Vegas Pro Insiders Daily Line Moves and Top Trends for May 29th

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Tonight we have the first of two big Game 7’s in Stanley Cup Conference Finals and the favorite is drawing a great deal of support. We also have baseball and besides the three contests we have on the docket, a well-rested Matt Harvey and the Mets are down 20 cents on the money line (still at -165) and those placing sports picks lack faith in Kansas City to bust out of their slump and moved them up at least 10 cents higher as underdogs this afternoon. Like we say every day, understanding line moves can build your bankroll. (548-496 L202D)

NHL – (75) TAMPA BAY at (76) N.Y. RANGERS 8:05 ET  NBCSN

New York RangersWill New York return to the Cup Finals or does Tampa Bay make another trip? Those making NHL picks are banking on the home team to again be Eastern Conference champs and lifted the Rangers from -145 to -160. While we are big fans of the Lightning and love the bravado with which they speak and play, impossible to ignore New York is 7-0 in Game 7’s on home ice and 9-1 in elimination games the past two years. The Blueshirts win a tense one goal game. Doug’s Choice New York wins

MLB – (963) ATLANTA at (964) SAN FRANCISCO  10:15 ET  SPSO, CSN-BAY

Last night San Francisco was a rising favorite against one of the hottest pitchers in the NL and this evening they are sinking favorites in what appears by name only a pitching mismatch. The Giants were -165 home favorites with Tim Hudson (2-4, 5.04 ERA) on the mound, but the veteran right-hander on pace for career worst’s in ERA, strikeout-to-walk ratio at 1.73 and home runs allowed per nine innings at 1.3 and San Fran has tumbled to -145. Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz (3-1, 4.25) might be a mouthful to spit out, but the Braves have not handled blowout defeats well with a 3-14 record revenging a road loss of six runs or more. If you are among those backing Atlanta and with Hudson’s issues, the Bravos are 6-0 after a game where they had four or less hits this season. Doug’s Choice – Lean San Francisco

MLB – (971) CHIC. WHITE SOX at (972) HOUSTON  8:10 ET  CSN-C, ROOT-SW

Houston hands the ball to a highly touted young pitcher in Lance McCullers (1-0, 2.53), who makes his third career start and he and his team have attracted betting odds attention. The Astros are up over 20 cents as favorites to -156 in this battle of hot shot pitching prospects. Chicago counters with Carlos Rodon (1-0, 4.03) whose been dominant and sketchy at the same time, walking 15 and fanning 17 over 16-plus innings in his first three career starts. If Rodon misses on location, Houston’s home run thumpers can make him pay leading the majors in home runs with 66 and they are a perfect 18-0 when they send two deep in one game. With the White Sox at 3.7 RPG, the Astros are the play. Doug’s Choice – Houston wins


MLB –

(973) N.Y. YANKEES at (974) OAKLAND 10:05 ET  YES, CSN-CA

Oakland’s 5-4 win over the Yankees last night and winners of four of their last six has done nothing to impress those assembling MLB picks at sportsbooks. Though Sonny Gray (5-2, 1.77) has the talent to lock down the New York batting order even when opposed by Chris “how is this guy still pitching in the majors” Capuano (0-2, 7.36), the A’s are flunking with bettors and have been downgraded from -160 to -135. It is understood Oakland is 7-16 at home and has a miserable 3-10 record against lefties, but it is freakin’ Chris Capuano for goodness sake! OK, I’ve calmed down and realize the Athletics are 3-14 at home off a victory and Gray is only 8-15 if his team was a winner the previous night. (A’s record) But I cannot back the Yankees starter even if the A’s bullpen can give one the shakes.  Doug’s Choice – Lean Oakland

Vegas Pro Insiders Daily Trends

MLB Money Line Trend

New York Mets are 19-1 as a home favorite of -110 or higher this season. (Possible again this weekend)

MLB Totals Trend

Cleveland is 15-1 OVER vs. AL teams allowing 4.2 or less runs a game this season. (Possible again this weekend)

MLB Run Line Trend

Colorado is 2-15 after allowing four runs or less in five straight games the last three seasons. (Possible again this weekend)

NHL Money Line Trend

Anaheim is 10-1 after allowing four goals or more in straight games this season. (Saturday)

 

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