Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DETROIT TIGERS(Verlander) -107 over Texas Rangers(Griffin)----Verlander has a lot of walks this year.  But he's been improving and has been effective over his last 7 starts.   Tigers on a 2-7 run in Texas for this game........and,  they have this catcher named Hicks,   I think he's new and I think Aaron Hicks had an HR to either tie or win the game for the Yankees a day or two ago.

Friday, August 11, 2017

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS(Walker) -118 over Chicago Cubs(Lackey)-----Neil Walker went 4-5 w/HR yesterday for the Mets so.........I definitely wanna go here.   Looking at Walker's stats,  he seems like his record could be a little better than the 6-5 that it is........on a winning team like Arizona.  He hasn't faced the Cubs this year nor has Lackey faced Arizona.  Lackey seems to be hanging in there,  with his stats reverting to his historical norms after the 'miracle year' last year.(Lose 8-3......Alex Avila hit an HR against me and..............Arizona didn't do any hitting)

WASHINGTON NATIONALS(Jackson) -1.5(+100) over San Francisco Giants(Stratton)----Offensive differential between these teams should make it very hard for SF to win unless Jackson really fucks up.(PPD)

TEXAS RANGERS(Hamels) +108 over Houston Astros(Morton)-----It may be stupid to bet against the Astros,  but Gerritt Cole did well and won yesterday so we'll give the Rangers a chance at home with Cole Hamels.(Win 6-4.........Hamels goes 7 3 0 2 5  and Elvis Andrus went 3-4)

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

SEATTLE MARINERS(Miranda) -115 over Oakland A's(Graveman)------After a long layoff,  Graveman came back on August 3rd and got rocked by the sorry Giants---so there's nothing impressive there.  Miranda definitely has the Pitcher Revenge for what happened April 22nd in Oakland;  but overall,  Miranda has put up excellent stats for his season and is clearly bettable in many situations.  Trump's nuclear holocaust warnings today certify that North Korea,  now known to have "gone miniature" with their nuclear payloads and having nuclear warheads tucked safely in subterranean bunkers pointed at America just 5,626 miles off the coast of California, and the nuclear North Korean crisis has become the check on American Imperialism that the Cuban Missile Crisis was.  And so,  out of respect for history,  I will go with the Cuban pitcher here.(Win 7-6..........GWHR by Leonys Martin............Miranda not very good,  giving up 6 ER)

COLORADO ROCKIES(Marquez) +237 over Cleveland Indians(Kluber)-----This line is a joke;  Up 17 units,  the Rockies have been the 2nd best team to bet on this season while the Indians,  at -20 units,  have been 3rd worst team in baseball to bet on.  The Indians HAVE gotten their offense up to speed(after a miserable 1st half),  but the Rockies have been a good offense all year.  Indians have only a .541 winning percentage and regardless of Kluber's stats his blob-sinkers are still weak.   With Christopher Nolan's well-reviewed movie in theaters now..........yeah,  we should see some RBIs from Nolan Arenado.   Indians are on a 2-5 run and...........they're -260 in this game.  Nah,  don't think so.(Lose 4-1.............bottom of the 9th,  1 out,  Rockies up 1-0.........Greg Holland pitching for Rockies:  BB to Encarnacion,  K so now there's 2 outs,  Zimmer walked on 4 pitches,  Holland gets Austin Jackson to 0-2 the Jackson gets a hit.  So,  2 outs bases loaded and Yan Gomes hits the GW Grand Slam on the first pitch.    Good bet,  good price..........I usually can't win with this Colorado team but its Greg Holland who can't close.)

PITTSBURGH PIRATES(Kuhl) -163 over Detroit Tigers(Boyd)------ok well,  Pirates offense is pretty weak.......but Kuhl is improving slightly,  although he still walks almost 1 every 2 innings.  Pirates ARE on a 4-1 run and well,  they're going against Boyd.(Win 6-3...........2RBI by Kuhl as  a hitter.  Andrew McCutchen 2-4, HR..........David Freese 2-4)

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS(Blach) +159 over Chicago Cubs(Quintana)----I cannot believe........how bad the Giants suck.   Quintana has done all right,  but I'd say Blach looks even better as he's gone 7 or more innings in his last 4 starts.(Win 6-3..........Buster Posey 2-4, HR.........Crawford 2-4)

Monday, August 07, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS(Moore) +162 over Chicago Cubs(Arrieta)------well this line has come way down but........Giants have won a few games of late;  no Cubs pitcher is as good this year as he was in the magical 2016 and while Matt Moore sucks this year,  he does have the Pitcher Revenge at home.(Lose 5-3...........Cubs are beating too much?   Pshhh,  I still recommend betting against them)

Sunday, August 06, 2017

OAKLAND A's(Manaea) +116 over La Angels(Nolasco)----While A's don't even have a .300 hitter they are on a 5-3 run and Manaea.........has a double Revenge situation here against the Angles who beat him twice.   I noticed the Blue Jays winning yesterday with Ryan Goins getting the game winning RBI and Ryan Tepera getting the Win.  And..........A's have Ryon Healy.(Win 11-10..........wow,  I get to win one of these 11-10s that are becoming so common.  Manaea got rocked....Chad Pinder 4-5, HR...........Chapman 2-4...........Bruce Maxwell got the GWRBIs..........7 or the A's 9 lineups slots had 2 hits or more..........Josh Smith got the W  Bud Norris got the L)

ATLANTA BRAVES(Sims) -123 over Miami Marlins(Urena)-----After a terrible 4-11 run at the end of July,  the Braves are in position to sweep this series against the Marlins.   But nobody really knows how good or bad Lucas Sims is.   Urena has been effective against the Braves twice,  but the Braves won both those games.  Not sure if that's revenge for him.(Lose 4-1..........Sims throws 106 pitches and stays in there,   but he's really a hobgoblin of a pitcher,  all bent and crouched forward.  He gave up 2 HR in the 1st inning.)

Friday, August 04, 2017

WASHINGTON NATIONALS(Roark) +154 over Chicago Cubs(Hendricks)-----Well,  the Nationals offense has been better this year than Cubs.........but now Nationals have Howie Kendrick.   Hmm.  Game is in Chicago but,  it looks 50-50.(Win 4-2..........Daniel Murphy 2HR...........Howie Kendrick 2-3)

Thursday, August 03, 2017

ATLANTA BRAVES(Newcomb) +216 over La Dodgers(Wood)-----Wood just got rocked by the Braves so he does have the Pitcher Revenge.  However,  I still like how Newcomb throws and the Braves are ok,  tho they're below .500.   Technically,  this line is 'right',  considering the Dodgers are like 75-32,  an unsustainably good winning percentage.  Braves are at home.(Lose 7-4......everyone on the Braves who played got at least 1 hit except the pitcher.  So Braves out hit 'em 11 to 9.  But Newcomb gave up a sickening 7 walks in 4 innings)