Adam Thompson

Staff Analyst

Adam Thompson is a thoughtful, Midwestern-based handicapper who destroyed sportsbooks with his MLB picks in 2018. SportsLine's top MLB handicapper hit on 61 percent of his money line picks all season for a profit of $4,062 to $100 players (+$3,655, 60 percent for all picks), ending the season on a 22-4 run, including 100 percent on World Series games. He's also run red-hot streaks in the NFL and college football. 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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Chi. White Sox +127 CHW +127

Chi. White Sox 3 @ Chi. Cubs 7
6/20
CHW 3 @ CHC 7
6/20
LOSS
YESTERDAY 5:07 PM

This one's about the starting pitchers. Lucas Giolito is the hottest thrower in the game. His last eight starts, he's 8-0 with a 0.94 ERA. Meanwhile, Jon Lester is 2-4 with a 7.59 ERA over his last six starts. He's allowed just five home runs all year and the win is expected to be blowing in at Wrigley. Take Giolito as a solid underdog.

12-9 IN LAST 21 CHW ML PICKS | +150

Milwaukee -115 MIL -115

Milwaukee 7 @ San Diego 8
6/19
MIL 7 @ SD 8
6/19
LOSS
YESTERDAY 4:56 PM

The contrarian in me has to back the Brewers, with one of the league's better offenses that's scored one run in two games at San Diego this series. The offense should come to life against Matt Strahm, who has a 5.60 ERA in five starts at Petco. Zach Davies is more lucky than good, but he's had just one poor outing all year, and he's allowed only four homers in 48 innings pitched on the road.

14-8 IN LAST 22 MIL ML PICKS | +559

2-1 IN LAST 3 SD ML PICKS | +91

Seattle -134 SEA -134

Kansas City 9 @ Seattle 0
6/19
KC 9 @ SEA 0
6/19
LOSS
Tue 6/18

Yusei Kikuchi is in a big rut with a 10.20 ERA his last four starts. But prior to that he was solid, he's been better at home and the Royals are hitting .226 against lefties, the second-worst mark in baseball. Homer Bailey has a 6.75 road ERA and was hammered by the Mariners for seven runs earlier this season in KC.

7-5 IN LAST 12 KC ML PICKS | +127

Atlanta +107 ATL +107

N.Y. Mets 10 @ Atlanta 2
6/18
NYM 10 @ ATL 2
6/18
LOSS
Tue 6/18

Jacob deGrom is going to deliver, but the Mets are 4-10 when he starts. The Braves' offense is the hottest unit in the game, batting .300 with a .948 OPS over the last two-plus weeks while averging 7.8 runs per game. And Julio Teheran has been even better than deGrom lately, with a ridiculous 0.81 ERA over his last eight starts. Opponents are hitting only .197 against him all year The price is right to go against deGrom and back the red-hot Braves bats.

24-8 IN LAST 32 ATL ML PICKS | +1761

12-6 IN LAST 18 NYM ML PICKS | +473

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