Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - June 23, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Friday, Jun 23, 2023
Two of the seven underdogs won in MLB on Thursday, with one game a pick. Last night's Big Dawg that barked loudest was undoubtedly the Kansas City Royals (+285, Caesars) with their 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Kansas City is in the midst of a road trip, and has split the first four games (2-2) through Detroit and Tampa. In winning two of their last three, the Royals are hitting a modest .248, while their pitching staff has turned in a respectable 3.46. They're catching another big number today, and before you think the Rays could be out for revenge in this one, make note they've lost four of their last five games. And, Kansas City will trot veteran pitcher Zack Greinke to the hill tonight.

The WNBA had three games in action on Thursday, and two of the favorites were dominant in their wins.

Connecticut laid just -4 points in Minnesota, and had no trouble getting past the Lynx, 89-68. The Sun have now won three in a row and five six, while they've covered four of those games. Keep an eye on the total involved with Connecticut's games, as it's gone over in five of its last seven.

The Washington Mystics laid just -1 point and trounced the Chicago Sky in an 80-59 road rout. The Mystics head into the weekend on a 3-0 run both SU and ATS. Since opening the season mired in a 1-6 ATS skid, the Mystics have covered four of five. They're also 1-10-1 under on the year.

In the nightcap, rookie sensation Aliyah Boston continued to impress, as she led the Indiana Fever (+3) to an 80-68 road win over the Seattle Storm. The Fever went 5-31 last season, and are already 5-7 this year. They've won three of their last four, and head into the weekend on 6-2-2 ATS run.

Two games on the card tonight, and I love the early game, as I'll deliver my first BLANK CHECK WNBA WINNER of the season.

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