ATS Report for Sunday, May 7: Updated records for spreads and totals

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Sunday Betting Recaps

Underdogs kept barking in the team sports on Sunday.
They went 2-1 in the NHL playoffs with both wins by lower seeds, who have been doing most of their damage on the road this postseason but the Panthers and Kraken were both home dogs.
Dogs also led 8-7 in MLB and are an impressive 48-37 the last 6 days, while faves were technically 1-0 SU and ATS in the NBA playoffs on Sunday with the Suns covering in their win vs. the Nuggets while the 76ers-Celtics game closed pick-’em. Note: the 76ers opened as short home dogs, but a few books closed the 76ers -1, so some will say the Celtics ended up pushing as 1-point road dogs. However, we like to remind VSiN readers that we grade the results vs. our ViewFromVegas Consensus Closing Lines using the Don Best Sports screen and that’s when everyone has had their chance to bet into the line so it’s the truest market number, so we’re calling it pick-’em for our purposes here.
Let’s get to the specific details with our daily sports recaps and also update the side and total records in each sport.

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NBA: Suns (1-point home fave) covered in 129-124 win vs. the Nuggets on Sunday night to even their series at 2-2 (game went Over the betting total of 226 points). Earlier, 76ers beat the Celtics 116-115 in OT in a game that closed pick-’em to also even their series 2-2 (went Over 213.5 by the end of regulation at 107-107). The “zig-zag” (aka “loser of the last”) split 1-1 ATS with a win by the 76ers after losing the previous game but a loss by the Nuggets).

More NBA: Faves lead 10-3 SU in this round and 9-4 ATS with 1 PK. Home teams lead 10-4 SU and 9-5 ATS. Overs improved to 8-5-1. Overall in the playoffs, faves lead 38-18 SU and 33-23 ATS (58.2%) with 1 PK. Home teams lead 36-21 SU and 33-23-1 ATS (57.4%). Overs took a 29-27-1 lead. The "zig-zag" leads 6-4 ATS this round and 25-19-1 ATS (57.1%) overall.

NHL: Kraken (+135 home dog) upset the Stars 7-2 late Sunday to take a 2-1 series lead (went Over betting total of 5.5 goals). Earlier, the Panthers (also +135 home dogs) upset the Maple Leafs 3-2 to take a commanding 3-0 series lead (stayed Under 6.5) and the Devils (-155 home fave) routed the Hurricanes 8-4 to pull within 2-1 after losing the first two games of their series on the road (went way Over 5.5).

More NHL: Dogs went 2-1 Sunday to take a 6-5 lead this round. Home teams went 3-0 to take a 7-4 lead. Overs went 2-1 to improve to 7-4. Overall in the playoffs, dogs lead 32-27 with 2 PKs. Road teams still lead 35-26. Overs improved slim lead to 33-28. The "zig-zag" went 2-1 Sunday with wins by the Devils and Kraken after losing their prior games but a loss by the Maple Leafs, so it leads 4-3 in this round and 28-21 overall.

MLB: Dogs went 8-7 on Sunday (48-37 the last 6 days) with the biggest upsets by the Rockies (+172 at Mets), Guardians (+135 vs. Twins) and Nationals (+132 at Diamondbacks). Road teams went 8-7 while Overs led 9-6. On the season, faves still lead 302-209 with 7 PKs. Home teams lead 268-248 with 2 neutral-site games. Overs improved to 254-242-22 (51.2%) with 1 no-action.

USFL: Birmingham Stallions (-9) beat the Pittsburgh Maulers 24-20 to wrap up Week 4, but they didn’t cover the spread (went just Over betting total of 43.5 points). Earlier, New Orleans Breakers (-1.5) covered in 20-17 win at New Jersey Generals (stayed Under 44). On the young season, faves/dogs now tied 8-8 SU, but dogs lead 11-5 ATS (68.8%). Over/Unders remain at .500 at 8-8.