marksmoneymakers Posts:10512 Followers:138
On 05/15/2013 06:15 AM in MLB

Some Wednesday MLB Helpful Information

MLB Top 6 - Best and Worst Interleague Bets

The new interleague structure in the major leagues, a season-long format as opposed to sporadic pockets throughout the season, has seen all but six big league clubs face a team from the opposite league.

Only the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland A's, Houston Astros, St, Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have yet to partake in interleague games, though the Giants and Jays open a series Tuesday. Still, we have a large enough sample size to delve into the numbers and see which teams have gotten off to a strong start and which clubs have struggled in the early stages of interleague matchups.

Best Interleague Bets

Washington Nationals (5-0 IL)

The Nationals have taken a three-game series versus the Chicago White Sox and a mini two-game series over the Detroit Tigers this season to have a clean 5-0 record in interleague play. The Nationals seem to do their best scoring against American League teams. In the five interleague games, they have outscored opponents 28-18. The Nats are 13th in the National League with 137 runs on the year. That total gives them an average of 3.6 per game. In interleague play, they average a vastly improved 5.6 runs per game.

Washington's next interleague matchup will be a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles May 27.

Tampa Bay Rays (5-1 IL)

A three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres has the Rays riding a wave of momentum and has improved their interleague record to 5-1. They took two of three from the Colorado Rockies earlier in the month to get the ball rolling in their interleague schedule. Tampa Bay is crushing the ball, having played over the total in 14 of its last 15 games overall. Five of those have been versus NL opponents. The Rays have battered NL pitching, outscoring teams from the senior circuit by a score of 36-28 in their six matchups.

The Rays will face the Miami Marlins in a battle for Florida bragging rights on May 27.

New York Mets (3-1 IL)

The Mets have gotten off to a great start posting three wins in four games in interleague matchups. It helps to have one of the best pitchers in the game pitching in two of those victories. Matt Harvey started and won both of his interleague starts. He tossed a 1-0 shutout versus the White Sox on May 7 and went eight innings in a 4-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins on April 13. It's just unfortunate the Mets can't play the AL all the time. They have gone just 11-20 versus the National League.

The Mets will play a four-game subway series versus the Yankees on May 27.

Worst Interleague Bets

Philadelphia Philles (1-4 IL)

In 2012, Philly posted a porous record of 5-10 against AL foes. This season, it's just as bad. The Phillies have surrendered a total of 45 runs in their five games and have managed to score just 18 themselves. The Phils have had trouble across the board this season, but their games versus the AL have amplified their shortcomings.

The Philles will get another crack at the AL with a mini two-game set versus the Cleveland Indians Tuesday. They have lost both their games versus the Tribe this season by a combined score of 20-2.

Chicago White Sox (1-4 IL)

On the year, the White Sox have posted some great pitching numbers, coupled with some poor hitting statistics. In interleague play, the ChiSox are an improved offensive club with pitching woes, save for a 1-0 loss against Harvey and the Mets on May 7. Chicago ranks 28th in the majors with a .229 batting average, but that number is improved to .260 against NL clubs. Its reliable 3.51 ERA balloons up to 4.68 against the NL.

The Pale Hose will get another crack against the NL as they host the Marlins on May 24.

Atlanta Braves (1-4 IL)

The NL East-leading Braves just can't get it done versus the AL. In 2012, they posted a subpar 8-10 record in interleague games. The Braves have the best inter-division record in MLB, having gone 11-4 against NL East rivals, but have posted an alarming 1-4 record in interleague matchups. This could be crucial considering the Nationals have had success versus the AL. The Braves were swept by Detroit in late April and were outscored 25-7 in the three games.

The Braves will try to right the ship in their next interleague matchup as they face the Minnesota Twins on May 20.

marksmoneymakers Posts:10512 Followers:138
05/15/2013 06:16 AM

MLBPredictions / Kevin

2 UNIT = Seattle Mariners @ New York Yankees - MARINERS TO WIN (+113)
Listed Pitchers: Iwakuma vs Hughes
(Note: I'm risking 2.00 units to win 2.26 units)

marksmoneymakers Posts:10512 Followers:138
05/15/2013 06:16 AM

Three HOT OVER Pitchers on the Mound Wednesday

Wednesday features some pitchers that are coming off of a string of games with big scorelines. Among them are hot over bets such as David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and Mike Leake of the Cincinnati Reds that we've covered before. But we'll have a look at three other pitchers that have had a rough go of things recently and have been responsible for some high scorelines.

Tim Hudson, Atlanta Braves (4-2, 4.70 ERA)

Hudson is coming off his worst start of the season lasting just 3 2/3 innings and giving up six earned runs in an 8-2 loss versus the San Francisco Giants. Hudson's last four starts have gone over the total and his ERA is starting to balloon up around the 5.00 range. The Braves keep his games competitive as they provide him with 4.88 runs per start, but with opponents batting .300 against him, Hudson might require a little bit more run support.

Hudson gets the start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday. He was 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA in one start versus Arizona in 2012.

Wandy Rodriguez, Pittsburgh Pirates (3-2, 3.62 ERA)

Rodriguez began the season with three starts going under the total courtesy of a 0.56 ERA in those starts. His last four have gone over the total and his ERA is inching closer to 4.00 due to his 5.90 ERA since the bright start to the campaign. Rodriguez is also giving up more home runs as hitters have knocked seven dingers in his last four starts.

The Pirates face the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday. Rodriguez had his worst start of the season against the Brew Crew on April 29. He gave up seven earned runs in 3 2/3 innings of work en route to the 10-4 loss.

Shaun Marcum, New York Mets (0-3, 8.59 ERA)

The Mets righty has gotten off to a slow start this year in just four starts. He has just 14 2/3 innings pitched combined in those starts and has given up 14 earned runs. The Mets have played over the total in three of his four starts thus far this season. Marcum will be nursing an injury to his non-pitching hand as they head into action Wednesday.

Marcum and the Mets will face the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Wednesday. He had one start versus the Cards in 2012 lasting five innings and giving up four earned runs as a member of the Brewers.

marksmoneymakers Posts:10512 Followers:138
05/15/2013 06:17 AM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- WRodriguez is 2-1, 1.37 in three home starts.
-- Miller is 3-1, 2.02 in his last four starts.
-- Greinke was 1-0, 0.60 in two starts before going on the DL.

-- Marquis is 3-0, 2.18 in his last three starts.
-- Hamels has a 2.41 RA in his last six starts; Phillies scored 10 runs in losing five of those six games.

-- Scherzer is 4-0, 4.13 in his last four starts.
-- Pelfrey is 1-0, 3.00 in his last two starts; Twins are 1-4 in his starts if they score less than eight runs.
-- Ogando is 1-0, 2.31 in his last couple starts.
-- Iwakuma is 3-0, 1.80 in his last three starts.
-- Bronx won last four Hughes starts (3-0, 3.38).
-- Lester is 5-0, 2.91 in eight starts this season.

Cold pitchers
-- Hudson is 0-2, 9.00 in his last three road starts. Kennedy is 0-3, 5.19 in his last seven starts.
-- Gallardo has a 4.89 RA in his last six starts.
-- Sanabia is 0-4, 6.55 in his last four starts. Leake is 1-2, 5.74 in his last three starts.
-- Samardzija is 0-5, 5.31 in his last seven starts. Garland is 1-3, 6.30 in his last four outings.
-- Marcum is 0-2, 8.31 in three starts this season.
-- Detwiler is 1-3, 4.37 in his last four starts.

-- FGarcia is 0-1, 4.61 in two starts for the Orioles.
-- Kubler is 1-2, 6.75 in three starts this season.
-- Vogelsong is 1-3, 8.24 in seven starts this season. Ortiz lost his first start this year, 5-0, allowing one run in five IP.

-- Keuchel allowed two runs in six IP in his only '13 start.
-- Axelrod is 0-2, 5.03 in his last three starts.
-- Straily is 1-1, 7.06 in four starts this season.
-- Price is 0-1, 5.67 in four home starts this season.
-- Davis is 0-3, 10.89 in his last four starts. Enright allowed five runs in 3.1 IP in his only '13 start.

Starting Pitchers/First Inning
You can wager on whether teams will score in first inning. Below is how often a starting pitcher has allowed 1+ runs in first inning in one of his starts........
-- Hudson 1-8; Kennedy 4-8 (3 of last 3)
-- Gallardo 2-8; WRodriguez 2-7
-- Leake 2-7; Sanabia 3-7
-- Garland 3-7; Samardzija 3-8
-- Marcum 0-3; Miller 1-7
-- Detwiler 3-7 (3 of last 3); Greinke 0-2

-- Marquis 2-7; FGarcia 0-2
-- Kubler 0-3; Hamels 2-8
-- Vogelsong 3-7; Ortiz 0-1

-- Keuchel 0-1; Scherzer 2-7
-- Axelrod 2-7; Pelfrey 3-7
-- Ogando 1-8; Straily 2-4
-- Iwakuma 2-8; Hughes 3-7 (0 of last 3).
-- Lester 1-8; Price 3-8
-- Davis 2-7; Enright 1-1

Totals
-- Six of last eight Pittsburgh games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last ten Cincinnati games went over the total.
-- Eight of last eleven Met games went over the total.
-- Eight of Cubs' last ten games went over the total.
-- 14 of last 19 Atlanta games went over the total.
-- 15 of last 18 games at Dodger Stadium went over the total.

-- Last six Philly games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last seven games at Camden Yards stayed under.
-- Eight of last ten Toronto games went over the total.

-- Under is 9-2-1 in last twelve Bronx games.
-- Six of last nine Detroit games went over the total.
-- Eight of last twelve White Sox games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 7-3-1 in last eleven Boston games.
-- Eight of last eleven Kansas City games stayed under total.
-- Six of last seven Oakland home games went over the total.

Hot teams
-- Pirates won four of their last five games.
-- Reds won their last four games, scoring 28 runs.
-- Cardinals won 11 of their last 13 games.
-- Cubs won three of their last four games.

-- Cleveland won 13 of its last 17 games.
-- Orioles won seven of their last eleven games.
-- Giants won three of their last four games.

-- Detroit won 12 of its last 17 games.
-- Bronx won seven of last eight games.
-- Rays won their last six games, scoring 39 runs.
-- Rangers won eight of their last eleven games.

Cold teams
-- Brewers lost ten of their last twelve games.
-- Miami lost six of its last seven games.
-- Mets lost five in row, 13 of their last 17 games.
-- Colorado lost five of their last seven games.
-- Braves lost nine of their last thirteen road games. Arizona lost three of its last four games, scoring total of six runs.
-- Dodgers lost nine of their last twelve games. Nationals lost three of four.

-- Phillies lost five of their last eight home games.
-- Padres lost three of their last four games.
-- Blue Jays lost four of their last six home games.

-- Houston lost 12 of its last 14 games.
-- Mariners lost three of their last four road games.
-- Red Sox lost nine of their last eleven games.
-- White Sox are 4-6 in their last ten games.
-- Royals lost seven of their last nine games. Angels lost five of their last seven home games.
-- Oakland lost seven of its last nine games.

Umpires
-- Atl-Az-- Favorites won last seven Hirschbeck games.
-- Mil-Pitt-- Favorites won seven of last nine O'Nora games.
-- Cin-Mia-- Six of last eight Tichenor games stayed under total.
-- Col-Chi-- Over is 4-1-1 in last six Kellogg games.
-- NY-StL-- Underdogs won five of last six Wegner games.
-- Wsh-LA-- Underdogs won last five Marquez games.

-- SD-Balt-- Six of last eight Everitt games went over the total.
-- Cle-Phil-- Underdogs are 12-10 in last 22 Iassogna games.
-- SF-Tor-- 16 of last 24 Hallion games went over the total.

-- Hst-Det-- Seven of last ten Nelson games stayed under.
-- Chi-Min-- Under is 12-4-1 in last seventeen Bellino games.
-- Tex-A's-- Over is 8-4-1 in last thirteen Reyburn games.
-- Sea-NY-- Nine of last twelve Porter games went over the total.
-- Bos-TB-- Four of last six Holbrook games stayed under.
-- KC-LA-- Eight of last twelve Hudson games went over total.

marksmoneymakers Posts:10512 Followers:138
05/15/2013 07:29 AM

Looks like that is it for now. Headed to work. I will post more around 5:00

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05/15/2013 04:49 PM

We do not allow advertising for picks in this forum. You are more than welcome to post plays, but you cannot advertise to sell your picks here. Sorry.

marksmoneymakers Posts:10512 Followers:138
05/15/2013 05:02 PM

Gamblers Data

Free Play Wednesday

KC/Angels over 9

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05/15/2013 05:02 PM

Joe Wiz

Free Play Wednesday St.Louis/NY Mets Over 8

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05/15/2013 05:02 PM

Baseball Crusher

Tampa Bay Rays -111 over Boston Red Sox

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05/15/2013 05:02 PM

Today's MLB Picks

Colorado at Chicago Cubs

The Rockies look to take advantage of a Cubs team that is 0-7 in Jeff Samardzija's last 7 starts in Game 3 of a series. Colorado is the pick (+110) according to Dunkel, which has the Rockies favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+110). Here are all of today's picks.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
Time Posted: 8:00 a.m. EST

Game 901-902: Atlanta at Arizona (3:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Hudson) 14.818; Arizona (Kennedy) 15.469
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Arizona (-115); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-115); Over

Game 903-904: Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Gallardo) 15.264; Pittsburgh (Rodriguez) 14.782
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (+105); Under

Game 905-906: Cincinnati at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Leake) 15.592; Miami (Sanabia) 13.541
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 2; 7
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-180); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-180); Under

Game 907-908: Colorado at Chicago Cubs (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (Garland) 16.756; Cubs (Samardzija) 15.753
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Chicago Cubs (-130); No Run Total
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+110); N/A

Game 909-910: NY Mets at St. Louis (8:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Marcum) 12.935; St. Louis (Miller) 16.305
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 3 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-210); 8
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-210); Under

Game 911-912: Washington at LA Dodgers (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Detwiler) 16.283; LA Dodgers (Greinke) 15.212
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1; 8
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 913-914: Houston at Detroit (1:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Keuchel) 12.627; Detroit (Scherzer) 16.752
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 4; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Detroit (-340); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-340); Under

Game 915-916: Chicago White Sox at Minnesota (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Axelrod) 15.632; Minnesota (Pelfrey) 14.570
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Minnesota (-115); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-105); Over

Game 917-918: Texas at Oakland (3:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Ogando) 15.895; Oakland (Straily) 14.463
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Texas (-120); 8
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-120); Under

Game 919-920: Seattle at NY Yankees (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Iwakuma) 16.367; NY Yankees (Hughes) 15.460
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+100); Over

Game 921-922: Boston at Tampa Bay (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Lester) 14.854; Tampa Bay (Price) 14.334
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-125); 7
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+105); Under

Game 923-924: Kansas City at LA Angels (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Davis) 14.765; LA Angels (Enright) 15.370
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-115); 9
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-115); Over

Game 925-926: San Diego at Baltimore (12:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Marquis) 15.696; Baltimore (Garcia) 14.895
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-155); 9
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+135); Over

Game 927-928: Cleveland at Philadelphia (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Kluber) 15.474; Philadelphia (Hamels) 17.096
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-170); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-170); Under

Game 929-930: San Francisco at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Vogelsong) 15.526; Toronto (Ortiz) 15.875
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A