Again, we had a rough night last night, but we couldn’t be happier because it means we’re getting at least five games in the NBA Finals.
We predicted the Denver Nuggets would remain undefeated on home floor, winning as -370 favorites and taking a 2-0 series lead in the NBA Finals. Despite a pedestrian offensive night from Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat defeated the Denver Nuggets 111-108, ending our hopes of a winning parlay to start our week.
However, we expected the Heat to shoot better in game 2, which Miami did, and picked game 2 to hit the over or 216.0 total points. With 219.0 total points scored in game two, at least we walked away with one victory last night. However, we are still without our Parlay Blog Championship for another night.
As for our lone MLB pick, we took the Houston Astros to sweep their four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. We also mentioned this was one of those games where the better team might win due to the circumstances, and the Angels defeated the Astros 2-1.
We start our week with an 0-1 parlay record and 1-2 on individual picks.
We return to the Stanley Cup Finals to start Monday’s multi-game parlay.
Florida Panthers over Vegas Golden Knights (+110)
The Florida Panthers would be wise not to take seven penalties in game 2 but continue their aggressive, physical style. For the Vegas Golden Knights, they’ll take a facsimile of game 1 and a 2-0 Stanley Cup Finals lead.
However, we’re expecting the Stanley Cup Finals to mirror the NBA Finals, heading to South Florida tied at 1-1.
Stats and trends don’t have as much of an effect on probabilities paying out in league finals, as it’s more of a day-to-day, ebb-and-flow reading.
We’re taking the Panthers to bounce back and even the Stanley Cup Finals in game 2.
Florida Panthers versus Vegas Golden Knights (+100)
We went conservative and followed the trends in game one, taking the under and the loss that came along with it. We’re not making the same mistake in game two, and the oddsmakers have noticed and have bumped the total goals line-up from 5.5 to 6.0 for game 2.
Florida and Vegas have a 1-2 over/under record and are averaging a total of 5.3 goals per game in their three matchups this season. However, two of their three games this season have ended with six or more total goals.
Sergei Bobrovsky and Adin Hill have played great in the playoffs, but we’re expecting game two to hit the over of 6.0.
Miami Marlins over Kansas City Royals (-175)
Kansas City has an 18-41 record and is 9-18 on the road, which is horrible. Miami is 32-28 and has an 18-13 home record.
Kansas City is 4-6 in its previous ten games, while Miami is 7-3 in the last ten. There isn’t much head-to-head data to work with, as these two teams haven’t played since 2019.
The pitching advantage leans toward the Marlins’ left-handed starter, Braxton Garrett, over the Royals’ Carlos Hernandez.
Everything suggests the Marlins should win game one of this series over the Royals.
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.