Monday Betting Recaps
Dogs were barking again on Monday as the Nuggets upset the Lakers to sweep the NBA Western Conference Finals and dogs also went 8-3 in MLB (with one game closing pick-’em).
What about the NHL? Well, it technically wasn’t an upset as the Hurricanes-Panthers game closed pick-’em, but the Panthers won to go up 3-0 despite being the pre-series underdog as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Let’s get to the specific details with our nightly betting recaps, and then update the spread and total records in each sport.
NBA: Nuggets beat Lakers 113-111 to complete 4-0 sweep in Western Conference Finals. The ViewFromVegas is they did it as 3.5-point road dogs and +140 on the money line (stayed just Under betting total of 226 points). Road/dog/Under all went 1-0 on the night. The "zig-zag" (aka "loser of the last") went 0-1 with the loss by the Lakers.
More NBA: Dogs improved to 4-2 SU this round and a perfect 6-0 ATS, though faves still lead 49-24 SU and 40-32-1 ATS (55.6%) overall in the playoffs with 1 game closing pick-’em. Home/road teams back to .500 this round at 3-3 SU, while road teams dipped to 5-1 ATS. Home teams lead 47-27 SU and 41-32-1 ATS (56.2%). Overs are 5-1 this round and now lead 39-33-2 (54.2%) overall. The zig-zag is only 1-3 ATS in this round, but still leads 31-28-1 ATS.
NHL: Panthers shut out Hurricanes 1-0 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. The ViewFromVegas is the game closed a consensus pick-'em (stayed way Under 5.5 goals). Home team & Under went 1-0. The "zig-zag" (aka "loser of last") went 0-1 as the Hurricanes lost the previous game.
More NHL: Faves/dogs still .500 at 2-2 this round with the 1 PK, but dogs still lead 40-35 overall in the playoffs with now 3 pick-’ems. Home teams took 3-2 lead this round, but road teams still lead 43-35 overall. Unders improved to 4-1 this round, so Overs' lead is down to 39-38-1 overall. The zig-zag starts the round 0-3, but still leads 37-27 overall.
MLB: Dogs went 8-3 with Astros-Brewers closing pick-'em. The biggest upsets were by the Diamondbacks (+190 at Phillies) and Reds (+168 vs. Cardinals). Home teams went 7-5. Overs led 7-4-1 with the push in AZ-PHI (9). On the season, faves lead 415-291 with 8 PKs. Home teams lead 381-331 with 2 neutral-site games. Overs lead 348-337-28 with 1 no-action.