NHL PLAYOFFS SAW ALL 4 TEAMS IN (1-0) HOLE GRAB MUCH NEEDED WINS IN ALL GAME 2’S MAKING FOR SOME VERY EXCITING SERIES AHEAD * * NBA ELITES NOW FINALLY PLAYING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL!
Well the NBA weeded out a few teams that likely weren’t going to win the Title anyway, and the Sportsbooks continue to take a beating as the “Favorites” keep cashing in at a record pace. It took almost a week but a “DOG” finally won a game straight up last night as the Celtics (+4 1/2) won in a blowout in Game 1 over Philly.
UPDATED A.T.S. RECORDS FOR NBA PLAYOFFS 2018
TOTALS: “OVERS” (23) * “UNDERS” (23)
DOGS WINNING STRAIGHT UP: (9)
In our last NHL report, we were heading into all Game 2’s of this Second Round. Surprisingly 3 Home teams were down (1-0). I noted I loved that situation and for betting purposes, we had 3 teams I felt in GREAT betting opportunity to all win Game 2 and cash in nicely for our bankroll. I did not feel San Jose was a sure fire winner playing on Road in now what may be the best home ice crowd in all of Hockey, Las Vegas. Well it turned out all 4 teams down (0-1) in their Series, all won to even each Series at (1-1). NHL league Heads are jumping for joy hoping every Series goes the full 7 games. As a fan, I am too, well maybe not the Knights series, that one I hope ends sooner.
UPDATED A.T.S. RECORDS FOR NHL PLAYOFFS 2018
TOTALS: “OVERS” (21) * “UNDERS” (22) * PUSHES (6)
Round 2 of both leagues started up in NBA with all 3 Home teams winning Game 1 in relatively easy fashion. The funny part is the oddsmakers made the Celtics, who are off charts at Home the underdog (+4 1/2) in Game 1. That was best “Value” I have seen in the Playoffs so far. My “Gameday Picks” are now (24-7) and up (+19.40 UNITS) so far in the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Hopefully we can stay red-hot the rest of the way.
VEGAS/OFFSHORE ODDS FOR TUESDAY MAY 1, 2018 * NBA AND NHL
GAME 1: TORONTO RAPTORS (-7) (215) vs. Cleveland Cavs (TNT) (8PM/EST) Note: line was (-6 1/2) for past few days, with $ now all on Raptors moving it to (-7).
GAME 2: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (-10 1/2 or -11) (204 1/2 or 205) over N O Pelicans (1030PM/PST) Note: Golden State leads Series (1-0).
GAME 3: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (-135) (TOTAL: 6) vs. WASHINGTON CAPS (NBCSN) (730PM/EST) (Series tied at 1-1)
GAME 3: WINNIPEG JETS (-135) (TOTAL: 6) vs. NASHVILLE PREDATORS (CNBC) (8PM/PST) (Series tied 1-1)
GARY’S FINAL SHOTS:
Golden State finally returns MVP Steph Curry tonight, and that is good news, and maybe bad news as the team must now totally change current form. Long run it will be a positive, but for tonight, could throw off the chemistry of the Warriors Offense. Pelicans really played poorly in Game 1, but have the talent to at least compete much better here in Game 2. For those wondering about how Curry will do tonight off long layoff from injury, well last 3 times he’s returned from a long period out from injury, he scored 38, 24 and 29 points.
These NHL matchups tonight are dead even and could go either way and I wouldn’t be surprised at all. I’ll likely be passing both and hopefully catch the more desperate team in Game 4 if Price is fair. The fans in Winnipeg tonight will be as “electric” as you will ever see as they’ve waited awhile to get this far into the NHL Playoffs and they may have the overall goods to hoist the Cup next month, but Nashville is a very Veteran team and will be hard to beat. I’ll wait these games out, see who wins, and get a much better “Value” bet in each of the next games of both Series.
LAS VEGAS SPORTS HANDICAPPER GARY GREENE
**Gary Greene is a longtime Las Vegas Professional Sports Bettor and Winning Sports Handicapper for over 30 years, and is also a well known Publisher of one of the most talked about Football “Betting” Magazines in Las Vegas as well as Sportswriter, Radio and TV Sports Personality too.