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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N.Y. Yankees -205 NYY -205

Kansas City 6 @ N.Y. Yankees 1
4/18
KC 6 @ NYY 1
4/18
LOSS
Thu 4/18

The Royals have won just one road game all season and are 0-4 as a road underdog. Homer Bailey mowed down the struggling Indians his last outing, but was shelled by the HR-hitting Mariners the one before. The Yankees can hit the long ball, too, and Domingo German has looked unhittable as he rejoins the rotation. The Royals' offense doesn't have the firepower to keep up, and their bullpen is among the worst, so there's little relief if Bailey gets in trouble.

5-2 IN LAST 7 MLB ML PICKS | +189

6-2 IN LAST 8 KC ML PICKS | +372

Chi. White Sox -106 CHW -106

Chi. White Sox 7 @ Detroit 9
4/18
CHW 7 @ DET 9
4/18
LOSS
Thu 4/18

Ivan Nova's overall numbers this season aren't good, but that's due to one huge blowup. His other two starts have been great, allowing two runs over 13 innings with two walks and nine strikeouts, both on the road. The White Sox offense has shown much more than the Tigers lineup, hitting far better and scoring more runs across the board. The Sox are 0-3 when Nova starts, a trend that's due to end.

5-2 IN LAST 7 MLB ML PICKS | +189

7-2 IN LAST 9 DET ML PICKS | +459

10-6 IN LAST 16 CHW ML PICKS | +364

Texas -135 TEX -135

L.A. Angels 4 @ Texas 5
4/18
LAA 4 @ TEX 5
4/18
WIN
Wed 4/17

Angels starter Matt Harvey started strong but has since given up 14 runs in his last 8.1 innings. The opposite is true of Lance Lynn, who had a rough opening game but since has tossed a pair of gems. This Angels lineup is hitting only .196 against him in more than 100 at-bats. L.A. averages just 2.7 runs on the road so far on .184 hitting -- nearly four fewer runs than the Rangers average at home.

5-2 IN LAST 7 MLB ML PICKS | +189

17-7 IN LAST 24 TEX ML PICKS | +836

2-1 IN LAST 3 LAA ML PICKS | +59

Washington -135 WAS -135

San Francisco 6 @ Washington 9
4/17
SF 6 @ WAS 9
4/17
WIN
Wed 4/17

Jeremy Hellickson has just one start so far. That said, he blanked the Phillies over six innings in Philadelphia. Now he throws at home against a Giants team that ranks 29th in hitting and 28th in runs scored. Jeff Samardzija was stellar his last time out, but the outing before that he didn't get out of the fifth inning and has a poor track record facing the Nationals. Look for Washington to bounce back here.

5-2 IN LAST 7 MLB ML PICKS | +189

8-5 IN LAST 13 WAS ML PICKS | +113

Pittsburgh -116 PIT -116

Pittsburgh 3 @ Detroit 2
4/17
PIT 3 @ DET 2
4/17
WIN
Wed 4/17

Trevor Williams has tossed three quality starts and the Pirates are 3-0 when he gets the ball. Detroit is managing only 2.5 runs per game during its four-game losing streak and they're going with a pitcher that needs run support still looking for his first-career MLB win. Williams and a top-five performing bullpen should hold down Detroit enough.

5-2 IN LAST 7 MLB ML PICKS | +189

7-2 IN LAST 9 DET ML PICKS | +459

3-1 IN LAST 4 PIT ML PICKS | +175

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