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    Trends and Indexes

    Thursday, September 21

    Good Luck on day #263 of 2017!

    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.
    Any opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the posting member or BettorsChat.


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    Armadillo: Thursday's six-pack

    NFL trends for Week 3

    — Chargers are 0-6-1 vs spread in their last seven games.

    — Buccaneers are 6-2 in last eight games as a road underdog.

    — New Orleans is 8-2 in its last ten games as a road underdog.

    — Patriots are 14-4 vs spread in their last 18 games.

    — Jets are 8-2 in last ten games as a home dog vs AFC East foes.

    — Washington is 15-6 vs spread in its last 21 games.


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    Armadillo: Thursday's List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud……

    13) Opening Day payrolls this season:
    Toronto Blue Jays: $163,381,937. Record: 71-81
    Milwaukee Brewers: $63,061,300. Record: 82-70

    12) Phillies 7, Dodgers 5— Bigger news: After the game, Corey Seager left the Dodgers’ clubhouse limping, with medical/training staff.

    11) Angels are 15-2 this season when Parker Bridwell is their starting pitcher, 61-72 when anyone else is the starting pitcher.

    10) Marlins 9, Mets 2— Giancarlo Stanton hit his 56th homer of the season.

    9) Diamondbacks’ star 1B Paul Goldschmidt has apparently seen the movie Billy Madison over 100 times; I’ve never seen it myself, so now I have to.

    8) Royals 15, Blue Jays 5— Mike Moustakas hit his 37th homer, setting the all-time single season record for the Royals, previously held by Steve Balboni.

    Some college football trends for this week:
    7) Washington Huskies coach Petersen is 27-13 vs spread as a road favorite.

    6) San Diego State won its last six games vs Air Force (5-1 vs spread).

    5) Texas Tech covered seven of last nine tries as a road underdog.

    Elsewhere in the world…….
    4) Richard Sherman makes $13,631,000 this season to play football; he is a smart guy, went to Stanford, but he can’t seem to stop biting the hand that feeds him:

    “From what I understand, the rule is for the gamblers, for Vegas, to make sure that the odds and everything are what they’re supposed to be, which is apparently what the league is concerned about when talking about injuries and things like that. So maybe somebody should look into that, because I thought we weren’t a gambling league and we were against all those things. But our injury report is specifically to make sure the gamblers get their odds right.”
    Sherman, talking about NFL injury reports

    So now Sherman is Captain Obvious; not sure what his point his, unless he is going to want the players to get a piece of the pie when gambling on the NFL becomes legal.

    3) Interesting discussion on Inside the NFL this week on Showtime: Ray Lewis/Boomer Esiason were talking about how the lack of practice reps in the summer is hurting offensive play. Phil Simms called college football “flag football”, saying that spread offenses have hurt offensive line play in the NFL, as those players move on to the pros.

    2) NL playoff race:
    Giants 4, Rockies 0— Rockies lost 5 of last 7 games, are looking shaky.
    Pirates 6, Brewers 4— Adam Frazier’s walk-off HR keeps Colorado atop Wild Card standings.
    Rays 8, Cubs 1— Chicago’s 7-game winning streak comes to an end.
    Cardinals 9, Reds 2— Big night for St Louis; everyone above them lost.

    1) Padres’ backup catcher Rocky Gale hit his first big league homer in the 2nd inning last night, in his 12th MLB at-bat. The joy on his face was so obvious, it was outstanding; most times, guys try to play it cool as they round the bases, but Gale was just beaming— great to see.

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    MLB
    Dunkel

    Thursday, September 21



    LA Dodgers @ Philadelphia

    Game 901-902
    September 21, 2017 @ 1:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    LA Dodgers
    (Maeda) 13.042
    Philadelphia
    (Leiter) 15.522
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Philadelphia
    by 2 1/2
    10
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Philadelphia
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick:
    Philadelphia
    N/A

    St. Louis @ Cincinnati


    Game 903-904
    September 21, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    St. Louis
    (Mrtinez) 16.541
    Cincinnati
    (Bailey) 14.120
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    St. Louis
    by 2 1/2
    10
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    St. Louis
    -155
    8 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    St. Louis
    (-155); Over

    Washington @ Atlanta


    Game 905-906
    September 21, 2017 @ 7:35 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Washington
    (Roark) 14.150
    Atlanta
    (Dickey) 12.580
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Washington
    by 1 1/2
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Washington
    -140
    9
    Dunkel Pick:
    Washington
    (-140); Under

    Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee


    Game 907-908
    September 21, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Chicago Cubs
    (Arrieta) 15.491
    Milwaukee
    (Davies) 16.618
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Milwaukee
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Chicago Cubs
    -140
    8 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Milwaukee
    (+120); Under

    Colorado @ San Diego


    Game 909-910
    September 21, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Colorado
    (Andrson) 12.052
    San Diego
    (Richard) 14.690
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    San Diego
    by 2 1/2
    8
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Colorado
    -125
    8 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    San Diego
    (+105); Under

    Tampa Bay @ Baltimore


    Game 911-912
    September 21, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Tampa Bay
    (Andriese) 16.539
    Baltimore
    (Ynoa) 14.599
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Tampa Bay
    by 2
    8
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Baltimore
    -120
    9 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Tampa Bay
    (+100); Under

    Kansas City @ Toronto


    Game 913-914
    September 21, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Kansas City
    (Vargas) 17.329
    Toronto
    (Happ) 14.284
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Kansas City
    by 3
    11
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Toronto
    -160
    9
    Dunkel Pick:
    Kansas City
    (+140); Over

    Minnesota @ Detroit


    Game 915-916
    September 21, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Minnesota
    (Mejia) 13.573
    Detroit
    (Zmmrmnn) 17.071
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Detroit
    by 3 1/2
    13
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Minnesota
    -135
    10
    Dunkel Pick:
    Detroit
    (+115); Over

    Chicago White Sox @ Houston


    Game 917-918
    September 21, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Chicago White Sox
    (Fulmer) 14.970
    Houston
    (Keuchel) 16.455
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Houston
    by 1 1/2
    9
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Houston
    -320
    8 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Houston
    (-320); Over

    Cleveland @ LA Angels


    Game 919-920
    September 21, 2017 @ 4:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Cleveland
    (Salazar) 17.547
    LA Angels
    (Bridwell) 14.433
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Cleveland
    by 3
    9
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Cleveland
    -135
    8 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Cleveland
    (-135); Over

    Texas @ Seattle


    Game 921-922
    September 21, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Texas
    (Hamels) 15.952
    Seattle
    (Paxton) 14.317
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Texas
    by 1 1/2
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Seattle
    -150
    8 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Texas
    (+130); Under
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    Thursday, September 21


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    LA DODGERS (96 - 56) at PHILADELPHIA (61 - 91) - 1:05 PM
    KENTA MAEDA (R) vs. MARK LEITER JR. (R)
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PHILADELPHIA is 3-3 (+3.8 Units) against LA DODGERS this season
    4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.8 Units)

    KENTA MAEDA vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997
    MAEDA is 3-0 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 3.50 and a WHIP of 1.000.
    His team's record is 3-0 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-0. (+3.1 units)

    MARK LEITER JR. vs. LA DODGERS since 1997
    No recent starts.

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    ST LOUIS (79 - 72) at CINCINNATI (66 - 86) - 7:10 PM
    CARLOS MARTINEZ (R) vs. HOMER BAILEY (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    ST LOUIS is 30-35 (-11.3 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
    ST LOUIS is 60-57 (-7.6 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    CINCINNATI is 35-34 (+9.0 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
    CINCINNATI is 58-60 (+7.1 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    ST LOUIS is 85-73 (+14.2 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 38-27 (+11.8 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 29-22 (+6.8 Units) against the money line in road games in night games this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CINCINNATI is 9-9 (+2.3 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
    10 of 17 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.4 Units)

    CARLOS MARTINEZ vs. CINCINNATI since 1997
    MARTINEZ is 3-2 when starting against CINCINNATI with an ERA of 3.92 and a WHIP of 1.258.
    His team's record is 5-2 (+1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-4. (-2.5 units)

    HOMER BAILEY vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
    BAILEY is 6-12 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 5.75 and a WHIP of 1.619.
    His team's record is 6-16 (-11.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 10-11. (-2.6 units)

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    WASHINGTON (92 - 59) at ATLANTA (67 - 83) - 7:35 PM
    TANNER ROARK (R) vs. R.A. DICKEY (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    WASHINGTON is 25-31 (-15.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
    ATLANTA is 135-176 (+2.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    ATLANTA is 38-34 (+7.3 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
    ATLANTA is 65-88 (+14.5 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 91-59 (+9.0 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    WASHINGTON is 47-27 (+16.8 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
    WASHINGTON is 80-70 (+25.0 Units) against the money line in road games in September games since 1997.
    WASHINGTON is 66-31 (+24.7 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    WASHINGTON is 36-21 (+12.4 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters this season.
    WASHINGTON is 31-15 (+15.0 Units) against the money line in road games after a win this season.
    WASHINGTON is 33-17 (+11.2 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
    ATLANTA is 45-72 (-26.5 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
    ATLANTA is 26-35 (-11.9 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    ATLANTA is 8-10 (+4.8 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
    10 of 18 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.4 Units)

    TANNER ROARK vs. ATLANTA since 1997
    ROARK is 6-2 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 2.82 and a WHIP of 1.118.
    His team's record is 9-3 (+5.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-8. (-4.8 units)

    R.A. DICKEY vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
    DICKEY is 4-9 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 4.12 and a WHIP of 1.381.
    His team's record is 6-12 (-6.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 8-10. (-3.3 units)

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    CHICAGO CUBS (84 - 67) at MILWAUKEE (81 - 71) - 8:10 PM
    JAKE ARRIETA (R) vs. ZACH DAVIES (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 84-67 (-16.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 22-24 (-13.0 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 9-14 (-9.5 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 63-54 (-19.8 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    CHICAGO CUBS are 25-30 (-14.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    MILWAUKEE is 81-71 (+18.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    MILWAUKEE is 35-31 (+7.2 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
    MILWAUKEE is 52-45 (+12.0 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    MILWAUKEE is 64-55 (+15.3 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    MILWAUKEE is 38-33 (+8.3 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
    MILWAUKEE is 29-20 (+16.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    MILWAUKEE is 17-9 (+13.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.
    DAVIES is 19-12 (+8.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
    DAVIES is 15-10 (+11.4 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    CHICAGO CUBS are 54-24 (+17.9 Units) against the money line as a road favorite of -125 to -175 over the last 2 seasons.
    ARRIETA is 23-4 (+16.9 Units) against the money line as a road favorite of -125 to -175 over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    MILWAUKEE is 78-100 (-33.8 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Thursday since 1997.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MILWAUKEE is 8-7 (+4.7 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
    9 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.8 Units)

    JAKE ARRIETA vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997
    ARRIETA is 8-4 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 2.79 and a WHIP of 0.989.
    His team's record is 9-5 (+1.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-6. (-0.5 units)

    ZACH DAVIES vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
    DAVIES is 5-4 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.208.
    His team's record is 5-4 (+4.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-4. (+0.8 units)

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    COLORADO (82 - 70) at SAN DIEGO (68 - 84) - 10:10 PM
    TYLER ANDERSON (L) vs. CLAYTON RICHARD (L)
    Top Trends for this game.
    COLORADO is 316-434 (-107.6 Units) against the money line on the road when the money line is +125 to -125 since 1997.
    COLORADO is 446-706 (-136.9 Units) against the money line in road games in night games since 1997.
    COLORADO is 73-75 (-19.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
    COLORADO is 37-42 (-17.4 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.
    SAN DIEGO is 68-84 (+7.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 37-41 (+7.1 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 41-36 (+12.1 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 28-21 (+12.3 Units) against the money line at home when the total is 8 to 8.5 this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 30-36 (+7.5 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 51-55 (+12.5 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    SAN DIEGO is 81-97 (+14.3 Units) against the money line after a loss over the last 2 seasons.
    SAN DIEGO is 35-45 (+17.7 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.
    RICHARD is 46-38 (+17.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents since 1997. (Team's Record)
    COLORADO is 82-70 (+12.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    COLORADO is 39-38 (+10.7 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
    COLORADO is 39-30 (+12.8 Units) against the money line against division opponents this season.
    COLORADO is 26-18 (+14.0 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    COLORADO is 10-5 (+2.3 Units) against SAN DIEGO this season
    8 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.8 Units)

    TYLER ANDERSON vs. SAN DIEGO since 1997
    ANDERSON is 1-0 when starting against SAN DIEGO with an ERA of 0.73 and a WHIP of 0.811.
    His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.2 units)

    CLAYTON RICHARD vs. COLORADO since 1997
    RICHARD is 4-6 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 5.62 and a WHIP of 1.669.
    His team's record is 7-10 (-2.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 10-7. (+2.8 units)

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    TAMPA BAY (74 - 78) at BALTIMORE (73 - 80) - 7:05 PM
    MATT ANDRIESE (R) vs. GABRIEL YNOA (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    TAMPA BAY is 142-171 (-36.8 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 89-114 (-30.1 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 32-41 (-11.0 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
    BALTIMORE is 161-154 (+5.3 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    BALTIMORE is 94-64 (+20.6 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 2 seasons.
    BALTIMORE is 74-71 (+10.1 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    BALTIMORE is 69-47 (+14.3 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
    BALTIMORE is 68-43 (+17.6 Units) against the money line in home games against right-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
    BALTIMORE is 66-33 (+22.2 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
    BALTIMORE is 214-341 (-104.8 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive losses since 1997.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BALTIMORE is 6-6 (+0.3 Units) against TAMPA BAY this season
    7 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.5 Units)

    MATT ANDRIESE vs. BALTIMORE since 1997
    ANDRIESE is 1-2 when starting against BALTIMORE with an ERA of 6.60 and a WHIP of 1.533.
    His team's record is 1-2 (-0.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)

    GABRIEL YNOA vs. TAMPA BAY since 1997
    No recent starts.

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    KANSAS CITY (74 - 77) at TORONTO (71 - 81) - 7:05 PM
    JASON VARGAS (L) vs. J.A. HAPP (L)
    Top Trends for this game.
    KANSAS CITY is 74-77 (+3.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    KANSAS CITY is 38-36 (+4.2 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
    VARGAS is 18-11 (+9.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
    VARGAS is 21-12 (+11.7 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    TORONTO is 71-81 (-21.1 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    TORONTO is 33-40 (-11.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 9 to 9.5 this season.
    TORONTO is 42-55 (-21.9 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    TORONTO is 14-22 (-12.2 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.
    TORONTO is 64-62 (-20.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    KANSAS CITY is 3-2 (+1.5 Units) against TORONTO this season
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.7 Units)

    JASON VARGAS vs. TORONTO since 1997
    VARGAS is 3-3 when starting against TORONTO with an ERA of 4.96 and a WHIP of 1.443.
    His team's record is 5-4 (+1.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-2. (+3.7 units)

    J.A. HAPP vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
    HAPP is 2-2 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.193.
    His team's record is 2-3 (-1.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-2. (+0.8 units)

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    MINNESOTA (78 - 74) at DETROIT (62 - 90) - 7:10 PM
    ADALBERTO MEJIA (L) vs. JORDAN ZIMMERMANN (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    MEJIA is 1-8 (-7.9 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record this season. (Team's Record)
    MINNESOTA is 78-74 (+7.4 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    MINNESOTA is 39-35 (+11.5 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
    MINNESOTA is 19-13 (+8.8 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents this season.
    MINNESOTA is 53-42 (+12.9 Units) against the money line in night games this season.
    MINNESOTA is 55-51 (+6.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    MINNESOTA is 40-35 (+8.2 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
    DETROIT is 62-90 (-27.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    DETROIT is 52-72 (-23.5 Units) against the money line at home when the money line is +125 to -125 over the last 3 seasons.
    DETROIT is 34-43 (-13.4 Units) against the money line in home games this season.
    DETROIT is 36-62 (-24.8 Units) against the money line in night games this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    DETROIT is 7-5 (+1.8 Units) against MINNESOTA this season
    8 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.8 Units)

    ADALBERTO MEJIA vs. DETROIT since 1997
    MEJIA is 0-0 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 5.14 and a WHIP of 2.143.
    His team's record is 0-2 (-2.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.2 units)

    JORDAN ZIMMERMANN vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
    ZIMMERMANN is 3-2 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 6.89 and a WHIP of 1.592.
    His team's record is 4-2 (+1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-2. (+1.9 units)

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    CHI WHITE SOX (60 - 91) at HOUSTON (93 - 58) - 8:10 PM
    CARSON FULMER (R) vs. DALLAS KEUCHEL (L)
    Top Trends for this game.
    HOUSTON is 93-58 (+9.7 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    HOUSTON is 74-36 (+22.5 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    HOUSTON is 11-21 (-15.7 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 2 seasons.
    HOUSTON is 59-53 (-18.3 Units) against the money line in home games in night games over the last 2 seasons.
    HOUSTON is 47-41 (-12.9 Units) against the money line in home games after a win over the last 2 seasons.
    HOUSTON is 21-21 (-12.6 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CHI WHITE SOX is 3-2 (+3.6 Units) against HOUSTON this season
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+3.0 Units)

    CARSON FULMER vs. HOUSTON since 1997
    No recent starts.

    DALLAS KEUCHEL vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
    KEUCHEL is 2-3 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.460.
    His team's record is 3-3 (-1.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-3. (-0.6 units)

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    CLEVELAND (95 - 57) at LA ANGELS (76 - 75) - 4:05 PM
    DANNY SALAZAR (R) vs. PARKER BRIDWELL (R)
    Top Trends for this game.
    LA ANGELS are 76-75 (+6.2 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    LA ANGELS are 54-52 (+6.2 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.
    LA ANGELS are 42-32 (+15.8 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
    BRIDWELL is 15-2 (+16.8 Units) against the money line in all games this season. (Team's Record)
    BRIDWELL is 7-0 (+8.5 Units) against the money line in day games this season. (Team's Record)
    BRIDWELL is 8-2 (+8.9 Units) against the money line after a loss this season. (Team's Record)
    CLEVELAND is 92-46 (+26.6 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
    CLEVELAND is 50-27 (+13.7 Units) against the money line in road games this season.
    CLEVELAND is 47-24 (+19.0 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.
    CLEVELAND is 19-1 (+17.0 Units) against the money line in September games this season.
    CLEVELAND is 25-7 (+17.1 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 2 seasons.
    CLEVELAND is 65-31 (+15.7 Units) against the money line after a win this season.
    CLEVELAND is 33-9 (+19.8 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive wins this season.
    CLEVELAND is 22-10 (+10.9 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    CLEVELAND is 54-31 (+21.0 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.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CLEVELAND is 5-0 (+5.0 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.0 Units)

    DANNY SALAZAR vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
    SALAZAR is 1-1 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.246.
    His team's record is 2-2 (-0.2 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-2. (-0.2 units)

    PARKER BRIDWELL vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
    No recent starts.

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    TEXAS (75 - 76) at SEATTLE (74 - 78) - 10:10 PM
    COLE HAMELS (L) vs. JAMES PAXTON (L)
    Top Trends for this game.
    TEXAS is 12-24 (-11.6 Units) against the money line in road games when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
    SEATTLE is 44-23 (+15.5 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.
    TEXAS is 75-76 (+3.5 Units) against the money line in all games this season.
    TEXAS is 80-61 (+30.9 Units) against the money line when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
    TEXAS is 29-29 (+13.8 Units) against the money line as a road underdog of +125 to +175 over the last 2 seasons.
    TEXAS is 78-81 (+16.1 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 2 seasons.
    TEXAS is 50-42 (+21.0 Units) against the money line on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last 3 seasons.
    TEXAS is 28-19 (+13.6 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday over the last 3 seasons.
    TEXAS is 78-63 (+19.9 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    TEXAS is 126-101 (+29.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons.
    TEXAS is 79-67 (+24.5 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters over the last 3 seasons.
    TEXAS is 94-75 (+18.3 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons.
    HAMELS is 36-18 (+17.1 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    HAMELS is 26-12 (+14.7 Units) against the money line against division opponents over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    HAMELS is 30-12 (+17.6 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    HAMELS is 19-7 (+11.5 Units) against the money line after a win over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    HAMELS is 21-7 (+13.3 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)
    SEATTLE is 35-37 (-16.9 Units) against the money line as a home favorite of -125 to -175 over the last 2 seasons.
    SEATTLE is 119-120 (-35.5 Units) against the money line in home games over the last 3 seasons.
    SEATTLE is 163-204 (-57.0 Units) against the money line when playing on Thursday since 1997.
    SEATTLE is 35-40 (-17.1 Units) against the money line in home games against division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    SEATTLE is 625-579 (-102.9 Units) against the money line in home games in night games since 1997.
    SEATTLE is 33-44 (-15.3 Units) against the money line after a loss this season.
    PAXTON is 12-19 (-12.4 Units) against the money line in night games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SEATTLE is 11-7 (+3.8 Units) against TEXAS this season
    10 of 18 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.6 Units)

    COLE HAMELS vs. SEATTLE since 1997
    HAMELS is 6-3 when starting against SEATTLE with an ERA of 5.02 and a WHIP of 1.460.
    His team's record is 8-5 (+2.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-7. (-2.8 units)

    JAMES PAXTON vs. TEXAS since 1997
    PAXTON is 2-3 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.532.
    His team's record is 4-5 (-2.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-4. (+0.7 units)

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    Thursday, September 21


    National League
    Dodgers @ Phillies
    Maeda is 0-1, 9.82 in his last three starts; under is 3-1-1 in his last five. Dodgers lost his last four road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 14-7-3

    Leiter is 1-3, 8.18 in his last four starts (under 6-2-1). Phillies are 1-3 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 3-6

    Dodgers are 5-20 in their last 25 games (under 5-1-2 in last eight). Phillies won seven of last nine games, under is 4-1-1 in their last six.

    Cardinals @ Reds
    Martinez is 1-2, 4.64 in his last five starts; over is 10-5 in his last 15. He is 0-2, 7.71 against the Reds this year. Cardinals are 6-10 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 15-12-3

    Bailey is 1-2, 4.18 in his last four starts (under 3-0-1). Reds are 2-6 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 6-9-1

    Cardinals lost four of last five games; under is 9-4 in their last 13 games. Reds won four of last seven games; under is 7-4-1 in their last 12 home games.

    Nationals @ Braves
    Roark is 3-1, 3.52 in his last five starts; under is 10-2 in his last 12. He is 1-1, 7.36 vs Atlanta this season. Washington is 8-5 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 14-11-2

    Dickey is 0-2, 10.68 in his last three starts; his last five starts went over. He is 0-2, 5.92 in four starts vs Washington this year. Braves are 10-7 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 13-11-5

    Nationals won their last five road games; under is 6-2-2 in their last ten games. Atlanta lost five of last six games; over is 7-4 in their last 11 home games.

    Cubs @ Brewers
    Arrieta is 4-1, 2.48 in his last six starts; over is 5-3-2 in his last ten. He is 2-0, 2.77 against the Brewers this year. Cubs are 9-9 in his road starts — their first 5-inning record with him: 15-8-5

    Davies is 1-2, 4.86 in his last three starts; over is 3-1 in his last four. He is 2-2, 3.96 against the Cubs this season. Milwaukee is 8-7 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 15-10-6

    Cubs won seven of last eight games; under is 3-1 in their last four. Chicago is 10-4 in last 14 road series openers. Milwaukee won six of last eight games; their last four home games went over. Brewers are 8-4 in last 12 home series openers.

    Rockies @ Padres
    Anderson is 2-2, 4.50 in his last six starts; over is 4-1 in his last five. Colorado is 3-4 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 7-6

    Richard is 1-2, 4.32 in his last four starts; under is 5-2 in his last seven. He is 1-2, 11.15 against Colorado this season. Padres are 7-8 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 13-15-2

    Colorado lost its last three games; under is 5-1 in its last six games. San Diego won three of its last four games (under 5-3). Padres are 14-11 in home series openers.

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    American League
    Rays @ Orioles
    Andriese is 0-2, 12.27 in his last three starts; over is 7-2 in his last nine. Rays are 1-5 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 11-4

    Hellickson is 0-3, 11.81 in his last four starts; over is 6-1 in his last seven. Orioles are 3-1 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 2-6-1

    Rays Baltimore lost 12 of last 14 games; over is 5-2 in their last seven. Baltimore is 2-11 in its last 13 games; over is 5-2 in their last seven. Orioles are 5-9 in last 14 home series openers.

    Royals @ Blue Jays
    Vargas is 2-0, 3.60 in his last two starts; under is 7-4 in his last 11. Royals are 9-5 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 14-12-3

    Happ is 3-0. 4.00 in his last three starts; under is 7-3 in his last ten. Toronto is 5-7 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-12-1

    Royals lost five of last seven games; under is 6-2 in their last eight. Toronto won seven of last 11 games (under 8-3).

    Twins @ Tigers
    Mejia is 0-3, 5.52 in his last seven starts; under is 7-3-1 in his last 11. Twins are 3-3 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 9-6-4

    Zimmerman is 1-3, 9.74 in his last four starts; over is 7-4 in his last 11. He is 0-2, 10.80 against the Twins this year. Detroit is 6-6 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 12-15

    Twins lost five of last six games; under is 6-2 in their last eight. Minnesota is 5-8 in last 13 road series openers. Detroit is 2-10 in its last 12 games; over is 9-1 in their last ten home games. Tigers are 1-10 in last 11 home series openers.

    White Sox @ Astros
    Fulmer is 1-1, 5.27 in three starts this year (over 1-1-1). Chicago lost his only road start— their first 5-inning record with him: 1-1-1

    Keuchel is 2-2, 4.62 in his last four starts; over is 4-1 in his last five. Astros are 5-4 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 13-6-2

    White Sox lost four of last five games; under is 5-3 in their last eight games. Houston won its last six games; under is 11-3 in their last 14 home games.

    Indians @ Angels
    Salazar is 1-1, 4.74 in his last five starts; over is 6-4-1 in his last 11. Indians are 6-5 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 8-6-3

    Bridwell is 1-0, 1.50 in his last two starts; under is 10-3 in his last 13. Angels are 7-1 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 10-4-3

    Cleveland is 26-1 in its last 27 games; under is 9-3 in their last 12 games. Angels are 3-9 in last 12 games (under 9-3).

    Rangers @ Mariners
    Hamels is 1-3, 6.28 in his last five starts (over 12-7-2). He is 1-0, 5.82 in three starts vs Seattle this season. Texas is 4-7 in his road starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 16-3-2

    Paxton is 1-1, 5.27 in his last three starts; under is 5-2 in his last seven. Mariners are 8-4 in his home starts— their first 5-inning record with him: 11-6-4

    Rangers lost seven of last 11 games; over is 11-6-1 in their last 18 games. Seattle lost its last five games; under is 11-4 in their last 15.

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    Record with this pitcher starting:
    National League
    LA-Phil: Maeda 15-9; Leiter 4-5
    StL-Cin: Martinez 15-15; Bailey 6-10
    Wsh-Atl: Roark 17-10; Dickey 15-14
    Chi-Mil: Arrieta 15-13; Davies 19-12
    Colo-SD: Anderson 6-7; Richard 12-18

    American League
    TB-Balt: Andriese 6-9; Hellickson 4-5
    KC-Tor: Vargas 18-11; Happ 10-13
    Minn-Det: Mejia 8-11; Zimmerman 10-17
    Chi-Hst: Fulmer 1-2; Keuchel 15-6
    Clev-LA: Salazar 8-9; Bridwell 15-2
    Tex-Sea: Hamels 12-9; Paxton 13-8

    Interleague

    Pitchers allowing a run in first inning:
    National League
    LA-Phil: Maeda 9-24; Leiter 5-9
    StL-Cin: Martinez 11-30; Bailey 8-16
    Wsh-Atl: Roark 10-27; Dickey 7-29
    Chi-Mil: Arrieta 8-28; Davies 9-31
    Colo-SD: Anderson 1-13; Richard 9-30

    American League
    TB-Balt: Andriese 9-15; Hellickson 2-9
    KC-Tor: Vargas 7-29; Happ 4-23
    Minn-Det: Mejia 6-19; Zimmerman 10-27
    Chi-Hst: Fulmer 0-3; Keuchel 5-21
    Clev-LA: Salazar 7-17; Bridwell 1-17
    Tex-Sea: Hamels 9-21; Paxton 2-21

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    Umpires
    National League
    American League
    Interleague

    Interleague play
    NL @ AL– 84-57 AL, favorites -$280
    AL @ NL– 73-69 NL, favorites +$116
    Total: 153-130 AL, favorites -$164

    Totals in interleague games
    NL @ AL: Over 71-68-4
    AL @ NL: Over 74-62-7
    Total: Over 145-130-11

    Teams’ records in first five innings:
    Team (road-home-total)- thru 9/19/17
    Ariz 28-26-20……43-25–12……..71-51
    Atl 27-35-10……26-42-8………..53-77
    Cubs 33-31-8…….39-25-14………..72-56
    Reds 23-43-9……..30-37-9…………53-80
    Colo 38-31-7………40-29-5………..78-60
    LA 38-24-13…….41-25-9…………79-49
    Miami 32-36-10…….36-26-11………68-62
    Milw 37-27-10…….38-29-10……….74-56
    Mets 33-39-5……..30-37-7………….63-76
    Philly 19-43-16……30-36-9………..49-79
    Pitt 31-37-9…….28-33-13………..60-70
    St. Louis 32-34-9……..39-25-10………..71-59
    SD 21-46-8……..38-29–9…………59-75
    SF 16-49-9……..30-33-13……….46-81
    Wash 43-23-7……34-33-10………….77-56

    Orioles 29-39-5……..31-39-8………..60-78
    Boston 31-35-11………34-37-3……….65-72
    White Sox 25-40-11………29-42–4…….54-82
    Cleveland 45-23-8……..39-24-10……..84-47
    Detroit 27-38-10…….30-36-11……..57-74
    Astros 37-28-11……..47-24-5………84-52
    KC 26-35-13……..30-31-13…….56-66
    Angels 26-39-8………31-31-14……..57-70
    Twins 38-24-13………38-33-8……..76-57
    NYY 34-38-7……….40-28-5…..…74-66
    A’s 29-39-10……..32-32-12……..61-71
    Seattle 29-39-9……..39-25-11………68-64
    TB 36-29-11……..40-24-9……..76-53
    Texas 35-27-12……..38-28-9……..73-55
    Toronto 30-40-5……..30-33-12……..60-73

    %age of times teams score in first inning (road/home/total- 9/19/17)
    Ariz 24-76……..27-74………..51
    Atl 17-71……….19-79………36
    Cubs 20-72……..26-78………..46
    Reds 30-76……..27-76……….57
    Colo 20-76……..25-74..……..45
    LA 23-76……..26-74..…….49
    Miami 32-78……..27-73……….59
    Milw 24-74……29-78…..…..53
    Mets 34-75……..26-75……….60
    Philly 17-78……..24-74……….41
    Pitt 22-77……..22-75……….44
    StL 16-76……..23-73………..39
    SD 23-75……….26-75……….49
    SF 17-75……….22-77……….39
    Wash 26-73……..30-77……….56

    Orioles 17-76……..25-77……….42
    Boston 21-77……..18-74……….39
    White Sox 24-76……20-75……….44
    Clev 22-77……..26-75………48
    Detroit 18-74…….27-77………45
    Astros 21-77……..29-74………50
    KC 18-75……..16-76………..34
    Angels 27-75……..22-77……….49
    Twins 17-73……..20-77……….37
    NYY 19-78……..21-73……….40
    A’s 20-76……..27-76………47
    Seattle 21-77…….25-77……….46
    TB 22-74……..26-77………48
    Texas 29-76……..30-74………59
    Toronto 26-76……..21-78………47

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    MLB

    Thursday, September 21


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    Trend Report
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    1:05 PM
    LA DODGERS vs. PHILADELPHIA
    LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Dodgers's last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games when playing LA Dodgers
    Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

    4:07 PM
    CLEVELAND vs. LA ANGELS
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
    Cleveland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
    LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland

    7:05 PM
    TAMPA BAY vs. BALTIMORE
    Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
    Baltimore is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

    7:07 PM
    KANSAS CITY vs. TORONTO
    Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
    Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games

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

    7:10 PM
    MINNESOTA vs. DETROIT
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Detroit
    Detroit is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Minnesota

    7:35 PM
    WASHINGTON vs. ATLANTA
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
    Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
    Atlanta is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

    8:10 PM
    CHI WHITE SOX vs. HOUSTON
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing on the road against Houston
    Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Houston
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
    Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

    8:10 PM
    CHI CUBS vs. MILWAUKEE
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
    Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
    Milwaukee is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

    10:10 PM
    TEXAS vs. SEATTLE
    Texas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Seattle
    The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Seattle's last 15 games
    Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

    10:10 PM
    COLORADO vs. SAN DIEGO
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
    Colorado is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Diego
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing Colorado
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home


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

    There are 11 games on the MLB schedule today, including the Cardinals who continue their chase for a Wildcard spot with Carlos "The Clown" Martinez on the hill against the Reds.

    Double-Play Picks

    St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (+140, 8.5)


    The Reds and Cardinals will wrap up their three-game divisional series tonight at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Cards have won the first two games and will be looking for a very important sweep Thursday night.

    The Cardinals sit just 2.5-games behind the struggling Rockies for the second National League Wildcard spot and every win, obviously, is critical this time of year.

    St. Louis has won six of the last seven meetings with the Reds and will send Carlos "The Clown" Martinez (and his purple hair) to the mound tonight. Martinez was beat up by the Cubs in his last start for seven runs over 5.1 innings of work and he has taken some criticism from the spoiled St. Louis media and fan base. He will be out to prove the critics wrong tonight.

    Martinez was in good form heading into his last outing with an ERA of 1.95 and a WHIP of 1.1205 in his four starts prior to Friday's disaster at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals have won five of his seven career starts against the Reds and and tonight presents a perfect bounce-back spot for the hard-throwing righty.

    The Reds will counter with veteran Homer Bailey. Great American Ball Park is not an easy place to pitch, and Baily has really struggled at home this season with a personal win/loss record of 1-5, an ERA of 7.78, and a WHIP of 1.68. His last start against the Cardinals was back on Aug 6 when he allowed 10 earned runs in just 3.1 innings of work, in an eventual 13-4 loss for Cincinnati.

    The opportunity is there for the Cards to get right back into this National League Wildcard race, and a win tonight would help immensely.

    Pick: Cardinals -150

    Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves (+125)


    The Nationals have clinched their third National League East title in the last four seasons and are still in the running for the top overall spot in the NL as they go for a three-game sweep of the Braves on Thursday night in Atlanta.

    The Nationals took the first two games by a combined score 11-5 and will hand the ball to Tanner Roark in hopes of completing the sweep and inching closer to the Dodgers, who sit at the top of the NL by 3.5-games.

    It’s been an up-and-down season for Roark, who is 13-9 with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP, but the right-hander has turned it up lately. The Nationals have won four of his past five starts, where he has pitched to a 3.23 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP, while racking up 39 strikeouts to just four walks.

    The Nationals have also knocked off five road wins in a row, outscoring their opponents by a score of 28-9 in the process and they try to keep that going when they face Braves’ knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

    The 42-year-old has actually been solid for most of his first season in Atlanta, going 9-10 with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.43 ERA, however Dickey has hit a bit of a rough patch. Dickey is 0-2 with a 10.05 ERA and a 2.09 WHIP with as many strikeouts as walks.

    This is good value for a team that still has something to play for.

    Pick: Nationals -135

    Yesterday's Picks: 2-0
    Season To Date: 151-137-15


    Streaking and Slumping Starting Pitchers

    Streaking:
    Parker Bridwell, Los Angeles Angels (8-2, 3.71 ERA, $1644)

    Parker Bridwell is going to be the ace of this Angels' pitching staff for a very long time. The young right-hander has made 17 career starts at the major league level and the Angels have won 15 of those games.

    Bridwell is the runaway leader in our Starter Money statistic at $1644, with Drew Pomeranz in second place but very far behind at $1049.

    The rookie starter draws a tough assignment this afternoon as a +120 home dog against Danny Salazar and the red-hot Cleveland Indians.

    Slumping:
    Jordan Zimmermann, Detroit Tigers (8-12, 6.18 ERA, $-478)

    Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann has been bad all season for the Tigers who are in desperate need of a full rebuild - and that rebuild should start will dumping Zimmermann off their pitching staff.

    Over Zimmermann's last five starts he is 1-3 with an ERA of 11.03 and a WHIP of 2.239. He makes $18 million this season and is scheduled to make $24 million in 2018. It doesn't really seem worth it, does it?

    Zimmermann and the Tigers are +110 underdogs at home against Adalberto Mejia and the Twins tonight.

    Thursday's Top Trends

    * The Los Angeles Dodgers are 5-20 in their last 25 overall. OFF.
    * The Cleveland Indians have won 26 of their last 27 games overall. -138 today @ Angels.
    * The Washington Nationals are 39-16 in the last 55 meetings with the Atlanta Braves -137 today @ ATL.
    * The Chicago Cubs are 17-4 in their last 21 road games vs. a right-handed starter. -128 today @ Brewers (Davies).

    Weather To Keep An Eye On

    Precipitation should not be an issue for any of today's games on the MLB schedule. There are thunderstorms expected late tonight in Detroit, but the game between the Twins and Tigers should be long over by the time that system rolls through.

    There is a 10-12 mile per hour wind expected this afternoon in Anaheim where the Indians will be taking on the Angels. The total opened at 8 and has been bumped up slightly to 8.5.

    There will be a 9-12 mile per hour wind blowing in from the Western Metal Supply Company in left field at Petco park in San Diego tonight. The total for tonight's game between the Padres and Rockies in currently listed at 8.5.

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