Five To Follow MLB Betting: Sunday, August 16, 2015 Opening Line Report
by Alan Matthews
By the time you read this or maybe by the end of the weekend, we could see two former All-Stars traded to contenders. Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has cleared waivers and thus could be dealt to any team. He’s having a lousy season but has been better since returning from the DL and adds a veteran presence and decent left-handed bat. The Giants already have made an offer with Joe Panik out and the Angels and Cubs are looking at him. Utley can refuse continue
Game of the Day: Nationals at Mets
♦ Washington Nationals at New York Mets (-134, 6.5)
The New York Mets have a chance to move into a tie for first place in the National League East on Sunday night when they host the division-leading Washington Nationals in the finale of a three-game series. The Mets have recorded a pair of one-run victories and can post their first three-game sweep of Washington since May 25-27, 2009.
Lucas Duda overshadowed the New York debut of newly acquired Yoenis Cespedes (0-for-3) by continuing his power surge with a pair of solo homers and a tiebreaking continue
Five To Follow MLB Betting: Saturday, July 11, 2015 Opening Line Report
by Alan Matthews
Let me make it clear that I’m not a Mets fan and in fact probably anti-Mets. But I appreciate watching (and betting) on young talent. And the Mets have the best crop of young pitchers we have seen in the majors in years. So, ahem, generally go “under” their games. But I mention this because one of those touted pitchers, 24-year-old lefty Steven Matz, has a partially torn lat muscle in his left side and probably misses six weeks — he received an injection in the continue
Sunday’s MLB Tip Sheet
By Kevin Rogers
*Mariners at Angels – 3:35 PM EST
Seattle’s offense continues to struggle, scoring three runs or less for the eighth time in the past 11 games after falling to Los Angeles on Saturday, 4-2. The Mariners have dropped five of eight meetings this season with the Angels, while splitting its last 18 games overall. The Angels are riding a 9-2 stretch to the ‘under’ in the past 11 contests, including a 4-1 ‘under’ mark on their current homestand.
Robinson Cano left Saturday’s loss after getting drilled in the head by an errant throw while sitting in continue
Game of the Day: Cavaliers at Warriors
** Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors (-8.5, 195.5)
GAME #5 – Series tied 2-2
The injury-riddled Cleveland Cavaliers may have to dig into their bench for reinforcements when they face the host Golden State Warriors in Sunday’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The losses of forward Kevin Love (shoulder) and point guard Kyrie Irving (knee) have left Cleveland short-handed but the series is tied at two games apiece after Golden State emerged victorious with a 103-82 rout in Game 4.
Cavaliers coach David Blatt has been reluctant to play more than seven or eight continue