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Thursday, September 29, 2011

MLB Picks, September 30th

The American League kicks off the 2011 MLB playoffs with the Rays visiting Texas and the Tigers traveling to Yankee Stadium. I think both games are worth a peek.

$15 on Texas (Wilson) over Tampa Bay (Niemann), -1.5 @ +$135

Wilson is 16-7, 2.94 ERA on the year and 2-0 against the Rays. Niemann is 11-7, 4.06. Both clubs finished the season hot, with the Rays winning their last five and the Rangers winning six straight and 14 of their last 16. Both teams feature solid pitching, but the Rangers have more firepower at the plate, which should be enough to win the game.
$20 on Detroit (Verlander) over NY Yankees (Sabathia) @ +$120

I like the Tigers as a dog here. Verlander is 24-5, 2.40 ERA on the season, and is even better on the highway, sporting a 14-2 record. Sabathia is no slouch, going 19-8, 3.00 this year. The Yankees have dropped 4 straight, but didn't have anything to play for this week, so i don't put a whole lot of stock in that number. The Tigers have won 4 in a row and 30 of their last 39. That ain't bad. Look for the Tigers to upset the Pinstripers in the opener.

Starting Bankroll         $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                     $67.00
Current Bankroll          $1,567.00

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!

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