Public opinion: Bettors see another West finals shootout

Jun 3, 2012 |
Odds and consensus percentages current as of 8 p.m. ET, Sunday.


Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs (-5, 202.5)

This series has alternated unders and overs, but the over hit six times in a row in the OKC-San Antonio meetings leading up to the conference finals. No one expects the Thunder's big men to shoot 22-for-25 again, but it's clear the Spurs are in a defensive quandary. They either let the big men shoot open jump shots or watch Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden go off. An overwhelming percentage of Covers users are on the over.

Consensus: Over


New Jersey Devils at Los Angeles Kings (-158, 4.5)

The Kings have shut out the Devils' power play so far, leading to a pair of overtime wins in New Jersey. Now Staples Center will be rocking as Los Angeles nears the first Cup championship in franchise history. The price might be steep, but bettors are backing the Kings. They have not fallen behind in eight of their last 10 playoff games.

Consensus: Kings

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies (110, 7)

It's scary to go against the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, but the Phillies' Vance Worley is no slouch either. Worley was just activated from the DL and is making his first start since May 11. He'll be pitching in front of the team's 232 consecutive regular-season sellout. In six career starts against the Phils, Kershaw is 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA.

Consensus: Phillies

Covers Expert free pick: Rangers at Athletics

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