Hot lines: Saturday's best MLB bets

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Franscisco Giants (-108, 8) odds provided by betjamaica

The hottest team in the NL West are the Rockies, but there’s nothing like a weekend set against the hated Giants to help the Dodgers get some breathing room.

Los Angeles is 7-5 against the Giants this year, including take two of the three most recent meetings. Plus, the Dodgers send their secret weapon to the mound: Vincente Padilla. The aging hurler has been a pleasant surprise for the blue and white, as the team has won each of his past three starts.

But then again the Dodgers' bats also have plenty of pop. Los Angeles is hitting .272 as a team, the third-best mark in the majors. The team also averages 4.7 runs per game with an OPS of .757.

The Giants have a solid pitching staff, but the Dodgers have the better team.

Pick: Dodgers +103

Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals (-104, 8.5) odds provided by betjamaica

It’s easy to peg the Cardinals as an offensive juggarnaut with sluggers Albert Pujols and Matt Holiday swinging hot sticks. But the dirty truth is that the team loves to fall under the total.

The Cardinals over/under record at home is a surprising 25-42-2 and 57-77-7 overall. Each of the Red Bird’s past three games have also fallen under the total, including six of the past 10.

Atlanta, meantime, is a virtual wash on the road, posting an over/under record of 35-36-1. However, the Braves have been locked in numerous low-scoring tilts the past two weeks. Overall, four of the team’s past five have gone under.

The Cardinals are trying to improve their playoff posititiong and the Braves are trying to stay in the NL Wild Card chase. This has both teams playing postseason ball early, and expect lots of tight, low-scoring games with plenty of station-to-station baseball.

Pick: Under 8.5

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Posted by moneymaker09_nj
4 years ago

whts up fellas, late to post cause... got lock-out, wtf. NE-Ways! good to see everyone making it happen today, GOOD-STUFF.
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Posted by LeeK3
4 years ago

Congrats to LuckyLogan on TCU. I won on it, but lost on a few others. Two weeks in a row he nailed is POD. I gotta start pounding those plays for more $. Keep it up, man!And I must stay that after the first 2 games of the season, that Oklahoma State is the most overrated Top 10 team in the nation!
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Posted by terrick
4 years ago

Want to says thanks to both logan and jacobs for the TCU call..........tailed you on it and cashed..........tx for the heads up, guys. Also rolling on Tulsa.
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Posted by FBtropi
4 years ago

USC/GA UNDER 20 1H *8 units
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Posted by ToyPro
4 years ago

Thank you Logan
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Posted by dadecounty305
4 years ago

i need 2 go pick for college football b4 7pm
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Posted by Riverboy
4 years ago

another rainy night in Boston. might not get the game in--if so, certainly delays expected. Use caution
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Posted by ToyPro
4 years ago

Whoever on the board said they like a home favorite who is losing SU at half time ... I think OK State would fit that description against Houston. What do you think for a second half bet?
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Posted by LeeK3
4 years ago

Good afternoon folks, thanks for all the good information and opinions on several of the college football games. Awesome write-ups by several (SevenOut, FBTropi, DoobieBros, to mention a few). I won't clutter the board with my tailing plays and my own teasers, but good luck to everyone in college football today. Yesterday I lost just under a half-unit in MLB. I had a few rainouts and 1 2-teamer dropped to a straight bet on Colorado. Speaking of that game, I was correct on Mujica only going 4 innings, but I didn't think he'd pitch 4 shutout innings. Thank goodness the Rockies' pitching held up and then the bats came alive in the 9th (with 2 outs and 2 strikes to Torrealba). Rockies continue their mission and like H$ said, I'll bet the Rockies no matter who starts against the Padres. Stauffer has pitched well, I'm just going with the magical team on yet another crazy winning streak. Speaking of winning streaks, so much for the Yanks dominating the Orioles. Cost me money last night and thank goodness I didn't get up early for this game today. Today I am just playing the hot Rockies and the hot Halos and then two parlays on the big ML faves. Good Luck to everyone! ANGELS -133 Santana vs White Sox Danks, to win 1 unit. Colorado +102 Rogers vs SAN DIEGO Stauffer, to win 1 unit. 2-team, DET -200 Jackson vs Tor Richmond, FLA -200 Sanchez vs Wash Estrada, 1 wins 1.25 2-team, BOST -200 Beckett vs t.bay Davis, TX -186 Millwood vs Sea Morrow, 2 units wins 2.61
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Posted by Riverboy
4 years ago

wow--7 runs in the first two innings of NYY, then six shutout innings and the two teams come up with 3 in the 9th to win the over but looks like NYY will not hit TT--happy for a split.
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Posted by EDDIE_ROYAL19
4 years ago

0-2 today -20 units...wow!! what a change of events!!!
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Posted by Riverboy
4 years ago

Kram--I was on Wake, always nice to get the momentum at home in NCAA FB. It can be really tough on a visitor with the lead once the MO starts shifting.
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Posted by Riverboy
4 years ago

DDH--his last 6 or seven starts have not been that bad. I was just going to ask why the LAA line is so low--I guess you answered it. However, LAA has won 7 of last 8 and Chisox on a skid. I will take my chances with LAA at home and hope Danks has hit the wall
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Posted by EDDIE_ROYAL19
4 years ago

0-2 today -20 units...wow!! what a change of events!!!
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Posted by kram2292
4 years ago

Looks like WF handed that A$$ back..........they play 60 mins
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Posted by EDDIE_ROYAL19
4 years ago

anyone watching this northwestern game?? wtf is going on??? need 2 tds
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Posted by kjacobs203
4 years ago

TONIGHTS PLAYS KANSAS -13 TO BEAT DOWN UTEP TO WIN 3 UNITS USC -7 <CANT WAIT FOR THIS ONE TO WIN 5 UNITS MLB PLAY TEXAL RL TO WIN 2 UNITS VIKINGS LOOK PROMISING TOMORROW I THINK IM GOING TO HIT THEM HARD
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Posted by kjacobs203
4 years ago

TONIGHTS PLAYS KANSAS -13 TO BEAT DOWN UTEP TO WIN 3 UNITS USC -7 <CANT WAIT FOR THIS ONE TO WIN 5 UNITS MLB PLAY TEXAL RL TO WIN 2 UNITS VIKINGS LOOK PROMISING TOMORROW I THINK IM GOING TO HIT THEM HARD
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Posted by kjacobs203
4 years ago

TONIGHTS PLAYS KANSAS -13 TO BEAT DOWN UTEP TO WIN 3 UNITS USC -7 <CANT WAIT FOR THIS ONE TO WIN 5 UNITS MLB PLAY TEXAL RL TO WIN 2 UNITS VIKINGS LOOK PROMISING TOMORROW I THINK IM GOING TO HIT THEM HARD
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Posted by Riverboy
4 years ago

Eddie--I think Bronco's come out strong as well. Also liking Ravens D to shut down KC
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Posted by Riverboy
4 years ago

glad to have NYY over 9.5 along with NYY TT over 5.5 today was worried about Burnett so laid off the RL (shoulda given the high odd dog a try) Hopefully NYY put on a comeback and we get both versus a split. O/U= 7 after 3 innings
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Posted by EDDIE_ROYAL19
4 years ago

my ratings had the cardinal favored by -3..... by the way, can you bengals backers do me a favor and keep hammering the cinci line?? i'd like to get +250 for my moneyline broncos bet. thank you in advance.
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Posted by EDDIE_ROYAL19
4 years ago

that line on stanford was all set up because of the early start time for a west coast team. that doesn't mean jack baby!!!! they flew cross country and are handing the deacons there a$$
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Posted by J-Unit
4 years ago

Eddie_Royal19 Rode with you on the STANFORD Pick! Thanks buddy! Added: TEX (-32) = 3 Units ND (-3) = 3 Units
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Posted by Riverboy
4 years ago

other plays catching my eye but not locked in yet: ND-3 is Clausen going to have a break out year? He's been through a lot and the big house crowd should not scare him. building off the bowl game last year and a number of Weiss recruiting years, ND may be ready to rumble. Texas over 55--in a conference known for giving up points, Colt should be looking to take the Heisman lead in this game. Vandy +14--liking the earlier write up and all the returning lettermen to catch LSU after a big travel week. If they stay in it early, they have a good chance to cover. Mizzouri and Washington both -20. They answered some question in week one and face weaker teams. These would be smaller plays
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Posted by Riverboy
4 years ago

"Just can't seem to win on the cards--RL win by 1, ML lose. Very frustrating when they have a good record, you are betting them and they are not covering"

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