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    Wednesday, August 2

    Good Luck on day #213 of 2017!

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    Armadillo: Wednesday's six-pack

    Odds to win the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron this week……

    8-1— Jordan Spieth

    9-1—Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson

    15-1— Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka

    20-1— Hideki Matsuyama, Jon Rahm

    25-1— Day-Rose-Stenson-Scott-Garcia

    30-1— Matt Kuchar, Paul Casey


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    Armadillo: Wednesday's List of 13: some of my favorite words……..

    13 of my favorite words………(in alphabetical order, with dictionary definitions)

    13) abscond— “leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft.”

    Absconding just sounds deceitful, like you’re slinking away in the shadows…….

    12) boondoggle— “work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value.”

    Some will argue that this list is a boondoggle; I would disagree.

    11) bupkus— “having little or no value.”

    Jerry Stiller said this word on TV a lot; good word to say if you’re disgusted and don’t want to swear. “All this work and I’ve got BUPKUS to show for it!!!”

    10) canoodle— “kiss and cuddle amorously.”

    Not to be confused with caboodle “the whole number or quantity of people or things in question.”

    9) fracas— “a noisy disturbance or quarrel.”

    Good hockey word, as in: “There was a fracas behind the Edmonton net.”

    8) hijinx— “examples of mischief that are often disruptive or rowdy.”

    The Three Stooges often engaged in hijinx. Mo hitting Curly on the head with a wrench was hijinx. Practical jokes also fall into this category.

    7) inconceivable— “not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable.”

    When you’re totally exasperated that something could happen, this is your word to use. “It is INCONCEIVABLE that the A’s traded Cespedes and didn’t get young players in return!!!”

    6) kerfuffle— “a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views.”

    This is less physical than a fracas, but still a disagreement. I once had a kerfuffle with a parent of a kid I coached in Little League. He was way bigger than me, so I tried my best to diffuse the situation. Best part of that day is that was when I decided to quit coaching Little League.

    5) kibosh— “put an end to; dispose of decisively.”

    Most times I’ve heard this, someone from New York City said it; lot of fathers would like to put the kibosh on their daughters’ dating activity.

    4) quagmire— “a soft boggy area of land that gives way underfoot.”

    In fall of 1977, there was a drought in Los Angeles; that was all I heard about all football season, So the Rams get a home playoff game against Minnesota; turn the game on and there is an inch of standing water/mud on the field at the LA Coliseum.

    I had just turned 18; I say to no one in particular “For three months all I’ve heard about is this goddamn drought and now the field is a bleeping quagmire.” My parents were not amused at my choice of adjectives (I didn’t say bleeping). The Rams were a big favorite, but lost 14-7. Oy.

    3) shenanigans— “secret or dishonest activity or maneuvering.”

    Unfortunately, most of our politicians know this word all too well.

    2) squeamish— “easily made to feel sick, faint, or disgusted, especially by unpleasant images, such as the sight of blood.”

    I could never have been a surgeon, for this very reason. That and I wasn’t smart enough to get into a medical school— I was lucky to graduate from a state college

    1) wheelhouse— “the part of a batter’s strike zone most likely to produce a home run.” or “a part of a boat or ship serving as a shelter for the person at the wheel.”

    I prefer to think of this word as asking someone a really easy question or putting them in a situation that they can handle easily, as in, putting your drunk friend in a chugging contest.

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    Wednesday, August 2


    National League
    Reds @ Pirates
    Stephenson is 0-2, 7.45 in two starts, both vs Miami (under 2-0). Reds are 0-1 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 0-1-1

    Williams is 1-1, 4.50 in his last four starts; under is 6-1 in his last seven. Pirates are 3-4 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-5-2

    Reds lost six of last eight games; over is 6-1 in their last seven games. Pittsburgh lost five of last six games; under is 14-2 in their last 16 home games.

    Nationals @ Marlins
    Cole won 6-2 at Philly in his only ’17 start May 6, allowing one run in six IP (109 PT). Nationals’ first 5-inning record with him: 1-0

    Worley is 0-2, 7.53 in five starts this year (over 4-1). Miami is 2-1 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 1-3-1

    Nationals are 6-4 in last ten games; under is 6-2 in their last eight road games. Miami won five of last seven games; over is 7-2 in their last nine.

    Dodgers @ Braves
    Stewart allowed five runs in 3.2 IP in his only ’17 start, vs Minnesota. Dodgers’ first 5-inning record with him: 0-1

    Teheran is 0-3, 7.41 in his last three starts; over is 7-4-2 in his last 13 starts. Braves are 2-8 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-8-3

    Dodgers won their last nine games; under is 6-2 in their last eight road games. Atlanta lost four of last five games; under is 4-0-1 in their last five games.

    Cardinals @ Brewers
    Weaver allowed four runs in five IP (88 PT) in his first MLB start, a 4-0 loss to Arizona. Cardinals’ first 5-inning record with him: 0-1

    Suter is 2-0, 1.80 in his last five starts (under 5-1). Milwaukee is 2-0 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 4-1-1

    Cardinals won five of last eight games; under is 5-1-1 in their last seven games. Milwaukee lost four of last six games; under is 12-4 in their last 16 games.

    Diamondbacks @ Cubs
    Godley is 1-1, 5.30 in his last three starts; under is 6-2 in his last eight. Arizona is 5-3 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-5-1

    Arrieta is 2-0, 2.79 in his last three starts (over 3-0). Cubs are 4-3 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 12-7-2

    Arizona lost three of last four games; under is 3-1-1 in their last five games. Cubs won six of last seven games; under is 7-2-1 in their last ten games.

    Mets @ Rockies
    Flexen allowed four runs in three IP (69 PT) in his first MLB start, at San Diego. Mets’ first 5-inning record with him: 0-1

    Chatwood is 0-4, 9.18 in his last four starts; under is 5-2 in his last seven. Colorado is 3-5 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 7-11-1

    Mets lost five of last six games; over is 8-3 in their last 11 games. Colorado won seven of last eight home games; over is 8-5 in their last 13 games.

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    American League
    Royals @ Orioles
    Vargas is 2-0, 2.45 in his last two starts; over is 6-3 in his last nine. Royals are 7-2 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 12-6-2

    Hellickson makes his Oriole debut here; he was 1-0, 6.05 in his last four starts for Philly. Under is 10-6-4 in his starts this season.

    Royals are 10-3 in last 13 games; under is 8-2 in their last ten games. Baltimore is 10-5 in last 15 games; over is 8-4 in their last 12 home games.

    Detroit @ New York
    Zimmerman is 1-3, 6.23 in his last five starts; over is 5-1 in his last six. Detroit is 2-9 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-10

    Tanaka is 1-2, 4.44 in his last four starts; under is 7-2-1 in his last ten. New York is 6-4 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-9-2

    Tigers are 5-8 in last 13 games; over is 6-3 in their last nine road games. New York is 9-3 in last 12 games- four of their last five games stayed under.

    Indians @ Red Sox
    Bauer is 2-0, 2.77 in his last two starts; under is 7-3 in his last ten. Cleveland is 4-5 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-8-3

    Porcello is 0-5, 3.92 in his last six starts (under 5-1). Red Sox are 4-8 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 4-16-2

    Cleveland won nine of its last 12 games; over is 8-5 in their last 13. Boston won three of last four games; under is 14-4-1 in last 19 games at Fenway Park.

    Mariners @ Rangers
    Miranda is 0-0, 6.95 in his last four starts; over is 6-0 in his last six. Seattle is 7-3 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 13-7-1

    Cashner is 3-1, 3.04 in his last four starts; under is 5-0 in his last five. Texas is 5-1 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-6-3

    Mariners won eight of last nine road games; under is 7-3 in their last ten road games. Texas lost seven of last nine home games; under is 7-4-1 in their last 12 home games.

    Rays @ Astros
    Pruitt is 0-1, 5.63 in two starts this year (under 2-0). Rays’ first 5-inning record with him: 1-1

    Keuchel needed 79 pitches to finish three innings in his first start back from the DL. Over is 5-2 in his last seven starts. Astros are 11-1 in his starts this year— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-1-2

    Rays lost five of last seven road games; under is 11-6-1 in their last 18 games. Houston lost four of last six games; over is 9-2 in their last 11 games.

    Blue Jays @ White Sox
    Happ is 0-3, 7.71 in his last four starts; under is 5-2 in his last seven. blue Jays are 2-5 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 5-9

    Holland is 0-4, 9.64 in his last seven starts; over is 4-1 in his last five. Chicago is 2-7 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 7-10-3

    Toronto won six of last nine games; five of their last six games went over. White Sox are 3-14 since All-Star Game; under is 6-4-1 in their last 11 games.

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    Interleague
    A’s @ Giants
    Gossett is 1-3, 5.57 in his last four starts (under 3-0-1). A’s are 2-3 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 3-6

    Moore is 0-3, 6.34 in his last six starts; under is 8-2 in his home starts. Giants are 3-7 in those home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 2-15-4

    Oakland won three of its last four games; over is 4-0-2 in their last six. A’s are 5-11 in road series openers. Giants lost four of last five games, are 5-11 in home series openers. Over is 7-4 in their last 11 games.

    Phillies @ Angels
    Thompson blanked Atlanta for five innings (74 PT) in his first ’17 start, a 10-3 win. Phillies’ first 5-inning record with him: 1-0

    Ramirez is 2-4, 4.84 in his last six starts; his last four home starts went over. Angels are 5-5 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 7-8-5

    Phillies won five of last six games; under is 10-6-1 in their last 17 road games. Angels won three of last four games; under is 8-3 in their last 11 home games.

    Twins @ Padres
    Santana is 1-3, 5.93 in his last five starts; under is 4-2 in his last six starts. Twins are 7-3 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 12-6-3

    Perdomo is 1-1, 9.00 in his last three starts; over is 4-1 in his last five. San Diego is 6-3 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-5-4

    Twins lost seven of last eight games; over is 5-2-2 in their last nine games. San Diego won five of last six games; their last four games stayed under.

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    Record with this pitcher starting:
    National League
    Cin-Pitt: Stephenson 0-2; Williams 7-8
    Wsh-Mia: Cole 1-0; Worley 3-2
    LA-Atl: Stewart 1-0; Teheran 9-12
    StL-Mil: Weaver 0-1; Suter 3-3
    Az-Chi: Godley 9-5; Arrieta 11-10
    NY-Colo: Flexen 0-1; Chatwood 7-12

    American League
    KC-Balt: Vargas 15-5; Hellickson 10-10
    Det-NYY: Zimmerman 7-13; Tanaka 10-11
    Clev-Bos: Bauer 10-10; Porcello 8-14
    Sea-Tex: Miranda 12-9; Cashner 8-9
    TB-Hst: Pruitt 1-1; Keuchel 11-1
    Tor-Chi: Happ 4-10; Holland 6-14

    Interleague
    A’s-SF: Gossett 3-6; Moore 6-15
    Phil-LA: Thompson 1-0; Ramirez 11-9
    Minn-SD: Santana 11-10; Perdomo 8-10

    Pitchers allowing a run in first inning:
    National League
    Cin-Pitt: Stephenson 1-2; Williams 5-15
    Wsh-Mia: Cole 0-1; Worley 5-5
    LA-Atl: Stewart 0-1; Teheran 8-21
    StL-Mil: Weaver 0-1; Suter 0-6
    Az-Chi: Godley 2-14; Arrieta 6-21
    NY-Colo: Flexen 1-1; Chatwood 5-19 (3 of last 3)

    American League
    KC-Balt: Vargas 5-20; Hellickson 6-20
    Det-NYY: Zimmerman 8-20; Tanaka 9-21
    Clev-Bos: Bauer 4-20; Porcello 7-22
    Sea-Tex: Miranda 9-21; Cashner 4-17
    TB-Hst: Pruitt 1-2; Keuchel 2-12
    Tor-Chi: Happ 3-14; Holland 6-20

    Interleague
    A’s-SF: Gossett 0-9; Moore 5-21
    Phil-LA: Thompson 0-1; Ramirez 10-20
    Minn-SD: Santana 4-21; Perdomo 7-18

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    Umpires
    National League
    Cin-Pitt: Under is 3-0-1 in last four Miller games.
    Wsh-Mia: Over is 5-0-1 in last six Cooper games.
    LA-Atl: Five of last six HGibson games went over.
    StL-Mil: Five of last six Carapazza games stayed under.
    Az-Chi: Home side won eight of last ten Drake games.
    NY-Colo: Last five Danley games stayed under the total.

    American League
    KC-Balt: Road team won five of last six Tumpane games.
    Det-NYY: Under is 10-2 in last dozen Bellino games.
    Clev-Bos: Over is 11-7 in Muchlinski games this season.
    Sea-Tex: Under is 3-0 in Ortiz games this season.
    TB-Hst: Four of last five Timmons games stayed under.
    Tor-Chi: Underdogs are 6-4 in last ten Diaz games.

    Interleague
    A’s-SF: Over is 6-2-1 in last nine Torres games.
    Phil-LA: Under is 8-3 in last eleven O’Nora games.
    Minn-SD: Over is 5-1-1 in last seven Conroy games.

    Interleague play
    NL @ AL– 55-432 AL, favorites -$668
    AL @ NL– 57-49 NL, favorites -$474
    Total: 104-100 AL, favorites -$1,142

    Totals in interleague games
    NL @ AL: Over 51-47-2
    AL @ NL: Over 60-43-4
    Total: Over 111-90-6

    Teams’ records in first five innings:
    Team (road-home-total)- thru 8/1/17
    Ariz 19-21-13……30-15–9……….49-36
    Atl 21-26-8……19-26-4………..40-52
    Cubs 25-26-4……23-19-8………..48-45
    Reds 17-31-5……19-29–5…………36-60
    Colo 29-21-6…….27-21-2……….56-42
    LA 23-18-5…….38-16-6……….61-34
    Miami 22-25-4…….26-21-7……..48-46
    Milw 26-18-8…….28-20-8………53-38
    Mets 24-24-3……..23-27-3………47-51
    Philly 12-30-11……20-24-7……….32-54
    Pitt 26-25-4…….19-23-9………45-48
    St. Louis 18-23-8……31-17-9……….49-40
    SD 14-31-6……..27-22–6………41-53
    SF 12-37-8……..19-25-7……….34-62
    Wash 34-15-5……23-21-7………….57-36

    Orioles 19-29-4……..23-26-4………42-55
    Boston 21-27-7………24-26-2…….45-53
    White Sox 18-29-8……..18-28–3……..36-56
    Cleveland 27-20-6……..24-20-6……..50-40
    Detroit 20-25-8…….25-22-5……..45-47
    Astros 27-18-8……..32-18-4……..59-36
    KC 18-25-8………22-21-10…….40-46
    Angels 20-27-8………23-18-11………43-45
    Twins 28-16-8………22-26-6……..50-41
    NYY 22-28-4……….29-19-3…..…51-47
    A’s 18-26-7……..23-24-10……..41-50
    Seattle 18-26-6……..30-19-9……..48-45
    TB 27-19-10……..32-12-7……..59-31
    Texas 25-18-10……..23-22-8………48-40
    Toronto 22-29-3……..18-26-8……..40-55

    %age of times teams score in first inning (road/home/total- 8/1/17)
    Ariz 14-51……..21-54………..34
    Atl 12-55……..13-49………..25
    Cubs 14-55……..19-50……….33
    Reds 21-53……..19-52……….40
    Colo 14-56……..17-51..……..31
    LA 14-46……..22-59..……..36
    Miami 23-51……..17-54………40
    Milw 20-52……22-56…..…..42
    Mets 23-51……..17-53……….40
    Philly 16-53……..14-52……….30
    Pitt 16-55……..17-51……….33
    StL 12-49……..18-56………..30
    SD 20-51……..17-55…………37
    SF 14-57……..15-51…………29
    Wash 22-54……..22-51……….44

    Orioles 7-53……..18-54……….25
    Boston 17-56……..10-52………27
    White Sox 15-55……12-49……….27
    Clev 10-53……..17-52………27
    Detroit 10-53…….20-52……..30
    Astros 17-53……..21-53……….38
    KC 11-52……..10-53………..21
    Angels 21-56…….12-51………..33
    Twins 12-50……..12-54……….24
    NYY 12-54……..15-51………28
    A’s 12-50……..19-57………31
    Seattle 16-49…….20-59………36
    TB 17-56……..20-52……..37
    Texas 17-53……..24-52………41
    Toronto 18-54……..12-54………30
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    Wednesday, August 2


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    1:05 PM
    DETROIT vs. NY YANKEES
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Yankees's last 18 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit

    2:10 PM
    TORONTO vs. CHI WHITE SOX
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
    Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
    Chi White Sox are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games at home

    3:40 PM
    MINNESOTA vs. SAN DIEGO
    Minnesota is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
    Minnesota is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
    The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Diego's last 18 games
    San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

    7:05 PM
    KANSAS CITY vs. BALTIMORE
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
    Baltimore is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games at home

    7:05 PM
    CINCINNATI vs. PITTSBURGH
    Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 16 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
    Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

    7:08 PM
    CLEVELAND vs. BOSTON
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games on the road
    Cleveland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
    Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
    Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland

    7:10 PM
    WASHINGTON vs. MIAMI
    Washington is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
    Washington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
    Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
    Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

    7:35 PM
    LA DODGERS vs. ATLANTA
    LA Dodgers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing Atlanta
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers

    8:05 PM
    SEATTLE vs. TEXAS
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle's last 10 games on the road
    Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    Texas is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Seattle
    The total has gone OVER in 10 of Texas's last 13 games when playing at home against Seattle

    8:05 PM
    ARIZONA vs. CHI CUBS
    Arizona is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
    Chi Cubs are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
    Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home

    8:10 PM
    TAMPA BAY vs. HOUSTON
    Tampa Bay is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Houston
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games

    8:10 PM
    ST. LOUIS vs. MILWAUKEE
    St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
    Milwaukee is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against St. Louis
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home

    8:40 PM
    NY METS vs. COLORADO
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets's last 6 games when playing Colorado
    NY Mets are 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Colorado
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing NY Mets
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games at home

    10:07 PM
    PHILADELPHIA vs. LA ANGELS
    Philadelphia is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
    Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
    LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
    LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Philadelphia

    10:15 PM
    OAKLAND vs. SAN FRANCISCO
    Oakland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
    San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games at home


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    Wednesday, August 2



    Oakland @ San Francisco

    Game 929-930
    August 2, 2017 @ 10:15 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Oakland
    (Gossett) 15.273
    San Francisco
    (Moore) 12.945
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Oakland
    by 2 1/2
    10
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    San Francisco
    -125
    8 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Oakland
    (+105); Over

    Philadelphia @ LA Angels


    Game 927-928
    August 2, 2017 @ 10:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Philadelphia
    (Thmpson) 17.651
    LA Angels
    (Ramirez) 14.237
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Philadelphia
    by 3 1/2
    11
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    LA Angels
    -200
    9
    Dunkel Pick:
    Philadelphia
    (+170); Over

    Minnesota @ San Diego


    Game 925-926
    August 2, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Minnesota
    (Santana) 15.688
    San Diego
    (Perdomo) 12.185
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Minnesota
    by 3 1/2
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Minnesota
    -115
    8 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Minnesota
    (-115); Under

    Tampa Bay @ Houston


    Game 923-924
    August 2, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Tampa Bay
    (Pruitt) 15.460
    Houston
    (Keuchel) 13.463
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Tampa Bay
    by 2
    12
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Houston
    -215
    9
    Dunkel Pick:
    Tampa Bay
    (+180); Over

    Seattle @ Texas


    Game 921-922
    August 2, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Seattle
    (Miranda) 15.275
    Texas
    (Cashner) 12.839
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Seattle
    by 2 1/2
    12
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Texas
    -110
    11
    Dunkel Pick:
    Seattle
    (-110); Over

    Cleveland @ Boston


    Game 919-920
    August 2, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Cleveland
    (Bauer) 17.406
    Boston
    (Porcello) 14.468
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Cleveland
    by 3
    13
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Boston
    -125
    10
    Dunkel Pick:
    Cleveland
    (+105); Over

    Kansas City @ Baltimore


    Game 917-918
    August 2, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Kansas City
    (Vargas) 14.882
    Baltimore
    (Hellckson) 16.819
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Baltimore
    by 2
    8
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Baltimore
    -110
    10
    Dunkel Pick:
    Baltimore
    (-110); Under

    Toronto @ Chicago White Sox


    Game 915-916
    August 2, 2017 @ 2:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Toronto
    (Happ) 12.755
    Chicago White Sox
    (Holland) 15.811
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Chicago White Sox
    by 3
    13
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Toronto
    -200
    10 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Chicago White Sox
    (+170); Over

    Detroit @ NY Yankees


    Game 913-914
    August 2, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Detroit
    (Zmmrmnn) 14.825
    NY Yankees
    (Tanaka) 16.811
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    NY Yankees
    by 2
    8
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    NY Yankees
    -220
    10
    Dunkel Pick:
    NY Yankees
    (-220); Under

    NY Mets @ Colorado


    Game 911-912
    August 2, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    NY Mets
    (Flexen) 13.714
    Colorado
    (Chtwood) 16.267
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Colorado
    by 2 1/2
    10
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Colorado
    -150
    12 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Colorado
    (-150); Under

    St. Louis @ Milwaukee


    Game 909-910
    August 2, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    St. Louis
    (Weaver) 13.829
    Milwaukee
    (Suter) 16.794
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 3
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Milwaukee
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Milwaukee
    N/A

    Arizona @ Chicago Cubs


    Game 907-908
    August 2, 2017 @ 8:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Arizona
    (Godley) 17.574
    Chicago Cubs
    (Arrieta) 15.596
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Arizona
    by 2
    10
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Chicago Cubs
    -150
    No Total
    Dunkel Pick:
    Arizona
    (+130); N/A

    LA Dodgers @ Atlanta


    Game 905-906
    August 2, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    LA Dodgers
    (Stewart) 16.083
    Atlanta
    (Teheran) 14.916
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    LA Dodgers
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    LA Dodgers
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    LA Dodgers
    N/A

    Washington @ Miami


    Game 903-904
    August 2, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Washington
    (Cole) 13.875
    Miami
    (Worley) 17.230
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Miami
    by 3 1/2
    9
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Washington
    -120
    9 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Miami
    (+100); Under

    Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh


    Game 901-902
    August 2, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Cincinnati
    (Stphnson) 12.931
    Pittsburgh
    (Wiliams) 15.437
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Pittsburgh
    by 2 1/2
    8
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Pittsburgh
    -155
    9 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Pittsburgh
    (-155); Under
    Last edited by StarDust Bum; 08-02-2017 at 11:05 AM.

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    August good month/bad month MLB starting pitchers

    With the MLB trading deadline officially closed, and the NFL preseason whetting our pigskin palates, the month of August sets the table for the stretch run of the baseball season. The question is which pitchers can we count on to satisfy our tastes, and which ones figure to sour our stomachs? Take a look below.

    Listed below are hurlers that have enjoyed a two-to-one or better success ratio in team-starts over the course of the last three seasons during the month of August. On the flip side, we've also listed pitchers that struggle in August, winning 33 percent or less of their team-start efforts. To qualify pitchers must have made a minimum of 10 starts, with at least one start each August over the last three years. And for your convenience alongside each record we break down each pitcher’s greatest success or greatest failure rate either home (H) or away (A) within his good or bad month.

    Note: * designates a categorical repeat appearance by this pitcher, maintaining status quo from last season’s August list.

    GOOD MONTH PITCHERS:

    * Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs • 13-2 (6-1 A)


    Like the Cubs, Arrieta has gotten increasingly better as the season has progressed with 3.30 ERA over his past 10 starts and he and his teammates have arrived when needed this time of year.

    Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians • 12-6 (8-2 H)

    Not the most consistent pitcher when it comes to pounding the strike zone, Bauer does have his moments when he can be very good. As his record shows here, he has given Cleveland a chance to win in August and they have taken advantage of it.

    Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants • 12-5 (8-1 H)

    Rough season for Mad Bum and San Francisco (1-7 in his team starts thru July, despite a 2.92 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP) but this tough hombre is not about to let up and while the season will be lost, he's right at career levels for batting average allowed and assuredly his ERA will continue to sink, which give the Giants a better chance of winning.

    R.A. Dickey, Atlanta Braves • 11-5 (6-2)

    Atlanta has gotten about what they expected from the 42-year knuckleballer, at around .500 record and mostly keeping the Braves in games. If Dickey can duplicate the past, Atlanta would be thrilled.

    Mike Fiers, Houston Astros • 11-4 (6-1 H)

    Back of the rotation hurler who relies on deception, as fastball only occasionally passes 90 MPH. He's helped by being backed by Houston awesome offense and the Astros have won 12 of 20 starts this season. Dependable if not spectacular.

    Kyle Hendricks, Chicago Cubs • 14-4 (8-2 A)

    Now back from injury, Hendricks is expected to be a catalyst in the World Series champs efforts to make the playoffs and repeat. This season, he's given up more home runs than in the past and the Cubs organization hopes the injury time off will make his stronger for the stretch run.

    Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners • 11-5 (7-2 H)

    Not the pitcher he used to be with declining stuff and who has yet to reach double digits in strikeouts in any outing. King Felix now relies on more changeups and two-seam fastball and will make mistakes and taken deep. Let's see how he fares this month.

    Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs • 11-5 (8-1 H)

    Similar story to Arrieta, Lester has gotten better as the year progressed. Lester is a real expert on keeping the ball down and working the outside corner to right-handed batters and little reason to think he will not still have ample success.

    Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros • 11-5 (8-2 H)

    Now back from the DL, Houston has such a big lead they can take their time with Keuchel and get him to ready to pitch like he was in the first half of the season and have him 100 percent for October.

    Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians • 11-5 (7-0 H)

    Maybe Cleveland should place Kluber on the DL in April, which is annually his worst month. Kluber has now gone at least seven innings while recording double-digit strikeouts in seven of his last eight starts, posting an excellent 90/10 K/BB during that stretch. His season ERA now sits at a sterling 2.74 Expect more of the same.

    * Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals • 10-5 (6-2 H)

    Once again in the midst of an outstanding season, Strasburg has gotten hurt, with the elbow this time and is on the DL. Washington can survive without him in August, though he is scheduled to return, but not in the postseason.

    Edinson Volquez, Miami Marlins • 12-6 (7-3 A)

    Volquez had a no-hitter on June 3rd, otherwise, the season has been a bit is mess. The right-hander last pitched on July 5th after hurting his knee and on July 24th tried to test it and manager Don Mattingly said "it did not go well." No timetable for his return


    BAD MONTH PITCHERS:

    Andrew Cashner, Texas Rangers • 3-8 (1-5 H)


    With a 37-61 career record, hard to imagine Cashner's still in the big leagues. He's again under .500 this season with Texas, but has not pitched that poorly with 3.48 ERA to start August, nonetheless, 51 K's and 43 W's is noteworthy.

    Miguel Gonzalez, Chicago White Sox • 3-9 (1-6 A)

    Veteran pitcher on a bad White Sox club and his chances are not good to pick many victories unless he can pitch seven innings each time and allow two runs or less, because of Chicago's offense and depleted bullpen through trades.

    * Sonny Gray, New York Yankees • 5-11 (0-7 A)

    After scuffling with an ERA of 4.84 on June 20, Gray has gone into another gear over his last six starts (1.37 ERA) and lowered that figure nearly a run and a half to 3.43. Yankees are hoping his recent August meltdowns area thing of the past.

    * Wade Miley, Baltimore Orioles • 4-13 (1-6 A)

    If Miley was not left-handed, he likely would not have a job in the majors. Sure, he is striking out close to a hitter an inning (0.88), yet permits 1.18 hits per inning and has better than one walk for every six outs he collects. Simply a lousy pitcher.

    * Jeff Samardzija, San Francisco Giants • 5-13 (3-8 H)

    You would have thought San Francisco would have learned from Matt Cain's contract, but they did now and are stuck with Samardzija thru 2020. The occasional good start does not counter the other three rotten ones.

    Josh Tomlin, Cleveland Indians • 4-8 (1-4 A)

    Though never an ace, Tomlin has given up a .304 batting average and he's been taken yard 19 times already. The Tribe is expecting far better production from the right-hander.

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    Wednesday, August 2


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    CINCINNATI (43 - 63) at PITTSBURGH (51 - 55) - 7:05 PM
    ROBERT STEPHENSON (R) vs. TREVOR WILLIAMS (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    CINCINNATI is 4-16 (-10.9 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
    CINCINNATI is 53-60 (+9.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    CINCINNATI is 420-394 (+45.4 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1997.
    PITTSBURGH is 87-105 (-30.6 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
    PITTSBURGH is 31-40 (-11.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    PITTSBURGH is 97-114 (-28.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CINCINNATI is 7-1 (+7.7 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
    4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.8 Units)

    ROBERT STEPHENSON vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
    STEPHENSON is 0-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.875.
    His team's record is 1-1 (+0.7 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)

    TREVOR WILLIAMS vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
    WILLIAMS is 0-0 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 6.75 and a WHIP of 1.250.
    His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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    WASHINGTON (63 - 42) at MIAMI (50 - 55) - 7:10 PM
    A.J. COLE (R) vs. VANCE WORLEY (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    WASHINGTON is 16-20 (-13.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
    WASHINGTON is 23-31 (-15.1 Units) against the money line in road games after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 20-11 (+9.6 Units) against the money line on the road when the money line is +125 to -125 this season.
    WASHINGTON is 34-20 (+9.3 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
    WASHINGTON is 43-20 (+16.1 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    MIAMI is 43-52 (-18.5 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MIAMI is 4-4 (+1.8 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
    4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.3 Units, Under=-0.4 Units)

    A.J. COLE vs. MIAMI since 1997
    COLE is 0-0 when starting against MIAMI with an ERA of 5.14 and a WHIP of 1.714.
    His team's record is 0-2 (-2.4 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.2 units)

    VANCE WORLEY vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
    WORLEY is 2-2 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.320.
    His team's record is 2-2 (-0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-1. (+1.9 units)

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    LA DODGERS (75 - 31) at ATLANTA (48 - 57) - 7:35 PM
    BROCK STEWART (R) vs. JULIO TEHERAN (R)
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    ATLANTA is 2-3 (+1.1 Units) against LA DODGERS this season
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.8 Units)

    BROCK STEWART vs. ATLANTA since 1997
    No recent starts.

    JULIO TEHERAN vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
    TEHERAN is 0-7 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 6.37 and a WHIP of 1.522.
    His team's record is 0-8 (-8.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-3. (-0.6 units)

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    ARIZONA (60 - 46) at CHICAGO CUBS (57 - 48) - 8:05 PM
    ZACK GODLEY (R) vs. JAKE ARRIETA (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 42-15 (+21.2 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 3 seasons.
    ARIZONA is 60-46 (+11.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    ARIZONA is 43-30 (+10.1 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    ARIZONA is 50-33 (+14.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    GODLEY is 19-10 (+11.4 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    GODLEY is 14-6 (+9.9 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    CHICAGO CUBS are 57-48 (-12.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 357-296 (-77.2 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -175 since 1997.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 884-809 (-158.7 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 39-41 (-22.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 29-27 (-9.9 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 110-103 (-35.7 Units) against the money line in home games after 3 or more consecutive wins since 1997.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CHICAGO CUBS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against ARIZONA this season
    1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

    ZACK GODLEY vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
    GODLEY is 0-1 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 14.71 and a WHIP of 2.725.
    His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)

    JAKE ARRIETA vs. ARIZONA since 1997
    ARRIETA is 2-2 when starting against ARIZONA with an ERA of 3.31 and a WHIP of 1.163.
    His team's record is 3-2 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-3. (-1.2 units)

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    ST LOUIS (52 - 54) at MILWAUKEE (56 - 52) - 8:10 PM
    LUKE WEAVER (R) vs. BRENT SUTER (L)
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MILWAUKEE is 7-5 (+3.7 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
    8 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.6 Units)

    LUKE WEAVER vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
    WEAVER is 0-1 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 0.833.
    His team's record is 0-2 (-3.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-0. (+2.0 units)

    BRENT SUTER vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
    SUTER is 0-1 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 5.78 and a WHIP of 1.285.
    His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

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    NY METS (48 - 56) at COLORADO (61 - 46) - 8:40 PM
    CHRIS FLEXEN (R) vs. ANTONIO SENZATELA (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    NY METS are 48-56 (-16.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    NY METS are 36-45 (-18.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    NY METS are 24-32 (-11.7 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
    NY METS are 9-24 (-16.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    COLORADO is 61-46 (+16.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    COLORADO is 32-19 (+10.4 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
    COLORADO is 34-26 (+8.7 Units) against the money line after a win this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    COLORADO is 2-2 (+0.2 Units) against NY METS this season
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.9 Units)

    CHRIS FLEXEN vs. COLORADO since 1997
    No recent starts.

    ANTONIO SENZATELA vs. NY METS since 1997
    No recent starts.

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    DETROIT (48 - 57) at NY YANKEES (57 - 48) - 1:05 PM
    JORDAN ZIMMERMANN (R) vs. MASAHIRO TANAKA (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    DETROIT is 48-57 (-11.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    DETROIT is 53-171 (-64.0 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +175 to +250 since 1997.
    DETROIT is 31-44 (-13.9 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    DETROIT is 18-28 (-13.4 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
    TANAKA is 17-3 (+13.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    DETROIT is 24-16 (+11.9 Units) against the money line in road games in day games over the last 2 seasons.
    NY YANKEES are 262-174 (-69.6 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 10 to 10.5 since 1997.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    DETROIT is 1-1 (+0.6 Units) against NY YANKEES this season
    1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.0 Units)

    JORDAN ZIMMERMANN vs. NY YANKEES since 1997
    ZIMMERMANN is 2-0 when starting against NY YANKEES with an ERA of 1.80 and a WHIP of 0.950.
    His team's record is 2-1 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)

    MASAHIRO TANAKA vs. DETROIT since 1997
    TANAKA is 0-2 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 5.61 and a WHIP of 1.359.
    His team's record is 1-2 (-1.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)

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    TORONTO (50 - 57) at CHI WHITE SOX (41 - 63) - 2:10 PM
    J.A. HAPP (L) vs. DEREK HOLLAND (L)
    Top Trends for this game.
    TORONTO is 50-57 (-17.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    TORONTO is 9-17 (-12.2 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.
    TORONTO is 20-30 (-15.7 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
    TORONTO is 22-27 (-14.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
    HAPP is 4-10 (-8.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CHI WHITE SOX is 3-2 (+3.7 Units) against TORONTO this season
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.0 Units)

    J.A. HAPP vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
    HAPP is 2-2 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.279.
    His team's record is 2-2 (-0.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-3. (-2.3 units)

    DEREK HOLLAND vs. TORONTO since 1997
    HOLLAND is 3-4 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 8.22 and a WHIP of 1.696.
    His team's record is 4-5 (-2.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-6. (-3.7 units)

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    KANSAS CITY (55 - 50) at BALTIMORE (52 - 54) - 7:05 PM
    JASON VARGAS (L) vs. JEREMY HELLICKSON (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    BALTIMORE is 140-128 (+12.5 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    BALTIMORE is 21-13 (+7.7 Units) against the money line at home when the money line is +125 to -125 this season.
    BALTIMORE is 32-21 (+10.1 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
    BALTIMORE is 24-14 (+9.6 Units) against the money line in home games in night games this season.
    BALTIMORE is 29-22 (+7.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
    HELLICKSON is 27-25 (+10.5 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    HELLICKSON is 16-12 (+11.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    KANSAS CITY is 55-50 (+11.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    KANSAS CITY is 20-10 (+12.1 Units) against the money line in August games over the last 2 seasons.
    KANSAS CITY is 37-33 (+8.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    KANSAS CITY is 41-33 (+12.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    VARGAS is 15-5 (+12.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
    VARGAS is 11-4 (+8.7 Units) against the money line in night games this season. (Team's Record)
    VARGAS is 12-3 (+9.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

    Head-to-Head Series History
    KANSAS CITY is 3-2 (+1.2 Units) against BALTIMORE this season
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.0 Units)

    JASON VARGAS vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
    VARGAS is 3-3 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 1.92 and a WHIP of 1.033.
    His team's record is 4-5 (-1.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 9-0. (+9.0 units)

    JEREMY HELLICKSON vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
    HELLICKSON is 2-2 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 4.97 and a WHIP of 1.526.
    His team's record is 4-3 (+0.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-3. (-0.4 units)

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    CLEVELAND (57 - 48) at BOSTON (59 - 49) - 7:10 PM
    TREVOR BAUER (R) vs. RICK PORCELLO (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    CLEVELAND is 57-48 (-20.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    CLEVELAND is 35-34 (-18.4 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    CLEVELAND is 23-23 (-13.5 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
    CLEVELAND is 12-1 (+11.0 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.
    BOSTON is 26-31 (-14.4 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
    BOSTON is 52-53 (-18.4 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
    BOSTON is 221-225 (-64.6 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season since 1997.
    PORCELLO is 8-14 (-10.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
    PORCELLO is 6-14 (-10.5 Units) against the money line when playing on Wednesday over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record)
    PORCELLO is 5-11 (-9.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season. (Team's Record)
    PORCELLO is 3-11 (-11.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season. (Team's Record)

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BOSTON is 2-0 (+2.2 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
    1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.1 Units)

    TREVOR BAUER vs. BOSTON since 1997
    BAUER is 0-2 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 9.52 and a WHIP of 2.028.
    His team's record is 1-2 (-0.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-2. (-2.2 units)

    RICK PORCELLO vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
    PORCELLO is 10-5 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 3.58 and a WHIP of 1.290.
    His team's record is 14-9 (+3.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 9-14. (-5.6 units)

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    SEATTLE (55 - 53) at TEXAS (50 - 56) - 8:05 PM
    ARIEL MIRANDA (L) vs. ANDREW CASHNER (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    SEATTLE is 383-345 (-70.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season since 1997.
    TEXAS is 145-126 (+22.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    TEXAS is 38-27 (+11.6 Units) against the money line at home when the money line is +125 to -125 over the last 2 seasons.
    TEXAS is 24-9 (+14.6 Units) against the money line in home games in August games over the last 3 seasons.
    TEXAS is 64-51 (+13.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    TEXAS is 105-89 (+18.0 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
    TEXAS is 59-47 (+22.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    TEXAS is 47-39 (+15.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    SEATTLE is 101-80 (+12.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
    SEATTLE is 53-36 (+17.4 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
    MIRANDA is 6-0 (+8.4 Units) against the money line in road games in night games this season. (Team's Record)

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SEATTLE is 8-3 (+5.7 Units) against TEXAS this season
    6 of 11 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.8 Units)

    ARIEL MIRANDA vs. TEXAS since 1997
    MIRANDA is 1-0 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.000.
    His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

    ANDREW CASHNER vs. SEATTLE since 1997
    CASHNER is 0-3 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.239.
    His team's record is 1-4 (-2.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-2. (+0.6 units)

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    TAMPA BAY (55 - 53) at HOUSTON (69 - 37) - 8:10 PM
    AUSTIN PRUITT (R) vs. DALLAS KEUCHEL (L)
    Top Trends for this game.
    TAMPA BAY is 123-146 (-28.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 76-94 (-22.4 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
    HOUSTON is 69-37 (+19.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    HOUSTON is 27-6 (+15.4 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -175 to -250 over the last 2 seasons.
    HOUSTON is 28-12 (+15.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Wednesday over the last 2 seasons.
    HOUSTON is 50-27 (+12.4 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    HOUSTON is 54-23 (+24.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    HOUSTON is 26-9 (+13.6 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
    KEUCHEL is 11-1 (+9.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
    KEUCHEL is 10-1 (+8.3 Units) against the money line in night games this season. (Team's Record)
    TAMPA BAY is 21-16 (+8.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    HOUSTON is 29-34 (-14.5 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    HOUSTON is 3-2 (+0.9 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
    5 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+5.0 Units)

    AUSTIN PRUITT vs. HOUSTON since 1997
    No recent starts.

    DALLAS KEUCHEL vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
    KEUCHEL is 1-4 when starting against TAMPA BAY with an ERA of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.500.
    His team's record is 2-5 (-3.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-2. (+3.0 units)

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    MINNESOTA (50 - 54) at SAN DIEGO (48 - 58) - 3:40 PM
    ERVIN SANTANA (R) vs. LUIS PERDOMO (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    MINNESOTA is 109-157 (-31.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    MINNESOTA is 37-65 (-21.7 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 2 seasons.
    MINNESOTA is 60-97 (-28.3 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
    SANTANA is 21-31 (-17.6 Units) against the money line when playing on Wednesday since 1997. (Team's Record)
    SAN DIEGO is 48-58 (+3.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 68-68 (+14.0 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
    SAN DIEGO is 38-29 (+16.3 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
    SAN DIEGO is 17-11 (+9.2 Units) against the money line in home games after a win this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 29-22 (+11.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 12-6 (+8.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.
    PERDOMO is 6-0 (+6.9 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record this season. (Team's Record)
    MINNESOTA is 27-23 (+10.6 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
    MINNESOTA is 22-14 (+13.9 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 46-85 (-30.6 Units) against the money line in day games over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SAN DIEGO is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
    1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

    ERVIN SANTANA vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
    SANTANA is 2-0 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 1.69 and a WHIP of 1.087.
    His team's record is 2-2 (-0.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-0. (+4.1 units)

    LUIS PERDOMO vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
    No recent starts.

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    PHILADELPHIA (39 - 65) at LA ANGELS (52 - 55) - 10:05 PM
    JAKE THOMPSON (R) vs. JC RAMIREZ (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    PHILADELPHIA is 39-65 (-17.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    PHILADELPHIA is 11-27 (-15.4 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
    PHILADELPHIA is 19-44 (-21.2 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    PHILADELPHIA is 27-50 (-18.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    PHILADELPHIA is 20-45 (-19.4 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
    LA ANGELS are 52-55 (+4.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    LA ANGELS are 19-9 (+12.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    LA ANGELS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against PHILADELPHIA this season
    0 of 0 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.0 Units)

    JAKE THOMPSON vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
    No recent starts.

    JC RAMIREZ vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
    No recent starts.

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    OAKLAND (47 - 60) at SAN FRANCISCO (41 - 67) - 10:15 PM
    DANIEL GOSSETT (R) vs. MATT MOORE (L)
    Top Trends for this game.
    OAKLAND is 184-247 (-54.6 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 3 seasons.
    OAKLAND is 8-18 (-10.2 Units) against the money line on the road when the money line is +125 to -125 this season.
    OAKLAND is 16-35 (-15.8 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
    OAKLAND is 11-24 (-14.6 Units) against the money line in an inter-league game over the last 2 seasons.
    OAKLAND is 42-72 (-30.9 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
    OAKLAND is 23-37 (-14.2 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
    OAKLAND is 51-69 (-19.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
    SAN FRANCISCO is 41-67 (-29.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    SAN FRANCISCO is 42-51 (-19.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
    SAN FRANCISCO is 42-45 (-22.1 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -175 over the last 3 seasons.
    SAN FRANCISCO is 22-29 (-11.3 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
    SAN FRANCISCO is 27-41 (-15.2 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    SAN FRANCISCO is 27-46 (-24.0 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    SAN FRANCISCO is 14-26 (-13.8 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
    SAN FRANCISCO is 15-32 (-23.1 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
    SAN FRANCISCO is 27-33 (-23.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    MOORE is 7-23 (-16.9 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SAN FRANCISCO is 1-1 (+0.1 Units) against OAKLAND this season
    2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

    DANIEL GOSSETT vs. SAN FRANCISCO since 1997
    No recent starts.

    MATT MOORE vs. OAKLAND since 1997
    MOORE is 1-1 when starting against OAKLAND with an ERA of 7.04 and a WHIP of 1.391.
    His team's record is 1-3 (-3.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-4. (-4.6 units)

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    MLB Daily Line Drive: Wednesday's picks, betting odds and analysis

    Double-Play Picks

    Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs (-145, 8)


    The Diamondbacks and Cubs go to battle Wednesday night for Game 2 of their three-game series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs stomped all over the D-Backs in Game 1, like a herd of large dinosaurs running through a bunny pen, in Tuesday night's 16-4 victory.

    To say that the World Champions are back would be a very true statement. Since the All-Star break (when manager Joe Madden decided to not invite any of his players and give them all some vacation time), the Cubs are 14-3 and have opened up a 2.5 game lead in the National League Central. The Baby Bears' bats have come alive and they are averaging 5.94 runs per game in those 17 games since their vacation.

    This evening the Cubs will run Jake Arrieta out to the mound and he is starting to look like the Arrieta we've all gotten used to over the last few seasons. Over his last five starts he is sporting an ERA of 2.25 and a very solid WHIP of 0.844. More importantly than the stats, he is passing the eye test - his fastball seems to have that extra zip that he's been missing for the first few months of the season and he's hitting his locations with his two-seamer.

    The Diamondbacks will counter with Zack Godley and he has been pretty solid overall this season (4-4, 3.06 ERA, 1.01 WHIP), however, over his last three outings his numbers balloon slightly to an ERA of 4.82 and a WHIP of 1.23. Godley's only career start at Wrigley Field was a very forgettable 3.2 innings in which he allowed six earned runs, six walks, and two home runs in a 14-5 loss.

    We expect the Cubs to keep their positive momentum going for, at least, one more day.

    Pick: Cubs -145

    Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants (-135, 8.5)


    The latest edition of the Bay Bridge series will be played with nothing more than pride on the line when the Athletics and Giants continue their four-game home-and-home set in San Francisco Wednesday night.

    The rivals split the first two games in Oakland with the A’s winning Gam1 8-5, while the Giants took Game 2 10-4. Both games easily going over the total, meaning the Over has gone 7-0-1 in the last eight meetings in this series and there could be more of the same in Game 3.

    A’s rookie Daniel Gossett toes the rubber for the second game of this series and the big league experience has been a little tough on the young right-hander. Gossett is 2-6 with a 5.74 ERA and a 1.489 WHIP in nine starts this season. On the road he is 2-3 with a 5.84 ERA and a 1.419 WHIP.

    Gossett faces a Giants lineup that has undoubtedly struggled this season, but they’ve scored 15 runs in the first two games and have scored 5.4 runs per game in their last 10 games versus teams not called the Dodgers.

    Meanwhile, the Giants will counter with Matt Moore and the lefties first full season by the Bay has not been a good one. He is 3-10 with a 5.74 ERA and a 1.589 WHIP in 21 starts this season. Moore is better at home than on the road, but in his last five starts at home the Giants are 1-4 and he has pitched to a 6.75 ERA and a 1.725 WHIP.

    Oakland’s offense has also stumbled in 2017, but they can hit the long ball with the best of them and Moore has given up 10 dingers in 10 starts at home this season.

    Pick: Over 8.5

    Yesterday's Picks: 2-0
    Season To Date: 103-92-10



    Streaking and Slumping Starting Pitchers

    Streaking:
    Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals (13-4, 3.00 ERA, $1208)

    Jason Vargas isn't exactly the best Streaking Starter we've ever featured in this daily piece, but he'll have to do with a very sketchy starting pitching board today.

    Vargas had a bit of a rough patch in mid-July but has gotten things back together in his last two starts with only three runs allowed in 11 innings of work (2.45 ERA).

    The main selling point for Vargas is that his team win/loss is still 15-5 on the season and he ranks second, behind Clayton Kershaw, in Starter Money at $1208.

    Vargas and the Royals are +110 underdogs today in Baltimore against the Orioles.

    Slumping:
    Derek Holland, Chicago White Sox (5-10, 5.42 ERA, $-542)

    We may have had trouble finding a Streaking Starter for today, but the Slumping Starter options were plentiful. The winner is...Derek Holland of the White Sox.

    The White Sox have lost 10 of his last 11 starts and over his last five outings he owns an ERA of 9.38 and a WHIP of 1.875. Just horrible.

    Holland and the Sox are big home dogs today against the visiting Blue Jays at +175.

    Wednesday's Top Trends

    * The New York Yankees are 10-1 in Masahiro Tanaka's last 11 starts vs. American League Central. -250 today vs. Tigers.
    * The Cincinnati Reds are 7-0 in their last seven meetings with the Pirates in Pittsburgh. +145 today @ Pirates.
    * Over is 8-0 in the last eight meetings between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros. Total today: 8.5.
    * The Philadelphia Phillies are 0-9 in their last nine meetings with the Los Angeles Angels. +165 today @ Angels.

    Weather To Keep An Eye On

    There is a chance of a thunderstorm in The Bronx this afternoon where the Yankees are scheduled to take on the Tigers. Hopefully they can get this one in early because the forecast doesn't look much better for this evening.

    There is a 40 percent chance of precipitation caused by potential thunderstorms tonight in Arlington, Texas where the Rangers will be taking on the Mariners.

    The most notable wind today will be at Wrigley Field in Chicago where the Cubs will be taking on the visiting D-Backs. The wind is expected to be blowing in from left-center field at 9-12 miles per hour and the betting total is currently set at 8.

    Ump Of The Day

    Dan Bellino will be calling balls and strikes today at Yankee Stadium for this afternoon's contest between the Yanks and Tigers. Bellino is the No. 2 ranked Under umpire in Major League Baseball this season at 12-3 (80 percent) and the Under is 4-0-2 in his last six games behind the plate involving the Yankees.

    The total for today's game is currently set at 10.

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