Friday Betting Recaps
Welcome to our daily recap of the sports betting action from the day before.
Favorites dominated in the NBA and NHL playoffs on Friday as the Celtics, Suns and Hurricanes covered all numbers (whether money lines or point spreads) in their wins as chalk, though underdogs continued their strong recent run in MLB.
Without further ado, let’s get to the details in our recaps as well as updating the side and total records in each sport.
Suns (-4) covered in 121-114 win vs. the Nuggets late Friday to pull within 2-1 in their Western Conference semifinal series (the game went Over the betting total of 225 points). Earlier, the Celtics (-2) covered in their 114-102 win at the 76ers to take a 2-1 series lead (went Over 213.5).
More NBA: Faves lead 7-3 SU in the 2nd round and now lead 6-4 ATS. Home teams are 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS. Overs lead 6-3-1. Overall in the playoffs, faves lead 35-18 SU and 30-23 ATS (56.6%), home teams lead 32-21 SU and 29-23-1 ATS (55.8%) while Overs took a 27-25-1 lead The “zig-zag” (aka “loser of the last”) split Friday night with the Suns covering after losing the previous game but the 76ers failing, and is now 3-3 ATS this round but still leads 22-18-1 ATS (55%) overall.
NHL: Hurricanes (-110) routed Devils 6-1 to take 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series (game went Over betting total of 5.5 goals). Dogs still lead 4-2 in this round while home teams are 4-3 and Overs lead 5-2. Overall in the playoffs, dogs lead 30-25 with 2 games closing pick-'em. Road teams still lead 34-23. Overs improved to 31-26. The "zig-zag" (with Devils in that spot) dipped to 1-2 this round and 25-20 overall.
MLB: Dogs went 8-7 (32-23 last 4 days) with the biggest upsets by the Tigers (+195 at Cardinals) and Orioles (+185 at Braves). Road teams went 8-7. Over/Unders split 7-7-1 with the push in Red Sox-Phillies game with a total of 8 runs. On the season, faves lead 288-193 with 7 PKs. Home teams lead 254-232 with 2 neutral sites. Overs lead 238-228-22 (51.1%) with 1 no-action.