Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - June 24, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Saturday, Jun 24, 2023
Five of the 11 underdogs won in MLB on Friday, with three games a pick. Last night's Big Dawg that barked loudest was undoubtedly the Oakland Athletics (+260, DraftKings) with their 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Oakland recently reeled off seven straight wins, and the streak began on the road. The Athletics are somewhat showing their bravado by proving they're not going to be an automatic pushover. During a recent eight-game skid, five of the losses came by way of a one-run margin. Now they come into the weekend after their one-win shocker in Toronto. The Athletics have split their last 16 games, and make note they've won six of seven after a win.

I'm on an overall 14-10 roll since June 13, including a 12-6 MLB run for a net profit of $5,270. And part of the four MLB plays I have on the docket for you, it includes this DIVISION GAME OF THE MONTH, backed by a starting pitcher who has a 77.3% winning edge in this particular matchup. Don't miss this easy winner tonight, as I make it 13 of 19 with MLB releases. MLB DIVISION GAME OF THE MONTH goes today. Also I've got three MLB Totals of the Month, as I'm on a 3-0 run with such plays in June. One Multi-Pack with three easy Over/Unders go 3-0 Saturday. MLB TOTAL OF THE MONTH TRIO.

The WNBA had two games in action on Friday, and the underdogs split out.

In Atlanta, it was the New York Liberty laying -7 points and covering the touchdown with a 30-point nightmare for the Dream. The Liberty improved to 8-3 SU on the year, and have now covered four of five. Four of their last six have gone over.

The interesting thing about the nightcap was the dramatic line shift, as the Dallas Wings opened a 1-point underdog, and closed a 2 1/2-point favorite. Then the Los Angeles Sparks got an epic 76-74 outright victory. The Sparks snapped a three-game skid thanks to their defense, something that has helped keep their last five games under the posted total.

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