 4.5 +145 (Monday, June 24, 8:05 PM EST)