Streak For The Cash Picks, June 10 Analysis And Previews

June 5, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran (49) is congratulated by second baseman Dan Uggla (26) after giving up hit first hit in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Monday starts another great week in Streak for the Cash with some solid picks from sports around the world before America’s national pasttime seizes the board for tonight. There are options from cricket and soccer early followed by MLB and NCAA baseball tonight. Here’s my quick thoughts on today’s matchups:

6/10 Streak Picks

6:00- South Africa: According to people who know cricket (not me) Pakistan is coming off a bad loss and South Africa is a solid pick here. They are -145 favorites despite some injury issues. If you’re in the red, take a flier on it. Otherwise, I’m staying away. Confidence Meter: 2

1:30- Portugal win: Portugal has the deeper team, so I think they’ll get the win here. I doubt either side fields a full-strength lineup for this exhibition just days after a World Cup Qualifier. Croatia is solid, and getting the draw they’re no joke, but I still think Portugal’s depth comes through for them. Confidence Meter: 3

3:00- Dundalk win or draw: Dundalk is 6-0-1 on the road this season but still get the draw here since Drogheda United is the more well-known squad. Dundalk sites fourth in the table, while Drogheda is two spots further back at #6. The two sides played to a 2-2 draw at Dundalk March 29th of this year. In the best pre-evening pick, I’ll take the draw and Dundalk in this one. Confidence Meter: 5

June 9, 2013; Cary, NC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks center fielder Tanner English (3) makes a running catch against the North Carolina Tarheels during the Chapel Hill Super Regional at Boshamer Stadium. The South Carolina Gamecocks won 8-0. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

7:05- South Carolina Gamecocks: South Carolina crushed UNC 8-0 yesterday after almost winning game one while collecting 15 hits. This is a winner-goes-to-Omaha, loser-goes-home situation and the Gamecocks experience and composure should carry them through. UNC is a talented squad so picking against them is not easy or something to do confidently, but I think SC is the pick. Confidence Meter: 4

7:07- Boston Red Sox: Boston is coming off a solid homestand where they won four of six against he Rangers and Angels. Their 6-2 this month as they head to Tampa where the Rays hast started June 4-4. These AL East rivals know each other well and usually produce plenty of drama. Boston has taken five of their six meetings this season. Confidence Meter: 5

7:08- Yest at least one pitcher throws 14+ pitches in the 1st: John Lackey and Alex Cobb face off in this one. In the chat a user known as Greg E. Fresh did some nice research on # of pitches thrown in the first for each. Lackey has reached 14 pitches in five of his nine starts and is averaging 12.8 in his last six starts. Cobb has reached 14 in seven of his 11 starts averaging 16.1 on the season. This definitely could go either way, but I think the over is a solid pick for at least one of them. Confidence Meter: 6

7:10- Miami Marlins: Miami has won their last two in a row over the Mets and turn to Ricky Nolasco looking for their third three-game winning streak of the season. Nolasco has been been very good recently with a 2.17 ERA in his last four starts. Milwaukee turns to Yovani Gallardo who has struggled mightily allowing 14 runs in his last three starts while pitching only 15 2/3 innings. While streakers are flocking to Milwaukee’s side, I think the Marlins pull this one out. Confidence Meter: 3

Jun 8, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce (32) is congratulated by team mates after hitting a home run during the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

8:05- Cincinnati Reds: The Reds hit Wrigley and take on Chicago in game one of their four game series tonight. They’ll look to bounce back from yesterday’s tough defeat as they face Scott Feldman. Feldman has been outstanding this season except when he faced Cincinnati who crushed him for five runs in 5 1/3 innings on May 24. Manager Dusty Baker will counter Feldman with Homer Bailey who has struggled on the road this year but has a nice track record at Wrigley Field. The two teams have already played nine times this season with the Reds winning seven of those nine including a sweep of the Cubs in Chicago. Confidence Meter: 6

8:20- 9 or fewerThis is a new prop that has Strikeouts+Hits in a two-inning span. If you take the 10+ option, you are saying there will be more than two (K’s or H’s) per half-inning. That seems high to me esp if just one of the four half-innings is 1-2-3. Confidence Meter: 4

9:15- No run scored in 8th inning: No run is almost always the better statistical pick, but one swing of the bat can change that which makes it a risky one. Confidence Meter: 3 1/2 

10:10- Atlanta Braves: The Braves pitching has been outstanding lately and Julio Teheran is a big part of that. He is 4-2 with a 2.13 ERA in his last eight outings as he takes the mound tonight at Petco. He’ll be opposed by Jason Marquis who the Braves have hit well historically. Marquis has a 7.69 career ERA against Atlanta who come in having won seven of their last nine. San Diego has been playing better too, but dropped a tough one in Colorado yesterday as their bullpen struggled. The Padres are 4-5 so far this month. Confidence Meter: 7

Streak Scoreboard-June

Yesterday’s Results: 7-5

Overall Record for the month: 57-60-1

Record in confident picks (confidence 6+): 18-13 (4-0 yesterday)

Personal Entry Results: 16-8-1

Longest Personal Streak: W8

Current Personal Streak: W8 (Egypt & Miami were wins #7 and 8)

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