Michael Rusk

The Prodigy

Don?t let his age fool you, 24-year-old Michael Rusk is no stranger to the industry. He built his name by exploiting flaws in public betting. With his economics and statistics background, Michael uses multiple algorithms pooling with recency bias to produce profitable picks. Sharp action, regression, fading the public and closing line value are all things he considers before finalizing his very selective card. For Michael Rusk media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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L.A. Angels -125 LAA -125

Texas 2 @ L.A. Angels 3
5/26
TEX 2 @ LAA 3
5/26
WIN
Sat 5/25

What a season for Rangers starter Mike Minor. But entering this game with a 2.64 ERA is a reason why the Angels aren?t a bigger favorite than we see here. Riding a five-game losing streak, the line is depreciated for Angels backers, and we have no choice but to ride the Halos hard. Helping our case is the fact that Angels starter Tyler Skaggs has won his last three starts against Texas, giving up just two runs in over 17 innings pitched. Also the scores for those three games resulted in Angels 19 and Rangers three. Take the Angels at a generous price.

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6-2 IN LAST 8 TEX ML PICKS | +400

Seattle +1.5 SEA +1.5

Seattle 5 @ Oakland 6
5/25
SEA 5 @ OAK 6
5/25
WIN
Sat 5/25

The Mariners this season are riding multiple winning and losing streaks. A very capable young team with what could be an ace on the mound in Yusei Kikuchi is the strong play. He has won his only two starts against the A?s as a -120 + favorite in both. Now we get value as he is an underdog on the money line, but getting 1.5 runs is the smart play considering they?re on the road here.

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Toronto +105 TOR +105

San Diego 19 @ Toronto 4
5/25
SD 19 @ TOR 4
5/25
LOSS
Sat 5/25

An opportune time to bet on the Blue Jays. Here we have Toronto, a team that has lost three in a row and are playing against the Padres who are riding a four-game win streak in the midst of a road trip across the border. Value is key here as the Jays should naturally be a -130 favorite at the least with this pitching matchup. Look for Edwin Jackson to win his second straight start as an underdog against the Padres.

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7-2 IN LAST 9 TOR ML PICKS | +549

8-5 IN LAST 13 SD ML PICKS | +266

Detroit -160 DET -160

Miami 5 @ Detroit 2
5/23
MIA 5 @ DET 2
5/23
LOSS
Thu 5/23

The Marlins are on a five game winning streak. Their stock has gone up, and regression is well overdue. Not only will they lose Thursday afternoon, but don?t be surprised if they go on a solid losing streak the tail end of this month. Point blank this roster is extremely easy to fade, and especially when featuring their weakest rotational starter, we have to fade. Detroit is on an eight game losing streak and the Tigers are well overdue for a victory on Thursday. Matt Boyd will have no issue with this Marlins lineup, who enters this game with just a 30 percent winning clip on the road. Tigers is the winning play. Lay the juice.

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