Michael Rusk

The Prodigy

Don?t let his age fool you, 24-year-old Michael Rusk is no stranger to the industry. Finishing his first novel, ?Why Vegas Never Closes,? Michael 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 card. In the 2017 MLB season he was up 30.36 units ($3,036 for a $100 bettor), and he's crushing books on the hardwood with that same approach. For Michael Rusk media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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San Francisco -114 SF -114

Oakland 4 @ San Francisco 3
7/15
OAK 4 @ SF 3
7/15
LOSS
Sat 7/14

Don't look now, but the Giants are playing great ball at a crucial time. Although San Francisco starter Jeff Samardzija hasn't gotten off to an ideal start, he looks to pick up where he left off against this A's squad last season, going eight strong and picking up an easy win. A nice edge Giants bettors have is Samardzija has had a significantly better ERA at home the past three seasons. Tremendous home value lies with the Giants on Saturday in the Bay Area.

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L.A. Dodgers -132 LAD -132

L.A. Angels 5 @ L.A. Dodgers 4
7/14
LAA 5 @ LAD 4
7/14
LOSS
Sat 7/14

The Angels' struggles continue against the Dodgers on Saturday. Batting just .184 in 125 at-bats vs. the Dodgers this season, this crosstown rivalry doesn't suit the Halos. On top of their early season struggles vs. the Dodgers, the injury-riddled Angels have struggled recently on the road. Dodgers starter Alex Wood has been impressive of late, pitching at least six strong in each of his last four outings. A very reliable home starter allows Dodgers bettors to not have to sweat laying a little juice.

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UNDER 9 UNDER 9

Kansas City 5 @ Chi. White Sox 0
7/14
KC 5 @ CHW 0
7/14
WIN
Sat 7/14

Combined, the Over has cashed in 10 of the previous 13 Royals and White Sox games. This line is a bit inflated due to a recent scoring explosion. The total is too high, considering the White Sox are 23rd and the Royals 29th in run production. Also, manning home plate is umpire Adam Hamari, who carries an astounding 25-percent Over rate which gives bettors a gigantic edge. Hamari's large strike zone leaves batters no choice but to chase which leads to them being out of rhythm. All signs point to the Under in an overcast Chicago.

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Tampa Bay +123 TB +123

Tampa Bay 19 @ Minnesota 6
7/14
TB 19 @ MIN 6
7/14
WIN
Sat 7/14

Chris Archer has dominated the Twins in his career, winning his previous three starts while allowing only five earned run in a little over 20 innings. Dominance. Then there's Twins pitcher Jose Berrios, who has a lifetime 8.10 ERA against the Rays. This one's a no-brainer. Numbers don't line, the plus-money Rays should take this game easily.

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Toronto +1.5 TOR +1.5

Toronto 2 @ Boston 6
7/14
TOR 2 @ BOS 6
7/14
LOSS
Sat 7/14

Regression is the word of the day for the Red Sox. Despite winning 10 of their last 11 and being the highest-scoring team in baseball, Boston is very fade-able. Receiving a healthy plus-money run line on the road doesn't come by that often. The Blue Jays are playing well now, averaging seven runs per game over the past two series. The bottom line is there's too much value to pass up on Toronto.

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