Hot lines: Saturday's best MLB bets

Chicago White Sox (-110) at Chicago White Sox

There’s money to be made betting against the Cubs, and we’re going to jump on today’s opportunity.

The White Sox and emerging ace Phil Humber visit Wrigley Field as tiny favorites against Matt Garza and the Cubs.

Humber was a hard-luck loser in his last outing, a 2-1 defeat to the Nationals, but has been rock-steady this season. He boasts a miniscule 0.97 WHIP, which is bad news for the Cubbies. The Cubs are a pathetic 22-50 in their last 72 games against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.

It doesn’t take much to go against the Cubs this season, especially when they’re facing a pitcher like Humber that doesn’t give up cheap runs.

Pick: White Sox

Philadelphia Phillies (-145) at Toronto Blue Jays

Roy Halladay makes his return to Toronto for the first time today since being traded to the Phillies nearly two years ago. Most expect a warm greeting from Blue Jays fans, which could act as extra incentive for Halladay.

The homecoming, however, also could act as a little bit of distraction for Halladay, who may be due for a loss after winning his last six starts.

We're going to back Toronto starter Carlos Villanueva in this spot, with the belief that the extra emotions my affect Halladay more than he may let on. Villanueva has a 1.26 ERA in 11 relief outings against the Phillies.

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is hot and hit his 25th home run Friday. He's batting .367 with four homers and eight RBIs in his last eight games.

Keep an eye on Blue Jay shortstop Yunel Escobar's stats. Escobar was hit on the left half by a pitch in Friday's game and is questionable for today's game.

Pick: Blue Jays

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Posted by NoFrigginWay
2 years ago

BLOW ???? LUCKY LOGAN'S CLOSET PHAG CONFESSIONS ??????LMAOOOOO
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Posted by NoFrigginWay
2 years ago

PAY ME LL ...I DO TAKE AMEX!!!!!
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Posted by uscbadbruce
2 years ago

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN, in DETROIT! continue all night please.
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Posted by DDH420
2 years ago

So far so good today. 3-0 with the YANKS,WSUX and PHILS ML all in the bank. Also hit PHI-1.5 for the first half of a RL parlay. All I need now is ATL-1.5 for +400 on a 2 gamer. Adding..................................................MLB(1)TEX to SD+1.5 +140 (2)LAA-130......................Fight picks in a bit,BOL BOYS
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Posted by uscbadbruce
2 years ago

DDH, i also won the PHILLIES, W/SOX my young brother. TIGERS are killing me though. they need to come back & win. of all the times for my giants decide to play ball, this is the WRONG time. USCBB.
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Posted by hellbell2u
2 years ago

LL I have requested you as a friend again. I think I have a PM you might enjoy. Up to you my man. Hellbell2u
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Posted by henrylazarde
2 years ago

So far, so good... Hit both UNDER plays, 5-3 and 1-0...
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Posted by henrylazarde
2 years ago

Both unders in 8.5, by the way...
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Posted by sativahigh
2 years ago

Halladay wins again!!! Cover's mlb pick...WRONG AGAIN!!!
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Posted by henrylazarde
2 years ago

Loving UNDER in ChiSox and Pittsburgh (1st game) games... Also, riding Braves, Rangers and Rays in a 3-team parlay. Let's roll the dice!
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Posted by willwrig
2 years ago

playing WSH in 1st game GL all
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Posted by reiper
2 years ago

Playing the Yankees for 5 units...no time to say why but it is a strong play...Go Phills..should be a 5-3 finish that i hope to see when i get back home
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Posted by reiper
2 years ago

bam! risk 20 units to win 12.5 units @ -160. Halladay pays me AGAIN. Good call Covers as I out cap you AGAIN. Left in the 7th inning calling a 5-3 win when i got home and hit that on the head. Prior to the game I was expecting a 5-1 win but wasn't toying with the RL as i felt better about laying extra units on the juice. >>>HOW the hell did the Yanks just lose a base runner on 3rd with 1 out that i just saw...wtf. I got greedy and went 5 units Yanks not knowing 100% that the Phills were bringing me the 12.5 units but it is a solid play on the Yanks so I rolled the dice going for the huge day. Not in love with much else but do like the Tigers like mentioned already and dont have to lay much as I laid a Phills/Tigers parlay for 1/2 unit and will decide what else based on the Yanks game 1st. BOL TO ALL
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Posted by RutgerRot214
2 years ago

Vladimir in boxing -193 and +110 TKO,KO, or DQ and Red Sox and White Sox....gl
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Posted by reiper
2 years ago

i want to watch this Phills game..2 men on no outs i see on pc. get me a Halladay 1st inning lead 1st inning please. I tried firstrowsports.com but it wont play..any other suggestions for live feed? Need to buy the package for my cable already!
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Posted by reiper
2 years ago

well not as easy as i thought here in Toronto. a converted reliever to starter out pitching Halladay. Hope this doesn't hold up as this should of been much easier
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Posted by reiper
2 years ago

POUNDING THE PHILLS and doubling my play on the tigers from yesterday bc of the same reasons(hitting lefty)....play the PHILLS and HALLADAY for obvious reasons. dont worry about the juice here. a easy win is a easy win. >>>>>>>Tigers: Barry Zito is pitching on 3 days' rest after throwing 108 pitches in his first start following extended time on the DL. I just don't see Zito being effective in this spot, especially against a Detroit club that hits lefties well. The Tigers are 43-20 in their last 63 home games vs. a left-handed starter and 23-11 in their last 34 interleague games vs. a left-handed starter...BOL on what you decide today.
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Posted by uscbadbruce
2 years ago

REIPER, good job, buddy. i like your analyzing of the games. USCBB
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Posted by reiper
2 years ago

thanks USCBB. you are solid yourself. I just locked in a 20 unit play on the Phills..oh my. I just am reading below and see you are on these 2 also! LETS GET'EM! I wasn't able to post yesterday much but the Braves and Rangers did my lovely. I see you did well again. Let's go Halladay...he means business today. What emotions as Covers picks Jays bc Halladay is emotional and due to lose..wtf>>>>.hope we are right and they are wrong on this one!!
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Posted by stevewolve
2 years ago

Taking Jays Under 7.5..........Cubs Under 8.5....................Indians Over 9.5..........Pirates over 8 in 1st game.................GL...................Totals only today.........Back later for night games.................
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Posted by DaGrinder
2 years ago

good call on the under in houston last night....
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Posted by stevewolve
2 years ago

Thanks DaGrinder, was one of my best play this season,,did you drop at least one dime on it,
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Posted by TommyToronto
2 years ago

Going with the OVER in the PHI-TOR afternoon game. Both Doc and Villaneuva have had a ton of overs (both 6-1 in favour of OVERS in last 7 starts). Hot, humid day here in Toronto, the dome should be open (chance of showers) so I think there will be some runs on the board fo go over 7.5. Also liking the OVER in the CLE-CINN game this afternoon. Steering clear of the NYY-NYM match-up. Like BOSTON RL tonight.
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Posted by SoCalHusker
2 years ago

3 team round robin, Phillies, White Sox, and Mets.......Book it!!!!!!!
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Posted by easypics
2 years ago

Ye are brave linX warrior DH...Refuse to play in the AM n' in the rain...Can do cold with cognac in bag...G Cap is a 9 wishin' 6 ...I don't mind...Been stuck on 9 for ages...Always gots 2 wrong way drives in my game...Anyone sellin' mulligans ? ...lol... Hey Hey Finally gots Mad bull pen disease on my side...NATS puled it off in 9 th...2 beaut of a day to cap...gots radar on Beckett ( TeX boy) vs Sparky Lyle manana..$$$$LIKEEE$$$$...Mojitos n' BBQ takes priority today...Hit em long n' strait n' Happy 4th n' 19 th hole...$$$BOLA$$$
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Posted by NoFrigginWay
2 years ago

"ARIZONA LOSES...PAY ME ! TIGERS LOSE...PAY ME !?!?"