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Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies
Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies

Grizzles nearly evened their series at 1-1 in Game Two, losing at the final whistle as Chris Paul's layup broke a 91-91 tie and gave the Clippers the win. LA's offense was nothing like the first game when they crushed Memphis 112-91, and now they have to go on the road where the Grizzlies only give up 87 points per game on the season. Memphis earned the ATS cover in that Game Two loss, and we'll back them tonight to get their first win in this series. Grizzlies are a strong 32-9 straight up and will be playing with a "must win" mentality. Clippers survived Game Two but won't be so fortunate on the road tonight.

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Houston Astros +245

The Red Sox are being extremely overvalued here. They are a soft 9-17 at home as a favorite of -150 or more since the beginning of last season. Boston is 7-5 at home this season but has struggled swinging the sticks inside Fenway. It is scoring only 3.7 runs and hitting just .221 at home. Houston, on the other hand, is scoring 4.9 runs and hitting .283 on the road. Humber beat the Red Sox in his most recent start against them last July and has pitched well in 3 of his 4 starts this season. Boston is coming off a big series win over an Oakland club that had had its number so I wouldn't be surprised if it suffers a letdown here.

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Colorado Rockies +121

You would think that the Arizona Diamondbacks had the edge on the mound given this line tonight. However, that's not the case, and I'm going to back the Colorado Rockies at an excellent price as a result.

Jorge De La Rosa is one of the most underrated starters in the league. The left-hander is 2-1 with a 2.82 ERA and 1.030 WHIP through four starts this season. De La Rosa is 7-3 with a 2.37 ERA and 1.171 WHIP in 13 career starts against Arizona.

Trevor Cahill is clearly being overvalued here. The right-hander is 0-3 with a respectable 3.60 ERA in four starts this season, but he's 1-4 with a 5.30 ERA and 1.458 WHIP in six career starts against Colorado.

The Rockies are 9-1 (+8.9 Units) against the money line after one or more consecutive overs this season. Colorado is 11-2 (+9.1 Units) against the money line after a win this season. Arizona is 4-12 (-11.5 Units) against the money line in home games after batting .240 or worse over a 15 game span over the last 2 seasons. Bet the Rockies Thursday.

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Boston Red Sox -1.5 -128

Right away I like the fact that plays against road underdogs with a money line of +200 or more that are hitting .260 or worse and are up against an AL starter with an ERA of 4.20 or better, provided their starter gives up 0.5 homers or less per start, are 42-3 since 1997. This system, which carries an average winning margin of 3.4 runs, is a perfect 8-0 the last 3 seasons. Houston's Philip Humber is 0-4 with a 6.63 ERA, and each of these 4 losses came by at least 3 runs. Boston's Clay Buchholz is 4-0 with a 0.90 ERA, and 3 of his 4 wins came by at least 2 runs. Bet Boston on the run line.

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Philadelphia Flyers -115

The Isles after clinching a playoff spot for the first time since 2007 , are now in a letdown situation. Philly despite of being eliminated from playoff contention have played hard of late as is evident by winning 4 of their L/5. While the Islanders might be the overall superior team in this matchup, the Flyers have the motivational edge to squeak out a win.

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Colorado at Arizona
Pick: Under

Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. Under is 4-0 in De La Rosas last 4 road starts vs. Diamondbacks. Under is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Arizona. Under is 4-1 in Cahills last 5 starts vs. Rockies.

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Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox
Pick: Chicago White Sox

Hellickson vs Sale Big difference playing outside rather than inside. TB has struggled just 10-11. WS same boat but Chris Sale will deal for the Sox.

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3 UNIT PLAYS

LA Clippers/ Memphis Under 180:  I went with the over in both games, but I have felt all along that those games would be higher scoring than the ones played at Memphis. After all we tey played the first 2 games were the average score was 197 ppg and now they are playing in Memphis, where the games have averaged 180 ppg. Big difference there. The Grizzlies really like to slow the pace and play tough defense. The Grizzlies allow just 87 ppg on their home floor, while scoring just 92.3 ppg at home. That translates into a 14-27 UNDER mark in their home games this year. The Clipps road games do average 194 ppg, but the last 4 here between these teams have put up no more than 178 points, including both meetings this year here. The Clippers do allow 96 ppg on the road, but Memphis isn't really looking to score that much. They fell behind in the series 0-2, because they played at the pace the Clippers wanted. Well the Grizzlies will really slow this one down, which gives them their best shot at notching a win in this one. 


Chicago/ New Jersey Under 181.5:  Game 1 flew over the total, but in game 2 the Chicago defense stepped up big time and just 172 points were scored in that one. I expect more of the same here. At home Chicago will look to dictate pace and that means a game in the 170's. Chicago played great defense in game 2, holding the Nets to just 82 points and at home they have played great defense on the year, allowing just 90.9 ppg. The Nets do average 96.2 ppg on the road, but in what should be a slow paced game and vs this fired up defense I just don't see them notching more than 85 in this one. Chicago put up 90 points in game 1 and 89 in game 1 and that's about all i would expect from them here. They average 92.9 pg at home, but shoot poorly (43.2%) on their home floor and a big reason why they wont put up more than 90 in this one. Something like 89-85 should be the final here.

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4 UNIT PLAY

Chicago/ Miami Under 7.5:  The Pitching matchup isn't the greatest, but here's the thing, the Cubs can't score on the road and Miami can't score at all. Before I get to the pathetic offenses i will look at the pitching. Edwin Jackson has struggled out the gate this year, but away from his smaller home park he has pitched pretty well, allowing just 3 ER's combined in his two road starts. Edwin also has a decent 3.86 ERA in 2 career starts in this park. Kevin Slowey has pitched very well to start the as he has a 1.90 ERA in 4 starts so far. Kevin hasn't allowed more than 2 runs in any game, yet he is 0-2, because his mates have given him just 0.8 rpg worth of support. Now let's talk about that AA offense that Miami has. The Marlins are dead last in scoring, hitting and HR's with just 6 so far. At home they have hit just .175 and have scored a mere 2 rpg. Pretty sad numbers for a MLB team. On the other side the Cubs come in 27th in scoring and 26th in hitting. On the road they have been very bad, hitting just .197 and scoring 2.33 rpg. As a result of those offensive numbers, Cub road games have averaged just 5.92 rpg, while Miami home games have put up just 6.11 rpg. That gives us value (I hate that word) on the under here.

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LA Dodgers -118 over NEW YORK METS: Jeremy Hefner is not a good starter at all, but injuries have him in the rotation. This year he has gone 0-2 with a 6.27 ERA in his 3 starts, with the Mets losing all 3. In his career he is 4-8 with a 5.47 ERA in 19 starts. Just not a good starter at all he he will be facing a Dodgers team that seems to be getting it together offensively, as they come in having scored 14 runs in their last 3 games. Away from their big home park the Dodgers offense isn't all that bad. Yes they score just 3.7 rpg away from home, but they also hit .270 on the road and they should be able to get some of those clutch hits off of Hefner in this one. The Mets have been scoring some runs this year, but they are not a good hitting team. At home this year New York as scored 5.5 rpg, but they have only hit .226 and prior to last nights game they had scored 4 rpg, despite hitting .191 in their previous 5 games. Hyun-Jin Hru has not pitched all that well, but he does come in 2-0 in his last 3 starts, thanks to his mates putting up 6 rpg for him over that stretch. Overall Hru is 2-1 with a 4.01 ERA and a decent 1.30 WHIP. The Dodgers did take game 1 of this series 7-2, but lost last night on a bottom of the 10th grandslam. I expect Hru to have his best outing yet, while,the Dodgers offense knocked Hefner out of there by the end of the 4th inning. Bounce back for an improving Dodgers team tonight.

BOSTON -1.5 (-130) over Houston: The Astros played a solid series at home vs Seattle, but playing at home vs Seattle is not the same as playing on the road in Boston. The Houston offense has been good on the road, averaging 4.89 rpg, but they will be facing a tough pitcher in Clay Buchholz. Clay comes in rolling as he is 4-0 on the year with an ultra skinny 0.90 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. At home he has a 3-0 mark with an 0.78 ERA and an 0.96 WHIP. The Sox have outscored their opponent by 2.8 rpg in his starts this year overall and by 2.67 rpg at home. Philip Humber comes in with an 0-4 mark and a 1.58 ERA. Most of that damage came in his last outing as he game up 8 ER's in just 0.1 inings of work to the Cleveland Indians. Still he is 0-4 on the year and the Astros have been outscored by at least 3 runs in each of his starts. Philip has struggled with the Sox as well, posting a 2-2 mark, but with a high 7.33 ERA in 4 career starts vs them. The Sox are swinging hot bats and they have a huge edge on the mound and are not the type of team to take the night off offensively when their ace is on the mound. I look for Houston to be calling for the mercy rule by the 5th inning. Ok maybe not, but Boston should win by at least 43 in this one.

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Chicago -113 over MIAMI

The Cubs have six wins in 20 games while the Marlins have five wins in 21 games so on paper, one could understand why the home-town Fish are favored, especially with Kevin Slowey’s 1.90 ERA after four starts. The problem for Miami is that paper doesn’t win games and they’ll face a Cubbies team that is likely to get some justice handed to them in this series and that justice will be victories beginning with this one. The early returns for Slowey are exciting after his first four games (1.90 ERA, 1.23 WHIP). However, command or skills hasn’t been the driver of those results. An 89% S% has helped the most. With an 88 mph fastball, an extreme fly-ball tilt, poor results against LH bats and a history (4.55 career ERA with a career BAA of .284) that supports his below average arsenal, Slowey is a poor bet to sustain his early success.

Edwin Jackson has three pure quality starts in his four games this season, yet has not earned a win. He has been brutal in his career versus the Marlins, where he is 1-6 in seven starts, with a 6.69 ERA and 1.67 WHIP. The good news is that these are not last year's Marlins against whom he had two disaster starts in three attempts. This version of the Marlins is the worst offense in baseball, as they have scored just 43 runs in their 19 games. Jackson's 3.36 xERA shows just how good he’s been this year. Jackson has whiffed 24 batters in 22 frames and comes in with an elite 63% groundball rate. Pay no attention to Jackson’s surface stats, he’s been as good as the rest of the Cubbies pitchers and he’s in line for a decent start. This is the perfect opponent to get well against.


OAKLAND -1½ +168 over Baltimore

The A’s are a fairly cheap price here at -122 but we’re going to play the run-line because Jason Hammel is on the verge of getting lit up. A newfound sinker plus added velocity worked wonders for Hammel last year, driving both is strikeout rate and groundball rate north before a knee injury derailed him in mid-season. This season, Hammel owns a 4.74 ERA and 1.22 WHIP after his first four starts and it’s likely to get worse. Hammel is not generating the strikeouts or groundballs he did in 2012. He has just 14 K’s in 25 frames to go along with a 37%/50% groundball/fly-ball profile. In fact, Hammel’s swinging strike rate has dropped from 10.0% in April 2012 to a miniscule 3.0% so far in April 2013, strongly suggesting that batters are no longer being fooled by his sinking two-seamer. Hammel's wobbly skills scream to stay away.

Jarrod Parker has gotten off to a horrible start. He had a 10.80 ERA after his first three starts but something clicked in his fourth start when he shut down the Rays by allowing one run in six full innings while striking out five and walking just two. That’s the Parker we expect to see again here. Parker went 13-8 with a 3.47 ERA in 181 IP last year. His successful rookie season was backed by worthy skills and it got better from him in the second half. He put it all together last year with an outstanding September. Parker’s average fastball velocity increased from 92.0 mph in the 1H to 92.8 mph in the 2H and he’s maintained that velocity this season. Parker has an array of different pitches that he’ll throw at any time. He is on our radar as a serious breakout candidate and now we get to buy low on him because of that rocky start. The surface stats don’t say it but the under the hood numbers suggest the A’s are going to tee off on Hammel and that Parker is going to have another quality start.

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Ottawa +113 over WASHINGTON

OT included. The Capitals clinched the Southeast Division and a #3 seed in the playoffs with a hard fought 5-3 win over the Jets on Tuesday. It was about as satisfying a win as one could imagine when you consider that The Caps got off to a horrible start with just two wins in their first 11 games. With just a 48-game a season and the NHL’s worst record at that point, it didn’t look good for Adam Oates and his club. But they stuck with it. They stuck with Oates’ system that pays heavy attention to details, just like Oates did in his playing days, and it paid off big time. After that hugely satisfying and clinching win and a big celebration that followed, this is about as big a letdown spot as one could hope for. In order to beat the Senators, a team has to be playing at a high intensity level and we certainly can’t envision that type of effort from the Caps here.

Ottawa, the Rangers and Winnipeg are fighting for two of the last three playoff spots in the East. A win here by the Senators and they’re in. Written off for dead when numerous key players were injured early in the year, the well-conditioned Sens have played their hearts out, defied the odds and have put themselves in a strong position to make the playoffs. They are not about to fail now. What we know for sure is that the Sens are going to be more focused and they’re also very likely to be the more intense team. The Sens rarely get outshot, they have a great goaltender in Craig Anderson and the rewards for everything that they’ve worked so hard for this season is about to be paid. The tag on this highly motivated guest sweetens the deal.


PHILADELPHIA -½ +151 over N.Y. Islanders

Regulation only. The Islanders post season drought is over. With a point in regulation against Winnipeg on Tuesday, the Islanders are in for the first time since 2007. A huge playoff push in the final month that saw the Islanders pick up points in 11 straight April games and in 14 of their past 15 games has finally paid off. Now the Isles will play their fourth straight road game and the Isles couldn’t care less. Many of the Islanders have never reached the post-season. Said John Tavaras, “We’re thrilled to get the chance to compete in the playoffs. Many of us have never been there before”.  Coach Jack Capuano had this to say, "Our guys have battled hard and they deserve it. Most importantly, our fans deserve it. They're passionate. They've been with us. They haven't seen playoff hockey in a while. I'm proud of what the guys accomplished."  Nobody is talking about this game and who could blame them? For the Islanders, this game is an afterthought and a nuisance. They want to be healthy and ready to go next week and it wouldn’t surprise to see some extra shifts for the fourth line and perhaps even the backup goaltender getting a start.

The Flyers are going to miss the playoffs for the first time in six years but they’ve won four of their past five games while scoring 21 goals over those four victories. Playing with no pressure since they were officially eliminated, the Flyers are playing with more passion and determination than they’ve shown all year. In a hugely favorable spot against a team that is still celebrating their first playoff appearance in years, expect the Flyers to maintain their season ending surge, in appreciation of their fans, in this, their final home-game of the year.


Anaheim +138 over VANCOUVER

BEST LINE: Pinnacle +138

OT included. The Canucks defeated the Blackhawks on Tuesday in what had to be considered one of their finest efforts of the season. That win allowed the Canucks to clinch the division title and the #3 seed in the West. The Canucks remain high on our fade list. We’ve suggested all year that this team is not nearly as good as their record indicates. They usually win because of the outstanding goaltending of Cory Schneider but Schneider is out for this game, meaning Roberto Luongo gets just his fourth start over the Canucks last 18 games. There will be no Schneider to bail them out of this one.

The Ducks, five points ahead of Vancouver, will open the postseason as the No. 2 seed behind Chicago. Of course, motivation, or lack thereof is a bit of a concern for Anaheim, but the same can be said for the Canucks. What we know for sure is that Vancouver usually gets outplayed. They are much worse with Luongo in net and they are the inferior team here that has lacked motivation in many of its contests already this season. Anaheim locked up a playoff spot much sooner than most but instead of going through the motions, they are intent on improving their game and being playoff ready once the post-season faces off next week. The Canucks should not be this big a favorite against Anaheim in a game that means something. In a meaningless game, this line is bordering on ridiculous.

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Colorado Rockies + over Arizona Diamondbacks

Arizona is off to a nice start this season at 12-9 but the Diamondbacks are just 3-5 against left-handed starters this season. On the year this lineup is batting only .194 against southpaws with a huge dip in scoring. Arizona could be a bit flat tonight coming off travel and a big extra-innings comeback win in San Francisco yesterday, getting single runs in the eighth, ninth, and tenth innings. Colorado is tied for the second best record in baseball at 14-7 overall this season. The Rockies are 8-4 against division foes and 11-4 against right-handed starters. Jorge De La Rosa is coming off back-to-back great starts, going six innings while allowing no runs and just two hits in each of those games. His last start came against this Arizona lineup with dominant results and on the year De La Rosa has his ERA down to 2.82. He could be a strong candidate for comeback player of the year at this pace after back-to-back seasons ruined by injury. The magnificent 2010 season that Trevor Cahill had in Oakland is looking more and more line an aberration in his career path. His other three full seasons have featured very average results and he is yet to pick up a win so far this year. Cahill has not pitched terribly this year but he continues to look like a league-average hurler despite being valued like someone with a high ceiling. Colorado has crushed right-handed pitching this season hitting .281 as a team while scoring over six runs per game and after getting back in the win column yesterday also in extra-innings this is a team that can continue to play well and defy most preseason projections. The road team has won six of the last 10 in this series and this is a favorable match-up for Colorado while still holding underdog value.

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Los Angeles Angels -137

The Angels lost two of three at home vs Texas to start the week after sweeping Detroit on the weekend. They are now 8-12 on the season. The Mariners dropped two straight to Houston and have gone just 2-7 over their last 9 games to fall to 8-15 on the season. Tonight the Angels will go with Garret Richards, who is in the rotation with Jared Weaver on the DL. Richards is 1-0 on the season in 6 total appearances with a 2.55 ERA. In his two starts he has pitched 13.1 innings of work giving up 4 earned runs. His latest start he went 7 innings against a tough Tigers line up giving up just 2 hits and 0 runs with 8 strikeouts and no walks. Brandon Maurer will pitch for Seattle and he is 1-3 with a 7.45 ERA over 4 starts this season. He started off with two rough starts, and then followed that up with two much improved starts where he went 1-1 allowing 4 earned runs over 12.2 innings of work. Take note that Seattle sits near the bottom of the league at 27th with a team OBA of .228 and a OBP of .292. The Angels are 2nd in team OBA at .277 with a .337 OBP. Although the Angels had a slow start to the season they’ve scored 42 runs over their last 7 games (6 runs per game). Compare that to Seattle who has scored just 17 runs over their last 7 games, and 7 of those came in one game. Note that the Angels are 8-3 in their last 11 meetings in Seattle and 41-19 in their last 60 meetings overall. This is a fairly even pitching match up looking at recent starts, but I give the edge to the Angels. Combine that with the lineup Los Angeles will put out and I think we’ve got good value here on the road team.


Cubs / Marlins Under 7.5

The 6-14 Cubs will take on the 5-16 Marlins over the weekend. Tonight’s game features Edwin Jackson on the mound for Chicago and Kevin Slowey for Miami. Jackson is 0-3 although he has pitched OK with a 4.84 ERA, .225 BA and 1.39 WHIP. Last year he was 10-11 with Washington with a 4.03 ERA and solid .243 OBA and 1.22 WHIP. His last start was his best as he went 6 innings against a hot Milwaukee team allowing just 4 hits and 1 earned run. Slowey has surprising pitched very well to start the season despite his 0-2 record. He has a 1.90 ERA, .261 OBA and 1.23 WHIP over 4 starts. He hasn’t allowed more than 2 earned runs in a start this season. Note that the Cubs rank 26th in the MLB in team batting average, while Miami is dead last hitting just .221. These two teams are also 28th and 29th in OBP. Note that the Cubs are averaging 3.25 runs per game (27th) and the Marlins are averaging an awful 2.57 runs per game (30th). The UNDER is 4-1 in the Cubs last 5 overall, and 7-3 in their last 10 vs a right handed starter. The UNDER is also 12-4-1 in the Marlins last 17 home games dating back to last season, and 4-0 in all 4 of Slowey’s starts this year. Take the UNDER tonight in a battle between two struggling National League teams.

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Montreal at Winnipeg
Play: Winnipeg

A lot of things have to go right for the Winnipeg Jets to make the playoffs and it starts with them defeating the slumping Montreal Canadiens tonight at home in their regular season finale. I expect the Jets to bring their absolute best effort to the table in front of the some of the best fans in the NHL at the always loud MTS Centre. While the playoffs are now an extreme long shot (the Jets need to win tonight and hope the NY Rangers and Ottawa lose all their remaining games), they have still been playing very well, particularly at home (5-1 run).

Meanwhile, the Canadiens have dropped three straight on the road and are just 1-5 in their last six overall. They’ve become a sieve defensively, allowing an alarming five or more goals in four of their last six games and I’m not sure the ship will get righted here tonight. It’s worth noting that Montreal has a major showdown (with revenge) against their bitter rivals the Maple Leafs on deck Saturday night in Toronto to end the regular season – it’s a game that could decide the Eastern Conference’s 4th seed and home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs if Toronto beats Florida tonight and Montreal loses to Winnipeg.

Despite a very tough setback in Washington the other night where the Jets lost 5-3 to the Capitals, Winnipeg captain Andrew Ladd expressed a common sentiment among the team that they will give it their all tonight: “I think you have to (show up Thursday). As a professional, it's your job to make sure you're coming out. Mathematically, we still have a shot, so we don't want to sell ourselves short by not showing up.” Look for the Winnipeg Jets to “show up” tonight and end their season with a home win against the struggling Canadiens.

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