ATS Report for Saturday, May 20: Updated records for spreads and totals

By Dave Tuley  ( senior reporter) 

May 21, 2023 04:55 AM


Saturday Betting Recaps

Underdogs continued to bark in the NBA and NHL playoffs on Saturday as the Nuggets and Panthers pulled outright upsets while favorites only held a slight edge in MLB.

Let’s get to all the specific details with our daily recaps and also update the side and total records in each sport.

NBA: Nuggets beat Lakers 119-108 Saturday night to take commanding 3-0 lead in Western Conference Finals. The ViewFromVegas is the Nuggets were 5.5-point road underdogs and +195 on the money line (game went Over betting total of 223.5 points). Road/dog/Over all 1-0 on the night. The "zig-zag" (aka "loser of the last") was 0-1 ATS with loss by Lakers after losing prior game.

More NBA: Dogs lead 3-2 SU this round and are a perfect 5-0 ATS vs. consensus closing lines. Faves still lead 49-23 SU and 40-31-1 ATS (56.3%) overall with 1 game closing pick-’em. Road teams are also 3-2 SU and 5-0 ATS this round, but home teams still lead 46-27 SU and 40-32-1 ATS (55.6%) overall. Overs improved to 4-1 this round and 38-33-2 overall. The zig-zag dipped to 1-2 ATS this round and 31-27-1 ATS overall.

NHL: Panthers beat Hurricanes 2-1 in OT to take 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. The ViewFromVegas is they were +130 on the money line (stayed Under 5.5 goals). Road/dog/Under went 1-0 on night. The "zig-zag" (aka "loser of the last") went 0-1 as Hurricanes lost prior game. 

More NHL: Underdogs improved to 2-1 this round and 40-34 overall with 2 pick-’ems. Road teams improved to 2-1 this round and even better at 43-33. Unders 2-1 this round while Overs dipped to 39-36-1 overall. The zig-zag started round 0-1 and dipped to 37-25 overall.

MLB: Faves went 8-6 on Saturday with the biggest upsets by Marlins (+152 in 1-0 win at Giants) and Diamondbacks (+139 in 4-3 win at Pirates). Home/road teams split 7-7. Over/Unders were also 7-7. Faves 399-280 on season with 7 PKs. Home teams 362-322 with 2 neutral-site games. Overs 333-325-27 with 1 no-action.

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