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09/04/2013 06:04 AM

Wednesday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

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

Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros (-110, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Astros right-hander Jordan Lyles has surrendered five home runs over his last two starts.

Hot batting stat: Houston 2B Jose Altuve had as many hits in his first two games in September (seven) than he had in his final 11 games in August.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Twins are just 8-25 in their last 33 Wednesday games.

Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics (+111, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is 4-2 with a 2.11 ERA and a league-leading 79 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson hasn't been able to solve Darvish, going 1-for-8 with six strikeouts against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 13-3-1 in Darvish's last 17 starts.

Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians (OFF, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Indians right-hander Zach McAllister was shelled in his previous outing against Detroit, surrendering five runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings of a 7-2 loss.

Hot batting stat: Orioles SS J.J. Hardy has three hits, including a double and a homer, in six at-bats lifetime against McAllister.

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

Key betting note: Cleveland is 1-5 in its last six games against a left-handed starter.

Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees (-182, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia is 28-16 lifetime in September, while his 2.83 ERA is the lowest of any month.

Cold batting stat: White Sox DH Adam Dunn is just 5-for-32 with 12 strikeouts against Sabathia.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: New York is 8-2 in its last 10 games with umpire Bruce Dreckman behind home plate.

Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox (-129, 10)

Cold pitching stat: Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster has struggled at Fenway Park in 2013, going 5-7 with a 4.93 ERA in 17 starts there.

Hot batting stat: Members of the Boston roster are hitting a sizzling .370 with two homers in 46 career at-bats against Detroit starter Rick Porcello.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Detroit is 8-2 in Porcello's last 10 starts.

Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals (-168, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Royals right-hander Ervin Santana is 0-2 in his last five starts while surrendering five home runs over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: Mariners 3B Kyle Seager is 3-for-19 against Santana.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-0 in Seattle's last seven Wednesday games.

Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels (-133, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson is 2-1 with a 2.29 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance against the Angels.

Hot batting stat: Tampa Bay sluggers Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist and James Loney are all hitting better than .330 lifetime against Los Angeles starter Jered Weaver.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s under clear skies, Wind will blow out to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 12-2-2 in Hellickson's last 16 starts against the American League West.

Odds, stats, probable starters and weather forecast as of 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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09/04/2013 06:04 AM

Wednesday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

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

New York Mets at Atlanta Braves (-160, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Mets right-hander Dillon Gee limited the Braves to two hits over seven shutout innings in their last encounter back on July 22.

Cold batting stat: Braves 2B Dan Uggla has struggled against Gee over his career, recording just four hits while striking out five times in 26 at-bats.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 14-6 in New York's last 20 Wednesday games.

Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs (-165, OFF)

Cold pitching stat: Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija is 3-5 with a 4.70 ERA in 15 home starts.

Cold batting stat: Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton is hitless in seven at-bats against Samardzija.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 11-2 in Samardzija's last 13 home starts.

San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres (-102, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum has dominated the Padres historically, going 12-6 with a 2.21 ERA and 192 strikeouts over 166 2/3 career innings.

Hot batting stat: Members of the San Francisco roster are hitting a combined .322 in 146 at-bats against Padres left-hander Eric Stults.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: The Giants are 3-13 in their last 16 Wednesday games.

Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies (+119, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann is just 2-5 with a 4.37 ERA in eight career starts against the Phillies.

Hot batting stat: Washington OF Bryce Harper has three hits, including a triple, in six career at-bats against Philadelphia right-hander Roy Halladay.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: Washington is 20-7 in Zimmermann's last 27 starts against teams with losing records.

St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (-118, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Cardinals rookie right-hander Shelby Miller is 5-6 in 13 starts away from Busch Stadium, with a 4.43 ERA and 10 home runs allowed over 69 innings.

Hot batting stat: Reds 2B Brandon Phillips has already surpassed his previous career high in RBIs (98) set in 2009.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The road team is 8-1 in umpire Tim Timmons' last nine games behind home plate.

Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers (+140, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano silenced the St. Louis Cardinals in his last outing, holding them to two hits over eight shutout innings in a 5-0 victory.

Hot batting stat: Brewers OF Carlos Gomez has had Liriano's number, going 7-for-14 with a pair of homers lifetime against him.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Pittsburgh is 10-2 in Liriano's last 12 starts against teams with losing records.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies (-115, 10)

Hot pitching stat: Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa has won his last five starts while allowing three or fewer runs in all of them.

Hot batting stat: Colorado C Wilin Rosario is 5-for-11 with a homer and seven RBIs against Dodgers starter Edinson Volquez this season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s under cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The Rockies are 1-10 in De La Rosa's last 11 starts against Los Angeles.

Toronto Blue Jays at Arizona Diamondbacks (-130, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle is 6-1 with a 2.14 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill has just four hits in 24 career at-bats versus Buehrle.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-100s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Arizona has won 13 of its last 16 interleague games against a left-handed starter.

Odds, stats, probable starters and weather forecast as of 7:45 p.m. ET Tuesday.

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Hot pitchers
-- Gee is 3-1, 2.36 in his last six starts.
-- Samardzija is 2-0, 3.04 in his last three starts.
-- Lincecum is 2-0, 2.38 in his last couple starts.
-- Arroyo is 4-1, 3.86 in his last five starts.
-- Liriano is 3-1, 1.61 in his last four starts.
-- de la Rosa is 4-0, 3.42 in his last four starts.

-- Buehrle is 6-0, 1.92 in his last eight starts. Delgado is 0-1, 2.77 in his last two starts.

-- Lyles is 2-1, 3.54 in his last three starts.
-- Parker is 4-0, 2.23 in his last six starts. Darvish is 3-1, 2.51 in his last six.
-- McCallister is 3-1, 3.86 in his last four starts.
-- Porcello is 7-1, 3.36 in his last ten starts.
-- Walker won his first MLB start, allowing one run in five IP.
-- Weaver won his last two starts, allowing one run in 14 IP.

Cold pitchers
-- Loe has started 47 big league games (Texas) but last one was in '07; he has a 33-42, 4.48 career record. He's allowed eight runs in 11 big league IP this year, and was 4-4, 3.07 in ten AAA starts this year.
-- Lefty Flynn is making MLB debut; he was 7-12 in minors this year, but his ERA was 2.63 (145 hits/161 IP).
-- Stults is 0-5, 6.04 in his last eight starts.
-- Zimmerman is 1-2, 5.76 in his last three starts. Halladay has a 5.73 RA in two starts since coming off the DL.
-- Miller is 1-2, 5.16 in his last four starts.
-- Peralta is 0-3, 5.02 in his last four starts.
-- Volquez was 1-2, 10.13 in his last four starts for San Diego; this is his first start for the Dodgers.

-- Hendriks is 1-2, 5.54 in five starts this season.
-- Sabathia is 3-5, 7.71 in his last ten starts. Johnson is making MLB debut; he was 12-3, 1.96 in 24 starts in minors this season.
-- Britton is 1-2, 4.76 in his last four starts, last of which was July 9.
-- Dempster is 1-1, 6.75 in his last four starts.
-- Santana is 0-2, 4.91 in his last five starts.
-- Hellickson is 0-5, 9.00 in his last six starts.

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........
-- Gee 5-27 (1 of last 12); Loe 0-0
-- Flynn 0-0; Samardzija 7-28 (1 of last 9)
-- Lincecum 9-27 (0 of last 7); Stults 9-28
-- Zimmerman 5-27; Halladay 5-9 (4 of last 4)
-- Miller 7-25; Arroyo 5-27
-- Liriano 5-21; Peralta 4-28 (0 of last 15)
-- Volquez 10-27 (3 of last 4); de la Rosa 4-27 (1 of last 18)

-- Buehrle 6-28 (0 of last 5); Delgado 5-14

-- Hendriks 2-5; Lyles 7-21
-- Darvish 7-25 (0 of last 4); Parker 8-27 (0 of last 6)
-- Johnson 0-0; Sabathia 8-28
-- Britton 1-6; McCallister 5-19 (0 of last 7)
-- Porcello 5-25; Dempster 8-25 (0 of last 4)
-- Walker 0-1; Santana 12-28 (5 of last 10)
-- Hellickson 11-27 (3 of last 3); Weaver 3-20 (1 of last 16)

Totals
-- Nine of last twelve Atlanta games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last seven St Louis road games went over the total.
-- Under is 3-1-1 in last five Milwaukee games.
-- Seven of last nine Cub games stayed under the total.
-- Seven of last nine San Diego games stayed under total.
-- Last four games at Coors Field went over the total.
-- Over is 8-3-1 in last twelve Washington games.

-- 16 of last 21 Toronto games stayed under the total.

-- Four of last five Bronx games went over the total.
-- Three of last four Detroit games stayed under the total.
-- Last five Seattle games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last seven Minnesota games, seven of last nine Houston games stayed under the total.
-- Nine of last twelve Cleveland games stayed under total.
-- Last four Texas games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 8-4-1 in last thirteen Angel games.

Hot teams
-- Atlanta won seven of its last eight games.
-- Dodgers won 10 of their last 13 games. Colorado is 10-4 in its last 14 games at Coors Field.
-- Phillies won five of their last six home games.
-- Pirates won three of their last four games.

-- Toronto won six of its last eight games.

-- Bronx won ten of its last fifteen games.
-- Red Sox won seven of their last nine games; Detroit won four of last five.
-- Royals won seven of their last nine games.
-- A's won eight of their last ten games.
-- Angels won eight of their last ten games.

Cold teams
-- Nationals lost three of their last four games.
-- St Louis lost four of its last five games. Reds are 3-5 in their last eight.
-- Mets lost eight of their last twelve games.
-- Milwaukee lost seven of its last eight home games.
-- Marlins lost ten of their last 13 games. Cubs lost nine of last 13.
-- San Diego lost five of its last seven games. Giants are 6-9 in their last 15.

-- Arizona lost four of its last five games.

-- White Sox lost their last four games.
-- Mariners lost eight of their last eleven games.
-- Twins lost six of their last eight games. Houston lost seven of last nine.
-- Indians lost six of their last seven games. Orioles lost seven of their last ten away games.
-- Rangers lost three of their last four games.
-- Tampa Bay lost eight of its last nine games.

Umpires
-- Wsh-Phil-- Under is 7-2-1 in last ten Conroy games.
-- StL-Cin-- Last six Timmons games went over the total.
-- NY-Atl-- Home teams won last six Bell games.
-- Mia-Chi-- Over is 8-3-1 in last twelve Hickox games.
-- Pitt-Mil-- Under is 5-2-1 in last eight Reynolds games.
-- LA-Col-- Nine of last eleven Gorman games stayed under.
-- SF-SD-- Favorites won seven of last nine Baker games.

-- Tor-Az-- Under is 6-1-1 in last eight Layne games.

-- Balt-Clev-- Home teams won last seven Dimuro games.
-- Chi-NY-- Underdogs won five of last six Dreckman games.
-- Det-Bos-- Over is 10-2-1 in last thirteen Kellogg games.
-- Sea-KC-- Underdogs won 11 of last 15 Cederstrom games, with last three staying under the total.
-- Min-Hst-- Seven of last ten Fletcher games stayed under the total.
-- TB-LA-- Over is 9-5 in last fourteen Tichenor games.
-- Tex-A's-- Six of last seven Kulpa games stayed under the total.

marksmoneymakers Posts:13328 Followers:140
09/04/2013 06:05 AM

JIMMY BOYD

Free Pick on Texas Rangers -

With Yu Darvish getting the start it is surprising to see the Rangers listed as such small favorites. Darvish has a 2.62 ERA on the road this season with a 5-2 record in 11 starts. Run support should not be an issue for Darvish in this game since the Rangers are batting .271 against division opponents and scoring 5.6 runs per game.

Oakland's offense has been inconsistent all season. In home games they have a .237 batting average and are scoring 4.1 runs per game. Jarrod Parker has certainly put up some respectable numbers for the A's, but he has only earned a 5-3 record in 15 home starts. He has a 3.93 ERA at home and without run support from his teammates facing Yu Darvish Oakland it is smart to fade the A's in this game.

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09/04/2013 06:05 AM

JIM FEIST

Take: (925) SEATTLE MARINERS

Reason: Your free play for Wednesday, September 4, 2013 comes in American League action as the Mariners and the Royals meet in Kansas City. Seattle is not a bad road team, close to .500 for the season and on a nice road run of 6-2. Kansas City has never seen Seattle starter Taijuan Walker, who has been good since being called up. Walker made his major-league debut Friday, allowing just one unearned run on two hits and one walk while striking out two in five innings and picking up the win as the Mariners defeated the Astros, 7-1. Walker had a 10.2 K/9 ratio in the minors this season. The Royals are 6-13 in their last 19 vs. the American League West and 2-7 in their last 9 home games. And when these teams meet the Mariners are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings, including 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Kansas City. Play the Mariners.

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09/04/2013 06:06 AM

Scott Spreitzer | MLB Money LineFree pick917 TEX (-118) 5dimes vs 918 OAKAnalysis: I'm recommending a play on the Rangers with Darvish over Parker on Wednesday afternoon

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09/04/2013 06:06 AM

Free Selection from John Anthony Sports

Wednesday's Free Selection: White Sox/Yankees over 8 1/2

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09/04/2013 06:06 AM

Free Selection from The Vegas Steam Line

Your free winner for Wednesday: MINNESOTA (Hendriks) Even over Houston