The 2008 MLB Playoffs kickoff tonight with three games on the schedule: Brewers at Phillies, Dodgers at Cubs and Red Sox at Angels. Lets take a look at the matchups, top trends and head to head history of each game Wednesday.

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MILWAUKEE (90 - 72) at PHILADELPHIA (92 - 70) - 3:00 PM

YOVANI GALLARDO (R) vs. COLE HAMELS (L)

Top Trends for this game:

MILWAUKEE is 100-143 (-37.9 Units) against the money line in road games over the last 3 seasons.

MILWAUKEE is 31-55 (-24.1 Units) against the money line in road games in day games over the last 3 seasons.

MILWAUKEE is 97-137 (-35.1 Units) against the money line in road games in games played on a grass field over the last 3 seasons.

PHILADELPHIA is 4-9 (-9.3 Units) against the money line in home games when playing on Wednesday this season.

PHILADELPHIA is 22-28 (-17.4 Units) against the money line after 3 or more consecutive wins over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History:

PHILADELPHIA is 5-1 (+3.9 Units) against MILWAUKEE this season 

4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+2.0 Units)

YOVANI GALLARDO vs. PHILADELPHIA since 1997

GALLARDO is 1-0 when starting against PHILADELPHIA with an ERA of 1.35 and a WHIP of 0.750.

His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)

COLE HAMELS vs. MILWAUKEE since 1997

HAMELS is 2-1 when starting against MILWAUKEE with an ERA of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.096.

His team's record is 2-3 (-2.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-3. (-2.3 units)

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LA DODGERS (84 - 78) at CHICAGO CUBS (97 - 64) - 6:30 PM

DEREK LOWE (R) vs. RYAN DEMPSTER (R)

Top Trends for this game:

LA DODGERS are 84-78 (-9.3 Units) against the money line in all games this season.

LA DODGERS are 36-45 (-11.6 Units) against the money line in road games this season.

LA DODGERS are 84-78 (-9.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.

LA DODGERS are 53-57 (-13.9 Units) against the money line against right-handed starters this season.

CHICAGO CUBS are 97-64 (+14.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.

CHICAGO CUBS are 55-26 (+11.7 Units) against the money line in home games this season.

CHICAGO CUBS are 95-60 (+16.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.

DEMPSTER is 102-93 (+23.1 Units) against the money line in all games since 1997. (Team's Record)

DEMPSTER is 60-34 (+28.4 Units) against the money line in home games since 1997. (Team's Record)

DEMPSTER is 89-81 (+18.8 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field since 1997. (Team's Record)

DEMPSTER is 59-44 (+23.4 Units) against the money line after a loss since 1997. (Team's Record)

DEMPSTER is 29-14 (+20.2 Units) against the money line in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1997. (Team's Record)

CHICAGO CUBS are 15-20 (-14.9 Units) against the money line in home games 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:

CHICAGO CUBS is 5-2 (+3.2 Units) against LA DODGERS this season 

5 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.6 Units)

DEREK LOWE vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997

LOWE is 2-1 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 3.25 and a WHIP of 1.234.

His team's record is 5-3 (+0.8 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-4. (-0.3 units)

RYAN DEMPSTER vs. LA DODGERS since 1997

DEMPSTER is 4-2 when starting against LA DODGERS with an ERA of 2.76 and a WHIP of 1.339.

His team's record is 7-2 (+5.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 4-5. (-0.8 units)

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BOSTON (95 - 67) at LA ANGELS (100 - 62) - 10:00 PM

JON LESTER (L) vs. JOHN LACKEY (R)

Top Trends for this game:

BOSTON is 36-40 (-17.2 Units) against the money line when playing on Wednesday over the last 3 seasons.

BOSTON is 29-35 (-9.4 Units) against the money line in road games against right-handed starters this season.

BOSTON is 43-46 (-15.2 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

BOSTON is 27-29 (-9.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.

LA ANGELS are 100-62 (+22.9 Units) against the money line in all games this season.

LA ANGELS are 94-55 (+24.3 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.

LA ANGELS are 69-51 (+4.2 Units) against the money line in night games this season.

LA ANGELS are 33-16 (+11.5 Units) against the money line against left-handed starters this season.

LA ANGELS are 63-33 (+29.0 Units) against the money line after shutting out their opponent since 1997.

LA ANGELS are 59-40 (+7.6 Units) against the money line after a win this season.

LA ANGELS are 44-26 (+15.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

LA ANGELS are 23-13 (+9.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season this season.

BOSTON is 95-67 (+10.6 Units) against the money line in all games this season.

BOSTON is 89-51 (+22.5 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season.

LESTER is 32-13 (+18.5 Units) against the money line in all games over the last 2 seasons. (Team's Record)

LESTER is 22-8 (+14.2 Units) against the money line in games played on a grass field this season. (Team's Record) 

LESTER is 17-5 (+11.9 Units) against the money line in night games this season. (Team's Record)

Head-to-Head Series History:

LA ANGELS is 8-1 (+8.4 Units) against BOSTON this season 

5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.8 Units)

JON LESTER vs. LA ANGELS since 1997

LESTER is 1-1 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 7.78 and a WHIP of 2.136.

His team's record is 2-2 (-0.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-1. (+0.9 units)

JOHN LACKEY vs. BOSTON since 1997

LACKEY is 3-7 when starting against BOSTON with an ERA of 5.58 and a WHIP of 1.676.

His team's record is 3-11 (-8.3 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 6-7. (-1.8 units)

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