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On 08/18/2012 12:38 PM in MLB

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Sheets Looks to Rebound Against Dodgers

The Atlanta Braves hope starting pitcher Ben Sheets can get back on track and regain his status as the staff ace with a good performance against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. The two National League playoff contenders will meet at Turner Field at 7:10 p.m. (ET). Make sure to check the Don Best MLB odds screen for the latest baseball lines.

Sheets (4-2, 2.13 ERA) has gone 1-2 in his last three starts following a 3-0 start with the Braves, and Atlanta fans have to be a bit concerned about him leading their team down the stretch considering his past injury history. He is coming off his worst start of the year last Sunday on the road against the New York Mets, surrendering five runs (four earned) and eight hits in six innings with one walk and five strikeouts. Sheets has also struggled during his career against the Dodgers, going 3-6 in 10 starts with a 3.78 ERA.

LA will counter with big righty Aaron Harang (8-7, 3.76), who has performed much better away from home this season. He is 6-3 in 13 road starts with a solid 3.68 ERA and ended a personal two-game skid with a victory at Pittsburgh on Monday. Harang allowed two runs and five hits to the Pirates in six innings of work with three walks and four strikeouts. He had given up 10 runs and 15 hits in 11 innings over his previous two starts, losing both at home.

Both teams find themselves in the thick of the NL playoff race heading into the weekend, as the Dodgers are fighting with the San Francisco Giants for the NL West division title, and the Braves are among the leaders for one of the two Wild Card spots with roughly one-quarter of the season to go.

The road team had won four of the previous six meetings heading into Friday’s series opener, with each team taking two of three. Atlanta had won three of four at home prior to Friday while Los Angeles was 4-1 in its past five and will be playing the ninth game of a 10-game road trip. The Dodgers had seen their previous four games all go ‘over’ the total going into the series while the ‘under’ had cashed in four straight for the Braves. The winner had scored four runs or less in four of the past five meetings.

The weather in Atlanta on Saturday is expected to be warm with a high temperature of 85 degrees under partly cloudy skies and a low of 66.

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08/18/2012 12:41 PM

MLB
Dunkel

NY Mets at Washington
The Mets look to build on their 10-2 record in Jon Niese's last 12 Saturday starts. New York is the pick (+120) according to Dunkel, which has the Mets favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+120). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Game 951-952: Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Samardzija) 13.854; Cincinnati (Cueto) 15.232
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-210); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (-210); Under

Game 953-954: Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Raley) 14.791; Cincinnati (Redmond) 14.294
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-200); 9
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+170); Over

Game 955-956: San Francisco at San Diego (8:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Zito) 16.069; San Diego (Stults) 14.309
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 2; 8
Vegas Line: San Diego (-110); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-110); Over

Game 957-958: Arizona at Houston (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Corbin) 14.472; Houston (Lyles) 14.892
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Arizona (-175); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+155); Under

Game 959-960: NY Mets at Washington (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Niese) 15.797; Washington (Jackson) 15.208
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Washington (-140); 8
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (+120); Over

Game 961-962: Philadelphia at Milwaukee (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Hamels) 14.232; Milwaukee (Fiers) 15.079
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-110); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-110); Under

Game 963-964: LA Dodgers at Atlanta (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Harang) 15.861; Atlanta (Sheets) 17.079
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-150); 8
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-150); Under

Game 965-966: Pittsburgh at St. Louis (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Bedard) 16.161; St. Louis (Lynn) 14.607
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-165); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (+145); Over

Game 967-968: Miami at Colorado (8:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Eovaldi) 15.522; Colorado (Chatwood) 14.681
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1; 12
Vegas Line: Colorado (-135); 11
Dunkel Pick: Miami (+115); Over

Game 969-970: Texas at Toronto (1:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Oswalt) 15.691; Toronto (Villanueva) 14.609
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 971-972: Boston at NY Yankees (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Lester) 16.102; NY Yankees (Phelps) 15.028
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1; 9
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-130); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+110); Under

Game 973-974: Baltimore at Detroit (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Britton) 15.278; Detroit (Porcello) 15.786
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 975-976: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Peavy) 16.852; Kansas City (Chen) 15.752
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-145); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-145); Under

Game 977-978: Cleveland at Oakland (9:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Kluber) 14.293; Oakland (Colon) 13.986
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: Oakland (-165); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+145); Under

Game 979-980: Tampa Bay at LA Angels (9:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay (Cobb) 14.121; LA Angels (Wilson) 14.780
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-145); 8
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-145); Over

Game 981-982: Minnesota at Seattle (9:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Diamond) 14.928; Seattle (Vargas) 14.652
Dunkel Line: Minnesota by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Seattle (-120); 7
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+100); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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08/18/2012 12:43 PM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, August 18

Hot pitchers
-- Cueto is 6-1, 2.87 in his last seven starts. Samardzija is 3-2, 2.11 in his last six starts.
-- Stults won his last two starts, allowing one run in 13 IP.
-- Corbin is 2-1, 2.22 in his last four starts.
-- Niese is 2-1, 2.57 in his last three starts.
-- Hamels won his last two starts, both CG shutouts. Fiers is 4-1, 1.11 in his last six starts at Miller Park.
-- Chatwood is 2-0, 1.64 in his last couple starts. Eovaldi is 1-1, 2.70 in his last two starts.

-- Villanueva is 4-2, 2.76 in his last seven starts.
-- Phelps is 1-1, 2.50 in four starts (18 IP).
-- Johnson won his first start, allowing two runs in six IP.
-- Peavy is 2-1, 2.83 in his last four starts.
-- Colon is 3-1, 2.39 in his last four starts.
-- Cobb is 3-0, 1.29 in his last three starts.
-- Vargas is 6-1, 2.01 in his last nine starts. Diamond is 2-1, 2.67 in his last four starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Raley is 0-2, 9.00 in two starts for the Cubs. Redmond is 8-9, 3.54 in his 22 AAA starts; this is his 4th year in AAA, but first MLB game.
-- Zito is 1-2, 7.06 in his last four starts.
-- Lyles is 0-5, 7.74 in his last eight starts.
-- Jackson is 2-3, 3.79 in his last six starts.
-- Harang is 1-2, 6.35 in his last three starts. Sheets is 1-2, 4.50 in last three.
-- Bedard has a 7.72 RA in his last three starts. Lynn is 1-1, 6.55 in his last four starts.

-- Oswalt has 7.01 RA in six starts, last of which was July 30.
-- Lester is 1-2, 4.05 in his last four starts.
-- Porcello is 2-2, 6.66 in his last four starts.
-- BChen is 1-4, 7.60 in his last nine starts.
-- Kluber is 0-1, 9.88 in three starts for Cleveland.
-- Wilson is 0-5, 5.54 in his last eight starts.

Hot Teams
-- Nationals won 13 of their last 16 games.
-- Braves won 18 of their last 23 games. Dodgers won six of their last nine.
-- Reds won six of their last seven games.
-- Cardinals won 10 of their last 14 home games.
-- Milwaukee won its last seven home games.
-- Arizona is 8-7 in its last fifteen road games.
-- Colorado won four of its last five games.
-- Giants won six of their last eight road games.

-- Detroit won 11 of its last 13 home games. Orioles won nine of their last thirteen games.
-- Bronx both won eight of its last ten games.
-- White Sox won eight of their last 11 road games. Royals are 11-6 in their last seventeen games.
-- Tampa Bay won 14 of its last 19 games.
-- Mariners won five of their last six games.

Cold Teams
-- Cubs lost 13 of their last 16 games.
-- Pirates lost seven of their last eleven games.
-- Miami lost 20 of its last 30 games.
-- Mets lost eight of their last eleven games.
-- Phillies are 4-7 in their last 11 road games.
-- Astros lost 13 of their last 17 games overall.
-- Padres lost five of their last six games.

-- Red Sox lost eleven of their last sixteen games.
-- Rangers are 6-9 in their last fifteen road games. Blue Jays lost 15 of their last 19 games.
-- Oakland is 7-9 in its last sixteen games, but won last two. Indians lost 15 of their last 19.
-- Angels lost 11 of their last 16 games.
-- Twins lost seven of their last eight games.

Totals
-- Eight of Mets' last ten games went over the total.
-- Over is 6-3-2 in Cincinnati's last eleven home games
-- Over is 12-5-1 in last eightteen Dodger road games.
-- Five of last six Houston games went over the total.
-- Over is 6-0-1 in last seven Milwaukee games.
-- Nine of last eleven Pirate games went over the total.
-- Over is 7-2-2 in last eleven games at Coors Field.
-- Five of last seven San Diego games stayed under total.

-- Under is 14-7-1 in last twenty-two Texas games.
-- Under is 9-3-1 in last thirteen Baltimore road games.
-- Under is 21-9 in Boston's last 30 road games.
-- 11 of White Sox' last 15 road games stayed under.
-- 10 of last 13 Cleveland road games went over.
-- 20 of last 27 Tampa Bay games stayed under total.
-- Under is 11-5-2 in last eighteen games at Safeco Field.

Umpires
-- Chi-Cin-- Five of last six Schrieber games stayed under total. Favorites won 11 of last 15 Everitt games.
-- SF-SD-- Under is 12-5-2 in last nineteen Marquez games.
-- Az-Hst-- Seven of last nine Nauert games went over total.
-- NY-Wsh-- Home side won 13 of last 16 Hudson games.
-- Phil-Mil-- Over is 11-5-1 in last seventeen Randazzo games.
-- LA-Atl-- Ten of last twelve Winters games stayed under.
-- Pitt-StL-- Six of last eight Reynolds games stayed under.
-- Mia-Col-- Favorites won six of last seven Layne games.

-- Tex-Tor-- Under is 13-7-1in last twenty-one Nelson games.
-- Bos-NY-- Over is 8-4 in last 12 Barry games; faves won last seven.
-- Blt-Det-- Under is 11-2-1 in Kellogg's last fourteen games.
-- Chi-KC-- Over is 5-2-1 in last eight Bucknor games.
-- Cle-A's-- Last five Holbrook games stayed under the total.
-- TB-LA-- Nine of last eleven Porter games went over total.
-- Min-Sea-- Over is 4-1-1 in last six Reyburn games.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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08/18/2012 12:44 PM

MLB

Saturday, August 18

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Trend Report
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1:07 PM
TEXAS vs. TORONTO
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing at home against Texas

1:10 PM
CHI CUBS vs. CINCINNATI
Chi Cubs are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 13 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

4:05 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. ST. LOUIS
Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

4:05 PM
BOSTON vs. NY YANKEES
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Boston's last 24 games on the road
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Yankees are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing Boston

7:05 PM
ARIZONA vs. HOUSTON
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games
Arizona is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games at home

7:05 PM
BALTIMORE vs. DETROIT
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games at home
Detroit is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home

7:05 PM
NY METS vs. WASHINGTON
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
NY Mets are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets

7:10 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games

7:10 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. KANSAS CITY
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

7:10 PM
CHI CUBS vs. CINCINNATI
Chi Cubs are 1-5-1 SU in their last 7 games ,when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Chi Cubs are 3-13-1 SU in their last 17 games ,
Cincinnati12-3-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Cincinnati13-4-1 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

7:10 PM
LA DODGERS vs. ATLANTA
LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home

8:10 PM
MIAMI vs. COLORADO
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

8:35 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. SAN DIEGO
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
San Diego is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against San Francisco

9:05 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. LA ANGELS
Tampa Bay is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games at home
LA Angels are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

9:05 PM
CLEVELAND vs. OAKLAND
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Cleveland is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home

9:10 PM
MINNESOTA vs. SEATTLE
Minnesota is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Seattle is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home


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08/18/2012 12:45 PM

MLB

Saturday, August 18

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Saturday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
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Streaking

Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies (13-6, 2.91 ERA)

Two wins is hardly a streak but Hamels has been invisible over his last two starts, pitching back-to-back complete game shutouts. He’s allowed only 12 hits and struck out 11 batters in that span. He’s just the third Phillies pitcher to toss back-to-back shutouts in the past 20 years.

Alex Cobb, Tampa Bay Rays (7-8, 4.08 ERA)

Cobb is helping the Rays make a run at the postseason with his recent performances. The right-hander has won three straight starts, posting a 1.29 ERA in that stretch. In his most recent outing, Cobb gave up one run on four hits over seven innings, his fourth straight quality start.


Slumping

Carlos Villanueva, Toronto Blue Jays (6-2, 3.12 ERA)

Villanueva is 0-2 in his last three starts but isn’t pitching poorly. He has a 3.79 ERA in that span and is coming off a solid effort in which he allowed just one run on five hits over seven innings, taking a no-decision against the White Sox.

Jordan Lyles, Houston Astros (2-9, 5.47 ERA)

Lyles hasn’t earned a “W” since late June and is 0-5 in his last eight starts. The Astros young righty has been better in his previous two starts, giving up just four runs on 11 hits over 14 innings. He’s struck out 11 batters in those two starts as well.


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08/18/2012 12:46 PM

MLB
Long Sheet

Saturday, August 18

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CHICAGO CUBS (46 - 71) at CINCINNATI (72 - 47) - 1:10 PM
JEFF SAMARDZIJA (R) vs. JOHNNY CUETO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO CUBS are 16-43 (-19.1 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 191-252 (-77.8 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 4-15 (-11.3 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 20-47 (-21.8 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 5-18 (-11.4 Units) against the money line in road games in day games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 46-71 (-15.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 906-982 (-170.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 11-28 (-12.6 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 46-71 (-15.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CINCINNATI is 39-21 (+11.4 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
CINCINNATI is 123-87 (+23.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 29-13 (+15.3 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
CINCINNATI is 72-47 (+17.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CINCINNATI is 49-34 (+9.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
CINCINNATI is 43-28 (+9.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
CINCINNATI is 145-94 (+25.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 23-9 (+11.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
CINCINNATI is 72-47 (+17.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CUETO is 33-15 (+16.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CUETO is 12-0 (+12.8 Units) against the money line in day games this season. (Team's Record)
CUETO is 33-14 (+17.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
SAMARDZIJA is 7-1 (+7.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 7-3 (+2.7 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
5 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-1.0 Units)

JEFF SAMARDZIJA vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
SAMARDZIJA is 1-0 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 1.17 and a WHIP of 0.652.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)

JOHNNY CUETO vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
CUETO is 6-6 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.262.
His team's record is 8-8 (+0.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 9-6. (+2.5 units)

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CHICAGO CUBS (46 - 71) at CINCINNATI (72 - 47) - 7:10 PM
BROOKS RALEY (L) vs. TODD REDMOND (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO CUBS are 46-71 (-15.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 355-399 (-96.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 16-43 (-19.1 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 191-252 (-77.8 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 4-15 (-11.3 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 20-47 (-21.8 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 46-71 (-15.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 906-982 (-170.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 72-47 (+17.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CINCINNATI is 39-21 (+11.4 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
CINCINNATI is 123-87 (+23.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 72-47 (+17.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CINCINNATI is 145-94 (+25.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 23-9 (+11.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 7-3 (+2.7 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
5 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-1.0 Units)

BROOKS RALEY vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
RALEY is 0-1 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

TODD REDMOND vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
No recent starts.

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SAN FRANCISCO (65 - 54) at SAN DIEGO (52 - 69) - 8:35 PM
BARRY ZITO (L) vs. ERIC STULTS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN FRANCISCO is 20-25 (-14.7 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 171-128 (+26.0 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 24-12 (+13.1 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 32-13 (+17.7 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 62-77 (-17.0 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 62-77 (-17.0 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 74-114 (-32.7 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 16-35 (-14.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN FRANCISCO is 7-3 (+3.2 Units) against SAN DIEGO this season
7 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.9 Units)

BARRY ZITO vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
ZITO is 4-9 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 4.69 and a WHIP of 1.491.
His team's record is 8-11 (-3.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 11-7. (+3.0 units)

ERIC STULTS vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
STULTS is 2-2 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 4.85 and a WHIP of 1.651.
His team's record is 4-2 (+2.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-2. (+0.7 units)

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ARIZONA (60 - 59) at HOUSTON (39 - 81) - 7:05 PM
PAT CORBIN (L) vs. JORDAN LYLES (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA is 40-44 (-10.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
HOUSTON is 23-17 (+10.2 Units) against the money line in home games against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 157-131 (+20.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 157-131 (+20.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 108-87 (+21.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 90-67 (+19.7 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 90-62 (+17.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 194-224 (-56.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday since 1997.
HOUSTON is 39-80 (-30.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
HOUSTON is 28-56 (-20.4 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
HOUSTON is 24-55 (-24.1 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
HOUSTON is 43-93 (-33.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 2-15 (-11.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
HOUSTON is 39-80 (-30.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
HOUSTON is 41-81 (-33.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
LYLES is 2-14 (-11.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
LYLES is 2-14 (-11.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LYLES is 2-14 (-11.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
LYLES is 3-18 (-14.5 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
ARIZONA is 4-0 (+4.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.9 Units)

PAT CORBIN vs. HOUSTON since 1997
No recent starts.

JORDAN LYLES vs. ARIZONA since 1997
LYLES is 0-1 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 10.12 and a WHIP of 2.062.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-2. (-2.3 units)

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NY METS (56 - 63) at WASHINGTON (74 - 45) - 7:05 PM
JON NIESE (L) vs. EDWIN JACKSON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
NY METS are 36-67 (-24.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 46-27 (+14.4 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
WASHINGTON is 74-45 (+22.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
WASHINGTON is 24-11 (+12.2 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
WASHINGTON is 30-17 (+11.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
WASHINGTON is 71-45 (+18.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
WASHINGTON is 50-28 (+18.6 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
WASHINGTON is 26-11 (+12.7 Units) against the money line in home games against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 67-69 (+16.3 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 39-36 (+5.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
NY METS are 36-34 (+13.8 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 71-71 (+19.8 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
NIESE is 10-2 (+9.6 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday since 1997. (Team's Record)
JACKSON is 6-14 (-12.3 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
JACKSON is 16-24 (-13.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 10-3 (+6.6 Units) against NY METS this season
6 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.4 Units, Under=-1.0 Units)

JON NIESE vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
NIESE is 2-0 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 2.94 and a WHIP of 1.142.
His team's record is 3-2 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-3. (-1.3 units)

EDWIN JACKSON vs. NY METS since 1997
JACKSON is 1-0 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 5.29 and a WHIP of 1.529.
His team's record is 2-1 (+0.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

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PHILADELPHIA (54 - 65) at MILWAUKEE (54 - 64) - 7:10 PM
COLE HAMELS (L) vs. MICHAEL FIERS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 5-14 (-11.9 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 54-62 (-21.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 40-42 (-10.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 26-37 (-18.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 54-65 (-24.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
HAMELS is 3-10 (-11.5 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
MILWAUKEE is 97-52 (+31.4 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 49-21 (+22.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 27-9 (+16.9 Units) against the money line in road games in August games over the last 3 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 92-61 (+22.1 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 54-64 (-20.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 22-35 (-18.0 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 6-13 (-10.4 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
MILWAUKEE is 54-64 (-20.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MILWAUKEE is 24-29 (-9.7 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
MILWAUKEE is 27-32 (-12.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 3-2 (+0.9 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season
4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.0 Units)

COLE HAMELS vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
HAMELS is 6-2 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 3.01 and a WHIP of 0.961.
His team's record is 6-4 (+0.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-5. (-1.3 units)

MICHAEL FIERS vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
No recent starts.

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LA DODGERS (65 - 55) at ATLANTA (70 - 49) - 7:10 PM
AARON HARANG (R) vs. BEN SHEETS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ATLANTA is 68-48 (+13.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ATLANTA is 51-34 (+10.0 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
ATLANTA is 49-24 (+22.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ATLANTA is 45-25 (+16.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
ATLANTA is 38-30 (+7.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
ATLANTA is 70-49 (+14.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA DODGERS are 48-43 (+12.4 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
HARANG is 15-10 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
HARANG is 16-7 (+13.6 Units) against the money line in road games in August games since 1997. (Team's Record)
HARANG is 15-10 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 3-1 (+2.0 Units) against LA DODGERS this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.8 Units)

AARON HARANG vs. ATLANTA since 1997
HARANG is 1-3 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.508.
His team's record is 4-6 (-1.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-4. (+1.6 units)

BEN SHEETS vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
SHEETS is 3-6 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 3.78 and a WHIP of 0.942.
His team's record is 4-6 (-1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-5. (-0.6 units)

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PITTSBURGH (66 - 53) at ST LOUIS (64 - 55) - 4:05 PM
ERIK BEDARD (L) vs. LANCE LYNN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 214-429 (-93.0 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
PITTSBURGH is 93-216 (-65.2 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1997.
PITTSBURGH is 15-31 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 37-25 (+13.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 47-39 (+13.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
PITTSBURGH is 34-30 (+6.4 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
PITTSBURGH is 65-53 (+17.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 26-15 (+12.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
PITTSBURGH is 65-75 (+14.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 15-4 (+13.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
PITTSBURGH is 28-19 (+11.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
PITTSBURGH is 26-14 (+15.1 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 65-53 (+17.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ST LOUIS is 32-41 (-18.5 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday over the last 3 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 47-49 (-15.4 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 14-24 (-17.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 5-5 (+2.7 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.8 Units)

ERIK BEDARD vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
BEDARD is 1-2 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 4.86 and a WHIP of 1.680.
His team's record is 1-2 (-0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

LANCE LYNN vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
LYNN is 2-1 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.071.
His team's record is 2-1 (+0.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-1. (+1.0 units)

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MIAMI (54 - 66) at COLORADO (45 - 72) - 8:10 PM
NATHAN EOVALDI (R) vs. TYLER CHATWOOD (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 54-66 (-18.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MIAMI is 53-64 (-17.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MIAMI is 36-43 (-11.2 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
MIAMI is 33-47 (-18.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
COLORADO is 45-72 (-20.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 25-38 (-15.1 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
COLORADO is 3-16 (-13.8 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
COLORADO is 45-72 (-20.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
COLORADO is 137-163 (-39.3 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 82-117 (-38.9 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 13-24 (-11.7 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss this season.
COLORADO is 63-72 (-19.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
CHATWOOD is 4-13 (-11.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CHATWOOD is 4-13 (-11.1 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 3-2 (+0.8 Units) against COLORADO this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.9 Units)

NATHAN EOVALDI vs. COLORADO since 1997
EOVALDI is 0-2 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 6.51 and a WHIP of 1.758.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

TYLER CHATWOOD vs. MIAMI since 1997
No recent starts.

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TEXAS (68 - 50) at TORONTO (56 - 63) - 1:05 PM
ROY OSWALT (R) vs. CARLOS VILLANUEVA (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
TEXAS is 4-3 (+0.0 Units) against TORONTO this season
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.7 Units)

ROY OSWALT vs. TORONTO since 1997
OSWALT is 1-0 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.222.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.0 units)

CARLOS VILLANUEVA vs. TEXAS since 1997
VILLANUEVA is 0-0 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 4.76 and a WHIP of 1.764.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)

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BOSTON (58 - 62) at NY YANKEES (71 - 48) - 4:05 PM
JON LESTER (L) vs. DAVID PHELPS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 29-33 (-13.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
BOSTON is 58-62 (-18.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
BOSTON is 55-60 (-27.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 5-11 (-9.3 Units) against the money line in August games this season.
BOSTON is 19-27 (-13.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
BOSTON is 52-57 (-19.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
BOSTON is 35-46 (-22.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
LESTER is 9-15 (-13.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 10-14 (-11.4 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 9-14 (-12.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 5-10 (-10.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 3-10 (-11.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season. (Team's Record)
LESTER is 2-8 (-9.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
NY YANKEES are 45-26 (+9.9 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
NY YANKEES are 68-28 (+29.7 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 68-40 (+13.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
NY YANKEES are 61-32 (+20.0 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 44-26 (+19.5 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
NY YANKEES is 7-3 (+3.1 Units) against BOSTON this season
7 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.0 Units)

JON LESTER vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
LESTER is 8-4 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.418.
His team's record is 10-9 (-1.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-7. (+2.6 units)

DAVID PHELPS vs. BOSTON since 1997
No recent starts.

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BALTIMORE (64 - 55) at DETROIT (64 - 55) - 7:05 PM
ZACH BRITTON (L) vs. RICK PORCELLO (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 3-1 (+1.7 Units) against BALTIMORE this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

ZACH BRITTON vs. DETROIT since 1997
BRITTON is 1-0 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.000.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

RICK PORCELLO vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
PORCELLO is 1-2 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.625.
His team's record is 2-2 (+0.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-3. (-2.2 units)

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CHI WHITE SOX (65 - 53) at KANSAS CITY (52 - 66) - 7:10 PM
JAKE PEAVY (R) vs. BRUCE CHEN (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 20-26 (-10.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 90-102 (-29.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 25-20 (+9.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
CHEN is 11-4 (+9.9 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
CHEN is 51-36 (+20.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
CHI WHITE SOX are 65-53 (+8.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 33-27 (+9.9 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 234-182 (+45.6 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday since 1997.
CHI WHITE SOX are 69-59 (+17.5 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 18-8 (+9.3 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
KANSAS CITY is 79-123 (-44.1 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Saturday since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
KANSAS CITY is 6-4 (+4.5 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX this season
7 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.5 Units)

JAKE PEAVY vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
PEAVY is 4-6 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 4.84 and a WHIP of 1.343.
His team's record is 5-6 (-2.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-7. (-3.9 units)

BRUCE CHEN vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
CHEN is 4-4 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 3.53 and a WHIP of 1.150.
His team's record is 6-6 (+1.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-7. (-2.7 units)

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CLEVELAND (54 - 65) at OAKLAND (63 - 55) - 9:05 PM
COREY KLUBER (R) vs. BARTOLO COLON (R)
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 44-34 (+16.5 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
OAKLAND is 41-32 (+15.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
OAKLAND is 35-27 (+11.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
OAKLAND is 63-55 (+16.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
OAKLAND is 34-25 (+10.4 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
OAKLAND is 252-189 (+59.5 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997.
OAKLAND is 59-53 (+13.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CLEVELAND is 101-91 (+15.3 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 99-95 (+7.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 8-13 (-13.1 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 over the last 2 seasons.
COLON is 59-54 (-23.3 Units) against the money line in home games after a win since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
CLEVELAND is 2-2 (+0.2 Units) against OAKLAND this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

COREY KLUBER vs. OAKLAND since 1997
No recent starts.

BARTOLO COLON vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
COLON is 5-3 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 3.56 and a WHIP of 1.203.
His team's record is 6-3 (+1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-7. (-6.6 units)

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TAMPA BAY (65 - 54) at LA ANGELS (62 - 58) - 9:05 PM
ALEX COBB (R) vs. C.J. WILSON (L)
Top Trends for this game.
LA ANGELS are 648-554 (+68.6 Units) against the money line after a loss since 1997.
WILSON is 14-2 (+11.1 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -150 over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
TAMPA BAY is 76-52 (+18.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 9-2 (+10.2 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +150 this season.
TAMPA BAY is 33-27 (+8.8 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
TAMPA BAY is 52-37 (+15.7 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 209-205 (+29.5 Units) against the money line in August games since 1997.
TAMPA BAY is 68-61 (+10.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 46-33 (+16.9 Units) against the money line in road games against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 69-50 (+19.9 Units) against the money line in road games after a win over the last 3 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 24-17 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
LA ANGELS are 62-58 (-16.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA ANGELS are 127-118 (-63.0 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 5-11 (-11.7 Units) against the money line in August games this season.
LA ANGELS are 60-53 (-12.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LA ANGELS are 156-158 (-31.5 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 3 seasons.
LA ANGELS are 42-40 (-9.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
LA ANGELS are 41-63 (-25.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
WILSON is 0-6 (-7.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 7-1 (+7.5 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
7 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+5.9 Units)

ALEX COBB vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
COBB is 1-1 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.302.
His team's record is 1-2 (-0.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+0.8 units)

C.J. WILSON vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
WILSON is 4-3 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.064.
His team's record is 4-4 (-1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-3. (+0.9 units)

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MINNESOTA (50 - 68) at SEATTLE (56 - 64) - 9:10 PM
SCOTT DIAMOND (L) vs. JASON VARGAS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 113-168 (-31.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 4-19 (-13.4 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Saturday over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 110-161 (-27.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 14-5 (+12.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Saturday this season.
SEATTLE is 53-57 (+5.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
SEATTLE is 56-64 (+3.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SEATTLE is 13-4 (+8.8 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 this season.
VARGAS is 26-19 (+13.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
MINNESOTA is 21-21 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in road games in night games this season.
MINNESOTA is 16-12 (+11.6 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss this season.
SEATTLE is 44-87 (-36.2 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 70-95 (-30.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 291-278 (-78.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
SEATTLE is 3-1 (+1.7 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.2 Units)

SCOTT DIAMOND vs. SEATTLE since 1997
No recent starts.

JASON VARGAS vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
VARGAS is 2-1 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.567.
His team's record is 3-2 (+0.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-3. (-2.4 units)

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08/18/2012 12:50 PM

MLB
Short Sheet

Saturday, August 18

National League

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 1:10 ET Game One
Samardzija: Chicago Cubs 4-15 SU when playing on Saturday
Cueto: 12-0 TSR in day games

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 ET Game Two
Raley: Chicago Cubs 46-71 SU in all games
Latos: Cincinnati 39-21 SU in home games

San Francisco at San Diego, 8:35 ET
Zito: San Francisco 24-12 SU against left-handed starters
Stults: San Diego 3-21 SU after scoring 1 run or less 2 straight games

Arizona at Houston, 7:05 ET
Corbin: Arizona 12-3 SU after batting .200 or worse over a 5 game span
Lyles: Houston 8-23 SU against NL West opponents

NY Mets at Washington, 7:05 ET MLB
Niese: 1-8 TSR after giving up 1 or less earned runs last outing
Jackson: Washington 46-27 SU after a win

Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7:10 ET
Hamels: Philadelphia 5-14 SU when playing on Saturday
Fiers: Milwaukee 84-40 SU at home when the total is 7 to 8.5

LA Dodgers at Atlanta, 7:10 ET MLB
Harang: LA Dodgers 19-29 SU with a hot BP whose ERA is under 3.00 the last 10 games
Sheets: Atlanta 14-3 SU after a one run win

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 4:05 ET FOX
Bedard: Pittsburgh 15-4 SU when playing on Saturday
Lynn: ST Louis 13-20 SU after allowing 2 runs or less 2 straight games

Miami at Colorado, 8:10 ET
Eovaldi: Miami 98-81 SU after batting .225 or worse over a 10 games
Chatwood: 0-7 TSR as a home favorite of -110 or higher


American League

Texas at Toronto, 1:05 ET
Dempster: Texas 13-7 SU revenging a loss vs opponent as a road favorite
Villanueva: Toronto 5-11 SU in August games

Boston at NY Yankees, 4:05 ET FOX
Lester: Boston 5-11 SU in August games
Phelps: NY Yankees 68-40 SU in games played on a grass

Baltimore at Detroit, 7:05 ET
Johnson: Baltimore 14-6 SU on the road when the money line is +125 to -125
Porcello: Detroit 11-20 SU after a win by 2 runs or less

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 7:10 ET
Peavy: CHI White Sox 33-27 SU in road games
Chen: Kansas City 7-22 SU after allowing 4 runs or less 4 straight games

Cleveland at Oakland, 9:05 ET
Kluber: Cleveland 4-14 SU after 3 straight games without a stolen base
Colon: Oakland 31-16 SU at home when the total is 7 to 8.5

Tampa Bay at LA Angels, 9:05 ET
Cobb: Tampa Bay 9-2 SU as a road underdog of +125 to +150
Wilson: LA Angels 5-11 SU in August games

Minnesota at Seattle, 9:10 ET
Diamond: Minnesota 4-19 SU in road games when playing on Saturday
Vargas: Seattle 14-5 SU when playing on Saturday

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08/18/2012 12:52 PM

Saturday's betting tips: Villanueva perfect at home

Weather to watch

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees: A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms at first pitch with the threat of precipitation decreasing throughout the evening hours.

Who’s hot?

The Tampa Bay Rays have put together back-to-back wins after dropping consecutive contests to the Mariners. The Rays are the hottest team in baseball with nine victories over their last 11 games.

Who’s not?

The Los Angeles Angels have only two wins in their last seven games and find themselves 2.5 games out of the final wild card spot.

Key stat

Webb Simpson's last 10 rounds at the Wyndham Championship: 45-under, 65.5 scoring average, +17.6 strokes gained putting.

Game of the day

Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves (-145, 8)

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford suffered a foot injury in Friday night's preseason game and was spotted on crutches in the locker room afterwards. Ford missed significant time with a foot injury last year. The Raiders will update his condition early next week.

Notable quotable

“A manager is not something you can go and change like you change your underwear. It can happen at some point, but the possibility of it happening, especially in the middle of the season, is a small percent, so that's not our case."- Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz on manager Bobby Valentine.

Betting news and notes

-Blue Jays hurler Carlos Villanueva is perfect at the Rogers Centre this season, going 4-0 with a 2.72 ERA in five starts and 11 relief appearances.

-The San Francisco Giants have won 10 of their last 14 road games since the All-Star break, outscoring opponents by a 103-45 margin.

-The Arizona Diamondbacks were just 3-44 when scoring three runs or fewer going into Thursday but have won the last two games by scores of 2-1 and 3-1.

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cnotes Posts:25755 Followers:33
08/18/2012 12:54 PM

Armadillo: Saturday's six-pack

-- Tommy John had Tommy John surgery at age 31; he missed the 1975 season, then came back at age 33 and threw 207-220-213-276-265 innings over the next five seasons. He threw 170+ innings at age 45.

-- Umpire Paul Emmel had the plate in the Bronx Friday; over is 22-1 in his games behind the plate this season.

-- Indianapolis Colts have 90 players in camp; 55 of them weren't on the team last season.

-- Former Ravens' coach Brian Billick is very good as a TV analyst.

-- Tennessee Titans are trying to make Jake Locker their starting QB, but his lack of accuracy is an issue. 4-11 for 21 yards ain't getting it done.

-- The analyst for the Raider-Cardinal exhibition game sounds a lot like the former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura.


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

13) My parents were married 48 years; to the best of my knowledge, they never head-butted each other. Chad85Johnson and his lovely bride got divorced after 41 blissful days of wedlock, which ended after a head butt that followed an argument over a receipt for a box of condoms. The world can be a strange place these days.

12) The Iowa State Fair has 57 different foods listed as being served “on a stick”. Deep-fried butter appears to be this year’s favorite. Yikes.

11) Kansas City Chiefs’ backup QB is Brady Quinn, who was a big star at Notre Dame; he backs up Matt Cassel, who never started a game at USC, but is clearly a better pro than Quinn. Think Lane Kiffin uses that one when he’s out recruiting quarterbacks?

10) Tim Tebow had six rushing TD’s last year. So did Mark Sanchez.

9) St Louis Rams are 37-91 since they stupidly released Kurt Warner; Arizona Cardinals are 13-19 since Warner retired. Both franchises were awful when Warner became their starting QB. Only three years until #13 gets inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

8) Missouri hoop coach Frank Haith got tossed out of a game in Holland; Kansas State coach Bruce Weber got bounced from a game in Brazil, as American college teams are having hard time with physical play on some of their foreign trips. Older opponents, refs who let the boys play, especially the home boys, and chaos ensues.

7) Tarvaris Jackson was Seattle’s starting QB last year, but they spent $13M to bring Packer backup Matt Flynn to town, and drafted Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson, so you figure Jackson is on thin ice to begin with.

Flynn/Wilson split time in the preseason opener, and are expected to do the same this week. Jackson’s days in the Pacific Northwest are numbered, and its not a big number.

6) Red Sox have a $175M payroll and a sub-.500 record; everyone on the team seems to hate each other. How do they bring Bobby Valentine back as manager in 2013? Based on what?

5) Brett Favre's first game as an offensive coordinator for a high school team in Mississippi ended with Favre's team winning 64-6- they had 41 at halftime. Wonder if he enjoys coaching.

4) Why is it that professional athletes (ARod-Kobe-Bynum) are going to Germany for medical care? Doctors don’t do those procedures here? Why not? Do teams have a say in whether they go or not?

3) Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday that Rosenhaus Sports VP Danny Martoe is seeking $1 million in "commissions and compensatory damages," according to a filing with the NFL Players Association.

Martoe accuses the Rosenhaus brothers of fraudulently inducing him to work for the firm. Martoe said in the filing that he was consistently given both written and verbal assurances by the Rosenhaus brothers that they would fully compensate him for his efforts.

2) When NFL teams/media discuss red zone efficiency, their definitive stat should be points per possession, not TD percentage.

1) I’m thinking that if you get married, then you have to stay married for at least 90 days, unless your new spouse turns out to be a transsexual or a murderer; that doesn’t seem unreasonable. I’m just sayin’…..

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