L.A. Dodgers at MILWAUKEE (9'un, -115)
By Dwayne Connors, Featured Handicapper
Just a terrible call last night on the diamond, and for as hot as I started the season, it is as cold as I am right now.
I will get back to my winning ways, and I plan on doing so with tonight's MLB winner.
Game of the Month
Need to get my feet back under me, that's just the fact.
Unload with me for winning day # 20 of 32.
At $1 bet per unit, you are still up $5,125 the past 31 days of play.
Time for a winning day.
Friday comp play is to look for the Dodgers pitching staff to continue their mastery of their opponents bats, as this Los Angeles-Milwaukee game holds Under the posted total.
L.A. pitching has allowed just 8 runs total over their last 5 games played, with all 5 of those games holding Under the posted price. Overall, the Dodgers have played Under the total in each of their last 6 games - that includes each of the last 3 played against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Milwaukee has held Under the total in their last pair of games, and in 5 of their last 8 overall - that stretch includes 3 of their 4 dates played against the Dodgers this year.
Ross Stripling takes the mound for the visiting Dodgers, and his team is on a 9-3-1 Under run his last 13 road starts. Stripling enters this start with a 1-1 mark and a 2.92 season ERA. Included is his first win of the year last Sunday against the same Brewers he will be facing tonight, as he allowed just one run on 4 hits over the 8 innings he pitched. That work lowered his career ERA versus the Brewers to 0.69 - 2 starts, and 2 relief appearances.
Jhoulys Chacin will once again oppose Stripling as he did on Sunday, and Chacin is due for a better showing this time around, as he allowed 6 runs on 6 hits in just 2 1/3 innings of work against the Dodgers in that start. Chacin sports a season ERA over 7, but it should be noted that all 3 of his starts this year have all held Under the posted price.
With the Dodgers pitching staff currently dealing on the hill, I am going to look for L.A. to be involved in their 7th straight Under.
Dodgers-Brewers Low for Friday at Miller Park.
3* L.A. DODGERS-MILWAUKEE UNDER
Houston (-1', -135) at TEXAS
By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper
Back-to-back 400♦ Winners. I nailed the Bucks two nights back, and the Rockies last night.
Ready for 400♦ Winner # 3 in a Row??
Love the total between the Raptors and Magic tonight.
Though I've lost nine of 12 days now, I'm not worried.
When you're the best at your craft, you will endure such losing streaks. Remember, there are 52 weeks in a year, and I plan on hitting 64 percent of those weeks. That means if I win 33 weeks, I'm going to lose 19.
Get over it! Losing is a part of this business.
Tonight I look to get it back and attack your bookmaker with a vengeance.
$1 players are up MORE THAN 51 GRAND in 28 months.
To be exact: that's $51,307 won the past 853 days.
Not too shabby, right? Let's add to the bankroll with this NBA winner.
$1 bettors up 51 GRAND the past 28 months
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I'm 6-1 with my free MLB plays thus far this season.
Tonight we're going to make money with the Houston Astros laying the run line to the Texas Rangers.
The Astros' recent 10-game win streak made that 2-5 start to the season forgettable. The streak came to an abrupt halt on Wednesday in a 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics, but the Astros produced a plus-29 run differential during their winning stretch, and they're most certainly still a formidable powerhouse.
MAKE NOTE: All Run Line/Total plays automatically list pitchers with the starters who are scheduled to go at the time of the wager, and I want you to be sure the following pitchers are the starters of record on your ticket when making your play: Justin Verlander and Drew Smyly. If one or both of these pitchers is not going, this is a no-play.
Verlander has been doing his part to help the Astros climb back atop the American League West, and tonight I think the veteran right-hander will handcuff the Rangers.
He was strong against the surprising Mariners with precise command of his pitches on Saturday, when he fanned a season-high 11 batters. Tonight Verlander gets to face another division-rival, and I think he'll be able to work his pitches against a Rangers team that has the fourth-lowest runs scored on the road, just 24.
Smyly allowed one run over three innings in an April 1 start against the Astros, so they'll be looking to get a bit of revenge. The Rangers' southpaw is 0-1 mark and 7.15 ERA. and now he faces an Astros team that is hitting .271, second-best in baseball.
Houston is the play here.
2* ASTROS RUN LINE
Atlanta at CLEVELAND (-125)
By Tony Weston, Featured Handicapper
Who's ready for Winning Day # 9 of 13??
I nailed my 25 Dimer on the Rangers two nights back, and nailed another 25 Dimer last night with the Mariners.
Tonight I am in the National League, as I like this game between San Francisco and Pittsburgh.
Do not miss this value play, as I love what I see with the play on the card.
Winning Day # 9 of 13
MLB Winner # 3 in a Row
I'm cashing in today, simple as that.
My free play for tonight is on the Cleveland Indians over the Atlanta Braves in Interleague play.
The Indians have won three straight and nine of 13, and seemingly may have put their offensive doldrums behind them, because they're finding ways to win.
On Wednesday they needed just one run to knock off - and silence - the surprising Seattle Mariners in a 1-0 win. The Mariners had belted home runs in each of their first 19 games, but then were swept by the Tribe.
I won't list two-time American League Cy Young Award recipient Corey Kluber, but I do think he's in a good spot to rebound after allowing six runs for the second time in three starts. He was dominant in his lone career start against Atlanta, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out seven to pick up a win in 2016.
The Braves are in after a 4-1 setback to Arizona, and they'll hand the ball to Touki Toussaint, who was scheduled to start yesterday, but was pushed back for rest purposes. He has not faced the Indians or anyone on their current roster during his young major league career, and could find himself getting yanked against the A.L. Central Division leaders.