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.

47-31 IN LAST 78 MLB ML PICKS | +1052

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Cleveland -130 CLE -130

Oakland 5 @ Cleveland 3
5/21
OAK 5 @ CLE 3
5/21
LOSS
YESTERDAY 1:45 PM

The A’s point-blank struggle on the road while the Indians have shown their home dominance so far this year entering this game five games over .500 at Progressive field. The Indians at this price is an insult considering they are well above the A’s in all the major categories of runs, hits and walks. Starting Trevor Bauer only makes me feel more confident that the Indians pull away this evening at home.

47-31 IN LAST 78 MLB ML PICKS | +1052

9-3 IN LAST 12 CLE ML PICKS | +525

5-2 IN LAST 7 OAK ML PICKS | +275

Arizona -109 ARI -109

Arizona 2 @ San Diego 3
5/22
ARI 2 @ SD 3
5/22
LOSS
YESTERDAY 1:44 PM

Zach Greinke has shown very early on this season he’s far from hanging up the cleats. He's 6-1 on the year with a 2.78, almost identical to the record and ERA he carries at Petco Park. Entering this game he is 6-2 with a 2.12 ERA in this ballpark. It’s a clear pitching mismatch Tuesday night in San Diego. Although Matt Strahm is having a decent year ERA-wise, he should be a decent underdog even at home against Greinke. Look for the Diamondbacks who rank third in the league in hits to get to Strahm early. Arizona takes this one on the road.

47-31 IN LAST 78 MLB ML PICKS | +1052

12-3 IN LAST 15 ARI ML PICKS | +947

8-4 IN LAST 12 SD ML PICKS | +366

Seattle +141 SEA +141

Seattle 3 @ Texas 5
5/22
SEA 3 @ TEX 5
5/22
LOSS
YESTERDAY 1:42 PM

Tommy Milone is no stranger to the Rangers team. He's carrying a modest 3.57 ERA in seven starts in Arlington and is on a team that started this season No. 1 in the MLB for the first two months. Regression has hit for the Mariners and now they are undervalued again. Getting them at +140 is a steal Tuesday night. Road underdog is the play here. Look for Mariners to get back on track and start a winning streak again.

47-31 IN LAST 78 MLB ML PICKS | +1052

10-6 IN LAST 16 SEA ML PICKS | +339

5-2 IN LAST 7 TEX ML PICKS | +300

UNDER 8 UNDER 8

Pittsburgh 6 @ San Diego 4
5/19
PIT 6 @ SD 4
5/19
LOSS
Sun 5/19

Both of these teams rank at the bottom of the league in all of the hitting categories but more specifically hits, runs, and walks. Helping our cause is that Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove pitched a gem against this Padres lineup last year throwing a shutout in seven innings. Also due to the fact both teams have combined for the Over in nine of 13 games, regression will hit soon. The Under is the sharp play here.

53-42-1 IN LAST 96 MLB PICKS | +347

Boston -180 BOS -180

Houston 3 @ Boston 4
5/19
HOU 3 @ BOS 4
5/19
WIN
Sun 5/19

Despite the fact that the Astros have won 10 straight games, we are tailing the Red Sox at a fortunate time. They are up against Astros SP Wade Miley, who got shelled in his last outing against Boston giving up 6 runs as a +220 underdog. Here we have the Red Sox with their ace as only a moderate favorite. Chris Sale is coming off a dominant 17 strikeout performance and has given up just three runs in his last 21 innings. Red Sox are the play today.

47-31 IN LAST 78 MLB ML PICKS | +1052

4-2 IN LAST 6 HOU ML PICKS | +130

2-1 IN LAST 3 BOS ML PICKS | +100

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