Chicago Cubs -165 over LA Dodgers. Cubs starter Lester 2-0, 1.93 ERA
18.2 innings last 3 starts. This year vs LA Lester is 1-0, 1.00 ERA.
Cubs 19-6 in games started by Lester. Consider laying run line if price
not to your liking. Philadelphia Phillies +125 over NY Mets. Phils
starter Velasquez 1-1, 1.74 ERA vs Mets this season. After being
embarrased first 2 games in series, perhaps professional pride will kick
KC Royals -135 over Minnesota. KC starter Kennedy 1-0, 0.95 ERA 19.0
innings last 3 starts. Also, 1-0 1.80 ERA this year vs. Twins. Royals 6
games out of wild card race; 8-2 last 10. NFL LA Rams -1 over KC Chiefs.
Game has more meaning to Rams in new home. KC coach Reid not usually
too concerned with pre-season, especially on road.
TB Rays -102 over NY Yankees. Rays starter Odorizzi 1-1, 1.32 ERA vs
Yanks this year. Last 3 starts 2-0, 1.00 ERA 18.00 innings pitched. Counterpart
Severino 0-3, 10.54 ERA 13.2 innings last 3 starts. This is a play on
Tampa Bay. BOL.
Amused by sports talk show hosts advising A Rod to preserve dignity by
renegotiating buyout of contract with Yanks. Why should he? He has 23
mil guaranteed for next year. I would sit on the bench, bullpen or
bleachers and not give back one dime. Would think some GM of teams
playing in front of batting practice crowds would ask Yanks to eat 20
mi+ and have Alex try for 700 HR or even 714 next year. Fannies in the
seats, right? Mets "star" Yeonis Cespedes has played for 4 teams in 2
years. Rehabbing leg injury, he is walking miles on golf course. Raised
in abject poverty, earning millions, his agent definitely should speak
with him and tell him how quickly it can all disappear.
Toronto -130 over KC. Jays starter Sanchez 2-0, 1.29 ERA 21.0 innings
last 3 starts. 1-0, 1.13 ERA vs Royals this year. Jays 31-23 road
record offsets KC 32-20 home mark.
League home away splits worth mentioning. St. Louis 26-30 home, 32-21
away. Milw. 30-25 home, 18-33 away. Cinc 26-29 home, 18-35 away. SD 26-28
home, 21-33 away. Arizona 17-38 home, 26-27 away.