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Hamels Looks to Continue Road Dominance

The red-hot Texas Rangers will head to St. Louis tonight to open up an interleague series with the Cardinals. Veteran lefty Cole Hamels (6-1, 3.14 ERA) will handle pitching duties for the Rangers against a Michael Wacha (2-6, 4.91 ERA) that has been brutal in 2016.

SHARK BITES
The Cardinals have gone 6-7 with Michael Wacha as their starter.
Lefties are hitting .182 against Cole Hamels this year.
Texas is 20-5 in their last 25 games with Hamels as their starting pitcher.

St. Louis has been hiding in the shadow of the Chicago Cubs this season but has put together a solid 35-30 record in one of the most competitive divisions in baseball. The favored team is 8-3 in these team’s last 11 matchups – this bodes well for the Redbirds, who are -175 favorites on Bovada to win the series.

Hamels has been lights out on the road this year, posting a 4-0 record and 1.94 ERA in six starts at visiting stadiums and should give the Rangers, who have been hitting everything lately, a good shot to win as -102 favorites.

The total has gone OVER in ten of the Cardinals' last 14 games where the total has closed at eight and the total has gone OVER in seven of the Rangers' last nine games against teams with winning records. With the line set at -120, a bet on the OVER could prove profitable.

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722542
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Italians Look to Improve to 2-0 at Euros

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who saved a point for Sweden in their first match against Ireland, will attempt to carry his team to an upset over an Italian team that is coming off a massive win over Belgium, a team many had pegged to win the tournament.

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Spain’s Three-Peat Quest Continues

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A late winner from Gerard Piqué cemented all three points for Spain in their opener versus Czech Republic. Next up for La Furia Roja as their quest for a third consecutive European Championship continues is Turkey, who were soundly outplayed by Croatia in their opener.

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WWE Money in the Bank Betting Odds

The WWE takes to the beautiful new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for their annual Money in the Bank PPV. Though this is far from the best MitB card the company has ever put together – no, that belongs to the 2011 event – the show still holds some intriguing matches for fans and bettors alike.

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EEUU Y Ecuador Abren Los Cuartos

El viernes a las 11:30 empezará la ronda de los cuartos de final en La Copa América 2016 y el primer encuentro se disputa entre los Estados Unidos y Ecuador. Se han enfrentado once veces en total y Ecuador tiene la ventaja, con cinco victorias comparado con las tres de los EEUU.

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Croats and Czechs Play Third Ever Match

Despite their close proximity, Czech Republic and Croatia have only played two matches against each other – ever. Croatia won both those meetings and will be the favorites to do the same in their Friday matchup against the Czechs.

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Will History Repeat Itself in Game 6?

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No team has ever come back from a 3-1 hole to win the NBA Finals, and only two of 32 teams in that position have managed to take the series to seven games. The last time that happened was in 1966. The Cleveland Cavaliers will attempt to make history tonight when Game 6 gets underway in Ohio on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Warriors' last seven games with a closing total of 207.5 or less.
  • The Cavaliers are 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four games with two days off between games.
  • The favored team is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games in this matchup.

Cleveland’s dynamic duo of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 82 points in the Cavs’ 112-97 victory in Game 5, denying the Golden State Warriors a chance to repeat on their home court. Kevin Love returned to the starting lineup in that contest but managed only two points and three rebounds.

The biggest difference for Golden State in that game was the absence of Draymond Green. Green missed Game 5 due to a suspension for hitting James below-the-belt in Game 4. If the power forward receives another flagrant one, he’ll miss a potential Game 7.

If you’ll remember back to last year, the Warriors were in the exact same position. Up 3-2 in the series, they closed out the Finals in front of Cleveland’s home crowd. Earlier in the season, Curry stated he hoped the locker rooms “still smelled of champagne.”

The Cavs, who opened as 2-point favorites at most shops, have been producing as home faves as of late. In their last eight when tabbed as home chalk, the wine and gold are 7-1 ATS.

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731000
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Breaking Down The Odds For Game 6

It’s been a strong NBA Finals so far in terms of my analysis of the line though I must admit the number for Game 6 has my wheels turning a little. 

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Kauffman Looks to Claim Next Victim

Detroit heads into the hostile environment of Kauffman Stadium tonight to open up a series with division rivals Kansas City. Last years champs have a 22-7 record at home in 2016 and will look to take over sole possession of first place in the AL Central tonight.

SHARK BITES
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of the Royals' last 21 games with Danny Duffy as the starting pitcher.
The visiting team is 2-6 in its last eight games in this matchup.
The Tigers are 0-3 in their last 3 games on Thursday, while the Royals are 7-3 in their last 10 games on Thursday.

Justin Verlander, who (excuse the cliché) has learned how to pitch this year, will take the rubber for the Tigers and will look to continue his hot month of June where he owns a 1.98 ERA in 13.2 innings. Verlander doesn’t throw the gas he used to you but has improved his control and will carry a 3.77 ERA into this matchup.

The Royals will send Danny Duffy and his 2.94 ERA to the mound for his seventh start of the season. Duffy hasn’t been great pitching at Kauffman this year, in three starts he owns a 4.76 ERA with batters hitting .258 off him. In the last three years, Duffy is 3-1 vs the Tigers in seven starts with an ERA of 1.59.

The money line in this one is fairly close, but with the Royals laying plus money at home, they may be worth a look.

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722514
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Yanks Look to Prey on Lowly Twins

The Bronx bombers haven’t really been bombing this year, but they have been getting some decent pitching from their starters. A revitalized CC Sabathia (4-4, 2.28 ERA) will toe the rubber tonight as the Yanks begin a series with the lowly Twins who will counter with an even lowlier Kyle Gibson (0-4, 6.49 ERA).

SHARK BITES
The Yankees are 5-0 in their last five games against the Twins.

The Twins are 1-7  in their last eight games with a closing total of 8.5 or less.
The Yankees are 6-1 in their last 7 games as road favorites, while the Twins are 4-13 in their last 17 games as home underdogs.

 

After getting cleaned up, CC has looked like the ace of old. He will carry a 2.25 away ERA into this matchup against the twins, who have not faired well as underdogs this year (14-36). NYY will look to end their current four-game losing streak and climb out of the basement of the AL East in a series against one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball.

Gibson, who is making only his second start since a stint on the DL for a sprained shoulder, has yet to win a game this year and carries a brutal ERA into this matchup. He is 1-3 in his career vs the Yankees with a 10.72 ERA, so not terrific.

The signs are pretty clear in this one, follow them and be rewarded.

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