This is it. The final day of the MLB regular season. Both wildcard playoff spots are on the line. Division winners are jockeying to avoid playing the Yankees and Phillies. It’s very important to do your due diligence today. Check lineups when possible, read team notes when possible, and make sure that today’s listed pitchers will in fact start.
Cincinnati (-125) at NY Mets 1:10 EST
Volquez is 0-3 with a 6.95 ERA in his L4 starts. The Reds are 3-7 whe the posted total is 9 or 9 1/12.
Batista is 1-0 with a 3.71 ERA in three spot starts for the Mets. The Over is 34-17 in Mets day games.
Colorado at San Francisco (-175) 3:45 EST
The Rockies are 19-32 in day games. The Over is 34-15 in Colo day games.
The Giants are 19-9 as a home favorite of 75-100. The Giants are 29-13 Under facing southpaws.
Washington (-140) at Florida 4:10 EST
Strasburg’s ERA is 2.50 in his four starts since being called up. The Nats are 8-16 playing on Wednesdays.
Volstad’s ERA is a 2.16 in four starts since returning to the big club. The Fish are 1-8 as a home dog of 25-50 cents.
Philadelphia at Atlanta (-190) 7:10 EST
Blanton is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA in his L5 starts. The Phils are 20-5 playing on Wednesdays.
Hudson is 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA in his L2 starts. The Braves are 5-12 in thier L17 games.
St Louis (-200) at Houston 8:05 EST
Carpenter is 2-0 with a 1.45 ERA in his L4 starts. The Over is 6-1 in seven series games at Minute Maid Park.
Myers is 4-0 with a 1.43 ERA in his L4 starts. Houston is 13-25 in their L38 vs winning records.
Pittsburg at Milwaukee (-190) 8:20 EST
Jeff Locke is 0-2 with a 4.93 ERA in three starts for the Pirates. Pittsburg is 3-19 in thier L22 at Miller Field.
Greinke is 10-0 with a 3.34 ERA in his 14 home starts. The Brewers are 50-29 vs division opponents.
ChiCubs (-125) at San Diego 8:35 EST
Ryan Dempster is 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA in his L3 starts. The Over is 10-5 in Cub games where total is seven or less.
San Diego is 9-19 as a home dog of less than 25 cents. The Under is 10-2 in the Friars L12 games.
LA Dodgers at Arizona (-115) 9:40 EST
Ted Lilly is 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA in his L6 starts. The Dodgers are 7-16 playing on Wednesdays.
Saunders is 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA in his L3 starts. Arizona is 15-8 in their L23 games.
Toronto (-120) at ChiSox 2:10 EST
Morrow has pitched 15 straight scorless innings. The Jays are 10-5 as a road favorite of less than 25 cents.
The WSox are hitting just .207 in their L7 games. The Over is 6-2 in Humber’s L8 starts.
Cleveland at Detroit (-165) 7:05 EST
Zach McAllister is 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA in three Tribe starts. The Indians are 11-20 in their L31 vs winning records.
The Over is 14-7 when the Tigers play on Wednesday. The Tigers are 37-17 as home faves of 50-75 cents.
BoSox (-230) at Baltimore 7:05 EST
Lester is 0-3 with a 10.54 ERA and pitching on three days rest. The Over is 16-7 in the BoSox L23 games.
Alfredo Simon is 1-4 with a 5.17 ERA in eight home starts. The Orioles are 1-16 in games started by Jon Lester.
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay (NL) 7:10 EST
The Yankees have lost three straight allowing 17 runs.
Price is 0-2 with a 4.25 ERA in his L5 starts. The Rays have won their L4 by a 21-9 aggregate.
Kansas City (-125) at Minnesota 8:10 EST
Chen is 2-1 with a 2.11 ERA in his L3 starts. The Royals are 8-16 playing on Wednesdays.
The Over is 18-12 in Pavano’s 32 2011 starts. The Twins are 4-20 in their l24 games.
Texas (-130) at LA Angels 8:05 EST
The Rangers are 13-2 in their l15 games. Texas is hitting .324 in their L7 games.
Note Angel pitching change from Weaver to Richards. The Halo’s are 28-11 when Angel total in seven or less.
Oakland (-150) at Seattle 10:10 EST
Gonzalez is 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA in his L3 starts. the A’s are 12-5 in Oakland’s L17 vs losing records.
Vasquez is 0-5 with an 11.05 ERA in his L5 starts. Seattle is 11-28 in 2011 vs left-handers.