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Wednesday, April 12


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SAN DIEGO (4 - 5) at COLORADO (6 - 3) - 3:10 PM
ZACH LEE (R) vs. KYLE FREELAND (L)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO is 33-67 (-30.5 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 61-51 (+19.4 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 47-51 (+15.4 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 31-37 (-15.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN DIEGO is 1-1 (+0.7 Units) against COLORADO this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

ZACH LEE vs. COLORADO since 1997
No recent starts.

KYLE FREELAND vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
No recent starts.

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CINCINNATI (6 - 2) at PITTSBURGH (3 - 4) - 7:05 PM
AMIR GARRETT (L) vs. IVAN NOVA (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 608-536 (+70.2 Units) against the money line in home games in night games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 753-878 (+26.3 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 367-403 (+36.3 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 553-637 (+30.7 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 418-377 (+61.1 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
PITTSBURGH is 77-70 (-34.7 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -150 to -175 since 1997.
PITTSBURGH is 41-44 (-16.4 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 16-23 (-13.5 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 41-44 (-16.4 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 13-28 (-17.9 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 2-0 (+2.9 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

AMIR GARRETT vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
No recent starts.

IVAN NOVA vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
NOVA is 3-2 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 3.82 and a WHIP of 1.061.
His team's record is 3-2 (+0.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-3. (-1.4 units)

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NY METS (5 - 3) at PHILADELPHIA (3 - 5) - 7:05 PM
ZACK WHEELER (R) vs. VINCENT VELASQUEZ (R)
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY METS is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against PHILADELPHIA this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.0 Units)

ZACK WHEELER vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
WHEELER is 2-1 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.121.
His team's record is 3-2 (+1.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-2. (+1.3 units)

VINCENT VELASQUEZ vs. NY METS since 1997
VELASQUEZ is 1-1 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 1.76 and a WHIP of 1.109.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.1 units)

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ST LOUIS (2 - 6) at WASHINGTON (5 - 3) - 4:05 PM
MIKE LEAKE (R) vs. MAX SCHERZER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 48-35 (+15.9 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 48-35 (+15.9 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 35-24 (+14.0 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 430-386 (+53.0 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss since 1997.
ST LOUIS is 23-15 (+15.0 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

MIKE LEAKE vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
LEAKE is 3-5 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 4.86 and a WHIP of 1.365.
His team's record is 5-6 (-0.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 8-2. (+6.0 units)

MAX SCHERZER vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
SCHERZER is 1-3 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 3.41 and a WHIP of 1.189.
His team's record is 3-3 (-0.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-2. (-0.2 units)

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ATLANTA (1 - 6) at MIAMI (4 - 3) - 7:10 PM
JAIME GARCIA (L) vs. TOM KOEHLER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 23-12 (+15.5 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 37-31 (+20.3 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 30-31 (+19.7 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 30-32 (+16.2 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against ATLANTA this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

JAIME GARCIA vs. MIAMI since 1997
GARCIA is 2-1 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.372.
His team's record is 3-3 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-2. (+2.0 units)

TOM KOEHLER vs. ATLANTA since 1997
KOEHLER is 3-5 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.528.
His team's record is 4-8 (-3.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-5. (+1.0 units)

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LA DODGERS (4 - 4) at CHICAGO CUBS (5 - 2) - 8:05 PM
BRANDON MCCARTHY (R) vs. JOHN LACKEY (R)
Top Trends for this game.
LA DODGERS are 100-81 (-10.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 3-15 (-11.6 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +100 to +125 over the last 3 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 42-49 (-20.0 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 250-255 (-59.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Wednesday since 1997.
LA DODGERS are 16-26 (-21.3 Units) against the money line when playing with a day off over the last 3 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 97-79 (-12.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 68-62 (-18.8 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 62-67 (-28.0 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 1607-1689 (-256.2 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 858-787 (-153.4 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 180-206 (-50.7 Units) against the money line when playing with a day off since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 1550-1602 (-231.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 1182-1254 (-194.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 777-829 (-185.0 Units) against the money line after a win since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 107-99 (-32.1 Units) against the money line in home games after 3 or more consecutive wins since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO CUBS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against LA DODGERS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

BRANDON MCCARTHY vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
MCCARTHY is 0-1 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.355.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (+0.1 units)

JOHN LACKEY vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
LACKEY is 7-3 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 1.86 and a WHIP of 0.954.
His team's record is 9-4 (+5.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-11. (-9.6 units)

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ARIZONA (7 - 2) at SAN FRANCISCO (3 - 6) - 10:15 PM
SHELBY MILLER (R) vs. MATT CAIN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA is 17-33 (-16.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
MILLER is 17-36 (-17.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
MILLER is 10-29 (-19.4 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
SAN FRANCISCO is 24-10 (+12.1 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 over the last 3 seasons.
ARIZONA is 88-62 (+22.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
MILLER is 12-3 (+10.6 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 since 1997. (Team's Record)
SAN FRANCISCO is 24-33 (-18.3 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 89-84 (-17.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 57-60 (-18.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 60-59 (-22.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
CAIN is 16-34 (-21.6 Units) against the money line in April games since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
ARIZONA is 4-2 (+2.6 Units) against SAN FRANCISCO this season
4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

SHELBY MILLER vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
MILLER is 2-4 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 3.62 and a WHIP of 1.349.
His team's record is 3-6 (-2.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-7. (-6.3 units)

MATT CAIN vs. ARIZONA since 1997
CAIN is 14-8 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 3.45 and a WHIP of 1.234.
His team's record is 20-16 (+1.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 16-18. (-4.8 units)

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MINNESOTA (5 - 2) at DETROIT (5 - 2) - 1:10 PM
KYLE GIBSON (R) vs. MICHAEL FULMER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 64-105 (-27.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 29-54 (-17.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 62-101 (-25.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 40-79 (-33.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 34-70 (-29.5 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 91-77 (+13.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 54-37 (+16.5 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 49-40 (+13.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
FULMER is 20-7 (+14.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
FULMER is 11-2 (+9.3 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
FULMER is 9-0 (+10.5 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
FULMER is 19-7 (+13.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GIBSON is 14-7 (+15.1 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

KYLE GIBSON vs. DETROIT since 1997
GIBSON is 4-5 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 4.84 and a WHIP of 1.509.
His team's record is 4-6 (-0.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-5. (-1.4 units)

MICHAEL FULMER vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
FULMER is 1-0 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.600.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.1 units)

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CHI WHITE SOX (2 - 4) at CLEVELAND (4 - 3) - 6:10 PM
DEREK HOLLAND (L) vs. DANNY SALAZAR (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 66-92 (-32.4 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 58-25 (+27.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 29-9 (+14.7 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 77-45 (+20.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
HOLLAND is 55-35 (+22.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
CLEVELAND is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

DEREK HOLLAND vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
HOLLAND is 5-1 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 2.60 and a WHIP of 1.229.
His team's record is 7-2 (+3.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-5. (-2.6 units)

DANNY SALAZAR vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
SALAZAR is 5-2 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.454.
His team's record is 7-2 (+4.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-3. (+2.0 units)

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TAMPA BAY (5 - 3) at NY YANKEES (3 - 4) - 1:05 PM
BLAKE SNELL (L) vs. JORDAN MONTGOMERY (L)
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 73-97 (-28.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 26-47 (-21.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 38-58 (-21.5 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 2-2 (+0.2 Units) against NY YANKEES this season
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.1 Units)

BLAKE SNELL vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
SNELL is 2-1 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.556.
His team's record is 2-2 (+0.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (-0.2 units)

JORDAN MONTGOMERY vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
No recent starts.

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BALTIMORE (4 - 2) at BOSTON (4 - 3) - 7:10 PM
UBALDO JIMENEZ (R) vs. STEVEN WRIGHT (R)
Top Trends for this game.
JIMENEZ is 58-88 (-31.0 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field since 1997. (Team's Record)
JIMENEZ is 4-14 (-11.1 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
BALTIMORE is 93-76 (+17.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 192-215 (+47.6 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +150 since 1997.
BALTIMORE is 84-65 (+16.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 69-51 (+17.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 655-590 (-82.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.
BOSTON is 351-280 (-50.4 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.
BOSTON is 376-330 (-93.6 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.
BOSTON is 538-407 (-62.3 Units) against the money line in home games after a win since 1997.
BOSTON is 36-42 (-18.9 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against BALTIMORE this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

UBALDO JIMENEZ vs. BOSTON since 1997
JIMENEZ is 2-7 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 6.63 and a WHIP of 1.745.
His team's record is 6-9 (-2.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 8-7. (+0.6 units)

STEVEN WRIGHT vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
WRIGHT is 2-0 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 2.76 and a WHIP of 0.980.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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OAKLAND (4 - 4) at KANSAS CITY (2 - 5) - 8:15 PM
ANDREW TRIGGS (R) vs. JASON HAMMEL (R)
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 141-191 (-44.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 136-183 (-42.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 4-18 (-16.9 Units) against the money line after shutting out their opponent over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 54-77 (-24.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 189-158 (+26.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 37-16 (+18.8 Units) against the money line at home with a money line of -100 to -125 over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 105-66 (+27.3 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 183-147 (+30.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 132-107 (+20.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

ANDREW TRIGGS vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
No recent starts.

JASON HAMMEL vs. OAKLAND since 1997
HAMMEL is 2-1 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.286.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-1. (+1.2 units)

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TEXAS (2 - 5) at LA ANGELS (6 - 2) - 10:05 PM
A.J. GRIFFIN (R) vs. JESSE CHAVEZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
LA ANGELS are 33-13 (+15.4 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -150 over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 97-75 (+22.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 64-51 (+22.4 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 89-78 (+36.0 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 39-33 (+16.5 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 49-31 (+19.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 95-69 (+26.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 72-50 (+23.8 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 74-54 (+19.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 80-69 (+18.4 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 39-28 (+15.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
GRIFFIN is 17-7 (+12.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GRIFFIN is 16-6 (+11.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GRIFFIN is 14-3 (+14.2 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GRIFFIN is 23-10 (+15.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
LA ANGELS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against TEXAS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

A.J. GRIFFIN vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
GRIFFIN is 3-2 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 4.23 and a WHIP of 1.119.
His team's record is 4-4 (-0.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-4. (-0.7 units)

JESSE CHAVEZ vs. TEXAS since 1997
CHAVEZ is 2-1 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.056.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-1. (+1.1 units)

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HOUSTON (5 - 4) at SEATTLE (2 - 7) - 10:10 PM
MICHAEL FIERS (R) vs. YOVANI GALLARDO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 12-21 (-14.4 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.
FIERS is 15-24 (-17.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997. (Team's Record)
SEATTLE is 12-3 (+10.0 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +100 to +125 over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 18-7 (+12.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Wednesday over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 32-43 (-16.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 81-83 (-27.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 235-234 (-57.4 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 since 1997.
SEATTLE is 81-83 (-27.1 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 596-552 (-102.1 Units) against the money line in home games in night games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 4-2 (+1.6 Units) against SEATTLE this season
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.8 Units)

MICHAEL FIERS vs. SEATTLE since 1997
FIERS is 1-0 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.250.
His team's record is 3-1 (+1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-1. (+1.9 units)

YOVANI GALLARDO vs. HOUSTON since 1997
GALLARDO is 15-5 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 3.15 and a WHIP of 1.250.
His team's record is 16-6 (+7.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 12-9. (+2.3 units)

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MILWAUKEE (3 - 5) at TORONTO (1 - 6) - 7:05 PM
CHASE ANDERSON (R) vs. MARCUS STROMAN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 16-37 (-19.7 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 93-148 (-43.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 12-20 (-11.5 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.
STROMAN is 16-19 (-11.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
STROMAN is 4-10 (-11.1 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 1-0 (+1.6 Units) against TORONTO this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

CHASE ANDERSON vs. TORONTO since 1997
No recent starts.

MARCUS STROMAN vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
No recent starts.
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April 12, 2017


Hottest team: Angels (6-2) vs. Rangers

For the second straight game, the Halos erased a late deficit of five or more runs to capture victory away from the claws of defeat. On Sunday, the Angels came back from a six-run ninth inning deficit to stun the Mariners to pull out a three-game sweep. Last night, Los Angeles fell into a 5-0 hole against Cole Hamels and Texas, but the Angels plated three runs in the ninth before walking off in the 10th inning for a 6-5 triumph.

The Angels shoot for their fifth consecutive victory tonight behind Jesse Chavez, who pitched into the sixth inning of a 5-1 victory over the Mariners last Friday. The Rangers are currently 0-2 in Game 2’s of a series this season as A.J. Griffin allowed four earned runs in a 10-5 win over the Athletics last Friday and takes the mound this evening.

Coldest team: Braves (1-6) vs. Marlins

Atlanta closed last season with victories in 12 of its final 14 games to avoid a 100-loss campaign. The Braves haven’t carried over that momentum through the opening week by dropping six of seven games, including Tuesday’s 8-4 defeat to the Marlins. Atlanta’s pitching has struggled so far by allowing at least five runs in all six losses, while cashing the OVER in five of the past seven contests.

The Braves try to turn things around with southpaw Jaime Garcia on the mound, as the former Cardinals’ hurler gave up four earned runs in six innings of his Atlanta debut last Thursday against the Mets. Last season, Garcia allowed 10 earned runs in 9.2 innings of work against Miami in a pair of losses, including being on the wrong end of an 11-0 defeat at Marlins Park last July.

Hottest pitcher: Ivan Nova, Pirates (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Pittsburgh looks to avoid the three-game sweep to surprising Cincinnati after the Reds plated 13 runs in the first two victories. Nova put together a terrific outing in his season debut against Atlanta by scattering six hits in six innings to grab a 5-4 home victory. The right-hander dominated the Reds in two home appearances last season, including a complete-game win last September, 4-1.

Coldest pitcher: Zack Wheeler, Mets (0-1, 11.25 ERA)

Although its only one start, Wheeler was knocked around by the Marlins in a 7-2 setback last Friday by giving up five earned runs in four innings. Wheeler hadn’t started a game since 2014, but beat the Phillies in two of three starts that season. New York goes for the sweep of Philadelphia after playing 14 runs in Tuesday’s blowout, as the Mets face Vince Velasquez, who is 1-9 in his past 10 starts since last July.

Biggest OVER run: Yankees (4-0 last four)

New York’s offense is starting to heat up by scoring a total of 15 runs in its last two victories, including a season-high eight runs in Monday’s home blowout of Tampa Bay. In four of seven games this season, the Yankees have posted at least five runs, while going OVER the total in seven of the last nine home matchups with the Rays. Southpaw Jordan Montgomery makes his Yankees’ debut this afternoon as Tampa Bay owns a 3-1 mark to the OVER the last four games.

Biggest UNDER run: White Sox (4-0 last four)

Chicago plated 11 runs against Detroit last Thursday, but the White Sox have scored eight runs in the last four games. Breaking it down further, six of those runs came in last Saturday’s victory over Minnesota, as the Sox have managed to score one run in each of their previous three defeats. Chicago’s pitching has actually been solid in spite of the inconsistency on offense as the bullpen owns a microscopic 1.33 ERA, while left-hander Derek Holland allowed two earned runs in six innings of his Chicago debut last Friday. Holland gets the start tonight against Cleveland as the Sox won four of six Game 2’s against Chicago last season.

Matchup to Watch: Dodgers vs. Cubs

The rematch of last season’s NLCS was delayed two hours due to rain on Monday, but Chicago raised its championship banner in a 3-2 walk-off victory over Los Angeles. The Dodgers have scored two runs or less in each of their three road defeats, while owning a 1-3 record against left-handed starting pitchers. However, Los Angeles has won three of four games against right-handed hurlers as John Lackey heads to the mound for Chicago.

Lackey won his season debut at St. Louis, 6-4 by tossing six innings and allowing four runs to cash as a -120 road favorite. The Cubs have won five of six since losing the season opener to the Cardinals, while hitting .210 against righties this season. Brandon McCarthy gets the ball for Los Angeles, as the Dodgers lost all three of his road starts in 2016, although each of these defeats came in the favorite role.

Betcha didn’t know: The Athletics own the Royals, especially in Kansas City lately. Last September, Oakland pulled off a four-game road sweep of Kansas City by outscoring the Royals, 43-12. On Monday, the A’s took care of the Royals again, this time in a 2-0 triumph to pick up their seventh straight win in the series.

Biggest public favorite: Indians (-245) vs. White Sox

Biggest public underdog: Rangers (+120) at Angels

Biggest line move: Pirates (-150 to -170) vs. Reds
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April 12, 2017

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:


DEALING IN D.C.

NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer makes his first start at Nationals Park this season in a game against the Cardinals. The Nats ace was exceptional at home last year, going 8-3 with a 2.56 ERA. After missing opening day because of a finger injury, Scherzer (1-0) allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings to win his first start of the season against Philadelphia. St. Louis will send out Mike Leake (0-1).

GIANT HOLE

The Giants are looking at a week without Buster Posey after the star catcher was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday. Posey was struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Arizona's Taijuan Walker on Monday and was experiencing some unspecified lingering symptoms a day later. Manager Bruce Bochy said the team is being cautious because Posey is a catcher, and he may serve as designated hitter for a two-game series at Kansas City when he's eligible to return from the DL.

NEW STRIPES

Jordan Montgomery is set to make his major league debut after winning the Yankees' No. 5 starter spot. A standout at South Carolina in college, the left-hander has added velocity in the minor leagues and dominated last year at Double-A and Triple-A. Montgomery beat out established pitchers in a group that included Luis Cessa, Chad Green and Bryan Mitchell for the rotation slot. ''He just kind of pitched himself into it,'' New York manager Joe Girardi said. The Yankees host the Rays in the afternoon.

BAFFLING BYRON

Byron Buxton is again struggling mightily for the Twins. A hyped prospect who flopped as a rookie in 2015, Buxton looked like a budding star last September when he hit .287 with nine homers, 22 RBIs and a 1.011 OPS. He's failed to replicate that success, striking out three times Tuesday against Detroit to drop his season line to 2 for 29 with 17 strikeouts.

ROCK SOLID


The Rockies have a full rotation of promising young pitchers this season, including lefty Kyle Freeland, who will make his second major league start after an excellent debut. The 2014 first-round pick from the Denver area allowed a run and four hits over six innings against the Dodgers at Coors Field last week, and he'll get his second crack at the high elevation when Colorado hosts the Padres.
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Date W-L-T % Units Record


04/11/2017 3-10-1 23.08% -3525

04/07/2017 19-11-0 63.33% +3610

04/06/2017 8-7-0 53.33% +300

04/05/2017 3-11-0 21.43% -3975

04/04/2017 5-8-0 38.46% -1350

04/03/2017 6-7-1 46.15% -700

04/02/2017 3-1-1 75.00% +1175

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04/11/2017............1 - 3 -1.35...............1 - 4 - 1 - 3.00

04/07/2017............5 - 1 +5.45..............6 - 0 +6.00

04/06/2017............1 - 3 - 2.00..............3 - 2 +1.00

04/05/2017............2 - 2 +0.95..............0 - 5 - 5.00

04/04/2017 ...........1 - 3 - 1.20............. 2 - 3 - 1.00

04/03/2017............0 - 3 - 3.00..............5 - 1 + 4.00

04/02/2017........... 2 - 0 + 2.15 ............1 - 2 - 1.00


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

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TB at NYY 01:05 PM

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MIN at DET 01:10 PM

MIN +120

O 8.5


SD at COL 03:10 PM

U 12.0

STL at WAS 04:05 PM

O 7.5

CHW at CLE 06:10 PM

CHW +210

U 8.5
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O 8.0

CIN at PIT 07:05 PM

CIN +140

U 8.0


MIL at TOR 07:07 PM

MIL +195

O 8.5


BAL at BOS 07:10 PM

U 9.5

ATL at MIA 07:10 PM

O 8.5

LAD at CHC 08:05 PM

LAD +115

U 7.5


OAK at KC 08:15 PM

O 8.5

TEX at LAA 10:07 PM

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HOU at SEA 10:10 PM

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April 13, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) Mike Leake outpitched 2016 NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, Stephen Piscotty homered and had five RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Leake (1-1) gave up four hits, struck out seven and walked none over seven shutout innings. The right-hander allowed hits to the first two batters, then picked off a runner before getting 19 straight outs. The streak ended when Daniel Murphy singled with two outs in the seventh.

By that time, St. Louis had taken a 3-0 lead against Scherzer, who yielded only one earned run. He did, however, throw three wild pitches - two in the third inning - after tossing only two all last year while going 20-7.

Scherzer (1-1) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings. He struck out 10, the 50th time in his career he reached double figures in strikeouts.

WHITE SOX 2, INDIANS 1


CLEVELAND (AP) - Derek Holland held Cleveland hitless until the sixth inning and late fill-in Matt Davidson had a two-run single for Chicago.

Holland (1-1) gave up a leadoff double to Francisco Lindor in the sixth. The White Sox lefty struck out four, walked four and threw 101 pitches in six innings.

Holland is 4-0 with a 1.02 ERA in five starts at Progressive Field. He is 6-1 with a 2.35 ERA in 10 career starts against Cleveland.

David Robertson pitched the ninth for his first save.

Davidson was added to the lineup when third baseman Todd Frazier was scratched with flu-like symptoms.

Danny Salazar (0-1) went six innings and struck out 11, matching a career high.

YANKEES 8, RAYS 4

NEW YORK (AP) - Jordan Montgomery showed power and poise in his major league debut after allowing Rickie Weeks' two-run homer in the first inning, and New York rallied past sloppy Tampa Bay to get back to .500.

New York's Brett Gardner and Weeks both left the game after a collision at first base in the sixth inning. Both fell to the field as Chase Headley came home with the go-ahead run.

Gardner was diagnosed with a bruised jaw and strained neck, and Weeks with neck and right shoulder soreness.

New York rebounded from a 3-0, fifth-inning deficit and won its third straight after a 1-4 start. Aaron Judge homered for the third straight game, a long drive to center, and had three RBIs. Errors by shortstop Tim Beckham and Cedeno led to four unearned runs.

Bryan Mitchell (1-0) got the win in relief of Montgomery, who struck out seven in 4 2/3 innings. Aroldis Chapman earned his first save.

Jumbo Diaz (0-1) took the loss.

TIGERS 5, TWINS 3

DETROIT (AP) - Andrew Romine hit his first career grand slam and Detroit rallied from an early three-run deficit to beat Minnesota.

The Tigers trailed 3-0 before scoring five runs in the fourth inning, with Romine delivering the key blow.

Michael Fulmer (1-0) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings, striking out seven. Detroit's maligned bullpen pitched three hitless innings, with Alex Wilson working the final two for his third career save and first this season.

Detroit has won five of six to take sole possession of first place in the AL Central.

Kyle Gibson (0-1) gave up five runs and four hits in four innings. Brian Dozier led off the game with a homer and Joe Mauer added a two-run single in the third for the Twins, but that was their final hit.

The Tigers have homered in their first eight games for the first time in franchise history.

PADRES 6, ROCKIES 0


DENVER (AP) - Zach Lee and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, Ryan Schimpf homered as part of a four-run first inning and San Diego blanked Colorado.

Lee (1-0) earned his first major league win in his second career start. The other one came on July 25, 2015, with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The righty was filling in for Luis Perdomo, who went on the disabled list before the game with shoulder inflammation.

Lee allowed two hits in 5 1/3 innings before the Padres' bullpen completed the first shutout of the Rockies at Coors Field since July 2015.

It was a rough first inning for Denver native Kyle Freeland (1-1), who allowed an RBI double to Wil Myers, a run-scoring single to Yangervis Solarte and a two-run homer to Schimpf.

REDS 9, PIRATES 2

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Reds rookie Amir Garrett threw another gem, taking a shutout into the seventh inning and leading Cincinnati over Pittsburgh for a three-game sweep.

Garrett (2-0), the former St. John's basketball player, blanked the Pirates until David Freese hit a two-run homer.

Garrett gave up five hits, walked none and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings. In his major league debut last week, the 24-year-old lefty pitched six scoreless innings to win at St. Louis.

Cincinnati has won seven of eight since losing to the Phillies on opening day.

Jose Peraza, Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart each had three of the 15 hits for the Reds, who didn't homer for the first time this season.

Peraza had a two-run double to cap a four-run fourth against Ivan Nova (1-1).

The Pirates were outscored 21-5 in the series and were hitless in 23 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

METS 5, PHILLIES 4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Zack Wheeler earned his first win in 2 1/2 years, Michael Conforto hit a solo homer and New York held off Philadelphia to complete a three-game sweep.

Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera each drove in two runs for the Mets. Wheeler (1-1) left with a shutout intact but was charged with three runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander missed the last two seasons following Tommy John surgery and had not won since Sept. 19, 2014, against Atlanta.

Wheeler was pulled with a 5-0 lead and the bases loaded in the sixth. Maikel Franco hit the first pitch from Hansel Robles for a grand slam that cut it to 5-4.

Robles and Jerry Blevins combined to get four outs. Fernando Salas worked the eighth and Addison Reed finished for his third save.

Phillies starter Vince Velasquez (0-2) allowed five runs and five hits in five innings.

BREWERS 2, BLUE JAYS 0


TORONTO (AP) - Chase Anderson and two relievers combined on a four-hitter, Jonathan Villar homered and Milwaukee handed Toronto its fifth straight loss.

The last-place Blue Jays are off to the worst start in team history at 1-7.

Anderson (1-0) allowed three hits in seven innings. He walked two and struck out seven. Corey Knebel pitched the eighth and Neftali Feliz finished for his third save.

Domingo Santana doubled in the second and scored on a two-out double by Keon Broxton. Villar hit a leadoff drive in the sixth, his third home run this season.

Marcus Stroman (1-1) pitched a complete game for the Blue Jays, allowing seven hits.

BRAVES 5, MARLINS 4

MIAMI (AP) - Ender Inciarte hit two home runs and Tyler Flowers had a go-ahead single in the ninth inning to help Atlanta break a five-game losing streak by rallying past Miami.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a pair of two-run homers for the Marlins, his first of the year. Freddie Freeman hit his third homer for the Braves.

The Braves went 2-6 on a season-opening trip before heading home to open their new ballpark Friday. They can only hope for the kind of success they've had at Marlins Park, where they're 32-15.

Atlanta also hopes for a glitch-free day at SunTrust Park in the opener against San Diego. The retractable roof at Marlins Park couldn't prevent a 27-minute delay in the fourth inning during a thunderstorm, which caused several banks of lights to go out.

Brandon Phillips walked in the ninth against A.J. Ramos (0-1), advanced on a two-out wild pitch and came home on Flowers' sharp single.

Arodys Vizcaino (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Jim Johnson worked a perfect ninth for the Braves' first save of the year.

DODGERS 2, CUBS 0


CHICAGO (AP) - Brandon McCarthy pitched four-hit ball over six innings, Andrew Toles hit his first leadoff homer and Los Angeles blanked Chicago after the Cubs received their championship rings.

The Cubs put the finishing touches on a celebration that started when they beat Cleveland in Game 7 last November to win the World Series for the first time since 1908. They raised the banner Monday night and got 14-karat white gold rings with a total of 214 diamonds in a ceremony Wednesday that drew more roars from the fans at Wrigley Field.

But once the game started, there wasn't much to cheer.

Toles gave the Dodgers a quick lead against John Lackey (1-1), who permitted a run and four hits over six innings. Los Angeles added an insurance run in the ninth on a throwing error by catcher Willson Contreras.

McCarthy (2-0), coming off a strong start to beat San Diego, struck out four and walked three. Kenley Jansen worked the ninth for his second save.

ORIOLES 12, RED SOX 5


BOSTON (AP) - Trey Mancini hit two of Baltimore's five home runs, all in the first three innings against Boston.

A night after the Red Sox put up eight runs, the Orioles returned the favor against knuckleballer Steven Wright by tagging him for six in a first inning that included back-to-back homers from Mancini and Jonathan Schoop. Adam Jones and Chris Davis each added a solo shot in the second.

Mancini hit his second home run in the third, marking the first multihomer game of his career. He finished with four RBIs.

Wright (0-1) lasted just 1 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs and eight hits.

Mychal Givens (2-0) won in relief of Ubaldo Jimenez.

ATHLETICS 8, ROYALS 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Andrew Triggs pitched six shutout innings, Jed Lowrie drove in three runs and Oakland defeated Kansas City.

Triggs (2-0) scattered four hits and a walk, striking out three. It was the former Royals farmhand's second solid start this season, having allowed one unearned run over 5 1/3 innings against the Angels.

Triggs combined with Ryan Dull to extend Kansas City's scoreless streak to 19 innings before Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer drove in runs against reliever Liam Hendricks in the eighth. Raul Mondesi homered in the ninth.

The A's have won eight in a row over the Royals, six of those coming at Kauffman Stadium - and most of them in romps. Oakland has outscored the Royals 53-15 in the games played in Kansas City.

Jason Hammel (0-1) gave up four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.

RANGERS 8, ANGELS 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Joey Gallo hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the fifth, and Texas prevented a third straight late-inning comeback by Los Angeles.

Mike Napoli, Elvis Andrus and Carlos Gomez homered for the Rangers, and A.J. Griffin (1-0) pitched six innings of four-hit ball to pick up his first victory in six starts dating to last September.

A trio of Texas relievers doused the Angels' hopes for a third consecutive victory featuring a rally from a multi-run deficit in the ninth inning.

Mike Trout homered for the Angels, beaten at home for the first time this season after four straight wins. Los Angeles (6-3) lost for just the second time since opening day.

Jesse Chavez (1-1) yielded five runs and five hits before getting chased in the fifth inning in the latest struggle for the Angels' starting rotation.

ASTROS 10, MARINERS 5

SEATTLE (AP) - Jose Altuve hit three singles and drew two walks, helping Houston overcome an early five-run deficit against Seattle.

Four relievers combined for five scoreless innings after Astros starter Mike Fiers got knocked around. Tony Sipp, Brad Peacock (2-0), Luke Gregerson and Jandel Gustave allowed just three hits.

Carlos Beltran drove in three runs for Houston, which trailed 5-0 after three innings.

The Astros scored three times in the seventh off Dan Altavilla (1-1) for a 6-5 lead, with Alex Bregman's RBI double putting them ahead.

Mike Freeman and Taylor Motter homered for the Mariners.

GIANTS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain allowed one run over five-plus innings for his first win since last August in San Francisco's victory against Arizona.

Denard Span had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth off Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller (1-1). Jarrett Parker added a two-run triple to help the Giants win a series for the first time this season.

Cain (1-0) overcame a shaky start and retired 10 of 11 during one stretch. The former Giants ace struck out six before leaving after giving up a leadoff double and a walk to open the sixth. Cory Gearin struck out three straight batters to end the inning.

Cain also helped himself at the plate when he doubled and scored on Span's single in the fifth.

Jake Lamb went 3 for 4 with a walk to extend his hitting streak to nine games for Arizona.
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Odds to win the US Open in June in Wisconsin

8-1— Dustin Johnson

9-1— Rory McIlroy

10-1— Jordan Spieth

12-1— Jason Day

15-1— Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Rose

20-1— Jon Rahm

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Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Some of my favorite movie quotes……

13) “Who’s the u-boat commander?” From Risky Business, when the kid’s father’s Porsche winds up in Lake Michigan, and then in a repair shop to be cleaned up.

12) “I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I learned that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn’t work out between us. The Lord laid too much guilt on me. I prefer metaphysics to theology. You see, there’s no guilt in baseball, and it’s never boring.”
Susan Sarandon, from Bull Durham

11) “He’s a great player, but I don’t think we can get him in academically.”
Jerry Tarkanian, playing himself in Blue Chips

10) “In ‘Confessions of a Winning Poker Player,’ Jack King said, ‘Few players recall big pots they have won, strange as it seems, but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career.’ It seems true to me, ‘cause walking in here, I can hardly remember how I built my bankroll, but I can’t stop thinking of how I lost it.”
Matt Damon in Rounders

9) “I guess it comes down to a simple choice; get busy living, or get busy dying.”
Tim Robbins from Shawshank Redemption

8) “……Who cares? I’ll tell you. Me. I’m not your best friend. I’m your only friend. I don’t make anything? I’m making you money. And lest we forget, that’s the only reason any of you became stockholders in the first place. You want to make money! You don’t care if they manufacture wire and cable, fried chicken, or grow tangerines!

You want to make money! I’m the only friend you’ve got. I’m making you money. Take the money. Invest it somewhere else. Maybe, maybe you’ll get lucky and it’ll be used productively. And if it is, you’ll create new jobs and provide a service for the economy and, God forbid, even make a few bucks for yourselves.

And if anybody asks, tell ’em ya gave at the plant. And by the way, it pleases me that I am called “Larry the Liquidator.” You know why, fellow stockholders? Because at my funeral, you’ll leave with a smile on your face and a few bucks in your pocket. Now that’s a funeral worth having!”
Danny DeVito, in Other People’s Money

7) “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great.” Tom Hanks in A League of Their Own

6) “You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.” Jack Nicholson, from A Few Good Men

5) “Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It’s not about winning. It’s about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didn’t let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasn’t one more thing you could’ve done. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman – you’re perfect!”
Billy Bob Thornton in Friday Night Lights

4) “And you know Steve you get the feeling that Billy Chapel isn’t pitching against left handers, he isn’t pitching against pinch hitters, he isn’t pitching against the Yankees. He’s pitching against time. He’s pitching against the future, against age, and even when you think about his career, against ending. And tonight I think he might be able to use that aching old arm one more time to push the sun back up in the sky and give us one more day of summer.”
The great Vin Scully, from For Love of the Game

3) “GOD LIKES ME! HE REALLY, REALLY, LIKES ME! WHAT A DAY! WHAT A FABULOUS DAY!”
Richard Dreyfuss in Let It Ride

2) “You’re a goddamn quarterback! You know what that means? It’s the top spot, kid. It’s the guy who takes the fall. It’s the guy everybody’s looking at first – the leader of a team – who will support you when they understand you. Who will break their ribs and their noses and their necks for you, because they believe. ‘Cause you make them believe. That’s a quarterback.”
Al Pacino, from Any Given Sunday

1) “Do whats in your heart, son. You’ll be fine.”
Robin Williams, from Good Will Hunting
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Thursday, April 13


National League
Mets @ Marlins
Gsellman allowed three runs in five IP (91 PT) in his first ’17 start an 8-1 loss to Miami.

Chen allowed one run in six IP (86 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 7-2 win in New York.

New York won their last four games; over is 5-1-1 in their last seven games. Miami won four of its last six games; over is 4-0-1 in its last five games.

Dodgers @ Cubs
Ryu allowed two runs in 4.2 IP (77 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 2-1 loss at Colorado.

Former Dodger Anderson allowed one run in 5.2 IP (90 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 2-1 loss at Milwaukee.

Dodgers lost three of last five games; six of their last eight games stayed under. Cubs won five of last seven games; over is 3-4-1 in their games this season.

Brewers @ Reds
Nelson allowed one run in six IP (93 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 2-1 win over the Cubs.

Arroyo allowed six runs in four IP (75 PT) inches first ’17 start, a 10-4 loss in St Louis.

Brewers won their first two road games, allowing total of three runs; under is 5-2 in their last seven games. Cincinnati won seven of last eight games; over is 2-0-3 in their last five games.

Rockies @ Giants
Gray is 0-0, 5.79 in his first two starts, both Colorado wins (over 1-1).

Bumgarner is 0-1, 3.00 in his first two starts, both SF losses (over 1-1).

Colorado lost three of last four games; under is 7-1 in their last eight. San Francisco lost six of its last eight games; under is 3-1-1 in its last five games.

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American League games
Twins @ Tigers
Hughes allowed one run in six IP (92 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 3-1 win in Chicago.

Zimmerman allowed one run in six IP (92 PT) in his first ’17, a 4-1 win over Boston.

Minnesota lost three of its last four games; their last six games stayed under. Detroit won six of its first eight games- three of their last four stayed under.

White Sox @ Indians
Gonzalez allowed two runs in six IP (89 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 6-2 win over the Twins.

Tomlin allowed six runs in 4.2 IP (81 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 7-3 loss at Arizona.

White Sox are 3-4 in their first seven games; their last five games stayed under. Indians lost four of last five games- their last three games stayed under.

Tampa Bay @ Bronx
Andariese allowed five runs in four IP (85 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 10-8 win over Toronto.

Severino allowed four runs in five IP (89 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 6-5 loss in Baltimore.

Rays won three of last five games; four of those five games went over. Bronx won its last three games after a 1-4 start- their last five games all went over.

Orioles @ Blue Jays
Gausman is 0-0, 5.40 in his first two starts, both Baltimore wins (over 1-1).

Liriano got KO’d in first inning (allowed five runs) in his first ’17 start, a 10-8 loss in Tampa.

Orioles won five of their first seven games; four of their last five games went over. Toronto is off to a dreadful 1-7 start; under is 6-2 in those games.

A’s @ Royals
Hahn was 0-2, 9.56 in his last four starts LY; over is 5-2 in his last seven starts.

Vargas allowed one run in six IP (93 PT) in his firs ’17 start, a 5-1 win in Houston.

Oakland won three of its last four games; six of their nine games stayed under. Royals lost six of their first eight games (over 4-3-1).

Rangers @ Angels
Darvish is 0-1, 3.55 in his first two starts, both Texas losses (over 1-1).

Nolasco is 0-1, 3.86 in his first two starts (over 1-1).

Texas lost five of their first eight games (over 5-3). Angels won six of their last eight games; their last four games went over.

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Interleague
Pirates @ Red Sox
Kuhl allowed three runs in five IP (85 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 6-4 win over the Braves.

Rodriguez allowed four runs in five IP (80 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 4-1 loss in Detroit.

Pirates lost their last three games; over is 4-0-2 in their last six games. Boston lost four of their last six games; under is 3-1 in their home games.

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Record with this pitcher starting:
National League
NY-Mia: Gsellman 0-1; Chen 1-0
LA-Chi: Ryu 0-1; Anderson 0-1
Mil-Cin: Nelson 1-0; Arroyo 0-1
Colo-SF: Gray 2-0; Bumgarner 0-2

American League
Chi-Clev: Gonzalez 1-0; Tomlin 0-1
Minn-Det: Hughes 1-0; Zimmerman 1-0
Tex-LAA: Darvish 0-2; Nolasco 1-1
TB-NY: Andriese 1-0; Severino 0-1
Balt-Tor: Gausman 2-0; Liriano 0-1
A’s-KC: Hahn 0-0; Vargas 1-0

Interleague
Pit-Bos: Kuhl 1-0; Rodriguez 0-1

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Umpires
National League

American League

Interleague

Teams’ records in first five innings:
Team (road-home-total)- thru 10/1/16

Interleague play
NL @ AL– 2-2 AL, favorites -$185
AL @ NL– 3-0 NL, favorites -$208
Total: 5-2 NL, favorites -$393
Totals in interleague games
NL @ AL– Over 0-4
AL @ NL– Over 2-1
Total– Over 2-5
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Trend Report
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1:10 PM
MINNESOTA vs. DETROIT
Minnesota is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Detroit's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Detroit is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Minnesota

2:05 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. BOSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

2:20 PM
LA DODGERS vs. CHI CUBS
LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Chi Cubs's last 22 games when playing LA Dodgers

3:37 PM
TEXAS vs. LA ANGELS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 8 games when playing at home against Texas
LA Angels are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Texas

6:10 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. CLEVELAND
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Chi White Sox are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games
Cleveland is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
Cleveland is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

7:05 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. NY YANKEES
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Yankees's last 10 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

7:07 PM
BALTIMORE vs. TORONTO
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Baltimore's last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore

7:10 PM
NY METS vs. MIAMI
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 7 games
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games

7:10 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. CINCINNATI
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

8:15 PM
OAKLAND vs. KANSAS CITY
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Kansas City's last 22 games at home

10:15 PM
COLORADO vs. SAN FRANCISCO
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing Colorado
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
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Thursday, April 13



Pittsburgh @ Boston

Game 971-972
April 13, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Pittsburgh
(Kuhl) 18.137
Boston
(Rdriguez) 16.683
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Pittsburgh
by 1 1/2
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Boston
-145
9 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Pittsburgh
(+125); Over

Oakland @ Kansas City


Game 969-970
April 13, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Oakland
(Hahn) 12.290
Kansas City
(Vargas) 16.634
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Kansas City
by 4 1/2
10
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Kansas City
-130
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Kansas City
(-130); Over

Baltimore @ Toronto


Game 967-968
April 13, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Baltimore
(Gausman) 13.188
Toronto
(Liriano) 16.304
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Toronto
by 3
9
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Toronto
-120
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Toronto
(-120); Over

Tampa Bay @ NY Yankees


Game 965-966
April 13, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Tampa Bay
(Andriese) 15.277
NY Yankees
(Severino) 17.378
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
NY Yankees
by 2
10
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
NY Yankees
-130
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
NY Yankees
(-130); Over

Texas @ LA Angels


Game 963-964
April 13, 2017 @ 3:35 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Texas
(Darvish) 14.700
LA Angels
(Nolasco) 16.949
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
LA Angels
by 2
10
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Texas
-135
7 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
LA Angels
(+115); Over

Minnesota @ Detroit


Game 961-962
April 13, 2017 @ 1:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Minnesota
(Hughes) 13.606
Detroit
(Zmmrmnn) 17.117
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Detroit
by 3 1/2
10
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Detroit
-140
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Detroit
(-140); Over

Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland


Game 959-960
April 13, 2017 @ 6:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Chicago White Sox
(Gnzalez) 13.963
Cleveland
(Tomlin) 16.558
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Cleveland
by 2 1/2
6
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Cleveland
-190
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Cleveland
(-190); Under

Colorado @ San Francisco


Game 957-958
April 13, 2017 @ 10:15 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Colorado
(Gray) 15.854
San Francisco
(Bmgrner) 18.434
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
San Francisco
by 2 1/2
8
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
San Francisco
-175
6 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
San Francisco
(-175); Over

Milwaukee @ Cincinnati


Game 955-956
April 13, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Milwaukee
(Nelson) 13.673
Cincinnati
(Arroyo) 12.429
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Milwaukee
by 1
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Milwaukee
-120
9
Dunkel Pick:
Milwaukee
(-120); Under

LA Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs


Game 953-954
April 13, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Dunkel Rating:
LA Dodgers
(Ryu) 15.469
Chicago Cubs
(Andrson) 16.879
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Chicago Cubs
by 1 1/2
5
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Chicago Cubs
-140
No Total
Dunkel Pick:
Chicago Cubs
(-140); N/A

NY Mets @ Miami


Game 951-952
April 13, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
NY Mets
(Gsllman) 15.969
Miami
(Chen) 14.596
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
NY Mets
by 1 1/2
9
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Miami
-135
8
Dunkel Pick:
NY Mets
(+115); Over
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NY METS (6 - 3) at MIAMI (4 - 4) - 7:10 PM
ROBERT GSELLMAN (R) vs. WEI-YIN CHEN (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CHEN is 85-58 (+24.7 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997. (Team's Record)
CHEN is 47-26 (+17.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 since 1997. (Team's Record)
CHEN is 34-13 (+17.0 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 since 1997. (Team's Record)
CHEN is 17-8 (+11.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
NY METS are 21-10 (+12.1 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 107-85 (+36.1 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Thursday since 1997.
MIAMI is 15-23 (-13.4 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 2-1 (+1.1 Units) against NY METS this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

ROBERT GSELLMAN vs. MIAMI since 1997
GSELLMAN is 0-1 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.600.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)

WEI-YIN CHEN vs. NY METS since 1997
CHEN is 2-0 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 1.38 and a WHIP of 0.923.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)

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LA DODGERS (5 - 4) at CHICAGO CUBS (5 - 3) - 2:20 PM
HYUN-JIN RYU (L) vs. BRETT ANDERSON (L)
Top Trends for this game.
LA DODGERS are 195-154 (-22.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 43-49 (-18.8 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 23-30 (-15.5 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 52-47 (-10.0 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 1604-1689 (-253.1 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 857-788 (-150.1 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 827-844 (-150.0 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997.
ANDERSON is 53-65 (-25.1 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997. (Team's Record)
ANDERSON is 8-19 (-16.0 Units) against the money line in April games since 1997. (Team's Record)
ANDERSON is 23-35 (-19.2 Units) against the money line after a loss since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
LA DODGERS is 1-1 (+0.2 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

HYUN-JIN RYU vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
RYU is 1-0 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.703.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)

BRETT ANDERSON vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
No recent starts.

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MILWAUKEE (4 - 5) at CINCINNATI (7 - 2) - 7:10 PM
JIMMY NELSON (R) vs. BRONSON ARROYO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 94-148 (-41.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 387-415 (-96.4 Units) against the money line in home games after a win since 1997.
CINCINNATI is 384-356 (-88.7 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

JIMMY NELSON vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
NELSON is 3-3 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.461.
His team's record is 5-4 (+0.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-6. (-4.9 units)

BRONSON ARROYO vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
ARROYO is 16-9 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.214.
His team's record is 20-11 (+8.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 13-14. (-1.7 units)

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COLORADO (6 - 4) at SAN FRANCISCO (4 - 6) - 10:15 PM
JON GRAY (R) vs. MADISON BUMGARNER (L)
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 639-993 (-184.4 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
COLORADO is 426-679 (-136.9 Units) against the money line in road games in night games since 1997.
COLORADO is 31-38 (-17.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
GRAY is 5-12 (-10.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
SAN FRANCISCO is 552-372 (+76.3 Units) against the money line in home games after a win since 1997.
SAN FRANCISCO is 781-779 (+39.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.
COLORADO is 17-10 (+12.7 Units) against the money line in road games in April games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 58-60 (-17.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 61-59 (-21.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

JON GRAY vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
GRAY is 0-1 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 2.92 and a WHIP of 1.135.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (+0.1 units)

MADISON BUMGARNER vs. COLORADO since 1997
BUMGARNER is 12-6 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 3.11 and a WHIP of 1.236.
His team's record is 16-9 (+4.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 12-11. (+0.5 units)

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CHI WHITE SOX (3 - 4) at CLEVELAND (4 - 4) - 6:10 PM
MIGUEL GONZALEZ (R) vs. JOSH TOMLIN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 67-92 (-30.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 77-46 (+17.7 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TOMLIN is 22-12 (+10.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TOMLIN is 13-3 (+9.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TOMLIN is 18-6 (+12.7 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
TOMLIN is 14-2 (+11.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
CHI WHITE SOX are 396-396 (+37.7 Units) against the money line in road games after a win since 1997.
CLEVELAND is 16-25 (-16.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHI WHITE SOX is 1-1 (+1.2 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

MIGUEL GONZALEZ vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
GONZALEZ is 4-1 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.384.
His team's record is 4-1 (+4.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-1. (+3.1 units)

JOSH TOMLIN vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
TOMLIN is 4-3 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 2.98 and a WHIP of 1.012.
His team's record is 6-3 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-5. (-1.7 units)

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MINNESOTA (5 - 3) at DETROIT (6 - 2) - 1:10 PM
PHIL HUGHES (R) vs. JORDAN ZIMMERMANN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 64-106 (-28.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 29-55 (-18.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 40-80 (-34.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 34-71 (-30.5 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
HUGHES is 13-26 (-15.1 Units) against the money line in April games since 1997. (Team's Record)
DETROIT is 92-77 (+14.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 55-36 (+18.5 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 50-40 (+14.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

PHIL HUGHES vs. DETROIT since 1997
HUGHES is 7-10 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.259.
His team's record is 7-12 (-5.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-9. (-3.3 units)

JORDAN ZIMMERMANN vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
ZIMMERMANN is 3-0 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 3-0 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.2 units)

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TEXAS (3 - 5) at LA ANGELS (6 - 3) - 3:35 PM
YU DARVISH (R) vs. RICKY NOLASCO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
LA ANGELS are 316-241 (+45.8 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997.
TEXAS is 98-75 (+23.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 65-51 (+23.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 90-78 (+37.2 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 40-33 (+17.8 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 50-31 (+20.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 75-54 (+20.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 57-40 (+16.9 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 40-28 (+16.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TEXAS is 1-1 (+0.3 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

YU DARVISH vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
DARVISH is 7-2 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.235.
His team's record is 10-3 (+7.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 9-3. (+6.0 units)

RICKY NOLASCO vs. TEXAS since 1997
NOLASCO is 1-1 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.417.
His team's record is 1-1 (+0.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.1 units)

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TAMPA BAY (5 - 4) at NY YANKEES (4 - 4) - 7:05 PM
MATT ANDRIESE (R) vs. LUIS SEVERINO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 73-98 (-29.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 44-65 (-24.7 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 54-70 (-20.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 38-59 (-22.5 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 26-14 (+12.8 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY YANKEES is 3-2 (+0.6 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.9 Units)

MATT ANDRIESE vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
ANDRIESE is 1-2 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 7.43 and a WHIP of 1.800.
His team's record is 1-2 (-0.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-2. (-1.1 units)

LUIS SEVERINO vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
SEVERINO is 2-1 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 5.17 and a WHIP of 1.659.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.1 units)

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BALTIMORE (5 - 2) at TORONTO (1 - 7) - 7:05 PM
KEVIN GAUSMAN (R) vs. FRANCISCO LIRIANO (L)
Top Trends for this game.
GAUSMAN is 8-19 (-11.3 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
GAUSMAN is 3-12 (-9.4 Units) against the money line in road games in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
BALTIMORE is 94-76 (+18.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 1-7 (-8.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
TORONTO is 1-7 (-8.2 Units) against the money line in April games this season.
TORONTO is 56-54 (-17.8 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 0-7 (-9.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
BALTIMORE is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against TORONTO this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

KEVIN GAUSMAN vs. TORONTO since 1997
GAUSMAN is 2-3 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.433.
His team's record is 4-4 (+0.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-5. (-2.6 units)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
LIRIANO is 2-4 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.553.
His team's record is 2-7 (-8.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 6-3. (+2.7 units)

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OAKLAND (5 - 4) at KANSAS CITY (2 - 6) - 8:15 PM
JESSE HAHN (R) vs. JASON VARGAS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 142-191 (-42.9 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 32-59 (-28.8 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 189-159 (+25.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 105-67 (+26.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 132-108 (+19.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
VARGAS is 10-2 (+9.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
OAKLAND is 2-0 (+2.1 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.0 Units)

JESSE HAHN vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
HAHN is 1-1 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 2.38 and a WHIP of 1.236.
His team's record is 1-1 (-0.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.0 units)

JASON VARGAS vs. OAKLAND since 1997
VARGAS is 6-7 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.031.
His team's record is 9-9 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 8-9. (-2.6 units)

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PITTSBURGH (3 - 5) at BOSTON (4 - 4) - 2:05 PM
CHAD KUHL (R) vs. EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ (L)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 37-50 (-19.7 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 654-591 (-82.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.
BOSTON is 16-19 (-11.5 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
RODRIGUEZ is 1-8 (-9.0 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.0 Units)

CHAD KUHL vs. BOSTON since 1997
No recent starts.

EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
No recent starts.
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LEADING OFF: Stars slumping at plate; Gray's fresh haircut
April 12, 2017

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:



SLUMPING STARS


Trevor Story, Jhonny Peralta, Jose Reyes and Russell Martin are among the big names looking lost at the plate early this season. Story is hitting .129 without a home run, a year after the Rockies' shortstop was the NL rookie of the month for April when he hit 10 homers. Peralta is 3 for 20 with eight strikeouts, and the Cardinals' infielder was benched in the team's latest game. Reyes has been dropped from leadoff to seventh in the Mets' lineup after a prolonged slump. Martin and fellow Blue Jays star Jose Bautista were both in a rut, going a combined 3 for 43 to begin the season.

HAIR PLAY

Jon Gray makes his first start with short hair since the Rockies' right-hander had 8 inches trimmed off for charity. He donated his flowing mane to Locks of Love , which provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. ''We'll find another way to be intimidating,'' said Gray, the No. 3 pick in the 2013 draft. On the mound for San Francisco will be bearded ace Madison Bumgarner, looking for his first win this season.

SURPRISING SLUGGERS


The Tigers have homered in their first eight games of a season for the first time in team history. The odd part? They've done it without big boppers Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Justin Upton connecting even once. Detroit will try to extend the home run streak when it hosts Minnesota. ''We're going to get the bulk of our RBIs from the heart of our lineup when it's all said and done,'' manager Brad Ausmus said. ''You need the contribution of players that aren't quote-unquote run producers to produce runs once in a while.''

THE DAY AFTER


Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and Tampa Bay's Rickie Weeks are expected to sit out after both got banged up in a heavy-duty collision at first base Wednesday. Gardner passed the concussion protocol, but was diagnosed with a bruised jaw and strained neck. He was excused from the team's welcome home dinner. ''Two Mack Trucks collided,'' New York general manager Brian Cashman said. ''He's going to be sore.'' Weeks had a bone bruise by the shoulder joint and neck soreness. ''That's some pretty good whiplash,'' Rays manager Kevin Cash said.
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MLB notebook: Nationals place INF Drew on DL
April 12, 2017


The Washington Nationals placed infielder Stephen Drew on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a right hamstring strain.

Drew suffered the injury while running out a ground ball in the fifth inning of Tuesday's game after his cleat caught in the dirt near the batter's box.

"His spike caught when he was leaving the box," manager Dusty Baker said following Washington's 8-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. "I didn't really see it, but I can tell by the look and the grimace on his face that he hurt it pretty badly."

Drew's injury comes three days after starting shortstop Trea Turner strained his right hamstring in Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday

The only other shortstop on Washington's active roster is rookie Wilmer Difo, who made his fourth career start at the position on Tuesday.

--Cincinnati Reds rookie right-hander Rookie Davis was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a bruised right forearm.

Davis was hit by a pitch from Pittsburgh's Jameson Taillon during the fifth inning of Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Pirates. The 23-year-old Davis did not return to the contest after surrendering one earned run over four innings in his second career start.

Right-hander Barrett Astin was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to fill the roster spot of Davis, who has yet to receive a decision in two appearances this season. Davis has allowed five runs, seven hits and six walks in seven innings in 2017.

Astin will be making his second stint with the Reds this season. The 25-year-old recorded one out against the Philadelphia Phillies in his major league debut on Opening Day.

--Free agent first baseman James Loney signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers.

Loney will report to extended spring training. He went to spring training with the Texas Rangers but did not make the final roster.

Loney has played 11 seasons bouncing from the Dodgers, Rays, Red Sox and Mets.

A career .284 hitter, Loney hit .265 with nine home runs in 100 games with the Mets last season.
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Overall Picks of the Day:

Date W-L-T % Units Record


04/12/2017 11-8-1 57.89% +2450

04/11/2017 3-10-1 23.08% -3525

04/07/2017 19-11-0 63.33% +3610

04/06/2017 8-7-0 53.33% +300

04/05/2017 3-11-0 21.43% -3975

04/04/2017 5-8-0 38.46% -1350

04/03/2017 6-7-1 46.15% -700

04/02/2017 3-1-1 75.00% +1175

Best Bets Daily: ( DOGS AND TOTALS ONLY )

Sides / Totals


04/12/2017............4 - 1 +550...............4 - 6 -2.00

04/11/2017............1 - 3 -1.35...............1 - 4 - 1 - 3.00

04/07/2017............5 - 1 +5.45..............6 - 0 +6.00

04/06/2017............1 - 3 - 2.00..............3 - 2 +1.00

04/05/2017............2 - 2 +0.95..............0 - 5 - 5.00

04/04/2017 ...........1 - 3 - 1.20............. 2 - 3 - 1.00

04/03/2017............0 - 3 - 3.00..............5 - 1 + 4.00

04/02/2017........... 2 - 0 + 2.15 ............1 - 2 - 1.00


THURSDAY, APRIL 13

GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


MIN at DET

O 8.5

PIT at BOS 02:05 PM

U 9.5

LAD at CHC 02:20 PM

LAD +105

O 7.5


TEX at LAA 03:37 PM

LAA +115

O 7.5


CHW at CLE 06:10 PM

CHW +160

O 8.5
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TB at NYY 07:05 PM

O 8.5

BAL at TOR 07:07 PM

BAL +105

O 8.5


MIL at CIN 07:10 PM

U 9.0

NYM at MIA 07:10 PM

O 8.0

OAK at KC 08:15 PM

OAK +110

U 9.0


COL at SF 10:15 PM

O 6.5
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MLB roundup: Hicks homers twice in Yankees' win
April 13, 2017


MIAMI -- Travis d'Arnaud blasted an upper-deck solo home run in the top of the 16th inning to lead the New York Mets to a wild 9-8 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night at Marlins Park.

The game, which ended at 12:51 a.m. EST, was tied for the fourth longest in Marlins history.

D'Arnaud went 4-for-6 with four RBIs and is hitting .333. He hit his homer to left on the second pitch by Adam Conley, who had been scheduled to start on Friday but was used when the Marlins ran out of relievers.

The Mets, who have won five straight games, were also led by Yoenis Cespedes, who hit two solo homers, and Wilmer Flores, who banged a solo shot. New York's bullpen also starred, pitching 11 1/3 scoreless innings. Miami's Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam, giving him four homers and 16 RBIs this season. Ozuna ended the game when he hit a long fly out to the warning track in center.

Yankees 3, Rays 2

NEW YORK -- Aaron Hicks homered from both sides of the plate, and his two-run shot in the seventh inning provided the victory for New York.

Yankees starter Luis Severino (1-0) recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts and allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth and notched his second save.

Jesus Sucre had an RBI single and Peter Bourjos homered for the Rays, who were swept at Yankee Stadium for the first time since September 2009.

Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO -- Kevin Gausman pitched six effective innings, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy had fifth-inning RBIs, and Baltimore sent Toronto to its sixth straight loss.

The Blue Jays (1-8) are off to their worst start in franchise history.

Gausman (1-0) allowed five hits, two walks and one run. He struck out three.

Toronto left-hander Francisco Liriano (0-1) gave up five hits, two walks and two runs in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out 10.

White Sox 10, Indians 4


CLEVELAND -- Chicago scored seven runs in the first two innings and rolled to an easy victory.

Tim Anderson and Matt Davidson homered for the White Sox, who won the last two games of the three-game series. Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes homered for the Indians. Reliever Anthony Swarzak (1-0) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win.

The White Sox made quick work of Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin (0-2), pounding him for seven runs on eight hits in 1 2/3 innings, matching the shortest outing of Tomlin's career.

Brewers 5, Reds 1


CINCINNATI -- Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run, Eric Thames added a solo shot, and Jimmy Nelson allowed one run and five hits through seven innings to lead Milwaukee.

Nelson (1-0) struck out five and did not walk a batter while helping snap the Reds' four-game winning streak. Thames went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Orlando Arcia had three hits to pace the Brewers' offense.

Reds shortstop Zack Cozart went 3-for-3 to extend his season-opening hitting streak to nine games. He hit in 10 straight games to begin last season.

Rangers 8, Angels 3


ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Texas starter Yu Darvish, who was winless in his first two starts of the season for the first time in his major league career, struck out 10 while shutting out Los Angeles on five hits over seven innings.

All but one Rangers hitter in the starting lineup had at least one of the club's 11 hits. Backup catcher Robinson Chirinos had two hits, drove in three and scored twice. Carlos Gomez and Nomar Mazara each homered for Texas, which won two of three in the series.

Angels starter Ricky Nolasco was finished after five innings, making 97 pitches and giving up five runs and eight hits. He struck out seven and walked none.

Red Sox 4, Pirates 3

BOSTON -- Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to tie the game, and Xander Bogaerts knocked Ramirez in with the go-ahead run as Boston beat Pittsburgh.

Ramirez scored on Bogaerts' opposite-field single to right.

Andrew McCutchen, a combined 0-for-9 with three strikeouts in the first two games at Fenway last week, launched a two-run homer for Pittsburgh. It was the 176th of his career, tying Barry Bonds for the fourth most in Pirates history.

Cubs 4, Dodgers 0

CHICAGO -- Brett Anderson pitched five innings of shutout ball to help Chicago get the win.

Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell each slugged a solo homer while Anderson scattered three hits over five innings and worked out of two jams. The Cubs took two of three from the Dodgers and claimed their third straight series triumph.

Chicago has now won four of its last five while Los Angeles has dropped four of its past six.

Twins 11, Tigers 5


DETROIT -- Max Kepler and Miguel Sano blasted three-run homers to power Minnesota to its victory. Robbie Grossman added a two-run shot as the Twins salvaged the finale of a three-game series.

Phil Hughes (2-0) recorded the win while giving up four runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Miguel Cabrera and Justin Upton each hit his first home run of the season and Jose Iglesias drove in two runs for Detroit. Jordan Zimmermann (1-1) allowed five runs on four hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Royals 3, Athletics 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jason Vargas pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings as Kansas City snapped an eight-game losing streak against Oakland.

Vargas (2-0), who missed most of last season after rehabbing from 2015 Tommy John surgery, limited the Athletics to four hits while walking one and striking out eight.

Lorenzo Cain had three hits and a stolen base on his 31st birthday, hiking his batting average to .345. Kelvin Herrera worked the ninth to pick up the Royals' first save of the season. Kansas City had been the only American League club without a save.

Rockies 3, Giants 1


SAN FRANCISCO -- Trevor Story hit his first home run of the season, and left-hander Chris Rusin rescued injured Jon Gray with 3 1/3 innings of lead-protecting relief to lead Colorado to a victory in the opener of a four-game series.

Story's home run, a two-run shot in the fourth inning, came off Giants ace Madison Bumgarner (0-2), who remained winless in three starts despite striking out eight in six innings. He allowed all three of Colorado's runs on six hits.

Gray was removed in the bottom of the fourth because of an aggravation of a strained right foot he sustained in spring training. Rusin and three fellow relievers teamed to limit the Giants to four hits the rest of the way, with closer Greg Holland surviving a bases-loaded jam in a scoreless ninth for his sixth save.
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Odds for some non-favorites to win the US Open in June in Wisconsin

60-1– Charl Schwartzel

80-1— Tyrell Hatton

100-1- Marc Leishman

125-1— Bill Haas

150-1— Billy Horschel

200-1— Charles Howell III

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Armadillo: Friday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud…….

13) Next Friday in this space we’ll be analyzing the 2017 NFL schedule, since apparently it is being released Thursday night on the NFL Network. The old coach Bud Grant used to say “It is not who you play, it is when you play them.” Next week the ’17 season begins to take shape.

12) I have an idea for an NFL Films reality show, kind of a Hard Knocks after the season.

Apparently teams do exit interviews after the season with players, to talk about what they need to work on in the offseason, or if they’ll be back next year— this is done to keep the lines of communication open. It would make great TV- there have to be some interesting discussions.

11) Last April, Trevor Story took baseball by storm, hitting .261 with 10 homers, 20 RBI just in April. This year? Not so much; Story is hitting .143 with one homer, two RBI- he hit his first HR last night, off Madison Bumgarner, so maybe he is turning things around.

10) Most Dodger games aren’t on TV in the Las Vegas sportsbooks, which is dumb, because of some blackout rule. It makes zero sense; Vegas is three hours from LA, baseball could use the exposure from Dodger fans in Las Vegas wanting to watch their team play. This should be fixed.

9) Arizona has a rookie manager this year in Torey Lovullo, his dad was a producer on the old Hee Haw TV show, the country music show with Roy Clark/Buck Owens.

8) Remember the old medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton? Her dad played basketball at West Virginia, with Jerry West. Mary Lou didn’t get her dad’s height.

7) Memphis Grizzlies’ PG Mike Conley has played in 756 NBA games, 24,854 minutes and he has never gotten a technical foul— not even one!!!

6) Sharp money on the Boston Bruins came in Tuesday, forcing the B’s Stanley Cup odds to drop from 28-1 to 16-1. Bruins are favored over Ottawa in this first round series, despite not having home ice advantage in the series.

5) When Hurricane Matthew ripped thru South Carolina last year, Harbourtown Country Club on Hilton Head lost over 500 trees.

4) Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville might run for governor of Alabama next year. No idea if he would be a good candidate, but they do take football seriously in Alabama.

3) Orlando Magic fired their GM, apparently want to hire Grant Hill to take his place, but Hill is already a part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks and might not be interested.

2) Portland’s Moe Harkless has a clause in his contract that gives him a $500K bonus if he shot 35% from the arc this season.

Going into the season finale Wednesday, Harkless was at 35.1% on the arc; if he goes 0-1, he drops below 35%. So what did he do? He played 22 minutes but didn’t take a 3-pointer. Thats plus-$500K for Mr Harkless, Not exactly the competitive spirit of Ted Williams, but half a million bucks guaranteed is a sweet deal.

1— Got home very late from my trip; we got delayed taking off in Las Vegas. My thanks to the people at SouthPoint Casino, an underrated place for your next Vegas vacation.
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Friday, April 14


National League
Pirates @ Cubs
Cole is 0-1, 6.55 in his first two starts (under 1-1).

Hendricks allowed four runs in six IP (93 PT) in his first ’17 start an 11-6 win in Milwaukee.

Pirates lost their last four games, scoring eight runs (under 3-1). Chicago won four of its last five games, last three of which stayed under the total.

Mets @ Marlins
Syndergaard is 1-0, 1.38 in his first two starts this season (under 1-0-1).

16-inning game last night forces Miami to switch pitchers. Volquez is 0-1, 4.09 in his first two starts (under 1-0-1).

Mets won their last five games, scoring 28 runs in last three; over is 6-1-1 in their last eight. Miami lost three of last four games; over is 5-0-1 in their last six games.

Phillies @ Nationals
Nola allowed three runs in six IP (89 PT) in winning his first ’17 start, 17-3 over Washington.

Strasburg is 1-0, 3.21 in his first two starts (under 2-0).

Phillies lost their last three games; over is 5-2 in their last seven games. Washington won four of six home games; over is 4-2 in their last six games overall.

Padres @ Braves
Chacin is 1-1, 8.10 in his first two starts (over 1-1).

Teheran is 0-0, 1.38 in his first two starts (over 1-1).

This is first-ever game in Atlanta’s new stadium; Atlanta is off to a 2-6 start; their last six games went over the total. Padres are 3-4 in first seven road games, with five of last six staying under.

Brewers @ Reds
Milone is allowed four runs in four IP (89 PT) in his first ’17 start, an 11-6 loss to Chicago.

Feldman is 1-1, 2.53 in his first two starts (under 1-0-1).

Brewers won their last three games, allowing total of four runs. Under is 6-2 in their last eight games. Cincinnati won seven of its last nine games; three of their last four stayed under.

Diamondbacks @ Dodgers
Greinke 1-0, 2.31 in his first two starts (over 2-0); Arizona scored 17 runs in the two games.

Kershaw is 1-1, 4.15 in his first two starts (over 1-1).

Arizona won six of its last eight games; their last four stayed under the total. Dodgers are 3-1 at home; under is 7-2 in their last nine games.

Rockies @ Giants
Anderson is 1-1, 8.44 in his first two starts (over 2-0).

Cueto is 2-0, 4.50 in his first two starts (over 2-0). Giants scored 13 runs in the two games.

Colorado won four of its five road games; under is 8-1 in their last nine games. Giants lost six of last nine games; their last four games stayed under.

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American League
Tigers @ Indians
Norris allowed two runs in 6.1 IP in his first ’17 start, a 7-5 loss to Boston.

Bauer allowed four runs in 5.2 IP in his first ’17 start, an 11-2 loss in Arizona.

Detroit won five of its last seven games; under is 4-2 in its last six games. Cleveland lost five of its last six games; three of its last four games stayed under.

Orioles @ Blue Jays
Miley threw five shutout innings (100 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 7-3 loss to New York.

Sanchez allowed one run in seven IP (101 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 3-2 loss in Tampa.

Orioles won six of its first eight games; over is 4-1-1 in their last six games. Toronto is off to an awful 1-8 start (under 7-2).

Rays @ Red Sox
Archer is 1-0, 2.45 in his first two starts (over 1-1).

Porcello is 1-0, 5.11 in his first two starts (over 1-1).

Tampa Bay lost its last three games, scoring seven runs; three of their last four games went over. Boston is 3-4 in its last seven games; under is 5-3-1 in all their games this season.

White Sox @ Twins
Covey was 2-1, 1.84 in six AA starts in the Texas League LY; thats as high as he’s pitched. This is his bi league debut.

Mejia allowed three runs in 1.2 IP in his first ’17 start (51 PT), a 6-2 loss in Chicago.

Chicago split is first eight games; five of its last six games stayed under. Minnesota won of six of its first nine games; five of is las six stayed under.

Angels @ Royals
Ramirez is making his first MLB start after 111 relief appearances (131.2 IP); he’s thrown five innings in three relief stints this year.

Duffy is 1-0, 1.93 in his first two starts this season (over 1-0-1).

Angels are 6-4 in their first ten games; their last five games went over total. Kansas City lost three of its last four games; over is 4-3-2 in their games this season.

Astros @ A’s
Keuchel is 1-0, 0.64 in his first two starts this year (over 1-1).

Graveman is 2-0, 1.93 in his first two starts this season (under 2-0).

Astros won three of last four games; four of their last five games went over. Oakland split its first ten games (under 7-3).

Rangers @ Mariners
Perez is 1-1, 2.38 in his first two starts (under 2-0).

Hernandez is 0-1, 4.09 in his first two starts, both on road (over 1-1).

Texas won three of its last four games; their last three games went over. Seattle lost eight of its first ten games; four of its last five went over the total.

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Interleague
Wacha allowed one run in six IP (83 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 10-4 win over the Reds.

Tanaka is 0-2, 11.74 in his first two starts (over 2-0).

Cardinals lost three of last four games; over is 3-1-1 in their last five. Bronx won its last four games; over is 5-1 in their last six games.

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Record with this pitcher starting:
National League
Pitt-Chi: Cole 1-1; Hendricks 1-0
NY-Mia: Syndergaard 2-0; Volquez 0-2
Phil-Wash: Nola 1-0; Strasburg 1-1
SD-Atl: Chacin 1-1; Teheran 0-2
Mil-Cin: Milone 0-1; Feldman 1-1
Az-LA: Greinke 2-0; Kershaw 1-1
Colo-SF: Anderson 1-1; Cueto 2-0

American League
Det-Clev: Norris 0-1; Bauer 0-1
Balt-Tor: Miley 0-1; Sanchez 0-1
TB-Bos: Archer 2-0; Porcello 2-0
Chi-Minn: Covey 0-0; Mejia 0-1
LAA-KC: Ramirez 0-0; Duffy 1-1
Hst-A’s: Keuchel 1-1; Graveman 2-0
Tex-Sea: Perez 1-1; Hernandez 0-2

Interleague
StL-NYY: Wacha 1-0; Tanaka 0-2

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Umpires
National League

American League

Interleague

Teams’ records in first five innings:
Team (road-home-total)- thru 10/1/16

Interleague play
NL @ AL– 2-2 AL, favorites -$185
AL @ NL– 3-0 NL, favorites -$208
Total: 5-2 NL, favorites -$393
Totals in interleague games
NL @ AL– Over 0-4
AL @ NL– Over 2-1
Total– Over 2-5
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2:20 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. CHI CUBS
Pittsburgh is 1-6-1 SU in their last 8 games ,when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs16-4-1 SU in their last 21 games when playing Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games

4:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. WASHINGTON
Philadelphia is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing Washington
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

7:05 PM
ST. LOUIS vs. NY YANKEES
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games

7:07 PM
BALTIMORE vs. TORONTO
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Baltimore's last 24 games
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

7:10 PM
TAMPA BAY vs. BOSTON
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay

7:10 PM
DETROIT vs. CLEVELAND
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Detroit's last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing Detroit
Cleveland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

7:10 PM
NY METS vs. MIAMI
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 8 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Mets

7:10 PM
MILWAUKEE vs. CINCINNATI
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Milwaukee

7:35 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. ATLANTA
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Atlanta's last 23 games at home

8:10 PM
CHI WHITE SOX vs. MINNESOTA
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox

8:15 PM
LA ANGELS vs. KANSAS CITY
LA Angels are 15-6 SU in their last 21 games
LA Angels are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Kansas City's last 23 games at home

10:05 PM
HOUSTON vs. OAKLAND
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 8 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games

10:10 PM
ARIZONA vs. LA DODGERS
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Arizona's last 15 games on the road
Arizona is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games

10:10 PM
TEXAS vs. SEATTLE
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Seattle
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Seattle
Seattle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas

10:15 PM
COLORADO vs. SAN FRANCISCO
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Francisco's last 8 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games
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Dunkel

Friday, April 14



St. Louis @ NY Yankees

Game 929-930
April 14, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
St. Louis
(Wacha) 15.869
NY Yankees
(Tanaka) 13.374
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
St. Louis
by 2 1/2
6
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
NY Yankees
-145
8
Dunkel Pick:
St. Louis
(+125); Under

Texas @ Seattle


Game 927-928
April 14, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Texas
(Perez) 12.402
Seattle
(Hrnandez) 14.039
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Seattle
by 1 1/2
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Seattle
-150
8
Dunkel Pick:
Seattle
(-150); Over

Houston @ Oakland


Game 925-926
April 14, 2017 @ 10:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Houston
(Keuchel) 16.247
Oakland
(Grveman) 12.357
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Houston
by 4
10
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Houston
-145
7 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Houston
(-145); Over

LA Angels @ Kansas City


Game 923-924
April 14, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

Dunkel Rating:
LA Angels
(Ramrez) 17.337
Kansas City
(Duffy) 16.336
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
LA Angels
by 1
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Kansas City
-155
9
Dunkel Pick:
LA Angels
(+135); Under

Chicago White Sox @ Minnesota


Game 921-922
April 14, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Chicago White Sox
(Covey) 14.667
Minnesota
(Mejia) 13.268
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Chicago White Sox
by 1 1/2
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Minnesota
-145
9
Dunkel Pick:
Chicago White Sox
(+125); Over

Tampa Bay @ Boston


Game 919-920
April 14, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Tampa Bay
(Archer) 15.591
Boston
(Porcllo) 14.061
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Tampa Bay
by 1 1/2
9
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Boston
-125
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Tampa Bay
(+105); Over

Baltimore @ Toronto


Game 917-918
April 14, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Baltimore
(Miley) 15.221
Toronto
(Sanchez) 14.321
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Baltimore
by 1
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Toronto
-140
8
Dunkel Pick:
Baltimore
(+120); Over

Detroit @ Cleveland


Game 915-916
April 14, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Detroit
(Norris) 17.164
Cleveland
(Bauer) 15.775
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Detroit
by 1 1/2
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Cleveland
-155
8 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Detroit
(+135); Under

Colorado @ San Francisco


Game 913-914
April 14, 2017 @ 10:15 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Colorado
(Andrson) 14.195
San Francisco
(Cueto) 15.540
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
San Francisco
by 1 1/2
9
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
San Francisco
-140
7
Dunkel Pick:
San Francisco
(-140); Over

Arizona @ LA Dodgers


Game 911-912
April 14, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Arizona
(Greinke) 14.195
LA Dodgers
(Kershaw) 15.674
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
LA Dodgers
by 1 1/2
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
LA Dodgers
-250
6
Dunkel Pick:
LA Dodgers
(-250); Over

Milwaukee @ Cincinnati


Game 909-910
April 14, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Milwaukee
(Milone) 15.425
Cincinnati
(Feldman) 16.558
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Cincinnati
by 1
11
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Milwaukee
-130
9
Dunkel Pick:
Cincinnati
(-130); Over

San Diego @ Atlanta


Game 907-908
April 14, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

Dunkel Rating:
San Diego
(Chacin) 12.540
Atlanta
(Teheran) 13.502
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Atlanta
by 1
7
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Atlanta
-150
7 1/2
Dunkel Pick:
Atlanta
(-150); Under

Philadelphia @ Washington


Game 905-906
April 14, 2017 @ 4:05 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Philadelphia
(Nola) 17.253
Washington
(Strasburg) 15.889
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Philadelphia
by 1 1/2
5
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Washington
-215
8
Dunkel Pick:
Philadelphia
(+180); Under

NY Mets @ Miami


Game 903-904
April 14, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

Dunkel Rating:
NY Mets
(Syndrgrd) 14.969
Miami
(Volquez) 13.496
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
NY Mets
by 1 1/2
9
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
NY Mets
-145
7
Dunkel Pick:
NY Mets
(-145); Over

Pittsburgh @ Chicago Cubs


Game 901-902
April 14, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Dunkel Rating:
Pittsburgh
(Cole) 18.425
Chicago Cubs
(Hndrcks) 16.961
Dunkel Team:
Dunkel Line:
Dunkel Total:
Pittsburgh
by 1 1/2
5
Vegas Team:
Vegas Line:
Vegas Total:
Chicago Cubs
-180
No Total
Dunkel Pick:
Pittsburgh
(+160); N/A
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PITTSBURGH (3 - 6) at CHICAGO CUBS (6 - 3) - 2:20 PM
GERRIT COLE (R) vs. KYLE HENDRICKS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 67-88 (-37.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 61-76 (-27.9 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 37-51 (-20.7 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 1605-1689 (-252.1 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 858-788 (-149.1 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 400-365 (-80.4 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 828-844 (-149.0 Units) against the money line in day games since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 1180-1254 (-192.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 51-60 (-31.1 Units) against the money line in home games after shutting out their opponent since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 773-827 (-180.9 Units) against the money line after a win since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 778-742 (-153.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

GERRIT COLE vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
COLE is 8-3 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.28 and a WHIP of 1.108.
His team's record is 9-3 (+5.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 7-5. (+2.2 units)

KYLE HENDRICKS vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
HENDRICKS is 3-1 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.211.
His team's record is 5-2 (+2.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-1. (+5.2 units)

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NY METS (7 - 3) at MIAMI (4 - 5) - 7:10 PM
NOAH SYNDERGAARD (R) vs. EDINSON VOLQUEZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MIAMI is 76-55 (+24.2 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 7 or less since 1997.
VOLQUEZ is 66-51 (+18.7 Units) against the money line after a loss since 1997. (Team's Record)
MIAMI is 15-24 (-14.7 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MIAMI is 60-74 (-21.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MIAMI is 2-2 (-0.3 Units) against NY METS this season
3 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.0 Units)

NOAH SYNDERGAARD vs. MIAMI since 1997
SYNDERGAARD is 3-0 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 1.67 and a WHIP of 0.926.
His team's record is 3-1 (+1.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)

EDINSON VOLQUEZ vs. NY METS since 1997
VOLQUEZ is 3-6 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 4.72 and a WHIP of 1.575.
His team's record is 5-8 (-3.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-7. (-3.0 units)

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PHILADELPHIA (3 - 6) at WASHINGTON (5 - 4) - 4:05 PM
AARON NOLA (R) vs. STEPHEN STRASBURG (R)
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 131-124 (+24.5 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Friday since 1997.
PHILADELPHIA is 380-417 (+55.4 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 2-1 (+1.6 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

AARON NOLA vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
NOLA is 1-3 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 5.26 and a WHIP of 1.380.
His team's record is 2-5 (-2.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-3. (+1.1 units)

STEPHEN STRASBURG vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
STRASBURG is 8-2 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 2.46 and a WHIP of 0.855.
His team's record is 13-5 (+5.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-8. (+1.9 units)

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SAN DIEGO (5 - 5) at ATLANTA (2 - 6) - 7:35 PM
JHOULYS CHACIN (R) vs. JULIO TEHERAN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO is 17-10 (+15.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Friday over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 56-61 (+17.3 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 42-30 (+26.5 Units) against the money line in road games after shutting out their opponent since 1997.
ATLANTA is 19-40 (-19.2 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TEHERAN is 4-14 (-11.4 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TEHERAN is 4-17 (-14.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

JHOULYS CHACIN vs. ATLANTA since 1997
CHACIN is 1-2 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.750.
His team's record is 1-3 (-2.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-1. (+2.0 units)

JULIO TEHERAN vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
TEHERAN is 3-2 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 0.986.
His team's record is 3-4 (-1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-3. (+0.9 units)

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MILWAUKEE (5 - 5) at CINCINNATI (7 - 3) - 7:10 PM
TOM MILONE (L) vs. SCOTT FELDMAN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 95-148 (-40.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
MILONE is 69-51 (+22.2 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997. (Team's Record)
MILONE is 49-31 (+22.2 Units) against the money line in night games since 1997. (Team's Record)
MILONE is 24-15 (+13.8 Units) against the money line in road games after a win since 1997. (Team's Record)
FELDMAN is 39-55 (-27.9 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997. (Team's Record)
FELDMAN is 12-20 (-15.8 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997. (Team's Record)
FELDMAN is 26-46 (-23.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
FELDMAN is 25-46 (-32.3 Units) against the money line in home games in night games since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
MILWAUKEE is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against CINCINNATI this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

TOM MILONE vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
MILONE is 0-0 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 5.78 and a WHIP of 2.141.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

SCOTT FELDMAN vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
FELDMAN is 2-2 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.286.
His team's record is 2-2 (+0.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (-0.2 units)

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ARIZONA (7 - 3) at LA DODGERS (5 - 5) - 10:10 PM
ZACK GREINKE (R) vs. CLAYTON KERSHAW (L)
Top Trends for this game.
GREINKE is 67-31 (+25.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 7 or less since 1997. (Team's Record)
LA DODGERS are 101-82 (-10.2 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
LA DODGERS are 69-62 (-17.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

ZACK GREINKE vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
GREINKE is 3-2 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.406.
His team's record is 5-2 (+3.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-4. (-1.3 units)

CLAYTON KERSHAW vs. ARIZONA since 1997
KERSHAW is 12-8 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 2.75 and a WHIP of 1.174.
His team's record is 13-11 (-3.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 14-9. (+3.8 units)

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COLORADO (7 - 4) at SAN FRANCISCO (4 - 7) - 10:15 PM
TYLER ANDERSON (L) vs. JOHNNY CUETO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 640-993 (-182.9 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
COLORADO is 427-679 (-135.4 Units) against the money line in road games in night games since 1997.
COLORADO is 32-38 (-16.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 270-174 (+59.1 Units) against the money line in home games against left-handed starters since 1997.
CUETO is 35-14 (+19.0 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)
COLORADO is 11-5 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in road games in April games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 58-61 (-19.2 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 1-0 (+1.5 Units) against SAN FRANCISCO this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

TYLER ANDERSON vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
ANDERSON is 0-1 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 3.38 and a WHIP of 0.975.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)

JOHNNY CUETO vs. COLORADO since 1997
CUETO is 7-2 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 2.22 and a WHIP of 1.160.
His team's record is 9-3 (+5.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-7. (-3.3 units)

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DETROIT (6 - 3) at CLEVELAND (4 - 5) - 7:10 PM
DANIEL NORRIS (L) vs. TREVOR BAUER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 58-27 (+23.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 24-6 (+17.9 Units) against the money line when playing on Friday over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 92-78 (+13.5 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
NORRIS is 11-4 (+9.8 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CLEVELAND is 21-30 (-17.4 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

DANIEL NORRIS vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
NORRIS is 1-0 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 2.70 and a WHIP of 1.600.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.2 units)

TREVOR BAUER vs. DETROIT since 1997
BAUER is 3-3 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 6.99 and a WHIP of 1.813.
His team's record is 3-6 (-3.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-8. (-9.1 units)

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BALTIMORE (6 - 2) at TORONTO (1 - 8) - 7:05 PM
WADE MILEY (L) vs. AARON SANCHEZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
BALTIMORE is 95-76 (+19.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 41-30 (+13.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 70-51 (+18.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 1-8 (-9.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
TORONTO is 1-7 (-8.4 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
TORONTO is 1-8 (-9.4 Units) against the money line in April games this season.
TORONTO is 56-55 (-19.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BALTIMORE is 3-0 (+3.2 Units) against TORONTO this season
3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.0 Units)

WADE MILEY vs. TORONTO since 1997
MILEY is 1-4 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 5.57 and a WHIP of 1.670.
His team's record is 2-4 (-1.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-3. (-0.4 units)

AARON SANCHEZ vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
SANCHEZ is 5-2 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.647.
His team's record is 5-3 (+1.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-5. (-3.3 units)

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TAMPA BAY (5 - 5) at BOSTON (5 - 4) - 7:10 PM
CHRIS ARCHER (R) vs. RICK PORCELLO (R)
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 73-99 (-30.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 7-20 (-14.8 Units) against the money line when playing on Friday over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 44-66 (-25.7 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 54-71 (-21.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 38-60 (-23.5 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 35-61 (-26.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
ARCHER is 12-23 (-13.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ARCHER is 1-8 (-8.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Friday over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ARCHER is 13-23 (-13.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ARCHER is 4-14 (-12.0 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ARCHER is 1-9 (-9.2 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ARCHER is 2-16 (-16.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
PORCELLO is 27-9 (+15.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
PORCELLO is 16-1 (+14.5 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
BOSTON is 377-329 (-87.3 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997.
BOSTON is 539-408 (-57.4 Units) against the money line in home games after a win since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

CHRIS ARCHER vs. BOSTON since 1997
ARCHER is 1-11 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 5.38 and a WHIP of 1.649.
His team's record is 4-12 (-11.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-9. (-3.4 units)

RICK PORCELLO vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
PORCELLO is 10-4 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 3.03 and a WHIP of 1.150.
His team's record is 12-5 (+6.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-11. (-5.6 units)

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CHI WHITE SOX (4 - 4) at MINNESOTA (6 - 3) - 8:10 PM
DYLAN COVEY (R) vs. ADALBERTO MEJIA (L)
Top Trends for this game.
CHI WHITE SOX are 68-92 (-28.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 21-12 (+11.7 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 397-396 (+39.3 Units) against the money line in road games after a win since 1997.
MINNESOTA is 65-106 (-27.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 33-51 (-18.5 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 6-21 (-13.4 Units) against the money line when playing on Friday over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 30-55 (-17.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 41-80 (-33.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MINNESOTA is 2-1 (+1.3 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX this season
3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.1 Units)

DYLAN COVEY vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
No recent starts.

ADALBERTO MEJIA vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
MEJIA is 0-1 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 10.78 and a WHIP of 2.395.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.1 units)

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LA ANGELS (6 - 4) at KANSAS CITY (3 - 6) - 8:15 PM
JC RAMIREZ (R) vs. DANNY DUFFY (L)
Top Trends for this game.
KANSAS CITY is 190-159 (+26.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 106-67 (+27.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 133-108 (+20.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 108-82 (+23.9 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 3 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 54-35 (+15.7 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
LA ANGELS are 510-479 (+43.2 Units) against the money line in road games since 1997.
LA ANGELS are 253-190 (+42.9 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

JC RAMIREZ vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
No recent starts.

DANNY DUFFY vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
DUFFY is 1-1 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.389.
His team's record is 2-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (+0.1 units)

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HOUSTON (6 - 4) at OAKLAND (5 - 5) - 10:05 PM
DALLAS KEUCHEL (L) vs. KENDALL GRAVEMAN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 13-21 (-13.4 Units) against the money line in April games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 142-192 (-43.9 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 70-96 (-36.8 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 17-35 (-18.9 Units) against the money line when playing on Friday over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 31-49 (-23.9 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 32-60 (-29.8 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
OAKLAND is 16-31 (-16.4 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

DALLAS KEUCHEL vs. OAKLAND since 1997
KEUCHEL is 2-3 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 2.77 and a WHIP of 1.254.
His team's record is 7-5 (+2.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-8. (-4.3 units)

KENDALL GRAVEMAN vs. HOUSTON since 1997
GRAVEMAN is 3-2 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.211.
His team's record is 3-3 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-3. (-0.1 units)

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TEXAS (4 - 5) at SEATTLE (2 - 8) - 10:10 PM
MARTIN PEREZ (L) vs. FELIX HERNANDEZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
TEXAS is 99-75 (+24.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 66-51 (+24.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 91-78 (+38.2 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 41-33 (+18.8 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
TEXAS is 51-31 (+21.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 73-50 (+25.0 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 76-54 (+21.7 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
TEXAS is 58-40 (+17.9 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 32-44 (-17.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 81-84 (-28.1 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 18-24 (-12.1 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 596-554 (-100.6 Units) against the money line in home games in night games since 1997.
SEATTLE is 46-67 (-25.4 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
SEATTLE is 32-36 (-20.2 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

MARTIN PEREZ vs. SEATTLE since 1997
PEREZ is 5-2 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 3.45 and a WHIP of 1.518.
His team's record is 7-3 (+4.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 9-1. (+8.1 units)

FELIX HERNANDEZ vs. TEXAS since 1997
HERNANDEZ is 18-23 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.270.
His team's record is 21-29 (-16.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 26-20. (+3.3 units)

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ST LOUIS (3 - 6) at NY YANKEES (5 - 4) - 7:05 PM
MICHAEL WACHA (R) vs. MASAHIRO TANAKA (R)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 7-16 (-12.3 Units) against the money line when playing with a day off over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 33-17 (+13.6 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
TANAKA is 23-10 (+12.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TANAKA is 13-2 (+10.8 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
TANAKA is 25-9 (+14.0 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
TANAKA is 13-0 (+13.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
ST LOUIS is 49-35 (+17.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 36-24 (+15.7 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 24-15 (+16.7 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

MICHAEL WACHA vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
WACHA is 0-0 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 0.857.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)

MASAHIRO TANAKA vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
No recent starts.
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April 14, 2017


Hottest team: Yankees (4-0 last four) vs. Cardinals

New York pulled off its first sweep of the season by rallying past Tampa Bay on Thursday, 3-2. The Yankees’ offense scored fewer than four runs for the first time in six games, while their five-game OVER streak came to an end. The Yankees host the Cardinals on Friday as the Bronx Bombers look to improve on an 11-2 mark in home series openers since last July.

Coldest team: Blue Jays (0-6 last six) vs. Orioles


Toronto’s offense has been downright dismal by scoring 23 runs in the first eight games. The Blue Jays plated only one run in Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to the Orioles, the third loss to Baltimore this season. Unfortunately, Toronto’s pitching has kept them hanging around during this cold stretch by giving up three runs or fewer six times, but the Jays own a 1-5 mark in the favorite role this season.

The Orioles have scored just eight runs in three games against the Blue Jays this season, but Baltimore sits atop the AL East with a 6-2 record. Right-hander Aaron Sanchez posted a terrific 15-2 record last season with an ERA of 3.00 for Toronto, but he picked up a no-decision in his first start of the season at Tampa Bay in a 3-2 defeat.

Hottest pitcher: Kendall Graveman, Athletics (2-0, 2.08 ERA)


The A’s return home following a 3-3 road trip, which included a series victory at Kansas City. Graveman has been fantastic through two starts by scattering eights and three earned runs in 13 innings of work against the Angels and Rangers. The Oakland right-hander faces another AL West foe as the Astros head to the Coliseum as Graveman cashed in six of his eight starts in the home underdog role. The A’s split four starts made by Graveman last season against the Astros, but tossed seven innings in his lone home start last July in a 7-4 triumph.

Coldest pitcher: Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees (0-1, 11.74 ERA)

Tanaka is the ace of the Yankees’ staff, but has struggled out of the gate by giving up 14 hits and 10 earned runs in 7.2 innings of work against the Rays and Orioles. Both of those starts came away from the Bronx, as Tanaka simply dominated at home in 2016 with the Yankees posting a 13-2 record in his 15 outings. The Yankees have won all three home starts made by Tanaka against National League opponents as he is facing the Cardinals for the first time in his career.

Best OVER run: Braves (6-0 last six)


Atlanta opens up SunTrust Park following its first eight games on the highway. The Braves’ pitching staff has allowed at least four runs in seven of eight contests, but Atlanta has scored four runs or more in five consecutive games. In the last 13 home series openers at Turner Field in 2016, the Braves cashed the OVER 11 times, while scoring 24 runs in a three-game home sweep of the Padres last August. Atlanta starter Julio Teheran cashed the OVER in seven of his final nine home starts last season.

Best UNDER run: Brewers (6-2 last eight)

Milwaukee wasn’t expected to do much coming into this season, but the Brewers have split their first 10 games. The Brew Crew won its third straight contest on Thursday at Cincinnati, while allowing a total of four runs during this brief hot streak. Milwaukee’s pitching has been up and down through the opening two weeks, but the Brewers have received three straight quality outings from their starters.

Matchup to watch: Diamondbacks at Dodgers


A pair of former teammates and Cy Young winners take the mound at Chavez Ravine as Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw square off in the series opener. Arizona sits atop the NL West at 7-3 despite dropping two of three at San Francisco, while Los Angeles returns home from a 2-4 road trip looking to bust above the .500 mark.

Greinke picked up a no-decision in his first start against the Giants, 6-5 walk-off win as a +135 home underdog. However, the Arizona ace silenced Cleveland in his last outing by scattering five hits and allowing one earned run and striking out six in 6.2 innings of an 11-2 blowout last Saturday. In 2016, the D-backs posted an incredible 12-3 mark away from Chase Field when Greinke took the mound, but one of those losses came at Dodger Stadium in a 10-2 drubbing last September.

Kershaw dominated the Padres in the season opener, but the southpaw was taken deep three times in last Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at Colorado as a -200 road favorite. The Dodgers have won 11 of Kershaw’s previous 12 home outings since the start of last season, while striking out 11 Diamondbacks in a 3-2 triumph last June in his only outing against Arizona in 2016.

Betcha don’t know: Since June 2015, the Indians own a stellar 10-3 home record against the Tigers. In fact, Cleveland captured all six series openers against Detroit last season as the two division rivals hook up at Progressive Field. The Tigers have won six of their last seven road openers since last August with the only defeat coming at Cleveland.

Biggest public favorite: Nationals (-200) vs. Phillies

Biggest public underdog: Rays (+115) at Red Sox

Biggest line move: Astros (-130 to -145) at Athletics
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April 14, 2017


Milwaukee (5-5) at Cincinnati (7-3)
Scheduled rotation: Milone vs. Feldman, Davies vs. Finnegan, Peralta vs. TBA

Cincinnati has started the season winning seven of its first 10 games aided by a vastly improved pitching staff featuring a rookie phenom and most of all the club is believing in themselves. They were expected by Las Vegas sports books to win only 69.5 games, but here they are in first-place at home against the Brewers this weekend.

Will it last? Probably not, but I hope it does. These are the type of stories that every baseball fan yearns for. The story of the underdog with Joey Votto and a bunch of no-names staying ahead of the World Champion Cubs within the NL Central.

The Reds have done the impossible so far with its pitching which is ranked No. 3 with a 2.73 ERA. Rookie lefthander Amir Garrett has won both of his starts allowing two runs over 12.2 innings and his +300 return on investment leads baseball so far. The bullpen, which had a laughable 5.09 ERA last season currently has a 1.13 ERA and is holding opponents to a .163 batting average, both of which rank second in baseball.

Thursday night they lost to the Brewers, 5-1, to kick off a four game series after winning five of six on a road trip ending with a sweep at Pittsburgh. Bookmakers haven't done much of a ratings adjustment on the Reds yet as they opened the series a pick 'em before Thursday, which is basically calling the Brewers a favorite because they're the road team. The Westgate SuperBook isn't believing in miracles, either, with odds placed at 300-to-1 to win the World Series. .

Regardless of what may eventually happens, the Reds are still one of the most compelling stories of April so far.

Here's a look at a few of the series this week that will have my full attention:

Pittsburgh (3-6) at Chicago Cubs (6-3)
Scheduled rotation: Cole vs. Hendricks (-180), Glasnow vs. Arrieta, Taillon vs. Lester


The Pirates have lost four straight and will be playing in their third city in three days after losing a make-up game at Boston Thursday. It's sure not going to get any easier at Wrigley Field this weekend against a Cubs squad that has won four of its last five. The good news for the Pirates to kick off the series is that Gerrit Cole won his last start -- the Pirates last win -- and he's gone 8-3 with a 3.28 ERA in 12 career starts against the Cubs.

However, the bad news is that Friday he's facing Kyle Hendricks who won all three starts against Pittsburgh last season allowing one run over 19 innings. On Sunday, the Bucs will try to solve their lefty problem against Jon Lester. On the season they've lost all three games against lefthanders.

Arizona (7-3) at Los Angeles Dodgers (5-5)
Scheduled rotation: Greinke vs. Kershaw (-225), Corbin vs. Maeda, Walker vs TBA, Ray vs. McCarthy


Friday night features my first can't miss TV pitching match-up of the year between Zack Greinke and the first-place Diamondbacks visiting the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw. Last season through 10 games, Arizona was 3-7 with Greinke contributing mightily to the sluggish start in his first season after leaving the Dodgers. This season they're 7-3, but come off losing two of three at San Francisco in their first road trip.

They'll play four games through Monday. Last season the Dodgers won 12 of 19 games and beat Arizona in two of three that Greinke started. Even though Arizona's bats have cooled off on the road trip, they lead baseball with 55 runs scored and are second with a .283 batting average.

Detroit (6-3) at Cleveland (4-5)
Scheduled rotation: Norris vs. Bauer (-140), Verlander vs. Kluber, Boyd vs. Carrasc
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The first-place Tigers will see if they can solve the Cleveland problem which is essentially why they missed the playoffs last season. The Indians went 14-4 last season against Detroit. But the scheduled has the Tigers set up nicely here as The Tribe comes in losing five of its last six, which included getting swept at Arizona last weekend. On Saturday the marquee match-up in baseball will be Justin Verlander vs. Corey Kluber. Verlander has been sensational with a 1.35 ERA in two starts -- both Detroit wins, but the Indians won all four Kluber starts against Detroit last season.

Los Angeles Angels (6-4) at Kansas City (3-6)
Scheduled rotation: Ramirez vs. Duffy (-150), Shoemaker vs. Karns, Skaggs vs. Kennedy

The cardiac Angels have dropped their last two games and are now tied for first-place in the A.L. West with Houston. Kansas City is dead last in the A.L. Central and have averaged only three rusn a game while batting .205 -- only Toronto's .190 is worse. The Royals halted a three-game skid on Thursday beating Oakland, 3-1. The bullpen was once the driving force for Kansas City success, but it's posted a 7.81 ERA through nine games so far. The Angels have been crushing the ball this season and have four regulars batting .316 or higher and three players with an on-base percentage over .405.

St. Louis (3-6) at New York Yankees (5-4)
Scheduled rotation: Wacha vs. Tanaka (-145), Martinez vs. Sabathia, Wainwright vs. Pineda


The Cardinals are sitting dead last in the NL Central with Pittsburgh and their bullpen is dead last in baseball with a 7.86 ERA and are the only team in baseball without a save. The Yankees come with their top three starters and will miss the Cardinals best starter so far, Mike Leake (0.60). Michael Wacha was impressive in his first start allowing one run over six innings in a Saturday win over Cincinnati. The Yankees started 1-4, but have won four straight and are now 3-0 at home.

They've also gone 'over' the total in five of their last six games. The starter to pick on in this series is Adam Wainwright on Sunday who has lost both of his starts allowing seven runs in nine innings of work.
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Greinke-Kershaw duel highlights Diamondbacks-Dodgers opener
April 14, 2017


LOS ANGELES -- Good friends and former teammates square off Friday when the Arizona Diamondbacks open a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Former Dodger right-hander Zack Greinke (1-0, 2.31 ERA) will face Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw (1-1, 3.46 ERA) for the first time in the opening game at Dodger Stadium. Greinke pitched three seasons for the Dodgers before bolting to the Diamondbacks as a free agent last year.

Greinke has started the season well. In his last start, he limited the Cleveland Indians to a run on five hits, with six strikeouts and no walks, in 6 2/3 innings of an 11-2 romp last Saturday.

Greinke is 3-2 with a 3.80 ERA in seven career starts vs. the Dodgers. Last season, Greinke was 1-2 with a 5.33 ERA against the Dodgers. Los Angeles tagged him for six home runs in 17 2/3 innings, five of those occurring in a 10-2 win by the Dodgers last September.

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager gave Greinke fits last season, going 5-for-8 with two home runs and four RBIs.

Greinke, obviously, will be intent on avoiding such a disaster. He also believes he needs to deliver a solid performance to beat Kershaw.

"He's so competitive that if I started taking it lightly, it would be a bad game plan," Greinke told MLB.com. "He has a great mindset. A great work ethic. He does everything as perfect as you'd want a pitcher to do."

Kershaw (1-1, 3.46) will attempt to regroup after being dealt a loss in his last start. Kershaw allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings in a 4-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Kershaw struck out six and did not issue a walk, but he served up back-to-back home runs for the first time in his career, to Mark Reynolds and Gerardo Parra.

Kershaw is 12-8 with a 2.75 ERA in 24 starts against the Diamondbacks. He has limited Arizona to a .228 batting average. However, center fielder A.J. Pollock has experienced some success against the left-hander, batting .292 with a pair of RBIs in 24 at-bats.

Kershaw isn't looking forward to the confrontation with Greinke.

"I'll just try and block it out," Kershaw told MLB.com. "It's not fun to pitch to people you know. I'm not good at separating that. I'm just going to have to focus and really think about it like he's another guy. Then the next day I can talk to him."

The Diamondbacks (7-3) are off to a strong start. They opened with six of seven wins at home before dropping two of three to the San Francisco Giants. Third baseman Jake Lamb has been the club's hottest hitter, batting .342 with two home runs and 10 RBIs. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and right fielder David Peralta also have two homers.

The Dodgers (5-5) were 2-4 on their six-game trip. They capped it with a 4-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. In losing two of three to the Cubs, the Dodgers managed just four runs and stranded 26 runners.

Third baseman Justin Turner leads Los Angeles in batting with a .355 average. Yasiel Puig's three home runs are tops for the club while left fielder Andrew Toles and catcher Yasmani Grandal have gone deep twice.
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Donaldson leaves game after aggravating sore right calf
April 13, 2017


TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson left Thursday's game against Baltimore in the fifth inning after aggravating the sore right calf that caused him to miss Tuesday's home opener.

Donaldson, who started at DH for the second straight game, was injured as he rounded first base on an RBI double off Baltimore's Kevin Gausman. Donaldson hobbled into second base and was immediately replaced by pinch runner Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Donaldson left Sunday's game at Tampa Bay after running out a ground ball and, after Monday's off day, was held out of Tuesday's loss to Milwaukee. He's batting .310 with two homers and four RBIs.

The 2015 AL MVP, Donaldson also dealt with right calf soreness during spring training.

Toronto has lost five straight and is off to a franchise-worst 1-7 start.
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