As you can see by the fact that you had to scroll halfway down the page to get to the first paragraph, I have quite the busy day of streaking ahead of me. That is the cost of doing business this time of the month. I always like to give myself that one last vote of confidence. I like to make that last attempt to go for the gold before I inevitably fail and wait to flip the calendar another page. Let's see if I can end May as well as I started it.
Bryce Harper and Brandon Belt provided quite the powerful double down on Beat the Streak yesterday. Both gentlemen went deep in their games giving me a nice turnaround after two days of defeat. I'll be using Harper again today paired with the diminutive dynamo Jose Altuve. I am really tempted to keep using Harper as the base of my double downs for the foreseeable future similar to what I did with Adrian Gonzalez during my W14 earlier in the month. I'll keep it this way for now, but I can't get sucked in for too long. Harper faces off with Phillies' southpaw Cole Hamels and Jose Altuve opposes Detroit's Kyle Lobstein.
The majority of my work for today is going to come from the Streak for the Cash universe. It is going to be this way until the end of May if I want any chance to catch up to the unblemished W29 at the summit of the leaderboard. My picks will cover three different sports, at both the amateur and professional levels. I start of the day early on the with NCAA Lacrosse National Semifinals. I'll be picking the prop that 44 goals or more will be scored between the two semis: #1 Notre Dame VS #4 Denver & #6 Maryland VS Johns Hopkins. The afternoon into the evening brings me to two picks from the American League West. I'll be taking the underdog Astros over the Tigers at 4:08 and the favorite Angels over the Red Sox at 7:15. Both teams are on the road, but I think they have the better of the two starters in both contests. Tonight, I'll be doubling down on UFC 187. There should be quite the show coming from the two title fights. The first pick comes from the Chris Weidman VS Vitor Belfort Middleweight Championship fight. The options are Weidman KO, TKO, or DQ victory or Any Other Result. I think Weidman retains his crown, but this fight will either go the distance or end in Belfort tapping out. I'm taking Any Other Result. The last pick of the evening comes from the main event as Anthony "Rumble" Johnson defends his Light Heavyweight Championship against Daniel Cormier. This was originally supposed to be Johnson facing off with future Hall of Famer Jon "Bones" Jones. "Extracurricular activities" by Jones forced the UFC to take Cormier off of Fight Night 68 and insert him into this main event. I think Cormier, even as a stand-in, is a bad matchup for Johnson and will be your next UFC Light Heavyweight Champion of the world.
After that short story for Streak for the Cash, I'll keep my Drive To The Finals blurb brief. Al Horford continued my streak of picking Hawks that get injured. The Warriors have a chance to go up 3-0 tonight. What there was no chance of was me picking any of the scrub Rockets I have left at my disposal. Therefore, Draymond Green gets the call to keep my head above the 50th percentile. I am barely scraping it now after a 20 PRA from Horford in a Game 2 loss. Go Dubs and HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!!
Image Credits: Harper/Altuve BTS (mlb.com), Streak picks (espn.com), Green DTTF (nba.com)