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NLCS Game: Phillies facing elimination, Giants look to advance
2010-10-21

Sportsbook.com Phillies vs. Giants Betting Odds: Philadelphia -123, San Francisco +113 Total: 5.5

Coming into the year, Roy Halladay (21-10, 2.44 ERA) had never pitched in a postseason game. Thursday he starts the biggest game of his career as the Phillies try to stave off elimination and send the series back to Philadelphia. Tim Lincecum (16-10, 3.43 ERA) goes for San Francisco in what becomes a rematch of Game 1, a 4-3 Giants victory.

San Francisco tagged Halladay for four runs on eight hits, including two home runs in the series opener. The loss dropped Halladay to 0-3 lifetime against San Francisco. His ERA against the Giants now stands at 6.66 and his WHIP is a hefty 1.48. It was Halladay’s first loss since August 30, breaking up a streak of six consecutive wins. The right-hander pitched well on the road this year, going 10-5 with a 2.57 ERA. With the total posted at just 5.5, it’s interesting to note that only one of Halladay’s last seven starts have gone under the total (five over, one push).

Lincecum comes into the matchup after picking up the win in Game 1, giving up three runs on six hits over seven innings. He allowed two home runs for just the second time this year. With the win, Lincecum is now 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA over his last three starts. Including the postseason, he is 10-7 with a 3.40 ERA at home this year. The Game 1 victory improved his career record against Philadelphia to 3-1. His ERA in those starts in 3.09 with a WHIP of 1.03.

If you are a believer in MLB betting trends there are plenty that favor San Francisco tonight, including:

Play On - Home underdogs with a money line of +100 or higher (SAN FRANCISCO) - cold hitting team - batting .240 or worse over their last 10 games against opponent with a hot starting pitcher- ERA less than 2.50 over his last 3 starts. (112-87 over the last 5 seasons.) (56.3%, +55.3 units. Rating = 3*).

Play On - Home teams (SAN FRANCISCO) - with a starting pitcher whose ERA is 3.70 or better on the season (NL) against opponent with a starting pitcher whose WHIP is 1.050 or better on the season-NL. (172-99 since 1997.) (63.5%, +77.4 units. Rating = 3*).

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MLB: Top MLB Weekend Power Trends 6/4-6/6
2010-06-04

There’s no interleague action on this weekend’s baseball schedule but that certainly doesn’t mean there isn’t any intriguing match Apuestas NFL ups to watch for. In fact, in anything, this might be one of the best weekend slates we’ve seen this season. Several compelling matchups are on tap, including a continuing set between the league’s hottest teams, the Braves and Dodgers. Also in the Senior Circuit, the surprising Padres will take the trek cross country to the East coast for a 7-game road trip starting in Philadelphia vs. Roy Halladay. There’s also a great A.L. East series between New York and Toronto, as well as matchups between leaders of that and the Central Division with the co-leaders of the A.L. West. Let’s take a look at those series’ and reveal this weekend’s list of Top StatFox Power Trends to consider.

As mentioned just earlier, the league’s two hottest clubs, the Braves and Dodgers, are getting together for a four-game set out in Los Angeles. Clearly the Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals’ series isn’t the only game in town. After winning the series opener on Thursday night, the Braves have won nine straight games. Since April 30th, they are 24-8. The Dodgers haven’t been a whole lot worse, going just a game worse, at 23-9. Atlanta leads the N.L. East by 3-games over Philadelphia while Los Angeles remains 1-1/2-games back of San Diego in the West. Of course, the Braves are just 13-16 on the road, and should be tested the next three days by L.A.’s 18-9 home mark. Elsewhere in the National League, the two teams closest to the Dodgers and Braves meet, when San Diego visits Philadelphia. The Phillies’ offensive struggles have been well documented, as they have scored just 14 runs, including getting shutout five times, in their current 2-9 swoon. It won’t get much easier vs. the Padres, who are allowing just 3.3 runs per game and a .230 opponent batting average this season.

In the American League, Toronto has a chance to gain ground on the wildcard spot when it hosts the Yankees. The Jays have stayed in the hunt by clubbing home runs at a record pace. They have hit 91 in 55 games, putting them on a season-long pace for 268. By comparison, the Yankees, more well known for the big bats in their lineup, have hit just 61. Still, Toronto trails New York by 3-1/2-games right now and needs a series win to close the gap. In Texas, another intriguing series is set, as the Rays visit. As you’ll see from the powerful trend below, the Rangers may be in a good spot to beat up on Tampa’s incredible pitching staff this weekend. Texas is currently tied atop the West with Oakland, who happens to be hosting the Central-leading Twins over the next three days. Minnesota has lost three straight games for the third time in the last 17 days, mustering just three total runs during the skid in Seattle. The A’s haven’t done anything remarkably well, yet are on a 9-4 surge that has got them back to even in the standings with the Rangers.

Again, this looks to be a very exciting weekend on the diamond, as if this past few days weren’t noteworthy enough. Let’s take a look at a Top StatFox Power Trend from each series that you might want to account for in your wagering.

<b><i>SAN DIEGO at PHILADELPHIA</b></i>

<li>PHILADELPHIA is 77-46 (+28.3 Units) against the money line vs. NL teams allowing 4.3 or less runs/game on the season over the last 3 seasons. The average score was PHILADELPHIA 5.1, OPPONENT 3.9 - (Rating = 1*)

<b><i>CINCINNATI at WASHINGTON</b></i>

<li>WASHINGTON is 14-50 (-29.4 Units) against the money line vs. good power teams - averaging 1.25 or more HR's/game over the last 3 seasons. The average score was WASHINGTON 3.8, OPPONENT 5.7 - (Rating = 2*)

<b><i>SAN FRANCISCO at PITTSBURGH</b></i>

<li>PITTSBURGH is 40-24 UNDER (+13.1 Units) vs. an NL team with an on base percentage .325 or worse over the last 2 seasons. The average score was PITTSBURGH 2.9, OPPONENT 5.3 - (Rating = 1*)

<b><i>FLORIDA at NY METS</b></i>

<li>GONZALEZ is 63-53 (+27.7 Units) against the money line in road games against division opponents as the manager of FLORIDA. The average score was FLORIDA 5.2, OPPONENT 4.6 - (Rating = 2*)

<b><i>CHICAGO CUBS at HOUSTON</b></i>

<li>CHICAGO CUBS are 4-17 (-20.7 Units) against the money line vs. NL teams scoring 4.3 or less runs/game on the season this season. The average score was CHICAGO CUBS 2.8, OPPONENT 4.6 - (Rating = 6*)

<b><i>MILWAUKEE at ST LOUIS</b></i>

<li>MILWAUKEE is 26-11 OVER (+14.6 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons. The average score was MILWAUKEE 5.4, OPPONENT 5.7 - (Rating = 2*)

<b><i>COLORADO at ARIZONA</b></i>

<li>ARIZONA is 17-3 OVER (+13.9 Units) vs. teams outscoring opp by 0.5 or more runs/game on the season this season. The average score was ARIZONA 5.9, OPPONENT 6.9 - (Rating = 4*)

<b><i>ATLANTA at LA DODGERS</b></i>

<li>LA DODGERS are 37-19 UNDER (+14.8 Units) in June games over the last 3 seasons. The average score was LA DODGERS 3.3, OPPONENT 3.5 - (Rating = 1*)

<b><i>NY YANKEES at TORONTO</b></i>

<li>GASTON is 45-33 (+12.0 Units) against the money line at home when the money line is +125 to -125 as the manager of TORONTO. The average score was TORONTO 4.9, OPPONENT 4.4 - (Rating = 0*)

<b><i>BOSTON at BALTIMORE</b></i>

<li>BOSTON is 3-10 (-11.8 Units) against the money line in road games vs. AL teams scoring 4.2 or less runs/game on the season over the last 2 seasons. The average score was BOSTON 4.5, OPPONENT 5.3 - (Rating = 2*)

<b><i>TAMPA BAY at TEXAS</b></i>

<li>TEXAS is 14-3 (+13.9 Units) against the money line vs. AL teams allowing 3.7 or less runs/game on the season over the last 3 seasons. The average score was TEXAS 6.2, OPPONENT 4.4 - (Rating = 3*)

<b><i>CLEVELAND at CHI WHITE SOX</b></i>

<li>CHI WHITE SOX are 30-10 (+16.5 Units) against the money line in home games vs. terrible power teams - averaging 0.75 or less HR's/game over the last 3 seasons. The average score was CHI WHITE SOX 5.5, OPPONENT 3.7 - (Rating = 1*)

<b><i>DETROIT at KANSAS CITY</b></i>

<li>KANSAS CITY is 16-3 OVER (+12.9 Units) vs. a very good bullpen whose ERA is 3.33 or better over the last 2 seasons. The average score was KANSAS CITY 5.9, OPPONENT 6.3 - (Rating = 3*)

<b><i>MINNESOTA at OAKLAND</b></i>

<li>OAKLAND is 16-5 UNDER (+10.1 Units) in home games vs. an AL team with an on base percentage of .345 or better over the last 2 seasons. The average score was OAKLAND 2.8, OPPONENT 4.5 - (Rating = 1*)

<b><i>LA ANGELS at SEATTLE</b></i>

<li>LA ANGELS are 15-5 (+10.1 Units) against the money line vs. an AL team with an on base percentage .320 or worse this season. The average score was LA ANGELS 4.7, OPPONENT 4.0 - (Rating = 1*)


MLB: Phillies and Dodgers NLCS Betting Preview
2009-10-16

The 2009 National League Championship Series is a rematch of the 2008 version, and for this year, it is the Dodgers that are expec online bingo ted to avenge their loss and bring the pennant back to Los Angeles. They are a -120 series favorite at Sportsbook.com. Of course, there are also numerous other team, player, game & series betting options to consider. Read on for a preview of the NLCS then head on over to the LIVE ODDS page to examine all the available wagering opportunities.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were dismissed in five games by the eventual World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies last October and believe they have advantages 12 months later in their favor. Though the Dodgers lack a true No.1 ace, manager Joe Torre is confident he can matchup with the Phillies better by mixing and matching to situations and still have added depth to turn to a pitcher that was a starter during the regular season if his chosen starter struggles early.

In last year’s NLCS, Los Angeles started five right-hand pitchers. Expect to see lefties Clayton Kershaw and Randy Wolf in the first four games as starting pitchers to hopefully combat Philly sluggers Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. Torre is still contemplating who the other starters will be, but rest assured he will put Los Angeles in the best position to win the series based on his history.

On offense, a year’s experience should be invaluable to L.A. Last year they were loose in sweeping the Cubs, but everyone but Manny Ramirez puckered up once the next round came about. Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp are the two most likely keys for the Dodgers offense; however the bottom of the order can also play an important role and Torre likes the experience from players like Casey Blake to deliver.

This is the Dodgers eighth NLCS and first back-to-back in 31 years. Ironically, exactly half of their appearances in this round of the postseason have been against Philadelphia.

The Phillies are looking to make a historical statement with visions of becoming the first NL team to win back-to-back World Series since the 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds. Philadelphia in fact is the first National League team to make consecutive appearances in the NLCS since Atlanta in 1995-96. It’s hard to fathom the Phillies will shutdown like St. Louis did against the Dodgers in the first round, since they led the league in home runs, scoring and most extra bases hits. The quartet of Raul Ibanez, Jayson Werth, Howard and Utley were the first group of Phillies to hit 30 or more home runs in a season.

Look for Cole Hamels to be the Game 1 starter. Though the lefty has not been nearly as effective as last season, he’s rested and loves pitching at Dodger Stadium. In three starts in L.A., Hamels has pitched 23 innings, allowing three runs on 15 hits, striking out 17 and walking just five batters. In his career he is 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA facing Los Angeles hitters.

Expect manager Charley Manuel to save Cliff Lee for Game 3 at home, which gives him ample rest and also makes him available for Game 7 on normal rest if needed. Manuel will piece together the rest of rotation and expect Chan Ho Park to be added to the bullpen.

Based on the body of work, the Dodgers have distinct edge in the bullpen. Jonathan Broxton and George Sherrill have been lights out for opposing teams for six weeks. Though Brad Lidge picked up two saves in the NLDS, it was out of necessity, not desire. The skipper Manuel had used up all other options in both situations and played the percentages in utilizing Lidge and escaped both times. Has last season’s most dominant closer regained enough confidence to be called upon again? Only Manuel knows with fingers crossed inside his pockets.

Offensive – National League
Runs scored Dodgers 4th Philadelphia 1st
Home Runs Dodgers 11th Philadelphia 1st
Slugging Ptc. Dodgers 7th Philadelphia 1st
Walks Dodgers 4th Philadelphia 7th
On base Ptc. Dodgers 1st Philadelphia 8th

Pitching & Defense
ERA Dodgers 1st Philadelphia 5th
Bullpen ERA Dodgers 1st Philadelphia 9th
Strikeouts Dodgers 2nd Philadelphia 9th
Walks Dodgers 8th Philadelphia 2nd
On base Ptc. Dodgers 1st Philadelphia 7th
Putouts Dodgers 1st Philadelphia 4th
Errors Dodgers 4th Philadelphia 2nd

Key Numbers- The Dodgers won the season series 4-3 and are 9-5 at home against the Phillies and 4-8 in the City of Brotherly Love the last three years. Los Angeles is among the best teams in baseball at home with 52-31 record and is 71-47 against RH starters. Torre’s club was only average in games decided by three or less runs with 59-51 record. Though playing in a weak division, the Dodgers are 20-6 vs. NL teams scoring 4.8 or more runs a game on the season. The Phillies were tied with the Angels for the best road record during the regular season at 48-33 and picked up two more wins in Colorado. Conventional wisdom has the Phillies being stymied against left-hand pitching; however a deep and versatile lineup is 29-16 against port-siders. The Phils have been much better in closer contests with a 56-41 record with games decided by three or less runs.

Sportsbook.com Series Odds: Dodgers -120, Phillies Even


MLB: Thursday Baseball is about Trendy Facts
2009-07-31

With a dozen encounters on the Major League Baseball docket, the schedule has several afternoon affairs, which doesn’t leave much Botas Moto time to snoop around and dig up quality facts. Instead we all have to cut to the chase, make decisions, then keep our fingers crossed we made the right ones. Take a gander at today’s most important games on Thursday. Get the latest key info and betting numbers on the LIVE ODDS, BETTING TRENDS, and TEAM STATISTICS pages.

Double Dip at Citi Field

Because Colorado (54-46, +6.8 units) and the New York Mets (48-51, -3.7 units) were rained out last evening, “It’s let’s play two” at Citi Field. The opening game has Johan Santana (11-8, 3-12 ERA) against Jason Hammel (5-5, 4.28), which will be followed by Jonathon Neise (1-0, 4.08) matching pitches with the Rockies Jose De La Rosa (8-7, 4.78). The Mets are in position to make it six straight wins by the end of the day, if they can continue to score runs. The Mets have totaled 29 runs in last four contests, while the normally potent Colorado offense has scored 25 runs in losing four of last six. The Mets are favored in the opener behind Santana, but underdogs in the nightcap. New York has won 20 of 22 against the Rocks at whatever has been home.

Red Sox wasting opportunities

The All-Star break is thought to be a time players can be rejuvenated and prepare for the second half of the season. Unfortunately, Boston (58-42, +1) baseball backers and bettors are waiting impatiently for the Red Sox to return. Since the break, Boston is 4-8, has fallen out of first place in the AL East with a mixture of either poor hitting or poor pitching, depending on the game. Boston will attempt to salvage a series tie with Oakland (43-57, -6.9) this afternoon and are humongous -340 money line favorites at Sportsbook.com, with total Ov9. Among the reasons for Red Sox to be such huge chalk is Jon Lester is 16-1 in home games in the second half of the season over the last three seasons. (Red Sox Record) If you as the sports bettor are looking for the longest of long shots, consider the A’s have averaged 6.9 runs per game in last 10 and are respectable 11-9 as +150 or higher road underdogs.

Cubs try to stay close

The Chicago Cubs (53-46, -2.1) are in hot pursuit of St. Louis for first place it the NL Central and could stay on the Cardinals wing and create distance from third place Houston with a win. After a dismal first half of hitting, the Cubs bats have come alive in the second half, leading the charge for Chicago to win 10 of 13. In those 13 contests, they scored five runs or more 10 times, with Alfonso Soriano and Aramis Ramirez leading the way. The Cubs are -190 home favorites facing Houston retread Russ Ortiz (3-5, 4.75). The Astros (51-50, +1.9) are trying to squeeze whatever they can out of number of elderly starters like Ortiz and they will face a Cubs squad that is 10-0 at Wrigley Field after scoring eight runs or more this season.

Dodgers in the dumps

Los Angeles (62-39, +16) had not lost three games in a row all season and now they have dropped four straight after 3-2 marathon loss. Among the reasons the Dodgers hadn’t lost this many games consecutively, they hadn’t played in St. Louis (56-48, +1) this season. With last night’s 15-inning defeat, the Dodgers are 0-3 in the series and 2-11 at the newer Busch Stadium. Hiroki Kuroda (3-5, 4.57), will try and change the Dodgers luck, however they are only 26-45 after scoring two runs or less three straight games. Cardinals’ pitchers have allowed three runs in the series and Kyle Lohse (4-6, 4.35 ERA) will try to keep L.A. in check, though he’s 1-6 with a 5.44 ERA in his last nine starts. The Redbirds are -110 favorites to complete the four game sweep.





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