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04/03/2013 03:57 PM


Bryan Leonard | MLB Money Linedouble-dime bet 908 ATL (-124) BetOnline vs 907 PHIAnalysis: PHILADELPHIA @ ATLANTA

It was not a good spring for Roy Halladay. He posted a 6.06 ERA, opposing batters hit .323 off of him, and he completely failed the eye test with scouts and writers. Halladay dealt with a drop in velocity, putting him in the mid-to-high 80s. Until he proves that he can survive with lessened velocity and flatter breaking balls, he should be an easy fade candidate. Halladay, who will turn 36 in May, has nearly 2700 regular season innings of work on his arm and he may just be reaching the end of the line.


The Phillies struggled with lefties last season, going 23-30. Some of the team's top hitters by OPS against southpaws are gone, including Shane Victorino, Carlos Ruiz, Hunter Pence, and Ty Wigginton. Lefty Paul Maholm gets the ball for the Braves. In 11 starts last season with the Braves, he was quite good, striking out over 7.7 batters per nine innings and posted a 3.54 ERA. More importantly, Maholm recognized the need to throw more ground balls in a pretty good hitters' park in Atlanta and posted a well above average ground ball rate of 53.7%. Lefties neutralized Utley and Howard last season and that should go a long way in helping the Braves win.


Add in a pretty good Braves offense and the concerns with Halladay and this line looks like it should be higher than it is.


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04/03/2013 03:58 PM
spartan | MLB Money Linedime bet 930 CIN (-123) 5dimes vs 929 ANAAnalysis:

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04/03/2013 03:58 PM


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919 Tigers -160 @ 4:10p
903 Cubs +120 @ 7:05p
922 Jays -180 @ 7:05p
924 Yanks -125 @ 7:05p
907 Phillies +110 @ 7:10p
926 Rays -145 @ 7:10p
930 Reds -130 @ 7:10p
912 D-Backs -120 @ 9:40p
927 Mariners +130 @ 10:05p
914 Dodgers -130 @ 10:10p

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Youngstown Connection
Date: Wednesday April 3, 2013
$15.00 MLB Play #1

#919 Detroit -1.5 +110 410PM Eastern

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Line as of 1240PM Eastern 4/3/13
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