I’m mad at myself. Before the NBA season began, I took out a future on the Boston Celtics to win the title at (+5000). It’s one of the futures I shared in the newsletter, and I hope you took it with me if you’re reading this.
As I told you last week, though, I hedged a bit by taking the Warriors to win the NBA Finals so that I could ensure I’d make money no matter what happens. Now, in a vacuum, this is an intelligent thing to do. The problem is, I was confident that the Warriors weren’t going to win the NBA Finals before it began, and after watching Game 3 on Wednesday night, I’m even more confident it’s not going to happen. Now I’m convinced I sacrificed some of my profits.
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So even though I’m going to win, I’ll probably be mad at myself. All of which is an excellent reminder of how stupid sports can sometimes make us. However, what isn’t stupid would be reading all these wonderful stories.
OK, let’s make some money to make up the money I sacrificed with my dumb Warriors hedge.
All times Eastern, and all odds via Caesars Sportsbook
The Hot Ticket
Lightning at Rangers, 8 p.m. | TV: ESPN
New York Rangers
- Key Trend: The Rangers are 8-1 at home in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and 5-1 in their last six as a home underdog.
- The Pick: Rangers (+105)
This series reminds me of the NBA Finals. On the one side, you have the public favorite and dynasty in the Tampa Bay Lightning. They’re this series’ Golden State Warriors. Then there are the Rangers in the role of the Celtics. They’re a good team without many big-name players and are underrated by the betting market.
The series is tied 2-2, but the Rangers have been underdogs in all four games. Winning at home is what the Rangers have done in the playoffs, going 8-1 at MSG.
We saw what happened last night when Boston returned home. It re-established itself as the better team in this series, and I think we’ll see something similar here tonight. To be clear, I just think the Rangers are far more evenly-matched with this Tampa team than they’re getting credit …….