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Saturday, August 18, 2012

MLB Picks, August 18th

Two late games on tap tonight that look good.

$15 on Arizona (Corbin) over  Houston (Lyles) -1 1/2 @ -$105
Pat Corbin takes the ball for the Diamondbacks in Houston. Corbin is 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA in his last three trips to the bump. The Astros counter with Jordan Lyles, who is 2-9 with a 5.47 ERA this season. In his last eight starts Lyles is 0-5 with a 7.74 ERA and has a career 10.12 ERA against Arizona.  Houston has struggled mightily over the last few weeks, going 4-13 in their last 17 games. The D-Backs are 4-0 versus the Astros this year.
$10 on Oakland (Colon) over Cleveland (Kluber) -1 1/2 @ +$130
Bartolo Colon gets the nod for the A's tonight, bringing a 3-1 record with a 2.39 ERA in his last four starts to the tilt. Corey Kluber is 0-1 with an 8.56 ERA this season and hashad a rough go of it in enemy territory, posting a hefty 12.46 ERA. Oakland is 17-7 in their last 24 home games while the Tribe is 4-15 in their last 19 games.

MGM Mirage has the best price on this one.
Starting Bankroll           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                     $ 275.50
Current Bankroll            $1,775.50

Action is considered dead unless both listed pitchers start.

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Good luck!

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