The NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing, as is the ongoing MLB season, and we’ve been getting into the swing of things at the Tuley’s Takes home office by taking some breaks during the day to hit the batting cages and driving ranges.
We’ve been inspired to hit some golf balls by seeing 50-year-old Phil Mickelson win the PGA Championship last weekend. I’ve been kicking myself for not betting Lefty at 250-1 to 265-1, which was available here in Las Vegas. Mickelson was 300-1 at VSiN’s new owner, DraftKings, which is not licensed in Nevada, and I’m not permitted to bet at DK anyway. But I do like to bet previous champions who are being overlooked by the bookmakers and betting public.
But our main focus remains on the major team sports, especially the NBA, which already looks like it’s going to be good for underdog bettors like yours truly.
Favorites and underdogs went 2-2 SU and ATS in Game 1s on both Saturday and Sunday, but dogs went 6-2 ATS as the Mavericks, Trail Blazers, Hawks and Grizzlies pulled upsets in their series openers while the Heat (+5 at Bucks) and Wizards (+8 at 76ers) covered as dogs despite losing straight up. Unders went 5-3 in Game 1s.