John Bollman

The Executive

John Bollman combines MLB front-office experience with a deep statistical background. Last season Bollman, who has a master's degree in biostatistics, worked in the Toronto Blue Jays' analytics department, focusing on high-performance sports science and player development. In addition to his elite baseball mind, John?s expertise encompasses the NHL and NFL. He is known for his ability to quantify the unquantifiable. For John Bollman media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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St. Louis -147 STL -147

St. Louis 1 @ Colorado 2
9/12
STL 1 @ COL 2
9/12
LOSS
Wed 9/11

Dakota Hudson is 15-6 with a 3.40 ERA this season and he has gone at least six innings scoreless in three of his last four starts. Antonio Senzatela is 8-10 with a 7.19 ERA this season and he has a 16.55 ERA in his last six starts. The Rockies have won two games in their last 10, take the value in the Cardinals.

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Cleveland -139 CLE -139

Cleveland 8 @ L.A. Angels 0
9/11
CLE 8 @ LAA 0
9/11
WIN
Tue 9/10

Zach Plesac is 7-6 with a 3.98 ERA this season, although he hasn?t been as sharp as of late. Jose Suarez is 2-5 with a 6.45 ERA this season and 0-4 with a 7.76 in his last seven appearances. Plesac should be able to keep the Indians in the game long enough to get to Jose Suarez. And even if it?s a closer game than expected, I like the Indians top bullpen in the league to take over.

8-1 IN LAST 9 LAA ML PICKS | +758

12-4 IN LAST 16 CLE ML PICKS | +713

St. Louis -146 STL -146

St. Louis 1 @ Colorado 2
9/11
STL 1 @ COL 2
9/11
LOSS
Tue 9/10

Michael Wacha is 6-6 with a 4.98 ERA this season and in his only outing against the Rockies this season he gave up three runs in 4.2 IP. Chi Chi Gonzalez is 0-6 with a 7.29 ERA this season and the Rockies have lost all nine of his starts this season. The Cardinals have won two in a row and seven of their last 10, while the Rockies have lost two in a row and nine of their last 10. Take the value in the Cards.

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Arizona +112 ARI +112

Arizona 2 @ N.Y. Mets 3
9/10
ARI 2 @ NYM 3
9/10
LOSS
Tue 9/10

Zac Gallen is 3-4 with a 2.50 ERA this season and 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA with the Dbacks. He is coming off a seven inning, one hit performance against the Padres. Zach Wheeler is 10-7 with a 4.33 ERA this season and he actually has a worse home ERA at 4.46. He is coming off a one run performance, albeit only five innings. The Dbacks had a tough matchup against Degrom last night, I like the bats to wake up against Wheeler tonight.

Cleveland -195 CLE -195

Chi. White Sox 7 @ Cleveland 1
9/05
CHW 7 @ CLE 1
9/05
LOSS
Thu 9/5

Reynaldo Lopez is 8-12 with a 5.41 ERA this season and 3-7 with a 6.18 ERA on the road. Although he has pitched well against the Indians in two starts this season, he has been extremely inconsistent and was pulled in the first inning in his last start. Zach Plesac is 7-5 with a 3.61 ERA this season and he is 5-1 with a 3.06 ERA at home. In his only outing against the White Sox, he gave up one run in seven innings pitched. Jose Abreu is out of the lineup for this game, I like the Indians at home.

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8-4 IN LAST 12 CHW ML PICKS | +143

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