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On 09/23/2012 11:26 AM in MLB

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Athletics, Yankees Fight For Playoff Positioning In New York

Lots of pundits keep waiting for the bottom to drop out for the Oakland A’s. By now, however, it’s getting to the point that if and when it happens might be sometime in the postseason as the Billy Beanes close in on one the most-unlikely playoff berths in recent years.

The A’s and their modest $55 million payroll, however, aren’t there yet, and must run a nasty gauntlet over the last two weeks of the season that includes home-and-home series with the AL West leading Rangers plus this weekend set in The Bronx against the Yankees.

But we’d be fools to forecast doom for Oakland, as have so many others. The A’s have displayed admirable fortitude all season long as they have persevered through injuries (including pitcher Brandon McCarthy’s scary head injury when hit by a line drive two weeks ago) and even suspension (Bartolo Colon) yet have not skipped a beat, especially since June 1 when sitting 8 games under .500. Entering Friday’s series opener at Yankee Stadium, Oakland had gone 63-34 since, a cool .649 winning rate, and a big reason the A’s rate behind only Baltimore as in the MLB “money leaders” standings at +1884 units into Friday’s opener.

And when teetering earlier in the week after losing thee first two of a three-game set at Detroit, Oakland admirably restored order and easily averted a sweep when swamping the Tigers by a 12-4 count on Thursday.

After Friday’s matchup between Jarrod Parker and CC Sabathia, the A’s and Yanks play the middle game of this three-game weekend set on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Oakland will be sending young Travis Blackley to the mound to oppose New York’s Ivan Nova, and make sure to check out the latest Don Best MLB odds.

First pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. (ET), although for TV coverage you’ll either have to access your MLB package or extended cable TV. We might prefer Oakland’s Comcast Bay Area feed, with Glen Kuiper and the best color man in the business, Ray Fosse, over the YES telecast which will require listening to a lot of Michael Kay.

We know Yankee fans are going to prefer the latter, but we strongly suggest the A’s telecast if you have a choice.

Of course, the Yankees are in a dogfight themselves for the AL East crown, although their playoff prospects look a lot more secure at the moment than they did a week ago. With Tampa Bay and the Angels slipping off the pace, it would seem unlikely that New York could miss an AL postseason slot. There’s still a battle being waged with a gallant Orioles team (just one game behind the Bronx Bombers entering this weekend) for the top spot in the East, but even if the Yanks conspire to lose the division race they would seem to be close to a sure thing to qualify as an AL wild card.

In which case they might be facing the A’s in the one-game playoff in less than two weeks, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

As for the Yankees, they were no doubt encouraged by the most-recent start made by Nova, who went six strong innings last Saturday vs. Tampa Bay, allowing just 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 8 in a 5-3 Yankee win. It was Nova’s return from a stint on the DL due to a sore shoulder and roughly coincided with another starting pitcher, Andy Pettitte, also resurfacing from the DL to give Joe Girardi his full complement of pitchers as he gears up for the postseason.

Over the past week, SS Derek Jeter returned to the everyday lineup after serving only in a DH capacity for a week after suffering a bruised heel. Slugging 1B Mark Teixeira, however, remains on the MLB injury report until later next week (at the earliest) as he continues to be burdened by a calf strain.

As for Nova, he’s faced Oakland twice this season, earning a win back on May 25 and then not figuring in the decision of a 3-2 loss on July 20. Both of those games were at the Coliseum and mark the only times in Nova’s career that he has faced the A’s. Overall this season, Nova’s numbers have not been terribly impressive (including a 4.85 ERA) despite his 12-7 record.

As for Oakland counterpart Blackley, he returns to the rotation and makes his first start since August 29 when the A’s beat Cleveland, 8-4. Manager Bob Melvin wanted to pitch the lefty Blackley against the Yankees in this game, a decision that was made even before Brett Anderson went down with an oblique strain earlier this week. This Saturday start was originally slated for Dan Straily, who will now instead pitch on Monday against the Rangers.

This will be the first time Blackley has faced the Yankees in his career.

The A’s are hopeful that catalyst OF Coco Crisp will be available for the Saturday contest and this series after missing three of four previous games heading into this weekend due to a bothersome case of conjunctivitis in both eyes. Meanwhile, slugging OF Yoenis Cespedes has been suffering from a bruised right foot but has continued to play and produce.

These teams have met in a pair of series earlier this season at the Coliseum with contrasting results, as the Yankees swept a 3-game set in late May before Oakland returned the favor, and then some, with a 4-game sweep not long after the All-Star break.

The Yankees entered this series having won five straight games, while the A’s had won 13 of their last 16 on the road prior to Friday night’s encounter.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24882 Followers:33
09/23/2012 11:34 AM

Reds Host Dodgers on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

It should be celebration time this weekend for the Cincinnati Reds, who entered this three-game set with the Dodgers with a magic number of a scant two to win the NL Central crown for the second time in three seasons.

By the time this Sunday night matchup rolls around, the Reds might already have that division crown in their back pocket. But don’t think for a second that Cincinnati is about to shift into cruise control once the playoff berth is secured.

No, the Reds need to keep winning to pressure Washington in hopes of overhauling the Nationals for the best record in the NL. With that comes home-field edge throughout the playoffs and into the World Series, with the NL side also getting the home edge in the Fall Classic due to the winning result in July’s All-Star game. Conversely, a slump could threaten Cincy’s status as the number two NL seed into the postseason with the surging San Francisco Giants (also likely to be crowned NL West champions this weekend) lurking not too far behind.

So, every game remains important in these final two weeks for the Reds, including the Sunday nighter at Great American Ballpark against the visiting Dodgers. We know the Reds will be giving the ball to Homer Bailey...more on him in a moment.

Into the opener of the series on Friday night, however, it was unclear what the Dodgers would be doing for a starting pitcher, with Clayton Kershaw’s sore hip and a midweek rainout at Washington wreaking havoc with Don Mattingly’s rotation. With Kershaw temporarily on ice, and Stephen Fife forced into the start on Saturday, it appears as if L.A. is going to have to scramble for a starter on Sunday.

Either Mattingly gives the ball to Aaron Harang or Josh Beckett (who pitched both ends of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Washington) on three days' rest or he gives the start to John Ely, who won the Pacific Coast League pitching triple crown this year in his time with Triple-A Albuquerque. Ely has a 20.25 ERA in two games in relief since getting promoted, but he might be the Dodgers' only realistic alternative for Sunday. The only other option would be to use mostly relievers in a bullpen game.

Whatever, action will commence at 8:05 p.m. (ET) on Sunday night, with the regular ESPN crew of Dan Shulman, Orel Hershiser, and Terry Francona on hand to describe the action. Make sure to check out the latest MLB odds before the first pitch.

While the Reds prepare for the postseason, the Dodgers entered this weekend clearly in scramble mode as they had fallen three games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the final NL wild card berth, and as of Friday had even dropped behind the red-hot Milwaukee Brewers in chasing the Cardinals.

It’s all a far cry from the first 2 ½ months of the season when the season was one big parade for the Dodgers, who were on pace to crack 100 wins until well after Memorial Day.

Since mid-June, however, it’s all gone pear-shaped for the Blue, at one point 42-25 but only 35-48 since (entering Friday). And the downturn has certainly not been down to any inactivity by the front office, which wheeled and dealed before and after the trade deadline with a series of blockbuster additions which have yet to translate into sustained success.

Injuries have been another problem for the Dodgers, beginning with Matt Kemp’s recurring hamstring problems after his quick break from the gate hinted at a possible Tripe Crown season. Instead, Kemp’s recurring woes with his hammy resulted in two separate stints on the DL covering almost seven weeks before the All-Star break, by which point the Dodgers were in full retreat.

L.A. has also been hampered lately by injury problems to its pitching staff, with not only Kershaw forced into inactivity the past ten days but also Chad Billingsley forced to the DL last month after providing the Dodgers with lots of hope after he won six straight decisions into mid August before being shut down with elbow problems.

Pitching, however, has not been the bane of L.A. in recent weeks. Rather, it’s been lack of run production from a diva-laden, homerun-happy lineup characterized by free swings from Kemp and SS Hanley Ramirez which have resulted in few sustained rallies. The Dodgers entered this weekend having scored more than three runs just four times in their last nineteen games, helping result in a 14-4-1 ‘under’ mark in those games entering Friday. The Blue had also dropped 15 of its last 23 before Friday’s series opener.

As promised earlier, a word on Reds starter Bailey, whose recent efforts have been outstanding. Bailey has wins in his last two starts but has been pitching lights-out for the past couple of weeks. Indeed, over his last four starts, he’s allowed only five runs total while allowing only 18 hits and striking out 26 in 29 IP. His ERA over that span is a hard-to-detect 1.55. Bailey is also 3-1 in his career vs. the Vin Scullys.

The Dodgers took 2 of 3 from the Reds in early July at Chavez Ravine but didn’t face Bailey in that series. And like a lot of other things, much is different in L.A. than it was earlier in the season.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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09/23/2012 11:37 AM

Diamond Trends - Sunday

September 23, 2012

SU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Blue Jays are 0-13 since May 25, 2012 on the road after a loss in which they allowed 5+ walks for a net profit of $1300 when playing against.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Angels are 0-14-1 OU since April 10, 2011 when playing a day game as a 140+ favorite after a win and it is the last game of the series for a net profit of $1400 when playing the under.

STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Brewers are 19-0 since June 24, 2010 when Yovani Gallardo starts as a favorite after he had a WHIP of less than one his last start for a net profit of $1900.

MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Yankees are 9-0 since September 16, 2009 when playing at least their eighth straight home game if not more than a -300 favorite.

TODAY’S TRENDS:

-- The Cardinals are 8-0 since April 21, 2011 when Kyle Lohse starts as a 140+ favorite when the start time is earlier than 4:00 PM local time for a net profit of $800.

-- The Diamondbacks are 9-0 since June 22, 2011 when Ian Kennedy starts as a favorite after winning as a home favorite in his last start for a net profit of $900.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24882 Followers:33
09/23/2012 11:37 AM

Diamond Trends - Sunday

September 23, 2012

SU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Blue Jays are 0-13 since May 25, 2012 on the road after a loss in which they allowed 5+ walks for a net profit of $1300 when playing against.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Angels are 0-14-1 OU since April 10, 2011 when playing a day game as a 140+ favorite after a win and it is the last game of the series for a net profit of $1400 when playing the under.

STARTER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Brewers are 19-0 since June 24, 2010 when Yovani Gallardo starts as a favorite after he had a WHIP of less than one his last start for a net profit of $1900.

MLB BIBLE TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Yankees are 9-0 since September 16, 2009 when playing at least their eighth straight home game if not more than a -300 favorite.

TODAY’S TRENDS:

-- The Cardinals are 8-0 since April 21, 2011 when Kyle Lohse starts as a 140+ favorite when the start time is earlier than 4:00 PM local time for a net profit of $800.

-- The Diamondbacks are 9-0 since June 22, 2011 when Ian Kennedy starts as a favorite after winning as a home favorite in his last start for a net profit of $900.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24882 Followers:33
09/23/2012 11:38 AM

MLB
Dunkel

Texas at Seattle
The Mariners look to build on their 6-1 record in Jason Vargas' last 7 starts against AL West teams. Seattle is the pick (+125) according to Dunkel, which has the Mariners favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+125). Here are all of today's picks.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Game 951-952: Miami at NY Mets (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Nolasco) 14.412; NY Mets (Young) 14.831
Dunkel Line: NY Mets by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-110); 8
Dunkel Pick: NY Mets (-110); Under

Game 953-954: LA Dodgers at Cincinnati (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Harang) 13.841; Cincinnati (Bailey) 14.970
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 955-956: Milwaukee at Washington (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Gallardo) 15.856; Washington (Wang) 15.516
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-145); 8
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-145); Under

Game 957-958: Pittsburgh at Houston (2:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Burnett) 13.322; Houston (Lyles) 14.887
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-140); 8
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+120); Over

Game 959-960: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (2:20 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Lohse) 15.087; Cubs (Germano) 14.138
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-175); No Run Total
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-175); N/A

Game 961-962: Arizona at Colorado (3:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Kennedy) 14.190; Colorado (Francis) 14.653
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Arizona (-150); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+130); Over

Game 963-964: San Diego at San Francisco (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Stults) 15.098; San Francisco (Petit) 17.200
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 965-966: Atlanta at Philadelphia (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Hudson) 16.439; Philadelphia (Lee) 15.707
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-155); 7
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+135); Over

Game 967-968: Oakland at NY Yankees (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Griffin) 15.782; NY Yankees (Kuroda) 16.205
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-155); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (+135); Under

Game 969-970: Minnesota at Detroit (1:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Diamond) 13.468; Detroit (Scherzer) 15.774
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 2 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Detroit (-200); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-200); Under

Game 971-972: Baltimore at Boston (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Tillman) 14.560; Boston (Doubront) 15.055
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-125); 9
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+105); Over

Game 973-974: Toronto at Tampa Bay (1:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Jenkins) 13.910; Tampa Bay (Hellickson) 16.003
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-220); 7
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-220); Under

Game 975-976: Cleveland at Kansas City (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Huff) 14.791; Kansas City (Odorizzi) 14.397
Dunkel Line: Cleveland by 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-130); 9
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (+110); Over

Game 977-978: Chicago White Sox at LA Angels (3:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Floyd) 15.223; LA Angels (Weaver) 16.459
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-200); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-200); Under

Game 979-980: Texas at Seattle (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Dempster) 14.996; Seattle (Vargas) 15.895
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Texas (-145); 7
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+125); Over

Game 981-982: Minnesota at Detroit (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Walters) 14.609; Detroit (Smyly) 15.732
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Detroit (-200); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-200); Under

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:24882 Followers:33
09/23/2012 11:39 AM

MLB
Long Sheet

Sunday, September 23

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MIAMI (66 - 86) at NY METS (68 - 83) - 1:10 PM
RICKY NOLASCO (R) vs. CHRIS YOUNG (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 72-101 (-28.6 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 66-86 (-22.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MIAMI is 38-56 (-18.9 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 65-84 (-21.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MIAMI is 43-59 (-17.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
NOLASCO is 26-18 (+12.5 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 26-17 (+13.5 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
NOLASCO is 15-6 (+12.2 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997. (Team's Record)
NY METS are 7-11 (-10.5 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
NY METS are 68-83 (-13.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
NY METS are 32-44 (-19.9 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
NY METS are 7-20 (-14.3 Units) against the money line in home games in September games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 266-277 (-79.3 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.
NY METS are 64-81 (-17.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
NY METS are 47-59 (-21.8 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
YOUNG is 0-7 (-8.0 Units) against the money line in home games this season. (Team's Record)
YOUNG is 0-7 (-8.0 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
NY METS is 10-4 (+6.5 Units) against MIAMI this season
7 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.5 Units)

RICKY NOLASCO vs. NY METS since 1997
NOLASCO is 5-8 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 5.38 and a WHIP of 1.419.
His team's record is 9-12 (-4.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 6-15. (-11.1 units)

CHRIS YOUNG vs. MIAMI since 1997
YOUNG is 3-1 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.165.
His team's record is 4-1 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-2. (+0.9 units)

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LA DODGERS (78 - 74) at CINCINNATI (92 - 60) - 1:10 PM
AARON HARANG (R) vs. HOMER BAILEY (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA DODGERS is 3-2 (+1.8 Units) against CINCINNATI this season
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.9 Units)

AARON HARANG vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
HARANG is 2-0 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 1.38 and a WHIP of 0.846.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.2 units)

HOMER BAILEY vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
BAILEY is 3-1 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.323.
His team's record is 4-1 (+4.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-2. (+1.0 units)

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MILWAUKEE (78 - 73) at WASHINGTON (92 - 59) - 1:35 PM
YOVANI GALLARDO (R) vs. CHIEN-MING WANG (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 13-25 (-14.1 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss this season.
MILWAUKEE is 78-73 (-5.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 32-44 (-16.2 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 8-17 (-11.2 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
MILWAUKEE is 74-136 (-47.5 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Sunday since 1997.
MILWAUKEE is 24-32 (-13.6 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 78-73 (-5.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MILWAUKEE is 21-32 (-13.2 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters this season.
WASHINGTON is 89-59 (+18.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
WASHINGTON is 64-41 (+15.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
WASHINGTON is 57-34 (+15.5 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
WASHINGTON is 41-30 (+9.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
WASHINGTON is 92-59 (+22.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
WASHINGTON is 33-17 (+13.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
MILWAUKEE is 39-28 (+11.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
MILWAUKEE is 21-14 (+7.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
MILWAUKEE is 15-5 (+9.8 Units) against the money line in September games this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 4-2 (+2.0 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.3 Units, Under=-0.5 Units)

YOVANI GALLARDO vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
GALLARDO is 3-2 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 5.35 and a WHIP of 1.387.
His team's record is 3-3 (-1.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-2. (+1.9 units)

CHIEN-MING WANG vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
No recent starts.

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PITTSBURGH (74 - 77) at HOUSTON (50 - 102) - 2:05 PM
A.J. BURNETT (R) vs. JORDAN LYLES (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 4-16 (-16.0 Units) against the money line in September games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 18-25 (-14.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
BURNETT is 75-102 (-33.7 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997. (Team's Record)
HOUSTON is 33-18 (+16.3 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 32-26 (+16.8 Units) against the money line in road games in day games over the last 2 seasons.
BURNETT is 18-10 (+7.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
BURNETT is 8-1 (+7.9 Units) against the money line in day games this season. (Team's Record)
BURNETT is 18-10 (+7.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
HOUSTON is 13-37 (-18.8 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 27-67 (-31.8 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 50-101 (-33.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
HOUSTON is 35-76 (-29.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
HOUSTON is 36-69 (-24.1 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 50-101 (-33.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
HOUSTON is 48-92 (-34.4 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
LYLES is 8-29 (-17.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LYLES is 3-16 (-12.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
LYLES is 8-29 (-17.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 11-5 (+3.8 Units) against HOUSTON this season
9 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

A.J. BURNETT vs. HOUSTON since 1997
BURNETT is 3-5 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 5.01 and a WHIP of 1.500.
His team's record is 5-5 (+0.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-5. (-0.4 units)

JORDAN LYLES vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
LYLES is 0-3 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 7.96 and a WHIP of 1.426.
His team's record is 0-4 (-4.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-0. (+4.0 units)

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ST LOUIS (81 - 71) at CHICAGO CUBS (59 - 93) - 2:20 PM
KYLE LOHSE (R) vs. JUSTIN GERMANO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 150-126 (-28.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 66-67 (-33.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 81-71 (-8.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ST LOUIS is 35-42 (-11.9 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
ST LOUIS is 81-71 (-8.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ST LOUIS is 52-54 (-15.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 27-23 (+7.1 Units) against the money line in home games in day games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 133-171 (-54.9 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 59-93 (-20.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 671-632 (-144.6 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 99-139 (-40.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 59-93 (-20.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 41-69 (-17.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
GERMANO is 14-32 (-19.1 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997. (Team's Record)
GERMANO is 7-20 (-13.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
GERMANO is 13-32 (-20.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO CUBS is 7-9 (+0.4 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
9 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.1 Units)

KYLE LOHSE vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
LOHSE is 3-4 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 5.22 and a WHIP of 1.469.
His team's record is 10-5 (+5.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-10. (-6.6 units)

JUSTIN GERMANO vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
GERMANO is 1-0 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.429.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)

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ARIZONA (76 - 75) at COLORADO (58 - 93) - 3:10 PM
IAN KENNEDY (R) vs. JEFF FRANCIS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA is 76-75 (-7.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ARIZONA is 76-75 (-7.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ARIZONA is 79-58 (+16.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 98-74 (+19.8 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 81-79 (+13.2 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
KENNEDY is 41-24 (+15.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
KENNEDY is 23-4 (+20.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
KENNEDY is 41-24 (+15.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
COLORADO is 31-45 (-14.9 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
COLORADO is 14-33 (-17.5 Units) against the money line in September games over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 5-20 (-15.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday this season.
COLORADO is 53-84 (-34.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 14-35 (-20.8 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
COLORADO is 58-93 (-23.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
COLORADO is 93-128 (-34.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 35-58 (-13.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
COLORADO is 53-91 (-29.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 21-52 (-24.4 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.
COLORADO is 58-93 (-23.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 2-14 (-11.9 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +100 to +125 this season.
FRANCIS is 7-22 (-16.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
FRANCIS is 1-12 (-12.1 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
ARIZONA is 8-5 (+2.0 Units) against COLORADO this season
6 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.8 Units)

IAN KENNEDY vs. COLORADO since 1997
KENNEDY is 3-1 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 2.70 and a WHIP of 1.250.
His team's record is 8-2 (+7.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-5. (-1.3 units)

JEFF FRANCIS vs. ARIZONA since 1997
FRANCIS is 9-7 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.376.
His team's record is 12-10 (+2.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 9-13. (-4.7 units)

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SAN DIEGO (72 - 80) at SAN FRANCISCO (89 - 63) - 4:05 PM
ERIC STULTS (L) vs. YUSMEIRO PETIT (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN FRANCISCO is 10-4 (+4.9 Units) against SAN DIEGO this season
10 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+5.8 Units)

ERIC STULTS vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
STULTS is 2-2 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 5.30 and a WHIP of 1.626.
His team's record is 4-3 (+1.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-2. (+1.7 units)

YUSMEIRO PETIT vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
PETIT is 0-1 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 10.39 and a WHIP of 2.079.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.3 units)

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ATLANTA (87 - 65) at PHILADELPHIA (77 - 75) - 8:05 PM
TIM HUDSON (R) vs. CLIFF LEE (L)
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 84-45 (+31.9 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.
ATLANTA is 40-25 (+13.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
ATLANTA is 85-64 (+11.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ATLANTA is 54-33 (+15.1 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
ATLANTA is 45-37 (+7.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
ATLANTA is 87-65 (+13.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ATLANTA is 12-7 (+9.1 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +150 this season.
ATLANTA is 44-33 (+12.7 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
HUDSON is 19-7 (+12.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
HUDSON is 18-7 (+10.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
HUDSON is 148-81 (+33.6 Units) against the money line after a win since 1997. (Team's Record)
PHILADELPHIA is 23-28 (-14.8 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
PHILADELPHIA is 29-33 (-10.4 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 22-27 (-9.6 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 77-72 (-11.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 25-27 (-11.2 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 33-40 (-14.6 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 37-46 (-17.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 77-75 (-14.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 24-27 (-11.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 39-38 (-12.5 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
PHILADELPHIA is 10-15 (-13.0 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 7 or less this season.
LEE is 26-29 (-16.5 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 11-6 (+5.0 Units) against PHILADELPHIA this season
9 of 15 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.3 Units)

TIM HUDSON vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
HUDSON is 9-9 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 3.92 and a WHIP of 1.342.
His team's record is 14-12 (-0.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 13-13. (-1.0 units)

CLIFF LEE vs. ATLANTA since 1997
LEE is 4-3 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 3.36 and a WHIP of 1.118.
His team's record is 5-4 (-0.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-6. (-3.4 units)

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09/23/2012 11:41 AM

OAKLAND (85 - 66) at NY YANKEES (88 - 63) - 1:05 PM
A.J. GRIFFIN (R) vs. HIROKI KURODA (R)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 75-32 (+30.6 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 84-53 (+10.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
OAKLAND is 92-78 (+15.7 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 79-63 (+23.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
OAKLAND is 58-39 (+27.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
OAKLAND is 33-32 (+7.3 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
OAKLAND is 43-36 (+15.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
OAKLAND is 85-66 (+29.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
OAKLAND is 41-35 (+15.9 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
GRIFFIN is 9-3 (+6.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 4-5 (+0.0 Units) against NY YANKEES this season
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.4 Units)

A.J. GRIFFIN vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
GRIFFIN is 1-0 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.167.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)

HIROKI KURODA vs. OAKLAND since 1997
KURODA is 1-1 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 3.21 and a WHIP of 0.857.
His team's record is 1-1 (-0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

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MINNESOTA (62 - 89) at DETROIT (80 - 70) - 1:05 PM
SCOTT DIAMOND (L) vs. MAX SCHERZER (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 8-5 (-0.3 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
8 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.7 Units)

SCOTT DIAMOND vs. DETROIT since 1997
DIAMOND is 0-2 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.500.
His team's record is 0-3 (-3.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)

MAX SCHERZER vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
SCHERZER is 3-1 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.240.
His team's record is 6-2 (+4.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-3. (+1.8 units)

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BALTIMORE (87 - 64) at BOSTON (68 - 85) - 1:35 PM
CHRIS TILLMAN (R) vs. FELIX DOUBRONT (L)
Top Trends for this game.
BALTIMORE is 166-245 (-75.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday since 1997.
BALTIMORE is 14-6 (+10.0 Units) against the money line in September games this season.
BALTIMORE is 37-24 (+22.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
BALTIMORE is 30-14 (+20.9 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
BALTIMORE is 80-56 (+35.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
BALTIMORE is 26-15 (+15.9 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.
BALTIMORE is 51-35 (+23.1 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
BALTIMORE is 29-18 (+12.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
BALTIMORE is 18-7 (+10.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
BALTIMORE is 87-64 (+37.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
BALTIMORE is 38-27 (+16.4 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
BALTIMORE is 45-32 (+28.4 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
BALTIMORE is 18-10 (+14.5 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
TILLMAN is 9-3 (+8.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
TILLMAN is 9-3 (+8.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
BOSTON is 58-77 (-34.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
BOSTON is 42-62 (-30.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
BOSTON is 36-49 (-22.8 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
BOSTON is 40-53 (-17.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
BOSTON is 32-48 (-17.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 68-85 (-30.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
BOSTON is 26-34 (-13.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
BOSTON is 33-45 (-25.8 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
BOSTON is 15-25 (-16.2 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
BOSTON is 13-34 (-29.3 Units) against the money line in September games over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 25-38 (-17.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
BALTIMORE is 10-4 (+8.1 Units) against BOSTON this season
8 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.5 Units)

CHRIS TILLMAN vs. BOSTON since 1997
TILLMAN is 0-1 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 5.73 and a WHIP of 2.091.
His team's record is 0-3 (-3.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-3. (-3.4 units)

FELIX DOUBRONT vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
DOUBRONT is 0-1 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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TORONTO (66 - 84) at TAMPA BAY (82 - 70) - 1:40 PM
CHAD JENKINS (R) vs. JEREMY HELLICKSON (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 13-4 (+8.4 Units) against TORONTO this season
9 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.6 Units)

CHAD JENKINS vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
No recent starts.

JEREMY HELLICKSON vs. TORONTO since 1997
HELLICKSON is 2-2 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.231.
His team's record is 2-3 (-1.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-3. (-2.4 units)

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CLEVELAND (62 - 90) at KANSAS CITY (70 - 81) - 2:10 PM
DAVID HUFF (L) vs. JAKE ODORIZZI (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 19-34 (-15.0 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
CLEVELAND is 59-86 (-23.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CLEVELAND is 26-38 (-12.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
CLEVELAND is 5-21 (-16.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
CLEVELAND is 62-90 (-23.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CLEVELAND is 10-22 (-11.0 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +100 to +125 this season.
CLEVELAND is 28-49 (-14.7 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
CLEVELAND is 16-32 (-17.9 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 25-37 (-11.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
KANSAS CITY is 67-77 (+1.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
KANSAS CITY is 70-81 (+2.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
KANSAS CITY is 16-32 (-12.8 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
KANSAS CITY is 246-358 (-99.5 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
KANSAS CITY is 9-5 (+4.6 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
10 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+5.9 Units)

DAVID HUFF vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
HUFF is 2-2 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 5.70 and a WHIP of 1.394.
His team's record is 2-2 (+0.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (-0.3 units)

JAKE ODORIZZI vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
No recent starts.

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CHI WHITE SOX (81 - 70) at LA ANGELS (83 - 69) - 3:35 PM
GAVIN FLOYD (R) vs. JERED WEAVER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 4-15 (-9.8 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
WEAVER is 21-6 (+11.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
WEAVER is 24-5 (+15.0 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
WEAVER is 21-6 (+11.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
WEAVER is 16-2 (+12.5 Units) against the money line in home games after a win over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
WEAVER is 21-8 (+10.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CHI WHITE SOX are 31-19 (+11.0 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 74-71 (+9.3 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 59-48 (+8.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 594-607 (+40.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
CHI WHITE SOX are 81-70 (+5.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 82-78 (+11.2 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
LA ANGELS are 85-82 (-17.8 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
LA ANGELS are 83-69 (-10.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
WEAVER is 5-12 (-11.4 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
LA ANGELS is 4-3 (-0.1 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX this season
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.7 Units)

GAVIN FLOYD vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
FLOYD is 2-5 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.267.
His team's record is 3-6 (-3.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-4. (-0.7 units)

JERED WEAVER vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
WEAVER is 6-2 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 1.61 and a WHIP of 0.827.
His team's record is 7-2 (+3.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-8. (-7.7 units)

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TEXAS (89 - 62) at SEATTLE (72 - 80) - 4:10 PM
RYAN DEMPSTER (R) vs. JASON VARGAS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
TEXAS is 23-23 (-10.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
SEATTLE is 67-72 (+6.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
SEATTLE is 72-80 (+5.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
VARGAS is 31-29 (+11.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TEXAS is 42-18 (+17.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
DEMPSTER is 22-11 (+12.9 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
SEATTLE is 59-102 (-31.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 27-61 (-24.6 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.

Head-to-Head Series History
SEATTLE is 9-9 (+4.6 Units) against TEXAS this season
9 of 18 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.4 Units, Under=-1.1 Units)

RYAN DEMPSTER vs. SEATTLE since 1997
DEMPSTER is 0-1 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 2.25 and a WHIP of 0.875.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

JASON VARGAS vs. TEXAS since 1997
VARGAS is 4-5 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 4.68 and a WHIP of 1.397.
His team's record is 5-7 (+0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-8. (-4.6 units)

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MINNESOTA (62 - 89) at DETROIT (80 - 70) - 7:05 PM
P.J. WALTERS (R) vs. DREW SMYLY (L)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 8-5 (-0.3 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
8 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.7 Units)

P.J. WALTERS vs. DETROIT since 1997
WALTERS is 1-0 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.541.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.2 units)

DREW SMYLY vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
SMYLY is 1-0 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.600.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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09/23/2012 11:43 AM

MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Sunday, September 23

Hot pitchers
-- Nolasco is 3-0, 1.80 in his last four starts.
-- Bailey is 2-0, 1.55 in his last four starts.
-- Gallardo is 2-0, 1.83 in his last three starts.
-- Lohse is 1-1, 2.33 in his last three starts.
-- Kennedy is 3-0, 1.98 in his last four starts.
-- Stults is 3-1, 2.37 in his last five starts. Lincecum is 3-0, 2.52 in his last four outings.
-- Lee is 4-0, 1.27 in his last five starts.

-- Griffin is 3-1, 2.52 in his last four starts.
-- Scherzer is 5-0, 1.20 in his last seven starts, but left his last outing in third inning with a tired shoulder.
-- Tillman is 2-0, 1.69 in his last three starts.
-- Weaver is 2-1, 2.33 in his last three starts.
-- Dempster is 5-1, 3.47 in his last six starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Young is 1-2, 4.66 in his last five starts.
-- Harang is 0-3, 4.97 in his last five starts.
-- Wang is 1-3, 6.62 in four starts this season.
-- Lyles is 1-1, 5.49 in his last four starts. Burnett is 0-4, 5.22 in his last five.
-- Germano is 0-6, 8.79 in his last six starts.
-- Francis is 0-2, 6.75 in his last four starts.
-- Hudson is 2-2, 4.94 in his last four starts.

-- Kuroda is 2-2, 4.67 in his last five starts.
-- Walters is 0-3, 12.86 in his last four starts. Diamond is 1-3, 7.33 in his last four starts. Smyly has a 5.82 RA in his last four starts, last fo which was on August 25.
-- Doubrant is 1-4, 7.22 in his last six starts.
-- Cobb is 1-1, 4.84 in his last four starts. Jenkins has allowed 10 runs in 18.1 IP in big leagues this year; he was 5-9, 4.96 in 20 starts at AA this summer.
-- Huff allowed three runs in 4.1 IP in his first '12 start.
-- Kansas City's big pitching prospect Odorizzi was 15-5, 3.03 in minors this year, mostly in AA.
-- Floyd has a 5.51 RA in his last seven starts.
-- Vargas is 1-2, 5.18 in his last four starts.

Hot Teams
-- Cardinals won five of their last six games.
-- Brewers won 24 of their last 31 games.
-- Phillies won 20 of their last 27 games. Atlanta won six of its last eight.
-- Reds won five of their last six games.
-- Astros are actually 8-7 in their last fifteen games.
-- Arizona won five of its last six games.
-- Giants won 18 of their last 24 games.

-- Bronx won nine of its last ten games.
-- Tigers won seven of their last ten games.
-- Tampa Bay won its last four games, scoring 43 runs.
-- Orioles won their last six games, scoring 39 runs.
-- Royals won last four games, allowing nine runs.
-- Angels won 17 of their last 24 games.
-- Rangers are 12-1 in game following their last 13 losses.

Cold Teams
-- Cubs lost six of their last eight games.
-- Washington lost five of its last eight games.
-- Mets lost ten of their last thirteen games. Miami lost eight of last 11.
-- Dodgers lost eleven of their last sixteen games.
-- Pirates lost 12 of their last 15 games.
-- Rockies lost 15 of their last 17 games.
-- San Diego lost four of its last five games.

-- Oakland lost five of its last six games.
-- Twins lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Red Sox lost 18 of their last 24 games.
-- Blue Jays lost nine of their last eleven games.
-- Indians lost 11 of their last 14 games.
-- White Sox lost last four games, scoring seven runs.
-- Mariners lost six of their last nine games.

Totals
-- Seven of last ten St Louis games stayed under total.
-- 15 of last 22 Milwaukee games went over the total.
-- Under is 12-5-1 in last eighteen Atlanta games.
-- Under is 20-11-1 in Mets' last 32 games.
-- Ten of last thirteen Cincinnati games stayed under total.
-- Under is 9-4 in last thirteen Pittsburgh games.
-- 11 of last 13 Colorado games went over the total.
-- Five of last seven San Francisco games went over total.

-- Seven of last eleven Bronx games stayed under the total.
-- Five of last six Detroit games went over (after a 19-2-2 under run).
-- Four of last five Boston games went over the total.
-- Last five Tampa Bay games went over the total.
-- Four of last six Cleveland games went over the total.
-- Under is 12-2-2 in White Sox' last sixteen road games.
-- Under is 5-2-1 in last eight Texas road games.

Umpires
-- Mil-Wsh-- Underdogs are 9-4 in last thirteen TBarrett games.
-- Mia-NY-- Last seven Schrieber games went over the total.
-- StL-Chi-- Over is 6-2-1 in last nine Bucknor games; underdogs won six of his last seven games behind the plate.
-- Atl-Phil-- Visiting team won five of last six Barry games.
-- Pitt-Hst-- Over is 6-0 in Timmons games if total is 9.5 or higher; 6-17 if the total is 9 or lower.
-- LA-Cin-- Under is 9-4 in last thirteen Holbrook games.
-- Az-Col-- Underdogs won last five Nelson games.
-- SD-SF-- 15 of 16 Baker games stayed under the total.

-- Blt-Bos-- Eight of last eleven Porter games went over total.
-- Min-Det-- Four of last five Hallion games stayed under. Eight of last nine O'Nora games also stayed under.
-- Tex-Sea-- Under is 5-1-1 in last seven Danley games.
-- A's-NY-- Six of last seven Estabrook games stayed under.
-- Tor-TB-- Bob Davidson has no discernable trends as an umpire, besides fact that he calls too many balks.
-- Cle-KC-- Home side won seven of last nine Ripperger games.
-- Chi-LA-- Home side won last eight Hickox games, with four of his last five games going over the total.

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09/23/2012 11:44 AM

MLB

Sunday, September 23

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Trend Report
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1:05 PM
MINNESOTA vs. DETROIT
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Detroit's last 16 games at home

1:05 PM
OAKLAND vs. NY YANKEES
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
NY Yankees are 18-7 SU in their last 25 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland

1:10 PM
MIAMI vs. NY METS
Miami is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Miami is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Mets are 2-9 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Mets's last 16 games at home

1:35 PM
BALTIMORE vs. BOSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Boston
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

1:35 PM
ATLANTA vs. PHILADELPHIA
Atlanta is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

1:35 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. WASHINGTON
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

1:40 PM
TORONTO vs. TAMPA BAY
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

2:05 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. HOUSTON
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

2:10 PM
CLEVELAND vs. KANSAS CITY
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Cleveland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games

2:20 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. CHI CUBS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home

3:10 PM
ARIZONA vs. COLORADO
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona

3:35 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. LA ANGELS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
LA Angels are 17-7 SU in their last 24 games

4:05 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. SAN FRANCISCO
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games at home
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

4:10 PM
TEXAS vs. SEATTLE
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Seattle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

7:05 PM
MINNESOTA vs. DETROIT
Minnesota is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games ,
Minnesota is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing Detroit
Detroit5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Detroit12-4-1 SU in its last 17 games at home

8:05 PM
LA DODGERS vs. CINCINNATI
LA Dodgers are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers


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09/23/2012 11:45 AM

MLB

Sunday, September 23

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Sunday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers
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The Reds clinched the NL Central title Saturday with a 6-0 victory over the Dodgers. The two clubs square off again on Sunday Night Baseball.

HOMER HAPPY

Homer Bailey has been a streaky pitcher for the Reds this season. The righty has a respectable 12-9 record with a 3.82 ERA overall and has allowed just five earned runs over his last four starts. Bailey had surrendered 22 runs over a five-start span prior to his recent hot streak.

HARANG MEET YOUR FORMER TEAM

Former Cincinnati hurler Aaron Harang gets the ball for the Dodgers. He’s 9-10 with a 3.80 ERA but has suffered from control issues lately. The right-hander has walked more batters than he’s struck out in three of his last four starts. However, he has an uncanny ability to wiggle out of jams, holding opponents to three runs or less in eight straight games.

INJURY REPORT

The Dodgers’ playoff hopes may rest on the availability of staff ace Clayton Kershaw down the stretch. The lefty’s injured hip is adding to the strain already put on a depleted rotation by injuries. Ted Lilly and Chad Billingsley were in the mix, but both are done for the season with shoulder and elbow ailments. The Reds’ injury list is much shorter, but there is some concern about closer Aroldis Chapman’s fatigued throwing shoulder. The Cincinnati bullpen is already thin without the services of Nick Masset (shoulder) and Ryan Madson (elbow).

TRENDS

*Dodgers are 0-4 in Harang’s last four Sunday starts.
*The Reds have played over the total in Bailey’s last four starts vs. NL West opponents.
*Cincinnati is 25-10 in its last 35 Sunday games.

HITTERS TO WATCH

Ryan Ludwick is 14-for-36 vs. Harang.
Scott Rolen is 5-for-31 vs. Harang.
Adrian Gonzalez is 6-for-12 vs. Bailey.
Matt Kemp is 4-for-11 vs. Bailey.


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