Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - June 7, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2023
I'm back in the NBA tonight, and I'm ready to unload the bankroll. It's the biggest release of the postseason! I'm on a 46-29-4 NBA Roll for $14,000 since April 17. And tonight I lay it on the line with the No. 1 play of the playoffs. Miami stole homecourt advantage, and Denver wants it back. Will it be road chalk, or the home pup? I have your answer inside with my ONE-AND-ONLY NBA PLAYOFFS GAME OF YEAR.

The WNBA continued to see underdogs stealing the spotlight on Tuesday, when the pups went 1-0-2.

Not exactly an overwhelming record, but the fact the pups challenged numbers - and one won outright - is telling. Underdogs improved to 10-4-3 over the past six game days.

I pushed my Non-Conference Game of the Month last night with the Connecticut Sun (+6) in a 90-84 loss to the Las Vegas Aces, in a rematch of the WNBA Finals.

The scrappy Indiana Fever continue to play competitive basketball, forcing the Chicago Sky to overtime and losing 108-103. The Fever caught +5 points.

The Seattle Storm overcame a 24-6 first-quarter deficit and used a second-half surge on the strength of Jewel Lloyd's perimeter game to beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 63-56. The Storm were +3 point underdogs.

Two games on the card tonight, including my free winner from the Minnesota-New York game.

In MLB on Tuesday, four of 10 underdogs got it done. And the shocker was the Oakland Athletics (+230, DraftKings) beating up on the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-2.

Oddly enough, the A's have lost five of their last eight, but they've found their offense at times. They're hitting a mere .225 since May 29, but they're averaging 4.0 runs per game and have sent five balls out of the yard. They close out their series in Pittsburgh in an early matinee and might be dangerous offensively again.

The NHL is off until Thursday, when the Golden Knights and Panthers meet in Game 3 in Sunrise, Fla.

My NHL Playoff Notes:
  • Road teams are 46-39 in the postseason.
  • Underdogs are 40-43 in the postseason, with a $100 wager on the pups turning a profit of roughly $1300.
  • The Over is 45-39-1, and the Under has cashed 30 of the last 55 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 11 of 14 overall, despite losing their last two.
  • Florida heads to Game 3 of the SCF on an 18-8 win streak.
  • The Panthers check in at ninth in the postseason with 3.00 goals-for per game.
  • Florida's goals-against average during the playoffs is 3.06, ranking sixth.

  • Vegas has now won 19 of 26 against Atlantic Division teams.
  • The Golden Knights are on a 7-2 roll at home
  • The Golden Knights rank first in the playoffs with 3.89 goals-for per game.
  • Vegas is fourth in the postseason with a goals-against average of 2.58.

  • The home team has won 11 of the last 12 meetings.
  • The Panthers have won four of the last five meetings in Sunrise.
  • The Golden Knights have won seven of nine in the series.

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