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On 07/27/2013 07:36 AM in MLB

Some Saturday MLB Helpful Information

Saturday's National League Betting Notes & Tips

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Saturday's National League games:

New York Mets at Washington Nationals (-145, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Nats starter Dan Haren has lost his previous eight decisions and the Nats have lost his last 11 starts in a row.

Hot batting stat: Mets OF Marlon Byrd is 10-for-18 (.556) in his career versus Haren. That includes a pair of homers, a pair of doubles and a triple.

Weather: There is a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the high-80s and wind will blow out to left field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 13-3 in Mets SP Dillon Gee's last 16 road starts versus a team with a losing record.

St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves (-123, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Braves starter Julio Teheran has given up the most homers (15) of anyone in the teams' starting rotation.

Hot batting stat: Yadier Molina, the NL's leading hitter at .335, is a career .315 hitter in Atlanta's Turner Field.

Weather: There is a 30 percent chance of rain in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s and wind will blow out to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings in Atlanta.

Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins (+131, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Marlins starter Tom Koehler struckout seven and surrendered just one earned run in his last start against the Colorado Rockies. The Marlins won 3-1.

Cold batting stat: Following Friday's 1-for-4 performance in Pittsburgh's 2-0 loss, Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen has just four hits in his last 25 at-bats.

Weather: The roof could be closed in Miami due to a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Key betting note: The Pirates are 5-1 in SP Charlie Morton's last six starts.

San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks (-128, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Padres SP Andrew Cashner was steady in his left effort in Arizona on May 25. He gave up four ER in six innings but the Pads were victorious by a score of 10-4.

Cold batting stat: The Padres are the only NL West rival which Arizona slugger Paul Goldschmidt has not homered against this season. Prior to Friday, he is hitting .231 (6-for-26) versus San Diego.

Weather: Temperatures in the mid-100s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Diamondbacks are 1-6 in SP Tyler Skaggs' last seven starts versus the the National League West.

Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies (-122, 10)

Cold pitching stat: Brewers starter Tom Gorzelanny has taken the loss in his last four starts despite not surrendering an earned run in two of those outings.

Hot batting stat: Rockies OF Dexter Fowler is 4-for-11 (.364) with a home run in his career versus Gorzelanny.

Weather: There is a 30 percent chance of rain in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the high-70s and wind will blow from right field to left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 4-0 in Gorzelanny's last four starts overall.

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants (-220, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Giants starter Madison Bumgarner has gone exactly 7 innings in his previous seven starts. He is 5-2 with an ERA of 1.84 in that stretch.

Hot batting stat: Cubs SS Starlin Castro is 8-for-21 (.381) lifetime versus Bumgarner.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-50s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The Giants are 16-5 in Bumgarner's last 21 home starts versus a team with a losing record.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers (-133, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu has allowed 11 ER in three July starts (17 innings) and has a 5.82 ERA in the month. He is 2-0 despite the lackluster pitching performance.

Cold batting stat: Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez is 4-for-29 (.138) lifetime versus Reds starter Bronson Arroyo.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Dodgers are 7-1 in Ryu's last eight home starts.

** Odds, probable starters, stats, weather forecast as of Friday 10:28 p.m. ET.

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07/27/2013 07:36 AM

Saturday's American League Betting Notes & Tips

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Saturday's American League games:

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (-106, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rays starter Chris Archer is 3-0 with an ERA of 0.41 in his last three starts.

Cold batting stat: Rays 2B Ben Zobrist is 3-for-21 (.143) in his career versus Yankees starter Ivan Nova.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will blow from right field to left field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The Rays are 9-1 in their last 10 games versus a right-handed starter.

Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays (-205, 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Jays starter Josh Johnson gave up five earned runs on seven hits in just two innings of work in his last outing. The Jays lost that game to the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 14-5.

Jays batting stat: Following a fantastic 4-for-5 display in Friday's win, Jays OF Colby Rasmus is batting .382 in the month of July.

Weather: With a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast, the roof will likely be closed at Toronto's Rogers Center.

Key betting note: The Blue Jays are 0-5 in Johnson's last five starts.

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland A's (-134, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: A's starter Tommy Milone has given up eight ER in 12 innings of work over his two starts versus the Angels this season.

Hot batting stat: The Angels roster hits a collective .330 versus Milone.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The Athletics are 7-3 in Milone's last 10 home starts.

Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners (-137, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mariners starter Aaron Harang scattered four hits over seven innings of solid work en route to the 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians in his last start.

Hot batting stat: Twins OF Ryan Doumit has 11 hits in 34 career at-bats versus Harang. He has belted three homers and three doubles and knocked in four runs against the veteran hurler.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left field to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Twins are 6-1 in SP Samuel Deduno's last seven starts versus a team with a losing record.

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (-123, 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Sox starter Ryan Dempster has given up three ER in 12 2/3 innings of work (2.13 ERA) in two starts versus the Orioles this season.

Cold batting stat: O's SS J.J. Hardy is a career .067 hitter (2-for-30) against Dempster.

Weather: There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast for gametime. Temperatures will be in the mid-80s with wind blowing out to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 4-1 in Dempster's last five starts overall.

Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians (+111, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed just one hit over seven innings of work in a 7-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in his last start.

Hot batting stat: The Rangers roster knock Masterson around to the tune of a collective .347 batting average. Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski is 14-for-33 (.424) versus Masterson.

Weather: There is a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in the forecast. Temperatures will be in the high-60s and wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1-1 in Rangers' SP Yu Darvish's last eight starts overall.

Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (-162, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: In his two previous starts versus Kansas City this season, Sox SP Chris Sale has allowed just one ER in 15 innings of work. His ERA is 0.60 in those starts versus the Royals.

Cold batting stat: Sox OF Alex Rios has just one hit in 19 career at-bats (.053) versus Royals starter Wade Davis.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The Royals are 7-1 in their last eight during Game 2 of a series.

Interleague

Philadelphia Phillies at Detroit Tigers (-145, Off)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers starter Max Scherzer bounced back from suffering his first loss of the season in fine fashion. The righty gave up two runs on four hits over eight innings as he got back in the win column against the Chicago White Sox in his last outing.

Cold batting stat: .The Phillies were just 4-for-32 in Friday's 2-1 loss to open the series.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right field to left field at 11 mph.

Key betting note: The Phillies are 2-9 in their last 11 interleague road games.

** Odds, probable starters, stats, weather forecast as of 10:38 p.m. ET.

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07/27/2013 07:37 AM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- Gee is 2-0, 2.43 in his last five starts.
-- Koehler is 2-0, 3.13 in his last four starts.
-- Bumgarner is 3-1, 1.93 in his last four starts.
-- Arroyo is 3-1, 1.61 in his last four starts. Ryu is 0-0, 2.30 in his last four home starts.

-- Detroit is 16-4 when Scherzer starts (2-1, 3.29 last four starts).

-- Keuchel is 0-0, 3.31 in his last three starts.
-- Tampa Bay won last six Archer starts (4-0, 1.85). Nova is 2-1, 2.25 in his last three starts.
-- Darvish is 2-1, 2.37 in his last three starts.
-- Deduno is 2-0, 1.93 in his last two starts.
-- Feldman is 2-0, 2.93 in his last couple starts.
-- Masterson is 1-0, 1.98 in his last couple starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Teheran is 1-1, 4.94 in his last four starts. Kelly is 1-1, 3.71 in three starts this season.
-- Washington lost last 11 Haren starts (0-3, 6.05 in last four).
-- Morton is 1-1, 5.27 in his last five starts.
-- Gorzelanny is 0-3, 4.58 in his last three starts. McHugh allowed four runs in four IP in his only '13 start, at Miami.
-- Skaggs is 1-2, 4.97 in his last five starts. Cashner is 1-2, 8.31 in his last three outings.
-- Rusin has a 5.19 RA in two starts for the Cubs.

-- Valdes is a 35-year old lefty who has a 7.59 RA in 21.1 IP this year; this is his third MLB start (1-1, 4.91 in first two), first this year.

-- Toronto lost last five Johnson starts (0-3, 7.67).
-- Milone is 2-2, 6.27 in his last six starts. Richards is 1-2, 5.54 in four starts, last of which was April 30.
-- Harang is 2-2, 5.00 in his last six starts.
-- Dempster is 0-0, 7.17 in his last four starts.
-- Sale is 1-7, 3.80 in his last nine starts; Davis is 0-4, 12.06 in his last four.

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........
-- Kelly 0-3; Teheran 7-19
-- Gee 4-20; Haren 4-18
-- Morton 1-7; Koehler 4-11
-- Gorzelanny 1-4; McHugh 1-1
-- Cashner 6-16; Skaggs 2-6
-- Rusin 1-2; Bumgarner 3-20
-- Arroyo 2-20; Ryu 6-19

-- Valdes 0-0; Scherzer 4-20

-- Keuchel 1-13; Johnson 2-13
-- Archer 2-10; Nova 4-8
-- Richards 0-4; Milone 6-20 (1 of last 11)
-- Deduno 4-11 (3 of last 3); Harang 6-16
-- Dempster 7-19; Feldman 5-19
-- Darvish 5-18 (0 of last 8); Masterson 3-21
-- Davis 7-18 (5 of last 8); Sale 6-19

Totals
-- Seven of last eleven Washington games stayed under total.
-- Last ten Miami games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last six St Louis games stayed under total.
-- 13 of last 16 Colorado games stayed under total.
-- Under is 10-5-1 in last sixteen Diamondback games.
-- Over is 6-2-2 in last ten Cincinnati games.
-- Four of last six Cub games stayed under the total.

-- Ten of last fourteen Philly games stayed under the total.

-- Four of last five Toronto games went over the total.
-- Under is 10-2-1 in last thirteen Texas games.
-- 11 of last 13 Tampa Bay games stayed under the total.
-- Nine of last ten Boston games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 4-1-1 in last six Kansas City games.
-- 11 of last 14 Oakland games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last eight Minnesota games stayed under the total.

Hot teams
-- Mets won six of their last nine road games.
-- Pirates won 11 of their last 17 road games. Miami won four of its last five games overall.
-- Cardinals won six of their last eight games.
-- Dodgers won 13 of their last 16 games. Reds won eight of their last twelve.
-- Cubs are 10-7 in their last seventeen games.

-- Tigers won five of their last six games.

-- Rays won 20 of their last 23 games.
-- Indians won their last two games, scoring 21 runs.
-- Orioles won nine of their last thirteen games.
-- Royals won their last four games, allowing seven runs.
-- Minnesota won seven of its last ten games; Mariners won nine of last eleven.
-- A's won ten of their last fourteen home games.

Cold teams
-- Nationals lost seven of their last nine games.
-- Braves lost 11 of their last 20 games.
-- Brewers lost four of their last five games; Colorado is 1-8 in game following its last nine wins.
-- Padres lost 13 of their last 17 on road. Arizona is 4-5 in its last nine overall.
-- Giants lost five of their last six games.
-- Phillies are 3-9 in their last twelve road games.

-- Red Sox are 6-9 in their last fifteen games.
-- Bronx is 5-10 in its last fifeen games.
-- Rangers lost ten of their last thirteen games.
-- Astros lost 14 of their last 16 games. Blue Jays lost nine of their last 12, but did win last two.
-- White Sox lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Angels are 18-36 in games not started by Weaver-Wilson-Vargas.

Umpires
-- StL-Atl-- Last eight Darling games stayed under the total.
-- NY-Wsh-- Favorites won ten of last thirteen Barksdale games.
-- Pitt-Mia-- Last four Dreckman games went over the total.
-- Mil-Col-- Favorites won four of last five Demuth games.
-- SD-Az-- Eight of last eleven Scott games stayed under total.
-- Chi-SF-- Four of last five Davis games stayed under total.
-- Cin-LA-- Nine of last thirteen TBarrett games stayed under.

-- Phil-Det-- Under is 9-1-1 in last eleven Schrieber games.

-- Hst-Tor-- Favorites won last three Hamari games.
-- TB-NY-- Underdogs won 16 of last 25 Reynolds games.
-- LA-A's-- Over is 10-5-1 in last sixteen Hallion games.
-- Min-Sea-- There are no trends yet for young umpire Wolcott
-- Bos-Balt-- Road team won eight of last eleven Timmons games.
-- Tex-Clev-- Six of last seven Wegner games went over the total.
-- KC-Chi-- Visiting team won last five Gonzalez games.

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07/27/2013 07:37 AM

Baseball Crusher

Cleveland Indians +109 over Texas

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07/27/2013 08:30 AM

Cappers Access

Cardinals +125
A's -130
Indians +125

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07/27/2013 08:30 AM

bookiemonsters
119-76 run

27-19 run last 46 plays

pod astros under 9.5

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07/27/2013 08:30 AM

Vic Monte Sports

Game of the Year DETROIT

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07/27/2013 08:59 AM

MLB DUNKEL

Texas at Cleveland

The Rangers look to take advantage of a Cleveland team that is 0-4 in Justin Masterson's last 4 starts against Texas. Texas is the pick (-125) according to Dunkel, which has the Rangers favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Texas (-125). Here are all of today's picks.


SATURDAY, JULY 27
Time Posted: 6:30 a.m. EST

Game 951-952: St. Louis at Atlanta (3:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Kelly) 16.661; Atlanta (Teheran) 15.765
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-125); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (+105); Under


Game 953-954: NY Mets at Washington (3:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Gee) 14.200; Washington (Haren) 15.696
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Washington (-145); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-140); Over


Game 955-956: Pittsburgh at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Morton) 16.789; Miami (Koehler) 15.471
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-145); Over


Game 957-958: Milwaukee at Colorado (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Gorzelanny) 15.114; Colorado (McHugh) 14.071
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Colorado (-125); 10
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (+105); Under


Game 959-960: San Diego at Arizona (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Cashner) 15.096; Arizona (Skaggs) 14.221
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Arizona (-130); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+110); Under


Game 961-962: Chicago Cubs at San Francisco (9:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Rusin) 13.119; San Francisco (Bumgarner) 14.796
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-230); 7
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-230); Over


Game 963-964: Cincinnati at LA Dodgers (9:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Arroyo) 16.231; LA Dodgers (Ryu) 17.598
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-135); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-135); Over


Game 965-966: Houston at Toronto (1:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Keuchel) 15.207; Toronto (Johnson) 14.114
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Toronto (-230); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+190); Under


Game 967-968: Tampa Bay at NY Yankees (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Archer) 16.377; NY Yankees (Nova) 14.294
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 2; 8
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-120); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-120); Under


Game 969-970: LA Angels at Oakland (3:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Richards) 16.025; Oakland (Milone) 14.857
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Oakland (-130); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (+110); Over


Game 971-972: Minnesota at Seattle (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Deduno) 15.483; Seattle (Harang) 17.022
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Seattle (-140); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (-140); Over


Game 973-974: Boston at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Dempster) 15.461; Baltimore (Feldman) 14.368
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-125); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+105); Under


Game 975-976: Texas at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Darvish) 16.749; Cleveland (Masterson) 15.090
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Texas (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-125); Under


Game 977-978: Kansas City at Chicago White Sox (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Davis) 15.839; White Sox (Sale) 14.749
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-170); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+150); Over


Game 979-980: Philadelphia at Detroit (7:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Valdes) 14.521; Detroit (Scherzer) 16.010
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Detroit (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-145); Over

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07/27/2013 09:00 AM

MARC LAWRENCE

Play On: NY Mets w/Gee vs Haren

The Nats send Dan Haren to the hill against Dillon Gee and the Mets in Game Two of this three-game series in the nation's capitol Saturday afternoon in the NL East division duel. Haren has fallen on hard times this season, currently riding a 0-11 mark with a 6.02 ERA in his last eleven-team starts.
Haren is also 1-6 in games against the NL East this campaign. With Gee 6-3 in his career team starts in this series, including 3-1 in this park, the dog becomes the play here today. We recommend a 1-unit play on the Mets.

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07/27/2013 09:01 AM

ART ARONSON

This is a 1* free play on the "under" between the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night (8:10 EST).

Andrew Cashner (6-5, 3.84 ERA) gets the call for the visitors; Cashner is coming off a victory over the Brewers on Monday, giving up three runs off three hits and three walks with six strikeouts over six innings. Cashner will take his 3.97 ERA "night game" record into Arizona to throw opposite Tyler Skaggs (2-2, 4.11 ERA) who is coming off an unfortunate setback vs. the Cubs on Monday, giving up three runs off seven hits with no walks over six innings of work. Skaggs for the most part has been solid and has struck out 31 over his 35 innings of work over six starts for the Diamondbacks and he'll be looking to improve upon his respectable 3.38 ERA home record vs. the soft hitting Friars tonight. Coming into Friday night's contest, four of these team's last seven in their series have indeed gone "under" the number and I believe this one follows suit.