Former Vegas Bookmaker
Micah Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sports book industry for over 18 years, including a 13-year run as Stations 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.
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The Pirates should get themselves out of last place with a win here and a Reds' loss vs. Cleveland. Pittsburgh is playing its best ball of the season, winning six of its last eight. Gerrit Cole is pitching as well as anyone in baseball right now. He's got a 1.58 ERA over his last five starts. The Bucs have won all five of his starts against the Braves, including one in April. Mike Foltynewicz has lost all three of his starts against the Bucs, including one in April, and has posted an 8.25 ERA in those starts. Pirates get the win.
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Okay, so the Rangers' 10-game win streak ended last night. Their roll is over, but there's no need to expect them to start losing again and that's because Yu Darvish has been incredible in his last five starts, all Texas wins. He's only allowed eight runs combined over that span. Somehow he's only a small favorite against Matt Boyd, a guy Detroit has lost four straight behind. Darvish has won all six of his career starts against Detroit. Back Texas.
Clayton Richard came into the season fired up with a dominating performance against the Dodgers in his first start. Since then, the Padres have lost six of his last eight starts, including his last three. When he last faced Arizona four weeks ago, he gave up six runs in 3 2/3 innings. More importantly than Richard's current form, the D-Backs are hot, riding a five-game win streak as they go for the sweep. They won 10-1 on Friday and 9-1 last night. Ride the hot team here. Arizona is the play.
I'm caving in and reluctantly joining the evil-empire bandwagon. As much as I want to feel there is value with the Spurs getting points at home, all I have to do is look back at what the Warriors have been doing on the road. How does 9-0 ATS in their last nine road games sound? It's definitely a reality and a wake-up call for me. Game 2 was the game the Spurs should have bounced back for. This should be a roll, with the Warriors simply getting some practice in before meeting the Cavaliers. Lay the points.
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Tampa Bay has been killing the ball lately, going Over the total in its last seven games while averaging 6.3 runs and batting .295. They Rays have gone Over in 10 of their last 11. The Yankees have averaged six runs a game over their last seven, and Masahiro Tanaka comes off his worst start of the season. He allowed eight runs in less than two innings against Houston. When he last faced Tampa on opening day, he allowed seven runs in 2.2 innings. Over is the top play Saturday.
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