Thursday Betting Recaps
Favorites went 2-0 in the NHL playoffs while faves/dogs split in the NBA playoffs with the Celtics forcing a Game 7 with the 76ers while the Nuggets pulled a minor road upset to eliminate the Suns.
Let’s get to the specific details with our daily sports recaps and also update the side and total records in each sport.
Nuggets (+1.5 road dogs) routed the Suns 125-100 late Thursday to win their Western Conference semifinal series 4-2 (stayed just Under the betting total of 226 points). Earlier, Celtics (-2.5 road faves) beat 76ers 95-86 in their Eastern Conference semifinal series to force Game 7 on Sunday. The "zig-zag" (aka "loser of last") split 1-1 ATS with a cover by the Celtics and a loss by the Suns after losing their previous games.
More NBA: Faves still lead 16-5 SU and 15-6 ATS in this round with 1 pick-’em. Home teams dipped to 15-7 SU and 14-8 ATS. Overs dipped to 12-8-2. Overall in the playoffs, faves lead 44-20 SU and 38-25-1 ATS (60.3%) with 1 PK. Home teams lead 41-24 SU and 38-26-1 ATS (59.4%). Overs lead 33-30-2. The zig-zag is 10-8 ATS in this round and still leads 29-23-1 ATS (55.8%) overall.
NHL: Stars (-200 home fave) beat Kraken 5-2 late Thursday to take 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series (went Over betting total of 6 goals). Earlier, Hurricanes (-140) beat Devils 3-2 in OT to clinch their Eastern semifinal series 4-1 (stayed Under 5.5). The "zig-zag" (aka "loser of last") went 0-2 as the Devils and Kraken lost again after losing Game 4s.
More NHL: Faves swept 2-0 Thursday and now lead 10-8 this round. Home teams also pulled ahead 10-8 after 2-0 sweep. Overs still lead 10-8 with 1-1 split. Overall in the playoffs, dogs still lead 34-32 with 2 pick-'ems. Road teams lead 39-29. Overs still lead 36-32. Zig-zag dipped to 9-5 in this round and 33-23 overall.
MLB: Faves/dogs split 3-3 with upsets by the Reds (+172 vs. Mets), Twins (+120 vs. Padres) and Rays (+102 at Yankees). Home/road teams also split 3-3. Unders led 4-1-1 with the push in SD-MIN (8). On the season, faves lead 325-233 with 7 PKs. Home teams lead 291-272 with 2 neutral sites. Overs dipped to 272-270-23 (50.2%) with 1 no-action.