Adam Thompson

Staff Analyst

Adam Thompson is a thoughtful, Midwestern handicapper. Previously the award-winning sports editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Adam spent nearly 20 years covering the NFL, MLB, NBA and major college sports. Now he's sharing the insight he gained with SportsLine members, through well-reasoned picks and thought-provoking articles.

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Chi. Cubs -1.5 CHC -1.5

St. Louis 6 @ Chi. Cubs 9
7/19
STL 6 @ CHC 9
7/19
WIN
YESTERDAY 3:13 PM

Eric Lauer has been very impressive in his last two starts, allowing only one run in each, which is why the Sunday price seems a bit cheap for the Cubs. Still, the Padres have lost 10 of his 15 starts this season. For Chicago, Jon Lester is looking like a strong Cy Young candidate, as the Northsiders have won 15 of his 18 starts, including his last eight. Cubs get the win.

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OVER 111 1ST HALF OVER 111 1ST HALF

Golden St. 61 @ Cleveland 52
6/09
GS 61 @ CLE 52
6/09
WIN
Tue 7/10

With Kevin Love questionable but hopeful to return and coach Tyronn Lue taking a leave of absense, I expect a re-freshening of the Cavs, if only for one night. I'll lay the small number on the home Cavaliers.

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Boston -170 BOS -170

Texas 4 @ Boston 8
7/10
TEX 4 @ BOS 8
7/10
WIN
Tue 7/10

Considering the matchup, this isn't a terrible price for the Red Sox. Yovani Gallardo is 3-0 but with an 8.17 ERA, and has given up at least three runs in every start. He'll face a Boston offense that's hitting .342 in the last week and has averaged 7.9 runs during this seven-game win streak. Boston spot starter Hector Velazquez is a bit of an x-factor, but he allowed just three runs over 10.2 innings in two starts earlier this year, and overall has a sparkling 1.83 career ERA at Fenway.

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OVER 8 OVER 8

Milwaukee 8 @ Miami 4
7/10
MIL 8 @ MIA 4
7/10
WIN
Mon 7/9

Junior Guerra blanked the Reds over 5.2 innings before giving the ball to one of the top bullpens for a 2-0 win in April. He hasn't allowed more than three runs in his last eight starts, and the Reds have hit .235 against him all-time. CIncy's Anthony DeSclafani's has a 4.15 career ERA against Milwaukee and has been more effective away from home. Plus, recent trends aside, let's not forget this is the team with the best record in the National League against one the third-worst record, and the Brewers have won five of six in this season series. I'll take Milwaukee at a near-even price.

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N.Y. Yankees -1.5 NYY -1.5

N.Y. Yankees 4 @ Baltimore 5
7/09
NYY 4 @ BAL 5
7/09
LOSS
Mon 7/9

Sonny Gray got torched his last time out, but he was on fire on June 6 against the Blue Jays, allowing just two hits over eight innings. His home ERA is a horrid 8.25, but on the road it's 3.28 and this game's in Toronto. The Yankees' offense is getting out of a little funk, and Jays starter Sam Gaviglio has given up 14 runs over his last 19 innings, including four home runs. Take the Yanks.

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