Friday Betting Recaps
Favorites continued to dominate on Thursday with the Nuggets covering as 3-point chalk in Game 4 of the NBA Finals to take a 3-1 series lead and faves going 9-6 in MLB (see below for how well they’ve been faring this week).
Let’s get to the specific details with our daily betting recaps, and then update the spread and total records in each current major team sport (including the NHL as the Stanley Cup Finals have Game 4 on Saturday with the Florida Panthers hosting the Vegas Golden Knights).
NBA: Nuggets beat Heat 108-95 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. The ViewFromVegas is the Nuggets also covered after closing as 3-point road favorites (the game stayed Under the betting total of 211.5 points). Road/fave/Under went 1-0 on the night. The "zig-zag" (aka "loser of the last") went 0-1 as the Heat lost the previous game.
More NBA: Faves improved to 3-1 SU and ATS in this series and lead 54-28 SU and 44-37-1 ATS (54.3%) overall with 1 game closing pick-'em. Home teams still lead 49-34 SU and 44-38-1 ATS (53.7%). Unders lead 3-1 in the series and take overall lead at 41-40-2. The zig-zag dipped to 2-1 ATS in series and 37-30-1 ATS (55.2%) overall.
MLB: Favorites went 9-6 on Friday (44-17 the last 5 days) with the biggest upsets by the A's (+210 in 5-2 win at the Brewers) and Red Sox (+133 in 3-2 win at Yankees). Home teams also went 9-6. Over/Unders split 7-7-1 with the push in Dodgers-Phillies (9). On the season, faves lead 551-388 with 14 games closing pick-'em. Home teams improved to 509-442 with 2 neutral-site games. Unders hold slim lead at 464-453-35 with 1 no-action
NHL (ICYMI): With the Panthers winning 3-2 in OT in Game 3 on Thursday night as -125 home favorites to pull within 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals, favorites and home teams improved to 3-0 in this round, but underdogs still lead 43-39 overall in the Stanley Cup playoffs with 4 PKs. Road teams also dipped to 46-40. Overs dipped to 2-1 this round and their slim lead dipped to 43-42-1. The "zig-zag" improved to 1-1 this round, 40-31 overall.