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Baseball analytics expert reveals best bets for Thursday's MLB action

SportsLine expert and former Blue Jays analytics employee John Bollman is on a 67-percent hot streak with his MLB money line picks. He looks to continue the winning ways with Thursday's picks.
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Nicknamed 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. He is known for his ability to quantify the unquantifiable.

And he's in the midst of a red-hot run, hitting on 20 of his last 30 MLB picks (67 percent). Now he's studied Thursday's packed MLB slate and his top three picks are in. If you parlay these together, you could be looking at a return of nearly 4-1.

We can tell you Bollman is going with the Dodgers (-172) at home to face the Cubs at 7:05 p.m. ET. He's hit on three of his four picks involving Chicago this season, most-recently on Monday when he went with the Rockies (-135) in a 6-5 Colorado win.

"Jon Lester is 2-2 with a 4.55 ERA in Dodger Stadium while Clayton Kershaw is 5-3 with a 2.57 ERA against the Cubs in his career," Bollman told SportsLine. "The Dodgers are 7-2 after a day off and 9-1 when Kershaw starts. Lay the favorite."

Bollman has also found value on a road team, saying this team is a strong value to return a win at a lucrative money line price. You ABSOLUTELY need to see what he's picking before you make any plays of your own.

So which MLB picks should you make on Thursday? And which road team do you need to be all-in on? ... Join SportsLine right now to get Thursday's MLB best bets, all from the baseball analytics expert who's on a hot run!

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