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The Warriors are laying -8.5 with a total of 195.5. Two anomalies as the bettors are favoring both the underdog and the under. That being said, the deeper into the postseason, the more the public actually does bet the underdog.
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Exactly 60 percent of against the spread wagers are on Cleveland today at the sportsbook with 61 percent favoring the under. A stunning 68 percent favor Cleveland to pull the upset and win outright based on moneyline wagers posted.
Duffy and Peter Loshak take a look at daily fantasy sports and sports betting tips for today in MLB.
Now to MLB, a free pick from Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy of OffshoreInsiders.com
LA ANGELS (SHOEMAKER +100) Oakland (Gray)
Great pitchers on bad teams are among the best go-against situations. Oakland is 2-5 the last seven. They have a lousy .305 OBP and .368 slugging in that span.
LA has won three straight. Go with home underdogs with a starting pitcher whose strikes out five or more batters per start, stranding 6.9 or less runners on base per game on the season is +115.8 units including +10.6 this year and +71.3 last five years. Built on pitching and defense, Oakland is -20.6 units.
In their last five games the Halos has a slugging percentage of .454 compared to .358 for the A’s. Athletics are 15-36 in their last 51 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game and 9-25 if their opponent scored two or fewer last game. Anaheim is 10-2 with Shoemaker as an underdog and 23-10 his last 33 overall. LA is 8-2 at home in the series.
As great as Gray has been, Oakland is -1.3 with him. The scary thing is he cannot pitch any better. What happens when he is less than stellar?
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