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New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics Pick & Odds: May 31st 2011

New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics
Pick: Oakland Athletics -125 odds (May 31st 2011)
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5* graded play on the Oakland A’s as they host the New York Yankees set to start at 10:)% PM ET. My proprietary sports handicapping database and simulator shows a high probability that the A’s will win this game. Supporting this graded play is a system that has produced a record of 264-160 and has made a whopping 83.7 units per one unit wagered since 2005. Play on AL home teams that are a struggling hitting team batting <=.265 and now facing against a good starting pitcher sporting an ERA <=4.20 and with a starting pitcher whose WHIP is 1.300 or better on the season. Here is a second system that has produced a 82-35 mark for 70.1% winners since 1997. Play against road teams when the money line is +125 to -125 and is an excellent power team averaging 1.5 or more home runs per game on the season after allowing three runs or less two straight games. Yankees are just 15-20 losing 17.0 units per one unit wagered against the money line with a hot bullpen whose ERA is under 2.00 the last 10 games over the last two seasons; 3-10 losing 12.6 units per one unit wagered against the money line after two or more consecutive wins this season. Oakland is coming off a 5-0 loss to the Yankees Sunday. Note that they are a resilient 21-6 making 16.4 units per one unit wagered against the money line in home games after scoring one run or less over the last three seasons. Oakland sends left-handed starter Brett Anderson to the hill and he is pitching at an elite level. Yankees have struggled big time against left-handed starters posting a .240 batting average with a .321 on-base-percentage, and just 43 extra base hits spanning 537 at-bats. Anderson has posted a 1.83 ERA and a 1.068 WHIP in his last three starts spanning 19 2/3 innings of work. Take Oakland.

MLB Picks: Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners Odds: May 31st 2011

Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners
MLB Pick: Seattle Mariners -133 odds (May 31st 2011)
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The Seattle Mariners come into Tuesday having won 10 of their last 12 games, including a 4-3 win over the Orioles on Monday. A lot of the success for Seattle has to do with their starting pitching, and we feel they have the clear advantage on the mound tonight.

Seattle will start Erik Bedard, who has really came alive after a slow start to the season. Bedard has a 3.48 ERA on the season, but is 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA in his last three starts. Seattle is 4-1 in his last 5 starts overall.

The Orioles will send Jeremy Guthrie to the mound, who is just 2-6 on the season. While Guthrie has a solid 3.63 ERA on the year, he is just 1-3 with a 4.18 ERA on the road.

Seattle is 13-5 after having won 4 or 5 of their last 6 games this season, 18-8 after a game where the bullpen gave up no runs this season, 9-1 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter, and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record. BET SEATTLE!

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat Pick & Odds: May 31st 2011

MAVERICKS VS. HEAT PICK ODDSDallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat
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Betting Trends:
Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Heat are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite of 0.5-4.5.
Heat are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 Tuesday games.
Heat are 10-22 ATS in their last 32 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.
Mavericks are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.
Mavericks are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 playoff games as an underdog.
Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games.

Over/Under Betting Trends:
Over is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 overall.
Over is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 playoff games as an underdog of 0.5-4.5.
Over is 12-5-1 in Mavericks last 18 games following a ATS loss.
Over is 9-4 in Mavericks last 13 games as an underdog.
Over is 6-0 in Heat last 6 games as a home favorite.
Over is 5-0 in Heat last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Over is 6-0 in Heat last 6 home games.
Over is 7-0 in Heat last 7 playoff games as a favorite.
Over is 7-0 in Heat last 7 games as a favorite.

Head-To-Head Betting Trends:
Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Mavericks are 9-1-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Miami.
Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Miami.
Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Underdog is 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Road team is 19-7-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings.

MLB Picks: Bet The Blue Jays, Reds And Cardinals: May 30th 2011

MLB Picks: May 30th 2011
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Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -112
I believe there is a ton of value on the Blue Jays at home against the Cleveland Indians. Toronto comes into the game on a three game winning streak, while the Indians have won just one of their last five. The Blue Jays offense has scored 26 runs over the three game stretch, and should have no trouble keeping it going. Cleveland’s starter Fausto Carmona is just 3-5 with a 4.73 ERA this season, but has really struggled of late and on the road. He is 1-3 in five starts on the road and is 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA over his last three starts. The Blue Jays counter with Jo-Jo Reyes, who hasn’t been great, but with the way the offense is rolling he should be able to come in and grab his first win of the season. The oddsmakers have the Blue Jays favored for a reason. Reyes will be making his first career start against the Indians, which should give him a slight advantage early. The Blue Jays are 19-11 against the money line in night games this season, 19-7 in their last 26 during game 1 of a series, 7-2 in their last 9 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game, and 7-1 in their last 8 vs. American League Central.BET TORONTO! -Steve Janus

Pick: Cincinnati Reds -122
The Reds are one of the best hitting teams against left handed starters this year. In 9 games against lefties they’ve averaged 6.6 runs per game and hit .296 as a team. They are also one of the strongest home teams in baseball, posting a 15-11 record so far this season. Today they are paired with the Milwaukee Brewers who, despite their recent success, are one of the worst road teams in the Majors at just 8-17. The Brewers score over a run less per game on the road and hit over 30 points worse per game away from Miller Park. The smart money is on the Reds at Great American Ballpark on Monday. -Jack Jones

Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -139
The Giants, which have lost 5 of their last 6, find themselves at a disadvantage this afternoon with Bumgarner on the hill against the red hot Red Birds – winners of 10 of their last 13. San Francisco is just 2-8 in Bumgarner’s starts this season, only providing him an average of 2.37 runs of support. He can’t expect much run support here with McClellan dealing for St. Louis. He’s 5-1 (8-1 on the money line) with an ERA of 3.12 in 9 starts this season. The Cards are a perfect 4-0 in his 4 home starts. The converted reliever has pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings of relief against the Giants in six appearances. The Giants have lost 4 of their last 5 in St. Louis and I expect their struggles to continue tonight. Get more expert MLB picks from our professional sports handicappers at Touthouse.com

MLB Predictions for May 29th 2011: Two MLB Underdogs To Consider Betting

MLB Predictions: May 29th 2011
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Prediction: Florida Marlins +117
The Dodgers are 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The Marlins are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 13-4 in their last 17 road games vs. a left-handed starter. Florida has also won 7 of its last 10 against the Dodgers. The Marlins are 9-0 in Nolasco’s last 9 road starts vs. NL teams scoring 4.3 or less runs/game on the season. Florida is also 10-2 vs. an NL starting pitcher with an ERA of 3.50 or better this season. Take the Marlins on the money line.

Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies +106
Good price on a great team here with the relatively unknown Vance Worley starting for the Phillies against the Mets. Worley has been strong in 3 starts for Philly. He’s 2-0 with a 2.12 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Worley is opposed by Mets’ lefty starter Jon Niese. Niese has a 3.41 ERA at home this season, but he’s just 2-2 and his high WHIP of 1.45 leads me to believe that ERA has nowhere to go but up (more baserunners equal more runs in the long haul). He’s also managed just one win in 5 career starts against Philadelphia. The Phillies have dominated this series in recent years, holding a 27-17 edge over the last 3 seasons, including a 6-2 record versus the Mets this year. I also note that the Phillies have posted a 13-3 record against left handed starters so far this season. -Jack Jones (Touthouse.com)

MLB Picks: Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves: May 28th 2011

Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves
MLB Pick: Atlanta Braves -146 (May 28th 2011

Cincy may have won Friday, but that was just its 2nd victory in its last 10 games. Expect the Braves to bounce back strong in Game 2 behind Lowe. The Braves are 4-0 in Lowe’s last 4 home starts, 5-0 in his last 5 starts when working on 5 days’ rest and 8-1 in his last 9 starts versus the National League Central division. The Reds, meanwhile, are 1-4 in Arroyo’s last 5 starts, 1-4 in his last 5 starts versus the National League East and 1-5 in his last 6 road starts versus a team with a winning record. In addition, Atlanta is a tremendous 47-18 in its last 65 games as a home favorite of -125 to -175. The Braves are winning these contests by an average score of 5.1 to 3.0. Bet the Braves. Last night, the Brewers blew a 3-0 lead late against the Giants to cost a profitable day on the diamond. That’s the kind of week it’s been, but Jimmy will continue to make the type of plays that have made him one of the winningest handicappers in the industry. Saturday, he has your bookie’s number with his MLB *Early Blowout*, MLB *Mound Mismatch* and MLB Dog of the Day! This 3-pack is guaranteed to profit or you play FREE Sunday! -Jimmy Boyd (Touthouse.com)

MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets Odds & Pick: May 25th 2011

Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets
MLB Pick: New York Mets -106 odds – May 25th 2011
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New York enters this contest off a brutal 11-1 beating at Chicago. Mets manager Terry Collins surely wasn’t happy about that performance and you can bet your last dollar that Collins will have his troops well prepared for this contest.

Grabbing the pill for the “Metcicles” will be young right-hander Dillon Gee. After a brief run in the bullpen, Gee has looked outstanding in his last three starts against Washington, Houston and Los Angeles allowing just six earned runs and 14 hits in 18.0 innings of work. That shakes down to a 1-0 record and a noteworthy 3.00 ERA! In his last performance against the Nationals, Dillon took a “no-no” through 5.2 frames and looked strong.

Getting the call for my beloved Cubbies will be young righty Casey Coleman. In his last trip to the hill at Florida, Coleman pitched a gem allowing no earned runs and four hits in 5.2 innings. Chicago smoked Florida 5-1 that day. Unfortunately, Casey’s efforts inside Wrigley Field haven’t been that great. With 13.0 home innings in the bank, No. 27 has been slammed for 14 earned runs and 19 hits. That’s bad enough for an 0-2 record and a miserable 9.69 ERA! Control has been an issue in the Windy City too. Coleman has walked 11 batters at home compared to just 10 strikeouts.

On a technical note, the Cubs have been one of the worst coming off a straight up win dropping 50 of their last 74 games. Also, at home against right-handers, Chicago has lost 25 of its last 35 overall.

The Cubbies have trouble stringing wins together and the Mets are hungry for a victory after last night’s embarrassment. Take New York with Gee. Thank you and best of luck, Tom Stryker.

MLB Baseball Predictions for May 24th 2011: Take Advantage Of The Astros As An Underdog

MLB Baseball Prediction: May 24th 2011
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Pick: Houston Astros +117
Getting the Houston Astros as a home underdog is an absolute gift from odds makers Tuesday. The Los Angeles Dodgers are only 21-28 on the season and should not be favored on the road tonight. This is a team that is only hitting .249 and scoring 3.4 runs/game on the season. Houston has hit well at home, batting .276 and scoring 4.4 runs/game at Minute Maid Park. Astros’ starter J.A. Happ is 2-2 with a 3.16 ERA and 1.247 WHIP in four home starts, while Dodgers’ starter Chad Billingsley is 1-2 with a 5.60 ERA and 1.683 WHIP in five road starts. Happ gave up just 1 earned run in 5 innings in his lone career starts versus Los Angeles which came last season. Houston is 12-2 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in home games vs. NL teams scoring 3.8 or less runs/game on the season over the last 2 seasons. Billingsley is 15-20 (-15.5 Units) against the money line as a favorite of -125 to -175 over the last 2 seasons. Take the Astros on the Money Line. -Black Widow

Pick: San Francisco Giants -129
The Giants are showing good value at home as a pretty small favorite. San Francisco is 13-5 at home in 2011, and come in playing their best baseball of the season. They have won 5 straight overall and 14 of their last 18. The Giants send one of their top pitchers in Matt Cain to the mound, who is 3-2 with a 3.28 ERA and 1-0 with a 2.91 ERA and 1.015 WHIP at home. Florida counters with Ricky Nolasco, who is 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA and 2-0 with a 4.50 era on the road. While both starters appear to be solid, the Giants are 7-2 in games that Cain starts, while the Marlins are just 5-4 in games that Nolasco starts. This game is also backed by two powerful trends. Cain is 13-2 against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -150 over the last 3 seasons, and the Giants are 11-1 against the money line in home games after a win this season. Bet the Giants -129! -Steve Janus

Pick: Los Angeles Angels -1.5 +118
The Los Angeles Angels send their best starter to the mound tonight in Dan Haren who has been lights out all season. Haren is 4-2 with a 1.84 ERA and 0.846 WHIP in 10 starts this season. He also has 66 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings while allowing only 3 home runs all year. Haren is 2-0 with a 2.67 ERA and 0.963 WHIP in four career starts against Oakland. He allowed just one unearned run and 5 base runners in 7 innings of a 1-2 loss to the A’s in his lone start against them this season. Oakland has plated 10 runs while batting .200 during its 6-game losing streak. Haren hopes the Angels lineup can take advantage of facing minor league call-up Guillermo Moscoso, who will make his first major league start for the visiting Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Moscoso is went 3-2 with a 4.02 ERA in eight games – seven starts – for Triple-A Sacramento. In his final outing for the River Cats last Tuesday against Nashville, Moscoso was tagged for five runs, six hits and three walks in three innings. Oakland is 1-13 in road games vs. an AL starting pitcher whose WHIP is 1.100 or better over the last 3 seasons. They are losing in this spot by an average of 1.9 to 5.6. Bet the Angels on the Run Line Tuesday. -Jack Jones

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick & Odds: May 23rd 2011

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Pick: New York Yankees -170 odds (May 23rd 2011)
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At 7:05 pm, our complimentary selection is on the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays. The first inter-league series of the season is over and while the Yankees dominated the Mets over the three games, missing a sweep by just a run or two in the first game, the Blue Jays struggled with the lowly Astros, losing two of three in their series. Now the Jays have to face a much more potent Yankee team, but at least this is a team they are well familiar with. But for game one, instead of sending one of their tried-and-true starters to the mound the Jays begin this series with reliever Carlos Villanueva who will get his first start since 2009 when he was over in the National League with the Brewers. The Jays obviously feel that Villanueva has earned this start off the strength of his bullpen work thus far in 2011 but it will be a tall order against the Bronx Bombers. The Yanks will send righthander Bartolo Colon to the mound for his first start since his best outing of the season last time out against the Orioles when Colon limited Baltimore to just three hits over eight innings. Take the Yankees. As always, good luck…Al McMordie.

Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Pick & Odds: May 23rd 2011

Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians
Pick: Cleveland Indians +104 odds (May 23rd 2011)
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Doc’s Sports COMP Pick: Monday May 23rd 2011: Take #962 Cleveland over Boston (7:05pm est): Talk about not getting respect. Cleveland has been the talk of the young baseball season thus far with the league’s best record. They come in off a sweep versus a top National League team and have been almost unbeatable at home, winning 24 of their last 28 homes games now going back to last year. And through all this the Indians are still home underdogs in this one tonight.

The Red Sox are playing much better of late but keep in mind this is a team that doesn’t play real well on the road. This hot stretch of baseball may have just as much to do with the fact that Boston has been at home throughout much of it. In fact before their sweep in New York last weekend, the Red Sox started the season just 6-11 at home so far this season.

Cleveland comes in with the best record in baseball. This red hot stretch goes way back to last year as the Indians are now 36-17 their last 53 regular season games overall. Lots of reasons for this play tonight including the fact the Indians have won 22 of their last 30 against right-hand starters, 20 of their last 27 series opening games and 22 of their last 26 home games against teams with a losing road record.

Those points are all good ones but the main reason for this play lies with Indians starter Justin Masterson who has taken his game up another level or two so far this season on the mound. Masterson was good last season showing some signs of breaking out into the next level and he has done just that so far this year. Incredibly Masterson has nine quality starts in just ten overall starts to this season. He has allowed only one home run the entire year in 60 innings of work as the Indians have won eight of his last eleven starts overall and four of his last five at home. The extra bonus in this one is the fact Masterson should be fired up to go against his former team, the Boston Red Sox in this one.

It’s all about getting good prices when betting MLB and when you are getting the best team in baseball, who have been almost unbeatable at home this year, with one of the most steady and consistent starters in the game on the hill and all of that at a plus price, well that is almost too good to be true. Take the Indians here in this one.