Happy Hump Day! We’re almost halfway through another work week and that’s cause for celebration.  We can also celebrate some excellent playoff action in the winter sports. Both NBA series moved to 1-1 last night and the Calgary Flames got back into their series against the Anaheim Ducks with a 4-3 win in overtime. The Chicago Blackhawks are one win away from appearing in the conference finals. An interesting day on the diamond gives way to another full card for Wednesday, including a trio of day games. There’s plenty to look at for May 6, so let’s examine the top betting trends of the day.

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Here are the top sports betting trends for May 6:

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (9:30 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play on Houston against the spread after a loss by 10 or more points. The Rockets are 13-2 (+10.8 units) this season.

After an embarrassing display against what should have been a tired team minus one of its star players in Game 1, the Houston Rockets are a seven-point favorite for Game 2. The Clippers had less than 48 hours to get ready for Game 1 and played it without Chris Paul. They won by 16 points. The Rockets have bounced back in these situations before and could do the same again on Wednesday.

Bonus trend: Play against Houston using the money line in home games against Pacific Division opponents. The Rockets are 7-10 (-21.85 units) over the last two seasons.

Conflicting trends for this game and bettors that want to take the Clippers on the money line will get a nice payout if they pull the outright upset. The Rockets obviously lost Game 1 as a favorite to satisfy this trend.

NHL: New York Rangers at Washington Capitals (7:30 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play on New York using the money line in road games with a total of 5 or less. The Rangers are 20-7 (+14.8 units) this season.

The Rangers dropped Game 3 thanks to a bad luck goal by Jay Beagle, though there was more to it than that. The Rangers can take home ice away from the Capitals with a win in Game 4 as a slight underdog at some books. This game has a total of 4.5, so oddsmakers are certainly expecting a low-scoring, tight-checking matchup.

NBA: Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (7:00 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play on Cleveland using the money line in all games when revenging a loss versus an opponent. The Cavs are 27-12 (+15.85 units) this season.

The Cavs lost their first playoff game of the year in Game 1 to the Bulls. They had no answer for Pau Gasol and the accurate shooting of the Bulls. Oddsmakers expect the Cavs to bounce back as a 5.5-point favorite. The betting market is backing the Bulls so far, so it will be interesting to see where this line closes. The Cavs have been a good bounce back team this season, in part because of how poorly they started the year and how strong they finished it.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals (8:10 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play against Kansas City using the money line in home games in May. The Royals are 10-23 (-18.75 units) over the last three seasons.

The Royals picked up a rare home win in May on Tuesday night by besting the Indians 5-3. They are favored on Wednesday night as they send Danny Duffy to the mound against Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco has struggled so far this season and the Indians have not fared well against left-handed starters.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Mets (7:10 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play on Baltimore using the money line in night games. The Orioles are 79-47 (+37.05 units) over the last two seasons.

The Orioles fell victim to Bartolo Colon and the Mets on Tuesday night and face another tough customer in Jacob deGrom on Wednesday night. They will counter with Ubaldo Jimenez. The Orioles were so good last season that it has a major effect on this trend. Baltimore is just 6-8 in night games this season. deGrom and the Mets are a slight favorite at most shops.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers (8:10 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play against Milwaukee using the money line in night games. The Brewers are 2-13 (-12.55 units) this season.

The Brewers have had a rough go of things so far this season. A day after beating Clayton Kershaw, they failed to repeat their same success against Zack Greinke. Joe Wieland will make a spot start for the Dodgers against Wily Peralta. The Dodgers are lined as a small road favorite at the shops that have opened up on Wednesday morning.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox (7:10 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play against Boston using the money line in home games. The Red Sox are 40-56 (-30.6 units) over the last two seasons.

The Red Sox picked up a 2-0 win on Tuesday night to improve a bit on this trend, but this dates back to their struggles from last season. The Red Sox are 7-8 at home this season entering Wednesday’s game against Tampa Bay. The Rays send Alex Colome to the mound for his second start of the season against Justin Masterson. Boston is in the -125 range for this one.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets (9:30 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play under in Houston home games versus poor defensive teams allowing 99 or more points per game. The under is 20-7 (+12.3 units) this season.

After giving up 117 points in Game 1, the Rockets are going to commit to playing better defense in Game 2. The under had a good record against teams like the Clippers, showing over 12 units of profit, and this is a very high total at 214.

NBA: Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (7:00 p.m. ET)

Trend: Play under in Cleveland home games against good offensive teams scoring 99 or more points per game in the second half of the season. The under is 12-2 (+9.8 units) this season.

The Cavs gave up 99 points and a lot of open looks to the Bulls in Game 1. Defensive adjustments need to be made and that should have been the focus during the off day. The total for this game is sitting at 194.5 and some regression of Chicago’s shooting performance is to be expected.

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