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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 20, 2022
Dodgers vs Phillies
Dodgers
-130 at SC Consensus
Won
$100
Play Type: Free

My free play is on the LA Dodgers at 7:05 ET.

The Philadelphia Phillies opened the season having failed to make the playoffs in each of the last 10 years, the second-longest active streak in MLB. Philly spent last Thursday through Sunday in LA for a four-game series with the Dodgers, who saw their streak of EIGHT straight NL West titles end in 2021 (Giants won 107 games to LA's 106) but made the postseason for the NINTH consecutive season. The sub-.500 Phillies took the first THREE games of that series, before the Dodgers salvaged the final game on Sunday by scoring once in the 8th and twice in the 9th to escape with a 6-5 victory. The two teams hook up this weekend in Philly for a three-game series beginning tonight. The Dodgers lead the NL West at 25-12 but the Padres are just 1 1/2-games behind them, and the Giants sit three games back. The Phillies are just 18-20 and are already SEVEN games behind the Mets in the NL East.

The Dodgers haven't lost since last Sunday's 6-5comeback win, carrying that momentum over to a four-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks, while scoring 29 runs. L A was off Thursday and gets a quick rematch with the Phillies, who lost two of three at home against the Padres (SD won 3-0 and 2-0, while Philadelphia won 3-0!). The Dodgers will hand the ball to Julio Urias (2-3, 3.00 ERA), who was MLB's lone 20-game winner in 2021 (20-3 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP in 32 starts). Ranger Suarez (4-1, 3.72 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Phillies. Urias had a poor first start in 2002 but then allowed just four ERs over his next five (28 IP with a 1.29 ERA). However, he lost 8-3 last Saturday at home to the Phillies, allowing five ERs on eight hits (4 HRs) in six innings. Suarez was his mound opponent last weekend, allowing three ERs in seven innings. This is Suarez's fifth MLB season and he's 19-9 with a 2.83 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.

However, he's made just 22 starts in his 90 career appearances. Urias is the more polished starter and the Dodgers lead all of MLB in scoring (5.49 RPG) and team ERA (2.85). In this quick 're-hook' I'm on Urias and the Dodgers.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 20, 2022
Padres vs Giants
Giants
-107 at linepros
Lost
$107.0
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Division (NL West) Game of the Month is on the SF Giants at 10:00 ET.

The San Diego Padres ended a 13-year playoff drought in 2020's 60-game season and were expected to contend for the NL West title in 2021. However, the Padres would finish 79-83, 20 games behind the first-place Giants. The 2021 Giants surprised all by winning a MLB-best 107 games last season, ending the Dodgers' run of eight straight NL West titles. However, they lost to the Dodgers in an NLDS matchup. The 25-12 Dodgers are currently leading the NL West but the 24-14 Padres are in close pursuit, while the 22-15 Giants are hoping to close the gap when they host San Diego in this three-game weekend series in San Francisco.

The series opens Friday night with Sean Manaea (2-3, 3.77 ERA in seven starts) pitching for the Padres against Jakob Junis (1-1, 1.79 ERA in four games, two starts). Both pitchers joined their teams this spring. Manaea had his moments with Oakland but was never really able to put together a full season. He opened 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA for the Padres but San Diego has lost his last four starts, with Manaea posting a 5.63 ERA. Junis signed with the Giants as a free agent in March after spending his entire career with the Royals, with whom he went 29-35 with a 4.82 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 105 games (89 starts) over five seasons. He started the season in Triple-A Sacramento but in 20.2 innings with the Giants, has given up four ERs for a 1.74 ERA with 0.97 WHIP, an 18-4 KW ratio and a BAA of 2.13.

It's early but this is an important series, especially for the Giants. The Giants won two of the three when the Padres last visited Oracle Park back on April 11-13. When San Diego leaves Oracle Park on Sunday, the two NL West 'chasers' will have 13 games remaining against each other in 2022, with 10 of those being played in San Diego. I will point out that the Padres are 14-7 on the road this year and are 5-1-1 in their seven road series to date. However, all five series wins have come against sub-.500 opponents. The Giants take a five-game home winning streak into tonight's game and I expect them to extend that winning streak to SIX in a row vs the struggling Manaea.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 20, 2022
Braves vs Marlins
Braves
-117 at Caesars
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

My 9* Situational Stunner is on the Atl Braves at 6:40 ET.

The 2021 Braves won the NL East for the FOURTH straight season last year and then captured the franchise's first World Series title since 1995. The Marlins joined the National League in 1993 and entering the COVID-shortened season of 2020, had made the postseason just TWICE. However, the Marlins would capture the World Series each time, in 1997 over the Indians and in 2003 over the Yankees. The Marlins overcame all sorts of team COVID issues to end a 16-year postseason drought in 2020 but the 2021 team finished 67-95. The two NL East teams begin a three-game series tonight in Miami with the defending champs sporting a 17-21 record, a half-game worse than the Marlins. 17-20 mark.


The pitching matchup for tonight will be Charlie Morton (2-3, 4.93 ERA) and Trevor Rogers (2-4, 4.45 ERA). Morton turned his career around beginning in 2017. Excluding the COVID season of 2020, he has gone 49-22 in the last four full seasons, playing on teams that have played in THREE World Series (winning twice) in that span (with Houston in 2017, with Tampa Bay in 2019 and with Atlanta in 2021). Morton allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in 5.1 innings against the Cincinnati Reds on April 8, earning a "W" in Atlanta's 7-6 victory. However, over his next four starts, allowed 16 ERs in 18.1 innings (7.85 ERA) in going 0-3 (Braves lost all four). However, things have gone MUCH better for Morton in his last two starts, pitching 10 innings while allowing just one ER on four hits with 14 Ks. Rogers was a modest 7-8 in 25 starts as a rookie but owned an ERA of 2.64, a 1.15 WHIP plus opponents hit just .218 against him. We saw NOTHING like that from him in his first five starts of 2022 (1-4 with a 6.14 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and a BAA of .262) but like Morton, has allowed just one ER in his last two starts (10 IP / 11 Ks).


The tiebreaker? While Morton has not been great vs Miami in his career (9-5 with 4.03 ERA and 1.19 ERA), Rogers has had NO success against the Braves. He's made five starts vs Atlanta, going 0-4 with a 5.24 ERA and 1.42 WHIP (Marlins are 0-5). Make that 0-6!


Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 20, 2022
Diamondbacks vs Cubs
Cubs
-126 at circa
Lost
$126.0
Play Type: Top Premium

My 8* Daytime Dominator is on the Chi Cubs at 2:20 ET.

The Arizona D'backs joined the NL in 1998 and made the playoffs in THREE of the team's first five seasons (won 2001 World Series). However, since 2003, Arizona has missed the postseason in 16 of the last 19 years. The D'backs hit 'rock bottom' in 2021, earning the dreaded 'daily double,' as owners of MLB's worst record (52-110) and its worst moneyline mark (-$3,941).  Here's how one preseason magazine summed up the Cubs' situation heading into 2022, coming off a 71-91 season last year. "Highly successful early in the 20th century, followed by 100 years of mediocrity, then a six-year burst of winning and now back into the abyss." 


The D'backs and Cubs began a four-game series Thursday in Wrigley Field, with Arizona winning 3-1 behind Zac Gallen's outstanding pitching (he's now 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA and 0.71 WHIP). 19-21 Arizona ended its longest losing streak of the season (six) with the victory, while the 15-22 Cubs have dropped two in a row after winning four straight and six of eight following a run of 14 losses in 17 games. Humberto Castellanos (2-1, 4.15 ERA) gets the call for Arizona, while the Cubs counter with Kyle Hendricks (2-3, 4.03 ERA). Castellanos has not completed six innings in any of his six starts this season but he's 1-0 with a 2.76 ERA in three May starts (D'backs are 2-1). "(Castellanos is) doing exactly what you want a fifth starter to do," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. "You want him to be able to give you a chance to win a baseball game every fifth day.


Kyle Hendricks has never matched his 16-8 (2.13 ERA) 2016 season but was 14-7 in 2021, despite a 4.77 ERA. Hendricks allowed 10 runs over 10 combined innings against the Brewers on April 29 and May 4 vs the White Sox but takes the mound this afternoon, looking for a third straight strong outing. He has allowed just one run over 14.1 innings of his last two outings. Hendricks owns a 2.82 ERA at home this season (Cubs have won THREE of four) plus in eight career starts vs Arizona, he's 4-2 (team is 6-2) with a 2.94 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. Cubs Win! Cubs Win!


Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 20, 2022
Cardinals vs Pirates
Cardinals
-142 at Caesars
Won
$100
Play Type: Premium

My 7* PERFECT STORM is on the StL Cardinals at 6:35 ET.

The StL Cards have been a postseason regular this century, making the playoffs 15 times since 2000. St Louis is 20-18 to open the 3022 season and begin a three-game series in Pittsburgh vs the 16-21 Pirates, who are coming off three losing seasons, including going 61-101 in 2021. The Cards are hoping to turn their road trip around after losing three of four against the Mets in New York. Pittsburgh is 7-7 in their last 14 games but have recently really struggled to score runs, totaling NINE runs in its last seven games!

The Cards' Adam Wainwright (4-3, 3.15 ERA) is scheduled to face Pittsburgh's Zach Thompson (2-3, 5.47 ERA) in Friday's series opener. Wainwright and Molina broke the major league mark with their 203rd victory as a starting battery last Sunday with a 15-6 win over San Francisco. They passed Warren Spahn and Del Crandall, who amassed 202 wins for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves from 1949-63. The 40-year-old Wainwright is like the Energizer Bunny and has made 48 appearances in his career vs Pittsburgh, including 44 starts. He's 24-7 with a 3.38 ERA and 1.17 in his starts, with the Cards going 32-12. Thompson pitched for Miami in 2021 as a rookie, going 3-7 with a 3.24 ERA in 26 appearances (14 starts). He's 2-3 in seven appearances (six starts) in 2022, but his ERA is up to 5.47 and WHIP to 1.52.

Wainwright HAS to be the play here, when considering the following facts. He compiled a 0.30 ERA in four starts against the Pirates in 2021, and then blanked Pittsburgh over six innings in an Opening Day win this year. Wainwright comes into Friday with a 32-inning scoreless streak against Pittsburgh, dating to June 26, 2021. Here at PNC Park, he has pitched 20 straight scoreless innings dating to Sep 7, 2019. Challenging him tonight is a Pittsburgh lineup that ranks last in the National League in runs (122), next-to-last in HRs (28) and 12th in batting average (.224). "Case Closed," as Archie Bunkers used to say!

Good luck...Larry

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 21, 2022
Cardinals vs Pirates
Pirates
+123 at Caesars
Lost
$100.0
Play Type: Top Premium

Note: This side play is "action" (see below).

My 10* PERFECT STORM is on the Pit Pirates at 6:35 ET.

The StL Cards have been a postseason regular this century, making the playoffs 15 times since 2000. St Louis opened a three-game series last night in Pittsburgh, beating the Pirates 5-3. The Cards are 21-18 to open the 2022 season (four games behind the 1st-place Brewers in the NL Central), while the Pirates, who are coming off three losing seasons (including going 61-101 in 2021) fell to 16-22. St Louis opened the week losing three of four to the Mets and are hoping to take advantage of a Pittsburgh team that has now scored just 12 runs in its last eight games.


Matthew Liberatore is slated to make his major league debut when he starts against the Pirates' Jose Quintana (1-1, 2.19 ERA) in Saturday's contest. Liberatore posted a 3-3 record with a 3.83 ERA in seven starts with Memphis and while he's expected to start, we NEVER know for sure these days, so I'm making this side play on Pittsburgh "action." Quintana has been around since 2012 and had 13-win seasons in 2016, 2018 and 2019, However, he made just 33 appearances (only 11 starts) in the 2020 and 2021 seasons combined, going 0-3 with 6.16 ERA. Quintana was brought in at least in part to add a veteran presence to the Pittsburgh rotation, but he has done MUCH more than that. He has not allowed a run over his last two starts (13 IP) and has given up two or less runs in SIX of his seven starts. That includes a season-best seven shutout innings Sunday, when he yielded three hits and struck out five in a 1-0 win over Cincinnati, despite the Reds executing a combined no-hitter.


This pick is MOSTLY about playing 'ON' Quintana but I also expect the Pittsburgh bats to 'wake up' against Liberatore, who is expected to make his major league debut. Again, Pittsburgh is "the play" regardless of the St Louis starter.


Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  May 21, 2022
Heat vs Celtics
Heat
+6½ -105 at linepros
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Game 3 Tie-Breaker is on the Mia Heat at 8:30 ET.

Boston lost Game 1 of its series with Miami 118-107, despite outscoring the Heat in THREE of the game's four quarters. However, that ONE quarter (third) was a 'killer!' Boston didn't make a field goal in the first six minutes of the third quarter, as Miami outscored the Celtics 22-2 to start the third quarter and concluded it with a 39-14 advantage (Boston ended the quarter 2 of 15 from the floor!). Jimmy Butler had 17 of his 41 points in the third quarter. That said, I took Boston in Game 2, noting that the Celtics closed the regular season winning 28 of their final 35 games, losing back-to-back games just ONCE. Here in the postseason, they had not lost back-to-back games in 12 playoff games.

Boston was hopeful that Marcus Smart (mid-foot sprain) was going to play after missing Game 1 but Horford (virus-related issues) being able to play was a surprise AND a bonus. Boston trailed by 10 in the first quarter of Game 2 but then outscored Miami 60-21 over the next 18 minutes — a 39-point turnaround that wound up leading to a 70-45 halftime lead. Grant Williams checked into the game at at the 5 minute, 14 second mark of the first quarter and never left the floor over the final 17 minutes of the first half. The 127-102 victory sends the series back to Boston tied at one-all. Williams had 19 & 4, while Boston's "Big 3" did its job as well. Tatum had 27-5-5, Brown 24 & 8 plus Smart added 24-9-12. The Celtics shot 51.2% from the floor, including making 20 of 40 three-pointers. Butler had 29 for Miami but didn't get much help from his teammates. While Boston was making 20 three-pointers, Miami made just 10, on 34 attempts (29.4%).

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said the off day would be used to determine a response to the lopsided Game 2 result. "That's definitely part of the process in the playoffs," Spoelstra said. "You get to this point of the conference finals; you just have very good teams. You have teams without many weaknesses. It's great competition." Butler's had a terrific postseason, averaging 29.8-7.6-5.2 but 6th-man-of-the-year Herro (20.7 PPG in the regular season) and center Adebayo (19.1 & 10.1) have been hit-or-miss. Herro is averaging 13.9 PPG and Adebayo's numbers are off too, averaging 13.6 & 7.5.

Noting all of the above, this point spread is too high in my opinion and I'll take Erik Spoelstra (he's led Miami to five NBA Finals!) over Boston's first-year head coach Ime Udoka on the sidelines. Take the points.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  May 21, 2022
Twins vs Royals
Twins
-137 at SC Consensus
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

My 8* Weekend Wipeout is on the Min Twins at 7:10 ET.

The Twins went just 73-89 in 2021 (20 games behind the division-winning White Sox), after winning the AL Central in 2019 and 2020.The KC Royals began the current season having missed the postseason in each of the previous SIX years, after making back-to-back World Series in 2014 (lost) and 2015 (won). Minnesota posted a 6-4 victory in the series opener on Friday, moving to 23-16 (three games ahead of the White Sox for first place in the AL Central), while the Royals fell to 14-24 (can you say SEVEN straight missed postseasons?). The three-game series continues on Saturday, as Joe Ryan (4-2, 2.39 ERA) takes the mound for the Twins to face Brad Keller (1-3, 2.89 ERA) of the Royals. Both starters have excellent ERAs and WHIP's (Ryan's is 0.96 and Keller's is 1.01) but a closer look reveals the following.


The Twins are 5-2 in Ryan's seven starts and he owns a 36-12 KW ratio plus a .179 BAA to go along with his excellent ERA and WHIP. I'll also note that he's pitched better on the road, with a 1.62 ERA (Twins are 3-0 in his road starts), compared to his 3.00 home ERA. Keller is in his fifth season with KC and entered 2022 at 29-35 with a 4.01 ERA. He posted a 1.74 ERA in his first five starts (Royals went 2-3) but in his last two, has allowed 17 hits and eight ERs over 12.2 innings for a 5.68 ERA (KC has lost both games). Ryan has allowed more than two ERs on just ONE occasion in seven starts and gives Minnesota the edge in starting pitching. The Twins seem headed for a division and/or wild card run, while the Royals are already 10 games under .500 and headed nowhere. Twins in a romp!


Good luck...Larry

SERVICE BIO

Age: 67 (turns 68 in November).

Years in handicapping: Larry entered his 38th year as a professional handicapper in September of 2021.

Achievements in handicapping: 1985 Castaway’s Pro Football Challenge Champion, then the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas; 1999 Stardust Invitational semi-finalist.

A member of the original cast of Proline (began in 1985), the nation’s longest running pre-game handicapping show on the USA-TV network (also hosted Sports Desk on the same network from 1996-98). In then joined the panel of The Winning Edge in the early 2000s. Although well-known on TV for his expert game analysis and no-nonsense handicapping style, Larry may be best known for his radio work. He hosted his own syndicated call-in radio show, Sports Central. It aired live from Bally's Casino in Las Vegas in the early to mid-90s and at one time was heard in more than 100 markets.

Systems used for handicapping a game: Fundamental and statistical analysis. "I'm not typically a trend and system kind of guy," Ness says. "I look at team strengths and weaknesses and compare them. It’s an all-encompassing thing and over 35-plus years, you get good at it."

Star Ratings: 9 and 10*s are considered "Best Bets." All other plays are rated between 6 and 8*s, depending on strength and/or price.

Release Times: Larry releases "daily sports" (MLB, NBA, NCAAB and NHL) on the day of the game. His full card is almost always available by 10:00 ET (save Late-Breaking games). In the FB season, Larry begins releasing plays as early as Tuesday. His full CFB card is typically complete by Thursday (on Friday, at the latest) and his full NFL card will be mostly complete by Friday (definitely by Saturday at 3:00 ET).

38-Club Play: It represents Larry's 38 years in the business and gets his highest star rating (10*s). Expect no more than one of these plays per month, per sport during the regular season.

LEGEND Play: Larry's often been referred to as a Las Vegas legend and he's 'borrowed' the title for his other "signature play.". Larry's LEGEND Plays were previously available to only a select group of private clients but they are now available to all, via the internet. Like his 36-Club plays, expect no more than one play per month, per sport (rated 10*s).

Game of the Month and Game of the Year Plays: Always rated 10*s. Las Vegas Insider: Throughout his 36 years "in the business," Larry has become known as "the ultimate Las Vegas insider." The contacts he's developed over more than three decades (on both sides of the 'counter'), are arguably "unmatched!" He confers daily with 'his 'friends' and when "all the stars align on the same game," Larry releases an exclusive Las Vegas Insider (rated between 7 and 10*s).

Oddsmaker's Error Plays: Larry uses this term with "great respect" (and not very often), as he counts among his very closest friends many of Las Vegas' most famous and respected Sport Book directors (past and present). However, when Larry feels "the line is significantly off," he'll release one of these "not to be missed" plays (rated 9 or 10*s).

Situational Stunners: Larry's a fundamental handicapper at heart but he does pay attention to team and situational trends (especially in MLB). When his fundamental handicapping and a strong trend or situation match up, he releases a Situational Stunner. He began releasing these plays in MLB '09 and he's expanded them since,to all sports (rated from 7-10*s, based on strength and/or price for moneyline sports).

PERFECT STORM: Larry just added these plays the last few years and his accompanying expert analysis makes these popular plays self-explanatory (typically rated 9 or 10*s but moneyline sports may be rated 7 or 8*s due to price).

Weekly and Weekend Wipeout Winners: Larry added this self-explanatory moniker just a few years ago. They've become immensely popular and why not? Who wouldn't want a game that has "blowout written all over it," supported by Larry's expert analysis (rated between 7 and 10*s, depending on strength and price).

Superstar Triple Play: Over the years, many of Larry's regular clients have clamored for more three-game reports. You asked for it and Larry's responded. Back in the late 1980s and into the mid 1990s, 900-numbers became "the rage." While a panel member of Proline (see above), Larry created the Superstar Triple Play. One call got you three Superstar Triple Plays (in a particular sport). For almost a decade, anywhere from 1,500 to 3,500 callers responded each weekend, when Larry offered his famous "Superstar Triple Play" pitch on Proline. Starting in 2009, Larry began going "Back to the Future!" Look for 3-game reports this FB season on Saturday (college) and Sunday (NFL). Get three plays on a single report from Larry (many will be TV games), the originator of the "Superstar Triple Play!".

Late-Breaking Plays: Larry will always go back and take a "second look" at each day's card, after posting all his games. When he finds something he missed the first time around, he'll release a Late-Breaking Play. These plays are more prevalent in sports like baseball and basketball than football (typically rated at 8 or 9*s).

Quote: "No one works any harder and my work-product speaks for itself," Ness says. "I have a no-nonsense style and my logic is easy to follow. Anyone buying my plays will know exactly what I was thinking when I made the selection. After 34 years, the Larry Ness brand is instantly recognizable and my analysis ranks with the best in the industry."