Giants on 5-1 Run in Bumgarner Outings

The San Francisco Giants have paid out at 5-1 in the six most recent starts by Madison Bumgarner as the lefthander hits the hill on Friday in marquee National League baseball betting action on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bumgarner is now 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA on the season, and he held the Nationals scoreless on three hits over nine innings of work in his most recent outing. Jeff Locke (6-7, 4.31 ERA) will pitch for the Pirates in Friday night's game.

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Bills vs Browns: NFL Preseason Betting

The Buffalo Bills are listed as road underdogs at the online sportsbooks for their ESPN preseason primetime matchup against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night as they try to further sort out their quarterback situation.

At 5Dimes the Bills are listed as 3-point underdogs on the NFL odds for Thursday's game, and the contest should be another showcase for the team's three-man competition to be the starting quarterback to begin the regular season.


Rays 1-4 in Last 5 Archer Road Outings

The Tampa Bay Rays are just 1-4 in starting pitcher Chris Archer's last five outings on the road as the righthander heads to the hill in Houston on Thursday night in top baseball odds action at the sportsbooks against the Astros.

Archer is 10-9 with a 2.93 ERA on the season, and he was roughed up in Arlington last time out when he surrendered seven earned runs on 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings. Collin McHugh (13-6, 4.09 ERA) will get the ball for Houston on Thursday.

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Scherzer Sliding on MLB Betting Lines

The Washington Nationals have now been tagged with a loss in six of Max Scherzer's last nine trips to the mound as the righthander tries to turn around his fortunes on Thursday night in baseball odds action against the Colorado Rockies.

Scherzer is 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA on the season, but he's coming off back-to-back Nationals losses in which he gave up 10 runs on 15 hits over just nine innings. Yohan Flande (2-1, 4.19 ERA) will start for the Rockies on Thursday.

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Blue Jays Run Has Bettors Taking Notice

The Toronto Blue Jays have rocketed into the playoff picture in the American League over the past three weeks and both baseball bettors and the sportsbooks have taken notice.

“The Blue Jays have become the hottest bet in baseball since the MLB trade deadline with the number of bets on the Blue Jays doubling over these past few weeks,” said Kevin Bradley of Bovada.

“Fortunately for bettors, they have been winning most of those bets with the Blue Jays on a torrid 13-3 run since August 1.”


Keuchel Riding Payout Streak at Home

The Houston Astros have filled bettors' wallets by going 9-1 in Dallas Keuchel's last 10 starts at home as he is sent to the mound at Minute Maid Park once again on Wednesday night in top baseball odds action against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Keuchel sits at 14-6 with a 2.36 ERA on the season, and he held the Tigers to one run on six hits over seven innings at home in his most recent outing. Nathan Karns (7-5, 3.53 ERA) is the probable pitcher for the Rays for Wednesday night.

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Recent Cain Outings: No UNDER Plays

The UNDER hasn't paid out for totals bettors at the sportsbooks in any of Matt Cain's last six starts for the San Francisco Giants as he's sent back out to the mound on Wednesday in odds action against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cain is 2-3 with a 6.05 ERA on the season, and he's given up four or more runs in each of his last four outings with the Giants 1-3 in those games. Jaime Garcia (5-4, 1.57 ERA) will try to pitch the Cardinals to a victory on Wednesday night.

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NFL Preseason Week 2 Matchups, Odds

Will Sam Bradford make his Philadelphia Eagles preseason debut this week? The oft-injured quarterback sat out his team's exhibition opener last week, but could see the field this week at home with his team a 3.5-point betting favorite at 5Dimes against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Eagles won and easily paid out on the NFL betting lines in their first game of the preseason last week, beating the Indianapolis Colts 36-10 with the other three quarterbacks on the roster all getting some time on the field.


Mets 6-0 in Last Six Outings by deGrom

The New York Mets are a lucrative 6-0 in the last six starts by Jacob deGrom as the righthander heads to the mound on Tuesday night to take on the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards in baseball betting action at the online sportsbooks.

DeGrom is 11-6 with a 2.03 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a stellar outing against the Rockies in which he gave up just two hits over seven shutout innings. Kevin Gausman (2-4, 4.48 ERA) pitches for the Orioles on Tuesday.

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Tigers Slumping in Sanchez Road Starts

The Detroit Tigers have been tagged with a loss in each of Anibal Sanchez's last three trips to the mound on the road as he gets the ball for them at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night in interleague odds action against the Chicago Cubs.

Sanchez sits at 10-10 with a 4.95 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a loss in Kansas City in which he allowed five runs over 5 1-3 innings of work. Jason Hammel (6-5, 3.10 ERA) will start for the Cubs in Tuesday's matchup.

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