Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - July 2, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Sunday, Jul 02, 2023
In MLB on Saturday, we saw six underdogs turn in a profitable night with a 6-7 mark, and two games being a pick. Yesterday's Big Dawg that barked loudest was the Oakland Athletics (+195, DraftKings) eking out a 7-6 win over the Chicago White Sox

It was the second straight night the South Siders fell to the lowly Athletics, and could be something to keep an eye on as Chicago approaches the All-Star Break. Since a five-game win streak to open June, the White Sox have lost 14 of 22 with a bleak offense that is hitting only .235 in that span. Their pitching staff hasn't been any sort of model of consistency, either, with a 4.02 ERA in that same time frame. After today's series finale in Oakland, the Pale Hose return home for six games to close out the first half.

I'm on a 7-4 run with MLB totals since May 29, and today I make it 8 of 12 with an Interleague cinch. And let's not forget about my 22-12 MLB run for a net profit of $9,570 since June 13. Let's put the profits to work with my MLB INTERLEAGUE TOTAL OF THE MONTH.

The dogs split the evening in the WNBA.

The Las Vegas Aces (-11) continued terrorizing teams by handing the Eastern Conference's top seed Connecticut a 102-84 beatdown. The total soared past 171. All five starters scored in double figures for the Aces, who topped the 100-point plateau for the third time this season. The Aces have gone over in four of their last five.

The Minnesota Lynx (+1) went into Phoenix and defeated the Mercury by 10, an 86-76 decision that crept over the posted total (159'). Minnesota has won three straight both on the court and at the window, and all three have gone over.

As part of today's slate, I'm coming out swinging for July with a non-conference clash that reeks of value with the number I'm catching. No reason to ignore this one, as the number is off, and I make the books pay. WNBA NON-CONFERENCE GAME OF THE MONTH goes today.

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