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On 08/30/2011 05:54 PM in MLB

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Roy Halladay And Phillies Battle Cincinnati Reds

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Roy Halladay tries to get his Cy Young campaign back on track when he pitches at the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

The broadcast will begin at Great American Ball Park at 7:10 p.m. (ET). Bronson Arroyo will be on the mound for Cincinnati. The Monday night opener on ESPN was still pending with Cole Hamels and the Phils a 145 odds favorite over Homer Bailey and Cincy.

Philadelphia (83-46) is trying to keep focused with a playoff spot all but wrapped up. Hurricane Irene wiped out its Saturday and Sunday home games against Florida.

Halladay (15-5, 2.56 ERA) is still one of the Cy Young favorites, but hasn’t pitched in over a week and the team has lost his last two starts after going 14-1 in the previous 15.

His last start August 21 was at Washington. Halladay lasted just five innings due to a rain delay, his second shortest outing of the season. He left with a 3-2 lead, but saw the bullpen eventually blow it (5-4) in 10 innings.

The 34-year-old right-hander lost his previous start at home against Arizona, throwing a complete game, but losing 3-2. Halladay has been overtaken by Ian Kennedy (17) and Clayton Kershaw (16) for wins in the NL and Kershaw now has a lower ERA (2.51).

Halladay is 7-3 with a 2.86 ERA overall on the road this year, with the ‘over’ 7-1 in the last eight. He has faced Cincinnati just once this season, surrendering three earned runs (11 hits) over seven innings in a 5-4 May home win. He lost his only start at Great American Ball Park last year (4-3).

Cincinnati (67-66) has struggled all season and is double-digit games back in both the NL Central and wild-card. The team is still fighting with a 4-game winning streak, sweeping Washington three over the weekend, and is 12-5 in its last 17 overall.

Arroyo (8-10, 5.02 ERA) has had a season to forget for the most part, but has been much better in August (2.91 ERA) after an awful July (7.42 ERA). Cincinnati is 3-1 in Arroyo’s last four starts. That includes a gem at Florida last Wednesday, eight shutout innings in a 3-2 victory. It was his first winning decision since June 25.

The 34-year-old right-hander has a 5.13 ERA at home and has seen the Reds win just five of his 14 starts there. They did get a victory (5-3) against San Diego in the last one August 12.

Arroyo’s one start against Philly this season was a debacle, nine earned runs over 2 2/3 innings back in May on the road. Cincinnati is 0-4 in his last four starts against Philadelphia (10.00 ERA), dating back to 2008.

The ‘over’ is 11-2-1 in Arroyo’s last 14 starts against a team with a winning record.

This is the second series between the teams this year. Philly took three of four at home in May. The ‘over’ was 4-0 with Philly scoring 28 total runs.

Philly dominated the Reds last year, going 10-2 and sweeping them in the NLDS. However, Cincy was a respectable 2-2 at home.

The Phillies are 37-24 on the road this year (+6.6 units against the betting line) and 14-5 in the second half.

The Reds are 37-30 at home this season (-3.5 units), but 7-1 in their last eight there, feasting on easy competition (Colorado, San Diego and Washington).

Weather should be clear and in the upper 70s. Game 3 of the 4-game set on Wednesday will have Cliff Lee against hard-luck Dontrelle Willis.

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08/30/2011 05:57 PM

Boston Red Sox Host NY Yankees MLB Odds Preview

New England residents are cleaning up in the aftermath of Irene, and the Boston Red Sox hope to do a little cleaning up of their own when they open a crucial 3-game set with the New York Yankees. It all begins at Fenway Park on Tuesday evening (7:10 p.m. ET).

Unlike this past weekend when the storm wreaked havoc all along the East Coast, weather shouldn't be a factor for this game or the rest of the series. Tuesday's forecast calls for clear skies, temps in the mid-70s at game time and a light WNW breeze.

New York was still trying to finish up a long weekend series in Baltimore on Monday night, carrying 170 chalk into the game that was still pending. The Yanks have been in a bit of a tailspin, dropping five of their last eight before Monday's contest.

Boston, meanwhile, was enjoying a second straight day off following a soggy set at home against the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox will own at least a 1.5-game lead in the AL East when this series gets underway. Boston has picked up the pace with an 8-3 spurt after floundering a bit in mid-August.

Tuesday's initial mound clash pits John Lackey (12-10, 5.98) for the home team against CC Sabathia (19-9, 2.99) in a rematch of an Aug. 6 tilt here at Fenway that went in favor of the Red Sox, 10-4.

Lackey certainly hasn't been a mystery to most lineups this season, but Boston is finding ways to win with him on the hill recently. The Red Sox are 7-2 the last nine times the big Texan went to the mound, the 'over' also 7-2 in that span. In fact, taking the high side on the betting totals in Lackey starts has been a nice bread winner all year at 15-7.

Both of his starts this year against New York have gone into the win column despite Lackey allowing nine runs in 11 innings of work. This will be his fifth start vs. the Yanks here at Fenway since joining Boston in 2010, and the Red Sox are 3-1 in the previous four.

Four of the seven losses on Sabathia's personal ledger this campaign have come against the Red Sox. The big lefty's ERA in those four games is a bloated 7.20 compared to 2.40 against all other comers.

In that Aug. 6 game, New York backers were laying -150 on the road and Sabathia was eventually charged with seven of Boston's 10 runs in his six innings of action. Lackey allowed three of the Yankees' four runs, scattering six hits and a pair of walks over his six frames.

Boston has owned New York in the season series, winning 10 of 12. The Red Sox are 4-2 at home vs. the Yankees with the totals splitting 3-3 at Fenway and standing 6-5-1 'over' for the entire season.

Make sure to check back at for previews of Games 2 and 3. Phil Hughes and Josh Beckett are the expected mound combatants on Wednesday. Boston has yet to officially announce a starter for Thursday, with Andrew Miller and Tim Wakefield the leading candidates; New York is listing AJ Burnett for the series finale.

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08/30/2011 06:02 PM

Diamonds Trends - Tuesday

August 30, 2011


The Brewers are 8-0 since May 25, 2010 at home after a one run win and it is the first game of a series for a net profit of $810.


The Indians are 0-8 OU since June 28, 2010 as a home dog after a win in which they had fewer team-left-on-base than their opponent for a net profit of $800 when playing the under.


The Mets are 0-11 OU since July 01, 2007 when Michael Pelfrey starts within 20 cents of pickem after the team won their last two games for a net profit of $1100 when playing the under.


The Braves are 0-8 (-3.1 rpg) since 2009 as a 200+ favorite when they are off a loss as a favorite in which they never led.


The Braves are 0-8-1 OU since April 30, 2010 as a home favorite when they are off a loss in which they never led and it is the first game of a series for a net profit of $800 when playing the under.

The Phillies are 10-0 since April 16, 2010 when Roy Halladay starts as a favorite after giving up no walks on the road for a net profit of $1000

The Red Sox are 11-0-1 OU since May 10, 2010 when John Lackey starts at home in the first game of a series for a net profit of $1100 when playing the over.

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08/30/2011 06:05 PM

Around the Horn - Tuesday

August 29, 2011


Washington at Atlanta - 7:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Hernandez (7-12, 4.36 ERA) 0-6 L6 2-6 L8 away vs division
Jurrjens (13-5, 2.71 ERA) 7-2 L9 8-3 L11 home off loss

Nationals lost to Reds, 5-4 on Sunday
Braves lost to Mets, 6-0 on Friday

Philadelphia at Cincinnati - 7:10 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Halladay (15-5, 2.56 ERA) 5-5 L10 9-1 L10 away Game 2's
Arroyo (8-10, 5.02 ERA) 6-2 L8 OVER 6-2 home on Tuesdays

Phillies beat Reds, 3-2 on Monday

Florida at N.Y. Mets - 7:10 PM EST (Game 3/5)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Vazquez (7-11, 4.63 ERA) 2-9 L11 5-2 L7 away Game 3's
Pelfrey (7-10, 4.60 ERA) 3-5 L8 0-5 L5 home Game 3's

Mets beat Marlins, 2-1 on Monday (G1/DH)
Mets beat Marlins, 5-1 on Monday (G2/DH)

Pittsburgh at Houston - 8:05 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Morton (9-7, 3.63 ERA) 3-6 L9 1-8 L9 away Game 2's
Sosa (1-2, 5.09 ERA) 4-6 L10 OVER 9-2 L11 home Game 2's

Astros beat Pirates, 7-4 on Monday

St. Louis at Milwaukee - 8:15 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Garcia (10-7, 3.73 ERA) 4-6 L10 2-5 L7 away Game 1's
Marcum (11-4, 3.38 ERA) 8-2 L10 7-0 L7 home Game 1's

Cardinals beat Pirates, 7-4 on Sunday
Brewers beat Cubs, 3-2 on Sunday

Colorado at Arizona - 9:40 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Cook (3-7, 5.47 ERA) 6-3 L9 UNDER 6-2 away on Tuesdays
Miley (1-1, 4.50 ERA) 7-0 L7 6-3 home on Tuesdays

Diamondbacks beat Rockies, 5-1 on Monday

San Diego at Los Angeles - 10:15 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Stauffer (8-10, 3.42 ERA) 0-5 L5 2-5 L7 away Game 2's
Kuroda (10-14, 2.92 ERA) 6-1 L7 5-2 L7 home Game 2's

Dodgers beat Padres, 4-1 on Monday

Chicago at San Francisco - 10:15 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Garza (6-10, 3.68 ERA) 2-7 L9 OVER 5-0 L5 away Game 2's
Vogelsong (10-4, 2.54 ERA) 4-6 L10 9-3 L12 home Game 2's

Cubs beat Giants, 7-0 on Monday


Toronto at Baltimore - 7:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Cecil (4-7, 4.42 ERA) 1-5 L6 14-7 away Game 1's
Guthrie (6-16, 4.42 ERA) 6-2 L8 1-7 L8 home Game 1's

Blue Jays beat Rays, 7-3 on Monday
Orioles lost to Yankees, 3-2 on Monday

Kansas City at Detroit - 7:05 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Francis (5-14, 4.82 ERA) 4-6 L10 3-11 L14 away off win
Fister (6-13, 3.35 ERA) 8-2 L10 4-0 L4 home Game 2's

Royals beat Tigers, 9-5 on Monday

Oakland at Cleveland - 7:10 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Cahill (9-12, 4.13 ERA) 5-5 L10 4-7 away on Tuesdays
Gomez (0-2, 5.70 ERA) 3-7 L10 UNDER 5-2 L7 home off win

Indians beat Athletics, 2-1 on Monday

N.Y. Yankees at Boston - 7:10 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Sabathia (17-7, 2.99 ERA) 3-5 L8 5-1 L6 away Game 1's
Lackey (12-9, 5.98 ERA) 5-1 L6 17-7 home vs LHP

Yankees beat Orioles, 3-2 on Monday
Red Sox beat Athletics, 4-0 on Saturday

Tampa Bay at Texas - 8:05 PM EST (Game 1/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Hellickson (11-9, 3.01 ERA) 7-3 L10 5-2 L7 away Game 1's
Feldman (0-0, 3.94 ERA) 3-6 L9 11-0 L11 home Game 1's

Rays lost to Blue Jays, 7-3 on Monday
Rangers beat Angels, 9-5 on Sunday

Minnesota at Chicago - 8:15 PM EST (Game 2/3)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Swarzak (3-4, 3.62 ERA) 1-7 L8 0-4 L4 on Tuesdays
Stewart (1-3, 4.76 ERA) 5-3 L8 2-6 L8 home Game 2's

White Sox beat Twins, 3-0 on Monday

Los Angeles at Seattle - 10:10 PM EST (Game 2/4)
Teams Pitcher Notes Team Trends Betcha Didn't Know
Williams (1-0, 4.82 ERA) 7-3 L10 OVER 5-1 L6 away vs LHP
Vasquez (1-0, 8.44 ERA) 3-7 L10 UNDER 15-6 home Game 2's

Mariners beat Angels, 5-3 on Monday

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08/30/2011 06:07 PM

Brewers look to keep rolling at home

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (70-64, -9.0 Units)

at MILWAUKEE BREWERS (81-54, +21.5 Units)

First pitch: Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
Line: Milwaukee -145, St. Louis +135, Total: 8.5

The red-hot Brewers will host the Cardinals at Miller Park on Tuesday night. Milwaukee has gone 27-5 since July 26, and has opened up a 10½-game lead in the NL Central.

Edwin Jackson (10-9, 3.94 ERA) will get the ball for the Cards and try to improve his results against Milwaukee. Jackson is 1-2 with a 5.04 ERA against the Brewers in four career outings. His counterpart will be Shaun Marcum (11-4, 3.38 ERA) who has never lost to the Cards, but carries a 5.68 ERA in three starts against them. The Brew Crew have been unbelievable at home, going a majors-best 50-16 (+29.8 Units). Milwaukee also has won games it is expected to win, going 66-29 (+28.6 Units) as a favorite. On the other hand, the Cardinals are just 15-17 as an underdog and managed just one win in six tries at Miller Park this year. Expect MILWAUKEE to continue to steam-roll to the division title with another win over St. Louis.

These two four-star FoxSheets trends also side with the Brewers.

MILWAUKEE is 29-6 (82.9%, +21.1 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season. The average score was MILWAUKEE 4.7, OPPONENT 2.9 - (Rating = 4*).

MILWAUKEE is 42-12 (77.8%, +24.4 Units) against the money line as a favorite of -125 to -175 this season. The average score was MILWAUKEE 5.2, OPPONENT 3.5 - (Rating = 4*).

Jackson is coming off a good pitching performance, allowing just one earned run in six innings in a 8-4 victory over the Pirates. However, Jackson had an atrocious outing the last time he pitched in Miller Park earlier this month. He allowed 10 runs (8 ER) and a career high 14 hits, including four homers, in a 10-5 loss on Aug. 3. Albert Pujols (.288 BA, 31 HR, 78 RBI) is hitting a measly .196 (9-for-46) against Milwaukee this year and will need to heat up his bat to give the Cards a chance.

Milwaukee is on the verge of winning its first division title since 1982 and after winning three in a row, has the fourth-best record in the majors. Marcum has been great his past three starts, going 1-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 1.02 WHIP. His last time out, he gave up two runs in six innings, but was labeled with the loss in a 2-0 defeat at Pittsburgh. This was Marcum’s first loss in 10 starts since late June.

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08/30/2011 06:08 PM

Reds try to conquer Halladay and Phillies

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (84-46, +16.4 Units)

at CINCINNATI REDS (67-67, -10.5 Units)

First pitch: Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
Line: Philadelphia -180, Cincinnati +170, Total: 8

After taking the opener of their four-game series Monday night 3-2, the Phillies will look to expand on their MLB-best record with another win over the Reds Tuesday. The Reds, on the other hand, will look to tie the series at one apiece and avoid falling under .500, currently sitting at 67-67.

The Phillies send ace Roy Halladay to toe the rubber, always a good sign for the Philadelphia faithful. The Phillies have lost his past two starts, but overall are a staggering 20-6 (+9.5 Units) when he’s on the hill this season. The Reds will try to scrape some runs off him and hope Bronson Arroyo can continue with his hot hand (1.80 ERA in past three starts) to guide them to victory. Despite the unfavorable odds, the play here is the dominant chalk PHILADELPHIA. The Phillies are 78-38 (67%) when favored this year and have won 66% (19-10) of their games against NL Central opponents. They are 17-5 against the Reds over the past three seasons.

The FoxSheets provide a pair of three-star trends backing the Phils on Tuesday:

Play On - All favorites with a money line of -175 to -250 (PHILADELPHIA) - after a game where they stranded 3 or less runners on base, starting a pitcher who walked <=1 hitters each of his last 2 outings. (57-10 since 1997.) (85.1%, +37.8 units. Rating = 3*).

Play Against - Home underdogs with a money line of +125 to +175 (CINCINNATI) - average offensive team (4.3 to 4.8 runs/game) against a good starter (ERA<=3.70) (NL), after a loss by 2 runs or less. (61-16 since 1997.) (79.2%, +37.1 units. Rating = 3*).

Something to watch out for Tuesday night is the potential for a low-scoring affair. The over/under for the game is set at eight, but both pitchers are on impressive hot streaks that could easily keep it under that total.

The FoxSheets give another reason to side with the UNDER.

DUSTY BAKER is 49-24 UNDER (67.1%, +21.7 Units) as an underdog of +150 or more as the manager of CINCINNATI. The average score was CINCINNATI 3.1, OPPONENT 5.0 - (Rating = 2*).

The perennial Cy Young candidate Halladay (15-5, 2.56 ERA) continues to excel and pitch deep into games, lasting at least seven innings in 20 of 26 starts, including seven complete games. He was most recently scheduled to pitch this weekend, but the start was moved back due to Hurricane Irene. In 11 starts where he has more than five days of rest this year he has pitched four complete games. Halladay is 1-1 with a 3.03 ERA despite a .297 opponents’ BA in five regular-season starts versus Cincinnati.

Arroyo (8-10, 5.02 ERA) threw a gem his last time out, allowing no runs over eight innings against the Marlins, giving up six hits and no walks. He has pitched six or more innings in nine straight starts dating back to July 6, but Wednesday’s win in Florida was his only victory. Arroyo has been dreadful in his career against the Phils, going 1-6 with a 7.13 ERA and 1.68 WHIP against them. When he pitched in Philadelphia on May 23, he allowed 10 hits and nine runs in just 2.2 innings.

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08/30/2011 06:10 PM

Yankees-Red Sox open 3-game set in Boston

NEW YORK YANKEES (80-52, +7.8 Units)

at BOSTON RED SOX (82-51, +8.3 Units)

First pitch: Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
Line: New York -145, Boston +135, Total: 9.5

In the battle for supremacy in the AL East, the Red Sox hold 1½-game lead over the Yankees as the two powerhouses start up a three-game series Tuesday night. New York enters the series in a bit of a rough patch, having only won four of its past nine, while the rivals from Boston have won five of six, including three victories over the Rangers.

The Yankees are the sizable favorites in this game with CC Sabathia taking the rubber against the woeful John Lackey. Sabathia has had a rough month of August (4.95 ERA), but he’s still been than Lackey (5.34 ERA in August). The biggest question for the Yankees entering this series is who can actually play for them, with Alex Rodriguez likely out for the series due to a thumb injury and Derek Jeter day-to-day with a knee contusion. Due to the Yankees uncertain health and short odds, play on home dog BOSTON to take this game.

The FoxSheets provides a four-star trend that shows how dominant the Red Sox have been against great teams this year:

BOSTON is 24-6 (80.0%, +18.8 Units) against the money line vs. teams outscoring opponents by 0.5 or more runs/game on the season this season. The average score was BOSTON 6.1, OPPONENT 2.8 - (Rating = 4*).

Something to watch out for Tuesday night is how the MVP candidates fare in this game. For the Yankees, Curtis Granderson is certainly in the conversation while for the Red Sox Adrian Gonzalez, Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia will all receive votes.

Sabathia (17-7, 2.99 ERA) has been amazing all year, although his production certainly slowed in the past four starts (three Yankees losses) with a 5.72 ERA. He has allowed 9+ hits in four of his five August outings. He has also been dreadful against the Red Sox this year, losing all four starts. He has allowed 20 runs and 43 base runners in 25 innings against them, for a 7.20 ERA and 1.72 WHIP.

Lackey (12-9, 5.98 ERA) has been one of the worst starters in baseball this season to remain in a contending rotation. The bad news is that he has shown no signs of picking it up, with a 5.12 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in his past three starts. In addition, he has struggled against the Yankees this season with a 7.36 ERA in two starts, although he won both of those games. Get ready for a slugfest on Tuesday.

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08/30/2011 06:12 PM

Tuesday’s betting tips: Can Yanks stop skid vs. Sox?

Who’s hot

MLB: The Boston Red Sox are 12-2 in their last 14 games against the New York Yankees.

MLB: The over is 10-0-1 in the last 11 meetings between the Nationals and Braves.

WNBA: Minnesota is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight home games.

WNBA: Seven of the last eight meetings between Seattle and Los Angeles have played under the total.

Who’s not

MLB: St. Louis is 2-7 in its last nine meetings with the NL-Central leading Milwaukee Brewers.

MLB: Cleveland is 5-12 in its last 17 games against Oakland.

WNBA: Chicago is 2-7 against the spread in its last nine road games.

WNBA: Indiana is 1-1o against the spread in its last 11 matchups with Atlanta.

Key stat

0 – New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey is winless in 15 career starts (0-7) against the Florida Marlins, compiling a 5.23 ERA. The Mets have won just three of those games, while Pelfry has lost all three of his outings against the Marlins this season.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers – Cruz is expected to miss three weeks of action with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, which will be a big loss for the Rangers down the stretch. Cruz is hitting .270 with 28 homers and 94 RBIs. The early word is that Cuban defector Leonys Martin may get the call from Triple-A Round Rock to fill in.

Game of the day

New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (+135, 9)

Notable quotable

"When people compare him to other players, you can't forget he's a center fielder and he's playing a high quality defense out there. He's scoring a bunch of runs and RBIs, the two most important stats in baseball. In my eyes, he's the MVP." - New York Yankees third baseman on teammate Curtis Granderson, who has 38 homers and 197 RBIs this season.

Notes and tips

The Indianapolis Colts took quarterback Peyton Manning off the PUP list Monday, though he immediately ruled himself out of Thursday’s preseason game and his status for Week 1 is questionable. Oddsmakers currently have the Colts set as 3-point road underdogs in Houston for Week 1.

After jumping out to a 7-1 start to the season both straight up and against the spread, the San Antonio Silver Stars are fighting an uphill battle just to qualify for postseason play. They have dropped six consecutive games straight up (covering just once over that span) and sit 1 ½ games ahead of Los Angeles for the final spot in the Western Conference. The Silver Stars are 3.5-point favorites against Connecticut on Tuesday.

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08/30/2011 06:13 PM

Tuesday's six-pack

Seven players who have come up with most runners on base, and %age of those runners they're knocked in.........

414-- Adrian Gonzalez, 19.3%-- What were the Padres thinking?

401-- Ryan Howard, 18.0%-- Strikes out every time I watch him.

398-- Prince Fielder, 18.3%-- Will be very rich this winter.

394-- Matt Kemp, 18.0%-- Bright spot in a dark, dismal LA season.

381-- Carlos Lee, 15.5%-- Misses Hunter Pence hitting ahead of him.

381-- Casey McGehee, 13.5%-- Notice the low percentage; bad year.

381-- Troy Tulowitzki, 17.3%-- Best shortstop in game today.


Tuesday's List of 13: Nobody asked me, but..........

13) If I’m coaching the Carolina Panthers, I don’t name a starting QB, I just alternate Clausen/Newton by series, the way Dan Reeves once did in Denver with Tommy Maddox/Shawn Moore (actually he did it each play, but we’d go for each series). It would give Newton experience while also allowing him to be coached during the game.

Panthers desperately need to develop Newton as a QB, but no way is he ready to play full-time (he was 6 for 19 at Cincinnati this weekend), so script how much playing time he gets and let the more experienced Clausen fill in the gaps.

12) Speaking of the Bengals, was there any doubt they were cutting Jordan Palmer after his older brother Carson walked out on them? Jordan Palmer was the Jeremy Giambi of the NFL; there to appease his brother. He wasn't even any good when he played at freakin' UTEP.

11) estimates that 23,000,000 Americans play fantasy football. Its more mainstream than gambling, and as a result, players/coaches get asked lot of questions that pertain to people’s fantasy leagues. It’s a big reason why the sport is so popular, and players/coaches need to understand that the sport’s popularity is what is making them very wealthy.

10) In 1990, Las Vegas had less than 60,000 residents; last year, it had 223,394. Now it also has the most foreclosures in America. Nowhere in America has the recession hit harder than Nevada.

9) Why would anyone pay $20 to tour the Cowboys’ new stadium? It’s a football field tucked inside a nightclub/restaurant/movie theater/luxury hotel. Over 700,000 tours were given last year. I don’t understand.

8) Will NBA coaches still get paid if there is no season this winter? And if so, what the hell do they do all winter? Are they allowed to go scout college games?

7) Interesting storyline for Sunday’s SMU-Texas A&M football game; if the Aggies bolt the Big 12 for the SEC, SMU is going to be one of the teams considered to replace them in the Big 12. Lot of SMU boosters have very deep pockets.

6) Bernie Brewer was more fun when he slid down his chute into a mug of beer, like he did at old County Stadium. Sliding onto a generic ramp at Miller Park just isn’t as much cool. The park is sponsored by a freakin’ beer company; get a mug in there.

5) When ESPN televises a high school football game between a team from Cincinnati and a team from Florida, who foots the travel bill? ESPN? Nike? Under Armour? Do these high schools have booster clubs with that much money? My guess is that ESPN picks up the tab, but I don’t know that for sure.

4) Local telecasts of NFL exhibition games are just brutal to listen to, even though they’re generally done by guys who work network telecasts. They’re like infomercials for the home team, with the owner or son of the owner “dropping by” the booth to chat up the announcers. Its seriously enough to make you reach for the mute button, but you don’t want to, because you’re hoping against hope someone says something that may drop a hint as to how the team is developing. So far, not much luck there.

3) This might sound weird, but one of the big decisions a new coordinator has to make is where to watch the game from; does he choose the sidelines, where he has contact with players, but can’t see the action as well? Or does he go upstairs and see exactly whats going on, but lose lot of the personal contact with players? It’s a dilemma for some young coordinators.

2) OK, I get that the Cy Young Award is for pitchers, the MVP for everyday players, but what about closers? They’re pitchers who might go out there every day, and they’re extremely valuable. Seems to me they’d fall on the MVP side of the ledger.

1) Let me see, last week we had an earthquake, a hurricane, my fantasy baseball team was ousted from its playoffs. So I'm thinking this week figures to be better, no?

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08/30/2011 06:14 PM


Connecticut at San Antonio
The Sun look to bounce back from their 83-72 loss to Tulsa and build on their 5-1 ATS record in their last 6 games following a SU defeat. Connecticut is the pick (+3 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Silver Stars favored by only 1. Dunkel Pick: Connecticut (+3 1/2). Here are all of today's picks.


Game 601-602: Chicago at New York (7:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 112.231; New York 115.432
Dunkel Line & Total: New York by 3; 151
Vegas Line & Total: New York by 5; 145 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+5); Over

Game 603-604: Indiana at Atlanta (7:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Indiana 114.145; Atlanta 118.924
Dunkel Line & Total: Atlanta by 5; 153
Vegas Line & Total: Atlanta by 4; 159
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-4); Under

Game 605-606: Washington at Minnesota (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 104.048; Minnesota 120.328
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 16 1/2; 146
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 13 1/2; 148 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-13 1/2); Under

Game 607-608: Connecticut at San Antonio (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Connecticut 111.267; San Antonio 111.844
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 1; 154
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio by 3 1/2; 152
Dunkel Pick: Connecticut (+3 1/2); Over

Game 609-610: Phoenix at Tulsa (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 112.621; Tulsa 101.000
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 11 1/2; 172
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix by 9; 175 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (-9); Under

Game 611-612: Seattle at Los Angeles (10:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle 109.405; Los Angeles 109.466
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 146
Vegas Line & Total: Los Angeles by 2 1/2; 143 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+2 1/2); Over


Tuesday, August 30

Trend Report

7:00 PM
Chicago is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games on the road
New York is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New York is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago

7:30 PM
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

8:00 PM
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games

8:00 PM
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing San Antonio
San Antonio is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games when playing Connecticut

8:00 PM
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Phoenix is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Tulsa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tulsa's last 10 games when playing at home against Phoenix

10:30 PM
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Seattle is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles's last 7 games
Los Angeles is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games



Tuesday, August 30

Lady luck: Tuesday's best WNBA bets

Washington Mystics at Minnesota Lynx (-13.5, 148.5)

The Lynx have accomplished pretty much all of their goals so far this season and could secure home-court for the playoffs with a win Tuesday. Against the Mystics, they shouldn’t have much trouble doing just that.

The Lynx have won their last five games (covering four times) by an average of 13 points and are looking like easily the best team in the league down the stretch.

A lot of that has to do with its depth. Rookie Maya Moore put up 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Minnesota’s 72-61 win over San Antonio and is a perfect example of the team’s depth.

"It's just a blessing to be on this team," Moore told reporters. "All of us have a really special situation, so I'm just excited to play well because we still have a lot of work to do."

The Mystics don’t have anything left to play for, so we’re siding with the Lynx despite this fat line.

Pick: Lynx

Seattle Storm at Los Angeles Sparks (-2.5, 143.5)

As these teams conclude a home-and-home, there is a lot on the line.

The Storm have been a different team since Lauren Jackson returned to the lineup and now look like they could make some serious noise in the postseason. Meanwhile, the Sparks still have some work to do to get into the dance, sitting 1 ½ games out of the last playoff spot in the West.

On Sunday, the Storm needed a pair of free throws from Sue Bird with 1.6 seconds to escape with a 65-63 loss as a 7.5-point favorite.

Sparks coach Jellybean Bryant wasn’t exactly pleased with the result.

"I'm not going to say what I think because I don't want to get fined," Bryant told reporters. "I thought we played great defense. It's just sad that it had to end that way because usually, you let the players make the decisions in games. So that was probably the saddest part about it."

Desperation is one thing, but 2.5-point favorites against the Storm?

Pick: Storm

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