Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - June 16, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Friday, Jun 16, 2023
In the WNBA on Thursday, underdogs finished 1-2, though early underdog bettors went 2-1.

The Indiana Fever - my Eastern Conference Dog of the Month - opened a 3-point underdog and close a 1-point favorite. The Fever went into Chicago and beat the Sky, 92-90. Indiana is now on a 7-1 ATS tear since failing to cover its first two games this season.

The Atlanta Dream went into Connecticut as a 9-point underdog and won outright, 92-88. Atlanta turned back a 10-point halftime deficit, and a 1-point deficit going into the fourth quarter, to force overtime, where it outscored the Sun, 12-8 to pull off the road upset. Atlanta has now covered two in a row - both outright wins, over New York and Connecticut.

In the nightcap, the defending champion Las Vegas Aces destroyed the Seattle Storm, 96-63. It was tied early on, and then it wasn't. In the blink of an eye, the Aces built a double-digit lead and never looked back in improving to 9-1 on the year. The Aces, though, are 2-4 ATS since opening the season on a 3-1 ATS run.

Went 1-1 on Thursday, and I'm now on a 5-1 run since Tuesday night. Last night I delivered my Eastern Conference Dog of the Month with the Indiana Fever winning outright in Chicago. Tonight I have another WNBA Game of the Month winner for you, as it's my top play on the hardwood for Friday. E-Z WINNER tonight, with my WNBA CONFERENCE GAME OF THE MONTH.

Four of the 10 underdogs got it done in MLB on Thursday, with three games a pick. Last night's Big Dawg that barked loudest had to be the Detroit Tigers (+180 DraftKings), winning on the road against the Minnesota Twins, 8-4.

It was a shocker because the Tigers have lost 11 of 13 and are hitting a bleak .224 since June 2. They're also only scoring 3.4 runs per game in that span. Oddly enough over the 13-game stretch, for prop players, the Tigers have belted 14 home runs. Could be something to watch this weekend since the Twins have lost seven of 11 and their staff has a 4.31 ERA and been tagged for 12 home runs.

I've got one winner for you on the diamond tonight, and it's another BLANK CHECK WINNER. There is one game on the card involving a solid pitching matchup in our favor, and the whole thing reeks of REVENGE!! This team will be looking for revenge for a specific reason I reveal inside, and I don't want you to miss the BEST VALUE with tonight's MLB card. The check is blank and you can fill in the amount. MLB BLANK CHECK REVENGE ROUT!

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