Tuley: Sunday Best Bets in NBA, MLB 5/14

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Saturday Best Bet Results

We continued our recent successful run with our Best Bets in the Tuley’s Takes home office as we followed up Friday’s 2-0 record by going 2-0-1 on Saturday.
We won our top play on the Kraken +140 vs. the Stars as Seattle jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period and coasted to a 6-3 victory in the “zig-zag role” to force a Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series.
We also had a relatively easy win with the Arlington Renegades +6.5 (closed +8.5) vs. the DC Defenders in the XFL Championship Game as they jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and coasted to a 35-26 upset.
The push was with my MLB First 5 Inning play on the Braves F5 -105 (closed +105) as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead but the Blue Jays rallied to tie the game 2-2 after 5 innings.
The 2-0-1 day improved our record to 19-10-6 (65.5%) so far in May for a net profit of $1,097.12 based on $100 flat bets, according to the VSiN PRO Picks page. As I wrote earlier in the week, we’re especially proud of that winning percentage considering several of those wins were on dogs at plus-money.
Let’s look for more Best Bets on Sunday’s schedule. We’re passing on the NHL game even though we cashed on the Golden Knights on Friday night (and in Game 1 and Game 3) as the Oilers are in the “zig-zag role,” but we have plays in the NBA and MLB.

NBA Sunday Best Bet

76ers +6.5 at Celtics: This is Game 7 and also a “zig-zag” play on the 76ers after losing Game 6 (though it was a tough loss as they led by 2 entering the fourth quarter but only scored 13 points in the final 12 minutes and didn’t make a basket from the field in the final 6:13). We see this as a coin-flip (pick-’em) to win the game outright and, even though there’s been very few cases this postseason for the points to come into play, it very well could in this case.

MLB Sunday Best Bet

Red Sox First 5 Innings +100 vs. Cardinals: We had a hard time finding a live dog on Sunday’s MLB getaway card, but we like the Red Sox as short home dogs vs. the Cardinals. Both starting pitchers have been shaky, but we still trust Boston’s Corey Kluber more than Miles Mikolas.