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ALCS Game 1 Betting Preview: Yankees vs. Rangers2010-10-16
Sportsbook.com Betting Odds: New York -148, Texas +138; Total: 8
CC Sabathia (22-7, 3.21 ERA) and C.J. Wilson (16-8, 3.29 ERA) face off in Game 1 of the ALCS at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on Friday. Both left-handers exit ALDS wins, with Sabathia giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits over six innings in Game 1 against Minnesota. Wilson was brilliant in Game 2 against the Rays, yielding just two hits in 6.1 shutout innings.
Despite Wilson’s performance, 71% of the baseball betting population at Sportsbook.com is backing the favored Yankees.
Sabathia has returned to earth a bit in his last three starts, going 2-1 with an ERA of 5.04. He faced Texas once this year, back on April 16 where he was also opposed by Wilson. Sabathia came out on the winning end of a 5-1 Yankee victory, going six innings and giving up one run on three hits while striking out nine. He’s had a fair amount of success against the Rangers in his career, carrying an 8-3 record and a 4.29 ERA into Friday’s matchup.
Game 1 marks the fourth time this year that Wilson faces the Yankees. He took the loss in that April 16 matchup and earned no-decisions in the next two starts, both Texas wins. Wilson has performed well at home this year, going 11-3 with a 3.78 ERA. That stat might bode well for the Rangers who took four of five home games from New York this year. Texas has also won 13 of Wilson’s last 16 starts, including seven of his last eight at home.
Given Wilson’s success in Arlington, these MLB betting trends indicate that the Rangers are a solid bet in Game 1:
Play Against - Road teams (NY YANKEES) - with a starting pitcher whose WHIP is 1.300 or better on the season-AL, starting an over-rested pitcher who is working on 7 or more days rest. (72-33 over the last 5 seasons.) (68.6%, +38.7 units. Rating = 3*).
WILSON is 25-7 (78.1%, +16.1 Units) against the money line vs. teams averaging 2.75 or less extra base hits per game this season. (Team's Record). The average score was WILSON 4.8, OPPONENT 2.9 - (Rating = 2*).
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MLB: New York-Minnesota play 1-1/2 games Wednesday2010-05-26
The New York Yankees have only one win in their last six games, but they’ll have the opportunity to pick up two victories Wednesday. After New York’s first game at Target Field was suspended due to rain, the Yankees and Minnesota Twins will pick up their series opener in the sixth inning before continuing the three-game set with a full game in the evening. In the full second game on tonight’s set, Sportsbook.com shows Minnesota as a -114 home favorite.
Although the Twins (26-18,+2.7 units) were rained out May 7 against Baltimore, Tuesday marked the first time there was a mid-game delay at their new stadium, which opened this year after the team spent 28 seasons playing inside the Metrodome. “You can’t do anything about it,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Mother Nature decided to water her plants.”
The game was suspended because it was still scoreless when it was stopped after five innings. The bullpens will have to take over after New York’s A.J. Burnett and Minnesota’s Scott Baker each allowed three hits.
The Yankees (26-18,+0.8) were especially in need of strong starting pitching after their staff posted a 5.54 ERA while the team dropped five of its last six. Manager Joe Girardi may have preferred to keep playing. “I didn’t think it was raining too hard to play,” Girardi said.
The Twins have also been scuffling, dropping four of six overall, but they’re 14-7 at home this year and 116-69 over the last three seasons, and maintain a 1 1/2-game lead on second-place Detroit in the AL Central. They’re hoping to harness some momentum from their last game against New York, a 6-3 win at Yankee Stadium on May 16 that was punctuated by Jason Kubel’s go-ahead grand slam off Mariano Rivera
Prior to that game, the Twins had lost 12 straight to New York, including a three-game sweep in last year’s AL division series. The Yankees have won their last four in Minneapolis and have exceptional 53-25 record in the second game of a series.
After the completion of the suspended game, both teams will look for bounce-back efforts from left-handers as Francisco Liriano and Andy Pettitte square off.
Liriano (4-3, 3.25 ERA, 1.272 WHIP) won four straight starts from April 15-May 2, but he’ll be trying to avoid a fourth straight defeat since that stretch. His shortest outing of the season came Thursday night at Boston, where he gave up five runs - including two home runs - in 4 2/3 innings of a 6-2 defeat. The Twins are 1-6 when Liriano starts against teams with winning records.
While Liriano was better against the Yankees on May 15, yielding three runs in six innings, he still fell to 0-2 in his career against New York because he was outdueled by Pettitte.
Pettitte (5-1, 2.68, 1.252) allowed two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings in the 7-1 win, remaining unbeaten at the time, but he finally suffered his first loss of 2010 on Friday night against Tampa Bay. The Rays launched three homers off Pettitte, who gave up seven runs - six earned - in five-plus innings in the 8-6 defeat.
Pettitte is 10-5 with a 3.53 ERA in 20 career starts against Minnesota, and he may have been unhappy to see the Twins leave the Metrodome. He went 4-1 with a 2.74 ERA in his final six starts there. The veteran lefty is 18-6 UNDER in road night games the last three seasons.
Sportsbook.com has Minnesota as a -114 money line favorite and the Twins thrive in this spot. The Twins are 14-2 when the ML is -100 to -150 this season, including perfect 9-0 at Target Field. With the total Un9, the Yankees are comfortable they can counter having Pettitte on the hill, since this combination is 26-9 when the total is 8.5 to 10 the previous three years.
This AL showdown will be on ESPN2 just after 7:00 Eastern with the Twinkies 38-16 as favorites. The StatFox Power Line shows Yankees -110
ARIZONA at CHICAGO CUBS2009-10-02
ARIZONA is 18-40 (-24.8 Units) against the money line when playing against a marginal winning team (Win Pct. 51% to 54%) over the last 2 seasons. The average score was ARIZONA 3.9, OPPONENT 5.0 - (Rating = 2*)
FLORIDA at PHILADELPHIA
PHILADELPHIA is 17-19 (-12.5 Units) against the money line in home games vs. an average bullpen whose ERA is 3.75 to 4.50 this season. The average score was PHILADELPHIA 4.9, OPPONENT 5.0 - (Rating = 1*)
PITTSBURGH at CINCINNATI
PITTSBURGH is 4-22 (-19.2 Units) against the money line vs. an NL team with a batting average of .255 or worse in the second half of this season. The average score was PITTSBURGH 3.4, OPPONENT 6.5 - (Rating = 4*)
HOUSTON at NY METS
HOUSTON is 49-28 (+19.7 Units) against the money line when playing against a bad team (Win Pct. 38% to 46%) over the last 2 seasons. The average score was HOUSTON 5.0, OPPONENT 4.2 - (Rating = 1*)
WASHINGTON at ATLANTA
ATLANTA is 14-24 (-19.0 Units) against the money line vs. a very bad bullpen whose ERA is 5.00 or worse over the last 3 seasons. The average score was ATLANTA 4.4, OPPONENT 4.5 - (Rating = 2*)
MILWAUKEE at ST LOUIS
MILWAUKEE is 10-30 (-20.5 Units) against the money line vs. teams outscoring opp by 0.5 or more runs/game in the second half of the last 2 seasons. The average score was MILWAUKEE 3.8, OPPONENT 6.0 - (Rating = 2*)
SAN FRANCISCO at SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGO is 21-8 (+20.2 Units) against the money line vs. teams averaging 2.75 or less extra base hits per game in the second half of this season. The average score was SAN DIEGO 4.8, OPPONENT 3.4 - (Rating = 5*)
COLORADO at LA DODGERS
COLORADO is 5-16 (-11.7 Units) against the money line vs. NL teams scoring 4.8 or more runs/game in 2009. The average score was COLORADO 3.6, OPPONENT 5.6 - (Rating = 1*)
CHI WHITE SOX at DETROIT
DETROIT is 20-26 (-14.8 Units) against the money line vs. an AL team with a batting average of .265 or worse in the second half of this season. The average score was DETROIT 4.2, OPPONENT 4.7 - (Rating = 1*)
TORONTO at BALTIMORE
TORONTO is 29-17 (+12.5 Units) against the money line vs. AL teams scoring 4.7 or less runs/game in 2009. The average score was TORONTO 5.3, OPPONENT 4.1 - (Rating = 1*)
CLEVELAND at BOSTON
BOSTON is 36-13 (+20.3 Units) against the money line vs. a poor bullpen whose ERA is 4.50 or worse this season. The average score was BOSTON 6.1, OPPONENT 3.9 - (Rating = 2*)
NY YANKEES at TAMPA BAY
TAMPA BAY is 4-14 (-11.2 Units) against the money line vs. AL teams scoring 5.2 or more runs/game in the second half of this season. The average score was TAMPA BAY 3.2, OPPONENT 5.9 - (Rating = 1*)
KANSAS CITY at MINNESOTA
KANSAS CITY is 13-31 (-15.7 Units) against the money line vs. a good bullpen whose WHIP is 1.350 or better this season. The average score was KANSAS CITY 3.6, OPPONENT 5.8 - (Rating = 1*)
LA ANGELS at OAKLAND
LA ANGELS are 21-9 (+13.1 Units) against the money line in road games vs. poor power teams - averaging 0.9 or less HR's/game this season. The average score was LA ANGELS 5.3, OPPONENT 4.1 - (Rating = 2*)
TEXAS at SEATTLE
SEATTLE is 31-20 (+16.1 Units) against the money line vs. AL teams allowing 4.7 or less runs/game in 2009. The average score was SEATTLE 4.6, OPPONENT 4.1 - (Rating = 2*)