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Philadelphia at PITTSBURGH (8un, -115)

By Anson Munson, Featured Handicapper

I hope everyone enjoyed the nice July break, I know I sure did. When you do this job everyday - weekends and holidays - it is nice to hit the pause/reset button, and that is exactly what I did!

I am ready to roll strong here as we begin the short trek to the baseball finish line.

When last I left you, I handed you a 50 Dime Winner on the Braves +105 on the Run Line in their Sunday 6-3 double-up of the Padres.

Picking up right where I left off.

50 Dime
Winner # 14 of 19
( - and 7 of last 9 - )

Home Cooking Crusher

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MATCHES Sunday's 50 Dime Winner
- Braves (RL +105) 6-3 at Padres -

I have been on fire with my 50 dime releases, and I plan to remain on fire with this Friday winner.

The long layoff between Sunday and Friday will see the Phillies and the Pirates come out sluggish at the dish tonight when Aaron Nola and Matt Keller hit the hill.

When these teams played a 4-game set in April, 3 of the 4 meetings in the City of Brotherly Love landed Under the total.

Philadelphia went to the Break with Unders played in 5 of their final 8 games, while Pittsburgh played 3 of their last 4 games Under the posted price.

Aaron Nola has allowed 3 runs or fewer in 9 of his last 10 season starts, while Martin Perez has been tough on the Phils in his career with a 4-1 career record and a 2.96 ERA when facing the Phillies.

The pitchers come out tonight and set the tone against the bats that will not get things barreled up all that much in the first game after 4 long days idle.

Phillies-Pirates Under.


Tampa Bay at N.Y. YANKEES (8ov, -115)

By Trace Adams, Featured Handicapper

I am ready to resume my July tear.

I went to the All-Star Break having won 8 straight days with Sunday's 2000♦ Winner #4 in a Row on the Pirates on the Run Line cashing the ticket over the White Sox.

Time to keep Uncle Mo on my side here as we come out of a refreshing 4 days idle.

Winning Day # 9 in a Row

- At $1 bet per unit you are up $14,675 last 8 days -


Raise The Bar
# 4 in a Row

Road Warrior Lock

Goes in the 7 o'clock eastern hour

MATCHES my 3 straight 1500♦ Winners
- Red Sox 12-9 over A's, 7/9 -
- Mets (+105 RL) 6-2 over Nats, 7/10 -
- Mariners (RL) 11-0 at Angels, 7/11 -

Make no mistake, I am riding this one into the Winner's Circle.

Make sure you are along for the ride.

The Yankees have not been able to figure out how to hit Rays' pitcher Zach Eflin who faced them just before the All-Star Break in a game the Yanks won, 2-1. Eflin went 7 strong innings and gave up BOTH of the runs, but only 1 was earned. That game easily held Under the total, as Eflin moved to 3-2 for his 7 career starts against the Yankees and his ERA is 1.50 in those starts. This will be his 3rd start of the year against New York, with his April start showing 6 scoreless innings in a 2-0 win by the Rays in 10 innings of play. Again, another game that landed Under the posted price.

Gerrit Cole will counter and his last start before the Break saw him work 6 complete innings with 7 strikeouts in a 4-1 New York win over Baltimore in a game that landed Under the posted price. Cole appears to be nearly back a full force after starting the season on the injured list.

The Rays went to the All-Star Break with 3 straight Unders, and Unders played in 4 of their last 5. While the Yankees went to the Break at 4-2-1 Under the total. These teams went 1-1-1 in the Over/Under department in their series just earlier this month.

After a few days off, expect the offenses to start slowly, and the pitchers to have their way.

Play the Rays and Yankees Under the total with Eflin and Cole dueling into the hot July night in the Bronx.


Houston (+110) at SEATTLE

By Chris Jordan, Featured Handicapper

Going to open the second half of the season with an easy Road Warrior Mismatch, as I know I have the edge with this one.

Solid 500♦ winner with a pitcher who has made his living on the road this season.

Road Warrior
Mismatch of the Day

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My complimentary winner for tonight is the Houston Astros.

Love Houston starter Hunter Brown, who is 7-6 with a 4.39 ERA this season. Despite the high ERA, he's been pitching much better recently, having allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his seven starts. He's already seen the Mariners twice in 2024, and has surrendered just three earned runs in a bit more than 10 innings of labor.

Luis Castillo is up for the M's and rolls in with an 8-9 mark and 3.53 ERA this season. Castillo faced the Astros earlier this season when they were struggling, and he allowed two earned runs in six innings. Houston is much better and will be looking to climb into the driver's seat in the A.L. West.


Boston at LOS ANGELES (-140)

By Jeffrey Granger, Featured Handicapper

My $10 Bettors are up more than $10K this season.

I've still hit 51 of the 89 MLB Major Wagers I've released this season.

I make it 52 of 90 on the diamond as open the second half of the campaign with a matinee winner between Arizona and Chicago.

$10 Bettors have made $10,640 this MLB season


Winning Day # 55 of 93 (and 28 of 47)

$10 Bettors have made $13,212 with my last 92 plays

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Diamondbacks at Cubs
2:20 Eastern

16-4 Roll with MLB 25 Dimers
and tonight is 2X STRONGER

My free play for tonight is the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Boston Red Sox.

No doubt about it, as I've told you recently, the Dodgers' rotation is a train wreck and one of the most disappointing in the league right now.

Adding insult to injury, they just put All-Star Tyler Glasnow on the injured list.

The bright spot heading into the second half is they open with the Boston Red Sox, who are in for the weekend and will likely face Gavin Stone tonight.

I don't know if he is a long-term answer, but the 25-year-old is 9-3 with a 3.26 ERA in 17 starts. And when you consider his Interleague numbers (3-0, 1.88) in four starts against the junior circuit, it's easy to like the men in blue.

Play Los Angeles.