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Larry enters Sunday on a 52-32 (62%) MLB run since July 4th (+$12,231 at $100/unit). 2018 FB: 63-40-1, +$17,755 in CFB's reg season and 72-56-5, +$9,709 in the NFL reg season. 3-1 (75%) start to NFLX 2019.
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Larry has set several records in many sports since coming here, but his MLB program is what has set him apart. Make sure you're there for the first pitch of the season, all the way until the final out of the World Series! 


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Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 17, 2019
Dodgers vs Braves
-143 at 1BetVegas
Play Type: Free

My free play is on the LA Dodgers at 7:20 ET.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have long ago separated themselves from the pack in the NL West and they are working on putting the Atlanta Braves "in the rear-view mirror" in the race for the NL's best overall record, as well. LA came to Atlanta for a three-game series Friday night, in a matchup of the two teams with the best records in the National League, and came away with an 8-3 victory. The Dodgers are now  4-0 against the Braves in 2019 and a extend their regular season dominance over the Braves to 18-6 since 2016 (does NOT include LA's 3-1 win over Atlanta in 2018's NLDS). LA is now 82-42 (19 1/2 games up in the division) plus the team now also owns a 10-game lead over the 72-52 Braves, as the NL's top team (Nats have closed within 4 1/2 games of Atlanta in the NL East!).

Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-2, 1.45 ERA) will take the mound tonight for LA, opposed by Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 6.24 ERA). Ryu has established himself as the front-runner for the NL Cy Young Award with a "career-season." He leads the league in ERA, WHIP (0.93) and ranks second in strikeout-to-walk ratio (7.11). He missed one start earlier this month with neck stiffness but returned on Sunday against Arizona and gave up five hits with one walk and four strikeouts over seven shutout innings (LA won 9-3). Ryu has remarkably allowed two ERs or less in 20 of his 22 starts (Dodgers are 17-5 in those starts, giving him a moneyline mark of plus-$972, which ranks 5th-beat among all starters). Foltynewicz has come nowhere matching his 2018 performance this season, one in which he went 13-10 with a 2.85 ERA. That said, he has provided a glimmer of hope that he has rediscovered himself after a six-week stint in the minors. He has picked up wins in his first two starts since being recalled, striking out 14 over 11.1 innings. However, his 5.56 ERA in those two starts should give one pause. Throw in his 1-3 record (6.56 ERA) in five career starts against LA (team is 1-4) plus LA's recent dominance of Atlanta, and why 'step in front of' LA with Ryu on the mound? Case closed. Good luck...Larry
Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 17, 2019
Brewers vs Nationals
-125 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

My 9* Weekend Wipeout is on the Was Nats at 7:05 ET.

The Washington Nationals sat 19-31 back on the morning of May 24 but ended the first half on a 28-11 run. Washington split its first 22 games back from the break but have now won EIGHT of 10 (including FIVE straight), after last night's 2-1 win over Milwaukee. The Nats had just THREE hits but the team's five-game winning streak matches its longest of the season. At 66-55, the Nats improved to 11 games over .500 for the first time since June 9, 2018, closing within 4 1/2 games in the NL East of Atlanta. Washington holds down the top wild-card spot in the National League, while the 63-58 Brewers are one game back of the second wild card spot (two games back of the 1st-place Cards). Milwaukee lost for just the third time in its last nine contests on Friday, going 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position and leaving 13 on base (don't win many games that way!)..

Saturday's pitching matchup is Jordan Lyles (7-8, 4.71 ERA) and Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 3.75 ERA). The 28-year-old Lyles was acquired by the Brewers just hours before he was supposed to start for the Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati on July 29. This his second tour of duty with Milwaukee, as he went 1-0 with a 3.31 ERA in 11 relief appearances for the Brewers last year. Lyles began the 2019 season just 31-52 in his career, while posting a 5.28 ERA. However, he went 5-1 with a 2.81 over his first nine starts (Pirates won EIGHT of the nine). However, Lyles took the mound on July 31 for Milwaukee, with an 0-6 record in his previous eight outings (Pittsburgh was 0-8!), owning a bloated 9.57 ERA over his last nine starts. So what's he done with teh Brewers? He's 2-1 while allowing five runs (three earned) on eight hits over 17 innings (1.59 ERA).

Sanchez was a pleasant surprise last season after signing with Atlanta during spring training, going 7-6 with a 2.83 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. However, he signed a two-year deal in the off-season with Washington. Sanchez opened 0-6 with a 5.10 ERA through nine starts (team was 3-6). He suffered a left hamstring strain in May that cost him 10 days on the injured list and he missed one start. However, he's returned to the rotation to help fuel Washington's recent surge. He's unbeaten in his last 14 starts, going 7-0 with the Nats going 10-4. Sanchez has allowed three ERs or less in 12 of those 14 starts, allowing four ERs in the other two.

I'm "all over" Washington and Sanchez isn this one, as I'm not even remotely 'sold' on Lyles' recent good outings. Lyles hasn't faced Washington this season, but has made 10 appearances (two starts) in his career against them, going 0-2 with a 5.55 ERA. Nats win with "room to spare!"

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 17, 2019
Padres vs Phillies
-110 at pinnacle
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* Oddsmaker's Error is on the Phi Phillies at 7:05 ET.

Bryce Harper hit a walk-off grand slam against the Chicago Cubs in Thursday's 7-5 win, then launched a three-run shot Friday in Philadelphia's 8-4 victory over San Diego. Bringing back former manager Charlie Manuel as hitting coach earlier this has provided immediate dividends. The Phillies have scored 26 runs in three games since Manuel rejoined the club and Harper, in particular, has 'lit it up.' He's 6-of-12 with four HRs and 10 RBI in his last three games. The Philies continue their series with the Padres tonight, going their season-high fifth straight win. Philadelphia is SEVEN games back of the Braves in the NL East but at 64-58, is tied with the Cubs for the NL's second wild card spot.As for the Padres, they are 11-20 since the break and at 56-65, are all but out of the wild card hunt (sit 7 1/2 games back of that second spot with a plethora a teams in betwen). Adding insult to injury, the team's fading playoff hopes (I'm being kind here) took a major 'hit' when rookie sensation Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the 10-day injured list with a stress reaction in his back that is expected to end his season.

Tonight's pitching matchup features Dinelson Lamet (1-2, 3.86 ERA) and Zach Eflin (7-11, 4.49 ERA). Lamet returned from Tommy John surgery on July 4 (he hadn't pitched since 2017) and has struck out 49 and walked 16 in 35 innings over seven starts. He's got a solid ERA and his WHIP is 1.26 plus he's holding opponents to a .214 BAA. Those numbers are fine but he has pitched more than five innings in just ONE of his seven starts. Turning to Eflin, he was banished to the bullpen after losing four successive starts in July, while posting a 12.64 ERA. However, he is getting another shot at the rotation with Jake Arrieta expected to undergo season-ending elbow surgery.

Here's the bottom line. Eflin didn't like being demoted to the bullpen but he took responsibility. "It's ultimately not my decision," Eflin said. "If I don't like it, I should pitch better. I hadn't been really doing my job. Going to the bullpen is another opportunity for me. It's a challenge. I'm a fan of challenges." Eflin allowed just one run in 5.2 innings over four relief appearances and now gets another chance to start. He'll take the mound for a team "on a roll' and with a great opportunity to "make hay" vs the slumping Padres. His mound opponent will likely go no more than five innings (if he's lucky) and will then turn it over to a bullpen with a 4.80 ERA (ranks 22nd in MLB) and one which owns 24 blown saves, the MOST on any big league club. So how is this game a pick'em???

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 17, 2019
Cubs vs Pirates
-140 at 5Dimes
Play Type: Premium

My 8* Daytime Dominator is on the Chi Cubs at 1:35 ET.

The Pittsburgh Pirates came out of the All Star break 44-45, very much alive in the NL wild card hunt. However, last night's 3-2 win over the Cubs was juts the team's SEVENTH in 32 games in the second half. ALL playoff hopes have been wiped away and the Pirates can only play the role of spoiler through Sep 29. That was the case last night, as they scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to 'steal' a victory. It was the FOURTH straight loss for the 64-58 Cubs, who fell out of a tie with the St Louis Cardinals for first place in the NL Central. It also marked the second straight walk-off loss for Chicago, following Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Phillies when Bryce Harper ended the game with a grand slam.

Taking the mound this afternoon will be Jon Lester (9-8, 4.43 ERA) and Steven Brault (3-1, 4.33 ERA). It's hardly been a good season for the veteran Lester. He opened 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA after seven starts (Cubs were 5-2) but then lost three straight, allowing 16 ERs over just 14 innings. Lester did rebound with an excellent seven-start stretch from mid-June to late July, posting a 2.91 ERA (he was 4-1 and the team 5-2) but enters this contest with a 10.93 ERA over his last three starts. Moving to Brault, he has not factored in the decision in 13 of his 17 appearances, including NINE of his 11 starts. Brault came off the injured list on Aug 6, after missing a month due to a shoulder strain. It's no surprise that he has since notched two no-decisions, allowing two runs in 5.1 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug 6 and four runs in 4.2 innings at St Louis last Sunday. The Pirates lost BOTH games, just as they did in the two starts he made prior to going on the DL.

Yes, Chicago is now 23-39 on the road (only the Marlins own a worse road record in the NL), plus came to Pittsburgh 0-10-2 in their last 12 road series. However, as noted, the Pirates are a woeful 7-25 since the break. The Cubs are now ONE game back of the Cards in the division and are tied with Philadelphia for the second wild card. Chicago has LOTS to play for and I'll back the veteran Lester (a three-time World Series champion) here in Pittsburgh. He's 10-6 (3.18 ERA) in 20 career starts vs the Pirates (teams are 12-8) and is 3-0 with a 1.31 ERA in his last four starts at PNC Park. As for Brault, he has no career decisions (there's a SHOCKER!) and a 7.53 ERA in 12 career appearances against the Cubs, including three starts (team is 1-2). Cubs win! Cubs win!

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 18, 2019
Twins vs Rangers
-126 at betonline
Play Type: Top Premium

My 10* LEGEND Play is on the Tex Rangers at 3:05 ET.

The Twins boosted their major league-leading total to 240 HRs in Saturday's 12-7 victory, getting two-run shots from Miguel Sano and C.J. Cron. Minnesota began the week in Milwaukee on Tuesday, a half-game behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central but the Twins enter Sunday's contest with a 2 1/2-game lead. They go for a four-game sweep in Texas today, looking to cap their current trip at 5-1. Minnesota is 39-22 on the road this season, percentage points better than the 40-23 TB Rays for MLB's best road mark. Texas has now lost NINE of its last 11 to fall three games under .500 for the first time since May 18. By opening 0-3 in this series, Texas falls to 1-10-3 in its last 14 series.

Martin Perez (8-5, 4.57 ERA) will take the mound for Minnesota, while Lance Lynn (14-8, 3.54 ERA) gets the ball for Texas. Both pitchers will be matched up against their former teams, as well as one another. Perez spent the bulk of his career with the Texas Rangers before joining Minnesota this year, while Lance Lynn made 20 starts for the Twins a year ago. Perez was signed as an undrafted free agent with Texas in 2007 and went 43-49 with a 4.63 ERA for the Rangers. However, Texas let him leave after a 2018 season in which he went just 2-7 with a 6.22 ERA in 22 appearances, including 15 starts. His most recent 2019 win came against Texas, 15-6 on July 5th in Minnesota. The lefty is coming off a solid outing in his last start (6 IP / 1 unearned run) but in his previous four, had given up 19 ERs over just 21 innings (8.14 ERA).

Lynn won 71 games for the Cards in a five-year span from 2012-17 (he missed the 2016 season) but his 2018 season, split between the Twins and Yanks, was a flop (10-10, 4.77 ERA). However, he has "settled in" with Texas. Lynn opened the second half with a 5-0 win over the Astros but then lost B2B starts with a 6.23 ERA (note: he did strike out 18 in 13 innings). Lynn has rebound from that two-start 'hiccup,' allowing just one ER in each of his last four outings. He may be just 2-2 but don't blame him, as his ERA is 1.44 in that span and he's struck out 32 in 25 innings.

Perez spent seven seasons pitching in Globe Life Park in Arlington but Sunday afternoon will mark the first time the left-hander makes a start for the visiting side. Despite the Rangers' struggles, I don't want any part of Perez in this one. His 7-1 (2.95 ERA) start to the 2019 season (through May 23) is "in the rear-view mirror." He owns just ONE win in his last 13 starts, as his ERA has ballooned almost two full runs, from 2.95 to 4.57. As for his mound opponent, Lynn is 9-1 at home in 12 starts (team is 10-2). Lynn beat Toronto 8-5 back on May 4 (allowed five ERs in six innings) but since then, he's allowed three ERs or less in 15 of his last 18 starts! There's a reason that the slumping Rangers are the favorite against MLB's best road team and that reason is Lynn over Perez!

Good luck...Larry

Matchup Selection W/L
MLB  |  Aug 18, 2019
Padres vs Phillies
+104 at pinnacle
Play Type: Premium

My 8* Daytime Dominator is on the Phi Phillies at 1:05 ET.

The Phillies have brought back former manager Charlie Manuel as their hitting coach and it provided immediate dividends. However, Phildelphia came up short in its fifth attempt at a season-high five-game winning streak last night. The Phillies squandered an early three-run lead in Saturday's 5-3 setback to the Padres but can still earn a series win with a victory in Sunday's rubber match. The 64-59 Phillies are EIGHT games back of the Braves in the NL East but are tied with the Brewers, just ONE game back of the Cubs for the NL's second wild card spot. The Padres won for the just the SECOND time in six games, giving the team a 12-20 record since the break. San Diego is all but out of wild card consideration, as the Padres are 7 1/2 games back of the final berth, with a 'TON' of teams ahead of them.

A pair of lefties will take the mound on Sunday, Joey Lucchesi (7-7, 4.25 ERA) for San Diego and Jason Vargas (6-6, 4.03 ERA) for Philadelphia. Lucchesi has not won since before the break (July 7), going 0-3 (team is 0-6) in that span (5.23 ERA). His struggles actually go back further, as he's got just ONE win in his last nine outings (Padres are 1-8), posting a 5.10 ERA. Vargas will make his fourth appearance for the Phillies, since being acquired at the trade deadline from the Mets. He remains in search of his first win with the Phillies, although he has recorded two quality starts in his first three tries.

Here's the bottom line. The Phillies have clearly underachieved in 2019 but the team is still "right in" the wild card race. Meanwhile, the Padres lost touch with the Dodgers in the NL West long ago and as noted earlier, the team's wild card chances are on 'life-support.' Vargas has had in moments during a career which began in 2005 (this is his SEVENTH team), while Lucchesi has looked 'lost' for EIGHT weeks. What's more, while he owns a 2.91 ERA and 1.08 ERA in Petco Park, his road ERA is a bloated 6.15 in 10 away starts (Padres are 3-7). Philadelphia with Vargas is the bet.

Good luck...Larry


Age: 63 (turns 64 in November).

Years in handicapping: Larry entered his 34th year in the industry in August of 2017.

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, the nation’s longest running pre-game handicapping show on the USA-TV network (also hosted Sports Desk on the same network). 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 30-plus years, you get good at it."

34-Club Play: It represents Larry's 34 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, through the internet. Like his 34-Club plays, expect no more than one play per month, per sport (rated 10*s).

PERFECT STORM: Larry just added these plays the last few years and his accompanying expert analysis makes these popular plays self-explanatory (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 just started releasing these plays in MLB '09 and he's expanded them since, to all sports (rated 8, 9 or 10*s).

Las Vegas Insider: Throughout his 34 years, Larry has become known as "the ultimate Las Vegas insider." The contacts he's developed over more than two 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 8 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 between 8 and 10*s).

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 8 and 10*s).

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).

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!" Almost every Saturday (college) and Sunday (NFL) this football season, get three plays on a single report from Larry (many will be TV games), the originator of the "Superstar Triple Play!"

Release Times: Larry likes to release his picks early so that clients have as much time as possible to shop around. NFL and College Football plays are posted very early in the week (sometimes almost up to a week in advance.) NBA, College hoops and NHL are all posted the day before the game goes off. And the same goes for MLB, with selections posted the night before the game. Sometimes life gets in the way and Ness won't release until the morning of the game, but for the majority of the year Larry likes to say: "The earlier the better!" 

Sports and conferences he excels at handicapping: MLB is Larry's favorite sports to handicap, saying the money is in the statistics. He 'loves' the daily action and the long season. "If I had to pick one sport, I would chose baseball because you’re playing pitchers, streaks, teams that are hot and cold," Ness says. "I also love the NBA and NFL playoffs, the college bowl games plus the college basketball tourneys, which are seasons unto themselves."

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."


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