Who's Hot and Who's Not
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MLB: The under is 9-3-2 in the Chicago Cubs’ last 14 home games.
MLB: The Chicago White Sox are 17-5 in their last 22 games as a favorite.
WNBA: Indiana is 10-2 against the spread in its last 12 home games.
MLB: Washington has won three of its last 13 overall.
MLB: Pittsburgh is 2-8 in its last 10 games as a favorite.
WNBA: Washington is 1-7 against the spread in its last eight overall.
26 – With their second-half surge, the Arizona Diamondbacks are running away with the lead in Covers.com’s MLB team money standings. Heading into Tuesday’s game the 81-60 Diamondbacks had earned supporters about 26 units on the year.
Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked
Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints – Moore was held out of practice again Tuesday and is officially listed as questionable for Thursday’s opener at Green Bay with a groin injury. Moore had 763 receiving yards and eight touchdowns last year. The Saints are currently pegged as 4-point underdogs.
Game of the day
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (-140, 8)
“You knew they had the pitching, but you knew unless they got hot and a little lucky, no one had them winning it. But they got hot and they got lucky, and they were a great underdog story. They really were.” – an unnamed National League scout told Sportingnews.com about the San Francisco Giants’ title run last season. The Giants sat seven games back of the NL West-leading Diamondbacks ahead of Tuesday’s action.
Notes and tips
MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa set odds for UFC 141’s main event between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem, which goes Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. For now at least, both fighters are set at -115, though Oddessa doesn’t rule out action on Overeem moving the line in the ex-Strikeforce titleholder’s favor. Lesnar hasn’t fought since losing his belt to Cain Velasquez in Oct. 2010.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said Tuesday he is changing quarterbacks, replacing senior Dayne Crist with sophomore Tommy Rees for Saturday's game at Michigan.Kelly announced the change during his weekly news conference. The Irish are coming off a season-opening 23-20 home loss to South Florida in which Crist started but was benched at halftime and replaced by Rees. Crist won the job in training camp but was just 7-of-15 for 95 yards and an interception that was returned for a score, helping the Irish dig a 16-0 halftime hole. Rees came on and was 24-of-34 for 296 yards, two TDs and two picks. Notre Dame is currently set as a 3.5-point underdog at the Big House.
Thanks to a rain delay, Tuesday's matchup between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles didn't get started until about 11 p.m. ET. The two clubs are back at it Wednesday for an afternoon matinee currently scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET. New York is set as a -200 favorite.