Saturday Betting Recaps
After not being sure if we would have any NBA or NHL playoff games to bet on Saturday, we had two thrilling games with the underdogs going 2-0 ATS with the Stars pulling an outright upset and the Heat covering in a last-second loss vs. the Celtics. Meanwhile, dogs also had a winning record in MLB.
Let’s get to the specific details with our nightly betting recaps, and then update the spread and total records in each sport.
NBA: Celtics beat Heat 104-103 on tip-in at buzzer to again avoid elimination and force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals. The ViewFromVegas is they did NOT cover after closing as 2-point road favorites (game stayed Under the betting total of 209 points). Home/dog/Under went 1-0 ATS, as well as the "zig-zag" (aka “loser of the last”) going 1-0 ATS with the Heat covering after losing the previous game.
More NBA: Dogs dipped to 6-4 SU this round but improved to 9-1 ATS. Faves still lead 51-26 SU and 41-35-1 ATS (54.7%) in playoffs with 1 pick-’em. Road teams improved to 6-4 SU this round but dipped to 7-3 ATS; however, home teams still lead 48-30 SU and 43-34-1 ATS (55.3%) overall. Over/Unders back to .500 at 5-5 this round, but Over still lead 39-37-2 overall. The zig-zag also back to .500 at 4-4 ATS this round and leads 34-29-1 ATS (54%).
NHL: Stars beat Golden Knights 4-2 Saturday to again avoid elimination and pulled within 3-2 in the Western Conference Finals. The Stars closed as +134 road underdogs (went Over betting total of 5.5 goals). Road/dogs/Over went 1-0. The "zig-zag" (aka "loser of the last") went 0-1 as the Golden Knights lost the previous game.
More NHL: Dogs took 4-3 lead this round with 2 pick-'ems and improved to 42-36 overall in the playoffs with 4 PKs. Home teams dipped to 5-4 this round, but road teams improved to 45-37 overall. Unders 6-3 this round, but Overs take 41-40-1 lead after Over/Unders were tied heading into this game. The zig-zag is only 1-6 this round after being so hot in prior rounds, but still leads 38-30 overall.
MLB: Dogs led 8-7 with the biggest upsets by the Marlins (+185 in 8-5, 10-inning win at Angels late Friday), Rockies (+175 in 10-7 home win vs. Mets) and Reds (+150 in 8-6 road win at Cubs). Road teams went 10-5 (after dominating at 13-2 on Friday). Unders led 8-7. On the season, faves lead 450-325 with 9 PKs. Home teams’ lead down to 410-372 with 2 neutral-site games. Overs lead 383-371-29 with 1 no-action.