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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 12, 2021
Lakers vs Knicks
Knicks
-2 -110 at linepros
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

My 9* Situational Stunner is on the NY Knicks at 7:40 ET.

The Lakers are coming off their best performance since losing both A.D, and LBJ to injuries, Davis (22.5 & 8.4) has missed 25 straight contests due to a strained right calf and James (25.4-7.9-7.9) has missed 11 straight games with a right ankle sprain. The Lakers are 12-13 since Davis last played on Feb.14 at Denver, while they are 5-6 in the 11 games that LBJ has missed. The 33-20 Lakers (No. 5 seed in the West) will be playing their 12th game without the duo, when they visit MSG against the Knicks. New York is 27-27 on the season (East's No. 8 seed) and the Knicks are playing meaningful games in April for the first time in nearly a decade.

LA shot 50.5% (including 19 of 34 on threes) in a 126-101 rout over the Nets in Brooklyn on Saturday. Kyle Kuzma (12.6 & 6.8) has a left calf strain, Wesley Matthews (right Achilles tendon tightness) and Marc Gasol (left hamstring soreness) all sat out on Saturday, plus Dennis Schroder (15.2-3.5-5.3) ejected early in the third quarter. Somehow, the Lakers placed a season-high eight players into double figures while tying a season best with 19 three-pointers. Recently acquired Andre Drummond led the way with 20 points and 11 rebounds in his second game back from sitting out three games with a toe injury. The other four starters (Schroder, Talen Horton-Tucker, Markieff Morris and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope) all scored at least 14 points. 

The Knicks are back in action about 21 hours after holding on for a 102-96 win over the visiting Toronto Raptors on Sunday night. It was New York's second straight win decided by six points or less, following consecutive two-point road losses to the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets and a stretch of FIVE losses in six games. PF Julius Randle (22.8-10.7-6.0) and SF Barrett (17.6 & 5.8) have starred all season for the Knicks. Randle scored eight of his 26 points in the fourth quarter vs the Raptors, while RJ Barrett finished with 19 points, including a clutch three-pointer with 34.9 seconds left. That came two nights after hitting the tie-breaking three-pointer in overtime to beat the Memphis Grizzlies. The Knicks are 'flying under the radar' with FIVE more players averaging between 9.7 and 13.1 PPG. Both PGs are healthy right now in Rose (13.1 & 4.0 APG) and Payton (11.8 & 3.4) plus three SGs are contributing. Burks adds 12.6 & 4.4, Quickly 12.0 and Bullock 9.7.

Not sure where LA's 25-point win over the Nets came from but it's likely that Kuzma, Matthews and Gasol will all miss on Monday. The Knicks are a scrappy bunch and catch the Lakers in a HUGE 'letdown' situation off the win vs Brooklyn.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 12, 2021
76ers vs Mavs
Mavs
+3½ -109 at Draft Kings
Lost
$109.0
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Ultimate Underdog is on the Dal Mavericks at 7:40 ET.

MVP candidate Joel Embiid recently missed 10 games with a bone bruise on his left knee but the 76ers went 7-3 without him. Embiid (29.4 & 11.1) is back and the 76ers are tied with the Nets  for the East's best record (36-17, three games up on the Bucks. Dallas ended a three-year playoff drought last season, led by another potential MVP contender, Luka Doncic. The Mavs were 43-32 (.573) last season but lost in the first round of the playoffs. Much was expected from Dallas this season but at 29-23 (.558), the Mavs are currently the West's No. 7 seed and have surely not overachieved. They are 5 1/2 games up on the West's No. 11 seed (getting into the "Play-In" round which includes the 7-10 seeds seems assured) but they desperately want to catch the 6th-seeded Blazers, who lead them by 1 1/2 games. 

Joining Embiid in Philly's starting lineup are typically PF Harris (20.6 & 7.3), SF Green (9.8 & 3.7) plus guards Simmons (15.0-7.7-7.0) and Curry (12.3), guard Milton (13.7) has been a consistent scorer off the bench plus veteran center Howard has played all 53 games, averaging 6,8 & 8,3 in only 17 minutes. Guard Korkmaz (9.0) has been a nice surprise and just added 20 points and five steals in Philly's 117-93 win at Oklahoma City on Saturday (Embiid led with 27 points and nine rebounds).

Dallas has been streaky all season and hopes to avoid its third loss in four games when hosting the Sixers tonight. The Mavericks fell 119-117 to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday, as DeMar DeRozan hit the winning jumper with 0.5 seconds remaining. Kristaps Porzingis (20.7 & 9.4) paced the Mavericks with 31 points and 15 rebounds while Doncic (28.5-8.1-8.7) added 29 points and seven assists. Doncic has 25 or more points in 11 of his last 13 games. Fellow guards Josh Richardson (12.5) had 16 points and Jalen Brunson (12.8-3.5-3.4) had 11 against the Spurs. Swingman Hardaway (16.2) has mostly come off the ne[-bench, with the Mavs' preferred starters at the forward position are Finney-Smith (8.9 & 5.5) and Kleber (7.6 & 5.5).

Here's the rub. The Mavs can play with any team and I view them as a VERY 'live' home dog in this one!

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 12, 2021
Indians vs White Sox
White Sox
-131 at linepros
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Division Game of the Month (AL Central) is on the Chi White Sox at 8:10 ET.

The Chicago White Sox made the playoffs for the first time since 2008 last year, ending a run of SEVEN consecutive losing seasons, In 2021, the White Sox are hoping to bring home their first World Series championship since 2005 and only the second since 1917. The Cleveland Indians won the AL Central title from 2016-18 but missed the playoffs in 2019, despite 93 wins. Cleveland was back in the postseason last year (35-25) but was eliminated by the Yankees in the wild card round, The Indians are 5-3 to open the 2021 season but will spend this week on the road, with four games in Chicago against the White Sox (Mon-Thu) and then three games at Cincinnati. The White Sox are just 4-5 to open 2021 but have only played twice at home (1-1). However, the Indians won EIGHT of 10 meetings with the White Sox in 2020.

Cleveland enters on a four-game winning streak after concluding a three-game series of the Detroit Tigers with a 5-2 victory on Sunday. Chicago lost three of its first four games but then went 12-for-39 (.307) with runners in scoring position in winning three of its next four contests. However, the White Sox blew a pair of one-run leads on Sunday in taking a 4-3 loss in 10 innings against the Kansas City Royals. Cleveland's rotation owns a 2.70 ERA and will open this series with Triston McKenzie (0-0, 2.45 ERA). Carlos Rodon (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will get the ball for Chicago.

McKenzie went 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA in six starts last season (Indians were 3-3) and began this season by allowing a run, two hits and four walks in 3.2 innings during last Monday's 3-0 loss to Kansas City. The Indians have said that they will monitor McKenzie's workload closely since he went two years without pitching due to injuries and threw just 33.1 innings last season. Carlos Rodon missed the majority of last season due to left shoulder soreness but opened 2021 with five scoreless innings (allowed just two hits) in last Monday's 6-0 win in Seattle (he settled for a no-decision). Rodon has made 15 career starts vs Cleveland and while he's just 5-4 (team is 7-8), he' owns an excellent 2.83 ERA. The Indians averaged just 3.9 RPG in 13 contests vs left-handers and I'm backing Rodon and the White Sox in this one.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 12, 2021
Nationals vs Cardinals
Cardinals
-132 at pinnacle
Lost
$132.0
Play Type: Top Premium

My 9* Weekly Wipeout is on the StL Cards at 7:45 ET.

The Washington Nationals made a memorable run in winning the 2019 World Series but followed by going just 26-34 in 2020, finishing last in the NL East. The pandemic-depleted Nationals of 2021 have opened 1-5 (.167), giving them the worst record in MLB. Washington will try to snap a five-game losing streak when they visit the 5-4 St Louis Cardinals for a three-game series starting Monday. The Cardinals know all about dealing with COVID-19, as the Cards were kept off the field from July 30 through August 14 last season. However, the Cards somehow managed to earn a wild card spot with a 30-28 record

Erick Fedde (0-1, 27.00 ERA) of Washington and John Grant (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will each make their second starts of the season in Monday's game. Faded is in his fifth season with Washington and in 47 appearances (35 starts), is just 8-12 with a 5.29 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. He allowed six runs (five earned) of a 7-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves on April 7. His only career start vs St Louis came back in 2018 when he allowed four ERs over five innings of an 11-8 loss (he got a no-decision). Gant is in his sixth season but he's started just 29 times in his 135 career appearances. Gant didn't allow an earned run in four innings during a 4-2 victory over Miami on April 6 (got a no-decision). His most recent starts vs Washington came in 2018 (two), as he allowed just one ER over 9.2 innings (0.93 ERA) with the Cards winning both games.

The Nats are a mess right now, having lost FIVE in a row and enter having averaged 2.83 RPG (28th of 30 teams). Washington was just 15-28 vs righties last season, including 6-14 on the road, averaging 3.9 RPG. The losing continues for Washington, as St Louis wins "with room to spare!"

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 12, 2021
#Red Sox vs #Twins
#Twins
-143 at linepros
P
Play Type: Top Premium

My 8* Afternoon Delight is on the Min Twins at 2:10 ET.

The Red Sox won the 2018 World Series but missed the postseason in 2019. Then game the COVID-shortened 2020 season in which Boston went 24-36. How bad was last year? The last time the Red Sox owned a winning percentage worse than its .400 from 2020 was 1965, when Boston went 62-100 (.383). The Red Sox opened the 2021 season with THREE straight losses while scoring just FIVE runs. However, Boston has won SIX in a row, averaging 8.8 RPG. Minnesota entered the current season off three playoff appearances in the previous four seasons, winning the AL Central in both 2019 and 2020. The Twins started 3-1 this season but enter this contest just 2-3 in their last five games after losing Saturday and Sunday at home to Seattle.

A pair of lefties get the start on Monday from Minnesota (first of a four-game series), as Martin Perez (0-0, 5.40 ERA) starts for the Red Sox and J.A. Happ gets the nod for the Twins (0-0, 2.25), Perez was 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 2020 for Boston and opened the current season allowing three ERs in five innings of a 6-5 Boston win over Tampa Bay. Perez went 10-7 with a 5.12 ERA for the Twins in 2019. and he's 0-3 with a 5.32 ERA in four career starts against Minnesota (teams were 1-3). J.A. Happ is in his 15th MLB season and the Twins are his SEVENTH team. His Minnesota debut saw him allow one ER over four innings on April 6, taking a no-decision in a 4-3 Minnesota loss.

No doubt that the Red Sox are on 'fire' but all streaks come to an end and note Minnesota's offense in no slouch, averaging 6.11 RPG while batting .283 (rank 4th in both categories). Perez has had a mediocre career in going 56-61 with a 4.71 ERA and 1.48 WHIP entering the 2021 season. Meanwhile, Happ is 13-5 with a 3.06 ERA in 27 career starts vs Boston with his teams going 19-8. Boston struggled vs left-handers in 2020, going 7-17 overall and this season has opened 2-2.

Good luck...Larry

PICKS IN PROGRESS
Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Apr 13, 2021
Celtics vs Blazers
Blazers
-1 -105 at linepros
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Oddsmaker's Error of the Month is on the Por Blazers at 10:10 ET.

The Boston Celtics entered their Sunday game in Denver having won FOUR of five but those four wins had come over Houston and Minnesota (currently tied for the NBA's worst record at 14-4) plus wins over the Hornets and Knicks (two teams that are basically .500 teams). The loss came at home to Philly. The Denver game was a test and I guess the Celtics 'passed.' However, Boston was down 14 points with just over 14 minutes left in that game, before outscoring the Nuggets 40-8. Kudos to Boston but what happened to the Nuggets, who followed Sunday's collapse by allowing Curry to score 53 points last night in a loss at Golden St? Portland is dealing with its own issues after sustaining four losses in the last six games, with those four defeats during the stretch coming by an average of 15.8 points!

Tatum (25.7-7.1-4.2) and Brown (24.3-5.8-3.5) have been terrific all season plus guards Walker (17.6 & 5.0 APG) and Smart (13.4 & 5.6 APG) have put injuries behind them. Theis (9.5 & 5.2) was moved at the trade deadline, so it's Williams (9.5 & 5.2) and Thompson (8.0 & 7.0) sharing center duties. Lillard (28.7-4.2-7.6) is having another All Star season plus fellow guard McCollum (23.5-3.8-4.6) and center Nurkic (9.3 & 7.5) are back after missing significant time with injuries. Antony (13.1) has been solid all season off the bench, center Kanter (12.1 & 11.9) filled in for Nurkic when he was out and continues to play well since his return. PF Covington (9.1 & 6.6) and SF Jones (7.7 & 4.1)) were added prior to the season and have been solid. Tent (15.0) was moved at the trade deadline but in return the Blazers got Powell, who has averaged 16.3 points in his nine games as a Blazers.

Boston's 28-26 (East's No. 7 seed) but is just ONE game back of the East's No. 4 seed (Atlanta). Portland is 31-22 (No. 6 seed), two games up on Dallas and 3 1/2 up on Memphis. Ahead of them are the Lakers (by 1 1/2-games) and the Nuggets (by 2 1/2-games). I think the Blazers are undervalued here and expect a solid win but any kind of a win will "get the cash" with this pointspread.

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 13, 2021
Yankees vs Blue Jays
Blue Jays
-112 at pinnacle
Won
$100
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Division Game of the Month (AL East) is on the Tor Blue Jays at 7:07 ET.

The Yankees and the Blue Jays continue their three-game series in Toronto on Tuesday, after the Yankees won 3-1 Monday behind Gerrit Cole's six-inning effort (allowed just one run on three hits and eight Ks). Kyle Higashioka did all the damage the Yankees needed with two HRs and three RBI, while the Jays managed just five hits in falling to 4-6 (Yankees are 5-5).

Taking the mound on Tuesday will be New York's James Taillon and Toronto's Hyun-Jin Ryu Taillon's first season was 2016 with Pittsburgh and in 2018, went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts (Pirates were 20-12). Taillon's 2019 season was cut short due to a forearm injury and he was shut down for the remainder of the season on August 2 to undergo surgery. He was 2–3 with a 4.10 ERA in 7 starts. His 2019 surgery to repair a flexor tendon as well as UCL revision led him to miss all of 2020. The Pirates traded Taillon to the New York Yankees in January of 2021. He lasted 4.2 innings in his 2021 debut (allowed two ERs) but had a 7-0 KW ratio.

Ryu pitched for the Dodgers from 2013 through 2019, winning 14 games in three different seasons. The best of those was in 2019 when he went 14-5 with a 2,32 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. He had a strong 2020 season for Toronto, going 5-2, 2.69 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 12 starts (team was 9-3). Toronto made back-to-back appearances in the ALCS in 2015 and 2016 but three losing seasons followed, before the Blue Jays surprised all going 32-28 in 2020. However, Toronto was eliminated by Tampa Bay 2-0 in a best-of-three series.

Ryu was Toronto's ace last season (see results above) and he's had two solid outings in 2021, allowing four ERs over 12.1 innings (2.92 ERA) with a 12-1 KW ratio. The Yankees were just 3-7 on the road vs lefties in 2020 (averaged only 3.1 RPG) and entered last night 0-3 vs lefties in 2021, averaging 3.3 RPG. The Yankees did win vs lefty Robbie Ray on Monday but Ray allowed just a two-run HR in five innings. What Ryu is missing so far in 2021 is a "W" and with some help from the Toronto bats, gets his first win of 2021 right here!

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Apr 13, 2021
Cubs vs Brewers
Cubs
+130 at linepros
Won
$130
Play Type: Top Premium

My 9* Situational Stunner is on the Chi Cubs at 7:40 ET.

The Cubs and Brewers (NL Central rivals) meet again in Milwaukee on Tuesday, after the Brewers won 6-3 last night in the first of this three-game series. The Cubs have now lost FIVE of their last six, scoring three or less runs in five of those six. In contrast, the Brewers have won five of their last six games, having scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in FIVE of their last six games.

The pitching matchup features the teams' respective aces, Chicago's Kyle Hendricks and Milwaukee's Brandon Woodruff. Hendricks has yet to win in his previous two starts of 2021 (he's 0-1 and the team 0-2), as has Woodruff. However, the Brewers are 2-0 in Woodruff's starts with him posting a 2.45 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and a 13-2 KW ratio. These two squared off against each other on April 7 in Wrigley, with BOTH pitching well. Hendricks threw six scoreless innings (6-1 KW ratio), while Woodruff pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit with an 8-0KW ratio.

At the moment, the Cubs are struggling (can't find their offense) while the Brewers are playing well. However, in this quick "re-hook," I'll side with Hendricks, who in 24 career starts (most vs any opponent) owns a 2.72 ERA and 1.04 WHIP vs Milwaukee. The Cubs will break out of their batting slump sometime and I believe Hendricks won't need too much here to earn the "W."

Good luck...Larry

SERVICE BIO

Age: 65 (turns 66 in November).

Years in handicapping: Larry entered his 36th year as a professional handicapper in August of 2019.

Achievements in handicapping: 1985 Castaway’s Pro Football Challenge Champion, then the most prestigious handicapping contest in Las Vegas; 1999 Stardust Invitational semi-finalist.

A member of the original cast of Proline (began in 1985), the nation’s longest running pre-game handicapping show on the USA-TV network (also hosted Sports Desk on the same network from 1996-98). In then joined the panel of The Winning Edge in the early 2000s. Although well-known on TV for his expert game analysis and no-nonsense handicapping style, Larry may be best known for his radio work. He hosted his own syndicated call-in radio show, Sports Central. It aired live from Bally's Casino in Las Vegas in the early to mid-90s and at one time was heard in more than 100 markets.

Systems used for handicapping a game: Fundamental and statistical analysis. "I'm not typically a trend and system kind of guy," Ness says. "I look at team strengths and weaknesses and compare them. It’s an all-encompassing thing and over 35-plus years, you get good at it."

Star Ratings: 9 and 10*s are considered "Best Bets." All other plays are rated between 6 and 8*s, depending on strength and/or price.

Release Times: Larry releases "daily sports" (MLB, NBA, NCAAB and NHL) on the day of the game. His full card is almost always available by 10:00 ET (save Late-Breaking games). In the FB season, Larry begins releasing plays as early as Tuesday. His full CFB card is typically complete by Thursday (on Friday, at the latest) and his full NFL card will be mostly complete by Friday (definitely by Saturday at 3:00 ET). 36-Club Play: It represents Larry's 36 years in the business and gets his highest star rating (10*s). Expect no more than one of these plays per month, per sport during the regular season. LEGEND Play: Larry's often been referred to as a Las Vegas legend and he's 'borrowed' the title for his other "signature play.". Larry's LEGEND Plays were previously available to only a select group of private clients but they are now available to all, via the internet. Like his 36-Club plays, expect no more than one play per month, per sport (rated 10*s). Game of the Month and Game of the Year Plays: Always rated 10*s. Las Vegas Insider: Throughout his 36 years "in the business," Larry has become known as "the ultimate Las Vegas insider." The contacts he's developed over more than three decades (on both sides of the 'counter'), are arguably "unmatched!" He confers daily with 'his 'friends' and when "all the stars align on the same game," Larry releases an exclusive Las Vegas Insider (rated between 7 and 10*s). Oddsmaker's Error Plays: Larry uses this term with "great respect" (and not very often), as he counts among his very closest friends many of Las Vegas' most famous and respected Sport Book directors (past and present). However, when Larry feels "the line is significantly off," he'll release one of these "not to be missed" plays (rated 9 or 10*s). Situational Stunners: Larry's a fundamental handicapper at heart but he does pay attention to team and situational trends (especially in MLB). When his fundamental handicapping and a strong trend or situation match up, he releases a Situational Stunner. He began releasing these plays in MLB '09 and he's expanded them since,to all sports (rated from 7-10*s, based on strength and/or price for moneyline sports). PERFECT STORM: Larry just added these plays the last few years and his accompanying expert analysis makes these popular plays self-explanatory (typically rated 9 or 10*s but moneyline sports may be rated 7 or 8*s due to price). Weekly and Weekend Wipeout Winners: Larry added this self-explanatory moniker just a few years ago. They've become immensely popular and why not? Who wouldn't want a game that has "blowout written all over it," supported by Larry's expert analysis (rated between 7 and 10*s, depending on strength and price). Superstar Triple Play: Over the years, many of Larry's regular clients have clamored for more three-game reports. You asked for it and Larry's responded. Back in the late 1980s and into the mid 1990s, 900-numbers became "the rage." While a panel member of Proline (see above), Larry created the Superstar Triple Play. One call got you three Superstar Triple Plays (in a particular sport). For almost a decade, anywhere from 1,500 to 3,500 callers responded each weekend, when Larry offered his famous "Superstar Triple Play" pitch on Proline. Starting in 2009, Larry began going "Back to the Future!" Look for 3-game reports this FB season on Saturday (college) and Sunday (NFL). Get three plays on a single report from Larry (many will be TV games), the originator of the "Superstar Triple Play!". Late-Breaking Plays: Larry will always go back and take a "second look" at each day's card, after posting all his games. When he finds something he missed the first time around, he'll release a Late-Breaking Play. These plays are more prevalent in sports like baseball and basketball than football (typically rated at 8 or 9*s).

Quote: "No one works any harder and my work-product speaks for itself," Ness says. "I have a no-nonsense style and my logic is easy to follow. Anyone buying my plays will know exactly what I was thinking when I made the selection. After 34 years, the Larry Ness brand is instantly recognizable and my analysis ranks with the best in the industry."