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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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L.A. Dodgers 3 @ Seattle 4 | 04/20 | 2:10 AM UTC

L.A. Dodgers -1.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Eleven of the Dodgers' 13 wins have come by two or more runs. I like getting the Dodgers off a loss facing a Seattle team they've dominated (10-2 past 12 meetings). Dustin May has 14 strikeouts in 10.1 innings, a 1.74 ERA, and he should have a long outing after only throwing 4.1 innings last time out vs. Colorado. Play the Dodgers on the run line at -125.

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+175 3-1 IN LAST 4 LAD ATS PICKS

Detroit 2 @ Oakland 3 | 04/18 | 8:07 PM UTC

Oakland -135

WIN

ANALYSIS: Matthew Boyd has been excellent this season with a 1.86 ERA, but the Athletics are extremely tough versus left-handed pitching. Their .815 OPS against southpaws ranks third in the American League. The A's have won seven straight, including taking the first three games of this series by a combined 18-4 score. I'll lay the reasonable price.

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+1182 30-15 IN LAST 45 OAK ML PICKS
+357 15-9 IN LAST 24 DET ML PICKS

St. Louis 2 @ Philadelphia 9 | 04/16 | 11:05 PM UTC

Philadelphia -130

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Cardinals have allowed 32 runs over their last five games and their pitching staff ranks 28th with a WHIP of 1.47. Carlos Martinez had a terrible 2020 season and this season has started the same way: 0-2 with a 6.30 ERA. The Phillies struggled big-time against the Mets, scoring four runs while losing all three road games, but this is a good spot for their bats to wake up. Bryce Harper has two homers in seven career at-bats versus Martinez. With Philadelphia's Zach Eflin in much better current form, I'll back the home favorite.

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+75 2-1 IN LAST 3 PHI ML PICKS

Arizona 11 @ Washington 6 | 04/15 | 11:05 PM UTC

OVER 8

WIN

ANALYSIS: This total has fallen to the point where there's value on the Over. The Nationals' Patrick Corbin has a WHIP of 2.08, while the Diamondbacks' Merrill Kelly has a WHIP of 1.70. There should be plenty of baserunners tonight when they meet in Washington. The Nationals offense is waking up now that they're closer to full strength. Go Over.

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+300 3-0 IN LAST 3 ARI O/U PICKS

Cleveland 4 @ Chi. White Sox 2 | 04/15 | 6:10 PM UTC

UNDER 8

WIN

ANALYSIS: The first three games of this series have produced a total of 17 runs, and two of those came in extra innings. Now we have a potential pitchers' duel with Aaron Civale facing Lance Lynn. The Indians have been shut out twice and are batting .211 this season. Civale should be able to hold the White Sox down after posting a 0.55 WHIP in his first two starts. Combined, these teams are 15-8 to the Under.

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+185 3-1 IN LAST 4 CLE O/U PICKS