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.