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Micah Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sports book industry for over 18 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. Roberts has covered the Las Vegas sports betting industry over the past decade for VegasInsider.com, Gaming Today, and Sporting News. One innovation in Las Vegas he is credited with is being the first to offer propositions and matchups in weekly NASCAR races. In 2016, Micah began selling MLB selections and his followers netted more than 86 units. He crushed college football for SportsLine members, going 70-44-3 (61 percent) on the season. For Micah Roberts media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
LAST 58 MLB OU PICKS
28-21-9 LAST 58 MLB OU PICKS | +432
Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann gave up seven runs in his last start and 15 of his 23 starts have gone Over. Winds at 12 mph to left field in Detroit on Friday should cause a few would-be long fly-ball outs to carry out for homers. Expect the best team in baseball to do plenty of offensive damage in this one. Just the Over here.
28-21-9 in last 58 MLB OU picks | +432
Jordan Montgomery pitched well last week at home against the Red Sox, allowing one run in 5 1/3 innings, but the Yankees lost 3-2. He was facing Chris Sale, who had baffled the Yankees. But Drew Pomeranz has been the Yankee killer all season long, with Boston winning all three of his starts against them. Boston has only won five of 12 against the Yankees all season to give perspective on how important Pomeranz has been to the latest chapter of this rivalry. Boston to win is the play.
The Mets have had a disappointing this season, but it has nothing to do with Jacob DeGrom. They're 38-55 in games DeGrom doesn't start, but 15-8 behind him. He comes off of one of his most dominant performances of the season tossing 6.2 innings of shutout ball with nine K's. The Yankees have lost Sonny Gray's first two starts. Mets get the win.
I like KC to keep its three game win streak alive by winning tonight at Oakland. Game 2 of a series is when the Royals have done their best going 21-16 on the season. Jason Hammel has had a quality start in his last seven outings. He gives the Royals a great chance to win. Oakland's Chris Smith gave up five runs in his last start and four in each of his previous two. Royals get the win.
Rafael Montero has stayed Under in five of his last six starts and those five losses stayed Under mostly because the Mets bats didn't show up. Montero himself has been hit upon often averaging four runs allowed a game in those six. All four of Luis Cessa's starts have stayed Under. However, I'm looking for both lineups to hit the starters well tonight. The Mets are the best Over team in baseball. The Yankees average 5.6 runs a game at home. Over is the play.
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