Free Picks: Service Plays for Sunday, April 7

Free Picks: Service Plays for Sunday, April 7

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NBA

New York at Oklahoma City
The Thunder look to build on their 7-1 ATS record in their last 8 home games against a team with a winning road record. Oklahoma City is the pick (-7 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Thunder favored by 11 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-7 1/2)

Game 501-502: New York at Oklahoma City (1:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New York 120.688; Oklahoma City 132.104
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 11 1/2; 202
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 7 1/2; 196
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-7 1/2); Over

Game 503-504: LA Lakers at LA Clippers (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 115.135; LA Clippers 127.293
Dunkel Line & Total: LA Clippers by 12; 199
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 4 1/2; 203
Dunkel Pick: LA Clippers (-4 1/2); Under

Game 505-506: Memphis at Sacramento (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Memphis 122.488; Sacramento 115.422
Dunkel Line & Total: Memphis by 7; 194
Vegas Line & Total: Memphis by 5 1/2; 197
Dunkel Pick: Memphis (-5 1/2); Under

Game 507-508: Washington at Boston (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 117.653; Boston 116.683
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1; 202
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 509-510: Orlando at Cleveland (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 109.791; Cleveland 117.888
Dunkel Line & Total: Cleveland by 8; 198
Vegas Line & Total: Cleveland by 6; 203
Dunkel Pick: Cleveland (-6); Under

Game 511-512: Chicago at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 119.544; Detroit 107.184
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 12 1/2; 190
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 4 1/2; 186
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-4 1/2); Over

Game 513-514: Utah at Golden State (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah 118.986; Golden State 126.064
Dunkel Line & Total: Golden State by 7; 196
Vegas Line & Total: Golden State by 5 1/2; 200
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (-5 1/2); Under

Game 515-516: New Orleans at Phoenix (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Orleans 116.855; Phoenix 111.431
Dunkel Line & Total: New Orleans by 5 1/2; 204
Vegas Line & Total: New Orleans by 2 1/2; 197 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New Orleans (-2 1/2); Over

Game 517-518: Dallas at Portland (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 119.060; Portland 113.813
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 5; 202
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas by 3 1/2; 205 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (-3 1/2); Under

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Ottawa at Florida
The Senators look to build on their 20-6 record in their last 26 games at Florida. Ottawa is the pick (-130) according to Dunkel, which has the Senators favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (-130)

Game 1-2: St. Louis at Detroit (12:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis 12.068; Detroit 11.364
Dunkel Line & Total: St. Louis by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit (-115); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-105); Under

Game 3-4: Dallas at San Jose (4:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 11.715; San Jose 11.377
Dunkel Line & Total: Dallas by 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-200); 5
Dunkel Pick: Dallas (+170); Over

Game 5-6: Minnesota at Columbus (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 10.568; Columbus 11.734
Dunkel Line & Total: Columbus by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Columbus (-120); 5
Dunkel Pick: Columbus (-120); Under

Game 7-8: Ottawa at Florida (6:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 12.183; Florida 11.030
Dunkel Line & Total: Ottawa by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Ottawa (-130); 5
Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (-130); Over

Game 9-10: New Jersey at Buffalo (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Jersey 10.912; Buffalo 10.401
Dunkel Line & Total: New Jersey by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Buffalo (-120); 5
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (+100); Over

Game 11-12: Tampa Bay at Washington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay 11.209; Washington 12.555
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Washington (-150); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-150); Under

Game 13-14: Nashville at Chicago (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nashville 11.542; Chicago 11.179
Dunkel Line & Total: Nashville by 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-185); 5
Dunkel Pick: Nashville (+165); Over

Game 15-16: Los Angeles at Anaheim (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 12.325; Anaheim 11.589
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

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Boston at Toronto
The Red Sox look to bounce back from yesterday's 5-0 loss and take advantage of a Blue Jays team that is 0-5 in its last 5 games after allowing 2 runs or less in its previous game. Boston is the pick (+110) according to Dunkel, which has the Red Sox favored by 1/2 a run. Dunkel Pick: Boston (+110)

Game 901-902: Miami at NY Mets (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Miami (Fernandez) 15.189; NY Mets (Laffey) 14.652
Dunkel Line: Miami by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: NY Mets (-150); 8
Dunkel Pick: Miami (+130); Under

Game 903-904: Washington at Cincinnati (1:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington (Strasburg) 15.461; Cincinnati (Cueto) 15.807
Dunkel Line: Cincinnati by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Washington (-120); 7
Dunkel Pick: Cincinnati (+100); Over

Game 905-906: Chicago Cubs at Atlanta (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cubs (Samardzija) 14.027; Atlanta (Hudson) 15.981
Dunkel Line: Atlanta by 2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Atlanta (-150); 7
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (-150); Over

Game 907-908: Arizona at Milwaukee (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Arizona (Kennedy) 14.506; Milwaukee (Gallardo) 14.638
Dunkel Line: Milwaukee by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line: Milwaukee (-110); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Milwaukee (-110); Under

Game 909-910: St. Louis at San Francisco (4:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: St. Louis (Wainwright) 16.374; San Francisco (Cain) 15.947
Dunkel Line: St. Louis by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: San Francisco (-145); 7
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (+125); Over

Game 911-912: Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh (Locke) 14.457; LA Dodgers (Ryu) 17.334
Dunkel Line: LA Dodgers by 3; 7
Vegas Line: LA Dodgers (-165); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Dodgers (-165); Under

Game 913-914: San Diego at Colorado (4:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Diego (Volquez) 14.973; Colorado (Chacin) 14.616
Dunkel Line: San Diego by 1/2; 11
Vegas Line: Colorado (-155); 10
Dunkel Pick: San Diego (+135); Over

Game 915-916: NY Yankees at Detroit (1:08 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Yankees (Sabathia) 13.960; Detroit (Verlander) 16.754
Dunkel Line: Detroit by 3; 6
Vegas Line: Detroit (-180); 7
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-180); Under

Game 917-918: Boston at Toronto (1:07 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston (Lester) 14.940; Toronto (Dickey) 14.629
Dunkel Line: Boston by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Toronto (-130); 8
Dunkel Pick: Boston (+110); Over

Game 919-920: Minnesota at Baltimore (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota (Hernandez) 15.689; Baltimore (Hammel) 16.980
Dunkel Line: Baltimore by 1 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Baltimore (-180); 9
Dunkel Pick: Baltimore (-180); Under

Game 921-922: Cleveland at Tampa Bay (1:40 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland (Masterson) 13.943; Tampa Bay (Price) 17.043
Dunkel Line: Tampa Bay by 3; 6
Vegas Line: Tampa Bay (-200); 7
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-200); Under

Game 923-924: Seattle at Chicago White Sox (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Seattle (Iwakuma) 16.049; White Sox (Sale) 15.555
Dunkel Line: Seattle by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Chicago White Sox (-170); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Seattle (+150); Over

Game 925-926: Oakland at Houston (2:10 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oakland (Anderson) 14.996; Houston (Harrell) 15.324
Dunkel Line: Houston by 1/2; 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Oakland (-155); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Houston (+135); Over

Game 927-928: LA Angels at Texas (8:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Angels (Weaver) 15.351; Texas (Darvish) 15.001
Dunkel Line: LA Angels by 1/2; 7 1/2
Vegas Line: Texas (-140); 8 1/2
Dunkel Pick: LA Angels (+120); Under

Game 929-930: Kansas City at Philadelphia (1:35 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Kansas City (Shields) 15.355; Philadelphia (Hamels) 14.928
Dunkel Line: Kansas City by 1/2; 8
Vegas Line: Philadelphia (-140); 7 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Kansas City (+120); Over

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These teams have played each other three times this year: Dallas won 114-91 at home on November 5th. Portland won 106-104 at home on January 29th, before the Mavericks then won 105-99 in Dallas on February 6th. Dallas is 37-39 overall, and 15-24 on the road. It's coming off a 117-108 victory at Sacramento on Friday though, and will now look to parlay that momentum against the struggling Blazers as they make a push towards the playoffs (note that not only is Dallas 24-14 ATS on the road this year, but it's also 19-8 ATS after allowing 105 points or more, and 17-7 ATS vs. poor defensive teams that allow 99-plus points per contest). Portland is 33-43 overall, and 22-15 at home. The Blazers most recent loss was a listless 116-98 setback to Houston on Friday (note that Portland is only 17-23 ATS in revenging a loss vs. an opponent this year, and only 11-12 ATS vs. good offensive teams that score 99-plus points per contest). For me, this comes down purely to motivation. This is a favorable stretch for the Mavericks, with two whole days off after tonight, and then vs. Phoenix on Wednesday: "We're playing game to game and trying to win every one and give ourselves a chance," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle assessed last night. "This is a prideful group of guys. We want to finish this season on an uptick." Portland has nothing to play for, and has lost by an average of 17.3 points during its slide. Consider a second look at Dallas in this one.

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The Brewers look to be a team in trouble, with a bullpen that has continued to leak and injuries now piling up alarmingly.  Already minus 1B Corey Hart, Milwaukee is now looking at being without All-Star RF Ryan Braun and 3B Aramis Ramirez as the injuries continue to mount, a disturbing sign to say the least in the first week of the season.  Starter Yovani Gallardo has pitched well vs. the D-backs in the past, but was shaky in the opener vs. Colorado, allowing 10 hits and 2 homes against the Rockies, while Arizona counterpart Ian Kennedy was sharp last week vs. the Cardinals when limiting them to 2 runs on 5 hits over 7 IP in an eventual 6-2 win.  These teams appear to be heading in opposite directions at the moment, and the D-backs have their brooms at the ready on Sunday at Miller Park.

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The Warriors will look to avenge a 14-point loss when they host the Jazz in a Western Conference clash in Oakland Sunday evening. Golden State will look to it sterling record at home this season knowing they are 9-2 ATS here in games off a win when hosting a .500 or greater foe. On the flip side, the Jazz have struggled away from the Delta Center this season, going 1-18 SU and 5-13-1 ATS against .500 or greater opposition. With that look for the Warriors to get their revenge here tonight. We recommend a 1-unit play on Golden State.

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The Phillies are 9-0 since September 2010 following a game where they trailed after eight innings and won. The Phils came back big with a 3 run 8th inning to take down the Royals and qualify the the 9-0 angle. They have Cole Hamels going today and he has won his last 4 home starts and makes his first appearance vs a KC Team that has J. Shields on the hill. Shields is a pretty good pitcher in April. However he has allowed 8 earned runs in 11 innings on 20 hits in 2 starts here in Philadelphia. The Phillies have won the last 4 times as a home favorite of a home favored 1 run win where they scored 4 or less run. Look for the Philles to take the rubber game today.

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Dallas Mavericks at Portland Trailblazers
Pick: Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks enter this last 10 days of the regular season on the outside of the playoff picture in the west. Dallas sits three-games back of the Lakers right now for that 8th and final playoff spot. Also sitting between them and that spot are the Jazz, which are 2 1/2 games ahead of the Mavs. As for Portland, they are pretty much out of it, seven games back of the Lakers. And if the Mavericks want to have a chance, they need games like this, against teams with worse records than themselves. The Mavs have two games left against New Orleans and one against Phoenix, all likely wins. They have to play Denver and Memphis, both tough games. So today's contest is one of those that they can't look past. The Mavs have been a good bettors friend, covering 28 of their last 41 overall. And, in their last 30 road games they are a very nice, 22-8 ATS. Dallas is also 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings with the Blazers. All good reasons to be backing the visitor here on Sunday. Mavs can't let this one slip away. Take Dallas.

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What a miserable opening week this has been for Milwaukee. The Brewers are once again possessors of an alarmingly bad bullpen, so the biggest issue from the 2012 campaign has apparently not been rectified. Ryan Braun is having injury problems, Aramis Ramirez is on the DL with a beat up knee, Corey Hart won't be back for awhile, 2012 phenom Mike Fiers looks like a massive regression candidate, and top prospect Wily Peralta doesn't look ready. In other words, not a lot of good early news for the Brewers.
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Here's another potential red flag. What was with Yovani Gallardo in his first start? I noticed his velocity was off in that initial effort, and decided to investigate the charts to see if I could decipher anything. What I found was that he got two-seam happy, throwing that pitch 43% of the time. That probably explains the velocity dip, but it's also a mystery to me as to the reason for this pitch selection. The K rate dipped, he didn't generate more ground balls, and when he missed up in the zone, he got blasted. I don't know if this is simply an aberrational start, but if this is a new approach, Gallardo might want to scrap it as quickly as possible. Power pitchers should only transition if they need to, and this is now a situation worth monitoring.
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As for this game, Gallardo has insane stats against Arizona. Try 6-0, 1.02 lifetime, which is awesome. But the team stuff all points to the Diamondbacks, and Ian Kennedy was very impressive in his first start of the season. I'm not a huge history buff and put much more weight into current data, so I see the road team with the advantage here. The Diamondbacks are the choice as Sunday's free play.

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San Diego / Colorado Over 10FOR FREE SERVICE PLAYS VISIT THESPREAD.COM
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Colorado is the site of our Sunday Day Night MLB BIG TICKET over/under ..PLAY THE OVER 10-115 as the Chacin / Volquez will get bombed... Chacin a suspect 1.35 ERA and 2-2 with a 6.34 ERA in seven starts with opponents batting .321 against him last year... Padres Volquez an unreal 18 ERA and is  off a six run stint in an 11-2 loss to the Mets... wow!  1-4 San Diego Pads will score today and these Rockies are off to a 4-1 start ....   line is 10 for a reason.

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The Phillies were down to their last pitch last night and came through to get a big much needed win. This pitching staff is the worst in all of baseball to date, but don’t make much of it as we are few games into the season. Games like yesterday are what wake teams up. Hamels is coming off a rough outing in his opener, but he is a great pitcher and I expect him to settle down today at home. This should be a nice pitchers duel this afternoon. Take the Phillies.
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The Jazz are not a good road team and are playing a Golden State team that has been playing very well the last few weeks. This team could shock a team or two in the NBA Playoffs. The Warriors can’t get any better playoff positioning, but if they do not win the games against weaker teams they are in jeopardy of dropping spot or two. Nobody wants to play the Spurs or the Thunder in the opening rounds. Take the Warriors

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The White Sox won this afternoon's game 4-3 over Seattle, after the Mariners had won Friday night's opener 8-7. The Mariners are 3-3 now after splitting their opening 4 game series with Oakland. The Mariners have scored 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their 6 games, and are averaging 4 runs per game so far this year. The White Sox are 3-2 on the season, and they've scored 18 runs over their 5 games (just 3.6 runs per game). Sunday's starter for Seattle will be Hisashi Iwakuma who pitched 6 innings giving up 2 hits and 1 earned run in a win over Oakland in his first start of the year. Last season as a rookie he was 9-5 with a 3.16 ERA, .248 opponents batting average (OBA) and a 1.28 WHIP. Chicago will send Chris Sale to the mound. Sale went 7.2 innings allowing 7 hits but 0 earned runs (7 strikeouts and 1 walk) in a 1-0 victory over Kansas City in his first start. He is looking to have another great season after going 17-8 last year with a 3.05 ERA, .235 OBA and 1.14 WHIP. He was even better at home last year with a 9-3 record, 2.30 ERA, .215 OBA, and 0.98 WHIP. Note that dating back to last season the UNDER is 12-5-3 in the Mariners last 20 games vs a left handed starter. The UNDER is 37-18-3 in the White Sox last 58 games vs a right handed starter and 7-3 in Sale's last 10 starts overall. We've got two very solid pitchers on Sunday and two teams that aren't doing too much damage with the bats right now early in the year. I'm on the UNDER.

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(1st 5 innings) After the Royals blew a 3-1 lead in the ninth inning yesterday, combined with a couple of other late leads our choices blew in the first week, we’re going to play these dogs in the first five innings only and attempt to take the pens out of the equation. Our picks are based largely on the starters so it would only make sense to utilize that. The 1-4 Marlins may not be as bad as advertised. Miami is putting the ball in play but they have been very unlucky in that balls are being hit right at people. A close look reveals that Marlins hitters have the second fewest strikeouts in the National League behind San Francisco. The Fish have the benefit here of facing Aaron Laffey, who is pitching for his fifth team in six major league seasons. Laffey went 4-6 with a 4.56 ERA in 101 IP for Toronto last year. It’s been five years of the same, dull, lifeless skills for Laffey. He has one of the worst strikeout rates of all MLB pitchers to go along with a three-year WHIP of 1.63 from ’09 to ’11. Laffey is a complete stiff that should never be in this price range against any major league team.
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In a surprising move, Miami added Jose Fernandez to its opening day roster. Fernandez is making the jump to the majors after accumulating only 138 IP in the minors, having yet to pitch beyond High-A Jupiter, where he made 11 starts in 2012. Despite his youth (20 years old), Fernandez belonged on the short list of top pitchers in the minors during 2012. Fernandez has a very athletic frame that supports his strong arsenal of pitches. He throws a plus, plus sinking fastball ranging from 93-97 that can top out at 99, a plus, plus slow curveball, a late breaking slider, and a change-up that has above-average potential and showing steady improvement. Fernandez has a ton of upside but it is always wise to expect an adjustment period for any pitcher making this large of a leap to the majors. Nonetheless, we’re happy to take our chances taking back a tag with this truly gifted talent that has ace potential written all over him.
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1st 5 innings. The Dodgers are 3-2 with Clayton Kershaw winning both his games and Zack Greinke winning the other. The Dodgers scored eight times in those three wins. When Greinke or Kershaw didn’t start, the Dodgers went 0-2 while being outscored 8-3. In other words, when those two guys aren’t starting, the Dodgers are too big a risk and this one is no different. Hyun-Jin Ryu became the first pitcher to ever make the jump straight from the Korean Baseball Organization to the majors when he pitched six solid innings in San Francisco in a 3-0 Dodgers loss. Ryu throws four pitches, a fastball, changeup, curveball, and slider. His fastball and changeup are his two above-average pitches, with his changeup being the best. However, the majors are a big step up from the Korean League and Ryu’s offerings hang around the edges of the plate too much. He throws strikes but they are hittable strikes and unless he learns to throw balls way off the plate when ahead in the count, he’s going to get burned.
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The Pirates are undervalued here because they have the league’s worst BA after five games that now stands at a pitiful .117. After facing Kershaw and Greinke in the first two games of this series, facing anyone else will be a welcome sight. Jeff Locke (LHP, PIT) posted a 131/43 K/BB in 141 IP at AAA Indianapolis prior to his recall in early August of last year. His MLB skills held up nicely with a 49% groundball rate and 34 K’s in 34.1 frames. Locke’s 5.50 ERA was the result of an unlucky 63% strand rate. Locke was acquired from the Braves in June ’09 and he focuses on command and control to succeed. Locke has clean arm action that produces a solid 88-92 mph fastball that features nice sink and movement. He can spot it to both sides of the plate effectively and it sets up his curveball and solid-average change-up. Locke won’t dominate but his pitch location is a strength and he can even vary his arm angles to keep hitters off-guard. Locke has also been very tough against lefties and the Dodgers big bats, aside from Matt Kemp, (Gonzalez, Crawford and Either) all bat from the left side.
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1st 5 innings. Tim Hudson is high on our fade list and even more so after he opened the year in unimpressive fashion against the Phillies. Hudson lasted just 4.1 frames after surrendering six hits and three runs. He struck out three, walked three and was on the ropes the entire outing. Atlanta won that game 7-5, creating a nice overlay here on the Cubbies. The value Hudson provides on the surface is slowly eroding. His second half low strikeout rate from last season drops the first warning sign. Two straight years of fastball decline, to sub-90 mph, suggests he might not get it back. xERA warns that first 4.50+ ERA is on the horizon. Hudson is middle-rotation filler now, and at age 37, it could all go quickly.
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We get a big edge on the mound here with Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija went eight full innings in his first start of the year against Pittsburgh and threw an eight-inning, two-hit shutout. He struck out nine batters and walked just one. In that first start, 72% of balls in play hit off Samardzija were hit on the ground and while that mark is unsustainable, it’s in line with his increasing skill set. Samardzija developed into a legit rotation anchor after the All-Star Break in 2012 and he’s showing signs of being even better this year. An explanation for his breakout can be found in his pitch mix. He is now throwing four different pitches at least 10% of the time: 95 mph fastball (54%), 85 mph slider (14%), 92 mph cutter (11%), 86 mph splitter (19%). With overpowering raw stuff and a varied arsenal, Samardzija's growth is for real and he offers up nothing but true value taking back a price against the geriatric ward.
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1st 5 innings. R.A. Dickey is just your garden variety 37-year-old knuckleball pitcher. Um, not quite. Stunning strikeout rate spike was driven by the fastest knuckler in the East while he solidified elite control. Post-season abdomen surgery a concern and his first outing of the year wasn’t exactly dazzling. It’s not often that you see a reigning Cy Young award winner change teams. Can Blue Jays fans expect an encore performance? Dickey is unlikely to match last year’s numbers. His strand % was high all year, and hit % was low in the first half so his ERA should regress. xERA shows he should still post some good results but the low-3.00 ERA range is unlikely when you consider that AL East ballparks tend to enhance power. Dickey’s groundball rate also dipped in the second half, which is another concern. J.P. Arencibia caught Dickey in his first start with Toronto. Arencibia was charged with three passed balls and looked uncomfortable back there the entire game. The Red Sox already lead the league in stolen bases with six and that could definitely be a factor in this game. The Jays are playing very average ball with the infield defense looking very shaky.
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As we mentioned prior to Jon Lester’s first start in New York, Lester noted that he has refined his mechanics to stand taller on the mound, revealing that he started making an effort to correct his posture late last summer. “I was pitching like a guy who was 5-foot-10 as opposed to 6-foot-4,” Lester said. “It makes a big difference on the way the ball comes in the zone”. Lester pitched well enough to win on Opening Day, holding the Yankees to two runs on five hits over five innings of work. He struck out seven batters, which is perhaps the best sign that his two-year strikeout rate decline was just an aberration. Lester’s groundball rate remains an asset and so does his competitive nature. Lester hates to lose and worked extensively in the off-season to correct whatever it was that saw his numbers decline over the past 1½-years. He appears to be a prime bounce-back candidate and we’ll continue to ride him when a tag is offered until he shows us something different.

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San Diego's Edinson Volquez has one redeeming quality – he pitches in Petco Park where on occasion he can be counted on for a quality start. Outside of that, Volquez doesn't offer much upside. He's dealt with mechanical issues for over a year and it's resulted in little to no command. After getting smacked around in his first start Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley was back to the drawing board of trying to get Volquez's mechanics in order. So here we are with a mediocre pitcher struggling with his mechanics and confidence tossing in Coors Field. Colorado's Jhoulys Chacin does has upside so long as he's healthy. And when he's healthy – which he appears to be this season – he's got enough stuff to overcome Coors Field (see: 38 career starts, 4.18 ERA). The Padres have scored 13 runs in their first five games – the last two vs. Jeff Francis and Jon Garland in Coors. I think the market has helped us out a bit with Colorado now less than -150. I also won't talk anyone out of the over either. So long as your focus is the continued fade of Volquez you should be OK.

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The last time Matt Cain faced the St Louis Cardinals, he helped pitch the San Francisco Giants into the World Series. Much less is on the line here, as he'll try to help the Giants take the rubber game of this three-game series with the Cards. For that to happen, Cain (16-5, 2.79 ERA in 2012), will need more support than he received in his Opening Day start this past Monday at Dodger Stadium. Cain allowed just four hits and struck out eight in six scoreless innings Monday but his teammates had no answer for LA's Clayton Kershaw in a 4-0 loss
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Adam Wainwright goes for the Cards, after giving up three earned runs and 11 hits while striking out six without a walk in six innings of a 6-2 opening day loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday. He has allowed a run over seven innings in each of his last two starts spanning the regular season and playoffs against the Giants. He is 2-2 with a 1.72 ERA in his last five overall vs San Francisco but 2-4 in seven career starts (team is 3-4), despite a 2.66 ERA.
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Cain is a modest 3-4 (4.37 ERA) in 10 career starts vs. the Cards but the last time he faced the Cards was in Game 7 of the NLCS, allowing five hits over 5.2 innings of San Francisco's 9-0 rout. San Francisco has won three of its first five games despite averaging 2.4 RPG and going 2-for-21 with RISP this season. My bet is that 'nonsense' ends here and Cain gets enough support to win. After all, he doesn't need much help. Cain is a remarkable <b>73-9</b> when the Giants provide him with at least three runs of support!

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The Nats are showing value at this price with ace Stephen Strasburg on the bump. The right-handed flame thrower has been nearly unhittable in the daylight. Washington has won 15 of his last 17 day starts by an average score of 4.5 to 2.2. The Nationals are also 12-0 in Strasburg's last 12 starts in the third game of a series, 7-0 in his last 7 starts versus the National League Central and 7-0 in his last 7 Sunday starts. Johnny Cueto has had some success against Washington, but the Nationals are a lot more familiar with him. Cincinnati has only seen Strasburgh once, and that puts it at a disadvantage. Take Washington.

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The Pirates are the only team that hasn't hit a home run yet. They are struggling offensively getting shut out the past two days. That can happen when playing the Dodgers on the West Coast and facing Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in back-to-back games.
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But the Pirates' offense isn't this bad and now they get to face Hyun-Jin Ryu, a huge drop from Greinke and Kershaw. Ryu is mostly an unknown. He wasn't that impressive in his big league debut against San Francisco allowing three runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. The key for Ryu is he induced three double plays. His changeup was impressive.
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Opponents now have some idea about Ryu now that he's made an appearance. The Pirates will be alert to his changeup.
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The Dodgers haven't exactly been tearing the cover off the ball either. They've scored 11 runs in five games. They draw southpaw Jeff Locke, who was Pittsburgh's most steady pitcher during spring training. Most of Locke's spring training starts, too, were against tough AL East clubs.
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Much of the Dodgers' tough bats come from the left side, including Adrian Gonzalez, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford. Matt Kemp, the Dodgers' most feared right-handed batter, has one hit in his first 18 at bats.

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OT included. This line seems far too short and that’s usually a big red flag. The Sabres have won two in a row over Ottawa and Pittsburgh while outscoring that pair 8-2. They also come in rested, having been off since Friday and off since Tuesday prior to that. The Sabres also have a significant edge between the pipes with Ryan Miller against Martin Brodeur or Johan Hedberg.
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The Devils have dropped six in a row. They have not won a game since Ilya Kovalchuk was injured. New Jersey has fallen to 10th place in the East and has scored just four goals over its past four games. The Devils also played last night at home against the Maple Leafs and they played on Thursday at Boston. They scored once over those two games. Now the Devils will play their third game in four days and back end of successive games. With all this readily available information for everyone to see, why are the Sabres just slightly above a pick-em favorite against this tired and reeling guest? It’s a curious line to be sure and it screams that the Devils are going to snap out of it here.
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Regulation only. It’s do or die time for the Jackets. Columbus sits in 11th place in the West but they’re just three points out of a playoff spot with a three-game home stand up next beginning here. These are three games they have to pick up at least four or five points in for them to have any chance of making the post-season. The Jackets figure to play one of their best games of the year in front of what should be a packed and energized house to welcome Marion Gaborik and to get behind this extremely hard-working group. The Jackets are healthy, they’ve won three of their past four games and they’re also scoring some goals. Additionally, they have a significant edge between the pipes with Vezina candidate Sergei Bobrovsky opposing the declining Niklas Backstrom.
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Backstrom was lifted in his last start at Los Angeles after allowing two goals on the first two shots. The goals weren’t pretty either. Prior to that, Backstrom allowed four goals in back-to-back games against San Jose and St. Louis when he posted a save % of .879 and .833 respectively. Soft goals allowed are becoming a regular thing for this 35-year-old that could be suffering from having to play so many games in a short time span. His confidence is also low. Minnesota has now dropped three in a row and four of five. The Wild have also allowed three goals or more in seven straight games and four goals or more in four of those. The Wild have been outscored 11-3 over their past three games and will now play their third consecutive on the road after playing the previous two on the West Coast. The Wild have hit a major snag in the road and it’s mostly due to poor goaltending that completely deflates any momentum a club might have. Right now the Wild have no momentum and that’s unlikely to change here.

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Lester is healthy and has been untouchable going all the way back to Spring Training. The Sox are an improved team while the Jays are still learning to play together after all the off-season changes. We expect Dickey to struggle early as he gets used to the AL and the dome in Toronto. Nice plus price here on the Red Sox.

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This matchup has been more than favorable to the Grizzlies who have gone 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread versus Sacramento this season. Not only did Memphis win those contests by 22, 16, and 7 points, their lackluster offense and vice grip defense have been well above average at times. Offensively, the Grizzlies have had outings of 108 and 113 points with shooting percentages of 54.7% and 48.8% while defensively they’ve limited the potent Kings offense to 69 and 81 points in two of the meetings. Sacramento let go of any defensive pride long ago as they’ve allowed 101 points or more in 21 of their last 26 games and now internal problems have again overflowed. Kings head coach Keith Smart chose Friday night to send a disciplinary message to starting center and leading scorer DeMarcus Cousins by benching him for all but nine minutes vs. Dallas. Smart also kept high scoring guard Marcus Thornton on the pines for 42+ minutes of that game. While Smart is dodging all the questions with generic, coach speak type answers, it’s clear that team morale is low. There’s nothing as of now to indicate that Cousins and Thornton won’t play today but even if they do, their desire can be questioned and their matchups against Marc Gasol and Tony Allen are tough. Prefer the cohesive, defensive minded group whose collective heart is still into playing hard and winning games down the stretch. Aside from also having the Kings number this season, Memphis is also looking to bounce back from a difficult 86-84 loss Friday night to the L.A. Lakers. All indicators point to them doing so by more than the -5.5 point spread.

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New York Knicks at Oklahoma City
Pick: Under 195.5

A marquee matchup and while everyone thinks of these teams as flashy offensive ones, both defenses are great. New York allows 95.2 ppg, eighth best in the NBA, and they can turn it up against good teams: The UNDER is 4-0 in the Knicks last four games against a team with a winning record. They come off a 101-83 win over the Bucks and the UNDER is 12-5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Oklahoma City can also play great defense, 12th in the NBA in points allowed and second in field goal shooting defense allowing .425% -- that's also No. 1 in the West. We saw that defense the last game, holding Indiana to 75 points on their home court. They are on a 7-1-2 run UNDER the total and the UNDER is 3-0-1 in the Thunder's last four home games. And when these teams meet the UNDER is 4-0 in the last four meetings, including 5-0 UNDER the total in the last five in Oklahoma City. Play the Knicks/Thunder UNDER the total.

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