By Doug Upstone (On a 116-84 long term move, good for over $2,800 profit for $100 bettors)

For Hump Day, the NBA action is quiet when it came to line moves, but not so on the ice or baseball diamonds. Take a minute to review all the betting trends and our free picks (177-147-1 run) to see what we are thinking today. See you back here Friday.


Thus far in the Stanley Cup Conference Finals, the home ice has meant next to nothing. Of the five games played, only once has the home team won. No question that plays into how bettors perceive what could occur and Vegas has busted like catching a face card when holding 12 playing black jack. The Golden Knights opened at around -145 and are down to -125. Though VGK has dominated the last four periods, as witnessed in Washington last night, anything is possible and Winnipeg is 27-4 when playing with revenge.

Betting Trend - 72% backing Vegas
Doug's VPID Take - Lean Winnipeg

MLB (905) L.A. DODGERS at (906) MIAMI 7:10 ET SNLA, FSFL (side and total)

Six weeks ago, the chances of the Dodgers being one game ahead of Miami in the standings were about the same as the Boston Celtics being up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals. (Look how that has played out) Yet here we are and whatever goodwill Los Angeles had earned from playing in last year's World Series has evaporated. The Dodgers are down 15 cents to -160 vs. the Marlins. L.A. will start Walker, not Ferris Buehler (2-1, 1.64 ERA), whose been terrific. Buehler hopes the L.A. bats don't take off another day, since they have averaged a pathetic 3.1 RPG the last week. The Fish counter with Caleb Smith (2-4, 3.63) and he hopes his offense performs better than the 3.5 RPG they have tallied all year. This lack of offense has sent the total sinking from 7.5 to 7. For my money, the total is the better choice with the Dodgers 8-0 OVER when the total is 7 or less this season. On the side, just the slightest of leans with Miami because of the value.

Betting Trend - 69% backing Los Angeles and 62% on Under
Doug's VPID Take - Lean Over and slight lean Miami

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