MLB Betting – Tuesday Baseball Picks

September 1 means college football betting begins in many bettors’ eyes, but let’s not forget that it also means the MLB pennant races are coming down to the wire. Let’s make a few baseball picks for tomorrow’s games.

San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies
Jonathan Sanchez (6-10, 4.27) vs Cole Hamels (7-8, 4.52)
Tuesday, September 1, 7:05 p.m. ET

Few pitchers should be more excited about September than Cole Hamels. September is his best career month; he’s 6-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 88 strikeouts over 80 September innings. Though his career ERA against the Giants is over 5.00, he’s 3-1 against them and he seems to be rounding into form when it counts. Jonathan Sanchez held the Phillies to two runs in his lone start against them this season, but they’re still a tough matchup for him. He walks too many batters and he’s 2-8 with a 4.81 ERA on the road this season. Bet on the Phillies Tuesday night.

Online betting pick: Phillies

Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays
Jon Lester (10-7, 3.60) vs Andy Sonnanstine (6-7, 6.61)
Tuesday, September 1, 7:05 p.m. ET

If you want a steal in your Tuesday baseball picks, this is it. Some bettors will tell you that Andy Sonnanstine, even though he stunk before getting sent to the minors for two months, is still 5-0 at home and has handled the Red Sox well this season. They’ll also tell you that Jon Lester struggles against Tampa, sporting an 8.22 ERA over three starts against them in 2009. However, all three of Lester’s starts against the Rays came in April or May, when his monthly ERAs were 5.40 and 5.86. He’s ERAs in the three months to follow: 1.85, 2.60, 2.41. He’s become one of baseball’s best pitchers and this new, improved Lester should handle the Tampa offense just fine. Don’t you think the Red Sox can muster some run support against Andy frigginSonnantstine? Betting services recommend the Red Sox.

Online betting pick: Red Sox

Football Picks: MNF Handicapping Selections

The betting odds preview of the Monday Night Football game between the Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans is up.

Now here is the objective rundown of the biggest NFL picks.

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The Center of the Handicapping Universe passed on the side last night, but nails the total on Denver over. That makes us 17-7 in the NFL the last 25 (déjà vu) including 9-2 the last 11. Detroit Saturday the NFL Preseason Game of the Year among them.

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2009 SEC Preview From Football Handicapping Standpoint

As stated before, preseason college football publications do have some handicapping value, but only the sharp players know what the worth is from a handicapping standpoint. In short, we compare the preseason consensus to the sportsbook odds to isolate overvalued and undervalued teams.

Alabama is the overwhelming favorite in both the consensus and college football futures odds. Eight of 12 magazines project the Crimson Tide to win the division, with a ninth projecting a tie. The oddsmakers have them at 5/4 faves.

The oddsmakers have Ole Miss the second favorites at 19/10, just a small notch above LSU at 2/1. However, the annuals cumulative has the two flip-flopped by a small margin. While the oddsmakers have Arkansas and Auburn each at 13/2, the compilation has Arkansas the better team. Mississippi State is the unanimous doormat.

We rate LSU -1 meaning slightly overvalued and Ole Miss +1 at marginally undervalued in the oddsmakers eyes.

Florida is an eye-popping 2/17 at Bodog to win the SEC West, followed by Georgia at 5/1 and South Carolina at 8/1. Tennessee is 12/1.

However, the hacks have Vol Nation a comfortable third behind the Gators and Bulldogs, and South Carolina is a distant fourth.

Rocky Top is +2 on our cheat sheet, the Gamecocks -2 on the value meter.

While the magazines have Vanderbilt and Kentucky closely rated, the linesmaker has the Wildcats at 25/1 and the Commodores at 50/1. Vanderbilt is +1, Kentucky -2 on our assessment scale. Value ratings are -3/+3.

For more information: The best college football picks against the betting line in college football, plus exclusive betting previews, college football injuries are on the Network.





NFL Betting ESPN Odds: Vikings vs. Texans MNF

The Minnesota Vikings play the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football. The ESPN NFL odds have Houston -3.5 even at BetUs Sportsbook or -3 -115 at Bet Online with a total of 38.5.

The Vikings have a newly acquired QB by the name of Brett Favre. He is expected to play the entire first half.

Minnesota entered the weekend with the fewest turnovers and fewest points given up in the preseason at zero and 16 respectively.

Most of the Texans starters will play three quarters tonight. Houston will look to tighten up a defense that was torched for 173 yards and 6.4 yards per carry last week. Journeyman Mike Bell got 10 carries for 100 yards. Now they face last year’s NFL leading rusher Adrian Peterson.

According to Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, “several” starting positions are still up for grabs.

Vikings sack artist Jared Allen is probable after missing last week with a sprained ankle.

Former Texans QB starter Sage Rosenfels is probable after missing last week. Rosenfels started five games each of the last two years when starter Matt Schaub got hurt. He is battling Tarvaris Jackson for the No. 2 spot behind Favre.

They are expected to split time in the second half, with Jackson playing the third, Rosenfels the fourth. “Sounds like a lot of passes,” says Bob Warner of NFL betting blog says, perhaps implying the second half over is looking good at the sportsbooks.

Another motivation for Houston is they are considered a playoff contender, but they need to come out of the gates quicker, so this may be an extra important dress rehearsal. They are 10-5 straight up in December under Gary Kubiak, but only 3-9 in September.

Minnesota WR Bernard Berrian is questionable to doubtful. TE Jim Kleinsasser is likely out.

Top expert pick on this game: The Center of the Handicapping Universe passed on the side, but nails the total. That makes us 17-7 in the NFL the last 25 (déjà vu) including 9-2 the last 11. Detroit Saturday the NFL Preseason Game of the Year among them.

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Astros vs Cubs Baseball Betting

The division rival Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Wrigley Field.
The Astros will trot ace Roy Oswalt out to the mound in this one. Righthander Oswalt has a 7-5 record and a 3.86 ERA this season.
Oswalt’s opponent in this one will be Rich Harden. The Cubs righthander has a 4.06 ERA to go along with a 8-7 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Astros lost to Arizona 4-3 as a +125 underdog on Sunday. The seven runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (7.5).
Lance Berkman drove in two runs for Houston and Wandy Rodriguez allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings.
The Cubs lost to the Mets 4-1 as a -260 favorite on Sunday. The five runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (8.5).
Aramis Ramirez drove in the Cubs only run and Carlos Zambrano surrendered three earned runs on 11 hits in 3 1-3 innings.
Current streak:
Houston has lost 3 straight games.
Team records:
Houston: 62-68
: 65-63 SU
Houston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Houston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
Chi Cubs are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing Houston
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 9 games
Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Houston, Tuesday, September 1


Barclays Golf Morning Line; UFC 102

Bettors are checking out the UFC 102 live stream and sportsbooks will go over the results, while the purists will watch the Little League World Series live.

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: The Red Sox face the Blue Jays’ ace, the Phillies try to top the Braves, and the NFL preseason spotlight shines on Denver.

Tiger Woods odds…

Tiger Woods is now 7/1 in the revised odds to win the 2009 Barclays Liberty National Golf Club. On the morning line, Steve Marino is 9/4 and Paul Goydos is 11/5. See all the golf odds.

Bloodbath for sportsbooks…

The top NFL handicapper of all-time is GodsTips and they nailed the NFL Preseason Game of the Year. It’s insane how good the NFL specialists are. Center of the Handicapping Universe is 16-7 including 8-2 the last 10 in the NFL. The Preseason Game of the Year on Detroit, an underdog, wins outright.  

The strongest NFL preseason release by Stevie Vincent ever was on the Titans and Cavaliers over. The world’s best handicappers are having an even better year than usual, but luckily for the sportsbooks, the sharps are having a horrid year. There is a reason why sharps win more while squares lose more than ever.

Colliding on the gridiron . . .

The lone NFL preseason game on Sunday is a good one – the Bears and new quarterback Jay Cutler will travel to Denver to take on the Broncos. The oddsmakers have the Broncos pegged as 2.5-point home favorites for Sunday’s game, even though they are 0-2 so far during the preseason. Cutler’s Bears enter the game at 1-1, as they beat the Giants 17-3 in Week 2 exhibition action. Cutler went 8-of-13 for 121 yards passing and a touchdown for Chicago that day.

Meeting up on the diamond . . .

It’ll be Jair Jurrjens (10-8, 2.91 ERA) vs. Joe Blanton (8-6, 3.88 ERA) as the Braves meet the Phillies on Sunday Night Baseball this week. Righthander Jurrjens had to settle for a no-decision against the Padres last time out, allowing just one earned run over his 7 2-3 innings of work. Righthander Blanton is coming off a no-decision as well; he gave up three earned runs over six innings against the Pirates last time out. Philadelphia is 2-3 over Blanton’s last five starts.

Also on tap in the National League on Sunday: the Dodgers at Cincinnati, San Diego at Florida, Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Washington at St. Louis, the Mets at the Cubs, Houston at Arizona, and Colorado at San Francisco. Jason Hammel (8-7, 4.43 ERA) will take on Matt Cain (12-4, 2.39 ERA) in that last matchup. Righthander Hammel has given up three or fewer earned runs in each of his last five outings. Righthander Cain hasn’t been able to pick up a victory since July 24.

Meanwhile, Roy Halladay (13-7, 3.03 ERA) will pitch at Fenway Park on Sunday against the Red Sox and Jon Lester (10-7, 3.60 ERA). Righthander Halladay was knocked around by Tampa Bay last time out (seven earned runs in six innings), and he was beaten by the BoSox on August 19. Lefthander Lester has given up three or fewer earned runs in nine of his past 10 trips to the mound. Lester got an easy win over the Jays on August 20, allowing one earned run over eight innings.

Elsewhere on Sunday’s American League schedule it’ll be the White Sox at the Yankees, Cleveland at Baltimore, Texas at Minnesota, Oakland at the Angels, Kansas City at Seattle, and Tampa Bay at Detroit. The Rays will give the ball to righthander Jeff Niemann (12-5, 3.87 ERA) in that contest, while the Tigers send righthander Justin Verlander (14-7, 3.38 ERA) to the mound. Verlander is coming off a shaky win over the Angels, surrendering four earned runs over 5 2-3 innings.

Roaring around the track . . .

The drivers of Formula 1 will remain in Europe this weekend for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. Rubens Barrichello took the checkered flag last time out, winning the European Grand Prix in Spain. Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen finished second and third at that event, while points leader Jenson Button was seventh. Button now has a 72-54 lead on Barrichello in the drivers championship.

Tipping off on the hardwood  . . .

Finally, it’s Minnesota at Washington, Chicago at New York, and Connecticut at Los Angeles in WNBA action on Sunday. The Sparks fell to 14-14 straight-up and 14-14 against-the-spread on the season with a 98-90 loss to Phoenix in their last contest. Los Angeles was missing guards Kristi Harrower and Candace Parker in that defeat due to personal reasons; Parker is expected to be back in action on Sunday. Los Angeles was beaten 82-71 by Connecticut on the road on July 14.

Bears-Broncos NFL Handicapping Info

Oh intangibles handicappers will love this one. Former Broncos QB Jay Cutler returns to his lovelorn team. It marks the home debut of head coach Josh McDaniels who jilted Cutler and Kyle Orton, his replacement. Pro Bowl WR Brandon Marshall has been suspended for acting like a jackass. Last year he has 104 receptions. Denver has zero takeaways and six turnovers in the preseason so far.

The Bears will be facing a 3-4 defense when they open against Green Bay, so this game is the perfect dress rehearsal for them at it’s the same scheme employed by Denver.

Look for Chicago to air it out as offensive coordinator Ron Turner admitted he will call plays to learn who will win the No. 3 and 5 receiver spots. 

New Broncos S Brian Dawkins will get his first action of the year. Dawk is a seven-time Pro Bowler. Broncos regulars will play into the third quarter.

For Denver, RBs LaMont Jordan and Knowshown Moreno both missed practice time, so Correll Buckhalter and Peyton Hills will be their top running backs.

Chicago has allowed a generous 121 rushing yards per game in the preseason so far, but Denver has gotten just 3.5 yards per carry.

Top expert pick on this game: The founder of revolutionary forensic sports handicapping Stevie Vincent has the biggest side and the greatest NFL service ever GodsTips, the total at the home of the best NFL handicappers 


Vikings vs Texans Football Betting Odds

The Minnesota Vikings and the Houston Texans will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Reliant Stadium.
Oddsmakers currently have the Texans listed as 3-point favorites versus the Vikings, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Tarvaris Jackson threw two TD passes as the Vikings won their second straight preseason game last time out, defeating the Chiefs 17-13. The Vikings covered the 3-point spread, while the 30 points fell UNDER the posted total of 37.
The Texans were defeated 38-14 by the Saints last time out, as 3-point favorites. The game’s combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 39.
Team records:
Minnesota: 10-6 SU, 6-10 ATS
Houston: 8-8 SU, 9-7 ATS
Next up:
Minnesota home to Dallas, Friday, September 4
Houston at Tampa Bay, Friday, September 4


Bears vs Bronos Football Betting

The Chicago Bears and the Denver Broncos will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at INVESCO Field at Mile High.
Oddsmakers currently have the Broncos listed as 3-point favorites versus the Bears, while the game’s total is sitting at 38.
The Bears defense held off a mighty New York offense for a 17-3 win over the Giants last time out. The Bears covered the 3-point spread, and the teams played UNDER the posted total of 35.
The Broncos were defeated 27-13 by the Seahawks last time out, as 3-point underdogs. The 40 points made it OVER the posted total of 37.
Team records:
Chicago: 9-7 SU, 6-8-2 ATS
Denver: 8-8 SU, 4-11-1 ATS
Next up:
Chicago home to Cleveland, Thursday, September 3
Denver home to Arizona, Thursday, September 3