Cleveland is one of the hottest teams in baseball. They have won 10 of their last 11 games. Attendance does not reflect this however. The Indians have the worst fan attendance in the league. It’s so bad owners and players are giving out free tickets. It reminds me of one of my favorite baseball movies, Major League. With that said we are looking at the Indians tonight and think they may hit yet another win.
Corey Kluber (2-1, 3.06 ERA) takes the mound for the tribe. They are at Detroit who are starting a great pitcher of their own in Max Scherzer (4-0, 3.43 ERA). Detroit and Cleveland have about the same overall record and the pitching tonight matches up very well. The value is that the bookies have Detroit -200 (2 to 1) which we feel is ultra high and has value betting the Indians and even taking the run line. At least the Indians players will get to see what fans coming to the ballpark looks like.
The public is all over Detroit -1.5 run line to the tune of about 85% of them. The public loses more than it wins. Take Cleveland run line. Bet it now at TOPBET
Saturday March 9 2013 at 12:00 noon EST the University of Florida Gators are in Lexington to take on the Wildcats of Kentucky. The line has not been created as of the writing of this article but we are guessing the line will be somewhere around Florida -8.
This is the last game for both teams before the start of the conference tourney and the official start to what people refer to as “March Madness”. The Gators come into this game with a healthy 24-5 record overall and are 15-11 ATS. On the road this season the Gators have been decent with a 7-5 record ATS. The Gators have won three of their last four games including easy wins against Vandy, Bama and Arkansas. Their loss was against Tennessee. › Continue reading
Duke and UNC square off tonight at 9:00PM EST at Cameron Indoor, Duke University. By all accounts North Carolina is having an off season. They are struggling with most teams in conference and the star players and star coaching have not amounted to much. They are a young team. Duke, on the other hand, has been playing very well this season. Coach K and his veterans are raked #2 in the nation and have been masters of the ACC, except when facing Miami FL, but that is a topic for another article.
Duke is 21-2 and has only lost at Miami and at NC State. They were able to get redemption against NC State the other night when they beat them by 13 points. Miami is coming up on March 2nd. The Blue Devils are lead by Mason Plumlee in scoring (18 ppg) and rebounds (10.7 rpg). › Continue reading
At 6 PM Sunday night Florida State is in Miami to take on the Miami Hurricanes basketball squad. Oddsmakers have Miami favored by 10 points. Miami comes in ranked 25 in the country and riding high after their 27 point shellacking of Duke on Wednesday. If they win here today against the Seminoles you can bet that their ranking will jump to top 20 status.
Miami is 14-3 straight up and 11-3 Against the Spread. Miami has big wins against UNC, Duke, BC and Maryland as well as strange and embarrassing losses to Indiana State and Florida Gulf Coast. The Canes are lead in scoring by Durand Scott with near 15 points per game and rebounding by Reggie Johnson who averages almost ten boards per contest. The team is balanced on the attack and defensively as well. They score 68 points per game and allow 58. › Continue reading
We are posting this one a bit early because one of our staffers wrote such an in depth and detailed article it needs to be out there right away.
Capital One Bowl Preview and Pick
16 Nebraska (10-3) vs. 7 Georgia (11-2)
January 1, 2013 at 1:00PM ET
Nebraska and Georgia meet up in Orlando on New Year’s Day in the Capital One Bowl Game. This is a back-to-back appearance for Nebraska in this bowl. They were defeated by South Carolina 30-13 in last year’s Big Ten/SEC Capital One bowl game matchup. This game ranks up there as one of the best non-BCS bowl games for the 2012 college football season. Georgia is favored by 9 points. The total is listed at 58. › Continue reading
The race out west is on. The Los Angeles Angels are trying to claw their way back into the race for one of the two wildcard spots or even a chance of a division title in the AL West. Tonight the Angles play away against the Oakland Athletics in the second game of a three game set.
On Monday night, the Angels defeated the A’s 8-3 to snap a nine game winning streak by the A’s. Los Angeles is currently in third place in the race for the AL West title, 8 ½ game behind first place Texas and 3 ½ games behind the second place A’s. In the race for one of the two wildcard spots, the Angels are three games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the second wildcard spot. › Continue reading
The New York Yankees face the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland tonight to open a three game set. Both teams have not been playing their best baseball of the season. The Yankees were swept earlier in the week by the Chicago White Sox and their record now stands at 72-52. Even though they are 20 games over .500 they have lost three consecutive and five of their last ten to see their lead evaporate to just 2 ½ games from hard charging Tampa Bay.
Cleveland is in even a worse predicament. The Indians have lost eight consecutive games, 9 of their last 10 and are 54-70 on the season 14 ½ games behind the first place Chicago White Sox in the American League Central. The situation is so dire in Cleveland that Manager Manny Acta has joked that the owners will most likely not fire the full roster of players, as that has never been done in baseball therefore he is the one who will probably be fired. › Continue reading
The American League East is one of baseball’s strongest divisions. The Yankees currently have a stronghold on first place but the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles are fighting for wildcard berths. Tonight Tampa takes on the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. Tampa has played great baseball the last few weeks and has won 7 of 8 to move into a tie for second place with Baltimore and both teams are tied for the lead in the race for the wildcard spots in the AL.
Tampa has a record this season of 63-53 and today with have Jeremy Hellickson taking on the Mariners. Hellickson has a record this season of 7-7 with a 3.52 ERA. He has not fared well in August, as his ERA for the month, in just two starts, is a disastrous 7.00. However, in July, he made five starts and his ERA was a very respectable 2.67. He has faced the Mariners four times during his career and has a record of 3-0. He started last Friday against Minnesota and gave up seven hits, but allowed just three runs to win 12-6. › Continue reading
A rematch of the American League Championship Series starts tonight in Texas, when the Texas Rangers host the Detroit Tigers. Last season the Rangers defeated the Tigers in six games to win the pennant. During the regular season this year, the Rangers are 5-2 versus the Tigers.
Texas comes into the game with a record for the season of 65-45, which is the best in the AL and second best in baseball behind just the Washington Nationals. Detroit is 6-2 over their last eight games, but has dropped two straight. Their record is now 60-52 on the season and they are just one game behind the Chicago White Sox for first in the AL Central. › Continue reading
The National League East race is heating up between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves. The Nationals lead the Braves by just two games after splitting a double header on Friday night against the Miami Marlins. Washington has won 6 of their last 10 games, but the Braves are 9-1 over their last 10 games and are closing in on the Nationals. Tonight the Nationals take on the Miami Marlins in the third game of their four game series. Washington is 63-43 on the season and the Marlins are just 49-59. Miami is out of playoff contention 10 games under .500.
Miami will have Mark Buehrle pitching tonight against the Nationals. The southpaw is 9-10 this season with a 3.60 ERA. He is 0-2 in his last three games pitched with a 7.52 ERA. Buehrle needs just one more win to reach 10 making it the 12th straight season he has recorded at least 10 victories. He defeated the Nationals in mid July 2-1 fanning seven. Miami’s win in the second game of the doubleheader on Friday was their first win in their past four games against the Nationals on the road.
Facing off against Buehrle for the Nationals will be Jordan Zimmermann. The right hander is 8-6 this season with a 2.28 ERA. In tonight’s game, he will be trying to win his sixth straight decision. In his last seven appearances, Zimmerman is 5-0 with a 1.02 ERA. He defeated the Marlins 5-1 on July 13 by pitching six scoreless innings. He beat Milwaukee 4-1 this last Saturday in his last start.
Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 23 games for the Marlins by going 3-5 in last night’s second game. The line currently has Washington favored at -170 to the Marlins’ +160. The total is resting at 7.5. Take Washington to win and the total to pay out to the UNDER.