Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - June 5, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Monday, Jun 05, 2023
We have ourselves a series in the NBA Finals.

I suppose we'll find out if we have one in the Stanley Cup Final, as Game 2 is scheduled for tonight.

I delivered a 2-0 Sweep in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, with Vegas and the Over. Tonight I have STANLEY CUP POWER PLAY # 2 IN A ROW, with BOTH the SIDE and TOTAL. I am on a 93-82-2 this season for $14,430 net profit, including $4,030 in the playoffs. Again, I swept Game 1 and tonight I have BOTH the SIDE and TOTAL for STANLEY CUP POWER PLAY # 2 IN A ROW.

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.

In the NBA last night, the Miami Heat proved they're no fluke with a 111-108 win at the Denver Nuggets.

The Heat were catching about 8 points, and the total went over. This is a team that has learned to overcome big deficits, as it's now 7-6 when trailing by 12 or more this postseason.

Yesterday it was a 15-point comeback to win Game 2 of the NBA Finals over Denver. Miami trailed the Nuggets 50-35 with five minutes left in the second quarter, and then outscored Denver 76-58 to even the series 1-all.

Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday night in Miami.

In MLB on Sunday, seven of the 13 underdogs covered, while I saw two games at a pick. The standout victory for me was the New York Yankees (+145 DraftKings) with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Pinstripes went 4-2 on their road trip, going 2-1 in both Seattle and Los Angeles. The Yankees have won six of their last eight, during which they've drilled 17 home runs and are averaging nearly 6 runs per game. Their pitching staff has a 3.13 ERA in that span, and is averaging 9 strikeouts per game.

It's a quiet card in baseball, with only eight games on the card. But there is one that stands out, and I'm ready to unload with my third straight Interleague Game of the Month. I hit the Yankees over Frisco (4/2) and the Jays over Atlanta (5/14). Tonight I make it three straight INTERLEAGUE GAME OF THE MONTH winners, as I love one side and one value price.

There were three WNBA games on Sunday, and we saw the underdogs go 2-0-1.

The Connecticut Sun (-6) beat the Dallas Wings, 80-74. The Chicago Sky (+12) won outright at New York over the Liberty. And the visiting Las Vegas Aces (-15) barely covered in an 84-80 win over the Indiana Fever.

The WNBA is off tonight.

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