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             By J. McCarthy
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Cincinnati is 53-24 its last 77 during game 2 of a series. The Reds are a perfect 8-0 in Homer Bailey's last 8 starts in this series. Chicago is 33-67 its last 100 games vs. a team with a winning record. The Cubs are 1-5 in Jeff Samardzija's last 6 starts as a home underdog. Take Cincinnati over Chicago for another Best Bet winner. Last week our MLB picks finished 6-3 running the overall record to a solid 89-55. The baseball selections are on a nice 39-14 run the last 53.

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 Favorite         Points    (O/U)      Underdog
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            Thursday, August 15th.
             Preseason Week Two
 CLEVELAND          1       (40)        Detroit
 BALTIMORE          3 1/2   (41)        Atlanta
 PHILADELPHIA       3 1/2   (42)       Carolina
 CHICAGO            5       (38)      San Diego
            Friday, August 16th.
 BUFFALO            3 1/2   (43)      Minnesota
 NEW ENGLAND        3 1/2   (41)      Tampa Bay
 NEW ORLEANS        6 1/2   (40)        Oakland
 KANSAS CITY        1 1/2   (40)  San Francisco
           Saturday, August 17th.
 ARIZONA            2 1/2   (41)         Dallas
 CINCINNATI         3       (41)      Tennessee
 NY JETS            3       (39)   Jacksonville
 HOUSTON            3       (40)          Miami
 ST. LOUIS          3 1/2   (40)      Green Bay
 SEATTLE            4       (41)         Denver
            Sunday, August 18th.
 NY GIANTS          2 1/2   (40)   Indianapolis
            Monday, August 19th.
 WASHINGTON         1       (38)     Pittsburgh
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 Favorite           Odds               Underdog
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              National League
 WASHINGTON       Even-6          San Francisco
 ATLANTA           10-12           Philadelphia
 Cincinnati         6-7            CHICAGO CUBS
 ST. LOUIS          8-9              Pittsburgh
 COLORADO       5 1/2-6 1/2           San Diego
 LA DODGERS       Even-6                NY Mets
              American League
 NY YANKEES     6 1/2-7 1/2           LA Angels
 Boston           Even-6                TORONTO
 TAMPA BAY      9 1/2-10 1/2            Seattle
 Detroit        8 1/2-9 1/2       CHI WHITE SOX
 MINNESOTA        Even-6              Cleveland
 OAKLAND       12 1/2-14 1/2            Houston
                Interleague
 TEXAS              9-10              Milwaukee
 KANSAS CITY        6-7                   Miami
 Baltimore        Even-6                ARIZONA
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