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Eddie Olczyk Pegasus World Cup Picks 2024: Expect An ‘Il Miracolo’ At Gulfstream Park – originally posted on Sportslens.com

The Eddie Olczyk Pegasus World Cup picks ahead of Saturday’s Gulfstream race sees the former NHL player expecting a Florida ‘Miracle’ with Antonio Sano-trained Il Miracolo top of his 1-2-3-4 best bets list. You can find out why he fancies the 4 year-old Gun Runner colt below.

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Eddie Olczyk Pegasus World Cup 2024 Picks: Looking For A Gulfstream ‘Il Miracolo’

Former NHL player Eddie Olczyk is now a respected horse racing NBC Sports handicapper, so ahead of the eighth running of the big Gulfstream Park race this Saturday, we take a look at the Eddie Olczyk Pegasus World Cup picks for 2024.

Eddie Olczyk Pegasus World Cup Picks: 1-2-3-4 Best Bets

  • IL MIRACOLO
  • First Mission
  • O’ Connor
  • Senor Buscador

The past Pegasus World Cup trends tell us that we’ve had four winning favorites since the race was first run in 2017.

However, the Eddie Olczyk Pegasus World Cup pick is one further down the betting – IL MIRACOLO.

This Antonio Sano-trained 4 year-old is the son of Gunner Runner, who won the Pegasus in 2018 and Olczyk thinks he can fly the family flag again.

The horse was a head second to another Pegasus World Cup runner – O’Connor in October in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland, while last time ran third to Trademark and First Mission in the Clark Stakes at Churchill Downs.

However, Eddie Olczyk thinks Il Miracolo wasn’t given the best of rides that day by Tyler Gaffalione, when looking the likely winner sitting on the inside until switching the horse wide to eventually run on for third (see what you think below).

Javier Castellano takes over and with the horse liking a fast pace, which Eddie feels he’ll get, then he’s the former NHL player has gone on record as saying  he’s going to figure in all his plays ahead of the race.

The others of interest for Eddie Olczyk in Saturday’s Gulfstream race are two horses that have finished ahead of Il Miracolo in recent races – Godolphin’s First Mission and the already mentioned O’Connor.

While the Todd W Fincher runner Senor Buscador is also given a mention to use underneath.

WATCH: Eddie Olczyk Explain Why He Fancies Il Miracolo

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Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes Info 2024

📅Time/Date: 5:40 ET (Saturday January 27, 2024)
🏇Racecourse: Gulfstream Park, Florida (1m 1f, Dirt)
💰 Purse: $3m
📺 TV: NBC Sports / Peacock

Find out more on how to watch the 2024 Pegasus World Cup here.

Pegasus World Cup Invitational Betting Odds 2024

  • National Treasure 9-5
  • First Mission 7-2
  • Skippylongstocking 8-1
  • Grand Aspen 8-1
  • O’Connor 8-1
  • Hoist The Gold 12-1
  • Dynamic One 15-1
  • Trademark 15-1
  • Il Miracolo 20-1
  • Nimitz Class 20-1
  • Senor Buscador 20-1
  • Crupi 20-1
  • Castle Chaos (alternate entry)

Note: Odds are subject to change

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By: Andy Newton
Title: Eddie Olczyk Pegasus World Cup Picks 2024: Expect An ‘Il Miracolo’ At Gulfstream Park
Sourced From: sportslens.com/news/eddie-olczyk-pegasus-world-cup-picks-2024-expect-an-il-miracolo-at-gulfstream-park/
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Nikola Jokic Shares His Thoughts On The NBA MVP Conversation

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Nikola Jokic Shares His Thoughts On The NBA MVP Conversation – originally posted on Sportslens.com

The end of the NBA regular season marks the close of the individual award races around the league. Many of the 2023–24 awards have long been locked up, at least based on their betting odds, and there are just one or two that still have to be decided. The odds for MVP are heavily in the favor of Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić, though the superstar doesn’t seem to buy in to any conversation regarding the honors.

Jokic Comments On The NBA MVP Discussion

It has been Jokic’s award to lose since Joel Embiid went down with an injury in late January. It would be the third time that he has earned the honor of being named the most valuable, as he has averaged a near triple-double yet again this season, and has his team in position for another deep playoff run.

During his post-game press conference following Denver’s big win over the Timberwolves on Wednesday, Jokic was asked about his thoughts on the MVP discussion happening as the season comes to a close:

I think the whole MVP conversation is getting out of control. I think I’m playing good basketball, the team is playing good basketball. If I win it, great. If I don’t win it, congrats to the other guy. I think there’s a lot of players playing really good basketball in the league.

Gilgeous-Alexander & Doncic Have Been The Other Candidates Lately

The other two players that have been garnering the most attention in MVP talks down the stretch have been Luka Dončić and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The latter has been in the conversation for much of the season, as the Thunder guard has led the league in scoring and has had his team at the top of the standings throughout the year.

Doncic has been arguably the best player in the league over the past couple of months. Not only has he been putting up impressive numbers, but his Mavericks have been on fire as of late, having won 16 of 18 to catapult into the top-5 in the West.

Jokic was the winner of the NBA MVP award in both 2021 and 2022, and there were some who believed that he should have taken home the hardware last season as well. Had be topped Embiid in 2023, he would be on the brink of an unprecedented fourth straight MVP win.

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By: Anthony R. Cardenas
Title: Nikola Jokic Shares His Thoughts On The NBA MVP Conversation
Sourced From: sportslens.com/news/nikola-jokic-shares-his-thoughts-on-the-nba-mvp-conversation/
Published Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 20:43:13 +0000

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Bulls Coach Billy Donovan Is A Candidate For The Kentucky Head Coaching Job

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Bulls Coach Billy Donovan Is A Candidate For The Kentucky Head Coaching Job – originally posted on Sportslens.com

College basketball is coming off of a weekend in which they owned the sports landscape. The women’s Final Four set viewership records and the men’s side saw UConn pull off back-to-back championships, but some of the biggest news came off of the court, when it was announced that John Calipari would be leaving Kentucky after spending the last 15 years as the head coach. There has already been plenty of speculation about who will take the high profile job, and Chicago Bulls head coach Billy Donovan has been one of the names most often floated.

Is The Bulls Head Coach A Candidate For Kentucky Job?

While he has been in the NBA ranks for the past nine years, most of Donovan’s success as a head coach came during his days at the college level. He is best known for being the head coach at the University of Florida from 1996 until 2015, a span that saw six Elite 8 appearances and back-to-back National Championships in 2006 and 2007.

But his first ever job as a coach of any kind came at Kentucky, where he worked as an assistant under Rick Pitino. So a connection between Donovan and the program exists, which make him one of the assumed leading candidates for the job.

Does Donovan Want To Head Back To The College Ranks?

Would he leave the Bulls and the NBA in order to move back down to the collegiate ranks? His name is brought up nearly every time there is a prestigious NCAA job opening, though this particular program might be more enticing to Donovan than openings in the past. But despite Chicago’s struggles this season, it appears that his job with the Bulls is safe, as he recently signed a multi-year extension with the team.

Kentucky can certainly offer more money, though, and as The Athletic reports, the Bulls likely won’t be interested in getting into a bidding war. They instead could be banking on the fact that coaching the Wildcats brings far more pressure than coaching the Bulls does, which may be a reason for the 58-year-old Billy Donovan to stay put in Chicago.

Other names that have been mentioned as possible Calipari replacements are Baylor head coach Scott Drew and Nate Oats of Alabama.

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Title: Bulls Coach Billy Donovan Is A Candidate For The Kentucky Head Coaching Job
Sourced From: sportslens.com/news/bulls-coach-billy-donovan-is-a-candidate-for-the-kentucky-head-coaching-job/
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James Harden Can Reach These Two NBA Career Milestones During Final Week Of The Season

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James Harden Can Reach These Two NBA Career Milestones During Final Week Of The Season – originally posted on Sportslens.com

James Harden and the Los Angeles Clippers still have plenty to play for over the final four games of the regular season. While it is unlikely that they are unseated as the 4th seed in the Western Conference, they still have to stave off the surging Dallas Mavericks if they want to keep home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. They’ll play back-to-back games against the Phoenix Suns to start the week, and Harden will be setting himself up to chase a couple of NBA career milestones.

Harden Is On The Doorstep Of Two NBA Milestones

He is one of the most statistically accomplished players that are active in the league today. He is #3 on the list of three-pointers made all time, and should be passing Ray Allen for the #2 spot early on in the 2024-25 season. He is 20th on the all-time scoring list as well, and should pass Kevin Garnett within the first few games of the next campaign as well.

But there are a couple of marks that he is threatening going into the final week of the season. The first, and the one that he is highly unlikely to reach, is the 26,000 points mark. Harden will enter the week needing 119 points to hit the milestone, which means that he would have to average 30 points per game over the final four, a total that he has reached just once this season while averaging 16.7 per. It is likely that he will eclipse the 26k points mark in the second or third game of next season.

The Steals Mark Feels More Achievable Over Final Week

But the steals milestone feels very achievable. Harden has a while to go until he is ranked in the top-25 all-time in number of steals in NBA history, coming in at #37. But he is coming up on a personal milestone in the category, as he needs just 3 steals during the final week of the season in order to hit 1,600 for his career. He may even pass Jason Terry for #36 on the list if he somehow nabs 7 defensive takeaways over the final four games, though that will likely come next season as well.

He has averaged better than one steal per game in essentially every season of his career, and 2023-24 has been no different. Harden is stealing 1.1 balls per game this year, and should be able to hit the 1,600 mark in his 4 games to wrap up the NBA season.

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By: Anthony R. Cardenas
Title: James Harden Can Reach These Two NBA Career Milestones During Final Week Of The Season
Sourced From: sportslens.com/news/james-harden-can-reach-these-two-nba-career-milestones-during-final-week-of-the-season/
Published Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2024 22:48:54 +0000

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