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New York Yankees at Texas Rangers
Pick: New York Yankees -144

Mike Mussina is 5-1 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and .293 OOBP on the road this season. The Yankees are 5-2 in Mussina's seven road starts. Mussina has made Quality Starts (at least 6 innings pitched, allowing 3 earned runs or less) in 8 of his last 9 starts against Texas. He only allowed 1 run in the other start, but it doesn't count as a Quality Start because he only went 5 innings. The Yankees are 12-3 in Mussina's last 15 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Texas is just 2-7 in Scott Feldman's home starts this season. Feldman owns a 4.80 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and .341 OOBP at home. Yankees hitters own a .650 slugging percentage (2 singles, 1 triple, 2 homers in 20 at-bats) against Feldman. When comparing their last three starts, Mussina (20 IP, 16 K, 3 BB) is in much better K/BB form than Feldman (17.1 IP, 9 K, 7 BB).

The Yankees are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings and 30-12 in the last 42 meetings in Texas. I expect them to earn a split of this four-game series tonight.

Take the Yankees.

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Florida +190 (5 units)
Padres-Mets Over 7 1/2 (5 units)
Dodgers +155 (5 units)
Rockies -200 (5 units)
Reds +140 (5 units)
Arizona -160 (5 units)
Jays -120 (5 units)
Yankees -155 (5 units)
Yankees-Rangers Under 12 (5 units)
Detroit +125 (5 units)
Mariners-Rays Under 8 (5 units)


Patriots -5 (5 units)
Chiefs +3 (5 units)
Arizona -2 (5 units)
Arizona-Saints Under 36 1/2 (5 units)
Pittsburgh -3 (5 units)
Eagles-Pittsburgh Under 33 1/2 (5 units)
Seattle +2 1/2 (5 units)
St L-Tenn Under 33 (5 units)
Dallas +3 (5 units)
Bengals +3 1/2 (5 units)

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NFL Preseason

N.Y. Giants at Detroit

The Super Bowl champion Giants start warming up for their title defense when they travel to Ford Field to open the preseason against the Lions.

After going 7-1 SU and ATS in the 2005 and 2006 preseasons, New York slipped to 1-3 SU and ATS last August, all as an underdog. Meanwhile, Detroit was 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS in the preseason last year, and it has cashed in just four of 16 preseason games dating to 2004 (6-10 SU). The home field hasn’t helped the Lions in that span, as they’ve gone 2-6 ATS (4-4 SU) at Ford Field.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning will get the start, but he’s only expected to play the first two series at the most, and all the starters should be gone by the second quarter. Journeymen Anthony Wright and David Carr will follow Manning, and rookie Andre Woodson could also see some time.

New York’s receiving corps will be thin, with Plaxico Burress, Steve Smith, David Tyree and Mario Manningham all sitting with minor injuries.

Jon Kitna is back as the Lions’ starting quarterback, but he and the rest of the first-string offense and defense will be on the field for only about 10 snaps, coach Rod Marinelli said. No. 2 QB Dan Orlovsky will follow Kitna and play about 1½ quarters, with former second-round pick Drew Stanton finishing up.

The under is 8-4 in New York’s last three preseason campaigns, including 7-1 on the road, and the under is 4-2 in Detroit’s last six preseason home contests.

ATS ADVANTAGE:UNDER


N.Y. Jets at Cleveland

On the day they reportedly agreed to a trade for Brett Favre, the Jets head to Cleveland for an exhibition game against the Browns, who will attempt to continue their recent preseason hot streak.

New York, entering coach Eric Mangini’s third season, went 3-1 SU and ATS last year in preseason play, and the Jets are 11-5 SU over the past four exhibition campaigns (9-7 ATS), including 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven preseason road contests.

Mangini has kept his quarterback situation under wraps throughout camp, and with the apparent acquisition of Favre, it looks as though Chad Pennington and Kellen Clemens are now battling for the backup job. Both are expected to play tonight, with rookie Erik Ainge and Brett Ratliff getting time in the second half.

Cleveland also went 3-1 SU and ATS in the 2007 preseason and is 11-5 SU and 12-4 ATS dating to 2004, one year before the arrival of coach Romeo Crennel. The Browns are also 6-2 ATS in Cleveland over the past four preseasons.

Browns quarterback Derek Anderson will play the first quarter, with Brady Quinn expected to step in for the second and third quarters, followed by Ken Dorsey.

The under has been the preseason play the past three years for Cleveland, going 8-4 overall.

ATS ADVANTAGE:CLEVELAND


Baltimore at New England

The AFC champion Patriots, who fell one game short of a historic perfect season last year, get back at it when they open the preseason against the Ravens at Gillette Stadium.

New England, entering its ninth season under coach Bill Belichick, has been an average preseason squad the past three years, going 6-6 SU (2-2 all three years) and 6-5-1 ATS. In the past two summers, though, the Pats are 3-1 SU and ATS as a favorite, all of more than three points.

Baltimore, now under rookie head coach John Harbaugh after Brian Billick was fired following the 2007 season, went 1-2 SU and ATS last year in the preseason and is 8-7 SU and ATS over the past four exhibition seasons. On the road in that span, the Ravens went 3-4 SU and ATS.

Quarterback Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury and will be a game-time decision for the Patriots. If Brady plays, it likely won’t be for more than two series, and he’ll be followed by Matt Cassel, Matt Gutierrez and rookie Kevin O’Connell, all of whom are battling it out to be Brady’s backup.

QB Kyle Boller will start for the Ravens and is expected to play most, if not all, of the first half, followed by Troy Smith in the third quarter and rookie Joe Flacco in the fourth quarter. Baltimore will be without RB Willis McGahee and tight end Todd Heap, both down with injuries.

The over is 3-1 in New England’s last four home preseason games, with both contests in Foxboro last year topping the total. On the flip side, the under is on an 8-3 run over the past three exhibition campaigns for Baltimore.

ATS ADVANTAGE:NEW ENGLAND


Kansas City at Chicago

The Bears, who reached the Super Bowl in the 2006 season but missed the playoffs last year, open 2008 against the Chiefs at Soldier Field.

Chicago went 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in the 2007 preseason and is 10-7 SU (8-8-1 ATS) in exhibition games since coach Lovie Smith took over in 2004. The Bears have gone 1-1 SU each of the last five preseasons and are just 3-7 ATS at Soldier Field during that stretch.

Kansas City, in a precursor to its 4-12 regular season, went 0-4 SU and ATS last August and is just 2-10 SU and ATS in its last 12 exhibition contests. Since 2004, the Chiefs are 0-8 SU and ATS in preseason road games.

QB Kyle Orton gets the starting nod for the Bears tonight and will play the first quarter, followed in the second quarter by Rex Grossman, with both quarterbacks playing behind the first team. Caleb Hanie is expected to play in the second half.

Herm Edwards, entering his third season as Chiefs coach, said Brody Croyle’s starting job is safe. Croyle is expected to start tonight and could play into the second quarter, though Edwards wouldn’t specify the exact game plan. He did say Tyler Thigpen will replace Croyle and get most of the remaining snaps before handing off to veteran Damon Huard.

The over went 3-1 in the preseason for Chicago last year, but the under is 6-2 in Kansas City’s last two exhibition campaigns.

ATS ADVANTAGE:CHICAGO


New Orleans at Arizona

The Saints, who slid to 7-9 last year after nearly making the Super Bowl in 2006, travel to University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the Cardinals.

New Orleans, entering its third year under coach Sean Payton, went 3-2 SU and ATS in the 2007 preseason, including 2-0 SU and ATS in true road games and 3-1 ATS as an underdog. Over the past five preseasons, the Saints are just 8-13 SU and ATS in August, but they are 6-4 SU and ATS on the highway.

Arizona went 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS in coach Ken Whisenhunt’s first preseason last year. The Cards have been a middling team at home the past four Augusts, going 2-6 SU and 4-4 ATS. They’re also 2-4 ATS as a favorite the last four summers.

QB Drew Brees will start for the Saints and is expected to play the whole first quarter, with Mark Brunell coming on and playing into the third quarter, followed by Tyler Palko. New Orleans will be shorthanded on offense, though, with RB Deuce McAllister, TE Jeremy Shockey and WR Devery Henderson all sitting out, and WR Marques Colston questionable.

QB Matt Leinart will have a limited start for the Cardinals, playing one to two series, and Kurt Warner will follow for one to two series as both passers battle for the No. 1 job. Brian St. Pierre and rookie Anthony Morelli are slated to take the snaps the rest of the way, though all four QBs are likely to be without injured wideouts Anquan Boldin and Early Doucet.

The under has cashed in five of New Orleans’ last seven preseason contests, but the over has been the play in five of Arizona’s last six exhibition games and is 4-2 at home for the Cardinals in the past three summers.

ATS ADVANTAGE:NEW ORLEANS and OVER


AMERICAN LEAGUE

N.Y. Yankees (62-52) at Texas (60-55)

The Yankees send Mike Mussina (14-7, 3.44 ERA) to the mound looking to even their four-game road series against the Rangers, who are set to go with young right-hander Scott Feldman (4-4, 4.97).

After losing the first two games of this series, New York held on for a 5-3 victory Wednesday, moving to just 4-7 in its last 11 overall and 4-7 in its last 11 on the road. Still, the Yankees are on positive streaks of 14-5 against winning teams and 17-7 versus the A.L. West.

Despite Wednesday’s setback, Texas has still won four of its last six and is on further runs of 6-2 against the A.L. East and 14-7 against right-handed starters.

The Rangers still lead the season series 4-2 against the Yankees, but going back a few years, New York is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings overall and 14-3 in the last 17 in Arlington.

The Yankees have won three of Mussina’s last four starts, including an 8-2 home shelling of the Angels on Saturday, in which the veteran right-hander allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits in seven innings. Mussina has surrendered just 12 earned runs in 44 innings (2.45 ERA) over his last seven starts.

The Rangers have lost three of Feldman’s last four outings, including the last two in a row. On Saturday against Toronto, the 25-year-old yielded four runs (three earned) on five hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 6-4 home setback. In his last four starts, Feldman has given up 17 earned runs in 21 innings (7.29 ERA).

Mussina is 5-1 with a 3.43 ERA in seven road starts this year, and he’s 17-13 with a 3.74 ERA in 36 career starts against Texas. Feldman, meanwhile, has a rash of no-decisions at home this season, going 1-1 with a 4.80 ERA in 11 appearances (nine starts). He’s also 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA in two career appearances (one start) against New York.

The over is on a 10-2 spree for New York and an 11-3-1 run for Texas, but the under is 6-2 in Mussina’s last eight starts and 8-2 in Feldman’s last 10. The under is also 4-1 in Mussina’s last five efforts against the Rangers.

ATS ADVANTAGE:N.Y. YANKEES

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Game: Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox
Prediction: Detroit Tigers

At 8:10pm our member selection is on the Detroit Tigers over the Chicago White Sox. Back in the first month of the season, 26-year-old Tiger righthander Zach Miner would have been one of the unlikeliest pitchers in the American League to wind up in a team's rotation. After all, by the middle of April, Miner's ERA had ballooned to over fifteen runs after his first six relief appearances. By the end of June, Miner had worked his way to a .500 record (3-3) and had gottenhis ERA down to a reasonable 4.43 -- still not exactly the stuff of a Major League starter on a contending team. But a season-ending injury to Jeremy Bonderman and the recent demotion of Dontrelle Willis have opened the door for Miner, and so far the converted reliever has made the most of his opportunity. Miner has gone 2-1 as a starter and has now lowered his ERA to 3.77. This is a great opportunity to improve on this record as he faces division rival Chicago and veteran Javier Vazquez, who has really struggled lately. Vazquez finally got his first win since June 17, but it came against the lowly Kansas City Royals. Vazquez's last start before that was against this Tiger squad, and it was one of his worst outings of the season, as he gave up 11 hits and six earned runs in seven innings in Detroit's ballpark, which is known to be pretty friendly to opposing pitchers. Vazquez has gone from looking like an early-season favorite for the Cy Young award to trying to work out the kinks so he can get his team to the postseason. Vazquez is 1-2 with a 4.95 ERA vs. Detroit so far in 2008, and we'll take the underdog here tonite. Take the Tigers.

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New York Jets at Cleveland
Play on: Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns are 8-4ATS as a home favorite of 3 points or less since 1993, and 16-7ATS at home since 1993. The Cleveland Browns is also 27-20ATS overall since 1993, and 3-0ATS vs conference opponents the last three years. We look for the Cleveland Browns to beat the New York Jets for the straight up, and ATS home win tonight.

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NEW ENGLAND minus vs the Ravens.

You might think a team that has been as successful as the Pats would take it easy in the pre-season by resting their starters for the regular season grind. Not so with Bill Belichick at the helm as he has gone a fine 32-21 SU and 31-18-3 ATS as the head coach of the Pats in the pre-season. He wants to win anytime NE steps on the field and the Patriots will do just that this evening at home against the Ravens. Lay it with NEW ENGLAND!

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Ravens +3' @ Patriots
Play: Ravens

Strong information coming out of Ravens camp, as new coach Harbaugh has taken a far more focused early tact than Billick ever did. Kyle Boller should go most of the first half, followed by improving Troy Smith, who's been impressive in camp. The Patriots are thin on the offensive line because of injury, especially at tackle. QB Brady and the first-stringers won't have pads on for long, if at all. The number on this game has dropped and with good reason, as Baltimore has an excellent chance to win. I'm on the Ravens.

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TAMPA BAY

The Rays are hot again. They've won 7 of their last 8 and are playing a Seattle team that is just 3-9 in their last 12 home games as a favorite. Tampa is 14-5 in 19 starts for their pitcher, Andy Sonnastine. Felix Hernandez gets the start for the Mariners, and while he is a very good pitcher, his team has not backed him in situations when he is favored to start the game. In his last 10 starts as a favorite, the Mariners are just 3-7.

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The Rays couldn't have had a better way to take off on their season-high, 10-game road trip. They rallied for six ninth-inning runs and got a walk-off three-run homer for a 10-7 win over Cleveland in Tampa on Wednesday. That made the flight to Seattle for this one very entertaining and enjoyable and makes a guy want to get back on the field to experience the winning feeling again.

Tampa will come out still a little fired up and have a good game tonight. The Rays have won four of their last six on the road and send Andy Sonnanstine (11-6, 4.58 ERA) to the mound in this one. On Saturday he gave up just two runs in six innings of a 9-3 win over the Tigers and faced these Mariners back on April 9, allowing four runs in six innings.

Seattle has Felix Hernandez (7-7, 3.04 ERA) on the hill and he never seems to get any run support. He gave up two runs in five innings of a 3-1 loss to Baltimore on Saturday and he's 1-1 in four career starts against the Rays. He's got just one win since June 17 and he isn't getting one tonight.

Momentum plays a big part in this one as we look for the Rays to keep rolling. Play Tampa tonight.

2♦ TAMPA BAY

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Thursday take the price back with the Marlins.

This is not worth a premium play but to get the number here with the fish is too good to pass up entirely. Cole Hamels is a total stud but he did just get smacked around in that last start and has not been showing his Cy Young potential. When the lefty has looked good his team has not supported him and therefore Hamels has something like three wins over the past two months.

Chris Volstad is no Hamels by any means but the young righty has potential and a decent upside and should be able to at least hold his own here.

Florida has been overachieving all season long and now with Josh Johnson and Annabel Sanchez back in the mix all of a sudden Freddy Gonzalez' team has become very very legit and more than likely will stay in the race for the long haul. Hanley Ramirez is a superstar leading an offense that is no joke. Throw in Jacobs, Willingham, Hermida, Ross, Cantu and others and the Marlins can bash the ball and especially in a hitters' park like Citizens Bank.

One of these days we are going to see Hamels return to that unreal form but until that happens I'll take a very capable dog like this at this price for sure!

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I know it seems crazy to lay chalk with Chicago, considering the team's top two quarterbacks are named Orton and Grossman. However, I'll take Orton and Grossman over Croyle and Thigpen the top two signal-callers for Kansas City any day of the week. And because Chicago has a true QB competition between its two passers, both will play a full quarter, both with the first-team offense. That's huge, especially in the first week of the preseason, when first-stringers usually play little, if at all.

Finally, check out how horrific the Chiefs have been in August in recent years: 2-10 SU and ATS in their last 12 preseason games, including 0-4 SU and ATS last year. Not only that, but K.C. has lost eight straight preseason road games, failing to cover in any of those contests, and the team is 1-8 ATS in its last nine summer games as an underdog. Easy call here; go ahead and lay the points with confidence.

3♦ CHICAGO BEARS

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Colorado Rockies -1.5

Today the Washington Nationals will be on the road as they take on the Colorado Rockies. We will side with the Colorado Rockies -1.5 Runs! One reason why we will side with the Colorado Rockies is because they will be sending to the mound the much superior starting pitcher. This says it all... The Washington Nationals Starting Pitcher (Jason Bergmann) has a 5.82 ERA in his last 3 starts, while Colorado Rockies Starting Pitcher (Ubaldo Jimenez) has a 0.41 ERA in his last 3 starts. As you can see, the Colorado Rockies will be sending to the mound the much superior pitcher. In addition, the Colorado Rockies have proven they can beat the Washington Nationals. In fact, the Colorado Rockies are 8-1 in their last 9 meetings against the Washington Nationals (when playing in Colorado). We see the Colorado Rockies getting another blowout win tonight! Take the Colorado Rockies -1.5 Runs!

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LT Profits

2* Ravens +4

2* Jets +3

2* Saints/Cardinals Under 36

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LAS VEGAS SPORTS ADVISORS

St. Louis -145 POD

NY Mets -1.5 -105

Tampa Bay +105
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Washington vs Colorado

Colorado -1.5

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Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox
The Play: Detroit Tigers +125.0
Star Value: 1* (10 Units)

Now we're heading back to a match up we nailed just yesterday with the Tigers and White Sox in Chicago. The Sox have owned the series thus far and Thursday night these two go to battle yet again. We've preached the whole story of the AL Central battle between the Twins and the White Sox...and we've even cashed in on both very recently. Let's remember one thing, though...this is baseball, not the NFC North or something like that. Tonight is a good spot to lay some wood on the Tigers.

All the talk about the two fighting for the division in this league...but Detroit isn't exactly out. These guys can make a run at any time and I think a lot of people might be expecting that. We sure are.

Right hand heaver Zach Miner will start for Detroit on Thursday. Zach comes in to tonight's dual one game over .500 at 5-4 on the season. He's only thrown 62 innings this year, but he has been pretty solid in those. He has an ERA of 3.76 which is fairly respectable when you have the firepower and defense behind you like the Tigers do. These two teams have seen each other countless times this year. They know each other, they know how one another plays and it really just comes down to execution from here on out. The Tigers are healthy all the way around line up wise and there just shouldn't be any holding back here.

The Sox will put Javier Vazquez on the mound tonight. Javier is one game shy of the even mark at 8-9 overall. His ERA is rather inflated at 4.66 and he holds a WHIP of 1.35. Javier is capable of putting together some solid innings, but the bullpen is the next worry. In their last three games, Chicago's bullpen has a combined ERA of 7.33 in 23.2 innings. We don't know how much fight is left out there after the starters. The newly acquired Ken Griffey Jr. is expected to sit on Thursday for rest and third baseman Joe Crede remains sidelined with a back injury.

This ought to be a entertaining one, too. Both teams can put up some runs and that should happen tonight with Detroit having the last blow. We'll grab some underdog value here as we're confident the Tigers hold a good spot to get the win. 10 units on the Tigs.

TREND OF THE GAME:
- The Tigers are 7-3 in Miner's last 10 road starts

Detroit 8, Chicago 6


Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
The Play: Arizona Diamondbacks -140.0
Star Value: 1* (10 Units)

Thursday we'll be hitting this one and it comes to us from Chase Field in Arizona. The Diamondbacks host the Atlanta Braves at 9:40PM EST for Game #1 of their series and we'll be leaning on the Backs here, and this is why.

Atlanta is simply atrocious on the road. At 19-36 the Braves come in one of the worst road teams in the league. They lost last night to a mediocre San Francisco team and to put it straight...things just aren't looking up for these guys. Atlanta has met the Diamondbacks four times this season so far and have had some success at 3-1 but all good things do come to an end.

The Backs are putting Yusmerio Petit on the mound. This guy is sort of under the radar, and rightfully so. He comes in at just 1-2 overall for Zona with an ERA of almost 3.00 and a WHIP of 0.91. Petit hasn't thrown too many innings for the Dbacks, but neither has his opponent (for the Braves). Petit was solid his last time few times out though going 16 strong innings in his last three games with an ERA of 2.71. In those games he was handed one win and one loss along with a no decision. Arizona is 7-3 in their last ten games. Their pitchers have combined for an averaged ERA of 3.62, while the Braves are closing in on 6.00 total.

"Gnarly" Charlie Morton will be responsible for the balls and strikes Thursday night for Atlanta. Charlie comes in a sub par 2-5 overall in 46+ innings this season. He's racked up an ERA of 6.56 in those outings and a WHIP of 1.52. The Braves bats better somehow explode because this guy isn't going to go out and shut anyone down. He's out there as a weak spot in this ATL rotation and facing this Arizona team is no light task for anyone. Chipper Jones remains sidelined for the Braves with a strained left hamstring and left fielder Matt Diaz also won't be seeing any action for his team as he is out with a left knee strain.

Heads are hanging in this Atlanta clubhouse right now. They don't know where or who to turn to and their opponents seem to know that. There is no reason not to lay some dust and cash in on this one before the line rises. We'll play Arizona here tonight for a 1*, 10 unit wager.

TRENDS OF THE GAME:
- The Braves are 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass.
- The Braves are 3-8 in their last 11 games overall.
- The Diamondbacks are 9-3 in their last 12 games on grass.
- The Diamondbacks are 9-3 in t heir last 12 games overall.
- The Diamondbacks are 10-3 in their last 13 meetings with the Braves.

Arizona 7, Atlanta 4


Florida Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies
The Play: Under 9.0
Star Value: 1* (10 Units)

A spectacular day and night yesterday going 3-1 and raking in some big time units. The Twins cashed early in the day for a 3* winner and we nailed both run line wagers to maximize profits. Its now time to get Thursday's action on the table.

One early one here for Thursday and this match up is between the Florida Marlins and the Philadelphia Phillies. At 1:05PM EST, Florida will leave the hotel to face the steaming hot Phillies and this should pan out to be a good one.

The side on this bad boy could go either way. Florida is fully capable of a huge underdog upset or the Phillies could straight up pound them at home. However, we're going to look into a total on this event between two pitchers who have a history of keeping things low key. For the Marlins, Christopher Volstad will be the scheduled starter. His numbers are among average at 2-2 overall with an ERA around 3.20. On the year he has been handed a decision four times, all of which have tallied up stay UNDER the total. On the other side, lefty Cole Hamels is starting for the Phillies. He's 9-7 on the season with a WHIP of 1.06 and an ERA of 3.35. He, too, is notorious for throwing games UNDER the total. He has done so 11 times already this season. Both of these teams have legit bullpens that can close a ball game.

This seems like a sure fire for some kind of bet. This will be a fun one to watch if you like defense. We'll take this game under the quoted total for a 10 unit wager in Philadelphia today.

TREND OF THE GAME:
- The UNDER is 4-0 when Christopher Volstad starts for the Marlins.

Philadelphia 5, Florida 2

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San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets
Selection: New York Mets -1.5 Runs

The San Diego Padres will use starting pitcher Josh Banks. Josh Banks has been having huge pitching problems as of late. In fact, Josh Banks has a 4.91 ERA in his last 3 starts. We see Josh Banks pitching another bad game today.

The New York Mets will use starting pitcher Johan Santana. Johan Santana has been pitching very well as of late. In fact, Johan Santana has a 1.54 ERA in his last 3 starts. We see Johan Santana pitching another great game today.

The New York Mets are 8-3 in their last 11 meetings against the San Diego Padres (when playing in New York), and should be able to get another blowout win tonight!

Take the New York Mets -1.5

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New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers 
Play:New York Yankees     

Mussina is 5-1 in seven road starts this season, including 5-0 with a 2.97 ERA since losing his first road outing of the season April 12 against Boston. He's 5-1 with a 2.47 ERA in his last nine starts against the Rangers. Yankees have struggled up until yesterday hopefully this will turn there luck. Take YANKEES HERE score 7-3 yanks.

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