Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - June 18 2023

by Vegas Writer

Sunday, Jun 18, 2023
Six of the 12 underdogs got it done in MLB on Saturday, with two games a pick and another postponed. Last night's Big Dawg that barked loudest once again was the San Francisco Giants (+150 DraftKings), winning on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers, 15-0. It was the biggest margin in a shutout win for the Giants.

For the month of June, the Dodgers' pitching staff has struggled terribly, going 5-10 with a 5.43 ERA. In that stretch, they've allowed six or more runs in eight of the 15 games, while the pitchers have been smoked for 28 home runs in that stretch. Teams are hitting .256 against Los Angeles' staff this month, and of the 137 hits, 38.6% were extra basehits (53). The Dodgers and Giants close out their series tonight, before Los Angeles visits Anaheim for two games and then hosts the defending World Series champion Houston Astros next weekend.

In the lone WNBA game on Saturday, another underdog won outright.

Surprisingly, the Seattle Storm took the Dallas Wings to task, winning 109-103 outright. Just two days after being blasted in Las Vegas, the Storm buried 17 3-pointer in their six-point win. Jewell Loyd scored a career-high 39 points, helping the Storm overshadow a career-high 41-point performance by Arike Ogunbowale of the Wings.

There are five games on the card for Sunday, and my top play tips at 4 pm eastern, as I love this near pick'em game between the Atlanta Dream and Indiana Fever - my WNBA Game of the Month.

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