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pm530
09-09-2007, 04:40 AM
Trends and Indexes
Sunday, September 9

Good Luck on day #252 of 2007!

NOTE:
As information becomes available, we will attempt to post the trends and indexes as soon as possible.
Information is posted from what we believe are reliable sources.

pm530
09-09-2007, 04:41 AM
Six-pack for Sunday

More college football observations.........

-- Steve Spurrier is 9-1 vs spread on road in his tenure with South Carolina; how much is he worth to the school, as far as marketing, licensing and recruitment of students? A lot.

-- Wisconsin needed a TD with under 2:00 left, as Badgers beat improved UNLV 20-13; they trailed 13-12 before that.

-- When was last time the Miami Hurricanes lost 51-10?

-- Iowa State, Northern Illinois both lost to I-AA teams, as list stands at four I-A teams to look stupid already in '07.

-- Washington has itself a keeper QB in redshirt freshman Locker, who runs it real well, and looks like he will become a prolific passer too, at some point.

-- Watching OT in Fresno-A&M game, was concerned for safety of players, officials due to the extreme heat. At one point in OT, refs stopped game so umpire could get some water into him. Looked like everyone needed some drinks.

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pm530
09-09-2007, 04:41 AM
Sunday's List of 13: Wrapping up college football Saturday

13) ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit said on air during LSU-Va Tech he thought LSU coach Les Miles, a former player and coach in Ann Arbor, would take the Michigan job if they offered it to him after Lloyd Carr's inevitable resignation later this fall.

12) Halftime score: Oregon 32, Michigan 7. 112,000 people in bad moods, booing, is not a happy sound.

11) This is the first time Michigan lost its first two home tilts since 1959, it is first time Georgia, Michigan, Miami and Notre Dame all lost on the same day since 1979, and it is first time ever that Wolverines, Irish are both 0-2. Luckily, they play each other next Saturday, or we'd have a crisis on our hands.

10) It has not been 28 years since Vanderbilt, Duke, Rice and Eastern Michigan all lost on same day; they did Saturday

9) If I were voting for Top 25 right now, LSU, Oklahoma have to be on the top of that list.

8) South Florida wins at Auburn; eventually, the Bulls will be the Big East's premier football program; too many real good high school football players in Florida for them not to be.

7) Groves Stadium at Wake Forest is the smallest stadium the Nebraska Cornhuskers played at in last 36 years. It is also the first time Cornhuskers visited an ACC program.

6) Wake Forest had ball on Nebraska 10-yard line and score tied with 8:00 left , but they threw their third end zone pick in two games, costing them the lead and, ultimately, the game.

5) Big 11 Network has to be sick over Michigan's downfall, as far as subscriptions and all that.

4) Boston College treated its former coach, Tom O'Brien, to a 37-17 loss in his return to Chestnut Hill. Its going to take bit of time for O'Brien to do in Raleigh what he did at BC.

3) You've gotta love Fresno State; they played their butt off after being down 19-0, losing in OT on brutally hot day. This Fresno program will go anywhere, anytime to play anyone. If you're a top 20-type program, why would you schedule them? You're just asking for trouble. Aggies have to be relieved.

2) TCU led 10-0 at half in Austin, then lost 34-13; Frogs were confident of their chances vs Longhons, but Texas had great second half, and the rout was on.

1) I think part of the reason college football is so popular is in fact that the elite programs almost never lose, so these teams are easier to root for. In that sense, it makes Michigan's skid
a slight bit enjoyable; they've had crowds of 100,000+ at their last 201 home games- their resources have to be amazing, so to see them knocked down a couples of pegs is refreshing.

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pm530
09-09-2007, 04:43 AM
NFL
Dunkel Index

Week 1


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Game 405-406: Kansas City at Houston
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City 129.836; Houston 127.882
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 2; 36
Vegas Line: Houston by 3; 38 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+3); Under

Game 407-408: Denver at Buffalo
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 130.115; Buffalo 134.330
Dunkel Line: Buffalo by 4; 35
Vegas Line: Denver by 3 1/2; 37
Dunkel Pick: Buffalo (+3 1/2); Under

Game 409-410: Pittsburgh at Cleveland
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 131.948; Cleveland 122.722
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 9; 40
Vegas Line: Pittsburgh by 4; 37
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-4); Over

Game 411-412: Tennessee at Jacksonville
Dunkel Ratings: Tennessee 127.732; Jacksonville 138.190
Dunkel Line: Jacksonville by 10 1/2; 44
Vegas Line: Jacksonville by 6 1/2; 37 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Jacksonville (-6 1/2); Over

Game 413-414: Carolina at St. Louis
Dunkel Ratings: Carolina 126.261; St. Louis 132.078
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 6; 46
Vegas Line: Pick; 42
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis; Over

Game 415-416: Philadelphia at Green Bay
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 132.681; Green Bay 125.141
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 7 1/2; 40
Vegas Line: Philadelphia by 2 1/2; 43 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-2 1/2); Under

Game 417-418: Atlanta at Minnesota
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta 127.955; Minnesota 126.882
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1; 32
Vegas Line: Minnesota by 3; 36
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+3); Under

Game 419-420: Miami at Washington
Dunkel Ratings: Miami 128.260; Washington 127.184
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1; 40
Vegas Line: Washington by 3; 35
Dunkel Pick: Miami (+3); Over

Game 421-422: New England at NY Jets
Dunkel Ratings: New England 139.904; NY Jets 130.073
Dunkel Line: New England by 10; 45
Vegas Line: New England by 6 1/2; 40 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New England (-6 1/2); Over

Game 423-424: Tampa Bay at Seattle
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay 121.534; Seattle 129.810
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 8; 38
Vegas Line: Seattle by 6; 41
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (-6); Under

Game 425-426: Chicago at San Diego
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 132.372; San Diego 139.421
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 7; 48
Vegas Line: San Diego by 6; 43
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (-6); Over

Game 427-428: Detroit at Oakland
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 124.746; Oakland 120.600
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 4; 35
Vegas Line: Oakland by 2; 39
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+2); Under

Game 429-430: NY Giants at Dallas
Dunkel Ratings: NY Giants 127.530; Dallas 130.096
Dunkel Line: Dallas by 2 1/2; 47
Vegas Line: Dallas by 6; 44
Dunkel Pick: NY Giants (+6); Over


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Game 431-432: Baltimore at Cincinnati
Dunkel Ratings: Baltimore 137.597; Cincinnati 134.886
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 3; 35
Vegas Line: Cincinnati by 3; 40 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (+3); Under

Game 433-434: Arizona at San Francisco
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona 122.019; San Francisco 127.676
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 5 1/2; 41
Vegas Line: San Francisco by 3; 45
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (-3); Under

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pm530
09-09-2007, 04:44 AM
NFL
Long Sheet


Week 1

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Sunday, September 9

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KANSAS CITY (9 - 8) at HOUSTON (6 - 10) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
KANSAS CITY is 34-19 ATS (+13.1 Units) in September games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
KANSAS CITY is 1-0 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS CITY is 1-0 straight up against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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DENVER (9 - 7) at BUFFALO (7 - 9) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DENVER is 1-0 against the spread versus BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
DENVER is 1-0 straight up against BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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PITTSBURGH (8 - 8) at CLEVELAND (4 - 12) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 65-41 ATS (+19.9 Units) as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 3-1 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 4-0 straight up against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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TENNESSEE (8 - 8) at JACKSONVILLE (8 - 8) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
JACKSONVILLE is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) in home games in September games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
JACKSONVILLE is 2-2 against the spread versus TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons
JACKSONVILLE is 3-1 straight up against TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons
4 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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CAROLINA (8 - 8) at ST LOUIS (8 - 8) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
CAROLINA is 1-0 against the spread versus ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
CAROLINA is 1-0 straight up against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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PHILADELPHIA (11 - 7) at GREEN BAY (8 - 8) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 113-77 ATS (+28.3 Units) against conference opponents since 1992.
PHILADELPHIA is 24-10 ATS (+13.0 Units) against NFC North division opponents since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 2-0 against the spread versus GREEN BAY over the last 3 seasons
PHILADELPHIA is 2-0 straight up against GREEN BAY over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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ATLANTA (7 - 9) at MINNESOTA (6 - 10) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 1-0 against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
ATLANTA is 1-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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MIAMI (6 - 10) at WASHINGTON (5 - 11) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 40-62 ATS (-28.2 Units) as a favorite since 1992.
WASHINGTON is 7-20 ATS (-15.0 Units) in home games in September games since 1992.

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


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NEW ENGLAND (14 - 5) at NY JETS (10 - 7) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY JETS are 6-18 ATS (-13.8 Units) in home games in September games since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW ENGLAND is 4-1 against the spread versus NY JETS over the last 3 seasons
NEW ENGLAND is 4-1 straight up against NY JETS over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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TAMPA BAY (4 - 12) at SEATTLE (10 - 8) - 9/9/2007, 4:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SEATTLE is 23-39 ATS (-19.9 Units) as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points since 1992.
SEATTLE is 11-26 ATS (-17.6 Units) as a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points since 1992.
SEATTLE is 55-83 ATS (-36.3 Units) in all games where the total is between 35.5 and 42 points since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
SEATTLE is 1-0 against the spread versus TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
SEATTLE is 1-0 straight up against TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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CHICAGO (15 - 4) at SAN DIEGO (14 - 3) - 9/9/2007, 4:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 13-2 ATS (+10.8 Units) against AFC West division opponents since 1992.

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


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DETROIT (3 - 13) at OAKLAND (2 - 14) - 9/9/2007, 4:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 24-45 ATS (-25.5 Units) in games where the line is +3 to -3 since 1992.

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


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NY GIANTS (8 - 9) at DALLAS (9 - 8) - 9/9/2007, 8:15 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY GIANTS is 2-0 against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
DALLAS is 2-2 straight up against NY GIANTS over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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Monday, September 10

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BALTIMORE (13 - 4) at CINCINNATI (8 - 8) - 9/10/2007, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CINCINNATI is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in all games where the total is between 35.5 and 42 points over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in September games over the last 3 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 36-56 ATS (-25.6 Units) in home games against conference opponents since 1992.
CINCINNATI is 44-66 ATS (-28.6 Units) versus division opponents since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 3-1 against the spread versus BALTIMORE over the last 3 seasons
CINCINNATI is 3-1 straight up against BALTIMORE over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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ARIZONA (5 - 11) at SAN FRANCISCO (7 - 9) - 9/10/2007, 10:15 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ARIZONA is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in September games over the last 3 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 20-7 ATS (+12.3 Units) when playing on Monday night since 1992.

Head-to-Head Series History
ARIZONA is 3-1 against the spread versus SAN FRANCISCO over the last 3 seasons
ARIZONA is 4-0 straight up against SAN FRANCISCO over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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pm530
09-09-2007, 04:45 AM
NFL
Short Sheet

Week 1

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Sunday, September 9th

Kansas City at Houston, 1:00 ET
Kansas City: 18-7 Under vs. conference opponents
Houston: 2-8 ATS in the first two weeks of the season

Denver at Buffalo, 1:00 ET
Denver: 19-8 ATS in the first two weeks of the season
Buffalo: 13-4 Over at home vs. AFC West opponents

Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:00 ET
Pittsburgh: 11-4 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points
Cleveland: 12-4 Under in home games

Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1:00 ET
Tennessee: 10-5 Over in the first half of the season
Jacksonville: 16-6 ATS at home in September

Carolina at St. Louis, 1:00 ET
Carolina: 1-7 ATS in the first month of the season
St. Louis: 7-3 ATS as a home underdog of 3 points or less

Philadelphia at Green Bay, 1:00 ET
Philadelphia: 24-10 ATS vs. NFC North opponents
Green Bay: 1-5 ATS as a home underdog

Atlanta at Minnesota, 1:00 ET
Atlanta: 12-4 Under in road games
Minnesota: 6-1 Under in the first month of the season

Miami at Washington, 1:00 ET
Miami: 1-6 ATS as a road underdog of 3 points or less
Washington: 19-8 Under in the first two weeks of the season

New England at NY Jets, 1:00 ET
New England: 8-2 ATS as a road favorite
NY Jets: 6-18 ATS at home in September

Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4:15 ET
Tampa Bay: 25-4 Under in the first two weeks of the season
Seattle: 11-26 ATS as a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points

Chicago at San Diego, 4:15 ET
Chicago: 21-9 Under away vs. non-conference opponents
San Diego: 10-4 ATS in the first half of the season

Detroit at Oakland, 4:15 ET
Detroit: 0-6 ATS as a road underdog of 7 points or less
Oakland: 12-3 Under in home games

NY Giants at Dallas, 8:15 ET NBC
NY Giants: 8-3 ATS vs. division opponents
Dallas: 9-5 Under at home vs. NY Giants


Monday, September 10th

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 7:00 ET ESPN
Baltimore: 18-6 Under vs. conference opponents
Cincinnati: 6-0 ATS in September

Arizona at San Francisco, 10:15 ET ESPN
Arizona: 0-6 ATS in September
San Francisco: 20-7 ATS on Monday nights

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pm530
09-09-2007, 04:47 AM
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09-09-2007, 04:48 AM
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09-09-2007, 04:51 AM
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09-09-2007, 04:52 AM
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pm530
09-09-2007, 04:56 AM
CFL
Long Sheet

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BRITISH COLUMBIA (6 - 2 - 1) at MONTREAL (5 - 4) - 9/9/2007, 1:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MONTREAL is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in home games when playing with 8 days rest since 1996.
MONTREAL is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in weeks 10 through 15 over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 5-1 against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 5-1 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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SASKATCHEWAN (7 - 2) at WINNIPEG (5 - 3 - 1) - 9/9/2007, 4:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WINNIPEG is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in games where the line is +3 to -3 over the last 2 seasons.
SASKATCHEWAN is 78-46 ATS (+27.4 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
SASKATCHEWAN is 38-20 ATS (+16.0 Units) when playing on a Sunday since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
WINNIPEG is 3-3 against the spread versus SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
SASKATCHEWAN is 5-1 straight up against WINNIPEG over the last 3 seasons
5 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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pm530
09-09-2007, 04:57 AM
CFL
Write-up


Sunday, September 9

B C Lions (6-2-1) @ Montreal (5-4)-- Alouettes got drilled 46-14 LW in Vancouver, as Lions ran ball for 275 yards, and sacked Al QB's five times. Win ended 0-2-1 skid for BC; they're 3-1-1 in road games, with wins by 2,30,5 points. Montreal had won four in row before last week; they won last three home games, by 2, 12 and 18 points. Lions scored 91 points in last two games.

Saskatchewan (7-2) @ Winnipeg (5-3-1)-- Roughriders needed late heroics to nip Bombers in Regina LW, 31-26 (TY 488-482 in Winnipeg's favor), their fifth win in row. Riders are 3-1 on road, losing only at Edmonton (they led 20-1 at the half in that game). Winnipeg is 3-1 at home, losing only to Edmonton; six of their nine games this season were decided by five or less points.

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pm530
09-09-2007, 04:59 AM
CFL
Hot Lines

Makin’ Canadian bacon: Week 11 CFL picks

BC Lions at Montreal Alouettes (+1, 51)
Sunday, Sept. 9, 1 p.m. ET

I really misfired on this matchup last week, but judging by the chatter in the forum, I wasn’t alone. The Lions racked up 275 rushing yards against the league’s second-best run defense en route to scoring 43 points over the game’s final 33 minutes.

BC also kept Anthony Calvillo under constant pressure and kept Jarrett Payton out of the game by building a big lead. In other words, the Lions won both trench battles and proved why the West is the better division last Friday night.

The Als now return to the comfort of Percival Molson Memorial Stadium where they’ve won their last three games. The problem will be stopping a BC team that’s scored 45, 32 and 42 points respectively in its last three road games (2-0-1 straight up, 3-0 against the spread).

Jarious Jackson starts again for the Leos and Montreal can expect another heavy dose of BC’s ground attack. Of course, the club also expected it last week but didn’t do much to stop it.

Pick: Lions -1


Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-2 ½, 50 ½)
Sunday, Sept. 9, 4 p.m. ET

Last Saturday’s clash in Regina delivered on the pre-game hype, but the Riders didn’t deliver a payday in their exciting 31-26 win.

This is the one game this weekend where I expect to see a big difference from the front end of the home-and-home series because Saskatchewan has shown more ability to learn from its mistakes than any other team. The Riders avenged their two losses this season in style, holding the Lions to nine points at BC Place after losing to BC at home earlier in the season and laying 54 points on the Eskimos a week after collapsing at Commonwealth.

Though Saskatchewan didn’t lose the game last Saturday, its young secondary certainly lost the battle against Winnipeg’s aerial attack. Richie Hall, Saskatchewan’s defensive coordinator, won’t stand for such shenanigans. An improved effort from the youngsters next Sunday should let the Riders maintain their title as the CFL’s strongest team.

Pick: Roughriders +2 ½

Last week: 1-3

Year to date: 16-20

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pm530
09-09-2007, 05:00 AM
MLS

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Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 (All times Eastern)


New England (12-5-6) at D.C. (13-6-4), 7:30 p.m.

Washington, D.C. - The top two teams in Major League Soccer - the New England Revolution and D.C. United - will square off on Sunday at RFK Stadium to decide, not only who takes the top spot in the Eastern table, but who takes the lead in the race for the 2007 Supporter's Shield, awarded to the team with the best record after the regular season.

United had its six-game winning streak snapped at CD Chivas USA Thursday when it blew a 2-0 lead to draw at two, but it still has a seven-game unbeaten streak intact.

"We started out well," D.C. coach Tom Soehn said of the Chivas game Thursday. "We had about 20 minutes of soccer in us and you could see it wasn't the same throughout the rest of the game. They had chances. We'll take it."

"(Chivas) actually brought the game to us pretty well, but you expect that on the road," D.C. defender Bobby Boswell said. "We can't get down about it; we got a point on the road, so it's not the end of the world."

Two goals by Luciano Emilio - his league-leading 15th and 16th of the campaign - gave United the early lead before Chivas came storming back.

"It's more than just Luciano," Soehn said. "Luciano is the beneficiary of a lot of good players around him. He creates a lot of opportunities, he is opportunistic. When he gets a chance he finishes it off. You name it, he's got a lot of supporting cast."

Last season's league MVP Christian Gomez, the league's all-time leading scorer Jaime Moreno and offseason acquisition Fred are just a few of the players who have excelled this season for United - along with Emilio.

"Jaime (Moreno) and Christian (Gomez) and I have worked on a lot of give and go plays, and we're always looking for each other," Emilio said. "That's helped me score a lot of goals."

With the point, United was still able to take the top spot in the East, one point up on New England, which was off last week. The Revs last fixture was a 2-1 win over New York on Aug. 25 in which a Carlos Mendes own goal late sealed the victory.

"I am kind of divided to be honest," New England coach Steve Nicol said after the win against the Red Bulls. "I think that we made some chances but I don't think we particularly controlled the game - not that they did either. It was a wee bit scrappy out there, to be fair. But it is getting to that time of the year where it is points that matter more than anything else and we got three tonight. We would have liked to have been a lot more fluid, but we won and got three points. An unusual way to get it, but we'll take it."

Despite the week of from league play, the Revs had an important game this past week in a U.S. Open Cup semifinal. Pat Noonan scored minutes into overtime as New England defeated the Carolina RailHawks, 2-1, on Tuesday to advance to the U.S. Open Cup championship against the winner of the other semifinal - FC Dallas. The Hoops will host the championship on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

After the league fixture at D.C. Sunday, the Revs will host Dallas next Saturday while United host Real Salt Lake - which it has already lost to this season - on Wednesday.



New York (11-9-3) at CD Chivas USA (11-6-4), 8 p.m.

Carson, CA (Sports Network) - CD Chivas USA will be looking to extend its home unbeaten streak when another Eastern Conference power - Red Bull New York - visits The Home Depot Center Sunday in a Major League Soccer fixture.

The Goats came back from a two-goal deficit against D.C., the hottest team in the league, Thursday, to earn a 2-2 draw and extend its home unbeaten streak to nine games.

"I thought we could have won (the D.C. game)," Chivas USA forward Ante Razov said. "We were the better team, for sure. To come back from two-nil down, against a team like them is a positive sign. We started flat tonight, but in the second half we came back out with a little more energy."

"I thought we started pretty slow," Chivas USA coach Preki said, "basically, handing them two goals. After that, it was an uphill climb. I give my guys a lot of credit. they showed a lot of character tonight to come back from two- nothing down against the best team in the league. That shows how far we have come as a group. Obviously, we have never beat D.C., or even taken a point from them, so this is good for out confidence as well."

Defender Lawson Vaughn scored the game-tying goal late after Sacha Kljestan passed to him at the top of the box. he fired a shot that was deflected by a United defender before finding the back of the net.

"It is my first (MLS) goal," Vaughn said. "I just tried to keep the ball low, on target. it was a great ball by Sacha. He had it and took on a couple of defenders, as he always does and does so well. I saw it and he just laid it out perfectly for me."

There Red Bulls are coming off a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chicago last weekend on a Juan Pablo Angel late winner.

"I think it was a good goal, pretty lucky," Angel said. "I think it was a good play from Dane (Richards). He was a threat the whole game. He kept going and at the end we found one chance and we took it. I just wanted to hit it once because the goalkeeper was on his way out and I just took him by surprise I think.

"I was waiting for one opportunity. I was begging for it and at the end it came and it was good to score," he added.

"It was a difficulty game," New York coach Bruce Arena said. "Chicago came in with a game plan that obviously took on a defensive posture that was difficult to break down. It made it difficult for us and it was pretty predictable from the opening kickoff that it was going to be a 1-0 game. We knew during the week that we would have to create goal scoring opportunities and fortunately we finished off a good opportunity. At this point in the year, it is critical to separate yourself with teams in the conference and that was certainly accomplished (against Chicago)."

Arena expects a tight, defensive game Sunday, similar to the one against Chicago last weekend.

"A lot of teams are going to be very well organized and difficult to break down (down the stretch) and I think we will see it Sunday in L.A. with Chivas," he said.

New York will probably be without its second-leading scorer, Jozy Altidore, in the game for the second straight week because of what the Red Bulls are calling a lower leg injury.

The game is critical for both sides as New York is fighting to stay within striking distance of eastern leaders D.C. and New England and Chivas looks to overtake the Houston Dynamo in the West.

After Sunday's fixture, New York travel to Chicago for a match at Toyota Park next Saturday while CD Chivas USA plays Thursday against L.A. in the Super Clasico.

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pm530
09-09-2007, 05:11 AM
MLB

Sunday, September 9

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Tips and Trends
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Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers (1:05 PM ET)

Seattle’s Felix Hernandez is 1-2 with a 1.96 ERA in three career starts versus Detroit. The right-hander picked up a 3-2 home victory over the Tigers on July 12, allowing two runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings. SLIGHT EDGE: MARINERS
Hernandez has posted a solid 6-3 record and 3.77 ERA in 11 road starts this season. Opposing batters are hitting just .248 against him on the road, compared to .312 at Safeco Field. EDGE: MARINERS
Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman is 4-2 with a 3.97 ERA in seven career starts versus the Mariners. He led the Tigers to a 6-3 road victory over Seattle on July 13, giving up three runs and six hits over seven innings. EDGE: TIGERS
Bonderman is 4-3 with a 4.25 ERA in 12 daytime starts this season. The right-hander has allowed just seven home runs under the sun in 78 1/3 innings, which is much better than the 18 home runs he’s allowed in 94 2/3 innings at night. SLIGHT EDGE: TIGERS


Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (1:35 PM ET)

Boston right-hander Josh Beckett is 3-1 with a 3.03 ERA in five career starts versus Baltimore. The hard-throwing starter has fanned an incredible 30 batters and walked just four in 35 2/3 innings against them. EDGE: RED SOX
Beckett has been truly dominated away from Fenway Park, going 9-2 with a 2.20 ERA in 11 starts. He picked up a 4-3 defeat in his last start on the road, as the Yankees pounded out 13 hits against the right-hander. EDGE: RED SOX
Baltimore’s Jeremy Guthrie is 2-5 with a 4.11 ERA in 13 home outings this season. The Orioles have lost his last three starts at Camden Yards, as the right-hander has allowed six home runs over that span. EDGE: RED SOX
Guthrie has a losing 1-2 record during the day, but carries a very impressive 2.49 ERA. He’s limited batters to just a .179 average under the sun, nearly 100 points lower than his .272 opposing batting average at night. EDGE: ORIOLES


San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (3:05 PM ET)

San Diego starter Chris Young is a perfect 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA in eight career starts versus Colorado. He’s allowed just 30 hits and 12 walks in 45 1/3 innings against them. BIG EDGE: PADRES
Young has struggled over his last three starts, allowing 14 runs and four homers over his last 13 1/3 innings. The big right-hander has also issued 17 walks over his last five starts. EDGE: ROCKIES
Colorado’s Josh Fogg is an even 2-2 with a 5.93 ERA in eight career starts versus San Diego. He was handed a lopsided 11-1 defeat by the Padres on April 20 at Petco Park, allowing seven earned runs and 11 hits over three innings. SLIGHT EDGE: PADRES
Fogg has posted a 4-3 record and 4.44 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star break. The right-hander picked up a 4-3 victory in his first start of September, giving up two runs and seven hits over six innings. SLIGHT EDGE: ROCKIES


St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks (4:40 PM ET)

St. Louis right-hander Kip Wells is an even 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA in six career outings versus Arizona. He’s an even 1-1 with a 4.42 ERA in three starts at Chase Field, allowing nine runs and 19 hits over 18 1/3 innings. SLIGHT EDGE: D-BACKS
Wells has struggled mightily during the day, posting a 1-5 record and 7.07 ERA in eight starts. Batters are hitting .320 against him during the day, which is 50 points higher than his nighttime outings. EDGE: D-BACKS
Arizona’s Doug Davis has a losing 4-5 record and 4.81 ERA in 12 career outings versus St. Louis. The left-hander picked up a 3-2 loss against the Cardinals on July 5, allowing just three runs and seven hits over seven innings. SLIGHT EDGE: CARDINALS
Davis has impressed at Chase Field this season, notching an 8-3 record and 4.40 ERA in 15 home starts. The Diamondbacks have outscored opponents 12-2 in his last two starts at home. EDGE: D-BACKS


Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels (ESPN | 8:05 PM ET)

Cleveland’s Aaron Laffey will make just his sixth start of the season in front of a national audience. The left-hander has allowed just two home runs this season over 27 1/3 innings. EDGE: INDIANS
Even though the Indians have picked up four straight victories with Laffey on the hill, he’s allowed 15 earned runs over his last 22 innings of work. His only loss came during his season debut on August 4, as he allowed three runs and six hits against Minnesota. SLIGHT EDGE: ANGELS
Los Angeles starter Jered Weaver is an impressive 6-2 with a 3.44 ERA in 12 home starts this season. The second-year starter has picked up victories in his last three starts at Angel Stadium, allowing just four earned runs and 17 hits over his last 19 1/3 innings. EDGE: ANGELS
Weaver has posted a 1-0 record and 3.50 ERA in three career starts against the Tribe. He’s allowed just one home run to the Tribe in 18 innings of work. SLIGHT EDGE: ANGELS

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pm530
09-09-2007, 05:13 AM
MLB


Sunday, September 9

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MLB Betting Notes
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Sunday’s MLB betting notes

Though you waited months for football to return, you’re now up to your neck in a dizzying number of college and pro games. But what about baseball, the sport that kept you entertained all summer?

Well, for those who are focusing on football, but still want to stay in touch with baseball, a look at what’s happening in the majors as October gets closer appears below.

Cinderella story has sinister side

The story of Rick Ankiel’s career is the stuff that Walt Disney would love. Ankiel started as a top-prospect pitcher, but completely lost his control and had to quit. He then reinvented himself as a successful hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals.

But, just as we were all getting swept away in the feel-good story of the year, a bombshell was dropped. One day after collecting a career-high seven RBIs against the Pirates, reports surfaced that Ankiel received shipments of human growth hormone – banned by MLB in 2004 – from a Florida pharmacy.

He will now be subject to a league investigation that will no doubt take too long and prove nothing. But, what is happening to the St. Louis Cardinals?

Ankiel’s arrival seemed to give the defending World Series champions a huge lift when they needed it most. And it’s not just the fact that he is batting .358 (29-for-81) since returning to the majors on August 9. His story seems to have inspired the Cards to go from 5 ½ games behind in the NL Central to within one game of the Chicago Cubs.

With a huge cloud hanging over the Cardinals’ clubhouse, and with series against the Cubs, Milwaukee and Houston ahead of them, the playoffs are starting to look a bit more out of reach. Any dip in Ankiel’s form – which is likely considering the scrutiny he will be under – might be too much for St. Louis to overcome.

Red Sox home and dry?

Even the most pessimistic Boston fan must now feel confident about the Red Sox winning the AL East. The all-important magic number has shrunk to 15 games and, despite their best efforts, the Yankees are still 6 ½ games behind.

With series against Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Minnesota remaining – as well a homestand against the Yankees, the Red Sox are looking good to take their first division title since 1995.

The Red Sox are arguably baseball’s most complete team. They are second in the majors in pitching (3.79 ERA), fifth in batting (.279 BA) and their bullpen has a league-leading 3.05 ERA. They have also held the best record in baseball since April.

And the Red Sox continue to add talent, acquiring reliever Eric Gagne before the trade deadline. They brought Clay Buchholz (of no-hitter fame) up from the minors and they also have Jon Lester returning from illness.

With the Yankees looking good to take the wild card, the ALCS could be another Red Sox/Yankees classic.

A-Rod for AL MVP

If the New York Yankees do manage to hold on to their three-game Wild Card lead, one man will get most of the credit. Alex Rodriguez is batting .315 with 49 homers and 135 RBIs. With those numbers, most experts agree he is a lock for the AL MVP.

His importance and commitment to the Yankees can be summarized by examining last Tuesday’s game against Oakland. A-Rod had an injury scare, causing him a trip to the hospital. However, he returned in time for the game, played through the pain, and smacked two homers in the seventh inning.

"I can't relate to that," Derek Jeter told the press after that game. "It's unbelievable the way he's playing. It's not that easy, and it's really not easy to hit home runs.”

Rodriguez is now in line to become only the fourth Yankees player to register 50 homers in a single season.

D-Backs add depth

The Arizona Diamondbacks are in good shape in the NL West race as they attempt to claim their first division title in five years. They added a bit more depth to their bullpen by signing 38-year-old Bob Wickman, who was recently released by the Atlanta Braves.

The right-hander was 3-3 with a 3.92 ERA in 49 appearances this season and had 20 saves in 26 outings. He likely will see quite a bit of work over the next few weeks because he is not eligible to play in the postseason.

“We felt that Wickman could come in and help us and be the type of guy who could potentially pitch in relatively tight spots and help us finish these last 21 games," General Manager Josh Byrnes told MLB.com. "He's not eligible for the postseason roster, but obviously we feel like he improves our chances to get there."

Though Arizona’s starters rank sixth in the NL with a 4.21 ERA, the bullpen ranks 16th with a 4.01 ERA despite a 26-15 record.

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Udog
09-09-2007, 08:02 AM
MLB
Streaking Pitchers


Sunday, September 9


HOT


Chien-Ming Wang (New York Yankees) – Wang is becoming the frontrunner for the Cy Young. He has won his last four outings while allowing just five earned runs along the way. Yankees seems to be following suit, with New York 8-1 in Wang's last nine starts. Books have New York listed as a –181 favorite against the Royals tonight. Yang is 3-0 in his career against K.C.

Jered Weaver (Los Angeles Angels) – The Angles’ young superstar is on fire, going 3-0 in his last three starts with a dazzling 1.35 ERA. Weaver has been dominant at home this season, going 6-2 with a 3.44 ERA. Los Angeles will host the Cleveland Indians tonight with oddsmakers listing the Angels as –147 favorites.

Doug Davis (Arizona Diamondbacks) – Davis has been a cornerstone of Arizona’s pitching staff over the past two months. In his last 11 starts, dating back to July 13, Davis is 8-1 with the D-backs winning 10 of those contests. The Diamondbacks are –134 home favorites tonight against the Cardinals. Davis is 8-3 at home this year.


COLD


Chris Young (San Diego Padres) – Young faced the Rockies six starts ago and left after two innings with strained abdominal muscle. The injury put him on the 15-day DL. Since returning to the rotation, the hard-throwing righty just hasn’t been himself, going 0-3 with an ugly 6.39 ERA in six starts. In his last three games Young has allowed four or more earned runs. Each of those games played over the total. San Diego is back in Colorado tonight with books setting the Padres as –118 favorites tonight.

Phil Dumatrait (Cincinnati Reds) – There are two things that are almost guaranteed when Dumatrait takes to the mound – a loss and a payday for over bettors. In five starts this year he is 0-3 with a hideous 13.00 ERA with all but one of those games going over the total. Dumatrait and the Reds will take on the Milwaukee Brewers tonight with Cincinnati listed as a +151 underdog and the total set at 10.


Other notables:


Zack Greinke (Kansas City Royals) – Greinke hasn’t allowed a run in three starts, all of which the Royals won and played under the total.

Dontrelle Willis (Florida Marlins) – Willis has just one win in his 18 starts since June 3.

Udog
09-09-2007, 10:01 AM
MLB
Dunkel


Milwaukee at Cincinnati
The Brewers appear to have stopped the bleeding for the moment and will go for their third straight series win today in Cincinnati. Taking the mound is Ben Sheets, who is 4-0 with a 2.43 ERA in five lifetime starts in Cincinnati. The Reds, meanwhile, have lost six of their last eight and will have to rely on rookie Phil Dumatrait (0-3, 13.00), who has been pounded for 18 runs and 19 hits over his last three starts (covering 8 2/3 innings). The Brewers look like a good pick (-159) according to Dunkel, which has Milwaukee favored straight up by 2 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-159). Here are all of today's games.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Game 951-952: Washington at Atlanta
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Bergmann) 13.938; Atlanta (Cormier) 15.488
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 1 1/2; 10 1/2
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-139); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-139); Over

Game 953-954: Houston at NY Mets
Dunkel Ratings: Houston (Oswalt) 15.940; NY Mets (Martinez) 15.721
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-124); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+116); Over

Game 955-956: Milwaukee at Cincinnati
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee (Sheets) 17.889; Cincinnati (Dumatrait) 15.155
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 2 1/2; 11
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-159); 10
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-159); Over

Game 957-958: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago Cubs (Trachsel) 14.545; Pittsburgh (Morris) 15.376
Dunkel Line: Pittsburgh by 1; 8
Vegas Line: Chicago Cubs (-109); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (+101); Under

Game 959-960: Florida at Philadelphia
Dunkel Ratings: Florida (Willis) 14.242; Philadelphia (Moyer) 14.491
Dunkel Line: Philadelphia by 1/2; 9 1/2
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-129); 10 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (-129); Under

Game 961-962: San Diego at Colorado
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Young) 14.646; Colorado (Fogg) 15.343
Dunkel Line: Colorado by 1; 9
Vegas Line: San Diego (-119); 10
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+111); Under

Game 963-964: LA Dodgers at San Francisco
Dunkel Ratings: LA Dodgers (Penny) 14.750; San Francisco (Cain) 15.561
Dunkel Line: San Francisco by 1; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-119); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Francisco (+111); Over

Game 965-966: St. Louis at Arizona
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Thompson) 14.779; Arizona (Davis) 16.650
Dunkel Line: Arizona by 2; 10 1/2
Vegas Line: Arizona (-134); 9
Dunkel Pick: Arizona (-134); Over

Game 967-968: Seattle at Detroit
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Hernandez) 16.123; Detroit (Bonderman) 15.537
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1/2; 10 1/2
Vegas Line: Detroit (-129); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+121); Over

Game 969-970: Boston at Baltimore
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Beckett) 16.230; Baltimore (Guthrie) 14.942
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1 1/2; 10
Vegas Line: Boston (-193); 9
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-193); Over

Game 971-972: Toronto at Tampa Bay
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto (Litsch) 15.977; Tampa Bay (Shields) 17.121
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 1; 10
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-129); 9
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-129); Over

Game 973-974: Minnesota at Chicago White Sox
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Santana) 13.902; White Sox (Garland) 15.868
Dunkel Line: Chicago White Sox by 2; 10 1/2
Vegas Line: Minnesota (-129); 8
Dunkel Pick: Chicago White Sox (+121); Over

Game 975-976: NY Yankees at Kansas City
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Wang) 16.286; Kansas City (Greinke) 15.269
Dunkel Line: NY Yankees by 1; 10
Vegas Line: NY Yankees (-193); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Yankees (-193); Over

Game 977-978: Oakland at Texas
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Dinardo) 14.876; Texas (Millwood) 17.347
Dunkel Line: Texas by 2 1/2; 9
Vegas Line: Texas (-134); 9 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Texas (-134); Under

Game 979-980: Cleveland at LA Angels
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Laffey) 15.612; LA Angels (Weaver) 17.676
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 2; 8
Vegas Line: LA Angels (-154); 9
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (-154); Under

Udog
09-09-2007, 10:14 AM
MLB
Long Sheet


Sunday, September 9


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WASHINGTON (63 - 79) at ATLANTA (73 - 69) - 1:05 PM
JASON BERGMANN (R) vs. LANCE CORMIER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 63-79 (+9.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
WASHINGTON is 47-30 (+32.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
WASHINGTON is 19-18 (+11.2 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
WASHINGTON is 26-21 (+10.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 21-18 (+11.1 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
WASHINGTON is 60-76 (+5.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ATLANTA is 73-69 (-9.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ATLANTA is 71-76 (-18.3 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 38-35 (-8.7 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
ATLANTA is 40-42 (-13.3 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
ATLANTA is 73-66 (-6.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ATLANTA is 34-37 (-10.2 Units) against the money line after a win this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 9-5 (-0.4 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
8 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.4 Units)

JASON BERGMANN vs. ATLANTA since 1997
BERGMANN is 1-2 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 2.77 and a WHIP of 0.885.
His team's record is 2-3 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-1. (+3.0 units)

LANCE CORMIER vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
CORMIER is 1-2 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 7.71 and a WHIP of 2.357.
His team's record is 1-2 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-2. (-1.1 units)


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HOUSTON (62 - 80) at NY METS (80 - 61) - 1:10 PM
ROY OSWALT (R) vs. PEDRO MARTINEZ (R)
Top Trends for this game.
HOUSTON is 62-80 (-20.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
HOUSTON is 52-56 (-13.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 20-40 (-18.0 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +100 to +125 over the last 3 seasons.
HOUSTON is 26-47 (-16.8 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
HOUSTON is 7-19 (-12.1 Units) against the money line in road games in day games this season.
HOUSTON is 62-80 (-20.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
HOUSTON is 41-59 (-19.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
HOUSTON is 34-45 (-13.2 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
NY METS are 183-130 (+21.7 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 63-38 (+17.8 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 181-129 (+20.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
NY METS are 135-90 (+25.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
OSWALT is 34-14 (+17.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
OSWALT is 14-1 (+13.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
NY METS are 18-20 (-11.5 Units) against the money line in home games after a win this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY METS is 4-2 (+2.0 Units) against HOUSTON this season
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.6 Units)

ROY OSWALT vs. NY METS since 1997
OSWALT is 5-3 when starting against NY METS with an ERA of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.330.
His team's record is 6-4 (-0.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-6. (-2.7 units)

PEDRO MARTINEZ vs. HOUSTON since 1997
MARTINEZ is 3-1 when starting against HOUSTON with an ERA of 2.20 and a WHIP of 0.800.
His team's record is 3-3 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-4. (-2.5 units)


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MILWAUKEE (72 - 69) at CINCINNATI (64 - 78) - 1:15 PM
BEN SHEETS (R) vs. PHILLIP DUMATRAIT (L)
Top Trends for this game.
MILWAUKEE is 72-69 (-4.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 27-43 (-15.8 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 10-27 (-16.6 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Sunday over the last 3 seasons.
MILWAUKEE is 20-27 (-10.5 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
MILWAUKEE is 70-68 (-5.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
MILWAUKEE is 10-22 (-11.4 Units) against the money line in road games after a win this season.
MILWAUKEE is 12-25 (-13.7 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
MILWAUKEE is 14-24 (-13.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
SHEETS is 7-14 (-10.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CINCINNATI is 36-36 (+5.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
CINCINNATI is 23-15 (+10.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
CINCINNATI is 17-30 (-14.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 43-63 (-19.7 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 7-4 (+2.5 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season
7 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.0 Units)

BEN SHEETS vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
SHEETS is 6-3 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 2.36 and a WHIP of 1.004.
His team's record is 6-7 (-1.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-5. (+1.8 units)

PHILLIP DUMATRAIT vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
No recent starts.


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CHICAGO CUBS (72 - 69) at PITTSBURGH (62 - 80) - 1:35 PM
STEVE TRACHSEL (R) vs. MATT MORRIS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO CUBS are 72-69 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 47-63 (-18.2 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 12-19 (-9.5 Units) against the money line on the road with a money line of -100 to -125 this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 123-178 (-55.3 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 since 1997.
CHICAGO CUBS are 70-87 (-30.3 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 72-69 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 34-37 (-12.6 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
CHICAGO CUBS are 69-78 (-21.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
TRACHSEL is 16-38 (-22.6 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday since 1997. (Team's Record)
PITTSBURGH is 51-38 (+14.2 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO CUBS are 29-20 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters this season.
PITTSBURGH is 28-46 (-20.5 Units) against the money line in home games in day games over the last 3 seasons.
MORRIS is 6-18 (-12.8 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
MORRIS is 1-10 (-10.6 Units) against the money line in September games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
MORRIS is 2-10 (-9.3 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 6-5 (+3.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
7 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.5 Units)

STEVE TRACHSEL vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
TRACHSEL is 4-5 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 2.76 and a WHIP of 1.093.
His team's record is 4-7 (-5.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-4. (+2.4 units)

MATT MORRIS vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
MORRIS is 11-8 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.382.
His team's record is 16-10 (+3.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 12-11. (+0.0 units)


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FLORIDA (61 - 81) at PHILADELPHIA (74 - 67) - 1:35 PM
DONTRELLE WILLIS (L) vs. JAMIE MOYER (L)
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA is 61-81 (-16.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
FLORIDA is 58-81 (-19.7 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
WILLIS is 28-37 (-14.0 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
WILLIS is 27-36 (-14.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
PHILADELPHIA is 33-15 (+16.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
MOYER is 34-13 (+19.9 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
MOYER is 9-0 (+9.1 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Sunday over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
MOYER is 34-13 (+19.9 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
MOYER is 63-22 (+25.7 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997. (Team's Record)
FLORIDA is 13-7 (+10.6 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +150 this season.
FLORIDA is 221-234 (+37.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1997.
PHILADELPHIA is 34-40 (-10.1 Units) against the money line after a win this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
FLORIDA is 9-8 (+2.1 Units) against PHILADELPHIA this season
10 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+6.2 Units)

DONTRELLE WILLIS vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
WILLIS is 8-6 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 3.93 and a WHIP of 1.191.
His team's record is 12-8 (+2.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-11. (-5.2 units)

JAMIE MOYER vs. FLORIDA since 1997
MOYER is 6-0 when starting against FLORIDA with an ERA of 2.31 and a WHIP of 1.077.
His team's record is 6-0 (+6.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-2. (+2.0 units)


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SAN DIEGO (77 - 64) at COLORADO (73 - 68) - 3:05 PM
CHRIS YOUNG (R) vs. JOSH FOGG (R)
Top Trends for this game.
SAN DIEGO is 37-39 (-10.2 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
COLORADO is 73-68 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
COLORADO is 100-85 (+24.0 Units) against the money line as a home underdog of +100 to +125 since 1997.
COLORADO is 42-28 (+8.9 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
COLORADO is 73-65 (+12.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
COLORADO is 55-46 (+15.4 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
COLORADO is 38-29 (+11.6 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
COLORADO is 40-32 (+16.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
FOGG is 9-4 (+9.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season. (Team's Record)
SAN DIEGO is 83-70 (+16.6 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 17-8 (+11.8 Units) against the money line in road games when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 32-18 (+17.2 Units) against the money line in road games in day games over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 81-69 (+15.6 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
SAN DIEGO is 64-47 (+20.1 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN DIEGO is 8-6 (+0.9 Units) against COLORADO this season
7 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.1 Units)

CHRIS YOUNG vs. COLORADO since 1997
YOUNG is 4-0 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 2.18 and a WHIP of 0.927.
His team's record is 6-2 (+2.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-5. (-2.5 units)

JOSH FOGG vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
FOGG is 2-2 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 5.93 and a WHIP of 1.561.
His team's record is 4-4 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-5. (-2.3 units)


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LA DODGERS (75 - 67) at SAN FRANCISCO (64 - 78) - 4:05 PM
BRAD PENNY (R) vs. MATT CAIN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
LA DODGERS are 93-56 (+26.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
PENNY is 22-7 (+13.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
PENNY is 21-7 (+12.1 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
PENNY is 12-2 (+9.9 Units) against the money line after a win this season. (Team's Record)
PENNY is 11-1 (+9.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season. (Team's Record)
SAN FRANCISCO is 64-78 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 15-31 (-20.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 2 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO is 23-33 (-11.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 16-29 (-14.7 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 64-78 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 43-54 (-11.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 13-20 (-10.6 Units) against the money line in home games after a loss this season.
SAN FRANCISCO is 32-46 (-12.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
CAIN is 8-20 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
CAIN is 3-10 (-8.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season. (Team's Record)
CAIN is 8-20 (-14.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
CAIN is 4-12 (-9.6 Units) against the money line after a loss this season. (Team's Record)
CAIN is 3-14 (-12.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
LA DODGERS is 8-6 (+0.5 Units) against SAN FRANCISCO this season
7 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.7 Units)

BRAD PENNY vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
PENNY is 3-3 when starting against SAN FRANCISCO with an ERA of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.213.
His team's record is 7-9 (-3.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 9-7. (+1.3 units)

MATT CAIN vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
CAIN is 0-3 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 7.23 and a WHIP of 2.250.
His team's record is 1-3 (-2.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-1. (+1.0 units)


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ST LOUIS (69 - 70) at ARIZONA (80 - 63) - 4:40 PM
BRAD THOMPSON (R) vs. DOUG DAVIS (L)
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 69-89 (-19.8 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 3-13 (-12.5 Units) against the money line in road games in September games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 69-89 (-19.8 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 51-58 (-19.7 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
ARIZONA is 80-63 (+17.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
ARIZONA is 45-29 (+11.2 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
ARIZONA is 80-63 (+17.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
ARIZONA is 57-47 (+9.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
ARIZONA is 49-30 (+18.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
ARIZONA is 38-25 (+11.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
DAVIS is 18-11 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
DAVIS is 13-5 (+9.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season. (Team's Record)
DAVIS is 12-3 (+9.4 Units) against the money line in home games this season. (Team's Record)
DAVIS is 10-2 (+8.3 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season. (Team's Record)
DAVIS is 18-11 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
DAVIS is 9-2 (+7.9 Units) against the money line after a win this season. (Team's Record)
ST LOUIS is 15-6 (+9.1 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday this season.
ST LOUIS is 65-39 (+18.3 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 40-30 (+13.6 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
ST LOUIS is 19-13 (+8.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
THOMPSON is 10-3 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
THOMPSON is 10-3 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
THOMPSON is 8-1 (+7.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
ARIZONA is 3-3 (-0.1 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.9 Units)

BRAD THOMPSON vs. ARIZONA since 1997
THOMPSON is 0-0 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 5.14 and a WHIP of 1.286.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-0. (+0.0 units)

DOUG DAVIS vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
DAVIS is 4-5 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 4.55 and a WHIP of 1.547.
His team's record is 6-5 (+4.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-7. (-3.7 units)


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SEATTLE (74 - 66) at DETROIT (77 - 65) - 1:05 PM
FELIX HERNANDEZ (R) vs. JEREMY BONDERMAN (R)
Top Trends for this game.
SEATTLE is 29-57 (-21.7 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
SEATTLE is 5-17 (-12.3 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses this season.
DETROIT is 181-137 (+18.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 104-62 (+26.5 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 18-12 (+7.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
SEATTLE is 74-66 (+12.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
SEATTLE is 35-26 (+11.7 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
SEATTLE is 69-59 (+14.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
HERNANDEZ is 17-7 (+8.6 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)
DETROIT is 25-39 (-21.9 Units) against the money line in September games over the last 3 seasons.
DETROIT is 52-51 (-9.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
DETROIT is 39-54 (-26.2 Units) against the money line in home games after 3 or more consecutive wins since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 6-3 (+2.0 Units) against SEATTLE this season
6 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.2 Units)

FELIX HERNANDEZ vs. DETROIT since 1997
HERNANDEZ is 1-2 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 1.96 and a WHIP of 1.309.
His team's record is 1-2 (-1.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+0.8 units)

JEREMY BONDERMAN vs. SEATTLE since 1997
BONDERMAN is 4-2 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.235.
His team's record is 4-3 (+0.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-4. (-2.8 units)


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BOSTON (86 - 57) at BALTIMORE (61 - 80) - 1:35 PM
JOSH BECKETT (R) vs. JEREMY GUTHRIE (R)
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 51-64 (-22.1 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 3 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 30-29 (+7.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
BOSTON is 62-36 (+11.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
BOSTON is 38-20 (+11.7 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
BOSTON is 21-10 (+10.0 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
BECKETT is 17-6 (+11.3 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
BALTIMORE is 61-80 (-18.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
BALTIMORE is 31-39 (-13.9 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
BALTIMORE is 26-47 (-23.4 Units) against the money line when playing on Sunday over the last 3 seasons.
BALTIMORE is 31-39 (-13.9 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field this season.
BALTIMORE is 21-28 (-10.6 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters this season.
BALTIMORE is 24-46 (-16.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
BALTIMORE is 45-94 (-37.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
GUTHRIE is 3-9 (-8.5 Units) against the money line in home games this season. (Team's Record)
GUTHRIE is 3-9 (-8.5 Units) against the money line in home games in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 11-6 (+1.0 Units) against BALTIMORE this season
9 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

JOSH BECKETT vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
BECKETT is 3-1 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 3.03 and a WHIP of 0.925.
His team's record is 4-1 (+2.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (+0.0 units)

JEREMY GUTHRIE vs. BOSTON since 1997
GUTHRIE is 0-0 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 1.98 and a WHIP of 1.318.
His team's record is 0-2 (-2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.1 units)


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TORONTO (72 - 69) at TAMPA BAY (59 - 83) - 1:40 PM
JESSE LITSCH (R) vs. JAMES SHIELDS (R)
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 66-56 (+22.0 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 3 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 41-40 (+12.6 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 40-29 (+11.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
TORONTO is 108-70 (+21.3 Units) against the money line in games played on artificial turf over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 40-28 (+13.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
TAMPA BAY is 22-37 (-12.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 7-7 (+2.2 Units) against TORONTO this season
9 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+4.5 Units)

JESSE LITSCH vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
LITSCH is 1-0 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.199.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.0 units)

JAMES SHIELDS vs. TORONTO since 1997
SHIELDS is 1-0 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.026.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)


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MINNESOTA (69 - 73) at CHI WHITE SOX (61 - 81) - 2:05 PM
JOHAN SANTANA (L) vs. JON GARLAND (R)
Top Trends for this game.
MINNESOTA is 69-73 (-14.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
MINNESOTA is 23-36 (-18.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
MINNESOTA is 33-41 (-16.0 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
MINNESOTA is 29-31 (-11.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
SANTANA is 8-11 (-11.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season. (Team's Record)
CHI WHITE SOX are 79-49 (+21.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
CHI WHITE SOX are 30-25 (+8.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
GARLAND is 36-17 (+19.1 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
SANTANA is 119-52 (+40.6 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997. (Team's Record)
SANTANA is 33-6 (+18.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
CHI WHITE SOX are 61-81 (-15.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 31-37 (-9.4 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 54-74 (-15.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 13-26 (-14.0 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 12-18 (-8.8 Units) against the money line in home games after a win this season.
CHI WHITE SOX are 31-38 (-8.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHI WHITE SOX is 7-7 (+0.0 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
9 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.8 Units)

JOHAN SANTANA vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
SANTANA is 12-4 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 2.80 and a WHIP of 0.956.
His team's record is 15-4 (+10.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-9. (-0.0 units)

JON GARLAND vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
GARLAND is 7-7 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 4.97 and a WHIP of 1.493.
His team's record is 10-12 (-1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-12. (-3.0 units)


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NY YANKEES (80 - 62) at KANSAS CITY (62 - 79) - 2:10 PM
CHIEN-MING WANG (R) vs. ZACK GREINKE (R)
Top Trends for this game.
NY YANKEES are 80-62 (-16.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
NY YANKEES are 63-56 (-17.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 125-85 (-53.5 Units) against the money line as a road favorite of -175 or more since 1997.
NY YANKEES are 33-35 (-13.6 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
NY YANKEES are 24-32 (-16.5 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 over the last 2 seasons.
NY YANKEES are 25-25 (-15.1 Units) against the money line in day games this season.
NY YANKEES are 72-55 (-14.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
NY YANKEES are 101-74 (-22.8 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 62-79 (+3.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
KANSAS CITY is 55-70 (+3.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
KANSAS CITY is 94-120 (+29.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 39-46 (+10.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
KANSAS CITY is 43-56 (+16.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
KANSAS CITY is 11-23 (-10.9 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
GREINKE is 5-22 (-13.9 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
NY YANKEES is 8-1 (+6.5 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

CHIEN-MING WANG vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
WANG is 3-0 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 4.83 and a WHIP of 1.326.
His team's record is 5-0 (+5.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-1. (+3.0 units)

ZACK GREINKE vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
GREINKE is 1-2 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 6.89 and a WHIP of 1.532.
His team's record is 1-2 (-0.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)


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OAKLAND (69 - 74) at TEXAS (67 - 74) - 3:05 PM
LENNY DINARDO (L) vs. KEVIN MILLWOOD (R)
Top Trends for this game.
OAKLAND is 69-74 (-10.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
OAKLAND is 28-40 (-17.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
OAKLAND is 63-66 (-8.4 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
OAKLAND is 48-53 (-9.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
OAKLAND is 33-37 (-13.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
TEXAS is 67-74 (+8.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
TEXAS is 41-32 (+10.6 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
TEXAS is 64-67 (+11.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
OAKLAND is 79-78 (+12.0 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
OAKLAND is 68-49 (+19.0 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
MILLWOOD is 32-32 (-18.4 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History
TEXAS is 8-6 (+3.1 Units) against OAKLAND this season
9 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+4.6 Units)

LENNY DINARDO vs. TEXAS since 1997
DINARDO is 2-1 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 1.96 and a WHIP of 1.091.
His team's record is 2-1 (+0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-3. (-3.3 units)

KEVIN MILLWOOD vs. OAKLAND since 1997
MILLWOOD is 3-2 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.360.
His team's record is 4-4 (-0.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-4. (-0.3 units)


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CLEVELAND (82 - 60) at LA ANGELS (84 - 58) - 8:05 PM
AARON LAFFEY (L) vs. JERED WEAVER (R)
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 142-129 (-13.9 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field over the last 2 seasons.
CLEVELAND is 81-77 (-16.2 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
LA ANGELS are 84-58 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
LA ANGELS are 49-24 (+10.3 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
LA ANGELS are 81-52 (+13.0 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.
LA ANGELS are 38-23 (+14.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
LA ANGELS are 21-11 (+11.0 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
CLEVELAND is 89-70 (+20.2 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
LA ANGELS are 80-86 (-36.1 Units) against the money line in home games in day games since 1997.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA ANGELS is 5-4 (+0.7 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
7 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+4.6 Units)

AARON LAFFEY vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
No recent starts.

JERED WEAVER vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
WEAVER is 1-0 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 3.50 and a WHIP of 1.278.
His team's record is 3-0 (+3.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)


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Udog
09-09-2007, 10:17 AM
MLB
Hot Lines


Sunday, September 9


Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates: (+101, 9 ½)

Steve Trachsel’s first game back in a Cubbies uniform marked his fifth straight quality start going back to last days with the Orioles. He went the required six innings allowing three runs on three hits last Tuesday.

"There is going to be a lot of excitement every single day and at this point in my career you can't ask for much more, so it's going to be a fun September," Trachsel told reporters.

However, like most of his solid efforts this season, Trachsel’s Chicago homecoming was wasted by the bullpen. The Cubs relievers gave up three runs in the final three innings for a 6-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Since the All-Star break, the veteran right-hander has a steady 3.67 ERA but only one win and five no decisions to show for it.

Pick: Cubs -109



Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants: (+111, 7 ½)

With the postseason waving bye-bye back in July, the San Francisco Giants had one main objective in the final few months of the season: Keep the rotation healthy for 2008.

San Fran got a scare this past week when lefty Noah Lowry started suffering from soreness in his elbow. The team immediately shut down Lowry for the remainder of the season and could do the same for rookie starter Tim Lincecum, who was pulled early from his last start with arm troubles.

The other promising youngster in the Giants rotation, Matt Cain, was also yanked from his most recent appearance. Cain was pulled after just 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on five hits last Monday against Colorado. If the righty struggles early again this afternoon, expect manager Bruce Bochy to give him the hook.

Pick: Dodgers -119



Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels: (-147, 9)

First it was star reliever Scot Shields. Now another major cog in the Angels bullpen is beginning to show the signs of a long major league season.

Feared closer Francisco Rodriguez is slipping in the late innings, blowing four saves in his last 14 appearances.

"He's a little out of sync," manager Mike Scioscia told the Los Angeles Times. "(Pitching coach Mike Butcher has) been talking to him, and I think it's just a rhythm and tempo thing to let his mechanics fall back into where he needs to be, and he'll find it."

K-Rod’s most recent blunder was this Friday when the right-handed reliever allowed a solo home run in the Angels’ 3-2 extra-inning squeaker versus the Indians. In his last nine efforts, Rodriguez has an ERA above 6.00 – double that of his season earned run average.

Pick: Indians +139

Udog
09-09-2007, 10:41 AM
MLB
Write-up


Sunday, September 9


Hot Pitchers
-- Carlyle is 2-0, 2.13 in his last couple starts. Bergmann is 1-0, 2.77 in his last couple starts.
-- Astros won Oswalt's last eight starts, outscoring foes 44-16. Martinez won his first start back from his surgery, allowing the Reds three runs in five IP.
-- Brewers are 12-4 in last sixteen Sheets starts.
-- Colorado won five of Fogg's last six home starts.
-- Dodgers won five of last six Penny starts. Giants won Cain's last four home starts (3-0, 1.67).
-- Davis is 3-0, 2.21 in his last three starts. Cardinals are 9-3 in Thompson starts this season.

-- Seattle won five of last six Hernandez starts.
-- Red Sox are 9-2 in Beckett's road starts.
-- Devil Rays won Shields' last four starts, scoring 30 runs.
-- Garland is 1-0, 2.77 in his last couple starts.
-- Greinke hasn't allowed a run in last three starts (12 IP), as he moves from reliever back to a starter.
-- Indians won last four Laffey starts, scoring 29 runs. Weaver is 3-0, 1.80 in his last three starts.

Cold Pitchers
-- Willis is 0-2, 5.47 in his last four starts.
-- Dumatrait is 0-3, 13.00 in five starts this season.
-- Trachsel has been on losing side in ten of last thirteen starts. Pirates are 0-3 in Morris home starts (0-1, 6.50).
-- Moyer is 1-3, 9.74 in his last four starts.
-- Padres lost Young's last five starts (0-3, 6.39).

-- Tigers lost seven of last nine Bonderman starts.
-- Orioles lost six of Guthrie's last seven starts.
-- Litsch is 1-2, 6.85 in his last four road starts.
-- Twins are 4-6 in Santana's last ten starts.
-- Dinardo is 0-2, 7.20 in his last three starts. Rangers are 4-7 in Millwood's last eleven starts.

Totals
-- Three of last four Carlyle starts stayed under the total.
-- Under is 11-4 in Mets' last fifteen games.
-- Five of last seven Milwaukee games went over the total.
-- Under is 4-0-1 in last five Trachsel starts.
-- Last five Willis road starts stayed under the total.
-- Over is 12-2 in San Diego's last fourteen road games.
-- Under is 7-2-1 in last ten San Francisco home games.
-- Under is 7-2 in last nine St Louis road games.


-- Under is 5-1 in last six Bonderman starts.
-- Over is 5-1-1 in Baltimore's last seven home games.
-- Over is 5-2 in Shields' last seven home starts.
-- Over is 9-3 in Minnesota's last twelve games.
-- Over is 5-1-1 in last seven Wang starts.
-- Under is 13-3-1 in last seventeen Texas home games.
-- Last four Laffey starts went over the total.

Hot Teams
-- Phillies won six of their last seven home games.
-- Nationals won five of their last seven games.
-- Mets won seven of their last eight games.
-- Braves won four of their last five games.
-- Brewers won six of their last eight games.
-- Arizona won last four games, scoring 31 runs.
-- Rockies won six of their last nine games.
-- Dodgers won ten of their last thirteen games.


-- Red Sox won six of their last eight games.
-- Detroit won seven of its last nine home games.
-- Devil Rays won eleven of their last fifteen games. Toronto is
5-3 in its last eight games.
-- Rangers won six of their last seven games.
-- Bronx won eight of its last eleven games.
-- Angels won nine of their last twelve games.


Cold Teams
-- Marlins lost eighteen of their last twenty-three games.
-- Cubs are 6-9 in their last fifteen road games. Pirates lost eight of their last eleven games.
-- Astros lost six of their last seven games.
-- Reds lost six of their last eight games.
-- Cardinals lost six of last eight road games.
-- San Diego lost four of its last six games.
-- Giants lost five of their last seven games.


-- Orioles lost fifteen of their last eighteen games.
-- Mariners lost thirteen of their last fourteen games.
-- Oakland lost seven of last eight road games.
-- Royals lost their last four games.
-- Twins lost ten of their last eleven games. White Sox lost 12 of their last 17.
-- Indians lost four of their last six games.

Umpires
-- Wsh-Atl-- Home side won eight of last nine Reynolds games.
-- Hst-NY-- Underdog is 4-4 in last eight Demuth games.
-- Mil-Cin-- Over is 5-0-1 in last six Wegner games.
-- Chi-Pitt-- Six of last eight Marsh games went over the total.
-- Fla-Phil-- Over is 10-4 in last fourteen Vanover games.
-- SD-Col-- Over is 8-2 in Reed's last ten games behind plate.
-- LA-SF-- Over is 6-2 in last eight Knight games.
-- StL-Az- Home side won four of last five Meals games.

-- Sea-Det-- Favorite is 15-4 in last nineteen Gorman games.
-- Bos-Blt-- Under is 9-3 in last twelve Diaz games.
-- Tor-TB-- Over is 10-2 in last dozen Emmel games.
-- Min-Chi-- Under is 8-2-1 in last eleven West games.
-- NY-KC-- Six of last eight Culbreth games stayed under total.
-- A's-Tex-- Under is 5-2 in last seven Barrett games.
-- Clev-LA-- Under is 6-3 in last nine Hallion games.

Udog
09-09-2007, 11:12 AM
MLB
Short Sheet


Sunday, September 9th


National League

Washington at Atlanta, 1:05 EST TBS
Jason Bergmann (R) vs. Lance Cormier (R)
Bergmann: 2-7 TSR, 5.24 ERA L3 starts
Cormier: Atlanta 22-9 Over off BB wins

Houston at NY Mets, 1:10 EST
Roy Oswalt (R) vs. Pedro Martinez (R)
Oswalt: Houston 3-11 SU off 7+ road games
Martinez: 7-0 Over when the total is 8.5 to 10

Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 1:15 EST
Ben Sheets (R) vs. Phil Dumatrait (L)
Sheets: 10-2 Over in day games
Dumatrait: Cincinnati 5-13 SU off a one-run loss

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 1:35 EST
Steve Trachsel (R) vs. Matt Morris (R)
Trachsel: 17-5 TSR when the money line is -100 to -150
Morris: 1-10 TSR in September

Florida at Philadelphia, 1:35 EST
Dontrelle Willis (L) vs. Jamie Moyer (L)
Willis: 7-22 TSR as an underdog
Moyer: 9-0 TSR at home on Sunday

San Diego at Colorado, 3:05 EST
Chris Young (R) vs. Josh Fogg (R)
Young: 0-3 TSR, 9.45 ERA L3 starts
Fogg: Colorado 15-8 SU as a home underdog

LA Dodgers at San Francisco, 4:05 EST
Brad Penny (R) vs. Matt Cain (R)
Penny: 9-1 TSR as a road favorite of -110 or higher
Cain: 3-10 TSR vs. division opponents

St. Louis at Arizona, 4:40 EST
Brad Thompson (R) vs. Doug Davis (L)
Thompson: 8-1 TSR off a Cardinals loss
Davis: 3-0 TSR, 2.18 ERA L3 starts


American League

Seattle at Detroit, 1:05 EST
Felix Hernandez (R) vs. Jeremy Bonderman (R)
Hernandez: Seattle 5-17 SU off 3+ losses
Bonderman: Detroit 20-9 Over vs. AL West

Boston at Baltimore, 1:35 EST
Josh Beckett (R) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (R)
Beckett: Boston 9-0 Under Away off a loss by 6+ runs
Guthrie: 3-9 TSR in home starts

Toronto at Tampa Bay, 1:40 EST
Jesse Litsch (R) vs. James Shields (R)
Litsch: 11-3 Under when the total is 8.5 to 10
Shields: 3-0 TSR, 2.70 ERA L3 starts

Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 EST WGN
Johan Santana (L) vs. Jon Garland (R)
Santana: Minnesota 0-10 SU off a blown save
Garland: 23-13 TSR as an underdog

NY Yankees at Kansas City, 2:10 EST
Chien-Ming Wang (R) vs. Zach Greinke (R)
Wang: 25-6 TSR 2nd half of season
Greinke: 5-22 TSR off a Royals loss

Oakland at Texas, 3:05 EST
Lenny DiNardo (L) vs. Kevin Millwood (R)
DiNardo: Oakland 36-12 Under after having lost 2 of their last 3
Millwood: 28-6 Under at home when the total is 9 to 9.5

(TC) Cleveland at LA Angels, 8:05 EST ESPN
Aaron Laffey (L) vs. Jered Weaver (R)
Laffey: Cleveland 16-3 Under on Sunday
Weaver: 10-2 Under off an Angels loss

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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09-09-2007, 01:44 PM
Baseball Today - September 9 <br />
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SCOREBOARD <br />
Sunday, Sept. 9 <br />
Cleveland at L.A. Angels (8:05 p.m. EDT). The under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between the Indians and Angels. <br />
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