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Washington (-1 1/2 runs, +105) at PITTSBURGH

By Dwayne Connors, Featured Handicapper

In a bit of a rut here as I launch my site for Tuesday.

Need a winner, plain and simple.

Full baseball board, and I have a game that will land Over the total.

Need to connect tonight, and my best bet happens to be this total.

500 Unit

Baker's Dozen Over of the Month

Game has not started

Calling for 13 combined run tonight!

I am all over this total.

Jump on it now!

Let's bag this sucker and move on to Wednesday.

Streaks in baseball must be respected, and they also must be jumped on when the time is right.

That is the case right now for the Washington Nationals who have gone deep 16 times over the past 3 games, scoring a grand total of 43 runs while winning their last pair of games. The Nationals are winners of 7 of their last 8 games as they keep their playoff push going strong.

Going to ride the hot bats to another 2 runs or better win here on Tuesday as they face the slumping Pirates in the second of four games this week from PNC Park.

The Pirates are on a 3-12 overall slide their last 15 games, and have lost their last 3 games with just one run scored in those 3 losses.

Your pitching matchup features Stephen Strasburg and Chris Archer for this Tuesday contest. Strasburg has not been at all sharp over his last 3 starts, but is in fact coming off a win over Cincinnati in which he allowed 4 runs to score in his 5-plus innings pitched. That could change tonight against the slumping Pirates who he is 6-2 for his career against, and owns a 2.40 ERA.

Archer comes into this start off a loss to the Angels in which he did strike out 10 batters, but also allowed 4 runs - 3 of them earned - in his 5 innings worked. Archer is now winless since all the way back on June 6th, as he comes into this start at 0-4 over his last 12 starts. This will be his second start of the season against Washington, as Archer allowed just one run in 7 innings pitched in a no-decision back in the middle of April, but the Pirates wound up losing that contest, 3-2.

The Nats are simply not missing much at the plate lately, so expect them to erupt again tonight as they hand the Pirates another loss by 2 runs or better.

Nationals on the Run Line for Tuesday.


Cleveland at N.Y. METS (8'un, -120)

By Bob Valentino, Featured Handicapper

Three words....LEAD PIPE LOCK!

I killed it yesterday with the easiest winner on the board.

100 Dimer - Nationals blanking the Pirates, 13-0.

Biggest Baseball Release All Year - Winning Day # 7 of 9

100 Dime
Lead Pipe Lock
# 4 of 5

Five Run Burial of the Year

On line until 5 minute before first pitch

12-5 run to close NBA Playoffs with 100 Dime Releases

22-12 Overall in NBA Postseason with 100 Dime Selections

Tonight's release is just as strong as any of those NBA winners I gave you all postseason long.

Hitting 11 of my last 15 totals rated at 60 dimes is all fine and dandy, but hitting tonight's 100 dimer is going to be even better still!

Let's make some more green!

Your comp play release for Tuesday night comes on the Indians and the Mets to hold Under the posted total.

79.1% that is the rate that the Under has cashed in when Cleveland starter Shane Bieber starts for the Indians this year.

Bieber has made 26 season starts, and the Under is 19-5-1, including each of his last 5 assignments.

Based on that fact alone, I am willing to play this Interleague clash between Cleveland and the New York Mets Under the total.

Steven Matz will get the call for the host Mets, and the southpaw has been very consistent when he take his turn on the hill, as his last pair of starts have seen him work 12-plus innings with just 3 runs allowed. Overall, Matz has allowed 2 runs or less in his last pair and in 8 of his last 9 starts.

The Under in those 9 starts by Matz is 5-2-2, or 71%.

Cleveland did just play 3 of 4 in the Bronx against the Yankees Over the total, but they are facing a Mets team that is 3-2-1 Under the total in their last 6 games played.

I am counting on the overwhelming Under numbers when both Bieber and Matz start to be the only numbers that you should care about tonight.

Indians-Mets Under for Tuesday.