marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:37 PM

Doc's Sports

4-unit Play Take #964 San Francisco Giants (-145) over Colorado Rockies (10:15pm ET) The San Francisco Giants host the Colorado Rockies as the two teams begin a three-game set in AT&T Park this weekend. These teams met last week in Colorado and the Rockies took three of the four games in that series. However, the Rockies are a very tough team to beat in Coors Field, so I expect this series to be a complete 180 from last week. Both teams have identical 26-21 records overall, but the Giants are 17-8 at home this season while the Rockies are just 10-12 on the road. The Giants are also better than the Rockies in every phase of the game. They have the better starting pitcher today, the better bullpen, they play better defense and they also have a better offense after taking into account park effects. Tim Lincecum is the Giants starter and he's looked really good overall despite a few rough outings. His peripheral numbers have improved from last season and he's slowly getting back to his old form. Tyler Chatwood goes for the Rockies and he's been a great bet against guy during his career. He's struggled with his confidence and I've never really liked his stuff very much. This game has the Giants written all over it.

4-unit Play Take #966 Toronto Blue Jays (+100) over Baltimore Orioles (7:05pm ET) The Toronto Blue Jays haven't lived up to expectations so far in 2013, but the tide is starting to turn. The Jays have won seven out of 10 games and the offense is really starting to click. During those 10 contests, they have averaged 6.4 runs per game against some pretty good pitching staffs. Today they'll go up against right-hander Chris Tillman of the Orioles. Tillman comes in with a 3.52 ERA in nine starts, but he's been fortunate. His strand rate is very high at 83% and he's walking more than a batter more per nine innings than he did last season. It's time for some regression and a dangerous Blue Jays lineup should be able to arrange that. The Jays go with a rookie making his debut today in Sean Nolin. The young lefty has put up exceptional numbers in the minor leagues. He'll be tough for the Orioles to face since they've never seen him and probably won't have much of a book on him yet. Toronto is rolling and I think they get the job done today as a home underdog.

marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:37 PM

Allen Eastman

5-Unit Play. Take 'Under' 9.0 Cleveland at Boston (7 p.m., Friday, May 24)

This is my MLB Game of the Week. I think that this one is going to be low scoring and several of the big hitters that I bet with feel the same way. In fact, some early sharp action actually moved this game from 9.5 to 9.0. And it could go lower. I think that Justin Masterson has been great this year. He's looked great and thrown well and I like his stuff. Remember, he was a Red Sock. They got rid of him to Cleveland and now he will want some revenge against his former team.These are two very high scoring teams. And the public is all in on this one going 'over' after last night's big offensive game. But I think the public is going to get burned. Both of these teams are due for a letdown game. Especially Cleveland after a big win last night in Terry Francona's return and after their big series with Detroit. John Lackey was a great pitcher once. He has not been good in Boston. But he has just a 3.12 ERA in his last few starts and has been looking better. I think it is a pitching duel between Masterson and Lackey and this one will stay under by a couple runs.

2-Unit Play. Take 'Under' 8.0 Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati (7 p.m., Friday, May 24)

This Cubs lineup is really struggling. They can't score runs and are one of the worst in baseball. That will continue against this great Reds pitching staff. The Reds are No. 3 in ERA and No. 1 in WHIP and Bronson Arroyo is due for a big outing. He is a veteran pitcher and has thrown 15 straight scoreless innings. He will extend that streak today and is hot right now. Scott Feldman has been really good for the Cubs as well. He has been their best pitcher and the 'under' is 4-0 in his last four road starts. The 'under' is 6-2 when Arroyo faces the Cubs. Take the 'under' here.

marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:38 PM

Jimmy Boyd

4* (MLB) Seattle Mariners ML +111

3* (MLB) NY Mets ML +156

marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:38 PM

Blasscyk WINS

969 N.Y. Yankees OVER 8.5(+110) *3 UNITS* (5 Dimes)

marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:38 PM

Wunderdog Sports Free Pick

Game: St. Louis at Los Angeles Dodgers (10:10 PM Eastern)
Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers +105 (moneyline)

While the St. Louis Cardinals are off and running to a 30-16 start, the LA Dodgers have been an underachieving team with a disappointing 19-26 start. Chris Capuano, after starting the season in the pen for the Dodgers, was elevated to the rotation because of injuries. Capuano has been a streaky pitcher over his career. When he is in a rut, he tends to stay there, but when he pitches well he often strings together several strong outings. He is on a roll now, allowing just a single run in each of his last two starts, covering 13.2 innings. I expect him to have another strong outing tonight. The Cards' Achilles heel has been vs. left-handed pitching where they have dropped their last four. Go with the Dodgers.

marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:39 PM


MLB Baseball Premium Picks

MLB | May 24 '13 (7:05p)
Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Baltimore Orioles
-109 at 5dimes
15* MLB Friday No-Doubt Rout on Baltimore Orioles -109

The Baltimore Orioles are showing solid value as a small road favorite over the Toronto Blue Jays. With the edge they have on the mound, there's no doubt they win in a blowout tonight.

Chris Tillman is one of the most underrated starters in the league. He has gone 3-2 with a 3.52 ERA through nine starts this season, and he's 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA through three home starts.

The Blue Jays are giving the ball to Sean Nolin for the first time this season. He's at a huge disadvantage tonight going up against Tillman, who has posted a 3.89 ERA and 1.108 WHIP through six starts in 2013.

Toronto is 2-11 (-9.5 Units) against the money line vs. excellent defensive catchers - allowing <=0.35 SB's/game this season. The Orioles are 6-1 in Tillman's last 7 road starts with the total set at 9.0-10.5. The Blue Jays are 0-5 in their last 5 Friday games. Take the Orioles Friday.
MLB | May 24 '13 (10:10p)
Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners
+114 at 5dimes
15* MLB Friday Night BAILOUT on Seattle Mariners +114

The Seattle Mariners actually have the edge on the mound tonight, thus they should not be an underdog to the Texas Rangers. Joe Saunders is clearly the better starter in this match-up with Justin Grimm.

Saunders is 3-0 with a miniscule 0.94 ERA and 0.872 WHIP through four home starts in 2013. Grimm is 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA and 1.571 WHIP through four road starts this season.

Seattle is 27-9 (+27.7 Units) against the money line after having lost 6 or 7 of their last 8 games over the last 2 seasons. Saunders is a very profitable 17-8 (+10.6 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +100 or higher since 1997. Bet the Mariners Friday.

marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:39 PM

J.R Stevens SMOOTH44


(951) PHILADELPHIA +155/RRL -1.5 +260
(959) SAN DIEGO +130/RRL -1.5 +190
(974) HOUSTON +150/RRL -1.5 +285
(976) KANSAS CITY +105/RRL -1.5 +215
(977) TEXAS -110/RL -1.5 +145

"RRL" means "Reverse Runline" or "Alternate Runline"
*Play side and reverse runline equally

marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:39 PM


Friday's free play:

Going for 17th in a row

MLB: LA Angels ML

marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:40 PM

Al DeMarco - GM


15 DIME play on Detroit and Anibal Sanchez on the Run Line at home against the Minnesota and Sam Deduno. You're obviously noting both starters as usual since this is a run line release. The Tigers are -110 to -115 laying the 1 1/2 runs as of 10:15 AM Pacific.

marksmoneymakers Posts:29967 Followers:142
05/24/2013 03:40 PM

Bob Balfe

Angels -120 (10-0 last 10 in mlb)