Vegas Writer's Daily Recap - May 29, 2023

by Vegas Writer

Monday, May 29, 2023
With both the NBA and NHL off, it was all about the WNBA and Major League Baseball on Sunday, with some other sports sprinkled in.

Before I hit the recap, make note for Memorial Day I have two plays, one on the MLB diamond and this one on the NBA hardwood. I'm on a 44-26-2 NBA run for $15,350 net profit since 4/17. I'm 4-2 in this series thus far, and I'm locked and loaded for Game 7 with NBA SIDE WINNER # 30 OF 48.

The Indiana Fever - last year's worst team in the WNBA - snapped a 20-game losing skid dating back, with a 90-87 win over the Atlanta Dream. The Fever won outright as a 7-point underdog, and improved to 1-2 SU and ATS on the year. Atlanta is sporting the same records.

The defensive-minded Chicago Sky had their best offensive performance of the season in a 94-88 win over the Dallas Wings. The Sky are tied atop the Eastern Conference with the Connecticut Sun, both at 3-1. Chicago is the only team in the league that has covered every game its played, sitting at 4-0 ATS. The Wings dropped to 2-1 SU and 1-2 ATS.

The Las Vegas Aces continued to dominate the weaker teams in the league, and improved to 4-0 with a 94-73 blowout win over the Minnesota Lynx. The Aces are the league's only unbeaten team at 4-0 SU, while they're 3-1 ATS. The Lynx are now 0-4 both SU and ATS.

The WNBA is off tonight, and returns Tuesday with four games.

Five of the 12 underdogs won Sunday on the MLB diamond, while there were three games around a pick'em. The most notable underdog victory had to be the Cincinnati Reds (+140 DraftKings) in their 8-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. The Reds head into the week on a three-game win streak, during which they've scored an average of 8.3 runs per game while hitting .381 and slugging .593. They open an Interleague series in Boston before returning home for seven games.

My best play for Memorial Day is a DIVISION TOTAL OF THE MONTH. It's the best Over/Under value on the entire card, and a play you cannot afford to miss. Let's build the bankroll for tonight with this MLB DIVISION TOTAL OF THE MONTH.

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.

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