marksmoneymakers Posts:9046 Followers:137
On 09/24/2012 07:48 AM in MLB

Some Monday Helpful MLB Information............

Rounding the bases: The best bets in the bigs

Every week we take a look at the hottest and coldest teams as well as the best over and under bets in major league baseball.

Hot team: San Francisco Giants
Last week: 6-1
Season record: 89-64
Upcoming schedule: vs. Diamondbacks, at Padres

Skinny: The Giants won six in a row last week and clinched a playoff spot before falling 6-4 Sunday to the Padres.

Cold team: Colorado Rockies
Last week: 0-7
Season record: 58-94
Upcoming schedule: vs. Diamondbacks, vs. Cubs, at Dodgers

Skinny: The end of the season can’t come soon enough for the Rockies. Colorado has lost nine straight, dropping games to San Diego, San Francisco and Arizona.

Over team: Colorado Rockies
Last week: 6-1
Season O/U record: 78-68-5
Upcoming schedule: vs. Diamondbacks, vs. Cubs, at Dodgers

Skinny: Rockies pitchers rank dead last in the bigs in nearly every statistical category, while their hitters rank in the top 10 in most offensive stats. A perfect recipe for an over bet.

Under team: Cincinnati Reds
Last week: 5-0
Season O/U record: 58-81-13
Upcoming schedule: vs. Brewers, at Pirates

Skinny: Mat Latos tossed eight shutout innings against the Dodgers on Saturday to help the Reds clinch the NL Central for the second time in the last three seasons. Their pitching staff ranks third in ERA (3.39), which is a major reason why they’ve been an awesome under bet all season long.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9046 Followers:137
09/24/2012 07:49 AM

Monday's streaking and slumping starting pitchers

STREAKING

Marco Estrada, Milwaukee Brewers (4-6, 3.56)

Estrada threw seven scoreless innings against the Pirates as the Brewers won 3-1 on Wednesday. The righty now has 13 2/3 scoreless innings over his last two starts with 10 strikeouts. He certainly has momentum for his next outing against the Nationals.

Trevor Cahill, Arizona Diamondbacks (12-11, 3.89)

Cahill only gave up two runs over six innings against the Padres on Wednesday to pick up his 12th win of the campaign. The right-hander has claimed victories in each of his last three starts, allowing two runs in each of those. He toes the rubber against the lowly Rockies next.

SLUMPING

Ricky Romero, Toronto Blue Jays (8-14, 5.72)

Romero had lost 13 straight decisions, matching a franchise record prior to a no-decision in his last start versus the Yankees. Although the lefty is showing signs of improvement, he hasn’t picked up a win since June 22 in Miami. He draws the red-hot Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader next.

Tyler Chatwood, Colorado Rockies (4-5, 5.73)

Chatwood gave up three runs on eight hits over four innings of a 7-1 loss to the Giants on Saturday. The 22-year-old hurler has only thrown more than five innings in one of his 10 starts this year. He pitches opposite Cahill and the Diamondbacks on Monday.

marksmoneymakers Posts:9046 Followers:137
09/24/2012 07:50 AM

MLB

Hot pitchers
-- Estrada is 2-1, 1.75 in his last four starts. Zimmerman is 2-0, 2.50 in his last three outings.
-- Lynn is 2-0, 0.73 in his last couple starts.
-- Cahill is 3-0, 2.79 in his last three starts.

-- Verlander won his last two starts, tossing 13 shutout innings.
-- Chen is 0-0, 2.84 in his last couple starts. SJohnson won both his '12 starts, allowing two runs in six IP. Last start was August 25.
-- Straily is 2-0, 2.08 in two road starts this season. Holland is 2-0, 2.17 in his last four starts.
-- Sale is 2-1, 1.93 in his last three starts.
-- Pettitte is 2-1, 2.89 in his last six starts.

Cold pitchers
-- McPherson lost his first start, allowing two runs in 4.1 IP. Mejia lost his first start, allowing five runs in three IP.
-- Abad is 0-5, 6.97 in his last five starts.
-- Chatwood is 0-2, 8.62 in his last four starts.

-- Hochevar is 1-3, 8.04 in his last five starts.
-- Alvarez is 2-6, 6.52 in his last nine starts. Romero is 0-6, 6.69 in his last seven outings.
-- McAllister is 0-4, 7.94 in his last five starts.
-- Hendriks is 1-1, 4.71 in his last five starts.

Hot Teams
-- Brewers won 25 of their last 32 games.
-- Cardinals won six of their last seven games. Astros are actually 8-8 in their last sixteen games.
-- Arizona won six of its last seven games.

-- Royals won four of their last five games.
-- Orioles won six of their last seven games.
-- Bronx won nine of its last 11 games. Minnesota won four of six.

Cold Teams
-- Washington lost six of its last nine games.
-- Pirates lost 12 of their last 16 games. Mets lost 10 of their last 14.
-- Rockies lost 16 of their last 18 games.

-- Tigers lost three of their last four games.
-- Blue Jays lost ten of their last twelve games.
-- Athletics lost five of their last seven games. Texas is 4-9 in game following its last 13 wins.
-- White Sox lost their last five games, scoring eight runs. Indians lost 11 of their last 15 games.

Totals
-- Over is 15-7-1 in last 23 Milwaukee games.
-- Under is 21-11-1 in Mets' last 33 games.
-- Seven of last eleven St Louis games stayed under total.
-- 12 of last 14 Colorado games went over the total.

-- Six of last eight Detroit games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Baltimore games stayed under total.
-- Six of last seven Oakland games went over the total.
-- Five of last seven Cleveland games went over the total.
-- Under is 8-5-1 in last fourteen Bronx road games.