Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 2:21 PM
8/8/2014 10:05 PM Reduced Baseball 920 Los Angeles Angels* -1½ +115 vs Boston Red Sox
A Webster - R Listed J Weaver - R Listed
Risking 1.50 To Win 1.73 (Loss)
I really like the Angels to bounce back tonight and get a much needed win to avoid a 4 game slide. They come into this series after losing 3 straight to the Dodgers. The reason I like them to bounce back is that they are facing a much less experienced pitcher tonight in Allen Webster. Webster has never faced the Angels but didn't look too good in his previous 2 starts where he issued 11 walks in 8 innings. Reading between the lines it looks like he let his nerves get the best of him and that never bodes well for young pitcher on the road. Webster's official record is 1-1 but he carries a 6.75 ERA which goes up to 8.4 on the road. Facing a team with as much hitting talent as the Angels should make this a long night.
Jared Weaver gets the start for the Angels. He is proving to be one of the better pitchers in the AL. Weaver is unbeaten in his last 9 starts and the Angels have won his last 5 outings at home. Weaver is one victory behind the league leaders at 13 and I like him to get the W tonight to move into the tie.
We are playing the run line as Boston has lost 10 of their last 14 games by 2 or more runs. Boston played a late game last night and they are on short rest with the Travel day and they are playing the late game on the west coast. LA will be well rested as they were already at home from the Dodgers.
8/8/2014 7:05 PM MLB Baseball 928 Baltimore Orioles* -125 vs St. Louis Cardinals
J Masterson - R Listed C Tillman - R Listed
Risking 1.50 To Win 1.20 (WINNER)
I am taking the Orioles to win a close one here. St. Louis has been winning but just and last time Masterson started they needed a ton of offence to get the W winning 9-7 over the Brewers. I don't expect them to come anywhere near that total tonight when they face the stingy Orioles. The Os are starting Chris Tillman who comes into this game at 8-5 ERA of 3.87. He is coming off a 7 inning scoreless outing vs Seattle. The Os have gone 15-9 behind Tillman as a starter this year for a money line profit of +850. At -125 we are getting good value on the team with the better pitching.
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