Can Fulmer Keep Up His Torrid Pace?

The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals are trailing the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central division, but a win in Sunday’s contest would put them in a good position to challenge the Tribe as the season passes its midway point.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Detroit.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Tigers' last 6 games.
  • The Royals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Yordano Ventura and Michael Fulmer are slated to get the start for the Royals and Tigers, respectively. Ventura (6-7, 5.15 ERA) has lost each of his last three starts since serving an eight-game suspension. Fulmer (9-2, 2.11) concluded an excellent first half of the season with his seventh victory in his last nine starts against Cleveland on July 6. The 23-year-old rookie is 7-1 with a 0.63 ERA in that span.

The UNDER is paying out for Kansas City backers of late. In the Royals’ last seven games, the UNDER is 5-2.

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Mets are Struggling Behind deGrom

The New York Mets haven’t been getting the job done against divisional opponents, but a Sunday matchup with the lowly Philadelphia Phillies could be exactly what the doctor ordered.

Shark Bites
  • The Mets are 1-5 in their last 6 road games.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the Phillies' last 5 starts.
  • The Mets are 1-4 in deGroms last 5 road starts.

Jacob deGrom and Zach Eflin are the probable starters for the Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. deGrom (5-4, 2.61 ERA) has permitted three runs on 16 hits in his last three outings, and he’s 3-0 in his career against the Phils.

Eflin (2-2, 4.08) has recorded back-to-back victories after beginning his career with an 0-2 record.

Putting runs on the board has been the difference maker for the Mets this year. New York is 11-35 when scoring three or fewer runs this season.

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OVER Hot When Marlins Invade Busch Stadium

The stakes are high on the diamond on Sunday, as the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins will face off in a rubber match of their three-game set at Busch Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • The Marlins are 4-1 in Conley's last 5 starts.
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the Marlins' last 7 games.
  • The OVER is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis.

Adam Conley (6-5, 3.62 ERA) and Michael Wacha (5-7, 4.36) are slated to get the ball of the Marlins and Cardinals. Conley has struck out 22 batters against six walks in his last four outings. The 26-year-old will be making his first career start against the Cards on Sunday.

Wacha has kept the ball in the ballpark in each of his past two outings and five of his previous seven. Wacha is 2-4 with a 4.70 ERA at home this year.

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Red Sox and Yankees Going UNDER in the Bronx

The Boston Red Sox can complete a three-game sweep of the hated rival New York Yankees with a win at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 3-1-1 in Price's last 5 road starts.
  • The OVER is 5-0 in Tanaka's last 5 starts.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in New York.

David Price (9-6, 4.34 ERA) and Masahiro Tanaka (6-2, 3.23) will take the mound for both teams. Price has reached double-digit strikeouts in each of his last three starts and has 140 k’s in 124 innings this year.

Tanaka is having issues with consistency lately, as the ace has allowed three runs or fewer in three of his last six starts and a total of 18 allowed in the other three.

The UNDER is a hot bet when the Sox take the field. In Boston’s prior four games, the UNDER is a perfect 4-0.

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Cubs are Faltering Behind Hammel

The Texas Rangers put together the best record in the American League in the first half of the 2016 MLB campaign, and they’ll look to pick up where they left off against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The Rangers are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
  • The Cubs are 0-6 in Hammel's last 6 starts.
  • The UNDER is 5-2-1 in Darvish's last 8 starts overall.

Yu Darvish and Jason Hammel are slated to get the start for the Rangers and Cubs, respectively. Darvish (2-0, 2.87 ERA) is making just his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery that cost him all of 2015. Hammel (7-5, 3.46) is winless over his last last six starts dating back to June 4, going 0-4 with a 5.94 ERA in that span.

The Cubs are 3-0 in interrelate play this season and have won five straight against AL opponents dating back to last year.

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UNDER Trending in Yankees-BoSox Matchup

The Boston Red Sox got a huge boost by acquiring Drew Pomeranz, which will hopefully bolster a beleagured pitching staff that’s struggled to get the job done lately. Boston is set to invade Yankee Stadium on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The Yankees are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League East.
  • The OVER is 6-2-1 in the Yankees last 9 games.
  • The UNDER is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.

Eduardo Rodriguez and CC Sabathia are slated to get the ball for the Sox and Yanks, respectively. Rodriguez (1-3, 8.59 ERA) has struggled since coming off the disabled list in June, highlighted by a nine-run, 11-hit effort in 2.5 innings against the Rays on June 27.

Sabathia (5-6, 3.77) was ripped for 21 earned runs in 23 innings while going 0-2 in his last four outings. The big left-hander was 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA against the Sox last year.

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Shoemaker is Struggling in California

The Chicago White Sox recorded only five hits in a 7-0 defeat to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, but they’ll try and put forth a better effort when the two sides square off at Angel Stadium on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The White Sox are 0-6 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
  • The Angels are 1-4 in Shoemaker's last 5 starts.
  • The UNDER is 4-1-1 in the Angels last 6 games.

James Shields and Matt Shoemaker are the probable starters for the White Sox and Angels. Shields (4-10, 5.42 ERA) has gone 2-1 over his last four starts while allowing fewer than three runs in three of those outings. The 34-year-old is 6-3 with two complete games, one shutout and a 3.31 ERA in 13 career starts against the Angels.

Shoemaker (4-9, 4.45) is just 1-4 at home this season but has been much better over his last five outings, allowing a total of four runs in 35.5 innings while producing three scoreless performances in that span.

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Cardinals are an UNDER Machine

The St. Louis Cardinals have lost 11 of their last 15 at Busch Stadium but will try and buck that trend on Saturday against the Miami Marlins.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 7-2 in the Marlins last 9 games following a win.
  • The UNDER is 9-3-1 in the Cardinals last 13 games.
  • The Marlins are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.

Tom Koehler and Adam Wainwright are the probable starters for both teams. Koehler (6-7, 4.50 ERA) saw his winless stretch extend to four in the wake of Sunday’s defeat against the Cincinnati Reds. The 30-year-old has stifled Cards’ slugger Matt Holliday, as the outfielder is .171 in his life against Koehler.

Wainwright (8-5, 4.49) recorded back-to-back dominant outings into the All-Star break. Wainwright owns a 4-2 career record against Miami.

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NASCAR Odds: 2016 Sprint Cup

Kevin Harvick remains ahead of Kyle Busch at the top of the Sprint Cup odds list as the two driver’s lines have not budged since our last update. It does look like there’s some value on the board here, with some of the drivers down the list starting to heat up.

Kyle Busch has seen his position in the standings dip a little recently due to his twelfth place finish at the Quaker State 400 and will have to overtake Harvick if he wants to win his second career Sprint Cup a year after he won his first.



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