Refresh  
  Page last updated on Mon Jul 28 02:18:20 EDT 2014
TOP NEWS
LAST GASP SERIES’ FOR METS, DODGERS?
Mon, 02 Aug 2010 06:29 PM EDT

With the trade deadline having now passed, many teams are retooled for a run at their respective pennants. Among the busiest teams was the Los Angeles Dodgers, who added a couple of new bats and a starting pitcher, despite being in fourth place, eight games back in the N.L. West. Another team that has slipped to fourth in it division, the Mets, wasn’t quite as active. However, the teams do share one common trait as the Dodgers host the Padres and the Mets start a set in Atlanta on Monday…it’s getting late and series wins are a must this week if they are to stay in contention. Key StatFox betting systems suggest otherwise though.

New York (53-51) at Atlanta (59-44), 7:10 p.m. EDT
Sports.com Line: Atlanta -145, Total: 7

While the Braves are hoping to maintain control of the division, the Mets may be eying the next two series as a way to get back in the race. They’re fourth in the East, 6 1/2 back of the Braves, but have a three-game set at Philadelphia following this series. New York, though, will need to show major improvement after dropping 15 of 21 with Sunday’s 14-1 loss to last-place Arizona.

The Mets will turn to their ace, Johan Santana (8-5, 3.11), who hopes to rebound from one of his worst performances of the season. The left-hander was tagged for seven runs and 13 hits in 5 2-3 innings of an 8-7, 13-inning loss to St. Louis on Wednesday. That effort came after he put together a four-start stretch that saw him go 3-0 with a 0.58 ERA.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner owns a 1.79 ERA in eight games against Atlanta since joining the Mets in 2008, but only a 2-4 record due to a severe lack of run support. New York has provided him with two runs or fewer in each of those contests.

The Mets have lost 15 of 20 away from home overall, and own the same record in the last 20 road matchups with the Braves.

The Braves’ Tim Hudson (11-5, 2.40 ERA) will try to help his team re-establish some footing, as the just concluded 3-6 road trip finds their lead over Philadelphia shrunk to 2-1/2 games. They began the road trip with a season-high seven-game advantage. NFL Spreads

A seven-game homestand could help Atlanta rebuild that lead, as they are a major league-best 34-13 at home, and Hudson has won six of nine starts there behind a 2.31 ERA. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA in his last four overall games, and has a 0.61 ERA in winning the last two. Baseball Odds

A key bullpen StatFox betting system finds Atlanta with a 75% of winning the series opener:

• Play Against – Road teams (NY METS) – after a game where the bullpen was rocked for 6 or more earned runs against opponent with a hot bullpen whose WHIP is under 1.000 the last 5 games. (55-18 over the last 5 seasons.) (75.3%, +33.3 units. Rating = 3*) Sports Scores

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET.

San Diego (60-42) at Los Angeles (54-50), 10:10 p.m. EDT
Sports.com Line: Los Angeles -135, Total: 7

The reeling Los Angeles Dodgers have spent much of the last week losing ground to two of their NL West rivals – a trend that will continue if they can’t snap their five-game losing streak Monday night. The first-place San Diego Padres bring their outstanding pitching to Dodger Stadium for a four-game series in hopes of extending Los Angeles’ slump and further burying the Dodgers in the division race.

The Padres (61-42) began Los Angeles’ skid with two wins at Petco Park last week, and the fourth-place Dodgers were unable to reverse their fortunes against San Francisco during the weekend, getting swept to fall eight games behind San Diego. Los Angeles (54-51) is averaging 2.1 runs and batting .199 while losing 12 of 17 since the All-Star break.

The sweep has led to a highly profitable StatFox betting system indicating to fade the hosts:

  • Play Against – Home teams with a money line of -100 to -150 (LA DODGERS) – after being swept on the road in a 3 game series by a division rival, with a winning percentage of between 45-55% on the season. (31-14 since 1997.) (68.9%, +22.9 units. Rating = 3*)

    A pair of recent offensive additions haven’t immediately helped. The Dodgers acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik and infielder Ryan Theriot before Saturday’s trade deadline, but the duo went 1 for 8 batting atop the order Sunday.

    San Diego’s staff, which leads the majors with a 3.25 ERA, doesn’t figure to make scoring runs any easier.

    Clayton Richard (8-5, 3.48 ERA) starts the series for the Padres after limiting Los Angeles to one run and four hits in six innings of a 6-1 victory Wednesday.

    The Padres also got an offensive boost at the trade deadline, adding Ryan Ludwick from St. Louis and Miguel Tejada from Baltimore.

    San Diego will be looking to beat Hiroki Kuroda (8-9, 3.53) for the second time in a week. The right-hander was outpitched by Richard on Wednesday, allowing three runs in six-plus innings.

    Get your wagers in before 10:10 PM ET, the scheduled first pitch.


  • Sponsored Links

    Download Printable Schedules
    Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
    UPDATED:
    BASEBALL 3/31/2014 - 6/2/2014
    6/2/2014 - 8/3/2014
    TOP TEN WAGERS
    RK Team
    1
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    2
    Oakland Athletics
    3
    Washington Nationals
    4
    San Francisco Giants
    5
    St Louis Cardinals
    07/28/2014
    ATPMELZER, GERALD vs. HAIDER-MAURER, ANDREAS04:00 AM PST
    ATPBROWN, DUSTIN vs. RIBA, PERE05:20 AM PST
    Latvia - VirsligaDAUGAVPILS vs. DAUGAVA RIGA07:00 AM PST
    ATPTIAFOE, F vs. DONSKOY, E07:00 AM PST
    ATPGONZALEZ, A vs. TOMIC, B07:00 AM PST
    WTANARA, K vs. KEYS, M07:00 AM PST
    WTAKUZNETSOVA, S vs. HERCOG, P07:00 AM PST
    ATPTHIEM, DOMINIC vs. SOUZA, JOAO OLAVO08:00 AM PST
    Romania- Liga 1CS MUNICIPAL STUDENTESC IASI vs. FC VIITORUL CONSTANTA08:30 AM PST
    Latvia - VirsligaJELGAVA vs. SKONTO RIGA09:00 AM PST
    Latvia - VirsligaVENTSPILS vs. LIEPAJA09:00 AM PST
    Poland - EkstraklasaW KRAKOW vs. P GLIWICE09:00 AM PST
    MLBPadres vs Braves09:10 AM PST
    Denmark Sas LigaenBRØNDBY vs. SILKEBORG10:00 AM PST
    Denmark - 1st DivisionVENDSYSSEL FF vs. FC FREDERICIA10:00 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyTWENTE vs. SPORTING10:00 AM PST
    Norway - 1. DivisjonFREDRIKSTAD FK vs. KRISTIANSUND BK10:00 AM PST
    WTADATE-KRUMM, K vs. PLISKOVA, K10:00 AM PST
    WTATOMLJANOVIC, A vs. PETKOVIC, A10:00 AM PST
    WTAVANDEWEGHE, C vs. AHN, K10:00 AM PST
    WTAGARCIA, C vs. LEPCHENKO, V10:00 AM PST
    Sweden - AllsvenskanHÄCKEN vs. DJURGARDENS10:05 AM PST
    Sweden - SuperettanHAMMARBY vs. ASSYRISKA10:20 AM PST
    Argentina - Copa ArgentinaTIGRE vs. ALL BOYS11:00 AM PST
    Croatia - 1. HNLRNK SPLIT vs. NK ISTRA11:00 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyPARMA vs. MONACO11:00 AM PST
    Romania- Liga 1DINAMO BUCURESTI vs. FC OTELUL GALATI11:00 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyNORWICH vs. NICE11:45 AM PST
    Colombia - Torneo PostobonCORTULUA vs. DEP QUINDIO4:00 PM PST
    MLBDiamondbacks vs Reds4:10 PM PST
    MLBPhillies vs Mets4:10 PM PST
    MLBNationals vs Marlins4:10 PM PST
    MLBBlue Jays vs Red Sox4:10 PM PST
    MLBBrewers vs Bay Rays4:10 PM PST
    MLBRockies vs Cubs5:05 PM PST
    MLBYankees vs Rangers5:05 PM PST
    MLBAthletics vs Astros5:10 PM PST
    Argentina - Copa ArgentinaBELGRANO vs. INDEPENDIENTE5:15 PM PST
    Colombia - Torneo PostobonAMER DE CALI vs. CUCUTA DEP6:00 PM PST
    USA - MLSSEATTLE vs. LA GALAXY7:00 PM PST
    MLBPirates vs Giants7:15 PM PST
    07/29/2014
    Intl Clubs - FriendlySCHALKE 04 vs. STOKE CITY10:00 AM PST
    Norway - EliteserienVÃ…LERENGA vs. STABAEK10:00 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueSL BRATISLAVA vs. SHER TIRASPOL11:15 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyPORTSMOUTH vs. BOURNEMOUTH11:30 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyMACCLESFIELD vs. ROCHDALE11:30 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyNOTTS vs. BIRMINGHAM11:30 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueDEBRECENI vs. BATE BORISOV11:30 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlySHEFFIELD UTD vs. HUDDERSFIELD11:45 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyLEYTON vs. QPR11:45 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyBRENTFORD vs. OSASUNA11:45 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueGRASSHOPPER vs. LILLE11:45 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueSPARTA PRAHA vs. MALMÖ11:45 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueAKTOBE vs. ST BUCURESTI11:45 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlySUNDERLAND vs. RECREATIVO12:00 PM PST
    Brazil - Serie BNAUTICO vs. ICASA3:00 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Champions CupINTER vs. MAN UTD4:00 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Copa LibertadoresDEF SPORTING vs. NAC ASUNCION4:15 PM PST
    Brazil - Serie BPORTUGUESA vs. OESTE5:00 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Copa EuroAmericanaU CATOLICA vs. VALENCIA5:00 PM PST
    Mexico - Copa MXIRAPUATO vs. QUERETARO5:00 PM PST
    Mexico - Copa MXGUADALAJARA vs. CORAS TEPIC5:00 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Champions CupROMA vs. REAL MADRID6:15 PM PST
    Mexico - Copa MXTIJUANA vs. ZACATEPEC7:00 PM PST
    07/30/2014
    UEFA Champions LeagueKARABAKH vs. RB SALZBURG08:30 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueLIMASSOL vs. ZENIT09:00 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueDNIPRO DNJEP vs. KOPENHAGEN09:00 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueHELSINKI vs. APOEL NICOSIA09:00 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyVITESSE vs. CHELSEA10:30 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyELCHE vs. VILLARREAL11:00 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueSTAND LIEGE vs. PANATHINAIKOS11:00 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueFEYENOORD vs. BESIKTAS11:00 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueLUDOGORETS vs. PARTIZAN BEOG11:00 AM PST
    Peru - PrimeraCAIMANES vs. U CESAR VALLEJO11:15 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueAALBORG vs. D ZAGREB11:15 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueM PIV LASKO vs. M TEL AVIV11:30 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlySHEFFIELD WED vs. NEWCASTLE UTD11:45 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyCESENA vs. JUVENTUS11:45 AM PST
    UEFA Champions LeagueL WARSZAWA vs. CELTIC11:45 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - FriendlyNAC MADEIRA vs. SUNDERLAND12:00 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Copa EuroAmericanaAMERICA vs. ATL MADRID3:00 PM PST
    Brazil - Copa do BrasilNOVO HAMB vs. ABC3:30 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Champions CupMAN CITY vs. LIVERPOOL4:00 PM PST
    USA - MLSWASHINGTON vs. TORONTO4:00 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Copa EuroAmericanaPALMEIRAS vs. FIORENTINA5:00 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Copa LibertadoresBOLIVAR vs. SAN LORENZO5:15 PM PST
    USA - MLSCHICAGO vs. VANCOUVER W5:30 PM PST
    Brazil - Copa do BrasilV DA GAMA RJ vs. P PRETA6:00 PM PST
    Peru - PrimeraU DE DEPORTES vs. GARCILASO6:00 PM PST
    USA - MLSR SALT LAKE vs. NY RED BULLS6:00 PM PST
    07/31/2014
    UEFA Europa LeagueASTANA vs. AIK SOLNA07:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueNEFTCHI BAKU vs. CHIKHURA S08:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueD MOSCOW vs. H IRONI KIRYAT09:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueR CHORZOW vs. ESBJERG09:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueA GIURGIU vs. S LIBEREC09:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueO NICOSIA vs. M SKOPJE09:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueGÖTEBORG vs. RIO AVE10:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueTRENCIN vs. HULL CITY10:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueM BOLESLAV vs. O LYONNAIS10:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueD MINSK vs. CFR CLUJ10:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueBROMMAPOJKARNA vs. TORINO10:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeaguePSV vs. ST PÖLTEN10:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueYOUNG B BERN vs. ARADIPPOU10:30 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueZ LUGANSK vs. MOLDE10:30 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueRNK SPLIT vs. CHERNOMORETS11:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueP PLOIESTI vs. V PLZEN11:00 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueBRUGGE vs. BRØNDBY11:30 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueSARAJEVO vs. A ATHINON11:30 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueR SOCIEDAD vs. ABERDEEN11:30 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueMAINZ 05 vs. A TRIPOLIS11:30 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueDIOSGYÖRI vs. KRASNODAR11:30 AM PST
    UEFA Europa LeagueS GRÖDIG vs. Z CHISINAU12:05 PM PST
    CFLBlue Bombers vs Tigercats4:05 PM PST
    Brazil - Copa do BrasilLONDRINA vs. SANTOS5:00 PM PST
    08/01/2014
    Croatia - 1. HNLZAGREB vs. LOK ZAGREB11:00 AM PST
    Czech - 1. LigaSL PRAHA vs. BANIK OST11:15 AM PST
    Argentina - PrimeraGODOY CRUZ vs. BANFIELD2:00 PM PST
    CFLArgonauts vs Alouettes4:05 PM PST
    Argentina - PrimeraROSARIO vs. QUILMES4:30 PM PST
    Brazil - Serie BAVAI vs. LUVERDENSE5:00 PM PST
    Brazil - Serie BVILA NOVA vs. ATLETICO GO5:00 PM PST
    Chile - PrimeraDEP U LA CALERA vs. ANTOFAGASTA5:00 PM PST
    CFLLions vs Stampeders7:05 PM PST
    08/02/2014
    Intl Clubs - Champions CupROMA vs. INTER10:00 AM PST
    Intl Clubs - Champions CupMAN CITY vs. O PIRAEUS12:00 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Champions CupREAL MADRID vs. MAN UNITED1:06 PM PST
    Argentina - PrimeraARSENAL vs. ESTUDIANTES1:15 PM PST
    Brazil - Serie ABOTAFOGO vs. CRUZEIRO2:30 PM PST
    Brazil - Serie ASAO PAULO vs. CRICIUMA2:30 PM PST
    Intl Clubs - Champions CupLIVERPOOL vs. MILAN3:30 PM PST
    CFLRoughriders vs Redblacks4:05 PM PST
    Argentina - PrimeraDEF Y JUST vs. RACING4:30 PM PST
    Brazil - Serie AVITORIA vs. GREMIO5:00 PM PST
    08/13/2014
    Scotland - PremierP THISTLE vs. ROSS COUNTY11:45 AM PST
    Scotland - PremierST MIRREN vs. HAMILTON ACAD11:45 AM PST
    08/16/2014
    Scotland - PremierCELTIC vs. DUNDEE UTD07:00 AM PST
    09/04/2014
    NFLGreen Bay Packers vs Seattle Seahawks5:30 PM PST
    09/07/2014
    NFLNew Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons10:00 AM PST
    NFLMinnesota Vikings vs St. Louis Rams10:00 AM PST
    NFLCleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers10:00 AM PST
    NFLJacksonville Jaguars vs Philadelphia Eagles10:00 AM PST
    NFLOakland Raiders vs New York Jets10:00 AM PST
    NFLCincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens10:00 AM PST
    NFLBuffalo Bills vs Chicago Bears10:00 AM PST
    NFLWashington Redskins vs Houston Texans10:00 AM PST
    NFLTennessee Titans vs Kansas City Chiefs10:00 AM PST
    NFLNew England Patriots vs Miami Dolphins10:00 AM PST
    NFLCarolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers1:25 PM PST
    NFLSan Francisco 49ers vs Dallas Cowboys1:25 PM PST
    NFLIndianapolis Colts vs Denver Broncos5:30 PM PST
    09/08/2014
    NFLNew York Giants vs Detroit Lions4:10 PM PST
    NFLSan Diego Chargers vs Arizona Cardinals7:20 PM PST
    09/13/2014
    BOXINGM Maidana vs F Mayweather Jr8:00 PM PST

    x