Tuesday - July 29, 2008

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Today's Preview: Lots of matchups over different time slots that could end up as a 4-win day. The day marks the start of the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round. We selected two matchups kicking off in the morning with Partizan Belgrad of Serbia favored by a good amount over Inter Buku, a squad from yes, you guessed it Azerbaijan. In the afternoon matchup the Irish team Drogheda makes its streak debut and receives the draw vs. favored Dynamo Kiev from Ukraine. The ATP Tennis tournament in Cincinnati offers two early round matches between mostly even opponents. A few projected tight games are provided in the evening section along with a couple interesting props. Jays ace Roy Halladay took the loss in his last outing against the Rays with only six strikeouts. We have him matched up against the entire Rays pitching staff for most Ks. Also, Ryan Braun takes on Derrek Lee for most total bases. Braun is 4-for-12 with one HR in his career vs. Big Z, while Lee is 16-for46 with 6 HRs vs. Ben Sheets. Best bets: Janko Tipsarevic, Dynamo Kiev, Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres.

Yesterday's Notes: Another day of streak carnage, with the overall winning PCT checking in at an all-time worst 20.9%. All three of the most selected MLB games went the other way, headlined by the night's bigger loser - the Milwaukee Brewers. And include the Red Sox, Rays and A's losses and the leaderboard cleared out with the current leaders with a streak of 7.