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|11-02-16||Cubs -114 v. Indians||8-7||Win||100||12 h 46 m||Show|
Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 1.31 ERA) vs. Indians RH Corey Kluber (4-1, 0.89)
I am betting the 108 year drought the Cubs have experienced will come to an abrupt end in Game 7. In my opinion, the superior team is the Cubs. In this type of game intricate handicapping really has no merit, so I will end this with ....Cubs to win on the moneyline 1 unit reg selection
|11-01-16||Cubs -149 v. Indians||9-3||Win||100||24 h 9 m||Show|
Before I get into which side my predicted winner for game 6 will be Ive included some very interesting numerological numbers that have been making the rounds among believers and skeptics alike. Here they are . Whether they have merit is up to you. But non the less its interesting. Also just a heads up, my selection tonight is not based on these numbers.
As most fans know, the Cubs last won the World Series in 1908; 108 years ago. And that number, 108, seems to keep turning up in significant Cubs events.
The biggest moment of the first playoff game against the Giants was Javier Baez's home run, the only run scored in the game. And it came on the 108th pitch.
Grant DePorter, president and managing partner of Harry Caray's Restaurant Group, may be the world's leading expert in Cubs numerology. He wrote a book on the subject, and a huge display in his restaurant documents the significance of number 108.
There's the number of stitches on a baseball: 108. The numbers of the last two Cubs inducted into the Hall of Fame, Ron Santo and Andre Dawson, add up to 108.
"Everywhere you look, it's 108. You just can't get away from it," DePorter said.
He could go on for days about the numbers. Some of the highlights:
-Wrigley Field was assigned planned development no. 108 in the city out of more than 1,300 assigned
-The Cubs' lawsuit for lights at Wrigley in 1988 is documented in volume 108 of the Supreme Court
-The distance to Wrigley foul poles in right and left fields is 108 meters
-The first World Series game at Wrigley was on October 8th, or 10/8
-The Cubs' last World Series game win was also on 10/8
DePorter believes the next win will be this year.
"In our lifetime, they've never been a better team," he said.
Cubs RH Jake Arrieta (1-1, 3.78 ERA) vs. Indians RH Josh Tomlin (2-0, 1.76)
Arrieta took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in Game 2 at Cleveland and ended up with the win, his first of the postseason and I am betting he is going to be golden again this Tuesday as Game 7 looms.
CHICAGO CUBS are 29-9 L/38 against the money line as a road favorite of -125 to -150 .ARRIETA is 24-4 L/28 against the money line on the road when the total is 7 to 8.5 over the last 2 seasons.Cubs are 40-15 in Arrietas last 55 starts.Road team is 6-0 in Wests last 6 games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
|10-25-16||Cubs v. Indians UNDER 6.5||0-6||Win||100||11 h 54 m||Show|
Cubs starter Lester is 2-0 with three quality starts, an 0.86 ERA and an 0.76 WHIP in 21 innings in the playoffs this year and will give a Cleveland offense that will be rusty from an extended rest fits. Meanwhile, the Indians starter Corey Kluber owns a 0.98 ERA in his L/3 starts and owns a stingy 2.90 ERA at home this season! Kluber in one start vs the Cubbies garnered a 1.17 ERA in a hard luck 2-1 loss. Cleveland's pitching staff, despite injuries to three start pitchers, has given only 15 runs in eight playoff games.
LESTER is 13-2 UNDER L/15 vs. teams outscoring opp by 0.5 or more runs/game in the second half of the season with an average of 5.1 combined runs going on the scoreboard. KLUBER is 22-8 UNDER when working on 5 or 6 days rest over the last 3 seasons with a combined average of 6 rpg going on the scoreboard.HC FRANCONA is 12-2 UNDER in October games with a combined average of 5.5 rpg going on the board.
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|10-18-16||Indians +111 v. Blue Jays||1-5||Loss||-100||6 h 39 m||Show|
Indians RH Corey Kluber (2-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Aaron Sanchez (0-0, 9.53)
Cleveland turns to its ace Tuesday as it attempts to remain perfect in the postseason and complete a sweep of the AL Championship Series against the Blue Jays in Toronto.He shut the Jays down in game 1 of this series and is capable of turing the trick again. The Indians are 5-0 in Klubers last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.Indians are 6-0 in their last 6 playoff games.Indians are 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
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|10-15-16||Blue Jays v. Indians UNDER 8.5||1-2||Win||100||6 h 52 m||Show|
Blue Jays LH J.A. Happ (1-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. Indians RH Josh Tomlin (1-0, 3.60)
|10-14-16||Blue Jays v. Indians -127||0-2||Win||100||34 h 27 m||Show|
GAME: Toronto Blue Jays (93-73) at Cleveland Indians (97-67)
Starting pitchers : Tor- Estrada vs Cleveland -Kluber
Both the Jays and the Indians are off sweeps of their divisonal AL series. I was not surprised by either of these outcomes , but was one of the few that had this contrarian line of thought. Now my betting opinion, supports the Indians in game 1 of this series. I watched some Indians games this season, and really like what I saw. I truely believe this is a top tier team. Meanwhile, Toronto has shown themselves to be wildly inconsistent this season, and nearly missed the play offs. I expect the now healthy Kluber and the Tribes strong bullpen get the game 1 victory.
Indians are 43-16 in their last 59 home games. Jays are 2-9 in their last 11 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. Indians are 20-8 in their last 28 games vs. a right-handed starter.ndians are 40-19 in Klubers last 59 home starts.
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|10-11-16||Nationals v. Dodgers UNDER 6.5||5-6||Loss||-100||4 h 55 m||Show|
Nationals RH Joe Ross (7-5, 3.43 ERA) or RH Reynaldo Lopez (5-3, 4.91) vs. Dodgers LH Clayton Kershaw (12-4, 1.69) or LH Julio Urias (5-2, 3.39)
With the Dodgers trailing the Nationals 2-1 in the best-of-five National League Division Series, manager Dave Roberts has elected to start left-hander Clayton Kershaw in today's must-win Game 4.In his three postseason opportunities pitching on short rest, Kershaw has recorded a 1.89 ERA. He completed seven innings of one-run ball against the New York Mets in Game 4 of the 2015 NLDS. Im betting this game plays out in conservative fashion, and ends up on the low side of the number. Under is 5-0 in Kershaws last 5 home starts vs. Nationals.Under is 21-6 in Nationals last 27 road games vs. a team with a winning record. Under is 9-1 in Kershaws last 10 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.Under is 21-6-1 in Kershaws last 28 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
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|10-10-16||Cubs v. Giants -125||5-6||Win||100||12 h 10 m||Show|
Cubs RH Jake Arrieta (18-8, 3.10 ERA) vs. Giants LH Madison Bumgarner (2016 playoffs: 1-0, 0.00)
San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, is the one pitcher in baseball that can be depended on in a win-or-die environment. That's something no pitcher of this generation does any better and I am on him and the Giants tonight. In his last three games in which San Francisco had to win or go home, Bumgarner has worked 23 scoreless innings, including Wednesday night's 3-0 shutout at the New York Mets in the NL Wild Card Game.Bumgarner vs the Cubs is 8-2 with a 2.25 earned run average in 12 starts, going 2-0 this year with a 1.32 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings. Considering the Cubs struggles against LHP, ( .248 Team BA) Bumgarner and company look like solid bets. Meanwhile, Arrietta the Cubs big time starter, despite of top tier numbers, has not faired all that well of late going 1-2 with a bloated 5.00 ERA in his L/3 starts.
Note: The Giants have won nine straight elimination games, the longest such streak in major-league baseball history.
MLB underdogs like the Cubs with a money line of +100 or higher - after having won 4 or 5 of their last 6 games, a top-level team with a .620 win % or better playing a team with a winning record have failed to cash 90 of 128 times on the moneyline, betting this league wide trend is a 70% moneymker. The Giants are also 9-1 against the money line in home games vs. teams like the Cubs whose hitters draw 4 walks or more/game dating back to last season.
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|10-07-16||Blue Jays +118 v. Rangers||5-3||Win||118||3 h 54 m||Show|
Blue Jays LH J.A. Happ (20-4, 3.18 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Yu Darvish (7-5, 3.41)
After getting clobbered yesterday by a 10-1 count Texas enters this game, with a ugly 1-10 all-time at home in the ALDS. With the Jays starter today AJ Happ coming off the best season of his career, finishing as one of the major league's three 20-game winners the Rangers look like their miseries will continue .Happ won his only start against Texas this year, limiting the Rangers to one run and six hits over a top tier stretch of seven innings on May 5.Blue Jays are 4-0 in Happs last 4 road starts.Blue Jays are 21-6 in Happs last 27 starts.Rangers are 1-4 in Darvishs last 5 starts vs. Blue Jays. Happ is 13-2 against the money line in day games this season. The Rangers are just 19-34 L/53 against the money line with a tired bullpen - throwing 9+ innings over the last 2 games.
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|10-06-16||Blue Jays +129 v. Rangers||10-1||Win||129||8 h 56 m||Show|
Blue Jays RH Marco Estrada (9-9, 3.48 ERA) vs. Rangers LH Cole Hamels (15-5, 3.32 ERA)
|10-05-16||Giants -102 v. Mets||3-0||Win||100||33 h 53 m||Show|
PROBABLE: MADISON BUMGARNER (L)PROBABLE: NOAH SYNDERGAARD (R)
|10-04-16||Orioles v. Blue Jays -145||2-5||Win||100||24 h 32 m||Show|
Orioles RH Chris Tillman (16-6, 3.77 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Marcus Stroman (9-10, 4.37)
Blue Jays are 11-5 in Stromans last 16 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.Blue Jays are 5-2 in Stromans last 7 home starts.
From a league wide perspective Road teams like the Orioles have lost 40 of 56 times when the money line is +125 to -125 - poor hitting team (AVG
|10-02-16||Pirates v. Cardinals -200||4-10||Win||100||5 h 47 m||Show|
Pirates RH Ryan Vogelsong (3-7, 5.00 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Adam Wainwright (13-9, 4.67)
Vogelsong is 0-4 with an 8.78 mark in his last six outings. The righty hurler is just 3-7 with a 6.02 ERA in 23 games (12 starts) versus the Cardinals. St.Louis needs to win this game to go to have a chance at making the play offs and I am betting they get it.
Pirates are 4-18 in Vogelsongs last 22 starts vs. a team with a winning record.Cardinals are 38-13 in Wainwrights last 51 starts vs. a team with a losing record.Cardinals are 11-1 in Wainwrights last 12 home starts vs. Pirates.Pirates are 0-5 in Vogelsongs last 5 starts vs. Cardinals.
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|10-02-16||Orioles v. Yankees UNDER 8.5||5-2||Win||100||5 h 36 m||Show|
Orioles RH Kevin Gausman (8-12, 3.66 ERA) vs. Yankees RH Luis Cessa (4-3, 4.18)
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|10-01-16||Astros -105 v. Angels||3-0||Win||100||12 h 35 m||Show|
Astros RH Collin McHugh (12-10, 4.53 ERA) vs. Angels LH Tyler Skaggs (3-3, 4.13)
McHugh has allowed two runs or fewer in five of his past six starts and has not lost a decision since Aug. 13 against Toronto. He has has seen his team win his L/7 starts vs the Halos and Im betting on another win tonight for the Astros.
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|10-01-16||Padres +121 v. Diamondbacks||5-9||Loss||-100||11 h 41 m||Show|
Padres LH Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks RH Archie Bradley (7-9, 5.15)
Richard owns a solid record vs the Diamondbacks and is 8-2 with a 3.72 ERA in 12 career starts.Padres are 4-0 in Richards last 4 road starts vs. Diamondbacks.Padres are 6-0 in Richards last 6 starts overall. The DBacks are 0-9 against the money line in home games after 2 straight games where the bullpen gave up no runs this season (which just happened).
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|10-01-16||Indians -120 v. Royals||6-3||Win||100||7 h 48 m||Show|
Indians RH Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26 ERA) vs. Royals RH Edinson Vólquez (10-11, 5.37)
Royals feeling down after being eliminated from post season play, and now start Edinson Volquez on Saturday. He is 0-1 with a 7.77 ERA and opponents are hitting .324 off him in five September starts. He gave up 12 doubles and four home runs among 33 hits in 24 1/3 innings. Royals are 1-5 in Volquezs last 6 home starts.Royals are 1-5 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning record.Indians are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The Indians are 13-1 L/14 against the money line vs. poor power teams - averaging 0.9 or less HR's/game like KC.
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