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“Lou Brock was the symbol of great base stealing. But today, I am the greatest of all time.”

  • Rickey Henderson, May 1st, 1991

On May 1st, 1991 – Rickey Henderson surpassed Lou Brock as the most prolific base stealer in MLB history.

Maybe the only thing Rickey did better than stealing bases was entertaining fans with his words.

30+ years later, I still like to randomly remind co-workers and friends, “But today, I am the greatest of all time.”

However, there is always a passing of the torch in sports.

  • Joe Montana had Tom Brady.
  • Bobby Orr had Wayne Gretzky
  • Michael Jordan had LeBron James

And now, Rickey Henderson has Lonnie Walker IV.

When I woke up yesterday, I’m not sure I could have told you who Lonnie Walker IV was.

Watching him go off last night for 15 points in the fourth quarter was pretty memorable.

Waking up this morning and reading his postgame comments was even better.

“It just comes with a lot of confidence,” Walker said of the shot on Curry. “I made a couple of other shots prior to that, and I think my confidence was for sure at an all-time high. … It’s probably a difficult shot for others, but it really isn’t a difficult shot for me.”

  • Lonnie Walker IV – (Courtesy of and Dave McMenamin)

It’s probably a difficult shot for others, but it really isn’t a difficult shot for me – needs to go on a T-Shirt ASAP.

The first person to make that happen, please reach out so I can give you my size and color preferences.

I will be your first customer.

Loyal readers are aware of my passion for the BestOdds EDGE betting platform.

I like to start my day analyzing the player prop bets being recommended to us by the system.

Below are three Player Props that jumped out at me today.

Devin Booker – Under +31.5 Points | -110 odds

  • Over his last 10 games, the Phoenix Suns all-star has gone OVER +31.5 points 6 of 10 times.
  • During the four games played against Denver in this series, Booker is averaging over 36 points per game.
  • Booker is averaging 36.8 points per game in the playoffs this year, up from the 27.6 he averaged during the regular season.

However, Booker is also averaging over 42 minutes per game in these playoffs, which is a ton of minutes.

The BestOdds EDGE projection gives a slight advantage to those with the courage to bet Booker UNDER his total tonight.

That is never an easy bet to make when we have just watched Booker go Over that total in three straight.

Can he really be this good this many games in a row?

Carolina vs New Jersey – Over +5.5

  • Sportsbooks are holding firm to their O/U total of +5.5 for this game, despite the fact that all three games in this series have gone OVER that total. (5-1, 6-1, 8-4)
  • Last game out, New Jersey scored eight times on their way to an 8-4 win.
  • Interesting stat from Game 3 – The Hurricanes scored 3 shorthanded goals and still lost by 4 goals.

The BestOdds EDGE platform is suggesting the Over has a slight advantage, with a total goal prediction of six (6.0) for tonight’s Game 4.

Timo Meier returned to the Devils’ lineup after taking a huge hit from Jacob Trouba in Round 1.

Meier scored in his return and was once again on the Devils’ top Power Play unit.

Those looking to bet the Over for this game might be interested in pairing that with a Timo Meier Over +0.5 points prop bet as well.

Matt Olson Over +0.5 Runs | -130

As a baseball player, Matt Olson does a lot of things extremely well. However, running the bases is not his gift on the diamond.

Olson’s sprint speed ranks him in the bottom 26% in all of baseball. He has only 33 hits on the season, but somehow that has translated into him scoring 30 runs, which leads all of MLB.

Our graphic above points out that the Braves One-Bagger has scored at least one run in 9-consecutive games.

The BestOdds EDGE platform projects him to make that 10 in a row after today’s game, with all the trends data pointing to the Over.

Here is hoping that all of your personal trends data is as positive and optimistic as Matt Olson’s.

Wishing you the best of luck with all your player props and parlays this week.

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