ATS Report for Saturday, July 1, on MLB and USFL championship game; updated betting stats

By Dave Tuley  ( senior reporter) 

July 2, 2023 01:22 AM


Saturday Betting Recaps

Saturday was a pretty full sports betting day with 16 MLB games, as well as WNBA, golf, UFC and even the USFL title game.

For our purposes here, we’ve been following MLB and the USFL for their whole seasons with the Birmingham Stallions repeating as USFL champions and most MLB teams hitting the halfway point of their 162-game schedules. Let’s get to Saturday’s betting results and then update the season-long betting stats in both sports.

USFL: Birmingham Stallions beat Pittsburgh Maulers 28-12 on Saturday night in Canton, Ohio, to win the USFL championship. The ViewFromVegas is they also covered after closing as 7.5-point favorites. The game stayed Under the betting total of 46 points). Faves went 2-0 SU and ATS in the playoffs, while Overs dipped to 2-1.

More USFL: Including the regular season and playoffs, underdogs still led 22-21 SU overall and 27-16 ATS (62.8%). Unders still held on to finish with a slim lead at 22-20-1 (52.38%).

MLB: Underdogs went 9-7 on Saturday with 3 games near pick-'em, but the small dogs won all 3. The biggest upsets were by the Royals (+205 in 6-4 win vs. Dodgers), A's (+193 in 7-6, 10-inning win vs. White Sox) and Red Sox (+147 in 7-6 win at Blue Jays). Home/road teams split 8-8, including Yankees-Cardinals doubleheader split. Over/Unders also split 8-8.

More MLB: On the season, favorites still lead 708-517 with 20 games closing pick-'em. Home teams' lead has been dipping lately but still lead 646-595 with 4 neutral-site games after the 8-8 split on Saturday. Unders' lead is down to 600-594-50 with 1 no-action.

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