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On 05/12/2013 06:44 AM in MLB

Some Sunday MLB Helpful Information

MLB weather report: Windy for Mother's Day

Windy conditions are in the forecasts across major league parks for Mother's Day.

Odds courtesy of

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets (-190, 6.5)
Site: Citi Field

Winds will blow out to right field at 16 mph. The Mets were 6-1 when the wind blew out to right in 2012.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds (-158, 9)
Site: Great American Ball Park

Winds will blow out to center field at 17 mph.

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals (-176, 7.5)
Site: Nationals Park

Winds will blow from left field to right field at 16 mph.

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals (-155, 8)
Site: Busch Stadium

Winds will blow from left field to right field at 13 mph.

Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants (+103, 7.5)
Site: AT&T Park

Winds will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers (-130, 9)
Site: Comerica Park

Winds will blow out to left field at 20 mph. The over was 9-4 when wind blew out to left field in 2012.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox (-200, 9)
Site: Fenway Park

Forecasts are calling for a 30 percent chance of showers. Winds will blow out to right field at 12 mph.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins (-105, 8)
Site: Target Field

Winds will blow out to center field at 12 mph.

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05/12/2013 06:44 AM

Three hot MLB moneyline arms to consider Sunday

There is a lot of action on the board Sunday, but we'll focus on three pitchers getting the start who may be worth look on the moneyline. These guys are coming off some great performances and are hot going into their respective starts Sunday.

Scott Feldman, Chicago Cubs (3-3, 2.70)

Feldman has wins in his last three outings and his ERA has dropped after a rough start in his first three games. Feldman's ERA is an excellent 1.61 in his last three starts and was 4.50 following his lukewarm start to the season. Feldman has just four earned runs in 22 2/3 innings pitched in those three starts.

The Cubbies continue their series with the Washington Nationals Sunday.

Eric Stults, San Diego Padres, (3-2, 4.50 ERA)

The Padres have won each of the last three games that Stults has started and the lefty is coming off a pair of his best starts this season. In the 13 innings pitched in his previous two outings, he has yielded just three earned runs.

Stults will get the ball versus the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday.

Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians, (3-3, 2.63 ERA)

The big righty leads the Tribe with a 2.63 ERA and is coming off two excellent performances. McAllister went 7 2/3 strong innings with no earned runs in his last outing versus the Oakland A's. Over his last two starts, he has just been touched up for two earned runs in 14 2/3 innings.

The Indians will finish their series versus the Detroit Tigers Sunday.

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05/12/2013 06:45 AM

Does pink-stitched ball give advantage to MLB hitters?

Pink-stitched baseballs will be used across the bigs for the first time Sunday as part of Major League Baseball’s attempt to increase breast cancer awareness on Mother’s Day.

So why is this important to bettors?

Well, there’s much speculation on whether the pink-stitched baseball will give an advantage to batters.

“I would only imagine the pink-stitched ball would be easier for hitters to pick up,” says Covers Expert Marc Lawrence. “The key is whether there will be value in the totals and if the linesmakers will adjust accordingly.”

So, we picked up the telephone and asked Steve Mikkelson, sportsbook manager at the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nevada, about his take on the pink balls.

“I don’t think it will play a factor,” Mikkelson told Covers. “The MLB must have tested it and it wouldn’t allow it if it messed with the integrity of the game. We will set tomorrow’s lines as we would for any normal set of baseball games.”

As if the pink-ball debate isn’t intriguing enough, consider this: The over went 10-5 on Mother’s Day last year and the 15 games produced a total of 162 runs (10.8 per game).

"You have to be careful not to overreact," says Covers Expert Steve Merril. "Fifteen games is a very small sample and higher scoring could be just random variance on that given day. My advice to bettors would be to keep an eye on the early day games to see if the pink seams make a difference and this might present some value with the over/unders in the late-afternoon games and also the Sunday night game."

This isn't the first time Major League Baseball has seen a change in the color of the baseball. Covers Expert Bruce Marshall recalls when former Oakland Athletics owner Charles O. Finley introduced an orange ball in a 1973 exhibition game. Finley's contention that the ball would be easier for fans and batters to see did not prove to be the case.

Instead, batters complained that they could not as easily pick up the spin of the ball without being able to more clearly see the red seams, which stood out better on the white baseballs, and pitchers complained the orange balls were more slippery and harder to grip because of the added color coat.

Going pink on Mother’s Day has been a tradition in the MLB since 2006, when the league allowed players to use pink bats, batting gloves, and cleats.

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05/12/2013 06:45 AM

Sunday Night Baseball: Angels at White Sox

Two of the most disappointing teams in the American League go at it on Sunday Night Baseball as the Chicago White Sox host the Los Angeles Angels.

Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox (-116, 8)


Chris Sale is on a nice stretch of pitching ever since allowing eight runs in Cleveland to the Indians. He has made four starts since that game, giving up a total of only eight runs while picking up two wins. Sale has been a better pitcher at home throughout his career. This season is no different as he has two wins from his three starts in Chicago. The southpaw faced the Angels last season back on May 17 and he gave up just one run and five hits in just over five innings. He has shown great control on the year, walking only 12 batters in 471/3 innings of work.


C.J. Wilson has been up and down this season despite sporting a 3-1 record. The lefty has allowed three earned runs or more in four of his seven starts. His last time out, Wilson gave up seven runs to the Astros and picked up the loss in a 7-6 game. He struck out 12 while walking two in that game. The Angels’ starter has battled with control issues, walking four or more batters in all but three starts. Wilson was on the losing end of Sale's start last year as he gave up four runs and four hits in just over three innings. Once again, walks were an issue; he allowed six free passes in that game.


Chicago's infirmary report is relatively clean. The rotation is without Gavin Floyd who had Tommy John surgery and John Danks who is recovering from shoulder surgery. Danks could rejoin the rotation within a few weeks. Gordon Beckham broke a bone in his left wrist back on April 9 and he will be out for a few more weeks. The Angels’ injury issues start with the loss of Jered Weaver. He broke his non-throwing elbow on April 7 and is still recovering. The bullpen is without Ryan Madson (elbow), Sean Burnett (forearm), and Kevin Jepsen (back). Alberto Callaspo is dealing with right calf tightness and remains out. Finally, the Halos are missing the speed of Peter Bourjos who is dealing with a strained hamstring.


*The under is 11-5 in the Angels’ last 16 Sunday games.
*Angels are 6-2 in Wilson's last eight road starts.
*White Sox are 2-5 in their last seven Sunday games.
*White Sox are 11-5 in Sale’s last 16 starts vs. a team with a losing record.


Josh Hamilton 1-for-5 vs. Sale
Mike Trout 0-for-3 vs. Sale

Jeff Keppinger 5-for-21 vs. Wilson
Alex Rios 4-for-12 vs. Wilson

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05/12/2013 06:46 AM


Hot pitchers
-- Harvey is 4-0, 1.28 in seven starts this season. Gomez is 1-0, 3.00 in his two starts this season.
-- Feldman is 3-0, 1.59 in his last three starts, but left his last start with some kind of injury to his pitching hand.
-- JGarcia is 3-0, 1.25 in his last three starts.
-- Kendrick is 4-0, 1.71 in his last six starts.

-- Stults is 1-0, 2.07 in his last couple starts. Hernandez is 1-1, 2.89 in his three home starts.

-- McAllister is 2-0, 1.23 in his last couple starts.
-- Dempster is 2-1, 3.32 in his last three starts.
-- Diamond is 3-1, 2.49 in his last four starts.
-- Santana is 3-0, 1.80 in his last six starts. Kuroda is 3-1, 1.49 in his last five starts.
-- Sale is 2-0, 2.11 in his last three starts.
-- Milone has a 2.61 RA in his last three starts, but A's lost all three games, getting shut out in two of the three.

Cold pitchers
-- Arroyo is 0-3, 6.00 in his last three starts. Peralta has a 7.00 RA in his last five starts, but Brewers won four of the five games.
-- GGonzalez is 2-2, 6.67 in his last five starts.
-- de la Rosa is 0-2, 8.10 in his last two road starts.
-- Medlen is 0-3, 4.62 in his last four starts. Lincecum is 1-1, 5.03 in his three home starts.
-- Capuano is 0-2, 16.50 in two starts this season. Koehler allowed three runs in five IP in his only '12 start; he's allowed four runs in 11.2 relief IP in '13.
-- McCarthy is 0-3, 7.20 in seven starts this season.

-- Jenkins was 1-2, 3.95 in three starts LY. This is his first '13 start.
-- Porcello is 1-2, 8.14 in his five starts this season.
-- WChen is 1-3, 4.03 in his five road starts.
-- Wilson has a 5.63 RA in his last four starts.
-- Tepesch is 0-2, 9.28 in his last couple starts. Lyles is 1-0, 4.50 in his two starts (five IP in both).
-- Saunders is 1-3, 9.13 in his last four starts.

Starting Pitchers/First Inning
You can wager on whether teams will score in first inning. Below is how often a starting pitcher has allowed 1+ runs in first inning in one of his starts........
-- Peralta 0-7; Arroyo 1-7
-- Gomez 1-2; Harvey 1-7
-- Feldman 1-6; GGonzalez 3-7
-- de la Rosa 2-7; JGarcia 1-7
-- Medlen 1-7; Lincecum 3-7
-- Koehler 0-0; Capuano 1-2
-- Kendrick 3-7; McCarthy 4-7 (3 of last 3)

-- McAllister 2-6; Porcello 2-5
-- Jenkins 0-0; Dempster 3-7
-- Kuroda 3-7; Santana 4-7
-- Chen 2-7; Diamond 1-5
-- Tedesch 2-6; Lyles 1-2
-- Milone 3-7 (0 of last 3); Saunders 1-7
-- Wilson 2-7; Sale 5-7

-- Stults 1-7; Hernandez 1-6

-- Seven of last eight Cub games went over the total.
-- 11 of last 15 Pittsburgh games went over the total.
-- Seven of last eight Cincinnati games went over the total.
-- Last five Colorado games stayed under the total.
-- 13 of last 17 Philly road games stayed under the total.
-- 13 of last 15 games at Dodger Stadium went over.
-- 13 of last 16 Atlanta games went over the total.

-- Last fourteen Tampa Bay games went over the total.

-- Five of last six Detroit games went over the total.
-- Eight of last ten Red Sox games stayed under total.
-- Over is 8-2-1 in Baltimore's last eleven road games.
-- Six of last eight Kansas City games stayed under total.
-- Eight of Angels' last twelve games went over the total.
-- Over is 12-5-1 in Houston's last eighteen home games.
-- 15 of 21 Oakland road games went over the total.

Hot teams
-- Pirates won three of their last four road games.
-- Nationals won seven of their last nine games.
-- Reds are 11-4 in their last fifteen home games.
-- Cardinals won nine of their last ten games.
-- Giants won nine of their last twelve games.
-- Arizona won six of its last eight games.

-- San Diego won six of its last nine games overall. Rays won 11 of their last 15 home games.

-- Indians won eleven of their last thirteen games. Detroit won ten of its last fourteen games.
-- Twins won four of their last five games. Baltimore is 8-5 in its last thirteen road games.
-- Bronx won ten of its last fourteen road games.
-- Angels won their last three games, scoring 16 runs.
-- Rangers won six of their last eight games.
-- Mariners won six of their last nine home games.

Cold teams
-- Cubs lost six of their last nine games.
-- Mets lost 10 of their last 14 games.
-- Brewers lost eight of their last nine games.
-- Rockies lost nine of their last thirteen games.
-- Phillies lost ten of their last fifteen games.
-- Miami is 6-15 on the road. Dodgers lost eight of their last nine games.
-- Braves lost seven of their last ten road games.

-- Blue Jays lost ten of their last fourteen road games. Red Sox lost four of their last five games.
-- Oakland lost 11 of its last 15 road games.
-- Royals lost five of their last six games.
-- White Sox are 3-7 in their last ten home games.
-- Houston lost nine of its last eleven games.

-- Pitt-NY-- Favorites won last five Fletcher games.
-- Col-StL-- Favorites won last seven Barry games.
-- Chi-Wsh-- Home side won eight of last nine Tumpane games.
-- Atl-SF-- Home team won five of last seven Bell games.
-- Mil-Cin-- Underdogs are 23-17 in last forty Iassogna games.
-- Phil-Az-- Under is 10-4-2 in last sixteen Danley games.
-- Mia-LA-- Nine of last thirteen Guccione games went over.

-- SD-TB-- Four of last five BWelke games stayed under total.

-- Tor-Bos-- Underdogs are 7-0 in Wendelstedt games this year. 7-0.
-- Cle-Det-- Four of last five Miller games stayed under the total.
-- Balt-Min-- Eight of last eleven Hudson games went over total.
-- NY-KC-- Five of last seven Diaz games went over the total.
-- Tex-Hst-- Under is 5-3 in last eight Cooper games.
-- LA-Chi-- Six of last seven Hickox games went over the total.
-- A's-Sea-- Under is 11-4-1 in last sixteen Bellino games.

marksmoneymakers Posts:29845 Followers:142
05/12/2013 08:40 AM

Today's MLB Picks
LA Angels at Chicago White Sox

The White Sox look to salvage a game in the series and build on their 13-3 record in Chris Sale's last 16 home starts. Chicago is the pick (-125) according to Dunkel, which has the White Sox favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-125). Here are all of today's picks.

Time Posted: 7:30 a.m. EST

Game 951-952: Milwaukee at Cincinnati (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Peralta) 14.745; Cincinnati (Arroyo) 13.844
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-165); 9
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (+145); Under

Game 953-954: Pittsburgh at NY Mets (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Gomez) 14.730; NY Mets (Harvey) 14.142
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-200); 6 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (+170); Over

Game 955-956: Chicago Cubs at Washington (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Feldman) 15.504; Washington (Gonzalez) 17.091
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Washington (-180); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-180); Over

Game 957-958: Colorado at St. Louis (2:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (De La Rosa) 16.573; St. Louis (Garcia) 15.773
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-160); 8
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+140); Under

Game 959-960: Atlanta at San Francisco (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Medlen) 14.606; San Francisco (Lincecum) 15.922
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-120); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (+100); Over

Game 961-962: Miami at LA Dodgers (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Koehler) 13.910; LA Dodgers (Capuano) 15.511
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 1 1/2; 7
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-160); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-160); Under

Game 963-964: Philadelphia at Arizona (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia (Kendrick) 16.691; Arizona (McCarthy) 15.558
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Arizona (-120); 9
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+100); Under

Game 965-966: Cleveland at Detroit (1:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (McAllister) 16.407; Detroit (Porcello) 17.917
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Detroit (-140); 9
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-140); Over

Game 967-968: Toronto at Boston (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (*******) 14.367; Boston (Dempster) 15.630
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Boston (-200); 9
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-200); Under

Game 969-970: NY Yankees at Kansas City (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Kuroda) 16.038; Kansas City (Santana) 14.987
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Kansas City (-125); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (+105); Over

Game 971-972: Baltimore at Minnesota (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore (Chen) 16.362; Minnesota (Diamond) 15.262
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Minnesota (-110); 8
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (-110); Over

Game 973-974: Texas at Houston (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Tepesch) 14.909; Houston (Lyles) 13.064
Dunkel Line: Texas by 2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Texas (-160); 9
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-160); Under

Game 975-976: Oakland at Seattle (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Milone) 14.348; Seattle (Saunders) 14.847
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Oakland (-120); 8
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+100); Over

Game 977-978: LA Angels at Chicago White Sox (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Wilson) 14.151; White Sox (Sale) 15.175
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-125); 8
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (-125); Under

Game 979-980: San Diego at Tampa Bay (1:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Stults) 15.520; Tampa Bay (Hernandez) 16.979
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-145); 8
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-145); Over

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05/12/2013 08:41 AM

Cappers Access

Reds(RL) -1.5 (+129)
Nationals(RL) -1.5 (+127)

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05/12/2013 10:37 AM

Baseball Crusher

Minnesota Twins -105 over Baltimore Orioles

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05/12/2013 10:37 AM