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.

77-47 IN LAST 124 MLB PICKS | +1956

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Colorado -206 COL -206

San Francisco 19 @ Colorado 2
7/15
SF 19 @ COL 2
7/15
LOSS
YESTERDAY 3:50 PM

Jeff Samardzija is 6-7 with a 4.01 ERA this season but he is 4-3 with a 4.71 ERA on the road. German Marquez is 8-4 with a 4.45 ERA but he is 4-1 with a 5.73 ERA at home. Samardzija has yet to pitch at Coors Field this season but he has given up five runs in 12 IP against the Rockies at home. In two starts against the Giants, Marquez has given up two earned runs in 14 IP including a one-hit shutout. The Rockies are 26-20 at home and 20-10 as the home favorite. The Rockies are 13-7 when Marquez starts, lay the home favorite.

77-47 IN LAST 124 MLB PICKS | +1956

13-2 IN LAST 15 SF ML PICKS | +994

Washington -102 WAS -102

Washington 3 @ Philadelphia 4
7/14
WAS 3 @ PHI 4
7/14
LOSS
Sun 7/14

Anibal Sanchez is 5-6 with a 3.66 ERA this season but he is 5-0 with a 2.11 ERA in his last eight starts. Jake Arrieta is 8-7 with a 4.67 ERA this season but he has given up 14 runs in his last three games and he is pitching through a bone spur in his elbow. The Nationals have won 17 of their last 21 and they are 9-4 against the Phillies this season. The Phillies are 9-23 as the underdog and 0-4 as the home underdog. Take the value in the Nationals.

77-47 IN LAST 124 MLB PICKS | +1956

4-1 IN LAST 5 PHI ML PICKS | +355

Oakland -205 OAK -205

Chi. White Sox 2 @ Oakland 3
7/14
CHW 2 @ OAK 3
7/14
WIN
Sun 7/14

Reynaldo Lopez is 4-8 with a 6.34 ERA this season and 1-4 with a 6.59 ERA on the road. Brett Anderson is 9-5 with a 3.86 ERA and he has thrown five quality starts in his last six outings. The Athletics have won nine of their last 11 games and the White Sox are 17-26 on the road. Lay the home favorite.

77-47 IN LAST 124 MLB PICKS | +1956

14-5 IN LAST 19 OAK ML PICKS | +1005

3-1 IN LAST 4 CHW ML PICKS | +188

Miami +195 MIA +195

N.Y. Mets 6 @ Miami 2
7/14
NYM 6 @ MIA 2
7/14
LOSS
Sun 7/14

Jacob Degrom is 4-7 with a 3.27 ERA this season, but he has one win in his last 10 starts despite a 3.27 ERA in that span. Sandy Alcantara is 4-8 with a 3.82 ERA but he has thrown a shutout against the Marlins this season. Degrom has faced the Marlins three times this season but the most recent outing he gave up six earned runs in five innings. The Mets are 18-32 on the road and 7-9 as the road favorite. The Mets are 5-13 when Degrom starts. Take the value in the Marlins.

77-47 IN LAST 124 MLB PICKS | +1956

6-4 IN LAST 10 NYM ML PICKS | +166

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