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On This Day in Sports Odds History
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1991 (NBA): After being eliminated three years in a row by the Detroit Pistons, the Chicago Bulls sweep the Pistons in their Eastern Conference Finals series with a 115-94 Game 4 victory. The Bulls were 3-point road underdogs and entered Game 1 as -270 favorites to win the series. The Pistons famously walked off the court before the final buzzer without shaking the Bulls' hands.
1994 (NHL): The New York Rangers reach the Stanley Cup Finals after Stephane Matteau scored the winning goal 4:24 into the second overtime to give the Rangers a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. New York entered Game 1 as -240 favorites to win the series as Matteau collected his second double-overtime winner of the series (he also had one in Game 3). The goal call on the radio by Howie Rose is one of the most celebrated calls in Rangers history.
1997 (Motor Racing): As the +400 betting favorite, Arie Luyendyk wins his second Indianapolis 500. The race, normally run on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, was not completed until Tuesday due to rain.