Michael Rusk

The Prodigy

Don?t let his age fool you, 24-year-old Michael Rusk is no stranger to the industry. Finishing his first novel, ?Why Vegas Never Closes,? Michael built his name by exploiting flaws in public betting. With his economics and statistics background, Michael uses multiple algorithms pooling with recency bias to produce profitable picks. Sharp action, regression, fading the public and closing line value are all things he considers before finalizing his card. In the 2017 MLB season he was up 30.36 units ($3,036 for a $100 bettor), and he's crushing books on the hardwood with that same approach. For Michael Rusk media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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Arizona -168 ARI -168

Colorado 1 @ Arizona 6
7/22
COL 1 @ ARI 6
7/22
WIN
YESTERDAY 7:10 PM

What a wonderful opportunity to fade an overvalued Rockies squad going for their eighth straight win. Diamondback backers have tremendous value Sunday. Arizona is not only facing a potential sweep, it has ace Zack Greinke on the mound, who has been lights-out as of late. Diving into the splits a bit deeper, we examine Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela's track record against the D'backs. Last season, he allowed nine earned runs in his only start against Arizona. Look for Greinke to go for win six of his last seven at home.

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5-0 IN LAST 5 ARI ML PICKS | +559

3-1 IN LAST 4 COL ML PICKS | +230

Chi. White Sox +1.5 CHW +1.5

Chi. White Sox 2 @ Seattle 8
7/22
CHW 2 @ SEA 8
7/22
LOSS
YESTERDAY 7:02 PM

I have no doubt the Mariners are a playoff contender, but 20 games over .500 is fool's good. The White Sox may not have a good record, but they are very young and talented, and that will carry a ton of value in the homestretch of the MLB season. Getting plus money giving up the run line Sunday is a no-brainer with borderline ace Reynaldo Lopez on the mound. Look for Chicago to take advantage of slumping Seattle, which will lose its seventh game in eight decisions.

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San Francisco -114 SF -114

Oakland 4 @ San Francisco 3
7/15
OAK 4 @ SF 3
7/15
LOSS
Sat 7/14

Don't look now, but the Giants are playing great ball at a crucial time. Although San Francisco starter Jeff Samardzija hasn't gotten off to an ideal start, he looks to pick up where he left off against this A's squad last season, going eight strong and picking up an easy win. A nice edge Giants bettors have is Samardzija has had a significantly better ERA at home the past three seasons. Tremendous home value lies with the Giants on Saturday in the Bay Area.

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L.A. Dodgers -132 LAD -132

L.A. Angels 5 @ L.A. Dodgers 4
7/14
LAA 5 @ LAD 4
7/14
LOSS
Sat 7/14

The Angels' struggles continue against the Dodgers on Saturday. Batting just .184 in 125 at-bats vs. the Dodgers this season, this crosstown rivalry doesn't suit the Halos. On top of their early season struggles vs. the Dodgers, the injury-riddled Angels have struggled recently on the road. Dodgers starter Alex Wood has been impressive of late, pitching at least six strong in each of his last four outings. A very reliable home starter allows Dodgers bettors to not have to sweat laying a little juice.

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