Five of the seven underdogs got it done in MLB on Monday, with two games a pick and one postponed. And the pup that barked loudest was once again the Oakland Athletics (+175 DraftKings) again, winning at home against the best team in baseball, a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Oakland, which closed a three-game visit in Pittsburgh with two wins, has now won seven in a row behind an offense that is hitting .272 and has averaged nearly six runs per game during the win streak.
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In the WNBA on Tuesday, all three underdogs grabbed the cash, with the Indiana Fever (+5, DraftKings) crushing the visiting and travel-weary Washington Mystics, 87-66, the Atlanta Dream (+10) going into New York and beating the Liberty outright, 86-79, and the Seattle Storm (+7) defeating the Phoenix Mercury, 83-69.
In the final game of the NHL season, the Vegas Golden Knights left no doubt about the best team in hockey, as they denounced the banged-up Florida Panthers, 9-3. Vegas outscored the Panthers 26-12 in the five-game Cup Final, including a whopping 21-7 at home.
Odds have surfaced for the 2024 Stanley Cup, and it's 2022 champion Colorado favored to win it all, at 8/1. Reigning champ Vegas, Edmonton, and Toronto are next at 10/1.
Next in line, all at 12/1, are Boston, Carolina, New Jersey and the New York Rangers.
Defending Eastern Conference champion Florida is 14-1.
The rest of the field is as follows:
Tampa Bay (18/1)
Los Angeles (25/1)
Calgary, Minnesota, Winnipeg (30/1)
Buffalo, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, Seattle (40/1)
Detroit, Nashville, St. Louis, Vancouver, Washington (60/1)
Chicago, Montreal, Philadelphia (100/1)
Anaheim, Arizona, Columbus, San Jose (200/1)