Hot lines: Monday's best MLB bets

Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates, Game 1 (107, 8.5)

Pardon the pun: we’re going to buck the trend and go with the Bucs against the red-hot Brewers.

We know the Pirates can’t win in Miller Park; that’s been proven over and over. But this game is at PNC Park, and Pittsburgh starter Jeff Karstens has been remarkably consistent.

He’s given up three runs or less in all but one start since April 17. In his only start against the Brewers this season, Karstens allowed two runs over five innings.

Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson (cut thumb) hasn’t pitched since August 6. He’s 2-4 with a 5.11 ERA on the road this season. Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen is 5-for-13 (.385) against Narveson.

Pick: Pirates

Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs (115, NA)

Jair Jurrjens isn’t himself yet.

In his first start since coming off the DL with a strained right knee, the Braves All-Star gave up five runs on eight hits over six innings against the light-hitting Giants. He only struck out one.

His ERA has risen nearly a full run over the last six weeks. Now Jurrjens faces the Cubs, who had won seven of 10 heading into Sunday night’s game against the Cardinals.

Chicago starter Ryan Dempster has strung together three outstanding starts, allowing five earned runs over 20 innings while fanning 18.

Braves catcher Brian McCann is 0-for-10 with three strikeouts in his career against Dempster.

Pick: Cubs

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Posted by NYBUILT
3 years ago

Phils RL = win. Braves RL = win. Twins ML/Phils ML parlay LOST. Twins/Cards/Brews ML parlay = all LOST Bears +5.5 LOST. 2-3 on night. Still up .5 unit
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

There we go MIL G1 is in and PHI is up a 10 spot so unless they blow this DD lead it's 3-0 +5.2 units on my 3 game d-gen day card to start the drive for 5. On the gridiron I went against what has been working and took a gut shot at the U 17.5 and that sucked out hard. Luckily I did something else I don't normally do and made 2 S.U plays rather than have the parlay so I'm gonna get the split for foots which is the only loser on my entire card right now although that Peralta single sucked. it still could be a real big night and all but a guaranteed winner.......................................................NFL(1)NYG SH pick to the U 17 +225.........BOL Base Heads
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

I hate this kickoff rule............Ahhh worst for the Midgets Thomas torn acl out for the year.....nasty
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

I heard PHI was shopping Ansante Samuel but they'd never trade within the division would they ????
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Posted by TheAnswer
3 years ago

Fuck myers is getting light up first inning 6 runs
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Posted by baskettheme
3 years ago

hey frankiesays--- game just started and i just got back from making my bets on strip, so i went with bears + 4 1/2 and also took tampa bay first 5. good luck to all
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Posted by MOOSECAPELLI
3 years ago

HIT THE CARDS ON RL LAST NIGHT FOR 5 UNITS NOW TONIGHT BRAVES RANGERS ML PARLAY LETS GET THIS $$$$ !!!
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Posted by NYBUILT
3 years ago

Adding Bears +5.5
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Posted by NYBUILT
3 years ago

Adding Cards, Twins, Brews ML parlay
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Posted by TheAnswer
3 years ago

2 dogs tonight buccos and houston
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Posted by ACVERA
3 years ago

Today Texas gonig to beat Red Sox
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

I gotta be honest there are a few actions plays on here but overall I still really like the card....................................MLB(1)TB+1.5 to the U 7 205 (2)BOS/TEX U 8.5 pickle (3)WASH pickle (4)MIN-135 (5)MIL (Game2) -1.5 to PHILS-1.5 +300 (6)ATL-115..........................................................NFL(1)NYG FH-3 (2)BEARS/NYG FH U 17.5...........................See ya at the half Base Heads
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Posted by rex6950
3 years ago

1) ORIOLES GAME OVER 8.5 2)BRAVES GAME OVER 7.5
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

Nice work. OLD NArVY helps his own cuz with a 2 run single....sweet
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Posted by 416bet
3 years ago

Looking at a small play on the stros tonight at +195. B. Myers: The 10-year veteran is 7-0 with a 3.47 ERA in eight games, including seven starts, against Colorado. Five of those wins have come in six appearances at Coors Field, where he's held the Rockies to 19 runs in 41 1/3 innings. GL to everyone tonight.
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

I thought about that one but kept having "two shit teams" rolling around in my head so I backed off. That said I am playing BAL/MIN so..............Maybe I'll play HOU and LAD and hope for a worst case split ???
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Posted by misterwonderful
3 years ago

franktank...no offense was implied.......I just looked up your profile and see that you JUST JOINED AUGUST 2011!!..............just amazed you know so many posters seeing you just joined the site,,,just made sense to me that your an alias, maybe not good luck to you sir
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

Anyone touching the ATL/CUBS game or have some thoughts on it ??? shut it KK13 lolol
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Posted by NYBUILT
3 years ago

I'm on the braves tonight!
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

yeah I pulled the trig on them too. Not sure why though the CUBS fuck me sans lube every f'ing time. Just wanted the action I guess,gonna be watching the games with a few buddies tonight so went d-gen on it's ass.
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Posted by overpay
3 years ago

Here Comes the Chooo Choooo!!!!!!!.....Train is getting ready to leave the station and it's about to get rollin Big Time!!!!!!!!!!!...Won my last posted baseball play but since it's Monday night and football is approaching fast I will post a football play........Here we go......pre-season warmup.........BEARS + 4 1/2.......All take that all day long.....Why???.....Do you think the Giants are that much better then the Bears. This looks like a regular season spread and I'm not feeling 4 1/2 against a bear team thats decent. Are the Gianst going to slice and dice the bears??....not really.....oh..they'll score but so will the bears!!......Is the Bears offensive line going to be offensive??.....No.....they will play good enough to keep Cutler upright.......I actually think this is a good first game to post!.....Logic says take the Giants because of the way both teams played last week but I don't even take preseason history into account due to all of the unknown factors of the practice preseason scrimmage.....******Get ready for the overpay blog coming soon*****.....gonna kill it this year!!!!!........Also, the over looks good to me.....Why......Bears defense IS over-rated and their offensive is underrated and this is a Monday night game(which are almost always high scoring)......even in the pre-season......There will be scoring!!!!!!.........Headlines will read.............GIANTS DEFFENSE DOESN'T SCARE BEARS......Good luck to all!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

Nice way to start off the week. MAN U looked like the better team most of the FH but couldn't bury it. No such issues in the SH pounding the Spurs 4-0.......Good stuff now lets go BREW-CREW
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Posted by TheAnswer
3 years ago

Gm 1 pirates and brewers my pick pirates plus 104 for me karstens better pitcher and pirates play better st home. Bol everybody.
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Posted by misterwonderful
3 years ago

DDH420, Do you think FRANK THE TANK is LOWSHAWN??? just sounds like him bol
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

No I know he's not. Good Ole Boy though and watch the picks they'll be damn good.
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