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04/14/2011 7:46 PM
RANGERS: Texas is off to a fast start this year, as they currently have the best record in the American League. Despite losing their last 2 games, the Rangers are an impressive 9-3 for +6.12 Units. Unfortunately, the Rangers are going to have to play the next few months without star LF Josh Hamilton. The Rangers pitching staff has a team ERA of 2.55, beset in all of baseball. Lefty Matt Harrison has been one of the biggest surprises for Texas this year, as he's won both of his starts this year with an ERA of 1.29 and a WHIP of 0.71. The Rangers are 7-2 in their last 9 games against a right-handed starter. Texas is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall. The Rangers are 9-3 in their last 12 games played on grass. Texas is 9-4 in their last 13 road games against a team with a winning record. The Rangers are 4-0 in Harrison's last 4 starts overall. The Rangers are 4-0 in Harrison's last 4 starts on grass. Texas is 7-3 in Harrison's last 10 starts against the American League East. The Rangers are 3-7 in Harrison's last 10 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. Texas is 2-6 in Harrison's last 8 starts during game 1 of a series. The Rangers are 2-6 in Harrison's last 8 starts against a team with a winning record.
Projected Score: 3
Rangers are 17-5 last 22 games against the American League East.
Over is 6-2 last 8 road games against a team with a winning record.
YANKEES: (-140, O/U 10) New York is in a familiar place, as they are tied for the American League East lead. Currently, the Yankees are tied with the upstart Baltimore Orioles for top billing in the AL East. New York is 6-4 this season for +0.59 Unit overall. The Yankees are 5-2 at home so far to start the year. Pitcher Ivan Nova will make the home start tonight, as the Yankees have won both of the games he has started this season. Nova is 1-0 with an ERA of 6.10 and a WHIP of 1.65 this season. The Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 games during game 1 of a series. New York is 100-43 in their last 143 home games. The Yankees are 3-9 in their last 12 Friday games. The Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the American League West. New York is 7-1 in Nova's last 8 starts. The Yankees are 6-1 in Nova's last 7 starts played on grass. New York is 4-1 in Nova's last 5 starts against a team with a winning record. The Yankees are 4-1 in Nova's last 5 home starts.
Projected Score: 7 (SIDE of the Day)
Yankees are 5-2 last 7 games against a left-handed starter.
Over is 8-1 last 9 games during game 1 of a series.
CUBS: Chicago is a scrappy team this year, as they are trying to win games despite not having the team wide talent they've had in the pass. The Cubs are 6-6 this season for -1.92 Units so far this season. Chicago is 3-3 both at home and on the road so far this year. Chicago is batting .277 as a team, 6th best in the majors. The Cubs pitching staff is as high risk, high reward as you can possibly have. Chicago has a team ERA of 5.06 this season, 6th worst in baseball. However, the Cubs have a MLB high 106 strikeouts this season. Righty Matt Garza is one of the Cubs new additions this year, and the Cubs faithful are patiently awaiting his first win. Garza is 0-1 with an ERA of 5.68 and a WHIP of 1.82. The Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 games during game 1 of a series. Chicago is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The Cubs are 22-8 in their last 30 road games. Chicago is 5-2 in their last 7 games against the National League West. The Cubs are 15-6 in their last 21 road games against a right-handed starter. Chicago is 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games.
Cubs are 6-1 last 7 road games against a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600%.
Over is 4-0 last 4 road games.
ROCKIES: (-160, O/U 8.5) Colorado is flying high, as they have the best record in all of baseball at 9-2. The Rockies have won their past 5 games overall, and stand at +5.71 Units on the season. The Rockies swept the Cubs the last time they faced them, which was at home last season. Colorado is getting strong efforts from their pitching staff, as they combine for a 3.07 team ERA, 5th best in the majors. Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin has been dynamic to start the year, as he's 2-0 with an ERA of 2.77 and a WHIP of 1.23. Offensively, Colorado has scored at least 5 runs in each of their last 4 games. The Rockies The Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 games played on grass. Colorado is 48-22 in their last 70 home games against a right-handed starter. The Rockies are 52-24 in their last 76 games against the National League Central. Colorado is 39-18 in their last 57 home games. The Rockies are 0-4 in their last 4 Friday games. Colorado is 5-2 in Chacin's last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rockies are 5-2 in Chacin's last 7 starts. Colorado is 5-2 in Chacin's last 7 starts played on grass.
Projected Score: 4 (UNDER-Total of the Day)
Rockies are 4-0 last 4 games overall.
Under is 4-0-1 last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
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