Another HUGE night of PROFITS as we went 4-1 and cashed in for NEARLY 3.5 UNITS once again!! Unfortunately those weakly Dodgers couldn't pull off the PERFECT NIGHT, as they were NO-HIT by a rag-tag collection of the pitching staff for the MARINERS! But we will bounce back with another nice SUPER SATURDAY!! This has been a great month of JUNE so far, as even though we had a rough stretch to kick the month off in the MLB, we are cruising again, going 8-2 in our L10 and 16-7 in our L23!! That was after he finished off a HUGE MONTH of MAY, in which he had a 19-6 run to close out the month!!
NOT TOO MENTION, WE HAVE GONE 8-2 ON FREEBIE PLAYS FOR OUR FREEBIE EMAIL CROWD IN THE L2 DAYS!!
And that isn't even including the NBA!! Of which we are UP NEARLY 25 UNITS during the L2+ MONTHS and are absolutely DESTROYING THE HARDWOOD in JUNE in which we have gone 13-3 in the MONTH and have made OVER 13.25 UNITS OF PURE PROFITS!! And they say we aren't LEGIT!!
Okay, in that span, we have dropped 3 UNITS in the NHL during the PLAYOFF SEASON. But let's be honest, when have we ever bragged about our NHL?! I mean, yes, we did WIN ABOUT 40+ UNITS OF PROFITS in the NHL this REGULAR SEASON, but we have much better success in so many other SPORTS!! But we are 3-3 in JUNE and have made just UNDER a UNIT of PROFIT!! I'm not trying to toot our own horn here folks, but let's get real. We deliver what you want!! WINNERS!! BAR NONE!!
Now how about we just make some more darn money today, shall we? This is a glorious SUPER SATURDAY is it not? It's about to be.....
TODAY'S PLAYS --
MINNESOTA TWINS (-115) AND *0.5 UNITS* OVER 8 (-115)
The Twins should be looking for another big win here today to capitalize on the momentum for last night's walk-off win in the bottom of the 10th inning with a single by Willingham to close out the comeback in a game they were trailing 5-2 in the bottom half of the 5th and 8-7 in the bottom of the 9th. And as an extra bonus, Mauer could be back in the lineup for this one, which would make the Twins lineup even more lethal than it already has been without him in recent games. Minnesota is smoking hot, having posted an 8-2 record in their L10 overall and comes into this one having won 4 straight defending their own home turf. The Twins have been scoring runs, driving in 6 R or more in 4 of their L6 overall, but the Cubs have struggled to put any runs on the board against lefties this season, hitting a paltry .221 overall and scoring less than 3 R a game against southpaw hurlers. But Minnesota doesn't just have any lefty taking the mound today. Diamond has been, well, a diamond in the rough for this Twins rotation so far in 2012, posting an impressive 4-1 record so far with a dominating 1.86 ERA and an impressive 1.19 WHIP through 6 starts and 38.2 innings of work. The kid has been even more money at home this season, as he has posted a perfect 2-0 record in his 3 starts, while holding an even lower 1.33 ERA and 0.98 WHIP, with a .240 BAA against him at Target Field. Chicago has posted a pathetic 2-12 record in their 14 games against left-handed starters this season, while the Twins have gone 5-1 in 6 starts made by Diamond. The Cubs will have Samadzija taking the hill for them today, and the kid has had a respectable start to his 2012 campaign by posting a 5-3 record with a 3.13 ERA in 11 GS in his first season as a full-time member of the starting rotation. The Cubs have gone 1-3 in his L4 starts, but he hasn't been all that bad, compiling a 1-2 record in that span with a 3.55 ERA in those 4 starts. But the right-hander has been a completely different pitcher on the road as opposed to at home this season. At Wrigley Field, he has
posted a 3-1 record with a sub-2.00 ERA, while going 2-2 with a lofty 4.45 ERA on the road. His WHIP goes from 0.93 at home to 1.67 away, and his .208 BAA while in Chicago, jumps to .289 when pitching everywhere else. Chicago has also once again reverted back to horrible status, as they have dropped 7 of their L8 overall. Even worse the Cubbies are 1-14 in their L15 on the road, while also managing only 3 wins in their L20 games played away from home. Aye Carumba! Roll with the MINNESOTA TWINS and the OVER in today's early game.........
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (-140)
The Diamondbacks should also be coming into today's match-up with a bit of confidence after erasing an early 6-0 hole and picking up the 9-8 win with a 3-run blast by Roberts in walk-off fashion. They also will be turning to one of their tougher pitchers on the season in Cahill, who is coming off his best performance of the season, and perhaps in his career with the Arizona franchise. Cahill was good for a 6 H CG shutout against the Rockies in his last outing, only the second such time he has done so in his entire 4-year career. And he was absolutely briliant in his follow-up start to his last CG shutout, as he tossed 8 innings of 0 ER ball in his follow-up start the previous time he threw a CG shutout back in 2010 while with Oakland. Cahill has actually been pretty much bank when he follows up a 0 ER performance, as he has posted a 9-4 record in his 15 follow-up starts to a previous performance in which he allowed 0 ER, while also holding a respectable 3.50 ERA in that
span. Even better though, the A's were 11-4 in those games. After a come-from-behind win like last night, the Diamondbacks should be in it with him today too. Especially with Cahill getting a chance to face off against his former mates, whom he spent the 2009-2011 seasons with. The righty has some limited experience pitching against these guys, but Crisp has tore him up when facing him, going a perfect 3-for-3 with a HR and an RBI in his career against him. The rest of the A's that have faced him have been okay as well, with Inge (2/6 K); Smith (1/3 HR RBI); Reddick (1/3 2B) and Ka'aihue (0/4 2K) combining to hit for a .360 average with a 2B, 2 HR and 2 RBI in 19 total AB
against their former teammate. Cahill has been good in June throughout his career, as he holds an identical 9-4 mark during the month as he does in September, making those two months his best two months of the season by far. Parker will undoubetedly be looking to make his mark early in this one as well, as he surely would like to exact revenge on the team that traded him in order to get Cahill in the first place. Parker has been solid lately, allowing 1 ER or less in each of his last 3 starts, while also not allowing an ER in each of his last 2 starts, tossing 14 innings of 4 H ball in that span. He has allowed 2 ER or less in all but 2 of his starts so far this season and has only allowed 1 ER or 0 ER in 5 of his 8 overall starts. Now that's impressive. He also made 1 start for the Diamondbacks at home in late September last season and he was very effective, tossing 5.2 innings of 4 H ball on that day. He did allow a R in 1/3 of an inning during the divisional playoffs with Milwaukee last season though, ballooning his total ERA at Chase Field to a dominant 1.50 in 6 career IP. Parker has also been a much different pitcher when pitching away from home, as he has a 4.30 ERA in road games, allowing 7 ER in 14.2 innings, mostly thanks to a 6-run outburst when he faced the Twins in Minnesota and lasted only 2 innings. Go with the ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS to come through at home in this one........
LOS ANGELES ANGELS (-140)
The Angels have been on fire as of late and it seems like ages ago that Albert Pujols hadn't hit a HR in oh so many games. But they have been rejuvenated, thanks in large part to Pujols and now also Tori Hunter, who has 3 HR in his L2 ballgames. The Angels had dropped 3 out of 4 before yesterday's win, but they are a red hot 12-4 in their L16 games overall, meaning they were on a 7-game winning streak immediately prior to that. Offense
has been key to that surge, as the offense has certainly been clicking on all cylanders, banging out 6 R or more in each of their L4 games. They have also pounded out 11 H or more in each of those 4 games and have combined as a team to produce a .320 average in 139 AB. They have also managed to produce at least 5 R in 7 of their L10 games, also clicking for that same number in 9 of their L13 overall. They are 7-3 when scoring at least 5 R or more. We fully expect today to be one of those days as the Angels will get to face Jeff Francis, the former Rockies ace who has all but disappeared off the radar since his excellent 2007 campaign in which he was 17-9 and played a pivotal role in leading the Rockies to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. He is expected to make his first start
today since September 15 of last season, when he tossed 8 innings of 2 ER ball against the White Sox as a pitcher for the Royals. Francis has pitched well against the Angels in his career, having never lost in 5 starts against them and posting a 2-0 career record in those games with a 2.97 ERA. He owned the Angels last season while a member of the Royals as he earned both of those career wins in 3 starts against Los Angeles in 2011, allowing 6 ER in 20.1 IP for a 2.65 ERA. The Rockies also beat the Angels in Francis last start against them while in Colorado back in 2010, as Francis kept the game tight, allowing 3 ER in 6.1 IP, as the Rockies won 4-3. But this is a little
different Angels team, and Francis is making his first start of the season and has to face the likes of Pujols (5/17 3 2B, RBI, 6 BB, 2 K); Hunter (2/11 2B, RBI, 2 BB, 2 K); Trumbo (3/9 RBI, K); Kendrick (2/8 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BB) and Aybar (4/10 2B) combine for a lifetime .290 average in 55 career AB, while Izturis (3/11); Wells (1/9 RBI, 3 BB); Callaspo (2/12 RBI, K) and Bourjos (2/8) bring up the rear with a weakly .200 average between them, with only 3 BB and 2 RBI to show for it. But Haren is on the hill for the Angels today, and despite his poor 3-6 showing so far in 2012, he has been pitching like the Haren of old lately, allowing only 3 ER in his L3 starts, spanning 21 total innings, going 2-1 with a 1.28 ERA in those 3 games. Take the LOS ANGELES ANGELS here...........
UNDER 6.5 LOS ANGELES DODGERS @ SEATTLE MARINERS (-105)
The Dodgers stumbled and bumbled through getting no-hit by Kevin Millwood and a barrage of Mariner's relievers on Friday night and without a sudden emerengence of Matt Kemp, something tells me it will be much the same for their offense on Saturday. The Dodgers had scored 14 R over their L2 games in Philadelphia coming into last night's affair, but their offense was suddenly
inept and unable to produce anything. Today they will have Kershaw on the hill, but he just hasn't been the same in 2012, as he comes into this one winless over his L3 starts, while holding an 0-2 record in that span. He has yet to lose on the road this season, toting a 1-0 record with a 2.96 ERA through, allowing a total of 8 ER in his 4 starts away from home. He is also 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in his lone career start against the Mariners, but Figgins, Suzuki and Ryan have managed to produce a .410 BA against him in 17 career AB with a 2B and an RBI. Vargas has also been money at home so far this season, as he holds a 1.91 ERA when pitching at Safeco Field. Take the UNDER in tonight's contest.........
*0.5 UNITS* HOUSTON ASTROS (+205) AND *0.5 UNITS* HOUSTON ASTROS RUN LINE +1.5 (-110)
Call this one a hunch, but the Astros cashed in huge for us on Friday night and when they went for 3 more runs in the 9th inning, well they gave us reason to believe that they could jump the gun early again today and get some runs across the board before this dormant White Sox offense even knows what hit them. Houston is actually 4-16 in the 20 starts Lyles has made for them in his career, and he is 3-9 in that 1.5 seasons of work so far, but today just feels like they can get something going again. Lyles should be eager to toe the mound again, as he comes in off his best start of the season, allowing only 2 ER and 5 H in 7 innings of work, picking up the 5-3 win against the Reds at
home. Three of his 5 starts have been quality starts this season, with him going at least 6 innings and allowing 3 or fewer runs, while the Astros have lost all 3 of his starts on the road, all of them coming by a mere run. Go with the HOUSTON ASTROS on both the MONEY LINE and RUN LNE in today's snoozer.........
*0.5 UNITS* TEXAS RANGERS (-105)
Okay, so you never want to go against Vogelsong at home, or really in any situation, but the Rangers just seem too good to pass up for this one here today. Vogelsong has been pretty money in the last two seasons when pitching at home, as he holds a stingy 1.97 ERA in 150+ IP there since the 2011 season began. He is only 9-8 in those 22 GS (23 appearances) overall though. He has been tough in any capacity lately though, posting a 4-0
record in his L6 starts, allowing 8 total runs and holding 1.72 ERA in those 42+ innings. The Giants have to always feel confident when he is out there, because they have gone 6-0 in his L6 starts overall and are 7-1 in his L8. They have only scored 3 R or less in 5 of his L7 though, scoring more than 4 only one time in those games. So if the Rangers can scratch out a few runs here today, they should be able to pull out the win. Take the TEXAS RANGERS here........
*3 UNITS* BOSTON CELTICS (+7.5) AND OVER 178
The Celtics will most likely bow out of this postseason with a bang tonight, but I can't imagine they will go out with the same type of showing as they put forth in the Game 6. The C-men are just a little too old, and a little too crass, while King James has been all business this entire postseason, determined to quell the naysayers once and for all. I think he gets it done tonight, but not by this gigantic spread. Take the BOSTON CELTICS and the OVER in tonight's Game 7 showdown.........
NEW JERSEY DEVILS (+100) AND *0.5 UNITS* OVER 4.5 (-120)
Okay we gave this one out a little early yesterday so everybody would have the chance to cash in without any extra juice. It stayed the same. So does the play. Skate with the NEW JERSEY DEVILS to WIN the game and for this one to eek OVER the total.......
There you have it!! That is our SUPER SATURDAY of action!!
Best of luck to all today!! Let's get that money!!
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