I had no clue when I wrote the Bills/Titans profile how right my last sentence would turn out to be...
Boston at NY Yankees 8:00pm EST
Selection: UNDER 9.5 RUNS (W)
Profile: Neither of these teams have hit very well over the last two days, and the Red Sox offense has really struggled on the road this season. They got shutout again yesterday for the second straight game. Andy Pettitte comes into this game in great current form, especially his strikeout to walk ratio. He has posted a 29/7 strikeout to walk ratio in his last 4 games, including averaging only 1 base runner per inning in those starts as well. Meanwhile, Jon Lester has absolutely dominated the Yankees in his career, and I look for him to step up here in this crucial game. The Red Sox cannot afford to get swept by the Yankees, and I expect him to bring his absolute best effort. This line is inflated based on the perceived notion that each team is very high scoring, and the first game of this series caused inflated totals as well. Look for this game to fall under the total, but make sure you get it at 9.5 and not 9 runs.
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Buffalo vs. Tennessee 8:00pm EST
Selection: TENNESSEE -2.5 (W)
Profile: Jeff Fisher has stated that his team will be competitive in this game, and he emphasized the word will. Meanwhile, Dick Jauron said that his team is dealing with several injuries, which they are, and will have to adjust accordingly. Buffalo is really banged up in this game, especially at the offensive line, which is a group that will need serious work anyway this preseason. Buffalo is also implementing a new no huddle style of offense, so it will be a work in progress for the first few games. The Bills do not have a good quarterback rotation past Trent Edwards. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Gibran Hamdan are the two back-ups seeing most of the action tonight. Meanwhile, the Titans rotation is better with Vince Young and Patrick Ramsay. Young is expected to see extensive action in this game into the second half. He will no doubt be determined to play well and put points on the board. I really like Fisher's quotes, as he made it be known that his team wants this game and is focused. Buffalo is more banged up and implementing a new offense, which will be difficult for a very young and inexperienced line to adjust to right away. Young will be focused, and Tennessee has more depth overall at each position. It is absolutely critical to this line at -2.5, so either shop around or buy an extra half point.
2 UNIT SELECTION