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Thursday, July 31, 2014

MLB Picks, July 31st

Two games are worth a peek on today's MLB line up.

$15 @ -150 on ChiCubs (Arrieta) over Colorado (Hernandez)
Arrieta is 4-1 with a 1.96 ERA in his last 8 trips to the bump. Hernendez is making his first start this season. Last year he was 3-3 with a 6.83 in 12 starts. The Cubs have won 2 of their last 3 and the Rockies have lost 3 of 4.
$19 @ -190 on LA Dodgers (Kershaw) over Atlanta (Teheran)
Kershaw is 9-0 with a 0.94 ERA in his last 10 starts. Teheran is 6-5 with a 4.09 on the highway this season. The Dodgers have won 5 straight. Atlanta has lost 6 of their last 9 on the road.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $60.75
Current Bankroll               $1,560.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MLB Picks, July 30th

One game looks good on today's MLB menu.

$18 @ -180 on Tampa Bay (Price) over Milwaukee (Gallardo)
Price is 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last 3 starts. Gallardo has a 4.26 in his last 3 trips to the bump, but no decisions. The Rays are white hot, winning 11 of their last 12. The Brewers have lost 4 of 5.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $78.75
Current Bankroll               $1,578.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MLB Picks, July 29th

Only one game worth a peek on today's MLB schedule.

$21 @ -210 on Oakland (Samardzija) over Houston (Feldman)
Samardzija is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in his 4 starts since joining the A's from the Cubs. Lucky break for him! In his last start, he gave up a lone run in 8 innings to the Astros. Feldman is 0-3 with an 8.15 in his last three outings, including a 6 run, 5+ inning effort against Houston his last time out. Oakland has won 4 of their last 6 and the Astros broke a 5 game losing streak by besting the A's Monday.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $68.75
Current Bankroll               $1,568.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Monday, July 28, 2014

MLB Picks, July 28th

Two games on today's MLB line-up are worth a peek.

$16 @ -160 on Atlanta (Santana) over San Diego (Lane)
Santana is is 6-2 with a 3.73 ERA at home this season. Lane is making his maiden voyage on the bump for the Padres. The Braves have won 3 of their last 5 and San Diego has won 5 of 8.
$19 @ -185 on Oakland (Chavez) over Houston (Peacock)
Chavez is 2-1 with a 2.60 ERA in his last three starts. Peacock is 1-2 with a 9.31 in his last 3. The A's have won 4 of their last 5 while the Astros have dropped 5 straight. Oakland has won 7 of the 10 games between the two clubs this season.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $58.75
Current Bankroll               $1,558.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

MLB Picks, July 27th



One game is worth a peek on today's MLB menu.

$18 @ -180 on Oakland (Kazmir) over Texas (Mikolas)
Kazmir has been almost untouchable lately, posting a 3-0 record with a 0.61 ERA in his last 3 trips to the hill. Mikolas is 1-2 with a 8.29 in his last 3. The A's have won 7 of their last 10 and the Rangers have dropped 27 of 33.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $48.75
Current Bankroll               $1,548.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

MLB Picks, July 26th



Three games look good on the Saturday MLB schedule.

$19 @ -185 on LA Dodgers (Kershaw) over San Francisco (Vogelsong)
Kershaw is 11-2 with a 1.92 ERA this season. Vogelsong is 0-2 with a 4.91 in his last three outings. Both teams have won 3 of their last 5. 
$18 @ -175 on ChiSox (Sale) over Minnesota (Darnell)
Sale is 9-1 with a 2.03 ERA this year. Darnell is making his first start. The White Sox have won 5 of their last 8 while the Twins have dropped 6 of 8.
$19 @ -185 on Oakland (Gray) over Texas (Tepesch)
Gray is 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA in his last three trips to the bump. Tepesch is 0-2 with a 7.59 in his last 3. The A's have won 6 of their last 9 and the Rangers have lost 26 of 32.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $18.00
Current Bankroll               $1,518.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Texas Lottery Chronicles- Cash Extravaganza!

That's right, back by popular demand (angerisagift), it's Texas Lottery time again! This time we'll be taking a shot at the big bucks with a $5 Cash Extravaganza scratch-off ticket.

Odds of this ticket becoming a winner is 3.86-1. The top prize is $100K (800K-1 odds. VERY minus EV).

The ticket features 5 different games. In the first game, the object is to match the "Lucky Prize Amounts." Let's pull out our lucky quarter and see what happens.



Although we didn't match the top prize, we did hit for $5, so at worse we'll break even!

On to the second game.

The object in game #2 is to match one of our numbers to the "Winning Numbers" on the left side of the ticket. Let's see if we can keep the momentum headed in our direction :)



Twelve numbers and we whiffed 'em all.

Games 3,4, and 5 are all the same. We want the two amounts in each circle to match. If they do, we win that prize. Don't fail us now lucky quarter!



Too bad matching prizes in any of the circles doesn't count. That hundo would come in handy!

Cash Extravaganza wasn't a winner...but it wasn't a loser either. Guess we'll do what everyone else does and go cash this one in for another $5 ticket.

Tickets                      7
Winners                     2
Investment             $35.00
Winnings                  $15.00
Net                        ($20.00)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

MLB Picks, July 23rd

One game on today's docket is worth a peek.

$18 @ -180 on NY Yankees (McCarthy) over Texas (Lewis)
McCarthy is 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA in his two starts. Lewis is 1-2 with a 10.13 in his last 3 trips to the bump. The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6. The Rangers are 5-25 in their last 30.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $8.00
Current Bankroll               $1,508.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

MLB Picks, July 21st.

One game on today's MLB docket that's worth a gander.

$37 @ -220 on Oakland (Kazmir) over Houston (Oberholtzer)
Kazmir is 6-1 with a 1.57 ERA at home this season. Oberholtzer is 2-7 with a 4.50 this year. The A's have won 3 of their last 4 while the Astros have lost 3 of 4. Wynn has the best line.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $45.00
Current Bankroll               $1,545.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Monday, July 21, 2014

MLB Picks, July 21st

Two AL games are worth a look on today's schedule.

$17 @ -165 on NY Yankees (Greene) over Texas (Mikolas)
Greene is 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA in his two starts with the Yankees. Mikolas is 0-2 with a 10.05 in his 3 starts with the Rangers. New York has won 4 of their last 5 while Texas has lost 23 of 27.
$17 @ -165 on ChiSox (Sale) over Kansas City (Guthrie)
Sale is 8-1 with a 2.08 ERA this season. Guthrie is 0-2 with a 10.43 in his last 3 trips to the bump. The White Sox have won 3 of their last 5 and the Royals have dropped 6 of 7.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $51.50
Current Bankroll               $1,551.50

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

MLB Picks, July 20th


Three games on the Sunday line up are worth a gander.

$17 @ -170 on Pittsburgh (Locke) over Colorado (Matzek)
Locke is 1-0 with a 1.61 ERA in his last 3 trips to the bump. Matzek is 0-2 with a 5.89 in his last 3. The Rockies have dropped 4 of their last 5.
$19 @ -185 on Atlanta (Wood) over Philadelphia (Kendrick)
Wood has a tidy 2.68 ERA at home this season. Kendrick is 1-1 with a 6.87 ERA in his last 3 starts. The Braves have won 3-of 4 and the Rockies have dropped 3 of 4.
$17 @ -165 on Oakland (Gray) over Baltimore (Gausman)
Gray is 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA in his last 3 starts. Gausman is 1-1 with a 4.11 in his last 3.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $21.00
Current Bankroll               $1,521.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

MLB Picks, July 19th



One game on today's MLB schedule is worth a peek.

$34 @ -170 on Detroit (Scherzer) over Cleveland (McAllister)
Scherzer is 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last 3 starts. McAllister is 0-2 with a 13.06 in his last 3.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $55.00
Current Bankroll               $1,555.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Friday, July 18, 2014

MLB Picks, July 18th

Vacation is over and it's time to play ball! Only one worthwhile match up on today's schedule.

$16 @ -155 on Washington (Strasburg) over Milwaukee (Lohse)
Strasburg is 1-0 with a 2.21 ERA in his last 3 starts. Lohse is having a solid season, posting a 9-4 record with a 3.26 ERA. The Nationals have won 2 straight and 3 of their last 5. The Brewers have lost 11 of 13.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $71.00
Current Bankroll               $1,571.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mississippi Flush

Most of the readers of this little blog are well versed in poker. They know what beats what, which hands to play from different positions at the table, what your odds are of hitting a draw and whether the pot is giving you those odds.

If you ask any of them what is the best hand in poker, they would tell you a Royal Flush.

And they would be wrong.

The best hand in poker is a "Mississippi Flush."

"What is a Mississippi Flush?" you may ask.

Well, today is your lucky day! Not only are you going to learn what it is, you're also gonna get to hear some Texas Country from one of the old timers of the genre, Ray Wylie Hubbard.

RWH was born in Oklahoma, but got to Texas as fast as he could (1954). After 60 years in the Lone Star State, he has earned his citizenship card. He may not be the best vocalist you've ever heard, but the man knows his way around a six string.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Vegas or Bust Poker League


Our third of twelve league tournaments was held last Friday. We had a full table, with two seats to next summer's WSOP in Vegas at stake.

Taking chairs around the felt were Ollie the Accountant, Big Daddy, Philly Phanatic, Tin Man, Ranger Rick, Bobby Dee, J-Dawg, Lil' Annie Okie, Stamps, and yours truly, Lucki Duck.

Big Daddy had fallen asleep and showed up late to the party, but still managed to go out first. Philly Phanatic followed shortly after that, then Bobby Dee fell on his sword.

Ollie was next to go, then we played through several blind levels before Stamps went busto.

With blind levels reaching critical mass, Lil' Annie Okie went out in fifth. Surprisingly, the final four players traded chips a long time before I received a 4th place toe-tag when my two pair ran into a set.

I hate when that happens. :)

Tin Man captured third then J-Dawg and Ranger Rick played heads up for almost an hour before Rick took down the win.

At the 1/4 mark of the season, things are still jumbled up pretty good, but at least I'm at the top of the jumble, so that's a good thing. Hopefully I can continue to finish near the top each month and make another trip to the Rio!  

CLICK HERE for the latest standings.

Till next time, win the flips.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Cancer Returns-Update

Mom and Dad their senior year of high school.

 First of all, thank you for your e-mails, texts, and phone calls asking about Mom and offering encouragement. I greatly appreciate it.


Today is the day she begins six weeks of treatment on her stage 3 cancer. We have carefully chosen to pursue treatment after a lot of discussion. I was pretty sure she would opt for treatment. Mom's a fighter, and fighters fight.

She receives chemo every Monday and radiation five days a week. She's 85 years old and weighs 85 pounds, so obviously I am very concerned with how this is going to play out.

But, you have to admire her spunk.

Send those prayers and positive energy to central Texas.

And as my friend Josie says, "Cancer sucks."

Saturday, July 12, 2014

MLB Picks, July 12th



Two games look good on today's schedule.

$16 @ -160 on LA Angels (Weaver) over Texas (Mikolas)
Weaver is 2-0 with a 3.68 ERA in his last 3 trips to the hill, but left after 2 innings in his last start due to back problems. Mikolas has started twice this season and is 0-1 with a 12.46. The Angels have won 10 of 12 while the Rangers have dropped 19 of 22.
16 @ -155 on Baltimore (Tillman) over NY Yankees (Greene)
Tillman is 2-0 with a 2.28 ERA in his last 4 outings. Greene is making his second start, having won his first against Cleveland, limiting the Indians to 2 runs in 6 innings. The Orioles have won 9 of their last 11 and the Yankees have lost 3 of 4.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $77.00
Current Bankroll               $1,577.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Friday, July 11, 2014

MLB Picks, July 11th

Two games look good on today's schedule.

$31 @ -155 on LA Angels (Richards) over Texas (Tepesch)
Richards throws well on the road, posting a 5-1 record with a 2.04 ERA. Tepesch is 1-2 with a 4.91 in his last three starts. The Angels have won 9 of their last 11 while the Rangers have imploded, losing 18 of 21. LA is 5-2 versus Texas this season.
$15 @ -145 on San Francisco (Lincecum) over Arizona (Bolsinger)
Lincecum is 3-0 with a 0.39 ERA in his last 3 trips to the bump. Bolsinger is 1-4 with a 6.04 on foreign soil this season. The Giants have dropped 3 of their last 4 and the Diamondbacks have won 3 of 4.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $46.75
Current Bankroll               $1,546.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MLB Picks, July 10th

Only one game worth a peek on get-away day.

$16 @ -160 on Cincinnati (Bailey) over ChiCubs (Hendricks)

Bailey is 5-2 with a 3.59 ERA at home this season and is sporting a 2.01 ERA in his last three outings. Hendricks is making MLB debut; he was 10-5, 3.59 in 17 AAA starts. The Reds have won 5 straight and the Cubs have dropped 6 in a row.TheGreek.com has the best line.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $62.75
Current Bankroll               $1,562.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MLB Picks, July 9th

Only one game on the hump day docket.

$21 @ -210 on Cincinnati (Simon) over ChiCubs (Beeler)
Simon is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his last 3 starts. Beeler threw 6 innings of shut out ball in his only start. The Reds have won 4 straight and the Cubs have dropped 5 in a row.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $52.75
Current Bankroll               $1,552.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MLB Picks, July 8th

Two games on today's line up are worth a gander.

$21 @ -205 on Cincinnati (Cueto) over ChiCubs (Wood)
Cueto is 5-3 with a 1.61 ERA at home. Wood is 4-4 with a 6.16 on the highway. The Reds have won 3 of their last 4 and the Cubs have dropped 3 straight.
$14 @ -140 on NY Yankees (Tanaka) over Cleveland (Bauer)
Tanaka is 7-1 with a 2.47 ERA on foreign soil. Bauer is 0-1 with a 4.91 in his last 3 trips to the bump. Both teams are playing well, with the Yankees winning 4 of their last 5 and the Indians 4 of 6.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $56.50
Current Bankroll               $1,556.50

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Monday, July 7, 2014

MLB Picks, July 7th

Three games are worth a look on today's schedule.

$34 @ -170 on LA Angels (Weaver) over Toronto (Happ)
Weaver is 5-3 with a 2.75 ERA at home. Happ is 1-1 with a 5.30 in his last three trips to the bump. The Angels have won 6 of their last 7 while the Jays have dropped 7 of 9.
$17 @ -165 on Cincinnati (Leake) over ChiCubs (Jackson)
Leake is 2-1 with a 2.08 ERA in his last three outings. Jackson is 1-6 with a 6.06 on the highway. The Reds won 2 of 3 against Milwaukee and the Cubs have won 4 of their last 6.
$16 @ -160 on St. Louis (Wainwright) over Pittsburgh (Morton)
Wainwright is 11-4 with a 1.89 ERA this season. Morton is 2-6 with a 4.37 on foreign soil. The Cardinals have won 3 of 5 and the Pirates have won 6 of 7.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $16.25
Current Bankroll               $1,516.25

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Vegas or Bust Poker League


It's been a busy month around the Duck household, and I realized I haven't posted June's tournament results. Our July tournament is this Friday, so I thought I better get with it if I was going to say anything about last month's.

The tournament was the night before my trip to Las Vegas, so it had been a busy day at work, trying to tie up all the loose ends before taking a week's vacation. I didn't have time to go home before the tournament started, so I headed straight to Tin Man's to pitch some cards, knowing I would have to pack when I got home.

Long day.

J-Dawg had another engagement and missed the tournament, which would normally kill you, but we drop the two lowest scores of each player at the end of the league so a miss won't wipe out your chances.

As I mentioned earlier, the tournament happened several weeks ago, so the hand details have pretty much escaped me, but I do remember a couple.

Philly Phanatic was the first to go, followed by Big Daddy. Bobby Dee went out early, but the rest of us stuck around a while before Ollie the Accountant finally fell on his sword.

Tin Man, who won the first tournament was next, then Stamps let his stack get very short and had to push with a weak ace and was out kicked by a bigger one when the dealing was done.

Ranger Rick played well, but ran into some bad luck late when he called my push and flipped over A-Q, which was well ahead of my 6-4 soooted. I know 6-4 sounds like a bad play, but I was the short stack (5 BB) and felt like I would have a lot of outs if called. I flopped two pair and then boated on the river, crippling Rick, who received his toe-tag on the very next hand.

That left Lil' Annie Okie and I heads up, which is interesting only because we won the two WSOP seats last year.

The blinds were big and we traded chips without seeing too many flops. Annie pushed with K-J and I called with pocket nines. Annie thought she had won the hand when she paired her jack on the river, but quickly realized that the jack had given me a straight.

Sometimes it's better to be lucky lucki than good :)

I have a first and a second place finish in our first two tourneys, which gets me out of the gate in good shape. Hopefully, I'll be able to make a strong showing again Friday.

CLICK HERE for the current standings.

Till next time, win the flips.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

MLB Picks, July 6th

 


A couple games look good on today's menu.

$16 @ -160 on Atlanta (Wood) over Arizona (Miley)
Leftie Wood is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last 3 starts. Miley is 3-6 with a 4.61 this season. The Braves have won 9 straight while the Diamondbacks have dropped 5 of 6.
$19 @ -185 on LA Angels (Richards) over Houston (McHugh)
Richards is 9-2 with a 2.81 ERA this season. McHugh is 0-3 with a 3.79 ERA in his last 3 starts. The Angels have won 5 of their last 6. The Astros have lost 6 straight.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $22.00
Current Bankroll               $1,522.00

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Friday, July 4, 2014

MLB Picks, July 4th

 


Three games are worth a peek on today's busy holiday line up.

$18 @ -175 on Pittsburgh (Cole) over Philadelphia (Hernandez)
Cole is 6-4 with a 4.02 ERA this season. Hernandez is 3-7 with a 4.26. The Pirates have won 9 of their last 12 while the Phillies have dropped 7 of 9.
$20 @ -200 on LA Dodgers (Kershaw) over Colorado (Jurrjens)
Kershaw is 6-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last 6 starts and hasn't given up a run in 28 innings. Jurrjens is making his first start. The Dodgers have won 14 of their last 20 and the Rockies have lost 15 of 17.
$16 @ -160 on Boston (Lester) over Baltimore (Gonzales)
Lester is 2-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last 3 starts. Gonzales is 1-1 with a 6.14 in his last 3. The Red Sox have won Lester's last 4 starts. The Orioles have won 11 of their last 16.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          $1.75
Current Bankroll               $1,501.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

MLB Picks, July 3rd

Two games look worthwhile on today's short schedule.

$35 @ -175 on Detroit (Scherzer) over Tampa Bay (Bedard)
Scherzer is 5-1 with a 3.94 ERA at home. Leftie Bedard is 1-1 with a 5.51 in his last 3 starts. Both teams are hot, with the Tigers winning 9 of their last 11 and the Rays 7 of 8. Detroit is 17-8 against southpaws this season.
$31 @ -155 on Oakland (Gray) over Toronto (Dickey)
Gray is 7-3 with a 3.20 ERA this year. Dickey is 1-5 with a 4.83 on the highway. The A's have lost 3 straight and the Jays have dropped 3 of their last 5.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          ($38.25)
Current Bankroll               $1,461.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

MLB Picks, July 2nd

Three games look interesting on today's schedule.

$21 on Washington (Fister) [-1.5 @ -105] over Colorado (Matzek)
Fister is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA at home this season. Matzek is 0-2 with a 4.96 in his last 3 trips to the hill. The Nationals have won 3 straight while the Rockies have dropped 12 of 14.
$15 @ -150 on Baltimore (Tillman) over Texas (Mikolas)
Tillman is 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA when eating home cookin'. Mikolas is making his first start, but was 3-1 at AAA. The Orioles won the first two games of the series, outscoring the Rangers 15-4. Texas has lost 10 of their last 12.
$15 @ -145 on LA Dodgers (Ryu) over Cleveland (Bauer)
Southpaw Ryu is 9-4 with a 3.12 ERA this season. Bauer is 0-3 with a 5.64 on foreign soil this year. The Dodgers have won 6 of their last 8 and the Indians have dropped 6 of 9. Cleveland is 10-16 against lefties.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          ($12.25)
Current Bankroll               $1,487.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

MLB Picks, July 1st

Looks like LA is the pick 'o the day.

$16 @ -160 on LA Angels (Richards) over ChiSox (Noesi)
Richards is 8-2 with a 2.76 ERA this season and is 4-0 with a 1.05 in his last 5 starts. Noesi is 2-5 with a 5.07 ERA this year and is 1-3 with a 5.54 at home. The Angels have won 6 of their last 8 and are 3-0 versus the White Sox this season. Chicago has won 3 straight.
$16 @ -160 on LA Angels (Weaver) over ChiSox (Carroll)
Weaver is 8-6 with a 3.33 ERA this season, but has stepped up his game lately, going 1-0 with a 1.20 in his last 2 starts. Carroll is 0-4 with a 9.38 ERA in his last 5 outings. The Angels have won 6 of their last 8 and are 3-0 versus the White Sox this season. Chicago has won 3 straight. 
$15 @ -150 on LA Dodgers (Buckett) over Cleveland (Masterson)
Beckett is 3-1 with a 1.33 ERA in his last 4 trips to the bump. Masterson is 0-1 with a 7.62 in his last 3. The Dodgers have won 3 straight anr 6 of their last 7. The Indians have dropped 3 of 4.
Starting Bankroll              $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                          ($17.25)
Current Bankroll               $1,482.75

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at you own risk.

Good luck!