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MLB  |  Sep 02, 2014
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
7½ un-125
in 1d

Reason: Your free pick for Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, comes in baseball as the Phillies and Braves meet in Atlanta. Atlanta is a good pitcher's park and a pair of lousy offensive teams meet. Last place Philadelphia is 22nd in baseball in runs scored, 24th in on base percentage and 26th in slugging. That offense will struggle against Atlanta starter Mike Minor, who is back on track allowing 1, 1 and 2 runs his last three starts. The under is 4-1-2 in Braves last seven against a team with a losing record. The Atlanta offense is weak, as well, 27th in baseball in runs scored, 20th in on base percentage and 25th in slugging. They are struggling to score, on a 7-2-3 run under the total. Minor tossed seven strong innings against the Mets on Thursday to earn his sixth win of the season. He gave up just one run and four hits while striking out five batters. It's been a rough season for Minor, but he's turned things around lately, with four straight quality starts and 24 strikeouts during that period (28.1 innings). The under is 6-1-2 in the Braves last seven against the National League East and this one shapes up as a low scoring tilt. Play the Phillies/Braves Under the Total.      

MLB  |  Sep 01, 2014
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
in 1h

1* free play on the Los Angeles Dodgers...

The Dodgers are an underdog at home tonight, hosting Washington in Game 1 of this series at Chavez Ravine. They snapped a four game losing skid with a win in San Diego last night, and I think they might just bring that momentum back home with them. 

Here are my keys to the game:

1. Pitching - The Dodgers turn to Roberto Hernandez, who has performed well while filling a spot in the rotation. Hernandez has dominated the Nats this season, going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two previous starts. He was 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA in five starts last month. The Nats hand the ball to former ace Miguel Gonzalez, who hasn't been quite as sharp this season. He's win-less in his last nine starts.

2. History - Perhaps traveling across the country has something to do with it, but the Nats have lost 19 of their last 22 at Dodgers Stadium. 

3. X-Factor - The Dodgers have won nine of their last 11 versus teams from the NL East, and the Nats have lost four straight when Gonzalez starts on the road. 

Selection: This is a play on the Los Angeles Dodgers (Free)

NFL  |  Sep 07, 2014
Washington Redskins vs. Houston Texans
Washington Redskins
  at  BMAKER
in 5d

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NCAA-F  |  Sep 06, 2014
BYU vs. Texas
  at  BOVADA
in 5d

Free Play from Doc’s Sports. #373/#373 Take BYU Cougars over Texas Longhorns (Saturday 7:30 pm Fox Sports 1) The Cougars pounded Texas last season in Provo and the Horns have numerous injuries heading into this week. QB David Ash and parts of the offensive line are injured and that does not bode well for the Longhorns. BYU has an outstanding offense led by Taysom Hill and he light up Texas last year with much of that same personal remaining on both BYU’s offense and the Horns defense. Getting points is just icing on the cake as Coach Strong knows it will take a few years to change the culture at Texas and get the type of talent that can compete at the highest of levels. Do not miss Doc’s Sports weekend football card featuring college and NFL selections. Jump on board a full season package now and let 43 years of handicapping experience work for you. 

MLB  |  Sep 01, 2014
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
in 1h

I'm playing on the LOS ANGELES.  

This is the marquee series of the week and a potential NLCS preview with the Dodgers hosting Washington. I like the home team to take Monday's series opener.

I played against the Nationals yesterday as they lost up in Seattle.  They'd previously won 14 of 18 games, but there were several close calls in there and they have come back down to Earth since winning 10 in a row, which included seven one-run victories. They were actually swept in Philadelphia last week.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, avoided what would have been a sweep with a win in San Diego yesterday. Both of their losses in the series came by one run, each in extra innings.  So it looks like maybe the "luck" is going to turn for both teams in the interim. I like that Los Angeles is coming off a solid offensive performance as well, scoring 7 runs in the win Sunday.

Also making the case against Washington tonight is the fact their starter Gio Gonzalez has not won in some time, July 5th in fact. He's 0-5 (3-6 TSR) with a 4.38 ERA in nine starts since.

Roberto Hernandez has been surprisingly solid for LA in four starts since being traded from Philadelphia.  Also, in his final start as a member of the Phillies, he faced Washington and allowed just one unearned run in eight innings.  He's made eight straight starts without giving up more than three runs.  1* free play.

NCAA-F  |  Sep 01, 2014
Miami (Fla) vs. Louisville
Miami (Fla)
  at  BOVADA
in 1h

Brad Diamond's Free College Football Selection:

Play on: Miami Florida +3 or 3-1/2 over Louisville

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MLB  |  Sep 01, 2014
Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals
8 un-110
  at  5DIMES
in 1h

This is a Free #MLB play on TEX@KC to go UNDER the total. 

The Royals were the hottest team in baseball for most of August, but they sure cooled off in the final few days of the month. Kansas City is coming off four straight home losses, and the bats have gone quiet during that span. The host Texas tonight, and I wouldn't be surprised to see a low scoring affair here. 

Colby Lewis will toe the rubber for the Rangers, and he's been surprisingly good on the road. Lewis (9-11, 5.44 ERA) went the distance in a win at Seattle his last time out, and he's 7-3 with a 3.69 ERA overall away from home. 

The Royals hand the ball to Yordano Ventura, who missed his last start due to back stiffness. He's been very solid of late, and Kansas City has won eight of his last 10 starts. His most recent outing was a win at Texas, holding the Rangers to one run over six innings. 

These two teams have pushed the total over just once in the last 12 head to head meetings. 

Take UNDER. 


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NCAA-F  |  Sep 01, 2014
Miami (Fla) vs. Louisville
54 un-106
in 1h

1* Free play

Play: Under 54 -106@ Pinnacle

I am playing this game under the total. Both teams will going with new quarterbacks to start the season. Miami announced Sunday that they have suspended their projected starter for the game and will be going with true freshman Brad Kaaya.

Louisville, on the other hand, will be trying to replace do everything quarterback and NFL No. 1 draft pick Teddy Bridgewater. Will Gardner will get the start for the Cardinals. Not only does Gardner have the pressure of replacing the aforementioned Bridgewater, but he will have to try and tame new coach Bobby Petrino's very complicated offense.

Miami is returning eight starters to the defensive side of the ball, and will put pressure on Louisville's new quarterback. Given this fact and Gardner getting acclimated to the new offensse, I see Louisville having problems scoring. Miami doesn't have it easy either breaking in a new quarterback so I see a low scoring game between two struggling offenses.

Play the under.

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