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NLCS Game: Phillies facing elimination, Giants look to advance 2010-10-21
Sportsbook.com Phillies vs. Giants Betting Odds: Philadelphia -123, San Francisco +113 Total: 5.5
Coming into the year, Roy Halladay (21-10, 2.44 ERA) had never pitched in a postseason game. Thursday he starts the biggest game of his career as the Phillies try to stave off elimination and send the series back to Philadelphia. Tim Lincecum (16-10, 3.43 ERA) goes for San Francisco in what becomes a rematch of Game 1, a 4-3 Giants victory.
San Francisco tagged Halladay for four runs on eight hits, including two home runs in the series opener. The loss dropped Halladay to 0-3 lifetime against San Francisco. His ERA against the Giants now stands at 6.66 and his WHIP is a hefty 1.48. It was Halladay’s first loss since August 30, breaking up a streak of six consecutive wins. The right-hander pitched well on the road this year, going 10-5 with a 2.57 ERA. With the total posted at just 5.5, it’s interesting to note that only one of Halladay’s last seven starts have gone under the total (five over, one push).
Lincecum comes into the matchup after picking up the win in Game 1, giving up three runs on six hits over seven innings. He allowed two home runs for just the second time this year. With the win, Lincecum is now 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA over his last three starts. Including the postseason, he is 10-7 with a 3.40 ERA at home this year. The Game 1 victory improved his career record against Philadelphia to 3-1. His ERA in those starts in 3.09 with a WHIP of 1.03.
If you are a believer in MLB betting trends there are plenty that favor San Francisco tonight, including:
Play On - Home underdogs with a money line of +100 or higher (SAN FRANCISCO) - cold hitting team - batting .240 or worse over their last 10 games against opponent with a hot starting pitcher- ERA less than 2.50 over his last 3 starts. (112-87 over the last 5 seasons.) (56.3%, +55.3 units. Rating = 3*).
Play On - Home teams (SAN FRANCISCO) - with a starting pitcher whose ERA is 3.70 or better on the season (NL) against opponent with a starting pitcher whose WHIP is 1.050 or better on the season-NL. (172-99 since 1997.) (63.5%, +77.4 units. Rating = 3*).
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MLB: Run line underdog parlay looks promising2010-07-20
If you don’t mind backing a couple of teams buried at the bottom of their respective divisions, there is a promising run line underdog parlay on Monday night’s baseball betting board. According to a 42-8 system from FoxSheets, both the Mariners and Orioles have a good shot at making things interesting at home against teams currently in the playoff hunt. Let’s take a look at the system and how both teams might take advantage. For the latest prices and other key betting info, visit the GAME MATCHUPS page on Sportsbook.com.
Here is the key system under consideration:
• Play On - Home underdogs against a 1.5 run line (BALTIMORE & SEATTLE) - below average AL hitting teams (AVG <=.265) against teams with a good bullpen (ERA <=3.75), in July games. (42-8 over the last 5 seasons.) (84.0%, +31.7 units. Rating=4*). The situation's record this season is: (5-0 +5 units).
As you can see, this powerful angle is already 5-0 in 2010, giving bettors a great opportunity to play either, both, or parlay the two qualifying clubs on Monday night. Here’s a quick preview of both games.
Tampa Bay (55-35) at Baltimore (29-61), 7:05 p.m. EDT
Money Line: Tampa Bay -180
Facing the team with the worst record in the majors might help Tampa Bay bounce back from a losing series against the club with the best. The Rays hope to do so while trying for a fifth straight road win over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.
Tampa Bay (55-36) missed its chance to gain ground on AL East-leading New York by losing two of three to the Yankees over the weekend. Despite being three games behind New York, the Rays have won 11 of 15 overall and hope a visit to Baltimore will help them regain some momentum.
The Rays have won nine of 11 against the Orioles (29-62), including five of six this season. Tampa Bay swept a three-game set at Baltimore from April 12-14.
The Rays hope Wade Davis (6-9, 4.69 ERA) can continue his success against the Orioles while trying to build on his first victory since May 29. Davis, 0-5 with a 6.32 ERA in his previous six starts, allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings of a 5-2 win over Cleveland on July 8.
The right-hander has allowed one run while striking out 13 in 16 innings to win both of his career starts against the Orioles. Davis recorded his only complete game by yielding four hits and striking out 10 in a 3-0 win at Baltimore on Sept. 17.
After being swept at home by Toronto, the Orioles counter with Chris Tillman (1-3, 5.64) as he tries to follow up the best outing of his young career.
In his return from Triple-A Norfolk, Tillman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and outpitched Cliff Lee in his Rangers debut, allowing one unearned run and two hits in 7 1-3 innings of a 6-1 win at Texas on July 10. The 21-year-old Tillman had an 8.40 ERA in his previous four starts this season.
Chicago (50-40) at Seattle (35-56), 10:10 p.m. EDT
Money Line: Chicago -115
Mired in their worst losing stretch in three months, the AL Central-leading White Sox look to avoid a fourth straight defeat Monday night against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Chicago (50-41) is 26-5 since June 9, and had won nine a row before dropping the final three of a four-game series at Minnesota. The White Sox blew a three-run, ninth-inning lead in a 7-6 loss Sunday. Chicago, which has a 1 1/2-game lead over Minnesota and Detroit, has not lost four straight since April 15-18.
Facing Seattle (39-56) could help the White Sox get back on track. Though the Mariners snapped a four-game skid with a 2-1, 10-inning victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, they are 3-12 in July and dropped three one-run games at Chicago from April 23-25.
Seattle is batting .220 and averaging 2.8 runs this month.
Chicago rookie Daniel Hudson (0-0, 11.25 ERA) makes his second start of the season and first ever against Seattle. The Mariners counter with David Pauley (0-1, 1.00), who will face the White Sox for the first time.
MLB: Top MLB Weekend Power Trends 6/4-6/62010-06-04
There’s no interleague action on this weekend’s baseball schedule but that certainly doesn’t mean there isn’t any intriguing matchups to watch for. In fact, in anything, this might be one of the best weekend slates we’ve seen this season. Several compelling matchups are on tap, including a continuing set between the league’s hottest teams, the Braves and Dodgers. Also in the Senior Circuit, the surprising Padres will take the trek cross country to the East coast for a 7-game road trip starting in Philadelphia vs. Roy Halladay. There’s also a great A.L. East series between New York and Toronto, as well as matchups between leaders of that and the Central Division with the co-leaders of the A.L. West. Let’s take a look at those series’ and reveal this weekend’s list of Top StatFox Power Trends to consider.
As mentioned just earlier, the league’s two hottest clubs, the Braves and Dodgers, are getting together for a four-game set out in Los Angeles. Clearly the Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals’ series isn’t the only game in town. After winning the series opener on Thursday night, the Braves have won nine straight games. Since April 30th, they are 24-8. The Dodgers haven’t been a whole lot worse, going just a game worse, at 23-9. Atlanta leads the N.L. East by 3-games over Philadelphia while Los Angeles remains 1-1/2-games back of San Diego in the West. Of course, the Braves are just 13-16 on the road, and should be tested the next three days by L.A.’s 18-9 home mark. Elsewhere in the National League, the two teams closest to the Dodgers and Braves meet, when San Diego visits Philadelphia. The Phillies’ offensive struggles have been well documented, as they have scored just 14 runs, including getting shutout five times, in their current 2-9 swoon. It won’t get much easier vs. the Padres, who are allowing just 3.3 runs per game and a .230 opponent batting average this season.
In the American League, Toronto has a chance to gain ground on the wildcard spot when it hosts the Yankees. The Jays have stayed in the hunt by clubbing home runs at a record pace. They have hit 91 in 55 games, putting them on a season-long pace for 268. By comparison, the Yankees, more well known for the big bats in their lineup, have hit just 61. Still, Toronto trails New York by 3-1/2-games right now and needs a series win to close the gap. In Texas, another intriguing series is set, as the Rays visit. As you’ll see from the powerful trend below, the Rangers may be in a good spot to beat up on Tampa’s incredible pitching staff this weekend. Texas is currently tied atop the West with Oakland, who happens to be hosting the Central-leading Twins over the next three days. Minnesota has lost three straight games for the third time in the last 17 days, mustering just three total runs during the skid in Seattle. The A’s haven’t done anything remarkably well, yet are on a 9-4 surge that has got them back to even in the standings with the Rangers.
Again, this looks to be a very exciting weekend on the diamond, as if this past few days weren’t noteworthy enough. Let’s take a look at a Top StatFox Power Trend from each series that you might want to account for in your wagering.
<b><i>SAN DIEGO at PHILADELPHIA</b></i>
<li>PHILADELPHIA is 77-46 (+28.3 Units) against the money line vs. NL teams allowing 4.3 or less runs/game on the season over the last 3 seasons. The average score was PHILADELPHIA 5.1, OPPONENT 3.9 - (Rating = 1*)
<b><i>CINCINNATI at WASHINGTON</b></i>
<li>WASHINGTON is 14-50 (-29.4 Units) against the money line vs. good power teams - averaging 1.25 or more HR's/game over the last 3 seasons. The average score was WASHINGTON 3.8, OPPONENT 5.7 - (Rating = 2*)
<b><i>SAN FRANCISCO at PITTSBURGH</b></i>
<li>PITTSBURGH is 40-24 UNDER (+13.1 Units) vs. an NL team with an on base percentage .325 or worse over the last 2 seasons. The average score was PITTSBURGH 2.9, OPPONENT 5.3 - (Rating = 1*)
<b><i>FLORIDA at NY METS</b></i>
<li>GONZALEZ is 63-53 (+27.7 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents as the manager of FLORIDA. The average score was FLORIDA 5.2, OPPONENT 4.6 - (Rating = 2*)
<b><i>CHICAGO CUBS at HOUSTON</b></i>
<li>CHICAGO CUBS are 4-17 (-20.7 Units) against the money line vs. NL teams scoring 4.3 or less runs/game on the season this season. The average score was CHICAGO CUBS 2.8, OPPONENT 4.6 - (Rating = 6*)
<b><i>MILWAUKEE at ST LOUIS</b></i>
<li>MILWAUKEE is 26-11 OVER (+14.6 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. The average score was MILWAUKEE 5.4, OPPONENT 5.7 - (Rating = 2*)
<b><i>COLORADO at ARIZONA</b></i>
<li>ARIZONA is 17-3 OVER (+13.9 Units) vs. teams outscoring opp by 0.5 or more runs/game on the season this season. The average score was ARIZONA 5.9, OPPONENT 6.9 - (Rating = 4*)
<b><i>ATLANTA at LA DODGERS</b></i>
<li>LA DODGERS are 37-19 UNDER (+14.8 Units) in June games over the last 3 seasons. The average score was LA DODGERS 3.3, OPPONENT 3.5 - (Rating = 1*)
<b><i>NY YANKEES at TORONTO</b></i>
<li>GASTON is 45-33 (+12.0 Units) against the money line at home when the money line is +125 to -125 as the manager of TORONTO. The average score was TORONTO 4.9, OPPONENT 4.4 - (Rating = 0*)
<b><i>BOSTON at BALTIMORE</b></i>
<li>BOSTON is 3-10 (-11.8 Units) against the money line in road games vs. AL teams scoring 4.2 or less runs/game on the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was BOSTON 4.5, OPPONENT 5.3 - (Rating = 2*)
<b><i>TAMPA BAY at TEXAS</b></i>
<li>TEXAS is 14-3 (+13.9 Units) against the money line vs. AL teams allowing 3.7 or less runs/game on the season over the last 3 seasons. The average score was TEXAS 6.2, OPPONENT 4.4 - (Rating = 3*)
<b><i>CLEVELAND at CHI WHITE SOX</b></i>
<li>CHI WHITE SOX are 30-10 (+16.5 Units) against the money line in home games vs. terrible power teams - averaging 0.75 or less HR's/game over the last 3 seasons. The average score was CHI WHITE SOX 5.5, OPPONENT 3.7 - (Rating = 1*)
<b><i>DETROIT at KANSAS CITY</b></i>
<li>KANSAS CITY is 16-3 OVER (+12.9 Units) vs. a very good bullpen whose ERA is 3.33 or better over the last 2 seasons. The average score was KANSAS CITY 5.9, OPPONENT 6.3 - (Rating = 3*)
<b><i>MINNESOTA at OAKLAND</b></i>
<li>OAKLAND is 16-5 UNDER (+10.1 Units) in home games vs. an AL team with an on base percentage of .345 or better over the last 2 seasons. The average score was OAKLAND 2.8, OPPONENT 4.5 - (Rating = 1*)
<b><i>LA ANGELS at SEATTLE</b></i>
<li>LA ANGELS are 15-5 (+10.1 Units) against the money line vs. an AL team with an on base percentage .320 or worse this season. The average score was LA ANGELS 4.7, OPPONENT 4.0 - (Rating = 1*)
MLB: Thursday Baseball is about Trendy Facts2009-07-31
With a dozen encounters on the Major League Baseball docket, the schedule has several afternoon affairs, which doesn’t leave much time to snoop around and dig up quality facts. Instead we all have to cut to the chase, make decisions, then keep our fingers crossed we made the right ones. Take a gander at today’s most important games on Thursday. Get the latest key info and betting numbers on the LIVE ODDS, BETTING TRENDS, and TEAM STATISTICS pages.
Double Dip at Citi Field
Because Colorado (54-46, +6.8 units) and the New York Mets (48-51, -3.7 units) were rained out last evening, “It’s let’s play two” at Citi Field. The opening game has Johan Santana (11-8, 3-12 ERA) against Jason Hammel (5-5, 4.28), which will be followed by Jonathon Neise (1-0, 4.08) matching pitches with the Rockies Jose De La Rosa (8-7, 4.78). The Mets are in position to make it six straight wins by the end of the day, if they can continue to score runs. The Mets have totaled 29 runs in last four contests, while the normally potent Colorado offense has scored 25 runs in losing four of last six. The Mets are favored in the opener behind Santana, but underdogs in the nightcap. New York has won 20 of 22 against the Rocks at whatever has been home.
Red Sox wasting opportunities
The All-Star break is thought to be a time players can be rejuvenated and prepare for the second half of the season. Unfortunately, Boston (58-42, +1) baseball backers and bettors are waiting impatiently for the Red Sox to return. Since the break, Boston is 4-8, has fallen out of first place in the AL East with a mixture of either poor hitting or poor pitching, depending on the game. Boston will attempt to salvage a series tie with Oakland (43-57, -6.9) this afternoon and are humongous -340 money line favorites at Sportsbook.com, with total Ov9. Among the reasons for Red Sox to be such huge chalk is Jon Lester is 16-1 in home games in the second half of the season over the last three seasons. (Red Sox Record) If you as the sports bettor are looking for the longest of long shots, consider the A’s have averaged 6.9 runs per game in last 10 and are respectable 11-9 as +150 or higher road underdogs.
Cubs try to stay close
The Chicago Cubs (53-46, -2.1) are in hot pursuit of St. Louis for first place it the NL Central and could stay on the Cardinals wing and create distance from third place Houston with a win. After a dismal first half of hitting, the Cubs bats have come alive in the second half, leading the charge for Chicago to win 10 of 13. In those 13 contests, they scored five runs or more 10 times, with Alfonso Soriano and Aramis Ramirez leading the way. The Cubs are -190 home favorites facing Houston retread Russ Ortiz (3-5, 4.75). The Astros (51-50, +1.9) are trying to squeeze whatever they can out of number of elderly starters like Ortiz and they will face a Cubs squad that is 10-0 at Wrigley Field after scoring eight runs or more this season.
Dodgers in the dumps
Los Angeles (62-39, +16) had not lost three games in a row all season and now they have dropped four straight after 3-2 marathon loss. Among the reasons the Dodgers hadn’t lost this many games consecutively, they hadn’t played in St. Louis (56-48, +1) this season. With last night’s 15-inning defeat, the Dodgers are 0-3 in the series and 2-11 at the newer Busch Stadium. Hiroki Kuroda (3-5, 4.57), will try and change the Dodgers luck, however they are only 26-45 after scoring two runs or less three straight games. Cardinals’ pitchers have allowed three runs in the series and Kyle Lohse (4-6, 4.35 ERA) will try to keep L.A. in check, though he’s 1-6 with a 5.44 ERA in his last nine starts. The Redbirds are -110 favorites to complete the four game sweep.