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Sunday 16th June

Cincinnati Reds vs Texas Rangers
9.10am

Reds To Win

Mike Minor has been outstanding for the Rangers this year compiling a 2.52 ERA in 14 starts, but he might have his work cut out for him on Sunday as he heads to Cincinnati. The Reds offence continues to frustrate, but they currently hold the fourth-lowest strikeout rate against left-handed pitching. Minor has made three career starts at Great American Ball Park, but his most recent game way back in 2014. Given the hitter-friendly dimensions, the Reds look good money for a win at home.

Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
10.10am

Rockies to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

Coors Field is a tough place to pitch, as Eric Lauer found out the hard way. The young left-hander has had a strong season so far, but he won’t hold fond memories of Colorado after allowing eight earned runs in just three innings back in May. The Rockies are 21-13 at home this season while the Padres are 15-16 on the road. Considering Colorado also rank second in the league in runs scored against southpaws, back the Rockies to win by plenty.

Saturday 15th June

New York Mets vs St. Louis Cardinals
9.10am

Mets To Win @ $1.73

Things aren’t going so well for the Cardinals right now. Not only are St. Louis sitting at a subpar .500 in the standings, but they’ve also managed only five wins so far this month. The Cardinals send Ponce de Leon to the mound on Saturday to face the Mets, a side that has belted 11 home runs over their last seven games. New York, meanwhile, should feel pretty good about their lefty starter Steven Matz. St. Louis are currently batting just .235 against southpaws to rank 26th in runs scored. Following Friday’s rainout, these look nice odds for the Mets to improve on their 19-11 record at home.

Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees
10.10am

White Sox To Win @ $1.87

Very rare to find the Yankees as the underdog this season, but you’d be wise to back the White Sox on Saturday with Lucas Giolito throwing. The young right-hander continues to build a serious All-Star case with a sturdy 2.28 ERA – the third lowest in the American League. Giolito faced the Bronx Bombers back in April at Yankee Stadium where he gave up four earned runs through five. Fortunately, the White Sox went on to win that game 9-6, while Giolito has turned things around to allow only eight earned runs in nine starts since.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs
12.10pm

Dodgers To Win @ $1.73

Kyle Hendricks has quickly turned into Chicago’s most reliable pitcher, and it’s certainly hard to argue with a tidy 3.00 ERA in 84 innings pitched. The Professor is the weak contact master, but that mightn’t be enough on Saturday against a Dodgers lineup that currently ranks third in the league in hard contact rate. Los Angeles pounded the Cubs on Friday, which wasn’t surprising considering they’ve lost only seven games at home all year. Hendricks, meanwhile, hates Dodger Stadium. In two career starts, the Cubs’ veteran righty has allowed seven earned and a pair of homers through just 9.2 innings pitched.

Saturday's MLB Multi

Friday 14th June

Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners
3.10am

Twins to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

One of the top betting plays is in action on Friday as the Twins hope to make up for Thursday’s extra-innings loss to the Mariners at home. Minnesota are 14-7 against the spread following a previous loss, while they’ll also square off against left-handed Japanese sensation Yusei Kikuchi, who prepares for his first start career start at Target Field. The Twins have quietly mashed southpaws this year to rank fifth in runs scored. Minnesota also holds the fourth-lowest strikeout rate against lefties, so back the Twins to Cover.

Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers
9.10am

Rangers To Win

Boston finally got one up on the Rangers on Thursday winning 4-3, but the Red Sox have their work cut out for them with David Price on the mound for Game 4. Texas have been one of the most consistent sides against left-handed pitching all year – batting to the tune of a .240 AVG to rank third in runs scored. There’s no doubt Boston’s lineup is packed with powerful hitters, but the fact Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and J.D. Martinez have just four home runs between them this month is a worrying sign. If it wasn’t for Jesse Chavez’s based loaded walkoff walk in the 10th inning on Thursday, the Red Sox easily could have lost the game. With all that in mind, back the Rangers to earn another big win on the road.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs
12.10pm

Cubs To Win @ $2.63

This series could turn out to be a potential NLCS preview between two of the National League’s top sides. It’s a fascinating pitching match up with two lefties on the mound, but one look at the numbers suggests future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw could be in for some trouble. Given the recent playoff history between these two sides, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, Javier Baez and the recently added Daniel Descalso and Carlos Gonzalez have all combined to hit 13 home runs against the three-time Cy Young winner. The Dodgers are no doubt this year’s World Series favourites, but given they managed to score only 17 runs over their last seven games, play on the Cubs to kick this series off with a win.

Friday's MLB Multi

Thursday 13th June

Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
9.05am

Orioles To Win @ $2.00

Edwin Jackson has been a mess on the mound ever since joining the Blue Jays last month. In just over 19 innings pitched the veteran right-hander has allowed 26 runs to balloon his ERA all the way out to 11.90. The Orioles don’t bring much offensively, but the hitter-friendly confines of Camden Yards could play a part. Jackson has made five career starts in Baltimore, allowing 16 earned runs in just 31 innings pitched. Considering the O’s got the wood on their division rivals during on Wednesday, back Baltimore to earn a rare series win.

Houston Astros vs Milwaukee Brewers
10.10am

Astros To Win @ $1.75

Any time you can get the Astros for this price it’s worth jumping onboard. Houston held on for a nail-biting 10-8 victory over the Brewers yesterday, and the Astros should feel confident with ace Justin Verlander on the mound for Game 2. Last year’s AL strikeout leader owns a tidy .233 batting average against the current Brewers lineup, while he’s also been untouchable at Minute Maid Park pitching to the tune of a 1.75 ERA. The Astros have lost only nine games at home all year, and with Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff never having faced the likes of Alex Bregman, Robinson Chirinos or Yuli Gurriel, Milwaukee could be in for a long day.

San Francisco Giants vs San Diego Padres
11.45am

Giants Under 3.5 Runs

The Giants have been one of the worst performing teams against left-handed pitching this year, currently holding the fourth lowest on-base-percentage and the third-fewest home runs. That should play into the hands of Padres starter Joey Lucchesi nicely on Thursday as the San Diego hopes to earn the win over their division rivals. San Francisco lit Lucchesi up at Oracle Park back in April, but the Giants’ offensive struggles of late should keep them to a low number on the scoreboard. Bruce Bochy’s side has managed only three home runs over the last seven days to rank third-last in runs scored.

Thursday's MLB Multi

Wednesday 12th June

Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
9.05am

Diamondbacks Over 4.5 Runs @ $2.00

The Diamondbacks continue to chip away at the Dodgers’ 10.5 game in the NL West. They’ll face the Phillies and Jake Arrieta on Wednesday hoping to not only regain second-place in the division from the Rockies, but also extend their winning streak to six. Arrieta returns to the mound following last week’s ugly five earned run outing against the Padres, a game that saw him allow multiple home runs for the second straight time. The Diamondbacks, meanwhile, are currently batting .272 on the road this year to go along with the most home runs in the National League. The Total has also gone Over in 34 of Arizona’s 46 games following a day off, so back the DBacks to put up a nice number on the scoreboard.

Cleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds
9.10am

Indians Under 3.5 Runs @ $2.30

Luis Castillo heads to Cleveland on Wednesday to face the Indians in his first ever start at Progressive Field. The 26-year-old righty continues to build a serious All-Star case with a strong 2.78 ERA away from home, but he might have his work cut out for him against a Cleveland lineup that’s mashed 17 home runs over the last seven days. Progressive Field is a known hitters park, and while the Indians might take Castillo yard once or twice, the Reds’ bullpen should keep Cleveland to a low total on the scoreboard. Cincinnati’s relievers have combined for the lowest ERA over the last seven days, which should tie in nicely with Castillo’s near 30% strikeout rate.

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
10.15am

Tigers To Win @ $2.10

Tigers righty Spencer Turnbull has quietened down a little following his fast start to the season, but that isn’t to say the 26-year-old hasn’t been a strikeout machine against the Royals. In his two starts against Kansas City so far, Turnbull has combined for 17 strikeouts, three earned runs allowed and zero home runs in 13 innings pitched. The Tigers should be looking to sell in the coming months as they continue to rebuild, but they’ll still want to hold the wood over their division rivals. These look like nice odds for Detroit to win their 25th game of the season.

Wednesday's MLB Multi

Sunday 9th June

Toronto Blue Jays vs Arizona Diamondbacks
5.05am

Blue Jays To Win

Zack Greinke continues to defy father time sporting a tidy 3.09 ERA in his 13 starts so far this season. Arizona’s veteran righty has walked a career-low 3.8% of the hitters he’s faced, but considering Sunday’s game will mark his first start in Toronto since 2010, the Blue Jays could be a worthwhile upset bet. Greinke has made six career starts at Rogers Centre, good for a less than impressive 6.17 ERA in 35 innings pitched. Amid another rebuilding year, Toronto continues to struggle in the competitive AL East. On the plus side, the Jays hold the sixth-lowest strikeout rate over the last seven days, which could come in handy against a strikeout guy like Greinke – who has never faced the likes of Vlad Guerrero Jr. or Randal Grichuk.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
9.15am

Cubs to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

The Cardinals look to make up for Friday’s 3-1 loss to the Cubs with Jack Flaherty on the mound. The 23-year-old youngster returns after throwing five innings of two-run, eight strikeout ball against Chicago at home last week, but with a crooked 5.40 ERA in three career starts at Wrigley Field, the Cubs look good money to earn another win over their division rivals. Jon Lester takes the mound for Chicago following Tuesday’s dazzling seven innings, six strikeout performance against the Angels. The Cardinals are currently batting just .240 against left-handed pitching and rank second last in runs scored against southpaws, so back Chicago and their 18-15 record against the run line in home games.

New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies
9.15am

Mets To Win

There’s some even money on offer between two sides that continue to frustrate punters and fans alike. The Rockies have won eight of their last 10-games, but Colorado’s 14-17 record away from home makes them a challenging bet on Sunday. The Mets send Steven Matz to the mound for just his fifth start at Citi Field. The 28-year-old lefty has been outstanding at home this year compiling a strong 1.50 ERA in 24 innings pitched. The Rockies, meanwhile, hold the eighth-highest strikeout rate against left-handed pitching to go along with the fifth-lowest walk rate. Back the Mets on Sunday to move one step closer to .500.

Saturday 8th June

Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves
9.10am

Marlins Under 2.5 Runs

The Marlins aren’t playing for anything more than bragging rights, but it is worth paying attention to their 7-3 record over the last 10-days. Miami also leads the league in runs scored over the last seven days, but they might meet their match on Saturday against one of the league’s brightest young pitchers, Mike Soroka. The 21-year-old righty owns the second-lowest ERA among pitchers with at least 50 innings pitched, while he’s also enjoyed relative success pitching at Marlins Park. In two career starts in Miami, Soroka has struck out 13 hitters and allowed only one earned run. Despite their exciting start to the month, back the Braves to keep the Marlins to a low number on the scoreboard.

Cleveland Indians vs New York Yankees
9.10am

Indians To Win @ $2.10

The Indians continue to chip away at Minnesota’s commanding 10.5 game lead in the AL Central, and they should stand a chance at closing the gap even further on Saturday. Yankees righty Domingo German has been one of the surprise packets of the season so far, but his numbers on the road stand out. With a 4.81 ERA away from home, German takes the mound only six days after allowing three earned runs in three innings against the Red Sox. Cleveland lost 5-4 to the Twins on Friday, which is good news from a betting perspective. The Indians are 16-14 straight-up following a loss and considering this will mark German’s first start at Progressive Field, play on Cleveland to bounce-back with a win.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
10.10am

Pirates to Cover the Run Line (+1.5)

Brandon Woodruff returns on Saturday for his second consecutive start against the Pirates. Things didn’t go so well for Woodruff when he faced Pittsburgh on Saturday, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits over 4.0 innings pitched. The 30-31 Pirates continue to flirt with .500, and with a two-game winning streak, the Buccos look a strong bet. The Pirates are only one of a handful of teams with a better record on the road than they have at home (17-13). When you factor in their 19-11 record in road games against the spread, Pittsburgh should get the wood on their division rivals to keep this close.

Saturday's MLB Multi

Friday 7th June

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
4.20am

Cubs To Win

The Cubs go for the series sweep following Thursday’s thrilling 9-8 victory at Wrigley. After a rough week of leaving runners stranded in scoring position, Chicago’s offence has exploded over their last four games to hit five homers and score 23 runs. Lefty Jose Quintana gets the start for the Cubs hoping to improve on his tidy 2.84 ERA at home. The Rockies currently hold the sixth-highest strikeout rate against southpaws, and after being swept twice already this year, make sure you back Chicago to bring out the brooms on Friday.

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
9.05am

Blue Jays Under 3.5 Runs

J.A. Happ returns to Toronto to face his former club for just the second time as a member of the Yankees. The 36-year-old lefty has over six years’ worth of experience pitching in the Rogers Centre, making the Yankees a great bet to hold the Blue Jays Under 3.5 Runs. Close to 56% of Toronto’s games have gone Under the Total at home this season, largely due to the fact they’ve scored the fourth-fewest runs at home. Considering the Jays also rank dead last in runs scored over the last seven days, back Toronto to struggle on the scoreboard.

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals
12.10pm

Nationals To Win @ $1.95

Some strong odds on offer in this lefty/lefty battle between Patrick Corbin and Joey Lucchesi. Washington have won eight of their last 10-games, while they also extended their winning streak to four with a 6-4 victory over the White Sox on Thursday. Lefty Patrick Corbin is currently allowing just a .225 AVG against while he’s also averaging just over six innings pitched per game. In seven career starts Corbin has allowed only 20 earned runs at Petco Park, a notorious pitchers ballpark. Considering the Nationals have hit 10 homers over their last seven games with Trea Turner back in the lineup, play on the Nats to win.

Friday's MLB Multi

Thursday 6th June

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves
9.05am

Over 9.5 Runs

Pittsburgh look way over the odds at this price when you consider the Pirates rank third in runs scored over the last seven days. They’ll face Kevin Gausman on Thursday, who makes his third career start at PNC Park. Gausman has struggled notably on the road this year allowing 13 earned runs in five starts, compared to Pirates righty Joe Musgrove, who owns an ugly 6.41 ERA at home. These two sides are among the Top 10 best teams when it comes to backing the Over, so take this one to be high-scoring as both pitchers continue to struggle with command.

Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles
10.05am

Rangers to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

The Rangers and Orioles put on a show on Wednesday combining for 23 runs in Baltimore’s 12-11 victory. The O’s might be in for a tough time on Thursday however with Mike Minor on the mound. The Texas lefty is striking out just over 26% of the hitters he’s faced to go along with 2.74 ERA. Baltimore, meanwhile, sends John Means to the mound against a Rangers side that ranks fifth in runs scored against left-handed pitching. Texas are 16-11 against the spread following a previous loss, so back the Rangers to even up this series at home.

Thursday's MLB Multi

Wednesday 5th June

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
10.05am

Rockies To Win @ $2.50

The Rockies have reclaimed second place in the NL West thanks to a handy eight-game winning streak. Colorado now heads to Wrigley Field for a three-game series hoping to light up Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks, who’s allowed 22 earned runs in eight career starts against the Rockies. It was only a matter of time before Colorado’s stacked lineup started scoring again, so it’s not surprising to learn the Rockies rank second in runs scored and first in on-base-percentage over the last seven days. Considering most of Chicago’s offence has come via home runs over the last fortnight, back the Rockies with confidence.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds
10.15am

Reds To Win @ $1.83

After a fast start to the season that saw him allow only six earned runs in the month of April, Reds righty Luis Castillo has come back down to earth a little in recent weeks. Even so, Castillo still holds a classy 2.45 ERA across his 12 starts, similar to the numbers he owns at Busch Stadium. In three starts last year against the Cardinals, Castillo allowed just five earned runs and a pair of homers. St. Louis are fresh from a three-game sweep over the Cubs, but with lefty Genesis Cabrera making his first start against the Reds, these look like nice odds for Cincinnati to open the series with a win.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
11.40am

Diamondbacks to Cover the Run Line (+2.5)

Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu has been unstoppable so far this season leading the Majors with a 1.48 ERA and a league-low 0.62 BB/9. Unfortunately for the Dodgers though, Chase Field has posed a few challenges for the 32-year-old Ryu over the course of his career. Just last season alone Ryu allowed three earned runs in just five innings pitched, adding to his less than impressive 4.89 ERA in Arizona. Worse yet, the Diamondbacks currently lead the league not only in runs scored against left-handed pitching but also home runs and slugging. With Arizona fighting for life in the NL West, these look nice odds for the Diamondbacks to do some damage.

Wednesday's MLB Multi

Sunday 2nd June

Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Mets
12.10pm

Mets To Win

Despite slashing .315/.366/.509 over the last seven days, the Diamondbacks have somehow managed to win only three of their last 10-games. Arizona are right in the thick of the NL West race, but they might be in for a tough time at home on Sunday against Jacob deGrom. The Mets’ ace threw five strong innings against the Dodgers in LA last week, reducing his ERA to a much more respectable 3.71. The Mets have been slugging home runs like it’s nobodies business over the last week, and considering the DBacks are 11-13 at home, New York look good odds for an upset.

Saturday 1st June

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins
9.10am

Twins to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

The Twins were smacked with a 14-3 loss against the Rays on Friday, but from a betting perspective, the blowout might be good news. Minnesota have been one of the best teams to back following a previous loss going 11-6 against the run line and 37-17 straight-up. Saturday sees Jose Berrios take the mound fresh from a strong six inning outing against the White Sox last week, and considering the Twins currently lead the league in runs scored over the last seven days, they should have no trouble bouncing-back with a win.

Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
10.10am

White Sox To Win

Chicago are starting to make things interesting in the AL Central as they currently sit just two games behind the Indians in third place. The White Sox are currently riding a three-game winning streak, and with Trevor Bauer throwing for Cleveland, they should stand every chance at putting a crooked number on the scoreboard. The once reliable Bauer has now allowed 25 earned runs this month across five starts, largely due to an uptick in percentage in his curveball usage. Worse yet, Bauer also owns a middle of the road 3.69 ERA in nine starts at US Cellular Field, making the White Sox a strong bet to come good on their 14-13 record at home.

San Diego Padres vs Miami Marlins
12.10pm

Marlins To Win @ $2.45

Caleb Smith has come back down to earth a little over his last three starts. After a fast start to the season, the 27-year-old lefty has allowed nine earned runs across his last three starts to balloon his ERA out to 3.05. Even so, Saturday’s trip to Petco Park presents an enormous opportunity for Smith to turn his luck around. The Padres currently hold they seventh-highest strikeout rate over the last week, compared to the Marlins, who surprisingly rank 12th in runs scored during the same time span. San Diego have also endured their fair share of struggles against left-handed pitching – the Padres hold the fourth-lowest run total against southpaws and the fourth-highest strikeout rate.

Friday 31st May

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
9.05am

Pirates To Win @ $2.05

Chase Anderson takes the mound for the Brewers on Friday. The six-year veteran owns a so-so 4.08 ERA in six starts at PNC Park, and while Milwaukee will only be hoping for nothing more than five innings from Anderson, the Brewers’ bullpen might cost them once again. Over the last seven days the Brew Crew relievers have allowed 13 earned runs and four homers, good for a 5.24 ERA. Against a Pirates lineup batting .286/.339/.473 during the same time span, back Pittsburgh and their 14-12 record following a previous win.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins
9.10am

Twins To Win @ $2.10

Not only do the Twins lead the league in home runs, but they’ve also posted the fourth-lowest strikeout rate on the season. Anytime Minnesota are at these kinds of odds they’re worth backing, especially with left-handed pitcher Martin Perez on the mound. The 28-year-old owns a tidy 2.95 ERA across eight starts, but it’s the Rays’ numbers against southpaws that should really have you feeling confident. Tampa Bay currently holds the highest strikeout rate against lefties, a worrying sign as they face a Twins side with the best record in the league away from home.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets
12.10pm

Mets to Cover the Run Line (+1.5)

It’s a tall order against the league’s ERA leader Hyun-Jin Ryu, but New York’s red-hot bats could scorch LA’s bullpen for a few runs like they did during Thursday’s blown game. The Dodgers’ pen has now allowed 20 earned runs over the last seven days, good for a 9.00 ERA in 21 innings pitched. The Mets find themselves back above .500 having won eight of their last 10-games, and if the Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto and Wilson Ramos can remain hot, New York looks great money to keep this game close.

Friday's MLB Multi

Thursday 30th May

Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins
8.10am

Indians To Win @ $2.00

Cleveland looks well over the odds at this price following Wednesday’s ninth inning victory. Shane Bieber gets the nod in just his second career start at Fenway, but the young right-hander should feel confident considering he’s struck out 25 hitters over his last two starts. Boston, meanwhile, look to Ryan Weber to close out this series with a win. The 28-year-old has never faced the Indians before, which could spell bad news against the likes of Jose Ramirez and Francisco Lindor.

Baltimore Orioles vs Detroit Tigers
9:05am

Orioles To Win @ $1.75

Orioles lefty John Means has come back down to earth a little after his fast start to the season, but the 26-year-old still looks good value to blank the Tigers on Thursday. Detroit currently ranks dead last in runs scored against left-handed pitching, tying in nicely with their ninth-highest strikeout rate. Means currently holds a 1.54 ERA at home across four starts, so back the Orioles to treat their fans to a rare win at Camden Yards.

Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
10:40am

Rockies To Win @ $2.05

Things are starting to get a little desperate for the Rockies. Colorado currently find themselves 9.5 games back from the first-place Dodgers in the NL West, but fortunately, Thursday’s game against Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray could see the Rockies extend their winning streak to four. Ray has made six career starts at Coors Field good for a 3.69 ERA in 31.2 innings pitched. The bad news is, the Rockies currently rank third in runs scored against lefties and seventh in slugging.

Thursday's MLB Multi

Wednesday 29th May

New York Yankees vs San Diego Padres
8.35am

Padres To Win @ $2.50

Big test for Padres lefty Eric Lauer, but it’s one the 23-year-old is more than capable of handling. Now in his second year with the club, Lauer has strung together a respectable 4.73 ERA in 53.1 innings pitched, while his last start against the Diamondbacks saw him post an impressive seven innings of seven-strikeout, one run ball. There’s no doubt this understrength Yankees lineup is capable of piling on runs in a hurry, but the Bronx Bombers have notably struggled against lefties. New York has scored the third-fewest runs against southpaws this season to go along with the fifth-highest strikeout rate. The Padres are currently 14-12 on the road, so back San Diego at a nice price.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
8.40am

Reds To Win @ $1.87

The Reds lost 8-5 to the Pirates on Tuesday, but that result might turn out to be welcome news. Playing on the Reds against the Run Line following a previous loss has quietly been one of the best betting plays all year, as Cincinnati currently holds a league-best 18-11 record. Jordan Lyles takes to the mound for Pittsburgh hoping to make up for his six-run outing against the Rockies last week. Great American Ball Park has challenged the righty in the past though – Lyles has given up eight earned runs and three homers in just 24 innings pitched. Considering the Reds are batting .313 over the last seven days, back Cincinnati straight-up.

Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs
10.10am

Cubs To Win @ $2.10

The Cubs lost 6-5 to open their series against the Astros on Tuesday, but these still look nice odds for Chicago to bounce-back with a win. The Astros are currently without George Springer, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa – leaving not only the lineup looking thin but also the middle infield. Cubs lefty Jon Lester has made only two career starts at Minute Maid Park, his last coming in 2016 where he threw 7.0 scoreless innings of seven-strikeout ball. Albert Almora Jr and Addison Russell both hit home runs in the top of the ninth yesterday to give the Cubs a chance, and with Houston missing three of their top run producers, these look nice odds for Chicago to come good on their 12-9 record following a loss.

Monday 27th May

New York Mets vs Detroit Tigers
3.10am

Tigers To Win

Despite breaking through for an outstanding 2.68 ERA this season, Monday’s game at Citi Field is still a huge test for Spencer Turnbull. At this price, Detroit is worth backing though when you consider the righty has held his own at Fenway Park, Citizens Bank and Target Field over the last five weeks. The 26-year-old has allowed only six earned runs across four road starts this season to go along with his impressively low 34% hard-hit rate, and with the Mets currently batting .220 this month, the Tigers look a strong chance.

Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
4.10am

Twins To Win

This is a pivotal game for the White Sox if they wish to keep pace with the Indians and Twins in the Central, but unfortunately, it’s hard to see Chicago mustering much offence with Jake Odorizzi on the mound. Minnesota’s main man is allowing less than a home run per nine innings, while he’s also held opposing hitters to a career-low 6.2% home run-fly ball rate. With the bat, the Twins have been unstoppable smacking seven home runs against the Angels on Friday to now lead the Majors in dingers. With Chicago’s hopes relying squarely on Dylan Covey, who has lasted no more than four innings this season, back the Twins straight-up.

Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees
4.15am

Yankees to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

Domingo German has been a revelation for the understrength Yankees rotation. The right-hander has never pitched at Kauffman Stadium, but his 3.45 ERA on the road should stand the test against the Royals on Monday. Kansas City has managed just two home runs over their last seven games, good for an ugly .235/.325/.331 slash line. At the time of publish the Royals are 10-15 at home on the season while the Yankees are 13-9 against the spread as the away team. Back New York with confidence.

Sunday 26th May

St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves
9.15am

Braves To Win @ $1.87

Anytime Mike Soroka takes the mound it’s worth taking a play on the Braves. The second-year righty has been one of the bright spots for the Braves so far this season holding the lowest ERA in the Majors among pitchers with at least 40 innings pitched. The Cardinals are in a world of hurt right now having hit just seven home runs over the last seven days, while the likes of Paul Goldschmidt Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong and Yadier Molina are all batting well under .250 during the same time frame. With Soroka’s changeup striking out close to 23% of the hitters he faces, the Braves should have no trouble winning this.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers
9.15am

Dodgers to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

There’s no reason to back against the Dodgers with ERA leader Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound. The lefty has been phenomenal to start the season largely thanks to his success with the change up. The good news on Sunday is the Pirates are currently the fourth worst team against left-handed pitching when it comes to scoring runs, while their 26.2% strikeout rate ranks 10th in the league. Ryu has also proven reliable at PNC Park where he’s allowed just three earned runs across two starts, and after yesterday’s blowout win, it’s worth backing the Dodgers to Cover.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
12.05pm

Rangers to Win @ $2.10

Big overs on offer for the Rangers with Mike Minor throwing. The eight-year veteran has proven himself this year compiling a 2.64 ERA across 10 starts. He’s also been reliable on the road allowing just four earned runs in Houston and Kansas City earlier this month. The Angels know all about Minor after facing him back in April – a game that saw the lefty hurl seven strikeouts in a complete game shutout. Having scored the seventh-fewest runs against southpaws this season, back Texas at a handy price.

Sunday's MLB Multi

Saturday 25th May

Cleveland Indians vs Tampa Bay Rays
9.10am

Indians To Win @ $2.20

This is a great price for the Indians with Shane Bieber on the mound. The young right-hander has enjoyed a strong start to the season striking out close to 30% of the hitters he’s faced, good for a tidy 3.22 ERA in 58.2 innings pitched. Bieber has been particularly strong at home this month allowing only four earned runs across three starts, including a brilliant 15 strikeout, complete game performance against the Orioles earlier in the week. The Rays, meanwhile, send Blake Snell to the mound, which could spell bad news against an Indians side that currently holds the fourth-lowest strikeout rate over the last seven days.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves
10.15am

Braves To Win @ $2.30

The Cardinals are heading towards the very bottom of the NL Central thanks to the ineptitude of the starting rotation. St. Louis is currently allowing the second-highest home run/fly ball rate in the Majors – which for those who don’t know, spells trouble against a Braves side that currently ranks 11th in home runs. Miles Mikolas is on the mound for the Redbirds, which again spells bad news. The 30-year-old righty allowed seven earned runs in just over an innings of work against the Rangers last week, so make sure you back the Braves at a very pretty price.

Colorado Rockies vs Baltimore Orioles
10.40am

Rockies To Win

This looks like a nice little bank builder heading into the weekend. Baltimore’s lone bright spot this season has been left-handed pitcher John Means, who currently boasts a sparkling 2.68 ERA across seven starts. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old, Saturday will mark his first start at Coors Field against a Rockies team currently slugging .251/.308/.460 against left-handed pitching. The Rockies are going backwards in the NL West thanks to a spotty 9-11 record at home, but considering they’ve scored the third-most runs against southpaws this season, back them with confidence.

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Friday 24th May

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies
2.35am

Pirates To Win @ $1.75

The Pirates look to avoid the sweep on Friday with breakout righty Jordan Lyles on the mound. The 28-year-old has been outstanding so far this season walking just over three batters per-nine innings, which in turn has contributed to the sixth lowest ERA in baseball. In four starts at PNC Park this year Lyles has allowed a combined five earned runs, which is more than you can say for Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela, who gears up for his first start in Pittsburgh. The Pirates have been swept at home only once this year, so back Pittsburgh and to pull one back before the host the Dodgers.

San Francisco Giants vs Atlanta Braves
5.45am

Braves To Win @ $1.91

Friday marks the rubber game of this four-game series, and after a convincing 9-2 win on Thursday, the Braves look well over the odds at this price. Future Hall of Famer Madison Bumgarner is on the mound for the Giants pitching to the tune of a tidy 3.08 ERA and a .255 AVG against. Unfortunately for MadBum, the Braves have taken a fondness to hitting up lefties as they currently rank seventh in runs scored against southpaws. Atlanta has also scored 48 runs over the last seven days – the fourth-most in baseball. If the Braves can rely on another strong six innings from Kevin Gausman, this should be theirs for the taking.

Los Angeles Angels vs Minnesota Twins
6.05am

Twins To Win

Martin Perez has quietly strung together his best season of his nine-year career, largely due to an uptick in velocity on his four-seam fastball as well as some increased movement on his curve. Minnesota are going for their second road sweep this month after Thursday’s game was rained out, and with a strong 17-8 record on the road, it’s hard to argue with the odds. Perez has thrown 33 innings at Angel Stadium and allowed just one home run, while the other bit of good news is the Angels’ struggles against left-handed pitching. Los Angeles hold the fourth lowest on-base-percentage against southpaws and the eighth-fewest runs.

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Thursday 23rd May

Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds
3.10am

Under 8.5 Runs

Just about everything stacks up for this game to go Unders. Two of the league’s ERA leaders meet as Luis Castillo and Zach Davies go head-to-head, a pitching match up that should hold plenty of strikeouts and not much else. Castillo has pitched only once at Miller Park allowing four earned runs and striking out eight across 6.2 innings. The NL Cy Young candidate has struck out close to 32% o hitters he’s faced, while Davies =holds the second-best ERA in the league. Both sides have been the two best teams to back when it comes to betting on the Unders this year, so with two aces on the mound, back a 4-3 type ballgame.

Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
4.05am

Rangers to Cover the Run Line (+1.5)

Texas looks way over the odds at this price. The Rangers are batting .326 over the last seven days – the highest AVG in all of baseball – while they’ve also smacked a league leading 17 home runs to go along with it. Mariners starter Marco Gonazles holds an ugly 5.63 ERA in three career starts at Globe Life Park and is fresh from an ugly five earned run outing against the Twins five days ago. The Rangers are currently 16-8 at home on the year and 13-8 against the run line, so back Texas to keep this close.

Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees
9.05am

Yankees to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

It almost seems a little unfair at this point that the Yankees get to play the Orioles 12 times a year. The Bronx Bombers already own eight wins over Baltimore, which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the O’s hold the worst run differential in baseball. Baltimore send Dan Straily to the mound on Thursday hoping to limit the damage, but it’s hard to find much faith in the righty after allowing five earned runs in just over an inning against the Yankees in his season opener. New York’s battered and bruised lineup have somehow managed to win 13 of their 18 games so far this month, and with a 27-20 record against the spread, it’s worth backing the Yankees to Cover.

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Wednesday 22nd May

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Colorado Rockies
9.05am

Pirates To Win @ $2.00

The Pirates have won seven of their last 10-games as they return home to face the Rockies after an off day. Chris Archer takes the mound hoping to bounce-back from his lousy three-inning performance against the Diamondbacks last week, but the good news is the Rockies are having a tough time putting bat to ball of late. Colorado have managed just 20 runs over the last seven days and currently hold the third lowest on-base-percentage during the same time frame. The Rockies have won only four of their last 10-games and are also 4-4 following a day off. With Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl both struggling at the plate recently, back the Pirates to win at nice odds.

Detroit Tigers vs Miami Marlins
9.10am

Marlins To Win @ $1.91

Miami rolls into Detroit on the heels of a three-game sweep over the Mets. The Fins should fancy their chances at extending their winning streak to four with Caleb Smith on the mound, especially as the young left-hander continues to pile together an All-Star calibre season. Smith struck out eight across 5.1 innings against the Rays last week, but his best efforts weren’t enough to avoid being slapped with a 3-1 loss. Fortunately, the Tigers rank second-last in runs scored over the last seven days, while Detroit also holds the seventh-highest strikeout rare against left-handed pitching. With even odds on offer, back Miami’s bats to stay hot following a day off.

San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
12.10pm

Diamondbacks To Win @ $1.95

Padres lefty Matt Strahm has enjoyed a tidy start to the season compiling a 3.07 ERA, but he’s going to need to be at his best against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Arizona are mashing southpaws to the tune of a .287/.340/.510 slash line, while they’ve also managed to hit the second-most home runs in the league against left-handed pitching. Strahm has started against the Dbacks twice in his career giving up five earned runs across 7.2 innings pitched, leaving Arizona looking well over the odds at this price with ace Zack Greinke on the mound.

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Sunday 19th May

Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
4.10am

White Sox To Win

Happy to back White Sox ace Lucas Giolito on Sunday. The once highly touted prospect is finally starting to live up to expectations on the mound compiling a 3.55 ERA across seven starts. In his last three appearances Giolito has struck out 23 hitters and allowed only four earned runs, while he should find comfort in the fact the Blue Jays have hit only eight home runs over the last seven days. The White Sox bats continue to struggle, but Chicago are 5-3 as the home favourite this year, putting them in good stead to make up for Saturday’s loss.

Detroit Tigers vs Oakland A's
6.10am

A's To Win @ $1.87

The A’s have quietly been one of the most productive teams against left-handed pitching this year. Oakland hold the second lowest strikeout percentage against southpaws and the sixth-highest run total, which could pose plenty of problems for Tigers starter Matthew Boyd. To his credit, Boyd’s breakout has been of the surprise standouts so far this season, but the fact he’s never faced the likes of Ramon Laureano, Matt Olson, Chad Pinder or Stephen Piscotty is pretty concerning. Oakland have also scored 42 runs over the last seven days, so back the A’s to win their third straight.

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros
9.15am

Red Sox To Win @ $1.91

The hype around Astros righty Corbin Martin has been huge since he was called up last week, and the 23-year-old certainly didn’t disappoint striking out nine across five innings of work against the Rangers on debut. Still, this is a huge test for one of Houston’s top pitching prospects as he prepares to make his second career start at Fenway Park. The Astros will be hoping for three-four innings, but considering Boston rank third in runs scored over the last week, Martin might be lucky to make it that far. Having now won eight of their last 10-games, the Red Sox have put some wins together after their slow start to the season. Boston are 12-8 at home, so don’t think twice about backing the Sox to do some damage.

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Saturday 18th May

Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros
9.10am

Red Sox To Win @ $2.20

Astros starter Gerrit Cole has a huge monkey to shake off his back on Saturday. The right-hander gave up four earned runs at Fenway during last year’s ALCS, extending his ERA to 5.73 at Fenway Park. Boston have won four of their last five home games to steady themselves at 23-20. The Red Sox look massive overs at this price following a day’s rest and considering they’ve scored 44 runs over the last seven days – the fourth-most in the Majors – back Boston to cause another nightmare for Cole at Fenway.

Cincinnati Reds vs Los Angeles Dodgers
9.10am

Reds To Win @ $2.15

The Reds are finally starting to rake, and with powerful guys like Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker and Yasiel Puig in the lineup, it was only a matter of time. Cincinnati took two of their three games against the Cubs this week, but the most impressive part of the Reds’ game has been on the other side of the rubber. The Reds held Chicago to just 10 combined runs across all three games, largely thanks to the rotation and the bullpen both holding the fourth-lowest ERA in baseball. Dodgers lefty Rich Hill has made three career starts at Great American Ball Park, allowing a combined six earned runs and four homers. The Dodgers are 10-10 on the road this season, so back the Reds to extend their winning streak to three.

Atlanta Braves vs Milwaukee Brewers
9.20am

Over 9.5 Runs

The Run Total looks a little short here when you consider the Brewers have scored the fifth-most runs against left-handed pitching this season. They’ll need to be at their best against Max Fried, although the young southpaw did struggle against the Brewers last year allowing four earned runs in three innings of work. Jhoulys Chacin is also a worry for Milwaukee after allowing three earned during one start at Sun Trust Park back in 2017. With this one shaping up as a potential postseason preview, take confidence backing the Over in this hitter-friendly park.

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Friday 17th May

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers
3.15am

Rangers To Win @ $1.95

The Rangers were dealt a blow on Wednesday as shortstop Elvis Andrus was placed on the 10-day injured list with a hamstring strain. That hasn’t stopped the rest of Texas’ lineup from hitting though, as the Rangers piled on six runs against the Royals on Thursday. Chris Woodward’s side shouldn’t have any trouble hitting up Royals starter Homer Bailey on Friday either – the 33-year-old veteran has allowed 15 earned runs in his five starts at home this year. As if these odds weren’t enticing enough, Bailey has also never faced Joey Gallo.

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals
9.20am

Cardinals to Cover the Run Line (+1.5 Runs)

It’s always worth taking advantage of Braves starter Julio Teheran when he pitches at home. Atlanta’s long-time righty has allowed six earned runs across his three starts at Sun Trust Park this year and now prepares for a Cardinals looking to rebound from yesterday’s 4-0 shutout. Teheran has allowed a combined five earned runs to Marcell Ozuna and Matt Carpenter, both of which went hitless yesterday. The Cardinals are 10-9 following a previous loss straight-up but a more impressive (and safe) 12-7 against the spread.

San Diego Padres vs Pittsburgh Pirates
12.10pm

Padres To Win @ $1.75

The Padres will be hoping for anywhere between three-five innings from Eric Lauer on Friday. The young lefty owns a 5.75 ERA across 40.2 innings pitched, but the good news is Pittsburgh have scored the second-fewest runs against southpaws this year. The Pirates also hold the fourth-highest strikeout percentage against left-handed pitching and considering Trevor Williams allowed four earned runs in 4.2 innings at Petco Park last year, make sure you back the Padres to snap their two-game skid.

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Thursday 16th May

Minnesota Twins vs Los Angeles Angels
3.10am

Twins To Win @ $1.67

Jake Odorizzi has quickly ascended to the top of the Twins rotation behind a dazzling 2.32 ERA. The righty has been money at Target Field this season allowing just two earned runs in four starts, both of which came against the Indians and Blue Jays. Odorizzi also owns four career strikeouts against Mike Trout, while the Twins rank seventh in runs scored over the last week. Minnesota have lost only eight of their 22 home games so far this season, largely due to the fact they rank fifth in home runs hit at home. Considering Trevor Cahill has allowed nine earned in two starts at Target Field, the Twins look good money for a second-straight win.

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
8.40am

Cubs To Win @ $2.00

The Cubs currently hold the best run differential in baseball, so this looks an absolute steal. Chicago smacked up the Reds for a 3-1 win on Wednesday, and while Yu Darvish will likely give up a few earned runs in a hitter-friendly park like Great American, the Cubs can rest easy knowing Sonny Gray has never faced the likes of Javier Baez, David Bote or Kyle Schwarber. In fact, Gray has made only one start during his career against the Cubs way back in 2016. Chicago rank fifth in home runs on the road and third in runs scored, so back Joe Maddon’s side to extend their winning streak to four.

Boston Red Sox vs Colorado Rockies
9.10am

Rockies to Cover the Run Line (+1.5 Runs)

The Red Sox will be hoping for another strong seven-inning performance out of Eduardo Rodriguez on Thursday, but unfortunately, Colorado are quite fierce against left-handed pitching. The Rockies rank second in runs scored against southpaws this year, which spells bad news for Rodriguez at home. Boston blew a 3-0 lead yesterday during Chris Sale’s historic night, giving up homers to Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon. The Rockies are 11-7 against the spread following a previous win and 11-10 straight-up on the road. Rodriguez has never faced this lethal Colorado lineup before, so back the Rockies to keep this close for the second day in a row.

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Wednesday 15th May

Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
8.40am

Reds to Cover the Run Line (+1.5 Runs)

Kyle Hendricks takes the mound for the Cubs hoping to replicate his eight inning, seven strikeout masterclass against the Marlins last week. Unfortunately, Great American Ball Park hasn’t been too kind to The Professor. The 29-year-old righty owns a 5.77 ERA in Cincinnati, largely due to allowing seven earned runs across two starts last season. Hendricks’ career-low 4.5% walk rate speaks for itself, but it’s worth noting he’s been much better at Wrigley Field than he has been on the road. The Reds’ bats remain lukewarm, but they have scored 36 runs over their last seven games. This could be a bit of a rough outing for Hendricks in his return to Cincinnati.

Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays
9.10am

Marlins To Win @ $2.20

Caleb Smith has been the only real bright spot of Miami’s lost season. The 27-year-old lefty currently holds the third-highest strikeout rate in the Majors behind Blake Snell and Gerrit Cole and continues to make a serious All-Star bid by mowing down hitters at an alarming rate. Smith has allowed only four earned runs in his three starts at Marlins Park this year, but the other piece of good news is Tampa Bay’s alarmingly high strikeout rate against southpaws. The Rays lead the league in strikeout percentage against left-handed pitching, so back the Marlins to pick up a rare win to snap their five-game losing streak.

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals
9.20am

Braves To Win @ $2.05

The Braves look way under the odds at this price. Mike Foltynewicz has allowed six earned runs in two home starts so far this season, but the Cardinals are slipping backwards in the NL Central having won just two of their last 10-games. Jack Flaherty is on the mound for St. Louis sporting a nasty 8.53 ERA on the road. The young righty has made only one career start in Atlanta’s hitter-friendly Sun Trust Park, allowing five earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. The Cardinals are also 1-4 straight-up following a day’s rest.

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Sunday 12th May

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins
9.10am

Mets To Win @ $1.33

This is a big game for the Mets if they hold any hope of making up ground in the NL East. Jacob deGrom has returned to form over his last two starts allowing just two earned runs in 14 innings, and he should have no trouble blanking a Marlins team that have hit just one home run over their last seven games. Miami limp into Citi Field following a miserable series against the Cubs, and things aren’t about to get any easier with Sandy Alcantara on the mound. The young right-hander gave up three earned to Chicago in five frames on Tuesday, so back the Mets bats and deGrom to bounce-back to winning ways.

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers
10.10am

Joey Gallo to Hit a Home Run

Joey Gallo has hit 12 home runs to start the year, the same number he had by this point last season. Much of his success comes down to improved plate discipline, as the strikeout-prone Gallo is currently swinging at a career-low 24.3% of pitches thrown outside the strikezone. For punters, Gallo has been a popular home run pick this season, and the good news is he owns a trio of dingers against Astros righty Gerrit Cole. Gallo has also smacked six home runs at Minute Maid Park, while Cole himself has given up five in his three home starts this season.

Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres
10.40am

Padres to Cover the Run Line (+1.5)

Joey Luchessi takes the mound for the Padres against Colorado’s red-hot lineup. Nolan Arenado has mashed four home runs over the last seven days, but believe it or not, Luchessi holds some strong form at Coors Field. The 25-year-old lefty has allowed only two earned runs over 12 innings of work in Colorado, good for a 1.50 ERA across both starts. He was hit up for five earned runs when he faced the Rockies at Petco Park last month, but San Diego’s offence should be able to help him out on Saturday. The Padres rank third in runs scored over the last seven days, while they also hold a 3-1 record against the run line following a day’s rest.

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Friday 10th May

Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
5.10am

Rockies To Win @ $1.62

The Giants hold a better record on the road than they do at home, but they’ll need to be at their best on Friday against the Rockies. Derek Holland knows just how hard it is to pitch in Colorado– the 32-year-old has allowed 10 earned runs in nine innings pitched at Coors Field. That’s bad news against a Rockies team that ranks third in runs scored over the last seven days. Colorado also rank fifth in runs scored against southpaws, making them a strong chance to make up for yesterday’s postponement with a win.

New York Yankees vs Seattle Mariners
8.35am

Mariners To Win @ $2.45

Backing against J.A. Happ at Yankee Stadium has been money so far this season. New York’s expensive offseason signing has given up 17 earned runs in four starts at home, which should make Yankee fans nervous considering he owns a career 5.06 ERA against the Mariners. Seattle’s red-hot start to the season has cooled down a little over the last fortnight, but the M’s still lead the league in runs and home runs. Diving a little deeper, Seattle also holds a strong 13-8 record away from home to go along with their league-leading .526 slugging percentage on the road.

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers
10.10am

Rangers To Win @ $2.45

The odds might favour the Astros here, but the pitching match up certainly favours the Rangers. Mike Minor prepares for his eighth start of the season behind a tidy 2.40 ERA, while the Astros rely on eight-year starter Wade Miley. Minor has already faced Houston once this year striking out seven in a 4-0 shutout. His last start at Minute Maid Park saw him strikeout eight hitters and allow two earned runs across six innings of work, compared to Miley, who has allowed five home runs in seven starts. The Astros are also struggling to hit lefties this season, ranking 25th in runs scored against southpaws. These look nice odds for the Rangers to jump above .500.

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Thursday 9th May

Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox
9.05am

Red Sox to Cover the Line (-2.5 Runs)

It’s the series decider between these two AL East rivals, and although Chris Sale continues to frustrate punters as well as Red Sox fans, it’s worth backing Boston to level back up at .500 with a win. Alex Cora’s side lead the league in runs scored over the last seven days, but it’s Sale who should lead the way on Thursday. The lefty holds an impressive 1.97 career ERA in eight starts at Camden Yards, while it was also encouraging to see his four-seamer reach 94 MPH against the White Sox last week. The Orioles own only five wins at home on the season and are currently striking out close to 26% of the time against southpaws.

Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Angels
9.10am

Tigers to Win @ $1.91

The Tigers continue to flirt with a winning record, but they should feel confident with strikeout artist Matthew Boyd on the mound on Thursday. The 28-year-old has come of age this season to rank sixth in the league in strikeouts, while his 6.2% walk rate isn’t too shabby, either. The good news for the Tigers lefty is the Angels have struggled so far this season to hit southpaws. Los Angeles have managed only 11 home runs in 348 at-bats against left-handed pitching, and for what it’s worth, Boyd has also held Mike Trout hitless. With some even odds on offer, take the Tigers to take the rubber game.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Atlanta Braves
12.10pm

Dodgers to Win @ 41.50

Mike Foltynewicz returns to the mound for just his third start of the season on Thursday. The 27-year-old righty has looked a little rusty in his return from an elbow injury allowing six earned runs in 10.2 innings pitched. Los Angeles have scored 33 runs over the last seven days, largely due to Chris Taylor and Max Munce’s efforts. In his two career starts against the Dodgers Folty has allowed seven earned runs and three homers – good for an ugly 5.56 ERA. He’s also pitched at Dodger Stadium only once before, and with Clayton Kershaw taking the mound for Los Angeles, the odds are well and truly stacked against a Braves side hitting just .244 over their last seven games.

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Sunday 5th May

New York Yankees vs Minnesota Twins
3.05am

Twins To Win @ $2.10

J.A. Happ has been a mixed bag so far this season, particularly at Yankee Stadium. The 12-year starter owns an ugly 8.16 ERA at home on the year after allowing five home runs in 14 innings pitched. Happ has also kept us guessing when he matches up against the Twins – the 36-year-old tossed six scoreless innings against Minnesota last year but allowed eight earned runs in two starts the season prior. It’s worth taking a gamble on Minnesota here considering they rank seventh in runs scored over the last seven days and are also striking out just 24.4% of the time against lefties. Yankee Stadium is a hitters ballpark that lends itself to generous home runs. The Twins rank fourth in that department this year, while Jake Odorizzi’s dazzling 9.1 K/9 should take care of the rest.

Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals
6.05am

Cardinals To Win

Yu Darvish has spent seven years in the big leagues, but would you believe he’s never faced the Cardinals? The Cubs are on a roll right now having won five straight, but there’s no getting around the fact St. Louis ranks fourth in runs scored and third in on base percentage so far this season. Darvish pitched well in Arizona last week, finally tallying six innings of one run, eight strikeout ball. Still, he’s struggled at Wrigley allowing a combined seven earned runs in both starts. The wind always plays a factor this time of year, which should suit the likes of Marcell Ozuna, Paul Goldschmidt and Harrison Bader. The Cardinals as a team are batting .260 over the last seven days, so if Darvish’s fastball errs on the sluggish side like we’ve seen for the majority of this season, the Redbirds should be able to take Game 2 of this series.

Cincinnati Reds vs San Francisco Giants
9.10am

Reds To Win @ $1.75

Sooner or later this potent Reds lineup is going to start hitting, and you’ll want to be on board when they do. Cincinnati called up third baseman Nick Senzel from AAA on Friday, which should open up more run-scoring and RBI opportunities behind leadoff hitter Joey Votto. Neither of these sides are batting anywhere close to .250, but the pitching matchup should favour the Reds. Derek Rodriguez prepares to make not only his first start against Cincinnati, but also his first start at Great American Ball Park. It’s a tough environment to pitch in, one that always favours the hitter – and with the Reds fresh from scoring double-digit runs on Saturday, back Cincinnati to put another crooked number up on the scoreboard.

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Saturday 4th May

Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays
10.05am

Rangers To Win @ $1.62

The Jays limp into Arlington on the heels of a disappointing series sweep at the hands of the Angels. Things aren’t about to get any easier against Rangers ace Mike Minor, as the 31-year-old lefty continues to build on an already impressive 2.88 ERA. Minor holds four career starts against the Angels, where he’s emerged with three wins and a dazzling 2.39 ERA across 26.1 innings pitched. To add further fuel to Toronto’s fire, the Rangers also rank third in home runs and first in runs scored over the last week. With a 10-6 record at home, back Texas to win this one.

Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox
10.10am

White Sox To Win @ $2.70

Nicky Delmonico’s walkoff home run on Friday has lifted the White Sox to an 8-7 record at home, the perfect ending with former long-time pitcher Chris Sale returning to Chicago on Saturday. Sale pitched to the tune of a 3.06 ERA in 77 starts at US Cellular Field, but as you probably already know, Boston’s lefty has been struggling so far this year. Sale’s fastball velocity dipped back down to 91 MPH during his last start against the Rays, a game that saw him allow two earned runs in seven innings pitched. Despite their losing record, Chicago has scored the seventh-most runs over the last seven days, while Tim Anderson continues to rake with a .304 AVG and two homers during the same time span. These look nice odds for the White Sox to claim the series.

Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
10.40am

Over 10.5 Runs

It’s a lefty on lefty match up here as Robbie Ray heads to Coors Field to face Tyler Anderson. Both pitchers own ERA’s over 4.00, and with the Diamondbacks leading the league in runs scored against southpaws, all signs point towards a high-scoring game. The Rockies have been mashing over the last week, particularly Nolan Arenado, who owns five home runs over the last eight days. The Diamondbacks are fresh from two-straight wins over the Yankees, but it’s worth noting Robbie Ray’s struggles on the road this year – the veteran pitcher has allowed 11 earned runs in four starts. In a ballpark that always sees the ball fly, back the Overs.

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Friday 3rd May

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays
4.15am

Royals To Win @ $2.35

Charlie Morton takes the mound for the Rays following last week’s scoreless start in Boston. Morton owns an ugly 5.68 ERA in two career starts in at Kauffman Stadium, largely due to allowing three earned runs last year. The Royals send Danny Duffy to the mound, which spells further bad news for the Rays. Tampa Bay hold the highest strikeout percentage against left-handed pitching this season, leaving the Royals with a perfect opportunity to sweep the series at a handy price.

Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays
12.10pm

Angels To Win @ $1.67

The Angels find themselves well below .500 to start the season, but that isn’t to say they can’t make it four straight against the Blue Jays on Friday. Toronto’s Aaron Sanchez prepares to make his second career start at Angel Stadium; a ballpark known for favouring the hitter. Los Angeles will be hoping for five innings from Tyler Skaggs, but it’s the Angels’ bats that should do the talking here. Brad Ausmus’ side ranks fifth in runs scored over the last seven days and sixth in home runs, compared to a Blue Jays side batting just .222 during the same time span.

 

Thursday 2nd May

Seattle Mariners vs Chicago Cubs
8.40am

Mariners Over 4.5 Runs

Happy to play on the Mariners in this game. Seattle are 21-7 on the Overs this season, which isn’t a surprise considering they lead the league in all three scoring categories. The Cubs send Jon Lester to the mound for his first start at T-Mobile Field since 2014. Lester owns a 4.37 ERA in Seattle, but the bad news for Chicago’s veteran lefty is the Mariners strong numbers against southpaws. The Mariners are batting .276 against lefties and also rank sixth in runs scored.

New York Mets vs Cincinnati Reds
9.10am

Mets To Win @ $1.50

This shapes up as the perfect game for Jacob deGrom to not only get his season back on track but also rediscover some command. Last year’s NL Cy Young winner holds a ghastly 4.85 ERA, largely due to facing three of the league’s top hitting sides in succession (Twins, Braves, Brewers). He should find some reprieve on Thursday against the Reds though, a team that ranks 24th in runs scored so far this year. DeGrom faced the Reds once last season, striking out 10 across six innings.

Miami Marlins vs Cleveland Indians
9.10am

Marlins To Win @ $2.35

Miami’s Caleb Smith continues to fly under the radar this season with a tidy 2.17 ERA. The right-hander holds the fifth-highest strikeout rate in the league behind Max Scherzer and is more than capable of holding the Indians scoreless with a dominant changeup. The Indians are 2-2 over their last four games and are looking to build some momentum after a slow start. Unfortunately, Cleveland’s lineup has scored the third-fewest runs over the last seven days, and with Jose Ramirez still fighting to get out of a slump, the Marlins look strong value to snap their four-game skid.

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Wednesday 1st May

New York Mets vs Cincinnati Reds
9.10am

Reds To Win @ $1.73

Reds starter Luis Castillo is not only the proud owner of the lowest ERA in baseball, he’s also posted the eighth-most strikeouts so far this season. The Mets rank 11th in runs scored, but you have to question just how deep Jason Vargas can pitch into this game. The lefty has failed to pitch past five innings in all five of his starts, allowing 12 earned runs over 15 innings of work. Cincinnati’s offence can be a little stagnant, but with Castillo on the mound, a run or two might be enough to earn the Reds a second-straight victory.

Atlanta Braves vs San Diego Padres
9.20am

Under 8.5 Runs

Until proven otherwise, Chris Paddack is worth trusting on the mound. The first-year starter has allowed only five earned runs across 27 innings during his time with the Padres, making him an early candidate for NL Rookie of the Year. Betting against Braves starter Julio Teheran has proven profitable this year, but his numbers at home have been strong. In two starts, Teheran has struck out 13 hitters and allowed just two earned runs. These two clubs combined for only four runs in Game 1 on Tuesday, so back the Unders with confidence.

Texas Rangers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
10.05am

Pirates To Win @ $1.95

Jordan Lyles takes the mound for the Pirates on Wednesday hoping to snap Pittsburgh’s eight-game losing streak. The 28-year-old righty sports a tidy 2.05 ERA with 21 strikeouts and looks a strong chance to stifle the Rangers with his menacing swing-and-miss fastball. Pittsburgh has slipped well below .500 thanks to this recent skid, but they’ve managed to lead the league in runs scored over the last seven days. As for Texas, they’ll be hoping for anywhere between three-five innings from opener Adrian Sampson, but it’s a big ask against a lineup of players he’s never faced before.

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Tuesday 30th April

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals
9.05am

Nationals To Win @ $1.62

Washington kicks off their four game home series with ace Patrick Corbin on the mound on Tuesday. The 29-year-old lefty boats a tidy 2.48 ERA – the 11th best in the Majors – and now hopes to replicate his strong six innings of work against the Rockies last week. The heart of the Cardinals lineup consists of Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong, Paul Goldschmidt and Matt Carpenter, all of which have combined for just one home run and seven hits against Corbin throughout their career. Washington’s $140 million man holds a 21.3% strikeout rate against St. Louis’ current lineup, while the Cardinals have also scored the fourth-fewest runs against left handed pitching this season.

Boston Red Sox vs Oakland A's
9.10am

A's To Win @ $2.25

Oakland heads to Boston on Tuesday hoping to snap a three-game skid with righty Frankie Montas on the mound. The 26-year-old is prone to giving up a run or three, but the A’s will be hoping for nothing more than five innings of work as he prepares to face the Red Sox for the second time in his career. The good news for Montas is the A’s know how to light up left-handed pitching. Eduardo Rodriguez starts on the mound for Boston, worrying news for Red Sox fans following his six earned run outing earlier this month. The A’s lead the league with 15 home runs hit against southpaws this season, making the A’s a great bet at these odds.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Colorado Rockies
9.40am

Rockies Over 3.5 Runs @ $1.62

Brewers opener Zach Davies has been one of the surprise standouts so far this season, but he’ll need to be at his best if he stands any chance against a red-hot Rockies lineup. Colorado have scored 40 runs over the last seven days, the fifth-most in the league. They’ve also hit 10 home runs, while shortstop Trevor Story is amid a 16-game hitting streak. Outfielder Charlie Blackmon has also hit in 11 straight games, and although Davies’ 1.65 ERA is impressive, don’t forget the Rockies have scored 3.5 runs or more in eight of their 16 road games this season.

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Friday 26th April

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks
2.35am

Under the Run Total

It’s a fascinating pitching duel on Friday between a potential Hall of Famer and an up and coming star. Zack Greinke has recovered from his Opening Day meltdown against the Dodgers to trim his ERA down to a more respectable 4.60, while Jameson Taillon has come of age in his fourth season striking out 20 hitters in 26 innings. Greinke returns to PNC Park for his fifth start after tossing six innings of seven strikeout ball last year. Taillon also holds a career 3.65 ERA at home in Pittsburgh while close to 55% of Pittsburgh’s games at home have gone Under the Total this season.

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves
8.40am

Reds to Win @ $1.62

You’d do well to avoid backing the Braves when Julio Teheran takes the mound. The veteran righty prepares for his second start of the week after being lit up for five earned runs agaisnt the Indians on Sunday. The Reds offence still isn’t clicking, but you already know the ball flies at Great American Ball Park. Teheran allowed seven earned runs in his last start in Cincy back in 2017, so expect this one to get a little ugly.

Thursday 25th April

Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals
5.10am

Rockies to Win @ $1.62

Sooner or later Colorado’s offence was bound to start hitting. Over the last seven days the Rockies have scored 29 runs while the likes of Nolan Arenado, Raimel Tapia, Charlie Blackmon and Ryan McMahon have all hit a pair of home runs each. Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for the Nats on Thursday, which could spell bad news. The veteran right-hander has allowed two earned runs or more in each of his four starts this season, while his last outing at Coors Field saw him give up two earned runs in five innings pitched. With this game being the rubber match of the three-game series, back the Rockies to win.

San Diego Padres vs Seattle Mariners
5.40am

Padres Over 4.5 Runs @ $1.95

Chris Paddack has taken the entire baseball world by storm. The 23-year-old sensation owns a 2.25 ERA across four career starts, and now prepares to face a Mariners side batting just .228 over the last seven days. You could argue Seattle have hit 15 home runs during the same span, but as Wednesday’s game showed, sending balls out of Petco Park is tough. The Padres are also struggling offensively, but they should have no trouble scoring runs against Felix Hernandez on Thursday. The veteran righty allowed four earned runs at Angel Stadium last week and has so far struggled to find consistent command.

Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox
9:05am

Over 9.5 Runs

It might be worth playing on the Over in just about every Orioles game this season. Baltimore have allowed 59 home runs in 24 games to hold the worst run differential in baseball. These two sides combined for 10 runs on Wednesday during the O’s 9-1 victory, and the two sides should have no trouble scoring runs against two pitchers that have never faced the opposing team. White Sox starter Ervin Santana has allowed 10 earned runs in two starts already this season, while John Means has given up three in 15.2 innings pitched. This one should be plenty of fun.

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Wednesday 24th April

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers
3.10am

Red Sox to Cover the Line

Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd has been one of the surprise standouts of the young season posting a tidy 2.96 ERA in four starts. He’ll face a huge test on Wednesday at Fenway Park though, a venue he’s pitched in only once before. For all of Boston’s offensive woes, the Red Sox have so far posted the sixth-lowest strikeout rate against left-handed pitching. They also rank seventh in runs scored against southpaws, and if Chris Sale can somehow find some command (and velocity) on his fastball, the Red Sox could be looking at their third straight win.

Cincinnati Reds vs Atlanta Braves
8.40am

Reds to Win @ $1.87

I don’t want any part of Kevin Gausman at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday. The Braves’ veteran right-hander will make his first start on the road this season in Cincinnati, a venue that has always favoured hitters. Gausman has pitched only once in Cincy during his seven-year career, allowing eight earned runs in just 2.2 innings pitched. The Reds have won three of their last four games, and now return home following a lengthy road trip. Gausman has never faced Yasiel Puig, Jesse Winker or Eugenio Suarez before, so this looks like a good chance to jump on the Reds at a handy price.

Boston Red Sox vs Detroit Tigers
9.10am

Over 7.5 Runs

It’s always worth playing on double-headers, which is why the Overs looks good money in the night cap. The Red Sox send opener Hector Valazquez to the mound hoping for at least three innings of work, while the Tigers are banking on a little more from Spencer Turnbull. The 26-year-old struck out five across six innings against the Pirates last week, but considering this is his first start at Fenway Park, don’t be surprised if Boston’s potent lineup gets the better of the young right-hander.

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Friday 19th April

New York Yankees vs Kansas City Royals
8.35am

Yankees to Cover the Line (-1.5)

Happy to take on the Yankees to Cover against the Royals. Despite Homer Bailey’s scoreless seven inning, six strikeout game against the Indians last week, the veteran righty still holds an ugly 5.84 ERA in just two starts against the Yankees. New York, meanwhile, will send Domingo German to the mound for his first career start against Kansas City. It’s been tough to find flaw in the 26-year-old who has allowed only two earned runs in 13 innings pitched. The Yankees are 8-8 against the spread this year, and with the fifth-most home runs in the league, New York should have no trouble scoring.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
10.10am

Dodgers Over 4.5 Runs

Miller Park is averaging well over two home runs per-game this season, and with two of the league’s top offences going head to head, it only makes sense to back the Overs. The Dodgers rank second in home runs this year, and they should have no trouble lighting up Brewers starter Zach Davies. The 26-year-old righty prepares for his second start of the week against the Dodgers, and with the Brewers bullpen having already allowed 10 home runs on the season, back the Dodgers to put up some bombs.

San Diego Padres vs Cincinnati Reds
12.10pm

Under 7.5 Runs

The Reds have hit the second-fewest home runs on the road this season, making the Unders a nice play on Friday. Chris Paddack has quietly put up some strong numbers for the Padres in his first three starts, posting a 1.29 ERA with a 30.2% strikeout rate. Nearly 67% of San Diego’s games at home have gone Under the Total this season, largely due to the fact the Padres have scored the ninth-fewest runs so far. With both Paddack and Tanner Roark holding little experience against their opponents, this one should be low-scorer.

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Thursday 18th April

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets
3.05am

Over 8.5 Runs

The Total looks a little low here when you consider both the Mets and the Phillies rank Top 10 in runs scored. Zack Wheeler is on the mound for New York, and if you paid attention to his starts last year, you’ll know the Mets’ righty allowed seven earned runs across two starts against the Phils. Jake Arrieta was magical on the mound against the Marlins last week tossing seven innings of eight strikeout, one run ball – but considering 80% of Mets and 67% of Phillies games have gone over this year, take these odds and run.

Washington Nationals vs San Francisco Giants
9.05am

Giants to Cover the Line (+1.5 Runs)

Can we really trust Jeremy Hellickson? Washington’s 32-year-old veteran has pitched two strong starts against the Phillies, but keep in mind, this is the same guy that failed to make it past five innings at home last year. Hellickson has lost close to a MPH on all four of his pitches to start the season. Meanwhile for the Giants, Jeff Samardzija has quietly enjoyed a strong start allowing three earned runs across 16.2 innings pitched. Take the Giants to keep this one close.

Oakland A's vs Houston Astros
12.05pm

A's To Win @ $1.95

The A’s should start this series with a win if they can depend on another solid start from Frankie Montas. The young right-hander has allowed only six earned runs across his three starts so far this season, but Oakland’s bats should also do the talking against Astros lefty Wade Miley. The A’s rank third in runs scored against southpaws this year and first in home runs, putting them in good stead to win their seventh game at home. The Astros are a subpar .500 on the road this year, and with Miley failing to make it past four innings against the Mariners in Seattle last week, the A’s look real value.

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Wednesday 17th April

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates
8.40am

Tigers To Win @ $2.00

Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd has been one of the biggest surprise stories of the season. Detroit’s pitching staff have compiled a tidy 2.98 ERA, largely due to Boyd’s three solid starts allowing just three earned runs. Pittsburgh’s offence has comfortably won games over the Reds, Cubs and Nationals so far, but it’s struggled mightily against southpaws. The Pirates have scored the fewest runs against lefties and rank third in strikeout percentage. Back Boyd to toss five-plus innings and the Tigers offence to hit Joe Musgrove in his first start at Comerica Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
9.10am

Rays to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs)

The Orioles are a great side to play against this year, and so is Dylan Bundy. The 26-year-old righty has allowed 12 earned runs across his three starts so far, while he also holds an ugly 9.00 ERA in four starts at Tropicana Field. The Rays offence ranks 10th in runs scored, and they’ll feel confident knowing Baltimore’s bullpen has allowed 21 home runs this year. The other bit of good news is Tyler Glasnow. In three starts for Tampa Bay, Glasnow has allowed just one earned run. He’s now looking to back up his 11 strikeout performance against the White Sox last week with a stellar outing at home.

Atlanta Braves vs Arizona Diamondbacks
9.20am

Over 8.5 Runs

It’s a lefty on lefty match up in Atlanta as Robbie Ray squares off against Max Fried. Both aces are enjoying strong starts to the season, while Fried, in particular, is yet to allow an earned run. Unfortunately for both guys, the Braves and the Diamondbacks rank top five in runs scored against lefties, which could see the Over come into play. The Diamondbacks have seen close to 72% of their games go Over the Total this season, and although Ray has found some command so far, keep in mind Wednesday’s game marks his first start at Sun Trust Park.

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Tuesday 16th April

Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
1.05am

Red Sox to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs)

The traditional “Marathon Monday” game in Boston as the Red Sox host a very early start at Fenway Park before the crowd spills over to Boylston Street to catch the finish of the race. It’s the earliest start time of the MLB season. Last year’s game was rained out but they won this game in 2017. Having taken out two of the three games in the series against the Orioles and given the occasion of the day, you have to like the Red Sox to cover here.

Miami Marlins v Chicago Cubs
9.10am

Chicago to Win @ $1.75

After their 5-9 start to the season, there aren’t a lot of opportunities to back the Cubs and feel pretty good about it. When they are visiting the atrocious Miami Marlins though it’s as good a time as any as their opponents aren’t at such a good price. The Cubs bats have been performing quite well but they are being let down by their pitching so far. The good news for them though, the Marlins are averaging less than three runs per game so if they can jump out to an early lead the Cubs should be able to pick up a win here.

Seattle Mariners v Cleveland Indians
12.10pm

Over 7.5 Runs

Seattle’s bats were kept quiet in the final two games of their series with Houston, scoring three runs total in those games. Before that though, the hitters were seeing beach balls putting up six or more runs in each of the prior eight games. The Indians just put up eight in the final game of their series against Kansas City, ending a poor hitting run but they gave up 20 runs over the 3 games in that series as well. It’s worth jumping on a low total in this game as it’s hard to see this turning into a pitching duel.

Monday 15th April

Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
3.05am

Red Sox to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs)

Baltimore will be hoping for only a handful of innings from former reliever turned starter John Means, which could be a big ask for the 25-year-old on Monday. Means has thrown only 3.1 innings at Fenway Park allowing a home run and five earned runs last year. Boston’s offence hasn’t been scaring anyone to start the season, but you certainly can’t say the same for the Orioles’ pitching – Baltimore has allowed 37 home runs in only 13 games to start the year. If Means fails to make it past the third inning, look for the Red Sox to win easily.

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
9.05am

Mets to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs)

Mets fans aren’t used to sweating on Jacob deGrom, so that’s why last week’s six earned run, four inning outing against the Twins came as such a surprise. You’d be mad to doubt the reigning Cy Young award winner though, especially against a team like the Braves. The 30-year-old holds an unthinkable 1.70 ERA in 17 career starts against Atlanta, while he’s also performed superbly at Sun Trust Park striking out 30 hitters and allowing zero home runs across two starts. With the Braves sending Julio Teheran and his questionable command to the mound, back deGrom, and the Mets’ fifth-rank run-scoring offence to do the talking.

Sunday 14th April

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
9.10am

Reds to Win @ $2.10

Adam Wainwright’s elbow troubles look to be behind him, but the 37-year-old three-time All-Star certainly doesn’t have the same zip on his pitches like he used to. Wainwright’s velocity is down close to a mile-per-hour on his four-seamer and his sinker, but it’s the numbers at Great American Ball Park that really worry me. In 15 starts away against the Reds, Wainwright has given up 46 earned runs and 12 homers – good for a 4.52 ERA. Cincinnati’s new-look offence has started the year off slowly, but against a Cardinals’ bullpen that’s allowed eight home runs already this year, take the Reds to win.

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
9.20am

Over 9.5 Runs

It’s a lefty on lefty match up as Mets starter Jason Vargas squares off against Braves southpaw Sean Newcomb. As you’d expect with two of the more potent lineups in baseball, these two sides have had no trouble piling on runs, and we should see plenty on the board on Sunday with both the Mets and the Braves batting well over .250 against lefties. Vargas gave up four earned runs in a single inning against the Twins last week, while Newcomb finished with an ugly 512 ERA at home last year. With all that in mind, take the Overs.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
11.10am

Astros to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs)

These two sides have been swinging for the fences to start the season. The Mariners set a new MLB record on Friday by hitting a home run in all 15 games to start the season, while the Astros also rank 10th in dingers with a .282 team AVG. Seattle send Felix Hernandez back out to the mound hoping he can make up for two earned run, one inning birthday disaster against the Royals. As for the Astros, Justin Verlander prepares for his 14th career starter at Safeco Field, a venue that’s seen him allow only five home runs in 88 innings pitched. Facing a team that ranks dead last in defensive runs saved, back the Astros to Cover.

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Saturday 13th April

Chicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Angels
4.20am

Over the Run Total

The Angels head to Chicago on a serious six-game winning streak, while the Cubs look to make it two-straight after nailing down a win over the Pirates on Friday. Chicago ranks Top 10 in runs, home runs and RBI’s and holds the third-best OPS (on-base plus slugging) in the league. Even so, the Cubs’ pitching has been disastrous, hardly good news as Mike Trout prepares to make his first start at Wrigley Field since 2016. The Angels have hit a whopping 13 home runs over the last seven days, and if the wind cooperates, should have no trouble scoring runs on the road. It also helps to know close to 73% of the Cubs’ games have gone Over the Total this season.

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
9.05am

Nationals to Win @ $1.53

Placing some trust in Patrick Corbin to bounce-back from two so-so starts against the Mets. The Nats’ new $140 million man has allowed five runs across 12 innings so far this season, but he should have no trouble against a Pirates lineup that rank dead last in runs score against lefties. Pittsburgh head to Washington short on rest following a lengthy rain delay against the Cubs in Chicago on Friday. The Pirates have managed only five runs over their last three games, which doesn’t bode well after Trevor Williams allowed three earned runs at Nationals Park last year.

Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies
9.10am

Phillies to Cover (-1.5 Runs)

Happy to back the Phillies to snap their two-game losing streak in Miami on Saturday. Gabe Kapler’s side were belted by the Nationals 15-1 on Thursday, but they should be able to turn their fortunes around against Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara. The 21-year-old has pitched well so far this season allowing only two earned runs across 12 innings, but his pitch count remains a concern after throwing 92 in just four innings of work against the Braves. He’s also never faced the likes of Maikel Franco or J.T Realmuto, while Bryce Harper owns three walks in six plate appearances against the righty. With Miami’s bullpen holding an ugly 5.77 ERA, things could get ugly.

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Friday 12th April

Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland A's
2.35am

Over 9.5 Runs

It’s Dylan Bundy’s turn on Friday, which often equals a handful of runs for the Oriole starter. The 26-year-old has allowed six earned across six innings of work so far this season, which doesn’t exactly bode well against an A’s side that ranks fourth in runs scored. The Orioles pitching woes have been on full display this year – Baltimore’s pitching staff owns a 6.12 ERA, the fifth-highest in the league. Oakland also sees Aaron Brooks take the mound for his first start at Camden Yards. It’s a difficult assignment in a hitter-friendly park and considering eight of Baltimore’s 12 games this year have seen 10 runs or more, don’t be surprised to see a crooked number on the scoreboard.

Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
9.20am

Mets to Win @ $2.05

The Mets piled on the runs in a 9-6 victory over the Twins yesterday, and they should feel confident knowing lefty Steven Matz starts on Friday. Matz has been flawless in two starts so far this season racking up 11 K’s across 10 innings of work. The 27-year-old also holds strong numbers at Sun Trust Park – he’s thrown a total of 10 innings with just one earned run allowed. The Braves will be hoping for another quality start from Kevin Gausman, but it’s worth noting Gausman’s fastball velocity dropped from an average of 94 MPH last year to 93 in his first start. That’s bad news against a Mets side batting .272/.347/.464 to start the season.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres
11.40am

Diamondbacks to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs)

San Diego have called up Pedro Avila for Friday’s game in Arizona. The 22-year-old righty appeared in only one game for the Amarillo Sod Poodles (San Diego’s AA affiliate) and he’ll certainly have his work cut out for him against a surprisingly lethal Diamondbacks offence. Arizona rank Top 5 in runs, home runs and RBIs this year, while they also hold a strong 7-4 record against the run line. Fortunately, Chase Field is known as a pitcher’s park, but even so, the DBacks are a tough team to face on debut. If Arizona can rely on another strong five innings from Zack Godley, they should have no trouble covering.

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Thursday 11th April

Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland A's
9.05am

Orioles to Cover the Line (+1.5)

Orioles starter Alex Cobb allowed two home runs in 5.2 innings pitched against the Yankees last week, part of the reason why Baltimore lead the league in home runs allowed this season. The good news for the O’s is Cobb’s strong stat line against the A’s – in 10 career starts, he holds a 2.18 ERA with only four home runs allowed. On the opposite side, Frankie Montas is on the mound for the A’s pitching for the first time at Camden Yards. Baltimore’s lineup is hardly what it used to be, but after allowing 14 runs in seven road starts last year, Montas might struggle in the hitter-friendly park.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers
9.45am

Cardinals Over 3.5 Runs

Jack Flaherty was tremendous in his home opener against the Padres tossing five innings of six strikeout, six-hit ball. The young right-hander posted a respectable 2.93 ERA at home last season and has also enjoyed plenty of success against the Dodgers allowing two earned runs in two starts. Los Angeles send Kenta Maeda to the mound on Thursday hoping he can make up for last week’s average five inning outing in Colorado. Maeda allowed 26 earned runs in 19 games on the road last year, leaving the Overs on the Cardinals looking like a safe play.

Kansas City Royals vs Seattle Mariners
10.15am

Over 10 Runs

The Mariners aim to tie the 2002 Indians on Thursday by becoming the second team to hit 14 home runs in each of their first 14 games. Not surprisingly, Seattle lead the league in runs, home runs and RBI’s, but they’ll need to rely on pitcher Yusei Kikuchi to find some control on the mound. The Japanese sensation allowed four earned runs in five innings against the White Sox in Chicago last week, but fortunately, the Royals have managed only nine runs against lefties this year. Even so, Kansas City have still seen close to 78% of their games go Over the Total this year, compared to the Mariners, who rank only slightly lower at 75%.

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Wednesday 10th April

New York Mets vs Minnesota Twins
9.10am

Mets to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs)

The Mets remain a great play against the run line with Jacob deGrom on the mound. The righty has a perfect 0.00 ERA across his first two starts with 24 strikeouts to go along with it. Wednesday’s game will mark deGrom’s first career start against the Twins, but don’t be alarmed, he holds a 27.3% strikeout rate against the current Twins lineup allowing only four hits to C.J. Cron, Nelson Cruz and Ronald Torreyes combined. New York are also 6-3 against the spread so far this year, so back deGrom to have another brilliant outing against a Twins side that ranks 17th in runs scored.

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees
10.10am

Astros to Win @ $1.57

Gerrit Cole prepares for his first home start of the season on Wednesday against a Yankees side that have been hitting home runs at will. New York pounced on Justin Verlander on Tuesday, but the Astros should feel confident knowing slugger Aaron Judge has never faced Cole in his career. The 28-year-old was nothing short of dominant at home last season pitching to the tune of a 2.99 ERA and allowing only 10 home runs. The Yankees, meanwhile, turn to reliever turned starter Jonathan Loaisiga, who has never faced any member of the current Houston lineup. With Loaisiga likely to last only four innings, this should be a huge test for New York’s bullpen against one of the most talented offensive lineups in the league.

Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves
10.40am

Over 10.5 Runs

The altitude at Coors Field did the Braves a few favours on Tuesday, particularly Ronald Acuna Jr., who smacked a two-run home run in the first inning. German Marquez is on the mound for the Rockies on Wednesday, and although the righty has given up just one earned run across two road starts so far, his wide 4.74 ERA at home last year says it all. The Braves are yet to name a starter for this game, but it’s likely lefty Max Fried. Colorado led the league in runs scored against southpaws last year, so with that, combined with the Braves’ potent lineup in mind, back the Overs.

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Tuesday 9th April

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals
9.10am

Philadelphia to Win & Over 9.5 Runs @ $3.65

The second set of Bryce Harper Derbies takes place with the $330m man facing his former team in front of his new fanbase. The Phillies had no trouble scoring on the Nationals when they met last week putting up eight runs in both games as the two game series was split. Anibal Sanchez pitched for the Nationals in their 9-8 win over the Phillies on April 3 but won’t feel great about giving up four runs in four innings. For the hosts, they will turn to Vince Velasquez who has only pitched one inning so far this season and will make his first start. Expect a lot of runs in this game and the home side to come away with the victory.

Houston Astros vs New York Yankees
9.10am

Houston to Cover -1.5 @ $2.25

The Yankees and Astros both come into this series on two game winning streaks after sweeping their previous opponents. New York took care of the Orioles but have to be concerned with giving up four runs in both games while the Astros pitched their way to a two game sweep over Oakland. There’s a lot to look forward to in this game not least of which is the pitching matchup between Masahiro Tanaka and Justin Verlander.  The Astros starter has had one good and one not so good start so far, giving up five runs in 11 innings. At 36 he might not have the same fastball he used to but he should have enough here to get the win for his team.

San Francisco Giants v San Diego Padres
11.45am

Under 6.5 Runs @ $2.15

This has the makings of a real pitchers duel with Eric Lauer and Madison Bumgarner taking to the mound. Lauer threw six shutout innings in his season debut and gave up four runs in his second start, Bumgarner has lost both of his starts but has only given up two earned runs in his 13 innings so far. Even with a relatively low total of 6.5, it would not be at all surprising to see this game finish as a low scoring win one way or another.

Sunday 7th April

Philadelphia Phillies vs Minnesota Twins
4.05am

Over 8.5 Runs

Twins righty Michael Pineda was solid in his season opener, striking out five in four innings of work against the Indians. He’ll need to find something special on Sunday, though – the 30-year-old has thrown only nine innings against the Phillies and has never faced the likes of Bryce Harper or Rhys Hoskins. Likewise, Phillies starter Jake Arrieta enters this game with little experience against the Twins, having last faced Minnesota way back in 2015. Considering the lack of experience for both pitchers and the fact the Phillies rank Top 10 in home runs and runs scored this season, stick with the Overs.

Houston Astros vs Oakland Athletics
9.10am

Over 8.5 Runs

This fascinating AL West battle was a lot of fun last year, particularly in Houston, where Oakland won four of their nine games. A’s starter Aaron Brooks takes the mound on Sunday after six strong innings against the Red Sox last week. Brooks pitched briefly in a relief role last year for the A’s, but after making only two appearances on the road, don’t be surprised if the hitter-friendly dimensions of Minute Maid Park cause trouble. The same also goes for Astros starter Wade Miley, who put up a so-so three earned run, four strikeout performance in six innings against the Rays last week. These two sides combined for over 8.5 runs in 13 of their 19 games last year, so stick with the Overs.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Boston Red Sox
10.10am

Diamondbacks to Cover the Line (+1.5 Runs)

Despite winning just one of four games against the Dodgers to start the season, runs have come easily for the Diamondbacks – something we never thought we’d say following Paul Goldschmidt’s trade. Arizona ranks fourth in home runs and runs scored – and they’ll certainly fancy their chances on Sunday against Red Sox starter David Price. The 11-year veteran allowed four earned runs in six innings of work against the A’s last week in a 7-0 loss. Not surprisingly, Price fared much worse on the road than he did at home in 2018, finishing with a 4.31 ERA in 14 starts. Worse yet, the 33-year-old has also allowed three home runs in two career starts against the DBacks – bad news as he prepares to make his first-ever appearance at Chase Field.

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Saturday 6th April

Chicago White Sox vs Seattle Mariners
5.10am

White Sox To Win @ $2.05

After three years of promise, it was nice to see Lucas Giolito kick off the season with eight strikeouts against the Royals last week. The 24-year-old remains one of the most promising young pitchers in the Majors, and he should have a chance to further hone his craft against the Mariners on Saturday. Giolito has never faced Seattle, but after striking out 18.3% of the hitters he faced at home in 2017, there’s a good chance we see him hold the Mariners to under two runs. Seattle, meanwhile, rest their hopes on Mike Leake. The veteran righty looked good last week against the Red Sox, but keep in mind Leake did allow two home runs at US Cellular Field last year.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Minnesota Twins
10.05am

Phillies to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs)

The Twins will be hoping for no more than five innings from Michael Pineda on Saturday – if he makes it that far. The veteran righty has never faced the likes of Bryce Harper, Rhys Hoskins, Scott Kingery and J.T Realmuto, which spells bad news for Pineda having never pitched at Citizens Bank Park, either. For the Phillies, Jake Arrieta takes the mound holding a tidy 2.90 ERA in five starts against Minnesota. Philly are already a perfect 3-0 against the line this season, so back them and their red-hot offence to light up the scoreboard again.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
1.10pm

Rangers to Win @ $2.10

Lefty Tyler Skaggs threw 86 pitches against the A’s last week allowing two earned runs and a homer over 4.2 innings. The Rangers scored the fourth-most runs against southpaws last season, including two homers against Cubs lefty Kyle Hendricks last week. The Texas offence has been the surprise standout of the season so far ranking Top 10 in runs, home runs, RBI’s, steals and walks. If Skaggs fails to make it past the fourth inning again, the Angels could be in for a long night.

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Friday 5th April

Cleveland Indians vs Toronto Blue Jays
4.10am

Indians to Win @ $1.57

Back on board with the Indians after coming up short to the White Sox on Thursday. Trevor Bauer makes his second start of the season after posting nine strikeouts against the Twins last week, but it’s the 28-year-old’s numbers at home that have me feeling confident. Bauer pitched to the tune of a 1.84 ERA at Progressive Field in 13 starts last year. As for the Blue Jays, Aaron Sanchez takes the mound in his first start at Progressive since 2016. With home-field advantage, find solace in the fact the Indians ranked fourth in runs scored at home last year.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds
10.05am

Reds to Win @ $2.05

Jordan Lyles not only makes his first start in a Pirates uniform but also his first start of 2019 on Friday. The former Brewer has plenty of experience pitching at PNC Park, but unfortunately, none of his five starts have been particularly good. Lyles owns a career 8.03 ERA in Pittsburgh, which is bad news against a Reds lineup looking to rebound from a three-game sweep. Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle is also likely to give up his fair share of runs, but with Joey Votto, Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Jose Peraza all owning home runs against Lyles, Cincinnati look good value for a win.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
1.10pm

Angels to Win @ $1.62

Edinson Volquez is on the mound for Texas on Friday after allowing four earned runs against the Cubs last week. The veteran righty hasn’t faced the Angels since 2016, but he does own a .293 AVG against this current Los Angeles lineup. In just his second game back from Tommy John surgery, Angel Stadium is hardly the ideal landscape for a pitcher trying to rediscover command. The Angels averaged close to 4.5 runs at home last year, while the Rangers scored the fourth-fewest runs on the road. With Mike Trout looking to end his home run drought, take the Angels in their home opener.

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Thursday 4th April

Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
4.10am

Indians to Cover the Line (-1.5)

It was a quiet start to the season for Indians ace Corey Kluber, striking out five in seven innings of work during a 1-0 loss to the Twins last week. Fortunately, the 32-year-old has been lights out against the White Sox throughout his career, pitching to the tune of a 2.80 ERA across 23 starts. Better yet, Kluber also holds a whopping 36.8% strikeout rate against this current Chicago lineup, which is part of the reason why he allowed only two home runs and three earned in four starts against the Sox last year. With the Indians also posting the lowest strikeout rate against lefties last year, White Sox starter Carlos Rodon could be in for a rough day.

San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
6.40am

Over 7.5 Runs

Safe to expect some runs on the board between these two NL West foes. Diamondbacks lefty Robbie Ray allowed three earned runs in five innings against the Dodgers last week, but it’s his career numbers against the Padres that stand out. Ray has allowed 32 earned runs in 13 career starts against San Diego, while his 3.51 ERA at Petco Park is of equal concern. For what it’s worth, Padres righty Joey Lucchesi is 0-5 lifetime against the Diamondbacks, largely due to allowing seven home runs in six starts last year. These two sides also combined for eight runs or more in 10 of their 19 meetings last year.

Atlanta Braves vs Chicago Cubs
9.20am

Cubs Over 4.5 Runs @ $2.00

Trusting Julio Teheran is always tough, particularly in the first half of the season. The Braves righty allowed three earned runs through five against the Phillies last week, while his 3.96 ERA at home last year left a lot to be desired. Home runs and Teheran almost go hand in hand, as the Cubs found out themselves last year smacking two against the 28-year-old. Chicago’s defensive woes were on full display on Tuesday committing six errors in an 8-0 shutout, but after a day off to recoup, take the Cubs to hit Teheran hard. Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and Albert Almora all own a hit against the veteran.

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Wednesday 3rd April

Tampa Bay Rays vs Colorado Rockies
10.10am

Rockies Over 3.5 Runs @ $2.25

Despite Tuesday’s 7-1 loss, Colorado have had no trouble putting runs on the board to start the season, largely due to the scorching hot bats of Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl. Southpaw Blake Snell takes the mound for the Rays on Wednesday hoping to make up for last week’s five earned run outing against the Astros. Snell has faced the Rockies only once in his young career, all the way back in 2016. Sometimes facing a lineup for the first time can work in a pitchers favour, but not one that lapped up left-handed pitching last year to lead the league in runs scored.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
11.15am

Twins To Win @ $1.70

Jose Berrios is on the mound for the Twins on Wednesday as they kick off their road series against the Royals. The 24-year-old was close to perfect against the Indians on Opening Day, striking out 10 across 7.2 masterful innings of work. Berrios also owns impressive numbers against the Royals – in three starts last year, he struck out 28 hitters and allowed only six earned runs. Royals righty Brad Keller also enjoyed a strong start to the season, but he’ll have his work cut out for him against a Twins side that successfully piled on nine runs against the Indians on Monday.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
1.10pm

Over 7.5 Runs

Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu won’t hold particularly fond memories of the Giants. The 32-year old allowed three home runs in a single start against San Francisco last year, but fortunately, LA’s offence should be able to bail him out of trouble having already hit 16 home runs on the year. For San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner takes the mound, but try not to get too carried away with his 2.66 career ERA against the Dodgers. Los Angeles scored the third-most runs against left-handed pitching, making the Overs a great play. Throw in the fact these two combined for 7.5 runs or more during seven games last season, and we could see a crooked number on the scoreboard.

Tuesday 2nd April

Texas Rangers v Houston Astros
11.00am

Over 9.5 Runs @ $2.05

The Astros have won two on the bounce while the Rangers have lost their last three as the sides move into their second series of the season with this local rivalry kicking off. Runs were being given away in Texas’s series against the Cubs with the lowest scoring game having 14 runs and they will be counting on their bats to stay hot in this series. Astros pitcher Brad Peacock won his lone decision over the Rangers and his 3.81 ERA from the last 11 games played suggests there could be some runs here. I like the Rangers bats to stay hot here and give Peacock a rough time so I’ll back over 9.5 runs.

Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox
1.00pm

Boston to Win @ $1.70

David Price makes his first start for the Red Sox this season after pitching the defining out of the 2018 World Series. After a 1-3 struggle in the Seattle series, the Red Sox will need a big game from one of their aces here as they continue their early season West Coast swing. This will be Price’s third start against the A’s since 2016 winning one and losing one of each of his prior starts. Early season games have not been a problem for Price and I’ll back him to have a good game and help guide the Red Sox to a win here.

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants
1.10pm

LA Dodgers to Cover -1.5 Runs @ $2.00

Drew Pomeranz is looking to put a rough 2018 season behind him when he makes his first start of the new season against the LA Dodgers. It’s a big test for the 30 year old with the Dodgers bats starting off strong against Arizona, helping them win three of four in that series and totalling 42 runs in those four games. For a pitcher who tallied a 6.08 ERA last season, it could be a very long evening for him and I’ll back LA to win by two or more runs.

Monday 1st April

Seattle Mariners v Boston Red Sox
7.10am

Over 9.5 Runs @ $2.30

Rick Porcello takes the mound for the visiting Red Sox as the defending champions close out their series in Seattle as Wade LeBlanc gets the start for the Mariners. It’s been a rough series for pitchers so far with double digit runs in all three games so far. With the bats in such strong early form back another high scoring game here.

San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants
7.10am

Padres to Cover -1.5 Runs

The Padres have had the wood on the Giants in the last couple of series winning four of the last six including two of the first three in this series. It’s been a very tight battle so far but as the sides go deep into their rotation, you get cool stories like Chris Paddack who is set to make his first major league start in this game. He pitched well enough in the spring to earn a spot and I like his potential to keep up his momentum and help the Padres to a win and cover.

Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves
10.00am

Philadelphia Over 4.5 Runs @ $1.91

Scoring has not been a problem for the Phillies in the first two games of this series, putting up 10 and 8 to start their season with back to back wins. The Braves will turn to Kyle Wright making his first major league start after throwing six innings in four games of relief work last year. It’s a bit of a simple pick here but why make it more complicated than it needs to be, Philadelphia should be able to score plenty of runs here.

Sunday 31st March

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
4.05am

Nationals To Win @ $1.80

Noah Syndergaard enjoyed a strong opening month to start last season, but his record against the Nationals is less than impressive. The 26-year-old lefty holds a career 3.43 ERA against Washington, while his stats at Nationals Park aren’t much better: 15 earned runs allowed in five starts. Anthony Rendon has also enjoyed plenty of success against Syndergaard over the last two seasons – he hopes to make up for Friday’s 0/4 start to the season. Meanwhile, Washington will trust the strong form of Stephen Strasburg on the mound. The veteran righty holds a tidy 2.83 ERA in 17 starts against the Mets.

Texas Rangers vs Chicago Cubs
11.05am

Cubs to Cover the Line (-1.5) @ $2.10

Yu Darvish returns to the rubber on Sunday to face his former team. All eyes will be on the veteran righty after complaining of blisters throughout the Spring, but in case you missed Chicago’s 12-run explosion on Opening Day, the Cubs’ lineup should have him covered. Darvish has faced Texas only once in his six-year career, pitching to the tune of a 40% strikeout rate and a .250 AVG against. Rangers pitcher Edinson Volquez is also of note in this one. He returns for a second stint with the team after undergoing Tommy John surgery midway through last year. Expect some rust from the 35-year-old righty in his first start since July 2017.

Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox
12.1opm

Over 7.5 Runs

Chris Sale was embarrassed on Opening Day in Seattle, and so was the rest of the Red Sox lineup for that matter. Boston managed just four runs in the loss, and it’s hard to find much confidence in Eduardo Rodriquez ahead of Game 2. Rodriguez has struggled at Safeco Field throughout his career allowing two home runs, seven earned in three starts. For Seattle, Mike Leake is hardly a guarantee either – the 31-year-old allowed at least two earned runs in 12 of his 15 home starts last year. Expect to see the bullpens early and a crooked number on the scoreboard.

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Saturday 30th March

Miami Marlins vs Colorado Rockies
10.10am

Rockies to Cover the Line (-1.5) @ $2.10

German Marquez takes the mound for the Rockies on Saturday hoping to pick up where he left off last year. The 24-year-old righty was dominant in 17 road starts pitching to the tune of a 2.95 ERA. Marquez has also enjoyed success in Miami, throwing six strikeouts in six innings pitched during a start at Marlins Park in 2018. Aside from losing 6-3 to Colorado on Friday, it’s no surprise to learn the Marlins ranked second last in runs scored at home last year. After second-year starting pitcher Trevor Richards allowed eight home runs in 13 home starts last season, this potent Rockies lineup should have no trouble scoring.

San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
1.10pm

Padres to Cover the Line (-1.5) @ $2.35

Eric Lauer threw six perfect innings on Friday as the Padres blanked the Giants 2-0. Joey Lucchesi takes the mound on Saturday, bad news for San Francisco after finishing with the eighth-highest strikeout rate against left-handed pitching last year. Likewise, Derek Holland also struggled mightily in his two appearances against San Diego. The 32-year-old southpaw allowed nine earned runs in three starts at Petco Park and a whopping 14 home runs on the road. Luchessi, meanwhile, struck out 17 Giants hitters in two starts against San Francisco last year. San Diego also hit the eighth most home runs against lefties.

Oakland A's vs Los Angeles Angels
1.10pm

Over 8.5 Runs

Not only does Matt Harvey make his first career start against the Angels, he also prepares to face the A’s for the first time in his six-year career. Harvey rediscovered some command after being traded to the Reds midway through last year, but his away stats in 2018 were telling: 46 earned runs allowed, 11 home runs in nine starts. On the other side, 35-year-old Marco Estrada gets the nod for Oakland in his second year with the A’s. The veteran has faced the Angels five times throughout his career, resulting in an ugly 5.90 ERA across 29 innings pitched. Oakland walked away with a 4-0 shutout win on Opening Day, but with 14 of their 19 meetings going over 8.5 runs last year, don’t be surprised if this one is a little more high-scoring.

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Friday 29th March

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
4.05am

Mets To Win @ $2.15

Jacob deGrom opens the season on the mound for the Mets with his wallet a little thicker after signing a lucrative five-year, $137.5 million extension this week. There’s something to be said about paying your pitcher – not only does it restore faith, but it also clears up any distractions moving forward. The reigning Cy Young award winner is among the games Top 5 arms and one that certainly knows how to win against the Nationals. It’s a meaningless stat, but deGrom is 7-4 lifetime against Washington with a sturdy 2.65 ERA. The 30-year-old flamethrower is also an impressive 6-1 throughout his career at Nationals Park, while deGrom clean swept the Nats 2-0 allowing just five earned runs against in both games.

Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
7.10am

Over 8.5 Runs

The inclusion of Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp into the Reds’ lineup isn’t the only reason to stick with the Overs. Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park is one of the more hitter-friendly parks in the Majors, and considering the Reds averaged 4.75 runs there last season, this looks a safe bet. It’s also worth factoring in Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo, who currently holds a career 4.00 ERA against the Pirates in just five starts. These two sides combined for over 8.5 runs in 12 of their 21 games last year. The Total also went over in five of Pittsburgh’s last seven games on the road against Cincinnati last year.

Seattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox
10.00am

Red Sox Over 4.5 Runs

Chris Sale takes the mound on Opening Day against a Mariners side fresh from a 2-0 series sweep over the A’s in Japan. Sales numbers in Seattle speak for themselves: in five career starts, he’s 3-0 0 with a tidy 1.84 ERA and 0.784 WHIP at Safeco Field. Boston won four of their seven games against the Mariners last season, and they’ll feel pretty confident taking on Marco Gonzales to start the year. The 27-year-old lefty is a notoriously slow starter in the months of March/April owning an ugly 4.93 ERA with five home runs allowed. The Red Sox, meanwhile, roll into this one knowing they led the league in runs, RBI’s and OBP last season.

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