A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Larry combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed during his years working for Pro Football Focus. In the past two seasons, he's gone 102-79-6 on NFL game picks and 6-2 on season win total plays. Larry also damaged the books in NBA pointspread picks, going 126-95-7 for a $2,139 profit over the last five months of the 2016-17 season. For Larry Hartstein media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
LAST 174 MLB ML PICKS
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This is a huge price, but I'm laying it against James Shields, who has served up 18 homers in 13 starts. The surging Rangers have won seven of eight and should get to Shields early and often. Look for the White Sox to fall to 2-13 in Shields' last 15 road starts.
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The Red Sox have won 13 of 16, and I like them to get to Jordan Montgomery despite his strong performance against them five days ago. Boston has won Drew Pomeranz's last four starts against the Yanks. And Pomeranz has gone at least six innings in seven of his past eight starts. Lay it with the best home team in the American League.
Adam Wainwright has fanned one batter and walked eight over his last two starts entering Thursday's visit to Pittsburgh. Jameson Taillon has bounced back from two horrific starts with two solid ones in which he allowed two earned runs in each. The Pirates are glad to be back home where they've won five of their last six. Lay it.
This is a reasonable price on the Blue Jays against Jacob Faria, who's stumbled badly over his last three starts. Toronto is coming off a loss and the Blue Jays are 6-0 in that spot lately. Marcus Stroman was really unlucky last time out, allowing four unearned runs. He's allowed two earned runs over his last two starts covering 14 2/3 innings. Back Toronto.
Detroit's Anibal Sanchez has been lit up in four of his last six starts, and I see something similar happening Wednesday night in Texas. Back Texas and Cole Hamels to send the Tigers to their seventh straight road loss.
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