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1. Surging Angels host AL West leaders - 7/16/2019
With 4 straight wins coming out of the All Star Break, the Angels have played themselves back into the edge of the Wild Card race. They road the emotion of a tribute to the late LHP Tyler Skaggs over the weekend, scoring 37 runs in those 4 games. LA is enjoying another MVP caliber season from Mike Trout, who is hitting .305 with 30 HR and 75 RBI. Trout is questionable for Tuesday night with a calf injury.

2. Ehlinger, Murray, Hurts highlight Big 12 - 7/10/2019
Oklahoma has won 25 of 27 Big 12 conference games over the past 3 years. The Sooners will feature Alabama QB transfer and former National Champion Jalen Hurts. The next best record is West Virginia at 18-9, a team featuring a new head coach in Neal Brown and just 9 returning starters. Texas figures to be the Sooners' closest competitor led by standout QB Sam Ehlinger who starred last year with a 146.8 QB Rating, 25 TD's and just 5 Interceptions.

3. AL seeks 7th straight All Star Game Win - 7/9/2019
Over the last 31 years, the American League has dominated the All Star Game, winning 24 times, with one tie. Since 1997, that domination is an unbelievable 18-3-1. Mike Trout and the AL All Stars will attempt to continue that domination to 7 straight wins Tuesday night at Progressive Field. The AL is a small -114 favorite with an over/under of 8.5 runs.

4. Bell/Alonso Favorites in Home Run Derby - 7/8/2019
With 7 of the 9 players with 25+ HR's skipping this year's Home Run Derby, including leading NL MVP candidates Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger, the field is wide open. The Mets' Pete Alonso and Pirates' Josh Bell are favored by the oddsmakers with 7/2 and 3/1 odds respectively. Progressive Field tends to favor left-handed power hitters, so hitters like Joc Pederson or Carlos Santana could be sleepers.

5. Turning around Florida State no quick fix - 7/1/2019
In 2018, Willie Taggart's first as head coach of Florida State, the Seminoles plummeted to their worst record in 41 years at 5-7. FSU has a long road to make up to rejoin the elites in College Football. They rank 64th in the current StatFox CFB Power Ratings and trail defending National Champion Clemson by 39 points. This is not a familiar position for a program used to competing for National Championships.

6. Odorizzi, Morton face off in showdown - 6/26/2019
Two of the top pitchers in the AL this season meet as the Ray and Twins continue their 3 game series Wednesday night. Charlie Morton leads the AL in ERA with a 2.31 mark; Jake Odorizzi is 3rd in the league with a 2.58 mark. Morton has done his best work on the road with a 5-0 record, 1.57 ERA and 1.006 WHIP. On the other hand, Odorizzi has dominated at Target Field (6-0, 1.91 ERA, 0.898 WHIP), so something has to give.

7. Cubs host high-scoring Braves - 6/24/2019
Over their past 7 games, Atlanta has pounded opposing pitching for an average of 8 runs per game, surging to a season high 14 games above .500. Jon Lester will try to slow them down for the Cubs. Lester sports an ugly 7.02 ERA over his last 3 starts. However, his stats this season at Wrigley Field have been impressive. (4-2, 2.76 ERA). Chicago is 6-2 in Lester home starts.

8. Surging Nat's host NL East leading Braves - 6/22/2019
Two of the hottest teams in the National League resume their 3 game series Saturday night at Nationals Park. Atlanta is 14-5 in June to surge into 1st place in the NL East. Washington is 18-7 in their last 25 games to get to within a game of the .500 mark. The Nationals have won all 3 head-to-head meetings vs. their division rivals in 2019.

9. A's, Rays square off in Oakland - 6/20/2019
Two teams headed in opposite directions meet in Oakland Thursday night. The A's have won 6 of their last 8 games to move to 3 games above .500, whereas Tampa Bay has dropped 7 of their last 9 to fall 3.5 games behind the 1st place Yankees. However, the Rays have won 13 of 16 games the past 2 years vs. marginal winning teams with winning percentages between 51% and 54%.

10. White Sox's Giolito takes aim at Cubs - 6/19/2019
White Sox ace Lucas Giolito has returned 90 cents for every dollar wagered on him this season. Over his last 3 starts, Giolito has allowed just 1 earned run in 21 innings - all White Sox victories. He also sports a perfect 6-0 record for the Sox as he faces off with this cross-town rivals Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.

11. Red Sox to test hot streak against Twins - 6/17/2019
Boston has risen to 5 games above .500 after beating up on the last place Orioles over the weekend. Monday the competition level rises significantly against Minnesota, who at 47-23 hold baseball's best record. Twins ace Jose Berrios will take the hill sporting an impressive 8-2 record and 3.01 ERA. Minnesota has won 11 of Berrios' 14 starts this year.

12. Padres hope to end 5 game skid in Colorado - 6/14/2019
After dropping game one of their weekend series in Colorado, the Padres have lost 5 straight games and 5 of 6 to the Rockies this season. However, over the past couple years, the Padres have shown an ability to end these skids. They are 17-9 (+66% ROI vs the money line) when revenging 2 straight losses vs. an opponent since the beginning of the 2018 season. They've also returned 27% vs. the money line in road games off a loss over this same time period.

13. Raptors on brink of 1st NBA Championship - 6/10/2019
The Raptors will try to finish off the two time defending champion Warriors Monday night with a win in front of the home fans at Scottiabank Arena and Jurassic Park. Working in Golden State's favor is this powerful FoxSheet revenge trend: The Warriors are 12-1 ATS when revenging 2 consecutive straight up losses to opponent as a favorite under coach Steve Kerr with an average win by 21 points!

14. Warriors bank on Thompson's return - 6/7/2019
The Warriors expect to have Guard Klay Thompson back in the lineup Friday night as they attempt to tie their NBA Finals series with the Raptors at 2 games apiece. Without Thompson in Game 3, Golden State shot just 39% from the field in their 14 point loss. Counting the regular season, the Raptors have won both of their games at Oracle Arena this year by double digits.

15. Battered Warriors host Raptors in Game 3 - 6/5/2019
The road to the Warriors 4th NBA title in 5 years is the bumpiest it has been in any of the recent championship runs. In addition to Kevin Durant, the Warriors will be without Kevon Looney and possibly Klay Thompson who injured his hamstring in game 2. The Warriors have also covered just 13 of 40 games this year as a favorite of 3.5-9.5, so this promises to be another tough battle for the champs.

16. Phillies hope to end 5-game skid vs. Padres - 6/4/2019
Philadelphia enters Wednesday's contest on a 5 game losing skid which has reduced their NL East lead to just 0.5 game over last year's division winner, Atlanta. The bats have let Philadelphia down on their current west coast trip as Philly has scored just 2 runs per game vs. the Dodgers and Padres. It won't be any easier vs Padres rookie star Chris Paddack who owns an impress 2.40 ERA/0.82 WHIP in 10 career starts.

17. Twins hope to regroup against red-hot Rays - 5/31/2019
Two potential AL playoff teams meet on Friday night in game 2 of their 4 game series. The Rays ripped the Twins and starter Martin Perez on Thursday 14-3 and have now won 6 straight. Minnesota, winners in 12 of their last 15 games, will feature ace Jose Berrios who enters the game 7-2 with a 3.51 ERA and 1.151 WHIP.

18. Buehler and red hot Dodgers face Mets - 5/29/2019
At 36-18, the Dodgers are off to the best start in the National League. LA is 20-6 at Dodgers Stadium, outscoring their opponents by nearly 2.5 runs per game. New York has won 6 of their last 7 games to get back to within a game of .500. They have dropped 11 of 13 road games in May however.

19. Raptors aim to top Bucks for Finals berth - 5/25/2019
The Raptors have a chance to finally end two decades of frustration with a win over the Bucks on Saturday night. Milwaukee has covered 16 of 20 games this season revenging an upset loss as a favorite. They'll need this trend to continue to secure a Memorial Day game 7 in Milwaukee.

20. Bruins, Blues meet in Stanley Cup Final - 5/23/2019
Boston is in its third final in nine seasons and St. Louis is back for the first time since 1970, but this Bruins-Blues series is a showdown between two of the NHL's best teams since Jan. 1st. The public is favoring the Bruins with 81% of the betting action favoring Boston in game one.

21. Cubs hope to bounce back vs. Phillies - 5/21/2019
Two evenly matched first place teams get together on Tuesday in game 2 of their series in Chicago. Game 1 did not disappoint as the Phillies rallied for a 10 inning victory, erasing a Cubs 3 run comeback rally in the 8th. Jose Quintana takes the hill for Chicago sporting an impressive 2.36 ERA/1.050 WHIP at Wrigley Field this year.

22. The future of the College Football Playoff - 5/20/2019
It's under 100 days until the opening of the college football season and the NCAA is considering the future of it's playoff system. Once again, Clemson and Alabama are the favorites to secure their spot in the 2020 CFP.

23. Warriors look to complete sweep - 5/20/2019
Down 3-0, Portland is in desperate straights against the short-handed, two time defending champions, playing without leading scorer Kevin Durant. Portland does qualify for a profitable FoxSheets betting system tonight - Home underdogs off a upset loss as a favorite, winning 60-75% of their games on the season, have covered 65% of the time since 1996. The Blazers franchise has also covered 60% of their games as a home dog historically during this same time period.

24. Raptors Seek to Even Series vs. Bucks - 5/17/2019
The Toronto Raptors feel they let Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals get away. The good news is that they've covered the spread in 10 of 11 games this year following 3 straight ATS losses. They'll need to continue this bounceback trend to overcome a Bucks team that has covered the spread in 61% of their games as a favorite this year.

25. Sano expected back as Twins visit Seattle - 5/16/2019
At 27-15, with a 4.5 game lead in the AL Central, the Twins are off to one of the best starts in their franchise's history. More impressively, they've done this without the services of one of their top power hitters - Miguel Sano. Sano has averaged 26.5 HR's over the past 2 seasons and has a slash line of .244/.336/.477 during his 4 year career.