The Phive - Free Daily Sports Bets (9/11)
That's back to back 2-0 days! The Canes spread was never really in doubt, but wow did that Texan/Chiefs game get sketchy. It went down as a bad beat for a lot of people, but not for us.
The game was confidently under... until it wasn't. Deshaun Watson got going in the fourth quarter after a bad no call by the refs, and the scoring just seemed to keep piling up from there. But I was still confident. With around 2:30 left, we just needed the Chiefs to get the onside kick and pick up two first downs and it was over. Well, the Chiefs got the inside kick, but they returned it all the way to the 20-yard line! Absolutely brutal. The Texans D-line stopped CEH three times at the goal line which resulted in a Harrison Butker field goal. That put it over 53.5, which is where the game went off. Luckily, I wrote this article when the line was at 54.5. A win is a win.
Things are starting to get a little crowded now that football season has started. Because of it, I'm going to remove the MLS bets since I don't plan on placing anymore and will be removing the NHL and NBA records once the seasons end. Of course, I will keep the records in the history books for posterity's sake. That means I went 3-4 (1-1) in the 2020 MLS Is Back Tournament. Now wave goodbye.
Here's where we stand.
Miami -14.5 (W)
KC/HOU under 54.5 (W)
IND/JAC under 45
Las Vegas Raiders -175
MIA/NE over 43
Tennessee Titans < -150
Atlanta Falcons +115
Detroit Lions -155
SEA/ATL under 49
Record to this point:
Total 95-73 (23-19)
NBA 41-36 (4-7)
MLB 14-7 (6-1)
NHL 33-25 (12-10)
NCAAF 3-1 (0-0)
NFL 1-0 (0-0)
Notable: 58-42 in first 100 bets
NHL Playoff Futures
Series Winners: 9-3
Dallas Stars Series (+205)
Stars +1.5 games (+105) - Stars lead 2-1
New York Islanders Series (+165)
Islanders -1.5 games (+300) - Lightning lead 2-0
NBA Playoff Futures
Series Winners: 6-3
Toronto Raptors (-152) - Series tied 3-3
Los Angeles Clippers (-910) - Clippers lead 3-1
Los Angeles Lakers (-670)
Total games over 5.5 (+110) - Lakers lead 3-1
I hopped off the Clippers just in time for them to cover again. Nice. That never feels good. I like the Nuggets in this game, however, not to win but to keep things close. We saw what they did against the Jazz when they were down 3-1. While the Jazz are not the Clippers, Jamal Murray and company show up when their backs are against the wall. Because of that, I think the number is too big and I'm going to take the Nuggets to keep this one somewhat close.
BET: Nuggets +8
For my second bet, I'm once again going with the Raptors. Game 6 of the Raptors/Celtics series may have been the best basketball game I've watched in a decade. Every shot down the stretch was incredible. The refs kept the whistles out of their mouths and we got exciting basketball for the final 22 minutes including overtime. The Raptors just won't die, and while the Celtics have more talent than the Raptors, I think Toronto is the more clutch team. They're used to being in this situation, and we've seen them answer the call time and time again in this series. When the series is on the line, I like Toronto. Getting them as underdogs makes them even more appealing.
BET: Raptors +2.5
That's all I have for today. I'll have much more when I look at Saturday's slate of college football, but I have been off on NHL of late and I haven't paid much attention to the MLB in the last few days. As always, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @Phil_Wood_Jr.