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On 06/03/2012 10:29 AM in MLB

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Struggling Dodgers Visit Phillies To Open Week

UPDATE (June 3): The Phillies will switch their rotation up and start Vance Worley in Monday's contest against the Dodgers. Worley has been on the DL with elbow problems, and is expected to be on a short pitch count for the game.

Steady as she goes for Mike Scioscia and the Los Angeles Angels who wrap up an important home series with their division rivals from Texas on Sunday.

The Angels fired the first salvo in the series with a 4-2 victory Friday night. Priced as +115 underdogs, Scioscia's troops rallied from an early 2-0 hole behind Mike Trout's bat and the bullpen backed Jerome Williams' fine start to seal the deal.

Texas was again a small favorite in Game 2 on Saturday that featured a mound duel between Yu Darvish and former Rangers hurler CJ Wilson. It will be Wilson's third start against his former mates in the Angels' first five meetings this year with Texas. Those results were still pending with most outlets on the Don Best odds screen showing 7½-runs for the total.

Sunday's series-ender is set for 3:35 p.m. (ET) and pits Texas southpaw Matt Harrison against Dan Haren.

Haren has really turned things around his last two times out after a rough beginning. He didn't pitch that poorly in all of his initial nine starts, but the results still weren't there with the Angels 1-8 in those contests. A 14-K shutout at Seattle and seven innings of 1-run ball Tuesday at home vs. the Yankees point to much better times ahead for Haren and his backers.

It's going to be especially important that Haren pick up slack as the ace or stopper in the Angels rotation while Jered Weaver is on the disabled list nursing a sore back. Haren missed the Rangers in Arlington during the mid-May set, and Texas has kicked him around pretty good the last three times they've faced him (Angels 1-2, Haren 8.63 ERA).

Harrison suffered the loss in the only game the Angels won in Texas a few weeks ago. The southpaw came out for the seventh, put two runners on and left with the score tied two-all before both eventually made a full 360 around the bases and scored on sac flies in a 4-2 Halos victory.

He made his major league debut against the Angels and won that assignment back in July 2008, but the Rangers are 1-3 in his four starts vs. their lineup since then with most of his work in 2009 against them from the 'pen. This will be just his second career start at the Big A, and his other happens to be his only victory in the series since his big league debut (Sept. 2011, 6 IP, 1 ER).

Dodgers Continue Road Trip In Philly
A couple of old National League rivals get together for the first time this season on Monday when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Philadelphia Phillies. The 4-game series gets underway with a couple of big names on the hill and ESPN will provide coverage beginning at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

The Dodgers just embarked on a long 10-game trek that started in Colorado this weekend and will eventually take them to Seattle next weekend. Los Angeles was struggling with seven losses among its last nine games entering Saturday's match with the Rockies, and the Dodgers' lead in the NL West had shrunk to four over the Giants.

The Phillies, meanwhile, had won seven of their last nine before Saturday's clash against the Miami Marlins. They're last in the NL East, but with only 2.5-games between themselves and the front-running Washington Nationals.

Los Angeles will pin its hopes Monday on Clayton Kershaw while the Phils send Cliff Lee to the bump at Citizens Bank Park.

Lee remains winless on the season despite decent stats such as a 3.00 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP that ranked 11th among all major league hurlers when play started Saturday. The Phillies have won three of his last four assignments, however, and he has all but owned the Dodgers over his career. Dating back to his time in Cleveland, his teams are a perfect 3-0 when Lee takes the mound vs. LA and his ERA stands at 0.40 in those contests.

The Dodgers won Kershaw's first five starts of the campaign, but went 2-4 with him toeing the rubber in May, including losses for the lefty in his last two assignments. Los Angeles is 0-5 in his last five tries against the Phils, and 0-3 when he starts at CBP where he has a 6.89 ERA.

Citizens Bank Park has been unkind to the Dodgers overall since opening in 2004. The Phillies are 15-10 against LA in regular season action on the diamond, 20-10 when including 2008-09 NLCS games. Philadelphia will begin play Monday having won nine of the last 11 vs. LA.

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06/03/2012 10:31 AM

Sunday's Betting Tips: Reds are Sunday's best

Weather to watch

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers – A 21-mph wind will be blowing out to left. There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms, with a projected temperature of 74 degrees.

Who’s hot

NBA: The home team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 Heat-Celtics games.

MLB: The under is 7-3 in Oakland A’s pitcher Tommy Milone’s last 10 starts.

MLB: The Reds are 17-4 in their last 21 Sunday games.

WNBA: Tulsa is 5-0 ATS in its last five games following an ATS loss.

Who’s not

NBA: The over is 7-18-1 in the last 26 Heat-Celtics games in Boston.

MLB: The Angels are 3-10 in Dan Haren’s last 13 starts on grass.

MLB: The Cubs are 1-7 in their last eight games vs. lefty starters.

WNBA: Seattle is 0-4 ATS in its last four meetings with Los Angeles.

Key stat

19 – After combining for just 7 points in Game 2, the Celtics’ bench contributed 19 points in their Game 3 win. In addition, Marquis Daniels and Keyon Dooling played tremendous defense. Boston was plus-14 with Daniels on the floor, plus-10 with Dooling on the floor. Daniels finished with 9 points and 5 rebounds, and Dooling had 7 points and 4 rebounds. Look for that duo and Mickael Pietrus to get substantial minutes Sunday.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Astros cleanup hitter Carlos Lee remains out with a strained hamstring he suffered Friday. He’s hitting .297 with four homers, eight doubles and 23 RBIs. The first baseman also has drawn 15 walks and has an on-base percentage of .348.

Game of the day

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics (+1, 180.5)

Notable quotable

“Everybody knows we’ve been able to bounce back. … We don’t look at the statistics. We don’t look at the records. Records are made to be broken. We’re just going to take it one game at a time, hopefully hold down our home court in Game 4, and see what happens.’’ – Celtics forward Paul Pierce, on whether his team can come back and overtake the Heat.

Notes and tips

Heat forward Chris Bosh (strained abdomen) went through a light workout Saturday, but media reports indicated he is still not on the verge of returning. Miami hopes to have Bosh back by the NBA finals at the latest, assuming the Heat makes it that far.

The Baltimore Ravens are getting thin on the defensive line. Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs partially tore his Achilles in late April, and now DE Michael McAdoo has ruptured his Achilles. McAdoo underwent surgery Friday. In addition, DT Ryan McBean will open the season with a three-game suspension.

The Phillies placed Jose Contreras on the DL with a strained right elbow and said the 40-year-old reliever's season is likely over. Philadelphia recalled Michael Schwimer from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Contreras suffered the injury in Friday’s 6-4 win over the Marlins; he entered that contest with six straight scoreless appearances.

Angels ace Jered Weaver (6-1, 2.61 ERA) said his lower back strain is improving and hopes to miss no more than two or three starts. "You don't want to push it too hard, even though the competitor in you wants to," he said. "You have to take it slow, take each bullpen session slow, and just try to work back into it until you get that trust back and go from there."

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06/03/2012 10:33 AM

Armadillo: Sunday's six-pack

Phil Steele's college football magazine is out; lot of great info in there for the coming season. Here are his six toughest schedules for 2012........

6) Washington-- Had a screwed up offensive line last season.

5) Florida-- 10 starters back on defense, but expectations are high.

4) Michigan-- First game vs Meyer's Buckeyes should be interesting.

3) Iowa State-- Mizzou/A&M left Big X, West Virginia/TCU are in.

2) Ole Miss-- 6-18 last two years; new coach. Rebuilding. Not good.

1) Notre Dame-- 15-28-2 vs spread as home favorite last nine years.


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Armadillo: Sunday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud..........

13) The Mets are 30-23, a game out of first place; if the season ended this weekend, the Mets would play Miami in the Wild Card game. They need to start thinking like contenders.

12) Friday night, the Mets let their ace, Johan Santana pitch the 9th inning of an 8-0 game because the franchise had never had a no-hitter. He wound up throwing 134 pitches and getting the no-hitter. There was much rejoicing amongst Met fans, those same people who will be bitching like hell should Santana come up lame or have a lousy second half. He is 33 and coming off a serious arm operation. 134 pitches is a serious night's work.

11) By the way, Santana's next start, if he took his regular pitching turn, is Wednesday against the Nationals, the FIRST-PLACE Nationals, a team a game ahead of the Mets in the standings. But Santana isn't going to take that start; he'll either pitch against the Nationals Thursday or against the Bronx Bombers Friday, in the Subway Series.

Bronx Bombers are a local rival, but they're an American League team, not one of the Mets' divisional rivals. If Santana doesn't pitch against the Nats and pitches Friday, letting him go for the no-hitter would've weakened the team in the biggest series they've played so far this season. Not good.

10) Now maybe Santana will stay healthy and keep doing real well and the fans will be delirious because they finally saw a no-hitter pitched by one of their guys, but at the end of the day, management's job is to give the team the best chance to win over the long haul.

Anything else is grandstanding, and grandstanding doesn't win games.

9) Things change quickly; couple days ago, I was referring to the Spurs as one of the all-time great teams, and they may still be that, but right now, it is a dogfight with the Spurs and Thunder in the Western Conference final. The betting favorite has now won the last 20 NBA games; not beaten the spread, just won the game. That means no road teams are winning, and the Thunder still has to win a road game to upset San Antonio.

8) Spurs are still -$200 to win this series, and +$165 to win the NBA title.

7) Heard Saturday night that in his great career, Torii Hunter has robbed 36 hitters of home runs by catching balls hit over the fence. Thats a lot.

6) Political Stat of Day: No American President has been re-elected when the unemployment rate is over 8%'; right now, it is 8.2%. Someone down in Washington better start finding some people some jobs, or else........

5) Watched the extra inning Mariner-White Sox game Saturday; its hard to put into words how horrible an announcer Hawk Harrelson is, just terrible, a complete homer. Now Hawk was one of my favorite ballplayers when I was a little kid; he came up with the A's in the mid-60's, so I have nothing against him, quite the opposite, but he is really hard to listen to now.

4) Milwaukee's Nyjer Morgan had gone 138 ABs without an RBI so far in 2012, and was batting 2nd for the Brewers; he finally homered Friday night, but not sure how a guy that unproductive bats at the top of the order.

3) UCLA christens the refurbished Pauley Pavilion against Indiana State in November; not only is ISU Larry Bird's alma mater, its the school where John Wooden coached for two years before he came to Westwood.

2) LA Kings beat the Devils again in OT, making them 14-2 in playoffs and 10-0 on the road, an amazing feat. Kings have now played seven games in the Stanley Cup Finals in franchise history; six of them went to OT.

1) Last time the first two games of the Stanley Cup Finals both went to OT was 1951, when Montreal-Toronto faced off for Lord Stanley's Cup.

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06/03/2012 10:34 AM

Public opinion: Bettors going over in Heat-Celts

Odds and Consensus percentages current as of 8 p.m. ET, Saturday.

NBA:

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics (1, 180.5)

Game 3 sailed over the total by 13.5 points, and the over has cashed in five of Miami's last six games. In addition, the over is 7-2-1 in Miami's last 10 playoff games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5 points. Neither team shot it particularly well from 3-point range in Game 3; both finished 5 of 17. However, both were outstanding inside the arc. Miami made just 10 of its 20 free-throw attempts. If you are with the consensus and like the over, you can shop around and find 180.

Consensus: Over, 58 percent


MLB:

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (100, 6.5)

Lefty Eric Stults gets the start for San Diego in place of Jeff Suppan, as the 37-year-old was just designated for assignment. The Padres had dropped six of seven entering Saturday night's game. D-Backs starter Trevor Cahill, who has a 3.96 ERA, deserves better than a 2-5 record. He'll deal with a San Diego lineup that has woken up a bit after being one of the weakest in baseball all season.

Consensus: D-Backs, 65 percent


WNBA:

Tulsa Shock at Phoenix Mercury (-7, 164.5)

The Shock enters winless at 0-5, but has covered three times. The Mercury has failed to cover in five tries, going 1-4 SU. Still, bettors like Phoenix to cover 7 points at home Sunday evening. The Mercury clearly has more talent, led by Candice Dupree (19.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg), DeWanna Bonner (17.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg) and Samantha Prahalis (6.2 apg). And Phoenix has only played one home game so far. If only the team also had Diana Taurasi. The reigning WNBA scoring champ remains out indefinitely with a strained hip flexor. She got hurt during training camp and has played in two games.

Consensus: Mercury, 65 percent

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06/03/2012 10:35 AM

MLB
Dunkel

NY Yankees at Detroit
The Yankees look to build on their 5-1 record in Justin Verlander's last 6 starts against them. New York is the pick (+170) according to Dunkel, which has the Yankees favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (+170). Here are all of today's picks.

SUNDAY, JUNE 3

Game 951-952: St. Louis at NY Mets (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Westbrook) 13.883; NY Mets (Niese) 15.858
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-120); 8
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+100); Over

Game 953-954: Miami at Philadelphia (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Zambrano) 16.847; Philadelphia (Blanton) 15.898
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-110); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-110); Under

Game 955-956: Atlanta at Washington (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Hanson) 15.561; Washington (Gonzalez) 14.567
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Washington (-140); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+120); Over

Game 957-958: Cincinnati at Houston (2:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Arroyo) 13.830; Houston (Lyles) 14.381
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-130); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+110); Under

Game 959-960: Pittsburgh at Milwaukee (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (McDonald) 15.500; Milwaukee (Fiers) 15.905
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-115); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-115); Under

Game 961-962: LA Dodgers at Colorado (3:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Eovaldi) 16.107; Colorado (White) 15.189
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1; 11
Vegas Line: Colorado (-125); 10 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (+105); Over

Game 963-964: Chicago Cubs at San Francisco (4:55 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Wood) 13.785; San Francisco (Zito) 14.681
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-150); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-150); Over

Game 965-966: Arizona at San Diego (6:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Cahill) 14.540; San Diego (Stults) 13.241
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line: Arizona (-120); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-120); Under

Game 967-968: NY Yankees at Detroit (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Hughes) 16.061; Detroit (Verlander) 15.326
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Detroit (-200); 8
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (+170); Over

Game 969-970: Boston at Toronto (1:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Bard) 15.411; Toronto (Hutchison) 15.764
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Toronto (-115); 10
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-115); Under

Game 971-972: Baltimore at Tampa Bay (1:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Arrieta) 14.596; Tampa Bay (Moore) 15.787
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-150); 8
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-150); Over

Game 973-974: Oakland at Kansas City (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Milone) 15.155; Kansas City (Mazzaro) 13.890
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-125); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+105); Under

Game 975-976: Seattle at Chicago White Sox (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Millwood) 17.835; White Sox (Sale) 16.149
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-180); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+160); Over

Game 977-978: Minnesota at Cleveland (3:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Diamond) 13.357; Cleveland (Masterson) 15.005
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-145); 9
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-145); Under

Game 979-980: Texas at LA Angels (3:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Harrison) 15.255; LA Angels (Haren) 16.499
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1; 7
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-115); 8
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-115); Under

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06/03/2012 10:36 AM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, June 3

Hot pitchers
-- GGonzalez is 5-0, 2.25 in his last five starts. Hanson is 2-0, 2.00 in his last three road starts.
-- McDonald is 4-1, 1.80 in his last seven starts. Fiers won his first big league start, allowing one run in seven IP.
-- Eovaldi allowed two runs in seven IP in his first '12 start.
-- Stults is 1-1, 3.50 in his three starts this season.

-- Bard is 3-1, 4.15 in his last four starts. Hutchison is 3-1, 2.63 in his last four starts.
-- Sale is 3-0, 0.92 in his last three starts. Millwood is 3-0, 0.67 in his last four starts.
-- Haren won his last two starts, allowing one run in 16 IP. Harrison is 2-0, 1.80 in his last couple starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Zambrano is 1-1, 8.18 in his last couple starts. Blanton is 0-2, 13.17 in his last three starts.
-- Arroyo is 0-2, 5.02 in his last four starts. Houston is 0-4 when Lyles starts (0-1, 7.36).
-- White is 1-3, 6.59 in his five starts for Colorado.
-- Zito has an 8.22 RA in his last three starts. Wood is 0-1, 5.94 in three starts for the Cubs.
-- Cahill is 0-3, 4.85 in his last five starts.
-- Westbrook is 0-2, 8.55 in his last four starts. Niese is 1-1, 7.47 in his last three starts.

-- Verlander is 0-2, 4.50 in his last couple starts. Hughes has a 7.20 RA in his last four road starts.
-- Arrieta is 0-4, 8.33 in his last five starts. Moore is 0-4, 7.09 in his last five outings.
-- Milone is 2-3, 7.48 in five road starts (4-1, 1.23 at home). Former Athletic Mazzaro allowed three runs in five IP in his first '12 start; he is 12-18, 5.12 in 40 career big league starts.
-- Diamond is 1-1, 5.60 in his last three starts. Masterson is 1-2, 5.88 in his last four starts.

Hot Teams
-- Marlins won six of their last eight games. Phillies won six of their last nine games.
-- Reds won eleven of their last fourteen games.
-- Mets won eight of their last eleven games.
-- Colorado won five of its last six games.
-- Brewers won five of their last six games. Pirates won six of their last eight games.
-- Giants won five of their last six games.

-- Red Sox won six of their last seven road games. Toronto won seven of its last ten at Rogers Centre, but lost last two.
-- Royals won five of their last seven games.
-- Bronx won seven of its last ten games.
-- Minnesota won four of its last five games.
-- White Sox won nine of their last ten games. Seattle won six of their last eight road games.
-- Angels won ten of their last eleven games.

Cold Teams
-- Washington lost three of its last four games. Braves lost six of their last seven road games.
-- Houston lost their last eight games, allowing 67 runs.
-- Cardinals lost eight of their last nine road games.
-- Dodgers lost five of their last six games.
-- San Diego lost seven of its last eight games. Arizona is 6-8 in its last fourteen road games.
-- Cubs lost their last nine road games.

-- Oakland lost nine of its last ten games.
-- Detroit lost four of its last six games.
-- Indians lost six of their last eight games.
-- Orioles lost six of their last seven games. Tampa Bay lost five of its last seven games.
-- Rangers lost their last four games, allowing 38 runs.

Totals
-- Under is 15-6-1 in Miami's last 22 road games.
-- Under is 6-0-1 in Atlanta's last seven road games.
-- Over is 9-2-1 in last twelve games at Citi Field.
-- Under is 6-3 in Houston's last nine home games.
-- Over is 15-5-1 in last twenty-one games at Coors Field.
-- Seven of last nine McDonald games stayed under total.
-- Under is 11-4 in Arizona's last fifteen road games.
-- Under is 5-1-1 in Cubs' last seven road games.

-- Bard's last five starts all went over the total.
-- Last three Milone starts stayed under the total.
-- Seven of last nine Detroit home games stayed under.
-- Six of last eight Minnesota road games went over. Six of last eight Cleveland games went over total.
-- Six of last seven Baltimore games stayed under total.
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-- Ten of last eleven Chicago home games went over the total.
-- Haren's last eight starts stayed under the total.

Umpires
-- Atl-Wsh--Favorites won seven of last eight Kulpa games.
-- Mia-Phil-- Six of last nine Eddings games went over the total.
-- StL-NY-- Eight of last ten Culbreth games went over.
-- LA-Col-- Home side won six of last seven Marquex games.
-- Pitt-Mil-- Five of last seven Cuzzi games went over total.
-- Chi-SF-- Three of last four Blaser games went over total.
-- Az-SD-- Five of last six Porter games went over the total.
-- Cin-Hst-- Under is 4-0-1 in last five Iassogna games.

-- Bos-Tor-- Underdogs won seven of last nine Winters games.
-- A's-KC-- Last six TWelke games stayed under the total.
-- Blt-TB-- Four of last five Guccione games went over total.
-- Sea-Chi-- Underdogs are 4-3 in last seven West games.
-- NY-Det-- Seven of last ten Wendelstedt games stayed under.
-- Min-Cle-- Favorites won four of last five Foster games.
-- Tex-LA-- Six of last eight Runge games stayed under total.

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06/03/2012 10:38 AM

MLB

Sunday, June 3

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Trend Report
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1:05 PM
NY YANKEES vs. DETROIT
NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

1:07 PM
BOSTON vs. TORONTO
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Toronto's last 17 games when playing at home against Boston

1:35 PM
MIAMI vs. PHILADELPHIA
Miami is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Miami is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

1:35 PM
ATLANTA vs. WASHINGTON
Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Atlanta's last 21 games when playing Washington
Washington is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta

1:40 PM
BALTIMORE vs. TAMPA BAY
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games
Baltimore is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Baltimore

2:05 PM
CINCINNATI vs. HOUSTON
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games at home

2:10 PM
OAKLAND vs. KANSAS CITY
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Kansas City is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games at home

2:10 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Milwaukee is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

2:10 PM
SEATTLE vs. CHI WHITE SOX
Seattle is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home

3:05 PM
MINNESOTA vs. CLEVELAND
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing Minnesota

3:10 PM
LA DODGERS vs. COLORADO
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Dodgers's last 13 games when playing on the road against Colorado
LA Dodgers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Colorado's last 14 games

3:35 PM
TEXAS vs. LA ANGELS
Texas6-2-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing LA Angels
Texas is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,on the road
LA Angels9-1-1 SU in their last 11 games
LA Angels are 2-6-1 SU in their last 9 games ,when playing Texas

4:05 PM
CHI CUBS vs. SAN FRANCISCO
Chi Cubs are 3-14 SU in their last 17 games
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games

6:35 PM
ARIZONA vs. SAN DIEGO
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
Arizona is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing Arizona
San Diego is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Arizona

8:05 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. NY METS
St. Louis is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing NY Mets
NY Mets are 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis


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cnotes Posts:24992 Followers:33
06/03/2012 10:38 AM

MLB

Sunday, June 3

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Sunday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
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Streaking

James McDonald, Pittsburgh Pirates (4-2, 2.20 ERA)

The 27-year-old right-hander has dominated in his last two starts, allowing one earned run over 15 innings. He’s gone at least seven innings in five of his past seven starts, and has a pretty 63:19 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season. Batters are hitting .196 against McDonald. However, his road ERA (3.91) is a lot higher than his home ERA (1.28).

Tommy Milone, Oakland Athletics (6-4, 3.64 ERA)

The 25-year-old lefty has been very effective in his last two starts, allowing three earned runs over 13 2/3 innings. He has a 2.60 ERA over his last four starts. For the season, batters are hitting .237 against him. On April 9 against the Royals, Milone tossed eight shutout innings in a 1-0 win. He allowed three hits and three walks.


Slumping

Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians (2-4, 5.14 ERA)

The 27-year-old right-hander is struggling with his command, as evidenced by the 34 walks he's issued in 68 1/3 innings. Masterson has been lit up twice in his last four starts, most recently giving up seven earned runs over six innings to the Royals. He has a WHIP of 1.49, and batters are hitting .265 against him.

Alex White, Colorado Rockies (1-3, 6.28 ERA)

The 23-year-old right-hander has given up 18 earned runs on 30 hits over his last four starts, and batters are raking him for a .310 average. Houston pounded him for three homers last time out. In his May 13 start against the Dodgers, White yielded six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of an 11-5 loss.


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cnotes Posts:24992 Followers:33
06/03/2012 10:39 AM

MLB

Sunday, June 3

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Sunday Night Baseball: Cardinals at Mets
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St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets (105, 8)

A pair of National League teams hanging around second place in their divisions meet for Sunday Night Baseball as the Mets and Jon Niese host the Cardinals and Jake Westbrook.

New York has won the first two of this four-game series, outscoring St. Louis 13-0. Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history on Friday, and R.A. Dickey shut down the Cards again on Saturday.

Jake and the fat ERA

St. Louis' Jake Westbrook is a consistent pitcher. For his career he is 89-88 with a 4.32 ERA. He's 4-4 this season, although he has registered two straight losing decisions. Westbrook has allowed 15 runs in his last three outings against Atlanta, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He has not been in good form since May 8th when he pitched seven innings of shutout ball against Arizona in a 6-1 victory. Westbrook's last appearance in New York came against the Mets on July 21, 2011, when he allowed two runs and four hits in a 6-2 Cardinals' win.

Niese is nice

The Mets' starter will be making his second straight start at home after five straight road outings. He has alternated good and bad outings his last four times out, so if this trend holds true, he is due for a good game against the hard-hitting Cardinals tonight. The southpaw took it on the chin last year against the Redbirds, giving up five runs and five hits in six innings of work on July 21, 2011.

What could have been

Both of these teams have been ravaged by injuries this season. New York's Jason Bay has been on the disabled list since May 14th after fracturing his rib. Joining him is Mike Pelfrey, who underwent Tommy John surgery and is done for the season. For the Cardinals, the list is much worse and filled with even bigger talent. Chris Carpenter is dealing with nerve irritation in his right shoulder, while Lance Berkman has a torn meniscus. Jaime Garcia isn't on the disabled list, but he's dealing with soreness in his elbow and is currently considered day-to-day.

Hitters to watch

Ronny Cedeno -- 4-for-11 vs. Westbrook

Andres Torres -- 3-for-12 vs. Westbrook

Matt Holliday -- 1-for-7 vs. Niese

Trends

*Cardinals are 14-6 in their last 20 Sunday games.
*Cardinals are 15-7 in their last 22 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
*Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series.
*Mets are 3-9 in Niese's last 12 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.

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cnotes Posts:24992 Followers:33
06/03/2012 10:40 AM

MLB
Long Sheet

Sunday, June 3

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ST LOUIS (27 - 26) at NY METS (30 - 23) - 1:10 PM
JAKE WESTBROOK (R) vs. JON NIESE (L)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 10-15 (-9.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
ST LOUIS is 3-11 (-10.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
NY METS are 30-23 (+11.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
NY METS are 36-19 (+19.0 Units) against the money line in June games over the last 3 seasons.
NY METS are 16-8 (+9.3 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
NY METS are 29-21 (+11.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
NY METS are 23-9 (+17.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY METS is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.0 Units)

JAKE WESTBROOK vs. NY METS since 1997
WESTBROOK is 1-1 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.190.
His team's record is 1-2 (-1.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-2. (-1.3 units)

JON NIESE vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
NIESE is 1-1 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 2.63 and a WHIP of 1.244.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

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MIAMI (30 - 23) at PHILADELPHIA (28 - 26) - 1:35 PM
CARLOS ZAMBRANO (R) vs. JOE BLANTON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 6-24 (-18.4 Units) against the money line in June games over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 114-153 (-40.9 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 132-77 (+35.5 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Sunday since 1997.
BLANTON is 65-47 (+20.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)
MIAMI is 55-53 (+11.2 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ZAMBRANO is 91-60 (+33.1 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997. (Team's Record)
ZAMBRANO is 52-25 (+26.0 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
ZAMBRANO is 91-58 (+35.3 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field since 1997. (Team's Record)
ZAMBRANO is 42-28 (+21.9 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)
PHILADELPHIA is 3-8 (-9.6 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 3-2 (+0.1 Units) against MIAMI this season
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.9 Units)

CARLOS ZAMBRANO vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
ZAMBRANO is 4-4 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.377.
His team's record is 4-5 (-1.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-4. (+0.3 units)

JOE BLANTON vs. MIAMI since 1997
BLANTON is 7-2 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 3.10 and a WHIP of 1.213.
His team's record is 8-2 (+5.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-4. (+0.7 units)

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ATLANTA (28 - 25) at WASHINGTON (30 - 21) - 1:35 PM
TOMMY HANSON (R) vs. GIO GONZALEZ (L)
Top Trends for this game.
ATLANTA is 4-11 (-9.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
WASHINGTON is 110-103 (+16.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 18-10 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in June games over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 48-42 (+18.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 110-103 (+16.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 84-81 (+11.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 60-49 (+14.6 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 50-42 (+19.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
GONZALEZ is 9-1 (+8.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
GONZALEZ is 12-1 (+10.8 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 7 or less since 1997. (Team's Record)
GONZALEZ is 15-3 (+11.5 Units) against the money line in home games in day games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
GONZALEZ is 9-1 (+8.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
GONZALEZ is 8-0 (+8.2 Units) against the money line after a win this season. (Team's Record)
HANSON is 18-5 (+12.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 4-0 (+4.4 Units) against ATLANTA this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.9 Units)

TOMMY HANSON vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
HANSON is 2-3 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.178.
His team's record is 3-6 (-7.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-5. (-2.7 units)

GIO GONZALEZ vs. ATLANTA since 1997
GONZALEZ is 1-0 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 2.57 and a WHIP of 0.571.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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CINCINNATI (30 - 22) at HOUSTON (22 - 31) - 2:05 PM
BRONSON ARROYO (R) vs. JORDAN LYLES (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 4-1 (+2.7 Units) against HOUSTON this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.8 Units)

BRONSON ARROYO vs. HOUSTON since 1997
ARROYO is 11-6 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 4.16 and a WHIP of 1.199.
His team's record is 13-9 (+4.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 11-11. (-0.6 units)

JORDAN LYLES vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
LYLES is 1-0 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)

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PITTSBURGH (26 - 26) at MILWAUKEE (24 - 29) - 2:10 PM
JAMES MCDONALD (R) vs. MICHAEL FIERS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 65-137 (-48.5 Units) against the money line in road games in June games since 1997.
MILWAUKEE is 74-40 (+22.0 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 58-28 (+21.5 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 22-18 (+14.5 Units) against the money line in road games in day games over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 16-9 (+10.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
MILWAUKEE is 24-29 (-10.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 19-31 (-16.7 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 6-15 (-12.7 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 24-29 (-10.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 1-1 (+0.4 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.0 Units)

JAMES MCDONALD vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
MCDONALD is 0-2 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 9.58 and a WHIP of 1.742.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

MICHAEL FIERS vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
No recent starts.

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LA DODGERS (33 - 20) at COLORADO (22 - 30) - 3:10 PM
NATHAN EOVALDI (R) vs. ALEX WHITE (R)
Top Trends for this game.
LA DODGERS are 65-48 (+14.4 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 33-20 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA DODGERS are 58-41 (+16.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 33-20 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LA DODGERS are 22-10 (+9.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
COLORADO is 22-30 (-9.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 52-58 (-23.8 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 7-26 (-24.1 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 39-58 (-27.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 5-13 (-10.1 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
COLORADO is 22-30 (-9.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
COLORADO is 64-88 (-35.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 54-67 (-18.3 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 36-58 (-23.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA DODGERS is 5-3 (+1.8 Units) against COLORADO this season
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.1 Units)

NATHAN EOVALDI vs. COLORADO since 1997
EOVALDI is 0-1 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 11.25 and a WHIP of 2.000.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.0 units)

ALEX WHITE vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
WHITE is 0-1 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 12.47 and a WHIP of 1.848.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.4 units)

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CHICAGO CUBS (18 - 34) at SAN FRANCISCO (29 - 24) - 4:05 PM
TRAVIS WOOD (L) vs. BARRY ZITO (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO CUBS are 18-34 (-13.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 6-19 (-10.3 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 657-666 (-126.8 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 18-34 (-13.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 2-10 (-8.7 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 200-120 (+51.5 Units) against the money line in home games against left-handed starters since 1997.
ZITO is 19-27 (-16.9 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -150 since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN FRANCISCO is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

TRAVIS WOOD vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
WOOD is 0-1 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 6.75 and a WHIP of 1.917.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-1. (-0.2 units)

BARRY ZITO vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
ZITO is 2-3 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.394.
His team's record is 3-4 (-0.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-2. (+0.6 units)

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ARIZONA (24 - 29) at SAN DIEGO (18 - 36) - 6:35 PM
TREVOR CAHILL (R) vs. ERIC STULTS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO is 70-61 (+17.0 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.
ARIZONA is 121-101 (+19.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 57-55 (+11.2 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 56-41 (+14.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 121-101 (+19.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 69-52 (+16.0 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 69-47 (+16.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
CAHILL is 14-6 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
SAN DIEGO is 35-61 (-22.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 18-36 (-15.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
SAN DIEGO is 18-36 (-15.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN DIEGO is 63-90 (-23.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 15-29 (-13.1 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +100 to +125 over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 48-63 (-17.2 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ARIZONA is 3-2 (+0.9 Units) against SAN DIEGO this season
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.9 Units)

TREVOR CAHILL vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
CAHILL is 0-0 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 1.50 and a WHIP of 1.333.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)

ERIC STULTS vs. ARIZONA since 1997
STULTS is 2-0 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.182.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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