Mobile version of this content for your phone at PregameMobile.com (click now to access)

Pick Archive

The Pros
(expert handicappers)
Fezzik | today's note
CFB EARLY BIRD PACKAGETUES pick in Mia/VT analysis. $29.00 (for Thursday) Add to Cart
Goodfella | today's note
ONE & ONLY NFL GAME OF THE YEAR10-1 (91%) L/11 GOY's (All-Sports) $32.00 (for Sunday) Add to Cart
Spartan | today's note
MONSTER TRIPLE COLLEGE BOMBSHELL!Four Time Handicapping Champion! $28.00 (for Saturday) Add to Cart
Rocky Atkinson | today's note
Free Pick: Nevada at Hawaii
Rocky's CFB Double Dime Winner32-10 76% overall football run! $15.00 (for Friday) Add to Cart
Dave Cokin | today's note
Free Pick: Mississippi St. at Kentucky
CFB Game of Month!!66% last 30 CFB. RARE Friday 3* $25.00 (for Friday) Add to Cart
sleepyj | today's note
Free Pick: Wyoming at Colorado St.
NHL - 2** Smack Down !!"This One Gets The Money Tonight" $5.00 (for Wednesday) Add to Cart
Dollar-A-Day | see more
5-Pros: 5 Premium Picks DailyLess than $1 a Day! $1 Week Trial! $29.00 $1.00 Add to Cart
Bulk Dollars | see more
$300 gets you $500 40% Bonus on Your Money! $500.00 $300.00 Add to Cart
Teddy Covers | today's note
Big Ticket 3* ThursdayTV Winner75% NFL Run, 67% Football L2 Weeks $19.00 (for Thursday) Add to Cart
Scott Spreitzer | today's note
NFL THURSDAY NIGHT KNOCKOUT!54-31 & 71-44 NFL Runs! $25.00 Add to Cart
Dave Essler | today's note
Dave's 7 Day All Access PackageSaves up to 50% OFF on DAILY ACCESS $119.00 Add to Cart
Stephen Nover | today's note
Stephen's 7 Day All Access PackageSaves up to 50% OFF on DAILY ACCESS $149.00 Add to Cart
Bryan Leonard | today's note
Bryan's 7 Day All Access PackageSaves up to 50% OFF on DAILY ACCESS $149.00 Add to Cart
JR ODonnell | today's note
3* Early Call Sat CFB BOMB!!!!143-94 3* Run.... Oct 25th 3* CFB $29.00 Add to Cart
Dr. Ed Meyer | see more
Dr. Ed's 7 Day All Access PackageSaves up to 50% OFF on DAILY ACCESS $119.00 Add to Cart
See all the Pregame Pros
Pregame.com is the lowest priced top-quality pick site on the net! (less than so-called "gua­rant­eed picks")
Pregame Rewards
Rewards Dollars:
10% of purchases
Rewards Points:
20% of purchases
Find out more
Discounts Available
0
See all discounts
Shopping Cart
SubTotal: 0 Items $0.00
Discount: $0.00
Pregame Dollars: $0.00
Promotion Code: $0.00
Total: $0.00
Checkout
Pregame Deals
Tweets from Pros
Pregame is the most quoted sports betting site in the world! (See latest)
Wed, 06/04/14 - 8:10 PM Bryan Leonard | MLB Money Line
double-dime bet 969 ANA (-126) 5Dimes vs 970 HOU
Results: W, $200
Analysis:
969 LA Angels at Houston

Garrett Richards will look to bounce back from the worst start of his career against Jarred Cosart and the Houston Astros. Richards was completely awful last Friday night against the A's when he lasted just 0.2 innings and allowed five runs, including a grand slam. It was one of those nights where Richards just didn't have it and regression found him in a hurry. With that blip out of the way, he's a great bounce back candidate on Wednesday night against the Astros.

Richards threw just 37 pitches in last Friday's shellacking, so he'll be plenty rested for this outing on regular rest. That may have played a role as Richards had just 29 previous starts to his name. Prior to that start, Richards was still pitching well with a 3.44 ERA in the month of May. His important statistics that would project regression are well within the average range and his advanced metrics are now right around his current 3.66 ERA. Control has been an issue at times, but only four teams swing and miss more than the Astros.

Jarred Cosart threw the ball well in May, but four of those five starts came on the road in neutral or better parks for pitchers and Minute Maid Park is far from that. Cosart continues to struggle with his control, with a 15 percent strikeout rate and a walk rate near 12 percent. It's hard to fathom a low strikeout rate for a pitcher that sits in the mid-90s with his fastball, but that's Cosart.

Cosart is primarily a two-pitch pitcher with a fastball and a curveball. On the season, only the Blue Jays have hit fastballs better than the Angels have. Cosart has a 4.16 ERA but his advanced metrics do show some regression with a 4.50 xFIP and a 4.66 SIERA. Keep in mind that Cosart is a ground ball pitcher working with a very mediocre defense.

Another issue for Cosart is that he's lasting just between 5.1 and 5.2 innings per start and the Astros bullpen has been very unreliable this season. It's great to throw 95 and get outs, but Cosart is not efficient and that puts his team at a serious disadvantage against a lineup like the Angels, even if Trout misses the game.

PLAY: LA ANGELS



Pick Made: Jun 4 2014 5:16AM PST
> See Bryan Leonard's Premium Picks
Start with Trust!
Privacy: 100% - No Spam Ever!   Security: Yes - SSL encrypted!   Satisfaction: Guaranteed!
Pregame.com is located and licensed in Las Vegas, Nevada.