Our Florida Panthers hype train was derailed in Las Vegas last night. Maybe ten years between the Eastern Conference Finals finishing and Stanley Cup Finals starting had a negative effect on the Panthers.
Or maybe, the Vegas Golden Knights are that good. VGK did finish fifth in the league in the regular season.
Clearly, you’ve guessed by now that we had a clean sweep loss on yesterday’s same-game parlay. We had our hopes high as game 1 entered the third period tied 2-2, but the Golden Knights took over with three goals in the third period to move one win closer to claiming Lord Stanley’s Cup.
We’re starting our pursuit of our Parlay Blog Championship with a clean slate and featuring game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Denver Nuggets over Miami Heat (-370)
The Denver Nuggets are 9-0 at home in the playoffs and 43-7 on home court this season.
The question to be answered is can Miami defeat Denver on home court?
The Heat will have to do that to win the NBA Championship and have proved quite proficient at winning on the road in the playoffs, but after game one, we’re foreseeing that being a more difficult task than previously anticipated.
The Nuggets hold the head-to-head season series advantage 2-1, with the home team winning all three games. Nikola Jokić is still the best player in the game, averaging a triple-double in the playoffs.
Will the Heat shoot better in game 2? Probably. Will it be enough to beat Denver on home court? We don’t think so. Take the Nuggets to win.
Miami Heat versus Denver Nuggets Over 216.0 (-110)
The NBA is a make-or-miss league, and the Miami Heat had a night of misses in game 1.
Game two surpassing the over of 216 relies on the Heat shooting better in game 2, forcing the Nuggets to keep their foot on the offensive gas for the entire game rather than three quarters.
The over is 2-1 in the head-to-head series, and we’re taking the over to move to 3-1.
Houston Astros over Los Angeles Angels (-149)
The Houston Astros have won the first three games of this weekend’s series with the Los Angeles Angels and are 5-1 against the Angels in 2023.
Houston is 18-13 at home, while the Angels are 15-17 on the road. With a fairly even statistical pitching matchup and having won three-straight games, there is a possibility the Astros drop this game to the Angels, but we’re making picks on who should win.
Houston is the better team and should extend their winning streak over the Angels to six on Sunday.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.