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Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays

How Toronto can be favored here is beyond us. They are 0-7 when hosting a team from the AL West this season, including back-to-back losses to the Angels to start this series. They also must deal with the Halos' Joe Saunders, who is not only 7-1 on the year, but has a better ERA on the road than at home. Furthermore, the Blue Jays are averaging a pathetic 2.8 runs/game vs. lefties this season.

Play on: LA Angels

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Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros
Prediction: Houston Astros

Reason: Cheap price on a home squad playing very well right now. HOUSTON is 19-9 against the money line vs. excellent fielding teams - averaging <=0.5 errors/game this season. Starter Oswalt is 14-2 against the money line when playing against a marginal winning team (Win Pct. 51% to 54%) over the last 3 seasons. (Team's Record) Take Houston!

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Selection: Seattle/Detroit Over 9.5

Today we expect a high-scoring game as the Seattle Mariners do battle with the Detroit Tigers. One reason why we expect a high-scoring game is because both these teams will be sending to the mound struggling starting pitchers. This says it all... The Seattle Mariners Starting Pitcher (Miguel Batista) has a 10.38 ERA in his last 3 starts, while Detroit Tigers Starting Pitcher (Jeremy Bonderman) has a 6.75 ERA in his last 3 starts. To say the least, both these pitchers will struggle and give up many runs. In addition, these teams have a history of scoring many runs when they meet. In fact, the Over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings between these teams (when playing in Detroit). We expect to see another high-scoring game today! Take the Seattle Mariners/Detroit Tigers Over 9.5!

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Angels


Jimmy Moore

WSox


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Detroit/Boston Under 172


RedZone Sports

Brewers


PlusLineSports Daily Baseball Pick

Boston Red Sox -1.5


Will Sykes

5* Gem Detroit/boston Over 172


Arthur Ralph

Cin Reds


Mighty Quinn

Pistons


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Cle/Chisox Over


Razor Sharp Sports

Mets/Atl Under


Cappers Access

Celtics
White Sox


Scott Spreitzer

Reds/SD Under


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Reds


Glen Mcgrew

KC/Red Sox Under


Huddle Up Sports

Astros


USA Sports Consulting

Philadelphia +120


Bob Donahue

White Sox


Paul Leiner

5* Twins -115


PowerPlayWins

D-Backs -118


COMPUTER SPORTS

BRAVES+110


PLATINUM PLAYS

WHITE SOX


MIKE WYNN

Baltimore +145


BIG TIME SPORTS

PHILLY /HOUSTON UNDER 9.5


NEVADA SHARPSHOOTER

MARINERS +155


THE VEGAS STEAMLINE

Cleveland


RAZOR SHARP

NY METS/ATLANTA UNDER 8


DR VEGAS

Toronto -125


THE POWER INDEX

Boston


Sharp Sports Advisors

WHITE SOX   


ARMVIN SPORTS

BLUE JAYS


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DETROIT/BOSTON Under 172.5


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Baltimore-Yankees OVER


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Toronto Blue Jays -121


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Indians


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Marlins +110


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Texas/Minnesota UNDER


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METS -115

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Detroit Pistons + 4 , 2 units

MLB
Atlanta Braves + 105 , 2 units
Houston Astros RL + 165 , 1 unit

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We gave you the UNDER in Game One of this Pistons-Celtics series on Monday night, and although the total has come down a little, we still feel Game Two will hold UNDER the posted total.

With Monday's UNDER, these teams have played five consecutive UNDERS, and have been LOW in 8 of their last 9 meetings overall.

The Pistons have played UNDER the total in 13 of their last 16 road games, while the Celtics have gone UNDER in 17 of their last 24 when playing against the Central Division.

Baskets are always hard to come by in the postseason, and with the way these two teams play defense, we think they will be hard to come by once again tonight

We feel sure there will be an OVER in the mix before this seven game set is said and done, just not tonight.

Play on the UNDER.

3* UNDER

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Karl Garrett

Tonight I have to side with the Mets to avoid the collar in Atlanta.

New York is 0-3 through the first three games of this four game get-together, and they are 0-5 for the season in games played at Turner Field this year.

The Mets have the right guy on the mound to stop those skids, as Johan Santana did hold the Braves to just 1 earned run in 7 innings in an April start against Atlanta, but took the loss.

Santana is 4-1 on the road this season with a 2.81 ERA, and the G-Man likes him to hold the Braves bats in check in this one.

Tim Hudson will counter, and is off his first home loss of the year, as the A's got to him for 5 runs in 5 innings.

Hudson did lose an earlier start to the Mets, lasting just 3 innings, while giving up 4 runs.

That loss puts Hudson at 2-3 since last season in 5 starts against the Mets.

New York is desperate tonight, and Santana will provide the answer!

4* NY METS

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Attention Johan Santana, this is why the Mets brought you to New York and threw a whole lot of money at you - to stop ugly streaks like this. Tonight we're playing the Mets and Santana (5-2, 3.25 ERA) because this is why he's there, to be the guaranteed good performance in the five-man rotation and end ugly streaks like this.

Atlanta has won the first three games of this series, including Wednesday's 11-4 rout. The southpaw is 2-0 in his last three games and he's 4-1 on the road with a 2.81 ERA. He did enough on Saturday to get the Mets a win against the Yankees, giving up four runs on seven hits in 7.2 innings of a 7-4 victory.

But his most impressive road outing came in Arizona on May 4 when he held the D'Backs to one runs on six hits in six innings of a 5-2 win against the best team in the league. New York has won six straight starts of his and when he saw the Braves earlier this year he gave up just one run on seven hits in seven innings but the Mets fell 3-1.

Tim Hudson (6-3, 3.06) is on the hill for Atlanta and he has struggled against the Mets in his career, including the Braves losing three of his last four outings against them. This season he's already seen New York twice and given up a combined seven runs on 13 hits in nine innings.

Give the pitching edge to Santana and the Mets will look to take out their frustrations on the Braves today after losing the first three. Lay the chalk and play New York.

2* N.Y. METS

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Over 9 Brewers-Pirates (1 unit)
Mets -110 (1 unit)
Over 9 1/2 Tigers-Mariners (2 units)
Tigers -170 (1 unit)
Over 9 Rangers-Twins (1 unit)
Orioles +145 (1 unit)
Under 8 1/2 Angels-Jays (1 unit)
Over 8 1/2 Indians-White Sox (1 unit)
Indians +100 (1 unit)

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Under 174 Pistons-Celtics (2 units)

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Chicago -110 over Cleveland

The White Sox have found a groove, winners of seven straight, including two in a row over division rivals Cleveland in this home series. Chicago has kept the Tribe at a minimum offensively in the first several games at US Cellular Field, and I think that continues in this battle of lefties. The White Sox keep it going, and they push the winning streak to eight

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New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves

Selection: New York/Atlanta Under 8

Explanation: We expect a low-scoring game as the New York Mets face-off against the Atlanta Braves in Thursday's MLB contest.

The New York Mets will use starting pitcher Johan Santana. Johan Santana has pitched well this season. In fact, Johan Santana has a 3.25 ERA on the season. We see Johan Santana giving up very few hits and runs.

The Atlanta Braves will use starting pitcher Tim Hudson. Tim Hudson has also pitched well this season. This is shown by Tim Hudson's 3.06 ERA on the season. We see Tim Hudson giving up very few hits and runs.

The Under is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings between these teams (when playing in Atlanta), and we expect to see another low-scoring game tonight!

Take the New York Mets/Atlanta Braves Under 8

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MATT RIVERS

For Thursday take the Angels up North.

This is a fairly even game and therefore far from the lock of my life but I'll back the visitors in this game and look for them to continue the roll.

Joe Saunders has been great this season and being a lefty is never a terrible thing. No doubt AJ Burnett is overall the more talented hurler with better "stuff" but all in all Mike Sciscia's Angels are the better and more complete team.

I expect both hurlers to put up their share of gooseggs but with Vernon Wells still out I will take my chances with Vlad, Anderson, Hunter and Matthews. Certainly Anaheim is never a top lineup but there is enough here with Saunders on the bump to continue their winning ways.

BJ Ryan is still a pretty solid closer but with K-Rod, Shields and the superior bullpen the play here is on the Halos for sure.

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TONY WESTON

With Astros ace Roy Oswalt going tonight, this will be an easy win for Houston.

The Astros come into this game having gone 3-1 their last four games and having gone 14-5 their last 19 games. Houston is also 7-2 its last nine home games and is 5-2 its last seven games when Oswalt is the starter.

The Phillies come into this game 2-3 their last five games and are 4-5 their last nine games on the road.

Oswalt will shut down the Philadelphia bats and lead Houston to an easy win.

Take Oswalt as your starter and go with Houston at home.

3* ASTROS

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Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers bats have come alive. Go with the Tigers for three-game home sweep of Seattle. Detroit's right-hander Jeremy Bonderman (2-4, 4.76), has been struggling, 0-3 with a 6.26 ERA in five starts at home, but should get the support this afternoon when he faces the Mariners, who own the American League worst record and have dropped nine of their last ten road games. Bonderman is 4-3 with a 5.01 ERA in eight career starts against Seattle. The Mariners are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Motown and Seattle's veteran right-hander Miguel Batista (3-5, 6.11 ERA) is 1-3 with a 4.54 ERA in nine career appearances, including five starts versus the Tigers, 0-2 with a 6.28 ERA at Comerica Park.

Detroit Tigers - 165


NBA

Boston Celtics - 4

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3 Units - Cincinnati Reds

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Philadelphia at Houston

Houston starter Roy Oswalt is in excellent KW form with a better than 5 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio in his last 3 starts. The Astros have been on the winning side in the last 6 starts made by Oswalt vs. the Phillies. Philadelphia is just 6-13 their last 19 games at Houston and they are 3-9 after scoring 5 or more runs in their last game. The Phils are 1-4 their last 5 as road dogs and they are 1-4 as dogs with Kyle Kendrick)

Houston Astros

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New York Yankees vs Baltimore
Play: Over

Brian Burres is coming off of a win over Washington in his most recent outing. However, he had previously lost three straight outings and he now must deal with a Yankees lineup that got a big boost of confidence with their 8-run outburst yesterday. Even though that game stayed under the total, thanks to a fine pitching performance from Darrel Rasner, note that the Yankees three prior games all reached double digits in runs scored. We definitely expect more of the same tonight. The Yankees lineup will build on yesterday's success as they take advantage of Burres not being on top of his game right now. The Orioles southpaw had allowed 23 hits in his last 17.1 innings of work before coming up with the solid outing against the Nationals. Of course, Washington is not familiar with Burres as that was an interleague match-up. Now, the Orioles lefty must take on a Yankees lineup that has seen plenty of him in his young career.

While the Yankees continue their offensive surge from last night, the Orioles will be able to answer run for run even if they are without Melvin Mora. Look for the Orioles to take advantage of a struggling Yankees hurler tonight. The 23 year old Ian Kennedy has proven that he's just not quite ready to pitch at this level. He?s made seven appearances so far this season and he's 0-3 with an 8.48 ERA. Kennedy is also struggling with his command as he's issued more walks than strikeouts. He had an awful start at Baltimore about five weeks ago and he continues to be victimized by his own mistake pitches that are resulting in some big hits for the opposition! Kennedy has only averaged about 4.1 innings per start this season and he?s being supported by a Yankees bullpen that had certainly played a role in the Yanks allowing 30 runs in their last 3 games before last night's shutout! It will be the offenses on display tonight in the Bronx as neither hurler is likely to enjoy much success and the bullpens can only do so much here.

Play OVER

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Milwaukee at PITTSBURGH 

Looking for the Pirates to avoid the sweep here, as the Brewers may have won 2 straight at PNC Park, but completing the sweep is another story all together. Milwaukee has never completed a 3-game sweep at PNC Park, and with the pitching match up they've got tonight, its the Brewers who find themselves in trouble.

First things first, Dave Bush has been garbage this season, but he's been especially terrible on the road, going 0-3 with a laughable 7.03 ERA. It should come as no surprise that he's also struggled in Pittsburgh, going 0-1 with 5.06 ERA in 3 career starts there! Look guys, if any pitcher is going to get bombed tonight, it'll be Bush, who's been extremely vulnerable on the highway, and will continue to be in this one.

Second, while the Pirates southpaw, Tom Gorzelanny, hasn't been nearly as good as he was last season, his numbers are a bit deceiving. Yes, he's gotten crushed by the Cubs in 3 of his 8 starts this season, but otherwise, he's been rock-solid. Not only that, but he's an impressive 2-0 with a 3.13 ERA in 5 starts against the Brew Crew, including allowing just 2 runs over 6 2/3 innings back on September 12th of last season!

Bottom line, the Brewers may have answered Ryan Braun's calls to win a road series after struggling so badly on the highway this season, but not even Braun can stop the garbage coming from Dave Bush. Sorry Milwaukee-backers, but if you've seen Bush pitch on the road this season, then there's no question why the play here is on the Pirates. Bucs roll!

Take Pittsburgh behind Gorzelanny over Milwaukee and Bush in this MLB match up.

3* PITTSBURGH

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Minnesota Twins -110

Livan Hernandez of the Minnesota Twins and Vicente Padilla of the Texas Rangers are each a surprising 6-2 while pitching for non-winning teams, but with home field and a superior bullpen behind him, we will side with Hernandez at this cheap price.

Hernandez has a very respectable 3.88 ERA overall this season, but he has done his best pitching here at home where he is 4-0 with a 3.55 ERA, and he is also in fine current form with a sizzling 2.82 ERA in is last three starts. Hernandez did get bombed for seven runs and nine hits while lasting just 2.2 innings in Arlington in April, but this looks like a nice shot at redemption at home. He has the support of a Minnesota bullpen that ranks fifth in the American League with a 3.43 ERA.

Now Padilla actually has slightly better numbers than Hernandez, with a 3.16 ERA overall, a 3.28 ERA on the road and a 2.37 ERA in his last three starts. Assuming that the starters have a standoff however, the key to this contest will be the bullpens, and the Rangers rank did last in all of baseball with a 5.04 pen ERA. Since the Twins are actually ties for 10th in the Major Leagues, they qualify as one of our Bullpen System plays here.

Throw in the fact that Minnesota is 12-5 in the last 17 home games and the Twins become a rather easy choice here.

Pick: Twins -110


Baltimore Orioles +145

The New Yankees evened the series with the Baltimore Orioles with an 8-0 pummeling last night, but we look for the Orioles to take the rubber match at a very nice price.

The bottom line here is that Yankee starter Ian Kennedy does not deserve to be a prohibitive favorite like this over anybody at this time. Kennedy is winless at 0-3 with the Yankees going 1-5 as a team whenever he starts, and his key numbers are simply atrocious, as he owns an 8.48 ERA and 1.88 WHIP while lasting just a total of 28.2 innings, an average of less than five innings per start. He has already had one poor outing vs. the Orioles this year, allowing four earned runs on five hits and five walks in only 2.2 innings at Camden Yards in April.

Beside, Baltimore starter Brian Burress has performed quite admirably despite his 4-4 record, with a very good 3.47 ERA and a respectable 1.34 WHIP in 49.1 innings. He also tossed a gem vs. the Bronx Bombers in Camden earlier this year, hurling 5.2 scoreless innings. He is backed by an Orioles bullpen that ranks third in the American League with a 3.32 ERA, making Baltimore a Bullpen System play.

We do not feel that Kenney will be in the Yankees starting rotation much longer (Joba Chamberlain anyone?), and tonight may be his last straw.

Pick: Orioles +145

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Marco D´Angelo 

Today's Pick: PITTSBURGH PIRATES

Look for the Pirates to avoid the Sweep behind the pitching of Gorzelanny. Milwaukee starter Bush is 0-3 on the road with a 7.33 ERA. TAKE PITTSBURGH. 

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