Matt Snyder
Matt Snyder
Stick With What Works
CBS Sports' longest-tenured baseball expert, Matt crushed the 2021 MLB season for SportsLine subscribers, finishing 92-66-2 while returning $2,119 to $100 players. Baseball-obsessed since a young child, a fan of gambling from nickel-and-dime poker as a teen to $5 blackjack as a broke college kid and eventually onto major sports betting, the transition always seemed inevitable for Matt. He teams simple logic learned back from his baseball-playing days, such as "stick with what works," with extensive background analytics. For Matt Snyder media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com
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Texas 6 @ Baltimore 7 | 07/04 | 5:05 PM UTC

Baltimore -109


ANALYSIS: The Orioles sputtered toward the end of their road trip, but it was overall a successful trip and it was long. They now return to Camden where they are 18-17 this season while starting pitcher Dean Kremer has been great to this point and the Rangers are resting a few starters. It's possibly an anomaly, but it also might be worth mention the Rangers have gone 4-12 in Dane Dunning starts this season and that includes having lost his last eight.

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Kansas City 6 @ Houston 7 | 07/04 | 8:10 PM UTC

Houston -1.5


ANALYSIS: The Astros have been bloodying the rest of the league for a while. The only two games they've lost in the last three weeks were fluky types to the team with the best record in baseball. They just outscored the Angels by 17 runs in three games. Starter Jake Odorizzi is going well and the bullpen isn't overworked. Royals starter Jonathan Heasley has issues with walks and gives up the occasional longball, so it's the recipe for a blowout here. Take the Astros on the run line -1.5 (-118).

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L.A. Dodgers 3 @ Atlanta 5 | 06/25 | 11:15 PM UTC

Atlanta -150


ANALYSIS: The Dodgers took Friday night's game with Freddie Freeman returning to Atlanta, but I like the Braves to bounce back on Saturday. Lefty Max Fried takes the ball for the Braves and while it's not nearly as extreme as it used to be, the Dodgers still hit lefties worse than righties. Fried is having an excellent season and dominated the Dodgers back in April. The back-end trio of Will Smith, A.J. Minter and Kenley Jansen wasn't used Friday, either, so the Braves have a reliable pitching framework. The Dodgers are bringing up Mitch White to take the start in front of a thin bullpen.

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Cincinnati 2 @ San Francisco 9 | 06/25 | 11:15 PM UTC

San Francisco -1.5


ANALYSIS: The Reds are a bad team. Terrible, in fact. They had lost seven in a row before Friday night's win, so they'll get back on their losing track here and it'll be my multiple runs. We'll take the Giants on the run line at -1.5 (-113). Reds starter Mike Minor has been hit relatively hard all four starts and the Giants are a more powerful offense than he's seen. Giants starter Logan Webb has only given up one run in his last two starts (14 IP). It's a mismatch that feels like a blowout.

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Houston 3 @ N.Y. Yankees 0 | 06/25 | 5:05 PM UTC

N.Y. Yankees -175


ANALYSIS: Yankees starter Gerrit Cole is about to go on a run that will end up with him winning the AL Cy Young. Well, he's already started it. He's been excellent in his last two starts and took a no-hitter into the eighth against the Rays last time while striking out 12. The Astros lineup is much tougher, of course, but he dominated them twice last year, including a shutout in Houston. The Yankees very rarely lose two straight games and after only scoring once on Friday, they are due to put some crooked numbers on the board.

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