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Report: Cubs the clear front-runner for Russell Martin
Martin is the prize of this off-seasons class of free agent catchers after batting .290/.402/.430 with 11 home runs and 67 RBI for the Pirates. He continues to draw praise for his defense, pitch framing, and handling a pitching staff as well.
In the event the Cubs do land Martin, they will likely make 27-year-old catcher Welington Castillo available.
World Series Game 5 Betting Preview2010-11-01
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Betting Lines: Texas -174, San Francisco +164 Total: 6.5
Once again, Texas calls on Cliff Lee (12-9, 3.18 ERA) to come up big as the Rangers try to rally from a 3-1 deficit and send the series back to San Francisco. Tim Lincecum (16-10, 3.43 ERA) goes for the Giants in a rematch of Game 1’s wild 11-7 San Francisco victory. The World Series betting crowd at Sportsbook.com is expecting a Game 6 as 88 percent of the cash is on the Rangers.
Game 1 was certainly a start to forget for Lee, who allowed seven runs (six earned) on eight hits over 4.2 innings. It was only the second time in 2010 that Lee failed to make it out of the fifth inning. With the loss, Lee’s postseason ERA worsened to 2.51. The start was an anomaly on multiple levels as Lee came into the game with a 7-0 lifetime postseason record and was 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his career against San Francisco. Monday will be his first start at home this postseason. Lee went 3-2 with a 2.92 ERA at Rangers Ballpark this year.
The series opener was also the worst start of the playoffs for Lincecum, who gave up four runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings of work. The right-hander is now 3-1 with a 2.79 ERA this postseason. San Francisco has won five on his past six starts and eight of his past 10. Lincecum will make his third road start this postseason on Monday and that may be a good thing for San Francisco as he was better on the road during the regular season, posting a 7-3 record and a 3.17 ERA, as opposed to 9-7 and a 3.69 ERA at AT&T Field.
These baseball betting trends uncovered at Sportsbook.com points towards a Giants’ win tonight:
SAN FRANCISCO is 42-20 (+22.0 Units) against the money line after batting .250 or worse over a 20 game span this season. The average score was SAN FRANCISCO 4.6, OPPONENT 2.8 - (Rating = 3*).
SAN FRANCISCO is 45-20 (+26.3 Units) against the money line with an on base percentage of .310 or worse over their last 20 games this season. The average score was SAN FRANCISCO 4.5, OPPONENT 2.7 - (Rating = 3*).
For more World Series betting odds, head over to Sportsbook.com now.
Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds and Preview
Monday Night Football Betting Odds: Indianapolis -5.5, Total: 51.5
The Texans travel to Indianapolis in search of their first-ever series sweep of the Colts. Both teams are banged up, but the Colts are in much worse shape with TE Dallas Clark on injured reserve (wrist), WR Austin Collie out (hand) and RB Joseph Addai doubtful (shoulder) for Monday night. A few other key offensive players are hurt as well, including WRs Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon and RB Donald Brown who all have hamstring woes, but will all suit up Monday.
Despite all of the Colts’ injuries, Sportsbook.com bettors are confident that they will cover the point spread as 62 percent of the cash is on Indy.
The Texans also have some injuries to key players such as WR Andre Johnson (ankle) and TE Owen Daniels (knee), but both are expected to play close to 100 percent Monday night.
This game promises to be a shootout with two of the top four offenses in the league. Entering this week, Indianapolis ranked second to the Chargers with 409 YPG and the Texans placed fourth with 380 YPG. On the defensive side of the ball, Houston places dead last in the league in yardage (411 YPG) while Indy sat 21st with 344 YPG allowed. No wonder 68 percent of the football betting crowd is pounding the ‘over’.
Both quarterbacks have a long history of playing each other. Peyton Manning’s numbers against Houston are simply jaw-dropping. In 17 career meetings, Manning has thrown for 4,854 yards (286 YPG), 40 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. Texans QB Matt Schaub has not been successful facing the Colts with just five touchdowns and seven interceptions in four career meetings.
The Colts are 15-2 SU in 17 all-time meetings in the series, including a perfect 8-0 home record. But these NFL betting trends lean towards a Houston covering the point spread tonight.
Play On - Road teams (HOUSTON) - with a horrible scoring defense - allowing 27 or more points/game, after allowing 25 points or more in 2 straight games. (34-9 over the last 5 seasons.) (79.1%, +24.1 units. Rating = 3*).
Play On - Road teams (HOUSTON) - slow starting team - outscored by 5+ PPG in the first half, after scoring 7 points or less in the first half in 2 straight games. (63-25 over the last 10 seasons.) (71.6%, +35.5 units. Rating = 3*).
For the rest of tonight’s Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts betting odds, head over to Sportsbook.com now.
MLB: Last two teams play their season opener2010-04-06
Two teams have yet to make their debut for the 2010 campaign and they will take care of that business today on Florida’s west coast. Baltimore and Tampa Bay christen their seasons with in an AL East matchup, where every game counts in a division top heavy with the Yankees and Red Sox. Tampa is a heavy favorite at Sportsbook.com. See the latest price on the LIVE ODDS page and get the key stats and trends for this and all of Tuesday’s games on GAME MATCHUPS page.
After years of floundering, the Orioles have stopped their free spending ways on free agents who never quite fit and who never helped Baltimore actually win.
Instead, with team president Andy McPhail calling the shots, the Orioles are putting their cash into player development and its paying off. The outfield is oozing with talented youngsters like Adam Jones and Nick Markakis. Felix Pie is still he still is just 25-years old, with major league experience, having made the roster hitting the ball, his biggest weakness.
Orioles’ fans are also excited about the future with three young pitchers, Brian Matusz, Brad Bergesen and Chris Tillman, all seemingly destined for long big league careers. For now, veteran Kevin Millwood will be the leader of the pitching staff with his vast experience and he will be the opening game starter after 13-10 season with a 3.67 ERA in 31 starts in Texas. Millwood is 2-2 vs. Tampa Bay with an ERA of 6.16.
The Rays returned to earth after 97 win season and World Series appearance in 2008, but still managed a winning record.
Tampa Bay’s offense is led by Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria, but if they are going to contend in the division, Carlos Pena and B.J. Upton are going to have to be more a factor.
Pena did hit 39 home runs and drove in 100; however the team needs more bases hits after his batting average slipped again, down to .227 in 2009.
When Upton was first drafted by Tampa Bay, attitude was one of the warning signs related to him and last year it was on display batting just .241 and having more than a couple pouting sessions. Still just 25, Upton has to start approaching his job like a major leaguer for a team that is 53-23 against the money line in home games against division opponents.
James Shields draws the Opening Day assignment for the Rays, his third straight as the “old man” of the starting pitchers at the ripe age of 28. Shields does not have overpowering stuff, but he frequently gets into the seventh inning or beyond working both sides of the plate with his fastball and has the best changeup in the American League that he will throw on any count.
Unlike the fans evidently, Shields loves Tropicana Field, where he is 25-14 with a 3.40 ERA. He doesn’t mind the birds on Baltimore’s cap either, posting 6-2 record with a 2.92 ERA in 15 career starts against the Orioles.
Sportsbook.com has Tampa Bay as -200 ML line favorite in their maiden voyage of 2010, with total Ov8.5. The Rays have been awesome in this spot, 52-14 as a home favorite of -150 to -200 over the last two years and they are 80-33 at the Trop against right-hand pitchers.
Baltimore has lost 14 of 18 at Tampa Bay and is unsightly 46-98 against AL East opponents since 2008. Millwood in his career is 13-3 UNDER as an underdog of +150 or more.
First pitch for both teams to start the season is at 7:10 Eastern with the Rays 57-26 at home in the first half of the season.
The StatFox Power Line shows Rays -143 and Over
MLB: Betting on View from 2nd Place in National League2009-08-04
When you are not perched on the top spot, you have to be like they said in those old Avis commercials-”We try harder”. That is the case tonight for three National League teams is pursuit of the front-running teams ahead of them, while being ever mindful of wild card possibilities. Here is how the trio of second place teams size up, all on the road. Get all the decision-making betting material for these games on the GAME MATCHUPS page.
Florida at Washington
Florida (55-50, +6.2 units) has to be feeling rather chipper, having won four series in a row, the last in dramatic fashion over the Chicago Cubs. The Marlins have won nine of 11 to close the gap with Philadelphia in the NL East to five games. Tonight, Florida’s ace Josh Johnson (10-2, 2.87 ERA) will try to keep the heat on the Phillies against a team they have beaten like a defenseless MMA fighter.
The Marlins story against Washington (34-72, -32 units) isn’t fishy; they have clobbered the Nationals with 25-3 record. This includes 9-0 this season and 10-1 mark in our nation’s capital. Washington’s only hope to break Florida’s 10-game winning streak over them is score runs, which they have in last 10 games, averaging 6.9 per contest in accumulating 5-5 record. Despite pounding the ball with authority, the Nats are only 4-11 in home games with an on-base percentage of .350 or better.
Florida is a -165 money line favorite at Sportsbook.com, with total Ov8 and Johnson is 16-1 against NL East opponents since last season. (Marlins Record)
Colorado at Philadelphia
Here’s a real switch, the Colorado Rockies (58-47, +9.8 units) are playing good, consistent baseball and are with 6.5 games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Colorado put together another miraculous streak, winning 17 of 18 in June. Instead of collapsing, the Rockies have continued to climb with a 21-14 record in last 35 contests since hot streak ended. A sign of maturity is how Colorado plays on the road, with 31-26 mark. They will be severely tested by a less than hospitable Philadelphia club that return home after losing four of last five out West.
The Phillies (59-44, +6.8 units) were 14-3 in July at Citizens Bank Park and seek to regain offensive rhythm that produced 6.9 runs per game in 17 outings, after limping home scoring 2.9 RPG in last seven road tries. Jamie Moyer (10-7, 5.32) is assigned with the task of corralling Colorado and his club is a -135 money line favorite, sporting 15-6 record vs. NL teams scoring 4.8 or more runs a game. The Rocks will send Jason Hammel (5-6, 4.66) to toe the rubber and they are spectacular 13-1 when playing against a team with 54-to-62 win percentage this season.
St. Louis at New York
If you want to get really technical, St. Louis (58-50, -0.7 units) is in second place in the NL Central, after the Cubs win last night. The Cardinals and Chicago are actually tied in the standings with St. Louis having played four more games, but trail .538 to .537 if you want to get picky. The Cardinals are in the Big Apple for two tilts with the Mets (50-55, -5.1 units) and will face a rugged pitcher in Johan Santana (12-8, 2.96). The lefthander has enjoyed the spacious surroundings of Citi Field with 8-2 record and 1.69 ERA. The Mets and Santana are 9-2 at home against teams with winning record.
The Cardinals might be +100 road underdogs; however Joel Pineiro (9-9, 2.84) gives them a real chance against the punch-less New Yorkers. Pineiro has ERA of 1.22 in last five starts and is 3-0 with a 2.91 ERA in five outings against the Mets, all Cards victories. Backing Santana at this low price is tempting until you know the Redbirds and their righty starter have won last four games on the road.