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Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 07:31 AM

SteveA's MLB August 2

Yesterday:  1-3, -1.80 units
Season:  +12.12 units

   Astros +155 vs Yankees (Intertops)


Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014 06:50 PM

SteveA's MLB August 19

Sunday:  3-0, +3.29 units
Monday:  1-0, +1.43 units
Season:  +11.96 units

   Braves +135 vs Pirates (Intertops) -- Better team, vs a team in a bad slump, at a nice price.

   Astros +157 vs Yankees (Intertops) -- line is just toop high.

   Angels -130 vs Red Sox (Intertops)

   Rays +114 vs Tigers (Intertops)


Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:46 PM

SteveA's MLB August 17

Friday:  0-2, -2.00 units
Season:  +7.24 units

I actually made some bets yesterday but in my haste to head out the door I completely forgot to post them here so I can't count them in my record.   I went 1-2, -0.84 units.   Anyway, today:

   Mariners +105 vs Tigers (Intertops)

   Orioles +119 vs Indians (Intertops)

   Brewers +105 vs Dodgers (Intertops)


Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014 07:58 PM

SteveA's NFL Preseason Week 2

Week 1:  1-1-1, -1.10 units

   Jaguars +3 -115 vs Bears (Intertops)


Posted Monday, August 11, 2014 06:47 PM

SteveA's MLB August 11

Yesterday:  2-1, +1.50 units
Season:  +10.22 units

   Orioles -119 vs Yankees (Intertops) -- Honestly with the pitchers they are throwing out there and the holes in their lineup, I don't understand how the Yankees have hung above .500 this long.   But it has to come to an end, and the Orioles are red hot.   They haven't lost 2 games in a row since June, and their slumbering bats have awoken the last week or so.

   Pirates +102 vs Tigers (Intertops) -- Tigers bullpen is shredded with Soria going on the DL and the 19 inning game yesterday.  And they just aren't playing very well, nor has Verlander been his normal dominant self.   Pirates are at home, and right now they have the better pitcher on the mound.

   Mariners -1.5 runs +100 vs Blue Jays (Intertops)

  


Posted Sunday, August 10, 2014 02:01 PM

SteveA's MLB August 10

Yesterday:  1-2, -1.00 units
Season:  +8.72 nits

   Dodgers -150 vs Brewers (Intertops)

   Twins +150 vs A's (Intertops)


Posted Saturday, August 09, 2014 03:27 PM

SteveA's MLB August 9

Yesterday:  0-3, -3.30 units
Season:  +9.72 units

   Giants +133 vs Royals (Intertops)

   Diamondbacks -102 vs Rockies (Intertops)

   Angels -1.5 runs +110 vs Red Sox (Intertops)


Posted Friday, August 08, 2014 07:05 PM

SteveA's MLB August 8

Yesterday:  2-0, +2.31 units
Season:  +13.02 units

   Reds -130 vs Marlins (Intertops) -- Reds had a very rough first half but it appears to me they are starting to turn it on in a division that is still very much in reach.   Meanwhile, the Marlins seem to be on an opposite trajectory, their decent first half is behind them, and they are a poor road team.


Posted Thursday, August 07, 2014 01:17 AM

SteveA's NFL Preseason Week 1

I've been betting preseason NFL games for 13 years.  I've only had two losing preseasons in that time (but last year was the worst):

2001 23-17, +4.52 units
2002 27-20, +5.66 units
2003 27-23, +2.07 units
2004 15-14,  0.00 units
2005 17-13, +3.00 units
2006 11-10, +0.35 units
2007 15-10, +3.90 units
2008 16-7, +8.30 units
2009 12-10, +0.80 units
2010 6-7, -1.80 units
2011 7-6, +0.35 units
2012 15-8, +6.20 units
2013 9-12, -4.95 units
TOTAL:  200-157, +28.30 units

Let's see how I do in 2014.   My first plays:

   Indianapolis +3 -105 vs Jets (Intertops) -- Jets have lost all four preseason openers under Rex Ryan.

   Bengals +1.5 vs Chiefs (Intertops) -- Andy Reid is another coach who doesn't take preseason games, especially the opener, very seriously.


Posted Wednesday, August 06, 2014 10:22 AM

SteveA's MLB August 6

Yesterday:  1-2, -1.00 units
Season:  +10.61 units

   A's -1.5 runs +105 vs Rays (Intertops)

   Mariners +110 vs Braves (Intertops) -- Young is extremely tough at home.   He's an extreme fly ball pitcher which is perfect for spacious Safeco Park.


Posted Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:59 PM

SteveA's MLB August 3

Yesterday:  1-1, +0.04 units
Season:  214-234, +13.78 units

   Mets +113 vs Giants (Intertops) -- Giants playing pretty badly, and Bumgarner has given up 5+ runs in 5 of his last 7 starts.   Mets a bit stronger vs LH than vs RH, and an over .500 team at home.   Seems like a good spot for a home dog.

  


Posted Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:51 PM

SteveA's MLB August 1

Yesterday:  0-1, -1.00 units
Season:  213-233, +13.74 units

   Nationals -1.5 runs +115 vs Phillies (Intertops)

   Orioles -111 vs Mariners (Intertops)


Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014 09:57 AM

SteveA's MLB July 30

Yesterday:  2-2, +0.73 units
Season:  210-232, +12.49 units

   Nationals/Marlins over 7.5 -105 (Intertops) -- Both teams average about 4 runs per game.   Nationals hit lefties very well.  


Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 06:41 PM

SteveA's MLB July 28

Yesterday:  3-1, +2.86 units
Season:  208-230, +11.76 units

   Continuing in the same vein as yesterday, picking + dogs who I think have a 50/50 chance of winning.   Win 2 of 4 and make a little $... yesterday I was fortunate to hit 3.

   White Sox +148 vs Tigers (Intertops) -- Quintana is a solid pitcher, Detroit isn't playing their best ball of hte year right now.   Line is just too high.

   Marlins +125 vs Nationals (Intertops) -- Marlins are red hot, Strasburg's road ERA is much higher than at home.

   Cardinals +103 vs Padres (Intertops) -- better overall team with a very good starting pitcher.

   Braves +133 vs Dodgers (Intertops) -- Beckett's first start off the DL last week was not very good, and Harang is having a very solid year for Atlanta.


Posted Sunday, July 27, 2014 01:22 PM

SteveA's MLB July 27

Yesterday:  1-2, -0.65 units
Season:  203-228, +7.40 units

   Tigers +107 vs Angels (Intertops)

   Orioles +100 vs Mariners (Intertops)

   Dodgers -123 vs Giants (Intertops)


Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014 03:52 PM

SteveA's MLB July 26

Yesterday:  1-3, -2.05 units
Season:  202-226, +8.05 units

Continue to take a beating since the All Star Break, when I was +22 units for the season.

   Orioles +101 vs Mariners (Intertops) -- Way better offense, comparable pitching.


Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014 08:32 PM

SteveA's MLB July 23

Yesterday:  1-3, -1.75 units
Season:  201-219, +12.86 units

   Orioles +157 vs Angels (Intertops)


Posted Monday, July 21, 2014 06:56 PM

SteveA's MLB July 21

Yesterday:  2-3, -0.60 units
Season:  197-216, +11.25 units

   Giants +119 vs Phillies (Intertops) -- Yeah, Lee is the superior starting pitcher, but San Fran is better in every other sense.   Offense, bullpen, even their excellent road record which is better than Philly's home record.

   Nationals -145 vs Rockies (Intertops) -- Ugh, sometimes you have to go out of your comfort zone to bust out of a slump, and I'm in a pretty horrible slump.   I *HATE* road favorites.   But here we have the far better team, facing a Rockies team that is playing terrible baseball, with the significantly better starting pitcher, and also the Nats hit lefties well.   So I'm making a play I probably wouldn't consider if I hadn't dropped 11 units over the past 3 days.

   Orioles +125 vs Angels (Intertops)


Posted Sunday, July 20, 2014 01:05 PM

SteveA's MLB July 20

Yesterday:  1-4, -2.65 units
Season:  195-213, +11.85 units

The bleeding continues.   I was +22.50 units pre-All Star Break and I've given almost half of it back in 2 days.  Baseball betting is such a roller coaster, you have to have the stomach for it!

   Blue Jays -1.5 runs +110 vs Rangers (Intertops) -- Rangers are awful, they've lost 9 of 10 and not a single one of those was a 1-run game, and now they lost another batter to injury (Rios), also Choo is out of the lineup today.

   Reds +113 vs Yankees (Intertops) -- Can't pass up Cueto as a + dog, even though I've lost on the Reds two straight days and I usually don't allow myself to ever lose on the same team 3 straight days.




Posted Saturday, July 19, 2014 01:02 PM

SteveA's MLB July 19

Yesterday:  0-7, -7.00 units
Season:  194-209, +15.50 units

What a horrific way to start the second half.   4 1 run losses including one in 16 innings, a 9th inning blown lead, 6 of the 7 teams I bet had a lead in the 5th inning or later.   Wow.

First one today:

   Reds +135 vs Yankees (Intertops)


Posted Sunday, July 13, 2014 08:12 AM

SteveA's MLB July 13

Yesterday:  2-1, +1.16 units
Season:  198-201, +22.30 units

   Twins +120 vs Rockies (Intertops)

    Mariners +135 vs A's (Intertops)


Posted Friday, July 04, 2014 09:45 AM

SteveA's MLB July 4

Yesterday:  0-2, -2.00 units
Season:  178-188, +10.68 units

   Cubs +140 vs Nationals (Intertops)


Posted Thursday, July 03, 2014 07:50 PM

SteveA's MLB July 3

Yesterday:  1-2, -0.91 units
Season:  178-186, +12.68 units

   Twins +135 vs Yankees (Intertops) -- Yankees in a tailspin, Hughes pitching great.   Have to look at them as significant home underdogs.

   A's/Blue Jays over 8 +100 (Intertops) -- Two of the highest scoring teams in the majors.   Yeah, the starters are good but both have struggled a bit of late.


Posted Wednesday, July 02, 2014 08:02 AM

SteveA's MLB July 2

Yesterday:  0-1, -1.00 units
Season:  177-184, +13.59 units

   A's +103 vs Tigers (Intertops)


Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 06:34 PM

SteveA's MLB June 30

Yesterday:  1-2, -0.87 units
Season:  176-182, +14.09

   Cubs +150 vs Red Sox (Intertops)

   Astros +101 vs Mariners (Intertops)


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