Starting pitchers are Shelby Miller for the hosts and Eric Lauer for the visitors. It's been about as bad as it can get for Miller after his first 2 starts coming off the DL as he enters this game with at 0-2 and an ERA of 11.42. Nevertheless, he hasn't been nearly as bad as those numbers suggest as he's struck out 11 to just 3 walks and been the victim of a .444 BABIP along with a strand rate of 50.7%. Miller's stuff appears to be there and against a soft hitting Padres team, we believe this is the perfect opportunity to get back on track. On the other side, Eric Lauer isn't coming off of his best outing either as he took the loss against the Pirates, allowing 6 runs (3 earned) over 5 innings but Lauer has been in good form otherwise with 3 consecutive starts allowing 2 runs or less prior to that. Both bullpens are excellent and with the humidour effect in play this season, 9 was simply a bad number to begin with!
Starting pitchers are Matt Boyd for the hosts and Yovani Gallardo for the visitors. Matt Boyd's success this season has puzzled many, including us, but his last 3 starts have begun to show the Boyd we've expected and that's a mediocre at best pitcher. Boyd has allowed 14 runs over his last 13 innings of work and he enters this game with an ERA at a season high 4.18 while his xFIP approaches 5.00. Frankly, we don't have much faith in Boyd and while he should have an advantage against the left handed-heavy Rangers lineup, there are still plenty of dangerous right handed hitters that Boyd has had little success against. On the other side, Yovani Gallardo is hardly what one would call a reliable arm but we feel he faces the much softer Tigers lineup that's dreadful against right handers and has been slumping terribly lately. Bullpens are firmly in favour of the visitors as well so on that note, this is a no brainer to us!
We have six WTA bets for today To get the other five you can join our paid service. Why not take advantage of our special deal to the end of Novemeber (5 months) for just €300/£260, or take the monthly at €125/ £110 - firstname.lastname@example.org. ……….Tatjana Maria is never going to be a big time player. However, she deserves great credit for playing at a consistently solid level, and also for maintaining a rank of 57. The other thing that stands out with the German girl is this years effort on grass, and winning Mallorca was a big feather in the 30 year olds cap.On that occasion she beat quality players such has Kontaveit, Safarova, Kenin and former winner Sevastova. A first round win here against Svitolina suggests she’s in the form of her life and got the game on her racket! Mledenovic played a brave first round to come from a set down and claim the scalp of Anna Schmiedlova. However, needing three sets was less than ideal, and struggling for most of the season suggests she’s worth taking on here.
We have 5 bets lined up for todays racing - Odds 10/1, 6/1, 9/2, 100/30 and this one here. If you would like the others then join our highly profitable racing service for just €100/ £90 - email@example.com — ILEWIN GEEZ won well at Uttoxeter, and the only thing counting against him is a six pound penalty. Irish invader ROBIN DES MANA is the top rated, and he’s got the assistance of Richard Johnson. However, Gordon Elliott’s seven year old pulled up on the last three occasions, and the faster ground is an unknown. Nicky Henderson’s seven year old ARMAANS WISH hasn’t been seen much, but he’s clearly highly regarded by connections. We believe the owners will be rewarded on his return from 730 days off the track.
Starting pitchers are Patrick Corbin for the hosts and Miles Mikolas for the visitors. Patrick Corbin has been one of the best pitchers in the league this year with stellar numbers across the board but we believe he will face a tough challenge today against a predominantly right handed hitting team in the Cardinals who have one of the highest home run rates against southpaws. Corbin has pitched better at home overall but we have also seen a slight spike in his HR/9 with 0.99 HR/9 at home vs 0.84 HR/9 away. On the other side, Miles Mikolas is a pitcher we've begun to see regress from his fantastic start and in particular, we have seen his HR/9 increase as his HR/FB ratio normalizes. In any case, he will face a Diamondbacks lineup that doesn't hit right handers too well but do have their share of home runs and should have their share of lefties in the lineup to trouble Mikolas whose splits against them are noticeably worse. With another extremely hot day in the forecast, the roof is likely to be closed and the humidour in effect but we still believe the total is a tick too low!
Starting pitchers are Erick Fedde for the hosts and Eduardo Rodriguez for the visitors. After winning 6 consecutive starts, Eduardo Rodriguez dropped his last 2 games, allowing 10 runs over 10 innings in the process but we can forgive him somewhat as he faced 2 very good offensive teams in the Mariners and the Yankees. The fact remains that we still have a very high opinion of the southpaw, especially his contact management skills and he faces a Nationals lineup that doesn't hit left handers particularly well. The Nationals do draw the free pass at the 5th highest rate in the league against southpaws but Rodriguez does well to limit walks and has a stellar 6.50 K/BB ratio against left handed bats, which also matches up well against a Nationals team whose better hitters hit from the left side. On the other side, Erick Fedde isn't as bad as his 6.00 ERA would indicate but he's simply outclassed here and against a Red Sox team that has the highest OPS in the league against righties. Bullpens are excellent for both sides so we'll call it honours even there but we see too much of an advantage for the visitors in the first 7 innings or so!
We rest our case following our 5/5 Max bets at the World cup - Sign up to our Syndicate FOOTBALL bets today for the 2018/19 season (until 30 may 2019) for a fraction of the price - Offer valid now only firstname.lastname@example.org . Here is a standard premium bet for tonight (not MAX like Sweden)———————Our two outright bets for this tournament were Uruguay at 35.00 and Columbia 105.00. Suffice to say we would like to see both in the final, since we are in this game for the money and not emotion. However, even we have to admit that Columbia could have it hard against England team, and it will become an even bigger challenge if star player James doesn’t make it back in time. Furthermore, if he does return he won’t be at 100% fitness, and you need that at this level. The other worry for the Coffee Growers is Juan Cuadrado is becoming too predictable, and he appears to have lost some of his pace. Skipper Falcao would have had a top career if it wasn’t for injury, but the fact is he’s not as good as he was. And, while Columbia like to play on the front foot, they made really heavy weather of beating a moderate Senegal. England are a difficult team to judge, and they will certainly need to improve. Nevertheless, Gareth Southgate has a decent pack of players, and in the Tottenham pair Harry Kane and Deli Ali they have two of the hottest properties at this tournament. In fact, with Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford, England are all about the front line. It will be interesting to see how Southgate racks his team up for this game, albeit we are not expecting any surprises. The only question in our minds is whether John Stones will be ready in time. in biblical terms this world cup is like the parting of the red sea. And, while the Three Lions won’t be wanting to get ahead of themselves, the pathway looks clear. We have England to win in 90 minutes, and we expect them to do it by a couple of goals!
Starting pitchers are Clayton Kershaw for the hosts and Ivan Nova for the visitors. There may be a few question marks about Clayton Kershaw going forward but we see no reason to doubt him in this matchup against a Pirates team that doesn't field an optimal lineup against southpaws as their usual cleanup hitter must sit and 2 of their better outfielders hitting from the left side. On the other side, Ivan Nova can be useful at times but on the road against a Dodgers team that hits right handers isn't one of those times in our opinion. Bullpens are fairly reliable for both sides but we see a complete mismatch through the first 7 or 8 innings here. We don't normally bet runlines but this is one of those situations where we prefer it over the moneyline!
Starting pitchers are Junior Guerra for the hosts and Jake Odorizzi for the visitors. Despite being on pace for a career high K rate, Jake Odorizzi is not having the best of seasons as he hardly does anything else well at the moment. Odorizzi is walking over 4 batters per 9 innings and despite only a moderately high 12.0% HR/FB ratio, he is allowing nearly 1.5 HR per 9 innings. Odorizzi has always been a fly ball pitcher but he has taken it to an extreme this year as nearly 50% of all batted balls are fly balls and his line drive percentage is also high at 23.9%. This does not bode well against a Brewers team that hits for power against right handers and in a park that favours left handed bats who Odorizzi struggles against. On the other side, Junior Guerra has many of the same issues though not to the extent of Odorizzi and while he has done reasonably well at home, he too will be challenged by a Twins lineup with power from the left side and the right side too for that matter. The bullpens are 2 of the more reliable ones in the league but have struggled recently and in any case, we see enough fireworks early to make the relievers moot.
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Have one on the house, but don’t expect it everyday. - WAHAAB wins in turn and he likes it here. Nevertheless, he never won back to back and that three pound rise for his latest victory could be the stopper. HARRY BEAU is very consistent and he also won a couple of races. All the same, he’s on a career high mark and appears beatable. FIELD OF WIN is more of a sprinter and doesn’t win very often, while KYLLACHYS TALE normally races at trips beyond this. With BRIYOUNI out of form, that leaves TAKEONEFORTHETEAM. Daniel Mark Loughnane’s lightly raced three year old showed enough at Nottingham, and he’s sure to appreciate returning to seven furlongs here. Fast ground shouldn’t be an issue and a mark of 68 appears more than feasible.
We sent our 8 premium bets out to subscribers yesterday, here is one of them. If you want the rest, join our Premium paid service email@example.com ———— To say we are disappointed with the most recent form of Maria Sakkari is a big understatement. Afterall, the Greek girl shouldn’t be getting beat by Svetlana Kuznetsova, so her Eastbourne effort was disappointing. Nevertheless, we are willing to put that effort down to experience, since it’s hard for us to forget how she beat Kristyna Pliskova and Katerina Siniakova at Wimbledon last year. Sofia Kenin has the potential to become a decent tennis player, but she needs to become physically stronger. We can’t imagine the American bothering Sakkari if the Greek girl plays to her potential.