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Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach MLB Thursday Free Pick - Los Angeles Dodgers Money Line (-) vs St Louis Cardinals @ 10:10 ET - As long-time followers know, I don't like to lay big prices in money line sports and am a huge proponent of underdog value. However, this spot is taking advantage of a moderate price (certainly not a huge favorite) in a situation where we have a solid pitching edge based on the match-up. While the Cardinals Michael Wacha has a much lower ERA than the Dodgers Kenta Maeda, their WHIP stats are nearly identical. In other words, Maeda has simply been a victim of some bad luck and a few big hits. The Dodgers right-hander has actually been pitching well and, particularly of late, he's on fire on the mound! Additionally, he was rock solid against the Cardinals in his lone start against them (last season) while Wacha has been hit hard in his two most recent starts versus the Dodgers and he was fortunate more runs weren't scored against him. Wacha gave up 18 hits in just 10 innings spanning his two starts against the Dodgers last season. Maeda allowed only 5 hits in nearly 6 innings of work against the Cards in his lone start against them last season and that outing was in St Louis. Maeda will prove even tougher to hit at home where he has a 0.99 WHIP this season. Also, the Dodgers right-hander comes into this outing having allowed only 13 hits in the 20 and 1/3 innings spanning his last 3 starts. Wacha has a 1.50 WHIP in his road starts this season and I look for the Dodgers to bounce back after getting crushed 6-1 last night. Prior to that defeat the Dodgers had won 5 of their last 6 while the Cardinals had lost 5 of their last 6. The Cards are still just 6-9 against teams with a winning record this season and LA is still a solid 17-8 at home this year. Free Pick on Los Angeles Dodgers money line in late night Thursday action. Best of luck, Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach
Italy Under 20 +100
We won our last playin Under 20 action with the USA U20 +205 as they beat Senegal U20 by the score of 1-0. Our next play is to take Italy Under 20 at +100 on Saturday.
Italy Under 20 1
Japan Under 20 0
Play - San Francisco w/Cain vs Garcia (Game 914).
Edges - Giants: Cain 3-1 with 1.19 ERA and 1.10 WHIP at home as opposed to 8.28 ERA and 1.96 WHIP away this season… Braves: Garcia 4.98 ERA and 1.43 WHIP away this season as opposed to 1.88 ERA and 1.05 WHIP home this season. With Cain 9-2 his last elven home team starts during May, we recommend a 1* play on San Francisco. Thank you and good luck as always.
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