Tuesday Betting Recaps
Favorites and underdogs split 1-1 in both the NBA and NHL playoffs on Tuesday with the upsets by the Philadelphia 76ers and Carolina Hurricanes over the Boston Celtics and New Jersey Devils, respectively
Let’s get to the specific details with our daily recaps and also update the side and total records in each sport.
76ers (+7.5) upset Celtics 115-103 Tuesday night as they took a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series (went Over betting total of 213.5 points). Nuggets (-6.5) covered in their 118-102 win vs. the Suns to also take 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semi (went Over 227.5). The “zig-zag” (aka “loser of the last”) split 1-1 ATS as the Nuggets won after losing the prior game but the Celtics failed.
More NBA: Faves lead 13-4 SU and 12-5 ATS in the 2nd round with 1 game closing pick-’em. Home teams led 13-5 SU & 12-6 ATS. Overs improved to 10-6-2. Overall in the playoffs, faves lead 41-19 SU and 35-24-1 ATS (59.3%) with 1 PK. Home teams lead 39-22 SU and 36-24-1 ATS (60%). Overs lead 31-28-2. The zig-zag is 7-7 ATS in this round and 26-22-1 ATS (54.2%).
NHL: Stars (-150) beat Kraken 6-3 late Tuesday to even their Western Conference semifinal at 2-2 (went Over 5.5). Earlier, Hurricanes (+135) upset Devils 6-1 to take 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conferences semis. The "zig-zag" (aka "loser of the last") swept 2-0 as the Stars and Hurricanes were both coming off losses.
More NHL: Faves/dogs went split Tuesday but dogs still lead 8-6 this round. Home/road teams back to .500 at 7-7 after 1-1 split. Overs improved to 9-5. Overall, dogs lead 34-28 with 2 pick-'ems. Road teams improved to 38-26. Overs improved to 35-29. The zig-zag improved to 7-3 in round and 31-21 overall.
MLB: Faves went 8-7 Tuesday after dogs led 54-42 the prior 7 days, The biggest upsets were by the Rockies (+150 at PIrates) and Reds (+145 vs. Mets). Home teams also led 8-7. Unders 9-6. On the season, faves lead 315-222 with 7 PKs. Home teams lead 282-260 with 2 neutral sites. Overs dipped to 265-257-22 (50.8%) with 1 no-action.