What Bettors Should Know for Saturday, June 7

1. NHL

– After a thrilling overtime victory in Game 1, the Los Angeles Kings opened as a -148 favorite for tonight’s Game 2 matchup against the New York Rangers. According to our NHL Betting Trends, the Kings are currently receiving just 42% of spread bets but have moved to -151 at Pinnacle.

– Kings D Drew Doughty is the new Conn Smythe favorite at +300 while teammate Justin Williams has moved from +1200 from +3500. Click here for the full 2014 Conn Smythe Trophy Odds.

2. MLB

– Earlier this week we detailed the early success of contrarian betting during the 2014 season by examining underdogs receiving less than 30% of moneyline bets. At the time of publication the Cardinals, Orioles, Angels, Mets and Rockies fit this criteria but make sure to view our MLB Betting Trends for the latest odds and public betting trends.

– There are a number of other key injuries for today’s games including:

Athletics OF Coco Crisp, Neck, Questionable
Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon, Hand, Questionable
Padres SP Andrew Cashner, Elbow, Probable

– For the latest injury and lineup information, make sure to check out our MLB injury page.

3. NBA

– After a 110-95 victory in Game 1, the San Antonio Spurs opened as 4-point favorites for Sunday’s Game 2. According to our NBA Betting Trends, the Spurs are receiving just 43% of spread bets but have moved to -4.5 at Pinnacle.

– Tim Duncan is now the +120 favorite to win NBA Finals MVP, followed by LeBron James +180 and Tony Parker +240.

– With their Game 1 victory, San Antonio moved from -127 to -218 to win the Championship at Pinnacle.

4. Horse Racing

Will California Chrome be the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978? Currently a -105 favorite at CRIS, California Chrome is receiving nearly one in every five bets. View the full 2014 Belmont Stakes Odds.

5. Soccer

– For all of the latest odds and trends, make sure to check out our 2014 World Cup Central.

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David Solar

David Solar is the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He specializes in sports betting analytics and creating data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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