The Pelicans were favored to win by 6 points on the road against the Houston Rockets and the astrology chart was a simple one. There were two significant aspects:
(1)The ruler of the favored team(house 1 Leo) was the sun and it was sitting right on the opposing(7th house Saturn) team’s cusp.
(2) The shadow(antiscia) of the ruler of 7th house(Aquarius) Saturn sitting right on the 4th cusp of the underdog. Anstiscia(shadow) sitting on the cusps are not as strong testimonies as bodily ones like in this chart.
So that was one strong aspect for the favored team and a weaker one for the underdog. According to my data, a weak aspect is enough for an underdog to beat the favorite, but only when they are underdogs at home. The most important factor to note here was the closeness of the two aspects to the house cusps via their degrees.
The ruler of house 1 sun(Pelicans) was 2.16 degrees from the 7th cusp of the underdog while the opposing team’s ruler(shadow) saturn, a weaker aspect, was 2.54 degrees from the 4th(Pelicans). It was clear that the favored team had an advantage.
The underdogs were leading at half time, as signified by the weak aspect on their own house, but eventually lost the match as the bodily aspect on the 7th cusp was stronger as signified by its proximity. Fine-tuned universe!