Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - May 25, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Thursday, May 25, 2023
The Florida Panthers did it.

It's been 27 years since they got to play for Lord Stanley's Cup. Next week, against either Vegas or Dallas, the Panthers will vie for the Cup.

The Panthers got another clutch goal from their prize acquisition Matthew Tkachuk, who buried the puck with less than 5 seconds left in the game to lift Florida to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

The eighth-seeded Panthers completed the improbable sweep, thanks to Tkachuk, who had three game-winning goals against the Hurricanes.

NHL Notes:
Road teams are 44-36 in the postseason.

Underdogs are 38-40 in the postseason, with a $100 wager on the pups turning a profit of roughly $1300.

The Over is 41-38-1, but the Under has cashed 29 of the last 50 games.

There have been 22 overtime games, and road teams are 15-7 in those games.

NHL favorites higher than -150 are 14-33 on the puck line this postseason after Dallas' loss on Tuesday.

With one hockey game on the board tonight, I'm ready to deliver the biggest release of the conference finals. The Stars were favored to win this series and will be playing for pride. The Knights are the No. 1 seed and hope to keep pace with Florida by completing the sweep. Check the long-time leaderboard: No. 1 in NET$ L60 Days. And, I'm on 91-81-2 the entire season for $13,430. I'm up $3,030 in the postseason. Tonight it's my NHL CONFERENCE FINAL GAME OF THE YEAR.

Six of the 15 underdogs won Wednesday on the MLB diamond. The most notable underdog victory had to be the Cincinnati Reds (+135 DraftKings) in their 10-3 pasting of the St. Louis Cardinals. It was a shock considering the Reds have lost seven of 10 and have seen their pitching staff turn in a 5.56 ERA since May 14. The one thing to take from the Reds is the face they've gone over in four straight on the road, six of eight against N.L. Central teams and in 16 of 21 overall.

Ten games on the card today, but I'm taking a pass.

The NBA had the night off, and returns tonight for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston.

I'm ready to deliver the goods from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics look to stay alive after winning Game 4, while the Heat hope to join the Nuggets in the NBA Finals. Check the leaderboard: No. 2 in the NBA in NET$ L30 Days. I'm also on a 43-25-2 run the entire postseason for $15,450. Part of that run includes a 29-16 roll with NBA SIDES. Tonight we keep the run going with my NBA SIDE WINNER # 30 OF 46.

All photographic images used for editorial content have been licensed from the Associated Press.

© 2024 Al McMordie's All Rights Reserved.