Its a very poor race, but appears to be just between three runners - Take this one for free ———According to official ratings GO ANNIE GO has a bit to find. However, she needs respecting after winning last time, albeit at 7/4 she’s worth punting against. BANDOLA would have a good chance at his best, but she’s not been running well in recent races. Lets go with SMASHING LASS, with our main argument being she should be suited by the extra furlong. Last time out’s effort would give her a leading chance on the book, and at least the trainer has his horses in good knick.
We have six tennis bets for today, and this is the one we are giving for free. If you would like all our info, then you need to sign up and join our paid service - For firstname.lastname@example.org …………… Fortunately our bet came in on Sabine Lisicki against Shuai Zhang, because she only lost by four games. However, following a close first set (6-7) and 3-0 lead for Lisicki in the second, the German girl died a death and Zhang took over. All the same, we thought the Chinese girl struggled while her opponents energy was still functioning, and in our opinion the wild card is certainly beatable. Margarita Gasparyan looked like she was going to be a big player, but some tough injuries meant she never went on. Nevertheless, she is a decent 14/6 on the year, and in may she made the final of Les Franqueses. An easy win in the first round suggests the Russian could have a big chance if she doesn’t feel any recurrence of her injury. If Gasparyan does start having trouble she’s likely to retire, thus we go with an headstart and have a little insurance on the side.
Starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the hosts and Matt Boyd for the visitors. As well as Matt Boyd did filling in for injured Jordan Zimmermann and Francisco Liriano, there is a reason that he has been a bullpen arm for much of his career. Boyd just can't consistently get out right handers and as is usual for relievers, suffers terribly once the lineup turns over. Boyd surprised many with terrific numbers early in the season but we've begun to see regression hit as he's really struggled the last month and enters this game with a fairly pedestrian 4.62 ERA and an xFIP showing no improvement at 4.75. Much of this was due to batted ball luck as he carried a low BABIP for much of the season and we've seen it steadily increase but at .261, we still believe there's room for negative regression. The Royals are the worst hitting team in the league along with the Orioles depending on the metric but one thing they do well is make contact and put the ball into play as it has essentially become their organizational philosophy. The Royals are also 5th best in the league in making hard contact at 37.7% and we believe this presents a good opportunity against Boyd who has seen his hard contact rate rise along with his other numbers. On the other side, Danny Duffy has been in blistering form for the Royals with just 1 run allowed in his last 3 starts over 20 innings of work. While this is still impressive, Duffy has benefited from an extremely low BABIP during that span and has still shown some control issues with 8 walks though he has balanced it out with good strikeout numbers as well. Still, the Tigers are very much night and day when it comes to the handedness of the pitcher as while they're among the worst against right handers, they actually have the 13th best wRC+ against southpaws and have hit Duffy extremely well in the past, with 4 runs or more scored against him in 4 out of the last 5 matchups. Bullpens for both sides have by and large pitched well in this series but they still rank among the worst in the league for both sides and we believe it's a much different story when pressed into action early as we foresee here tonight. We were surprised to see 8.5 here as we expected at least 9!
Here is one from our two PREMIUM BETS for this evening --------We are not going to add much football for free this season. The reason for that is it costs us money to gather all information, pay for tools and build sports modelling programs. The alternative is to pay like we do, albeit your share for football is just €300 per month. To become members drop us a line at email@example.com ——— It’s never ideal starting your Champions league campaign out of season, and that’s what PAOK will have to do this evening. Still, that’s nothing new for the Greek Super league runners-up, and it wasn’t a problem last season when they sent Olimpik Donetsk packing from the Europa league. Traditionally speaking, Greek clubs are very difficult to beat at home. That comment also applies to when they play league matches, and on that note the hosts ended last season with a impressive 13-0-2. We should also add that while Greece is bankrupt, their football clubs still manage to bring in the right players. And, on that note, 19 year old Brazilian Leo Jaba is a very exciting acquisition. We can’t begin to tell you how bad Basle were at the weekend. Bare in mind that this club have been the champions for 8 of the last 9 years. However, they lost an eight season championship run during the last campaign, and at the weekend they sank to a new low in losing 1-2 to St Gallen. Furthermore, the only goal Basle scored was a gift from there opponents (own goal), and they only created half the shots on goals. Football isn’t always straightforward, but this match should be!
This is the latest starting WTA Premium bet that we have, thus this is the FREE PREMIUM bet. If you want to get the other six, our WTA service is just €125 per month- firstname.lastname@example.org ———— If we are looking at it analytically, Viktoria Kuzmova is not at the same level has Julia Goerges. While the 20 year old is 45/18 on the year, you can’t really suggest their are big players amongst those defeated. Furthermore, the tournaments she won were ITF, and that includes the recent win in Budapest. Julia Goerges ticks all the right boxes, and she comes here having made the semi final at Wimbledon. We believe the 29 year olds rank of 10 fits well, and she seems to like it in Moscow. Afterall, she won last years indoor here, and we could also add clay isn’t off putting. Sorry but prefer -3 to -3.5, it’s a strong number.
This is our shortest odds racing bets today - but who cares if it wins like we expect ————It’s weird that this novice hurdle is framed like a h’cap. Nevertheless, one stands out from the crowd and that’s LORD ESKINE. While the Roger’s gelding took a while to get his act together over hurdles, he’s certainly done that now. Afterall, he’s won back to back, and more than that he’s been really impressing. According to his flat rating he’s got the potential to be much better than his current mark, and we are very happy to have Rachael Blackmore on our side.
Starting pitchers are Burch Smith for the hosts and Jordan Zimmermann for the visitors. Jordan Zimmermann appears to revived his career as he enters this game with more than respectable numbers at 4-1 and a 3.71 ERA. However, beyond the surface stats, Zimmermann's strikeout numbers of 8.71 K/9 is impressive given that it's the highest it's been since his rookie season and he has done extremely well to limit the wlaks as well at 1.57 BB/9. Zimmermann had a poor outing last time out against the Rays but had given up just 5 ER over his last 6 starts prior to that over 37 innings of work with an excellent 34/5 K/BB ratio during that span. Zimmermann gets a relatively easy assignment against one of the worst hitting teams in the league in the Royals that despite winning 3 in a row against the Twins over the weekend, are still dreadful at the plate since June with a collective BA under .200 and OBP under .300. On the other side, Burch Smith gets the start in principle but this is simply another bullpen day for the Royals so Smith isn't expected to last more than a few innings. The Royals' bullpen is the league's worst staff but they do get to face a Tigers team that's the worst in the league against right handed pitching. The Royals will likely look to send out as many serviceably right handers as possible to exploit this matchup and we believe they can do enough here on this rather high total. The Tigers' bullpen is about as bad as the Royals' but we believe Zimmermann and the poor hitting from both sides is enough to keep this under!
Starting pitchers are Mike Minor for the hosts and Frankie Montas for the visitors. Mike Minor was roughed up in his last start against the Orioles but he has been in much better form of late with 3 or fewer ER allowed in 6 consecutive starts prior to that. Minor gets a red hot Athletics team that's won 24 of its last 30 games and put up 15 runs yesterday but we believe Minor is better equipped to deal with them than Hamels was yesterday with his deep pitch repertoire and a fastball that's at its fastest it's been all season. On the other side, Frankie Montas is one of the hardest throwers in the league but his poor strikeout numbers are a testament to his lack of movement on his fastball and this is simply not a good matchup against this Rangers team. We give the edge to the bullpen to the visitors but see enough of an advantage in the starters that we have to take the hosts at anything above 1.9!
Starting pitchers are Aaron Nola for the hosts and Kenta Maeda for the visitors. Aaron Nola is enjoying a breakout season as he enters this game at 12-3 with a 2.30 ERA and fresh off his first All-Star appearance of his career. Nola is in fine form with just 6 runs allowed over his last 5 starts over 33.2 innings of work but faces a Dodgers team that's 3rd in the league in wRC+ against right handers at 111. Nola shut down the Dodgers for just 1 run on 2 hits over 7 innings back in late May but we feel this is a different Dodgers team that's hitting much better of late with some new faces in the lineup that Nola didn't see the first time around such as Max Muncy and Manny Machado. On the other side, Kenta Maeda is enjoying a breakout season of sorts as well as he enters this game with a 3.12 ERA and has upped his strikeout numbers immensely this year. However, Maeda hasn't shown to be very durable, rarely lasting past the 6th inning and has shown control issues as well, which doesn't match up too well against a very patient Phillies team. We don't have too much faith in either bullpen and with a park that tends to favour hitters, we feel this total is a bit on the low side!
Starting pitchers are Wei-Yin Chen for the hosts and Julio Teheran for the visitors. Wei-Yin Chen has done well to recover from a disastrous start to the season and despite a still bloated 5.75 ERA, Chen has found some form of late, allowing just 1 run in 3 of his last 4 starts. This is largely due to Chen's newfound velocity that's gone up a tick, averaging 92-93 mph on his fastball up from the low 90's early in the season. Despite a very good hitting Braves team, we see this as a decent matchup for the Chinese national pitching at home against a left handed heavy lineup. On the other side, Julio Teheran should benefit from the pitcher's park as well being a fly ball pitcher and the spacious dimensions of the ballpark should be ideal for him. Bullpens are the issue as is usually the case for these teams but we feel there's enough of an edge in the starting pitching to go with the under!
BET IS VOID DUE TO GAME BEING CALLED EARLY. HOPEFULLY SOME WERE BRAVE ENOUGH TO BET THE PIRATES OUTRIGHT! Starting pitchers are Corey Kluber for the hosts and Trevor Williams for the visitors. These two pitchers are on opposite ends of the spectrum as Williams despite his respectable looking 4.36 ERA is actually one of the worst pitchers in the league by the SIERA metric. Kluber, of course, is the 2 time Cy Young Award winner and his 3.18 SIERA is the 9th best in the league. However, there are some factors in play that favour the visitors in our opinion at least at these odds as the Pirates have won nine in a row and 11 of their last 12, coming off a 3 game sweep of division rival Reds over the weekend. The Indians have won 3 of their last 4 but dropped their game yesterday against Yovani Gallardo and the Rangers and struggled to win the 1st game of the series, needing 11 innings to win 9-8. The Indians are still very much talented but we've found them to be highly inconsistent and underperformed overall this year. In particular, their normally reliable bullpen has been horrid at times and mediocre at best as far as the season long numbers are concerned. We're tempted to go with the visitors outright but we believe there will be enough runs for both sides to go with the safer over in this case. Progressive Field is known to favour left handed hitters and both sides have no shortage of good hitting lefties with the Indians sporting just 2 right handed batters in the lineup yesterday. There is some rain in the forecast and while it should clear up by game time, we don't believe these humid conditions are ideal for Kluber who has had some issues with the long ball. Williams actually has a lower HR rate than Kluber this season but he has been dreadful against lefties and we believe he will certainly have his work cut out for him. We would say the Pirates bullpen is a bit more reliable right now but all things considered, these are fine odds at 8.5
To be fair, Viktoria Tomova hasn’t done anything wrong. Her three recent defeats to Serena Williams, Ekaterina Alexandrova and Irina Maria Bara were all to be expected. We should also add that the Bulgarian made it through three rounds of qualifiers at Wimbledon, and followed up with a first round win over Smitkova. The 23 year old wins her fair share on clay, so seventeen year old opponent Anastasia Potopova will need to be on the money. With that said, the young Russian is a real exciting player, and we should forgive her recent defeat by Di Giuseppe. Afterall, that came a few days after playing the final of Rome, and she probably wanted to be ready for this tournament. Go with the youth!