marksmoneymakers Posts:10424 Followers:137
On 09/26/2013 06:07 AM in MLB

Some Thursday MLB Helpful Information

Thursday's MLB betting cheat sheet

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes for Thursday's major-league games:

American League

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles (-135, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle is 7-3 with a 2.99 ERA in 13 starts since the All-Star break.

Hot batting stat: Orioles OF Nick Markakis has dominated the head-to-head matchup with Buehrle, hitting .444 with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs in 36 career at-bats.

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

Key betting note: The under is 14-2 in Buehrle's previous 16 starts on four days' rest.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees (+100, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova is coming off his second complete-game shutout of the season, limiting the San Francisco Giants to six hits in a 6-0 triumph.

Hot batting stat: New York 2B Robinson Cano is 7-for-19 with three home runs and six RBIs lifetime versus Rays starter Alex Cobb.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow in from center field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 6-0 in Nova's last six home starts against Tampa Bay.

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers (-170, 9)

Hot pitching stat: Angels right-hander Jerome Williams has won four straight starts and has allowed just two combined runs over his previous two outings.

Hot batting stat: Los Angeles OF Mike Trout has a .365/.515/.558 slash line in 52 at-bats against the Rangers in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-90s under clear skies. Wind will blow in from right field at 9 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 7-1 in the Angels' last eight series openers.

Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox (+125, 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: White Sox right-hander Andre Rienzo was roughed up in his last outing, surrendering five runs on seven hits - including a pair of homers - over four innings of an 8-1 loss to Cleveland.

Cold batting stat: Chicago 1B/DH Adam Dunn is hitting just .154 with 12 strikeouts in 26 at-bats against Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie.

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

Key betting note: The under is 16-6-4 in Guthrie's previous 26 starts on four days' rest.

Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins (+143, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Twins left-hander Andrew Albers has been torched in consecutive starts, surrendering 12 combined runs over 8 2/3 innings in losses to the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics.

Hot batting stat: Minnesota OF Josh Willingham is hitting a sizzling .600 with three homers and six RBIs in 10 at-bats against Indians starter Zach McAllister.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 12 mph.

Key betting note: Cleveland is 11-1 in its last 12 road games against teams with losing records.

National League

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (-110, 7)

Hot pitching stat: Arizona right-hander Trevor Cahill is 2-3 but has a 2.72 ERA and has surrendered just two home runs in six career starts against San Diego.

Cold batting stat: Padres SS Ronny Cedeno and 1B Jesus Guzman are a combined 0-for-14 with eight strikeouts against Cahill.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in Cahill's previous five starts against a division foe.

Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (-176, 8)

Cold pitching stat: Phillies right-hander Tyler Cloyd is 0-3 with an 11.77 ERA over his last three starts.

Cold batting stat: Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is batting just .246 with one home run and 17 strikeouts in 61 at-bats against Philadelphia in 2013.

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

Key betting note: The Phillies are 2-10 in their last 12 road outings against teams with winning records.

Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets (-142, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Brewers righty Johnny Hellweg surrendered seven runs on seven hits while walking five in 3 2/3 innings in his previous encounter with the Mets, a 12-5 loss on July 5.

Hot batting stat: Milwaukee OF Norichika Aoki is hitting 6-for-13 with a double in 13 at-bats against New York this season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under partly cloudy skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 3 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 13-3 in Mets right-hander Dillon Gee's last 16 home starts.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (-121, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Dodgers right-hander Edinson Volquez is 2-2 with a 5.92 ERA in 10 career starts against San Francisco.

Cold batting stat: Los Angeles 1B Adrian Gonzalez is a career .200 hitter with 16 strikeouts in 50 at-bats versus Giants starter Tim Lincecum.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 10 mph.

Key betting note: San Francisco is 3-10 in Lincecum's previous 13 starts against teams with winning records.

** Odds, stats, weather forecast and probable pitchers as of 3:25 p.m. ET Wednesday.

marksmoneymakers Posts:10424 Followers:137
09/26/2013 06:08 AM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- Erlin is 2-1, 1.80 in his last four starts. Cahill is 3-0, 3.27 in his last four.
-- Gee is 3-1, 2.88 in his last five starts.
-- Hale tossed five shutout innings in his first '13 start.
-- Lincecum is 4-1, 4.06 in his last six starts.

-- Cobb is 2-0, 1.69 in his last two starts. Nova is 4-1, 3.61 in his last eight.
-- Williams is 4-0, 3.75 in his last four starts.
-- McAllister is 2-0, 1.54 in his last couple starts.
-- Guthrie is 1-2, 3.15 in his last three starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Hellweg is 1-4, 9.47 in six starts this season.
-- Cloyd is 0-3, 11.77 in his last three starts.
-- Volquez is 0-2, 4.91 in four starts for the Dodgers.

-- Gonzalez is 2-3, 4.76 in his last six starts. Buehrle is 1-2, 6.33 in last four.
-- Garza is 1-3, 6.17 in his last four starts.
-- Albers is 0-4, 7.30 in his last seven starts.
-- Rienzo is 1-2, 8.24 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........
-- Cahill 4-26 (0 of last 12); Erlin 2-8
-- Hellweg 4-6; Gee 6-31
-- Cloyd 4-10; Hale 0-1
-- Volquez 12-31 (5 of last 8); Lincecum 11-31

-- Buehrle 6-23 (1 of last 9); Gonzalez 6-27 (0 of last 9)
-- Cobb 4-21; Nova 6-19
-- Williams 6-24 (1 of last 10); Garza 2-24
-- McAllister 5-23 (0 of last 11); Albers 2-9
-- Guthrie 11-32 (3 of last 4); Rienzo 0-9

Totals
-- Under is 10-2-1 in last thirteen San Diego games. Six of last nine Arizona games went over.
-- Last three Milwaukee games stayed under the total.
-- 11 of last 13 Atlanta games stayed under total.
-- Five of last six San Francisco games stayed under total.

-- Eight of last twelve Baltimore games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 7-3-1 in last eleven Tampa Bay games. Under is 6-1-1 in Bronx' last eight games.
-- Four of last six Texas games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last ten White Sox games went over the total.
-- Last three Cleveland games went over; last three Twin games stayed under.

Hot teams
-- San Diego won its last eight games when it scored 2+ runs. Arizona is 5-1 in game following its last six losses.
-- Mets won five of their last six games. Milwaukee won three of last four.
-- Dodgers won four of their last six games. San Francisco is 10-6 in its last 16 games, 7-4 in last eleven at home.

-- Tampa Bay won 11 of its last 14 games.
-- Rangers four of their last five games. Angels won 11 of their last 15.
-- Indians won seven of their last eight games.

Cold teams
-- Phillies lost five of their last six games. Atlanta is 6-8 in its last 14.

-- Orioles are 6-11 in their last 17 games. Blue Jays are 5-10 in their last 15.
-- Bronx lost eight of its last eleven games.
-- White Sox lost 12 of their last 16 games. Royals fell out of Wild Card race, got shut out the last two nights.
-- Twins lost 12 of their last 15 games.

marksmoneymakers Posts:10424 Followers:137
09/26/2013 08:11 AM

Baseball Crusher

Tampa Bay Rays -110 over NY Yankees

marksmoneymakers Posts:10424 Followers:137
09/26/2013 10:30 AM

Today's MLB Picks
LA Dodgers at San Francisco

The Giants look to build on their 7-2 record in Tim Lincecum's last 9 home starts against the Dodgers. San Francisco is the pick (-125) according to Dunkel, which has the Giants favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-125). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Time Posted: 6:00 a.m. EST

Game 901-902: Arizona at San Diego (6:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Cahill) 15.428; San Diego (Erlin) 15.506
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1; 6
Vegas Line: San Diego (-115); 7
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-105); Under

Game 903-904: Milwaukee at NY Mets (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Hellweg) 14.819; NY Mets (Gee) 16.235
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-150); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (-150); Over

Game 905-906: Philadelphia at Atlanta (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Cloyd) 14.983; Atlanta (Hale) 13.872
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-175); 8
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+155); Over

Game 907-908: LA Dodgers at San Francisco (10:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Volquez) 14.024; San Francisco (Lincecum) 15.598
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-125); 7
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-125); Under

Game 909-910: Toronto at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Buehrle) 15.698; Baltimore (Gonzalez) 14.573
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-140); 8
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+120); Over

Game 911-912: Tampa Bay at NY Yankees (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Cobb) 16.384; NY Yankees (Nova) 14.091
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 2 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-125); Under

Game 913-914: LA Angels at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Williams) 16.558; Texas (Garza) 16.057
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Texas (-175); 9
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (+155); Under

Game 915-916: Cleveland at Minnesota (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (McAllister) 16.561; Minnesota (Albers) 13.082
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 3 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-160); 8
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-160); Over

Game 917-918: Kansas City at Chicago White Sox (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Guthrie) 15.791; White Sox (Rienzo) 14.272
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-135); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (-135); Under

marksmoneymakers Posts:10424 Followers:137
09/26/2013 10:30 AM

StatFox Super Situations™ - FoxSheets

MLB ARIZONA at SAN DIEGO

Play On - All teams when the money line is +125 to -125 (ARIZONA) excellent defensive catchers - allowing <=0.35 SB's/game on the season, after scoring 3 runs or less 3 straight games
51-25 over the last 5 seasons. ( 67.1% 27.2 units )
16-11 this year. ( 59.3% 5.3 units )

StatFox Situational Power Trends™ - FoxSheets

MLB LA DODGERS at SAN FRANCISCO

LA DODGERS are 53-24 (+24.0 Units) against the money line in the second half of the season this season.
The average score was: LA DODGERS (4.4) , OPPONENT (3.1)