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On 09/19/2013 06:48 AM in MLB

Some Thursday MLB Helpful Information

Thursday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

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

Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers (-185, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Tigers right-hander Doug Fister is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 14 innings against the Mariners, who drafted him in the seventh round in 2006.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Seattle roster are hitting a collective .229 in 48 at-bats against Fister.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow in from right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 11-1 in Fister's previous 12 starts against teams with losing records.

Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians (-215, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Indians right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is 5-5 with a 1.83 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 10 second-half starts.

Cold batting stat: Cleveland OF Michael Bourn is hitting just .138 with eight strikeouts in 38 career at-bats against the Astros.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s with a 45 percent chance of showers. Wind will blow out to left-center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Houston is 1-10 in starter Dallas Keuchel's last 11 outings on five days' rest.

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays (+108, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda struggled in his previous start against Toronto, surrendering seven runs - five earned - on nine hits over five innings of a 7-2 defeat.

Hot batting stat: Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia is 9-for-21 with a homer against Kuroda.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: New York has lost eight of Kuroda's last 10 starts against American League East opponents.

Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox (-130, 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman has dominated the Red Sox in his career, going 4-1 with a 2.15 ERA in nine starts.

Hot batting stat: Baltimore slugger Chris Davis is 11-for-26 with a pair of homers and six RBIs against Boston starter John Lackey.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 21-5-1 in Lackey's last 27 starts.

Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays (-114, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Rays left-hander Matt Moore is 7-0 with a 1.90 ERA in his last 10 starts.

Cold batting stat: The Tampa Bay roster is batting just .143 with one RBI in 56 at-bats against Texas righty Yu Darvish.

Weather: Dome.

Key betting note: Texas has lost Darvish's last six starts.

Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics (-215, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Athletics right-hander Dan Straily has won four straight starts while allowing just five runs over 23 2/3 innings in that span.

Hot batting stat: Oakland OF Yoenis Cespedes went 5-for-11 with six RBIs in a three-game series against Minnesota earlier this month.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings in Oakland.

**Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 3:55 p.m. ET Wednesday.

marksmoneymakers Posts:10001 Followers:137
09/19/2013 06:49 AM

Thursday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Thursday's National League games:

San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates (-145, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole has won back-to-back starts against Texas and the Chicago Cubs, surrendering just one run on eight hits in 14 innings over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: Pittsburgh SS Clint Barmes and 3B Pedro Alvarez are a combined 2-for-26 against Padres starter Ian Kennedy.

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

Key betting note: Pittsburgh is 8-2 in the finale of its last 10 four-game series.

San Francisco Giants at New York Mets (+130, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese is 3-5 with a 4.48 ERA in 11 afternoon starts this season.

Cold batting stat: New York OF Eric Young, Jr. has just three hits with six strikeouts in 21 at-bats against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.

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

Key betting note: The Mets have lost 11 of their last 12 games against left-handed starters.

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers (-157, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta was roughed up in his last outing against Milwaukee, allowing four runs over five innings of a 5-3 loss.

Hot batting stat: Chicago OF Junior Lake is 3-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs against Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-80s with a 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow from right to left field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: Milwaukee is 9-2 in Lohse's last 11 home starts.

St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies (+155, 10)

Cold pitching stat: Rockies right-hander Roy Oswalt has lost all six of his starts in 2013 while allowing opponents to hit .360.

Hot batting stat: Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran is 11-for-31 with a homer and eight RBIs in his career against Oswalt.

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

Key betting note: The over is 6-0 in umpire Victor Carapazza's last six games behind home plate.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks (-105, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Ricky Nolasco is 8-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 13 starts since joining the club in a trade with Miami.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles 2B Mark Ellis is 10-for-20 with four solo home runs lifetime against Diamondbacks righty Wade Miley.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-90s with clear skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: Arizona is 6-0 in Miley's last six starts against teams with winning records.

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals (-250, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has limited opposing hitters to a .181 average in 10 second-half starts.

Hot batting stat: Washington 3B Ryan Zimmerman has hit 10 home runs in a month for just the second time in his career.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings.

**Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.

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09/19/2013 06:50 AM

Chicago Syndicate Top Plays Full Card


MLB
NL Total of the Month - Cardinals/Rockies Over 10

Other MLB Plays
Pirates -159
Yankees -122
Rangers +100

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09/19/2013 06:50 AM

LA Syndicate Top Plays Full Card



MLB
Rockies/Cardinals Over 10
Dodgers +100
A's/Twins Over 7.5

marksmoneymakers Posts:10001 Followers:137
09/19/2013 06:50 AM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- Cole is 1-0, 2.08 in his last couple starts. Kennedy is 1-0, 3.18 in his last three outings.
-- Bumgarner is 1-0, 2.00 in his last three starts. Niese is 3-1, 2.93 in his last six.
-- Wacha is 2-1, 1.86 in his last five starts.
-- Miley is 1-0, 2.70 in his last two starts. Nolasco is 4-1, 3.00 in his last five starts, but got KO'd in second inning in his last start.
-- Gonzalez is 3-1, 2.93 in his last four starts.

-- Paxton is 2-0, 1.50 in his first two starts.
-- Jimenez is 3-0, 0.84 in his last three starts.
-- Redmond is 2-0, 3.31 in his last three starts.
-- Moore is 7-0, 2.04 in his last ten starts.
-- Straily is 4-0, 1.90 in his last four starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Arrieta is 1-2, 6.66 in his last five starts. Lohse is 1-1, 4.97 in his last four.
-- Oswalt is 0-5, 6.85 in five starts this season.
-- Alvarez is 2-3, 5.28 in his last six starts.

-- Fister is 1-3, 4.50 in his last four starts.
-- Keuchel is 1-2, 7.88 in his last three starts.
-- Kuroda is 0-4, 7.71 in his last six starts.
-- Lackey is 1-2, 4.93 in his last five starts. Tillman is 1-2, 4.43 in his last three.
-- Darvish is 0-4, 3.51 in his last four starts; he lost his last two starts 1-0.
-- Correia is 1-4, 4.05 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........
-- Kennedy 9-29 (0 of last 8); Cole 5-16 (3 of last 3)
-- Bumgarner 3-30 (0 of last 10); Niese 7-21
-- Arrieta 2-12 (0 of 7 with Chi); Lohse 8-30 (1 of last 12)
-- Wacha 1-7; Oswalt 1-5
-- Nolasco 7-30 (1 of last 8); Miley 10-30 (4 of last 7)
-- Alvarez 2-13; Gonzalez 8-30

-- Paxton 0-2; Fister 7-30
-- Keuchel 3-20 (1 of last 6); Jimenez 6-29 (1 of last 14)
-- Kuroda 9-30 (3 of last 4); Redmond 2-11
-- Tillman 8-30 (4 of last 7); Lackey 10-27 (1 of last 6)
-- Darvish 9-28; Moore 7-24 (1 of last 10)
-- Correia 7-29 (1 of last 15); Straily 6-25 (1 of last 5)

Totals
-- Nine of last twelve San Diego games stayed under the total.
-- Three of last four Giant games went over the total.
-- Ten of last twelve Cub games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 5-2-1 in last eight Colorado games.
-- Seven of last nine Arizona games went over the total.
-- Six of last eight Miami games stayed under the total.

-- Eight of last eleven Detroit games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 4-0-1 in last five Cleveland games.
-- Last six Toronto games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 11-3-1 in last fifteen Baltimore games.
-- Over is 3-0-1 in last four Tampa Bay games.
-- 11 of last 17 Minnesota games went over the total.

Hot teams
-- San Diego won nine of its last twelve games.
-- Giants won seven of their last ten games. Mets won four of last six.
-- Brewers won six of their last seven games.
-- Cardinals won nine of their last twelve games.
-- Diamondbacks won five of their last seven games.
-- Washington won 12 of its last 15 games..

-- Detroit won six of its last eight games.
-- Indians won ten of their last fifteen games.
-- Red Sox won eight of their last twelve games. Orioles won four of last five.
-- Tampa Bay won five of its last seven games.
-- A's won nine of their last twelve games.

Cold teams
-- Pirates lost last three games, scoring four runs.
-- Cubs are 11-25 in their last 36 games.
-- Colorado lost 11 of its last 15 games.
-- Dodgers lost ten of their last thirteen games.
-- Miami lost ten of its last thirteen games.

-- Mariners lost eight of their last ten games.
-- Astros lost last five games, outscored 30-9.
-- Blue Jays lost six of their last eight games. Bronx lost four of its last five.
-- Texas lost 11 of its last 13 games.
-- Twins lost 10 of their last 14 games.

marksmoneymakers Posts:10001 Followers:137
09/19/2013 10:14 AM

Baseball Crusher

New York Yankees -122 over Toronto Blue Jays

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09/19/2013 10:14 AM

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09/19/2013 10:15 AM

Today's MLB Picks

NY Yankees at Toronto

The Yankees look to build on their 5-1 record in Hiroki Kuroda's last 6 starts against the Blue Jays. New York is the pick (-130) according to Dunkel, which has the Yankees favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-130). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Time Posted: 6:00 a.m. EST

Game 951-952: San Diego at Pittsburgh (12:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Kennedy) 15.770; Pittsburgh (Cole) 14.545
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-165); 7
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+145); Over

Game 953-954: San Francisco at NY Mets (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Bumgarner) 15.739; NY Mets (Niese) 14.137
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-150); 7
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-150); Under

Game 955-956: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Arrieta) 14.810; Milwaukee (Lohse) 14.113
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-155); 8
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+135); Under

Game 957-958: St. Louis at Colorado (3:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Wacha) 15.111; Colorado (Oswalt) 13.790
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1 1/2; 11
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-170); 10
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-170); Over

Game 959-960: LA Dodgers at Arizona (3:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Nolasco) 15.479; Arizona (Miley) 14.274
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Arizona (-110); 8
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-110); Under

Game 961-962: Miami at Washington (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Alvarez) 13.678; Washington (Gonzalez) 16.045
Dunkel Line: Washington by 2 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Washington (-270); 7
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-270); Over

Game 963-964: Seattle at Detroit (1:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Paxton) 15.435; Detroit (Fister) 14.424
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Detroit (-200); 8
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+170); Under

Game 965-966: Houston at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Keuchel) 14.270; Cleveland (Jimenez) 15.727
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-240); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-240); Over

Game 967-968: NY Yankees at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Kuroda) 16.167; Toronto (Redmond) 14.765
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-130); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-130); Under

Game 969-970: Baltimore at Boston (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Tillman) 17.449; Boston (Lackey) 16.658
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Boston (-140); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (+120); Over

Game 971-972: Texas at Tampa Bay (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Darvish) 15.588; Tampa Bay (Moore) 14.671
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-120); 7
Dunkel Pick: Texas (+100); Over

Game 973-974: Minnesota at Oakland (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Correia) 13.553; Oakland (Straily) 16.026
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 2 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Oakland (-230); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (-230); Under

marksmoneymakers Posts:10001 Followers:137
09/19/2013 02:35 PM

StatFox Super Situations - FoxSheets

MLB CHICAGO CUBS at MILWAUKEE

Play On - All underdogs with a money line of +100 to +150 (CHICAGO CUBS)[/B] after being shut out in a loss to a division rival, in a game involving two bad teams (38% to 46%)
31-14 since 1997. ( 68.9% 22.5 units )

StatFox Situational Power Trends - FoxSheets

MLB HOUSTON at CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND is 30-11 (+16.7 Units) against the money line in Home games vs. an AL team with an on base percentage .320 or worse this season.

The average score was: CLEVELAND (4.5) , OPPONENT (3.5)

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09/19/2013 02:35 PM

Run for your money: Handicapping MLB's wild-card races

With more than 150 games down and roughly 10 to go, a handful of major-league teams remain in the hunt for a wild-card berth. The American League race remains one of the most complex in recent years, while the National League playoff chase is more about positioning at this point.

Here's a look at teams from each league that remain in the running of a playoff spot (World Series odds courtesy LVH):

American League

Tampa Bay Rays (83-68, first wild-card spot)

The Rays (20/1 to win the World Series) were challenging the Boston Red Sox for the American League East title not long ago, but a 3-7 tailspin to open the month left the wild card as their only chance at playoff glory. Tampa Bay has a tough road the rest of the way, with a four-game homestand against fellow contender Baltimore leading into a season-ending six-game road trip against the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays.

Texas Rangers (82-69, second wild-card spot)

The Rangers (20/1) have fallen apart over the past two and a half weeks, going 3-13 so far in September - a stretch that includes a seven-game losing streak during which the club was held to two runs or fewer four times. Texas has a much more manageable schedule than the Rays, visiting Kansas City for a three-game set before wrapping up the campaign with seven straight home games against woeful Houston and the underachieving Los Angeles Angels.

Cleveland Indians (82-70, half game back of Texas)

An 11-6 showing for the month has the Indians (30/1) back in the postseason conversation after being all but ruled out three weeks ago. Cleveland has gained four games on the Rangers over the past week and a half, but still has Baltimore (one game back of Texas) and the Yankees and Royals (2.5 back) to contend with. Cleveland has a powder-puff schedule, however, with a six-game homestand against the Astros and White Sox and a four-game trek to Minnesota.

National League

Pittsburgh Pirates (87-65, first wild-card spot)

Barring a collapse by the Pirates (14/1) or a miraculous run by the Washington Nationals (see below), Pittsburgh will end a two-decade playoff drought at the end of the month. But the Pirates have loftier goals, namely catching the Cardinals for top spot in the National League Central. Pittsburgh enters Friday two games off the pace, with six of its final 10 games against the team directly behind it in both the division and wild-card standings (also see below).

Cincinnati Reds (87-66, second wild-card spot)

The aforementioned Reds (16/1) continue to hang around, making the Central the only legitimate division race remaining. Cincinnati has surged into contention with an 11-6 September that includes a road sweep against lowly Houston earlier this week. In addition to having six games against Pittsburgh to close out the regular season, the Reds have the privilege of facing a New York Mets team that is playing out the string.

Washington Nationals (81-71, 5.5 games back of Cincinnati)

It will take a sensational run - and some help - for the Nationals (200/1) to return to the postseason. The division race is all but over - Atlanta has an nine-game lead with 10 to play - and unless either the Reds dominate the Pirates or vice versa, Washington won't be able to make up enough ground for a long winning streak to matter. The Nationals host Miami for four games before finishing up with three games each in Atlanta and Arizona.