Pirates-Marlins Odds Preview

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A winning streak will be on the line for the Florida Marlins on Friday when they battle the Pittsburgh Pirates at LandShark Stadium.
The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Charlie Morton in this game. Morton has a 0-1 record and a 4.09 ERA this season.
It’ll be Chris Volstad toeing the rubber for the Marlins in this contest. Righthander Volstad is 5-7 with a 4.63 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Marlins listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Pirates were defeated 9-8 in 10 innings by the Mets last time out, as -150 favorites. That game’s 17 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
Garrett Jones hit a solo home run and drove in three runs for the Pirates. Matt Capps surrendered the winning run and was tagged with the loss.
The Marlins rallied with two runs in the eighth inning as they defeated the Nationals 5-3 for a sweep of the three-game series on Wednesday, as -170 favorites. That game’s eight runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (8).
Cody Ross went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBIs. Dan Meyer earned the win in relief, and Leo Nunez closed out the ninth with his fourth save.
Current streak:
Pittsburgh has lost 2 straight games.
Florida has won 3 straight games.
Team records:
Pittsburgh: 36-43 SU
Florida: 41-39 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Florida most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Washington are 9-1
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Florida
Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Florida
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Florida is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Next up:
Florida home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 4

 

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Mariners-Red Sox Odds Preview

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The Seattle Mariners and the Boston Red Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Fenway Park.
The Mariners will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Felix Hernandez in this game. Hernandez has a 8-3 record and a 2.54 ERA this season.
It’ll be Tim Wakefield toeing the rubber for the Red Sox in this contest. Righthander Wakefield is 10-3 with a 4.18 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Mariners, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Mariners banged out 12 hits and scored an 8-4 victory over the Yankees to aovid a three-game sweep on Thursday, as +260 underdogs. That game’s 12 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).
Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Russell Branyan went deep for a two-run dinger. Miguel Batista tossed two scoreless innings to earn the win.
Julio Lugo hit a game-winning single in the top of the 11th inning on Wednesday, as the Red Sox defeated the Orioles 6-5. The Red Sox won that game as -155 favorites, and the 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9).
Kevin Youkilis belted a two-run homer, and Rocco Baldelli drove in two runs for the Red Sox. Ramon Ramirez improved to 5-2 with the win in relief, and Jonathan Papelbon earned his 20th save.
Team records:
Seattle: 40-38 SU
Boston: 48-30 SU
Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle’s last 12 games when playing Boston
Seattle is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Seattle is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston
Seattle is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games at home
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Boston is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Seattle
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Seattle
Next up:
Boston home to Seattle, Saturday, July 4

 

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Cardinals-Reds Lines Preview

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The division rival St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Great American Ball Park.
Joel Pineiro will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Pineiro is 6-9 this season with a 3.44 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Homer Bailey who starts for the Reds. Righthander Bailey is 1-0 with a 8.68 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Cardinals defeated the Giants 5-2 on Thursday, as -145 favorites. That game’s seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9).
Ryan Ludwick went 2-for-4 at the plate and drove in a pair of runs to lift the Cardinals. Todd Wellemeyer fanned six batters and allowed just two runs over 7 1-3 innings for the win.
Joey Votto singled in the winning run in the 10th inning to lift the Reds to a 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Thursday, as -130 favorites. That game’s five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).
Chris Dickerson had two hits and drove in one run for the Reds. Francisco Cordero tossed a scoreless 10th inning to pick up the win.
Current streak:
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.
Cincinnati has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
St. Louis: 43-38 SU
Cincinnati: 39-38 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati’s last 11 games when playing St. Louis
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Next up:
Cincinnati home to St. Louis, Saturday, July 4

 

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Athletics-Indians Lines Preview

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The Oakland Athletics and the Cleveland Indians will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Progressive Field.
The Athletics will give the ball to starter Trevor Cahill in this one. Righthander Cahill is 5-6 this season with a 4.23 ERA.
Cahill’s opponent in this one will be David Huff. The Indians lefthander has a 6.26 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Indians listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Athletics, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The A’s got two-run homers from Jason Giambi and Jack Cust as they defeated the Tigers 5-1 on Wednesday, as +115 underdogs. That game’s six runs went UNDER the day’s posted over/under (7.5).
Dallas Braden allowed just five hits and one run over seven innings in getting his sixth win of the season.
The Indians were defeated 6-2 by the White Sox last time out, as -115 favorites. That game’s combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).
Grady Sizemore and Shin-Soo Choo drove in one run apiece. Jeremy Sowers allowed 11 hits and five runs over six innings in the loss.
Current streak:
Cleveland has lost 5 straight games.
Team records:
Oakland: 33-44
SU
Cleveland
: 31-49 SU
Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
Cleveland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Oakland
Next up:
Cleveland home to Oakland, Saturday, July 4

 

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Braves-Nationals Lines Preview

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The Atlanta Braves will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.
Kenshin Kawakami will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Righthander Kawakami is 4-6 this season with a 4.25 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Ross Detwiler who starts for the Nationals. Lefthander Detwiler is 0-4 with a 5.24 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Braves scored three runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Phillies 5-2 for a sweep of the three-game series on Thursday, as -140 favorites. The game’s seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8).
Casey Kotchman went 2-for-2 at the plate with a two-run homer. Mike Gonzalez earned the win in relief, and Rafael Soriano collected his seventh save.
The Nationals were defeated 5-3 by the Marlins last time out, as +150 underdogs. That game’s eight runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (8).
Josh Willingham had two hits and drove in two runs, while Julian Tavarez gave up two runs in relief and suffered the loss.
Current streak:
Atlanta has won 4 straight games.
Washington has lost 3 straight games.
Team records:
Atlanta: 38-40
SU
Washington
: 22-54 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Florida are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta’s last 13 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington’s last 14 games at home
Next up:
Washington home to Atlanta, Saturday, July 4

 

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Mets-Phillies Lines Preview

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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies meet at Citizens Bank Park.
Righthander Livan Hernandez will take the mound for the Mets to start this game. Hernandez is 5-3 this season with a 4.04 ERA.
Hernandez‘s opponent in this one will be Rodrigo Lopez. The Phillies righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Ryan Church drove in the winning run in the 10th inning to lead the Mets to a 9-8 win over the Pirates on Thursday, as +130 underdogs. That game’s 17 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
Fernando Tatis belted a two-run homer and scored four runs, and Daniel Murphy pinch hit with a two-run single for the Mets. Francisco Rodriguez tossed two innings of relief to earn the victory.
The Phillies were defeated 5-2 by the Braves last time out, as +120 underdogs. That game’s seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8).
Greg Dobbs had two hits and drove in one run. Ryan Madson gave up three hits and three runs to suffer the loss.
Current streak:
New York has won 2 straight games.
Philadelphia has lost 3 straight games.
Team records:
New York: 39-39 SU
Philadelphia: 39-37 SU
New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
NY Mets are 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Mets are 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Philadelphia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Philadelphia is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games
Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next up:
Philadelphia home to NY Mets, Saturday, July 4

 

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Brewers-Cubs Lines Preview

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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs will meet on the field at Wrigley Field on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
The Brewers will give the ball to starter Jeff Suppan in this one. Righthander Suppan is 5-6 this season with a 4.86 ERA.
The Cubs will counter Suppan with ace Carlos Zambrano. Righthander Zambrano has a 3.69 ERA to go along with a 4-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 170-moneyline favorites versus the Brewers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Derrek Lee belted two home runs, including a grand slam with seven RBIs to lead the Cubs past the Brewers 9-5 on Thursday, as -155 favorites. That game’s 14 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9).
Ryan Dempster evened his record at 5-5 on the season, allowing eight hits and four runs over 6 2-3 innings in the win.
Mike Cameron had three hits, including a two-run homer for the Brewers, who were +135 underdogs. Seth McClung gave up seven runs over 3 1-3 innings in the loss.
Current streak:
Milwaukee has lost 2 straight games.
Chicago has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
Milwaukee: 42-37
SU
Chicago
: 38-38 SU
Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Milwaukee is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Milwaukee, Saturday, July 4

 

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Blue Jays-Yankees Odds Preview

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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees meet at Yankee Stadium.
Lefthander Brian Tallet will take the mound for the Blue Jays to start this game. Tallet is 5-5 this season with a 4.33 ERA.
It’ll be AJ Burnett toeing the rubber for the Yankees in this contest. Righthander Burnett is 6-4 with a 3.93 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Ricky Romero tossed a four-hit shutout over eight innings on Wednesday, as the Blue Jays defeated the Rays 5-0. The Blue Jays won that game as +110 underdogs, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).
Adam Lind went 2-for-4 at the plate with a solo home run and two runs scored. Romero fanned seven batters and improved to 6-3 on the season.
The Yankees were doubled 8-4 by the Mariners last time out, as -320 favorites. That game’s 12 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).
Hideki Matsui belted a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs. C.C. Sabathia gave up 10 hits and six runs over 5 2-3 innings in the loss.
Team records:
Toronto: 42-38 SU
New York: 45-33 SU
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto’s last 16 games on the road
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
NY Yankees are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games when playing Toronto
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Toronto
Next up:
NY Yankees home to Toronto, Saturday, July 4

 

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Daytona Odds – Look For "Junior" In Victory Lane

By JoeDuffy.net Administrator

Wimbledon finals betting is sure to take some of the spotlight this weekend, but look out for fireworks on Saturday night, when the Sprint Cup series head to legendary Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400. Kyle Busch won last year and is one of the favorites again, but one of Daytona’s favorite sons will return for a much-needed win under the lights.

Daytona Odds – Saturday, July 4, 7:30 PM ET

Busch is rated at +700 to repeat at the Coke Zero 400, a feat last achieved by Tony Stewart in 2005 and 2006. The No.18 driver is coming off an eventful seventh-place run at New Hampshire in which he caused a big accident on one of the double-file restarts. He may have some problems finding people to draft with him, which is essential to success at restrictor-plate tracks like Daytona, as well as Talladega. However, he has three top-fives in four Daytona summer races, so betting software will obviously have his back.

Speaking of Stewart, the points leader also has Daytona odds of +700 after finishing fifth at New Hampshire. The No.14 driver has five top-10s in 10 Daytona summer races, including his back-to-back wins, and it seems that only a big wreck will derail the Stewart train.

Hendrick will be running at the front as Jeff Gordon (+800), Jimmie Johnson (+950) and Mark Martin (+1500) are all experienced plate-rack drivers. Gordon has three wins in this race, and six all-time at Daytona, and he would have beaten rookie Joey Logano at New Hampshire if not for the rain showers.

However, the Hendrick driver to watch out for when making your sports picks is Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is the Daytona betting favorite at +650. Earnhardt Jr. won this race in 2001, which was the first race at Daytona since his father died in the 500 at the beginning of the season. His finishing average of 12.4 in nine Daytona summer races is fourth among active drivers, but the guys in front of him (David Ragan, Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch) have combined to make nine summer trips to the 2.5-mile superspeedway. He’s arguably the best plate racer in NASCAR, and despite a disappointing 27th-place finish in the 500, Earnhardt Jr. won one of the qualifying duels, and he finished second at Talladega. Take “Junior’s” Daytona odds this weekend.

 

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