Indians at Texas Rangers August 27, 08:00 EST
Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians get set to duel again in game-three of this four-game set with both teams having notched one victory. The Rangers enjoying home cooking of late, compiling a record of 10-4 before the home audience look to A.J. Griffin carrying a 5-3 record, 4.68 ERA to the hill. Griffin on shaky ground is 0-2 his last three with a whopping 7.41 ERA and is 1-2 in his last three starts at Globe Life Park in Arlington smacked for 6 yard-ball, 14 runs.
The Indians struggling in an opposing park recently, compiling a 4-9 record platting two or fewer runs in seven of those contest counter with Carlos Carrasco bringing to the table a 9-6 record, 3.12 ERA. Carrasco who spun eight shutout innings in a road win over A's last effort has a 7-3 team start record on the road this campaign.
According to current odds at Sports Interaction the Indians are -$1.55 road favorites.
Taking a struggling road favorite can be a perilous road in baseball betting. However, in this case Carrasco in excellent form with 28 K vs. 0 walks his past three starts, Griffin with twelve consecutive non-quality starts adds up well enough to conclude Indians are the best choice.
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Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings August 27, 01:00 EST
One barometer used by handicappers in these meaningless games is to identify coaches who have a history of instilling a winning attitude during practice season. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is shaping up to be one of the few coaches putting an emphasis on winning these August games. Nipping Bengals 17-16 in the NFLX opener, handing Seahawks an 18-11 defeat in Wk2 has Zimmer's troops 10-1 SU with a money making 9-2 mark at the betting window in HOF/Preseason games since taking over the reigns in 2014. Vikings opened -4.0 point favorites.
This week is the closest thing to a regular season game
teams play during August. With games spread across
Thursday to Sunday both fans and those with a penchant
towards sports gaming should be in for an entertaining
weekend of football.
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