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Some Saturday MLB Helpful Information

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On 05/11/2013 08:40 AM in MLB
Three Starters with 'OVER' Value on the Hill Saturday

Saturday's MLB schedule features three starters on the board that could be worth a look for over wagers. Why? Because their teams provide them with some of the best run support in the bigs.

Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox, (6-0, 1.60 ERA)

Buchholz is coming off the least impressive outing of his otherwise unblemished 2013 season. The Texan lasted six innings giving up four earned runs and seven hits versus the Minnesota Twins. His last two starts have gone over the number and the Sox supply the righty with an outstanding six runs of support per game.

Boston hosts the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday. The Red Sox defeated the Jays 10-1 with Buchholz on the mound on May 1.

Jonathon Niese, New York Mets (2-3, 4.66 ERA)

The Mets lefty has been a great over wager this season. He goes into Saturday's start with a 6-1 over/under record. Any $100 bettor would be up $539.02 if they had taken the over on each of Niese's starts this season. His 4.66 ERA, plus the fact that the Mets give him 6.29 runs per start, makes him a solid play on the over.

Niese and the Mets are home to face the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday. He was excellent in his lone start versus the Bucs in 2012, notching the victory with one earned run in 7 2/3 innings of work.

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers, (5-1, 2.56 ERA)

Darvish gets the second-most run support in the American League with 6.71 runs per game. Two of his previous three starts have gone over the number and he is coming off a deep, 127-pitch effort versus the Red Sox on May 5.

The Rangers continue their series versus the Houston Astros Saturday. Darvish opened the season with a 7-0 victory versus Houston on April 2. He pitched 8 2/3 innings of one-hit ball.
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05/11/2013 08:45 AM
MLB Weather Report

Winds Blowing out at Fenway, Comerica

Various parks across the big leagues will have winds blowing out Saturday. Fenway Park in Boston and Comerica Park in Detroit could see gusts greater than 20 mph.

Here's our Weather Report:

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets (-122, 8)
Site: Citi Field

Forecasts are calling for a 50 percent chance of rain. Winds will blow out to center field at 16 mph.

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals (-182, 7.5)
Site: Busch Stadium

Wind will blow out to right field at 15 mph.

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (-210, 7)
Site: Nationals Park

Forecasts are calling for a 60 percent chance of rain. Winds will blow out to right field at 11 mph.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds (n/a, n/a)
Site: Great American Ball Park

Partly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of rain. Winds will blow out to left field at 11 mph.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox (-190, 9)
Site: Fenway Park

Forecasts are calling for a 50 percent chance of rain. Winds will blow out to left field at 21 mph.

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers (-230, 7.5)
Site: Comerica Park

Partly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of rain is in the forecast for Detroit Saturday. Winds will blow out to left field at 21 mph.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins (-105, 8.5)
Site: Target Field

Strong winds will blow out to center field at 19 mph.

New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals (-142, 7)
Site: Kauffman Stadium

Winds will blow in from left field at 11 mph.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago White Sox (n/a, n/a)
Site: U.S. Cellular Field

Winds will blow out to center field at 16 mph.
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05/11/2013 08:46 AM
Today's MLB Picks
Atlanta at San Francisco

The Braves look to take advantage of a San Francisco team that is 0-6 in Madison Bumgarner's last 6 starts as a home favorite of -110 to -150. Atlanta is the pick (+115) according to Dunkel, which has the Braves favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+115). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, MAY 11
Time Posted: 6:30 a.m. EST

Game 901-902: Pittsburgh at NY Mets (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Liriano) 15.174; NY Mets (Niese) 13.697
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (+105); Over

Game 903-904: Colorado at St. Louis (2:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Chacin) 14.673; St. Louis (Wainwright) 16.673
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 2; 6
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-170); 7
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-170); Under

Game 905-906: Chicago Cubs at Washington (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Jackson) 15.058; Washington (Strasburg) 16.938
Dunkel Line: Washington by 2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Washington (-210); 7
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-210); Under

Game 907-908: Atlanta at San Francisco (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Maholm) 16.275; San Francisco (Bumgarner) 15.252
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-135); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+115); Over

Game 909-910: Milwaukee at Cincinnati (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Burgos) 14.244; Cincinnati (Latos) 15.544
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-185); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-185); Under

Game 911-912: Philadelphia at Arizona (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Lee) 16.225; Arizona (Cahill) 15.024
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Arizona (-110); 8
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-110); Over

Game 913-914: Miami at LA Dodgers (9:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Slowey) 15.582; LA Dodgers (Ryu) 14.339
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-185); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (+165); Over

Game 915-916: Toronto at Boston (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Buehrle) 14.051; Boston (Buchholz) 15.645
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Boston (-210); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-210); Under

Game 917-918: Cleveland at Detroit (7:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Jimenez) 16.029; Detroit (Verlander) 17.294
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Detroit (-220); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-220); Under

Game 919-920: Baltimore at Minnesota (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Johnson) 15.624; Minnesota (Worley) 16.553
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-120); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+100); Over

Game 921-922: NY Yankees at Kansas City (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Pettitte) 16.044; Kansas City (Shields) 14.981
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-150); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (+130); Over

Game 923-924: Texas at Houston (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Darvish) 15.015; Houston (Bedard) 12.959
Dunkel Line: Texas by 2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Texas (-260); 8
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-260); Under

Game 925-926: LA Angels at Chicago White Sox (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Williams) 13.895; White Sox (Quintana) 14.432
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-120); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-120); Under

Game 927-928: Oakland at Seattle (9:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Parker) 14.974; Seattle (Maurer) 14.221
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Seattle (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-105); Over

Game 929-930: San Diego at Tampa Bay (6:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Smith) 15.550; Tampa Bay (Hellickson) 17.248
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-165); 8
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-165); Over
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05/11/2013 08:48 AM
Free MLB Baseball Prediction From Allen Eastman

Take Seattle over Oakland (10 p.m., Saturday, May 11)

I am going with the visitors in this game. We should be able to get a nice underdog price on the Mariners, and I think that they will come through for me once again. The Mariners will be going with young Brandon Maurer in this game. The kid got off to a rocky start this year. But before his last start he has earned three straight quality starts against the Angels and Rangers. Maurer has a score to settle with the A's. They knocked him around for six runs in six innings in his MLB debut back on April 4. He is going to make adjustments. This series is in Seattle, and this is the final series of a long road trip for the A's. They played in New York and Cleveland and now they will be tired when they take on a division rival this weekend. Seattle has a day off on Friday. They will be well-rested and will take advantage. Go with the home team here. I think the line will be somewhere between Seattle (+110) and! Seattle (-115). Play the small number either way.
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05/11/2013 08:49 AM
ROB VINCILETTI

On Saturday the free MLB Totals Play is on the over in the Atlanta at Giants game. Rotation numbers 907/908 at 4:05 eastern. These two have flown over in 7 of the last 9 in the series here in San Francisco. Last nights game had 10 runs scored despite a solid pitching matchup in Hudson and Cain. Today its a pair of lefthanders in Malholm for the Braves and Bumgarner for the Giants. Malholm has an elevated 6.23 era in his last 3 starts and has allowed 7 runs in 10 innings with 16 hits and 5 walks here. Bumgarner has a 3.60 home era and allowed 4 runs in 6 innings here vs the Braves last season. The Braves are scoring 5.6 runs the last week and have played over in their last 7. When they are road dogs from +100 to +125 all 5 times they have played over the total. The Giants have gone over in 9 of 12 as a home favorite from -125 to 130 and 6 of 8 in May. When playing a winning team 8 of 11 of their games have played over the total. Look for this game to get over the total as well.
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05/11/2013 08:50 AM
JIMMY BOYD

Free Pick on Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals have quietly compiled an 18-13 record on the season so it is no surprise to see them favored on their home field today. The Yankees have been playing poorly over their past 7 games averaging just 2.7 runs per game. They have a .216 batting average and .278 on base percentage over that same span.

The Royals on the other hand have a .270 batting average over the past 7 games. Kansas City has won five of their last eight games and they have a very favorable advantage when facing a struggling Andy Pettitte. Pettitte is 0-2 in his last three starts with a 7.05 ERA. For Kansas City James Shields will take the mound. Shields has a 1.96 ERA in his last 3 starts so it is safe to say Kansas City is the hot team from every angle coming into this game.
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