Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - July 9, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Sunday, Jul 09, 2023
In MLB on Saturday, we saw underdogs win four of 15 on the card. Yesterday's Big Dawg that barked loudest was easily the Washington Nationals (+175, DraftKings) in an 8-3 upset of the Texas Rangers.

With the win, the Nationals snapped a five-game skid. But it's the Rangers who I'd rather discuss, as they've slipped into a bit of an abyss and will likely enjoy the upcoming break. Heading into Sunday, the Rangers have lost 10 of 15 since June 24, despite a hitting spree that has led to a .289 batting average in that time frame. They've also smacked 23 home runs. It's been the pitching that has slipped terribly, with a 5.05 ERA over the 15-game stretch. Thus, be wary if you're looking at today's game and very big price.

I went 1-0 on Saturday with my A.L. West Game of the Month on the Astros cashing in for us. That made three straight Division Games of the Month in as many days. Now on an overall 31-22 roll since June 13, including a 28-14 MLB run for a net profit of $13,490. And over the L30 days, I'm No. 1 on the leaderboard with $12,460 NET$. Tonight I cash in with another rock-solid DIVISION DOG OF THE MONTH.

The WNBA had just one game on Saturday, and the underdog Seattle Storm came very close to knocking off the New York Liberty.

Laying 15 1/2 points, Breanna Stewart scored 25 points and Sabrina Ionescu added 20 to help the Liberty beat Seattle 80-76. The Liberty (13-4) have now won three games in a row, but have also lost three of four at the window.

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