Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - May 28, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Sunday, May 28, 2023
Suffice to say, neither the Miami Heat nor the Vegas Golden Knights want to play for a championship.

The Heat were up 3-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals, and the series is now 3-3.

An improbable putback at the buzzer gave the Boston Celtics a 104-103 victory, and now the series returns to Beantown for Game 7 on Monday.

The Golden Knights were up 3-0 in the Western Conference Final, and the series is now 3-2.

The Dallas Stars got two third-period goals to win 4-2 in Las Vegas, and now the series returns to Dallas for Game 6 on Monday.

Buckle up!

NHL Notes:
  • Road teams are 45-37 in the postseason.
  • Underdogs are 39-41 in the postseason, with a $100 wager on the pups turning a profit of roughly $1400.
  • The Over is 42-39-1, but the Under has cashed 30 of the last 52 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.

With both the NBA and NHL off, let's talk WNBA.

The New York Liberty pulled away late for a win and cover against the Connecticut Sun, an 81-65 victory. Since scoring 64 points on .343 shooting in the season opener, the Liberty are 2-0 and have averaged 85.5 points per game on .478 shooting.

The Las Vegas Aces destroyed a majorly shorthanded Los Angeles Sparks squad, that needed a hardship contract signed before the game to avoid a fine. Las Vegas was up 31-13 after the first quarter, and went on to win 93-65. The Aces are 3-0 and scoring 97.3 points per game on .509 shooting.

I am not attracted to anything on the MLB card, but do have my sights set on the Aces-Lynx in the WNBA tonight, in Las Vegas. I was at last night's home opener as a fan, sitting with season ticket holder friends, and what a spectacle. But it's not the game that intrigued me last night, and I'll further explain inside, why I'm unloading with this monster WNBA CONFERENCE GAME OF THE WEEK.

Six of the 11 underdogs won Saturday on the MLB diamond, while there were four games around a pick'em. The most notable underdog victory had to be the Miami Marlins (+175 DraftKings) in their 8-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels. The Fish got the best of Shohei Ohtani, and continued to show signs of life with what at times is an impressive offense. The Marlins close their road trip tonight, and have won three of four while hitting .331 and averaging 7.5 runs per game. They've hit seven home runs in the four games.

I am passing in baseball tonight.

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