Odds and Trends in Major League Baseball (Sept. 12th)

MLB Sep 12, 2022

Trends can be quite useful when handicapping Major League Baseball games.

So, we've gathered dozens of trends for today's baseball action and we are sharing them here at POINTSPREADS.CA in our daily report.

THE DAILY ODDS:

First, here's a look at the current odds and totals for all of today's games at SPREADS.CA.

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National League

Pittsburgh (51-88) @ Cincinnati (56-82)
— Wilson is 0-2, 7.88 in his last four starts.
— Pirates are 5-9 in his last 14 starts
— over 5-0-1 last six
— allowed run in first inning: 9-17
— record in first 5 innings: 7-7-3
— He is 0-1, 4.61 in two starts vs Cincinnati TY.
— Pirates are 8-26 in their last 34 games.
— Pittsburgh is 23-45 on road.
— over 4-2 last six games
— scored run in first inning: 25-139
— record in first 5 innings: 43-69-26
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.2-3-2
— Minor is 3-0, 3.91 in his last four starts.
— Cincinnati is 4-13 in his starts.
— under 8-2-1 last 11
— allowed run in first inning: 2-17
— record in first 5 innings: 5-8-4
— He is 1-1, 6.75 in two starts vs Pittsburgh TY.
— Reds are 5-5 in last ten games.
— Cincinnati is 29-39 at home.
— over 5-2-1 last eight games
— scored run in first inning: 33-138
— record in first 5 innings: 46-70-22
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 1-4-5



Chicago (58-82) @ NY Mets (89-52)
— Assad is 0-1, 2.51 in three starts.
— Chicago is 1-2 in his starts.
— under 1-0-2
— allowed run in first inning: 0-3
— record in first 5 innings: 2-1
— He hasn’t pitched against New York.
— Cubs lost 11 of last 14 games.
— Cubs are 28-40 on road.
— under 4-0 last four games
— scored run in first inning: 46-140
— record in first 5 innings: 55-61-24
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2-5-4
— Bassitt is 6-0, 2.53 in his last seven starts.
— Mets won his last eight starts
— over 3-1 last four
— allowed run in first inning: 4-26
— record in first 5 innings: 16-6-4
— He is 0-0, 3.00 in one start vs Chicago.
— Mets split their last eight games.
— Mets are 46-23 at home.
— over 8-2 last ten games.
— scored run in first inning: 49-141
— record in first 5 innings: 76-38-27
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4.1-3-2



Los Angeles (96-42) @ Arizona (66-73)
— Anderson is 2-2, 2.52 in his last six starts.
— Dodgers are 19-5 in his starts
— under 8-2-1 last 11
— allowed run in first inning: 6-24
— record in first 5 innings: 14-6-4
— He is 2-0, 1.39 in two starts vs Arizona TY.
— Dodgers are 6-1 in last seven games.
— Los Angeles is 47-24 on road.
— over 8-0-1 last nine games
— scored run in first inning: 49-138
— record in first 5 innings: 81–31-26
— bullpen IP last 3 days: x-2-4
— Nelson blanked San Diego for 7 IP in his first MLB start.
— Arizona is 1-0 starts
— under 1-0
— allowed run in first inning: 0-1
— record in first 5 innings: 0-1
— He hasn’t pitched against Los Angeles.
— Diamondbacks are 10-7 in last 17 games.
— Arizona is 37-34 at home.
— over 14-5 last 19 games
— scored run in first inning: 40-138
— record in first 5 innings: 61-45-32
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 5.1-2-3



Atlanta (87-53) @ San Francisco (67-73)
— Wright is 4-0, 3.30 in his last five starts.
— Braves are 15-2 in his last 17 starts
— over 5-3 last eight
— allowed run in first inning: 6-26
— record in first 5 innings: 18-5-3
— He is 1-0, 7.11 in two games (1 start) vs San Francisco.
— Braves are 23-7 in their last 30 games.
— Atlanta is 40-28 on road.
— over 6-2 last eight games.
— scored run in first inning: 38-140
— record in first 5 innings: 77-45-18
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2.2-2-5
— Cobb is 2-0, 2.17 in his last five starts.
— Giants are 2-7 in his last nine starts
— under 9-5 last 14
— allowed run in first inning: 4-23
— record in first 5 innings: 6-9-8
— He is 1-0, 1.93 in two starts vs Atlanta.
— Giants lost five of last seven games.
— San Francisco is 37-32 at home.
— under 5-0 last five games
— scored run in first inning: 31-140
— record in first 5 innings: 54-61-25
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2.2-2-8

American League

LA Angels (60-78) @ Cleveland (72-65)
— Detmers is 2-2, 3.81 in his last five starts.
— Angels are 4-11 in his last 15 starts.
— under 7-5-1 last 13
— allowed run in first inning: 8-21
— record in first 5 innings: 8-8-5
— He is 1-1, 4.15 in two starts vs Cleveland.
— Angels are 9-6 in last 15 games.
— Angels are 30-39 on road.
— under 7-4-1 last 12 games
— scored run in first inning: 40-140
— record in first 5 innings: 63-57-20
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2.1-4-6
— Pilkington is 0-2, 6.38 in his last four starts.
— His last start was July 20.
— Cleveland is 4-5 in his starts
— under 8-1
— allowed run in first inning: 3-9
— record in first 5 innings: 1-3-5
— He hasn’t pitched against Anaheim.
— Guardians are 5-1 in their last six games.
— Cleveland is 33-30 at home.
— under 22-7-2 last 31 games.
— scored run in first inning: 42-137
— record in first 5 innings: 56-55-26
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 4-2-2.2



Houston (90-50) @ Detroit (54-86)
— Valdez is 5-1, 2.57 in his last six starts
— Astros are 16-6 in his last 22 starts.
— under 3-0-1 last four
— allowed run in first inning: 5-27
— record in first 5 innings: 14-7-6
— He is 0-1, 4.76 in three starts vs Detroit.
— Astros are 13-5 in their last 19 games.
— Houston is 43-28 on road.
— under 12-4-1 last 17 games
— scored run in first inning: 47-140
— record in first 5 innings: 83-36-21
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2-4-4
— Rodriguez is 1-1, 5.29 in his last three starts.
— Tigers are 5-7 in his starts.
— over 8-4
— allowed run in first inning: 6-12
— record in first 5 innings: 4-8
— He is 1-3, 7.03 in seven starts vs Houston.
— Tigers are 4-8 in their last 12 games.
— Detroit is 30-40 at home.
— over 5-2-1 last eight games
— scored run in first inning: 26-140
— record in first 5 innings: 46-74-20
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 2.1-0.2-3



Tampa Bay (77-58) @ Toronto (78-61)
— Tampa Bay is 24-11 in its last 35 games.
— Rays are 39-33 on road.
— under 5-3 last eight games
— scored run in first inning: 39-138
— record in first 5 innings: 65-49-24
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 6-7.1 -6.1
— Berrios is 2-0, 4.07 in his last four starts.
— Blue Jays are 10-2 in his last 12 starts.
— over 14-7-1 last 22
— allowed run in first inning: 8-27
— record in first 5 innings: 11-9-7
— He is 1-3, 5.45 in six starts vs Tampa Bay.
— Blue Jays are 10-3 in their last 13 games.
— Toronto is 38-29 at home.
— over 10-6-1 last 17 games
— scored run in first inning: 44-139
— record in first 5 innings: 54-52-33
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3-3.2-3



Interleague Game(s)

Texas (60-79) @ Miami (57-82)
— Otto is 2-0, 5.33 in his last five starts.
— Rangers are 5-1 in his last six starts.
— under 8-5 last 13
— allowed run in first inning: 5-22
— record in first 5 innings: 7-12-3
— He hasn’t pitched against Miami.
— Gray is 0-2, 9.00 in his last two starts.
— Rangers are 10-9 in his starts.
— over 11-8
— allowed run in first inning: 8-19
— record in first 5 innings: 9-6-4
— He is 4-3, 3.67 in eight starts vs Miami.
— Rangers lost 12 of last 14 games.
— Texas is 31-39 on road.
— under 7-1 last eight games
— scored run in first inning: 38-139
— record in first 5 innings: 48-63-28
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.1-3
— Rogers is 0-5, 5.75 in his last six starts.
— Marlins are 1-8 in his last nine starts
— under 4-1 last five
— allowed run in first inning: 7-21
— record in first 5 innings: 4-14-3
— He hasn’t pitched against Texas.
— Garrett is 0-3, 4.64 in his last four starts.
— Marlins are 5-8 in his starts
— under 10-3
— allowed run in first inning: 4-13
— record in first 5 innings: 5-7-1
— He hasn’t pitched against Texas.
— Miami is 17-43 in its last 60 games.
— Marlins are 27-40 at home.
— over 4-0 last four games.
— scored run in first inning: 22-139
— record in first 5 innings: 47-64-28
— bullpen IP last 3 days: 3.1-5.1-5.2

Note:  Credit for much of this data goes to ArmadilloSports. com.

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