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Anaheim Angels –110 over Boston Red Sox.

Josh Beckett has been good this season but not overpowering. He’s not the same dominant force he’s been in past years. The fire-balling right-hander has yet to throw a complete game, has allowed four runs or more in six of his 17 outings, and his record is due largely to a 6.43 run support average: second-highest in the AL. He also has yet to win three straight starts, but can do so with a win today over the Angels. The Angels’ scheduled starter for this game had been Jon Garland, but his turn got pushed back to Sunday after he woke up Thursday with a stiff neck. Joe Saunders who pitched a scoreless inning in the All-Star game will go instead. Saunders at 12-5 gets his shot at become the American League’s first 13-game winner. Saunders has had success against Boston, going 3-0 with a 2.92 ERA in four starts - all wins for Los Angeles. He defeated the Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 24, when he gave up three runs in six innings of a 7-5 victory. I’m siding with the Angels at home. Saunders has been nearly unbeatable at the Big A and the Angel offense is showing signs of life as evidenced by Friday night’s 11-3 win over the Red Sox.

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SEATTLE -124 over Cleveland

The Indians are 2-12 in their last 14 games as a road underdog of +110 to +150 and 1-10 in Sowers' last 11 starts as a road underdog, while the Mariners are 13-3 in their last 16 games with Foster behind home plate. The Indians have really been playing bad on the road lately, as they have now lost 10 in a roaw away from Jacobs Field and it has been the pitching that has killed them over this stretch as the have given up an average of 7.2 rpg. The pitching for the Tribe won't get any better today as they send Jeremy Sowers to the mound. Jeremy comes in with an 0-5 record and a 7.51 ERA overall, including an 0-4 mark with a 9.51 ERA on the road. Jeremy's last 3 starts have been trully horrendous as he is 0-2 with a 11.37 ERA, allowing teams a .418 OBP, while posting a 2.21 WHIP in the 3 games. Cleveland struggles to hit lefty starters this year as they have a .232 BA and are scoring just 4.4 rpg vs them, plus they really struggle in day games, going 9-18, with a .235 BA and scoring just 3.3 rpg. The Mariners offense hasn't been great this year, but like yesterday they have the ability to hit people around and if they where able to get 9 hits and 8 runs in just 3.2 innings of work off a much tougher pitcher in Aaron Laffey, then I see no reason why they can't tag Jeremy Sowers for a bunch of runs early and then get into that bullpen that has a 6.09 ERA on the road. Miguel Batista is now the listed pitcher in this one and even though he has struggled on the year, I still see Seattle walking away with this one.

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VERNON CROY 25 Unit MLB AL Smash of the Year

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Pick: Toronto Blue Jays   

25 Units, Take Toronto ML, This pick falls into one of my elite MLB systems and the Rays are just 18-38 when playing a team that has a losing record in the second half of the season. The Jays have the superior pitcher on the mound tonight and Roy Halladay (11-6, 2.71 ERA) has pitched solid over his last 3 starts with an ERA of just 0.72 over 25 innings while allowing just 12 hits. Halladay has also pitched extremely solid on the road this season with an ERA of just 2.51 over 82.3 innings while lasting an average of 7.5 innings per start and giving up just 3 homeruns. The Rays opponents were hitting .313 against them over their last 7 games while averaging 6.4 rpg before last nights game and I look for the Jays bats to come alive tonight against Matt Garza (7-5, 3.96 ERA) who has allowed 25 hits over his last 3 starts with an ERA of 4.82.

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New York Mets @ Cincinnati Reds
PICK: New York Mets -120

The Mets' 10-game winning streak (longest for the team since July 1991), moved them into a first-place tie with the Phillies in the NL East entering Friday's play. However, the Mets lost 5-2 last night in Cincinnati, while the Phillies beat the Marlins 4-2 in Miami. Still, the Mets have been rejuvenated under manager Jerry Manuel, outscoring opponents 64-27 during their winning streak, while batting .323 as a team. The Mets managed only four hits in Friday's loss but expect them to do much better here vs Josh Fogg. Fogg, who started Game 3 of last year's World Series for the Rockies, opened this year looking "completely helpless." In three April starts, he allowed 16 ERs over 11 innings (13.09 ERA) and was then banished to the bullpen. He was back in the rotation for a May 31 start but lasted just 3.1 innings, allowing six ERs (that gave him a 13.81 ERA in four starts). He was then placed on the DL on June 1, getting recalled from the minors after a rehab, on July 5. He's been much better in his last two starts, going six innings (one ER) in the team's 5-2 win on July 5 and 5.1 innings (three ERs) in the team's 6-5 win on July 11. However, I'm not buying those recent successes and will go against him here. Starting for the Mets will be Oliver Perez. He was unwanted by Pittsburgh during a horrible 2006 season and the Mets salvaged his career. He surprised everyone with a couple of strong postseason starts for the Mets in '06 and then went 15-10 (3.56 ERA) in '07. He's been up-and-down this year (6-5 with a 4.44 ERA in 19 starts / team is 10-9) but enters this game on quite a roll. Over his last three starts, he's allowed just eight hits and two ERs over 20 innings (20 Ks), for a 0.90 ERA. Take the Mets.

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Florida (Olsen) (2 Units) over Philadelphia (Blanton)

The Marlins closed the first half with wins in six of the final eight games and Florida needs to pick up the pace in this critical series to stay with the Phillies and the surging Mets. Philadelphia recently acquired Joe Blanton to fill a spot in the rotation but his results in Oakland do not offer much promise. Despite pitching in one of the best pitcher?s parks in baseball Blanton owns a 4.96 ERA with a horrible record despite playing on a competitive team. Blanton was also hit hard in interleague play against every team except for the Phillies. Blanton has allowed six or more earned runs in four of his past eight starts and moving to a home run friendly ballpark does not look like a recipe for success for Blanton. His first start will be in the spacious filed in Miami which resembles the Oakland Coliseum where Blanton struggled. Scott Olsen has allowed three or fewer runs in six of his last eight starts and in home games he owns a 2.96 ERA. The Marlins are 7-4 in his home starts and opponents are hitting just .216 against him in those games. The Phillies are hitting just .222 in the last ten games against left-handed pitchers and Philadelphia is not playing like a first place team with an 11-16 record in the last 27 games. NELLY?s rates picks 1-3 units, this selection is rated 2-units. Thanks for your purchase and best of luck.


HOUSTON ASTROS (Rodriguez)+115 ( 3 units)

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5* MLB BEST BET WINNER

Washington / Atlanta Under 8.0


5* CFL GAME OF THE WEEK

Montreal / Roughriders Under 50.5

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Matty O'Shea Triple Dime AL Value Play O' the Month.

Triple-Dime BOS -1.5 (+130) ANA

The stats simply don't lie when Boston ace Josh Beckett is on the mound - when he wins, he wins big.  The Red Sox are averaging 9.49 runs per game in Beckett's nine wins this season, and his last eight wins have all been decided by at least two runs.  In fact, the Sox have cashed the runline in wins with Beckett on the mound an amazing 34 out of 37 times dating back to 2006 (92%).  Meanwhile, LA's Joe Saunders was a great story in the first half of the season in posting his career-high win total of 12.  However, Boston is hitting .290 against lefties on the road this season and .314 in day games.  This is a very big spot for the Red Sox after the Rays jumped ahead of them again in the AL East standings, and the Angels have now won three of the four meetings with them this season.  I'm simply banking on the defending World Series champs to bounce back big behind Beckett here, which is why I'm betting them on the runline as my Triple Dime AL Value Play O' the Month.

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BIG AL's NATIONAL LEAGUE TOTAL OF THE WEEK

MARLINS UNDER

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San Diego Padres +135

Randy Wolf of the San Diego Padres and Todd Wellemeyer of the St. Louis Cardinals have been equally bad as of late, but that automatically gives value to the underdog Padres at this generous price.

After all, Wellemeyer has a 7.16 ERA and a brutal 1.71 WHIP in his last three starts, which does not exactly inspire confidence in a rather big favorite like this. In fact, Wellemeyer has now gone five consecutive starts without recording a Quality Start, so it appears he is revering to his normal level after he has an abnormally hot start to this season.

Now granted, Wolf has not been much better as of late, but at this price, it may be worth the risk that Wolf could turn in one of his occasional sparkling efforts. After all, he has allowed two earned runs or less in eight of his last 11 starts, but that gets lost in the fact that he has allowed six earned runs or more in two of his last three outings. The good Wolf would be good enough to pull the upset here.

Finally, the Cardinals are batting a modest .256 at home vs. left-handed pitching this season as opposed to .281 vs. right-handers, which should also give the southpaw Wolf a leg up.

Padres +135

Chicago Cubs @ Houston Astros Under 8.5

Carlos Zambrano certainly earned his All-Star berth for the Chicago Cubs this season, while Wandy Rodriguez is a completely different pitcher at home for the Houston Astros, so runs should be hard to come by in Houston tonight.

Zambrano is 10-3 with a 2.84 ERA in 120.1 innings, and he has maintained his raging form, allowing two runs or less in three of his last four starts. He has also allowed one run or less in three of his last four starts in Houston, including two scoreless outings.

Now the reason why Rodriquez is so much better at home than on the road is a great mystery, as he has now had the most severe home/away splits in baseball for two years. The fact remains though that he has a 2.72 ERA and an excellent 1.07 WHIP in this ballpark this season, and the last time he faced the Cubs here, he allowed just one run on four hits in eight innings of a 2-1 Astros victory.

Finally, the Under is 57-36-3 in all Houston games this year, and we expect nothing different tonight with this pitching matchup.

Cubs/Astros Under 8.5

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Stan Sharp

TAM (+105) vs TOR

Stan notes that Tampa Bay is 17-3 this year at home following a win by 2 runs or less. Tampa Bay is also 15-2 at home this year following a home game in which they scored 2 runs or less. Tampa Bay's Matt Garza is 5-1 at Home this Season.  TAKE TAMPA BAY as STAN'S UNDERDOG BIG BET OF THE MONTH and make them a DOUBLE DIME PLAY.

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Florida Marlins -110 2-Units

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Regular Padres

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10* - Cubs -140
9* - Mets -135
9* - Pirates Over 10-
8* - Red Sox Under 7-

Comp Play
Yankees Under

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BOXER SPORTS

Cubs -120 ( 3* )

Mets -124 ( 3* )

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Beat your Bookie

100 Atlanta
50 Seattle
50 Colorado

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WUNDERDOG

Milwaukee at San Francisco
Pick: Milwaukee -145

Ben Sheets is healthy and so is his record as he stands at 10-3 with a 2.85 ERA. Sheets has allowed three runs or less in 14 of his 17 starts for the Brewers this season, and already owns a complete-game shutout over the Giants this season. The Brewers have also been murder on LHP where they stand at 21-9 on the season, and this combo makes for a tough task on the Giants. The Giants aren't a very good team and are currently in free-fall mode as they have dropped seven of their last eight, including the opener here. The Brew Crew makes it two in a row.

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Yankee Capper

3 Units - Mets/Reds Over 10

2 Units - Blue Jays/Rays Under 7.5

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Tony Karpinski

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona D-Backs
Play: Under     

This is the late game of Saturday starting at 8:10pm Eastern time, but is a good matchup of division foes as the Dodgers send Billingsley, 9-8 with a 3.25 era, against Haren, 8-5 with a 2.72 era. Look for a low scoring pitching duel with not much offense in this game. I'll be shocked if they score more than 6 runs. Play on the UNDER 

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