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Larry's CFB "Best Bet" Situational Stunner

Unlike in the NFL where Larry's opened 9-3, he's gotten off to a slow start in CFB 2020. That CHANGES this weekend, as he serves up his BIGGEST card of the current season (five games in all). Larry's CFB 10* Total of Month & his 10* Big 12 Game of the Year top his card but "DON'T MISS" his "Best Bet" Situational Stunner which has "B-L-O-W-O-U-T written all over it!"

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Larry's NFL "signature" LEGEND Play (4-0 s/July 23)

Larry entered NFL 2020 having earned a profit of $22,458 in '18 & '19. This 37-year vet is off to a great start thru NFL Week 2 TY, going 9-3, +$5,115. Larry's featured four "signature" LEGEND Plays s/July 23, going 2-0 in the NHL (Aug 16 & Sep 5), 1-0 in the NBA (Aug 23) and 1-0 in MLB (Sep 19). 1st LEGEND of NFL 2020 makes it 5-0. Your move!

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YESTERDAY'S PLAYS
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 22, 2020
Brewers vs Reds
Reds
-147 at YouWager
Lost
$147.0
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My 9* Weekly Wipeout is on the Cin Reds at 6:40 ET.

The Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 last night, moving closer toward a postseason berth. It marked Cincy's EIGHTH win in nine games. Both teams are in the mix for a playoff spot, either as a wild card or by finishing second in the NL Central. Right now, 28-27 (.509) Cincinnati is one game ahead of Milwaukee for third place in the division and is also in a near-dead heat with St Louis (26-25, .510) for second-place in the division, which comes with a playoff guarantee

Tonight's pitching matchup features Brett Anderson (3-3, 4.38 ERA) and Sonny Gray (5-3, 3.94 ERA). Anderson had an 'easy go of it' in his most recent start, as the Brewers routed the Cardinals 18-3 last Tuesday. He pitched six solid innings, allowing two ERs on five hits. The Brewers lost his first three stars this season but have gone 4-1 in his last five. That said, he's no more than a journeyman. He's made 196 career appearances (184 starts) with just THREE winning seasons (7-6 in 2010, 10-9 in 2015 and 13-9 in 2019), posting a 62-64 record (4.06 ERA and 1.34 WHIP).

Cincy's Gray put together a pair of 14-win seasons for the Oakland A's in 2014 and '15 (2.91 ERA over those two seasons) but struggled the next four seasons from 2016-18 with the A's and Yankees going 26-32 with a 4.59 ERA, before revitalizing his career with the Reds in 2019 (11-8, 2.87 ERA in 175.1 innings, allowing just 122 hits while striking out 205). Gray was one of the best pitchers in the majors through the end of August, going 5-1 with a 1.94 ERA, a 55-15 KW ratio and a BAA of just .180. However, he got 'blown up' in his first two starts of September vs St Louis and the Chicago Cubs, allowing 11 runs, 11 hits, and six walks, while striking out five in just four innings. Only three days after his most recent start on Sep 10, he was placed on the injured list with a mid-back strain. However, he returns to the mound tonight and his back is apparently healthy enough.

Gray has made eight career starts against the Brewers, posting a 2.56 ERA, as his teams have gone 6-2. Let me also point out Milwaukee's recent roads (as I did last night in winning 6-3 with the Reds), as Milwaukee enters this contest having won just TWICE in its last 10 road games. No reason to think the Brewers will win here!

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 22, 2020
Rays vs Mets
Rays
-125 at Mirage
Lost
$125.0
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My 9* Interleague Game of the Year is on the TB Rays at 7:10 ET.

The NY Yankees were the preseason favorites to represent the AL in the World Series, as well as a strong favorite to win the AL East. However, as the Yankees dealt with significant injuries all season, the 'steady as she goes' Tampa Bay Rays enter tonight's game at Citi Field with the Mets needing just ONE more win to celebrate a division title 10 years in the making. The Rays inched close to the AL East title and delivered another damaging blow to the Mets' postseason hopes Monday night as six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a four-hitter in a 2-1 victory. That win, coupled with the Yankees' 11-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, have the Rays on the verge of winning their third division title in franchise history (have previously won the AL East in 2008 and 2010). Meanwhile, the Mets could win their final SIX and still not make the postseason field.

Taking the mound for tonight's contest will be Tampa Bay's Blake Snell (4-1, 3.05 ERA) and New York's Seth Lugo (2-3, 4.34 ERA). Snell won the AL's Cy Young award in 2018, going 21-5 with a 1.89 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and .178 BAA, He was Tampa's Opening Day starter for the 2019 season and defeated Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros. 5–1. However, he was placed on the injured list on April 16 after breaking a toe on his right foot while moving furniture in his bathroom and missed two starts. He returned but on July 25 it was announced that Snell would undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his left elbow. Due to multiple trips to the disabled list, Snell finished with a 6–8 record  last season (4.29 ERA / 1.27 WHIP / .241 BAA). Snell's been healthy this season, going 4-1 (3.05 ERA / 1.15 WHIP / .220 BAA) in 10 starts, with the Rays going 7-3 in those starts.

Squaring off against Snell will be Seth Lugo, who made all 61 of his 2019 appearances out of the bullpen, posting a 2.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and .192 BAA (he had six saves and 21 holds). He's made 165 career appearances but just 36 starts and this marks his sixth start of 2020. He's lasted a modest 17 innings in his first four starts and while his ERA was 2.65, the Mets are just 1-3. The Mets won his most recent start (9/17 at Philly) 10-6 but they didn't win because of Lugo. In fact, he allowed eight hits and SIX runs while getting just FIVE outs, before the Mets came back for the win.

The 24-30 Mets are losing at the worst possible time. They enter Tuesday leading the majors in batting average (.273) and on-base percentage (.351) but they've scored THREE runs or fewer in six of their last nine games, losing all SIX of those games. Monday loss not only ensured the Mets of their third non-winning season in the last four years but it also dropped them three games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the race for the National League's final wild-card spot and with three other teams, the Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies, to hurdle in between. As noted above, the Mets' playoff hopes are on 'life-support! Meanwhile, expect the Rays to 'party like it's 2010 after this one!

Good luck...Larry

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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Sep 23, 2020
Tigers vs Twins
Twins
-1½ -135 at 5Dimes
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My 10* Run Line Game of the Year is on the Min Twins at 7:40 ET.

The Minnesota Twins won the AL Central in 2019 at 101-61, the team's first 100-win season since 1965. The current Twins are 34-22, leaving the team just a half-game back of the surprising White Sox in the division. Catching the White Sox would be great but also the Twins can also earn home field advantage in the playoffs' first round by owning the best record of any second place team (Twins currently lead the NY Yankees by 1 1/2 games in that 'race'). Minnesota looks to sweep this brief two-game series against the Tigers, after winning 5-4 on a walk-off victory in 10 innings over the Tigers in Tuesday night's series opener. The Tigers have just five games to go in this COVID-shortened season and at 22-31, will end with a losing record for a FOURTH consecutive seasons.

Taking the mound tonight will be Detroit rookie Casey Mize (0-2, 6.08 ERA) going up against Minnesota's Kenta Maeda (5-1, 2.52 ERA). The Tigers selected Mize with the first overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft back on June 25, 2018. He inked a deal with Detroit that featured a $7.5 million signing bonus. He began 2019  in Lakeland and was the Opening Day starter. After making four starts for Lakeland with an 0.35 ERA, the Tigers promoted Mize to the Erie SeaWolves of the Class AA & in his first start for Erie, he tossed a no-hitter. He began the current season in the minors but was promoted to the major league on August 19. He's made six starts in 2020 and has yet to win (tigers are 2-4 in his starts). He owns a 6.08 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season, including two starts vs the Twins in which he has a pair of no-decisions with a 6.43 ERA  (more in a bit).

Maeda had solid success as a starter in his first two seasons with the Dodgers (won 29 games) but was moved to the bullpen last season. Note that he excelled in relief in last year's run to the World Series but the trade to Minnesota gives Maeda the opportunity to return to a full-time starting role. Maeda made his main mark with the Dodgers in the bullpen in the playoffs. Only former teammate Kenley Jansen has made more postseason appearances over the last four seasons and Washington closer Sean Doolittle is the only pitcher with more than 10 postseason games to have a better ERA than Maeda's bullpen ERA of 1.64. However, Maeda made it clear in an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune prior to the season that he prefers a starting role. 

The Twins placed him in the starting rotation right away and Maeda has made that decision look VERY good. He's 5-1 with a 2.52 ERA, 0.76 WHIP and .167 BAA in 10 starts (Minnesota is 7-3). Just FOUR of his 10 starts have been at Target Field but he's been AWESOME, going 2-0 (team is 4-0) with 1.33 ERA and .092 BAA! The Twins are a MLB-best 22-5 at home and note that this pitching matchup is a 're-hook' from an Aug 30 game at Detroit. Casey lasted just three innings in that contest (allowed two runs) and while Maeda pitched decently (6 IP / 3 ERs / 8-0 KW ratio), the Minnesota bats remained silent (just five hits) in a 3-2 Detroit win. Maeda takes the mound for his final playoff tune-up in this one with the Twins still VERY much 'alive' to capture the AL Central title plus surely want to hold on to that 1 1/2-game lead on the Yankees in the battle for the AL's No. 4 seed. Twins in a R-O-U-T!

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
NBA  |  Sep 23, 2020
Celtics vs Heat
Celtics
-3 -107 at pinnacle
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My 10* NBA Conference Finals Game of the Year is on the Bos Celtics at 8:30 ET.

The Celtics dropped the first two games of this best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals against the Heat, each time blowing significant leads (14 points in Game 1 and 17 points in Game 2). However, they then won Game 3 of the series 177-106, while leading wire-to-wire. That contest was on Saturday, meaning that each team has had a three-day break heading into tonight's Game 4. Which team will be best-served by the layoff? Boston is looking to win consecutive playoff games for the first time since the start of its second-round series against the Toronto Raptors, while Miami attempts to respond to just its SECOND loss of the postseason.

Knowing that Game 3 would be followed by three days off for scheduling purposes, the Celtics leaned heavily on their stars in Saturday's crucial win. Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker combined for 72 points, each playing more than 40 minutes. What's more, Gordon Hayward took the court for his first game since an ankle injury sustained on Aug 17 sidelined him for more than a month, and played 31 minutes off the bench! The Celtics shot nearly 48.2 percent from the floor and outscored the Heat 60-36 in the paint, leading by as much as 20 points in the fourth quarter.

Miami is an NBA-best 10-2 SU & ATS this postseason but as Jimmy Butler opined after the team's Game 3 loss, "I think it gets old, playing from behind consistently. Especially against a great team like Boston and what they bring to the table." Butler is averaging a modest 17.0 PPG through the first three games, as PF Bam Adebayo (22.0 & 10.7) and PG Goran Dragic (21.7 & 4.7 APG) have led the way. However, Miami's won with balance scoring this postseason, as all five starters are scoring in double digits plus rookie PG Herro has averaged 14.8 PPG off the bench.

I believed Boston to be the better team at the start of this series, while acknowledging that terrific play of Miami up tom this point. It's "put up or shut up" time from Boston tonight (and for me, by the way)!

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."