Adam Thompson

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Adam Thompson is a thoughtful, Midwestern-based handicapper who is destroying sportsbooks in the 2018 MLB season. Adam has been SportsLine's No. 1-ranked MLB handicapper since April and has since raked in massive profits to his followers. Previously the award-winning sports editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Adam spent nearly 20 years covering the NFL, MLB, NBA and major college sports. Now he's sharing the insight he gained with SportsLine members, through well-reasoned picks and thought-provoking articles.

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Boston -160BOS -160

Seattle 7 @ Boston 2
6/23
SEA 7 @ BOS 2
6/23
LOSS
YESTERDAY 1:46 PM

All things considered, this isn't a terrible price for a Red Sox team faces a soft-throwing pitcher that is 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA against them, including a rough outing just last Sunday. Boston is 13-1 when Eduardo Rodriguez starts. Boston has scored at least nine runs in its last three wins, and two or less in its last three losses. I don't think the team gets held to two here.

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11-5 IN LAST 16 BOSTON ML PICKS | +495

N.Y. Yankees -180NYY -180

N.Y. Yankees 0 @ Tampa Bay 4
6/23
NYY 0 @ TB 4
6/23
LOSS
YESTERDAY 1:39 PM

Sonny Gray has a 7.22 ERA at Yankee Stadium, but it plummets to 2.93 away from the friendly confines. He's coming off back-to-back wins and has held Tampa's lineup to .230 hitting. Meanwhile, the Yankees were befuddled by the "bullpen day" pitching of the Rays on Friday, but don't expect a second-straight day of offensive woes.

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12-4 IN LAST 16 N.Y. YANKEES ML PICKS | +720

Minnesota -140MIN -140

Texas 9 @ Minnesota 6
6/23
TEX 9 @ MIN 6
6/23
LOSS
YESTERDAY 1:30 PM

Texas has had the offense and pitching going on during this six-game win streak. But this was a team that ranked near the bottom of every statistical category prior to it. With recalled Yovani Gallaro up for a second start -- he got shelled in the first one -- I like the Twins offense to get back on track. Starter Jake Odorizzi has a 2.81 ERA in his last six starts that weren't against the Indians (those didn't go so well), and he's held the Rangers to 12-of-65 shooting (.185) lifetime.

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San Francisco -134SF -134

San Diego 6 @ San Francisco 2
6/23
SD 6 @ SF 2
6/23
LOSS
Fri 6/22

Sometimes a team has your number as a pitcher, and sometimes they don?t. We get polar opposites here as Clayton Richard faces a Giants lineup that is hitting .344 against him. That includes two outings this year in which he allowed 11 runs over nine innings, with 13 hits and seven walks. San Fran?s Chris Stratton, meanwhile, hasn?t seen the Padres much, but he held them to one hit over seven innings on April 12 and has allowed just two hits in 27 at-bats lifetime. The Giants respond when Stratton pitches -- they?re 11-4 in his starts.

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Chi. Cubs -134CHC -134

Chi. Cubs 3 @ Cincinnati 6
6/22
CHC 3 @ CIN 6
6/22
LOSS
Fri 6/22

Both the Reds and Cubs come in with hot-hitting bats. But the Cubs are still better pretty much across the board, better hitting on the road than Cincy is hitting at home. Jose Quintana mowed down the Reds for seven innings, allowing one hit on May 19. He?s allowed 10 runs over his last six starts. Reds hurler Luis Castillo, has allowed the most homers of any NL pitcher. He allowed only one run over five innings against the Cubs on May 19, but allowed six hits and five walks. Cincy is 10 games under .500 at home, while the Cubs are among the better road squads in the NL.

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8-2 IN LAST 10 CHI. CUBS ML PICKS | +576

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