Going forward, I will be giving my locks (bets I feel the strongest about), out on Twitter and Instagram in my usual videos. The rest of the bets I’m making for the day will be found in this daily article. 

This will allow me to explain my picks more than I would normally be able to in a shortened video. The Chalk is also going to be coming out with more articles dedicated to helping you become a better bettor!

My favorite prop bets will be given out on The Chalk’s Instagram story. I’ll also sometimes include them in these articles. Make sure you’re following The Chalk on both Twitter and Instagram for betting, DFS, fantasy, prop bets, and prop plays on a daily basis. 

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I will also make picks later in the day based on line movement and injury news. To make sure you NEVER miss one of my picks, follow me over at The Action Network.

My plays for the day, via The Action Network app:

Let’s boogie.


  • Jazz +2.5: The Rockets were lucky to win game three. With that being said, they are the much better team and seem to be focused on meeting up with the Warriors in the second round. The Rockets have gone from +2.5 to -2.5 since the line first opened though, meaning the public LOVES the Rockets on Monday night. When the public loves someone, it’s not a bad idea to go in the opposite direction. I’m hoping the public keeps hammering the Rockets so we can see Jazz +3.5.

Other Bets I’m Making

  • Capitals ML: The Capitals are the better team and will win the series. While the Hurricanes may make things tough, I believe the Caps close this out in game six. They are too talented. Keep in mind the Hurricanes are also 21-32 when favored on the puckline this season per the Action Network. The public also likes the Hurricanes, which means your boy is going in the opposite direction.
  • Stars ML:  The Predators always seem to lose in the playoffs. “No shit Nick that’s why they have yet to win a cup.” Anyway, the Stars should close out the series on Monday. They are at home, where they are 24-14 straight up this season. I’ll take my chances with the Stars, while also getting to root against the Preds. Win-win.
  • A’s ML: The Rangers are sending Mike Minor to the mound against a lineup with right-handed power hitters like Matt Chapman and Khris Davis. The A’s are also +3.41 units on the moneyline at home.

Nick is the editor-in-chief at & owner of He also is a fantasy sports junkie, DFS player, and prop play guru. For more fun, follow him on Twitter @PetroTLS

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Nick Petro

Nick is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University and passionate about everything Chicago sports (except the Cubs). He hopes to one day see his beloved Bears win the Super Bowl and is still trying to figure out why Jay Cutler gets so much hate.

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