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N.Y. Mets at SAN FRANCISCO (8' ov, -120)

By Dwayne Connors, Featured Handicapper

The Phillies busted open a 2-1 game late last night and helped me make it 6 straight 1000 Unit Top End Winners in the bank!


Need to continue the winning weekend, and I will do so with yet another major wager winner for you here on Saturday night.


Winning Day # 13 of 19, (and 8 of 11)


Top-End
1000 UNIT
Winner # 7 in a Row

Pitching Mismatch Lock

Goes on the Night Card

I am expecting a dominant pitching effort tonight that will lead to an easy 2 runs or better win for my team.


At just $1 bet per unit, you are up $4,617 the past 18 days of action.


Now 6 of 8 days since the All-Star Break showing a profit, and another winning day is planned for tonight.


Saturday comp play goes out on the Mets and Giants to hold Under the total.


After breaking the scoreboard in their 4 straight wins at Coors Field - 40 runs plated! - the Giants have come back home for this weekend series against the Mets and have continued winning thanks to their stingy pitching - only 2 runs allowed, and only 4 runs scored.


Both meetings this weekend with the Mets have needed extra-innings to complete, and both have landed Under the total.


With those 2 Unders, the series numbers between these teams now stands at 6-2-1 Under the total for their last 9 meetings.


For New York the Under is 4-2 their last 6 games, while for San Francisco the Under stands at 4-1 their last 5 games played.


Walker Lockett's over 11 ERA for his last 3 starts does give pause, but with Jeff Samardzija sporting an ERA under 2 for his last 3 starts, I think it's safe to play one more game by the bay Under the total.


Mets-Giants Low.


3* N.Y. METS-SAN FRANCISCO UNDER



White Sox at TAMPA BAY (-130)

By Bob Valentino, Featured Handicapper

The Yankees bats bopped their way to an 8-2 win last night, and helped my grab back +60 dime worth of net profit.

Just need to secure another winner here on Saturday and crush the weekend.

Tonight I up the ante just a little.

75 DIME
National League
Best Bet

Phillies-Pirates

I need to nail this sucker and move on to Sunday with more profits in my pocket.

A winner here, and that is that.

Saturday's comp play goes out on the Rays to end their losing skid with a home win over the White Sox.

It has not been pretty for Tampa Bay since coming out of the All-Star Break, as Tampa has dropped their last 4 after losing last night's series opener to Chicago by a 9-2 score. The Rays were looking to make up some ground on division-leader New York earlier this week and actually took the series opener on Monday, but then promptly dropped the next 3 before yesterday's setback that I just mentioned.

Expect Tampa Bay to get healthy tonight, as Chicago's win last night snapped a streak of 7 straight losses since the Break.

The Rays had won the 3 previous series meetings this year over the ChiSox, and they had done so by outscoring Chicago 24-7.

Things have turned a bit south for All-Star pitcher Lucas Giolito who enters today's start with just a 1-3 with a 6.48 ERA over his last 5 starts.

The Rays will go with Ryan Yarbrough who is making just his 5th start this season, but does have nearly 70 innings of work under his belt thanks to being the long man out of the bullpen. He has only allowed 3 runs to score over his last 5 appearances which have totaled over 21 innings pitched.

Tampa ends their skid at 4 with the win here at home on Saturday.

2* TAMPA BAY