Thursday Betting Recaps
Welcome to our daily recap of the sports betting action from the day before.
The Warriors bounced back to rout the Lakers and cover as 7-point home favorites. Meanwhile faves/dogs split 1-1 in the NHL playoffs and dogs came out ahead for the third day in a row in MLB.
Without further ado, let’s get to the details in our sport-by-sport recaps as well as updating the side and total records in each sport.
Warriors routed Lakers 127-100 to even their Western Conference semifinal series at 1-1. They easily covered as 7-point home favorites (the game pushed on the closing betting total of 227 points). NBA home playoff teams trailing 1-0 improved to 17-1 SU and 16-2 ATS the last 3 years (aka “zig-zag”).
More NBA: Faves 5-3 SU in 2nd round and now 4-4 ATS. Home teams lead 5-3 SU and 4-4 ATS. Overs 4-3-1. Overall in playoffs, faves lead 33-18 SU and 28-23 ATS (54.9%). Home teams lead 31-20 SU and 28-22-1 ATS (56%). Over/Unders still .500 at 25-25-1;. The zig-zag (aka “loser of the last") is 2-2 ATS this round and 21-17-1 ATS (55.3%) overall.
NHL: Stars (-220) beat Kraken 4-2 late Thursday to even their second-round series at 1-1 (went Over the betting total of 5.5 goals). Earlier, Panthers (+177) upset Maple Leafs 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in their series by stealing both games in Toronto (stayed Under 5.5).
More NHL: Dogs lead 4-2 in this round. Home/road teams have split 3-3. Overs lead 4-2. Overall in playoffs, dogs lead 30-24 with 2 games closing pick-'em. Road teams still lead 34-22. Overs lead 30-26. The "zig-zag" starts this round at 1-1 with Thursday night’s split and is 25-19 overall.
MLB: Dogs went 6-4 (24-16 last 3 days) with biggest upsets by Red Sox (+180 vs. Blue Jays), Tigers (+150 vs. Mets) and Angels (+150 at Cardinals). Home/road teams tied 5-5. Overs 6-4. On the season, faves lead 281-185 with 7 PKs. Home teams lead 247-224 with 2 neutral-site games. Overs lead 231-220-21 (51.2%) with 1 no-action.