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    Jason La Canfora

    JLC

    Jason La Canfora has been covering the NFL since 2004 and spent 10 years as CBS's NFL Insider for "THE NFL TODAY" and across all platforms. He continues to cover the NFL as an analyst and insider for The Washington Post and gather information from a plethora of sources throughout the game. La Canfora joined SportsLine as a wagering analyst in 2022, giving out weekly best bets and selections throughout the NFL season, appearing on live betting shows and making other regular appearances on CBS Sports HQ and SportsLine. He also contributes regularly to "The Pick Six Podcast" and hosts and contributes to national NFL gambling content for Audacy and The BET QL Network throughout the NFL season. For Jason La Canfora media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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    LAST 58 MLB ATS PICKS
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    RECORD: 30-28-0
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    Jason's Past Picks

    Jun 20 2024, 1:40 am UTC
    League
    Kansas City
    1
    @ Oakland
    5
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    +669
    8-4 in Last 12 KC ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Royals are scuffling some these days, but that can happen when you face the Guardians, Mariners, Yankees and Dodgers in succession. I expect them to grind tonight vs a shaky starter in Luis Medina, who has allowed 10 ER his last two outings. A lot is made of the A's pen but it is very top heavy - if you get into them early and they are trailing, they lack quality. Cole Ragans has ace stuff, and his numbers are inflated by 2 horrid outings. He owns the A's for 7 innings a month ago, allowing 2 hits and no runs. Should get solid run support tonight which has been lacking for him.

    Pick Made: Wed 1:49 pm UTC
    Jun 20 2024, 12:40 am UTC
    League
    L.A. Dodgers
    6
    @ Colorado
    7
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    +913
    13-7 in Last 20 LAD ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Rockies have had a long season to say the least but Tues night was probably Rock bottom (get it?) allowing 7 to the Dodgers in the 9th to lose handily. They are just 4-10 when Ryan Feltner starts and in his last 3 home starts he has allowed 25 H and 17 ER in 15 1/3 IP. Dodgers seem intent on proving them can still score in bunches even without Mookie Betts. Color me intrigued by Ohtani in the leadoff spot. We don't expect a gem from Bobby Miller but reckon we don't need much from him to cover here, either.

    Pick Made: Wed 1:13 pm UTC
    Jun 20 2024, 12:05 am UTC
    League
    N.Y. Mets
    3
    @ Texas
    5
    Analysis:

    Am I on the Mets tonight because of Grimace? Heck no ... But it doesn't hurt. The reality is the Mets were playing better ball before the got the Mickey D's bump. They aren't just 7-0; they are 11-2 in their last 13. Not too shabby for an outfit that has been well below .500 all season and seemed on the cusp of selling veteran talent. Texas continues to look hungover from their playoff run and they don't show up for Andrew Heaney (3-11 in his starts; 1-5 at home). Sean Manaea isn't great but he can be solid. Rangers just 22nd in MLB in OPS vs lefties. I like the Metropolitans to keep riding the purple wave and leave Arlington with a sweep.

    Pick Made: Wed 1:29 pm UTC
    Jun 19 2024, 12:40 am UTC
    League
    L.A. Dodgers
    11
    @ Colorado
    9
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    +913
    13-7 in Last 20 LAD ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Dodgers came out with a great approach and pro ABs Mon night with Mookie Betts on the shelf. I expect more of the same here. I don't love Walker Buehler but expect him to be solid for 4 2/3 or so and LAD pen to do the rest. Austin Gomber has been better at home than the road for COL, but LA ran him off in 3 IP a few weeks back and Rocks lost 6 of his 8 starts by 2 runs or more. Dodgers enter this game 19-7 vs LHP, best in NL and second-best in MLB.

    Pick Made: Tue 1:24 am UTC
    Jun 19 2024, 12:10 am UTC
    League
    Houston
    0
    @ Chi. White Sox
    2
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    +352
    11-8 in Last 19 CHW ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Yeah he looked splendid vs the M's last time out, but would not be surprised if young Jonathan Canning is only good for 3 innings or so in this one, which is not out of the question for him. He hasn't exactly faced elite lineups yet is carrying an ERA around 5. Framber Valdez hasn't been great but this is a really depleted Chicago lineup. Pale Hose 2-9 ATS in their last 11 at home.

    Pick Made: Tue 1:35 am UTC
    Jun 18 2024, 10:45 pm UTC
    League
    Arizona
    5
    @ Washington
    0
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Slade Cicconi looks like he belongs in AAA and is carrying an ERA around 7. His stuff fools no one (bottom 4% in chase and bottom 5% in whiff) and he is in bottom 8% in getting barrelled up. Nats are hot, winning 8 of 9, and , despite often being underdogs, they have won 6 of those games by 2 runs more. They have scored 5 runs or more in 5 of those 8 games. Jake Irvin is adept at limiting damage and seems to know his limitations on the mound. Nats have the better pen. Nats 4-2 at home ATS as a favorite, and 6-3 ATS overall as a favorite.

    Pick Made: Tue 1:52 am UTC
    Jun 18 2024, 10:40 pm UTC
    League
    San Diego
    3
    @ Philadelphia
    4
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    +444
    12-8 in Last 20 PHI ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Aaron Nola was horrible last time out but love him to bounce back here vs a tepid SD lineup. PHI is 11-3 in Nola's starts and 8 of those wins have been by multiple runs. Didn't take the Phillies long to feel comfortable back at home, scoring early and often Monday with Brandon Marsh and Trae Turner now back in the lineup. PHI is 12-5 on the RL last 17 at home. This is a tiny ballpark and Michael King has already allowed 13 HRs this season; I see that being problematic for the Friars in this one.

    Pick Made: Tue 1:29 am UTC
    Jun 18 2024, 12:40 am UTC
    League
    L.A. Dodgers
    9
    @ Colorado
    5
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    +913
    13-7 in Last 20 LAD ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    We like to fade the Rocks but tend to resist the urge with Cal Quantrill on the mound. This is the exception. COL 2-6 ATS at home last 8, including losses of 13-7, 13-3, 12-7 and 8-3. Quantrill has allowed 5 HR in 29 IP at home and LAD smashed him for 9 hits and 4 ER in 4 1/3 IP earlier this season. LAD are 9-3 when James Paxton starts, with 8 wins by 2+ runs, and 6 wins of 4+ runs. Dodgers covered in 2 of the 3 games these games played recently in Chavez Ravine

    Pick Made: Mon 1:10 pm UTC
    Jun 18 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    88
    @ Boston
    106
    Analysis:

    One game doesn't necessarily buy you much two days later, but I like everything about what the Mavericks showed last time out. They certainly relished playing with nothing to lose in Game 3. Luka's rehab and treatments worked wonders, the Mavs got back to playing their style and unlocked their offense in the manner they were searching for. The Celtics have not always made things easy on themselves. I thought they would be a long and hotly-contested series. Maybe it still could be. But putting away Dallas will be a little more tricky than vanquishing Miami or Cleveland or Indiana and the Celtics have had a nasty slip up at home in prior rounds. Can Boston just shake off that nightmarish beatdown? I'm not convinced

    Pick Made: Sun 11:16 pm UTC
    Jun 18 2024, 12:05 am UTC
    League
    N.Y. Mets
    14
    @ Texas
    2
    Analysis:

    The Mets lineup is on a tear right now and their DH is at the center of it all. JD Martinez has found his swing after a slow start, due to a late start to his season. He has 11 RBIs in his last 7 games and 19 in his last 15 games. Mets are hot. And Martinex has had no trouble with Jon Gray, hitting 2 HR in 6 career ABs vs him.

    Pick Made: Mon 1:44 pm UTC
    Jun 17 2024, 10:40 pm UTC
    League
    St. Louis
    7
    @ Miami
    6
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    +578.5
    12-8 in Last 20 MIA ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Do I wish Sonny Gray's numbers were trending in a better direction? Yes. And I wish him road splits weren't so shaky (5.14 ERA). But Marlins are in full tank mode again, 2-11 in their last 13 with 10 losses of 2+ runs and a per/game RD of -4.5 over that 13-game span. Braxton Garrett has been a total disaster his last 2 starts (9 ER and 13 H in 7 2/3) after a shocking first 4 outings. Fish look like they are praying to be traded to contenders. STL 5-2 last 7 with only losses in games started by Paul Skenes and Shota Imanaga. Fish are MLB-worst 11-26 ATS at home

    Pick Made: Mon 1:28 pm UTC
    Jun 17 2024, 10:40 pm UTC
    League
    Cincinnati
    1
    @ Pittsburgh
    4
    Analysis:

    Could be a high-K game for Paul Skenes here so maybe he only goes 5 2/3 or something like that. But the Pirates score for him and show up in general with him on the bump (5-1 in his starts) and while Carson Spiers has been great for the Reds, this is just his 3rd career start. Not sure he gets a second trip through lineup. He gives up a lot of contact (1 hit/IP).

    Pick Made: Mon 1:36 pm UTC
    Jun 17 2024, 10:40 pm UTC
    League
    San Diego
    2
    @ Philadelphia
    9
    Analysis:

    Phillies found out the hard way about playing AL East teams on the road, but now they get back in their tiny bandbox vs a losing team, where they tend to mash. Randy Vasquez has yet to prove he is a capable MLB starter, while Cris Sachez gives PHI a shot to win every outing. I'm cutting game in half for the value. And Phils pen spend after tough series at Camden Yards. Phils will hit this kid. Bats will flex after seeing 3-straight aces in Baltimore. Welcome relief to beat up on a middling-at-best starter.

    Pick Made: Mon 2:03 pm UTC
    Jun 16 2024, 11:10 pm UTC
    League
    N.Y. Yankees
    3
    @ Boston
    9
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    +508
    7-3 in Last 10 NYY ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    So things are not looking great for our Yanks Sat night RL bet but that's fine. Even if they lose they will still have won 14 of their last 19 on the road by 2 runs or more, and BOS will still be almost deadlast in cover % at home. The BoSox are 3-11 Kutter Crawford starts, they have lost 7 straight of his starts by 2 runs or more, and 10 of those 11 losses overall were by 2 runs or more. They have lost 5 straight of his starts by 3 runs or more, with a RD of 9-32 over those 5 games. Yankees lineup will bounce back here. Marcus Stroman doesn't have to be great to win comfortably here

    Pick Made: Jun 16, 1:52 am UTC
    Jun 16 2024, 8:10 pm UTC
    League
    Kansas City
    0
    @ L.A. Dodgers
    3
    +452
    30-28 in Last 58 MLB ATS Picks
    +913
    13-7 in Last 20 LAD ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Royals are clinging to another lead over the Dodgers Sat night as I write this, and were already 20-12 ATS away from home. Gave Dodgers all they can handle Fri night too, as LA does not cash at home as you would think. Dodgers lost 5 of Tyler Glasnow's last 6 starts and not exactly to all elite teams, either (SD, PIT, AZ, CIN, and, well NYY). Brady Singer has been very good for KC. I will sprinkle some on Royals ML as well.

    Pick Made: Jun 16, 2:07 am UTC