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John Bollman
John Bollman
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John Bollman enjoyed a monster 2021 MLB season: He went 380-309-1, returning $3,855 to $100 bettors and finishing as SportsLine's No. 1 expert. John also dominated the 2022 college baseball season, going 126-102 (plus 19.2 units). He combines MLB front-office experience with a deep statistical background. In 2018 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. He is known for his ability to quantify the unquantifiable. For John Bollman media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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MLB | N.Y. Mets 2 @ Atlanta 4 | 10/01 | 11:20 PM UTC

N.Y. Mets -120

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Mets have been struggling lately but I think they should have much more success against Kyle Wright tonight. Max Scherzer should pitch well and I don't think the Mets will hesitate to go to Edwin Diaz for a two inning save. I like the Mets on the road.

+2132 189-142 IN LAST 331 MLB ML PICKS
+1918 56-33 IN LAST 89 ATL ML PICKS
+1847 48-29 IN LAST 77 NYM ML PICKS

MLB | Philadelphia 8 @ Washington 2 | 10/01 | 11:05 PM UTC

Philadelphia -205

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Phillies have been struggling lately but I don't think they lose both games of this doubleheader today. They saved all their top bullpen arms from Game 1 and I think they won't hesitate to go to them early. I highly suggest line shopping because I was able to get this at -190 but I figured I'd still play it here.

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+506 40-31 IN LAST 71 PHI ML PICKS

MLB | Oakland 1 @ Seattle 5 | 10/01 | 8:10 PM UTC

Oakland +192

LOSS

ANALYSIS: We might as well take a chance on the Athletics here, the Mariners are sitting a ton of regular starters after clinching a playoff berth for the first time in 21 years last night. They are still fighting for home field advantage in the Wild Card series, but this game should be much closer than 50-50.

+2132 189-142 IN LAST 331 MLB ML PICKS
+1216 67-50 IN LAST 117 SEA ML PICKS

MLB | Tampa Bay 1 @ Houston 2 | 10/01 | 11:20 PM UTC

Houston -160

WIN

ANALYSIS: Christian Javier has been absolutely dominant lately not allowing a run in any of his last three starts. That includes a start against the Rays. Shane McClanahan hasn’t been as good lately really struggling in each of his last two starts and that includes a start against the Astros. The Astros are ranked 3rd in the league the last 30 days and have a dominant bullpen. I like the Astros at home.

+2132 189-142 IN LAST 331 MLB ML PICKS
+1370 40-21 IN LAST 61 HOU ML PICKS
+760 17-9 IN LAST 26 TB ML PICKS

MLB | Minnesota 2 @ Detroit 3 | 10/01 | 10:10 PM UTC

Detroit +110

WIN

ANALYSIS: Dylan Bundy has really struggled lately going 1-2 with a 7.05 ERA in September. Drew Hutchison has been solid for the Tigers but the Tigers bullpen has been a lot better than the Twins ranked 8th in the last 30 days to the Twins 15th. The Tigers have won 8 of their last 10 games and the Twins have struggled to the finish line. I like the Tigers at home.

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+3223 84-44 IN LAST 128 DET ML PICKS
+2018 75-49 IN LAST 124 MIN ML PICKS