Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season

Welcome back to Killin’ the Odds & the Regular Season! In the “Today’s Games” section, you will see my picks to win for the day. I will post either the “Money Line” or the “Run Line”. The money line is always a “straight up” bet which means your team will never need to win or lose by a specific amount of runs. The money line odds represent what amount has to be wagered or what can be won. For example, if there is a minus sign (-) next to an amount, you have to wager that amount to win 100. If there is a plus sign (+) next to an amount, you will receive that amount for every 100 wagered. When you see a “Run Line”, that means a spread is involved. In Baseball, the spread is always 1.5 runs but you can find alternate run lines on some websites. When I post a run line of -1.5, that means our team must win by two runs. When you see a run line of +1.5, that means our team can lose by one run and still win the wager. Listen to our show from April 5th, 2011 for more explanation and tips.
Today’s Games 6/24/11
Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-105) @ Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5 (-115) My Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates Run Line
It’s usually a pretty safe bet to take a home team when you are getting +1.5 runs with a payout of -120 or better. It’s even safer when you consider the Sox are only 2-3 in their last 5 interleague games and they will be without David Ortiz. The Pirates have gone 8-5 in their last 13 home games and do pretty well against left-handed starters with a 12-7 record. Paul Maholm has been solid in his last 7 starts with a 2.96 ERA but Jon Lester has posted a 4.53 ERA in his last 7. Surprisingly, the hardest part about making this pick was choosing the run line or the money line (+155).
Results from 6/21/11
Minnesota Twins (+137): WIN +137
Twins are still +800 to win the division, this is looking like a good bet.
Daily Total: +137
Brian “Killboy” Kilpatrick is 8-1, +793 imaginary dollars since June 8th.
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