Free Picks and Predictions on Line Moves for 6/8 -10/18
By Doug Upstone of Vegas Pro Insiders Daily
Congrats to Washington for winning the Stanley Cup. This leaves us with one less sport for line moves. That’s OK because we still have plenty of them for this weekend including series wagering.
Take a minute to review all the betting trends, our free picks and predictions (211-170-3 run, 21-12-1 of late) to see what we are thinking today. See you back here next week.
NBA – (507) GOLDEN STATE at (508) CLEVELAND 9:05 ET ABC
Cleveland’s had their great chances to knock off Golden State and failed both times. They were sent out as a +5.5 point underdog and have come back to +4.5. While some will think the Cavaliers pride will prevent them from being swept, don’t count on it. The Warriors lost in this same spot one year ago 137-116 to Cleveland.
I think the team’s pride and determination to win on their opponent’s floor will carry them. The Splash Brothers could not shoot any worse than what they did in Game 3 and the Warriors wrap up their third title in three years.
Betting Trend – 60% backing Golden State
Doug’s VPID Take – Golden State covers
MLB – (957) ST. LOUIS at (958) CINCINNATI 7:10 ET FSMW, FSOH
With the Cardinals having dropped a home series to a miserable Miami club and Luke Weaver (3-5, 4.41 ERA) more inconsistent than expected, St. Louis has slid from -155 to -135 at Cincinnati. The Reds salvaged one game against Colorado yesterday. Having Matt Harvey (1-4, 5.79) take the ball is not necessarily a plus.
Let’s back the Redbirds who are 8-0 after scoring four runs or less in three straight games this season.
Betting Trend – 77% backing St. Louis
Doug’s VPID Take – Lean St. Louis
MLB – (979) N.Y. YANKEES at (980) N.Y. METS 7:10 ET YES, SNY
The Subway Series will feature Jacob deGrom (4-0, 1.49) against Masahiro Tanaka (7-2, 4.79 ERA) in the opener. Baseball bettors are forecasting a scarcity of runs and lowered the total from 7.5 to 7.
Tanaka has respectable 3.80 ERA in three starts at Citi Field. He faces a Mets lineup that is averaging 1.6 RPG in their last seven contests. deGrom leads the NL in ERA and has surrendered one run at home in 14 innings versus his team’s city rivals.
I’ll agree, with the Metropolitans 7-0 UNDER after a game with a combined score of three runs or less this season.
Betting Trend – 80% backing Over
Doug’s VPID Take – Lean Under