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             By J. McCarthy
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Pittsburgh is a solid 41-12 its last 53 home games. The Penguins are 46-17 their last 63 games when playing on one day of rest. Ottawa is only 1-6 its last 7 road games in this series. Take Pittsburgh -1 for another Best Bet winner. Other plays include Atlanta over NY Mets and Indiana +7 vs. Miami.

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                    MLB
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 Favorite           Odds               Underdog
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              National League
 WASHINGTON     7 1/2-8 1/2        Philadelphia
 Atlanta            7-8                 NY METS
 CINCINNATI     6 1/2-7 1/2        Chicago Cubs
 Pittsburgh       Even-6              MILWAUKEE
 ARIZONA            6-7               San Diego
 St. Louis        Even-6             LA DODGERS
 SAN FRANCISCO  6 1/2-7 1/2            Colorado
              American League
 Baltimore        Even-6                TORONTO
 DETROIT           10-11              Minnesota
 TAMPA BAY        Even-6             NY Yankees
 BOSTON           Even-6              Cleveland
 Oakland        7 1/2-8 1/2             HOUSTON
 LA Angels        Even-6            KANSAS CITY
 Texas          5 1/2-6 1/2             SEATTLE
                Interleague
 CHI WHITE SOX  8 1/2-9 1/2               Miami
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                NBA Playoffs
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 Favorite          Points   (O/U)      Underdog
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              Conference Finals
            Best of Seven Series
           Miami leads series 1-0
 MIAMI               7      (181)       Indiana
            Saturday, May 25th.
        San Antonio leads series 2-0
 MEMPHIS             6      (178)   San Antonio
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                NHL Playoffs
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 Favorite          Goals               Underdog
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            Conference Semifinals
            Best of Seven Series
         Pittsburgh leads series 3-1
 PITTSBURGH        1/2-1                 Ottawa
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             Home Team in CAPS
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