MLB: NY Yankees vs. Seattle
Pick:NY Yankees Start:June 6, 2013 - 10:10 PM Capper:Marc Lawrence Offered at:betonline @ -121 NY Yankees Analysis:
Play On: NY Yankees w/Hughes
Note: Ichiro Suzuki and the Yankees open a four-game visit with the Mariners in Seattle Thursday evening where the Pinstripes send Philip Hughes to the mound against Aaron Harang and Suzuki's ex-mates. Hughes takes the mound in strong KW form with 18 strikeouts and 4 walks in his last three starts knowing he is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in his career team starts in this park.
He is also 3-0 away in his career team starts during June. With Harang 0-4 in his last four team starts during June, look for Ichiro to have the last laugh here tonight. We recommend a 1-unit play on the Yankees. Thank you and good luck as always.
-- GGonzalez has a 2.41 RA in his last five starts.
-- Miller is 3-1, 1.63 in his last six starts.
-- Cashner is 3-1, 3.51 in his last five starts.
-- Scherzer is 2-0, 2.05 in his last three starts.
-- Norris is 1-0, 0.95 in his last three starts.
-- Texas won last six Holland starts (4-0, 2.93).
-- Straily is 2-0, 0.95 in his last three starts.
-- Harang allowed two ruins in 15 IP in his last two starts.
-- Marcum is 0-4, 5.52 in his last five starts.
-- Kennedy has a 5.26 RA in his last six starts.
-- Peralta is 1-4, 9.12 in his last five starts. Cloyd is 1-2, 5.16 in his four starts this season.
-- Chacin is 0-3, 6.63 in his last six starts.
-- Braves lost last five Hudson road starts (0-4, 9.00). Greinke is 0-1, 10.13 in his last three starts.
-- Hernandez is 1-1, 6.75 in his last three starts.
-- MGonzalez is 0-1, 4.45 in his last five starts.
-- Lester is 0-2, 6.52 in his last three starts.
-- Quintana is 1-2, 4.69 in his last seven starts.
-- Davis is 0-4, 7.76 in his last five starts. Pelfrey is 0-3, 7.04 in his last five.
-- Bronx lost last four Hughes starts (0-2, 7.50).
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........
-- Marcum 1-7; Gonzalez 4-12
-- Kennedy 5-11; Miller 3-11
-- Cloyd 2-4; Peralta 3-12
-- Cashner 3-8; Chacin 2-10
-- Hudson 2-12; Greinke 2-6
-- Hernandez 3-10; Scherzer 3-11
-- MGonzalez 3-9; Norris 4-12
-- Holland 0-11; Lester 3-12
-- Straily 2-8; Quintana 4-11
-- Pelfrey 5-11; Davis 2-11
-- Hughes 4-11; Harang 4-8
-- Four of last five Washington games stayed under total.
-- Nine of last eleven Arizona games went over the total.
-- Nine of last thirteen Philly games went over the total.
-- Five of last seven Colorado games went over the total.
-- Three of last four Atlanta games went over the total.
-- Five of last seven Detroit home games stayed under total.
-- Seven of last eleven Houstron games stayed under total.
-- Over is 6-2-1 in last nine games at Fenway Park.
-- Six of last seven Oakland games stayed under total.
-- Under is 8-1-1 in last ten Kansas City games.
-- Four of last five Seattle games went over the total.
-- Arizona won four of its last five games.
-- Phillies won last four games, scoring 27 runs.
-- Colorado won four of its last five games.
-- Atlanta won 15 of its last 19 games. Dodgers won last four home games, scoring 22 runs.
-- Tampa Bay won eight of its last ten games.
-- Houston won eight of its last ten games; Orioles won five of last seven.
-- A's won 16 of their last 19 games.
-- Boston won eight of its last 12 games.
-- Minnesota won seven of its last nine games.
-- Bronx won its last three games, scoring 17 runs. Mariners won four of their last six home games.
-- Nationals lost five of last seven games. Mets lost four of their last five.
-- Cardinals lost three of their last four games.
-- Brewers lost 16 of their last 22 games.
-- San Diego lost four of its last five road games.
-- Tigers lost six of their last eight games.
-- Rangers lost four of their last five road games.
-- White Sox lost eight of their last nine games.
-- Royals lost 15 of their last 19 games.
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Today's MLB Picks
NY Yankees at Seattle
The Yankees look to take advantage of a Seattle team that is 1-6 in Aaron Harang's last 7 starts as an underdog. New York is the pick (-125) according to Dunkel, which has the Yankees favored by 2. Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-125). Here are all of today's picks.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Time Posted: 7:30 a.m. EST
Game 901-902: NY Mets at Washington (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Marcum) 15.312; Washington (Gonzalez) 14.252
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Washington (-185); 7
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+165); Over
Game 903-904: Arizona at St. Louis (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Kennedy) 15.457; St. Louis (Miller) 16.350
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1; 6
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-180); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-180); Under
Game 905-906: Philadelphia at Milwaukee (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Cloyd) 15.372; Milwaukee (Peralta) 13.237
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 2; 10
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-145); 9
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+125); Over
Game 907-908: San Diego at Colorado (8:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Cashner) 15.121; Colorado (Chacin) 17.053
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 2; 9
Vegas Line: Colorado (-150); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (-150); Under
Game 909-910: Atlanta at LA Dodgers (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Hudson) 16.653; LA Dodgers (Greinke) 14.162
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 2 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-110); 7
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-110); Over
Game 911-912: Tampa Bay at Detroit (1:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Hernandez) 15.500; Detroit (Scherzer) 16.842
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Detroit (-185); 9
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-185); Under
Game 913-914: Baltimore at Houston (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Gonzalez) 15.464; Houston (Norris) 16.306
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1; 10
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A
Game 915-916: Texas at Boston (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Holland) 16.274; Boston (Lester) 15.123
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Boston (-140); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (+120); Under
Game 917-918: Oakland at Chicago White Sox (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Straily) 16.057; White Sox (Quintana) 13.732
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 2 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Oakland (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-130); Under
Game 919-920: Minnesota at Kansas City (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Pelfrey) 14.857; Kansas City (Davis) 15.995
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-145); 9
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (-145); Over
Game 921-922: NY Yankees at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Hughes) 15.997; Seattle (Harang) 14.020
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 2; 7
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-125); Under
JOE WIZ FREE PLAY
Under 9 runs Oakland and White Sox
The White Sox snapped their eight-game losing streak with a win in Seattle yesterday but they almost found an improbable way to lose again. After 0-0 score going into the 14th, Chicago put up a five-spot only to let Seattle do the same in the bottom of the inning. The White Sox then put up two runs in the 16th and held on. Now a return home can help in the task of starting a winning streak. Jose Quintana takes the hill for the White Sox and his last start was also against Oakland. Despite allowing 10 hits and issuing three walks, he only gave up three runs. He has allowed two runs or fewer in three of his last four home starts and overall, he has a solid 3.86 ERA. The A's rebounded from a tough loss on Tuesday against the Brewers to win yesterday and take the series. Oakland has won five of six heading into Chicago and Daniel Straily has been pitching excellent of late. He has a 0.95 ERA and 0.68 WHIP over his last three starts, all being quality performances and all resulting in Oakland wins. Prior to that, he had allowed 19 runs over his previous four starts so this is the time to fade him as going against a non-elite pitcher that is on a quality start run is a great go against situation. The White Sox keep their momentum rolling. Play (918) Chicago White Sox
This is a 1* free play on the "under" between the Atlanta Braves and the LA Dodgers on Thursday night (10:10 EST).
Tim Hudson (4-4, 4.80 ERA) gets the call for the visitors; Hudson gave up one unearned run off three hits and a walk while striking out four over 7 1/3's innings in his team's eventual 2-1 win over the Nationals on Saturday. While he's struggled on the road thus far, here's a perfect opportunity to get untracked vs. the soft-hitting Dodgers (note that Hudson would finish 8-2 with a very respectable 3.28 ERA away from friendly confines in 2012). Hudson will be opposed by Zach Greinke (2-1, 4.80 ERA) who gave up four runs off nine hits with three walks while striking out three over 5 1/3's innings of work, escaping with a no-decision despite his team falling 7-6 to the Rockies on Saturday. Greinke looks to turn things around in the front of the home town crowd and improve upon his already stellar 2-0 with a 2.87 ERA in three starts in Dodger Stadium to date. Two veteran pitchers facing off and each looking to shake off sub-par stretches; I believe the stage is set for these starters to battle into the latter frames, ultimately causing this contest to sneak below the posted number in the end. How about you? What do you think? Have Greinke and Hudson seen better days, or is there still some gas left in their respective tanks?