ATS Report for Wednesday, May 17: Updated records for spreads and totals

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Wednesday Betting Recaps

Wednesday was a mixed bag of betting results with favorites going 11-4 in MLB, but the Heat came through for underdog bettors in Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals.
The Celtics actually led by 9 points, 66-57, at halftime, but the Heat outscored Boston 46-25 in the third quarter to take control of the game and steal Game 1.
Let’s get to all the specific details with our daily recaps and also update the side and total records in each sport.

Top NBA Resources:

NBA: Heat (8.5-point road underdog, +300 money line) upset Celtics 123-116 in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals (went Over betting total of 212.5). Favorites are 1-1 U and 0-2 ATS so far in this round and dipped to 48-21 SU and 40-28-1 ATS (58.8%) overall with 1 pick-’em. Home teams still lead 45-25 SU and 40-29-1 ATS (58%); Overs 36-32-2. Note: The “zig-zag” (aka “loser of the last”) didn’t apply in Game 1s (since both team obviously won prior game), but it’s still 30-25-1 ATS (54.5%) so far in the playoffs for those looking ahead to Game 2s (Lakers and Celtics would be the ATS plays).

MLB: Faves went 11-4 on Wednesday (after dogs led 9-6 on Tuesday) with upsets by the Royals (+235 at Padres), Pirates (+145 at Tigers), Blue Jays (+100 vs. Yankees) and Giants (+100 vs. Phillies). Home teams also went 11-4. Overs led 8-6-1 with the push in CLE-CHW (9). On the season, faves lead 380-264 with 7 PKs. Home teams lead 343-306 with 2 neutral-site games. Overs improved slim lead to 319-305-27 with 1 no-action.

NHL (ICYMI): Underdogs finished 12-11 in the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Home teams finished 13-10. Overs dipped to 12-10-1. Overall in the playoffs, dogs lead 38-33 with 2 games closing pick-’em. Road teams have been even better at 41-32. Overs still lead 38-34-1. The zig-zag improved to 13-6 in the 2nd round and is 37-24 overall.