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MLB Lines and Baseball Betting Odds for May 19th 2010

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MLB Baseball Betting Odds: May 19th 2010
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
4:05 PM 901 NY METS, P: R DICKEY- R +1½-170 o9-105 +127
902 WAS NATIONALS, P: L HERNANDEZ-R -1½+150 u9-115 -147

4:05 PM 903 MIL BREWERS, P: R WOLF -L -1½EV o9-120 -156
904 PIT PIRATES, P: B BURRES-L +1½-120 u9EV +136

4:05 PM 905 CHI CUBS, P: GORZELANNY-L +1½-165 o9½-105 +125
906 PHI PHILLIES, P: J MOYER-L -1½+145 u9½-115 -145

4:10 PM 907 CIN REDS, P: A HARANG -R +1½-180 o8½-120 +117
908 ATL BRAVES, P: K KAWAKAMI-R -1½+160 u8½EV -137

5:05 PM 909 COL ROCKIES, P: G SMITH -L -1½+145 o9-115 -115
910 HOU ASTROS, P: F PAULINO -R +1½-165 u9-105 -105

5:15 PM 911 FLA MARLINS, P: A SANCHEZ -R +1½-140 o8-105 +160
912 STL CARDINALS, P: J GARCIA -L -1½+120 u8-115 -180

6:40 PM 913 SFO GIANTS, P: WELLEMEYER-R +1½-160 o9½-115 +135
914 ARI D’BACKS, P: I KENNEDY-R -1½+140 u9½-105 -155

7:10 PM 915 SDG PADRES, P: J GARLAND -R +1½-210 o8-115 EV
916 LA DODGERS, P: R ORTIZ -R -1½+180 u8-105 -120

AMERICAN LEAGUE
4:05 PM 917 TAM RAYS, P: W DAVIS -R +1½-160 o9½+105 +135
918 NY YANKEES, P: A BURNETT -R -1½+140 u9½-125 -155

4:05 PM 919 KAN ROYALS, P: G MECHE-R +1½-165 o9-125 +120
920 CLE INDIANS, P: MASTERSON-R -1½+145 u9+105 -140

4:10 PM 921 MIN TWINS, P: S BAKER -R +1½-175 o9½-115 +112
922 BOS RED SOX, P: C BUCHHOLZ-R -1½+155 u9½-105 -132

5:05 PM 923 BAL O`S, P: J GUTHRIE-R +1½-145 o9½-105 +145
924 TEX RANGERS, P: R HARDEN-R -1½+125 u9½-115 -165

5:10 PM 925 LA ANGELS, P: J SAUNDERS-L +1½-160 o8½-115 +132
926 CHI W SOX, P: J DANKS-L -1½+140 u8½-105 -152

7:05 PM 927 DET TIGERS, P: VERLANDER-R -1½+135 o7-125 -127
928 OAK A,S, P: D BRADEN -L +1½-155 u7+105 +107

7:10 PM 929 TOR B-JAYS, P: B CECIL-L +1½-185 o7-125 +110
930 SEA MARINERS, P: D FISTER-R -1½+165 u7+105 -130

Free MLB Picks & Baseball Betting Predictions for May 18th 2010

Below are free baseball picks and MLB betting predictions for May 18th 2010 from Touthouse.com handicappers. If you are looking for free MLB baseball picks on a daily basis or premium picks from our MLB baseball betting experts visit Touthouse.com each day.

Free MLB Pick: Royals vs. Orioles Under 7.5 (Rob Vinciletti)
On Tuesday the Free play is on the Under in the Kansas City at Baltimore game. Rotation numbers 975/76 at 7:05 eastern. Both of these teams are anemic offensively. Tonight they both have quality starters going. The Royals have their ace Z.Greinke on the hill tonight. Greinke has been good in his last 2 starts vs the Orioles allowing just 2 runs in 13 innings. In his last 5 starts vs Baltimore he has gone under in 4 of them. In his 4 road starts this season 3 of them have played under. Baltimore counters with veteran righty K.Millwood. In his 7 starts this season Millwood has gone under 6 times. Even more impressive he has allowed just 3 runs in his last 20 innings when pitching vs KC.. Both teams have have trouble scoring in night games this year. The Orioles are averaging 3.1 runs per game and KC is averaging 3.3 runs per game. With 2 good pitchers and 2 teams that struggle to score look for another low scoring affair tonight. On Tuesday I have the Double system NBA Playoff Game of the month. We cashed big with the Lakers ion Monday and have this one pegged. In MLB Action we are tearing it up with another big Diamond cutter winner On Monday. Tonight I have a Road Warrior system silencer play with a nice pitching edge. Jump on and cash big on Tuesday. for the free play take the under in the Royals at Orioles game. RV

MLB Lines & Baseball Betting Odds for May 18th 2010

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MLB Baseball Betting Odds: May 18th 2010
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
9:35 AM 951 MIL BREWERS, P: M PARRA-L +1½-180 o9½-115 +112
952 CIN REDS, P: H BAILEY-R -1½+160 u9½-105 -132

10:10 AM 953 ARI D’BACKS, P: B BUCKNER-R +1½-130 o8½-115 +170
954 FLA MARLINS, P: J JOHNSON -R -1½+110 u8½-105 -200

4:05 PM 955 PIT PIRATES, P: Z DUKE -L +1½+135 o8½-120 +290
956 PHI PHILLIES, P: R HALLADAY-R -1½-155 u8½EV -350

4:10 PM 957 NY METS, P: JO SANTANA-L -1½+145 o8-105 -120
958 ATL BRAVES, P: K MEDLEN-R +1½-165 u8-115 EV

5:05 PM 959 COL ROCKIES, P: J CHACIN -R – - -105
960 CHI CUBS, P: C SILVA -R – - -115

5:15 PM 961 WAS NATIONALS, P: J LANNAN -L +1½EV o8-115 +225
962 STL CARDINALS, P: CARPENTER -R -1½-120 u8-105 -265

7:05 PM 963 SFO GIANTS, P: J SANCHEZ-L +1½-215 o6-105 -105
964 SDG PADRES, P: M LATOS-R -1½+185 u6-115 -115

7:10 PM 965 HOU ASTROS, P: B NORRIS-R +1½-120 o7½EV +185
966 LA DODGERS, P: H KURODA-R -1½EV u7½-120 -215

AMERICAN LEAGUE
9:35 AM 967 MIN TWINS, P: C PAVANO-R +1½-205 o8-115 EV
968 TOR B-JAYS, P: S MARCUM -R -1½+175 u8-105 -120

10:10 AM 971 CLE INDIANS, P: D HUFF-L +1½EV o8½-115 +210
972 TAM RAYS, P: D PRICE-L -1½-120 u8½-105 -250

4:05 PM 973 BOS RED SOX, P: J BECKETT -R +1½-125 o9-105 +170
974 NY YANKEES, P: C SABATHIA-L -1½+105 u9-115 -200

4:05 PM 975 KAN ROYALS, P: Z GREINKE -R +1½-230 o7½EV -110
976 BAL O`S, P: K MILLWOOD-R -1½+190 u7½-120 -110

5:05 PM 977 LA ANGELS, P: JER WEAVER-R +1½-185 o8-120 +109
978 TEX RANGERS, P: C WILSON-L -1½+165 u8EV -129

7:05 PM 979 SEA MARINERS, P: F HERNANDEZ-R -1½+135 o7-115 -131
980 OAK A`S, P: B SHEETS -R +1½-155 u7-105 +111

MLB Predictions: Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds: May 18th 2010

Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles
Free Prediction: Kansas City Royals -110 odds
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The Royals win the opener of this series last night to make it four wins in the last five games and that momentum is big as they looking to carry this run forward with their ace on the hill. That win snapped a five-game road losing streak where Kansas City sits at 8-13 on the season. That is not the ideal record to be backing here but Baltimore is not much better at home as it is also five games under .500 with a 7-12 record. Last night was the third straight loss for the Orioles where they have scored a total of six runs and I don’t see that improving here. Despite another solid start to the season, Zack Greinke got his first win of the year in his last outing which was another quality performance, his fifth straight and six in eight trips to the mound this season. He has a 2.73 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season, the former being 11th best in the league. Run support has been the reason for the lack of wins but Kansas City is hitting the ball well once again and more importantly, scoring runs. Greinke’s overall numbers against the Orioles are not good but that came early on as last season he posted a 2.08 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in two starts against Baltimore. Kevin Millwood counters for the Orioles and he too has been solid but is not getting wins due to a lack of run support. The difference here is that Baltimore as mentioned is not scoring runs so there is no reason to think it turns around tonight. Millwood is coming off a rough outing against the Mariners and even though Baltimore pulled out the win, he remains winless at 0-4 on the season. The Royals are 6-2 in Greinke’s last eight road starts against a team with a losing record while the Orioles are 17-35 in their last 52 games against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. Also, Baltimore is just 13-38 in its last 51 games following a loss. 3* Kansas City Royals

NHL Playoffs: Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers Odds & Pick: May 18th 2010

NHL Playoffs: Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Free Pick: Montreal Canadiens
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In Game 1 of its Round 2 series vs. the Penguins, Montreal lost 6-3; it bounced back with a concerted effort on both ends of the ice and won 3-1 in Game 2; I believe this contest will follow suit.

I have to admit, I was surprised how flat the Canadiens came out and played in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

After shutting down the offensively minded President Cup trophy winners in Round 1, and the defending Stanley Cup Champs in Round 2, the physical Flyers pounded the Habs into submission on Sunday.

No doubt Philadelphia poses a different challenge for this team; simply put, its much bigger.

Montreal has shown incredible heart and hustle to get to this point, but must make changes to its game plan in Game 2 to create traffic in front of Philadelphia’s net.

On the other side of the ice: Backup and now starter Michael Leighton has played great to this point; however I expect a letdown against a determined Canadiens team.

To say Philadelphia has been “over-achieving” would be an understatement; never mind the injury to Brian Boucher, this team is still missing Jeff Carter and Ian Laperriere.

Bottom line: In my opinion the most important thing that the Habs have done to make it as far as they have, more than all of their blocked shots, or the stellar goaltending they’ve received, or anything else they’ve done to get to this point, has been their ability to make key/necessary and sometimes subtle adjustments on both the offensive and defensive ends of the ice; a testament to Jacques Martin’s coaching.

Jaroslav Halak has consistently played at his best after a sub par effort all season; I believe this will be the case once again.

Montreal is 5-1 (+9 units) when trailing in a playoff series while Philadelphia is 3-4 (-2 units) after shutting out its opponent in its previous game; when taking all of the above into account, the CANADIENS offer great value in this situation.

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Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Betting Line & Pick: May 18th 2010

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Free Pick: New York Yankees -180 betting line
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At 7:05 pm, our complimentary selection is on the New York Yankees over Boston. C.C. Sabathia will get the start for the Pinstripes tonight, and he’s been virtually unhittable in the Bronx this year. In 2 starts, the big lefty has given up just 2 walks and 9 hits in 14 innings, and also just 2 runs, for a 1.29 ERA and an incredible 0.78 WHIP. In stark contrast are Josh Beckett’s numbers: 7.46 ERA, 1.65 WHIP in seven starts. Beckett’s last start — also vs. the Yankees — wasn’t pretty, as he gave up nine earned runs in a 10-3 loss. Beckett lasted just 5 1-3 innings in that game, and he was also ineffective vs. New York to open the season (though Boston survived to win that game 9-7). Still, Beckett surrendered 5 runs in just 4 2-3 inning in that game, and if you go back to last season, he gave up 8 runs in 8 innings in an 8-4 loss on August 23. To say that the Bronx Bombers have had Beckett’s number of late would be an understatement. The Yankees are a super 77-28 at home over the last two years, including 36-9 when priced from -175 to -250. Lay the wood with the Yankees. Good luck, as always…Al McMordie.

MLB Odds: New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Pick: May 18th 2010

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves
Free Pick: Under 8 -110 odds
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Johan Santana has had some odd games with the Atlanta Braves as he is just 1-5 in eight career starts against them. But he owns a 2.21 ERA in those games as seven of the eight have gone Under the total. Santana went just 1-2, but he had a 1.33 ERA in three starts against Atlanta last season. The lefty has good numbers against Omar Infante (3-27), Nate McLouth (2-13), Melky Cabrera (2-10), Eric Hinske (0-5), and David Ross (0-3). Atlanta, as a team, is hitting just .230 against lefties this season scoring just 3.7 runs per game. Atlanta’s offense has been hideously inconsistent, especially against the rest of their division. They are hitting .210 against the N.L. East going Under in 10 of their 13 games against them.

New York’s Kris Medlen’s first start went tremendously well outside of the fact that he didn’t go long enough to get the victory. The righty gave up one run and nine hits in 4.3 innings of work against Philadelphia. In four career relief appearances against the Mets, Medlen has worked 6.3 scoreless innings surrendering just six hits. Luis Castillo (0-3), David Wright (0-2), Fernando Tatis (0-1), Jose Reyes (0-1), and Angel Pagan (0-1) are all hitless against Medlen. The Mets are hitting .221 on the road while scoring just 3.9 runs per game. All four of the games between these two teams have gone Under the total so far this season, and we expect more of the same here so we’ll recommend a play on the Under in this spot.

Free Baseball Picks and MLB Betting Predictions for May 17th 2010

Below are free baseball picks and MLB betting predictions for May 17th 2010 from Touthouse.com handicappers. If you are looking for free MLB baseball picks on a daily basis or premium picks from our MLB baseball betting experts visit Touthouse.com each day.

Free MLB Pick: Baltimore Orioles -130 (Bill Young)
Bradley Bergesen has been one bright spot on a struggling Orioles’ team. Bergesen has a winning record this season and he is 3-0 with a 2.33 ERA and 1.138 WHIP in his last 3 starts. Plus, it’s not like he has faced weak competition, beating the likes of the Red Sox and Twins in the process. Royals’ started Kyle Davis has imploded of late, going 0-1 with a 7.80 ERA and 1.800 WHIP in his last 3 starts. In his career, Davies is 1-1 with a 7.94 ERA vs. Baltimore. Bergesen dominated the Royals in his only start against them last year, allowing 1 earned run in 7 innings for a 7-3 Baltimore victory. Bergesen is 8-0 (+8.0 Units) against the money line when the money line is -100 to -150 over the last 2 seasons. The Royals are 4-13 (-9.2 Units) against the money line when the money line is +125 to -125 this season. Bergesen is 9-1 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons. He is the one starter that is giving Baltimore a great chance to win every time he takes the ball. Take the Orioles on the Money Line.

Free MLB Pick: Oakland Athletics -154 (Jeff Alexander)
With the Mariners being just 5-16 in their last 21 overall and 1-5 in their last 6 games in Oakland, it gives the A’s an excellent opportunity to get off their snide tonight. The Mariners are the lowest scoring team in baseball and with only 1 run crossing the plate yesterday, we can note that they are 0-7 in their last 7 games after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. They are also a pathetic 5-23 in their last 28 games as a road underdog of +110 to +150. The Athletics are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a home favorite and 8-2 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. Bet the A’s.

MLB Picks: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies Odds: May 17th 2010

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Free Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates +195 odds
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This may look like a mismatch on paper but there is a lot of value on the Pirates in my opinion. Pittsburgh nearly pulled off the sweep in Chicago over the weekend as it took two of three from the Cubs with a late inning loss on Sunday being the only setback. It was just the second road series win of the season for the Pirates who are a solid 5-4 in their last nine road games after starting the season 2-8 away from home. The Phillies have been playing excellent baseball as they are 9-2 in their last 11 games. This is why we are seeing suck ax big line but I think it is unjustified as the starting pitching does not warrant this sort of number. I am mainly referring to Kyle Kendrick who should not be a 2-1 favorite over any team. He has been extremely inconsistent this season as he has allowed no runs in two of his starts but has allowed four or more runs in his five other outings. He had an encouraging season a year ago although it was limited to just two starts and seven relief appearances and that definitely has not carried over. It has already been a tale of two seasons for Charlie Morton who was on the brink of losing his spot in the rotation. He was horrible in his first four starts as posted a dreadful 16.20 ERA in those games but he has rebounded with three straight quality starts. He is full of confidence now and in his lone start against the Phillies last season, he had a quality performance in a 3-2 Pirates win. Play on National League teams that are averaging 3.8 rpg or fewer and coming off a loss by two runs or less but going up against a starting pitcher whose ERA is 5.70 or worse. This situation is 42-20 (67.7 percent) since 1997. 3* Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Betting Lines: Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick: May 17th 2010

Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles
Free MLB Pick: Under 9 -110 betting line
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Baltimore and Kansas City start a brief two-game set on Monday night. The Orioles send Brad Bergesen to the hill who has improved a bunch since returning from AAA. The righty has won three straight starts against the Red Sox, Twins, and Mariners. Bergesen has given up five runs over his last 19.3 innings of work. He defeated the Royals last season in Baltimore giving up one run and seven hits in seven innings pitched. Yuniesky Betancourt (1-6), Billy Butler (1-4), Mitch Maier (1-4), Alberto Callaspo (0-3) and Scott Podsednik (0-2) all have struggled against Bergesen. The Royals offense has struggled on the road scoring just 4.2 runs per game. At night, the Royals offense hasn’t done much as they average just 3.3 runs per game.

Kansas City’s Kyle Davies may be rounding into form. Davies sandwiched two good starts in between a shellacking in Texas. Last time out he gave up two runs and six hits in five innings to Cleveland. Davies also threw six good innings against the Rays in Tampa on May 1st. The righty lost a 3-2 game against the Orioles last season giving up three runs and six hits in seven innings of work. Cesar Izturis (2-8), Garrett Atkins (2-8), Ty Wigginton (0-3) and Luke Scott (0-2) have poor numbers against Davies. With two improving pitchers facing a pair of struggling lineups, we expect a low-scoring game and recommend a play on the Under in this spot.