Saturday Betting Recaps
The NBA playoffs took off Saturday, but underdogs won the lone NHL playoff game and the XFL Championship Game, though favorites went 10-4 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.
NHL: Kraken beat the Stars 6-3 as a +131 home underdog to force Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series (game went Over the betting total of 5.5 goals). Home/dog/Over/zig-zag all went 1-0 as Kraken lost the prior game.
More NHL: Dogs retook 11-10 lead in the second round. Home teams improved to 12-9.Overs improved to 11-9-1. Overall in the playoffs, dogs improved to 37-32 with 2 pick-’ems. Road teams dipped to 40-31. Overs improved slim lead to 37-33-1. The zig-zag is 12-5 in round and 36-23 overall.
MLB: Faves went 10-4 Saturday with Mets-Nationals game suspended. The upsets were by the Reds (+205 at Marlins), Yankees (+132 vs. Rays), Cardinals (+120 at Red Sox) and Guardians (+112 vs. Angels). Home teams went 9-5. Unders led 8-6. On the season, faves lead 343-244 with 7 PKs. Home teams lead 307-285 with 2 neutral-site games. Overs’ lead is down to 286-284-24 with 1 no-action.
XFL: Arlington Renegades upset DC Defenders 35-26 to win the XFL Championship Game in San Antonio after closing as an 8.5-point underdog and +320 on the money line (game went way Over the closing total of 48 points). Renegades were around +450 preseason in XFL futures.
More XFL: Underdogs went 2-1 SU and ATS in playoffs with Overs also 2-1. Including the regular season, faves finished 29-12 SU and 20-19-2 ATS overall with 2 pick-'ems. Overs led 22-20-1 overall. The title game was at a neutral site, but home/road teams split 20-20-2 ATS overall.
NBA (ICYMI): Faves lead 18-5 SU and 16-7 ATS in the second round with 1 pick-’em. Home teams lead 17-7 SU and 15-9 ATS. Overs lead 13-9-2. Overall in the playoffs, faves lead 46-20 SU and 39-26-1 ATS (60%) with 1 PK. Home teams lead 43-24 SU and 39-27-1 ATS (59.1%). Overs’ slim lead dipped to 34-31-2. The zig-zag is 11-9 ATS in this round and 30-24-1 ATS (55.6%) overall.