marksmoneymakers Posts:30691 Followers:142
On 07/10/2013 05:24 AM in MLB

Some Wednesday MLB Helpful Information

MLB teams helped and hurt by the All-Star break

The All-Star break is a double-edged sword for MLB clubs, giving struggling teams a chance to regroup and acting as a rather large speed bump for those on a roll.

Here are three teams who could be hurt by the break and three which could benefit the most from some time off:

Hurt by the break

Tampa Bay Rays (50-40, +2.36 units)

Tampa Bay is finally gaining ground in the AL East, winning five straight and nine of its last 10 games heading into Tuesday. The Rays have benefited from some weak competition, facing the Astros, White Sox, and Twins in their final 14 games before the break. They hit the road for a 10-game divisional tour after the holiday, at Toronto, Boston and New York.

Oakland Athletics (53-37, +13.67 units)

The A’s normally wait until well after the All-Star break to really get rolling. But this year, Oakland started hot and leads the AL West by half a game heading into Tuesday. It’s won seven of its last 10 games, knocking off the Cubs, Royals and Pirates and closes with a three-game home set vs. Boston before the break. A six-game road trip awaits following the All-Star Game.

Los Angeles Dodgers (43-45, -10.83 units)

The Dodgers have come back from the dead in recent weeks, thanks to the hot-hitting of rookie Yasiel Puig and the return of Hanley Ramirez. Los Angeles has won seven of its last nine and has climbed to second in the NL West. While the downtime does allow Matt Kemp more time to heal from a shoulder ailment it’s a huge momentum stopper, with a six-game eastern road trip on deck after the break.

Helped by the break

San Francisco Giants (40-48, -13.99 units)

My how the mighty have fallen. The defending World Series champs are counting the days to the All-Star break after picking up just three wins in their last 17 games, sinking to the bottom of the NL West and the MLB money rankings. San Francisco closes out the first half of the sked on the road against the Padres. The break will allow the Giants to heal up and clear their heads before another strong second-half run.

Pittsburgh Pirates (53-35, +23.02 units)

Bettors were waiting for the other shoe to drop when it came to the Bucs’ hot 2013. The Pirates have lost three in a row and are just 5-5 in their last 10 games heading into Tuesday, watching the Cardinals jump them in the NL Central standings. Pittsburgh opens the post-break slate with a 10-game road swing to Cincinnati, Washington and Miami.

Toronto Blue Jays (43-45, -1.47 units)

The Jays are looking forward to a fresh start after the break. The first chunk of 2013 was up and down and leaves them at the bottom of the AL East. However, this team saw how good it could be with an 11-game winning streak and the break should help rush some key bats and pitchers back into action for a post-ASG push. Toronto can gain ground with a 10-game home stand following the hiatus.

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07/10/2013 05:24 AM


Hot pitchers
-- Turner is 1-1, 2.45 in his last three starts.
-- Leake is 2-1, 3.03 in his last five starts.
-- Lee is 8-0, 2.50 in his last twelve starts. Gonzalez is 3-0, 2.30 in his last seven starts.
-- Ryu is 1-0, 2.21 in his last three starts. Skaggs is 2-1, 2.37 in his three home starts.
-- de la Rosa is 1-1, 2.22 in his last four starts.

-- Wilson is 5-1, 3.11 in his last six starts.
-- Liriano is 3-0, 1.66 in his last three starts.

-- Porcello is 1-1, 2.07 in his last couple starts.
-- Nova is 1-1, 2.87 in his last two starts.
-- Hellickson is 4-0, 1.38 in his last four starts.
-- Doubront is 2-0, 2.42 in his last four starts.

Cold pitchers
-- Maholm is 2-3, 5.34 in his last five starts.
-- Hellweg allowed 14 runs in 5.1 IP in his two starts.
-- Former Giant farnmhand Wheeler is 1-1, 7.20 in his last three starts. Cain is 0-2, 5.40 in his last four starts.
-- Cashner is 0-1, 4.76 in his last four starts.

-- Samardzija is 1-1, 4.95 in his last three starts.
-- Milone is 2-2, 5.52 in his last five starts.
-- Miller is 1-1, 7.43 in his last three starts. Lyles is 0-2, 8.04 in his last three outings.

-- Lindblom is 0-2, 5.40 in four starts, all at home. Chen is 3-3, 3.04 in his eight starts, but this is his first start since May 12 (oblique).
-- Royals lost last three Davis starts (0-2, 6.60).
-- Correia is 0-2, 5.82 in his last three starts.
-- Axelrod is 0-1, 9.27 in his last five starts.
-- Rogers is 0-2, 5.82 in his last three starts. Masterson is 1-2, 5.40 in his last three starts.
-- Harang is 1-1, 4.50 in his last four starts.

Starting Pitchers/First Inning
You can wager on whether teams will score in the first inning. Below is how often a starting pitcher has allowed 1+ runs in first inning in one of his starts........
-- Maholm 5-18; Turner 1-7
-- Leake 3-17; Hellweg 1-2
-- Wheeler 2-4; Cain 6-18
-- Gonzalez 5-18; Lee 2-18
-- Ryu 5-17; Skaggs 2-4
-- de la Rosa 4-18; Cashner 5-14

-- Milone 6-18; Liriano 2-11
-- Wilson 4-18; Samardzija 5-18
-- Lyles 5-13; Miler 5-17

-- Lindblom 1-4; Chen 2-8
-- Davis 5-17; Nova 3-6
-- Axelrod 5-17; Porcello 3-16
-- Rogers 2-7; Masterson 3-19
-- Correia 6-17; Hellickson 7-18 (0 of last 8)
-- Doubront 4-15; Harang 5-14

-- Eight of last twelve Philly games went over the total.
-- Over is 7-1-2 in last ten Atlanta games.
-- Six of last seven Cincinnati games stayed under.
-- Last four Dodger games stayed under the total.
-- Ten of last thirteen Colorado games stayed under.
-- Nine of last twelve San Francisco games stayed under; eight of Mets' last ten games went over.

-- Under is 5-1-1 in last seven Oakland games.
-- Under is 3-0-2 in Angels' last five road games.
-- Four of last five Houston games went over the total.

-- Under is 6-2-1 in last nine Baltimore games; five of last six Texas games went over.
-- Seven of last ten White Sox games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 4-0-1 in last five Bronx games.
-- Ten of last twelve Toronto road games stayed under total.
-- Five of last seven Tampa Bay home games stayed under.
-- Seven of last ten Boston games stayed under the total.

Hot teams
-- Phillies won five of their last six games; Nationals won four of six.
-- Braves won three of their last four games.
-- Brewers won three of their last four games.
-- Arizona won five of its last seven games. Dodgers won eight of last ten.
-- Mets won 11 of their last 15 road games.

-- A's won ten of their last thirteen games.
-- Angels won 10 of their last 13 games. Cubs won seven of their last ten.
-- Cardinals won five of their last six games.

-- Rangers won five of their last six games.
-- Tigers won six of their last eight games.
-- Bronx won six of its last nine games, but lost last two. Kansas City won five of its last seven games.
-- Tampa Bay won ten of its last eleven games.
-- Mariners are 5-3 in their last eight games.

Cold teams
-- Miami lost its last five games, scoring a total of 12 runs.
-- Reds lost six of their last seven road games.
-- San Diego 10 of its last 11 games. Colorado lost seven of its last nine.
-- Giants lost 13 of their last 15 games.

-- Pirates lost six of their last eight games.
-- Astros lost nine of their last eleven games.

-- Orioles lost five of their last six games.
-- White Sox lost ten of their last thirteen games.
-- Indians/Toronto both lost five of their last seven games.
-- Twins lost nine of their last ten games.
-- Boston lost three of its last four runs, allowing 28 runs.

-- Atl-Mia-- Under is 7-4-1 in last twelve Knight games.
-- Cin-Mil-- Six of last seven Everitt games went over total.
-- NY-SF-- Four of last five Tichenor games went over total.
-- Wsh-Phil-- Over is 9-3 in last 12 Cederstrom games; underdogs won six of his last seven games.
-- LA-Az-- First MLB game behind plate for HGibson
-- Col-SD-- Four of last five Kulpa games stayed under total.

-- A's-Pitt-- Six of last nine Marquez games went over total.
-- LAA-Chi-- Six of last seven Holbrook games stayed under.
-- Hst-StL-- Five of last seven Diaz games stayed under; underdogs won five of last six games behind plate.

-- Tex-Blt-- Under is 9-4 in last thirteen BWelke games.
-- KC-NY-- Under is 5-1-1 in last seven Nauert games.
-- Chi-Det-- This is Little's second MLB game behind plate (first one 7-3).
-- Tor-Clev-- Five of last six Gonzalez games went over total.
-- Min-TB-- Five of last six Porter games went over total.
-- Bos-Sea-- Underdogs won last five Blaser games (4 of last 5 over).

marksmoneymakers Posts:30691 Followers:142
07/10/2013 05:25 AM

The Factsman


UNDER 7.5 - Nationals-Phillies
(Gonzalez and Lee)

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07/10/2013 05:25 AM


This is a 1* free play on the "under" between the LA Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3, 2.82 ERA) gets the call for the visitors; Ryu is coming off a 10-2 win over the Giants on Friday, giving up two earned runs off four hits with three walks while striking out three over 6 2/3's innings of work. The southpaw has thrown eight-straight quality starts and bring his very respectable 3-2, 3.96 ERA road record into Arizona to throw opposite Tyler Skaggs (2-1, 3.65 ERA) who went eight scoreless frames in a 5-0 win over the Rockies on Friday, scattering three hits with one walk while also striking out five. Skaggs will now look to build off his best start of the season and improve upon his already stellar 2-1, 2.37 ERA home record. These teams have played to some pretty high-scoring affairs this year, but with these two under-the-radar hurlers facing off in the finale of this three games et, I believe that all signs do indeed point to a lower-scoring affair. How about you? What do you think? Duel or slugfest?

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07/10/2013 05:25 AM


Play On: Miami Marlins w/Turner vs Maholm

When the Marlins meet the Braves Wednesday in this early afternoon affair at Marlins Park they will send young Jacob Turner to the mound against creaky Paul Maholm knowing Turner is 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA at home this season, as opposed to 1-3 with a 3.00 ERA away this campaign.
On the flip side, Maholm's 5.18 road ERA is more than 3 runs higher than his 1.93 home ERA this year. With Maholm 2-6 in his last eight away team starts during July, look for the Fish to improve to 5-1 at night behind Turner this season here tonight. We recommend a 1-unit play on Miami.

marksmoneymakers Posts:30691 Followers:142
07/10/2013 05:26 AM

Back with more after work today.

marksmoneymakers Posts:30691 Followers:142
07/10/2013 05:26 PM

Baseball Crusher

Los Angeles Dodgers -108 over Arizona Dbacks

marksmoneymakers Posts:30691 Followers:142
07/10/2013 05:27 PM

K1 Sports

Wednesday's MLB Plays:
5 Unit Play - Atlanta Braves -140
5 Unit Play - LA Angels -130
5 Unit Play - LA Dodgers -110
5 Unit Play - Cincinnati Reds -150

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07/10/2013 05:27 PM

Today's MLB Picks
Colorado at San Diego

The Rockies look to bounce back from last night's 2-1 loss and build on their 6-0 record in Jorge De La Rosa's last 6 starts following a team loss in the previous game. Colorado is the pick (+120) according to Dunkel, which has the Rockies favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+120). Here are all of today's picks.

Time Posted: 7:30 a.m. EST

Game 901-902: Atlanta at Miami (12:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta (Maholm) 16.546; Miami (Turner) 15.109
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-130); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-130); Under

Game 903-904: Cincinnati at Milwaukee (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cincinnati (Leake) 14.421; Milwaukee (Hellweg) 15.668
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Cincinnati (-175); 9
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (+155); Over

Game 905-906: NY Mets at San Francisco (3:45 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Mets (Wheeler) 14.221; San Francisco (Cain) 15.477
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-170); 7
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-170); Under

Game 907-908: Washington at Philadelphia (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Gonzalez) 16.090; Philadelphia (Lee) 14.945
Dunkel Line: Washington by 1; 9
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-135); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+115); Over

Game 909-910: LA Dodgers at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Ryu) 16.811; Arizona (Skaggs) 14.492
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 2 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-115); 9
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-115); Over

Game 911-912: Colorado at San Diego (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Colorado (De La Rosa) 14.167; San Diego (Cashner) 13.089
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1; 6
Vegas Line: San Diego (-140); 7
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+120); Under

Game 913-914: Texas at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Texas (Lindblom) 15.487; Baltimore (Chen) 14.251
Dunkel Line: Texas by 1; 7
Vegas Line: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 915-916: Kansas City at NY Yankees (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Davis) 14.873; NY Yankees (Nova) 15.687
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1; 10
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-140); 9
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-140); Over

Game 917-918: Chicago White Sox at Detroit (7:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: White Sox (Axelrod) 15.158; Detroit (Porcello) 16.434
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 1 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Detroit (-200); 9
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-200); Under

Game 919-920: Toronto at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Rogers) 15.635; Cleveland (Masterson) 14.497
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Cleveland (-145); 9
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+125); Over

Game 921-922: Minnesota at Tampa Bay (7:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Correia) 13.671; Tampa Bay (Hellickson) 16.483
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 3; 9
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-180); 8
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-180); Over

Game 923-924: Boston at Seattle (10:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Doubront) 14.802; Seattle (Harang) 15.789
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1; 7
Vegas Line: Boston (-135); 8
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+115); Under

Game 925-926: Oakland at Pittsburgh (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Milone) 15.204; Pittsburgh (Liriano) 16.270
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1; 6
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh (-140); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-140); Under

Game 927-928: LA Angels at Chicago Cubs (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Wilson) 15.627; Cubs (Samardzija) 16.323
Dunkel Line: Chicago Cubs by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-135); No Run Total
Dunkel Pick: Chicago Cubs (+115); N/A

Game 929-930: Houston at St. Louis (8:15 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Lyles) 13.597; St. Louis (Miller) 16.264
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 2 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: St. Louis (-250); 8
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-250); Over

marksmoneymakers Posts:30691 Followers:142
07/10/2013 05:27 PM

Cappers Access

Braves(RL) -1.5(+120)
Angels -135