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5 MLB Baseball Betting Picks Worth Taking A Look At For Saturday June 26th 2010

Below are MLB baseball betting picks for June 26th 2010 from handicappers. If you are looking for free MLB baseball predictions on a daily basis or premium picks from our MLB baseball betting experts visit each day.

Pick: Boston Red Sox -149 (Black Widow)
Good bounce-back spot here for the Red Sox who have a big edge on the mound with Clay Buchholz. Buchholz is 10-4 with a 2.47 ERA and 1.242 WHIP this season, and on the road he’s 5-1 with a 1.74 ERA and 1.113 WHIP. This guy has been rock-solid all year for the Red Sox and he has been their most consistent starter. Plus, Boston has been killing left-handed pitching, hitting .286 while scoring 6.1 runs/game against lefty starters. The Red Sox are 10-2 in their last 12 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game. The Red Sox are 59-18 in their last 77 interleague games as a favorite. Boston is 9-1 in Buchholz’s last 10 road starts. Take the Red Sox on the Money Line.

Pick: Florida Marlins -190 (Info Plays)
System Play. We’ll Play Against – All underdogs with a money line of +175 to +250 (SAN DIEGO) – cold hitting team – batting .250 or worse over their last 20 games against opponent with a hot starting pitcher- WHIP <= 1.000 over his last 5 starts. This is a 62-6 ML System hitting 91.2% over the last 5 seasons. Josh Johnson is 5-1 with a 0.61 ERA over his last 8 starts, allowing 4 earned runs in 59 innings pitched. Enough said. Bet the Marlins at home.

Pick: Washington Nationals -113 (Tony George)
Lets take Washington today against the Os. I like Livan Hernandez on the mound for the Nats, under a 3 ERA on the season and Baltimore will have issues with him at the plate. Nats off a loss, and the Os are 1-8 after a win, and I look for the pitching and bullpen here to be the edge for Washington today. Baltimores starter has over a 10 ERA in his last 3 starts. Afternoon game. Play a half unit only on my free plays.

Pick: San Diego Padres vs. Florida Marlins Under 7 (Dave Price)
Johnson has faced the Padres twice in his career, and he is carrying an ERA of just 0.64 in those two starts. He has already faced the Pads once this season, throwing a complete-game 3-hitter. Garland has had a lot of success against the Marlins, carrying a 2.14 career ERA against them in 5 starts. When he faced the Fish earlier this season, he held them to just 1 run on 3 hits in 6 innings of work. With as dominant as both of these pitchers have been in this matchup, I’ll take the Under here.

Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -107 (Jim Feist)
The Yankees are a long way from home, 3,000 miles crossing several time zones, their fifth straight road game. They face a Dodger team hungry for a win, in a pennant race, and their manager is facing their old team. LA veteran righty Hiroki Kuroda has been their best pitcher, with a 3.06 ERA overall and a sizzling 0.95 ERA his last three starts, fanning 23 with 4 walks in 21 innings! Look for a fired up effort from the home team with the defending champs in town. Play the LA Dodgers.

Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox Odds & Pick: June 26th 2010

Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox
Pick: Chicago White Sox -119 odds
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Things are real ugly for the Cubs right now and I look for the White Sox, who have won 10 in a row, to continue their dominance of the North Siders. Silva has been one of the few bright spots for the Cubs, but we can’t expect him to receive much run support when you consider that the Cubs are averaging only 3.7 runs per game on the road this season. Plus, he faces strong opposition in Garcia, who is 4-0 (5-0 on the money line) lifetime against the Cubs with an ERA of 1.25. It is also worth noting that Silva is only 4-11 (5-13 on the money line) in his career against the Sox with an ERA of 5.50. I’ll take the White hot White Sox here.

Detroit Tigers vs. Atlanta Braves Odds & Pick: June 26th 2010

Detroit Tigers vs. Atlanta Braves
Pick: Detroit Tigers +111 odds
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I’ll fade Kenshin Kawakami as the righty continues to struggle for the Atlanta Braves. He is really the one weak link in their rotation, but for whatever reason the Braves have not elected to send him down to the minors yet. Kawakami is WINLESS IN 14 STARTS this year, you heard that right folks. The righty is 0-9 with a 4.78 ERA and 1.460 WHIP this season. No question the wrong team is favored in this one with Kawakami on the bump.

Max Scherzer has been solid of late, going 2-1 with a 3.10 ERA and 1.033 WHIP in his last 3 starts. He has 67 K’s in 73 innings this year, including 24 strikeouts over his last 3 starts totaling 20.1 innings pitched. The Tigers are 43-19 against the money line after scoring 2 runs or less over the last 2 seasons, and after a tough showing last night offensively, I look for Detroit to explode for at least 6 runs in this one. Detroit is 63-29 in their last 92 interleague games, serving as one of the most dominant teams in interleague play over the last few seasons. The Tigers have won 5 of their last 6 meetings with Atlanta. Roll with the Tigers Saturday at a solid price.

Boston Red Sox vs. San Francisco Giants Odds & Pick: June 26th 2010

Boston Red Sox vs. San Francisco Giants
Pick: Boston Red Sox -146 odds
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Pedroia could miss tonight’s contest after fouling a ball off his left foot last night, but I still like the Sox here considering the advantage they have on the hill with Buchholz. Buchholz has quickly established himself as one of the top pitchers in baseball this season, going 10-4 with an ERA of 2.47. He has been incredible on the road, going 5-1 with an ERA of 1.74. Dating back to last season, the Red Sox are 9-1 in Buchholz’s last 10 road starts. It is also worth noting that the Red Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series while the Giants are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series. It looks like the Giants will send Martinez to the hill. The sinkerballer is 0-3 with an 8.15 ERA in five home games (three starts) since winning his major league debut against Milwaukee last April. Even if Pedroia can’t go, I like the Red Sox bats against Martinez a whole lot better than I like the Giants’ bats against Buchholz. Take the Red Sox.

MLB Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick: June 26th 2010

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Pick: Under 8.5 Runs -110 MLB Odds
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David Price takes the mound on Saturday as the Rays host the Diamondbacks. Price is 10-3 with a 2.45 ERA and eight Unders in 14 starts this season. He’s 4-1 with a 1.94 ERA in six starts at home with four of those games going Under the total as well. Price will face the Diamondbacks for the first time in his career. Arizona is struggling a bit offensively right now scoring just 23 runs in their last seven road games. And things don’t look too promising here as they’ll be up against a solid pitcher in Price.

??Ian Kennedy has been a surprise for Arizona. He’s 3-5 with a 3.60 ERA in 15 starts for the Diamondbacks. Kennedy has gone Under in three straight starts giving up just nine runs in his last 19.2 innings pitched. He last faced the Rays as a member of the Yankees back in 2008. Carlos Pena (0-10), Carl Crawford (2-9), Jason Bartlett (1-4), Evan Longoria (1-4), Dioner Navarro (0-1), and Ben Zobrist (0-1) have poor career numbers against Kennedy. Tampa’s Carl Crawford is questionable for this game as he continues to deal with some ailments. If he can’t go, that makes the Rays offense less effective. And since the Rays have scored just 38 runs over their last 11 games, we expect another low-scoring game here and recommend a play on the Under this afternoon.

2010 World Cup Betting Picks: URU vs Korea Odds: June 26th 2010

URU vs. Korea – June 26th 2010
2010 World Cup Pick: Over
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There are many options when wagering on soccer; this play is based off of Pinnacle Sports Book on the “over” 2 total goals scored in this contest at +105:

Uruguay won Group A without conceding a single goal, but could be in trouble against a determined Korea Republic squad.

Coach Oscar Tabarez likes his teams chances; “If you look at what Uruguayan national teams have done at recent World Cups, we can’t be anything but totally satisfied. It was clear over the course of the first phase that we’re tough opponents for anybody.”

On the other side of the pitch: Head coach Huh Jung-moo realizes his team will be in tough on Saturday; “Asian football is on the up, but there’s still a gap between us and the rest of the world, and we need to work harder to close the gap,” he said.

“I think my players will not settle for just reaching the last 16,” he added. “They would like to reach the semi-finals.”

Bottom line: The winner of this game will play either the USA or Ghana in the quarters.

It’s important to note that Korea Republic have scored in each of their games thus far.

Uruguay and Diego Forlan should win this game, but we’ve seen much bigger upsets already in this tournament.

I believe Korea Republic will keep its goal scoring streak alive, and expect Uruguay to keep pace; as a result, you may want to consider a second look at the “over” in this situation.

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MLB Picks: Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds: June 26th 2010

Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles
Pick: Washington Nationals -113 odds
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At 4:05 pm, our complimentary selection is on the Washington Nationals over the Baltimore Orioles. In previous seasons, the “battle of I-95″ would have been a very even affair with perhaps a slight advantage going to the Orioles. This is the first season since the Nationals moved to Washington that you would have to say that the Nats have a distinct advantage in this series, and that’s even without ace Stephen Strasburg getting a start in this weekend’s series. The Orioles could be headed for a season so bad that it is forever remembered in the record books. This afternoon it will be the ‘other’ Washington ace, veteran righthander Livan Hernandez going for the Nationals to try and keep his storybook season going. Through his first 14 starts, Hernandez is 6-4 with a 2.82 ERA. For their part, the Orioles will be calling righthander Brad Bergesen up from AAA Norfolk to get his second chance at one of the worst rotations in baseball. Bergesen had 10 starts between April 9 and June 2, and even by Oriole standards, the 24-year-old was quite putrid, going 3-4 with a 6.75 ERA (with an ERA over 10 runs in his last three of those). He then had a two game stint out of the bullpen (both times against the Mets) before getting shipped down to the Minors. Hernandez has six career starts against the Orioles and in those games he is 3-1 with a solid ERA of 3.69. Take the Nats. As always, good luck…Al McMordie.

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The Arena Football League kicks off its 13th week of AFL betting action on Friday night at the St. Pete Times Forum when the Bossier City Battle Wings duke it out with the Tampa Bay Storm. The Storm enter this game on a five game winning streak, but this is just the team’s second home game since the beginning of May. Bossier City is heading the opposite direction in the standings, as it has lost eight out of its L/9 games after winning the first two to start the season.

Bossier has a major issue right now at the quarterback position. QB Gary Cooper is not expected to play after telling his coaching staff that he had an ailing shoulder in spite of the fact that there were no injuries discussed during the week.. This is terrible news for a team that already lost QB Raymond Philyaw at the outset of the season. Local product QB Jimmy Welker is the only quarterback left on the roster, though WR Randy Hymes did play quite a bit at quarterback during the course of a 56-19 loss at Alabama on May 22nd. Welker hasn’t started a game at quarterback since his senior year in high school. A defense which conceded 79 points in a 29 point loss at Arizona last week is going to have to come up large to keep the Battle Wings in the game.

For the Storm, this five game winning streak hasn’t come against an impressive laundry list of teams, but wins are wins nonetheless. QB Brett Dietz will break the 70 touchdown barrier on the season, as he has 69 scores against 11 picks on the season. Both WRs Tyrone Timmons and Hank Edwards have 22 touchdown receptions apiece. Both could reach the 1,000 yard receiving mark on the season, Timmons enters this game right at 900 yards, while Edwards is at 957. The offense will also get a boost from the addition of veteran OL Lincoln Kennedy, who was an absolute mammoth on the Tampa Bay offensive line two years ago.

Tampa Bay already has a 48-44 win over Bossier City to its credit this season and will be looking for the season sweep with a win on Friday night. The Storm opened up as 17.5 point favorites but have been bet down to -15.5 at the publication of this article.

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3 MLB Baseball Betting Picks To Consider on June 25th 2010

Below are MLB baseball betting picks for June 25th 2010 from handicappers. If you are looking for free MLB baseball predictions on a daily basis or premium picks from our MLB baseball betting experts visit each day.

Pick: Kansas City Royals -140 (Tom Freese)
Kansas City starter Zack Greinke has 1 walk and 23 strikeouts in his last 3 starts. The Royals are 4-0 home their last 4 home games when the Total is 9.0 to 10.5. Kansas City is 5-2 vs. National League Central teams. St Louis starter Jeff Suppan has made 2 starts this year and hasn’t made past the fifth inning in either start. The Cardinals are 2-7 their last 9 road games as underdogs. Suppan is 3-7 when he starts game one of a series. PLAY ON KANSAS CITY (Greinke vs. Suppan)

Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Tampa Bay Rays Under 9 (Jim Feist)
The Tampa Bay offense has gone to sleep of late, part of their recent slide. A pair of above average pitchers are on the hill for this one. Edwin Jackson of the Diamondbacks has found a groove with his new team, with a 3.98 ERA his last three starts. The Rays go with Jeff Niemann (6-1) has bene strong all season and has a 3.00 ERA his last three starts, with 5 walks and 17 Ks in 20 innings. Look for another low scoring tilt in the TropicanaDome. Play the Diamondbacks/Rays Under the total.

Pick: Cincinnati Reds -1.5 +115 (Jimmy Boyd)
Laffey makes his first start of the season for the Tribe tonight, and I expect it to be a rough outing as he hasn’t exactly sparkled in triple-A or in relief work. Plus, he is 0-3 lifetime against the Reds with an ERA of 11.05. Harang has pitched well against the Indians in his career, going 3-2 (6-3 on the money line) with an ERA of just 2.84. In addition, Cincy has owned this series, winning 11 of 15 games the last 3 seasons, including 5 of 6 at home. Cincy has won 4 of the last 5 overall in this matchup with all 4 of those wins coming by 2 or more runs. In addition, Cincy is a perfect 10-0 this season when playing a game with a hot bullpen whose WHIP is under 1.000 the last 5 games, winning in these spots by an average of 2.3 runs. I’ll take the Reds on the run line tonight.

Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds & Pick: June 25th 2010

Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles
Pick: Washington Nationals -110 odds
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The Orioles were winners on Thursday and a rare win it was indeed. Baltimore came into yesterday riding a horrid 7-28 run over its last 35 games and the streak started right after the last time it won consecutive games which was way back on May 13th and 14. Since then, the Orioles are 0-8 following a win and those losses have been by an average of 3.75 rpg so they haven’t even been close. The Nationals meanwhile won their last series at home against the Royals following a six-game losing skid. Ironically, the only loss in that Kansas City series was with Stephen Strasburg on the mound so it easily could have been a sweep. That momentum of the series heads into Friday. Looking at wins and losses and J.D. Martin is not a play on pitcher right now according to the majority but that is why wins and losses do not account for much. The Nationals are 0-4 in his four starts but Martin has put up a 3.55 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in those four games with only one bad outing of the bunch. He is a third of an inning away from having a 75 percent quality start ratio. He goes up against Jacob Arrieta who started his Major League career with two quality starts but he was hit hard in his last outing, allowing six runs, five earned, in just three innings against the Padres. The Nationals are 6-1 in their last seven games as a favorite of -110 to -150 while the Orioles are 3-8 in their last 11 games as a home underdog. Washington also falls into a solid situation. Play against American League underdogs that are averaging 4.2 or fewer rpg and with a bullpen whose WHIP is 1.55 or worse on the season going up against a team with a bullpen whose ERA is 3.75 or better. This situation is 66-23 (74.2 percent) over the last five seasons. The average moneyline in these games is -143 so with a line this low for the Nationals, it presents tremendous value as well. 3* Washington Nationals