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10/17/2012 07:31 PM

MLB

Wednesday, October 17

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ALCS betting preview: Yankees at Tigers
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New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers (-105, 7)

Detroit leads series 3-0

The New York Yankees turn to their ace as they attempt to stave off elimination and extend the American League Championship Series when they take on the Detroit Tigers in Game 4 at Comerica Park on Wednesday.

New York dropped a 2-1 decision Tuesday as ace Justin Verlander tossed 8 1/3 superb innings to give Detroit a 3-0 series lead. Delmon Young belted a solo home run and Miguel Cabrera extended his LCS hitting streak to a major league-record 16 games with an RBI double for the Tigers, who are one victory away from their 11th World Series appearance.

Young's blast was his franchise-record seventh postseason homer and fifth in eight games against New York, which calls upon CC Sabathia to help avoid a sweep. The Yankees have been let down by their offense during the playoffs. Robinson Cano is hitting .083 (3-for-36) as he ended an 0-for-29 drought - the longest in one postseason in major league history - in the ninth inning Tuesday and Curtis Granderson has gone 3-for-29 (.103) with 15 strikeouts. Alex Rodriguez, who has been benched in two of the last five playoff games and been removed for a pinch hitter in the other three, is batting .130 (3-for-23) with 12 strikeouts while Nick Swisher is 4-for-26 (.154).

The Tigers, who have not won a world championship since 1984, are seeking their first World Series berth since 2006, when they lost in five games to the St. Louis Cardinals.

TV: 8:07 p.m. ET, TBS

WEATHER: The forecast is calling for a 72 percent chance of rain later in the evening while temperatures will fall into the high 50s. Winds are expected to blow south at 11 mph.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Yankees LH CC Sabathia (2-0, 1.53 ERA) vs. Tigers RH Max Scherzer (0-0, 0.00)

Sabathia registered two of New York's three victories over Baltimore in the AL Division Series, including a four-hitter in the decisive Game 5 on Friday. The 32-year-old, who is 3-2 with a 5.20 ERA in six career ALCS starts, went 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA against the Tigers this season and 2-0 at Comerica Park. But Sabathia struggled versus Detroit in last year's ALDS, allowing six runs over 8 2/3 innings in two starts and a relief appearance.

Scherzer pitched well in Game 4 of the ALDS against Oakland, allowing an unearned run and three hits over 5 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out eight. The 28-year-old, who finished second to Verlander for the major-league lead in strikeouts with 231, took the loss in his only start of the season against New York on April 29 after yielding three runs on seven hits and seven walks in 4 2/3 innings. Scherzer tossed six scoreless innings in a victory over the Yankees in Game 2 of last year's ALDS.

TRENDS:

* Tigers are 4-1 in Scherzers last five starts vs. Yankees.
* Under is 4-1 in Scherzers last five starts vs. Yankees.
* Yankees are 4-1 in Sabathias last five starts vs. Tigers.
* Over is 4-1 in Sabathias last five starts vs. Tigers.
* Yankees are 2-5 in the last seven meetings.

UMP TRENDS - Jeff Nelson:

* Over is 3-1-1 in Nelsons last five games behind home plate.
* Yankees are 4-1 in their last five games with Nelson behind home plate.
* Tigers are 2-5 in their last seven games with Nelson behind home plate.

WALK-OFFS:

1. New York has scored all five of its runs in this series and 11 of its 21 in the postseason in the ninth inning.

2. Detroit's starting pitchers had tossed 37 2/3 straight innings in the series without allowing an earned run before Eduardo Nunez's homer off Verlander in the ninth Tuesday. It is the longest streak since the 44-inning run by the starters for the 1905 New York Giants.

3. Verlander came within three outs of becoming the first pitcher to throw consecutive playoff shutouts since Orel Hershiser accomplished the feat in 1988 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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10/17/2012 07:34 PM

MLB
Short Sheet

Wednesday, October 17

National League

NL Championship Series, Game Three (Series Tied, 1-1)
San Francisco at St. Louis, 4:05 ET FOX
Cain: San Francisco 9-2 SU in road games in playoff games
Lohse: St Louis 10-17 SU when the total is 7 or less

American League

AL Championship Series, Game Four (Detroit Leads, 3-0)
NY Yankees at Detroit, 8:05 ET TBS
Sabathia: NY Yankees 9-17 SU on road after game with a combined score of 4 or less
Scherzer: Detroit 26-8 SU in home games after allowing 2 runs or less

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10/17/2012 07:37 PM

Evening MLB Best Bets :


NY Yankees - 8:00 PM ET Detroit +102 500

Detroit - Under 7 500

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10/18/2012 06:14 PM

Giants And Cardinals In Pivotal NLCS Game 4

San Francisco has won 12 straight starts with Barry Zito on the mound.

UPDATE (Oct. 18): San Francisco has made a pitching change for NLCS Game 4 with Tim Lincecum taking the mound in St. Louis. Giants manager Bruce Bochy will reportedly follow Lincecum with Barry Zito in Game 5.

Thus far in the postseason, one of San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy’s biggest gambles has paid off.

But it’s time for the Giants to roll the dice one more time against St. Louis.

The pivotal Game 4 of the NLCS takes place on Thursday night at Busch Stadium, with the Cardinals playing host to San Francisco. First pitch will be at 8:05 p.m. (ET).

The gamble for Bochy? Starting lefty Barry Zito (15-8, 4.15 ERA) once again, with Tim Lincecum at the ready out of the bullpen. Meanwhile, Redbird skipper Mike Matheny will go with Adam Wainwright (14-13, 3.94 ERA), himself a bit shaky in last Friday’s deciding Game 5 of the NLDS vs. the Nationals.

It’s the Zito factor, however, that continues to intrigue on so many levels for the Giants. Remember, San Francisco has won an astounding 12 straight games started by the vet lefty, who, nonetheless, has rarely been dominant in that stretch. Instead, the Giants offense has been perking up considerably in games started by Zito, who has been aided by almost six runs per game of support over that stretch of wins.

Zito’s success over the past two months, however, prompted Bochy into including him on the postseason roster after the southpaw was left off of the active playoff list two years ago, when the Giants won the World Series. But Zito has only been part of the San Francisco postseason equation. Another intriguing element has been former two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, whose inconsistent efforts over the course of the regular season prompted Bochy to exclude him from the playoff rotation, relegated to the bullpen instead.

So far, at least, that has worked like a charm for Bochy, as Lincecum has seemed relaxed and focused in his new role, and absent many of the control problems that recurred – especially in the early innings – throughout the regular season. In eight innings of postseason work, Lincecum has issued just one walk, as well as a mere two hits and one run, along with nine strikeouts. Moreover, he proved a lifesaver in Game 4 of the NLDS at Cincinnati, when a shaky Zito was pulled by Bochy after just 2 2/3 IP. Enter Lincecum, who kept the Reds in check over the next 4 1/3 innings while the Giants rolled to an 8-3 win.

As for Zito, he might nonetheless feel confident heading into Game 4 after beginning the 12-game win streak in his starts with a 4-2 success at Busch Stadium back on August 7, scattering eight hits and two runs over 6 2/3 IP. His career numbers at Busch Stadium include a 1-3 record with an 8.20 ERA in four starts. Overall vs. St. Louis, he’s 2-6 in nine starts, with a 4.89 ERA.

Bochy, who reportedly toyed with the idea of putting Lincecum back into the rotation for Game 4, eventually decided against it, instead playing the same postseason hand with Lincecum out of the bullpen, even if means risking Zito against a Cardinal lineup that can be tough on lefties at Busch. But with Lincecum at the ready, Bochy won’t leave Zito in the game for too long if he’s getting cuffed around, as was the case last week at Cincinanti.

Speaking of getting cuffed around, that’s exactly what happened to Cards starter Wainwright last Friday at Washington, when he helped dig the Redbirds a huge hole when allowing six runs and seven hits over just 2 1/3 IP, although his teammates would eventually stage a remarkable rally that turned that 6-0 deficit into a 9-7 win.

That shaky effort has been part of a disturbing St. Louis narrative in recent games, as none of Matheny’s starters had recorded as much as an out in the fifth inning before getting pulled in the three outings prior to Tuesday’s Game 3.

Wainwright, however, was on the mark against the Giants at Busch back on August 9, allowing one run and five hits, with nine Ks through a solid seven innings of work in a 3-1 St. Louis win. He’s only 2-4 in six career starts vs. the Giants, although he has fashioned a solid 3.04 ERA in those outings.

Another important angle to consider has been San Francisco’s ongoing success on the road, where, with its backs against the wall, swept the Reds last week and improved to 49-35 this season on the road (including 20-7 the last 27) entering Tuesday’s Game 3. As for the Cards, they’re 51-32 at home.

Also note that over the course of the season, Zito has been the most-profitable pitcher in the NL, with the Giants 22-11 in his starts and +1525 units. Meanwhile, the Cardinals are -567 units in games started by Wainwright.

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10/18/2012 06:19 PM

2012 MLB Playoff Results

October 18, 2012

Overall Results:
-- Road teams are 14-12
-- Favorites and Underdogs are 13-13
-- Favorites that won are 8-5 on the Run-Line (-1.5)
-- The 'under' is 14-12

American League Championship Series N.Y. Yankees vs. Detroit
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 Detroit (+122) at N.Y. Yankees 6-4 UNDERDOG OVER (7.5)
2 Detroit (+125) at N.Y. Yankees 3-0 UNDERDOG UNDER (8)
3 N.Y. Yankees at Detroit (-175) 2-1 FAVORITE UNDER (7)
4 N.Y. Yankees at Detroit Thu Oct. 18 - -
5* N.Y. Yankees at Detroit Fri Oct. 19 - -
6* Detroit at N.Y. Yankees Sat Oct. 20 - -
7* Detroit at N.Y. Yankees Sun Oct. 21 - -

National League Championship Series St. Louis vs. San Francisco
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 St. Louis (+115) at San Francisco 6-4 UNDERDOG OVER (7)
2 St. Louis at San Francisco (-113) 7-1 FAVORITE OVER (6.5)
3 San Francisco at St. Louis (-120) 3-1 FAVORITE UNDER (7)
4 San Francisco at St. Louis Thu Oct 18 - -
5* San Francisco at St. Louis Fri Oct 19 - -
6* St. Louis at San Francisco Sun Oct 21 - -
7* St. Louis at San Francisco Mon Oct 22 - -

American League Divisional Series

N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 N.Y. Yankees (-170) at Baltimore 7-2 FAVORITE OVER (7.5)
2 N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore (+117) 3-2 UNDERDOG UNDER (8)
3 Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees (-175) 3-2 FAVORITE UNDER (8.5)
4 Baltimore (+150) at N.Y. Yankees 2-1 UNDERDOG UNDER (8.5)
5 Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees (-200) 3-1 FAVORITE UNDER (7.5)

Detroit vs. Oakland
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 Oakland at Detroit (-185) 4-1 FAVORITE UNDER (7.5)
2 Oakland at Detroit (-155) 5-4 FAVORITE OVER (7.5)
3 Detroit at Oakland (-135) 2-0 FAVORITE UNDER (7)
4 Detroit at Oakland (-105) 4-3 FAVORITE PUSH (7)
5 Detroit (-130) at Oakland 6-0 FAVORITE UNDER (6.5)

National League Divisional Series San Francisco vs. Cincinnati
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 Cincinnati (+120) at San Francisco 5-2 UNDERDOG OVER (6.5)
2 Cincinnati (+140) at San Francisco 9-0 UNDERDOG OVER (7)
3 San Francisco (+130) at Cincinnati 2-1 UNDERDOG UNDER (7.5)
4 San Francisco (+135) at Cincinnati 8-3 UNDERDOG OVER (8)
5 San Francisco (+115) at Cincinnati 6-4 UNDERDOG OVER (7)

Washington vs. St. Louis
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 Washington (+105) at St. Louis 3-2 UNDERDOG UNDER (7)
2 Washington at St. Louis (-105) 12-4 FAVORITE OVER (7.5)
3 St. Louis (+100) at Washington 8-0 UNDERDOG OVER (7.5)
4 St. Louis at Washington (-110) 2-1 FAVORITE UNDER (8)
5 St. Louis (+118) at Washington 9-7 UNDERDOG OVER (6.5)



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10/18/2012 06:21 PM

Lincecum tries to even up NLCS on Thursday

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

at ST. LOUIS CARDINALS


NL Championship Series Game 4 – St. Louis leads series 2-1
First pitch: Thursday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
Line: St. Louis -130, San Francisco +120, Total: 7

Adam Wainwright will look to pitch his Cardinals to a 3-1 NLCS lead as he takes on Tim Lincecum and the Giants in Game 4 on Thursday night.

Lincecum may have run into a bit of luck, with Carlos Beltran’s status for the game (knee) uncertain. Beltran is among the best postseason hitters in baseball with a .375 average, 14 HR and 25 RBI in 31 career playoff games. Furthermore, he owns Lincecum with seven hits in 14 career at-bats. Lincecum struggled this season with a 5.18 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 10-15 record, but he has looked phenomenal out of the bullpen with a 1.08 ERA and 0.48 WHIP in 8.1 innings of relief in this postseason, earning him the start on Thursday. In his career, he has dominated October baseball with a 2.18 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 4-1 record in nine outings (five starts). Wainwright, on the other hand, enters this game coming off one of his worst starts of the season. He lasted just 2.1 innings against the Nationals, allowing three home runs and six earned runs before being pulled. Dating back to August 31, he is 1-4. Given the recent performances of these two pitches and Beltran’s absence, take SAN FRANCISCO as road underdogs to tie up this series at two games apiece.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also sides with the Giants:

SAN FRANCISCO is 35-15 (70.0%, +20.9 Units) against the money line after scoring 2 runs or less this season. The average score was SAN FRANCISCO 4.0, OPPONENT 3.1 - (Rating = 3*).

Lincecum’s struggles were worse on the road in 2012 with a 6.43 ERA and 1.56 WHIP away from San Francisco. But there are few teams he likes pitching against as much as St. Louis, against whom he has a 5-1 career record (team is 6-1) with a 2.89 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. The Giants will certainly need to score more than the one run they put on the board in the last game, but if they can hand the bullpen a lead, manager Bruce Bochy should be pretty confident. San Francisco relievers have a 2.25 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in the playoffs, compiling a 2-0 record. Take these road underdogs to even up the NLCS.

Filling in for Beltran if he is unable to go will be rookie Matt Carpenter, who has never faced Lincecum in his career, but has owned the Giants. He is 8-for-14 against the Redbirds with four RBI, including a huge two-run homer in Game 3. And even though Wainwright has a 7.88 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in this postseason, he has shown the form to be a great late season pitcher. In his career, largely as a reliever in the 2006 postseason, he has a 2.81 ERA and 1.13 WHIP over 12 playoff games, three of which have been starts. He is 2-4 with a 3.04 ERA in his career versus the Giants, going 1-4 with 2.89 ERA in his six starts against them. The last time he faced San Francisco on Aug. 9, he allowed one earned run in seven innings, piling up seven strikeouts. If he struggles on Thursday though, at least he is supported by an awesome bullpen that has a 1.93 ERA and 1.10 WHIP so far this postseason. And even without Beltran, Wainwright has the potential for run support pitching behind a St. Louis lineup that is hitting .283 at home this season with 5.0 runs per game.

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10/18/2012 06:42 PM

MLB
Dunkel

NY Yankees at Detroit
The Tigers look to build on their 9-3 record in Max Scherzer's last 12 starts. Detroit is the pick (-105) according to Dunkel, which has the Tigers favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-105). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Game 917-918: NY Yankees at Detroit (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Sabathia) 16.007; Detroit (Scherzer) 17.047
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1; 6
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-115); 7
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-105); Under

Game 919-920: San Francisco at St. Louis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Lincecum) 17.364; St. Louis (Wainwright) 16.596
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1; 8
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A




MLB
Long Sheet

Thursday, October 18

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NY YANKEES (98 - 72) at DETROIT (94 - 76) - 4:05 PM
C.C. SABATHIA (L) vs. MAX SCHERZER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 23-27 (-10.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
DETROIT is 80-51 (+16.2 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 59-34 (+17.0 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 55-34 (+18.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 17-6 (+9.8 Units) against the money line in road games in day games this season.
NY YANKEES are 184-117 (+20.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 94-76 (-7.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
DETROIT is 90-73 (-7.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
DETROIT is 50-44 (-9.3 Units) against the money line after a win this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 7-6 (+0.6 Units) against NY YANKEES this season
7 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.8 Units)

C.C. SABATHIA vs. DETROIT since 1997
SABATHIA is 18-12 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 4.48 and a WHIP of 1.299.
His team's record is 22-15 (+0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 21-16. (+3.6 units)

MAX SCHERZER vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
SCHERZER is 4-1 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 2.73 and a WHIP of 1.382.
His team's record is 4-1 (+4.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-4. (-3.3 units)

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SAN FRANCISCO (98 - 72) at ST LOUIS (94 - 77) - 8:05 PM
TIM LINCECUM (R) vs. ADAM WAINWRIGHT (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 5-4 (-0.1 Units) against SAN FRANCISCO this season
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.7 Units)

TIM LINCECUM vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
LINCECUM is 5-1 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.157.
His team's record is 6-1 (+5.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-3. (+1.0 units)

ADAM WAINWRIGHT vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
WAINWRIGHT is 1-4 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.259.
His team's record is 2-4 (-3.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-2. (+1.7 units)

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MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, October 18

Wainwright is 1-2, 5.68 in seven starts since Sept 1; he is 1-1, 4.26 against the Giants this year. Cardinals won seven of their last ten home games. Lincecum hasn't started a game in 19 days; he has a 1.08 RA in three relief stints so far in playoffs, but allowed 12 runs in 10 IP in his last two starts. He didn't made a start vs St Louis this year, but pitched two hitless innings in Sunday's game at home. Giants won four of last six road games; visitors are 6-2 in their playoff games this fall. Beltran left early yesterday with a knee injury.

Scherzer is 5-1, 1.52 in his last 10 outings, but has been hampered by injuries; would expect quick hook on him once he gets past 5th inning; he allowed three runs in 4.2 IP in his only start vs Bronx this year. Sabathia is 4-0, 1.52 in his last five starts; he is 3-0, 4.15 in three starts vs Detroit this season. Bombers scored in only two of 30 series innings. Visiting teams are 16-11 in playoffs so far this month. Aside from Valverde, Tiger pitchers have allowed one run in their last 48.2 innings. Detroit won its last seven home games.




MLB

Thursday, October 18

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Trend Report
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4:07 PM
NY YANKEES vs. DETROIT
NY Yankees are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,when playing Detroit
NY Yankees are 2-3-1 SU in their last 6 games ,on the road
Detroit4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit7-0-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

8:07 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. ST. LOUIS
San Francisco is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
St. Louis is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games


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10/18/2012 06:42 PM

MLB
Dunkel

NY Yankees at Detroit
The Tigers look to build on their 9-3 record in Max Scherzer's last 12 starts. Detroit is the pick (-105) according to Dunkel, which has the Tigers favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-105). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Game 917-918: NY Yankees at Detroit (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Sabathia) 16.007; Detroit (Scherzer) 17.047
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1; 6
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-115); 7
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-105); Under

Game 919-920: San Francisco at St. Louis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Francisco (Lincecum) 17.364; St. Louis (Wainwright) 16.596
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1; 8
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A




MLB
Long Sheet

Thursday, October 18

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NY YANKEES (98 - 72) at DETROIT (94 - 76) - 4:05 PM
C.C. SABATHIA (L) vs. MAX SCHERZER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 23-27 (-10.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
DETROIT is 80-51 (+16.2 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 59-34 (+17.0 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 55-34 (+18.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 17-6 (+9.8 Units) against the money line in road games in day games this season.
NY YANKEES are 184-117 (+20.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 94-76 (-7.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
DETROIT is 90-73 (-7.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
DETROIT is 50-44 (-9.3 Units) against the money line after a win this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 7-6 (+0.6 Units) against NY YANKEES this season
7 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.8 Units)

C.C. SABATHIA vs. DETROIT since 1997
SABATHIA is 18-12 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 4.48 and a WHIP of 1.299.
His team's record is 22-15 (+0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 21-16. (+3.6 units)

MAX SCHERZER vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
SCHERZER is 4-1 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 2.73 and a WHIP of 1.382.
His team's record is 4-1 (+4.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-4. (-3.3 units)

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SAN FRANCISCO (98 - 72) at ST LOUIS (94 - 77) - 8:05 PM
TIM LINCECUM (R) vs. ADAM WAINWRIGHT (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 5-4 (-0.1 Units) against SAN FRANCISCO this season
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.7 Units)

TIM LINCECUM vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
LINCECUM is 5-1 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.157.
His team's record is 6-1 (+5.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-3. (+1.0 units)

ADAM WAINWRIGHT vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
WAINWRIGHT is 1-4 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.259.
His team's record is 2-4 (-3.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-2. (+1.7 units)

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MLB
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, October 18

Wainwright is 1-2, 5.68 in seven starts since Sept 1; he is 1-1, 4.26 against the Giants this year. Cardinals won seven of their last ten home games. Lincecum hasn't started a game in 19 days; he has a 1.08 RA in three relief stints so far in playoffs, but allowed 12 runs in 10 IP in his last two starts. He didn't made a start vs St Louis this year, but pitched two hitless innings in Sunday's game at home. Giants won four of last six road games; visitors are 6-2 in their playoff games this fall. Beltran left early yesterday with a knee injury.

Scherzer is 5-1, 1.52 in his last 10 outings, but has been hampered by injuries; would expect quick hook on him once he gets past 5th inning; he allowed three runs in 4.2 IP in his only start vs Bronx this year. Sabathia is 4-0, 1.52 in his last five starts; he is 3-0, 4.15 in three starts vs Detroit this season. Bombers scored in only two of 30 series innings. Visiting teams are 16-11 in playoffs so far this month. Aside from Valverde, Tiger pitchers have allowed one run in their last 48.2 innings. Detroit won its last seven home games.




MLB

Thursday, October 18

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Trend Report
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4:07 PM
NY YANKEES vs. DETROIT
NY Yankees are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,when playing Detroit
NY Yankees are 2-3-1 SU in their last 6 games ,on the road
Detroit4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit7-0-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

8:07 PM
SAN FRANCISCO vs. ST. LOUIS
San Francisco is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
St. Louis is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games


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10/18/2012 06:44 PM

MLB

Thursday, October 18

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NLCS betting preview: Giants at Cardinals
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San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals (Odds N/A)

Cardinals lead series 2-1

The St. Louis Cardinals hold a 2-1 lead in the National League Championship Series, but they could be without hot-hitting Carlos Beltran in Game 4. Beltran, who is batting .414 this postseason with three homers, is listed as day-to-day after exiting Wednesday’s game in the second inning with a strained left knee. Matt Carpenter replaced Beltran and promptly hit a two-run homer to help the Cardinals win 3-1 in a game that was delayed three hours and 28 minutes because of rain. After the loss, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced that Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito will start the team’s next two games, with struggling Madison Bumgarner moving to the bullpen. Bumgarner is 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA in two postseason starts after ending the regular season with a 5.89 ERA in his last seven outings.

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence will likely keep his starting job, but he might be moved down in the batting order after going hitless in four at-bats in Game 3. Pence is 5-for-31 (.161) with four strikeouts and no RBI this postseason. First baseman Brandon Belt, who is 3-for-11 with no extra base hits in the NLCS, might be rested Thursday so Buster Posey can play first and Hector Sanchez can catch Lincecum. The Cardinals are hoping for a long outing from Adam Wainwright in Game 4 after using four relievers on Wednesday. The Cardinals’ bullpen has worked 37 1/3 innings in nine postseason games, and closer Jason Motte recorded the first two-inning save of his career in Game 3. He threw just 19 pitches, however, so he could be available in a save situation Thursday.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, FOX

WEATHER: Forecasts are calling for temperatures in the low-50s with a 30 percent chance of showers at Busch Stadium. Winds will blow out to center field at 14 mph.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Giants RH Tim Lincecum (1-0, 1.08 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Adam Wainwright (0-0, 7.88)

Lincecum is set to make his first start of the postseason after allowing one run on three hits with nine strikeouts in three relief appearances. Beltran is 7-for-14 with a homer against Lincecum, who is 5-1 with a 2.89 ERA in seven career starts against St. Louis. The two-time Cy Young award winner had an uncharacteristically poor regular season, especially on the road, where he went 6-6 with a 6.43 ERA in 16 outings.

Wainwright looks to rebound from the shortest start of his career after allowing six runs over 2 1/3 innings against Washington last Friday in Game 5 of the Division Series. He’s 2-4 with a 3.04 ERA is six career starts against the Giants, including 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA in two outings this season. Pence is 11-for-38 (.289) with a homer against Wainwright, who is making the first LCS start of his seven-year major league career.

TRENDS:

* Giants are 6-0 in Lincecum’s last six road starts.
* Cardinals are 8-2 in their last 10 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
* Under is 5-1 in Cardinals’ last six home games.
* Over is 4-0-1 in Lincecum’s last five starts overall.

UMP TRENDS:- Greg Gibson

* Under is 7-1 in Gibson’s last eight games behind home plate vs. St. Louis.
* Under is 9-2 in Gibson’s last 11 Thursday games behind home plate.
* Cardinals are 1-4 in their last five games with Gibson behind home plate.

WALK-OFFS:

1. Since 1985, 17 of the 21 teams to take a 2-1 lead in the NLCS have gone on to advance to the World Series.

2. Giants 2B Marco Scutaro started Wednesday after leaving Game 2 with a strained left hip and had two hits. He’s 6-for-13 with two RBI in the series.

3. Wednesday’s win gave the Cardinals 40 postseason victories in the last 10 seasons, tied with the Yankees for most in the majors during that stretch.

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Playoff Record:

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

10/17/12 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1050 Detail
10/16/12 1-­1-­0 50.00% 0 Detail
10/15/12 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
10/14/12 4-­0-­0 100.00% +­2225 Detail
10/13/12 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1225 Detail
10/12/12 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1110 Detail
10/11/12 5-­3-­0 62.50% +­1220 Detail
10/10/12 5-­0-­1 100.00% +­2520 Detail
10/09/12 2-­2-­0 50.00% -­240 Detail
10/08/12 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1110 Detail
10/07/12 4-­4-­0 50.00% +­55 Detail
10/06/12 1-­3-­0 25.00% -­1150 Detail
10/05/12 3-­1-­0 75.00% +­1610 Detail

Total: 32-18-1 64.00% +7185

Thursday, October 18

Game Score Status Pick Amount

San Francisco - 8:00 PM ET San Francisco +125 500

St. Louis - Over 7 500

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