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Scorching Hot on the Bases!

CE Manager 3 hours, 23 minutes ago
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The MLB season is in full swing and baseball is one of those sports where both players and handicappers can fall victim to the dreaded "slow start".

Not to worry, as the Covers Experts have come out of the gates on fire and are currently riding some epic hot streaks on the diamond.

Jump on board and tail these 'sharps' right to the bank!

 

Marc Lawrence: 17-2 (89%) L19 MLB picks, with $11,826 earned

- 10* MLB Never Top of the Ticket Key Play

 

Larry Ness: 14-2 (88%) L16 MLB picks, with $11,854 earned

- MLB Las Vegas Insider

- 10* MLB Goin' Over Total

 

Experts Consensus: 12-2 (86%) L14 MLB picks, with $8,408 earned

- Stay tuned for today's MLB Consensus picks

 

Power Sports: 28-13 (68%) L41 MLB picks, with $8,991 earned

- 3-Game MLB Power Sweep

 

Steve Merril: 26-11 (70%) L37 MLB picks, with $11,284 earned

- Stay tuned for Steve's Monday MLB plays

 

AAA Sports: 30-19 (61%) L49 MLB picks, with $13,340 earned

- 10* MLB Game of the Week

 

Jesse Schule: 21-10 (68%) L31 MLB picks, with $7,780 earned

- MLB *Texas Chainsaw Massacre*

 

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A fresh slate of series are on tap today with plenty of opportunity to cash in. Enjoy the games and take it to the books!

 

- Covers Team

May Good Month/Bad Month Pitchers

CE Manager 18 hours, 33 minutes ago
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By: Marc Lawrence

Horse racing fans recognize May as the month of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. For baseball purists May is simply the 2nd month of the 2016 MLB season.  But for die-hard baseball fans, namely those who enjoy handicapping America’s pastime, it signals our annual May Good Month/Bad Month pitchers report.

Listed below are hurlers that have enjoyed a two-to-one or better success ratio in team-starts over the course of the last three seasons during the month of May. On the flip side, we've also listed pitchers that struggle in May, winning 33% percent or less of their team-start efforts. To qualify pitchers must have made a minimum of 10 starts, with at least one start each April over the last three years. And for your convenience alongside each record we break down each pitcher’s greatest success or greatest failure rate either home (H) or away (A) within his good or bad month.

 

Note: * designates a categorical repeat appearance by this pitcher, maintaining status quo from last season’s May list. 

 

GOOD MONTH PITCHERS:

 

De La Rosa , Jorge • 11-3 (5-1 A)

The Colorado right-hander had a rough April and will look to find his groove this month. The normally reliable right-hander has start and stop windup and still has low 90's fastball with tail action. He will need to spot pitches better and have more control with slider and changeup to match past numbers. Update - Went on 15-day DL on 4/27 with groin. 

 

Hernandez, Felix • 11-5 (8-3 A)

Though the "King" does not have the same velocity as a few years ago, he has more pitches he throws for strikes. Thus, he's not going to be as dominant as often, but he's making the transition away from pure power pitcher to smarter hurler to get batter out.

 

Hughes, Phil • 10-4 (6-1 H)

Never the ace many envisioned in his younger days with the Yankees, Hughes is a dependable starter for Minnesota, who commands low-90's fastball and spins a tight-curve. His walk-to-strikeout command is excellent but the biggest problem is staying focused inning after inning and has always been prone of losing concentration.

 

Porcello, Rick • 11-5 (8-1 A)

Sinker-ball pitcher who tried to become strikeout chucker with big contract in Boston last year and failed miserably. Has gone back to what he does best so far this season, which has batters beating the ball into the ground. A true No. 3 or No. 4 starter in the rotation whose not comfortable being depended on for more.

 

*Sale, Chris • 10-1 (5-0 A)

A true strikeout machine who, at 27, has gained the confidence to also be clubhouse leader. At 6'6 and thin, all arms and legs with funky left-side delivery, has mid to upper 90's fastball and catcher seldom has to move once target is set. Headliner of an overabundance of White Sox lefty starters. 

 

*Scherzer, Max • 13-4 (6-1 H)

Since the middle of last season, has been pedestrian performer, more like was with Arizona, with ERA over 4.25. Scherzer depends on clean mechanics for velocity and tilt on breaking pitches. It seems to come and go without warning. Washington is looking for the pitcher they had the first half of last year as right-hand version of Clayton Kershaw when he was unhittable. 

 

*Vogelsong, Ryan • 12-3 (6-1 A)

 Now with Pittsburgh, lost starting job in spring training and now works in long relief or as spot starter. Not likely to change at 38 unless injuries occur. 

 

*Weaver, Jered • 10-2 (6-1 H)

After shoulder issues in the spring related to tightness, which had his fastball topping out at 81-82, Weaver got stretched out and is now serviceable mid-rotation pitcher, who knows how to works counts and change speeds. Fastball still only in mid-80's but throws so many off-speed pitches his fastball is looking quicker to hitter's thus far. 

 

Zimmermann, Jordan • 11-5 (7-1 H)

The formers Nats pitcher took an immediate liking to the American League and went 24 1/3 innings before giving up a run in 2016. Has four good pitches he can keep in the zone and is frontline hurler. For whatever reason, seldom pitches beyond the seventh inning. 

 

 

BAD MONTH PITCHERS:

 

Hamels, Cole • 5-12 (2-6 A)

Has fit in comfortably at Texas, with still good fastball that moves late when low in the zone, excellent cutter and still one of the best changes in the game. Part of poor record is he's been on some bad teams of late in Philadelphia and has thrown better when the weather heats up, which is not a problem in Dallas.

 

Peralta, Wily • 3-12 (1-6 A) 

Been hit hard thus far in 2016, not keeping fastball down and delivering too many room service sliders. Peralta lacks great stuff and even when he's at his best, not many swings and misses. Note: Figures represent career start marks.

 

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Sunday Selections: Ride The Wave!

CE Manager May 1, 2016
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The month of April was a winning one for the Covers Experts and with spring in the air, expect this profit surge to continue.

Some impressive streaks will be put to the test and with a big day of basketball, hockey, and baseball on tap, make sure you have the strongest plays on your ticket.

NBA

Zack Cimini has been red-hot since joining Covers Experts and enters today on a 20-5 (80%) NBA run that has seen him bank $13,185.

- Cimini's NBA Sunday ATS Key Position

Steve Merril has been a profit machine on the hardwood lately, going 11-4 (73%) on his last 15 plays, earnined $6,640.

- 10* NBA Playoffs TV Cash - Pacers/Raptors

 

NHL

Al McMordie is becoming well known for his hockey expertise and this postseason has been no exception. Big Al has cashed 15 of his last 19 releases, leaving him $8,316 in the black.

- Big Al's 10* NHL Elite Info Winner

After a slow start to the playoffs, Ben Burns has returned to his dominant form on the ice, going 8-3-1 (73%) over the last week and a half, earning $2,824 of the house's money.

- Burns' 10* NHL Blue Chip Total

 

MLB

Marc Lawrence has been scorching hot on the diamond, owning an incredible 16-2 (89%) run over the last 3 weeks that has produced $10,826 of profit.

- 10* MLB Game of the Week Top Key Play

After crushing it on the bases last season, Larry Ness is finding his groove once again. The vet is now 15-5 (75%) on his last 20 plays, with $8,896 to show for it.

- 10* MLB Weekend Wipeout Winner

 

PRODUCT ALERT: The Experts Consensus is off a perfect 4-0 Saturday sweep, and is now 7-1 over the last 2 days, and 24-9 over the last 9 days. Save $200 on the Monthly Package and get access to Covers Experts strongest plays!

 

Take it to the books!

 

- Covers Team

May Good Month/Bad Month Pitchers

CE Manager Apr 30, 2016
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By: Marc Lawrence

Horse racing fans recognize May as the month of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. For baseball purists May is simply the 2nd month of the 2016 MLB season.  But for die-hard baseball fans, namely those who enjoy handicapping America’s pastime, it signals our annual May Good Month/Bad Month pitchers report.

Listed below are hurlers that have enjoyed a two-to-one or better success ratio in team-starts over the course of the last three seasons during the month of May. On the flip side, we've also listed pitchers that struggle in May, winning 33% percent or less of their team-start efforts. To qualify pitchers must have made a minimum of 10 starts, with at least one start each April over the last three years. And for your convenience alongside each record we break down each pitcher’s greatest success or greatest failure rate either home (H) or away (A) within his good or bad month.

 

Note: * designates a categorical repeat appearance by this pitcher, maintaining status quo from last season’s May list. 

 

GOOD MONTH PITCHERS:

 

De La Rosa , Jorge • 11-3 (5-1 A)

The Colorado right-hander had a rough April and will look to find his groove this month. The normally reliable right-hander has start and stop windup and still has low 90's fastball with tail action. He will need to spot pitches better and have more control with slider and changeup to match past numbers. Update - Went on 15-day DL on 4/27 with groin. 

 

Hernandez, Felix • 11-5 (8-3 A)

Though the "King" does not have the same velocity as a few years ago, he has more pitches he throws for strikes. Thus, he's not going to be as dominant as often, but he's making the transition away from pure power pitcher to smarter hurler to get batter out.

 

Hughes, Phil • 10-4 (6-1 H)

Never the ace many envisioned in his younger days with the Yankees, Hughes is a dependable starter for Minnesota, who commands low-90's fastball and spins a tight-curve. His walk-to-strikeout command is excellent but the biggest problem is staying focused inning after inning and has always been prone of losing concentration.

 

Porcello, Rick • 11-5 (8-1 A)

Sinker-ball pitcher who tried to become strikeout chucker with big contract in Boston last year and failed miserably. Has gone back to what he does best so far this season, which has batters beating the ball into the ground. A true No. 3 or No. 4 starter in the rotation whose not comfortable being depended on for more.

 

*Sale, Chris • 10-1 (5-0 A)

A true strikeout machine who, at 27, has gained the confidence to also be clubhouse leader. At 6'6 and thin, all arms and legs with funky left-side delivery, has mid to upper 90's fastball and catcher seldom has to move once target is set. Headliner of an overabundance of White Sox lefty starters. 

 

*Scherzer, Max • 13-4 (6-1 H)

Since the middle of last season, has been pedestrian performer, more like was with Arizona, with ERA over 4.25. Scherzer depends on clean mechanics for velocity and tilt on breaking pitches. It seems to come and go without warning. Washington is looking for the pitcher they had the first half of last year as right-hand version of Clayton Kershaw when he was unhittable. 

 

*Vogelsong, Ryan • 12-3 (6-1 A)

 Now with Pittsburgh, lost starting job in spring training and now works in long relief or as spot starter. Not likely to change at 38 unless injuries occur. 

 

*Weaver, Jered • 10-2 (6-1 H)

After shoulder issues in the spring related to tightness, which had his fastball topping out at 81-82, Weaver got stretched out and is now serviceable mid-rotation pitcher, who knows how to works counts and change speeds. Fastball still only in mid-80's but throws so many off-speed pitches his fastball is looking quicker to hitter's thus far. 

 

Zimmermann, Jordan • 11-5 (7-1 H)

The formers Nats pitcher took an immediate liking to the American League and went 24 1/3 innings before giving up a run in 2016. Has four good pitches he can keep in the zone and is frontline hurler. For whatever reason, seldom pitches beyond the seventh inning. 

 

 

BAD MONTH PITCHERS:

 

Hamels, Cole • 5-12 (2-6 A)

Has fit in comfortably at Texas, with still good fastball that moves late when low in the zone, excellent cutter and still one of the best changes in the game. Part of poor record is he's been on some bad teams of late in Philadelphia and has thrown better when the weather heats up, which is not a problem in Dallas.

 

Peralta, Wily • 3-12 (1-6 A) 

Been hit hard thus far in 2016, not keeping fastball down and delivering too many room service sliders. Peralta lacks great stuff and even when he's at his best, not many swings and misses. Note: Figures represent career start marks.

 

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25% Off Welcome Sale Ends Today!

CE Manager Apr 29, 2016
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ACT NOW: SALE ENDS TODAY!

Covers Experts added two new talented handicappers to its roster at the beginning of April: Zack Cimini and Brandon Shively. To help welcome them to the site, their All Sports Weekly & Monthly Packages have been 25% off all month long. If you have not yet taken advantage of this amzing offer, the time to act is now, as today is the last day of the sale!

Weekly Pass: $170 (Reg. $229) | Monthly Pass: $375 (Reg. $499)

In addition to saving you money, we also love putting extra money in your pockets. With May on the horizon, here's a look at who has been hot through the month of April:


NBA

Zack Cimini: 23-8 (74%), +$13,014

Matt Fargo: 29-19 (60%), +$8,720

Jesse Schule: 22-13 (63%), +$7,445

Steve Merril: 15-8 (65%), +$6,300

Brandon Shively: 21-16 (57%), +$3,723

Larry Ness: 25-21 (54%), +$2,526

Teddy Covers: 16-13 (55%), +$2,252

***NBA Playoffs: Was $299, Now $199***

 

8:30 PM ET - Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio (SA -6, O/U 200.5)

- Matt Fargo's 10* NBA Saturday Enforcer

- Brandon Shively's 10* NBA Total of the Week


NHL

Al McMordie: 15-6 (71%), +$6,246

Larry Ness: 17-9-1 (65%), +$5,084

Experts Consensus: 8-4 (67%), +$2,726

Brandon Shively: 1-0, (100%), +$1,000

***NHL Playoffs: Was $199, Now $149***


3:00 PM ET - NY Islanders vs. Tampa Bay (TB -157, O/U 5)

- Al McMordie's Slapshot Club: 10* NHL Playoff Payoff

- Ben Burns' Saturday Afternoon NHL Main Event


8:00 PM ET - Pittsburgh vs. Washington (WAS -125, O/U 5)

- Larry Ness' Pens/Caps Game 2 Perfect Storm

- Power Sports' 9* NHL O/U Power-Blast


MLB

AAA Sports: 30-21 (59%), +$10,549

Steve Merril: 24-12 (67%), +$8,982

Marc Lawrence: 17-9 (65%), +$5,961

Zack Cimini: 14-8 (64%), +$5,463

Experts Consensus: 21-12 (64%), +$5,379

Power Sports: 40-27-1 (60%), +$4,954

Ben Burns: 40-27 (60%), +$4,490

***MLB Monthly: $299 | MLB Regular Season: $999***

 

2:10 PM ET - Detroit vs. Minnesota (MIN +115, O/U 8.5)

- Jesse Schule's MLB Afternoon Executioner

 

6:10 PM ET - Toronto vs. Tampa Bay (TB -139, O/U 7.5)

- Ben Burns' 10* MLB Game of the Month

 

7:10 PM ET - NY Yankees vs. Boston (BOS -127, O/U 8.5)

- Larry Ness' MLB Las Vegas Insider

 

P.S. Your Covers Experts experience is never complete without checking in on the Experts Consensus. Having already profited $31,105 in 2016, find out who the cappers are lining up on today!

 

As always, take it to the books!

 

- Covers Team