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Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 10, 2021
Wizards vs Suns
Suns
-11½ -110 at Draft Kings
Won
$100
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At 7:10 pm, our selection is on the Phoenix Suns minus the points over the Washington Wizards.  Yesterday, the Wizards upset Golden State, 110-107, as a 4.5-point road underdog.  But off that upset win, we'll fade Washington in the Valley of the Sun tonight, as Phoenix is playing with revenge from a 128-107 upset loss to Washington earlier this season.  The Suns are 33-18 ATS this season -- an NBA best -- and they're doing their best work at home, where they've covered the spread by 3.37 points per game.  The Suns are 15-5 ATS their last 20 at home, and they also fall into a 58-22 ATS system of mine which plays on certain .673 (or better) teams playing with revenge from losses by more than 20 points.  Finally, since 1997, Phoenix has covered 63% at home off a loss vs. foes off upset road wins.  Take Phoenix to blow out Washington.  Good luck, as always...Al McMordie.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 10, 2021
Phillies vs Braves
Phillies
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At 7:20 pm, our selection is on the Philadelphia Phillies over the Atlanta Braves.  After four MLB seasons where his performance as a starting pitcher ranged from poor to average, there were signs that RH Zach Eflin had turned a corner in the shortened 2020 campaign.  In 11 games last season (10 starts), the 27-year-old posted career bests in ERA (3.97), WHIP (1.27), K rate (10.7) and K:BB ratio (4.67). In his only start so far in 2021, Eflin continued to shine, throwing seven sparkling innings, allowing one run on four hits with eight Ks and one walk.  Eflin tries to keep it going tonight in his 11th career start against the Braves.  And despite his lean early years in the league, Eflin is 5-3 with a nice 3.22 ERA vs. a very good Atlanta team in those 10 starts covering 58 2/3 innings.  And in four previous starts here at Sun Trust Park, Eflin is 3-1.  Despite their loss here last night, the Phillies are still 6-2 in the last eight meetings with the Braves.  More importantly, the Phillies are 8-1 in Eflin's last nine starts going back to August 18, 2020.  Take the Phils.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 10, 2021
A's vs Astros
Astros
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At 4:05 pm, our selection is on the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics.  Nobody knew how the Astros would perform this season, being that they will face hostile fans at virtually every road venue since they were caught in a cheating scandal.  But so far, this Houston team seems to have used the adversity to its advantage, getting off to a 6-2 start.  And while the road fans may not be very friendly to them, the 'Stros will be greeted with nothing but love here at Minute Maid Park this season.  RH Jose Urquidy didn't start pitching for the 'Stros until 2019 so he has been somewhat immune to the controversy and that's probably fine with him.  More importantly, the 24-year-old is a very talented player with a bright future.  After a very solid rookie season, Urquidy landed a full-time rotation spot in the shortened 2020 season and responded with a 2.73 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in five starts covering just under 30 innings.  The A's may have taken game one of this series last night, but they are still 1-6 in the last seven meetings with Houston.  Take the Astros.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 10, 2021
Wild vs Blues
Wild
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At 5:05 pm, our selection is on the Minnesota Wild over the St Louis Blues.  Last night, the Wild suffered one of their worst defeats in the history of the franchise when they lost, 9-1, to St. Louis.  But off that huge embarrassing loss, we'll take Minnesota to bounce back on Saturday afternoon.  Indeed, the Wild generally do just that, as they're 32-22 after allowing 6+ goals in their previous game, and 20-8 their last 28 (+13 games on the moneyline) off a loss by more than 4 goals.  And they're 10-2 when playing with revenge from a loss by more than 3 goals.  Take the Wild over St. Louis.  Good luck, as always.....Al McMordie.

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 11, 2021
#Angels vs #Blue Jays
#Angels
-122 at pinnacle
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At 1:07 pm, our selection is on the Los Angeles Angels over the Toronto Blue Jays.  For years, the Angels had Mike Trout's bat in the line-up and not a whole lot more.  Sure, future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols put in some very good seasons alongside Trout, but the offense was missing that spark plug to go with the best player in the game.  But those days may be over and Trout may finally have some major help in the top half of the order in the form of Japanese star Shohei Ohtani and former Nat Anthony Rendon.  In his fourth season in the Majors and with his injuries apparently behind him, the 26-year-old Ohtani is having a Trout-like campaign so far in 2021, showing both power at the plate and speed on the basepaths.  And Rendon is hitting like he did when he was part of an All-Star line-up in DC.  This afternoon it will be veteran RH Alex Cobb getting his second start for L.A. as the Halos try to come back from a big loss on Saturday.  The Angels are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and 20-8 in the last 28 road meetings with the Jays.  Take L.A.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.
Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 11, 2021
Bucks vs Magic
Bucks
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At 7:10 pm, our selection is on the Milwaukee Bucks minus the points over the Orlando Magic.  Milwaukee's banged-up right now, as many key players (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, Donte DiVincenzo, Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton) missed its last game -- a 127-119 loss to Charlotte.  The good news tonight is that Milwaukee should still have its way with the Magic, regardless of which Bucks players suit up for this game.  Orlando's lost four straight, and 17 of 21.  And it's an awful 16-33 ATS its last 49 vs. .595 (or better) foes.  Milwaukee, meanwhile, is 34-17 ATS vs. sub-.650 foes, if Milwaukee lost its previous game.  Finally, over the last 31 years, road favorites with a win percentage greater than .600, have covered 65% off 3 SU/ATS losses, if matched up against a non-division foe.  Lay the points with Milwaukee.  Good luck, as always...Al McMordie.

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 11, 2021
Hawks vs Hornets
Hawks
-2 -112 at Draft Kings
Won
$100
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At 1:10 pm, our selection is on the Atlanta Hawks minus the points over Charlotte.  These two teams are surprisingly having strong seasons, as they sit in the 4th (Charlotte) and 5th (Atlanta) spots in the Eastern conference.  So, this game is critical for playoff positioning.  We'll take the Hawks, as they fall into a 145-66 ATS revenge system of mine, after losing, 113-105, to the Hornets in the last meeting.  Additionally, the Hawks are 11-3 ATS when playing with revenge from a road loss.  And, since 1990, they've cashed 67% as road favorites vs. winning teams, if Atlanta was playing with revenge from an upset loss.  Lay the points with Atlanta.  Good luck, as always...Al McMordie.

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 11, 2021
Reds vs Diamondbacks
Reds
-110 at pinnacle
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At 4:10 pm, our selection is on the Cincinnati Reds over the Arizona Diamondbacks.  Roughly 10 games into the MLB season, there have been some surprising performances.  But none have been more surprising than that of the Cincinnati Reds.  After an off-season that saw their best player -- pitcher Trevor Bauer -- sign a free agent contract with the Dodgers, most people figured that 2021 would be a rebuilding year at best.  And it still could be.  But right now the Reds are sitting alone in first place in the NL Central with a 6-2 record.  Tonight will be the rubber game in this three-game set with the D-Backs.  And RH Jose DeLeon will get his second start for the Reds after a solid outing first time out in a Reds win over the Pirates last Monday.  RH Luke Weaver also gets his second Arizona start of 2021.  Once a promising prospect with the Cards, Weaver saw things completely unravel last season with the D-Backs as he went 1-9 with a 6.58 ERA in 12 starts.  Despite the loss last night, Cincy is 4-2 in the last six meetings here in Arizona.  Take the Reds.  As always, good luck...Al McMordie.

Matchup Selection W/L
NHL  |  Apr 11, 2021
Rangers vs Islanders
Islanders
-118 at linepros
Won
$100
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At 7:05 pm, our selection is on the New York Islanders over the New York Rangers.  These two teams met on Friday, and the Rangers blew out the Isles, 4-1, in Uniondale.  But I love the Isles to avenge that home loss, back at home this afternoon.  The Islanders are 13-3 this season vs. losing teams, and also a perfect 6-0 at home after giving up 4+ goals in their previous game.  The Rangers, meanwhile, are an awful 10-23 (minus 11 games on the moneyline) off a win by more than 2 goals, and 13-28 off a road win.  Take the Isles to bounce back on Sunday.  Good luck, as always...Al McMordie. 

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Al McMordie is the most honored technical handicapper in the country.  Overall, in the last 28 years, Big Al has garnered 43 NUMBER ONE awards in football, basketball, baseball and hockey; 195 Top 5 finishes; and 368 Top 10 finishes.  Al is a featured handicapper at the most prestigious gambling web sites, and was a panelist on The Winning Edge and Proline Television shows from 2001 through 2010.  Additionally, in 2002, Big Al was featured in FHM Magazine, and he was featured in ESPN Magazine in 2010.   Some highlights:  In 2018, Big Al ranked #1 in NFL Net Wins, with a 72-48 record, as documented by The Sports Monitor.  And from 2012, when he also ranked #1 in the NFL with a 76.7% record on his Late Phone Service (as documented by The Sports Monitor), through 2019, Big Al’s won 8 straight NFL seasons.  In 2015, Al also finished #1 (of 1727 entrants) in the Westgate Casino NFL Mini-Contest, and #2 in NCAA Football in 2016 (at both The Sports Monitor and Handicappers Watchdog).   In 2017, Al finished #1 in the NHL, and also ranked #1 in the NHL in 2014.   In 2007, Big Al won the $100,000 World Series of Sports Handicapping, and also finished #1 in NCAA Basketball March Madness.   In 2004, Al won the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas -- The Stardust Invitational.   In 2000, Al was 157-114 in football, including 10-0 (100%) in the NFL Playoffs.  Al has won 21 of his 28 football seasons.  Another highlight of Al's career came in 1997, when Big Al was ranked #1 by SPORTS WATCH in NCAA Football/NFL Win Percentage, and #1 in NCAA Football Regular Season/Bowls by THE SPORTS MONITOR.  Al has one of the best basketball records over the past 28 seasons (winning 20 of 28 seasons), and was ranked #1 in baseball for the 1996 and 2001 seasons.  For consistency across all four sports, you can count on Al McMordie.   Indeed, the Las Vegas Sporting News recognized Al in its December 17, 1996 issue, and wrote that: "[Al's] honesty, integrity, [and] skills...are obvious....We have been impressed by [his] uncanny ability to pick big underdogs that win the game straight-up....We've seen handicappers come and go, and get hot and cold, but no one has been as consistent over time as McMordie, and we strongly urge you to consider him as your handicapper."   Besides being a champion handicapper, Al McMordie is a corporate attorney, and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan.  Al resides in Los Angeles, California.