Monday Betting Recaps
Memorial Day was another great day for underdog bettors.
The Heat and Golden Knights pulled outright upsets in the NBA and NHL playoffs, dogs went 7-4 in MLB, plus the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup race winner was the 14th betting choice.
Let’s get to the specific details with our daily betting recaps, and then update the spread and total records in each sport.
NBA: Heat routed Celtics 103-84 in Game 7 to win the Eastern Conference Finals 4 games to 3. They did it as 7.5-point road dogs and +240 on the money line (game stayed Under the betting total of 204.5 points). Road/dog/Under went 1-0 ATS on the night. The “zig-zag” (aka “loser of the last”) went 1-0 ATS with the Heat losing the previous game.
More NBA: Dogs finished an impressive 7-4 SU and 10-1 ATS in the conference championship round, but faves still lead 51-27 SU and 41-36-1 ATS (53.2%) overall in the playoffs with 1 pick-’em. Road teams went 7-4 SU & 8-3 ATS in this round, but home teams still lead 48-31 SU and 43-35-1 ATS (55.1%) overall. Unders finished 6-5 this round, but Overs still lead 39-38-2. The zig-zag improved to 5-4 ATS in this round & 35-29-1 ATS overall.
NHL: Golden Knights routed Stars 6-0 to clinch the Western Conference Finals. The Golden Knights were +110 road underdogs (went Over betting total of 5.5 goals). Road/dog/Over went 1-0. The “zig-zag” (aka “loser of the last”) went 1-0 as VGK lost the previous game.
More NHL: Dogs finished 5-3 this round with 2 pick-'ems and lead 43-36 in playoffs with 4 PKs. Home/road teams split 5-5 this round, but road teams improved to 46-37 overall. Unders 6-4 this round, but Over/Unders back to .500 at 41-41-1. The zig-zag improved to 2-6 this round and leads 39-30 overall.
Auto racing: Ryan Blaney won the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup race (moved from Sunday to Monday due to wet weather) to end 59-race losing streak. The ViewFromVegas is he was the 14th betting choice around 22-1. Roger Penske also became the first team owner to win Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 in the same year.
MLB: Dogs went 7-4 on Monday with the biggest upsets by the A's (+212 in 7-2 win vs. the Braves to snap an 11-game losing streak) and the Royals (+163 in 7-0 shutout at Cardinals). Road teams led 6-5. Over/Unders split 5-5-1 with the push in ATL-OAK (9). Faves lead 463-338 on the season with 9 PKs. Home teams lead 426-382 with 2 neutral sites. Overs lead 397-382-30 with 1 no-action.