Cardinals 3-0 Against Pirates With Wacha

Michael Wacha will likely be making his last start of the regular season when the St. Louis Cardinals continue their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday afternoon. In the three games Wacha has started against the Bucs this season, the Cards are a perfect 3-0.

With a win the Cardinals clinch the NL Central for their third consecutive season. The Pirates will need to figure out Wacha who has posted a 1.93 ERA while only allowing four earned runs in 18.2 innings against Pittsburgh this season.

The Pirates will counter with Gerrit Cole who has yet to face the Cardinals season. Cole has cooled off in the second half of the season posting a 5-5 record with a 3.01 ERA after the All-Star Break.

The two teams were supposed to meet on Tuesday, but after the game got rained out a doubleheader was scheduled for Wednesday.

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Top Clubs in Action on Soccer Odds Slate

Champions League action is in full swing midweek, but it is back to domestic league business this weekend. Everton is surging and faces a Liverpool squad that has not started the league well, but has been solid as of late. Manchester United is in first place in the league table and they face their old rival in Arsenal on the road.


SN: NFL Week 4 Betting Trends Analysis

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are home for the first time since opening week hosting Carolina.

But that's not necessarily good news for the Bucs - and it's not because the Panthers are unbeaten. The Buccaneers are 15-36-1 (29 percent) against the spread (ATS) during their last 52 home games.

Tampa Bay lost all eight of its matchups at Raymond James Stadium last season covering only twice. The Buccaneers were smashed by Tennessee opening week, 42-14.


SuperContest Team OS Week 3 Review

A botched extra-point attempt helped a record 713 contestants earn a win on the Carolina Panthers, who edged the New Orleans Saints 27-22 as 4.5-point favorites in Week 3 of the SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.


NFL: History is Working Against Ravens

In the NFL, starting the regular season with back to back losses is a tough hole to climb out. But according to recent history, dropping three-straight out of the gate can be nearly impossible to rebound from.

Since 1990, only three teams have seen the postseason after starting 0-3 ('92 Chargers, '95 Lions and '98 Bills). Clubs that have begun their respective seasons dropping three in a row have missed the playoffs 82 straight times since the Doug Flutie-led Bills did so in 1998.


College Football Week 5 Betting Trends

The Georgia Bulldogs are 26-2 straight up in their last 28 games at home. The Bulldogs will try to continue that home dominance this Saturday when they host the Alabama Crimson Tide at Sanford Stadium.


Giants Perfect Against Dodgers at Home

Two of the game’s best hurlers take the bump Tuesday as Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner tangle once again when the Los Angeles Dodgers invade AT&T Park for a date with the San Francisco Giants.

Both pitchers have unsurprisingly been lights out this season but are especially hot since the All-Star break. Kershaw is 9-1 since the Midsummer Classic with a sparkling 1.48 ERA, while “MadBum” sports a 9-3 record with a 2.31 ERA.

Los Angeles’ magic number is two to capture the NL West but they’ve been ice cold lately, dropping eight of their least 10 games heading into the contest. San Francisco will have their work cut out for them, as the reigning World Series champs sit five games back of the wild card with only six contests remaining.

Historically speaking, the Dodgers have had Bumgarner’s number over the stretch of his career. The 26-year-old is 6-13 lifetime vs. L.A.

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Bills are 7-2 ATS in Last Nine

The Rex Ryan-led Buffalo Bills will be trying to ride the wave of momentum when they play host to the New York Giants Sunday.

Buffalo crushed divisional foe Miami 41-14 in the Sunshine State in Week 3, while New York hung on for a 32-21 victory over the lowly Washington Redskins at home to pick up their first victory of the season.

The G-Men also collected their first cover in the 2015 campaign, while the Bills improved to 2-1 ATS on the year. 

Buffalo’s great success on the ground has been a major factor in their solid start out of the gate. The Bills are averaging 152.7 rushing yards per game through the first three weeks – good enough to rank at the top of the league in that department. 

New York presents a tough test for the Bills, however, as the Giants have allowed opposing teams to rush for just 74.7 yards per game, the second-best mark in the NFL.

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Colts 5-0 SU and ATS in Last 5 vs Jags

It’s been a rocky start to the season for the Indianapolis Colts, but they’ll be happy to see a team they’ve owned in recent years on Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Both sides enter the matchup with identical 1-2 SU records and the Colts will be seeking their first cover of the season. Indy edged Tennessee 35-33 in Week 3 but barely failed to cover the -3 spread in the process.

As rumors swirl regarding an alleged ongoing clash between Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and the team’s front office, the on-field product has left a lot to be desired for Colts fans and bettors alike. 

Indy’s defense has been getting carved up like a Thanksgiving turkey, surrendering 26.7 points per game – the 23rd worst mark in the league. It hasn’t been much prettier on offense, as the club has the 25th worst offense in the NFL (18.7 points per game).

The Jags were severely outclassed in Week 3’s 51-17 dismantling by the New England Patriots. Including last season, Jacksonville is 0-5 SU in its last five road games. 

The good news for the Colts is that they have a history of covering spreads against Jacksonville. Indianapolis is 5-0 ATS in its last five games against the Jaguars.

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Panthers are at 4-0 SU in Last 4 vs Bucs

Two teams heading in opposite directions clash in Week 4 as the Carolina Panthers travel to Tampa Bay for a date with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.

Dating back to last season, the Panthers (3-0) are 8-1 SU in their last nine games. The Bucs are a paltry 1-8 SU during that stretch.

To further the opposite theme, Carolina is averaging 23.7 points per game while allowing 16 points per affair. Tampa has averaged 16.3 points for and 26.7 points against through three weeks. 

Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston has four touchdowns, three interceptions, and 678 passing yards with a 52.2 completion percentage so far in his young career. The Florida State product has a 52.2 percent completion percentage during that span.

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