|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|09-23-18||Rays -1.5 v. Blue Jays||5-2||Win||100||11 h 7 m||Show|
Every time Blake Snell takes to the hill from here on out you can expect extra effort on the part of the Rays. Snell won his 20th game last time out and is a top contender for the AL Cy Young award. Snell has been amazing, allowing just four runs over his last four starts (24 innings) and not allowing one run or less in 12 of his last 14 starts. The Blue Jays will counter with Ryan Borucki, who is 4-4 on the season with a 3.86 ERA. Borucki has been very good of late, allowing two runs or less in three straight starts. However, the Jays have won just one of those three in support. I'm sticking with Snell here today as I lay the -1.5 runs. Take Tampa Bay -1.5 runs.
|09-18-18||Rays -1.5 v. Rangers||Top||4-0||Win||100||21 h 38 m||Show|
Tampa Bay continues to impress with their second half play, winning three straight after Monday's shutout win over the Rangers 3-0. That's 12 wins in their last 15 games. Tonight they get their Ace on the hill in the person of Blake Snell. Snell is 19-5 this and that makes tonight's start all the more important as he goes for Number 20! Snell has not allowed two runs or less now in 12 of his last 13 starts. Have to believe that Snell will be one of the leading candidates for AL Cy Young this year. The Rangers have lost two straight and eight of their last 11 games. Yovani Gallardo starts tonight for the Rangers with a 8-5 record and 5.94 ERA. Gallardo has allowed 11 runs over his last 7 1/3 innings with six walks. I don't see much of a chance for the Rangers here tonight, especially with the Rays and Snell looking for that big 20th win for their ace. Take the Rays and lay the 1.5 runs
|09-07-18||Orioles v. Rays -1.5||2-14||Win||100||8 h 35 m||Show|
Tampa Bay finally has seen a few losses here of late after Thursday's setback at Toronto, 3-10. Still, the Rays are hot, winning 13 of their last 16 games. Tonight they get their Ace on the hill in Blake Snell. Snell is 17-5 this year with a outstanding 2.02 ERA. Snell has been amazing of late too, allowing one or no runs in 10 of his last 11 starts. The Orioles have lost four of their last five games. Dylan Bundy gets the start tonight with a 7-13 record and 5.36 ERA. Bundy had a rough stretch recently, allowing 21 runs over 14 1/3 innings of work. His last start was better, allowing three runs over 5 1/3 innings to the Royals. Still, the Rays with their ACE is too good to pass on. I'm laying the -1.5 runs here tonight with Tampa Bay.
|08-31-18||Reds v. Cardinals -1.5||5-12||Win||100||8 h 22 m||Show|
The Cardinals are 4.5 games back of the Cubs in the NL Central but are leading in the NL Wildcard race. The Cardinals start Austin Gomber tonight with a 3-0 record in his six starts and a 2.51 ERA. Gomber has been excellent since starting at the end of July, allowing two runs or less in five of his six starts. Meanwhile, the Reds have lost two straight and seven of the last eight. Homer Bailey starts tonight with a 1-12 record and 6.17 ERA. To say it's been a rough year for Bailey is an understatement. Bailey has pitched better of late, still, the Reds haven't won one of his starts since May. I'm laying the 1.5 runs here with the Cardinals.
|08-28-18||Dodgers -1.5 v. Rangers||8-4||Win||100||8 h 45 m||Show|
The Dodgers bring a three-game winning streak into tonight's game. The NL West race has really tightened up. The Dodgers are two back of Arizona while Colorado is one game back. The Dodgers will start Walker Buehler tonight. Buehler is 6-3 this season with a 2.51 ERA. Buehler has been really good of late, allowing just one run over his last three starts (20 innings) and four runs over his last five starts (32.1 innings). The Rangers lost two of their at San Francisco. They will start Ariel Jurado tonight. Jurado is 2-3 with a 6.40 ERA. Jurado has allowed 16 runs over his last three starts (16 2/3 innings). The Dodgers are one of the biggest home run teams in baseball and that should be evident tonight against this pitcher. Take LA and lay the run and a half.
|08-24-18||Braves -1.5 v. Marlins||0-1||Loss||-115||7 h 39 m||Show|
The Braves have opened up a three-game lead in the NL East over the Philadelphia Phillies thanks in part to a four-game win streak. They look to extend that to five today with All-Star Mike Foltynewicz on the hill. Foltynewicz is 10-7 on the season with a 2.72 ERA. Foltynewicz has looked every bit the All-Star lately, allowing just two earned runs over his last three starts (20 2/3 innings). Meanwhile, Miami has lost 15 of its last 20 games. The Marlins will start Daniel Staily today with a 4-6 record and 4.60 ERA. Straily got hit pretty hard last time out, allowing five runs over six innings in a 2-8 loss to the Nationals. Braves can really put some distance in this race with wins over poor teams like the Marlins. I'm laying the runs line here with the Braves.
|08-19-18||Diamondbacks -1.5 v. Padres||Top||4-3||Loss||-120||6 h 60 m||Show|
The Diamondbacks lost to the Padres in extra innings on Saturday night and with it they lost a game to the Rockies, who now trail them by 1/2 game. The Dodgers lost so they are still two games back. That makes today's game against the lowly Padres even more important. Zack Greinke will start for Arizona with a 12-8 record and 3.00 ERA. Greinke had been great until his last start where he gave up four runs over 6 2/3 innings. Before that he allowed two runs or less in nine straight starts. The Padres snapped a five game losing streak with their Saturday win. They will start Brett Kennedy today, who is 0-2 in his two starts with an 11.00 ERA. Kennedy has allowed 11 runs over nine innings of work with 20 hits and just five KO's. This should be an easy win today for the D'backs who will cover the 1.5 runs. Play Arizona on the run line.
|08-14-18||Indians -1.5 v. Reds||8-1||Win||100||7 h 38 m||Show|
The Indians have won three straight, including last night's opener with their instate rivals, Cincinnati, 10-3. Today the Tribe will send Ace Corey Kluber to the hill, with a 14-6 record and 2.74 ERA and 0.919 WHIP. Kluber has hit a couple of rough starts, but for the most part he's been very good with 19 quality starts out of 24. The Reds will turn to Sal Romano today. Romano is 7-9 with a 4.96 ERA and 1.396 WHIP. The line is way too high to play Cleveland straight, but I'm laying the 1.5 runs with the Indians today. Play Cleveland -1.5 runs.
|08-13-18||Indians -1.5 v. Reds||Top||10-3||Win||100||8 h 5 m||Show|
While this game has no meaning in the standings to the Reds, they do have some bragging rights on line with their intrastate rivals from Cleveland. The Indians have won two straight and four of the last five. Today they send Mike Clevinger to the hill. Clevinget is 7-7 with a 3.37 ERA. Clevinger has not allowed more than three runs in any of his last four starts. That after a rough couple of starts where he allowed nine runs over 12 innings. The Reds will send Homer Bailey to the mound today. Bailey is having a year to forget, with a 1-9 record, 6.19 ERA and 1.587 WHIP. Bailey is coming off just a 3 1/3 inning performance where he allowed 11 hits and five runs to the Mets. The Indians have won 12 of the last 17 meeting with the Reds and five of the last six in Cincinnati. In addition, Bailey is just 1-4 in his last five starts vs the Indians. Play the Indians here minus 1.5 runs.
|07-27-18||Diamondbacks -1.5 v. Padres||6-2||Win||100||11 h 37 m||Show|
Arizona is nipping on the heal of the Dodgers for first place in the NL West. Losing two straight games didn't help as they split their four game series with the Cubs. Today they start their set with the Padres and send Zach Greinke to the hill. Greinke is now 11-5 after winning six of his last seven decisions. Grienke has been hot, allowing just five total runs over his last six starts with just five walks and 42 KO's. The last place Padres are the only team in the West that doesn't have at least a .500 record. They will send Luis Perdomo to the hill. Perdomo is just 1-5 in his eight starts with a lofty 6.99 ERA. Big mismatch here in pitching and that's why I'm laying the -1.5 runs the D'backs.
|07-27-18||Rangers v. Astros -1.5||11-2||Loss||-135||9 h 37 m||Show|
The Texas Rangers just lost four straight to the A's, losing two of those games when leading going into the 9th inning. They have to feel snake bit by the Oakland Magic and now have to travel to intrastate rival Houston. The Astros are just cruising in the AL West with a 67-37 record. Is it possible this Houston team is better than the World Series Champions of last year? Sure is. Dallas Keuchel is only 8-8 on the season but has really come around lately. Keuchel has allowed just three runs over his last four starts (27 2/3 innings). Keuchel has been great with 18 KO's. The Rangers will start Yovani Gallardo who is 4-1 in his limited six starts. Even with that record, Gallardo has just a 5.56 ERA. The Astros should have little trouble with their rivals here tonight and I'll lay the -1.5 runs with the Astros.
|07-20-18||Indians -1.5 v. Rangers||9-8||Loss||-119||9 h 58 m||Show|
The Rangers open the 2nd half of the season at home after a 10-game road trip to finish the first half of the season. Texas was just 3-7 to finish that road stint. Martin Perez looks to get the Rangers back on the winning note today. Perez is just 2-4 with a 7.67 ERA and a lofty 2.046 WHIP. Perez has just two quality starts in his six outings and some really bad ones to go along with those two. Cleveland has little competition in a very week AL Central. The Indians are the only team with a winning record (52-43). Today they send Trevor Bauer to the hill. Bauer is 8-6 with a 2.31 ERA in his 20 starts. Bauer has been very good of late, allowing two runs or less in his last six starts. The Indians have a big advantage on the hill today and I look for a lopsided win. Lay the run line with the Indians
|06-16-18||Nationals -1.5 v. Blue Jays||0-2||Loss||-125||4 h 9 m||Show|
Washington lost the opener of this three game series last night to the Jays, 5-6. The Nationals dropped to 37-29 on the season. They will send their ace, Matt Scherzer to the hill today. Scherzer is an early candidate for the NL Cy Young award with his 10-2 record, 2.00 ERA and 0.845 WHIP. Scherzer has allowed over two runs just two times in his 14 starts. Toronto improved to 31-38 with their win last night. The Jays start Marco Estrada today. Estrada is 3-6 with a 5.09 ERA this season. Big mismatch here in pitching matchup. I'd be surprised if the Jays even score in this one. Lay the 1.5 runs with the Nationals.
|06-10-18||Yankees -1.5 v. Mets||0-2||Loss||-130||9 h 32 m||Show|
The Yankees have won four straight games including both games here against their rivals, the Mets. The Yankees won game one 4-1 and took last nights game, 4-3. The Mets continue their anemic hitting ways and it won't get any easier today. The Yankees will start Luis Servino. Servino is 9-1 in his 13 starts with a 2.20 ERA and 0.930 WHIP. Servino has allowed over two runs just one time in his last seven starts and that was just three runs. The Mets losing streak is now eight games. The will look to Seth Lugo today. Lugo only has one start and went four innings, allowed no runs and three hits. Not sure how the Mets will score here tonight. Yankees won't have that problem, I'm laying the run line with the Yankees.
|05-31-18||Rangers v. Mariners -1.5||1-6||Win||145||11 h 18 m||Show|
After taking game one vs the Rangers, the Mariners have lost two straight to Texas. This has put a damper on their 9-3 streak the last 12 games. Still, the M's have improved to 33-22 on the season. They turn to Wade LeBlanc today. LeBlanc has no record in his five starts, but has a very good 1.71 ERA and 0.949 WHIP. In fact, LeBlanc has not allowed over two runs in any of his five starts this season. Mike Minor will start for the Rangers. Minor is 4-3 in his 10 starts with a 5.63 ERA and 1325 WHIP. Unlike LeBlanc, Minor has now allowed under three runs in any of is last five starts. I like the Mariners to rebound here tonight and I'm laying the 1.5 runs with them. Play Seattle -1.5 runs.
|05-31-18||Angels -1.5 v. Tigers||2-6||Loss||-125||2 h 18 m||Show|
The LA Angels dropped to 30-26 after they dropped two of their last three to the Tigers. The Angles will try and even this series today with Andrew Heaney on the hill. Heaney is 2-3 in his eight starts with a 3.09 ERA and 1.200 WHIP. Heaney has pitched very well of late, allowing jut two earned runs over his last three starts (20 1/3 innings). The Tigers will start Ryan Carpenter. Carpenter is 0-1 in his two starts with a 9.00 ERA and 1.750 WHIP. Carpenter has lasted on eight total innings in his two starts and has allowed eight runs. I like the Angels here against a shaky starter, in fact I will lay the 1.5 runs with LA. Play LA on the run line.
|05-30-18||Rangers v. Mariners -1.5||7-6||Loss||-125||12 h 40 m||Show|
The Mariners look to extend their winning streak to six games here tonight. The M's have taken the first two in this series with the Rangers. They send James Paxton to the hill. Paxton is 4-1 in his 11 starts with a 3.10 ERA and 0.962 WHIP. Since Paxton threw his no hitter he's allowed six runs over 22 innings with just one walk and 23 KO's. The Rangers send Matt Moore to the hill. Moore is 1-5 in his nine starts with a lofty 8.19 ERA and 2.041 WHIP. Not much debate here that the Mariners have the better pitcher on the hill by far. I'm going to lay the 1.5 runs with Seattle.
|05-30-18||Nationals -1.5 v. Orioles||2-0||Win||100||9 h 34 m||Show|
Washington has run their win streak to five now with two straight wins over their rivals from Baltimore. The Nationals can sweep this series today with Max Scherzer on the hill. Scherzer is 8-1 in his 11 starts with a 2.14 ERA and 0.907 WHIP. Scherzer is coming off his worst start of the season, allowing four runs over six innings. Baltimore dropped to 17-38 with their loss on Tuesday. The O's will send David Hess to the hill. Hess is 2-1 in his three starts with a 4.15 ERA and 1.326 WHIP. I don't expect two mediocre starts from Scherzer and the Nats are just too good for the O's. Lay the 1.5 runs here with Washington.
|05-19-18||Yankees -1.5 v. Royals||8-3||Win||100||8 h 4 m||Show|
The Yankees have been one of the hottest teams in baseball until a rare loss last night at KC, 2-5. The loss was just their third in their last 13 games. The Yankees look to rebound today with Luis Servino. Servino is 6-1 on the season in his nine starts. Servino has seven quality starts with a 2.14 ERA and 0.890 WHIP. The Royals win was just their first in the last six games. The Royals look for another tonight with Danny Duffy. Duffy is 1-5 in his nine starts with a 6.51 ERA and 1.660 WHIP. Big difference in starters here today, plus the Yankees are the much better team. I'll lay the 1.5 runs with the Yankees tonight. Play Nyy -1.5
|05-18-18||Yankees -1.5 v. Royals||2-5||Loss||-100||9 h 47 m||Show|
The Yankees have won two straight games to improve to 28-12 on the season. The Yankees took two of three from the A's and have won 10 of their last 12. CC Sabathia has been excellent for NY, with a 2-0 record, 2.23 ERA and 1.018 WHIP. Sabathia had his worst outing of the season last time out, allowing four runs in four innings to the Red Sox. Kansas City just can't seem to get on track, losing five straight and dropping to 13-30 on the season. Jake Junis will toe the rubber for the Royals today with a 4-3 record. Junis has a 3.53 ERA and 1.039 WHIP this season. Junis allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings in his last start at Cleveland. Yankees just too good right now and Sabathia pitching great. I'm going to lay the 1.5 runs here with the Bronx Bombers.
|05-13-18||Mariners -1.5 v. Tigers||4-5||Loss||-130||1 h 30 m||Show|
Seattle's James Paxton makes his first start since his no-hitter on May 8 against Toronto. Paxton became the first ever Canadian to throw a no hitter in Canada. Paxton has been very good all season, but on his no run streak he's gone 16 innings without allowing a run. Detroit will have its hands full with Paxton today as the Tigers are just 16-22 on the season. The Tigers will also start Blaine Hardy today. Hardy makes the first start of his career after pitching out of the bullpen. Still, I don't see the Tigers doing much of anything against a very hot Paxton. I'm going to lay the run and a half here today with Seattle. Play Seattle -1.5 runs.
|05-09-18||Astros -1.5 v. A's||4-1||Win||100||4 h 38 m||Show|
The Houston Astros have beaten the A's two straight games after Tuesday's win, 4-2. The Astros have now outscored Oakland, 20-4 in the series. Gerrit Cole gets the start today for the Astros. Cole has a 3-1 record in his seven starts with a nice 1.42 ERA and outstanding 0.691 WHIP. Cole has had seven quality starts, allowing more than two runs just once (3). Cole also has 28 KO's in his last two games against just one walk. Oakland's offense won't get a break tonight against Cole. They have scored just eight runs in the last four games and have scored over three runs just one time in their last eight games. I'm laying the 1.5 runs tonight with Houston and maybe the best pitcher in baseball right now. Play Houston -1.5 runs.
|05-04-18||Indians v. Yankees -1.5||6-7||Loss||-100||9 h 49 m||Show|
The NY Yankees look to extend their three game win streak tonight against the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees improved to 21-10 by winning three of their last four over the Houston Astros. CC Sabathia starts today and he's been excellent this season with a 2-0 record in five starts, 1.17 ERA and 0.949 WHIP. Sabathia has allowed just two earned runs over his last 13 innings . The Indians beat the Blue Jays on Thursday 13-4 and improving to 17-14 on the season. The Tribe has not won two games in a row since April 22/23. They will turn to Josh Tomlin today who is 0-3 in his four starts with a very bad 9.68 ERA and 1.811 WHIP. Tomlin has only gone past five innings once in his four outings. Sabathia pitching very well and the Yankees are tough at home. I'm laying 1.5 runs here with New York.
|04-27-18||Mets -1.5 v. Padres||5-1||Win||106||9 h 47 m||Show|
The Mets look to snap a two game losing streak as they start a new series tonight at San Diego. The Mets are still doing very well at 15-8 on the season. The will start Jacob DeGrom who is 2-0 on the season with a nifty 2.53 ERA and 1.031 WHIP. DeGrom is coming off his best start of the season where he went seven innings, allowed four hits and no earned runs. DeGrom has also struck out 22 over his last 14 1/3 innings with just three walks. The Padres are 9-17 on the season and have also lost two straight games. Clayton Richard will start tonight with a 1-2 record in his five starts with a 5.67 ERA and 1.630 WHIP. Richard has yet to go past five innings of work and therefore expect the bullpen to play a big role for the Padres. The Padres could also be without their top offseason acquisition in 1B Eric Hosmer, who is questionable for tonight's contest. The Mets are by far the better team and DeGrom has been solid. I'm going to lay the 1.5 runs here with the Mets tonight.
|04-22-18||Astros -1.5 v. White Sox||7-1||Win||100||4 h 50 m||Show|
After a lull where the Astros struggled to score some runs, they seem to be back to their winning ways. Houston has won five straight games and is now 15-7 on the season. The Astros pitching has been great, allowing two runs or less in each of their last six games. In fact, they have outscored the White Sox 20-1 the last two games. Lance McCullers is 2-1 and will start today for the Astros. McCullers has a 5.57 ERA and 1.429 WHIP. He is coming off his best start of the season, allowing just one run and one hit over seven innings to the Mariners. Meanwhile, it's been a terrible start for the White Sox who are 4-13 and lost six straight games. Reynaldo Lopez starts today for the Sox and is 0-2 with a 1.42 ERA and 1.00 WHIP. Lopez has pitched well, going at least six innings in each of his three starts and allowing two runs or less. Unfortunately, Lopez has received just three total runs of support. I'm going to lay the 1.5 runs here today with the Astros who should roll again on Sunday.
|04-21-18||Indians -1.5 v. Orioles||4-0||Win||100||6 h 2 m||Show|
Cleveland Indians look to snap a two game losing streak tonight at a reeling Baltimore. The Indians haven't scored well, but they aren't giving up much either. Cleveland averages just 3.4 rpg while allowing just 3.0 rpg. Baltimore did win last game, but they are still just 6-14 on the season. This is in thanks to a terrible pitching staff that has allowed an average of 5.5 runs per game. Mike Clevinger starts today for the Tribe. Clevinger is 1-0 in his three starts with a 2.70 ERA and 1.381 WHIP. Chris Tillman looks for his first win for the O's in four starts. Tillman has allowed 15 runs in just 11 2/3 innings this year. Tillman has a 11.92 ERA with a 2.824 WHIP. I'm going to lay the run line here today with the Indians as I go against Tillman who has been horrible. The O's are not supporting their pitchers either, so don't expect them to get much here tonight. Play Cleveland -1.5 runs.
|04-13-18||Rangers v. Astros -1.5||Top||2-3||Loss||-118||9 h 43 m||Show|
The Texas Rangers hope they wake up from the nightmare that is currently the 2018 season. The Rangers are last in the AL West with a 4-10 record and have lost four straight and seven of the last 10. They have allowed 77 runs (worst in AL and 2nd worst in MLB). Now they have lost shorstop Elvis Andrus with a broken right elbow who will be out six to eight weeks. The pitching staff is horrible, 27th in ERA (4.94), 30th in WHIP (1.54) and 30th in BAA (.285). The Astros are 9-4 and have dropped to 2nd in the AL West, 1.5 games back of the Angels. Cole Hamels will make his fourth start, posting a 1-2 record with a 1.63 WHIP and 5.06 ERA. Gerrit Cole will toe the rubber for the Astros. Cole has been excellent in his two starts,going 7 innings in each start, allowing just one earned run and seven hits. Cole is 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA and 0.71 WHIP. SO much difference in these teams here tonight. Astros should have very little issue with their instate rivals. Lay the 1.5 runs with the Astros.
|04-10-18||Mets -1.5 v. Marlins||8-6||Win||100||6 h 46 m||Show|
The New York Mets are one of the hottest teams in baseball, out to an 8-1 start on the season - they've also won six straight games and they are perfect 4-0 on the road. They just recently swept a very good Washington Nationals team, 4-0. Now, they take on the last-place Miami Marlins, who are 3-7 on the season. The Mets will start Jacob deGrom. deGrom is 2-0 with a 1.54 era and a 1.03 whip. In his 2 starts, deGrom has allowed just eight total hits over 11 and 2/3 Innings and two earned runs. The Marlins will counter with Caleb Smith. Smith has two starts and he's coming off of a loss at Philadelphia where he went just three innings, allowing three runs and walking six. In fact walks have been tough on Smith this year as he's allowed nine free passes. The Mets are 9-3 in deGrom's last 12 Road starts. I like the red hot Mets here minus the run and a half over the Miami Marlins.
|04-09-18||Astros -1.5 v. Twins||2-0||Win||105||5 h 51 m||Show|
A couple of first-place division teams match up here on Monday as the Central leading Minnesota Twins face the West leading Houston Astros. The Twins are 4-3 to start the season while the Houston Astros are a nice 8-2. World Series MVP Justin Verlander makes his third start of the season today. Verlander is 1-0 on the season with a 2.31 era and a 1.11 WHIP. In addition Verlander has struck out 14 and walked just three on the season. Lance Lynn will make the start tonight for the Twins, Lynn has just one start this season for the Twins and that was jus four Innings where he allowed five runs, walked 6 batters and struck out just three. Lynn had lots of control problems in his first outing and that resulted in a 2.25 WHIP and 11.25 ERA. The Astros looked to be one of the best teams again this year in the major leagues and tonight I'm going to take Verlander minus the run and a half over the Twins.
|04-03-18||Orioles v. Astros -1.5||Top||6-10||Win||100||9 h 32 m||Show|
Houston -1.5 Runs. The Houston Astros are already out to a good season at 4-1 winning three straight games. After losing their second game of the season to the Rangers the Astros have won three straight scoring 23 runs and allowing just six. World Series MVP Justin Verlander makes his second start of the season. Verlander went six innings in his opening start, allowing four hits and no earned runs for the win. Baltimore counters with righthander Mike Wright. Wright has a career 5.86 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 21 starts and 43 games. This will be Wright's first start of the season. I don't see the O's getting much here today against Verlander, who looks like he's already in the same form we saw from him last year. I'l lay the run and a half with the Astros.
|04-02-18||Orioles v. Astros -1.5||1-6||Win||100||5 h 48 m||Show|
Astros -1.5 Runs. I am not confident that i will see much from Tillman here vs the Astro's. He did not show very well in spring training and i dont see him holding up well vs the Astro's Big bats in their first home game off becoming THE CHAMPS last year. Should be an emotional envirorment tonight. Morton is not one of the top Astro's hurlers but he should show well for 4 or five innings and the bullpen will be glad to shut down the O's. Take Houston -1.5 runs.
|03-30-18||Cubs v. Marlins +1.5||1-2||Win||120||2 h 6 m||Show|
Cubs -1.5 Runs : Cubs took the season opener over the Marlins on Thursday, 8-4. Anthony Rizzo and Ian Happ both homered in the win. Jon Lester struggled, but got plenty of support from the powerful Cubs lineup. The Cubs lineup is loaded this season and they showed it on Thursday. The bullpen also looked good in relief of a struggling Lester. Miami saw the loss of Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees and that's a lot of power gone from the lineup. Stanton made his new team happy on Thursday with a home run for the Yankees. Kyle Hendricks will face Caleb Smith. Hendricks looked very good in spring with a 2.37 ERA and 23 KO's. Smith has just two career starts and 18.2 innings in the big leagues with a 7.71 ERA. I'm going to lay the run and half here with a very strong Cubs team against a Miami team in rebuild mode.
|10-03-17||Twins v. Yankees -1.5||4-8||Win||100||27 h 35 m||Show|
The Yankees had to settle for a Wild Card spot after falling two games short of the Red Sox for the AL East title. The Yankees finished with the best run differential in the AL at +198, a full 81 runs better than the Sox. Luis Severino has earned the right to start this Wild Card game. Severino had an excellent season, posting a stellar 14-6 record with a 2.98 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. Meanwhile, the Twins were an unlikely participant this year in the postseason. The Twins finished 2nd, 17 games back of 1st place Cleveland. Ervin Santana will try and shock the Yankees here tonight. Santana was 16-8 this season with a 3.28 ERA and 1.13 ERA. The Twins are 0-5 in their last five road playoff games. The Yanks are 13-3 in their last 16 at home and today I'll lay the 1.5 runs with the Yankees
|09-27-17||Rays v. Yankees -1.5||1-6||Win||100||9 h 39 m||Show|
|08-25-17||Brewers v. Dodgers -1.5||1-3||Win||125||11 h 49 m||Show|
|08-08-17||Astros -1.5 v. White Sox||5-8||Loss||-150||9 h 3 m||Show|
|08-08-17||Tigers v. Pirates -1.5||3-6||Win||125||8 h 58 m||Show|
|08-05-17||Padres v. Pirates -1.5||5-2||Loss||-100||9 h 48 m||Show|
|08-05-17||Dodgers -1.5 v. Mets||7-4||Win||100||5 h 29 m||Show|
|08-01-17||Blue Jays -1.5 v. White Sox||8-4||Win||100||9 h 43 m||Show|
|08-01-17||Dodgers -1.5 v. Braves||3-2||Loss||-105||8 h 9 m||Show|
|08-01-17||Tigers v. Yankees -1.5||4-3||Loss||-100||8 h 39 m||Show|
|07-28-17||Indians -1.5 v. White Sox||9-3||Win||100||8 h 24 m||Show|
|07-24-17||Twins v. Dodgers -1.5||4-6||Win||100||11 h 1 m||Show|
|07-22-17||Braves v. Dodgers -1.5||2-6||Win||100||10 h 29 m||Show|
|07-21-17||Red Sox -1.5 v. Angels||6-2||Win||100||11 h 34 m||Show|
|07-21-17||White Sox v. Royals -1.5||6-7||Loss||-100||9 h 45 m||Show|
|07-15-17||Phillies v. Brewers -1.5||2-3||Loss||-100||7 h 21 m||Show|
Philadelphia has a bad offense and is 13-34 on the road. The Milwaukee Brewers own a 5 1/2-game division lead over the Chicago Cubs rolled to a 9-6 victory yesterday. Brewers righty Jimmy Nelson (8-4, 3.30 ERA) and is 4-0 with a 0.97 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his last five turns at Miller Park. The Brewers have a strong offense and will run away with this one. Play Milwaukee on the Run Line.
|07-15-17||Nationals -1.5 v. Reds||10-7||Win||100||7 h 6 m||Show|
Washington has a Top 5 offense and its ace going. Nationals righty Max Scherzer (10-5, 2.10 ERA) leads the NL with 173 strikeouts and the team is 38-18 in his last 56 starts. The Reds have allowed an NL-most 463 runs -- 31 against the Nationals while going 1-3 against them in 2017. Cincinnati is 24-50 vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. Play Washington on the Run Line.
|07-15-17||Dodgers -1.5 v. Marlins||7-1||Win||100||7 h 6 m||Show|
The Dodgers are 53-18 since Cody Bellinger's promotion on April 25, and the club is 34-9 when he and fellow All-Star 3B Justin Turner are in the lineup together. Lefty Alex Wood (10-0, 1.67 ERA) has been sensational and the Dodgers are 39-16 in their last 55 vs. a team with a losing record. Miami has a losing home record and is 2-8 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. Play the LA Dodgers on the Run Line.
|07-05-17||Blue Jays v. Yankees -1.5||7-6||Loss||-100||1 h 22 m||Show|
Yankees -1.5 Runs: Despite the Yankees recent struggles (6-15 their last 21 games), I like them on the run line today. The Yankees have been excellent in this role, with Pineda on the hill against a team with a losing record. The Jays are dead last in the AL East too. They are just 1-5 in Estrada's last six starts. Good spot here for the Yankees to win big. Play NY on the run line.
|07-04-17||Reds v. Rockies -1.5||8-1||Loss||-100||10 h 43 m||Show|
|06-18-17||Dodgers -1.5 v. Reds||8-7||Loss||-110||1 h 44 m||Show|
|06-12-17||Phillies v. Red Sox -1.5||5-6||Loss||-120||7 h 3 m||Show|
|06-10-17||Orioles v. Yankees -1.5||Top||3-16||Win||100||8 h 41 m||Show|
|06-10-17||Phillies v. Cardinals -1.5||0-7||Win||107||3 h 42 m||Show|
|06-08-17||Astros -1.5 v. Royals||6-1||Win||100||8 h 14 m||Show|
Houston (42-18; 22-8 away) has it all, #1 in runs scored and on-base percentage, #2 in pitching ERA (3.49). 23-year old Lance McCullers (6-1, 2.71 ERA) is another devastating arm in their stocked arsenal and the team is on a 38-14 run, including 36-16 on the road. The Royals struggle to hit and score, #29 in runs scored and OBP. 34-year old starter Jason Hammell (5.93 ERA, 2-6) has been awful with a losing record at home along with a 5.63 ERA. The team is 9-20 against the AL West, so look for a blowout by the super-talented visitors. Play Houston on the Run Line.
|06-06-17||Twins v. Mariners -1.5||3-12||Win||100||11 h 52 m||Show|
|05-31-17||Nationals -1.5 v. Giants||3-1||Win||100||10 h 9 m||Show|
|05-29-17||Reds v. Blue Jays -1.5||2-17||Win||110||8 h 51 m||Show|
|05-29-17||A's v. Indians -1.5||3-5||Win||100||5 h 57 m||Show|
|05-24-17||Royals v. Yankees -1.5||0-3||Win||110||6 h 51 m||Show|
|05-23-17||White Sox v. Diamondbacks -1.5||4-5||Loss||-100||11 h 56 m||Show|
|05-23-17||Tigers v. Astros -1.5||2-6||Win||100||9 h 27 m||Show|
|05-20-17||Nationals -1.5 v. Braves||2-5||Loss||-110||20 h 24 m||Show|
|05-19-17||Marlins v. Dodgers -1.5||2-7||Win||100||11 h 8 m||Show|
|05-16-17||Mets v. Diamondbacks -1.5||4-5||Loss||-100||10 h 53 m||Show|
The Mets are a long way from home and 9-20 against the NL West. Mets lefty Tommy Milone (5.88 ERA) has below average stuff and he faces a Diamondbacks team that is 20-8 at home. Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke (4-2, 2.79) has a 2.06 ERA over his last five starts and allowed only one run in three of the outings. He hasn't lost at Chase Field this season, going 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in five turns. Play Arizona on the run line.
|05-16-17||Astros -1.5 v. Marlins||12-2||Win||105||3 h 38 m||Show|
|05-16-17||Nationals -1.5 v. Pirates||8-4||Win||100||8 h 30 m||Show|
Run-Line Game of the Month: Play Washington on the Run-Line.
Washington is tops in baseball in runs scored, tops in on-base percentage. Washington is 12-6 on the road and on an 18-8 run overall. Ace Stephen Strasburg (3-1, 3.28 ERA) has fared well versus Pittsburgh ever since making his memorable major-league debut, posting a 3-2 mark with a 2.51 ERA and 60 strikeouts in six starts (43 innings). Strasburg handcuffed the Pirates in their last encounter on July 15, to the tune of one run allowed on three hits over eight innings in a 5-1 triumph. The Nationals are 21-5 when he faces a team with a losing record. Pittsburgh is #29 in the league in runs scored, #25 in on-base percentage. The Pirates are 9-21 in their last 30 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Pirates are stuck with Chad Kuhl (1-3, 5.81 ERA) and the Nationals are 12-5 in the last 17 meetings. Play Washington on the Run-Line.
|04-30-17||Reds v. Cardinals -1.5||5-4||Loss||-100||4 h 6 m||Show|
|10-15-16||Dodgers v. Cubs -1.5||4-8||Win||115||8 h 23 m||Show|
10/15 05:05 PM MLB (903) LOS ANGELES DODGERS VS (904) CHICAGO CUBS.
|09-16-16||Twins v. Mets -1.5||0-3||Win||109||7 h 45 m||Show|
|08-31-16||Twins v. Indians -1.5||4-8||Win||100||9 h 1 m||Show|
The Twins are on a 7-19 run, 6-20 in their last 26 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. Indians starter Corey Kluber (14-8, 3.07 ERA) is 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA in five starts in August for Cleveland, which remains 4 1/2 games in front of the Detroit Tigers atop the AL Central. Cleveland has plenty of offensive punch, especially at home, and they face struggling Twins lefty Pat Dean (1-4, 6.24 ERA). Dean was hit hard early and often in a loss in Toronto, getting shelled for six runs on eight hits while coughing up a pair of homers in a three-inning stint. It was Dean's fourth appearance since his recall from the minors, with the first three coming out of the bullpen. The Indians are on a 38-18 run at home, 20-6 at home against a left-handed starter. Play Cleveland.
|08-29-16||White Sox v. Tigers -1.5||3-4||Loss||-100||6 h 10 m||Show|
8/29 04:10 PM MLB (917) CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS (918) DETROIT TIGERS. Take: (918) Play Detroit on the Run Line.
|08-29-16||Nationals -1.5 v. Phillies||4-0||Win||100||8 h 23 m||Show|
The Nationals are 38-17 vs. the National League East. Nationals starter Tanner Roark (13-7, 2.99 ERA) is 6-2 on the road and has limited left-handed hitters to a .211 average in 2016. Roark is 2-0 with a 0.86 ERA in three starts against the Phillies this season and is two away from his career high of 15 wins in 2014 for Washington, which leads the NL East by eight games. The Nationals are 13-3 in his starts, 10-1 when he faces a losing team. The Phillies are 16-35 in their last 51 vs. a team with a winning record. Phillies RH Jake Thompson (1-3, 9.78 ERA) Thompson struggled through his first four major league starts, permitting 21 runs in 19 1/3 innings and the Nationals are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Philadelphia. Play Washington on the Run-Line.
|08-27-16||Angels v. Tigers -1.5||Top||3-2||Loss||-100||9 h 1 m||Show|
|08-26-16||Angels v. Tigers -1.5||2-4||Win||105||7 h 41 m||Show|
|08-25-16||Angels v. Blue Jays -1.5||6-3||Loss||-128||8 h 52 m||Show|
08/25 07:05 PM EST MLB (913) LOS ANGELES ANGELS VS (914) TORONTO BLUE JAYS.
Take: (914) MLB Shadow Shocker of the Year: Play Toronto on the Run-Line.
LA is a long way from home and has struggling Jered Weaver (8-11, 5.47 ERA) going. The Angels are 19-49 in their last 68 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Blue Jays are dynamite on offense and 55-26 vs. a right-handed starter, plus 23-9 in their last 32 games following a loss. Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ (17-3, 3.05 ERA) is having a monster season and the Blue Jays are 21-5 in Happ's last 26 starts. Play Toronto on the Run-Line. Submit
|08-22-16||Astros v. Pirates -1.5||3-1||Loss||-100||5 h 15 m||Show|
8/22 04:05 PM MLB (965) HOUSTON ASTROS VS (966) PITTSBURGH PIRATES.
|08-21-16||Nationals -1.5 v. Braves||6-7||Loss||-100||3 h 29 m||Show|
Washington has dominated the series the past two seasons, winning 25 of the 31 meetings - including an 11-1 mark against Atlanta this year. Nationals LH Gio Gonzalez is 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA since the All-Star break and the team is 38-16 vs. the National League East. Atlanta has a weak offense for Braves young starter Joel De La Cruz (0-6). And the Braves are 18-44 in their last 62 home games. Play Washington on the Run Line.
|08-20-16||Twins v. Royals -1.5||0-10||Win||140||8 h 6 m||Show|
8/20 04:15 PM MLB (975) MINNESOTA TWINS VS (976) KANSAS CITY ROYALS.
|08-17-16||Blue Jays -1.5 v. Yankees||7-4||Win||105||3 h 5 m||Show|
|08-13-16||Cardinals v. Cubs -1.5||8-4||Loss||-100||4 h 8 m||Show|
|08-12-16||Tigers v. Rangers -1.5||5-8||Win||105||12 h 15 m||Show|
|08-02-16||Twins +1.5 v. Indians||10-6||Win||100||8 h 48 m||Show|
|08-01-16||Twins v. Indians -1.5||12-5||Loss||-102||7 h 26 m||Show|
8/01 04:10 PM MLB (909) MINNESOTA TWINS VS (910) CLEVELAND INDIANS.
|07-30-16||A's v. Indians -1.5||3-6||Win||116||9 h 19 m||Show|