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On 06/29/2013 01:18 PM in MLB

Some Saturday MLB Helpful Information

MLB Top 4: Bettors beware clubs about to self-destruct
By JASON LOGAN

The MLB season is quickly approaching the halfway mark and with it, the July 31 trade deadline.

Trade rumors have hogged the headlines over the past week, and more than a few teams are making regular appearances in those reports.

Baseball bettors should beware of clubs about to push the plunger and blow up their roster – along with 2013’s aspirations. Players on the trading block are focused on where their next paycheck is coming from, not the next pitch, and teams can take a nose dive as the deadline draws closer.

Here are four MLB clubs who could be swinging the wrecking ball over the next month:

Philadelphia Phillies (38-42, -9.05 units)

The Phillies have been on dynamite watch around this time in each of the past three seasons. An aging roster and massive payroll haven’t produced results and Philadelphia sports fans don’t have much patience left for the franchise. Honestly, this team should have been blown up back in 2011.

Cliff Lee continues to be the big name floating around, even though the Phillies brass denies trade talks. Also cracking the rumor mills are Jonathan Papelbon, Chase Utley, Chris Young, Carlos Ruiz, and even Roy Halladay – the latter four are all free agents this winter.

Chicago White Sox (32-43, -11.92 units)

Everybody in the American League Central has a shot at the division crown this season, with Minnesota only six games back in fourth place. Everyone but the White Sox that is, according to the trade buzz coming out of the Southside.

With Chicago nine games back of the lead, it appears that the ChiSox are willing to clean house with the exceptions of starter Chris Sale and veteran slugger Paul Konerko. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, a fire sale could include names like Alex Rios, John Danks and Alexei Ramirez.

Chicago Cubs (33-44, -7.14 units)

The Cubbies are still in rebuilding mode in Year 2 under wiz kid Theo Epstein and a deconstruction of 2013’s foundation appears to be on the way, starting with ace Matt Garza. The right-hander has improved his stock with three straight solid outings and is on the radar of just about every contending club in the bigs.

Chicago is also dangling carrots like Scott Feldman, Kevin Gregg, Carlos Marmol, David DeJesus, Nate Schierholtz, and Alfonso Soriano this month. The Cubs’ July schedule has them on the West Coast for a good chunk of the month.

Milwaukee Brewers (32-45, -15.46 units)

You’d have to be drunk off your ass to be betting on the Brew Crew right now. Milwaukee has been blitzed by the injury bug all season, fielding a different lineup almost every night. Ryan Braun is out with a bum thumb and who knows what suspensions lay ahead for him in the MLB’s ongoing PED investigations.

The Brewers pitching staff could stand for a good implosion, currently touting a collective ERA of 5.00 – second worst in the majors. Ace Yovani Gallardo is their biggest card in the deck when it comes to making moves. From the sounds of it, Milwaukee is on the fence about whether or not to pack it in. But with 11 of their next 17 away from home, where the Brewers are 13-22, the decision could be clearer by mid July.

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06/29/2013 01:19 PM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- Gee is 3-1, 2.81 in his last five starts.
-- Kennedy is 0-0, 2.19 in his last two starts. Hudson has a 2.60 RA in his last three starts, but no wins (Braves scored six runs in five games).
-- Cain is 1-1, 1.69 in his last four starts. de la Rosa is 1-0, 1.38 in his last two.
-- Turner is 1-0, 2.25 in five starts this season. Stults is 4-1, 1.70 in his last eight starts.
-- Liriano is 3-2, 2.27 in his last five starts. Hand threw 4.2 scoreless innings in only start (52 PT) but he is mainly used in relief, allowing six runs in 19 IP overall this year.
-- Ryu is 3-1, 2.15 in his last eight starts. Lee is 2-0, 2.48 in his last three.

-- Parker is 4-0, 2.55 in his last six starts. Wainwright is 5-2, 2.24 in his last seven starts, but 0-2, 3.95 in his last two.
-- Leake is 5-1, 1.47 in his last eight starts .
-- Samardzija is 2-1, 1.11 in his last three road starts.

-- Doubront is 1-0, 1.38 in his last two starts. Rogers is 2-1, 3.00 in his five starts for Toronto.
-- Jimenez is 2-0, 2.25 in his last three starts.
-- Davis is 1-0, 2.75 in his last three starts.
-- Lyles is 3-1, 3.02 in his last seven starts.
-- Phelps is 2-1, 2.66 in his last four starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Jordan took 4+ years to get to AA, but he is 7-0, 0.83 in AA Eastern League this year. This is MLB debut for Nationals' #17 prospect.

-- Tepesch is 0-2, 7.59 in his last four starts.
-- Harang is 1-2, 5.49 in his last four starts.

-- Axelrod is 0-0, 9.20 in his last three starts.
-- Gibson is 7-5, 3.01 in 15 AAA starts this year (Twins' #4 prospect).
-- Blanton is 0-3, 4.50 in his last five starts.
-- Verlander is 0-1, 8.10 in his last two starts. Archer is 1-2, 4.30 in his last three starts.
-- Britton is 1-2, 5.51 in three starts this season.

Starting Pitchers/First Inning
You can wager on whether teams will score in the first inning. Below is how often a starting pitcher has allowed 1+ runs in first inning in one of his starts........
-- Jordan 0-0; Gee 4-15
-- Kennedy 6-14; Hudson 3-16
-- Cain 5-16; de la Rosa 3-16
-- Stults 4-16 (3 of last 5); Turner 3-15
-- Hand 0-1; Liriano 2-9
-- Lee 1-16; Ryu 3-15

-- Wainwright 4-16; Parker 6-16
-- Leake 2-15; Tepesch 2-15
-- Samardzija 5-16 (0 of last 4); Harang 4-12 (0 of last 6)

-- Rogers 1-5; Doubront 3-13
-- Jimenez 5-15; Axelrod 5-15
-- Davis 4-15; Gibson 0-0
-- Blanton 6-15; Lyles 4-11
-- Verlander 4-16 (0 of last 5); Archer 2-5
-- Phelps 2-10; Britton 1-3

Totals
-- Last five Milwaukee games went over the total.
-- Four of five Turner starts stayed under total.
-- Four of Mets' last six games went over the total.
-- Nine of last eleven Arizona games stayed under total.
-- Under is 8-3-1 in Colorado's last twelve games.
-- Seven of last nine Dodger home games went over the total.

-- Five of last six Texas games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last six Oakland games went over the total.
-- Six of last seven Mariner games went over the total.

-- Four of last five Bronx games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last seven Boston games went over the total.
-- Eight of last nine Detroit games went over the total.
-- Under is 4-2-1 in last seven Minnesota games.
-- Four of last five White Sox games went over the total.
-- 11 of last 16 Houston home games stayed under total.

Hot teams
-- Pirates won their last seven games, scoring 49 runs.
-- Marlins won five of their last seven games.
-- Mets won seven of their last eleven games. Washington won three of four.
-- Braves won three of their last four games.
-- Dodgers won six of their last seven games. .

-- Rangers won eight of their last nine games.
-- Oakland won 15 of its last 17 home games.

-- Baltimore won four of its last five games.
-- Angels won their last five road games, scoring 33 runs.
-- Cleveland won eight of its last eleven games.
-- Boston won eight of its last nine home games.

Cold teams
-- Brewers lost four of their last five games.
-- Padres lost four of their last six games.
-- Arizona lost four of its last five games.
-- Giants lost seven of their last eight games. Colorado lost three of last four.
-- Phillies are 4-5 in their last nine games.

-- Reds lost six of their last seven games.
-- Cardinals lost five of their last six games.
-- Mariners lost seven of their last eleven games. Cubs lost four of their last six games on foreign soil.

-- Bronx is 5-11 in its last sixteen games.
-- Toronto lost four of its last five games.
-- Tampa Bay lost its last two games, scoring three runs. Tigers lost three of their last four games.
-- Astros lost three of their last four games.
-- White Sox are 4-7 in their last eleven games.
-- Royals lost six of their last nine games. Minnesota lost five of last seven.

Umpires
-- Wsh-NY-- Underdogs won five of last six Demuth games.
-- Az-Atl-- Home side won eight of last nine O'Nora games.
-- SF-Col-- 12 of last 14 Davidson games went over the total.
-- SD-Mia--Under is 7-0-1 in last eight Emmel games.
-- Mil-Pitt-- Four of last five Hudson games went over total.
-- Phil-LA-- Favorites won last seven Bucknor games.

-- Stl-A's-- Five of last six Nelson games went over the total.
-- Cin-Tex-- Over is 8-1-2 in last eleven Dimuro games.
-- Chi-Sea-- Under is 7-2-1 in last ten Wegner games.

-- Tor-Bos-- Visiting team won six of last eight Bellino games.
-- Cle-Chi-- Four of last five Bell games went over the total.
-- KC-Min-- Under is 22-6-1 in last 29 Kulpa games.
-- LA-Hst-- Favorites won seven of last eight Barksdale games.
-- Det-TB-- Underdogs are 4-4 (+$111) in last eight Iassogna games.
-- NY-Balt-- Five of last seven Kellogg games stayed under total.

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06/29/2013 01:19 PM

Today's MLB Picks
Arizona at Atlanta

The Diamondback look to take advantage of a Braves team that is 1-7 in its last 8 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. Arizona is the pick (+125) according to Dunkel, which has the Diamondbacks favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Arizona (+125). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Time Posted: 6:00 a.m. EST

Game 951-952: Washington at NY Mets (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Jordan) 15.215; NY Mets (Gee) 16.694
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (-115); Under

Game 953-954: Arizona at Atlanta (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Kennedy) 15.535; Atlanta (Hudson) 14.463
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (+125); Over

Game 955-956: San Francisco at Colorado (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Cain) 14.155; Colorado (De La Rosa) 15.858
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Colorado (-110); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (-110); Under

Game 957-958: San Diego at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Stults) 15.943; Miami (Tuner) 14.226
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: San Diego (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (-120); Over

Game 959-960: Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Hand) 15.587; Pittsburgh (Liriano) 15.105
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-180); 8
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (+160); Over

Game 961-962: Philadelphia at LA Dodgers (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Lee) 14.405; LA Dodgers (Ryu) 16.076
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-115); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-115); Under

Game 963-964: Toronto at Boston (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Rogers) 16.158; Boston (Doubront) 15.567
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Boston (-145); 10 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+125); Under

Game 965-966: Cleveland at Chicago White Sox (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Jimenez) 14.023; White Sox (Axelrod) 15.161
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-125); 9
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (+105); Over

Game 967-968: Kansas City at Minnesota (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Davis) 14.479; Minnesota (Gibson) 15.675
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Minnesota (-130); 9
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-130); Under

Game 969-970: LA Angels at Houston (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Blanton) 15.914; Houston (Lyles) 14.106
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 2; 10
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-135); 9
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-135); Over

Game 971-972: Detroit at Tampa Bay (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Verlander) 15.831; Tampa Bay (Archer) 14.279
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Detroit (-145); 8
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-145); Over

Game 973-974: NY Yankees at Baltimore (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Phelps) 14.421; Baltimore (Britton) 16.321
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 2; 8
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-115); 9
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (-115); Under

Game 975-976: St. Louis at Oakland (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Wainwright) 14.463; Oakland (Parker) 15.497
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-125); 7
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+105); Over

Game 977-978: Cincinnati at Texas (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Leake) 15.449; Texas (Tepesch) 14.644
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Texas (-120); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (+100); Under

Game 979-980: Chicago Cubs at Seattle (7:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Samardzija) 14.721; Seattle (Harang) 15.622
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Chicago Cubs (-120); 7
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+100); Over

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06/29/2013 01:20 PM

Hondo

St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers

"The Royals gave formerly slumping Hondo the jolt he needed last night, toppling the Twins to trim the deficit to 750 purkeys.
Today, Mr. Aitch is getting busy with a batch of inflated investments on the Cardinals, Giants, Reds and Brewers — 20 units apiece."

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06/29/2013 01:20 PM

Vic Monte Sports

Saturday MLB Private Play Game of the Year #2

PRIVATE PLAY GAME OF THE YEAR #2 - Boston Red Sox -1.50

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06/29/2013 01:20 PM

Cappers Access

Mets -115
Rangers -110
Cubs -120

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06/29/2013 01:21 PM

5Lines

Total Line for 06/29/2013

(Lost last game)
Today's Winning Team is:
MLB - Arizona Diamondbacks : o7.5
Cost: +105

Run Line for 06/29/2013

(Lost last 3 games)
Today's Winning Team is:
MLB - Detroit Tigers : -1.5
Cost: +105

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06/29/2013 01:21 PM

Power Play Wins

Play of the Day
Cardinals

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06/29/2013 01:21 PM

SuperSportsGroup MLB

St Louis v. Oakland 4:05pm
PICK: Oakland ML +110 Game

Detroit v. Tampa Bay 7:15pm
PICK: Rays ML +135 Game

Cincinnati v. Texas 7:15pm
PICK: UNDER 9.5 Game +105

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06/29/2013 01:21 PM

Bob Balfe ‏

Padres +105