Saturday Betting Recaps
Saturday was another long day of sports betting with the third round of the U.S. Open teeing off early, along with a 14-game MLB schedule (Yankees-Red Sox was postponed).
We’ll leave the golf recaps and in-tournament picks to our VSiN colleagues
. For our purposes here, let’s get to our daily MLB recap and update the fave/dog, home/road and Over/Under records on the season, plus add the USFL with the spring football league playing the first half of its regular-season-ending Week 10 on Saturday.
Favorites/underdogs split 7-7 on the day with the biggest upsets by the Giants (+145 in a 15-0 rout at the Dodgers), Royals (+140 in 10-9 win vs. Angels as they snapped a 10-game losing streak), Cardinals (+137 in 5-3 win at the Mets) and White Sox (+130 in 4-3, 11-inning win at Mariners). Home teams went 8-6. Unders led 8-4-2 with pushes in CHW-SEA (9) and CLE-AZ (9). On the season, faves lead 609-435 with 16 games closing pick-’em. Home teams lead 558-500 with 2 neutral-site games. Unders improved slim lead to 514-504-41 with 1 no-action.
USFL: Pittsburgh Maulers (3.5-point underdogs) upset the New Jersey Generals 26-6 to kick off Week 10 and clinch a playoff spot (game stayed Under the betting total of 40.5 points; cha-ching as it was our play of the day in our “Tuley’s Takes” column at VSiN.com). In the second game, the Birmingham Stallions (4-point favorites) covered in their 27-20 win vs. the Memphis Showboats to clinch the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs (went Over 44 points). Faves/dogs split 1-1 SU and ATS on the and Over/Unders also split 1-1. On the season, dogs lead 21-17 SU and 26-12 ATS (68.4%). Unders still lead 20-17-1 (54.1%).