Kenny White

Wizard of Odds

Kenny White learned the bookmaking business on his father's knee. By age 24 he was running a sportsbook and at 26 he was setting lines for Vegas' biggest casinos. A two-time winner of the prestigious Stardust Football Invitational, the originator of Player Power Ratings and the former head of the powerful Las Vegas Sports Consultants, Kenny arrived to Sportsline armed with new algorithms, ready to exploit mistakes in the betting line. He debuted with SportsLine in February 2017 and promptly went 51-33-2 (61 percent) on college hoops. He's destroying the books again in 2018. For Kenny White media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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Washington @ L.A. Dodgers
Chi. Cubs @ Colorado
Cleveland @ Indiana
L.A. Angels @ Kansas City

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Baltimore 8 @ Detroit 13
4/19
BAL 8 @ DET 13
4/19
WIN
Thu 4/19

After one start for Baltimore's Alex Cobb we can tell he is not even close to game shape. Cobb also carries an ERA of more than two runs worse on the road than at home. He never really had the kind of stuff that missed bats and in his only start this year he didn't record any strikeout in 3 2/3 innings. Jordan Zimmermann has an xFIP ERA over 5.00 for the last two years. So far both teams' offensive numbers are below average, but Baltimore is averaging 1.6 more runs per game away and have gone over in six of 11 away. Detroit averages 1.6 more runs per game at home. Baltimore has an above-average offense and the numbers will prove that.

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Toronto +139TOR +139

Toronto 3 @ N.Y. Yankees 4
4/19
TOR 3 @ NYY 4
4/19
LOSS
Thu 4/19

Aaron Sanchez missed the majority of 2017 because of blister and fingernail problems. In 2016, Sanchez went 15-2 with a 3.00 ERA. He has above-average stuff and rates out above average on the road. Sanchez is coming off a strong outing where he gave up just three hits in eight innings at Baltimore. Sanchez is 35 cents better than the average pitcher on the road. Yankees' CC Sabathia is coming of a stint on the 10-day DL for a hip injury. Normally I have Sabathia 30 cents better than the average pitcher at home, but off 10-plus days, I'm taking off 20 cents. So far, the Blue Jays' offense is ranked sixth in runs per game and the Yankees are third.

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Chi. Cubs -115CHC -115

St. Louis 5 @ Chi. Cubs 8
4/19
STL 5 @ CHC 8
4/19
WIN
Thu 4/19

Jon Lester is still Mr. Steady. You know exactly what your going to get when he takes the hill. Lester is 40 cents better than the average pitcher at home. His xFIP ERA over the last three years is just over 3.00. The 24-year old Cardinals righty Luke Weaver looks like he is going to have a great career. But with just 21 starts under his belt, he is still learning on the go and picking up valuable experience. I have Weaver rated 20 cents better than the average pitcher on the road. The Cubs' offense ranks fifth in the league, averaging six runs per game, while St Louis ranks 26th with an average of just three runs per game.

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Seattle +155SEA +155

Houston 7 @ Seattle 1
4/19
HOU 7 @ SEA 1
4/19
LOSS
Wed 4/18

Seattle is off to a 9-6 start and has won all three of Mike Leake's games. Leake is a steady veteran who doesn't have over powering stuff, but I have him rated 25 cents better than the average pitcher at home. Gerrit Cole is pitching like the #1 overall pick out of UCLA that he was. Cole had a couple of nice years in Pittsburgh but was just basically above average in his last two. The trade to Houston has re-energized him, but even so, today's price on the road against a quality team and pitcher is way too high. Back Seattle.

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Minnesota +105MIN +105

Cleveland 1 vs Minnesota 2
4/18
CLE 1 vs MIN 2
4/18
WIN
Wed 4/18

Jose Berrios is the up and comer from Puerto Rico. Berrios has one of the best curve balls in the big leagues at the age of 23. Berrios was outstanding last year, going 14-8 with a 3.89 ERA. So far in 2018, he has walked one batter in 20 innings against 24 strikeouts. Carlos Carrasco is a stud but it doesn't look like he has that overpowering fast ball and slider, as he is down a couple of miles per hour on both pitches. Carrasco has averaged more than a strikeout per inning over the last four years but this year just 14 K's in 20 innings. Back Minnesota.

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