The road team is 1-0 in NHL Conference Finals games this postseason and the Chicago Blackhawks are hoping that they can follow in the footsteps of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals is definitely the best game on the board today, with a lot of MLB action and a full card of fights for UFC Fight Night 67. There are no trends for UFC, but it rounds out today’s betting card.
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Here are the top sports betting trends for May 30:
MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins (2:10 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Minnesota using the money line in May games. The Twins are 18-7 (+14.25 units) this season.
Josh Donaldson had a big night for the Blue Jays on Friday as they dealt the Twins just their seventh loss of the month. The Twins look to get right back at it on Saturday as Kyle Gibson takes the hill against Aaron Sanchez. Early betting line movement has been on the road team, as the Blue Jays have one of the top offenses in the AL and come into this game as the league’s top baserunning team.
NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Anaheim Ducks (8:00 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Anaheim using the money line in home games with a total of 5 or less. The Ducks are 16-2 (+12.9 units) this season.
This is a big trend in Anaheim’s favor with a winner-take-all Game 7 on home ice. The Rangers fell 2-0 to the Lightning on Saturday to see their postseason hopes come to an end. The Ducks are hoping to avoid that fate. The teams have alternated wins and losses over the last six games and have each won two games on home ice.
Bonus Trend: Play under in Chicago games with two days rest. The under is 10-2 (+8.3 units) this season.
MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles (4:05 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play under in Tampa Bay road games against division opponents. The under is 13-1 (+12.15 units) this season.
A 2-1 Orioles win on Friday chalked up another win on this trend. Rays manager Kevin Cash is hesitant to allow his starters to face the middle of the order for a third time. While it puts immense pressure on the bullpen, it probably works out from a totals standpoint. It appears that it has against division rivals anyway. Erasmo Ramirez and Wei-Yin Chen take the mound today with a total of 8.5.
MLB: Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers (7:15 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play against Texas using the money line in home games with a total of 9 or 9.5. The Rangers are 17-43 (-28.35 units) over the last two seasons.
After getting shut down by Eduardo Rodriguez in his MLB debut on Thursday, the Rangers exploded for seven runs in Friday night’s game. This game flew way over the total and gave the Rangers a win against this trend. The Rangers will send Chi Chi Gonzalez to the mound against Wade Miley on Saturday. The total is 9.5 and the Rangers are a home dog.
MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers (4:10 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play against Milwaukee using the money line in games against a team with a losing record. The Brewers are 2-13 (-12 units) this season.
Rubby De La Rosa and the Diamondbacks held on for a 7-5 decision on Friday to deal the Brewers yet another loss. The Brewers appear to have a better shot to win on Saturday as Kyle Lohse takes the mound against Jeremy Hellickson. Lohse has been bumped up to a -140 favorite at most shops.
MLB: Atlanta Braves at San Francisco Giants (10:05 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on San Francisco using the money line in May games. The Giants are 21-7 (+13.95 units) this season.
The Giants kept rolling right along with a 4-2 win over the Braves on Friday. Tim Hudson pitched well and the Giants bullpen did the rest. The Giants hit the field as a favorite in the -140 to -145 range with Tim Lincecum on the mound against Williams Perez. The Giants have been one of the league’s top offensive teams this month.
MLB: New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics (10:05 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play against Oakland using the money line in home games. The Athletics are 8-16 (-13.15 units) this season.
Oakland picked up another home win on Friday night with ace Sonny Gray on the mound to defy this trend for the second straight night. Jesse Hahn will take the mound against Nate Eovaldi as the Yankees look to avoid losing the series. The A’s have been playing a bit better this week and this line reflects that.
Bonus Trend: Play over in Oakland home games with a money line of +100 to -125. The over is 14-3 (+11.6 units) this season.
MLB: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros (4:10 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play against Chicago using the run line in all games played on a grass field. The White Sox are 14-29 (-21.65 units) this season.
The White Sox have struggled mightily most of the season, and that includes on the run line. The White Sox are a big underdog on Saturday against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros. Jose Quintana takes the mound for Chicago. The White Sox won in extra innings on Friday after a 30-cent line move against them before the game.
MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals (7:15 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on St. Louis using the money line in home games against right-handed starters. The Cardinals are 104-42 (+43.05 units) over the last three seasons.
Following a win over Mike Bolsinger on Friday night, the Cardinals added another win to their impressive total on this trend. Carlos Frias could be the next victim as the Cardinals send Michael Wacha to the mound. Dodgers money has come in on the overnight lines as Frias has gone from +140 to around +130. Wacha is a perfect 7-0 on the season.
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