Happy Mother’s Day to all of the outstanding moms out there. It’s another Sunday Funday in the pro sports with NHL and NBA playoff action and a full card of MLB games. The Washington Capitals will take their second shot at eliminating the New York Rangers on the ice in Game 6 and the Anaheim Ducks are a heavy favorite to eliminate the Calgary Flames in Game 5. The Cleveland Cavs and Chicago Bulls are in action, as well as the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets. Fifteen games are on the docket on the diamond, including the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers. Good luck today!
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Here are the top sports betting trends for May 10:
NHL: Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks (10:00 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Anaheim using the money line after scoring four or more goals in their previous game. The Ducks are 50-16 (+29.85 units) over the last two seasons.
The Ducks are a substantial favorite as bettors have been lining up to lay over two dollars on the Pacific Division champs to finish off the series. This line is now up into the -240 range, which is no surprise because the Ducks really should take care of business in this one.
Bonus Trend: Play under in Calgary road games with a total of 5.5. The under is 19-5 (+12.65 units) this season.
MLB: Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners (4:10 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play over in Oakland games played on a grass field. The over is 22-8 (+14.2 units) this season.
The A’s have been playing a lot of high-scoring games throughout the season, though they face Felix Hernandez on Sunday. Surprisingly, this total is still listed at 7, though there is heavy juice on the under. Jesse Chavez will take the mound for the Athletics.
Bonus Trend: Play against Oakland using the money line in road games with a total of 7 or less. The A’s are just 4-17 (-14.1 units) over the last two seasons.
NHL: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals (7:00 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on New York using the money line in road games with a total of five or less. The Rangers are 20-8 (+13.7 units) this season.
The Rangers have had good success in low-scoring games throughout the season, but they lost both games in Washington D.C. in this series and are listed as an underdog for this very important Game 6 matchup. The Rangers can be had at even money at most shops as they try to avoid elimination.
Bonus Trend: Play under in Rangers games against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season. The under is 39-19 (+19.5 units) over the last two seasons.
NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls (3:30 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play against Chicago using the money line in home games after a division game. The Bulls are 14-14 (-26.9 units) over the last three seasons.
The Bulls banked home a game-winner in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead over the Cavs. Game 4 is obviously huge for both teams and the winner of this series will get a very friendly matchup in the conference finals. The Bulls have struggled in back-to-back division games at home and they are listed as a small underdog on Sunday.
Bonus Trend: Play over in Chicago home games versus good offensive teams scoring 99 or more points per game. The over is 17-5 (+11.5 units) this season.
MLB: Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (3:35 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Houston using the money line in road games on a grass field. The Astros are 11-3 (+10.32 units) this season.
The Astros send Scott Feldman to the hill against Anaheim ace Garrett Richards for Mother’s Day matinee baseball. The Angels are a big favorite with their top hurler on the mound, priced in the -145 to -160 range. The Astros have been a tremendous road team so far this season, however, so this is a nice price to take a shot.
MLB: Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers (8:05 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Kansas City using the money line in road night games. The Royals are 44-24 (+23.35 units) over the last two seasons.
The Royals and Tigers meet on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball with a pitching matchup of Chris Young against Shane Greene. The Royals and Tigers both have prolific offenses this season and those could be on display against two contact-heavy pitchers. No line is out for this game as of time of writing, but expect Detroit to be a slight favorite.
MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (1:35 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on New York using the money line in road day games. The Mets are 21-10 (+14.95 units) over the last two seasons.
The Mets appear to be in a good spot on Sunday with Bartolo Colon on the mound against Chad Billingsley. As a result of the pitching matchup, the Mets are favored in the -150 range on the road. Billingsley is making just his second Major League start over the last few seasons and the Mets offense should get some good swings against him.
MLB: Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians (1:10 p.m. ET)
Trend: Play on Minnesota using the money line against a team with a losing record. The Twins are 13-5 (+10.7 units) this season.
The lowly Indians are a heavy favorite in the -150 range to avoid the sweep on Sunday. They have the worst record in the American League and the Twins coasted to easy victories in each of the first two games of the series. The Twins are one of the hottest teams in the American League, so this line clearly appears to be too high.
Bonus Trend: Play over in Cleveland home games against a team with a winning record. The over is 32-15 (+16.6 units) over the last two seasons.
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