FREE PREMIUM BET FOR TONIGHT - With just three games remaining it’s come to the nitty gritty time for many teams in the Eredivisie. With that said, it’s hard to imagine the run-in having much affect on AZ Alkmaar. Afterall, The Cheeseheads are five points behind second placed Ajax, and eight in front of fourth placed Feyenoord. Vitesse are in a slightly different position, because to make the Europa league play-off group they need to fend off both Zwolle and Den Haag. As it stands, the Vitas have a game in hand plus a one and two point cushion on Zwolle and Den Haag. Henk Fraser’s team bounced back from an unsatisfactory period to beat Sparta Rotterdam by a whopping 7-0 at the weekend. One thing we want to point out is that The Cheeseheads have been more fruitful on the road compered to home. And, while they beat the Vita’s in the reverse match, the visitors won the two meetings before that. AZ are without Wuytens, Vejinovic, Mihalik and Stengs, while Vitesse have just Kruiswijk sidelined. AZ are far from prolific at home, take the visitors to point!
WE HAVE SOME BIG BETS LINED UP TODAY, WITH OUR MAIN FANCY BEING 13/2. IF YOU WANT TO JOIN AN HIGHLY PROFITABLE SERVICE AND GET THIS AND OTHER BETS JOIN OUR PREMIUM SERVICE BETTING.ANALYSTT@GMX.NET ——— Nothing wrong with the fitness of Mark Johnston’s runners, and his THREADING has the best form in the race. In fact, his win in the Lowther stakes suggested their was a lot more to come and that he would be better suited by racing over longer. Stepping up a furlong appears to be the right thing to do, and conditions should be fine. SOLILOQUY might be highly rated by connections, but on bare form he’s got a lot to prove. Roger Varian is 0/15 over the past fortnight, and amongst those beaten was a couple of short odds. That’s off-putting for the chance of ALTYN ORDA, so maybe another Johnston runner NYALETI is next best. With that said, he’s got less scope than his stable companion.
Starting pitchers are Mike Leake for the hosts and Gerrit Cole for the visitors. Gerrit Cole has been tremendous for his new team as he's allowed just 3 runs on 10 hits in 21 innings of work over 3 starts. Even more astounding is his strikeout numbers as he has compiled 36 strikeouts during that span to just 4 walks. As you would expect, the advanced metrics love Cole but it is quite telling that he has just 1 win and 2 no decisions on the season as the Astros just haven't found their hitting. Mike Leake hasn't put up Cole-like numbers but Leake has thrown 3 quality starts and is the type of pitcher that has been giving the Astros hitters fits lately. We have to try the hosts at this number!
Starting pitchers are JA Happ for the hosts and Ian Kennedy for the visitors. Ian Kennedy has been brilliant for the Royals this season with a sparkling 1.00 ERA over 3 starts and has allowed just 1 home run and 4 walks against 16 strikeouts. It hasn't mattered whether he's pitched at home where he's typically struggled or away but we do like the fact that he will be on the road tonight where he did much better last season. JA Happ has had an uneven start to the season but he has typically fared well against the Royals and will face a lineup that's been gutted from years past and is one of the weakest in all of baseball. These teams played a doubleheader yesterday so the position players played nearly 7 hours of baseball and it's likely we see a drop in their level of play while the pitchers are simply on their normal routine. All things considered, we like these attractive odds on the under!
Starting pitchers are Matt Boyd for the hosts and Kevin Gausman for the visitors. Matt Boyd has had a terrific start to the season, having allowed just 2 runs on 7 hits over 13 innings of work albeit without a win to show for it as he has 1 loss and 1 no decision in his 2 starts. Still, Boyd really struggles against right handed hitters and this does not bode well against a power hitting Orioles lineup that should be a significant test for the young left hander. Gausman was hit hard in his first start of the season but has settled down and put up 2 consecutive quality starts. Gausman typically struggles to start the year but we do expect him to progress this year and he should have it relatively easy against an aging Tigers lineup. The Tigers bullpen has pitched above expectations and the reverse can be said for the Orioles but these aren't things we expect to continue! Mark Trumbo, Colby Rasmus and Jonathan Schoop remain on the DL for the Orioles but they still have plenty of power in the lineup that should provide enough offense to win this handily. The visitors are rightfully favoured but not enough in our opinion!
Starting pitchers are Jake Faria for the hosts and Cole Hamels for the visitors. We've written about Cole Hamels in the past and to summarize, we believe he is on the down slope of his career as his velocity continues to decline. However, he does get to face one of the weaker hitting teams in the league and one that struggles against southpaws and in a pitcher's ballpark to boot. Jake Faria has had one terrible outing thus far but has allowed just 1 run in both of his other starts, which were also both in his home ballpark. Against an undisciplined Rangers lineup, we believe ths shouldn't be too hard of a test and a chance to continue his good form. Both bullpens rank near the bottom but we believe the starters can pitch well enough and deep enough into the game to require only the best 2 or 3 relievers to be called into action for both sides. Attractive odds on the under!
TAKE THIS ON THE HOUSE - WE DON’T HAVE MUCH TODAY! — Fortunately Chris Hughton’s team have a seven point cushion over the relegation zone. However, the Seagulls managed just one point from their last four league matches. Furthermore, they have Burnley, Man City and Liverpool away, and Manchester United at home. Having to play the top four teams on the run-in and the seventh best away suggests they could still have issues. With five matches remaining, Tottenham must still be hoping to catch Manchester United and Liverpool for second place. With that said, losing at home to Manchester City (1-3) on the weekend was less than idea, so coach Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping his team can bounce back. On a positive note the coaches injury list appears to have dried up, because only Danny rose and Harry Winks remain out. Tottenham won their last five away and this should be easy.
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Starting pitchers are Junior Guerra for the hosts and Sal Romano for the visitors. Guerra came back down to earth in 2017 after putting up an incredibly low 2.81 ERA in 2016 and as nothing he does is truly exceptional, we expect more of 2017 Guerra than the 2016 version. Guerra simply walks too many batters and allows too many home runs that we're tempted to back the visitors again but their starter Romano is wholly unreliable as well and walks batters at almost the same rate as Guerra. With these pitchers, we believe both teams can be counted on for some runs. Neither bullpen is particularly reliable as is!
Starting pitchers are Zack Wheeler for the hosts and Gio Gonzalez for the visitors. It was a successful return for Wheeler in his last outing as he allowed just 1 run on 2 hits over 7 innings of work. But we have to stress that this was against the worst lineup in the league in the Marlins and he faces a much more difficult task against the Nationals tonight. Gonzalez is a pitcher we've talked about in the past and we believe he will regress this year much as his velocity continues to decline. We're not convinced in either pitchers' abilities at the moment and the Nats offense has picked up the last few games as well. This total is much too low by our estimation!
Starting pitchers are Trevor Williams for the hosts and Chad Bettis for the visitors. Trevor Williams has had a terrific start to the season, allowing just 3 runs in 3 starts over 17.1 IP but we believe this is a bit of a mirage and his high walk rate will be his undoing. Truthfully, Bettis doesn't rate any better than Williams but the Rockies still have the better bullpen backing up their starter and have the superior hitting as well. Rockies landed our bet once again last night and we'll gladly back them again at these odds!