Hot lines: Saturday's best MLB bets

Odds courtesy of Logans.com.

Content provided by Associated Press. Picks by Covers.com staff.

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals (+130, 9)

The White Sox will try to extend their 2 1/2-game division lead on Saturday night when they continue a weekend series with the Kansas City Royals.

The White Sox's Gavin Floyd (16-7, 3.73 ERA) has been unbeatable in the second half on the road. In six starts after losing on July 11 in Texas, the right-hander is 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA. He's given up two runs of less in each of his last five appearances, including against the New York Yankees on Tuesday.

Floyd surrendered two runs, nine hits, struck out four and didn't walk a batter over seven innings in Chicago's 6-2 win. The turning point came in the fifth when Floyd threw 12 pitches to Jason Giambi with the bases loaded before striking him out to end the inning.

When starting on three days' rest, Floyd has a 7.84 ERA but hasn't gotten a decision in two appearances. He's 1-2 with a 2.84 ERA in three career starts against Kansas City.

Floyd's six wins after the All-Star break trail only Mark Buehrle (8), who earned the victory Friday, for the team lead.

Kansas City answers with Kyle Davies (7-7, 4.32 ERA), who will try to set a new career high for wins in a season. The right-hander also won seven games as a rookie for Atlanta in 2005, and combined with the Braves and Royals last year.

Davies also looks to post wins in consecutive starts for the first time since July 27-Aug. 2. He scattered four hits over eight innings, didn't issue a walk and tied his career high with eight strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Seattle on Tuesday.

Pick: White Sox

Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers (-145, 11)

Los Angeles (94-59) beat Texas (75-79) 15-13 on Friday as the teams combined for 41 hits, 22 by the Angels. Garret Anderson was 4-for-6 while Torii Hunter homered and drove in four runs for Los Angeles, which has already clinched the AL West.

The Angels led 7-0 until the Rangers scored nine runs on nine hits in the bottom of the third off starter Jon Garland. Milton Bradley was the only starter without a hit, going 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.

The season series between the teams continued to be high scoring. The Angels have averaged 6.0 runs, winning nine of the 14 meetings, while the Rangers have averaged 5.7 runs.

The win was the Angels' ninth in the last 12 games. Entering Saturday, they are the only team that has clinched a playoff spot, and now Los Angeles is focused on getting healthy.

Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that outfielders Vladimir Guerrero (right knee irritation) and Juan Rivera (strained right hip flexor) should play this weekend.

Guerrero, who has been out since leaving a game on Sept. 12, and Rivera, who has been sidelined since Sept. 13, both ran in the outfield on Friday. Guerrero leads the Angels with 24 home runs and 84 RBIs.

Pick: Angels

 


 

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Posted by HMoney
5 years ago

Freaking Stanford. I just read the play log SJSU turned ball over on downs w/ 1:55 left down 6. Stanford runs SJSU uses their timeouts. then Stanf had 1st and goal from 7 w/ 51 secs left. Take 2 freaking knees and game over they rush 2 more times to punch it in to cover. That is BS. I wish one team would fumble the snap or exchange and defense runs it back for TD kinda like Herm Edwards in the day. Tough day today.
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Posted by Riverboy
5 years ago

3 shots inside the 5 on the last drive (including 2 from the one) and no score. coulda been a monster day but will take a decent win.
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Posted by Riverboy
5 years ago

LSU wins and we cash on second biggest best. UGA looking good, but need one more score after they wimp out and go for FG. What a bummer not to score TD from the 1. Also looking to cash on UGA & LSU parlay. H money-- I like your Caro Play. Lets take it to the bank on NFL tomorrow.
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Posted by HMoney
5 years ago

Damn lost all my bigger bets and won my smaller bets. Go figure. WHen did LSu/Aub games become shootouts. Let's go NFL tomorrow gotta get positive. Carolina +3.5, NO/Denv OV 51, STL +10, and NYJets +10
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Posted by Riverboy
5 years ago

Decided to take UGA -1/2 in the second half for same **** I took them for the game. I think they roll. See nothing about ASU that says they come back. I either double up or break even less juice.
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Posted by Riverboy
5 years ago

up and down kinda day, with small plays winning and losing. my big play of the day of UGA vs. ASU is looking good. See no reason not to play second half UGA as well--they are man handling them. ASU might get a late first half score but UGA is dominant so far.
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Posted by indrep
5 years ago

Guys **I'm taking a run at under 50 in Iowa State/UNLV - I'm seeing windy conditions in Vegas. I could use an assist from mother nature.
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Posted by mrusso
5 years ago

LUV' DEM' RAYZ'!!! WOW!!!
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

Kinda embarrased to post this HERE: marlins +120 5 units lad 8 under 5 units mets under 9.5 5 units lsu (cfa) 18 under 1st half 5 units lsu 36 under game 5 units cincinnati 23.5 under 1st half 10 units Wishing $ to every one else......
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Posted by Aussieguy
5 years ago

i'm out boys. But the 7 Unit bet on Boise St/Oregon OVER hit well and truly with plenty of time to spare $$$$$$ Hopefully with a bit of added luck we can cash Air Force now to complete the sweep! Have a good day/night everyone Cheers AUSSIE
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Posted by bsquaredtxb2
5 years ago

Aussie great reminder for all of us.
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Posted by nctrheel24
5 years ago

hey guys lookin for info on the new mexico/tulsa game later tonight.. leaning towards new mexico but need help.. any info would be a huge help thanks
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

Aussie, thanks for the words mate. I'm ok, just trying to keep up with you and the boys, plenty in reserve. Thanks bro...... aware of the ups and downs of this business. Gonna scale it back and ride the wave... thanks again for the big pic on the dbacks earlier this week mate...
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Posted by Aussieguy
5 years ago

isles! try to play smart and safe mate! Let the loss go now. Stop chasing. I am not gonna preach at you or anyone else in here, but don't view this as gambling, but rather look at this as a long term investment plan. Try to tail my bets, or anyone else's that you like or trust and stick with that WIN or LOSE! there are many good cappers around Covers. If you can navigate and find around the place here and check the forums you'll be able to find some good selections. I post my threads in NFL, College Football, MLB, Tennis, and Rugby. Obviuosly with bated breath I'm waiting for the NBA start! But anyhow, just tryin to help mate. Not blowing my own trumpet here, but I hit around 64-69% in all of the sports combined! This is my vocation. Hit my CoversSpace if you want, and I would like to help. Or like I said, stick with someone else's plays that you like! But I hate people losing $$$ to the books! Whatever you do mate, take care of yourself, and play it safe. Gambling can destroy lives. Don't bet anymore than you are PREPARED to LOSE, I say! Cheers AUSSIE
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

fuk, mine
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

Hope your day is going on a better profit margin than mime.....
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

on here
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

Yep nickcapone, not much i can say except.....fkkkkkkkkkkkkkkme and you have all the right to moch me.... what a last couple of days oh here... not good
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Posted by NickCapone
5 years ago

"isles19404ever says: bluejays (mlb) 4 under 1st 5 5 units. Excellent pitching match up. yankees 10.5 over 3 units. Bad starters for both sides, fireworks in the bronx. " LOL
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

sorry, only 2 posts shown to me over a 4 hour period. Just lost the hawkeyes. Stay focused and bury your book...
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

Glassman, pretty much new over the last couple of days. But i have followed you and the regulars for a few months. All i can say is that it's odd that on my SCREEN i see limited amount of posts since i came on board. strange.... Last nite there were posts shown to me over a 4 hour period... Hope your kikking some behind, i am getting beat up again. g/l to ya
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

Here ya go covers: texas a&m +2.5 5 units & m/l for 5 units tenn +7 5 units & m/l for 5 units vtech +3.5 5 units & m/l for 5 units all 3 on a m/l par for 3 units
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Posted by HMoney
5 years ago

Didn't know Peavy was scratched yest for his premie baby Thoughts and prayers for you Jake and your family. Also for one of my favorite band's Blink182 drummer and the others in that plane crash. One more play: Pitt/Houston score 1st Inn -125 Barthmeier give up the runs. Aussie: GL to you I have Boise +10.5 will join you for the OVR I'll be cheering for Overtime.
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Posted by the glass man
5 years ago

isles1940....r u saying that you think covers deletes some posts?? i never thought that was happening...but pretty much impossible to know.
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

Just like last nite, all i see is my post's with NO one else's post's.... any commentary boys? Magics08 wrote earlier that aussie had a colorado pick last nite, i never saw it and other picks that were posted....
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Posted by isles19404ever
5 years ago

"Hope your day is going on a better profit margin than mime....."