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Willie Bee - The last of the four League Division Series gets underway this evening in Cleveland where the Indians host the New York Yankees.  It's the Yanks' 13th-straight playoff appearance and the first after a five year drought for the Tribe.  Meanwhile, the Phils and Cubs look to avoid 0-2 starts in their LDS.
 
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Brian Gabrielle - We finally know the eight teams in the MLB postseason after Colorado's win Monday night.  Can the Rockies keep it going or will the Cubs and Yankees come out on top?
 
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Willie Bee - The Chicago Cubs look to end a 99-season curse with a World Series triumph.  The Arizona Diamondbacks are after their second championship in their short 10-year history.
 
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Chance Harper - Unlike their counterparts in the NL where the playoffs remained undecided after 162 games, the AL postseason quartet was set with about a week to go.  Boston grabs home field advantage throughout and will meet the Angels in a best of five beginning Wednesday while Cleveland hosts the Yankees starting Thursday.
 
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Willie Bee - A few minutes past 6:00 on Sunday, the NL playoff picture cleared up...well, somewhat. Five teams remain alive, but only four after today’s San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies play-in game to officially end the MLB regular season. The winner gets the Phils in the first round while the D-Backs and Cubs meet in the other series.
 
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Chance Harper - A seven game lead with 17 games to play just two weeks ago had the New York Mets looking like a lock for the NL East title.  Now, riding a 4-game losing streak and on the low side of the score in 11 of their last 16, they may miss the playoffs entirely.  As Casey Stengel once said, "Can't anybody here play this game?"
 
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Chance Harper - With 25 weeks in the books, the final seven days of the MLB regular season get underway with a light Monday schedule and four division races left to decide.  THE AL is all but set with the Indians and Angels clinching their divisions this weekend and the Red Sox still clinging to a slender lead over the Yankees.
 
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Chance Harper - Continuing their skids, the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox have opened up both East Division races and set themselves up for the Chokers Hall of Fame.  Both clubs are in the Sunshine State this weekend facing the Marlins and Devil Rays respectively, and bettors are gathering like vultures at a Road Kill Cafe.
 
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Chance Harper - It's crunch time in the majors with just two weeks remaining in the regular season.  The New York Mets just lost a chance to increase their lead in the NL East when they were swept at home by the Phillies.  Meanwhile, the Yankees narrowed their deficit behind the Red Sox in the AL East by taking two of three at Fenway.
 
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Chance Harper - No need to tell baseball bettors about the MLB season being a long, long grind.  Holding futures slips from this past April and before is solid testament to just how long the regular season slate is.  And for some of those who bet the Over on regular season win totals, the payoff is about to arrive.
 
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Chance Harper - With three weeks left in MLB's regular season, races in the American League are beginning to look settled while the National League postseason hunt remains open. And with no marquee matchups to begin this week, there may be little change in the standings by the time the weekend rolls around.
 
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Chance Harper - Rebounding nicely from a sweep at the hands of the Phils last week, the Mets get a chance to increase their AL East lead this weekend at home in New York against the Houston Astros.  All eyes are on Sunday's contest when Pedro Martinez will make his second start off the DL against Roy Oswalt in a battle of aces.
 
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Chance Harper - Seattle's recent turn for the worst has cost the Mariners dearly in the race for the postseason.  While the M's have been busy dropping nine straight, the Yankees' have moved into the lead for the AL Wild Card.  That puts the key series for the early part of the week in the Bronx as New York hosts Seattle for three.
 
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Chance Harper - The Big Apple squads did their part this week to make the 2007 season exciting entering the final month of the season.  With the Mets being swept on the road in Philadelphia and the Yankees sweeping the Red Sox aside in the Bronx, the stage is set for a big finish to the campaign for bettors and fans alike.
 
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Chance Harper - With extremely tight races in four of the six divisions, and the other two still well within reach of hopefuls, Major League Baseball is setting up for a tremendous finish to the season.  Five series this week will match the top two squads in their division, so strap yourself in for an exciting ride to the finish line.
 
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Chance Harper - Several crucial series get underway today in the majors with the Yankees in Detroit and the Cubs in Arizona grabbing the lion's share of the spotlight.  But while fans have a lot to cheer for as the season heads into September, is there still any money to be grabbed at the pay window the next five weeks?
 
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Chance Harper - With close races in all six divisions currently, every series is a big one from here on out.  But early action this week includes series that are entirely crucial to the playoff hunt as theseason enters its final six weeks.  At the top of the marquee to lead the week off is the Yankees, Angels series out in Anaheim.
 
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Chance Harper - What a finish we're lined up to have in Major League Baseball this season. Every divisional race is getting very contentious, as are both wildcard competitions. Here's a quick look at some of the more interesting and important series coming up this weekend on the schedule, starting with the Cardinals at the Cubs.
 
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MLB Weekly Wagering Preview

08/17/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Just being in the postseason hunt would make the Diamondbacks a mild surprise, but seeing the Snakes with the best record in the NL and leading the NL West is nothing short of shocking.  They'll be tested this week on the road in Florida and Atlanta.  Meanwhile, the New York Yankees keep chipping into Boston's NL East lead.
 
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MLB Weekend Wagering Preview

08/13/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Many stories in the MLB season to date have centered on individual milestones and the steroids.  Maybe now, with less than 60 games on everyone's slate, the great races for the postseason can move into the spotlight.  Among the critical matchups this weekend are the Yankees in Cleveland and the Braves in Philadelphia.
 
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Willie Bee - Tonight's pitching duel in Houston between Carlos Zambrano of the Cubs and Roy Oswalt of the Astros is one to watch if previous encounters between the two is any indication.  Adding to the battle of arms is Houston winning the first two games of the series and slowing Chicago in the NL Central.
 
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Weekly MLB Betting Preview

08/10/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Given up for dead on several occasions earlier this season, the New York Yankees have clawed their way back into the postseason hunt.  A game under .500 at the break, New York is now 10 over the break-even mark and just behind the Tigers in the AL Wildcard race while pulling to within seven of the Red Sox in the AL East.
 
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Weekend MLB Betting Preview

08/06/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Pennant fever and Wrigley Field aren't usually discussed in the same breath, but talk about the postseason and the Chicago Cubs will be heard all over the Windy City's north side this weekend when the New York Mets come to town for a crucial NL Series. October hopefuls are also meeting in Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Seattle.
 
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Pinnacle Pulse - Betting moneylines or totals are far and away the most popular baseball wagers.  But there's value to be found in runlines and alternate runlines that are often overlooked.
 
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Marc Lawrence - Some pitchers just perform better when the pennant races begin to heat up in August.  And others are perfect arms to fade during the month.
 
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Willie Bee - Unlike the dud of a trade deadline in 2006, several major deals went down this season.  Could Texas play a pivotal role in putting Georgia and Massachusetts in the World Series?
 
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Chance Harper - The Mets were preseason NL darlings on futures boards while the Brewers were just hoping to simply have a winning season for the first time since the elder George Bush occupied the White House.  Now both are hoping to fend off challenges in their divisions as they continue their series in Milwaukee Wednesday night.
 
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Weekly MLB Betting Preview

08/03/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Heading into August, the most common occurrence in the majors this season has been losses by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.  Wins by the Boston Red Sox and Unders in Oakland Athletics games follow on the list. With just two months remaining in the regular season, keeping an eye open for when two common outcomes converge will be profitable.
 
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Chance Harper - The Chicago Cubs are on the verge of catching the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League's Central Division. The New York Yankees are making up ground on the Boston Red Sox in the American League East. And five of the six divisional races involve leads of fewer than four games.
 
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Betting on a comeback?

07/27/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - It's decision time for several MLB clubs with the trade deadline looming in the very near future.  The Yankees have finally started to make some noise in the AL East, and have a relatively easy slate of games on their horizon as they chase the Red Sox.  Meanwhile, the Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals still have life.
 
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Chance Harper - After a slow start to the season, the Chicago Cubs are turning on the afterburners right now and mounting a serious challenge to the Brewers in the sluggish NL Central.  Meanwhile, Barry Bonds draws nearer to Hank Aaron's all-time HR record, with the Giants in the Hammer's old hometown of Milwaukee this weekend.
 
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LT Profits Sports Group - The Reds just swept the Braves in Atlanta, and they are now 8-3 in their last 11 games. Conversely, the Marlins have struggled at home this season, and they have failed miserably in supporting tonight’s starter Sergio Mitre. Add in the fact that Cincinnati is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Florida, and all signs point to an upset.
 
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NL Futures Betting Update

07/19/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Futures odds before the season started are holding fairly true in the National League East and West divisions where the Mets and Dodgers, respectively, are currently leading those divisions.  The Braves and Padres will now try to upset New York and Los Angeles.  In the Central, a race is now brewing between Milwaukee and the Chicago Cubs.
 
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Whither Bud? Who cares?

07/16/2007 12:00 AM
Brian Gabrielle - The experts in the media are all abuzz with whether or not commissioner Bud Selig will be on hand when Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's record.  This and other news in this week's Gab Session.
 
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Second half, second chances

07/16/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Fans may remember Ichiro Suzuki's All-Star inside-the-parker for many years to come.  But Tuesday night's game is already a distant memory now for handicappers preparing for the grind of baseball's second half run up to the playoffs.  Here are five teams that either under- or over-performed in the first half and bear watching the rest of the way.
 
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Ganchrow Sports - A sudden trend to the Over in Detroit's Comerica Park, a very well-balanced roster in Cleveland, and Seattle's MLB-leading ROI of 19% are just some of the top stories in the AL so far.
 
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2007 MLB All-Star Game

07/11/2007 12:00 AM
Willie Bee - Barry Bonds and the National League look to stop a 9-game losing streak to the American League this evening when AT&T Park in San Francisco hosts MLB's 78th All-Star Game.
 
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Ganchrow Sports - Will the Mets' starting pitching stay strong in the second half?  Can the Brewers and their bullpen hold off the surging Chicago Cubs in the NL Central?  These questions and more are explored in the NL Ganchalysis.
 
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Willie Bee - Phillies slugging first sacker Ryan Howard is set to defend his 2006 Home Run Derby title tonight in San Francisco.  Will upstart Prince Fielder of the Brewers upset Howard’s bid?
 
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Chance Harper - The American League looks to extend its streak of nine wins in a row -- excluding that abhorrent tie in 2002 -- when most of the best that MLB has to offer congregate in San Francisco for the 78th All-Star Game. The Home Run Derby is Monday night with the first pitch for the game on Tuesday at 8:25 p.m. (ET) on FOX.
 
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Weekend MLB Wagering Preview

07/09/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - The unofficial first half of the 2007 MLB season comes to an end this weekend. As teams try to go into the All-Star break on a run, or try to curb a bad spell.  Let's take a quick look at some of the more interesting series on the slate, including the Mariners in Oakland against the A's and the Angels in the Bronx to face the Yankees.
 
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Chance Harper - Thursday's marquee matchup in the majors pits the Indians against the Tigers in Detroit for the rubber game of their series.  The afternoon tilt features two solid hurlers, CC Sabathia for Cleveland and Justin Verlander for Motown.  With Sabathia winning his previous two starts against Verlander and the Tigers, Detroit is out for revenge. First pitch is 1:05 p.m. (ET).
 
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MLB Betting Preview

07/06/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - The official halfway point in Major League Baseball's regular season is just a week away with the upcoming All-Star Game slated for July 10 in San Francisco.  Injuries, slumps and unexplained underachieving by some teams have made their mark, as always, and solid betting trends are beginning to be unmasked on the diamonds.
 
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MLB Weekend Betting Preview

07/02/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Several series are on the board to entice viewers and bettors alike this weekend, including a big West Coast series with the Padres at the Dodgers.  That set includes a marquee mound matchup on Saturday when San Diego's Jake Peavy opposes LA's Brady Penny.  Other key games find the Brewers at the Cubs, A's at the Yankees and Mets in Philadelphia.
 
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Chance Harper - Last night's rain-shortened 2-0 win for the Mets left the New Yorkers with a 2-1 advantage in their home series against the Cardinals, a rematch of last year's NLCS.  Pitchers have had the upperhand so far in the series with just 13 runs tallied in the first three contests, and that shouldn't change tonight when Adam Wainwright and Orlando Hernandez take the mound.
 
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Chance Harper - Saves, holds, setup men, left-handed specialists and closers are terms that didn't even exist in baseball's lexicon until recently.  But bullpens are now one of the most important aspects of the game, and teams without a solid relief corps can pretty much forget the postseason, not to mention cost bettors plenty of heartache at the window.
 
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Weekend MLB Betting Preview

06/25/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Fans who enjoy interleague play need to get their fill this weekend as AL-NL matchups come to a close.  Among the more compelling series on tap are Boston at San Diego, Detroit at Atlanta and Oakland in New York to face the Mets.  With the All-Star Game and the official midway point of the season fast approaching, the Dog Days of Summer have arrived.
 
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Chance Harper - The Yankees will turn to Roger Clemens Thursday in hopes of avoiding being swept on the road by the Rockies.  After seeing Colorado take the first two in the series by a combined 9-2 score, will New York hitters show up and support Clemens in today's battle or will he fall deeper into the red in his latest comeback from retirement?
 
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Chance Harper - Several solid pitching matchups dot the MLB horizon Tuesday night, but none is more interesting than the Josh Beckett, Tim Hudson showdown in Atlanta.  After knocking Red Sox veteran Curt Schilling around on Monday, can the Braves win again to draw even closer to the Mets while Boston begins to feel the Yankees on their tail?
 
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MLB Betting Preview

06/21/2007 12:00 AM
Chance Harper - Interleague play continues around Major League Baseball this week, featuring the Braves hosting the Red Sox in Atlanta, the Phillies visiting the Indians in Cleveland and the New York Mets hosting the Minnesota Twins. Here's a quick inside look at some of the more interesting series coming up in the first half of the week.
 
 

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