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Kyle Akins
Kyle Akins
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Kyle is a data-driven expert with a decade of handicapping success. He built an extensive database of historically-driven team and player trends, along with extremely valuable league-wide situations. Using his MBA background, Kyle combines this statistical analysis with an understanding of value propositions. Kyle dominates college football, going 272-215-11 (+$3,650) from the start of the 2017 season through October 2020. He also crushes MLB, going 463-408-8 (plus $3,088) since the start of the 2017 season. For Kyle Akins media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Milwaukee 3 @ San Diego 1 | 04/20 | 2:10 AM UTC

San Diego -145

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Padres were in a dog fight of a series against the Dodgers this weekend and have another four-game against them looming. In the meantime, look for this team to be focused on banking a couple of wins. San Diego sends Joe Musgrove to the hill. He has been pounding the strike zone in his three starts so far on the season with a 2.27 strike-to-ball ratio. The Brewers are 0-6 SU since October 2019 when their opponent’s starter has a strike-per-ball ratio greater than 2.0 on the season.

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New Orleans 112 @ New York 122 | 04/18 | 5:00 PM UTC

New York +1

WIN

ANALYSIS: Afternoon games are an unusual spot and the Pelicans have been absolutely awful in early afternoon games the past two seasons, going 0-4 SU and ATS, losing by more than 20 points per game. This young team is unlikely to cure its early-game woes here. New Orleans lost in Washington Thursday night, 117-115, in overtime. Zion Williamson scored 21 points in that game but Brandon Ingram led the team with 34 points. The Pelicans are 0-8 ATS (-12.00 ppg) on the road after Zion Williamson was not their high scorer last game.

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Houston 5 @ Seattle 6 | 04/17 | 2:10 AM UTC

UNDER 8

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Houston’s pitching has been struggling the past week, but the day off the Astros had yesterday should be critical in resetting that. Having one of their more consistent pitchers taking the mound today is important as well for what sets up to be a lower-scoring game than the Astros have been playing. Pitching for Houston today is Jose Urquidy, who lost to Oakland in his last start. The Under is 6-0 since Sept. 11, 2019, when Urquidy starts coming off a team loss in his last start.

Texas 6 @ Tampa Bay 4 | 04/15 | 11:10 PM UTC

Tampa Bay -180

LOSS

ANALYSIS: It has been a slow start to the season for Tampa Bay, but the pedigree is still there. If anything, the slow start is keeping the line in today’s matchup down from where it otherwise might be. Texas won yesterday’s matchup against Tampa Bay, 5-1, in a game the Rangers led 5-0. The Rangers are 0-12 straight up since June 29, 2019, as a dog coming off a road win in which they never trailed.

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Cleveland @ Chi. White Sox 8 | 04/15 | 12:10 AM UTC

UNDER 7.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Yesterday's game was a matchup of the two best pitchers in baseball, and it did not disappoint. But the pitching matchup tonight is quite strong as well. With both teams' offenses frustrated from yesterday, I do not see either breaking out in this game. Chicago is the slight home favorite in this game at 5-6 on the season looking up at the 6-4 Indians in the standings. The Under is 7-0 since June 30, 2019, when the White Sox are the home favorite and playing a team that has a better record.