|Date||Match Up||Rating||Score||Result||Profit||Lead Time||Analysis|
|04-19-19||Dodgers -106 v. Brewers||Top||5-3||Win||100||9 h 29 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at Milwaukee 8:10 ET
Dodgers over Brewers- The battle of the long ball continues as the Dodgers Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich match their skills with 10 homers each tied with Khris Davis for the MLB lead with 10. Los Angeles who has won five straight will start Ross Stripling (1-1, 2.92 ERA) who posted his win last Sunday to save the final game against Milwaukee in LA allowing just one run in eight innings and he has a 0.69 ERA in two appearances against the Brewers. Jhoulys Chacin (2-2, 6.52) gets the nod for the Brewers and he is 11-10 with a 4.70 ERA in 27 outings against the Dodgers as he was rocked for six runs in 2.2 innings in that Sunday start at LA. Take the DODGERS!
|04-17-19||Astros v. A's -109||Top||1-2||Win||100||12 h 39 m||Show|
Houston at Oakland 10:05
A's over Astros- 'We' have been riding Houston for the most part during their 10-game winning streak but things look a bit different to me today. To start with they come up an underdog in this contest against Oakland who has lost their last two including a 9-1 loss yesterday to the Astros and have lost five straight to in this series. Tonight, Houston's Wade Miley (1-1, 3.45 ERA) is 5-1 with a 1.40 ERA lifetime against the A's including 5.2 innings of shutout ball in early April is an underdog. Oakland will start Frankie Montas (2-1, 3.18) who is 1-2 with a 5.89 ERA against Houston and yet he is favored here. Take OAKLAND!
|04-16-19||Indians -111 v. Mariners||Top||4-2||Win||100||11 h 26 m||Show|
Cleveland at Seattle 10:10 ET
Indians over Mariners- Seattle started the season in Japan and continued their road trip and returned home 13-2, since then they have lost four straight. Tonight, the Mariners will start veteran thief Mike Leake (2-0, 4.15 ERA) who has had plenty of support in his starts with the Mariners averaging 7.3 runs in his three starts. But, Leake has surrendered 21 hits in 17 innings (well above the norm) and has been hit hard. The Indians will start Shane Bieber (1-0, 1.80) who has been virtually un-hittable allowing just seven hits in 15 innings. Bieber is 8-0 with a 3.25 ERA on the road and gets the win here. Take CLEVELAND!
|04-15-19||Indians -106 v. Mariners||Top||6-4||Win||100||11 h 41 m||Show|
Cleveland at Seattle 10:10 ET
Indians over Mariners- Seattle was cruising along at 13-2 when they returned home after an extended road trip where they won six straight haven't won since. The Mariners were swept by Houston in their three-game set and now face one of the league's toughest hurlers. It hasn't been that much better for Cleveland as they have dropped three straight themselves at Kansas City. The Indians Trevor Bauer (1-1, 2.29 ERA) will get the start and he has been un-hittable allowing just 11 hits in 20 innings with 24 strikeouts and has a WHIP of 0.97. Seattle will start Yusei Kikuchi (0-0, 4.15) and he left his last outing because of leg cramps. Still it's about Bauer...take CLEVELAND!
|04-12-19||Mets v. Braves -105||Top||6-2||Loss||-105||9 h 25 m||Show|
New York Mets at Atlanta 7:20 ET
Braves over Mets- A pair of huge trends go head-to-head as the Mets invade Atlanta to face the red hot Braves. Atlanta has won their last three and will be sending Kyle Wright to the mound and the Braves are 0-6 in his six starts since his arrival in September but they have provided him with just 11 runs of support in six games. The Mets will start another of their 'great' pitching prospects as Zack Wheeler (0-2, 10.24 ERA) takes the hill. Zack had a great spring but faced the Nationals twice and was lucky to come away with just one loss as New York lost both of his starts. Atlanta is much better at home going 11-2 in their last 13 while New York still have problems with the Braves going 5-12 in the last 17 meetings and Braves are 7-1 in last eight overall. I don't care who pitches for the Braves, it won't matter! Take ATLANTA!
|04-12-19||Angels v. Cubs -147||Top||1-5||Win||100||5 h 32 m||Show|
L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs 2:20 ET
Cubs over Angels- I still contend that one of the best ways to win handicapping baseball is to ride the winning streaks and play 'against' when teams are on losing streaks. Okay, that being said I just want to note that Los Angeles somehow has won six in-a-row the last two without Mike Trout. But, they key factor is that they were all at home. Now, the Angels on the road are bedeviled going 1-5 and are 1-10 in their last 11 road games overall. The Cubs started poorly losing seven of nine on the road and now return home and look to return the favor to a west coast team that is playing 11 AM their time. Chicago has won the last four meetings. Take the CUBS!
|04-11-19||Pirates v. Cubs -128||Top||0-2||Win||100||9 h 2 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 8:05 ET
Cubs over Pirates- The Cubs slow start (3-8) has some in the Windy City grumbling about Joe Madden and his future. Imagine that...the guy that led them to their only World Series win in 111 years. Chicago's offense has been spotty so far and their pitching has been hit hard with Yu Darish and Jon Lester ailing. Pittsburgh will start Joe Musgrove (1-0. 0.00 ERA) who dominated in his lone start against Cincinnati and is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA against the Cubs with both wins coming last season. Chicago will start Jose Quintana (0-1, 10.29) was blasted in his lone start last Friday against Milwaukee but is 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in five appearances against the Pirates. Add that the Cubs are 17-6 in Quintana's 23 home starts. Take CHICAGO!
|04-01-19||Angels -109 v. Mariners||Top||3-6||Loss||-109||10 h 9 m||Show|
LA Angels at Seattle 10:10 ET
Angels over Mariners- It is a shame that Seattle who is now 5-1 after having their way with the A's in Japan and in near sweep of the World Champion Red Sox and now will have all that momentum halted with the dethroned 'King Felix' Hernandez takes the mound. Chris Stratton starts for the Angels and spent the entire spring with the Giants and will be facing Seattle for the first time. Hernandez's slip is slowing as he was 0-8 with a 6.34 ERA in this last 11 starts in 2018. It may get better (how could it not) but not enough. Take LOS ANGELES ANGELS!
|10-26-18||Red Sox +145 v. Dodgers||Top||2-3||Loss||-100||29 h 48 m||Show|
Boston at L.A. Dodgers 8:05 ET
Red Sox over Dodgers- I am having difficulty digesting the fact that for the first two games of the World Series one manager out-smarted everyone by taking 126 homers out of the line-up because of percentages. This is a team like the Yankees that is power driven (long ball) and are not built for the playoffs where pitching and defense are the most important factors. Listen all, I am a New Yorker and of course would love to see 'any' team from Boston lose...but, from start to finish this season they have been the best and have shown it in the playoffs and World Series , there is no reason to thing they wilL stop, the Dodgers have been exposed and the Red Sox are just the all-around better team . Take BOSTON!
|10-24-18||Dodgers v. Red Sox -138||Top||2-4||Win||100||7 h 57 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers at Boston 8:05 ET
Red Sox over Dodgers- Okay, we are all aware of David Price's record in post-season action (1-9 as a starter) but, I believe he has turned the corner after his last and most successful outings. This Dodgers are playing for the first time at Fenway Park and will be starting Hyun-Jin Ryu who has come-on later in the season. But, the Red Sox are better balanced and move up 2-0 in the series. Take BOSTON!
|10-23-18||Dodgers v. Red Sox -143||Top||4-8||Win||100||10 h 55 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers at Boston 8:09 ET
Red Sox over Dodgers- When baseball people would talk about World Series droughts the Red Sox were always at the top of the list along with the Chicago Cubs. Bit, Boston ended that 1919 wayback win by getting a title in 2004 and two others since while the Dodgers haven't cashed in last in 1988 (Kurt Gibson the hero). Clayton Kershaw who is making his first start in Fenway Park seems to have broken his post-season hex with performances in the NLCS against the Brewers but he just doesn't have the same 'stuff' on the mound. Chris Sale starts for Boston, is healthy and ready to go in Game One. Take BOSTON!
|10-19-18||Dodgers -104 v. Brewers||Top||2-7||Loss||-104||10 h 20 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers and Milwaukee 8:40 ET
Dodgers over Brewers- The 'Book' sez...we are supposed to be on the Brewers and for a few reasons. First, they are in a must win situation, second they are at home because they won more games than anyone else in the NL. So, why is Milwaukee a team that is 54-31 at home an underdog here? Maybe they think Greg Counsell's antics have run there course or that Christian Yelich (3-20, .150) like some many other stars after great regular season's just don't deliver in the post season. Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-0, 1.59 ERA) starts for LA while it doesn't matter who starts for Milwaukee if the ever get the lead. The 'numbers' don't lie...take LOS ANGELES!
|10-18-18||Red Sox v. Astros -183||Top||4-1||Loss||-183||8 h 50 m||Show|
Boston at Houston 8:09 ET
Red Sox over Astros- I've seen enough. Having to watch the Astros go down the way they did last night left me thinking that there is no way the Red Sox are going to lose. They have done it all season winning 108 regular season games with the player that had the best all-round season Mookie Betts leading the way as he did last night. The pressure in all on Houston and they just can't match what the Sawx have here, last year was theirs this year it's Boston. Take the RED SOX!
|10-17-18||Red Sox v. Astros -142||Top||8-6||Loss||-142||10 h 19 m||Show|
Boston at Houston 8:39 ET
Astros over Red Sox- After a loss in Game 1 of this series the Red Sox of this have bounced back with a pair of wins as their bats have come alive. Boston will start Rick Porcello (18-7, 4.18 ERA) who pitched an inning of relief in Game 2 and has a post season win against the Yankees. Houston will start Charlie Morton (15-3, 3.13) who is making his first post season start for a club that is 7-1 after a loss and 25-8 in their last 33 overall. Take HOUSTON!
|10-16-18||Brewers v. Dodgers -147||Top||1-2||Win||100||11 h 49 m||Show|
Milwaukee at L.A. Dodgers 9:05 ET
Dodgers over Brewers- The Brewers (+) provided a huge underdog win for 'us' last night despite the efforts of the in-over-his-head manager Greg Council who is getting as bone-headed as the Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Bringing pitchers in for no reason other then to be seen on National TV has been Council's trait and Robert leaves pitcher in to hit in late innings trailing with tying runners on base. Tonight, LA goes with veteran Rick Hill who went 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 12 innings against the Brewers this summer. Take the DODGERS!
|10-14-18||Astros v. Red Sox +115||Top||5-7||Win||115||9 h 53 m||Show|
Houston at Boston 7:10 ET
Red Sox over Astros- so here he is...the $250,000,000 man starting for the Red Sox with an 0-9 career playoff record with a 6.03 ERA. I am of course referring to David Price who gets the start for Boston today. Houston will go with Gerrit Cole (1-0, 1.29 ERA) has 12 strikeouts in seven innings in his first post season start and was 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA against Boston this season. Still, the Sox can't afford to go down 0-2 at home. Take BOSTON!
|10-13-18||Astros v. Red Sox -111||Top||7-2||Loss||-111||10 h 19 m||Show|
Houston at Boston 8:09 ET
Red Sox over Astros- As a former New York Yankees' season ticket holder you have no idea how much this selection hurts me. Having to take the Red Sox pains me until I get the final score and 'collect.' Justin Verlander (1-0, 3.38 ERA) worked five hitless innings against Cleveland in the opening of the Division series and will up against an equally impressive playoff performer Chris Sale (1-0, 2.84) who struck-out eight in 5.1 innings in his playoffs action against the Yankees. Look I hate to do it but 'Beantown' is the side. Take BOSTON!
|10-09-18||Red Sox v. Yankees -117||Top||4-3||Loss||-117||9 h 7 m||Show|
Boston at New York Yankees 8:05 ET
Yankees over Red Sox- Boston showed the Yankees and the rest of the AL why and how they won 108 regular season games Monday. The Red Sox have one of the best balanced lineup in baseball and will send native New Yorker Rick Porcello (17-7, 4.38 ERA) who was 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA against New York this season but is 0-3 with a 5.33 ERA in 12 post-season starts. CC Sabathia (10-6, 4.20) is 8-3 with a 3.26 ERA in 18 postseason appearances including 6-0 with a 3.32 ERA in ALDS starts. Add that the Yankees are 7-1 on their last eight home playoff games. Take the YANKEES!
|10-08-18||Astros v. Indians -122||Top||11-3||Loss||-122||19 h 47 m||Show|
Houston at Cleveland 1:30 ET
Indians over Astros- Unlike the Rockies I expect the Indians to return home and get some base hits, especially against the one pitcher who has had an off-season for Houston. Dallas Keuchel (12-11,3.74 ERA) finished the regular season going 1-1 with a 5.76 ERA and struggled against the Indians this summer surrendering six runs in 11 innings. Cleveland will start Mike Clevinger (13-8, 3.02) who did finish strong going 6-1 with a 2.17 ERA in 11 starts. AT home he have been great at hoe going 7-3 with a 3.14 ERA in 17 starts. Take the INDIANS!
|10-07-18||Brewers v. Rockies -152||Top||6-0||Loss||-152||6 h 7 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Colorado 4:37 ET
Rockies over Brewers- Milwaukee is on a streak in the playoffs that only a few have enjoyed as they have posted 10 straight wins going back to the regular season and can move to the Championship series with a win today. Colorado has hate to play four games against three different teams in three different cities in five days, now they return home where they play better as their batting averages climb. German Marquez (14-11, 377 ERA) get the start for the home clubs and he has been outstanding striking out 230 in less then 200 innings and has not allowed more then three runs in any of his last 13 starts. Take COLORADO!
|10-06-18||Indians +138 v. Astros||Top||1-3||Loss||-100||17 h 60 m||Show|
Cleveland at Houston 4:30 ET
Indians over Astros- Cleveland is the dark horse in the AL and their Game 1 performance had them playing the part losing meekly 7-2 against the Astros losing to their best Juston Verlander. Today they will start Carlos Carrasco (17-10, 3.38 ERA) who closed the season with an impressive outing against Kansas City after three previous losses while Houston will counter with Gerrit Cole (15-5, 2.81) who won his last five regular season appearances. The Indians have lost four straight road playoff games but are 27-13 in the last 40 meetings. Take CLEVELAND!
|10-05-18||Yankees v. Red Sox -173||Top||4-5||Win||100||22 h 14 m||Show|
N.Y. Yankees at Boston 7:32 ET
Red Sox over Yankees- I don't believe it, I don't believe all the reports of Chris Sale's (12-4, 2.11 ERA) supposed 'problems.' WE know how dominating he can be as his number tell the tale only 102 hits surrendered in 158 innings while throwing to a WHIP of 0.86. The Red Sox didn't allow his to do much in the closing weeks but believe me if he is starting this game he is ready. Yankees' bats aren't geared for this...take BOSTON!
|10-04-18||Rockies v. Brewers -153||Top||2-3||Win||100||5 h 48 m||Show|
Colorado at Milwaukee 5:07 ET
Brewers over Rockies- It looks like Greg Counsell will take the Oakland A's route by starting a reliever in Game 1 of the NL Division Playoffs with one minor difference. Bob Melvin started 'his' relievers in an elimination game where every action is considered to win, whereas the Brewers are just starting a Best-of-5 series. Milwaukee has the advantage of home field but in is more then that, Colorado is going to play their four game in five days in four different cities and the wear could slow them down today. The Brewers were 5-2 against the Rockies this summer and did end up with the best record in the NL. Take MILWAUKEE!
|10-02-18||Rockies +129 v. Cubs||Top||2-1||Win||129||10 h 10 m||Show|
Colorado at Chicago 8:00 ET
Rockies over Cubs- In a very unusual situation both these clubs had an opportunity to win their respective divisions yesterday and must now after losing will play a one-and-done Wild Card elimination match. The ironic thing is that both these clubs had the division lead with three games remaining and were able to hold off the Dodgers and Brewers. Colorado will start Kyle Freeland (17-7, 2.85 ERA) who closed the season with 11 straight quality starts going 8-0 with a 2.18 ERA. Jon Lester (18-6, 3.32) who is also hot finishing the season 6-1 with a 1.71 ERA over his last eight starts. But, he is 1-3 in five starts against the Rockies. It's been a struggle for Chicago of late while Colorado won nine of 10 before their loss to Los Angeles Monday. Take the ROCKIES!
|09-26-18||Dodgers -115 v. Diamondbacks||Top||2-7||Loss||-115||11 h 9 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at Arizona 9:40 ET
Dodgers over Diamondbacks- The Dodgers hold a half-game lead over Colorado in the NL West but are threatened by St. Louis for the final Wild Card spot. It's not that complicated but the Dodgers still need to win with just four games to go. Arizona has fallen by the wayside during crunch time winning just four of their last 17 games to fall 8-games behind Los Angeles and Colorado. The Dodgers will start Ross Stripling (8-5, 2.84 ERA) who has lost three straight decisions and is just 0-3 with a 5.19 ERA at Chase field. But, Arizona is sending their best Zack Greinke (14-11, 3.21) to the hill and the game is a virtual pick-em and he is just 2-6 since August. Take the DODGERS!
|09-24-18||A's v. Mariners -127||Top||7-3||Loss||-127||12 h 49 m||Show|
Oakland and Seattle 10:10 ET
Mariners over A's- The Athletics have finished their home schedule 50-31 and must finish with six games on the road against the Mariners and Angels. Oakland trails New York for the first Wild Card spot and need just one more victory to clinch their place in the post season. The Mariners have had their way with the A's as they are 17-8 in the last 25 meetings and 8-2 in the last 10 in Seattle. The Mariners will start Jim (No-hit) Paxton (11-6, 3.83 ERA who needs just six strikeouts for 200 on the season. Take SEATTLE!
|09-21-18||Red Sox v. Indians -128||Top||7-5||Loss||-128||8 h 6 m||Show|
Boston at Cleveland 7:10 ET
Indians over Red Sox- It took 153 games of which Boston won 104 before they clinched the AL East. (HA). The Red Sox have been great all season long and the sealed the AL Eastern Division with a 11-6 win over the Yankees yesterday. I expect a little letdown for a week or so. Tonight, Boston will start Chris Sale (12-4, 1.92 ERA) and he just wen three innings in his last start as they prepare him for the playoffs. Cleveland will start Trevor Bauer (12-6, 2.22) who is 6-1 with a 1.87 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 12 home starts. Take CLEVELAND!
|09-20-18||Red Sox v. Yankees -160||Top||11-6||Loss||-160||9 h 58 m||Show|
Boston at New York Yankees 7:50 ET
Yankees over Red Sox- I guess 'turn-about-is-fair-play' and the Yankees look to atone for their four game disaster at Fenway Park in August. Boston need one more win to clinch the AL East but the Yankees are making them suffer a bit as they look to sweep this three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Masahiro Tanaka (1205, 3.47 ERA) has a current 20 inning scoreless streak and has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of his last 11 starts and he is 8-4 in 17 career starts against the Red Sox. Aaron Judge is back and that makes the Yankees that much better. Take NEW YORK!
|09-19-18||Cubs v. Diamondbacks -105||Top||0-9||Win||100||11 h 29 m||Show|
Chicago at Arizona 9:40 ET
Diamondbacks over Cubs- Just when the games become most meaningful the Diamondbacks are hitting the skids and not baseballs as they have lost their last four while the Cubs who are struggling with relief pitcher injuries are keeping pace. Chicago is set to start Cole Hamels (9-9, 3.67 ERA) who is 4-0 since coming over from Texas with a 1.57 ERA. Arizona will start Robbie Ray (5-2, 4.14) who is 2-0 in his last 11 starts. The Cubs may not need their relief pitchers as their starters have a 2.53 ERA since August 16 but they won't have enough tonight. Take ARIZONA!
|09-18-18||Cubs -107 v. Diamondbacks||Top||9-1||Win||100||9 h 42 m||Show|
Chicago at Arizona 9:40 ET
Cubs over Diamondbacks- Just when the games become most meaningful the Diamondbacks are hitting the skids and not baseballs as they have lost their last three while the Cubs who are struggling with relief pitcher injuries are keeping pace. Chicago is set to start Mike Montgomery (4-5, 3.87 ERA) who has a 1.69 ERA against Arizona while the D'Backs will start Matt Andriese (3-5, 4.76). The Cubs may not need their relief pitchers as their starters have a 2.53 ERA since August 16. Take CHICAGO!
|09-16-18||Dodgers -145 v. Cardinals||Top||0-5||Loss||-145||10 h 58 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at St. Louis 8:05 ET
Dodgers over Cardinals- In the tight NL Wild Card chase the Dodgers in three days have gone for the outside looking in to the top spot in the West. Los Angels has now won four straight while St. Louis has taken a different road and have lost their last four. A pair of pitchers recently off the disabled list take the hill tonight, for the Dodgers it will be Ross Stripling (8-3, 2.61 ERA) and for the Cardinals it is Adam Wainwright (1-3, 4.70). For LA ,Stripling is making his eighth straight road start and just his second since off the DL while Wainwright is also making just his second start off the DL. The Cards started haven't made it back yet as he is 0-2 with a 5.74 ERA in three starts at home. Take the DODGERS!
|09-15-18||Dodgers -127 v. Cardinals||Top||17-4||Win||100||3 h 60 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at St. Louis 1:15 ET
Dodgers over Cardinals- The Dodgers have picked up the pace winning their last three as they continue looking up at the Rockies and Diamondbacks on the outside in as far as the NL playoffs are concerned. These two have identical record but in realistic terms only Los Angeles has a viable chance for the postseason. Rich Hill (8-5, 3.88 ERA) will start for Da' Bums while John Gant (7-5, 3.16) gets the nod for the Birds. The Dodgers are 'hot' and will continue their chase in theWest with a win here. Take LOS ANGELES!
|09-14-18||Dodgers -120 v. Cardinals||Top||3-0||Win||100||6 h 49 m||Show|
Los Angeles at St. Louis 8:15 ET
Dodgers over Cardinals- The Dodgers remain 1-game back in the Wild Card race and are currently on the outside looking in. Yet, last night when discussing the NL chances in the World Series most of the opinions were that the Dodgers were the best match-up against either Houston or Boston. Doesn't it seem strange that they would 'like' a team that may not even qualify for the post season. St. Louis who leads LA by that single game is just 5-7 in September after a 22-6 August and will start Jack Flaherty (8-6, 2.92 ERA) who is 4-0 in his last seven starts. LA will start (Oh I love this guy) Walker Buehler (6-5, 3.09) who was knocked around by the Rockies in his last start. He redeems himself here. Take the DODGERS!
|09-11-18||Indians v. Rays +103||Top||2-0||Loss||-100||9 h 27 m||Show|
Cleveland at Tampa Bay 7:10 ET
Rays over Indians- Last April when the MLB season began I saw the Rays as one of the worst team on all of baseball, I thought that they were weak hitting and were slow afoot with virtually no pitching depth. So here we are now in mid-September with Tampa Bay behind Cleveland by just one game in the loss column but unfortunately for them they play on the AL East with the Red Sox and Yankees while the Indians lead the AL Central by over 15-games. The Rays have now won 12 straight games at home and playing indoors with the dingy lighting aids them more then most. As a small dog they have plenty of bite. Take TAMPA BAY!
|09-08-18||Dodgers -134 v. Rockies||Top||2-4||Loss||-134||11 h 32 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers at Colorado 8:10 ET
Dodgers over Rockies- The Dodgers were expected to run away with the title in the NL West and find themselves trailing the Rockies by a half-game for the top spot and a full game behind in the Wild Card chase. Now. On the road against their most determined rival they are a strong favorite as Walker Buehler (6-4, 2.92 ERA) take the mound. Buehler's ERA is a meager 1.48 over his past seven starts and Los Angeles is 8-1 in their last nine games against NL West opponents. Colorado will send Kyle Freeland (13-7, 2.96) who is 7-1 with a 2.35 ERA (not bad) and is still the underdog according to oddsmakers. Tale the DODGERS!
|09-07-18||Astros -110 v. Red Sox||Top||6-3||Win||100||9 h 16 m||Show|
Houston at Boston 7:10 ET
Astros over Red Sox- These two clubs may end up facing each other for the AL title and Word Series spot as Boston roars through the league. So, when I see the Red Sox open as an underdog at home my eyebrows raise. Granted Houston is the defending World Series Champions but there is no way the should be favored here. David Price (14-6, 3.50 ERA) returns after missing one start after winning five straight in his last seven starts with an ERA of 1.62 since the all-Star break while Astros starter Gerrit Cole (13-5, 2.86) has 243 strikeouts this season. Even so Boston should not be a dog at Fenway with their 'hottest' pitcher on the hill. Take HOUSTON!
|09-05-18||Cardinals v. Nationals -117||Top||7-6||Loss||-117||9 h 8 m||Show|
St. Louis at Washington 7:05 ET
Nationals over Cardinals- Now that they have 'thrown in the towel' the Nationals are playing inspired baseball winning two of their last three contests in dramatic fashion including Monday's extra inning come-from-behind victory over St. Louis. Tonight, the Cardinals will send Miles Mikolas (13-4, 2.96 ERA) who has started to show some wear and tear as he has allowed seven runs and 20 hits in his last two starts covering just 9.2 innings. He has two career starts against Washington and is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in two starts. Take WASHINGTON!
|09-03-18||Giants v. Rockies -130||Top||8-9||Win||100||5 h 0 m||Show|
San Francisco at Colorado 3:10 ET
Rockies over Giants- Colorado trails both the Dodgers and Diamondbacks by 1.5 games for the final Wild Card spot in the NL and open 10-game home stand where they will play three against the Dodgers and four against Arizona. But, first they must take care of business also ran Giants. San Francisco who is 29-40 on the road will start Madison Bumgarner (5-5, 2.68 ERA) while Colorado will start Tyler Anderson (6-7, 4.69). The Rockies have won five of the past six meetings and that is probably why the line is do high against Bumgarner. Giants weak hitting is their domed. Take COLORADO!
|09-02-18||Diamondbacks v. Dodgers -168||Top||2-3||Win||100||5 h 18 m||Show|
Arizona at L.A. Dodgers 4:10 ET
Dodgers over Diamondbacks- Late heroics were provided by Matt Kemp last night as his 3-run homer gave the Dodgers a 3-2 win and pulled them even with the Diamondbacks for the top spot in the NL West. With 26 games remaining for both clubs each leads Colorado by a half-game and the Wild Card is also in the mix. Arizona will start the rejuvenated Clay Buchholtz (7-2, 2.07 ERA) who is 6-1 with a 1.53 ERA in his last nine starts while the Dodgers will start hard throwing rookie Walker Buehler (6-4, 3.02) who was 2-0 with a 1.07 ERA in has last four starts in August. This time it's the DODGERS!
|09-01-18||Rays v. Indians -119||Top||5-3||Loss||-119||9 h 39 m||Show|
Tampa Bay at Cleveland 7:10 ET
Indians over Rays- In a scheduling oddity Tampa Bay and Cleveland a pair of American League clubs met each other for the just the second time Saturday and are off their first meeting Friday where the Indians prevailed 3-0. Tonight the Rays will start Blake Snell (16-5, 2.05 ERA) who is second in the Al in wins and ERA but was left off the original All-Star team selection but is being considered for the Cy Young Award. Cleveland will counter with Shane Bieber (8-2, 4.52) who is unbeaten in his last six starts and went 3-0 in August. Take CLEVELAND!
|08-31-18||Diamondbacks v. Dodgers -125||Top||2-3||Win||100||12 h 16 m||Show|
Arizona at L.A. Dodgers 10:10
Dodgers over Diamondbacks- There is something way wrong with this 'price.' Zack Greinke (13-8, 2.92 ERA) who has defeated the Dodgers twice already this season with 17 strikeouts in 12.1 innings. Arizona won yesterday's contest 3-1 and are now 10-4 against the Dodgers this summer. Los Angeles will start Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1, 2.18) who is 3-3 with a 3.90 ERA in 12 career starts against the D'backs. Ryu who is making his 3rd start off the disabled list has surrendered just 34 hits in 45 innings and somehow gets the win here. Take the DODGERS!
|08-30-18||Pirates +104 v. Cardinals||Top||0-5||Loss||-100||9 h 22 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at St. Louis 7:15 ET
Pirates over Cardinals- At this point the Pirates after losing 11 of their last 15 games are playing out the string and are looking forward to the chance to play golf everyday. St. Louis on the other hand has won nine consecutive series and find themselves 4.5 games behind the Cubs in the NL Central. Pittsburgh will start Joe Musgrove (5-7, 3.56 ERA) who has five straight quality outings with an ERA of 2.12 during that span but has hit up for four runs in four innings last time out against Milwaukee. St. Louis will send John Gant (5-5, 3.56) who has had seven of eight starts where he allowed two runs or fewer...the one game he didn't he surrendered six runs and eight hots to the Pirates. I expect more of the same. Take PITTSBURGH!
|08-29-18||Blue Jays v. Orioles -110||Top||5-10||Win||100||9 h 33 m||Show|
Toronto at Baltimore 7:05 ET
Orioles over Blue Jays- 'Break-up the Orioles!' After having won two games in-a-row Baltimore has raised their win total to 39 and won't finish the season with the worst record in MLB history (NY Mets 40-120 in 1962). Toronto had won 10 straight meetings between the two before the series started but have dropped the last two 7-0 and 12-5. The Blue Jays will start Ryan Borucki (3-3, 4.12 ERA) and he will face the Orioles for the first time and he is 1-2 with a 5.86 ERA on the road. Alex Cobb (4-15, 5.00) was on a pace to lose 20 games but has been outstanding in his last five starts allowing just 25 hits in 35 innings. He has been rocked twice by Toronto this season but has a 4.34 career ERA against the Blue Jays. Take BALTIMORE!
|08-28-18||Diamondbacks v. Giants -106||Top||0-1||Win||100||13 h 36 m||Show|
Arizona at San Francisco 10:15 ET
Giants over Diamondbacks- Arizona has dropped 3-of-4 and now hold just a one-game lead over Colorado and have a huge four-game series with the Dodgers looming ahead this weekend. The Giants who are not in contention for anything can become spoilers and they have one of the best in the game on the hill with Madison Bumgardner (5-5, 2.88 ERA). The D'Backs will start a re-built Clay Buchholz (7-2, 2,25) who has a 1.73 ERA in his last seven starts and is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA in three career starts while the 'Bum' is 3-2 with a 1.71 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP at home this season. Take SAN FRANCISCO!
|08-26-18||Nationals v. Mets +100||Top||15-0||Loss||-100||3 h 1 m||Show|
Washington at New York Mets 1:10 ET
Mets over Nationals- The two most disappointing teams in the NL hook up once again at Citi Field in New York where the Mets host the downtrodden Washington Nationals. New York will start Steven Matz (5-10 4.55 ERA) and the Nationals remember this guy...he's the one who started July 31 against Washington who that day scored 25 runs. It looks like the Nats have thrown in the towel since the trade of Murphy to the Cubs as they have been shut out three straight games with Harper going 0-11. Take NEW YORK!
|08-24-18||Cardinals v. Rockies +104||Top||7-5||Loss||-100||10 h 1 m||Show|
St. Louis at Colorado 8:40 ET
Rockies over Cardinals- Change is good, just ask the St. Louis Cardinals who have won 13 of 15 under new manager Mike Shildt while Colorado has won 10 of their last 12. Both the Red-birds and Rockies are fighting for the two possible Wild Card spots as the Cards hold the first spot by a half game over the Rockies. Miles Mikolas (13-3, 2.80 ERA) has won his last five starts and has allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his last 11 starts but this time out he's pitching at Coors Field. Colorado will start Antonio Senzatela (4-3, 4.47) who has allowed just four runs in his last three starts and is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA at home. Take the ROCKIES!
|08-22-18||Indians -108 v. Red Sox||Top||4-10||Loss||-108||7 h 16 m||Show|
Cleveland at Boston 7:10 ET
Indians over Red Sox- The chants of 'Break-up the Red Sox' have died down a bit since Boston has fallen three straight games their high for the season. Still, the Sawx have a nine-game lead over the second place Yankees and will send left-hander Brian Johnson (4-3, 4.00 ERA) to the hill who is 3-0 in August despite allowing 12 runs and 17 hits in just 17 innings. Cleveland will start Carlos Carrasco (15-6, 3.33) who is off back-to-back seven inning shutouts. The Indians are 17-4 their last 21 on the road and pick-up another win tonight. Take CLEVELAND!
|08-21-18||Braves v. Pirates +102||Top||6-1||Loss||-100||9 h 22 m||Show|
Atlanta at Pittsburgh 7:05 ET
Pirates over Braves- The Braves may still be in first place by a game and a-half but they are sliding after getting swept four games at home by Colorado. Pittsburgh has bounced back from a season high five-game losing streak of their own to defeat the Cubs twice despite scoring just five runs in the four game series. Atlanta will start Kevin Gausman (7-9, 4.22 ERA) who is 0-1 with a 8.44 ERA lifetime against Pittsburgh. The Buc's will start Ivan Nova (7-7, 4.26) and the is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA against Atlanta in his career. Take PITTSBURGH!
|08-19-18||Cubs v. Pirates -110||Top||1-2||Win||100||4 h 56 m||Show|
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh 1:35 ET
Pirates over Cubs- Chicago may have won 2-of-3 of this series but have managed just one run in each of those three games benefiting with three solo home runs. The Cubs will start left-hander Jose Quintana (10-9, 4.46 ERA) who has struggled of late going 1-3 with a 7.52 ERA in his past four starts is 1-1 lifetime against Pittsburgh. The Pirates will start Jameson Taillon (9-9, 3.66) and he has allowed three runs of less in 14 consecutive starts and 21 of his last 24 also pitching into the sixth inning in 13 of his last 16 appearances. Take PITTSBURGH!
|08-18-18||Astros v. A's -102||Top||1-7||Win||100||6 h 42 m||Show|
Houston at Oakland 4:10 ET
Athletics over Astros- If anyone had told you in April that Houston and Oakland would have the same record in the middle of August you would like most probably scoff at the idea But these two virtually have the same record meet again this afternoon in Oakland. The A's have won 12 of their last 15 and are within one-game of the Astros. Dallas Keuchel (9-9, 3.43 ERA) starts for Houston and he is 1-1 against the A's this season and 6-5 lifetime. The Athletics will start Trevor Cahill (4-2, 3.39) who is 3-0 at home with a 0.99 ERA. Take OAKLAND!
|08-17-18||Dodgers -118 v. Mariners||Top||11-1||Win||100||12 h 52 m||Show|
L.A. Dodgers at Seattle 10:10 ET
Dodgers over Mariners- It's addition and subtraction here, Seattle who has won five of their last seven and begin a six-game homestand against a NL Wild Card contender has the return of Robinson Cano while the Dodgers will be without suspended Yasiel Puig. Los Angeles will start Walker Buehler (5-4, 3.32 ERA) and he will be facing the Mariners for the first time while Wade LeBlanc (7-2, 3.80) the Seattle starter is 1-7 with a 4.18 ERA lifetime against the Dodgers. Take LOS ANGELES!
|08-15-18||Angels v. Padres -121||Top||3-2||Loss||-121||11 h 7 m||Show|
L.A. Angels at San Diego 9:10 ET
Padres over Angels- San Diego starter Robbie Erlin (2-3, 3.36 ERA) has been 'fighting' for a spot in the rotation after 27 relief appearances. A control pitcher Erlin has just 57 strikeouts in 70 innings but only eight walks a 2.05 ERA and has a 0.99 WHIP on the season out of the bullpen. In his previous two starts Erlin has allowed three earned runs in 10 innings against the Cubs and Brewers and is looking for a regular spot in the starting rotation. Angels starter Felix Pena (1-3, 4.95) has allowed 24 runs on 44 hits in just 43 innings and just doesn't cut it. Take San Diego!
|08-14-18||Mariners -118 v. A's||Top||2-3||Loss||-118||12 h 3 m||Show|
Seattle at Oakland 10:05 ET
Mariners over A's- Oakland has opened a 2.5 game lead over Seattle after last night's 7-6 victory. They have won 37 of their last 49 and seem to have plenty of momentum. The Mariners hope to curve the tide a bit as they have the return of Robinson Cano who has been out since May 15 after his PED suspension. Seattle will start James (No-Hit) Paxton (10-5, 3.63 ERA) who has been racked-up in his last two starts but is 3-0 with a 3.32 career ERA against Oakland. Mike Fiers (7-6, 3.40) gets the nod for the Mariners and he is just 1-1 with a 6.21 ERA in six career starts. Take SEATTLE!
|08-10-18||Brewers -105 v. Braves||Top||1-10||Loss||-105||10 h 36 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Atlanta 7:35 ET
Brewers over Braves- This matchup has the two top Wild Card contenders going at it as the Braves who are even in the Loss column but one full-game behind Philadelphia for the top spot in the East while Milwaukee is two full-games behind the Cubs in the Central. The Brewers rookie hurler Freddy Peralta (5-2, 3.54 ERA) who has held opponents to two runs or less in six of his 10 starts while Atlanta starter Kevin Gausman (0-1, 5.40) who is 6-9 with a 4.80 ERA on the season after spending all except his last start with the Orioles. Take MILWAUKEE!
|08-09-18||Pirates v. Giants -134||Top||10-5||Loss||-134||12 h 57 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at San Francisco 10:15 ET
Giants over Pirates- A pair of middle of the road combatants clash in San Francisco as the Giants host Pittsburgh. This is Andrew McCutchen's second series facing his former teammates as the Pirates took 2-of-3 in May. Pittsburgh's Ivan Nova (6-6, 4.49 ERA) took the loss in that series in May and has been struggling of late throwing to a 5.81 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in his last six starts. Giants starter Andrew Suarez (4-7, 4.60) went 12 straight starts without allowing more then four runs. The Pirates are just 10-19 against the NL West. Take SAN FRANCISCO!
|08-08-18||Braves v. Nationals -113||Top||8-3||Loss||-113||9 h 0 m||Show|
Atlanta at Washington 7:10 ET
Nationals over Braves- These two clubs finished a double-header split Tuesday with the Braves managing to win the nightcap after losing two pitchers in the first game. Atlanta is start Mike Foltynewicz (8-7, 3.04 ERA) who ended a two start losing streak with a win over the Mets his last time out. Washington who has started to make a move since the All-Star break with Bryce Harper showing flashes of his former self have moved about .500 and will start veteran Tommy Milone (1-0, 3.00). Take WASHINGTON!
|08-07-18||Reds v. Mets -105||Top||6-1||Loss||-105||9 h 33 m||Show|
Cincinnati at New York Mets 7:10 ET
Mets over Reds- Go figure...The Mets who have won 2-of-3 (huge streak for them) are just 11-25 in their last 36 home games but have won 10 of 11 over Cincinnati at Citi Field. The Reds will be without slugger Joey Votto who has a sore and swollen right knee after getting hit by a pitch against Washington. Cincy is 1-6 on their current road trip and will start Sal Romano (6-9, 5.12 ERA) and he is 1-5 on the road with a 5.62 ERA and has just 22 strikeouts in 50 innings. New York will start Jason Vargas (2-7, 8.23) who has yet to work more then five innings in any game this season. Still, this time out it's NEW YORK!
|08-06-18||Phillies v. Diamondbacks -129||Top||2-3||Win||100||12 h 0 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Arizona 9:40 ET
Diamondbacks over Phillies- The first-place Phillies are getting stronger as the season progresses and have won their last five and will start Jake Arrieta (9-6, 3.32 ERA) who was 4-0 with a 2.80 ERA in six starts in July. Arizona who is tied with the Dodgers for the lead in the NL West will start Zack Godley (12-6, 4.46) and he has been at his best of late himself striking out 68 in his last 58 innigs workd while posting a 6-2 record with a 3.43 ERA in 11 home appearances. Take ARIZONA!
|08-05-18||Astros v. Dodgers +100||Top||2-3||Win||100||6 h 49 m||Show|
Houston at L.A. Dodgers 4:10 ET
Dodgers over Astros- Los Angeles make the most impactful move before the trade deadline acquiring Manny Machado and with the return of Kershaw are looking to close the deal this season. There has been a quick turn-around by the Dodgers who scored 21 runs in their win on Thursday but have scored just one run in their two losses against Houston Friday and Saturday. Yesterday's loss a 14-0 thrashing has Los Angeles regrouping for their stretch run. The Astros will start Gerrit Cole (10-3, 2.55 ERA) who is 3-1 with a 5.55 ERA in six career starts against LA while Walker Buehler (4-4, 3.65) gets the nod and he is facing Houston for the first time. Well, the first time is a charm. Take the DODGERS!
|08-04-18||Cardinals +110 v. Pirates||Top||8-4||Win||110||9 h 45 m||Show|
St. Louis at Pittsburgh 7:05 ET
Cardinals over Pirates- Trends (winning and losing) are such a large part of handicapping baseball it's difficult to make a selection when 'against' the prevailing wisdom. Pittsburgh has caught fire winning 15 of their last 16 including 10 of 11 against NL Central competition. St. Louis who will start rookie left-hander Austin Gomber (1-0, 3.22 ERA) is just 2-7 the last nine meetings in Pittsburgh. The Pirates will start the struggling Ivan Nova (6-6, 4.33) who is 1-2 with a 4.18 ERA lifetime against the Cardinals. Gomber has worked just 22 innings but has surrendered only 15 hits while Nova has given up 125 hits in 114 innings. Take ST. LOUIS!
|08-03-18||Yankees -123 v. Red Sox||Top||1-4||Loss||-123||9 h 39 m||Show|
N.Y Yankees at Boston
Yankees over Red Sox- Okay, it has got to the points where even the Red Sox are beginning to believe that they are good. The 'Bean-town' pessimist ism is a dangerously low level and it is time for them to come back to ground control. Luis Serverino (14-4, 2.94 ERA) has struggled since the All-Star game and he is so ready to just dominate an opponent and who better then the Boston Red Sox. The imposters will start Rick Porcello (13-4, 4.03) who is so fortunate to have the Re Sox support of over six runs per start. Well, not tonight fellers. Look for Servinero to dominate and the Yankees to get the much needed victory! Take the 27-time Word Champion NEW YORK YANKEES!
|08-02-18||Royals v. White Sox -131||Top||4-6||Win||100||4 h 2 m||Show|
Kansas City at Chicago White Sox 2:10 ET
White Sox over Royals- Today's match-up between the Royals and White Sox has heavy trends work for Kansas City and against Chicago. Let's start with the pitchers, The visitors will send Brad Keller (4-4, 3.43 ERA) to the hill and he has won his last two starts while White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez (4-9, 4.57) who is 0-4 with an ERA of 8.72 in his last four starts. But, (there is always a but) Keller is 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA in four appearances against the Pale Hose while Lopez is 2-1 with a 3.90 ERA against the Royals in five career starts. Take KANSAS CITY!
|08-01-18||Rockies v. Cardinals -126||Top||3-6||Win||100||10 h 14 m||Show|
Colorado at St. Louis 8:15 ET
Cardinals over Rockies- You guys should know by now how much I dislike coming back with a pervious days loser and that is what 'we' have here. St. Louis seems to be a team that I have trouble staying away from but with more good then bad results so I'm willing to pay against them when it is right and tonight it is not. The Rockies have had a great July and have won 20 of their last 26 but have had issues when playing the Cardinals. Colorado is 16-35 in the last 51 meetings against St. Louis and I expect the same here. Take ST. LOUIS!
|07-31-18||Cubs v. Pirates +100||Top||4-5||Win||100||9 h 34 m||Show|
Chicago at Pittsburgh 7:05 ET
Pirates over Cubs- All of a sudden the Cubs ace Jon Lester (12-3, 3.06 ERA) is being slighted by the odds-makers and looking at his last five starts might give 'us' clue with an ERA of 6.31 and lasting under five-innings per start surrendering 14 walks and more hits then innings pitched. Lester is 7-5 with a 3.39 ERA in 15 starts against Pittsburgh and will be facing one of the 'hottest' teams in baseball. The Pirates are climbing back into the race winning 15 of their last 19. One is 'Hot' and one is 'Not.' Take PITTSBURGH!
|07-29-18||Phillies v. Reds -110||Top||0-4||Win||100||3 h 22 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Cincinnati 1:10 ET
Reds over Phillies- After opening this four game series with a win on Thursday against the Reds the first place Phillies have dropped their last two and will need a win to keep from losing three straight series to sub-.500 teams Miami and the Mets. Philadelphia will start Zach Eflin (7-2, 3.41 ERA) is 6-0 his last eight starts but was busted out after 2.2 innings in his last start against the Dodgers but escaped with a no decision. Luis Castillo (5-8, 5.30 ERA) who has allowed just seven runs in his last four starts and has gone winless in his last 10 appearances. Reds playing much better of late and get the win here. Take CINCINNATI!
|07-28-18||A's v. Rockies -125||Top||1-4||Win||100||9 h 13 m||Show|
Oakland at Colorado 8:10 ET
Rockies over A's- After scoring 41 runs in their four game sweep of the Rangers at Texas one would expect the A's bats to add to their stat sheet in Colorado but things do not always happen they way we might expect. Oakland was shut down in 'homer happy' Coors Field Friday night managing to score one line run in their 3-1 loss. Although the loss was just their eighth is their last 35 games they have are facing the Rockies who have won 10 of their last 12 at home and 21 of their last 30. Brett Anderson ( 2-2, 5.46 ERA) will start for the A's while Antonio Senzatela (3-3, 5.55) who gets his second chance since coming off the DL. It works for him today. Take COLORADO!
|07-27-18||Mariners v. Angels -138||Top||3-4||Win||100||11 h 13 m||Show|
Seattle at L.A. Angels 10:07 ET
Angels over Mariners- As the venerable Satchel Page once said 'don't look back someone might be gaining on you.' Well, for the Mariners don't look back at now as Oakland who has won 22 of their last 27 while Seattle is 8-10 in their last 18 and haven't won back-to back games since July 3. Even with the return of Robinson Cano the Mariners have scored more then three runs just three times in their last 11 games. Left-hander Wade LeBlanc (6-1, 3.44 ERA) will face-off with the Angels lefty Andrew Heaney (6-6, 3.66) who has allowed 16 less hits then innings pitched. Take LOS ANGELES!
|07-26-18||Phillies v. Reds -129||Top||9-4||Loss||-129||9 h 56 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Cincinnati 7:10 ET
Reds over Phillies- For the third time in the last four days the Redlegs will face a pitcher making his MLB debut as Ranger Suarez makes his first 'big league' start and it is the 4th straight game again a rookie hurler. Cincinnati who got off to a terrible start to the season and are in last place in the NL Central have are 7-2-1 in their last 10 series and will send Tyler Mahle (7-8, 4.32 ERA). Philadelphia is on a streak of their own winning 25 of 39 and are 10-2-1 in their last 13 series. This time the home team takes advantage...play on CINCINNATI!
|07-25-18||Astros v. Rockies +112||Top||2-3||Win||112||11 h 15 m||Show|
Houston at Colorado 8:40 ET
Rockies over Astros- At first glance it would appear that the Astros have the pitching advantage when comparing tonight's starters in Colorado. Houston has Charlie Morton (11-2, 2.96 ERA) starting against the Rockies and he is having his finest career year while Colorado's Jon Gray (8-7, 5.44) is making his second start after being recalled for the minors. Looking closer we find that Morton is 2-2 with a 4.53 ERA in eight career starts and is 1-1 with an ERA near 7 at Coors Field. Gray had his finest start of the season in his first start upon returning to the 'Bigs' allowing just one-run in 7.2 innings against Seattle and this momentum will stay with him here. Take COLORADO!
|07-24-18||Nationals -101 v. Brewers||Top||4-5||Loss||-101||11 h 41 m||Show|
Washington at Milwaukee 8:10 ET
Nationals over Brewers- The Nationals climb into contention was handed another set back Monday as they lost to the Brewers 6-1 and fell a game under .500. Milwaukee who currently has injury issues will send Junior Guerra (6-6, 3.23 ERA) to the hill in his first start off the Disabled List. The struggling Nats will send Jeremy Hellickson (4-1, 3.29) to the mound and he has put together two straight wins where he has allowed just one run in 11+ innings. He is 4-1 with a 2.53 ERA on the road and is 3-1 lifetime against the Brewers. Take WASHINGTON!
|07-23-18||Cardinals v. Reds -120||Top||1-2||Win||100||9 h 50 m||Show|
St. Louis at Cincinnati 7L10 ET
Reds over Cardinals- It happens every year, a club is 'hot' before the All-Star break and the time off breaks their momentum. This year that team is the Reds who were on a 4-game win streak and had posted victories in nine of 14 games. Since the break Cincinnati is 0-4 and will be sending Luis Castillo (5-8, 5.49 ERA) against St. Louis and he is 0-3 with a 5.24 ERA on four career starts against the Redbirds. The struggling Cardinals have lost six of nine and will start Daniel Poncedeleon who at 26 has found the 'Fountain of Youth' making his first MLB start at after a season when he had brain surgery after being struck in the head by a line drive. Sorry, dude great story but this comeback falls short. Take CINCINNATI!
|07-21-18||Giants v. A's -126||Top||3-4||Win||100||11 h 2 m||Show|
San Francisco at Oakland 9:05 ET
Athletics over Giants- The Bay Bridge series continues in Oakland where the A's will try and get even in this series after bowing to their cross-bridge rivals Friday night. Madison Bumgarner (3-3, 2.90 ERA) improved his record against the A's to 4-2 with a 4.62 ERA in six starts while Oakland starter Trevor Cahill (1-2, 3.10) makes just his second start since his Achilles injury and he is 7-5 with a 3.97 ERA in 18 career appearances versus San Francisco. The trends are one-sided and I will use them for support as the Giants are 2-10 in Bumgarner's last 12 road starts and the A's are 8-2 in inter-league games and 21-7 in their last 28 overall. Take OAKLAND!
|07-15-18||A's v. Giants -117||Top||6-2||Loss||-117||6 h 37 m||Show|
Oakland at San Francisco 4:05 ET
Giants over A's- The 'Bay Bridge' series continues with both the Giants and the Athletics playing their best ball of the season. Oakland has won five straight and 7-0-1 in their last eight series while San Francisco is just 5-4 in their last nine but are 11-0-2 in their last 13 series since April. Sean Manaea (8-6, 3.44 ERA) started the year 4-2 with a 1.03 ERA in his first six starts but is 1-4 with a 7.18 ERA in his last six outings. The Jints will start Andrew Suarez (3-5, 3.75) who has surrendered just one run in each of his last four starts and has posted a 2.91 ERA at home. Take SAN FRANCISCO!
|07-14-18||A's v. Giants -105||Top||4-3||Loss||-105||12 h 19 m||Show|
Oakland at San Francisco 10:05 ET
Giants over Athletics- Oakland has surprised the pundits and are just five-game out of the AL Wild Card spot having gone 7-0-1 in their last eight series. Tonight they will start Brett Anderson (1-2, 5.75 ERA) who is making his first start since joining the Disabled List on May 18. The Giants will start Jeff Samardzija (1-5, 6.42) who should have risked the injuries and played football as his baseball career has never shaped-up. He hasn't won since he's debut this season against the Angels and is 2-2 with a 7.92 ERA lifetime against Oakland. The Giants are 31-17 at home and will surprise with a win here today. Take SAN FRANCISCO!
|07-13-18||Brewers v. Pirates +108||Top||3-7||Win||108||8 h 24 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh 7:05 ET
Pirates over Brewers- The Pirates appear to have picked-up the pace winning four of their last five after dropping their previous five. Milwaukee who is in first place in the NL Central have lost three of four on their current road trip and are just 19-21 within the Division. With yesterday's opening game series win Pittsburgh improved to 4-2 against the Brewers this season and will be starting rookie Nick Kingman (3-4, 4.26 ERA) who has a win over Milwaukee. Pirates at home Friday night...take PITTSBURGH!
|07-12-18||Phillies v. Orioles +105||Top||5-4||Loss||-100||8 h 57 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Baltimore 6:05 ET
Orioles over Phillies- This is a make-up game from a rainout back in mid May. Philadelphia has won 10 of their last 14 and will send Nick Pivetta (5-7, 4.62 ERA) to the mound against Baltimore's Kevin Gausman (4-6, 4.11) who will face the Phillies for the first time in his career. With the Phillies fighting for first place and the Orioles posting the worst record in baseball I find this 'line' of virtual pick-em to be intriguing. This evening Gausman gets the support that has been lacking in his starts. Take BALTIMORE!
|07-11-18||Mariners v. Angels -113||Top||3-0||Loss||-113||13 h 31 m||Show|
Seattle at L.A. Angels 10:07 ET
Angels over Mariners- If the Angels who started the season with such promise are to catch Seattle for the second Wild Card spot they need to defeat them head-to-head. Last night's win for LA came after spotting the Mariners a 3-spot in the top of the first before their offensive assault started. Seattle starter Marco Gonzalez (9-5, 3.64 ERA) has five career starts against the Angels and is 1-0 with a 3.91 ERA while striking out 21 in 17 innings while LA starter Jaime Barria (5-5, 3.39) who has lost his last four decisions. This is his third start against Seattle this season and the third time is a charm...Take the ANGELS!
|07-10-18||Diamondbacks v. Rockies -102||Top||5-3||Loss||-102||11 h 40 m||Show|
Arizona at Colorado 8:40 ET
Rockies over Diamondbacks- The term revenge is rarely used when discussing baseball matchups but the Rockies have some motivation entering this three-game series. Arizona has won five of the six meetings this season scoring 47 runs including a 3-game sweep at Colorado in June. Tonight's matchup pits two of the 'hottest' pitchers in the NL as the Diamondbacks will send Patrick Corbin (6-3, 3.05 ERA) against the Rockies Tyler Anderson (6-3, 3.90). Corbin who is 8-3 with a 4.68 ERA in 18 games against Colorado is 0-0 in his last three starts allowing only 13 hits in his last 19 innings while Anderson has pitched eight scoreless innings in each of his last two starts. Off a dismal 3-7 home stand the D'backs struggle here. Take COLORADO!
|07-09-18||Phillies v. Mets -101||Top||3-4||Win||100||6 h 33 m||Show|
Philadelphia at New York 4:10 ET
Mets over Phillies- The Mets who started the season 11-1 have been beset with injuries and poor overall play have lost 17 of their last 20 will be sending Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.36 ERA) to the hill. Wheeler has actually pitched fairly good baseball in his last 11 outings but has a 0-4 record to show for it. He received a no-decision his last two starts despite outstanding performances before the Mets bullpen (the worst in MLB) gave up the win. Phillies starter Zach Eflin (7-2, 2.97) is working on a six-game winning streak and will most likely pitch the first game of this double-headed. You MUST have this pitching match-up! Take the METS!
|07-08-18||Dodgers v. Angels -100||Top||3-4||Win||100||10 h 1 m||Show|
LA Dodgers at LA Angels-
Angels over Dodgers- The Dodgers who at one point were 10-games under .500 have the best record in baseball the last two months going 32-14. They will start Alex Wood (5-5, 3.84 ERA) has gone 5-1 during this Dodgers run but struggled in inter-league play this season getting pounded for seven runs and seven hits to Oakland in early April and is 3-6 lifetime against the Angels. The Angels will start Andrew Heaney (4-6, 3.94) who is 4-2 with a 2.18 ERA at home. The Angels have won seven of the 11 meetings in this series. Take the ANGELS!
|07-08-18||Braves v. Brewers -120||Top||3-10||Win||100||4 h 43 m||Show|
Atlanta at Milwaukee 2:10 ET
Brewers over Braves- Atlanta's Sean Newcomb (8-3, 3.10 ERA) has been the mark of consistency going 8-1 with a 2.33 ERA in his pervious 15 starts until his last outing against the Yankees surrendering five runs and five walks in 2.2 innings. Milwaukee will start Junior Guerra (5-5, 2.87) who is holding opponents to a .217 average and has allowed three runs or less in 11 of his 16 starts. Take the BREWERS!
|07-07-18||Phillies v. Pirates -120||Top||3-2||Loss||-120||6 h 29 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 4:05 ET
Pirates over Phillies- I hate to come back on a loser as I posted the Pirates Friday and they were demolished by Philadelphia 17-5 for 'our' Megabucks loss. The Phillies will start former Cy Young award winner Jake Arrieta (5-6, 3.54 ERA) who has struggled in his last six starts with a 6.16 ERA. Pittsburgh will start James Taillon (5-6, 4.05) was 3-2 with a 2.90 ERA in June and is 1-1 lifetime against the Phillies. Although the Pirates have lost four straight and the Phils all five meetings this season the Buc's come through today. Take PITTSBURGH!
|07-06-18||Phillies v. Pirates +106||Top||17-5||Loss||-100||8 h 24 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 7:05 ET
Pirates over Phillies- The last time these two met was in late April and Philadelphia swept the four-game series allowing only five total runs. They are on a current 4-games winning streak and will be sending Nick Pivetta (5-7, 4.66 ERA) to the mound who has no decisions against the Pirates and are 2-7 in his last seven starts. Pittsburgh will start Trevor Williams (6-6, 4.22) has won just one of this last eight starts and is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts against the Phillies. In his lone start against them this season he allowed two runs on just one hit and took the loss. This time he gets some of it back. Take PITTSBURGH!
|07-05-18||Cardinals +123 v. Giants||Top||11-2||Win||123||13 h 51 m||Show|
St. Louis at San Francisco 10:15 ET
Cardinals over Giants- Johnny Cueto (3-0, 0.84 ERA) was off to a fantastic start until sidelined the past two month with an elbow injury and is making his first start since April 28. This will be his 24th career start against St. Louis and he is 7-8 with a 3.74 ERA and will be opposed by the Cardinals Luke Weaver (4-7, 5.16) and he is 1-1 lifetime against San Francisco with a 1.86 ERA. Oddly enough, all four of Weaver's wins have come on the road and with the Cards late explosion last night they have all the momentum. Take ST. LOUIS!
|07-04-18||Angels +100 v. Mariners||Top||7-4||Win||100||7 h 45 m||Show|
LA Angels at Seattle 4:10 ET
Angels over Mariners- The streaking Seattle Mariners have won eight straight and trail division leading Houston by just a half-game while leading the Angels by 11 games in the AL West. Los Angeles activated Shohei Ohtani from the DL Tuesday (0-4 last night) and were just 8-14 during his absence. After one of the hottest streaks of his career Mile Trout has slumped the past week and the Angels have slipped along with him. Seattle will start Mike Leake (8-4, 4.01 ERA) who is 3-1 with a 2.49 ERA in four career starts against the Angels while Garrett Richards (4-4, 3.42) gets the nod and he is 6-4 with a 3.05 ERA against Seattle in 12 career starts. Take LOS ANGELES!
|07-03-18||Giants v. Rockies -109||Top||1-8||Win||100||10 h 21 m||Show|
San Francisco at Colorado 8:10 ET
Rockies over Giants- The Giants who are having a big-time come-back season will have to do better when their ace Madison Bumgarner is on the mound after blowing a late 2-run lead last night. San Francisco who is just 19-27 on the road will start Chris Stratton (8-5, 4.45 ERA) who is 1-0 lifetime against Colorado but has an ERA of 6.19 in four lifetime appearances against them. The Rockies have called up from Triple-A right-hander Antonio Senzatela (2-1, 6.23) who went 3-0 with a 4.24 ERA last season against the Giants. Take COLORADO!
|07-02-18||Giants v. Rockies +110||Top||2-5||Win||110||11 h 38 m||Show|
San Francisco at Colorado 8:40 ET
Rockies over Giants- The Giants will be starting their best Madison Bumgarner (1-2, 2.51 ERA) who has had four quality starts in five outings since returning from the disabled list. San Francisco has been one of the worst road teams in baseball but have won their last three as visitors and have been horrid at Coors Field where they have lost 12 of their last 14. Bumgarner is 12-7 with a 2.92 ERA in 27 career starts against Colorado. Kyle Freeland (7-6, 3.29) has allowed more then three runs once in 12 starts and is 4-2 with a 2.61 ERA against the Giants. Take COLORADO!
|07-01-18||Pirates v. Padres +107||Top||7-5||Loss||-100||6 h 25 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at San Diego 4:10 ET
Padres over Pirates- San Diego just doesn't enjoy opening games of series when playing different rivals. The Padres are 1-18 (really), thats 1-18 the first game to start a series but their win last night brings their Game 2 of a series to 14-5 and they are 11-7 in the third game. This afternoon they will start Tyson Ross (5-5, 3.32 ERA) and they are 11-5 when he starts and 9-2 in his last 11 starts. Ross also has a 2.91 ERA at home. Take the PADRES!
|06-30-18||Indians v. A's +110||Top||2-7||Win||110||7 h 38 m||Show|
Cleveland at Oakland 4:05 ET
A's over Indians- Where is Charlie Finley now, the A's have won five straight and are actually raising some eyebrows as they have won 11 of their last 13 and have moved into the third spot in the AL West. Cleveland sits comfortably on top of the AL Central although Oakland has more wins on the season and will start veteran Edwin Jackson (0-0, 1.50 ERA) who is 9-1 lifetime against the Indians. The Tribe will start rookie Adam Plutko (4-1, 4.65) who is facing the A's for the first time. Experience is the best teacher and Oakland has it against a rookie today. Take the ATHLETICS!
|06-29-18||Red Sox v. Yankees -121||Top||1-8||Win||100||8 h 36 m||Show|
Boston at New York Yankees 7:05 ET
Yankees over Red Sox- 'Hot-time summer in the city' as temperatures rise the AL East is heating up as the first place Red Sox invade the Bronx with a 1-game lead over New York. Boston and the Yankees have split their six games already this season with 16 more meetings to go. The Sawx will start Eduardo Rodriquez (9-2, 3.86 ERA) who is off his worst start of the season at Seattle while New York will counter with veteran CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.18) who has lost his last two starts but has a 2.74 ERA in eight starts at Yankee Stadium where the Bombers are 29-11. Take NEW YORK!
|06-28-18||Brewers v. Reds -102||Top||6-4||Loss||-102||10 h 58 m||Show|
Milwaukee at Cincinnati 7:10 ET
Reds over Brewers- A pair of rising clubs clash tonight in Cincinnati where the Reds who have won nine of their last 10 host the Brewers who have won five straight series. Despite their current run first place Milwaukee has lost three of their last four and will start Junior Guerra (3-5, 2.82 ERA) who has failed to win a game in his last seven starts. Cincinnati starter Anthony DeSclafani (3-1, 4.09) won his third straight start against Chicago last time out holding the Cubs to two runs into the seventh inning. Take CINCINNATI!
|06-27-18||Pirates v. Mets -111||Top||5-3||Loss||-111||10 h 38 m||Show|
Pittsburgh at New York Mets 7:10 ET
Mets over Pirates- New York ended a seven-game losing streak Tuesday with their 4-4 10-inning win over the Pirates which was their first back-to back win in over a month. There is another streak the Mets look to end tonight and that is with Zack Wheeler (2-6, 4.85 ERA) who is winless in his last 10 starts. But, he has shown signs of life his last two times out as he has 15 strikeouts and only eight hits allowed in his last two outings. Take the METS!
|06-26-18||Cubs v. Dodgers -155||Top||9-4||Loss||-155||12 h 40 m||Show|
Chicago at L.A. Dodgers 10:10 ET
Dodgers over Cubs- If ever their was a 'stopper' needed for the Cubs it is now. Chicago has lost five straight and ace Jon Lester (9-2, 2.10 ERA) is taking the mound and is looking to stop this season high slide. Lester has a five-game win streak with a 1.64 ERA and he has pitched at least six innings in seven consecutive starts and is matched up against the Dodgers Ross Stripling (6-2, 1.99) for the second time in the last six days. Los Angeles is hot winning their last four and are 16-5 in June. The Cubs have struggled in LA going 2-8 since the start of 2015. Take the DODGERS!
|06-25-18||Yankees -146 v. Phillies||Top||4-2||Win||100||10 h 34 m||Show|
New York Yankees at Philadelphia 7:05 ET
Yankees over Phillies- New York enters this contest in the mist of their first 3-game losing streak of the season while the Phillies have won 7-of-10. Philadelphia will start strikeout artist Vince Velasquez (5-7, 4.82 ERA) who should be the favorite here but as it turns out is a heavy home underdog against New York's Jonathan Loaisiga (1-0, 3.12). He will be making his third start since being called up from Double-A Trenton and yet he is favored (heavily) on the road against one of the NL's 'hottest' teams. The number can't lie and I see the Yankees here. Take NEW YORK!
|06-24-18||Phillies v. Nationals -111||Top||6-8||Win||100||10 h 11 m||Show|
Philadelphia at Washington 8:00 ET
Nationals over Phillies- Philadelphia is playing with confidence having won their last three, five of six against Washington and nine of their last 12. Meanwhile the Nationals are in a slide that has seen them lose nine of their last 12 overall averaging just three runs a game in that span. Nick Pivetta (4-6, 4.08 ERA) is winless in his last five starts but did strikeout 13 in 7.1 innings last time out against St. Louis and is 0-2 lifetime against the Nats. Washington gives Jefry Rodriquez (0-0, 4.66) who is making just his second MLB start and will get the support need tonight. Take WASHINGTON!
|06-22-18||Cardinals +113 v. Brewers||Top||1-2||Loss||-100||10 h 18 m||Show|
St. Louis at Milwaukee 8:10 ET
Cardinals over Brewers- The Cardinals who have dropped their last two games and seven of their last nine are off their worst performance of the season as they committed four errors and allowed six unearned runs in yesterday's 11-3 loss to the Brewers. This is so unusual for a team that is built on fundamentals and play the game the 'right' way that I have to come back with them tonight. St. Louis will start Jack Flaherty (3-2, 2.66 ERA) who has allowed two or fewer runs in six of his nine starts this season and has 55 strikeouts in 50 innings. Milwaukee will start Junior Guerra (3-5, 2.89) who is 2-2 with a 3.83 ERA in six career starts against the Cardinals. Look for the Cardinals to bounce-back tonight. Take ST. LOUIS!
|06-20-18||Mets +102 v. Rockies||Top||8-10||Loss||-100||11 h 55 m||Show|
New York Mets at Colorado 8:40 ET
Mets over Rockies- Ever since their inception the Rockies have had the pleasure at least for the batters a 'hitters' park where players pad their offensive stats while pitchers 'numbers' take a beating. This could not be more evident then when Chad Bettis (5-1, 4.65 ERA) take the hill as he is 0-0 with a 7.76 ERA in six home starts. New York will start Seth Lugo (2-2, 2.49) who is 1-0 in his one start against Colorado. The Mets hitting has picked up of late and playing in the Mile High City' will help. Take NEW YORK!
|06-20-18||Braves v. Blue Jays -137||Top||4-5||Win||100||3 h 55 m||Show|
Atlanta at Toronto 12:37 ET
Blue Jays over Braves- The surprising Atlanta Braves are letting people know that they are for real as they have won six of their last seven moved a season high 14 games over .500. Toronto whose loss the the Braves yesterday ended a seven-game home winning streak and dropped them to 6-3 in inter-league play. The Blue Jays will start J.A. Happ (8-3, 3.48 ERA) is 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA in eight starts against Atlanta while the Braves will start Anibal Sanchez (3-0, 1.93) is 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA in two starts against the Jays. Take TORONTO!
|06-20-18||Tigers v. Reds -130||Top||3-5||Win||100||3 h 56 m||Show|
Detroit at Cincinnati 12:35 ET
Reds ver Tigers- Detroit brought a five-game win streak into Cincinnati Tuesday and were up ended by the Reds 9-5 and have now dropped to 1-6 in inter-league play. The Tigers will start Michael Fulmer (3-5, 4.13 ERA) who will be facing the Reds for the first time and has allowed just two earned runs in his last two starts while Cincinnati will send Tyler Mahle (5-6, 3.96) who lost six of his first seven decisions is 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA in June's three starts. Take the REDS!
|06-19-18||Tigers v. Reds -118||Top||5-9||Win||100||10 h 47 m||Show|
Detroit at Cincinnati 7:10 ET
Reds over Tigers- One of the biggest surprises of the MLB season to date is the play of the Detroit Tigers as they are just 1-game under the breakeven mark after going 64-98 last year. What is even more surprising is that they have been doing it of late without slugger Miguel Cabrera who is down for the rest of the season. Matt Boyd (4-4, 3.23 ERA) has been outstanding but he is 1-3, with a 7.40 ERA in six inter-league games. Cincinnati will start Sal Romano (3-7, 5.67) who is off his best performance of the season allowing four hits and one run in eight innings his last time out. Take the REDS!