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             By J. McCarthy
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Pittsburgh is 3-9 in A.J. Burnett's last 12 starts as an underdog. The Pirates are 1-4 their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. Chicago is 5-1 in Jeff Samardzija's last 6 starts as a home favorite. Samardzija has a 0.844 ERA his last 4 starts vs. Pittsburgh. Take Chicago over Pittsburgh for another Best Bet winner. Other plays include Washington over Minnesota and in hockey take Chicago -1 vs. Los Angeles.

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                    MLB
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 Favorite           Odds               Underdog
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              National League
 NY METS        9 1/2-10 1/2              Miami
 CHICAGO CUBS     Even-6             Pittsburgh
 CINCINNATI         6-7               St. Louis
 MILWAUKEE        Even-6           Philadelphia
 COLORADO         Even-6              San Diego
 ARIZONA          Even-6          San Francisco
 Atlanta            6-7              LA DODGERS
              American League
 Texas          6 1/2-7 1/2             TORONTO
 DETROIT            6-7               Cleveland
 Oakland        5 1/2-6 1/2       CHI WHITE SOX
 TAMPA BAY      5 1/2-6 1/2           Baltimore
 NY Yankees         6-7                 SEATTLE
 KANSAS CITY    7 1/2-8 1/2             Houston
 BOSTON (1)     5 1/2-6 1/2           LA Angels
 BOSTON (2)         7-8               LA Angels
                Interleague
 WASHINGTON     7 1/2-8 1/2           Minnesota
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                NBA Playoffs
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 Favorite          Points   (O/U)      Underdog
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              Sunday, June 9th.
                 NBA Finals
            Best of Seven Series
        San Antonio leads series 1-0
 MIAMI               6      (188)   San Antonio
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                NHL Playoffs