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Larry Hartstein
Larry Hartstein
Senior Analyst
A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Larry combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed while working for Pro Football Focus. Entering the 2021 season, Larry is 351-291 all-time on NFL sides (plus $2,212), including 326-280 ATS. Larry also dominates college basketball, going 245-193-8 ATS (plus $3,205) the past two seasons. He appears regularly on "The Early Edge," SportsLine's popular daily podcast hosted by Jonathan Coachman. Catch "The Early Edge" live at 10 a.m. ET on SportsLine's YouTube page. For Larry Hartstein media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Houston 14 @ Minnesota 3 | 06/13 | 6:10 PM UTC

Houston -140

WIN

ANALYSIS: This is Framber Valdez's fourth start of the season following his recovery from a fractured finger. After a 72-pitch first outing, he's been dominant the past two, both versus the Red Sox. He also owns a 1.86 career ERA against the Twins. This is a nice bounceback spot for the potent Houston offense, which mustered two runs and five hits Saturday. Look for another abbreviated outing by Michael Pineda, and lay it.

+1231 43-25 IN LAST 68 MLB PICKS
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Colorado 2 @ Cincinnati 6 | 06/13 | 5:10 PM UTC

Cincinnati -1.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Reds have outscored the Rockies 21-8 in the first two games of the series, with Colorado falling to 5-26 away from home. Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela sports a 6.75 road ERA. The Reds counter with Tony Santillan, who's making his major-league debut after dominating at Triple-A Louisville. Play Cincy on the run line at +120.

+1231 43-25 IN LAST 68 MLB PICKS
+210 3-1 IN LAST 4 CIN ATS PICKS

Kansas City 6 @ Oakland 1 | 06/11 | 1:40 AM UTC

Oakland -153

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Royals have scored a total of 10 runs in their current five-game skid, and now they visit an Oakland team that's coming off its seventh shutout win. Frankie Montas is 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA lifetime against K.C. With lefty Mike Minor on the mound for the Royals, look for the Athletics (.753 OPS versus southpaws, 4th in AL) to do enough damage to win. Minor yielded three homers in his last start and owns a 6.05 ERA in 10 career games vs. Oakland. Lay it.

+1231 43-25 IN LAST 68 MLB PICKS
+1108 32-17 IN LAST 49 OAK ML PICKS

Kansas City 1 @ L.A. Angels 6 | 06/10 | 1:38 AM UTC

L.A. Angels -145

WIN

ANALYSIS: Wish I had jumped on this earlier but I'll still back the Angels to get the sweep. Kansas City has dropped four straight, scoring a total of nine runs in the skid. Angels cleanup hitter Jared Walsh (and his 1.040 OPS versus right-handed pitching) will be back in the lineup. That's bad news for Brad Keller, who has a 5.50 ERA and 1.71 WHIP. Look for the Halos to beat the Royals for the eighth time in the last nine home matchups.

+1231 43-25 IN LAST 68 MLB PICKS
+1156 26-13 IN LAST 39 LAA ML PICKS

Arizona 2 @ Oakland 5 | 06/09 | 1:40 AM UTC

Oakland -1.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: Look for Chris Bassitt to dominate at home, where he sports a 2.97 ERA. The A's last seven wins have come by at least two runs, and tonight they host a Diamondbacks team that's dropped 17 straight on the road. Play Oakland on the run line at -115.

+1231 43-25 IN LAST 68 MLB PICKS
+300 3-0 IN LAST 3 OAK ATS PICKS