marksmoneymakers Posts:30746 Followers:142
On 05/06/2013 05:57 AM in MLB

Some Monday MLB Helpful 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.

For the week of April 29-May 5.

Hot Team: Detroit Tigers
Last week: 6-1
Season: 18-11
Upcoming schedule: at Nationals, vs. Indians
Skinny: The Tigers outscored the opposition last week 49-18.

Cold Team: Houston Astros
Last week: 1-6
Season: 8-23
Upcoming schedule: vs. Angels, vs. Rangers
Skinny: The Astros averaged 2.7 runs scored per game last week, below the team's average of 3.97 per game.

OVER Team: Colorado Rockies
Last week: 6-0 OVER/under
Season: 18-12-1 OVER/under
Upcoming schedule: vs. Yankees, at Cardinals
Skinny: Colorado has the third-highest scoring team in baseball (5.29 runs per game) and are 20th in baseball in quality starts (20).

UNDER Team: Texas Rangers
Last week: 1-5 over/UNDER
Season: 9-20-2
Upcoming schedule: at Cubs, at Brewers, at Astros
Skinny: The Rangers' pitching staff has a 3.02 ERA, best in baseball.

marksmoneymakers Posts:30746 Followers:142
05/06/2013 05:58 AM

Slumping Pitchers on the Mound Monday

Monday features a fairly light schedule in the bigs with nine games on the agenda. Some familiar names take the mound, but these guys find themselves in a bit of slump. Here, we take a look at three pitchers who get the call and whose teams have strung together losses in their recent outings.

Paul Maholm, Atlanta Braves (3-3, 3.08 ERA)

Its been a bit of a rough patch for Maholm after he started the year 3-0. He was excellent to start the year and did not give up an earned run in those first three starts. The lefty went on to lose his next three starts and will look to get in the winning as he heads into Monday's matchup versus Bronson Arroyo and the Cincinnati Reds. Maholm has given up 13 earned runs in 17 2/3 innings pitched in his three straight losses. His last outing versus the Washington Nationals was a bright spot, however. He did his job going eight innings and surrendering two earned runs on just three hits.

Maholm threw six innings and gave up one earned run in his lone start against the Reds in 2012.

Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay Rays (1-2, 4.71 ERA)

The Tampa Bay Rays are struggling out of the gate with a 13-16 record as of Sunday. The pitching staff is partly to blame as it ranks 12th in the American League in ERA (4.35) and owns the second-worst bullpen ERA (4.72) in the AL. Hellickson has certainly not been immune to the slow start. He has a 1.21 WHIP and a 4.71 ERA which ranks him 11th from the bottom for qualified pitchers. He is coming off a no-decision in the Rays' 9-8 loss against the Kansas City Royals. Tampa Bay has lost four of Hellickson's six starts this season.

Hellickson will take the hill against the Toronto Blue Jays Monday. He was 2-2 with a 2.19 ERA in four starts versus the Jays in 2012.

Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies (2-2, 3.46 ERA)

Lee got off to a great start this season winning his first two outings versus the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. Its been downhill since as the Phillies have lost each of his next four starts. After giving up just three earned runs in his first two stellar outings, Lee has given up 14 in his next four. The veteran last pitched on May 1. He lasted six innings in a 6-0 loss versus the red-hot Cleveland Indians.

The Phillies travel to the Bay to face the San Francisco Giants who counter with Madison Bumgarner. Lee pitched 10 innings of shutout ball in his only start versus the Giants in 2012. He gave up seven in the Phillies' 1-0 victory.

marksmoneymakers Posts:30746 Followers:142
05/06/2013 05:58 AM

Monday's MLB Weather Watch

Rainy in California

Rain is expected in many parts of California on Monday, which could impact games played in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.

Here's the rest of Monday's notable Weather in Baseball:

Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds (-123, 7.5)
Site: Great American Ball Park

There's a 70 percent chance of rain in Cincinnati.

Texas Rangers vs. Chicago Cubs (+117, NA)
Site: Wrigley Field

The wind will blow at 10 mph in from left field. The Cubs were 1-5 in 2012 at Wrigley Field when the wind blew in from left field.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (-105, 7)
Site: Dodger Stadium

There's a 65 percent chance or rain with possible thunderstorms in the forecast in Los Angeles.

Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres (-173, 7.5)
Site: Petco Park

There's a 70 percent chance of rain in San Diego.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants (-144, 6)
Site: AT&T Park

The wind will blow out to left field at 14 mph. The Giants were 3-0 in 2012 at home when the wind blew out to left field. There is also a 20 percent chance of rain.

marksmoneymakers Posts:30746 Followers:142
05/06/2013 05:59 AM


Hot pitchers
-- Reds are 3-0 in Arroyo's home starts (2-0, 2.86).
-- Cahill is 1-1, 1.98 in his last four starts.
-- Bumgarner is 3-0, 1.55 in six starts this season.

-- Former Ranger Feldman is 2-0, 2.30 in his last two starts.

-- Jimenez is 1-0, 3.00 in his last two starts.
-- Buchholz is 6-0, 1.01 in six starts this season.
-- Shields is 1-0, 2.57 in his last two starts. Sale is 2-0, 2.57 in his last two.

Cold pitchers
-- Maholm is 0-3, 6.62 in his last three starts.
-- Miami is 0-6 when Leblanc starts (0-4, 6.53). Cashner is 1-2, 5.14 in three starts this season.
-- Capuano allowed two runs in five IP in his only '13 start, vs San Diego.
-- Phillies lost Lee's last four starts (0-2, 6.50 in last three).

-- Tepesch is 1-2, 4.35 in his last four starts.

-- Parker is 1-4, 7.67 in six starts this season.
-- Worley is 0-3, 9.13 in his last five starts.
-- Buehrle is 0-2, 6.16 in his last three starts. Hellickson is 0-1, 7.36 in his last couple starts.

-- Eight of last eleven Atlanta games went over the total.
-- Five of last seven Miami road games went over the total.
-- Over is 11-3-1 in last fifteen Dodger games.
-- Nine of last twelve Philly road games stayed under the total.

-- Eight of last ten Texas games stayed under the total. Over is 5-1-1 in last seven games at Wrigley Field.

-- Six of last eight Cleveland home games went over the total.
-- Over is 5-1-1 in the last seven games at Fenway Park.
-- Last eight Tampa Bay games went over the total.
-- Over is 8-2-1 in last eleven Kansas City home games.

Hot teams
-- Reds won nine of their last eleven home games.
-- Padres won eight of their last eleven games.
-- San Francisco won ten of its last twelve home games.

-- Rangers won their last three games, allowing four runs.

-- A's won five of their last seven games. Indians won six of their last seven.
-- Tampa Bay won five of its last six home games.
-- Royals won nine of their last twelve games.

Cold teams
-- Braves lost seven of their last ten games.
-- Marlins are 2-8 in series openers, 5-11 overall on road.
-- Dodgers lost six of their last nine home games. Arizona lost five of its last six games overall.
-- Phillies lost seven of their last nine games.

-- Cubs lost 11 of their first 15 home games.

-- Red Sox just got swept at Texas, but they've won their last five at home. Twins are 3-8 in their last eleven road games.
-- Blue Jays lost 11 of their last 15 games.
-- White Sox lost five of their last seven games.

bobalou Posts:5451 Followers:148
05/06/2013 07:36 AM

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marksmoneymakers Posts:30746 Followers:142
05/06/2013 04:19 PM

Today's MLB Picks

Atlanta at Cincinnati

The Braves look to take advantage of a Cincinnati team that is 1-6 in Bronson Arroyo's last 7 starts against teams with a winning record. Atlanta is the pick (+105) according to Dunkel, which has the Braves favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+105). Here are all of today's picks.
Time Posted: 6:00 a.m. EST
Game 951-952: Atlanta at Cincinnati (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Maholm) 15.812; Cincinnati (Arroyo) 14.965
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+105); Over
Game 953-954: Miami at San Diego (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (LeBlanc) 15.071; San Diego (Cashner) 16.590
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: San Diego (-175); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (-175); Under
Game 955-956: Arizona at LA Dodgers (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Cahill) 15.403; LA Dodgers (Capuano) 15.093
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-110); 7
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-110); Under
Game 957-958: Philadelphia at San Francisco (10:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Lee) 13.955; San Francisco (Bumgarner) 16.133
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 2; 7
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-150); 6
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-150); Over
Game 959-960: Oakland at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Parker) 16.293; Cleveland (Jimenez) 15.108
Dunkel Line: Oakland by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-130); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Oakland (+110); Over
Game 961-962: Minnesota at Boston (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Worley) 15.172; Boston (Buchholz) 16.544
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Boston (-240); 9
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-240); Under
Game 963-964: Toronto at Tampa Bay (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Buehrle) 14.125; Tampa Bay (Hellickson) 16.430
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 2 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-155); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-155); Over
Game 965-966: Texas at Chicago Cubs (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Tepesch) 14.583; Cubs (Feldman) 15.402
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-135); No Run Total
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+115); N/A

marksmoneymakers Posts:30746 Followers:142
05/06/2013 04:19 PM

Gamblers Data

Free Play Monday

DBacks -110

marksmoneymakers Posts:30746 Followers:142
05/06/2013 04:20 PM


Atlanta Braves

marksmoneymakers Posts:30746 Followers:142
05/06/2013 04:20 PM

Baseball Crusher
Oakland Athletics +115 over Cleveland Indians
(System Record: 16-2, lost last 3 games)
Overall Record: 16-21

marksmoneymakers Posts:30746 Followers:142
05/06/2013 04:20 PM


300 Reds -120

(don't list pitchers)