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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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Houston 3 @ Colorado 6 | 04/21 | 7:10 PM UTC

Houston -140

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Houston has recorded just one victory in its last nine games but still is a road favorite. However, road favorites that have won no more than one of their previous nine contests are 77-50 since 2004. The Astros scored the first run of Tuesday's game in the sixth inning before Colorado went on to post a dominant 6-2 victory. The Rockies are 0-9 SU following a comeback win since Aug. 12, 2020.

Minnesota 134 @ Sacramento 120 | 04/21 | 2:00 AM UTC

UNDER 239

LOSS

ANALYSIS: There have not been many recent games in which Sacramento has been favored. But when the Kings have been the chalk, it has resulted in their lowest-scoring games. The last four times Sacramento has been favored, all four games have gone Under the total by double digits, with the Kings scoring an average of just 100.2 points per game. In a winnable game, we expect Sacramento to try to keep scoring at a reasonable level.

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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.

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.