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Dave Tuley’s ATS report . . .
Bucks rally to beat Raptors 108-100 in Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. They also ended up covering as 6.5-point home favorites by scoring the last 10 points, which was definitely a Bad Beat for Raptors backers (stayed Under total of 218).
NBA playoffs: Bucks’ favorite/Under result makes favorites 2-0 ATS & Unders 2-0 in conference championship round; faves improve to 35-31-1 ATS overall (after underdogs were 16-9 ATS in second round) with 1 game closing pick’em; Unders 37-30-1 overall.
Sharks beat Blues 5-4 on controversial goal in OT to take 2-1 lead in NHL Western Conference Finals. Sharks closed as +120 road underdogs (flew Over betting total of 5.5); it was third straight upset this round as Bruins were road dogs.
NHL playoffs: the Sharks’ underdog/Over result improves dogs to 39-34 overall (with 3 pick ’ems); faves/dogs 3-3 this round; Over/Unders now tied 35-35-6 overall but Overs lead 5-1 this round; 1st Period Overs lead 4-2 this round & 38-37-1 overall.
As Gill tweeted: If u had the Raptors ATS and the Blues on the ML tonight, free hugs.
PGA starts at 6:45 a.m. ET . . .
So here is the link to the tee times and tune into Mitch & Pauly for the latest.
Back to the West . . .
Is there any doubt that the Golden State Warriors can win the 2019 NBA Championship even without Kevin Durant? Jeff Fogle explains why what’s new is old.
Handicapping the Preakness . . .
For serious handicappers, Vinny Magliulo, Patrick McQuiggan, Dave Tuley and Johnny Avello preview and analyze each of the 13 horses in the Preakness Stakes field in a special pop-up edition of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod.
Ron’s column: Even though he has yet to win as a 3-year-old, Improbable is the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.
The Xpressbet Preakness Stakes Wager Guide is available for download.
Seen & Heard on VSiN . . .
In Game 1 of the NBA Conference Finals, favorites of five or more points have gone 36-6 straight up and 29-13 against the spread. Point Spread Weekly editor Steve Makinen discusses these notable trends with Amal Shah.
"The crowd is a factor in this tournament; these people are insane." Las Vegas radio host Brian Blessing points to the advantages and disadvantages for the location of this year’s PGA Championship course.
On A Numbers Game, Chris and Chris Fallica run through college football props, the Preakness and the PGA in this segment.
Mitch and Pauly are joined by sports bettor & parlay enthusiast Spencer McIlmoyle on Follow The Money. Spencer bet another huge parlay, and gives his opinion on the PGA Championship field.