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Wednesday Best Bet Results

Wednesday was mostly spent driving 7.5 hours from Reno back to the Tuley’s Takes home office.
I usually love sharing my personal stories with my loyal readers, but you really don’t want to hear about the nightmare of renting a mini-van for the one-way trip back after I flew up on Tuesday. Suffice it to say it was so bad that I’m considering driving the family truckster (“Vacation” reference) both ways when taking my daughter back to school in August.
Fortunately, we were able to follow daddy’s Best Bet (in between long stretches of spotty wi-fi reception) on the Heat +8.5 in Miami’s 123-116 upset of the Celtics as I went 2-0 ATS in the NBA during my two-day road trip after the Lakers covered as closing 6.5-point underdogs on Tuesday.
Unfortunately, I lost my two MLB plays on the day with the Twins First 5 +125 at the Dodgers and Nationals First 5 +105 at the Marlins as they both trailed by 1 run through the first 5.
We’re still a healthy 22-16-7 (57.9%) so far in the month of May (and that includes a push on our posted play of Lakers +6, though we know a lot of our followers cashed on +6.5) for a net profit of $774.18 based on $100 flat bets, according to the VSiN Pro Picks page
Let’s look for more Best Bets on Thursday.

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NBA Thursday Best Bet

Lakers +5.5 at Nuggets: As we said above, the Lakers covered after closing +6.5 in Game 1 as they lost 132-126, and now they’re in the “zig-zag role” (aka “loser of the last”) as the straight-up loser. We’re seeing the zig-zag effect as oddsmakers are shading the Game 2 line lower despite the 6-point loss. We also like the Lakers to bounce back in Game 2 based on how they were trailing the whole game and made adjustments to rally from 21 points down to just 3 in the closing minutes. If they hadn’t fallen so far behind, they could have won that game. I have this game at much closer to pick-’em.

MLB Thursday Best Bet

Yankees First 5 Innings +105 at Blue Jays: We almost passed on the short 6-game MLB card as it looks pretty chalky, but we do like the Yankees here as short dogs to bounce back after getting shut out on Wednesday. Even though his ERA is higher, I still trust New York’s Nestor Cortes (3-2, 5.53 ERA) more than Toronto’s Jose Berrios (3-3, 4.70 ERA).