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1ST 5 INNINGS: UNDER 3.5 STL CARDINALS @ CHI CUBS (-125) AND
UNDER 6.5 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS @ CHICAGO CUBS (-120)
This one should end up being one of - if not the - premier pitching match-up of the day as these two youngsters come into tonight's ball game absolutely red hot in their own certain situations. For starters, the Cardinals have Lynn on the mound and that is always a good sign during the month of April as this kid has been absolutely lights out during the month his entire career. Through 15 career starts in the opening month, Lynn has dominated opposing teams with a staggering 12-1 record and 2.77 ERA. That has equated to a mere 28 ER in 91 IP, while he has held opponents to a dismal .210 BA and held a 1.09 WHIP during April throughout his career. He has fared pretty well against the Cubs in his career as well, holding a 6-3 lifetime mark against the franchise with a 3.11 ERA in 11 career outings and 10 GS against them. Lynn has struggled somewhat when pitching on the South Side, as he has posted a mediocre 2-2 record in his 5 career outings in the windy city with a lofty 5.04 ERA. Still April is a strong month for the righty and not many Cubs can say they have had great success against him, with only Castro producing significantly against him, with 10 hits in 30 AB and 4 of those for XBH. He has held Rizzo in check mostly, keeping him at 5-for-22 lifetime, but he does have a HR in those 5 hits. On the other side of the hill, Arrieta has been almost equally as dominant against the Cardinals in his career, with a perfect 2-0 record and 0.92 ERA in 5 career starts against the birds. He started 4 times against them last year and was just as good, posting a 1-0 mark with a 1.21 ERA in those outings. He has dazzled the Cardinals hitters, holding Holliday (0/12); Carpenter (0/11) and Wong (2/9) to a combined .063 average lifetime against him. These two squads struggled to get any type of offense going to open their season, as the Cardinals snuck by the Cubs 3-0 in a snoozer, with neither team scoring after the top of the 5th inning and only 2 hits allowed after that span. Both of these pitchers also come into this game looking to be in fine form, as he allowed only 3 ER in his 12 spring training innings, tossing 6 shutout innings his last time out against the Mets, while Arrieta also finished off his spring with 5 scoreless innings in his final tune-up game against minor-leaguers. Take the UNDER in today's pitching duel.......
LOS ANGELES DODGERS (-150)
This one is all about Greinke on the hill for the Dodgers as he has absolutely owned the Padres throughout his career and has been absolutely dominant during the month of April in recent seasons. The Dodgers struggled to get things going in their opener, before Jimmy Rollins busted the game open with a late HR. They shouldn't have to worry today as Greinke holds a career 4-0 record with a 1.84 ERA in 7 starts against the team. He has absolutely dominated Padres hitters in that span, allowing a sparkling 0.75 WHIP and holding Padre hitters to a woeful .161 BA. He should be able to keep the ball in the yard as he usually does when facing San Diego, as he has given up only 1 HR in 44 career innings against the Pads. This is a different Padres lineup though this year and there are 2 hitters who have owned him throughout their meetings against each other, as Clinton Barmes (7/16 2 2B; 2 RBI) and Upton (7/14 2 2B; HR; 2 RBI) are hitting a combined .467 against him. He has held the other Padres hitters in check though with Kemp (1/5); Myers (0/3); Amarista (2/10) and Venable (2/18) producing a paltry .139 average against him lifetime. As for April, Greinke has been dominant during the opening month over the L3 seasons, compiling a 9-1 mark with a 2.71 ERA in his L13 April starts. Add to that, but he has been absolutely dominant when pitching at Dodger Stadium both as a Dodger and in his career overall. Greinke holds a 19-4 lifetime record through nearly 200 IP and 30 GS there, with a tidy 2.31 ERA to go along with an even 1.00 WHIP and .219 BAA. He has been even more dominant when pitching there as a Dodger, posting 18 of his wins there in the L2 years as a member of the home team, while the Dodgers have won 5 straight home games with Greinke on the mound and posted a staggering 27-6 ML record in his 33 home starts in LA. How can you go against that?! Especially when you consider that although Tyson Ross hasn't fared all that bad against the Dodgers in his career, he has still failed to produce a positive result from any of his career meetings against them. Ross does have a 2.79 ERA in 8 career outings against LA, but a pathetic 0-5 lifetime mark against them to go with it. He was 0-4 against them in 4 starts in 2014, but again he posted a respectable 2.67 ERA in those games. Obviously then he has never won in Chavez Ravine either, holding an 0-3 mark in 4 career starts there with a very same 2.67 ERA in those games. He too has kept most of the LA hitters in check in their meetings, with Kendrick (1/10); Gonzalez (4/18 2B; RBI); Ellis (1/11) and Puig (3/14) combining for a lowly .170 average. The Dodgers have easily dispatched of their lesser division rival in recent meetings taking 5-of-the-L7 meetings between the two teams in LA and holding a 20-8 ML record in their L28 against each other. Still this is a fairly low price to jump on with Greinke here. Roll with the LOS ANGELES DODGERS for the home win tonight.......
1ST 5 INNINGS: OVER 4.5 SF GIANTS @ AZ DIAMONDBACKS (-105)
This one just screams runs once again, as the two teams combined for 9 in the season opener, while combining to leave 16 MOB and 11 runners in scoring position with 2 out. Now these two lineups will get to tee off again on two pitchers that have struggled to fare well against their respective opponents. Surprisingly, Vogelsong has struggled against the lowly D'Backs in his career, picking up only 3 wins against 6 losses in 21 outings (15 GS) against the Arizona franchise, with a fairly lofty 4.45 ERA. He fared just about as well against them during last season's campaign, going 1-2 with a 4.40 ERA in 5 starts versus them. Going down the line, it's either hit or miss with this lineup, but Hill has crushed the righty for a near .500 average in 30 AB with 3 2B, 2 HR and 6 RBI. Goldschmidt struggled in the opener and may or may not tonight (we're hoping not) as he is hitting .250 in 24 career AB against Vogelsong, with 4 2B and 3 RBI himself as well. The 3-4-5 could be murderer's row for Vogelsong, because if one of those 2 guys don't take him deep, Trumbo (2/10 2B, HR, 4 RBI) might. Vogelsong has struggled to get his season off on the right foot in recent years as well, as between 2012-14, he has posted a paltry 1-4 record with a hefty 5.42 ERA during the season's opening month. For Arizona, De La Rosa doesn't have much experience facing these Giants hitters, but he didn't fare all that well in his 2 career outings (1 GS) against San Fran in his career. In that small sample size, he has yet to receive a decision while putting up a monster 6.35 ERA in those games. He has allowed an eye-popping .360 BAA to go along with a 1.94 WHIP and although he is coming in off a strong spring training in which he posted a 3.15 ERA in 20 innings, it'll be interesting to see how he responds to such a big start for the youngster. When these two teams face off, they usually get to the runs early, with 3 of their L4 meetings hitting for over 4.5 runs in their first 5 innings, and two of those games had Bumgarner on the hill. They would have also played to an Over at a 5-3 tilt in their L8 games against each other and they have hit for the Over 4.5 in the 1st 5 innings in 9 of their L12 games played at Chase Field. These two teams should be able to get a few runs across the board early here tonight. Go with the OVER in the 1ST 5 INNINGS in this one......
UNDER 7 ATLANTA BRAVES @ MIAMI MARLINS (-115)
These two teams just always seem to keep the total low when squaring off and we expect much the same here today. Dating back to last season, they have now totaled 7 R or less at a 5-1-3 clip in the L8 times they have met, also going 4-1-1 for the Under 7 in their L6 meetings in Miami. This game will most likely give us a little scare late as neither pitcher really dominates either team career-wise, but with both Wood and Latos on the mound, this one should see the runs tough to come by. Latos has pitched well against the Braves in his career, but holds a modest 3-3 record with a 3.28 ERA in 8 lifetime starts against them. He held them in check in his lone start against them last season, although they did pile on 9 H in 6 innings, but he escaped with only 1 ER allowed in getting the win. This will be his first start in his new and friendly home confines and he has always pitched well in Miami, holding a 1-0 record in 3 career starts, allowing 7 ER in 23 IP there for a tidy 2.74 ERA. He has over a 2/1 K-to-BB ration when pitching in the sunshine state, allowing a pesky .211 BAA and 1.04 WHIP. Three Braves hitters have rocked him in their careers though, with Freeman (9/15 3 2B, 6 RBI), Chris Johnson (8/20 3 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB) and Simmons (3/5 2B, BB) toasting him for an even .500 combined average in 40 lifetime AB against him. Other than that it's slim pickings for the Braves lineup, as Kelly Johnson (0/8); Quentin (0/8) and E. Young (3/12) a pathetic 3-for-28 (.107) in their 28 AB. Alex Wood is familiar with this Marlins lineup himself, facing Miami 5 times last season (4 GS) and tallying a 2-2 mark and respectable 3.07 ERA. He has kept the heart of the Marlins lineup completely under wraps in his career, holding Stanton (2/16 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 4 K); Hechavarria (3/17 6 K); Ozuna (2/12 2 RBI, 4 K); Prado (0/3) and Solano (3/12 RBI, 3 K) to a miserable .167 average and only 2 XBH, both by the $300 million dollar man. Expect this one to be much like yesterday - a display of 2 anemic offenses in the drizzling rain and empty seats. Take the UNDER in tonight's match-up.....
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER (+6)
Same situation regarding the steam play here as the Spurs opened up as a -4.5 favorite and have since risen to where we are at now. There is no doubt about it, the Thunder need this game desperately in order to continue in the hunt for the final playoff seed. The Spurs will obviously have something to say about that, but the Thunder have been playing remarkably tough at home in recent weeks - with and without Durant. There last two games at home have been heart-breaking losses against their Texas rivals, with a 115-112 loss to Houston their last time in OKC, and a 135-131 loss at home to Dallas in their previous home game. And further suggesting this game will be tight, is that prior to those 2 home losses, the Thunder had won 6 straight on their home court and 13-of-14 in their home building. There should be a little bit of revenge factor on their minds tonight as well, with the Spurs 130-91 win about 2 weeks back in San Antonio. The Spurs have been absolutely money lately though, hitting for a perfect 7-0 ML and ATS clip in their L7 overall (starting with that OKC win) and have posted a 9-1 ATS mark in their L10 contests. They have gone 5-2 ATS in their L7 as a road favorite, with all 5 of those wins coming by double-digit points and the 2 ATS losses also being ML losses at Dallas and at New York. However they were a let-down as a road favorite prior to that, as we see they are now 5-9 ATS in their L14 in that situation overall. The Thunder did beat the Spurs as a road dog the first time they met this season, picking up a 114-106 win, but again this game comes under completely different circumstances. There should be a major difference in mentality tonight. The Spurs do need this win to remain relevant in the hunt for the Western Conference's #2 seed and much easier match-up (on paper) for them against the Mavericks in their own building, then falling to the #6 seed and ending up playing the Blazers or Rockets away from home. However, the Thunder desperately need this win here tonight to maintain their extremely slim 1/2 game lead over the Pelicans for the 8th and final seed. This could either a near-final nail in the coffin on their season or Russell Westbrook could keep their hopes a little brighter. Expect a huge game for Westbrook tonight, hopefully it will be enough to carry the Thunder to at least the cover. We feel it should. Run with the OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER as the home underdog with their lives on the line tonight......
MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES (+10.5) AND
OVER 212 MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES @ SACRAMENTO KINGS
Expect the scoring to come in bunches tonight as this game showcases two young, run-and-gun, up-tempo type offenses that are light years away from competing in the NBA as a legitimate playoff contender. In the meantime, we get to enjoy their occasional highlight reel showcase and appearances by these guys in the NBA All-Star weekend....in the future skills challenge and slam dunk contest anyway. How in the world the Kings are listed as the -10 point favorite in this one is beyond me and even moreso perplexing is the steam that has accompanied this play following it's opening line of -8. Assuming it has to do with the fact that the Kings are expected to have both Rudy Gay and Demarcus Cousins on the floor tonight, but even still they also come into tonight's game having lost 5 straight overall and have only posted a win by more than 10 points 2 times in their L18 games. Looking even further, a 10-point win is almost unheard of for this Kings franchise, having recorded the feat only 5 times in their L41 games overall. Add to that, they have failed to cover the spread in any of their last 5 tries when playing as the favorite and have posted an even more dismal 4-15-1 ATS mark in their L20 games when laying the points. They haven't been much better when playing as the home favorite either, going 3-10-1 ATS in their L14 games and 5-11-1 ATS on the season as the home favorite overall. Sacramento has also dropped each of their L3 games as the favorite of a line set at -7.5 or above, and have only posted 1 ATS win on the season in that situation. The Timberwolves also may have something to do with this inflated spread, as they have been downright awful lately, and head-scratchingly, ping-pong-ballingly bad in the 2nd half of their games lately. They come into tonight's game having lost 6 straight overall and have compiled a dismal 3-17 ML record in their L20 contests. Buyer beware with this young team as they have also dropped 4 straight ATS and have posted a 1-5 ATS mark in their L6 overall. It gets a little better with an extended view, as they have gone 4-6 ATS in their L10, but then it gets downright ugly again, as they are a woeful 4-11 ATS for their backers in their L15. Their most competitive game in any of their L5 overall, has been a 10-point loss at Houston, but they seem to be in a race to the bottom in the other 4, losing at New Orleans (by 22); vs. Utah (by 20); vs. Toronto (by 14) and vs. Orlando (by 13). They have played better on the road lately, winning 2 of their L4 on the road (including a win at Utah) and would have posted a 5-5 ATS mark against today's 10-point spread. They have been a pretty good bet when getting double-digit points though, holding a 3-1 ATS record in their L4 as a +10 point underdog or higher and posting a 9-5 ATS mark in their L14 in that situation. On the road, they have been just as good, maybe even better, holding a 10-3 ATS mark in their L13 as the double-digit road dog, with their only losses in that span coming against New Orleans, San Antonio and Oklahoma City. That same stretch includes ATS wins as a 10+ point underdog against the likes of Houston, Utah, Toronto, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Golden State. So they can hang within 10 points with the big boys of the NBA on the road, why wouldn't they be able to hang with the lowly Sacramento Kings?! Either something is fishy here, or the Timberwolves end up with the easy casher. These teams have met twice this season in Minnesota, with the Kings winning both games by mixed results. One was a hard-earned 110-107 win in which they failed to cover as a -4.5 favorite, and the other was a 113-101 win as the 9-point favorite. Take the MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES and the OVER in tonight's meeting......
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