Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - June 3, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Saturday, Jun 03, 2023
Four WNBA games last night, and all four underdogs cashed in.

The New York Liberty laid a whopping -10 points in Chicago last night, but the Sky hung tough before losing by one point, 77-76.

The Washington Mystics laid -7 1/2 to the Dallas Wings, and again, we had a tight affair. The Mystics, at home, needed to come from behind to thwart Dallas' upset bid with a 75-74 win.

The Atlanta Dream used a late 20-4 run to put the scare into the defending champion Las Vegas Aces, who were laying -12 on the road. The Aces escaped with a 92-87 win.

And in the nightcap, the Los Angeles Sparks went into Phoenix and stole an overtime victory from the Mercury, 99-93. The Sparks were 3 1/2 point underdogs.

Tonight there is plenty of action to keep us busy, and that includes WNBA action. Two games on the card and I love both games. Tonight we play BOTH SIDES for a WNBA 2-0 ALLEY OOP SWEEP.

Speaking of underdogs, MLB pups came up with a 6-6 mark on Friday, with two games a pick and another being postponed.. The standout victory for me was the Washington Nationals (+160 DraftKings) with an 8-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have now lost five in a row, and 19 of 29. Their pitching staff has done them no favors, as we saw last night. Since April 30, the Phils have a lofty 4.98 ERA and have been bombed for 34 home runs.

My biggest play of the night on Friday - my N.L. Dog of the Month - cashed in on Arizona (+112) over Atlanta. Tonight there is plenty of action to keep us busy, and that includes two more MLB GAMES OF THE MONTH. Two games on the MLB card have caught my eye, and I'm ready to deliver with my Division Game of the Month and a Division Dog of the Month. MLB GAME OF THE MONTH DOUBLE PLAY

The NHL is finally back after being off since Monday, as we have Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. I went 91-82-2 this season for $12,430 net profit, including $2,030 in the playoffs. Tonight I have BOTH the SIDE and TOTAL for an NHL STANLEY CUP POWER PLAY.

NHL Notes:
Road teams are 46-37 in the postseason.
  • Underdogs are 40-41 in the postseason, with a $100 wager on the pups turning a profit of roughly $1500.
  • The Over is 43-39-1, but the Under has cashed 30 of the last 53 games.
  • There have been 23 overtime games, and road teams are 15-8 in those games.
  • NHL favorites higher than -150 are 14-34 on the puck line this postseason.

Stanley Cup Notes:
  • The Panthers have won 16 of their last 21 road games.
  • Florida enters the SCF on an 18-6 win streak.
  • The Panthers check in at seventh in the postseason with 3.11 goals-for per game.
  • Florida's goals-against average during the playoffs is 2.69, ranking sixth.

  • Vegas has won 13 of 17 against Atlantic Division teams.
  • The Golden Knights are on an 18-6 roll at home.
  • The Golden Knights rank third in the playoffs with 3.65 goals-for per game.
  • Vegas is fourth in the postseason with a goals-against average of 2.65.

  • The home team has won the last five meetings.
  • The Golden Knights have won five straight meetings in Vegas.
  • Vegas is on a 5-2 roll in the overall series.

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