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10* Lakers +2.5

10* Over 8.5 NYY/Tor

10* Twins -115

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300 Texas
300 Celtics

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LA & Boston Over


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LAKERS at BOSTON Over


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Celtics/Lakers over


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Toronto +1.5   


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LA Dodgers


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Dodgers
Mets


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White Sox -160


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Dodgers


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Celtics
Twins


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Cubs


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Pirates


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KC/Chisox Under


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Philadelphia -210


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Tampa Bay/Boston UNDER


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Lakers/Boston Over 192 


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Reds


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Mets -1.5


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Red Sox


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MARLINS/BRAVES Over 9.5


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REDS   


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LAKERS/BOSTON Over


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HOUSTON/PITTSBURGH UNDER 9


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10* Minnesota Twins
10* Boston Red Sox

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Chicago White Sox -1.5

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JACK JONES

MINNESOTA

Baltimore is just 38-73 (-26.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons and 20-40 (-20.1 units) playing during the day during that time. Scott Baker returns for the Twins tonight and he had pitched solidly before landing on the DL. From all indications they took their time with him, so we are expecting a solid outing from him tonight.

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JASON LOWRY

CHICAGO CUBS

We are taking the Cubs in this one as you should play on all teams when the money line is +125 to -125 (CHICAGO CUBS) - with a team batting average of .275 or better on the season (NL) against opponent with a hot starting pitcher- ERA less than 2.00 over his last 3 starts, as its 40-14 over the last 5 seasons. The CHICAGO CUBS are 16-2 against the money line against NL West opponents this season, while starting picther Ryan Dempster is 20-12 against the money line in June games since 1997. Take the Cubs in an easy one!

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STEVE JANUS

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You have to wonder if the Yankees will ever stop being favored far to heavily just because the are the New York Yankees. Probably not, but if we pick our spots just right we can cash in against them. Thursday I like the hot Blue Jays to pick up another road victory against New York. Toronto is 10-4 in their last 14 road games, and the key to their success has been their pitching. There might not be a better overall starting staff in the league than Toronto right now. Dustin McGowan is a part of that staff and though is win/loss numbers don't look very good, he's got great stats down the line. Blue Jays get the nod Thursday.

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TIMOTHY BLACK

MINNESOTA TWINS

Twins are 5-1 in Baker's last 6 starts and 11-3 in Baker's last 14 starts vs. a team with a losing record. Twins are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite of -110 to -150 and overall the Twins are 7-3 in their last 10. The Orioles have struggled of late going 1-6 in their last 7 road games and just 4-10 in their last 14 overall. Orioles are 1-6 in Olson's last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record.

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TONY MATHEWS

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox

Selection: Chicago White Sox -1.5 Runs +130

Explanation: We will side with the Chicago White Sox -1.5 Runs as they face-off against the Kansas City Royals in Thursday's MLB contest.

The Kansas City Royals will use starting pitcher Gil Meche. Gil Meche has struggled this season. In fact, Gil Meche has a 5.35 ERA on the season. We see Gil Meche pitching another bad game today.

The Chicago White Sox will use starting pitcher Jose Contreras. Jose Contreras has pitched well this season. In fact, Jose Contreras has a 2.89 ERA on the season. In addition, Jose Contreras has a 1.71 ERA in his last 3 starts. We see Jose Contreras pitching another great game today.

The Chicago White Sox are 41-14 in their last 55 meetings against the Kansas City Royals (when playing in Chicago), and should be able to get another blowout win tonight!

Take the Chicago White Sox -1.5 Runs!

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Game One of the NBA Finals, and we feel the long layoff between each teams last playoff game is going to lead to an easy UNDER in Boston tonight.

The Lakers played ALL 5 of their Western Conference Finals games against San Antonio UNDER the posted total, and do come in having played UNDER in 6 of their last 8 games on the road.

The Celtics played UNDER the total in 4 of their 6 Eastern Conference Finals games against Detroit, and the lone regular season meeting played between these teams in Beantown during the regular season did hold UNDER the posted price.

LA has played UNDER the total their last 8 Thursday night games, while Boston is on an 8-3 UNDER run their last 11 games played under the Thursday night lights.

Take the LOW in Game One of the NBA Finals.

Play on the UNDER.

4* UNDER

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JOHN FINA

Selection: Cleveland Indians -125

Today the Cleveland Indians will be on the road as they take on the Texas Rangers. We will side with the Cleveland Indians. One reason why we will side with the Cleveland Indians is because they will be sending to the mound the starting pitcher who has been pitching a lot better as of late. This says it all... The Cleveland Indians Starting Pitcher (C.C. Sabathia) has a 2.86 ERA in his last 3 starts, while Texas Rangers Starting Pitcher (Kevin Millwood) has a 7.45 ERA in his last 3 starts. As you can see, the Cleveland Indians will be sending to the mound the much better starting pitcher. In addition, the Cleveland Indians have proven they can beat the Texas Rangers (when playing in Texas). In fact, the Cleveland Indians are 7-2 in their last 9 meetings against the Texas Rangers (when playing in Texas). To say the least, the Cleveland Indians should be able to beat the Texas Rangers once again today! Take the Cleveland Indians!

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JEFF BENTON

For Thursday, well stay in Beantown and play Boston once again as it tries for the three-game sweep against the Rays.

When you look at the price in this game a near pick-em its impossible not to side with the defending champs. Theyre now riding a 12-game home winning streak after Wednesdays 5-1 victory, and theyre an astonishing 23-5 at Fenway Park this season, including a perfect 5-0 against Tampa Bay. Four of those five wins over the Rays have come by exactly four runs, and the fifth was an eight-run rout. In fact, the home team has won all eight meetings between these rivals this season.

As for this pitching matchup of Bostons Jon Lester against Tampas James Shields, Im going to point to just three stats: Lester is 2-1 with a 2.72 ERA in six home starts (four of them Red Sox victories), including a no-hitter in his last outing at Fenway; Shields is 1-2 with a 6.04 ERA in five road games; and Shields got rocked in his last start at Fenway on May 3, when he gave up seven runs on 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Throw in the fact that the Red Sox are a ridiculous 44-9 in their last 53 home games against the Rays, and this ones a no-brainer. Lay the small price with Boston.

5* RED SOX

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MATT RIVERS

For Thursday take the price back with the Reds

Certainly Cole Hamels is a total stud and the Phillies overall are no joke with their three superstar in Utley, Howard and Rollins. But to get what may be a future star in Homer Bailey and a capable Reds team is enough for me here.

Yes I do know how this Cincinnati team struggles immensely on the road and are a lefty laden club that could have some trouble with a great southpaw in Hamels but the Philadelphia hurler was hit very hard in that last outing against Florida. Maybe he is getting a tired arm? Maybe he is in a bit of a rut? Even if this is a bit of wishful thinking at this price Dusty Baker's talented team is too good to pass up.

Griffey, Dunn, Bruce, Encarnacion, Phillips and the Reds with a young and possible stud hurler getting this much back is a no-brainer, win or lose.

If Hamels is on and shuts us down then so be it but we have too much to not give it a go and that's the bottom line!

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G1 St. Louis Cardinals vs. G1 Washington Nationals
Play: OVER

Ai Simulator 3* graded play OVER St. Louis/Washington – (Game 1). STL batting a strong 275 with a 351 OBP against LH starters this season. Cardinals starter Wellemyer has strong flash stats, but he has struggled – like so many starters – in day games posting a 6.00 ERA and allowing 3 HR in just 12 innings of work. Washington starter Lannan has pitched well over his last 3 starts, but 2 of them were on the road where he pitches best. In 4 home starts he has a 6.63 ERA. STL is 191-145 OVER (+37.2 Units) versus teams averaging 2.75 or less extra base hits per game since 1997; 178-132 OVER (+37.3 Units) versus a NL team with a team batting average of .250 or worse since 1997; 191-145 OVER (+37.2 Units) versus teams averaging 2.75 or less extra base hits per game since 1997. Take the OVER. 

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St.Louis Cardinals @ Washington Nationals 
Prediction: UNDER

Reason: Todd Wellemeyer (6-1,3.16 ERA) enters this contest in top form. The Cards right hander has been a work horse, going at least 6 innings in 10 of his 12 starts this season, and Im expecting nothing changes today against a light hitting Washington Nationals batting order that is averaging just .220 vs righties this season. His pitching opponent from the Nats, John Lannan(4-5,3.52 era), is another top quality hurler, that is pitching very well, allowing 2 or less runs in 6 of his L9 starts this season. His big problem is run support. Both hurlers are backed with capable , bullpens. Considering how well each of these throwers has been performing, it will be an easy decision to back this tilt to go under the number. Final notes & Key Trends: Washington is 10-2 UNDER in home games against right-handed starters this season, with the average combined score ringing in at 6.7 RPG. Washington is 16-3 L19 UNDER against NL squads with an on base percentage of .350 or better, with the average combined score clicking in at 6.7 RPG. Under is 15-3 L 18 meetings in Washington. Play UNDER

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Toronto Blue Jays +150

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees have split the first two games of this series, but we look for the Blue Jays to get to Chien-Ming Wang here and take the series rubber match at a great price.

Wang has simply not been himself lately with a 7.91 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in his last three starts, and the Jays are not the team he wants to face right now. This is because the Yankees are just 1-3 as a team in his last four starts vs. Toronto, and he is catching them just as they are starting to heat up offensively, averaging 5.00 runs per game while hitting .282 as a team over their last 10 games.

Meanwhile, we are very high on Dustin McGowan, who deserves a much better fate than his 4-4 record. McGowan has allowed three earned runs or less in 10 of his 12 starts this season, but like the rest of the Blue Jays staff, he suffered from a lack of run support the first couple of months of the season. That should no longer be the case, and McGowan has held his form well with a 2.79 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in his last three starts.

Finally, do not forget that Toronto still leads the American League with a 2.86 bullpen ERA, so look for them to spring the upset here.

Pick: Blue Jays +150


Baltimore Orioles +105

Only once this season has Garrett Olson of the Baltimore Orioles allowed more than three runs in a game, and we look for he and the Baltimore bullpen to lead them to victory over the Minnesota Twins this afternoon.

Olson is 4-1 with a deceptive 4.03 ERA and 1.42 WHIP overall. If you take away that lone loss vs. the Yankees where he was lit up for six earned runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings however, Olson has an excellent 2.77 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in his other six starts. The young southpaw should be doubly tough vs. a Minnesota lineup that has never faced him before. Also, once Olson is in need of relief, the Orioles are still ranked fourth in the American League with a nice 3.22 bullpen ERA.

The Twins have activated Scott Baker off of the Disabled list to take this start. Now we have always been rather high on Baker, but we admit that he has underperformed to this point in his brief career, and you never know what to expect from a pitcher making his first start off the shelf after being laid off for slightly over a month.

We would much rather take our chances with the healthier starter and the higher ranked bullpen here, especially at a small underdog price.

Pick: Orioles +105

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Game: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston
Pick: Boston -2.5

It could be the 80s again as the Celtics and the Lakers square at the Garden for the NBA Championship. After this one is over, these two teams will have combined for half of the 62 NBA Championships. The Celtics earned the homecourt advantage thanks to 66 wins in the regular season. And, that could be all the difference in this series. That advantage is a huge reason why they are even here. The Celtics have now gone 16-1 in their last 17 played at the Garden. Their road struggles have led the odds-makers to conclude that the Lakers are the better team. We are not sure if we agree with that, especially playing in Boston. Yes, the Lakers have the best player in the league. But, Boston has the better defense and a better balance across players. If one player struggles (i.e. Ray Allen), this team can still win because the talent is spread. Perkins and Garnett can slow down the finesse Gasol. Who is going to stop the three-headed monster? There are three players on this team that can beat you while the Lakers essentially have one. The Black Mamba can win games by himself but if he happens to be off (it does happen), the Lakers will not win. The Celtics give up 89.7 ppg while the Lakers give up 101 per game. Didn't someone once say that Defense Wins Championships? On the road the Lakers give up 101.4 while Boston allows 86.9 at home. Boston has only played three games all season at home including the playoffs where they were favored by 4 or less! They won all three of those games. The only meeting at the Garden vs the Lakers had the Celtics an 8-point favorite. Has Boston slipped that far? No. It's just that everyone is picking the "inevitable" Lakers to win this series. It's as if the press has already annointed Kobe the second-coming of Jordan and the Lakers as NBA Champs. So, all of a sudden this game is 5.5 points closer than that first one. We're not buying it. We see the value in this one on the Celtics. The Lakers, since the first round of the playoffs are just 2-3 on the road, and have been outscored by 27 points. The Spurs built a 20-point lead on them in the Lakers' house. Yes, the Lakers won that game, but it tell us that LA is not as inevitable, or as invulnerable, as the talking heads on ESPN would have you believe. This Celtics team is better than any team the Lakers have faced thus far. While it seems strange to call the top-seeded team with the best record in the NBA, and the best defense in the leauge, underrated, we feel Boston is not getting enough respect. The prognosticators said Detroit would despense of them. It didn't happen. Now everyone is picking the Lakers. We like the Celtics to win this game and cover this spread.

MLB

Game: Cleveland at Texas
Pick: Texas +1.5 runs -148

The line on C.C. Sabathia this season is improving, but overall not very good. Over the last three seasons he has been an average pitcher when pitching away from Cleveland, where he has just a .500 overall mark. This year the Indians are just 4-8 in his 12 starts, and 1-3 on the road. The Rangers have found the win column in four of Kevin Milwood's last five starts. The Rangers have gone 11-6 in their last 17 at home, and two of the six by a single run. That means they have been 13-4 against the +1.5 runline in their last 19. We will back them in this one at home.

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St. Louis @ Washington Nationals
PICK: Under

A little rain does not change our plans for this one - while we lose a bit of line value since the marketplace now fully knows that Albert Pujols is out, we get the benefit of two bullpens that were over-worked on Tuesday now coming in completely fresh. So let’s repeat yesterday’s analysis for the rest -

Over the course of the season we have found it easy to get behind John Lannan, either as an Under or a Side play, and while we suffered a loss behind him in his last outing it was not his fault, as Washington fell at San Diego after being tied 2-2 in the 8th. Now we get a chance to step in again, with the scratching of Albert Pujols the final piece of the puzzle for this one.

Lannan has done an outstanding job of throwing strikes and getting ground balls, which does not bring a lot of sex appeal, but makes you a quality performer at this level, particularly against teams getting their first look. That will be the case tonight, with no Cardinal having more than four at-bats against him. And exacerbating the absence of Pujols for the Cardinals is that Rick Ankiel is on a 1-22 slide.

Lannan can not be backed to win, however, because he will get little or not offensive support. The Nationals have been nothing short of a disaster at the plate without Ryan ZImmerman and Dan Johnson, on top of already losing Austin Kearns, and with five key parts of their arsenal hitting .218 or worse right now that is not going to change. Todd Wellemer has become the latest Dave Duncan/Tony LaRussa project, working to a solid 6-1/3.16 through 74 innings, and as he grows in confidence as a starter we see him aggressively attacking the strike zone - just eight walks over 32 innings of his last five starts. And he has not allowed more hits than innings pitched over six straight starts. That form continues here against the weakest lineup in the game, and it helps to set the tone for a low-scoring affair.

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