Thursday, Apr. 30

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Today's Preview
Keep an eye on our board throughout the day because we have a possible 5-win day with a total of 10 matchups.

Getting your morning started is the PGA Quail Hollow Championship with a 9-hole match between Masters champion, Angel Cabrera and Retief Goosen. Next is a full-18 matchup between tournament favorites, Anthony Kim and Phil Mickelson.

The UEFA Cup semi-finals hit the streak board as well, with both home teams slightly favored.

A handful of MLB games make their way to our board with the Red Sox at the Rays as the best one of the day.

Don't forget our late-night props either. We have a "total points" matchup between the Blazers and the favored Rockets then, the Padres runs scored against the hot-hitting duo of Manny Ramirez and Matt Kemp.


NBA Playoffs Game 6: Celtics at Bulls
What a series this has been! The banged-up Celtics desperately need a win in game six in order to get some rest for round two, if they advance. Meanwhile the Baby Bulls look to force a game seven. Rose and company are not ready to give up their hopes just yet!

Yesterday's Results
Streakers finished just above .500 overall yesterday. The top streak breaker was Dwyane Wade who although made 10 free-throws, it wasn't enough to overcome the Hawks winning margin of 15.


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Wednesday, Apr. 29

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Today's Preview
Another possible 4-win day with a total of 10 matchups.

Two MLB matchups start us off. First, we have the Angels at the Orioles in a "straight up" game followed by a "more innings" pitched matchup between two aces, Josh Johnson and Johan Santana. Keep it mind, 1/3 innings pitched will be counted.

In the afternoon, we have the second semi-finals matchup between Arsenal and Manchester United. Man U is slightly favored here at home.

Kicking off the evening we have the Cardinals at the Braves and a "more total bases" matchup between Ryan Zimmmerman and Chase Utley. Zimmerman is .367 lifetime against probable starter, Brett Myers.

For NBA playoff matchups we have a "higher total" matchup between Dwyane Wade's free-throws made against the Hawks' winning margin. Atlanta is favored in this game by five points. The big question here is, will D-Wade get to the line on the road? Also, we have a "total points" matchup between the Hornets and Nuggets with the over/under listed at 197.5.


ESPN Wednesday Night Baseball: (Yankees @ Tigers): How many TOTAL RUNS will be SCORED?
The Bronx Bombers head to Detroit to take on the Tigers on ESPN. With the Yankees heavily favored in the game, we put up a "total runs" prop with the over/under at 9.5 runs. If the game was at Yankee Stadium, it would be a no-brainer but it's in Mo-Town.

Yesterday's Results
The StreakMaster got the best of his opponents yesterday, giving Streakers a low, 41.1 overall winning percentage. The top breaker was Derrick Rose, who only scored 14 points compared to Rajon Rondo's 28.


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Tuesday, Apr. 28

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Rain Out In Rome at 8:00 a.m. ET
Due to current heavy rain that is predicted to go all day, we have cancelled the tennis match for today. All picks are now unlocked.

Today's Preview
11 matchups fill up our board with a possible 4-win day.

As Ron Burgundy once said "When in Rome". Well, Rome is where we get started today with a first-round match between evenly favored Philipp Kohlschreiber and Simone Bolelli.

Next, the UEFA Champions League semi-finals get under way on ESPN2 with Chelsea visiting Barcelona with the home team favored to win.

A jam-packed 7:00 p.m. ET slot is up next with a point-guard scoring matchup between Derrick Rose of the Bulls against Rajon Rondo of the Celtics. We also have two new NHL props for each game seven.

Don't forget our nightcap matchup between the "Buzzsaw" Chad Billingsley's strikeouts and the San Francisco Giants' total hits. Keep in mind Billingsley had 11 K's in his last outing against the Giants.


NBA Playoffs: Which TEAM will have a LARGER VICTORY MARGIN?
Both home teams are favored around the 5-6 point range in each game five. Coincidentally, both home teams are hanging on for their playoff lives as well. Will both teams force a game six or will one falter? You make the very difficult decision.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers started the week off on the right foot netting a 65.2 overall winning percentage. There were no big streak breakers, either. It looks like it may take 20+ wins to get to Bristol.


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Monday, Apr. 27

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Rey Maualuga's Draft Weight, Follow Molly Qerim's Picks at 2:38 p.m. ET
There has been a lot of discussion on the last question of our pro football draft day stunt. Maualuga's draft weight is 249 pounds which can be seen here on his draft player card. At USC he was listed at 260, not currently!
Also, to follow Molly Qerim's entry you can click here and track her record and her run to the million dollar grand prize (although she cannot win).

Today's Preview
Cricket in the morning, soccer in the afternoon, the usual in the evening.

Traditional rivals Pakistan and Australia clash in Abu Dhabi. There may be some bad blood between the squads, as Pakistan suspects that it was the Aussies who accused offspinner Saeed Ajmal of throwing an illegal doosra. You can expect this match to take somewhere around eight hours.

We've got the only English Premier match of the day on our board as well. Newcastle United hosts Portsmouth; on the Streak, the visitors get the draw.


MLB - St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves
Monday Night Baseball on ESPN matches up two baseball teams that always seem to be in contention. The Cards are riding the white-hot bat of Albert Pujols who recently drove in his 1000th RBI as a big-leaguer. The Braves counter with the youthful and talented Jair Jurrjens, currently sporting a 1.42 ERA.

If you're a Streaker who prefers the NBA, the Nuggets visit the Hornets at 8:30 p.m. We've put that game on the board as a straight winner matchup; the later game between the Jazz and the Lakers is a proposition between Deron Williams' assists and the Lakers' winning margin.

Yesterday's Results
A dead-even day for Streakers, who needed a last-second shot from Hedo Turkoglu to achieve 50 percent for Sunday.


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Sunday, Apr. 26

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Today's Preview
Sunday starts a bit later than usual as Streakers recover from yesterday's frenzy. No European soccer, but plenty of baseball, basketball, and hockey. We've also got a final-round golf matchup, plus a driver vs. driver listing for Talladega.

The Phillies visit the Marlins in a game scheduled to start just past noon. The defending champs are still on the wrong side of .500, while the Marlins have cooled off since their blistering start. Crafty lefty Jamie Moyer is scheduled to face Andrew Miller - both pitchers currently sport ERAs over 6.

At 1 p.m., another defending champ goes on the road. This time it's the Boston Celtics at the Chicago Bulls. The Celts are still adjusting to life without Garnett - that hasn't dissuaded early Streakers from making them an overwhelming favorite.

Both of Sunday's NHL playoff games are on our board. The Capitals hope to stave off elimination at New York, while the Devils try to finish the Hurricanes off in Raleigh.


MLB - New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox
The Bronx Bombers come off of two tough losses to the BoSox, losing leads on both Friday and Saturday. They'll send Andy Pettite out to the mound; Boston will counter with Justin Masterson. For Streakers finding it hard to pick a side, we've also put up a player proposition between Derek Jeter and Kevin Youkilis - which player will have more Runs+Hits+RBIs?

Yesterday's Results
On the Streak's biggest day ever, Streakers rolled to a huge day winning over 65 percent of their selections.


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Saturday, Apr. 25

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Draft 2009 Streak completed updated at 8:33 p.m.
Thanks to all the Streakers who participated! Sunday's slate will be back to normal, starting with the Phillies and Marlins at approximately noon.

Today's Preview
It's the 2009 Pro Football Draft. ESPN has the top analysts and reporters for the preview, then brings you the event itself throughout the afternoon and evening with its live coverage. One of Saturday's top pickers will win a cool five thousand bucks for their prognosticating prowess - check out the Rules for details. Matchups will be added throughout the day as the draft develops. The matchups will also count towards monthly and overall Streaks and records. Good luck!

The first five matchups are already on the board - can you figure out who the #2 pick will be? Jason Smith is the heavy favorite according to both Kiper and McShea, but the Rams are also rumored to have an interest in Mark Sanchez.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers were solid on Friday, winning almost all the matchups on their way to a 60 percent mark.


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Friday, Apr. 24

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Today's Preview
Another possible 4-win day with a total of 12 matchups. We have everything from golf to cricket to the NBA and NHL playoffs.

We start with defending champion, Andres Romero against Scott Verplank in a "lower nine holes" matchup followed by a full 18 match between Rory Sabbatini and Charles Howell III. Howell gets the slight edge in this one.

Cricket returns to the board today as well. This 3-4 hour matchup in the Indian Premier League features evenly favored rivals, Bangalore and Kings XI Punjabi.

In our first NBA playoff matchup, King James' free throws made (about 12 per game in the playoffs) goes up against Will Bynum's points. Accuscore has Bynum scoring 12 in this one.

In a one-of-a-kind NHL prop, we put Alex Ovechkin's points against the leading point scorer of the Rangers. Ovechkin should get at least one point and with the Capitals heavily favored it could be two or more.

Finishing off the night is a great Friday Night Fight between Antonio Escalante and Gary Stark Jr. Escalante is heavily favored so we went with the over/under, which is set at 9.5 rounds. Keep in mind this bout can only go 10 rounds.


NBA (Trail Blazers @ Rockets - Game 3): How many TOTAL POINTS will be SCORED?
This one may look like a trap on paper but the actual Vegas line is 184.5 points. The thing is, the first two games played between these teams has gone over 189 points, so that's where the public is leaning so far.


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Thursday, Apr. 23

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Today's Preview
10 matchups on this Thursday with the possibility of a 4-win day. Golf to start, soccer and hockey in the middle, NBA to finish and the MLB spread throughout.

Our first matchup is a "lower nine holes" match between Rich Beem and Steve Marino. Both Americans have the same odds, so this one is a coin-flip. The second golf matchup is a "lower 18" between Mike Weir and Kenny Perry. Perry has the edge in this one but can you really trust him after that dreadful finish at The Masters?

We try a different kind of soccer matchup at 2:45 p.m. ET on ESPN360. With Inter Milan heavily favored over Sampdoria, we ask "how many goals will Inter Milan win by?" Keep in mind Milan lost 3-0 to Sampdoria in leg one, so this is a little more difficult than you think.

Our lone NHL matchup features series leaders, Pittsburgh and Detroit going against each other in a "larger victory" matchup. Both are -220 favorites, so it will be a tight-one.

In the NBA, the Bulls (-2) host the Celtics and the Lakers (-2) travel to Utah to take on the Jazz. I bet you never thought you would see the C's as underdogs in this series.

MLB favorites: Indians, Rangers and Dodgers.


ESPN Major League Soccer: What will be the match result?
In our featured matchup on the night, the New York Red Bulls travel to Kansas City to take on the Wizards. The Red Bulls are struggling, with a 1-2-2 record therefore they receive the draw in this one. The odds are almost dead even, so expect it to come down to the wire!

Yesterday's Results
Streakers dipped below .500 with an overall winning percentage of 44.7. The Marlins were the day's top streak breakers, when they lost to the Pirates 7-4.17 is the lucky number in order to get to Bristol.


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Wednesday, Apr. 22

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Today's Preview
There is a playoff atmosphere lingering around Streak Headquarters lately with all the NBA and NHL matchups on the board. Today we have a possible four-win day.

We start in black and gold country where the Pirates host the red-hot Marlins at 12:35 p.m. ET. Even though the fish are facing Paul Maholm, they are favored at -120.

In the afternoon, our friends at ESPN360 supplied us with two great soccer matchups. First, Werder Bremen is favored with draw on the road in the German Cup semi's then the "under" has the slight advantage in the Coppa Italia semi's.

This evening we have a "more goals" matchup between both NHL underdogs. Keep in mind, both the Canadiens and Rangers have scored a total of five goals in their playoff series. But, we didn't forget the Blackhawks and Flames, as we have a "total goals" matchup for that one with the o/u at 5.5 goals.

For NBA matchups, we start with Andre Miller's assists and rebounds against the Magic's winning margin. Miller had a combined 14 in game one, while you all know the Magic took the loss. And last but not least, the two-headed monsters from the Hornets and Nuggets square off with Billups and 'Melo taking game one in an easy win at home.


Wednesday Night Baseball: Which Player will record a Higher Total?
Jose Reyes of the Mets is six for nine lifetime against Pineiro, while Joel has had just five strikeouts in his two starts this season. If you think Reyes will reach base a couple times, he is the best play here.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers took care of business once again with a 66.9 overall winning percentage. In the second most picked matchup in streak history, many streaks were saved when Arsenal earned the draw at Liverpool.


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Tuesday, Apr. 21

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Today's Preview
More soccer, more NHL and NBA playoffs, more baseball. The Streak recommends checking the board throughout the day as weather may cancel some of the baseball games - should that occur, it's likely that new matchups will be added.

We open with a top-notch battle in the English Premier League - Arsenal at Liverpool. While oddsmakers have Liverpool as a slight favorite for the straight win, Streakers are currently leaning the other way. Arsenal gets the draw on the Streak.

The Pittsburgh Penguins hope to seize control of their first round playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Pens are up 2-1 in the best-of-seven format, but Game Four is in Philly.

Also in the City of Brotherly Love, the World Champion Phillies are off to a slow start in 2009. They have the opportunity to climb back to .500 when they host the Brewers Tuesday night - assuming the weather cooperates.


MLB - New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals
The Mets are another team that have yet to meet some lofty expectations. They travel to St. Louis where they'll face red-hot Ryan Ludwick and Albert Pujols, who are undoubtably licking their chops in anticipation of facing Oliver Perez. The Mets have their own run producer in David Wright, who is 5 for 7 in his career against St. Louis starter Todd Wellemeyer.

We didn't forget the NBA! We've got two different player propositions scheduled for Tuesday, and the second one closes out the Streak's evening. Carlos Boozer gets both points and rebounds in a contest against Kobe Bryant, who will score onlywhen he scores.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers had one of their worst days in the history of the Streak as huge favorites repeatedly went down in defeat. When the final matchup had been graded, it was the Streakers that flunked out at 24 percent.


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Monday, Apr. 20

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Today's Preview
The Boston Marathon makes a showing, then the usual melange of choices.

The world's top long-distance runners will be in Beantown for the 113th Boston Marathon. On the Streak, we've put up a runner proposition - four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya versus American sensation Ryan Hall. Streakers so far have put their faith in the tried and true Cheruiyot.

With no English Premier League teams in action, we shift down a notch to English League Championship play. Sheffield United travels to Burnley in a match we rate close enough to make it win-only: a draw will result in a push.

In Monday Night Baseball on ESPN, the A's visit the Yankees. The Streak's proposition is for the number of home runs that will be hit in the game - the Yankees' new stadium has been extremely generous to hitters in its limited regular season history.


NHL - Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames
Hockey takes center stage as the first round of playoffs reaches the midpoint. The Flames are down two games to none after blowing leads twice in Chicago - they'll look for revenge on home ice. The Blackhawks would prefer to end the series as quickly as possible.

The Streak's night ends in Phoenix, where the Rockies and Diamondbacks both hope to shake off mediocre starts to their seasons. The currently scheduled starting pitchers are Jason Marquis for Colorado and Jon Garland for Arizona.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers stepped back up with a winning day when both Andre Iguodala and Dwyane Wade came through as heavy favorites.


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Sunday, Apr. 19

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Cardinals-Cubs postponed updated at 6:04 p.m.
Inclement weather in the Chicago area prevents tonight's scheduled baseball game from taking place. In its stead, the Streak has added an NBA player matchup - Dwyane Wade (points) versus Joe Johnson (points and assists) to the slate.

Today's Preview
Playoffs roll on, final round in Hilton Head, soccer from an unusual location, and lots of baseball.

Sunday's soccer match is a French Ligue One (or should that be Un?) affair as powerhouse Marseille visits Lorient. This time, the home team gets the draw.

In golf, Brian Gay takes on the field in the PGA Verizon Heritage where Gay has a 3-stroke lead over second place. His stiffest competition may come from Davis Love, who currently is tied for fifth but has won this event four different times.

Pittsburgh visits Philadelphia in NHL playoff action. The Flyers are down two games to nothing, so it's do-or-die time for them. The Penguins will rely on offensive stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.


Sunday Night Baseball - St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
ESPN comes to you live from Wrigley Field for this traditional Midwestern rivalry. The first three games of the series were all high-scoring affairs, with the last two won by the Cubs in dramatic fashion. The Streak is doubling up on the game - if you don't feel like picking a team winner, we've also posted a player battle between stars Albert Pujols and Alfonso Soriano.

We end our night once again with an NBA playoff contest. The Hornets visit the Nuggets; Denver is heavily favored, so the Streak's matchup is a scoring battle between Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.

Yesterday's Results
The Streak got some revenge on the Streakers on Saturday as popular favorites Atlanta, San Antonio, and Houston were all beaten handily. By the end of the night Streakers were at a paltry 30 percent.


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Saturday, Apr. 18

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Today's Preview
Saturday's main dish is the NBA playoffs, but there are plenty of sides with golf, soccer, baseball, racing, and NHL playoffs all in the Streak.

Our first matchup is a quick nine at Hilton Head. Aaron Baddeley and Justin Leonard both make repeat Streak appearances.

A few minutes later, it's our Saturday English Premier League game. Bolton played one of the more amazing league games of the year last week when they scored three times in the last few minutes to throw a huge scare in to Chelsea. This time they'll be looking to complete the deal at Portsmouth, and on the Streak they'll get the draw as well.

The first NBA game of the day is an early ESPN special. NBA champions Boston open up their title defense against the Chicago Bulls. On the Streak, we're pitting Derrick Rose (points AND assists) against Paul Pierce (points only). With Garnett out, look for The Truth to pick up the scoring slack.


NBA Playoffs - Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs
At 8 p.m. (also on ESPN) the Streak showcases this Texas-sized battle. While the pundits and the oddsmakers have the Spurs as the favorites, the Mavs have been hot and Ginobili is done. The Streak will be surprised if this one doesn't come down to the last minute of play.

That's still not all for the NBA - Houston visits Portland in the nightcap, and once again the Streak is putting it on the board as a straight winner matchup. Early Streakers see the Blazers as the safe pick, siding with the home team by a 9-1 margin.

Yesterday's Results
An up-and-down day, as Streakers won most of the early matchups but were cost dearly when the A's topped the Jays. It was even going in to the final two baseball games of the night, and when the Mariners and Giants both held on to win, Streakers ended up in the black at 51 percent.


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Friday, Apr. 17

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Friday Haiku
golf in the morning
soccer in the afternoon
baseball in the night


We're back in Carolina early in the morning. Boo Weekly, Davis Love (the third), and nine holes of golf - you make the call.

The Yankees play their second game in the new stadium, and they hope it goes better than the first one. We've got an all-Yankees proposition - runs scored vs. Joba Chamberlain strikeouts.

Our Friday soccer is in Portugal, where Estrela Amadora hosts Paços de Ferreira. If you think we're playing this game just for the cedilla, you just might be right. Amadora is a heavy favorite, so Paços de Ferreira gets the draw.


Major League Soccer - New England at D.C. United
Live on ESPN2, these two traditional Eastern Conference powerhouses clash at RFK Stadium at 7 p.m. New England is one of only three remaining undefeated teams, but DC looks to put an end to that on the home pitch. In the Streak, New England gets the draw.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers cruised to their fourth straight winning day, as rumblings were heard at Streak Headquarters.

Want more of The StreakMaster? Visit TheStreakMaster.com to see his NHL and NBA first-round predictions.


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Thursday, Apr. 16

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Today's Preview
A few crazy matchups fill today's board with 10 matchups in 5 windows.

We start in South Carolina with a "lower first nine" matchup between tournament favorite Camilo Villegas against the rest of his three-some. Two against one obviously has the edge here. Then at 1:00 p.m. ET, another tournament favorite, Jim Furyk takes on Aaron Baddeley.

In UEFA cup action, we have a "total goals" matchup in the noon slot then Manchester City hosts Hamburg. City has a 50-50 chance to win at home but even so, it looks they will lose the aggregate.

In the MLB, we have a few different matchups besides the normal "straight up" ones. Adam Wainwright takes on the Cubs with his strikeouts (11 in 2 starts) against the hits against him. Also, we have our first "errors" matchup. So far, the Giants have two on the year, while the Dodgers have three.


NHL Playoffs (First Round): Which team will have a "larger victory margin"?
Two heavy favorites slug it out on the ice in a pair of first round matchups. The Bruins (-220) take on their rivals, the Canadiens while the Red Wings (-200) look to take care of the Blue Jackets.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers dominated The StreakMaster once again, finishing with a 69.5 overall winning percentage. The soccer and tennis matches were the big extenders of the day, while there were no major streak breakers.


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Wednesday, Apr. 15

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Today's Preview
We have 12 matchups in four windows today with all sorts of sporting events.

In tennis action, we bring back Marat Safin for a "total games" matchup against Nicolas Lapentti. Safin is favored at -170, so we are predicting a 6-4, 6-4 victory for him.

For soccer, Manchester United is favored on the road as well as the "under" in our "total goals" matchup, believe it or not.

Baseball and Hockey then take over the board, with a marquee matchup in the NHL with our Streak favorite, "larger margin of victory" prop between the Capitals and the Penguins, whom are both favored around -140 each.


NBA: Nuggets at Trail Blazers
The fight for playoff position ends tonight in Portland, and we couldn't have put up a better matchup. We still don't know the odds on this one, so Streakers may have an advantage over The StreakMaster for once.Take advantage!

Yesterday's Results
Streakers took care of business yesterday, finishing with a 65.1 overall winning percentage. Marat Safin's aces win was by far the biggest streak extender while Barcelona was the breakers of the day.


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Tuesday, Apr. 14

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Today's Preview
Tennis, baseball, soccer and the NBA show up on our board on this fairly slow Tuesday.

Starting at approximately 9:30 a.m ET, is a "more aces" match between Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt. Hewitt is heavily favored "straight-up" so we put up a more fair matchup with the unpredictable aces.

In the afternoon slot, you can take your shot at the White Sox-Tigers or switch over to Champions League soccer. Bayern Munich and the "under" are the favorites in these.

In the evening we have a few quality MLB matchups. They include the Angels at Mariners (-110), Reds at Brewers (-130), a "total runs" prop between the Orioles and Rangers and a battle of DH's between Big Papi and Jack Cust.


MLB - New York Yankees @ Tampa Bay Rays
Garza looks to stay on a roll when the Yanks come to the Trop but A.J. Burnett will try to be on top of his game as well. The Rays are favored at -120 but anything can happen when the pinstripes come to town.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers had an average day with a 53.4 overall winning percentage. Many entries fell for our "trap game" with the Bucks defeating the resting Magic. 16 is the magic number to get to Bristol so far.


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Monday, Apr. 13

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Today's Preview
The Streak quiets down on Monday; second division soccer followed by mostly baseball. There's also a bit of hoops on the board.

In English League Championship play, Ipswich Town travels to Bristol City. ESPN naturally favors the Bristol side, so we're giving Ipswich the draw.

Our early baseball game finds the White Sox playing at Detroit. The Tigers are on a high after sweeping the Rangers over the weekend.


MLB - San Diego Padres at New York Mets
The young and improving Padres team hits the road for Monday Night Baseball on ESPN. Walter Silva is scheduled to start for San Diego; the Mets will counter with Mike Pelfrey in the first regular season game at the Mets' new stadium.

In later NBA action, Orlando plays at Milwaukee. While the sportsbooks see Milwaukee as the favorite, Streakers are currently backing the Magic by a 98-2 margin! Something's gotta give...

Yesterday's Results
It was back below even for Streakers on Sunday as the Mets, Sixers, and Tiger Woods all failed to get the job done.


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Sunday, Apr. 12

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Today's Preview
The Masters ends, as does the NHL regular season. There's the usual morning soccer, a Sunday Night Baseball proposition, and various other baseball and basketball to fill out the slate.

Our first golf prop is a border rivalry as American Kevin Sutherland is pitted against Canadian Mike Weir. This is a 9-hole affair.


NBA on ABC - Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Hornets
Jason Kidd and the Mavs have been hot, but they haven't beat the Hornets in their last six trips to New Orleans. Chris Paul and the gang have lost six of their last ten games.

At 1:35 p.m., everyone's favorite fantasy pairing tees off. Yes, it's Phil and Tiger playing together in the final round of the Masters. They are both currently seven shots off the lead, but these are two swingers who won't give up. In our Streak matchup they only need to beat each other.

An hour later, the final pairing will be at the first tee. World's fastest golfer Angel Cabrera is paired with Kenny Perry, who is trying to become the oldest ever winner of a major championship.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers seemed to be headed for a third straight losing day until late wins by Phoenix and the Padres put them back in the black.


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Saturday, Apr. 11

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Today's Preview
Saturday starts (EPL) and ends (MLS) with soccer. In between there's Masters golf, baseball, Nashville Nationwide, NHL, one basketball game and a Frozen Final proposition.

Hull City visits Middlesbrough to start the day. With the two teams relatively even, the Hullsters are getting the draw.

Among our Masters propositions is another Tiger challenge - in how many of the 18 holes will he break par? Anthony Kim had eleven birdies yesterday; Mr. Woods only needs five in our matchup.

We pit the top two Nationwide drivers against each other in a Tennessee showdown: Kyle Busch versus Carl Edwards for all the marbles (or at least a bunch of money). With qualifying not taking place until Saturday morning, this matchup will come off the board if either driver doesn't make it to the start.

More playoff positioning is at stake in our evening NHL games. Boston travels to Buffalo at 4 p.m.; a few hours later Montreal hosts Pittsburgh.


Major League Soccer: Chivas USA vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
Chivas puts its 3-0 record on the line in the SuperClassico, and you can expect that the energy will be at a fever pitch in MSL's biggest rivalry. Landon Donovan will try to rally the Galaxy to their first win of 2009.

Yesterday's Results
Streak HQ represented on Friday as Streakers went down hard (27 percent) after backing the likes of the Suns, the Lakers, and Tiger Woods. Will Saturday bring the first two-day slump of April?


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Friday, Apr. 10

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Today's Preview
Four different Masters golf matchups grace our board today, all on the early side. We've also got some major league baseball, playoff-relevant hockey, and a proposition for the ESPN2 NBA game.

We begin in Augusta with a front-nine matchup between Ian Poulter and his groupmates. Ian will need to shoot better than both Tom Watson and Steve Wilson to win it.

A couple hours later our Tiger-prop tees off. Will Eldrick be on the good side of 70? You make the call.

The golfing bonanza doesn't end there - ten minutes after Tiger, young guns Rory McIlroy and Anthony Kim engage in another 9-hole challenge. Both have ground to make up after a disappointing Thursday.

Baseball starts at 1 p.m., when the unbeaten Rangers travel to Detroit for the Tigers' home opener. Early Streakers are leaning towards the hot hand here.


Masters Golf: Phil Mickelson vs. Jim Furyk
In the final golf matchup of the day, two perennial favorites square off in round two. This one is an 18-hole affair, and you can follow the action on ESPN. Phil will need to go low if he wants a chance at his third green jacket!

Yesterday's Results
Streaker were back up at 55 percent after two generous Frozen Four matchups made the slate. The Leaderboard is approaching 20; time for Streak HQ to lay some traps.


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Thursday, Apr. 9

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The Crew at Baseball Tonight are now Streaking! at 4:00 p.m. ET
Karl, Krukie, Dave and Peter have combined their baseball knowledge into making picks on our Streak board! Check their entry page daily to see who they have picked and how well they have done. Also, John Kruk will announce their pick every Sunday on Baseball Tonight, so don't make sure you tune in!

Could they perhaps put a 20-game streak together by just picking MLB matchups? Not if The StreakMaster has anything to do with it!

Today's Preview
From morning 'till night, today's board might be the most complete one we have had all year. Want golf? Check. Cricket? Check...You get the idea.

If you want a five-win day, you should look into our Masters matchups: Woosnam vs. Reavie, Villegas vs. Mickelson, and Tiger vs. Cink or Singh. Keep in mind Tiger's prop is the only one that is 18 holes, and he is favored at 59 percent to win the group.

For those who want to play it safe, our Cricket match will last for about seven hours. Streakers so far are taking Australia at 88 percent.

The UEFA Cup is now in the Quarter-final stage with both home teams receiving the edge here.

In the MLB, we have the Rangers (-120) hosting the Indians, the Angels (-120) hosting the A's and the Giants (-120) hosting the Brewers.

The NHL gives us two quality matchups with Senators (-115) hosting the Devils, and the Avalanche (-125) hosting the Stars.


NCAA Frozen Four: Vermont vs. Boston University
The colder version on the Final Four takes center stage on ESPN2 with Cinderella, Bemidji State versus Miami (OH) at 5:00 p.m. ET, then the national powerhouse and tournament favorite, Boston University takes on Vermont. Expect to see some great hockey action tonight!

Yesterday's Results
The StreakMaster finally got the best of users, as they finished below .500 for the day. With Denmark losing to China and the Red Sox taken out by the Rays, Streakers ended the day with a 42.8 overall winning percentage.

Want to see why The StreakMaster makes his picks? Check out TheStreakMaster.com for more information on his run to a .600 winning percentage.


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Wednesday, Apr. 8

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Today's Preview
We have a jam-packed board today with tennis, curling, soccer, baseball and basketball. Put them all together and you have a possible five-win day.

Starting around 8:30 a.m. ET is a second round matchup of the Grand Prix Hassan between Ivan Ljubicic and Frederico Fil, who both have similar odds to win.

If you don't trust your tennis intuition, try out our Curling matchup between Denmark (-125) and China.

Around lunch-time we have a MLB prop for you. Will the Nationals and Marlins combine for more then five runs before the fifth inning or will be it be four or fewer? The over/under is 9 for the game, so it is basically 50-50.

In soccer, Chelsea is favored with the draw and two global superstars battle it out on the pitch for a higher total.

MLB odds for the night: Phillies -115, Red Sox -155, Reds -115, Rangers -110, Angels -120 and the Giants -120.


NBA: Utah Jazz at Dallas Mavericks Two potential playoff opponents look to end the season on a high note when the Jazz come into Dallas. The Mavericks are playing great ball and are favored by three points. Both teams are trying to avoid the 8-seed and if the Jazz win, they will be able to rest a bit easier.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers had another great day, ending with a 63.5 overall winning percentage. With five out of the six days over .500, it is no surprise to see a few Streakers already at 15 wins.


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Tuesday, Apr. 7

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Today's Preview
"Straight-Up" matchups from the MLB, NBA and the NHL highlight our day, but we can't skip past the Champions League.

The (Rays of this year?) Royals take on the White Sox in Chicago to start off the day at 2:05 p.m. ET. President Obama's team is favored at -145 here.

For UEFA Champions League matchups, we have a "total goals" prop between FC Porto and Manchester United. The under had the advantage here, believe it or not. Also, Arsenal takes on Villarreal in a "straight up" contest.

The Rays and the Sox try to get their first game in today as well. James Shields takes on Josh Beckett on the mound in what could be a opening act to a possible ALCS rematch.

NBA favorites for the night: Hawks (-1) at Raptors, the Heat (-2) host the Hornets and the Rockets (-1) host the Magic.


NCAA Women's Final: Which side will record a higher total?
The Lady Huskies look to reach perfection when they take on the Louisville Cardinals for the third time this year. We predict UConn will win by 15 or so, while Angel McCoughtry has scored 24 and 9 against them in their first two meetings.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers dominated The StreakMaster on opening day, netting a 74.7 overall winning percentage. So far, 13 wins is the lucky number to get to Bristol.


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Monday, Apr. 6

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Red Sox-Rays Game Postponed at 10:49 AM ET
Opening Day in Boston has been postponed until tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:05 p.m. ET. We are adding a few more MLB games to make up for the rain in some stadiums, so keep refreshing the board. Although, no more matchups will be added after Noon ET.

Today's Preview
Curling, soccer, baseball gets into full swing (haha), and the NCAA National Championship Game.

The United States takes on Norway in the battle of the stone. Unusually, early Streakers are backing the Scandinavians. Sure, Norway is favored, but that's never stopped American pride before. Streak before country?

We've got a new destination for European soccer, as the Streak travels to Turkey for Super Lig action. UEFA contestant Galatasaray visits Gaziantepspor; the home team gets the draw in this one.

The Mets visit the Reds for the first day game of the MLB season. Play Ball!


Major League Baseball - Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox
Two playoff teams from last year match up in the AL opener. James Shields opposes Josh Beckett, so runs could be hard to come by.

A couple hours later, all non-New-Yorkers get a chance to exercise their booing muscles when the Yankees and new ace C.C. Sabathia head to Baltimore. Catch the action on ESPN.

We close Monday's Streak slate with the championship game of college basketball. The Tar Heels have rolled everyone in their path so far, and they beat Michigan State by 35 in December. However, the Spartans were a tired and injured team back then - the current version is healthy and ready, and believes they will win. Can MSU pull the upset of the (new) century?

Yesterday's Results
Win win win - that's all Streakers seem to do in the new round. Another ho-hum 55 percent day on Sunday, as the Leaderboard approaches T-Shirt territory.


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Sunday, Apr. 5

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Today's Preview
The debut of Major League Baseball, women's Final Four, the PBA's U.S. Open - it's another huge day at Streak Headquarters. We may even slip in a late golf matchup if the stars align correctly.

Curling is early, and again we've got the Germans. Fresh off their Streak loss to the Americans, they'll see if they fare any better against the Swiss. First stone slides at approximately 7:30 a.m. - don't miss it!

Sunday's EPL matchup is between two quality squads as Wigan Athletic travels to Everton. The road team gets the draw.

Norm Duke rolls for his second straight U.S. Open in North Brunswick, New Jersey. Norm earned the top position in the stepladder finals, but looming in the third spot is 2008 Player of the Year Chris Barnes. Streakers can choose between Norm and Not-Norm.


Major League Baseball - Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
The baseball season opens up with the World Series champions hosting the Braves. The probably starting pitchers are Derek Lowe and Brett Myers.

The Warriors visit the Kings to cap off the night. Early Streakers love the Warriors, but others may want to consider that Golden State has only six road wins all season.

Yesterday's Results
Buoyed by a generous straight-up matchup between UNC and Villanova, Streakers cruised to a 63 percent day. It's time for Streak Headquarters to tighten up the matchups!


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Saturday, Apr. 4

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Today's Preview
Big Saturday has a bit of everything - golf, soccer, NASCAR, hoops college and professional, hockey, and (of course) curling.

The Streak gives the Houston Open another shot. This time it's Phil and Justin, 18-holes. Remember that this is for the second round!

The Hammers of West Ham host Sunderland in an English Premier League contest. The Iron has been hot, so we're giving the visitors the draw.

Curling returns, and this time the USA is involved! They'll face Germany in the Men's Championships, which are being held in New Brunswick. Streakers are backing the Americans, who are lead by skip John Shuster.


Final Four - Michigan State Spartans vs. Connecticut Huskies
The surprising Spartans face their toughest test of the tournament - a Connecticut team that has dominated the opposition behind Hasheem Thabeet. Neither the pundits nor Streakers give State much of a chance, but Tom Izzo's bunch isn't afraid to be underdogs.

The Streak lists a couple NHL matches with playoff ramifications. The Devils visit the Sabres at 7 p.m., and then an hour later the Blues travel to Dallas to take on the Stars.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers had their first losing day of the new round, falling just short of 50 percent. The Leaderboard has also started to differentiate, with only one Streaker at 9 wins.


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Friday, Apr. 3

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Today's Preview
Segment three keeps rolling along - more soccer, more hockey, more Association. No golf, as the PGA schedule is a bit tangled up after yesterday's delays.

It's off to Germany for the Bundesliga. Schalke 04 visits bottom-dweller Arminia Bielefeld. This time, it's the home team that gets the draw.

The Flames visit the Wild at 8 p.m. in a game with playoff ramifications. Minnesota desperately needs a win, but Calgary can't afford to lose either if they want home-ice advantage in the first round of the post-season.


NBA on ESPN - Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic
King James goes in to Superman's den, fresh off Thursday's embarrassing loss to the Wizards. While Orlando is the sportsbooks' favorite, early Streakers see this game going Cleveland's way.

In the ESPN nightcap, Houston travels to Los Angeles where the Lakers await. The point spread is too high to list this game straight up, so we've put up a player prop instead - Yao's points and rebounds against Kobe's points.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers headed for their second straight winning day pending the outcome of Utah-Denver. The Leaderboard is chock-full of Streakers who have opened segment three with a winning six-pack.


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Thursday, Apr. 2

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All of today's golf cancelled updated at 4:17 p.m.
Alas, our waiting was in vain. At 4 p.m., the PGA called play for today. Streak administration has cancelled the Love-Romero matchup (the competitors were tied) and anyone selecting that matchup has been unlocked. The other two golf matchups were cancelled before any of the involved players teed off.

Ogilvy-Appleby matchup cancelled updated at 2:41 p.m.
With further delays in Humble, Texas (strong winds) it's now virtually impossible for Ogilvy and Appleby to finish their opening rounds by tonight. We've cancelled that golf matchup, and anyone selecting either golfer is now unlocked. We continue to watch the situation, and while the Garcia-Westwood matchup remains on the board for now, it is also in jeopardy of being cancelled if the delays continue.

The rain in (Texas) stays mainly in the plain updated at 11:24 a.m.
Because of inclement weather in the Humble area, the golf matchup locktimes have been changed. We've also added an afternoon 9-hole matchup between Sergio and Henrik. If you choose to play the 18-hole Aussie matchup between Ogilvy and Appleby, please be advised that the matchup may not be completed until Friday morning if they are unable to complete their rounds by sunset.

Today's Preview
The second day of segment three features nine matchups in four windows. Golf to start, then soccer, basketball and hockey all mixed in.

In our first matchup, Davis Love III is favored for the entire 18 holes but with our matchup as a 9-hole prop, anything can happen. As for our afternoon golf matchup, Streakers so far are taking the favorite, Geoff Ogilvy.

The English Conference rounds up the afternoon with the road squad, Ebbsfleet United having the slight edge, odds wise.

On the ice, we have a "total goals" prop between the Rangers and Hurricanes with the over/under at 5.5 goals. Also, the Kings are at the Coyotes (-120).

As for the Association, we have a "higher total" prop between LeBron James and Antawn Jamison. LBJ looks like the heavy favorite on paper, but Jamison holds the edge in head-to-head meetings. Don't forget about the Nuggets (-3.5) hosting the Jazz in our night-cap.


NIT Championship Game: Baylor Bears vs. Penn State
Baylor opened up as a four-point favorite but after a convincing win over Notre Dame, the Nittany Lions are hitting their stride -- just in time for a NIT championship. Enjoy this Big-12 - Big-Ten matchup!

Yesterday's Results
Streakers started off segment three on the right foot, netting a 55.7 overall winning percentage.


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Wednesday, Apr. 1

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Today's Preview
Welcome to Segment 3! If you are new to the game, make sure you read our rules and watch our how to play video. As for you experienced veterans, you know the drill.

We get started (for real) at 2:00 p.m. ET with some World Cup Qualifying between Spain and Turkey. With the home team receiving the draw, the odds are in their favor.

A great mix of matchups in the evening starting with a few "straight up" matchups in the NHL and the NBA. Then at 7:45 p.m. ET on ESPN2, the U.S. takes on Trinidad and Tobago right up the road from Streak Headquarters. This matchup is a "total goals" matchup and the "over" is dominating the board so far.

Don't miss the 2009 McDonald's All-American game tonight on ESPN! Will the East be the beast or will the West be the best?


NBA: Houston Rockets at Phoenix Suns
The Sun is setting on Phoenix's playoff hopes in the Western Conference. A win against the Rockets could give the Suns the boost they need to get rolling again. The home team is favored by one as well.

Burblet97 destroyed the field in the month of March to win the $2,500. 80 wins in just 31 days? Very impressive.


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