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04/09/2012 04:01 PM

MLB

Monday, April 9

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Hot lines: Monday's best MLB bets
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St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (-125, 9)

Thanks to a pair of longballs from Jay Bruce and a late infield RBI single by Scott Rolen, the Cincinnati Reds won the rubber match in their season-opening series with the Miami Marlins.

Rolen’s hit in the ninth capped a two-run ninth inning, giving reliever Aroldis Chapman his first win of the season. Chapman struck out two in three scoreless innings.

The Reds may need some more offensive production to give Monday’s starter, Homer Bailey, a fighting chance.

Bailey owned a 7.98 ERA in five Cactus League starts this spring and was handed the last spot in the rotation when manager Dusty Baker decided to keep Chapman in the bullpen for now.

"I haven't really thought about it like that, but I guess it sounds pretty cool," Bailey told MLB.com about facing the defending champs. "It's just the first game of the season, though. It's a team that we know the hitters quite a bit so that brings some comfort."

That comfort hasn’t served Bailey well lately. St. Louis is 2-7 in his last nine starts against the Cards.

Pick: Cardinals


Washington Nationals at New York Mets (-105, 8)

Jon Niese and Ruban Tejada stole the show Sunday for the Mets as they completed a series sweep of the Atlanta Braves.

Niese took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Tejada hit a pair of homers and had four hits as the Mets downed Atlanta 7-5.

Now Mike Pelfrey takes the hill looking to keep New York’s hot start going. Pelfrey struggled through most of the preseason but allowed only two runs over his last 10 1/3 innings of spring training action.

“I had to get it going a little earlier, and I’m glad I did, because I feel like I ended on a good note,” Pelfrey said. “The whole thing is I feel good. I feel strong, the ball is coming out and I have an idea of where it’s going. That means I’m going to be able to locate my fastball, which is all I need.”

Manager Terry Collins read Pelfrey the riot act and the big righty has responded.

Pick: Mets

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04/09/2012 04:05 PM

MLB
Long Sheet

Monday, April 9

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MIAMI (1 - 3) at PHILADELPHIA (1 - 2) - 1:05 PM
ANIBAL SANCHEZ ® vs. COLE HAMELS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 57-38 (+20.7 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

ANIBAL SANCHEZ vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
SANCHEZ is 3-8 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 5.09 and a WHIP of 1.546.
His team's record is 5-11 (-4.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-9. (-3.1 units)

COLE HAMELS vs. MIAMI since 1997
HAMELS is 6-7 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.122.
His team's record is 8-11 (-11.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 10-9. (-1.0 units)

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SAN FRANCISCO (0 - 3) at COLORADO (1 - 2) - 4:10 PM
BARRY ZITO (L) vs. JHOULYS CHACIN ®
Top Trends for this game.
SAN FRANCISCO is 154-96 (+55.6 Units) against the money line when playing on Monday since 1997.
SAN FRANCISCO is 456-450 (+44.0 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters since 1997.
ZITO is 62-37 (+25.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997. (Team's Record)
COLORADO is 74-93 (-33.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 38-43 (-19.8 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 28-45 (-24.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 20-33 (-21.1 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 74-93 (-33.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 72-79 (-30.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

BARRY ZITO vs. COLORADO since 1997
ZITO is 5-2 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 2.65 and a WHIP of 1.118.
His team's record is 10-5 (+7.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-8. (-3.4 units)

JHOULYS CHACIN vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
CHACIN is 3-3 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 2.79 and a WHIP of 1.190.
His team's record is 3-3 (+0.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-2. (+1.8 units)

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ST LOUIS (3 - 1) at CINCINNATI (2 - 1) - 7:10 PM
JAKE WESTBROOK ® vs. HOMER BAILEY ®
Top Trends for this game.
WESTBROOK is 43-57 (-23.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
ST LOUIS is 54-41 (+15.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 53-39 (+16.4 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 78-50 (+20.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 34-48 (-21.1 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

JAKE WESTBROOK vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
WESTBROOK is 2-1 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.425.
His team's record is 2-5 (-3.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-4. (-1.6 units)

HOMER BAILEY vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
BAILEY is 2-5 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 5.64 and a WHIP of 1.522.
His team's record is 2-7 (-5.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-4. (-0.8 units)

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WASHINGTON (2 - 1) at NY METS (3 - 0) - 7:10 PM
EDWIN JACKSON ® vs. MIKE PELFREY ®
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 20-16 (+14.8 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 82-83 (+10.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 38-32 (+17.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 82-83 (+10.5 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 42-32 (+16.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 255-256 (-68.4 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.
PELFREY is 24-46 (-27.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
PELFREY is 27-46 (-23.2 Units) against the money line after a win since 1997. (Team's Record)
PELFREY is 2-15 (-11.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

EDWIN JACKSON vs. NY METS since 1997
JACKSON is 0-0 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.600.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

MIKE PELFREY vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
PELFREY is 4-7 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.450.
His team's record is 7-11 (-8.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 8-8. (-1.0 units)

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ATLANTA (0 - 3) at HOUSTON (2 - 1) - 8:05 PM
BRANDON BEACHY ® vs. J.A. HAPP (L)
Top Trends for this game.
ATLANTA is 65-65 (-23.2 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
ATLANTA is 24-37 (-18.3 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
ATLANTA is 21-32 (-16.8 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 3 seasons.
ATLANTA is 20-34 (-18.2 Units) against the money line in road games against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
ATLANTA is 58-31 (+25.7 Units) against the money line in road games after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997.
HOUSTON is 59-108 (-32.5 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 22-50 (-25.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 57-107 (-34.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 36-81 (-34.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

BRANDON BEACHY vs. HOUSTON since 1997
No recent starts.

J.A. HAPP vs. ATLANTA since 1997
HAPP is 2-0 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 1.72 and a WHIP of 1.091.
His team's record is 4-2 (+2.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-5. (-4.5 units)

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MILWAUKEE (1 - 2) at CHICAGO CUBS (1 - 2) - 7:05 PM
SHAUN MARCUM ® vs. CHRIS VOLSTAD ®
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 13-24 (-15.4 Units) against the money line when playing on Monday over the last 3 seasons.
MARCUM is 10-17 (-11.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
VOLSTAD is 10-4 (+9.0 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
MILWAUKEE is 84-53 (+23.9 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 61-26 (+27.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
MARCUM is 35-25 (+13.3 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field since 1997. (Team's Record)
CHICAGO CUBS are 69-92 (-31.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 76-90 (-28.9 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 23-36 (-16.6 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 50-64 (-21.9 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 27-45 (-16.6 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 594-570 (-135.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 1188-1268 (-235.7 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 76-90 (-28.9 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
VOLSTAD is 13-26 (-17.1 Units) against the money line in home games in night games since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

SHAUN MARCUM vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
MARCUM is 2-0 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 1.93 and a WHIP of 0.929.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.1 units)

CHRIS VOLSTAD vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
VOLSTAD is 1-1 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 1.71 and a WHIP of 0.987.
His team's record is 1-3 (-1.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-3. (-2.4 units)

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LA ANGELS (1 - 2) at MINNESOTA (0 - 3) - 4:10 PM
C.J. WILSON (L) vs. NICK BLACKBURN ®
Top Trends for this game.
LA ANGELS are 622-612 (+65.5 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 153-133 (+33.4 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 369-304 (+54.9 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 513-504 (+64.1 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 616-530 (+68.7 Units) against the money line after a loss since 1997.
MINNESOTA is 63-103 (-29.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 28-52 (-20.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 33-49 (-17.7 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 9-20 (-11.4 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 1-9 (-8.5 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Monday over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 61-98 (-26.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 33-68 (-29.2 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 12-32 (-18.4 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

C.J. WILSON vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
WILSON is 2-2 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 6.67 and a WHIP of 1.694.
His team's record is 2-3 (-2.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-4. (-3.8 units)

NICK BLACKBURN vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
BLACKBURN is 1-3 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.685.
His team's record is 2-4 (-2.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-2. (+1.8 units)

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CHI WHITE SOX (1 - 2) at CLEVELAND (1 - 2) - 7:05 PM
CHRIS SALE (L) vs. JOSH TOMLIN ®
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 32-41 (-15.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 19-10 (+11.3 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 63-53 (+13.4 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 45-29 (+16.9 Units) against the money line in home games after a win over the last 3 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 88-79 (+19.9 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 3 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 43-35 (+12.8 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 70-60 (+18.1 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

CHRIS SALE vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
No recent starts.

JOSH TOMLIN vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
No recent starts.

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BOSTON (0 - 3) at TORONTO (2 - 1) - 7:05 PM
FELIX DOUBRONT (L) vs. HENDERSON ALVAREZ ®
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 34-36 (-19.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 11-18 (-14.3 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 60-53 (-19.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 39-39 (-16.3 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 304-217 (+52.2 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.
TORONTO is 84-74 (+18.0 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 72-62 (+16.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 155-109 (+30.0 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 since 1997.
BOSTON is 26-13 (+13.1 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

FELIX DOUBRONT vs. TORONTO since 1997
No recent starts.

HENDERSON ALVAREZ vs. BOSTON since 1997
ALVAREZ is 0-0 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.833.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.0 units)

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NY YANKEES (0 - 3) at BALTIMORE (3 - 0) - 7:05 PM
IVAN NOVA ® vs. BRIAN MATUSZ (L)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 55-56 (-20.3 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 70-72 (+21.3 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 3 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 211-291 (-80.3 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

IVAN NOVA vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
NOVA is 2-0 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.263.
His team's record is 3-1 (+1.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (-0.2 units)

BRIAN MATUSZ vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
MATUSZ is 2-4 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.435.
His team's record is 2-5 (-0.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-3. (+0.5 units)

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SEATTLE (3 - 1) at TEXAS (2 - 1) - 8:05 PM
HECTOR NOESI ® vs. YU DARVISH ®
Top Trends for this game.
SEATTLE is 132-197 (-57.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 41-77 (-31.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 129-185 (-49.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 29-55 (-22.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 41-16 (+20.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 80-49 (+17.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 101-82 (+30.0 Units) against the money line in road games in April games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

HECTOR NOESI vs. TEXAS since 1997
No recent starts.

YU DARVISH vs. SEATTLE since 1997
No recent starts.

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KANSAS CITY (2 - 1) at OAKLAND (1 - 3) - 10:05 PM
LUIS MENDOZA ® vs. TOM MILONE (L)
Top Trends for this game.
KANSAS CITY is 8-30 (-17.5 Units) against the money line in road games against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 33-51 (-23.8 Units) against the money line on the road with a money line of -100 to -125 since 1997.
OAKLAND is 70-89 (-22.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 44-61 (-18.5 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

LUIS MENDOZA vs. OAKLAND since 1997
MENDOZA is 0-0 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-0. (+0.0 units)

TOM MILONE vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
No recent starts.

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cnotes Posts:24956 Followers:33
04/09/2012 04:06 PM

MLB
Short Sheet

Monday, April 9

National League

Miami at Philadelphia, 1:05 ET
Sanchez: 7-14 TSR as a road underdog
Hamels: 7-3 TSR in April

San Francisco at Colorado, 4:10 ET
Zito: San Francisco 27-12 Over away vs. division opponents
Chacin: 10-16 TSR as a home favorite

St. Louis at Cincinnati, 7:10 ET
Westbrook: St. Louis 32-15 SU away after winning 2 of their last 3 games
Bailey: 11-1 Over pitching off a team win

Washington at NY Mets, 7:10 ET
Jackson: 8-3 Over in April
Pelfrey: 24-46 TSR vs. division opponents

Atlanta at Houston, 8:05 ET
Beachy: 2-7 TSR as a favorite of -150 or higher
Happ: Houston 22-9 Over at home after the bullpen allowed 0 runs

(TC) Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 ET ESPN
Marcum: Milwaukee 42-18 SU off 3+ home games
Volstad: 6-18 TSR at home with a line of +125 to -125


American League

LA Angels at Minnesota, 4:10 ET
Wilson: 24-5 TSR as a favorite of -125 to -175
Blackburn: Minnesota 7-18 SU at home after scoring 1 or 0 runs

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 7:05 ET
Sale: White Sox 22-9 Under away off BB Unders
Tomlin: Cleveland 41-22 SU as a favorite of -150 or less

Boston at Toronto, 7:07 ET
Doubront: Boston 21-7 Over off 3+ losses
Alvarez: Toronto 24-11 Over at home off an Under

NY Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 ET
Nova: Yankees 5-12 SU away off a combined score of 4 runs or less
Matusz: Baltimore 16-6 SU off BB games allowing 3 runs or less

Seattle at Texas, 8:05 ET
Noesi: Seattle 18-59 SU as an underdog of +150 or higher
Darvish: Texas 41-16 SU vs. division opponents

Kansas City at Oakland, 10:05 ET
Mendoza: Kansas City 8-30 SU away vs. left-handed starters
Milone: Oakland 15-5 Over after allowing 8+ runs

(TC) Time Change

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