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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 07, 2022
Angels vs. Mariners
  at  ACE
in 51m

My free play is on the Sea Mariners at 4:10 ET.

Seattle finished second in the American League West in 2021 with a 90-72 record, just two games out of a wild-card berth. That extended Seattle's postseason drought to 20 years, as the Mariners last made the playoffs back in 2001. Ironically, that team won 116 games, tying a MLB record for most wins in a single season. The Mariners were headed 'nowhere' with a 29-39 record through June 19 but then went 22-3 to close the first half to reach 51-29. The Mariners won 14 in a row, the longest ever winning streak heading into the All-Star break but opened the second half 10 games behind the first-place Astros in the AL West. However, their pre-break surge placed them right in the mix of the wild card race, although SEVEN teams were battling for just THREE open spots. The LA Angels were 77-85 in 2021 and the franchise's only World Series title came back in 2002. I'm sure it seems like even more than two decades ago to Angel fans, as the team has missed the postseason 11 times in the last 12 years. Los Angeles came out strong to open the current season and through May 24th, was 27-17. That left them just ONE game behind the Astros in the AL West. However, the Angels began a 14-game losing streak on May 25 that lasted through June 8. The Angels would enter the All-Star break at 39-53, almost guaranteeing that they would miss the playoffs for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons.

Both the Mariners and Angels have gone 7-9 since the break, as the teams play the finale of a four-game series Sunday afternoon. Seattle is still 'hanging right in' the wild card race, as both the Mariners and Rays are two games back of the No. 1 wild card team (Toronto). However, Baltimore is just ONE game back of Tampa Bay and Seattle, Cleveland two games back, Chicago three games back and Bostin four games back. As for the Angels, they are 11 1/2-games out of the final wild card spot and have little to play for the remainder of the season. Why Trout decided to sign that long term deal with the Angels is anyone's guess.

The Angels have taken two of the first three contests of this four-game set and the last thing Seattle needs is to lose THREE of four at home to the Angels. Marco Gonzales (6-11, 3.95 ERA) will get the nod for Seattle, while Tucker Davidson (1-2. 6.46 ERA) is scheduled to make his Angels debut after being acquired from the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline. Davidson has made only NINE career appearances (eight starts) with a 5.11 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. He will face Seattle for the first time. In contracts, Gonzales is 9-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 19 career starts against the Angels (Mariners are 13-6). 

Gonzales went 46-30 for Seattle from 2018-21 and remains a mainstay in Seattle's starting rotation in 2022, despite his losing record. Seattle is just 8-13 in his starts this season, but Gonzales has allowed more than three ERs in just FOUR of those 21 starts. The Yankees visit Seattle for a three-game series on Monday, so beating LA is a priority. The price is a tad high but lay it.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 06, 2022
Pirates vs Orioles
-149 at circa
Play Type: Free

My free play is on the Bal Orioles at 5:05 ET.

The Pirates entered the 2022 season having missed the playoffs in the previous SIX seasons, while the Orioles had missed the postseason in each of the last FIVE years, losing 100-plus games in THREE of the four full seasons, including tying Arizona for MLB's worst record in 2021 at 52-110. However, while 43-63 Pittsburgh is well on its way to a SEVENTH consecutive playoff-less season, the 55-51 Orioles are right in the thick of things in the race for one of THREE wild card spots in the AL (Baltimore is currently 1 1/2-games back of the third and final spot).

The Orioles are riding a four-game winning streak (won 1-0 last night) and are climbing the American League wild-card standings as they prepare to play the middle game of a three-game series against the visiting Pirates on Saturday. JT Brubaker (2-9, 4.40 ERA) is slated to go for Pittsburgh, while Baltimore counters with Austin Voth ( 1-1, 5.54 ERA). Pittsburgh was 5-5 in Brubraker's first 10 starts but has lost EIGHT of his last 10, including all four of his July starts. Even in a season with not much going right, his most recent outing was his worst, as he surrendered SEVEN runs on 12 hits in 4.1 innings to the Philadelphia Phillies this past Sunday. Voth began the season with Washington but has now made seven starts since joining the Orioles. He's just 1-1 in those starts but Baltimore has gone 5-2, with Voth posting a 2.81 ERA. Stick with the hot Orioles.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 06, 2022
Yankees vs Cardinals
-105 at Caesars
Play Type: Top Premium

My 9* Las Vegas Insider is on the StL Cards at 7:15 ET.

The Yankees opened the season having made the postseason in each of the last five years and in 23 of the past 27 seasons. The Cards have been a postseason regular this century, making the playoffs 15 times since 2000. Most know that the Yankees lead all of MLB by a wide margin, having won 27 World Series titles. However, I'm not sure all that many (outside of Cardinal fans) know that the Cards have won 11 World Series titles, second to the Yankees. The teams opened a three-game series last night in St Louis with the Yankees dominating the AL East with a 10 1/2-game lead. The Cards were expected to challenge Milwaukee in the NL Central and/or make a strong run at one of the NL's three wild card spots and that's been the case so far. 57-48. St Louis took the field last night tied with Milwaukee for first in the NL Central plus in a three-way tie (Phillies joined the Cards and Brewers) for the NL's third wild card spot.

The Cardinals won 4-3 Friday night for their FIFTH win in a row and their seventh victory in eight games. Meanwhile, the Yankees have now lost three straight games and four of their last five. The 70-37 Yankees have fallen behind the Dodgers for MLB's best record but still own a 10 1/2-game lead over Toronto in the AL East. The Cards moved to 58-48 with the Friday win but Milwaukee and Philadelphia also both won, so there is no change in the Cards' status. Domingo German (1-1, 6.39 ERA) will get the call for New York, while Jordan Montgomery (3-3, 3.69 ERA) will make his Cardinals debut, after being acquired from the Yankees just ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline.

German was placed on administrative leave by MLB, pending an investigation of suspected domestic violence back on September 19, 2019. It was confirmed that he would not be eligible to participate in any baseball action for the remainder on September 25. His 18-4 record that season was the best win–loss percentage of any MLB pitcher in 2019, at .818. German was suspended for the first 63 games of 2020, which was cut to 60 games because of COVID. German made 22 appearances last season (18 starts), finishing with a 4–5 record and a 4.58 ERA. He began the 2022 season on the 60-day injured list due to right shoulder impingement syndrome. He returned on July 21, 2022, making the start against the Houston Astros, where he gave up five ERs in just THREE innings. He followed by allowing two ERs in 4.2 innings of a 3-2 loss to the Mets on July 27 (he took a no-decision) but he is coming off a 7-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday 1. He allowed two ERs on six hits and three walks in five innings.

Montgomery's record with the Yankees was 22-20 with a 3.94 ERA over 98 appearances (97 starts). He entered July with the Yankees having won his previous SEVEN starts but in six July starts, posted a 4.91 ERA in going 0-2 with the Yankees losing ALL six games! However, the Cardinals believe he can settle into the middle of their starting rotation as they battle the Milwaukee Brewers for the NL Central title. I do as well, and the Cards take the field having outscored their opponents 38-18 during their 7-1 run. Meanwhile, the Yankees were 64-28 at the break, but are only 6-9 to open the second half, with THREE of the wins coming against the sad-sack Royals (42-65).

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 06, 2022
Blue Jays vs Twins
Blue Jays
-129 at linepros
Play Type: Top Premium

My 9* Situational Stunner is on the Tor Blue Jays at 7:10 ET.

The Toronto Blue Jays missed a wild card spot by ONE game in 2021 but were a 'sexy' preseason pick to best the Rays, Red Sox and Yankees in the brutally tough AL East in 2022. The Minnesota Twins went just 73-89 in 2021 (20 games behind the division-winning White Sox), after winning the AL Central in 2019 and 2020. The Yankees have blown away the competition in the AL East, so Toronto will need to make the postseason via the wild card route. As for the Twins, they currently lead the AL Central, but Cleveland and Chicago are right on their tail. The Jays won the opener of this four-game series on Thursday (9-3) but the Twins rebounded with a 6-5 (10 inn.) win last night. The series continues Saturday with Mitch White making his debut for Toronto. The 27-year-old White (1-2, 3.70 ERA) was picked up on Tuesday's trade deadline from the Dodgers with the intent that he could help strengthen the back end of Toronto's rotation, which has seen Yusei Kikuchi struggle in the fifth spot. Minnesota will counter with veteran Dylan Bundy (6-5, 5.04 ERA).

White has never faced the Twins and gained his lone win this season in relief in a 7-6 victory over Arizona on May 17. He moved into the Dodgers' starting rotation after that. He's averaged 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 starts and five relief appearances for Los Angeles this season. Over his most recent eight starts (pitching between 4 and 8 innings), he allowed more than three ERs once (six ERs in a July 12 loss at St Louis). In the other seven, he allowed only nine ERs over 39.1 innings for a 2.06 ERA. I've never thought much of Bundy but he surprised most (me, for sure!) by opening 3-0 with a 0.58 ERA in 2022. However, he's gone just 3-5 with a 5.96 ERA over his last 15 starts (Twins are 4-11). 

Toronto went through a 1-9 slide (July 2-10) but are 13-5 under new manager John Schneider, including 9-4 since the All-Star break. Toronto owns the No. 1 wild card spot at 59-47, FOUR games clear of the playoff 'cut line.' Meanwhile, the Twins stumbled into the break losing SEVEN of 10 and have returned to go just 6-6. Minnesota leads the Guardians and White Sox by just two games in the AL Central and could easily fall into battling for a wild card spot come late September. I think White will be a nice 'fit' at the back end of Toronto's rotation, while Bundy is "back to being Bundy" since his improbable 3-0 start.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 06, 2022
White Sox vs Rangers
White Sox
-113 at circa
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* AL Pitching Mismatch of the Month is on the Chi White Sox at 7:05 ET.

The Chicago White Sox ended an 11-year postseason drought in 2020 with a wild card appearance. They then ran away with the American League Central title last season with a 93-69 record, winning the division by 13 games over Cleveland. Chicago was a heavy favorite to win the division in 2022 but the White Sox have so far underachieved (more in a bit). The Texas Rangers appeared in back-to-back World Series in 2010 and 2011 (lost both) but continued to be competitive, making the playoffs in THREE of the next five seasons. However, it's been FIVE consecutive losing seasons for Texas since 2017, including going 60-102 (.370) last season.

The White Sox arrived in Arlington Thursday for a four-game series with the Rangers, having won SEVEN of their last 10.and at 53-51, had climbed within TWO games of the AL Central-leading Twins. Chicago was also just two games back for the AL's third wild card spot, in what has become a crowded field. Texas was 41-49 at the break, putting them on pace to win 74 games, 14 more than in 2021. However, after splitting their first four games of the second half, the Rangers had lost SEVEN of 10, including just getting swept in a three-game series at home by Baltimore (Texas scored just SEVEN runs in the three games). The Rangers prevailed 3-2 on Thursday, while the White Sox won 2-1 last night, behind the OUTSTANDING pitching of Dylan Cease. He was selected the AL pitcher of the month for June and July. He gave up a run and two hits to lower his earned run average to 1.98, second in the AL, and won his fifth straight start. Cease hasn't given up more than one earned run in any of his last 13 starts. It's the longest such stretch since the ERA entered baseball in 1913, breaking a tie with Jacob deGrom's 12-game run last season.

Saturday's starters are Michael Kopech (4-7, 3.12 ERA) for the White Sox and Dane Dunning (1-6, 4.30 ERA) for the Rangers. Kopech made 44 appearances (just four starts) for Chicago last season, posting a 3.50 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and ,210 BAA. That earned him a spot in the starting rotation this season and despite his poor W-L record (W Sox are also just 8-11 in his 19 starts), he's pitched MUCH better than his record indicates. His ERA is down almost a half-run from 2021 and he's holding opponents to a .199 BAA. He's NO Cease but compare him to Texas' Dunning. Dunning was just 5-10 with a 4.51 ERA and 1.44 WHIP as a rookie last season in 25 starts (team was 9-16). He opened the season 1-1 (Texas was 3-2) in his first five starts of 2022, posting a 3.81 ERA. However, Dunning's LONE win of 2022 came all the way back on April 30, with the Rangers owning just TWO wins over his last 15 starts, going 2-13!

All the pieces are in place for the Chicago White Sox to make a run at winning the AL Central Division. It's just a matter of keeping everyone on the field. Chicago NEEDS to win series against teams like Texas, especially when facing an opposing starter like Dunning. I believe Kopech gives them a HUGE pitching mismatch here and will note that Kopech has faced the Rangers four times in his career (two starts) with a 1-0 record and 1.17 ERA.

Good luck...Larry


Age: 67 (turns 68 in November).

Years in handicapping: Larry entered his 38th year as a professional handicapper in September of 2021.

Achievements in handicapping: 1985 Castaway’s Pro Football Challenge Champion, then the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas; 1999 Stardust Invitational semi-finalist.

A member of the original cast of Proline (began in 1985), the nation’s longest running pre-game handicapping show on the USA-TV network (also hosted Sports Desk on the same network from 1996-98). In then joined the panel of The Winning Edge in the early 2000s. Although well-known on TV for his expert game analysis and no-nonsense handicapping style, Larry may be best known for his radio work. He hosted his own syndicated call-in radio show, Sports Central. It aired live from Bally's Casino in Las Vegas in the early to mid-90s and at one time was heard in more than 100 markets.

Systems used for handicapping a game: Fundamental and statistical analysis. "I'm not typically a trend and system kind of guy," Ness says. "I look at team strengths and weaknesses and compare them. It’s an all-encompassing thing and over 35-plus years, you get good at it."

Star Ratings: 9 and 10*s are considered "Best Bets." All other plays are rated between 6 and 8*s, depending on strength and/or price.

Release Times: Larry releases "daily sports" (MLB, NBA, NCAAB and NHL) on the day of the game. His full card is almost always available by 10:00 ET (save Late-Breaking games). In the FB season, Larry begins releasing plays as early as Tuesday. His full CFB card is typically complete by Thursday (on Friday, at the latest) and his full NFL card will be mostly complete by Friday (definitely by Saturday at 3:00 ET).

38-Club Play: It represents Larry's 38 years in the business and gets his highest star rating (10*s). Expect no more than one of these plays per month, per sport during the regular season.

LEGEND Play: Larry's often been referred to as a Las Vegas legend and he's 'borrowed' the title for his other "signature play.". Larry's LEGEND Plays were previously available to only a select group of private clients but they are now available to all, via the internet. Like his 36-Club plays, expect no more than one play per month, per sport (rated 10*s).

Game of the Month and Game of the Year Plays: Always rated 10*s. Las Vegas Insider: Throughout his 36 years "in the business," Larry has become known as "the ultimate Las Vegas insider." The contacts he's developed over more than three decades (on both sides of the 'counter'), are arguably "unmatched!" He confers daily with 'his 'friends' and when "all the stars align on the same game," Larry releases an exclusive Las Vegas Insider (rated between 7 and 10*s).

Oddsmaker's Error Plays: Larry uses this term with "great respect" (and not very often), as he counts among his very closest friends many of Las Vegas' most famous and respected Sport Book directors (past and present). However, when Larry feels "the line is significantly off," he'll release one of these "not to be missed" plays (rated 9 or 10*s).

Situational Stunners: Larry's a fundamental handicapper at heart but he does pay attention to team and situational trends (especially in MLB). When his fundamental handicapping and a strong trend or situation match up, he releases a Situational Stunner. He began releasing these plays in MLB '09 and he's expanded them since,to all sports (rated from 7-10*s, based on strength and/or price for moneyline sports).

PERFECT STORM: Larry just added these plays the last few years and his accompanying expert analysis makes these popular plays self-explanatory (typically rated 9 or 10*s but moneyline sports may be rated 7 or 8*s due to price).

Weekly and Weekend Wipeout Winners: Larry added this self-explanatory moniker just a few years ago. They've become immensely popular and why not? Who wouldn't want a game that has "blowout written all over it," supported by Larry's expert analysis (rated between 7 and 10*s, depending on strength and price).

Superstar Triple Play: Over the years, many of Larry's regular clients have clamored for more three-game reports. You asked for it and Larry's responded. Back in the late 1980s and into the mid 1990s, 900-numbers became "the rage." While a panel member of Proline (see above), Larry created the Superstar Triple Play. One call got you three Superstar Triple Plays (in a particular sport). For almost a decade, anywhere from 1,500 to 3,500 callers responded each weekend, when Larry offered his famous "Superstar Triple Play" pitch on Proline. Starting in 2009, Larry began going "Back to the Future!" Look for 3-game reports this FB season on Saturday (college) and Sunday (NFL). Get three plays on a single report from Larry (many will be TV games), the originator of the "Superstar Triple Play!".

Late-Breaking Plays: Larry will always go back and take a "second look" at each day's card, after posting all his games. When he finds something he missed the first time around, he'll release a Late-Breaking Play. These plays are more prevalent in sports like baseball and basketball than football (typically rated at 8 or 9*s).

Quote: "No one works any harder and my work-product speaks for itself," Ness says. "I have a no-nonsense style and my logic is easy to follow. Anyone buying my plays will know exactly what I was thinking when I made the selection. After 34 years, the Larry Ness brand is instantly recognizable and my analysis ranks with the best in the industry."