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Dec, 27, 2011; Charlotte, NC, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) looks to pass as North Carolina State Wolfpack linebacker Audie Cole (42) pressures in the fourth quarter. The Wolfpack defeated the Cardinals 31-24 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

Streak for the Cash Picks, September 2

Aug. 24, 2012; Farmingdale, NY, USA; Rory McIlroy tees off the 15th hole during the second round of The Barclays at Bethpage State Park. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

September got off to a thrilling start in Streak for the Cash highlighted by a crazy 42-41 College Football game, an upset in Happy Valley, King Felix going down, the Tigers closing in on first place, a long TD that was on the prop number, and a backdoor cover at Oregon. Today’s board is solid with 14 matchups, but there’s much more in store as next Sunday the schedule will be jam-packed with our first NFL sunday. If you’d like to join CPR for fantasy football check out our mini-games

For my personal entry, it was a great start to the month as I took all three matchups I ended up taking with West Ham, Ohio, and Clemson getting me all green. I’ll try to keep it going today and these are the picks I like the most on the board with just a quick reason why.

Picks for Sunday 9/2

8:30- Arsenal win or draw: Both of these big-name EPL teams are off to disappointing starts. Liverpool played most of their first team Thursday and barely squeaked by against Hearts with a 1-1 draw in the Europa league. They return to the pitch against Arsenal who’s also struggling but has earned back-to-back draws to start the season. They could easily emerge with the same tomorrow, and getting the draw makes them the pick against a tired and underwhelming team in transition from Liverpool. Confidence Meter: 4 (out of 10)

1:10- Miami Marlins: The fish host the Mets and send Mark Buehrle to the hill against Chris Young. Young has been knocked around in his last 10 starts getting just one win and is 0-2 with a 5.91 ERA in his last four. Miami crushed him on August 8 piling on seven runs in 4.1 innings including three long balls. Buehrle has won his last three starts allowing two runs or less in each and lowering his ERA to 3.62 with a 12-11 record. He’s been even better at home going 7-4 with a 2.91 ERA. Confidence Meter: 6

1:40- Rory McIlroy: Rory is rolling. He’s shot back to back -6 at TPC Boston and I’d take him in almost any prop at this point. Louis Oosthuizen is his opponent here who has shot -5, -6 and is in second coming into the third round. Confidence Meter: 5

3:35- Louisville wins by Double Digits: Louisville are 13 point favorites as they host their interstate rival Kentucky. Louisville is led by Teddy Bridgewater who had a solid freshman year and leads 15 returning starters against a Kentucky team that is expected to struggle a bit this season. Kentucky’s defense may be vulnerable as they expect to have six new starters learning the ropes on D. Last year, Louisville beat UK on the road by seven. I think this time the’ll win by 15+ so I’ll gladly take double-digits as the prop. Confidence Meter: 7

4:10- Arizona Diamondbacks: Wade Miley has already won twice this season in LA with a 1.23 ERA. Tomorrow he’ll get a rematch with Chris Capuano who he beat on July 31. Capuano lost his last outing allowing six runs in six innings in the rarefied air of Colorado. The D-Backs have hit Capuano well in the past, but the Dodgers have struggled to hit Miley. Confidence Meter: 5

7:10- 9 Games or More: Maria Sharapova and Nadia Petrova have played eight times in the past with a total of 18 sets. 11 of those 18 have gone nine games or more. These two last met  was in August of 2009 when both games went nine games or more. Confidence Meter: 4

8:08- Detroit Tigers: Chris Sale faces off against Justin Verlander in a marquee pitching matchup on Sunday Night baseball. The Tigers can pull even with Chicago with a win atop the AL Central, so it’s a huge game for both teams. Verlander is at home and has more experience in situations like this. As long as it’s not the All-Star game, Verlander is good in big games. Both pitchers got knocked around a bit their last start, but Sale’s road numbers aren’t as wowing as his home stats. Verlander gave up eight runs in KC earlier this week, but there’s now way he’ll have two rough performances like that back-to-back. He won his only start against Chicago this year. Confidence Meter: 6

September Stats

Total Picks: 6-2

Personal Entry: 3-0-0

Current Streak: W3

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