Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - June 4, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Sunday, Jun 04, 2023
I went 4-2 on Saturday, including a 2-0 sweep with the Side and Total cashing in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. And lest we forget I hit the Nuggets in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Tonight we get back to the hardwood, where I've dominated all postseason. I'm on a 46-27-2 run in the NBA for $16,200 since April 17. And going back 60 Days, I'm No. 5 on the Moneyboard. Tonight we continue the series with both the SIDE and TOTAL, including NBA SIDE WINNER # 32 OF 50.

The Stanley Cup Final got underway Saturday night, and it was the Vegas Golden Knights taking care of business with a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

Vegas got goals from Jonathan Marchessault, Shea Theodore, Zach Whitecloud, Mark Stone and Reilly Smith, as the Knights cashed out as a -130 favorite while the total went over by 1 1/2 goals.

Game 2 is scheduled for Monday night.

Updating my NHL Notes:
  • Road teams are 46-38 in the postseason.
  • Underdogs are 40-42 in the postseason, with a $100 wager on the pups turning a profit of roughly $1400.
  • The Over is 44-39-1, but the Under has cashed 30 of the last 54 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 22 road games.
  • Florida heads to Game 2 of the SCF on an 18-7 win streak.
  • The Panthers check in at seventh in the postseason with 3.13 goals-for per game.
  • Florida's goals-against average during the playoffs is 2.69, ranking sixth.

  • Vegas has now won 14 of 18 against Atlantic Division teams.
  • The Golden Knights are on a 19-6 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 six meetings.
  • The Golden Knights have won six straight meetings in Vegas.
  • Vegas is on a 6-2 roll in the overall series.

Two WNBA games last night, and the underdogs split. I went 1-1, as I had both home favorites.

The Minnesota Lynx nabbed their first win of the season with an 80-78 upset over the Washington Mystics, who were 8-point favorites. The total landed just shy of 160.

The Los Angeles Sparks made it 2-for-2 in the second of back-to-back nights, as they beat the Seattle Storm, 92-85. The Sparks were -6 1/2-point favorites, while the total was 163.

I'm passing in the WNBA.

In MLB on Saturday, only three of the 10 underdogs covered, while I saw two games at a pick. The standout victory for me was the Colorado Rockies (+130 DraftKings) with a 6-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals. During the first six games of this current road trip, the Rockies snapped a four-game skid by winning the first two in Kansas City. The Rockies are hitting just .236 in the games, yet they're averaging 6.5 runs per game. They've gotten just 17 hits and only five have gone extra. The Rockies, who are 4-7 in Interleague play, finished their series in Kansas City on Sunday before heading home for three-game sets with the Giants and Padres.

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