marksmoneymakers Posts:9057 Followers:137
On 09/24/2013 06:06 AM in MLB

Some Tuesday MLB Helpful Information

WINNING POINTS

BASEBALL SELECTIONS

BEGINNING TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24
Tampa Bay at N.Y.Yankees (3) 24th, 25th, 26th
The Yankees managed to draw close to a wildcard slot, but they floundered at Fenway Park last weekend, so this looks like their one last shot to fight their way in.They’ll get a look at Tampa’s two top lefthanders, Matt Moore & David Price, both of whom are likely to take turns in the Bronx. NY has an 18-9 record vs. southpaws in the Bronx (+$835) and despite recent losses they are hitting well (5.1 runs per game in the last 10 days).
PREFERRED: Yankees vs. lefthanders.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9057 Followers:137
09/24/2013 06:07 AM

MLB Betting

Keep these factors in mind for final week

Major League Baseball is into its final week of the regular season and that can have major implications on betting. We take a look at a few betting angles to keep in the back of your head when your capping MLB during this final week.

Playoff bound clubs resting players

Obviously, it's a common practice for teams that have clinched a spot in the postseason to rest players for their playoff run.

Four ball clubs have clinched division crowns (Red Sox, A's, Braves, Dodgers) and could have their foot off the pedal down the stretch and coast into the playoffs with healthy lineups and rested rotations.

The St. Louis Cardinals have clinched a wild card spot at the very least, but will definitely look to cement that NL Central crown down the stretch.

Teams in Wild Card hunt

The National League wild cards will probably come out of the central as the Pirates and Reds are tied with 89-67 records. The Washington Nationals have saved their best baseball for September, but it would be monumental for them to grab one of the wild card spots.

Things in the American League are a little more interesting as several teams are involved.

Tampa Bay and Cleveland head into Monday with claims to the two wild cards.

Texas, despite an epic free fall, is 1.5 games behind. The Kansas City Royals are 3.5 games back and the Yankees are still mathematically alive and sit four games behind.

While these teams are still in the hunt, they'll be playing all-out until eliminated.

Scrappy teams that haven't given up

Some teams that under-achieved during the regular season seem to pick it up and either try to play the spoiler role or just attempt to close the season on a high note.

Three such teams picking it up even though they have nothing to play for are the New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels.

The Mets are Angels are both 7-3 in their last 10 overall and the Brewers are 6-4 in their previous 10 ball games.

The Angels are approaching the .500 mark and would be a minor victory for a ball club that had high expectation heading into the season. The Halos could play spoiler to the Texas Rangers as they close the regular season with a four-game set in Arlington. If the Rangers are alive, the Angels will look to squash any playoff aspirations in Texas.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9057 Followers:137
09/24/2013 06:08 AM

Tuesday's MLB American League betting cheat sheet

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Tuesday's American League games:

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles (-161, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was mediocre in his previous start against Toronto, surrendering four runs on six hits over eight innings en route to a 4-3 loss.

Hot batting stat: Toronto 3B Brett Lawrie is 3-for-10 with a home run in his career against Tillman.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: Baltimore has won eight of Tillman's previous 10 home starts.


Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians (-225, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Indians right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is 3-0 while surrendering just two earned runs and striking out 31 over his last four starts.

Hot batting stat: Cleveland 2B Jason Kipnis has four hits, including a double, in 13 at-bats against Chicago starter Hector Santiago.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s under clear skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Indians are 10-1 in their last 11 home games versus a left-handed starter.


Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (-104, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Rays left-hander Matt Moore is coming off one of his worst outings of the season, charged with six runs - five earned - on seven hits over four innings in an 8-2 loss to Texas.

Hot batting stat: Tampa Bay 2B Ben Zobrist is 5-for-10 with two doubles, a triple and two home runs against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.

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

Key betting note: Tampa Bay is 8-2 in Moore's last 10 road starts against teams with winning records.


Houston Astros at Texas Rangers (-308, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish is 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA and 54 strikeouts over 37 2/3 innings against the Astros.

Cold batting stat: The Houston roster is batting .129 with 43 combined strikeouts in 101 at-bats against Darvish.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-80s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: Texas is 0-6 in Darvish's previous six starts on grass.


Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins (+170, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Twins left-hander Scott Diamond has been dreadful at home in 2013, going 2-8 with a 6.60 ERA in 11 starts.

Hot batting stat: Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera has 10 hits, including three doubles and a homer, in 21 at-bats versus Diamond.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The Twins are 1-12 in Diamond's last 13 home starts against teams with winning records.


Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (-104, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Athletics right-hander A.J. Griffin is 4-0 with a 3.48 ERA in his previous five starts.

Hot batting stat: Oakland OF Coco Crisp is a career .359 hitter with two home runs in 39 at-bats against Angels starter Jason Vargas.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: Los Angeles has lost eight of its last 10 Tuesday games.


Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners (+115, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Royals left-hander Bruce Chen is 4-1 with a 3.21 ERA in 10 starts and four relief appearances against the Mariners.

Cold batting stat: Mariners 1B Justin Smoak has just two hits in 11 career at-bats against Chen.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-50s with a 70 percent chance of rain. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-1 in Chen's last seven starts against teams with losing records.


** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 9:25 p.m. ET Monday.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9057 Followers:137
09/24/2013 06:08 AM

Tuesday's MLB National League betting cheat sheet

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

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins (-115, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez is 2-4 with a 4.71 ERA in seven home starts.

Cold batting stat: The Miami roster is a collective 2-for-10 against Phillies right-hander Zach Miner.

Weather: Temperatures will be high-70s with a 50 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 2-0-4 in Alvarez's last six starts.


New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds (-185, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Cincinnati right-hander Mike Leake is 2-1 with a 1.31 ERA and zero home runs allowed in five career starts versus the Mets.

Cold batting stat: New York 3B David Wright is 1-for-13 with five strikeouts in his career against Leake.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The under is 7-1 in Leake's last eight Tuesday starts.


Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves (-145, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Braves right-hander Freddy Garcia has surrendered just two runs in 13 innings over his previous two starts.

Hot batting stat: Milwaukee 3B Aramis Ramirez is 8-for-18 with a homer and four RBIs lifetime against Garcia.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with mostly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The home team is 8-1 in umpire Dana DeMuth's last nine games behind home plate involving Atlanta.


Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs (+136, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole has won his last three starts, allowing two runs while striking out 28 over 20 innings in that span.

Cold batting stat: Members of the Chicago roster are hitting .227 with six strikeouts in 22 at-bats against Cole.

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

Key betting note: The under is 8-1 in Cole's previous nine starts on four days' rest.


Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals (-131, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez has surrendered just seven earned runs over his last five starts, going 3-1 over that stretch.

Cold batting stat: None of the the St. Louis Cardinals has driven in a run against Gonzalez, batting a collective 6-for-32 with eight strikeouts.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-70s with a 20 percent chance of rain. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: Washington is 14-2 in Gonzalez's last 16 starts against the National League Central.


Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (-119, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley is 4-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 12 starts since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt and C Miguel Montero are a combined 1-for-12 with five strikeouts against Padres starter Tyson Ross.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will be calm.

Key betting note: The under is 13-3 in the Padres' last 16 games versus the National League West.


Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (-118, 6.5)

Hot pitching stat: Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has surrendered more than three earned runs in just one of his previous nine starts.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles 1B Adrian Gonzalez is a .299 career hitter with four homers and 13 RBIs in 67 at-bats against Giants starter Matt Cain.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: The Dodgers are 10-1 in Ryu's last 11 starts against teams with losing records.

Interleague

Boston Red Sox at Colorado Rockies (+133, 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Red Sox right-hander John Lackey is 3-6 with a 4.23 ERA in the second half after going 7-6 with a 2.78 ERA before the break.

Hot batting stat: Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer is 7-for-22 with four home runs lifetime against Lackey.

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

Key betting note: The under is 22-5-1 in Lackey's last 28 starts.


** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 10:45 p.m. ET Monday.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9057 Followers:137
09/24/2013 06:09 AM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- Thornburg is 2-1, 1.75 in six starts this season. Garcia is 1-0, 3.00 in two starts for the Braves.
-- Leake is 3-0, 0.84 in his last three starts.
-- Cole is 2-0, 1.89 in his last three starts.
-- Gonzalez is 4-1, 2.94 in his last five starts. Wacha is 1-1, 2.38 in his last four.
-- Ross has a 2.73 RA in his last four home starts.
-- Cain is 1-1, 2.90 in his last five starts.

-- Jimenez is 3-0, 0.95 in his last four starts.
-- Redmond is 3-0, 2.70 in his last four starts.
-- Peacock is 2-0, 3.38 in his last three starts. Darvish is 1-2, 1.89 in his last three outings.
-- Chen is 3-1, 4.18 in his last five starts. Paxton is 2-0, 2.65 in three starts for Seattle this season.
-- Griffin is 4-0, 3.48 in his last five starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Alvarez is 2-4, 5.30 in his last seven starts. Minor pitched three scoreless innings in his first '13 start, his first start since '09.
-- Niese is 1-2, 5.12 in his last three starts.
-- Rusin is 0-4, 4.06 in his last seven starts.
-- Miley is 1-2, 4.67 in his last five starts.
-- Ryu is 1-4, 3.58 in his last five starts.

-- Lackey is 2-2, 4.12 in his last six starts. Chatwood is 0-1, 4.34 in his last four starts.

-- Kuroda is 0-5, 7.24 in his last seven starts. Moore is 1-1, 4.74 in his last five.
-- Santiago is 0-2, 6.39 in his last three starts.
-- Tillman is 1-3, 4.28 in his last four starts.
-- Fister is 0-2, 4.15 in his last three starts. Diamond is 1-2, 6.75 in his last four outings.
-- Vargas is 0-2, 8.41 in his last four 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........
-- Miner 0-1; Alvarez 3-14
-- Thornburg 1-6; Garcia 1-2
-- Niese 7-22 (1 of last 7); Leake 7-30
-- Cole 7-17 (4 of last 4); Rusin 3-12 (1 of last 5)
-- Gonzalez 9-31 (1 of last 5); Wacha 1-8
-- Miley 10-26; Ross 5-14
-- Ryu 10-28 (4 of last 6); Cain 8-29 (1 of last 10)

-- Lackey 10-28 (1 of last 7); Chatwood 6-19

-- Moore 8-25; Kuroda 9-31 (3 of last 5)
-- Santiago 5-21 (1 of last 5); Jimenez 6-30 (0 of last 8)
-- Redmond 2-12; Tillman 8-31
-- Peacock 4-13 (1 of last 7); Darvish 10-29 (3 of last 4)
-- Fister 8-31; Diamond 6-21 (0 of last 6)
-- Griffin 4-31; Vargas 3-22
-- Chen 3-13 (1 of last 6); Paxton 1-3

Totals
-- Over is 6-2-1 in last nine Philly games.
-- Six of last nine Cincinnati games went over the total.
-- Nine of last eleven Atlanta games stayed under total.
-- Nine of last ten Cub games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last seven Cardinal games went over the total.
-- Eight of last eleven Arizona games went over the total; under is 9-1-1 in last eleven San Diego games.
-- Last four San Francisco games stayed under total.

-- Five of last six Boston games stayed under the total.

-- Over is 6-2-1 in last nine Tampa Bay games. Under is 5-0-1 in Bronx' last six games.
-- Six of last eight White Sox games went over the total.
-- Seven of last ten Baltimore games stayed under the total.
-- Three of last four Texas games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last six Detroit games went over the total.
-- Ten of last thirteen Oakland games went over the total.
-- Three of last four Kansas City games stayed under.

Hot teams
-- Reds won seven of their last nine games; Mets won three of last four.
-- Milwaukee won six of its last nine games.
-- Washington won 13 of its last 16 games. Cardinals won five of last seven. .
-- Padres won seven of their last ten games.
-- Dodgers won three of their last four games. San Francisco is 9-5 in its last 14 games, 6-3 in last nine at home.

-- Red Sox won three of their last four games.

-- Tampa Bay won nine of its last twelve games. Bronx won three of its last four home games.
-- Indians won five of their last six games.
-- Tigers won six of their last nine games.
-- Royals won five of their last seven games.
-- AL West champ A's won 11 of their last 13 games. Angels won nine of their last thirteen games.

Cold teams
-- Phillies lost last four games, allowing 23 runs. Marlins lost seven of last ten.
-- Braves are 3-5 in their last eight games.
-- Pirates lost five of their last eight games, but clinched a playoff spot with a win Monday. Cubs lost ten of their last 13.
-- Arizona is 6-10 in its last sixteen road games.

-- Rockies lost six of their last nine games.

-- Orioles are 5-10 in their last fifteen games. Blue Jays lost nine of their last thirteen games.
-- White Sox lost ten of their last fourteen games.
-- Astros lost their last ten games, outscored 59-14. Rangers lost ten of their last fourteen games.
-- Twins lost ten of their last thirteen games.
-- Mariners lost 12 of their last 15 games.

Umpires
-- Phil-Mia-- Four of last five Tichenor games stayed under.
-- Mil-Atl-- Four of last five Demuth games stayed under total.
-- NY-Cin-- Seven of last nine Vanover games went over total.
-- Pitt-Chi-- Over is 6-1-1 in last eight Barry games.
-- Wsh-StL-- Favorites won last seven Schrieber games.
-- Az-SD-- Underdogs won five of last seven Porter games.

-- Hst-Tex-- Underdogs won seven of last ten Emmel games.
-- Det-Minn-- Over is 6-1-1 in last eight O'Nora games.
-- A's-LA-- Seven of last ten Davidson games went over total.
-- KC-Sea-- 16 of last 21 Miller games stayed under the total.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9057 Followers:137
09/24/2013 08:36 AM

Baseball Crusher

Kansas City Royals -125 over Seattle Mariners

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09/24/2013 08:36 AM

Today's MLB Picks
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees

The Rays look to build on their 9-1 record in Matt Moore's last 10 starts as a road favorite. Tampa Bay is the pick (-115) according to Dunkel, which has the Rays favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-115). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Time Posted: 7:00 a.m. EST

Game 901-902: Philadelphia at Miami (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Miner) 14.749; Miami (Alvarez) 13.608
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Miami (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-105); Over

Game 903-904: Milwaukee at Atlanta (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Thornburg) 13.129; Atlanta (Garcia) 14.562
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-145); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-145); Under

Game 905-906: NY Mets at Cincinnati (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Niese) 15.404; Cincinnati (Leake) 14.397
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-185); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+165); Over

Game 907-908: Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Cole) 15.824; Cubs (Rusin) 14.372
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-155); No Run Total
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-155); N/A

Game 909-910: Washington at St. Louis (8:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Gonzalez) 15.331; St. Louis (Wacha) 16.762
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-135); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-135); Over

Game 911-912: Arizona at San Diego (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Miley) 13.524; San Diego (Ross) 15.010
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: San Diego (-120); 7
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (-120); Under

Game 913-914: LA Dodgers at San Francisco (10:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Ryu) 15.398; San Francisco (Cain) 14.519
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1; 7
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-125); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (+105); Over

Game 915-916: Tampa Bay at NY Yankees (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Moore) 16.442; NY Yankees (Kuroda) 15.033
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-115); Under

Game 917-918: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Santiago) 14.523; Cleveland (Jimenez) 16.309
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 2; 7
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-230); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-230); Under

Game 919-920: Toronto at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Redmond) 15.235; Baltimore (Tillman) 14.836
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-160); 8
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+140); Over

Game 921-922: Houston at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Peacock) 15.188; Texas (Darvish) 14.122
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Texas (-340); 8
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+290); Under

Game 923-924: Detroit at Minnesota (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit (Fister) 14.458; Minnesota (Diamond) 13.103
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Detroit (-200); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-200); Over

Game 925-926: Oakland at LA Angels (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Griffin) 15.364; LA Angels (Vargas) 16.587
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Oakland (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (+100); Over

Game 927-928: Kansas City at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Chen) 16.767; Seattle (Paxton) 15.203
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-130); 7
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (-130); Under

Game 929-930: Boston at Colorado (8:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Lackey) 16.590; Colorado (Chatwood) 13.620
Dunkel Line: Boston by 3; 11
Vegas Line: Boston (-145); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-145); Over

marksmoneymakers Posts:9057 Followers:137
09/24/2013 08:36 AM

Cappers Access

Reds(RL) -1.5(+105)
A's -120

marksmoneymakers Posts:9057 Followers:137
09/24/2013 12:08 PM

StatFox Super Situations™ - FoxSheets

MLB OAKLAND at LA ANGELS

Play Against - Any team (OAKLAND) average offensive team (4.7 to 5.2 runs/game) against a decent starter (ERA=4.20 to 4.70)-AL, with a hot starting pitcher- WHIP <= 1.000 over his last 5 starts
57-41 since 1997. ( 58.2% 34.9 units )
1-3 this year. ( 25.0% -2.0 units )

StatFox Situational Power Trends™ - FoxSheets

MLB OAKLAND at LA ANGELS

OAKLAND is 29-6 (+23.7 Units) against the money line after 3 straight wins by 4 runs or more since 1997.

The average score was: OAKLAND (6.9) , OPPONENT (4.2)

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09/24/2013 12:08 PM

TMC Sports Advisors

Tigers Detroit -200

Indians Cleveland -230

Rangers Texas -1.5

Pirates Pittsburgh/Chicago Under 8

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