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Thursday 31st October

Houston Astros Vs Washington Nationals

Thursday October 31st, 11:05am, Minute Maid Park

Zack Greinke (HOU) vs Max Scherzer (WAS)

World Series Game 7 (Series Tied 3-3)

The two best words in sports: game seven.

After six thrilling games of back and forth action, the World Series boils down to a winner take all game with two sure-fire future Hall of Famers on the mound.

The Nats fought back to level the series on Wednesday with a commanding 7-2 victory. Juan Soto sent another ball into orbit, while Stephen Strasburg’s stellar eight innings of two run, seven strikeout ball, were enough to keep Justin Verlander without a World Series win in seven tries.

This series deserves a Game 7, and while the market favours the Astros, it’s been almost impossible to get a gut feel for either side throughout the previous six games.

From a pitching standpoint, things don’t look get any easier when you factor in Zack Greinke and Max Scherzer’s stats. Greinke threw four outstanding innings in Game 1 to go along with six strikeouts, while Scherzer threw five strong frames of two run, seven strikeout ball in Game 1 himself.

Plenty has been made of Scherzer’s back injury that cost him a start in Game 5. The pain was so debilitating that Scherzer could hardly get out of bed, which makes his short three day recovery time all the more remarkable.

Long story short, you’d be foolish to worry about Scherzer’s health with a championship on the line. There isn’t a more fiery character in the game than the 35-year-old Scherzer, and after so much postseason heartache, you just know he’ll put on a show.

Pitching aside, history is firmly on the Nats’ side in this one. Not only has the road team won every game of this year’s World Series, but the home team is also 57-60 all-time in winner take all postseason games.

It’s been a fun season, and it deserves a fairytale ending. For the first time since 1924, the Commisoner’s Trophy is heading back to Washington.

Tip: Back the Nationals to Win @ $2.20

Wednesday 30th October

Houston Astros Vs Washington Nationals

Wednesday October 30th, 11:05am, Minute Maid Park

Justin Verlander (HOU) vs Stephen Strasburg (WAS)

World Series Game 6 (HOU Leads 3-2)

It’s a win or go home type scenario for the Nationals on Wednesday as the bats have suddenly gone ice cold.

Washington’s surprise 2-0 lead was quickly erased as the series shifted back to Houston. The Astros’ bats came alive as George Springer, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa and Robinson Chirinos all made the Nationals pay, while the late scratching of Max Scherzer in Game 5 certainly didn’t help matters.

Wednesday sees Stephen Strasburg take the mound for the Nats as the former first round pick hopes to send the series to a decisive Game 7. Strasburg was dialed in during his Game 2 start in Houston throwing six innings of two run, seven strikeout ball, meaning the veteran right-hander should be full of confidence on Wednesday.

For the Astros, Justin Verlander will take the rubber hoping to accomplish something he’s never done before: win a World Series game. Verlander gave up four earned runs in six frames against the Astros in Game 2 as the future Hall of Famer has struggled to find command of his fastball throughout various stages of the playoffs.

This is a fascinating pitching matchup between two proven veterans, but back to the original question – can the Nats’ bats find a spark?

Juan Soto and Ryan Zimmerman combined for three hits against Verlander in Game 2, but it was the unexpected home runs from Kurt Suzuki, Adam Eaton and Michael Taylor that earned them a 12-3 victory. At some point, somebody needs to step up, and with Verlander’s stuff looking a little off – as well as his glaring 0-6 World Series record – I’m backing this one to go to seven.

Tip: Back the Nationals to Win @ $2.50

Sunday 27th October

Washington Nationals Vs Houston Astros

Sunday October 27th, 11:05am, Nationals Park

Patrick Corbin (WAS) vs TBD (HOU)

World Series Game 4 (WAS Leads 2-1)

The Nationals had every opportunity to put this series to bed on Saturday but failed to capitalise with runners in scoring position.

As a result, we’ll see at least five games between these two teams, not that anyone is complaining given how thrilling this year’s World Series has been.

Sunday sees Patrick Corbin take the mound for Washington in hopes of moving one step closer towards the championship. The left-hander has been huge all postseason when it comes to strikeouts, but after allowing six earned runs in Game 3 of the NLDS and four against the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS, Corbin’s bloated 6.91 ERA is telling.

The Astros haven’t announced their Game 4 starter at time of publish, but it’s safe to assume they’ll take an opener approach. Considering the pitching match up, we should see the Overs come into play, while Washington’s 44-27 record on the back of a previous loss is also worth factoring in.

Tip: Back the Nationals to Win & Over the Run Total

Saturday 26th October

Washington Nationals Vs Houston Astros

Saturday October 26th, 11:05am, Nationals Park

Anibal Sanchez (WAS) vs Zack Greinke (HOU)

World Series Game 3 (WAS Leads 2-0)

Safe to say nobody saw this coming.

The Nationals hold a 2-0 lead heading back to Washington after spoiling Houston’s party at Minute Maid Park.

Hitting Gerrit Cole hard for five earned runs on Wednesday was something, but to back it up with another four earned against Justin Verlander a day later is something very special.

The Nationals are having fun playing baseball, which often goes a long way towards winning a championship. This is a vibrant young roster full of young, clutch hitters like Juan Soto, as well as veteran leaders like Ryan Zimmerman – both of which have helped combined for 17 runs in two games.

As for Houston, if there’s any team that’s going to dig themselves out of an 0-2 hole it’s the Astros. Unfortunately though, Houston’s bats have gone dead quiet having collected just three hits with runners in scoring position.

The Astros’ last chance this is new recruit Zack Greinke, who has looked anything but  his usual self so far this postseason. In 14 innings pitched, Greinke has allowed 10 earned runs and five homers, while he’s also never pitched in the World Series.

The pressure is on, but not just for the Astros. Washington will be eager to close this series out at home, and they might just have the right man on the mound to move one step closer.

Anibal Sanchez has been fantastic right throughout the playoffs pitching to the tune of a 0.71 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched. If the Nats can get five frames from the righty and their usual run support from Soto, Trea Turner and unsung hero Howie Kendrick, there’s no reason they can’t win another.

Tip: Back the Nationals to Win @ $2.05

Thursday 24th October

Houston Astros Vs Washington Nationals

Thursday October 24th, 11:05am, Minute Maid Park

Justin Verlander (HOU) vs Stephen Strasburg (WAS)

World Series Game 2 (WAS Leads 1-0)

The Nationals stunned the entire baseball world on Wednesday by claiming the first game of the World Series in Houston. Juan Soto finishing with three hits and three RBI’s was to be expected, but nobody saw Gerrit Cole being handed his first loss since May 22.

It was an historic night for the Nats as a franchise, and they’ll now hope to keep momentum rolling against Justin Verlander. The 36-year-old was shaky during Game 5 against the Yankees last week allowing four earned runs across seven frames in a 4-1 loss. But on the flip side, the future Hall of Famer does hold a career 2.57 ERA in two starts against Washington.

For the Nats, it’s Stephen Strasburg who gets the nod. The former first round pick has been outstanding through four playoff appearances allowing only four earned runs in 22 innings of work. Strasburg also put up 12 strikeouts against the Cardinals in Game 3, adding further spice to Thursday’s matchup.

Of course, the bad news for Strasburg is he’s only made one start at Minute Maid Park. That came way back in 2017, which could leave him vulnerable against an Astros lineup that continues to find new ways to send the ball out to the wall.

The Astros losing two straight games seems almost unfathomable, especially with a 35-24 record folllowing a previous loss. With that in mind, back the Astros to put up runs in a hurry in Game 2.

Tip: Astros First Team to Score @ $1.90

Wednesday 23rd October

Houston Astros Vs Washington Nationals

Wednesday October 23rd, 11:05am, Minute Maid Park

Gerrit Cole (HOU) vs Max Scherzer (WAS)

World Series Game 1

The Astros have been installed as the firm favourites with home-field advantage in Game 1, but they’ll have plenty of work to do against a well-rested Nationals side fresh from a week off.

This is by far the most fascinating pitching match up of the entire series as both teams send their aces to the mound looking for an advantage. Gerrit Cole has enjoyed a week off himself after throwing seven scoreless innings in Game 3 of the ALCS, while Max Scherzer returns to the mound also hoping to replicate his scoreless outing in Game 2 against the Cardinals.

Scherzer has made three career starts at Minute Maid Park, but the last time he pitched in Houston was way back in 2014. Cole, meanwhile, has faced the Nationals six times to the tune of a tidy 2.92 ERA.

The chances of this series lasting the distance is high, but it’s difficult to back against the Astros following Sunday’s walkoff win. The good news is Scherzer holds strong career numbers against Jose Altuve, but he has given up a home run to Michael Brantley and Martin Maldonado in the past.

All things considered, the Astros should accomplish something they failed to do back in 2017, and that’s open the World Series with a win.

Tip: Back the Astros to Win & Under 6.5 Runs @ $3.00

Sunday 20th October

Houston Astros Vs New York Yankees

Sunday October 20th, 10:05am, Minute Maid Park

TBD (HOU) vs TBD (HOU)

ALCS Game 6 (HOU Leads 3-2)

The Yankees played with plenty of heart in Game 5 to extend this series for at least one more game in Houston.

After a serious drought on offence in the previous four games, New York’s big hitters came up clutch on Saturday as DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Hicks both went deep in the 4-1 win.

This has been a wild series full of surprises, and although the Astros are heavy favourites with home-field advantage, it just feels like this is going seven games.

Starting pitchers haven’t been announced at time of publish, but there’s every chance the Astros send Gerrit Cole to the mound on short rest. The Yankees, meanwhile, will turn to a bullpen that is already overworked.

There’s nothing stopping the Yankees hitters from extending this series to a winner-take-all game, but the Overs is probably the safest play with all things considered.

Tip: Over the Run Total

Saturday 19th October

New York Yankees Vs Houston Astros

Saturday October 19th, 9:05am, Yankee Stadium

James Paxton (NYY) vs Justin Verlander (HOU)

ALCS Game 5 (HOU Leads 3-1)

It’s now or never for the Yankees as they face a win or go home scenario Saturday in the Bronx.

New York’s red-hot lineup has suddenly gone cold batting only .200 with runners in scoring position during the ALCS. Gary Sanchez sent one deep yesterday, but other than that, the rest of the Yankees’ heavy hitters haven’t pulled their weight.

Things might only go from bad to worse in Game 5 as the Yankees prepare to face Justin Verlander. Thursday’s rain delay has played into the hands of the Astros rotation, and unfortunately, forced the Yankees’ relievers into extra work.

Down on confidence and time, it’s difficult to back the Yankees outright in this one with Verlander on the mound. We’ve seen teams fold in a series hole twice already this postseason, and against the league favourites, the Yankees look to be the next casualty.

Tip: Back the Astros to Win

Friday 18th October

New York Yankees Vs Houston Astros

Friday October 18th, 10:05am, Yankee Stadium

Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) vs Zack Greinke (HOU)

ALCS Game 4 (HOU Leads 2-1)

Storms in New York have pushed Game 4 back a day, which gives both sides some extra time to rest and recover.

Runs have certainly proved hard to come by in this series with the Unders saluting in the previous three games. The Yankees now turn to Masahio Tanaka in the hopes of another scoreless six inning performance like the one he threw in Game 1, while the Astros are banking on a return to form from Zack Greinke.

This is a must-win game for the Yankees at home, which makes their 38-22 record following a previous loss in the regular season worth paying attention to.

The Bronx Bombers had plenty of chances in Game 3 as they left nine total runners on base. The Yankees also finished 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position – a rare stat for this offensive juggernaut.

New York won’t die quietly in this series, but since we’re talking stats, it’s worth mentioning Houston’s impressive 22-4 win/loss record following a previous day off.

You’d be wise to steer clear of the head-to-head market in this one and instead stick with what’s working – and that’s the Under.

Tip: Under 8.0 Runs @ $1.92

Wednesday 16th October

New York Yankees Vs Houston Astros

Wednesday October 16th, 6:05am, Yankee Stadium

Luis Severino (NYY) vs Gerrit Cole (HOU)

ALCS Game 3 (Series Tied 1-1)

This year’s ALCS has been nothing short of exciting as the series now shifts to the Bronx for Game 3.

Carlos Correa played the hero in Game 2 on Monday belting an extra-inning walkoff home run, and the Astros will need plenty of the same magic as they prepare to face Luis Severino.

After injuries cut his regular season short, Severino pitched exceptionally well during Game 3 against the Twins last week. Four shutout innings of four strikeout ball were enough to help the Yankees secure a series clinching 5-1 win. But at the same time, Severino throwing 83 pitches in just four frames was concerning.

On the other side, the Yankees prepare to face strikeout connoisseur Gerrit Cole. This year’s AL Cy Young favourite struck out 10 hitters in Game 5 against the Rays last week, but keep in mind, this is only Cole’s second career start at Yankee Stadium since 2014.

The Total has gone Under in the first two games, although this one could turn out to be high-scoring in a hitter-friendly park like Yankee Stadium.

Even so, the Bronx Bombers are 20-5 against the run line at home following a previous loss, so take the value on offer.

Tip: Back the Yankees to Cover the Run Line (+1.5) @ $1.80

St Louis Cardinals Vs Washington Nationals

Wednesday October 16th, 10:05am, Busch Stadium

Dakota Hudson (STL) vs Patrick Corbin (WAS)

NLDS Game 4 (WAS Leads 3-0)

Washington has one hand on the Warren Giles Trophy after earning a 3-0 advantage over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Not for the first time, it was Howie Kendrick who proved the hero in Game 3 as the Nats are now just one win away from a sweep.

It’s no surprise to see Washington as short-priced favourites with home-field advantage, and it’s also no surprise to see them as favourites with Patrick Corbin on the mound.

Through four postseason starts this year, Corbin has allowed only eight runs and struck out 14 hitters. Dakota Hudson, meanwhile, threw six strong innings of one-run ball at Nationals Park earlier in the year.

This is a massive test of the Cardinals’ confidence with their backs against the walls, and as we’ve seen already this postseason, teams facing an 0-3 deficit tend to fold rather quickly.

Considering this is a proud ball club full of experienced veterans, it’s worth backing the Cardinals to keep this alive.

Tip: Back the Cardinals to Win @ $2.40

Tuesday 15th October

Washington Nationals Vs St Louis Cardinals

Tuesday October 15th, 9:35am, Nationals Park

Stephen Strasburg (WAS) vs Jack Flaherty (STL)

NLDS Game 2 (WAS Leads 2-0)

The Nationals have opened as slight favourites with the series shifting back to Washington on Tuesday.

Dave Martinez’s side is on the brink of one of the biggest upsets in postseason history, and with a proven playoff veteran on the mound in Stephen Strasburg, there’s certainly no reason the Nats can’t go up 3-0.

The Cardinals have plenty to feel confident about though as they turn to Jack Flaherty. The 24-year-old has been outstanding so far during the plaoffs – particularly in Game 5 against the Braves last week where he allowed only one earned run through six frames.

The odds of reversing a 2-0 series deficit are stacked against St. Louis, but it’s not like it hasn’t been done before. With their ace on the mound, plenty of experience in the lineup, plus a 40-34 record following a previous loss, the Cardinals still look good value to extend this series.

Tip: Back the Cardinals to Win @ $2.10

Monday 14th October

Houston Astros Vs New York Yankees

Monday October 14th, 6:05am, Minute Maid Park

Justin Verlander (HOU) vs James Paxton (NYY)

ALCS Game 2

After pitching seven scoreless innings in Game 1 against the Rays, Justin Verlander hit a sudden snag in Game 4 allowing four earned runs in just three innings.

The future Hall of Famer is a serious AL Cy Young candidate this year, but Verlander has been prone to rough stretches all season.

James Paxton is equally tough to trust on the mound, especially on the road where he’s allowed 35 earned runs in only 14 starts this season.

Paxton’s first taste of the postseason came only last week in a not-so convincing four inning, three earned run outing in Game 1 against the Twins. All things considered, the Overs look the bet again for Game 2.

Tip: Over the Run Total

Sunday 13th October

St Louis Cardinals Vs Washington Nationals

Sunday October 12th, 6:05am, Busch Stadium

Adam Wainwright (STL) vs Max Scherzer (WAS)

NLCS Game 2

Adam Wainwright returns to the mound for Game 2 after pitching seven stellar innings of scoreless, eight strikeout ball against the Braves in Game 3 last week.

The Nationals will feel pretty good about their chances in this one though with a well-rested Max Scherzer at their disposal. Despite a rocky start in the Wild Card Game against the Brewers, Scherzer did well to bounce-back in Game 4 against the Dodgers last week allowing only one earned run across seven frames.

With two sure-fire Hall of Famers on the mound, there should be no shortage of strikeouts on Sunday. Wainwright has faced the Nationals twice already this year to the tune of a 1.35 ERA, while Scherzer didn’t fare quite as well in his two starts against the Cardinals allowing a combined two home runs.

The Nationals have shown some real character so far during the playoffs, and after a very tight Game 1 yesterday, it’s worth backing Washington to put a curly ‘W’ in the books.

Tip: Back the Nationals to Win

Houston Astros Vs New York Yankees

Sunday October 12th, 10:05am, Minute Maid Park

Zack Greinke (HOU) vs Masahiro Tanaka (NYY)

ALCS Game 1

The Yankees have had four days to prepare for Game 1 of the ALCS after sweeping the Twins last week.

Despite outscoring Minnesota 23-7, the Yankees have still opened as the underdog on the road with Mashairo Tanaka on the mound.

The Japanese sensation pitched exceptionally well in Game 2 of the ALDS allowing just one earned run to go along with seven strikeouts. Unfortunately, Minute Maid Park has been a blemish on Tanaka’s resume with a 5.73 ERA and five home runs allowed in four starts.

Zack Greinke has faced the Yankees twoce this year allowing three earned runs in 12 combined innings. The veteran was also slapped with a loss after allowing six runs against the Rays in Game 3 last week.

We should see plenty of runs on the board between two of the American League’s heavy hitters. Over 60% of the Yankees’ road games went Over the Total during the regular season, so back this one to be high-scoring.

Tip: Over 9.0 Runs @ $1.96

Saturday 12th October

St Louis Cardinals Vs Washington Nationals

Saturday October 12th, 10:05am, Busch Stadium

Anibal Sanchez (WAS) vs Miles Mikolas (STL)

NLCS Game 1

After a pair of convincing Game 5 wins over the Braves and Dodgers on the road, the Cardinals and Nationals kick off this years NLCS in what looks to be a very even series.

The Cardinals are rolling with Miles Mikolas in Game 1 in the hopes the veteran righty can throw another strong five innings like he did in the opener against the Braves.

Washington has turned to Anibal Sanchez as their opener as they look to give Max Scherzer, Patrick Corbin and Stephen Strasburg some rest. Sanchez lasted longer than many thought during Game 3 agaisnt the Nationals striking out nine and allowing only one earned run across five frames.

Since there’s almost even money on offer, it’s worth backing the Cardinals straight-up, though. After piling on a record 10 runs in the first inning of Game 5 against Atlanta, there’s no getting around just how dangerous the Redbirds bats are right now.

Sanchez has faced the majority of the St. Louis lineup before, but the results aren’t flattering. With home runs allowed to Yadier Molina, Matt Wieters and Paul DeJong in the past, back the Cardinals’ heavy hitters to do the talking.

Tip: Back the Cardinals to Win @ $1.85

Friday 11th October

Houston Astros Vs Tampa Bay Rays

Friday October 11th, 9:05am, Minute Maid Park

Gerrit Cole (HOU) vs Tyler Glasnow (TBR)

ALDS Game 5 (Series Tied 2-2)

It was almost mathematically impossible for the Rays to win two straight games over the Astros with Zack Greinke and Justin Verlander making back-to-back starts. But hey, here we are.

Tampa Bay’s B-grade lineup has posed a real matchup nightmare for the Astros through four games, but if they wish to advance to the ALCS for the first time since 2008, they’ll have to find a way around Gerrit Cole.

Since trading for Greinke back on July 31st, no team has managed to beat the Astros with Greinke, Verlander and Cole throwing in succession.

As the odds suggest, a Rays win would rank among the top upsets in the history of the game, but considering Tyler Glasnow has no experience pitching in a winner-take-all game – let alone against one of the most experienced playoff teams in recent years – it’s difficult to back against Houston at home.

Having struck out 10 hitters or more in nine consecutive starts, there is no tougher pitcher to face right now than Cole. In a decisive Game 5, there’s also no one you’d rather have on the mound, so this one should go to the favourites.

Tip: Back the Astros to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs) @ $1.80

Thursday 10th October

Atlanta Braves Vs St Louis Cardinals

Thursday October 10th, 7:00am, SunTrust Park

Mike Foltynewicz (ATL) vs Jack Flaherty (STL)

NLDS Game 5 (Series Tied 2-2)

These two sides have put on a show, so it’s only fitting that it all comes down to a winner-take-all Game 5 on Thursday.

Tuesday’s walkoff win is something the Cardinals can really build on not just in this game, but going forward. The Redbirds will turn to their ace Jack Flaherty in this one, but if the young right-handers numbers against Atlanta in Game 2 are anything to go by, nothing is a guarantee.

Flaherty allowed three earned runs across even innings in the Cardinals’ 3-0 loss at SunTrust Park. That said, the last time Flaherty gave up three earned runs (September 14 against the Brewers) he bounced back in his next start to allow just one earned run across eight innings at Wrigley Field.

Aside from Game 2, Flaherty has no postseason experience, but this is a guy that trusts his stuff. Mike Foltynewicz has also never pitched in a winner-take-all game, so it’s worth trusting the Cardinals’ ace (and their red-hot bats) to do the talking.

Tip: Back the Cardinals to Win @ $1.88

Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Washington Nationals

Thursday October 10th, 10:35am, Dodger Stadium

Walker Buehler (LAD) vs Stephen Strasburg (WAS)

NLDS Game 5 (Series Tied 2-2)

A trip to the NLCS is on the line to conclude what has easily been one of the most exciting series in recent years.

The Dodgers have had their hands full with Washington’s explosive lineup, but LA should feel confident with Walker Buehler on the hill.

Buehler proved clutch in Game 7 of last year’s NLCS against the Brewers striking out seven and allowing just one earned run through four frames. The young righty was outstanding in Game 1 against the Dodgers tossing eight strikeouts in six scoreless innings, which explains the short-price on offer for the National League favourites.

There is something to be said about the Nationals though, as this current cinderella run as caught everybody off guard.

Washington turns to Stephen Strasburg on Thursday, and if the former first round pick pitches anything like he did in Game 2, the Dodgers could be in for a low-scoring night.

Strasburg has allowed only two earned runs in five career playoff starts, which suggests runs could come at a premium. With two strikeout artists on the mound, take the Unders.

Tip: Under 7.0 Runs @ $2.00

Wednesday 9th October

Tampa Bay Rays Vs Houston Astros

Wednesday October 9th, 9:05am, Tropicana Field

Diego Castillo (TBR) vs Justin Verlander (HOU)

ALDS Game 4 (HOU Leads 2-1)

The Rays got one back on the Astros at home on Tuesday as Kevin Kiemaier, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames all went deep for a comfortable 10-3 victory.

Wednesday sees the Rays turn to opener Diego Castillo in the hopes of at least two strong innings, while the Astros have wasted no time backing up Justin Verlander on only three days rest.

Verlander pitched exceptionally well in Game 1 holding the Rays to just one hit and three walks on eight strikeouts. The thing is, the future Hall of Famer has never really pitched on short rest, which makes this game even more intriguing with a trip to the ALCS on the line.

Houston is now 2-3 in games at Tropicana Field this year and you can bet the Rays will be looking to improve on their 61-36 record following a previous win.

It’s hard to back Tampa Bay straight-up at their current price, but if the Astros only receive five innings from Verlander, there’s no reason the Rays’ power hitters can’t do damage for the second game in a row.

Tip: Rays Over 4.5 Runs @ $2.00

Tuesday 8th October

Minnesota Twins Vs New York Yankees

Tuesday October 8th, 10:40am, Target Field

Jake Odorizzi (MIN) vs Luis Severino (NYY)

ALDS Game 3 (NYY Leads 2-0)

The Twins made a crucial error in Game 2 by starting rookie Randy Dobnak. The 24-year-old gave up four earned runs in two innings against the Yankees to basically put the game out of reach, while Minnesota managed only one homer across all nine innings.

Leaving Jake Odorizzi to start Game 3 isn’t a smart decision, but the righties numbers at home do look convincing. Odorizzi pitched to the tune of a 3.42 ERA at Target Field during the regular season, but keep in mind, he did allow a whopping nine earned runs against the Yankees at home back in July.

If we’ve learned anything so far, it’s that the Overs is a great bet in this series. Considering this is a must-win for the Twins, take this one to be high-scoring.

Tip: Over 9.0 Runs @ $2.00

Monday 7th October

St Louis Cardinals Vs Atlanta Braves

Monday October 7th, 6:10am, Busch Stadium

Adam Wainwright (STL) vs Mike Soroka (ATL)

NLDS Game 3 (Series Tied 1-1)

The series shifts back to St. Louis on Monday in what looks to be a fascinating matchup between old and new.

Adam Wainwright gets the nod for the Redbirds in his first playoff start since 2015, while the Braves turn to rookie Mike Soroka. Wainwright was money in the final month of the season striking out 23 hitters and allowing only 12 earned runs in five starts, but that pales in comparison to Soroka, who finished with the third-lowest ERA (2.68) in the National League.

The Cardinals lost only 12 home games in the second half of the season, however there is something to be said about Atlanta’s 47-34 record on the road.

Steering clear of the head-to-head market looks to be the most profitable play in this one – even if the Cardinals look to be way over the odds. Fifty-seven percent of the Cardinals’ home games went Under the Total this year, which was the second-highest mark in the league. With two strikeout savants on the mound, this should be low scoring.

Tip: Under 8.5 Runs @ $1.92

Washington Nationals Vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Monday October 7th, 9:45am, Nationals Park

Max Scherzer (WAS) vs Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD)

NLDS Game 3

The series shifts to Washington for Game 3 as Max Scherzer looks to make up for his ho-hum performance in the Wild Card game.

Scherzer allowed a pair of crucial home runs in the early innings against the Brewers, but the future Hall of Famer certainly deserves a mulligan with a career 3.83 postseason ERA.

Things won’t come easy for the Nats though as they prepare to face Hyun-Jin Ryu, this years NL ERA leader. The lefty features an arsenal of nasty breaking stuff, which Washington has seen on two separate occasions this season.

Ryu allowed just one earned run during a July 26 start at Nationals Park as he struck out six hitters in six innings of work. These two guys both know how to command the corners of the strikezone, so runs should come at a premium.

Tip: Under the Run Total

Sunday 6th October

New York Yankees Vs Minnesota Twins

Sunday October 6th, 7:05am, Yankee Stadium

Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) vs TBD (MIN)

ALDS Game 2

The postseason has been Masahiro Tanaka’s specialty throughout his career. The Japanese sensation owns a career 1.50 ERA in five postseason starts dating back to 2015, most recently allowing just one earned run over five innings in Game 2 of the 2018 ALDS against the Red Sox.

Minnesota hasn’t announced their starter at time of publish, but there has been some chatter around Randy Dobnak. The 24-year-old rookie has made only five starts this season to the tune of a 1.59 ERA, but this is still a monster task in his first trip to Yankee Stadium.

The Bronx Bombers jumped all over Jose Berrios in the third inning yesterday, but despite Tanaka’s impressive playoff numbers, his command over the last month has been lacking. The veteran righty has allowed 12 earned runs in his last 25 innings pitched, so it’s worth backing the Overs for the second day in a row.

Tip: Over the Run Total

Houston Astros Vs Tampa Bay Rays

Sunday October 6th, 11:05am, Minute Maid Park

Gerrit Cole (HOU) vs Blake Snell (TBR)

ALDS Game 2 (HOU Leads 1-0)

The Astros wasted no time handing Tyler Glasnow a loss in Game 1 as Justin Verlander threw seven scoreless innings of eight strikeout ball.

Houston’s 6-2 win puts them in command of this series with Gerrit Cole throwing in Game 2 and considering this is Blake Snell’s first real start since July, there’s enormous pressure on the rest of the Rays’ arms to carry the load.

The Rays placed an innings limit on Snell through September as he threw just over five innings combined against the Dodgers, Red Sox and Blue Jays. The reigning Cy Young Award winner allowed three earned runs all up, and you can probably expect similar numbers in Houston on Sunday.

Snell has made three career starts at Minute Maid Park good for a 5.14 ERA and only 14 strikeouts. Lifetime he has allowed 17 earned runs against the Astros, so back Houston to put up a big total for the second game in a row.

Tip: Astros Over 4.5 Runs @ $1.92

Saturday 5th October

Houston Astros Vs Tampa Bay Rays

Saturday October 5th, 4:05am, Minute Maid Park

Justin Verlander (HOU) vs Tyler Glasnow (TBR)

ALDS Game 1

The pressure is on Tyler Glasnow on Saturday as the Rays look to keep the good times rolling following their dominant Wild Card win over the A’s.

Houston has enjoyed an extended break after closing out the season on Monday, and not surprisingly, the World Series favourites are at short odds with Justin Verlander throwing.

Tampa Bay showed plenty of heart on Thursday as their big power hitters made an impact on the scoreboard. Yandy Diaz and Avisail Garcia are a force to be reckoned with, but it’s pretty difficult to back against this years top AL Cy Young contender.

Verlander has made a pair of starts against the Rays this year, allowing just one earned run to go along with a whopping 13 strikeouts. Tampa Bay can certainly take this series to five games, but there’s no way the Astros lose the opener – especially after a 60-win season at home.

Tip: Back the Astros to Cover the Line (-1.5 Runs) @ $2.00

Atlanta Braves Vs St Louis Cardinals

Saturday October 5th, 6:35am, SunTrust Park

Mike Foltynewicz (ATL) vs Jack Flaherty (STL)

NLDS Game 2 (STL Leads 1-0)

St. Louis turns to their ace Jack Flaherty for Game 2 following Miles Mikolas’ strong five inning performance yesterday.

The Braves clearly have their hands full with the Cardinals, and although Mike Foltynewicz pitched well through the final month of the season, Atlanta’s bullpen looks like a massive concern.

Tied 3-3 heading into the ninth, Atlanta allowed Marcell Ozuna to hit the go-ahead double on their way to a 7-6 victory. The Braves bullpen has been a problem all season and with so many weapons in the top half of the Cardinals’ lineup, St. Louis were always going to be a tough matchup.

The Cardinals finished the regular season 52-38 following a previous win, and with their ace on the mound, St. Louis looks good money to take control of the series.

Tip: Back the Cardinals to Win @ $1.77

New York Yankees Vs Minnesota Twins

Saturday October 5th, 9:05am, Yankee Stadium

James Paxton (NYY) vs Jose Berrios (MIN)

ALDS Game 1

If this series turns out anything like July’s three-game set between the Yankees and Twins we should be in for a real treat.

Minnesota and New York both finished first and second in home runs hit this season, and although James Paxton and Jose Berrios both know how to find the strikezone, both have shown a tendency to give up homers.

In the six games they played this year the Yankees and Twins combined for a whopping 81 runs.

With a generous looking Run Total set, the Overs looks good value.

Tip: Over 8.5 Runs @ $1.85

Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Washington Nationals

Saturday October 5th, 11:35am, Dodger Stadium

Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs Stephen Strasburg (WAS)

NLDS Game 2

Game 2 pits Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg against eachother in what could be the most fascinating pitching matchup of the entire postseason.

Kershaw was outstanding to close out the season finishing with a scoreless six inning start against the Padres, while Strasburg tossed a lazy 10 strikeouts in six innings against the Phillies.

Both Kershaw and Strasburg finished the regular season with sub 3.00 ERA’s, and just to make things even more interesting, Strasburg owns a career 2.08 ERA in four starts at Dodger Stadium.

Kershaw has also been phenomenal in 16 starts against the Nats, allowing just nine earned runs and piling on 126 strikeouts. If you haven’t cottoned on already, this all points towards the Unders.

Tip: Under the Run Total

Friday 4th October

Atlanta Braves Vs St Louis Cardinals

Friday October 4th, 7:00am, SunTrust Park

Dallas Keuchel (ATL) vs Miles Mikolas (STL)

NLDS Game 1

The Braves named Dallas Keuchel as their Game 1 starter as they hope for at least five innings of work before they turn to the bullpen. St. Louis are rolling with Miles Mikolas over Jack Flaherty, and if the righty limits the Braves to just one run – much like he did against the Cubs to close out the regular season – the Cardinals might pull off a big win on the road.

Keuchel hasn’t faced the Cardinals since 2016, meaning he’s never pitched against the likes of Harrison Bader, Dexter Fowler or Paul DeJong. Atlanta’s expensive midseason signing has also allowed 19 earned runs in 10 career playoff starts and made it past the fifth inning on only five occasions.

The bullpen is crucial for both of these sides, and although the Cardinals relievers imploded against the Cubs to close out the season, it’s much easier to side with St. Louis’ pen over the Braves at this point.

Tip: Back the Cardinals to Win @ $2.15

Los Angeles Dodgers Vs Washington Nationals

Friday October 4th, 10:35am, Dodger Stadium

Walker Buehler (LAD) vs Patrick Corbin (WAS)

NLDS Game 1

The Nats head to Los Angeles on Friday only two days removed from their thrilling come from behind win over the Brewers.

Washington sends Patrick Corbin to the mound for his first-ever playoff start. The 30-year-old has faced the Dodgers 19 times during his lengthy career, good for a steady 3.36 ERA in over 100-innings pitched.

For Los Angeles, the Dodgers are rolling with Walker Buehler in what will be his fifth playoff start. Buehler was a liability early on for Los Angeles during last year’s postseason before tossing seven scoreless innings in Game 7 of the World Series.

The Dodgers finished the regular season ranked seventh in runs scored against left-handers as well as third in home runs. That being said, Corbin owns a polished 2.97 ERA at Dodger Stadium, including a strong seven inning, eight strikeout performance in LA earlier this year.

Los Angeles are among the favourites to win the World Series, and while they should open this series with a win, there’s nothing stopping the Nats ace (and a very confident bullpen) from keeping this game low-scoring.

Tip: Dodgers Under 4.0 Runs @ $1.92

Thursday 3rd October

AL Wild Card Game

Oakland Athletics Vs Tampa Bay Rays

Thursday October 3rd, 10:05am, Oakland Coliseum

Sean Manaea (OAK) vs Charlie Morton (TBR)

Only a game separated these two sides in the standings as the A’s once again find themselves in the Wild Card game for the second consecutive year.

Tampa Bay hasn’t made the playoffs since 2013, but after winning the Wild Card over the Indians seven years ago, winning a do-or-die game isn’t beyond the Rays – especially with Charlie Morton on the mound.

After coming over from the Astros a year ago, the 35-year-old has been nothing short of phenomenal during his time in Tampa Bay. Morton’s 3.05 ERA is the lowest in the American League, while his 7.2% walk rate isn’t too shabby either.

Since Morton spent time in Houston, it also means he has experience pitching in Oakland. The righty has made three career starts at the Coliseum, the most recent of which came in June as Morton allowed only one earned run and struck out six over six innings pitched.

With the Rays also boasting a 48-33 record on the road, it’s worth backing Tampa Bay at a handy price.

Tip: Back the Rays to Win @ $2.30

Wednesday 2nd October

NL Wild Card Game

Washington Nationals Vs Milwaukee Brewers

Wednesday October 2nd, 10:05am, Nationals Park

Max Scherzer (WAS) vs Brandon Woodruff (MIL)

The Brewers and Nationals both send their aces to the mound on Wednesday for this do-or-die Wild Card clash. Max Scherzer hasn’t made a playoff start since 2017, but with a 3.73 ERA in the postseason, you’d be mad to back against the future first ballot Hall of Famer. To his credit, Brandon Woodruff has also remained steady over the course of the season after missing all of August with an oblique injury. The righty has struck out a career-high 29% of the hitters he’s faced this season, but with a 4.41 ERA on the road, it’s tough to trust the 26-year-old in front of a tough Nationals crowd.

The Nationals should win this one if Scherzer strings together his third consecutive game of 10 strikeouts or more, but there might be more value on offer in the Runs Market. Washington finished fourth in runs scored in the first inning during the regular season, so back the Nats to get on the board quickly.

Washington Nationals First to 2 Runs @ $1.85

Monday 30th September

St Louis Cardinals Vs Chicago Cubs

Monday September 30th, 5:15am, Busch Stadium

TBD (STL) vs TBD (CHC)

The Cubs and Cardinals do battle for one last time on the final day of the regular season, and although Chicago has nothing left to play for, look for Joe Maddon’s side to end the year on a high note. The Cubs have plenty of decisions to make this offseason, and it will likely start with Maddon being replaced as manager. That said, this is still a very proud team that will already be looking ahead to next year. Even after losing nine straight games heading into Sunday, the price on offer for the Cubs looks great value.

Tip: Back the Cubs to Win

Sunday 29th September

Chicago White Sox Vs Detroit Tigers

Sunday September 29, 5:40am, Guaranteed Rate Field

Reynaldo Lopez (CHW) vs Matthew Boyd (DET)

Matthew Boyd’s final start of the season comes on Sunday against the White Sox, and if his numbers against Chicago are anything to go by, the Tigers look great value head-to-head. Boyd’s 4.96 ERA against the Sox could seem a little misleading without his potent strikeout numbers. The lefty has struck out 28 Chicago hitters in three starts this season, while you only need to rewind back to last week to find Boyd’s last start against the Sox. With decent money on offer, back Detroit’s ace to do the talking in the first game of the doubleheader.

Tip: Back the Tigers to Win

Washington Nationals Vs Cleveland Indians

Sunday September 29, 6:05am, Nationals Park

Patrick Corbin (WAS) vs Adam Plutko (CLE)

The Indians were eliminated from Wild Card contention on Saturday, meaning there is nothing left to play for between these two sides on Sunday. The Nats secured their spot in the postseason on Tuesday, and although they’ll look to limit Patrick Corbin’s innings in this game, the home-side still looks worthwhile. Corbin has allowed only eight earned runs in his last five starts this month, tacking on 37 strikeouts and just three homers allowed. We’ve seen teams like the Cubs struggle to find motivation after being eliminated from the postseason, so back the Nats to add to Cleveland’s woes.

Tip: Back the Nationals to Win

Friday 27th September

San Francisco Giants Vs Colorado Rockies

Friday September 27, 5:45am, Oracle Park

Tyler Beede (SFG) vs Kyle Freeland (COL)

There’s just about even money on offer between these two sides on Friday. The Giants send Tyler Beede to the mound for his 26th start of the season, and if it’s anything like last week’s outing against the Braves, the Giants might have some work to do on the scoreboard. Beede gave up six earned in six innings against Atlanta, adding to his 5.23 ERA on the season. On the other side, Kyle Freeland earns the nod for the Rockies, boasting a not-so impressive 4.70 ERA on the road. These two sides have been struggling for runs over their last seven games, but with a favourable pitching matchup, this one looks headed for Overs.

Thursday 26th September

Pittsburgh Pirates Vs Chicago Cubs

Thursday September 26, 9:05am, PNC Park

Dario Agrazal (PIT) vs Jon Lester (CHC)

Chicago’s season is on the line on Thursday as an eighth straight loss would eliminate the Cubs from Wild Card contention. Wednesday’s 9-2 defeat came as a shock following Kyle Hendricks’ six scoreless innings, and although Jon Lester is on the mound for Game 2, it’s still tough to find any confidence in Joe Maddon’s side right now. The Cubs are down on luck and also talent with Javier Baez and Kris Bryant still on the sidelines. The Pirates have now won five of their eight home games against the Cubs this year, so back the Buccos to put a dagger in Chicago’s season.

Washington Nationals Vs Philadelphia Phillies

Thursday September 26, 9:05am, Nationals Park

Anibal Sanchez (WAS) vs Drew Smyly (PHI)

It’s been a rough 48 hours for the Phillies after first being eliminated from the postseason and then watching the Nationals clinch a Wild Card spot. Things might only get worse on Thursday with Drew Smyly on the mound, and if the veteran’s numbers of late are any indication, the Phillies could be in for a rough night. Smyly gave up four earned runs in just two innings of work last week against the Indians, adding to his bloated 6.44 ERA.

Wednesday 25th September

Cincinnati Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers
8.40am

Reds to Win @ $1.77
  • Sonny Gray (CIN) vs Adrian Houser (MIL)

Backing Sonny Gray at home has been money since the All-Star break as the right-hander continues to post monstrous strikeout numbers. Gray has struck out 83 hitters since July 12 and allowed only six combined earned runs in his last five home starts. This is a tough assignment against a Brewers club looking to secure their spot in the Wild Card game, but if the Reds can get six strong innings from Gray, they look good money to get a win against their division rival.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
9.05am

Pirates Under 3.5 Runs @ $1.90
  • Mitch Keller (PIT) vs Kyle Hendricks (CHC)

Chicago’s season looks just about over as the Cubs have fallen four games out of the second Wild Card spot. With only six games left to play, Joe Maddon’s side needs a miracle from here, but the Cubs can help their cause by opening their three game set against the Pirates with a win. Kyle Hendricks struggled in his last start against St. Louis allowing four earned across five frames. That said, The Professor has saved some of his best stuff for the Pirates this year – particularly at PNC Park where he’s allowed only three earned runs in a pair of starts. Pittsburgh is limping towards the finish line having won only one of their last 10-games, so back the Cubs to hold Pittsburgh to a low total.

Seattle Mariners vs Houston Astros
12.10pm

Alternate Line: Astros (-3.5 Runs)
  • Justin Dunn (SEA) vs Gerrit Cole (HOU)

One of the best betting plays is in action on Wednesday as the Astros return from a night off. Houston has been the best side to back all season following a rest day, posting a 19-2 win/loss record over the course of the season. The Astros will send Gerrit Cole to the mound in what will likely be his final start of the regular season. This year’s AL Cy Young favourite allowed only two earned runs in his lone start at Safeco Field earlier in the year, while he’s also struck out 36 Mariners hitters in three starts against Seattle.

Monday 23rd September

Cleveland Indians vs Philadelphia Phillies
8.35am

Indians to Win
  • Adam Plutko (CLE) vs Vince Velasquez (PHI)

This is a crucial game on Monday for two teams still looking to make one last Wild Card push. The postseason looks a lot more likely for the Indians than it does the Phillies right now, and with home-field advantage, it’s difficult to back against Cleveland and their recent winning streak. This isn’t the most thrilling pitching matchup between two guys with ERA’s well over 4.00, but considering the Tribe are slashing .273/.342/.415 since last Monday, it makes sense to back them outright against a Phillies side has won only five of their last 10-games.

Sunday 22nd September

Houston Astros vs Los Angeles Angels
9.10am

Angels Under the Run Total
  • Patrick Sandoval (LAA) vs Wade Miley (HOU)

The Angels are floundering towards the bottom of the AL West after so much promise heading into the season.  Not surprisingly, after losing AL MVP candidate Mike Trout for the rest of the year, Los Angeles has managed only 15 runs in their last seven games – the lowest total in the league. Things aren’t about to get any easier with a three-game road trip to Houston up next, so back Los Angeles’ run drought to continue.

Atlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants
9.20am

Giants to Win

Johnny Cueto prepares for just his third start of the season on Friday after undergoing Tommy John surgery over a year ago. Unlike other pitchers returning from injury, the 33-year-old has pitched exceptionally well posting two scoreless outing and six strikeouts over 10 innings of work. Nothing will come easy on the road against the Braves, but Cueto has some strong career numbers in Atlanta to fall back on. In his only start at Sun Trust Park, Cueto allowed just two earned runs against the Braves over seven innings two seasons ago. Atlanta’s red-hot run scoring has cooled off a little recently as the Braves rank 19th in runs scored over the last seven days, so it’s worth taking the value on offer for the Giants.

Saturday 21st September

Baltimore Orioles vs Seattle Mariners
9.05am

Over the Run Total
  • TBD (BAL) vs Felix Hernandez (SEA)

Felix Hernandez continues to be a mixed bag of tricks on the mound for Seattle. After allowing 11 runs against the Astros a fortnight ago, the King rebounded hard last week to allow just one earned run in seven frames against the White Sox. Hernandez owns a tidy 3.26 ERA in eight career starts at Camden Yards, but considering Baltimore’s ballpark has seen the most home runs of any Major League stadium this season, the Overs looks to be the play.

Cleveland Indians vs Philadelphia Phillies
9.10am

Indians to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
  • Shane Bieber (CLE) vs Drew Smyly (PHI)

Don’t look now, but the Indians have come storming home to assert themselves firmly in the AL Wild Card picture. Cleveland have won eight of their last 10-games to earn an equal 90-63 record with the Rays, leaving the Indians firmly in control of earning the second Wild Card spot. Lefty Drew Smyly is on the mound for the Phillies on Saturday as he prepares for his third career start at Progressive Field. The Indians currently rank seventh in runs scored against southpaws, and with a red-hot four-game winning streak, it’s worth backing them to win comfortably.

San Diego Padres vs Arizona Diamondbacks
12.10pm

Under 8.0 Runs @ $1.92
  • Eric Lauer (SD) vs Merrill Kelly (ARI)

Merrill Kelly returns for his third career start at Petco Park on Saturday. The 30-year-old right hander has allowed a combined seven earned runs in San Diego this season, but his pitching of late has played a big part in Arizona’s late season Wild Card push. It will take a miracle for the Diamondbacks to make the playoffs from here, but considering Kelly threw seven scoreless innings against the Padres only a fortnight ago, it’s worth backing the Unders, especially in a pitcher’s ballpark.

Friday 20th September

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
9.10am

Tigers Under the Run Total
  • Daniel Norris (DET) vs Mike Clevinger (CLE)

There’s simply no backing against Mike Clevinger right now. The Indians’ top right-hander is red-hot having just struck out 10 hitters across eight innings against the Twins last week. Cleveland needs to win out from here if they wish to snake a Wild Card spot from the Rays, and with a tough strength of schedule ahead, sweeping the Tigers in this three-game set is crucial. The good news is Clevinger has allowed only one earned run in two starts against Detroit this year, also combining for a whopping 22 strikeouts in the process.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
9.15am

Cardinals to Win
  • TBD (CHC) vs Jack Flaherty (STL)

This is by far the most crucial series heading into the weekend as the Cubs host the Cardinals with so much on the line. The race for the NL Central pennant is far from over, while Chicago are also hoping to gain the top seed in the Wild Card standings over the Nationals. Unfortunately, the Cubs won’t find life easy on Friday with Jack Flaherty throwing. The Cardinals’ ace continues to post high strikeout numbers, mowing down 10 hitters in each of his last two starts. Flaherty faced the Cubs earlier in August to fantastic results, throwing seven shutout innings of nine strikeout ball. The Cardinals offence also ranks seventh in home runs over the last seven days, so it’s worth backing St. Louis to win outright.

Thursday 19th September

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Seattle Mariners
9.05am

Over 9.5 Runs
  • Dario Agrazal (PIT) vs Justin Dunn (SEA)

This shapes up as a rough pitching matchup on Thursday between two big league rookies. The Mariners’ Justin Dunn gave up two earned runs in two thirds of an inning against the Reds last week, while the Pirates’ Dario Agrazal owns a bloated 5.40 ERA at home in five starts this season. Pittsburgh has been the best side to back on the Over at home this season saluting just under 65% of the time, so back this one to be high scoring with two young pitchers on the mound.

Boston Red Sox vs San Francisco Giants
9.10am

Under 10 Runs @ $1.92
  • Jhoulys Chacin (BOS) vs Jeff Samardzija (SFG)

These two clubs played out a 15-inning classic on Wednesday won by the Giants. It was a long night for both teams, which could spell trouble with Jhoulys Chacin making his first start in a Red Sox uniform. Boston will be hoping for at least three innings from the 31-year-old veteran, but that might be easier said than done against the Giants. Extra innings the night before usually lends itself to the Unders, so with some tired legs on the field, back this one to be low scoring.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds
10.05am

Reds to Win @ $2.50
  • Jon Lester (CHC) vs Tyler Mahle (CIN)

The Reds had the Cubs’ number on Thursday earning a 4-2 victory to make life tough for Chicago. The Cubs still find themselves two games out of first place in the NL Central, and although Jon Lester is always capable of a big performance, his numbers against Cincinnati this year make the Reds worth betting on. In two starts, Lester has allowed six earned runs and a pair of homers in just 10.2 innings pitched. The Reds and Cubs are 9-9 so far this year against one another, so back Cincinnati at a handy price.

Monday 16th September

New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers
9.05am

Dodgers to Win
  • Zack Wheeler (NYM) vs Walker Buehler (LAD)

What looks to be the final game of the season between the Mets and the Dodgers gets underway on Monday with Zack Wheeler squaring off against Walker Buehler. After 27 starts this season, Buehler’s 3.14 ERA is a shade better than Wheeler’s 4.21, but there’s something to be said about the Dodgers’ righty on the road. Unlike Ryu on Sunday, Buehler’s last two road starts have been amazing as the 25-year-old has allowed zero earned runs and struck out 22 hitters in 13 innings pitched. The Mets look to be the favourite with home-field advantage, but it’s worth backing the Dodgers at their current price.

Sunday 15th September

New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers
9.10am

Mets to Win @ $1.67
  • Jacob deGrom (NYM) vs Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD)

Hyun-Jin Ryu is among the favourites for this year’s NL Cy Young Award, but the South Korean sensation has typically struggled to find the same success on the road as he’s had at home this season. In his last two away starts in Atlanta and Arizona, Ryu has given up a combined 11 earned runs. There’s no doubting the 32-year-old’s breaking stuff, but with the Mets riding a four-game winning streak, as well as ranking sixth in runs scored over the last week, it’s backing New York to win this – especially with ace Jacob deGrom on the mound.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
9.15am

Brewers to Win @ $2.75
  • Jack Flaherty (STL) vs Jordan Lyles (MIL)

This game holds plenty in store for both clubs with just over a fortnight remaining in the regular season. For St. Louis, the Redbirds will be trying to keep their 3.5 game distance ahead of the second-place Cubs in the NL Central, while the Brewers are simply trying to knock off Chicago for the second Wild Card spot. The Cardinals are sending Jack Flaherty to the mound on Sunday, fresh from a scoreless 10-strikeout game against the Pirates last week. The righty has been fantastic since the All-Star break, but the one blemish on Flaherty’s 2019 resume is the Brewers. In four starts against Milwaukee, Flaherty has allowed 15 earned runs and seven homers, which makes the Brew Crew tremendous value at their current price.

Saturday 14th September

Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
9.05am

Under 8.0 Runs @ $1.90
  • Max Scherzer (WAS) vs Mike Soroka (ATL)

There’s plenty of value on offer in this NL East rivalry game with aces Mike Soroka and Max Scherzer on the mound. Soroka has been outstanding this season pitching to the tune of a sparkling 2.67 ERA. The 22-year-old has also been phenomenal in two starts against the Nationals allowing one earned run in nine innings pitched. Not surprisingly, Scherzer has also been huge against the Braves this year, allowing just one earned run in his lone start against Atlanta last week. With two strikeout machines throwing, the Unders only seems reasonable.

New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers
9.10am

Dodgers to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
  • Noah Syndergaard (NYM) vs Clayton Kershaw (LAD)

Backing the Dodgers with Clayton Kershaw on the mound is always a smart play, but even more so with Noah Syndergaard throwing for the Mets. Syndergaard is reportedly unhappy pitching to closer Wilson Ramos, who is replacing Syndergaard’s favourite catcher, Tomas Nido. It mightn’t seem like much, but this is the kind of inconvenience that could alter Syndegaard’s mental state on the mound. Pitchers are superstitious and creatures of habit, so back the Dodgers to put up a big number against the Mets’ righty.

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
9.10am

Twins to Win @ $1.88
  • Aaron Civale (CLE) vs Jake Odorizzi (MIN)

There’s almost even money on offer in this first of this three-game set between the Twins and the Indians. Jake Odorizzi is on the mound for Minnesota, which should have Twins fans feeling confident. The 29-year-old owns a tidy 1.69 ERA at Progressive Field after holding the Indians to just one earned run across five innings of work earlier in the year. The Twins are also fresh from a day off, which has been a bit of a value play this season. Minnesota is 12-7 following a rest day this year, so back the Twins straight-up with their ace throwing.

Friday 13th September

Miami Marlins vs Milwaukee Brewers
3.10am

Brewers to Win @ $1.74
  • Caleb Smith (MIA) vs Gio Gonzalez (MIL)

The Brewers lost Christian Yelich to a season-ending knee injury on Wednesday, but with an equal record with the Cubs, there’s still plenty left to play for. The Brewers can move into the second Wild Card spot in the NL with a win and a Cubs loss, and they should feel confident with lefty Gio Gonzalez on the mound. Gonzalez, who previously pitched in the NL East with the Nationals, has plenty of experience pitching at Marlins Park. The 33-year-old owns a 2.68 ERA in eight career starts in Miami and considering the Marlins have managed only five home runs across their last seven games, it’s worth backing the Brewers outright at a decent price.

New York Mets vs Arizona Diamondbacks
3.10am

Mets Under 3.5 Runs @ $1.92
  • Marcus Stroman (NYM) vs Alex Young (ARI)

The NL Wild Card picture continues to heat up with only a game separating the Diamondbacks and Mets. New York has lost all three of their games against Arizona so far as they prepare to face lefty Alex Young on Friday. The 26-year-old has quietly been money over the last fortnight striking out 17 hitters and allowing just two earned runs in his last two starts. Young has no experience pitching against the Mets but considering New York ranks 19th in runs scored against lefties, they should be in for a low-scoring day.

Houston Astros vs Oakland A's
10.10am

A's to Cover the Run Line (+1.5) @ $2.10
  • Justin Verlander (HOU) vs Homer Bailey (OAK)

The Run Line looks great value in this one with the A’s at their current price. Oakland took care of the Astros 5-3 on Thursday, which is important when you factor in the A’s 49-35 record against the run line following a previous win. Oakland will have their work cut out for them on the road against AL Cy Young favourite Justin Verlander but considering the A’s rank second in runs scored behind only the Astros over the last seven days, it’s worth backing them to keep this close.

Thursday 12th September

Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees
8.40am

Yankees to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
  • Matthew Boyd (DET) vs C.C. Sabathia (NYY)

One of the seasons most profitable betting plays is in action as the Yankees look to rebound from their walkoff 12-11 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday. The Bronx Bombers are 29-21 against the run line following a previous loss, and they should feel confident going into this one with Matthew Boyd throwing for the Tigers. The lefty has given up 11 earned runs across his last three road starts, which spells disaster against a Yankees side that has won seven of their last 10-games. New York ranks fourth in runs scored over the last seven days, compared to the Tigers, who rank 18th. With that in mind, it’s worth backing the Yankees to Cover.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
9.05am

Phillies Under 4.5 Runs @ $1.80
  • Zach Eflin (PHI) vs Dallas Keuchel (ATL)

Dallas Keuchel has been a mixed bag on the road since joining the Braves earlier in June. Atlanta’s lefty has allowed 23 earned runs in seven starts away from home, but his numbers against the Phillies earlier in July might be worth backing. Keuchel gave up only two earned across seven strong innings in the Phillies’ 2-1 win. The head-to-head market is tempting here, but for some added value, back Keuchel to keep the Phillies to a low run total.

Seattle Mariners vs Cincinnati Reds
12.10pm

Reds to Win @ $1.67
  • Marco Gonzales (SEA) vs Sonny Gray (CIN)

Sonny Gray prepares for his sixth career start at Safeco Field on Thursday with some pretty impressive numbers on his side. Gray owns a tidy 1.07 ERA in 33.2 innings pitched in Seattle, having allowed only one home run and just 25 hits. The Mariners rank second-last in runs scored since the All-Star break and are also striking out a league-leading 34.4% of the time over the last seven days. With their ace on the mound, Cincinnati should have no trouble earning a rare win on the road.

Wednesday 11th September

Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves
9.05am

Over 9.5 Runs
  • Jason Vargas (PHI) vs Max Fried (ATL)

Braves lefty Max Fried continues to trim his 3.86 ERA largely thanks to a scoreless seven innings, nine strikeout outing against the Nationals last week. The 25-year-old’s midseason slump looks to be a thing of the past, but he’s typically struggled against the Phillies in two starts this year. Fried has allowed nine earned runs in just 11.2 innings pitched against Philadelphia this year, while Jason Vargas’ numbers against the Braves aren’t much better. The Phillies lefty allowed four earned runs on 36 pitches against Atlanta back in April, all of which makes the Overs a safe play on Wednesday.

Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays
10.05am

Rangers to Win @ $2.15
  • Lance Lynn (TEX) vs Ryan Yarbrough (TBR)

Ryan Yarbrough returns to Texas this week, only this time around he’ll face the Rangers. The Rays’ impressive young lefty has posted a tidy 3.49 ERA in his second big league season, but he might have some work to do against a red-hot Rangers team. Texas has won seven of its last 10-games and also ranks seventh in runs scored over the last week. Considering Yarbrough allowed three earned runs in Arlington last year, this should be a big test for the 27-year-old.

San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs
12.10pm

Cubs to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
  • Ronald Bolanos (SDP) vs Jose Quintana (CHC)

The understrength Cubs pulled off a big win on Tuesday defeating the Padres 10-2. Chicago looks to be without star shortstop Javier Baez for the remainder of the season, but the rest of the Cubs’ lineup continues to chip away with Nicholas Castellanos and No. 1 overall prospect Nico Hoerner doing damage with the bat. Chicago also sends Jose Quintana to the mound on Wednesday for his first career start at Petco Park. Quintana, a lefty, owns a 3.89 ERA away from home this season, while the Padres currently rank 26th in runs scored against southpaws.

Monday 9th September

New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
10.05am

Yankees Over the Run Total

The second-last game of the season between the Yankees and Red Sox gets underway on Monday morning, and it’s a fascinating matchup between Masahiro Tanaka and Rick Porcello. Tanaka has steadied over the course of the season, most recently pitching six strong innings of two run, five strikeout ball against the Rangers last week. Porcello, meanwhile, continues to struggle on the road, and in particular at Yankee Stadium. The veteran right-hander lasted just four innings in New York back in June, allowing five earned runs in Boston’s 5-4 loss. With that in mind, back the Yankees to put up a big score.

Sunday 8th September

New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies
9.10am

Mets to Win @ $2.30

Four wins in their last 10-games has the Mets’ Wild Card chances looking doubtful, but there still might be a chance to make up a game on the division rival Phillies on Sunday. Philadlephia sends Drew Smyly to the mound for his first start of the season against New York, and as his 7.44 ERA at home suggests, things could turn ugly. Despite what their record might suggest, the Mets still lead the league in runs scored over the last seven days, and with Smyly never having faced the likes of Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto and J.D. Davis, it’s worth backing the Mets at a decent price.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
9.10am

Brewers to Win @ $2.10

The Cubs fell behind in the third inning against the Brewers on Saturday, going on to lose a crucial game in the race for the NL Central pennant. Things aren’t about to get any easier for Chicago on Sunday either, as they now prepare to face lefty Gio Gonzalez in the rubber game of the series. Gonzalez has made four starts against the Cubs this year to absolutely fantastic results. In 19 innings pitched, Gonzalez has allowed only three earned runs and struck out 18 hitters. Considering the Cubs also rank eighth in strikeout percentage against southpaws, this spells disaster for Chicago.

Houston Astros vs Seattle Mariners
9.10am

Astros to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

The Astros are once again heavy favourites against the hapless Mariners on Sunday as Japanese right-hander Yusei Kikuchi prepares for his third start of the season at Minute Maid Park. The 28-year-old has allowed a combined nine earned runs across both starts, as well as four home runs when he last traveled to Houston just over a month ago. The Astros are 39-30 when it comes to covering the run line at home, and with AL Cy Young favourite Justin Verlander on the mound, this one shapes up as a no-brainer.

Saturday 7th September

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees
9.10am

Red Sox Under the Run Total

The final three-game set between the Red Sox and the Yankees gets underway on Saturday as the Bronx Bombers send Domingo German to the mound. The young right-hander has developed into New York’s most trustworthy ace this season, and he just so happens to own some strong numbers against Boston. In three starts against the Red Sox, German has allowed just eight earned runs and struck out 24 hitters. Boston’s season is just about over, largely due to their inability to score runs in the second half of the year. The Red Sox rank 22nd in runs scored over the last seven days, so it’s worth backing them to post a low total.

Cincinnati Reds vs Arizona Diamondbacks
9.10am

Diamondbacks to Win @ $1.80

The Diamondbacks have now won nine of their last 10-games as they eye a Wild Card spot under a month remaining. Lefty Robbie Ray will get the start on Saturday, and in the midst of another sub 3.00 ERA season, he should give the Reds plenty of trouble. Cincinnati has struggled all year against southpaws, scoring the fourth-fewest runs and the fifth-fewest homers. The Diamondbacks are also one of the rare teams that own a better record on the road than they do at home, so it’s worth backing them at value.

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals
9.20am

Under 9.0 Runs @ $1.92

It’s lefty on lefty in the second of this crucial four-game series between the Nationals and the Braves. Patrick Corbin quietly threw six strong innings of three-run, eight strikeout ball against the Marlins last week, while Dallas Keuchel has allowed only three earned runs in his last three starts at home. Both sides rank Top 10 in runs scored this year, but with two strikeout savants on the mound, it’s worth playing on the Unders.

Friday 6th September

Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies
2.35am

Phillies Under 4.0 Runs @ $1.80

Sonny Gray continues to dazzle on the mound for the Reds having allowed only three earned runs across his last six starts. The Phillies are in the fight of their life for a Wild Card spot, but they may find runs hard to come by against one of the most underrated strikeout pitchers in baseball. The Reds won comfortably over the Phillies 8-5 on Thursday, but after Gray allowed just three earned runs across five innings against Philadelphia earlier in the year, this should be a low-scoring game.

Kansas City Royals vs Detroit Tigers
3.15am

Royals to Win @ $2.00

Matthew Boyd looked to be one of the few bright spots in the Tigers’ rotation before things took an ugly turn around June. Boyd’s early season command has disappeared in the second half of the year, most recently allowing 13 earned runs in back-to-back starts against the Twins. The Royals have had a goof look at Boyd’s stuff this year, facing him on four separate occasions. Kansas City has put up 15 combined runs on the left-hander, and currently, look good odds to add to their four-game winning streak.

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs
9.10am

Cubs to Win @ $1.80

The Cubs will be hoping to add to their impressive 10-8 record following an off day as they face a crucial three-game set against the Brewers starting Friday. Chicago can rest comfortably knowing Jose Quintana takes the mound, and if the left-hander can throw another scoreless outing against the Brewers like he did last week, the Cubs should further cement themselves in the NL Wild Card picture. Milwaukee currently ranks 23rd in runs scored against lefties, and with only five wins in their last 10-games, it’s worth backing the Cubs at decent odds.

Thursday 5th September

Cincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies
8.40am

Phillies Over 4.5 Runs @ $1.94

Trevor Bauer’s time in Cincinnati has been difficult to say the least since his July 28 trade from the Indians. In six starts with the Reds, the 28-year-old right hander has allowed 29 earned runs and six homers, ballooning his ERA all the way out to 4.53. It’s uncharacteristic for Bauer, who pitched to a tidy 3.61 ERA in the first half of the season, and things might only get worse on Thursday with the Phillies in town. Bauer hasn’t faced Philadelphia since 2016 and, considering the Phillies have scored the ninth-most runs and smacked nine homers over their last seven games, it’s difficult to see the visitors posting anything under five runs.

Boston Red Sox vs Minnesota Twins
9.10am

Twins to Win @ $2.10

Twins starter Jose Berrios should hold fond memories of his last start against the Red Sox back in June. The impressive young righty struck out 10 batters and allowed only one earned run across eight innings of work, adding to his sturdy 3.52 ERA on the road this season. Minnesota has reclaimed part of their impressive lead atop the AL Central over the Indians, and with a much better record on the road than they have at home, it’s safe to say the Twins look a little over the odds at their current price.

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Francisco Giants
9.45am

Giants to Win @ $2.00

The Cardinals continue to find ways to distance themselves atop the NL Central, most recently defeating the Giants 1-0 thanks to a lone Marcell Ozuna home run on Wednesday. St. Louis mightn’t find things quite so easy on Thursday though with Madison Bumgarner on the mound, as the veteran lefty struck out five hitters and allowed only three earned runs during his last visit to Busch Stadium in 2018. The Redbirds have won eight of their last 10-games, but they’ve typically struggled against lefties. The Cardinals rank second-last in runs scored against southpaws, so take the odds on offer for the Giants.

Wednesday 4th September

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets
9.05am

Nationals to Win @ $1.85

The Nats look way over the odds at this price with strikeout specialist Max Scherzer on the mound. Despite missing over a month’s worth of work due to injury, the three-time Cy Young Award winner has still managed to string together his eighth consecutive season of 200+ strikeouts. Not surprisingly, Scherzer’s numbers against the Mets this are also phenomenal. The 35-year-old has posted a 2.70 ERA in three starts against New York, including 28 strikeouts. In case you need further convincing, the Nats are also 35-23 following a previous loss, which should see them make up for yesterday’s 7-3 defeat in the first game of this series.

Chicago Cubs vs Seattle Mariners
10.05am

Cubs to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

The Cubs will go without Kris Bryant and Javier Baez on Wednesday, but they should have no problem putting up some runs against veteran Felix Hernandez. In two starts back following injury, ‘The King’ has given up five earned runs and struck out only seven hitters. Both of those starts came against the Blue Jays and Rangers, two teams with very little to play for. The Cubs, meanwhile, find themselves in the thick of the NL Wild Card race, making this a must-win game with two of their top starts out. Chicago also sends their own veteran to the mound in Jon Lester, fresh from a strong six-inning, one-run performance against the Mets last week. Considering the Mariners hold the fourth-highest strikeout percentage against southpaws, back the Cubs to win by plenty.

Monday 2nd September

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds
9.05am

Under the Run Total

Luis Castillo prepares for his second start of the season at Busch Stadium after tossing six innings of one-run, eight strikeout ball against the Cardinals back in June. The Reds continue to struggle on the road ranking 24th in runs scored, but there’s nothing stopping Castillo from posting another tidy line on Monday. The Cardinals have won eight of their last 10-games, and it’s difficult to see them losing to a Cincinnati side that just can’t seem to win on the road. Even so, don’t be surprised if this one is low scoring.

Sunday 1st September

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
4.20am

Cubs to Win @ $1.65

Backing against Clayton Kershaw is always a risky move, but it might pay off against a Diamondbacks side that has won seven of their last 10 games. Kershaw has made one start this season at Chase Field to not so good results. The three-time Cy Young Award winner allowed four earned runs and struck out just two hitters across six innings of work. Arizona also ranks third in runs scored against lefties this year, so it’s worth taking a gamble on the DBacks at home.

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets
6.15am

Phillies To Win @ $1.96

The Phillies desperately need to win this series if they hold any hope of claiming a Wild Card spot over the Nationals and Cubs. They’ll face Mets lefty Steven Matz on Sunday in the second game of the series, which leaves Philly looking a little over the odds at their current price. Matz has made two starts at Citizens Bank Park this season, allowing a combined 13 earned runs and five homers. Matz enjoyed a fairly tidy month of August but considering the Phillies have scored the fourth-most runs across their last seven days, it’s worth backing against the Mets.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers
10.10am

Diamondbacks to Win @ $2.30

Backing against Clayton Kershaw is always a risky move, but it might pay off against a Diamondbacks side that have won seven of their last 10 games. Kershaw has made one start this season at Chase Field to not so good results. The three-time Cy Young award winner allowed four earned runs and struck out just two hitters across six innings of work. Arizona also ranks third in runs scored against lefties this year, so it’s worth taking a gamble on the DBacks at home.

Saturday 31st August

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
4.20am

Cubs to Win @ $1.67

Chicago heads back to Wrigley Field on Saturday fresh from a big sweep over the Mets in New York. The Cubs are still 1.5 games behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals, but they might be able to gain some ground against the hapless Brewers this weekend. Milwaukee has won only four of its last 10 games, and they are about to face a big test on the road against left-hander Jose Quintana. The Brewers have been competitive with the Cubs all season, but they’ve typically struggled against southpaws ranking 23rd in runs scored. With the bullpen also struggling to knuckle down in the late innings, it’s worth backing the Cubs outright.

Friday 30th August

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians
3.10am

Indians to Win & Over 8.5 Runs @ $2.55

Cleveland are going for the sweep on Friday as they look to add to Detroit’s season long misery. The Tigers have been swept 10 times already this season, and with Indians righty Mike Clevinger throwing on the mound, it’s difficult to see Detroit salvaging anything from this series. Clevinger has posted the sixth highest strikeout rate through the month of August and currently holds a career 3.51 ERA at Comerica Park. Considering four of his last five starts have all seen 10 runs or more, back the Indians in a high-scoring game.

Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds
9.10am

Marlins to Win @ $1.75

For only the fourth time this season the Marlins will start as the favourites at home on Friday. The reason being? Alex Wood, who prepares for his seventh start of the season. The veteran left-hander has struggled mightily since his return from injury, allowing 20 earned runs and seven homers in just under 30 innings pitched. The Marlins have struggled for runs all season, but that hasn’t been the case over the last week. Miami ranks eighth in runs scored and 11th in on-base percentage, making the the Fins a worthwhile bet at a handy price.

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs
9.10am

Mets to Win @ $1.50

The Mets have been a lot of things this season. At one stage they were the loveable losers, and now they are a bona fide Wild Card chance. What the Mets are not though, is a team easily swept. The Cubs have won the first two games of their three-game road trip but considering the Mets have been swept only three times this year, it’s worth backing the favourites on Friday. Jacob deGrom gets the start after going seven innings and striking out 13 last week against the Braves. Several of Chicago’s hitters have never faced deGrom before, including Nicholas Castellanos and Ian Happ. Considering both guys propelled the Cubs to a win on Thursday, back the Mets in this one.

Thursday 29th August

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
4.10am

Cardinals to Win @ $1.77

Nine wins in their last 10-games has gifted St. Louis a three-game lead in the NL Central with just under a month remaining. A huge reason for the Cardinals’ resurgence has been pitcher Jack Flaherty, who has allowed only one earned run all month. The Brewers have faced Flaherty three times this season, piling on 13 earned runs for a pair of victories. That was before Flaherty found success and command with his slider though, and considering Milwaukee holds the 11th highest strikeout rate since the All-Star break, it’s worth backing St. Louis to win another game over their division rivals.

Seattle Mariners vs New York Yankees
6.10am

Yankees to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

The Yankees have made short work of the Mariners in this three-game set winning the opening two games with ease. New York’s rotation continues to dominate, and lefty James Paxton has been among the standouts recently. The 30-year-old veteran struck out 11 and allowed only two earned runs against the Dodgers in his last start, which spells more bad news for Seattle on Thursday. The M’s rank second in strikeout percentage against southpaws this year and have so managed only eight home runs in their last seven games.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays
10.10am

Astros to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

Ryan Yarbrough continues to dazzle in the second half with a brilliant 1.57 ERA in four starts. The young left-hander faces a mighty test at Minute Maid Park against the Astros on Thursday though as the Rays hope to bounce-back from their 15-1 loss in Game 1. Yarbrough has turned into a strikeout machine in the late stages of the season, but his stuff still mightn’t be enough to fool Houston’s bats. The Astros rank dead last in strikeout percentage against left-handed pitching and ninth in runs scored, which is only the tip of the iceberg with Cy Young candidate Gerrit Cole on the mound.

Wednesday 28th August

New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs
9.10am

Over 8.5 Runs

Only two games separate the Mets and the Cubs in the NL Wild Card picture, making this three-game set crucial with just under a month remaining until playoffs. The series kicks off with a fascinating pitching matchup between Yu Darvish and Marcus Stroman, both of whom own ERA’s over 4.00 this month. To be fair, Darvish and Stroman have both been great recently, combining strong command with high strikeout numbers. Unfortunately, neither has a ton of experience with their respective opponent, which should put the Overs into play. Darvish has made only two career starts at Citi Field, the last coming back in 2017. And as for Stroman, the last time he faced the Cubs was way back in 2014. Nearly 70% of Mets games have gone Over the Total on the back of an off day this season, so back the scoreboard to get a workout with so much talent in each lineup.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays
10.10am

Under 7.5 Runs

Again, this is another pitching matchup that should favour the Run Total. Both Charlie Morton and Justin Verlander are in the hunt for the AL Cy Young award, and with both holding ERA’s well below 3.00, runs should come at a premium on Wednesday. Morton spent two seasons in Houston, so he knows the ballpark, and most importantly, the Astro lineup, well. Verlander, meanwhile, allowed just three hits and one earned run against the Rays earlier in the year. Considering the Astros are the fourth-best side to bet on the Unders at home this season, this series opener should be low scoring.

Los Angeles Angels vs Texas Rangers
12.05pm

Rangers to Win @ $2.30

Backing the Rangers with Mike Minor on the mound has been money, and he should have no trouble posting some high strikeout numbers against the Angels for the fourth time this year. In the 25 innings he’s pitched against Los Angeles, Minor has struck out 23 hitters and allowed only 10 earned runs. Neither side has been particularly convincing since the All-Star break, but the Angel’s five game losing streak makes them well under the odds as the favourite on Wednesday.

Monday 26th August

Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees
9.05am

Dodgers to Win

Clayton Kershaw continues to wind back the clock in his 11th big league season. The 31-year-old owns a stunning 2.08 ERA through the month of August, which should make life tough for the Yankees on Monday. The Bronx Bombers are capable of scoring runs against anyone, but they’ve typically struggled against left-handed pitching this year. With Domingo German also making his first career start in the run-friendly Dodger Stadium, it’s worth backing the World Series favourites to win outright.

Sunday 25th August

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds
9.05am

Pirates to Win @ $1.96

The Pirates have won only four of their last 10 games, but they still look a little over the odds at this price. Reds lefty Alex Wood has struggled since returning from a back injury, allowing 16 earned runs and eight homers in just five starts. Pittsburgh’s offence ranks dead last in runs scored over the last seven days, but with Wood struggling to find the strike zone, the Pirates might turn things around in the second game of this series. NL Central teams have struggled all year on the road, particularly the Reds, who rank 28th in runs scored.

San Diego Padres vs Boston Red Sox
10.40am

Padres to Win @ $1.90

The Red Sox will be hoping for something more than two innings from Nathan Eovaldi as he continues his return from an elbow injury. Boston’s big-name signing has struggled since returning in July, allowing five earned runs on just three hits last week against the Orioles. That should play into San Diego’s hands nicely on Sunday, especially with Dinelson Lamet on the mound. Unlike Eovaldi, Lamet’s return from injury has gone according to plan as the young righty has allowed just five earned runs and struck out 25 batters across three starts this month. Considering there’s almost even money on offer, it’s worth backing the Padres to win the second game of their home series.

Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays
11.10am

Over the Run Total

It’s been a rough year for six-time All-Star Felix Hernandez. The potential Hall of Famer has had his season shortened by a shoulder injury, one that he hopes to bounce-back from in his first start since May 11 on Sunday. As we continue to see, pitchers returning from injury often struggle in their first start back. Things won’t come easy on Sunday either, as Hernandez prepares to face a home run happy Blue Jays side. Close to 60% of Seattle’s games have gone Over the Total at home this season, so considering the match up, back this one to be high scoring.

Saturday 24th August

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
9.10am

Mets to Win & Under 7.5 Runs @ $2.75

This is an enormous series in the grand scheme of the NL playoff picture. The Braves seemingly have the East locked up, but after winning five straight games, including a sweep over the Indians, the Mets are right on the doorstep of a Wild Card spot. New York have been the comeback kings in the late innings this week, and also rank seventh in runs scored over the last seven days. The Mets should feel particularly confident with Jacob deGrom on the mound on Saturday, who has allowed only eight earned runs in three starts against the Braves this year.

Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers
10.10am

White Sox to Win @ $2.30

Chicago looks a little over the odds to start this series considering the White Sox have won six of their last 10-games. Since the start of the month, Chicago has won 11 from 20, which puts them in a good position to light up Lance Lynn at home. Dylan Cease will get the start for the Sox. The young right-hander has performed much better at home than he has on the road this year, and with the Rangers struggling to find wins on the road, it’s worth taking the value on offer for the White Sox.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees
12.10pm

Yankees Under 3.5 Runs

We could be looking at a World Series preview during this three-game set between the Yankees and Dodgers. Los Angeles sends Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound on Saturday to face fellow lefty James Paxton, but it’s the Dodgers’ southpaw that should control this game. Ryu just about has the NL Cy Young award in the bag from here, while the Yankees are quietly one of the worst run-scoring sides against left-handed pitching. Ryu has allowed only seven earned runs at home this year, and while it means very little, also owns a perfect 9-0 record. The Yankees are capable of scoring against anyone, but after just being swept by the A’s, don’t be surprised if they struggled in this series opener.

Friday 23rd August

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
9.05am

Orioles Under 3.5 Runs
  • Asher Wojciechowski (BAL) vs Ryan Yarbrough (TBR)
    Ryan Yarbrough was outstanding on Sunday against the Tigers throwing six scoreless innings with 10 K’s and zero walks. The 27-year-old lefty has allowed only one earned run this month, and he should be in for another big day against the Orioles on Friday. Camden Yards has allowed the most home runs this season, but Baltimore also holds the second-highest strikeout rate against left-handed pitching. In case you need further convincing, the Orioles also hold the ninth highest groundball percentage this season, which spells bad news against an extreme ground ball pitcher like Yarbrough.

    Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers
    10.10am

    Tigers Under 2.5 Runs
  • Gerrit Cole (HOU) vs Jordan Zimmerman (DET)
    Detroit pulled off a huge upset over the Astros on Thursday, much to the delight of punters that took the long odds on offer. While backing another upset in Game 2 is enticing, it’s difficult to do so with Jordan Zimmerman on the mound. The veteran righty has allowed 27 earned runs in nine starts on the road this season, while he also holds a not-so-friendly 3.34 ERA in five career starts against the Astros. Opposite Zimmerman will be Gerrit Cole, who currently sports the third-lowest WHIP in the league. Cole has allowed no more than two earned runs in each of his last five starts, so back the Tigers to come back to reality a little on Friday.

    Thursday 22nd August

    Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox
    3.10am

    Twins to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
  • Jake Odorizzi (MIN) vs Lucas Giolito (CHW)
    The Twins pounded the White Sox 14-4 on Wednesday to set up a crucial rubber game on Thursday. Runs won’t come quite so easily for Minnesota with Lucas Giolito on the mound, but the Twins should feel confident after lighting up the righty for seven earned last month. Giolito has been a much better pitcher on the road than he has been at home this year, although it’s worth noting the Twins rank second in runs scored over the last seven days. There’s nothing stopping Giolito from throwing six innings of three-run ball, but keep in mind, this is his first start of the year Target Field.

    Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies
    9.10am

    Over 12.0 Runs
  • Rich Porcello (BOS) vs Drew Smyly (PHI)
    The Phillies are just two games shy of a Wild Card spot as they look to win the second of this three-game set against the Red Sox. Aaron Nola got the job done on Wednesday, but it’s hard to find the same kind of faith in Drew Smyly. The lefty hasn’t pitched at Fenway since 2016, while his 6.42 ERA on the road this year screams bad news. To make matters worse, the Red Sox also rank first in runs scored against southpaws this season, while close to 60% of their games have gone Over the Total.

    Oakland A's vs New York Yankees
    12.07pm

    Yankees to Win @ $1.97
  • Mike Fiers (OAK) vs J.A. Happ (NYY)
    The Yankees have lost back-to-back games to the A’s as they now look to salvage something from this West Coast road trip on Thursday. The Bronx Bombers have lost three straight games only twice all year, and with a convincing 26-17 record on the back of a previous loss this year, it’s worth backing New York at their current price.

    Wednesday 21st August

    Cincinnati Reds vs San Diego Padres
    9.10am

    Under 8.5 Runs
  • Sonny Gray (CIN) vs Cal Quantrill (SDP)Sonny Gray has been amazing so far this month striking out 24 batters and allowing zero earned runs across his last three starts. The 29-year-old has shown fantastic command of his slider, and with the Padres currently struggling for runs, Gray should have no trouble mowing down San Diego’s lineup at home. The Padres rank 23rd in runs scored over the last seven days, which won’t help out right-hander Cal Quantrill as he prepares for his first-ever start in Cincinnati. Over 58% of the Reds’ home games have gone Under the Total this season, so it’s worth backing a low-scoring game.

    St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
    9.45am

    Cardinals to Win $2.00
  • Michael Wacha (STL) vs Gio Gonzalez (MIL)It’s been an up and down kind of season for Cardinals righty Michael Wacha, but he’s typically saved his best stuff for the Brewers. In two starts against Milwaukee this year, Wacha has allowed a combined three earned runs in 12 innings pitched. The Redbirds are in sole possession of first place in the NL Central, and considering no team in the division looks capable of winning on the road, these odds look massive overs for St. Louis. Just in case you need further convincing though, Gio Gonzalez holds a nasty 4.50 ERA in five career starts at Busch Stadium. Considering the Cardinals’ rotation is rolling towards the postseason, it’s worth backing them to win straight-up.

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs Toronto Blue Jays
    12.10pm

    Dodgers to Win & Over 8.5 Runs @ $2.45
  • Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs Sean Reid-Foley (TOR)The Dodgers return from their scheduled off-day on Tuesday hoping to kick this six-game home standoff with a win. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound hoping to add to his fabulous 1.35 ERA through August, and considering the Dodgers are also 10-4 following a previous day off, it’s difficult to see this game ending in anything other than a blowout. The Blue Jays’ young hitters continue to find ways to impress, but Kershaw winding back the clock with his curveball, the Dodgers should have no trouble posting their 83rd win of the season.

    Tuesday 20th August

    Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners
    9.15am

    Rays to Win & Under 8.5 Runs @ $2.70.
        • Brendan McKay (TBR) vs Marco Gonzales (SEA)
          If nothing else, this should be a fascinating pitching matchup on Tuesday. It’s lefty on lefty as Marco Gonzales squares off against Brendan McKay, but if you’ve been paying attention to the numbers, you’ll know both Tampa Bay and Seattle rank top five in strikeout percentage against southpaws. Tropicana Field is a well-known pitcher’s ballpark, and with both sides struggling to hit left-handers, the Unders should be safe. For some added value, it’s also worth backing the Rays to win. Having won eight of their last 10, Tampa Bay sits 1.5 games clear in the second AL Wild Card spot. Considering the Mariners are 25-37 on the road, back the Winner/Under Double.

    Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals
    9.15am

    Over 10 Runs @ $1.88
          • John Means (BAL) vs Jorge Lopez (KCR)

    Close to 60% of Baltimore’s home games have gone Over the Total this season, and with both John Means and Jorge Lopez on the mound, it’s hard to see Tuesday’s series opener being low scoring. Means has lasted only three innings in each of his last three starts, surrendering a combined 13 earned runs in the process. Lopez, meanwhile, is making his first start at Camden Yards – a ballpark that ranks top five in home runs allowed this season.

    Monday 19th August

    Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
    9.10am

    Cubs to Win
          • Mitch Keller (PIT) vs Jose Quintana (CHC)

    You’d be mad to bet against Jose Quintana on Monday. Despite his mediocre 13-11 win/loss record, the lefty has been lights out over the last month striking out 26 hitters and allowing only four earned runs in three starts. Quintana also owns an impressive 2.63 ERA in four starts at PNC Park, while the Pirates have scored the fourth-fewest runs against left-handed pitching this year.

    Sunday 18th August

    Philadelphia Phillies vs San Diego Padres
    9.05am

    Padres to Win
          • Zach Eflin (PHI) vs Dinelson Lamet (SDP)

    Dinelson Lamet heads takes the mound in Philadelphia on Sunday as the Padres look to win the second of their three-game set against the Phillies. Lamet has been a strikeout machine this month fanning 19 hitters in his last two starts, which doesn’t bode well for a Phillies team that’s struck out over 23% of the time over the last seven days. Lamet has been particularly impressive on the road since he returned from injury back in July, allowing only six earned in four starts. With the Phillies still looking a little suspect, back the Padres to win this one.

    Washington Nationals vs Milwaukee Brewers
    9.05am

    Nationals to Win
          • TBD (WAS) vs Jordan Lyles (MIL)

    Jordan Lyles has been the one bright spot in the Brewers’ rotation this year. The veteran right-hander holds a tidy 1.59 ERA since joining Milwaukee, but he’ll have his work cut out for him at Nationals Park on Sunday. Lyles has thrown only 4.1 innings in Washington, which spells bad news against a red-hot Nats side. The curly W’s rank fifth in runs scored over the last seven days and also hold the second highest on-base percentage during the same time frame. Considering Milwaukee are 27-32 on the road this year, the Nats should have no trouble continuing their Wild Card push.

    Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
    9.05am

    Red Sox to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
          • Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) vs Asher Wojciechowski (BAL)

    Eduardo Rodriguez has struggled for command for most of the season, but he’s still managed to post some strong numbers against the Orioles. In two starts this season, Rodriguez has allowed only three earned runs against Baltimore in 13.2 innings pitched. The O’s typically struggle against left-handed pitching, ranking first in strikeout percentage against southpaws this season. Considering Baltimore has also managed only two wins at Fenway Park this year, it’s worth backing the Red Sox to win comfortably.

    Saturday 17th August

    Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
    9.10am

    Cardinals to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
          • Luis Castillo (CIN) vs Adam Wainwright (STL)

    This should be a fun pitching matchup between one of the greats of the game and a potential future Cy Young winner. Luis Castillo has been something special this season pitching to the tune of a 2.69 ERA in 24 starts. So far through August Castillo has struck out 21 batters and allowed only five earned runs, giving reason to the short price on offer for the Reds on Saturday. The Cardinals, like every other team in the NL Central, continue to struggle on the road. St. Louis ranks 21st in runs scored away from home this year, while they’ve also managed just five homers over the last seven days. Given the pitching matchup and their recent struggles, take the Under on the Redbirds.

    Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins
    10.05am

    Rangers to Win @ $1.91
          • Mike Minor (TEX) vs TBD (MIN)

    There’s even money on offer between the Twins and Rangers, but it’s Texas who warrants your money on Saturday. Mike Minor’s 2.90 ERA ranks 10th among Major League starters this year, and if he pitches anything like he did against the Brewers last week (11 K’s, 0 earned runs allowed), the Twins could be in for a long day. Minnesota finds themselves leading the AL Central by a half-game over the Indians, but they’ve struggled for runs this week. The Twins rank 21st in runs scored over the last seven days, which spells bad news against a Rangers side that ranks sixth in runs scored at home. Minnesota mash lefties well, so they’ll probably do a little damage against Minor. It may not be enough to earn the win, though.

    Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox
    12.07pm

    White Sox to Win @ $2.10
          • Patrick Sandoval (LAA) vs Lucas Giolito (CHW)

    This is massive overs for the White Sox with Lucas Giolito on the mound. The 25-year-old righty has been better on the road than he has been at home this season, pitching to the tune of a 2.90 ERA in 11 starts. Giolito made his first career start at Angel Stadium last year, giving up three earned across six innings of work. Los Angeles has struggled for runs ever since the All-Star break though, while they’ve also managed to win only 30 of their 60 home games so far this year. With their ace on the mound, it’s worth taking the White Sox at this price.

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    Friday 16th August

    Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs
    9.05am

    Cubs Over 5.5 Runs @ $2.00
          • Drew Smyly (PHI) vs Yu Darvish (CHC)

    The Cubs look well under the odds at this price when you consider just how much they’ve struggled on the road this season. Chicago lost 11-1 to the Phillies in Game 2 on Thursday, but they’ve typically backed up blowout losses with a convincing win in the very next game. Yu Darvish has a huge job ahead of him as he prepares to make only his second career start at Citizens Bank Park. The veteran right-hander has found some sharp command over the last month though, which is more than you can say for Phillies lefty Drew Smyly. The 30-year-old holds a 7.40 ERA at home on the season, which should help the Cubs put up a large number on the scoreboard.

    Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals
    9.10am

    Cardinals Under 4.5 Runs @ $1.75
          • Sonny Gray (CIN) vs Michael Wacha (STL)

    After inking a three-year deal earlier this offseason, Sonny Gray has finally started to pay dividends for the Reds late in the second half. The last two starts for the right-hander have been superb, as Gray has allowed a total of zero earned runs and struck out 14 hitters. He now prepares for his 23th start of the season on Friday against the Cardinals, a team that’s scored the sixth-fewest runs over the last seven days. Gray faced the Redbirds earlier in the year where he allowed only two earned runs, so all things considered, St. Louis against a guy that’s struck out a career-high 28% of the hitters he’s faced this season.

    Oakland A's vs Houston Astros
    12.05pm

    Astros to Win @ $1.75
          • Mike Fiers (OAK) vs Aaron Sanchez (HOU)

    This is a huge series for the Wild Card hungry A’s as they look to at least win two from four against their bitter division rival. Unfortunately, Oakland will face Aaron Sanchez on Friday in his third start as an Astro. Since being traded from the Blue Jays, Sanchez has allowed only one earned run in 11 innings pitched in Houston, while his numbers at the Oakland Coliseum also standout. The impressive right-hander allowed only one earned run across four innings of work in Oakland last year, which puts the Astros in a great position to kick off this series with a win. Houston ranks fourth in runs scored on the road this year, so with some value on offer, don’t be afraid to back the Astros outright.

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    Wednesday 14th August

    Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
    9.20am

    Mets to Win @ $2.10
          • Max Fried (ATL) vs Zack Wheeler (NYM) 

    The miracle Mets head to Sun Trust Park for a crucial three-game set against the division-leading Braves. New York had won eight straight prior to Monday’s loss to the Nats, but they should be able to bounce-back with Zack Wheeler on the mound. The righty owns a tidy 3.42 ERA against Atlanta, while he’s also allowed only six earned runs in two starts against the Braves this season. The Mets rank third in the league in home runs over the last seven days, and with a 9-6 record following a day off, they should open this series with a win on the road.

    Milwaukee Brewers vs Minnesota Twins
    10:10am

    Over the Run Total
          • Chase Anderson (MIL) vs Martin Perez (MIN)

    The Twins now find themselves half a game behind the Indians following their series loss to Cleveland on Monday. The good news is Minnesota’s players have enjoyed a day off to get their head straight, while the even better news from a betting perspective is close to 60% of the Twins’ games have gone Over the Total this season following a rest day. Martin Perez will make his first career start at Miller Park on Wednesday, while Brewers righty Chase Anderson has thrown only six innings against this current Twins lineup. Since both pitchers are a little unfamiliar with their opponent, this should be a high-scoring game between two of the top Wild Card contenders.

    San Francisco Giants vs Oakland A's
    11:45am

    A's to Win @ $2.00
          • Madison Bumgarner (SFG) vs Brett Anderson (OAK)

    The A’s find themselves just a game and a half shy of a Wild Card spot as they prepare for this two-game road trip to San Francisco. Nothing will come easy on Wednesday against Madison Bumgarner, but it’s worth noting just how lethal Oakland has been against left-handed pitching. The A’s rank fifth in runs scored, third in home runs and also hold the lowest strikeout rate against southpaws this year. Considering Bumgarner also owns a not-so-good 4.81 career ERA against Oakland, it’s worth taking the value on offer.

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    Tuesday 13th August

    Washington Nationals vs Cincinnati Reds
    9.05am

    Reds Under 4.5 Runs @ $2.10
          • Erick Fedde (WAS) vs Anthony DeSclafini (CIN)

    Erick Fedde has been a mixed bag on the mound this year for the Nats, but if he’s anything like he was last week in San Francisco, we could be in for a low-scoring game. Fedde hurled six scoreless innings against the Giants and will now prepare to face a Reds team that’s scored the third-fewest runs on the road all year. Cincinnati lost 6-3 to the Cubs on Monday, which is also good news for bettors. Close to 61% of their games have gone Under following a previous loss.

    Cleveland Indians vs Boston Red Sox
    9.10am

    Indians to Win @ $2.00
          • Zach Plesac (CLE) vs Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS)

    The Indians look well over the odds at this price with Zach Plesac on the mound. The rookie right-hander fanned seven across six scoreless innings against the Rangers last week, trimming his ERA into a tidy 3.13 on the season. For the Red Sox, Eduardo Rodriguez takes the rubber for his second career start at Progressive Field. The 26-year-old has shown some signs of improvement recently, but as the Twins found out over the weekend, this Indians side means business. Cleveland can move into outright first in the AL Central with a win and a Twins loss, and after winning eight of their last 10-games, it’s worth taking the value on offer.

    Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks
    10.40am

    Over 13.5 Runs @ $1.80
          • Peter Lambert (COL) vs Merrill Kelly (ARI)

    The bookmakers have set a mammoth 13.5 run total for this game with both Merrill Kelly and Peter Lambert on the mound. At first glance it looks a little steep, but when you consider Kelly allowed four earned runs in his first career start at Coors Field back in May, it’s worth taking on. Likewise, Lambert owns a not-so-pretty 7.28 ERA at home on the year to go with nine home runs allowed. In case you’re still not convinced, the Diamondbacks 9-3 to the Dodgers on Monday – which is good news considering close to 60% of their games have gone Over the Total following a previous loss.

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    Monday 12th August

    San Francisco Giants vs Philadelphia Phillies
    9.05am

    Giants to Win @ $2.05
          • Conner Menez (SFG) vs Jake Arrieta (PHI)

    The Giants have turned into walkoff wonders this year as they continue to find new ways to rally in the late innings. That spells bad news for the Phillies on Monday as they currently hold the seventh-highest bullpen ERA in the Majors. Jake Arrieta takes the mound for Philadelphia but considering the veteran right-hander hasn’t made it past the fifth inning since the end of June, it’s worth backing the Giants at home.

    Sunday 11th August

    Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
    5.05am

    Over the Run Total
          • Jacob Waguespack (TOR) vs Masahiro Tanaka (NYY)

    Twenty-one of the Yankees’ 25 games against division opponents have gone Over the Total on the road this year, which looks to be the play on Sunday. Masahiro Tanaka allowed four earned runs during a start at the Rogers Centre earlier this year, while Blue Jays starter Jacob Waguespack has never faced the Yankees in his short career. With Rogers Centre leading all ballparks in average home runs per game this year, this one should be high-scoring.

    Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves
    8.10am

    Braves to Cover the Run Line
          • Sandy Alcantara (MIA) vs Mike Soroka (ATL)

    Braves righty Mike Soroka takes the mound on Sunday hoping to keep his strong run of road form alive. The Cy Young candidate has allowed only five earned runs across his last three starts away from home, and he also has plenty of experience pitching at Marlins Park. In two starts in Miami this year, Soroka has allowed just one earned run in 15 innings pitched to go along with 11 strikeouts. The Marlins rank 25th in runs scored over the last week, so if the Braves can see six strong innings out of Soroka, they should win this one comfortably.

    Detroit Tigers vs Kansas City Royals
    8.10am

    Tigers to Win
          • Spencer Turnbull (DET) vs Mike Montgomery (KC)

    This is one of the few times where you can feel confident betting on the Tigers to win straight-up. Spencer Turnbull is set to make his 25th start of the season against the Royals – a team he’s faced four times this year allowing only seven earned runs. Aside from the fact they’ve won only one game so far this month, the Tigers are batting .280 over the last calendar week to also rank 15th in runs scored. With Royal starter Mike Montgomery also making his first appearance at Comerica Park since 2016, it’s worth taking a gamble on a Detroit win.

    Saturday 10th August

    Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
    9.10am

    Under 8.5 Runs
          • Trevor Bauer (CIN) vs Yu Darvish (CHC)

    This shapes up as a fascinating pitching matchup between Yu Darvish and Trevor Bauer on Saturday. After starting the season slowly, Darvish has finally started to look like the pitcher the Cubs thought they were signing at the start of last season by allowing just three earned runs and striking out 17 over his last two starts. Bauer will make his first start at Great American Ball Park for the Reds since being traded from the Indians last week. The 28-year-old has struck out close to 28% of the batters he’s faced this year, while the Reds have been the third-best side to back the Unders on at home this season. With both players commanding the strike zone, this should be a low-scoring game.

    New York Mets vs Washington Nationals
    9.10am

    Nationals to Win @ $1.87
          • Marcus Stroman (NYM) vs Stephen Strasburg (WAS)

    The Mets are making a huge run towards a Wild Card spot but standing in their way is a crucial three-game series against the second-place Nationals. Stephen Strasburg has enjoyed plenty of success at Citi Field during his career, most recently striking out 14 across two starts this season. The former No. 1 overall pick hasn’t allowed a home run away against the Mets since 2016, and although Marcus Stroman enjoyed a strong debut for the Mets last week, this is still a huge test for New York. Despite all the hoopla around the Mets making the postseason, they now face only three teams under .500 between now and the end of the season. Both sides roll into this one fresh from a day off, but with a 32% strike-rate against the Mets, Strasburg should help the Nats open with a win.

    Milwaukee Brewers vs Texas Rangers
    10.10am

    Rangers to Win
          • Gio Gonzalez (MIL) vs Kolby Allard (TEX)

    The Rangers are still hanging around in the Wild Card race as they head to Milwaukee for a three game series against the Brewers. Christian Yelich is out for an indefinite amount of time as he struggles with lingering back pain, which makes Texas a real upset chance to start things off with a win. The Rangers will face lefty Gio Gonzalez, who holds a not-so good 3.24 ERA at home this year. To make things worse, Texas ranks third in runs scored against left-handed pitching, so it’s worth backing the Rangers to win this one outright.

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    Friday 9th August

    Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels
    9.10am

    Red Sox to Win & Under 10.5 Runs
          • Chris Sale (BOS) vs Dillon Peters (LAA)

    It will take something special for the Red Sox to make the Wild Card from here, but they might make up some ground during this four-game homestand against the Angels. Los Angeles has faded out of the playoff picture with only two wins in their last 10-games as they now turn towards 26-year-old lefty Dillon Peters on Friday. Peters has never made a start at Fenway Park, while the Red Sox rank fourth in runs scored against lefties. With Chris Sale sporting a 1.23 ERA in seven career starts against the Angels and Los Angeles ranking third last in runs scored over the last week, it’s worth playing on the Match Winner/Total Runs market.

    Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Indians
    10.10am

    Indians to Win @ $1.90
          • Kyle Gibson (MIN) vs Mike Clevinger (CLE)

    Minnesota’s stranglehold on the AL Central has vanished as the Indians now head into this crucial four-game series only two games back from the Twins. Minnesota heads into this series fresh from a series lost against the Braves, and with the Indians riding a two-game winning streak, it’s worth backing Cleveland to open this series with a victory. Mike Clevinger is on the mound for the Tribe, fresh from a solid six-inning outing against the Angels last week that saw him fan eight and allow only one earned run. Clevinger’s breaking stuff has been electric over the last month and considering he’s allowed only four earned runs in his last three road starts, it’s worth backing the Indians in the even market.

    San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies
    12.10pm

    Under 8.5 Runs
          • Eric Lauer (SDP) vs Jon Gray (COL)

    Both clubs have been tormented by the Dodgers over the last fortnight as they now find themselves with almost identical records at the bottom of the NL West. San Diego starter Eric Lauer has been phenomenal at home this year pitching to the tune of a 2.60 ERA across nine starts, compared to Jon Gray, who also holds a tidy 2.44 ERA in eight career starts at Petco. The Padres continue to find new ways to lose in the late innings, while the Rockies hold one of the worst records in the league on the road. With all that in mind, these two sides both rank inside the bottom 10 in runs scored over the last week, so back the Unders with confidence.

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    Thursday 8th August

    Minnesota Twins vs Atlanta Braves
    3.10am

    Twins to Win @ $1.90
          • Martin Perez (MIN) vs Max Fried (ATL)

    The Braves evened up this three-game series on Wednesday with a 12-7 win over the Twins, but they’ll still have their work cut out for them in the rubber game with lefty Max Fried on the mound. The 25-year-old has been one of the surprise standouts for the Braves, and he’ll now make his first career start at Target Field against a Twins side ranking third in home runs hit at home. The Twins are a deadly side against left-handed pitching ranking third in runs scored. Considering Minnesota also holds a 30-12 record on the back of a previous loss, this is perhaps one of the safest bets of the season.

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals
    5.10am

    Dodgers to Win @ $1.70
          • Dustin May (LAD) vs Jack Flaherty (STL)

    Twenty-one-year-old phenom Dustin May was electric in his big-league debut for the Dodgers last week fanning three across five innings of work against the Padres. May makes up part of Los Angeles’ brilliant young core of pitchers, and with a struggling Cardinals team in town, he should have a chance to hone his craft even more. The Cardinals continue to struggle for runs having scored only 16 across their last seven games. Anytime you can get the Dodgers for this kind of price they are worth backing, especially at home.

    Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres
    8.10am

    Over 9.5 Runs
          • Yusei Kikuchi (SEA) vs Joey Lucchesi (SDP)

    The Mariners came close to being no-hit by Padres starter Dinelson Lamet on Wednesday, but they should have no trouble putting up some runs in the second game of this two-game series with Joey Lucchesi on the mound for San Diego. Lucchesi owns an ugly 6.46 ERA on the road this year, which is only slightly better than Yusei Kikuchi’s 5.43 ERA at home. Over 75% of games started by Kikuchi have gone Over the Run Total, while the Mariners have seen close to 62% of their games go Over the Total as the home team.

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    Wednesday 7th August

    Houston Astros vs Colorado Rockies
    10.10am

    Astros to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
          • Zack Greinke (HOU) vs German Marquez (COL)

    Zack Greinke takes the mound for his first start as an Astro against a very familiar opponent on Wednesday. The 35-year-old has allowed only eight earned runs in four starts against the Rockies this season, contributing to his outstanding 2.90 ERA. The Astros hold a league-best 10-4 record against the run line following a previous day off, and with Rockies starter, German Marquez preparing to make his first-ever start at Minute Maid Park, don’t be surprised if the Astros win by plenty.

    Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies
    11.40am

    Over 9.5 Runs
          • Mike Leake (ARI) vs Jake Arrieta (PHI)

    Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has been dealing with elbow discomfort following last week’s four-inning outing against the Giants. The veteran right-hander owns strong career numbers at Chase Field, but if he fails to make it past the fourth inning, Arizona could do some damage against the Phillies relievers. Mike Leake makes his first start for the Diamondbacks after being traded over from the Mariners last week, and despite a strong month of July, there’s no getting past the veteran’s ugly numbers at Chase Field. In five career starts, Leake owns a 6.53 ERA with five home runs allowed. Given Arrieta’s questionable arm and Leake’s struggles in the desert, back this one to go Over.

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals
    12.10pm

    Dodgers to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
          • Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs Miles Mikolas (STL)

    Miles Mikolas is tasked with one of the toughest jobs in baseball: try and defeat the Dodgers at home. Los Angeles has lost only 15 games at home all year, and after their blowout win over the Cardinals on Tuesday, it’s safe to back the Dodgers to win the second game of this series comfortably. Mikolas has never made a start at Dodger Stadium before, but that’s not the only piece of bad news. The Redbirds will face off Clayton Kershaw, who holds a tidy 3.07 ERA in 17 career starts against St. Louis. The Cardinals also rank second-last in runs scored against left-handed pitching, so with all that in mind, back the Dodgers to Cover.

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    Tuesday 6th August

    Arizona Diamondbacks vs Philadelphia Phillies
    11.40am

    Diamondbacks to Win @ $1.87
          • Merrill Kelly (ARI) vs Vince Velasquez (PHI)

    It’s been a rough rookie year for Merrill Kelly, but Arizona’s scorching hot bats should be able to provide plenty of run support. The DBacks rank second in runs scored over the last seven days, compared to the Phillies, who have managed only eight home runs during the same time span. The Diamondbacks are now riding a two-game winning streak as they head into this crucial series with a Wild Card spot up for grabs. The Phillies currently hold one of the two Wild Card spots in the National League, but with a 24-27 record on the road, don’t be surprised if Philly drops the first game of this series.

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals
    12.10pm

    Dodgers to Win & Over 9.5 Runs @ $3.05
          • Tony Gonsolin (LAD) vs Michael Wacha (STL)

    The Dodgers are fresh from a thrilling 11-10 walkoff victory over the Padres on Monday as they now set their sights on the Wild Card hopeful Cardinals. Michael Wacha takes the mound for the Redbirds, but as his career numbers at Dodger Stadium suggest, St. Louis could be in for a long day. Wacha has made three career starts in Los Angeles, good for a 5.40 ERA and only 12 strikeouts. To make matters worse, the Cardinals also rank second-last in runs scored over the last seven days.

    Monday 5th August

    New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
    9.05am

    Red Sox to Win
          • J.A. Happ (NYY) vs David Price (BOS)

    J.A. Happ starts on the mound for the final game of the series, but as his numbers against the Red Sox dictate, the Bronx Bombers could be in for a long day. Happ allowed three earned runs and a pair of homers against Boston back in April, adding to his crooked 5.64 ERA at Yankee Stadium this season. The Red Sox have been the fourth-best run scoring side on the road this year, and if they can force Happ into some early trouble and count on five innings from David Price, Boston should win this one against their division rivals.

    Sunday 4th August

    Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets
    9.05am

    Mets to Win
          • Chris Archer (PIT) vs Marcus Stroman (NYM)

    Marcus Stroman makes his first start in a Mets uniform on Sunday at PNC Park. It’s a big moment for the 28-year-old who just so happened to grow up a Mets fan, and he should have no trouble making short work of a Pittsburg lineup batting just .235/.291/.408 over the last seven days. Stroman has been outstanding on the road this year, pitching to the tune of a 2.60 ERA with zero home runs allowed. Stroman has faced the Pirates twice before in his five-year career to similar results, making the Mets a worthwhile bet on the road.

    Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers
    10.05am

    Rangers to Cover the Run Line
          • Adrian Sampson (TEX) vs Matthew Boyd (DET)

    The Rangers are starting to slip from Wild Card contention after losing six of their last 10-games. Texas could potentially make up some ground against the reeling Tigers though, especially with lefty Matthew Boyd making his 23rd start of the season on Sunday. Boyd has been one of the few bright spots in Detroit’s lost season, but he’s thrown nine innings in Arlington, with his last start coming all the way back in 2016. Globe Life Park is notorious for favouring hitters in the summer months, and it doesn’t help knowing the Rangers rank second in runs scored against left-handed pitching this year. With an equally impressive 30-24 record against the run line at home, back the Rangers to Cover.

    Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
    10.10am

    Rockies Over 5.5 Runs

    This is a huge game for the Giants if they hold any hope of securing a Wild Card spot. San Francisco is in good hands with ace Madison Bumgarner on the mound, but the lefty’s numbers at Coors Field aren’t quite so reassuring. Bumgarner allowed three earned runs on a pair of homers in Colorado earlier this season, taking his career ERA at Coors all the way out to 4.33. The Rockies have also been a strong team against southpaws this year with Charlie Blackmon, Nolan Arenado and Ian Desmond all batting well over .300 against lefties. There’s nothing left to play for other than bragging rights, but back the Rockies to put a crooked number on the scoreboard.

    Saturday 3rd August

    New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox
    9.05am

    Red Sox to Win @ $2.10
          • James Paxton (NYY) vs Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS)

    The Red Sox are in desperate need of a win after a stagnant three game series at Fenway against the Rays. Things aren’t about to get any easier as Boston heads to Yankee Stadium for a four-game series against the Bronx Bombers, but if the Red Sox can get five or so innings from Eduardo Rodriguez, they are a huge chance to take Game 1. Despite their troubles over the last week, Boston still leads the league in runs scored over the last seven days. Better yet, the Yankees have also scored the ninth-fewest runs against left-handed pitching this season.

    Pittsburgh Pirates vs New York Mets
    9.05am

    Mets to Win @ $1.91

    Don’t look now, but the Mets have won seven straight games. New York is storming home to potentially claim a Wild Card spot, and with Steven Matz on the mound, the Mets look a little over the odds at this price. All Matz has done over the last month is strike out 15 hitters and allow four earned runs. Matz, a lefty, should feel right at home against the Pirates – a team that ranks 26th in runs scored against southpaws this year. With even money on offer, it’s worth backing the Mets to keep this hot streak alive.

    Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnati Reds
    9.20am

    Braves Under 4.5 Runs
          • Kevin Gausman (ATL) vs Alex Wood (CIN)

    Alex Wood returns to the mound for his second start of the season to face the team he once rooted for growing up. The 28-year-old lefty struck out four and allowed a pair of earned runs across four innings of work against the Rockies last week, and although we can still expect some rust following a long layoff, Wood’s numbers at Sun Trust Park speak for themselves. In two career starts in Atlanta, Wood has allowed just one earned run in 11.2 innings pitched. The Braves, meanwhile, rank 16th in runs scored against left-handed pitching this year, making the Unders look a safe bet.

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    Friday 2nd August

    Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
    9.05am

    Over 9.5 Runs
          • TBD (BAL) vs Trent Thornton (TOR)

    The O’s and Jays are playing for nothing more than bragging rights as they kick off their four-game series at Camden Yards. Toronto’s young prospects have shone brightly over the last week as Vlad Guerrero Jr and Bo Bichette homered in back-to-back games to help the Jays to a series sweep over the Royals. The Orioles are also finding some runs with the bat to rank fourth in runs scored over the last seven days. Camden Yards is a hitter-friendly ballpark, so it’s no surprise to learn close to 59% of Baltimore’s home games have gone Over the Total. With both sides raking of late, this one should be high scoring.

    Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros
    9.10am

    Astros to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
          • Danny Salazar (CLE) vs Gerrit Cole (HOU)

    Danny Salazar makes his long-awaited return to the mound after nearly two years away from the big leagues. Backing against pitchers returning from a long absence is always profitable, and while Salazar has strung together some decent numbers in AAA, it’s hard to look past the fact he hasn’t faced big league hitters since 2017. To make matters worse, the Astros are fresh from a 10-4 loss to the Indians on Thursday, which is actually good news from a betting perspective. Houston is 39-30 against the run line following a previous loss, and with strikeout machine Gerrit Cole on the mound, it’s worth backing the Astros to win this series decider by plenty.

    St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs
    9.15am

    Cubs to Win @ $2.10
          • Jack Flaherty (STL) vs Jon Lester (CHC)

    The Cubs evened up this crucial three-game series on Thursday with a 2-0 shutout over the Cardinals. Chicago now turns to Jon Lester to get the job done on Friday, and as his career numbers at Busch Stadium illustrate, the Cubs should feel confident in the lefty’s services. Lester has made eight career starts in St. Louis, good for a 1.98 ERA in exactly 50 innings pitched. The Cardinals, meanwhile, rank second-last in runs scored against southpaws this year to go along with the eight-worst on-base percentage. With both teams tied atop the NL Central standings at 57-50, back the Cubs to take the outright lead.

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    Thursday 1st August

    Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
    5.10am

    Rockies To Win @ $2.15
          • German Marquez (COL) vs Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD)

    Hyun-Jin Ryu returns to Coors Field, the site of his seven-run blowup against the Rockies just over a month ago. Ryu is in line for a Cy Young award, but his career numbers in Colorado are alarming. Ryu has allowed 21 earned runs in five starts away against the Rockies, making Colorado a strong value bet on Thursday. Rockies righty German Marquez threw eight strong innings of one run, eight strikeout ball against the Dodgers back in June, so back Colorado to claim a rare series victory against their division rivals.

    Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners
    10.05am

    Rangers to Win
          • Mike Minor (TEX) vs TBD (SEA)

    The Mariners got the better of the Rangers 8-5 on Wednesday to kick off this two-game road trip with a win. Seattle are scheduled to face Mike Minor for the fourth time this season on Thursday, and if this one turns out anything like his previous three starts, the Mariners might be in for a long night. Minor has allowed only seven earned runs on 29 strikeouts across 19 innings pitched against Texas this year. Seattle ranks fourth in strikeout percentage against lefties, so back the Rangers to even up this series in what could be Minor’s final start in a Texas uniform.

    Chicago White Sox vs New York Mets
    10.10am

    Mets To Win @ $1.57
          • Lucas Giolito (CHW) vs Jacob deGrom (NYM)

    The Mets put their five-game winning streak on the line Jacob deGrom heads to Chicago for his first start at Guaranteed Rate Field. The 31-year-old has rediscovered his Cy Young-winning command to allow only three earned runs across his last four starts, making the Mets a worthwhile bet to win the three-game series. The White Sox currently rank dead last in runs scored over the last seven days, and with Lucas Giolito having never faced the likes of Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Michael Conforto or Jeff McNeil, Chicago’s ace should be in for a long night on the mound.

    Thursday's MLB Multi

    Wednesday 31st July

    Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays
    9.10am

    Red Sox To Win @ $1.73
          • David Price (BOS) vs Charlie Morton (TBR)

    The Red Sox send David Price to the mound on Wednesday for his fifth start of the year against the Rays. The 33-year-old veteran has pitched exceptionally well against Tampa Bay allowing only eight earned runs in 23 innings pitched, which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the Rays’ terrible numbers against left-handed pitching. Tampa Bay ranks second in strikeout percentage against southpaws and 21st in on-base-percentage, making the Red Sox a safe bet to start this crucial division series off with a win. The Rays are also 6-7 following a previous day’s rest, while Alex Cora’s side leads the league in runs scored over the last seven days.

    Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros
    9.10am

    Astros To Win @ $1.75
          • Shane Bieber (CLE) vs Justin Verlander (HOU)

    This shapes up to be one of the best pitching matchups of the entire season as last year’s AL strikeout leader Justin Verlander faces 2019 All-Star MVP, Shane Bieber. This is a huge series for the Indians as they hope to close the gap on the division-leading Twins, but they’ll have their work cut out for them against the Astros and their league-best 11-2 record following a previous day off. The Astros faced Bieber earlier this season in Houston, touching him up for three earned runs on three hits. Bieber has typically been a much better pitcher on the road than he has been at Progressive Field this season, where he sports an ugly 4.19 ERA. Wednesday marks Verlander’s first start in Cleveland since 2017 but considering the Astros have won four of their last five road games, back Houston to start this series with a win.

    Chicago White Sox vs New York Mets
    10.10am

    White Sox To Win @ $2.35
          • Reynaldo Lopez (CHW) vs Noah Syndergaard (NYM)

    This could be Noah Syndergaard’s final start in a Mets uniform with Thursday’s trade deadline looming, and unfortunately, it might be soured with a loss to the White Sox. Thor has never made a start against the White Sox, let alone at Guaranteed Rate Field. Chicago has quietly strung together a winning 27-25 record at home, and perhaps more impressively, a 10-6 record on the back of a day’s rest.

    Wednesday's MLB Multi

    Tuesday 30th July

    Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves
    9.05am

    Braves to Win @ $2.30
          • Patrick Corbin (WAS) vs Dallas Keuchel (ATL)

    The Braves hold a 5.5 game lead over the Nationals in the NL East, making this three-game series vitally important for both clubs. Atlanta lost 9-3 to the Phillies on Monday, but from a betting perspective, the defeat comes as good news. The Braves are 25-18 following a previous loss, which makes them a worthwhile value bet against Nationals lefty Patrick Corbin. The 30-year-old lasted only five innings against Atlanta in the 4-3 loss, which isn’t a surprise considering the Braves rank sixth in on-base-percentage against left-handed pitching.

    Miami Marlins vs Arizona Diamondbacks
    9.10am

    Diamondbacks to Win @ $1.87
          • Caleb Smith (MIA) vs Merrill Kelly (ARI)

    Caleb Smith might be in for a long day on the mound in what could also be his final start in a Marlins uniform. Miami’s lefty has been lights out at home this season, but you can say the same for the Diamondbacks against left-handed pitching. Arizona ranks eighth in runs scored against southpaws to go along with a winning 30-27 record on the road this year. With even money on offer, it’s worth noting the Marlins also rank second-last in runs scored over the last seven days with just five homers to their name. The Diamondbacks are 10-7 as the away favourite this season, so back Arizona to earn a much-needed victory.

    Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates
    9.10am

    Reds to Win/Under 9.5 Runs @ $2.90
          • Sonny Gray (CIN) vs Jordan Lyles (PIT)

    Pittsburgh’s losing streak was extended to eight games on Monday thanks to a narrow 8-7 loss to the Mets. The Pirates are trusting Jordan Lyles to put an end to the drought, but as his numbers at Great American Ball Park suggest, that might be easier said than done. Lyles allowed three earned over four innings of work against the Reds in Cincinnati back in May, adding to his ugly 5.15 ERA away from home. Neither team has much to play for, but with the Reds riding a two-game winning streak and Lyles pitching in a hitter-friendly park, Cincy should have this one.

    Tuesday's MLB Multi

    Friday 26th July

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals
    2.35am

    St Louis to Win @ $2.00
          • Joe Musgrove (PIT) v Miles Mikolas (STL)

    An NL Central battle leads off our Friday tips in the very early hours of the morning and I’m backing the Cards to pull off another road win. They have won four in a row including three straight against the Pirates, looking for a series sweep here. Considering they have had all the answers in this series, I’m going to go with the momentum of St Louis who have been on fire in the last fortnight.

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees
    9.10am

    Over 11.5 Runs @ $2.00
          • Rick Porcello (BOS) v Masahiro Tanaka (NYY)

    Whatever the over is in this game, I’m backing the over. With Boston starting the guy not so affectionately known by the home town fans as “Porcell-blow” whose games tend to just have a ton of runs in them. In his last three starts his batters have put up double digit runs with 16, 18 and 23 total runs in those games. The last three meetings between these sides have a history of runs in them as well with the Yankees scoring 34 runs and 29 for the Red Sox.

    Kansas City Royals v Cleveland Indians
    10.15am

    Cleveland to Cover -1.5 @ $2.05
          • Mike Montgomery (KC) v Adam Plutko (CLE)

    Four days ago these sides closed out a three game series in Kansas City with the Indians taking two wins from that. Now they face off again for the first of four games in Cleveland and I’m happy to take a big win for the home side. Seven of their last eight wins in the last ten days have been by two or more runs and I am backing them to do it again here.

    Thursday 25th July

    San Francisco Giants v Chicago Cubs
    5.45am

    Cubs to Cover -1.5 @ $2.10
          • Tyler Beede (SF) v Jon Lester (CHC)

    I’m really looking forward to seeing how this clash plays out with both Beede and Lester in very strong form here. I’ll back the veteran lefty Lester to edge it though, he managed to keep his side in the game last start against San Diego. His last three outings against the Giants have all resulted in wins with him pitching nine innings twice and giving up a grand total of two runs in those games.

    New York Mets v San Diego Padres
    9.10am

    Mets to Cover -1.5 @ $2.20
          • Noah Syndergaard (NYM) v Dinelson Lamet (SD)

    Lamet is still chasing his first win of the season and it’s going to be a big ask for it to come in this one against the Mets. With Noah Syndergaard trying to showcase himself for a trade, he’ll want to put his best stuff on display here. With this being possibly his last start for the Mets, he’ll be primed for a good showing here and I think he can take full advantage of San Diego in this one.

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees
    10.10am

    Twins to Win & Over 10.5 Runs @ $3.50
          • Jake Odorizzi (MIN) v J.A. Happ (NYY)

    Who is going to bounce back better from their wild 14-12, 10-inning game yesterday? Well that should be the Twins who start the 11-4 Orodizzi who has gone 6-0 at home from 9 starts. This has been a great series with plenty of runs in it so I’m going to throw in the overs on the total runs market as well for some extra value.

    Wednesday 24th July

    Toronto Blue Jays v Cleveland Indians
    9.10am

    Cleveland Indians to Cover -2.5 @ $2.35
          • Aaron Sanchez (TOR) v Trevor Bauer (CLE)

    I backed a one sided contest yesterday to great effect and I’m happy to double dip with that play again. Without overselling the mismatch between these teams, Cleveland should be able to pick up another win over Toronto here on the arm of Tervor Bauer. The Blue Jays have gone 23-46 against plus .500 teams and Aaron Sanchez has dropped his last 10 starts which makes you wonder just how dire the Blue Jays pitching situation really is. Back Cleveland to lose by a lot here.

    Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox
    9.10am

    Over 8.5 Runs @ $2.10
          • Yonny Chirinos (TB) v Chris Sale (BOS)

    The Sox took game one of this series at the Trop and it’s a matchup of two pretty out of form pitchers right now. Chris Sale has struggled mightily this season with a 4.05 ERA which is up at 5.51 ERA in his last three starts. Not to mention the Sox bats came alive in their 9-4 win yesterday and it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see that run continue. Don’t be too surprised if both pitchers struggle through this and we get double digit runs here.

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees
    10.10am

    Under 9.5 Runs @ $2.00
          • Kyle Gibson (MIN) v Domingo German (NYY)

    We saw plenty of runs between the Twins and Yankees yesterday but I’m thinking that scoring will be at a premium in this one. I really like the look of both pitchers and they have been really strong over the last month. Gibson’s last loss came on June 19 against Boston and since then he has given up 13 runs in 20 innings for two wins and a handful of no decisions. German on the other hand has won his last three starts and the 26 year old has amassed a 12-2 record on the season.

    Tuesday 23rd July

    Toronto Blue Jays v Cleveland Indians
    9.05am

    Cleveland to Cover -1.5 @ $1.91
          • Ryan Borucki (TOR) v Mike Clevinger (CLE)

    I’m not going to pass up a chance to back against a pitcher making his first start of the season in late July, especially when Cleveland already looked like a good bet. Borucki has missed the entire season to this point and is coming into a 38 win team that is going nowhere fast. They will be glad to return home for the first time since July 7 but there’s still just too much of a gap between these sides. Clevinger has had a strong July and will look to build on a month where he has only given up two runs in three starts.

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Baltimore Orioles
    11.40am

    Arizona to Cover -2.5 @ $2.38
          • Robbie Ray (ARI) v Aaron Brookes (BAL)

    The Diamondbacks are literally the definition of a 50-50 proposition, with that many wins and losses on the season. While an NL West crown is probably out of reach (barring a spectacular Dodgers collapse) they are well and truly in the mix for a Wild Card. Here they open a series against an Orioles team kick starting a West Coast road trip coming off a series win at home against Boston. Robbie Ray is in excellent form winning his last three starts and I’m liking his chances of making it four against the O’s here.

    Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers
    12.10pm

    Texas to Win & Over 10.5 Runs @ $4.20
          • Marco Gonzales (SEA) v Adrian Sampson (TEX)

    It’s a matchup at the bottom of the AL West as the Rangers and Mariners are pretty much left to play out the schedule. It’s been a rough run for the Rangers, dropping their last seven games, having been swept in consecutive series by Arizona and Houston, but I like them to break out of it here against a Mariners side who, aside from one out of the ordinary win over the Angels over the weekend, have been atrocious since the All Star Break. There have been runs aplenty for Mariners opponents and I’m happy to back the Rangers to pile up a few while also picking up a road win.

    Monday 22nd July

    New York Yankees v Colorado Rockies
    3.05am

    Yankees to Cover -1.5 @ $1.91
          • James Paxton (NYY) vs German Marquez (COL)

    It’s an interesting pitching matchup between two guys with winning records, and the Rockies could desperately use another win from the 8-5 Marquez. As it stands they have lost his last two starts and their last six in a row and it will be tough to break that against the side with the second most wins in the MLB. The Yankees have won five straight and gone 8-2 against the spread in their last ten. That’s more than enough reason to back a big Yankees win here.

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs Miami Marlins
    6.10am

    Dodgers to Win and Under 8.5 Runs @ $2.35
          • Walker Buehler (LAD) vs Jordan Yamamoto (MIA)

    We’re going to stick with the “back the teams with the best records” strategy here and the Dodgers should be able to account for the Marlins here, especially considering they have amassed 30 more wins than their Floridian rivals this season. Both sides will be rolling out some of their top line pitchers with the one loss Bueler and the 4-0 Yamamoto taking to the mound. This might be a case of first one to three runs wins, so I’ll back the Dodgers and the under.

    Atlanta Braves v Washington Nationals
    9.05am

    Braves to Win @ $1.75
          • Kevin Gausman (ATL) vs Joe Ross (WAS)

    It’s a battle between the top two sides in the NL East and the Braves are looking to extend their five and a half game advantage over the Nats. It will be the first start of the season for Joe Ross who hasn’t exactly impressed so far this season, with 18 earned runs given up off just 14.2 innings pitched in 17 games this season. That’s more than enough reason to back against the Nats here.

    Friday 19th July

    Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers
    2.35am

    Philadelphia to Win @ $1.95
          • Aaron Nola (PHI) vs Ross Stripling (LAD)

    The Dodgers east coast swing concludes with their fourth game against the Phillies having taken two of the previous three. They will roll out Stripling who has split his last two appearances although this will be just his second road start since April. The Phillies are bringing out a big gun for this one with Nola posting an 8-2 record so far this season and looking to respond from a loss against Washington on Saturday. I’ll back the Phillies at home here with the more in form pitcher.

    St Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds
    9.10am

    St Louis to Win @ $2.10
          • Tanner Roark (CIN) v Dakota Hudson (STL)

    Every game matters in the NL Central as every side chases the Cubs who sit thee and seven games clear of the two teams in this game. The Cardinals at over even money looks like a great value play considering these sides have split their last ten meetings and the visitors have won four of seven meetings this year. Add in the fact that Hudson has been the starter for two of those wins this season and you’ve got an away underdog you can back with some confidence.

    San Francisco Giants v New York Mets
    11.45am

    Over 7.5 Runs @ $2.00
          • Madison Bumgarner (SF) v Noah Sydegaard (NYM)

    The third tip for the day comes from California’s Bay Area where the Mets and Giants are both coming off high scoring wins yesterday. The Mets won in Minnesota 14-4 while the Giants had a successful end to their trip to Colorado winning 11-8 at altitude. Overall San Francisco hasn’t been the strongest side at home but the Mets haven’t exactly travelled that well either so it will be interesting to see which form line holds up. Instead of backing the winner (and it is tempting to back against both of these pitchers), I’m going to go for the over instead, both sides have hit the over 50 times out of 94 and 95 games respectively and neither pitcher is really in position to inspire a great deal of confidence.

    Thursday 18th July

    Minnesota Twins vs New York Mets
    3.10am

    Minnesota to Cover -1.5 @ $2.05
          • Martin Perez (MIN) v Jason Vargas (NYM)

    It’s an early start for our first tip of the day and it’s an interesting pitching matchup between Perez and Vargas. Vargas has won all three previous starts against the Twins but got plenty of help from his bats in those games. It’s not worth overcomplicating things for this one, Perez is in the midst of a strong season with an 8-3 mark and the Twins are a much, much better team than the Mets.

    Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers
    9.10am

    Cleveland to Cover -1.5 @ $1.75
          • Mike Clevinger (CLE) v Spencer Turnbull (DET)

    This is the third game of a fairly one sided series so far with the Indians winning both games and outscoring Detroit 16-6 in that time. That’s the thing about the Tigers, they just aren’t a good baseball team right now. They’ve gone 2-8 in their last 10 games and don’t really look like turning things around anytime soon. Cleveland on the other hand may as well be playing like they’ve got Ricky Vaughn, Jake Taylor and Willie Mays Hayes on the roster since they’re flying with an 8-2 mark over their last 10. Cleveland has won the last nine meetings between these sides and they should make it 10 by a comfortable margin.

    Texas Rangers v Arizona Diamondbacks
    10.05am

    Texas to Win @ $2.05
          • Jesse Chavez (TEX) v Robbie Ray (ARI)

    This inter-league matchup looks like it should be a pretty even contest with the Rangers sitting on 50 wins and the D-Backs on 48 so far. Chavez is actually posting a better ERA this season (3.84) than his career average (4.40). In his lone start against Arizona, he pitched a five inning no decision in a 7-4 victory. He could use some support from his batters here but with a 31-19 home record, I’m happy to take them as a home dog in what is a pretty evenly balanced matchup.

    Wednesday 17th July

    Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers
    9.05am

    Los Angeles Dodgers to Cover -1.5 @ $1.75
          • Vince Velasquez (PHI) v Walker Buehler (LAD)

    The Dodgers batters were seeing beach balls yesterday, shelling Zach Elfin and the rest of the Phillies lineup in a 16-2 victory. There’s a reason they have the best record in baseball and they have had the edge over the Phillies winning their last four meetings, three of which have been by multiple runs. They’re the better team, starting one of their better pitchers  and should win this one comfortably.

    Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
    9.10am

    Boston to Win & Over 10.5 Runs @ $2.05
          • Andrew Cashner (BOS) vs Jacob Waguespack (TOR)

    Backing the over proved to be a winning play in the series opener so I’ll go back to the well and back another high scoring game. Although with one addition, and that is a Red Sox win. Toronto has gone 13-23 against the rest of the AL East this season and let’s be honest, if the Red Sox are going to jump up into postseason contention they need to start winning these sorts of games. Andrew Cashner has gone 5-1 in his last seven starts and has given up just three earned runs in his last three, all for wins.

    Colorado Rockies v San Francisco Giants
    10.40am

    Under 14.5 Runs @ $1.80
          • Peter Lambert (COL) vs Drew Pomeranz (SF)

    In yesterday’s double header we got two very different games between these two, the Giants crushed it in the first game winning 19-2 before grinding out a 2-1 win on the back end. The 14.5 total run line just seems way too high for me, even with this pitching matchup. Peter Lambert, the probable for Colorado has given up 12 total earned runs in his last three starts and hasn’t gone past the fifth inning in any of those while Drew Pomeranz has posted a 2-9 record for the season. Factor in the fatigue of a third game in 36 hours and this might be a sub-three hour effort from both sides as the batters struggle.

    Tuesday 16th July

    New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays
    9.05am

    Yankees to Cover -1.5 @ $2.35
          • Blake Snell (TB) vs James Paxton (NYY)

    The Rays are in strong form going 5-1 in their last six but they are taking Blake Snell to the mount who has not performed all that well in the Bronx. In his last two starts at Yankee Stadium he has lost both decisions including giving up six runs in a 12 run defeat last month. He did have a good start against the Yankees a week and a half ago but I’m not all that sold on him here. I think the Yankees should continue their strong home form and cover the line.

    Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
    9.10am

    Over 10.5 Runs @ $2.00
          • Rick Porcello (BOS) vs Trent Thornton (TOR)

    The Red Sox aren’t a bad team, but they aren’t playing like a good side at home going 21-23 to this point. Rick Porcello and his 5.33 ERA combined with Trent Thornton’s 4.85 ERA to me suggests there should be plenty of runs in this game. Over their last 10 games head to head the Red Sox are averaging over six runs per game and the Blue Jays are averaging over five. I’m not feeling a winner in this game but I am happy to take the over.

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox
    10.15am

    Chicago White Sox Win @ $1.80
          • Jakob Junis (KC) vs Lucas Giolito (CWS)

    Giolito has been strong for the White Sox this season posting an 11-3 record from 17 starts and he’s got a great matchup here against a struggling Royals side. They could really use a win here dropping five of their last six and Giolito dropped his last start against the Cubs so it’s all tracking for a turnaround here. Now is as good of a time as any to pick up their first win since the All Star break having been swept by the A’s and with Jakob Junis and his 5.25 ERA I’m happy to take on the Royals at home.

    Monday 15th July

    Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers
    9.05am

    Over 9.5 Runs @ $2.05
          • David Price (BOS) vs Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD)

    It’s lefty on lefty in this World Series re-do. Hyun-Jin Ryu has been enormous at Dodger Stadium this season, but on the road, he’s struggled – most recently allowing seven earned runs at Coors Field against the Rockies. Ryu has never made a start at Fenway, which could spell trouble in a ballpark well known for its whacky dimensions. David Price, meanwhile, prepares to face the Dodgers for the first time since his brilliant seven inning, one earned run outing in Game 5 of the World Series. If you’ve been following Price for a while, you’ll know he’s one of the least reliable pitchers on a start-to-start basis, particularly at home this season. Close to 58% of Boston’s games at home this season have gone Over the Run Total, and with so many talented bats in each lineup, this one should be high-scoring.

    Sunday 14th July

    Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
    3.05am

    Orioles To Win
          • Game 1 –  TBD (BAL) vs Brendan McKay (TBR)

    The Orioles have been sneaky good against left-handed pitching this year, as Rays southpaw Brendan McKay might find out the hard way on Sunday. McKay has made two starts since being called up last month, both of which came at Tropicana Field. He’ll head to the homer-friendly Camden Yards this time around, a ballpark that ranks second in average home runs this year. Baltimore’s bats aren’t anything special, but with Trey Mancini, Pedro Severino and Hanser Alberto all batting over .280 against left-handed pitchers, the O’s look a nice upset chance in the first game of the double-header.

    Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates
    4.20am

    Cubs To Win
          • Jon Lester (CHC) vs Jordan Lyles (PIT)

    The Pirates have won four of their seven games against the Cubs this season, but it’s tricky to find any confidence in Jordan Lyles right now. The 28-year-old allowed seven earned runs across four frames against the Cubs last week, adding to his command woes over the last month. The Cubs lead the NL Central by a half-game over the Brewers and are looking for a big second-half push. Jon Lester has allowed only 13 earned runs in nine starts at Wrigley Field this year and with a 9-6 career record against Pittsburgh, back Chicago to get the job done.

    Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins
    9.10am

    Over the Run Total
          • Trevor Bauer (CLE) vs Jake Odorizzi (MIN)

    This is a key series in the AL Central race as the Indians look to close the gap on the division-leading Twins. Jake Odorizzi was a worthy All-Star this year, while Trevor Bauer has found some command over the last month. Unfortunately, the stats suggest the Over might be a safe bet on Sunday as both pitchers hold ugly numbers against their respective opponent. Bauer holds a 4.35 ERA in 20 career starts against the Twins, while Odorizzi has allowed 13 earned runs in five career starts at Progressive Field. Close to 63% of Minnesota’s away games have gone Over the Run Total this season, so back this one to be high-scoring.

    Saturday 13th July

    Colorado Rockies vs Cincinnati Reds
    10.40am

    Rockies to Win @ $1.75
          • Jon Gray (COL) vs Sonny Gray (CIN)

    Hard to believe Sonny Gray has never made a start at Coors Field in his seven-year career. The 29-year-old righty will get a taste of the Colorado air on Saturday as he hopes to limit the damage in the most hitter-friendly ballpark in the Majors. On the opposite side, Jon Gray gets the start for the Rockies – a worrying sign for the Reds after Gray threw six strong innings of eight strikeout ball against the Dodgers at home a fortnight ago. The Rockies are 19-9 as the home favourite this year, compared to the Reds, who hold a 13-23 record as the away underdog.

    Oakland A's vs Chicago White Sox
    12.05pm

    A's To Win @ $1.53
          • Mike Fiers (OAK) vs Ivan Nova (CHW)

    The A’s have plenty of work to do if they wish to catch the division-leading Astros in the second half, but they might move one step closer on Saturday with Mike Fiers on the mound. The 34-year-old has remained consistent following his no-hitter against the Reds in May – particularly at home where he’s thrown for a 2.91 ERA in 10 starts. Fiers has also allowed only nine earned runs in six career starts against the White Sox, and with the unreliable Ivan Nova throwing for Chicago, Oakland should return from the All-Star break with a win.

    San Diego Padres vs Atlanta Braves
    12.10pm

    Braves To Win @ $1.85
          • Dinelson Lamet (SDP) vs Dallas Keuchel (ATL)

    It’s been a rocky start to Dallas Keuchel’s time with the Braves, but Atlanta’s bats should do the talking during this three-game road stand in San Diego. Keuchel allowed only one earned run over eight innings during his only career start at Petco Park back in 2015. Despite holding a strong Wild Card possibility, the Padres have also scored the fourth-fewest runs at home this season. Atlanta holds a 26-18 record away from home this year and also rank 10th in runs scored on the road. Back the Braves to win this outright.

    Saturday's MLB Multi

    Friday 12th July

    Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros
    10.05am

    Rangers to Win @ $2.15
          • Lance Lynn (TEX) vs Framber Valdez (HOU)

    The Rangers look a little over the odds here with righty Lance Lynn on the mound. The 32-year-old struck out eight over seven innings of work against the Astros earlier in the year, and although he’s allowed an average of 4.37 earned runs at home, Lynn continues to pile up high strikeout numbers. The Astros are 4-6 in their last 10 games on the road, while the Rangers rank fourth in runs scored at home this season. With some decent dollar value up for grabs, back Texas and their 15-10 record as the home underdog.

    Monday 8th July

    Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs
    4.10am

    Over the Run Total
          • Ivan Nova (CHW) vs Kyle Hendricks (CHC)

    Kyle Hendricks returns to the south side for a makeup game following last month’s rainout at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Cubs righty threw seven innings of five strikeout, one run ball against the White Sox last year, but his numbers on the road aren’t quite as flattering this season. The White Sox, meanwhile, turn to the unpredictable Ivan Nova after allowing a pair of home runs against the Twins last week. Over 56% of White Sox games have gone Over the Total at home, while the Cubs have seen over 58% of their games go Over on the road. Back both sides to hit the scoreboard hard.

    Sunday 7th July

    Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
    6.10am

    Over the Run Total
          • Blake Snell (TBR) vs CC Sabathia (NYY)

    It’s a lefty on lefty match up as the Rays and Yankees do battle in the third game of their four-match series. If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that spells bad news for both clubs as each rank inside the Top 10 in strikeout percentage against left-handed pitching. On the flip side, this game could be headed for Overs when you consider just how poorly CC Sabathia and Blake Snell have pitched against their respective opponents. Sabathia has allowed three homers in three starts against the Rays this year, while Snell was lit up for six earned runs in the first inning against the Yankees three weeks ago. The Yankees have been the best side when it comes to backing the Overs on the road this year, saluting close to 73% of the time. Back a high-scoring game.

    San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals
    12.05pm

    Giants to Cover the Run Line
          • Madison Bumgarner (SFG) vs Miles Mikolas (STL)

    The Cardinals still have life in the NL Central despite their average run differential. Miles Mikolas gets the start on Sunday in San Francisco, but as his numbers on the road suggest, the veteran right-hander has a big task ahead of him. Mikolas has allowed 30 earned runs in eight road starts this year, while the Giants lead the league in runs scored over the last seven days. Mikolas, meanwhile, has pitched only one inning at Oracle Park all the way back in 2012 – bad news against a Giants side riding a four-game winning streak as of Friday.

    Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
    12.10pm

    Rockies Over 4.5 Runs
          • Robbie Ray (ARI) vs Jon Gray (COL)

    Having faced Robbie Ray three times already this year, backing the Over on Colorado looks to be the play in this one. The DBacks’ lefty has allowed a combined seven earned runs with 23 strikeouts in all three meetings against the Rockies, while Colorado also rank fifth in runs scored over the last seven days. Ray has allowed seven home runs and 16 earned in seven starts at Chase Field, so don’t be surprised if the Rockies get a hold of him early.

    Saturday 6th July

    Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles
    9.05am

    Over 10.5 Runs @ $2.00
          • Aaron Sanchez (TOR) vs Dylan Bundy (BAL)

    The Jays have been scoring runs at an alarming rate recently, and surprisingly enough, so have the Orioles. Both sides rank Top 10 in runs scored over the last seven days, while one look at the pitching matchup suggests this one could be headed for Overs. Dylan Bundy holds a 4.79 ERA on the road this season to go along with seven home runs and 17 walks. He’s also allowed 13 earned runs in four career starts at the Rogers Centre, similar numbers to the ones Aaron Sanchez has allowed at home this month. In three starts, the Blue Jays’ righty has allowed 17 earned runs and struck out only three hitters. With both sides slugging, combined with a pair of struggling starters, this one should be high scoring.

    Washington Nationals vs Kansas City Royals
    9.05am

    Royals Under 4.5 Runs
          • Austin Voth (WAS) vs Brad Keller (KCR)

    The Nationals are 21-8 overall since the start of June as they start to raise a few eyebrows in the crowded NL East. Washington has enjoyed a light schedule against a bunch of under-performing teams, and they’ll see just that on Saturday as they prepare for a three-game series against the Royals. Austin Voth takes the mound for the curly W’s hoping to bounce back from his mediocre four inning, three earned run performance against the Tigers last week. Saturday’s game will be Voth’s third start of the season, but with Kansas City raking 23rd in runs scored over the last seven days, he should enjoy a nice day at the plate.

    Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
    9.10am

    Rays To Win @ $2.00
          • Brendan McKay (TBR) vs Masahiro Tanaka (NYY)

    The Yankees ran into some ninth-inning trouble against the Rays on Friday only to go on and win the game in extra innings. Things mightn’t come quite so easy in Game 2 however, as the Yankees now prepare to face lefty Brendan McKay in his second career start in the big leagues. McKay threw six scoreless innings of three strikeout ball on debut against the Rangers last week, and if his curveball is on point again on Saturday, the Bronx Bombers might be in for a long day. The Yankees have scored the sixth-fewest runs against southpaws this year and are also rank eighth in strikeout percentage.

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    Friday 5th July

    Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
    6.05am

    Cubs To Win @ $1.80
          • Jordan Lyles (PIT) vs Jose Quintana (CHC)

    The Pirates walked off 6-5 winners against the Cubs on Thursday, but you still have to like Chicago to rebound. The Cubs have been swept only once all season, and with lefty Jose Quintana on the mound, Chicago looks to be in safe hands. Quintana has made three career starts at PNC Park for a sparkling 2.12 ERA in 17.0 innings pitched. The Pirates lead the league in runs scored over the last seven days, but their numbers against southpaws aren’t quite as convincing. Pittsburgh ranks 26th in runs scored, 24th in home runs and 29th in on-base percentage.

    Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
    7.10am

    Yankees To Win @ $1.80
          • Ronny Chirinos (TBR) vs J.A. Happ (NYY)

    We saw on Thursday just how vulnerable the Rays are against left-handed pitching as John Means struck out five during Baltimore’s 9-6 win. Tampa Bay will square off against southpaw J.A. Happ to open their series against the Yankees on Friday, and if the veteran has his way, the Rays could be in for an equally long day. The Bronx Bombers have won seven of their nine games against Tampa Bay this year and also rank sixth in runs scored over the last week. The Rays, meanwhile, have now slumped to 24-20 at home on the year, compared to the Yankees, who hold a strong 24-15 record away from home.

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres
    11.10am

    Dodgers to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
          • Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) vs Dinelson Lamet (SDP)

    Dinelson Lamet returns to the mound for the Padres after missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery. It’s safe to expect plenty of rust from the 26-year-old in his return to live action, especially against a red-hot Dodgers side riding a three-game winning streak. To make matters worse, the Padres will square off against lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, one of baseball’s top Cy Young candidates. San Diego holds the sixth-highest strikeout rate against left-handed pitching, while Ryu has allowed only six earned runs in 10 starts at Dodger Stadium this year.

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    Thursday 4th July

    Toronto Blue Jays vs Boston Red Sox
    9.05am

    Under 9.5 Runs
          • Jacob Waguespack (TOR) vs Chris Sale (BOS)

    The Rogers Centre has been a playground for Chris Sale posting a stunning 1.60 ERA in eight career starts. The 30-year-old lefty is back to his best after a rough start to the season, and after the Jays were lit up during Wednesday’s 10-6 loss, it’s tough to back against the Red Sox. Sale currently ranks third in strikeouts, while he’s also verging on a career-high groundball rate. With all that in mind, back the Unders with confidence.

    Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
    9.10am

    Orioles to Win
          • Ryan Stanek (TBR) vs John Means (BAL)

    John Means heads back to Tampa on Thursday, and if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that spells bad news for the Rays. Means threw a pair of innings in relief against Tampa Bay earlier this year where he allowed only a single walk. The lefty has been one of the few bright spots in Baltimore’s lost season and considering the Rays hold the second-highest strikeout rate against southpaws, the O’s look a nice value play. Means has allowed only five home runs in five road starts this year, while the Rays rank 17th in runs scored over the last seven days.

    New York Mets vs New York Yankees
    9.10am

    Mets To Win
          • Jason Vargas (NYM) vs Domingo German (NYY)

    If Game 2 of the Subway Series is anything like Wednesday’s thrilling Mets comeback, we should be in for a real treat. Things mightn’t be quite so fun for Domingo German though as he makes his return to the mound after nearly a month off. The young right-hander has made only one career start at Citi Field, where he gave up a pair of home runs over six innings pitched. The Yankees, meanwhile, square off against Jason Vargas, which spells bad news for the Bronx Bombers. New York has scored the sixth-fewest runs against southpaws and also hold the eighth-highest strikeout rate.

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    Wednesday 3rd July

    New York Mets vs New York Yankees
    9.10am

    Yankees To Win/Over 8.5 Runs @ $3.10
          • Zack Wheeler (NYM) vs James Paxton (NYY)

    The Yankees and Mets get together for the second Subway Series of the season after last month’s three-game slate was shortened due to rain. It’s a fascinating pitching matchup between James Paxton and Steven Matz, but it’s hard to back against the Yankees following their scorching sweep over the Red Sox in London. The Bronx Bombers rank second in runs scored over the last seven days while they’ve also seen 25 of their 33 games go Over the Total on the road this year. Throw in the fact the Yankees are 7-5 on the back of a day’s rest, and it’s more than worth backing a New York double.

    Oakland A's vs Minnesota Twins
    12.05pm

    Twins To Win @ $1.80
          • Daniel Mengden (OAK) vs Jake Odorizzi (MIN)

    Jake Odorizzi’s tidy 2.73 ERA has taken a bit of a hit after allowing 11 earned runs over his last three starts. Even so, the 29-year-old right-hander has performed strongly in the Oakland Coliseum pitching to the tune of a 1.29 ERA across 21 innings pitched. The Twins return to the diamond following yesterday’s off day, a scenario that has proved profitable so far. Minnesota is 8-5 following a day’s rest, which spells bad news for A’s righty Daniel Mengden as he prepares for his first career start against the Twins.

    Seattle Mariners vs St. Louis Cardinals
    12.10pm

    Mariners Over 4.5 Runs @ $2.30
          • Matt Carasiti (SEA) vs Jack Flaherty (STL)

    Jack Flaherty was rocked hard last week against the A’s allowing seven earned runs in just over four innings pitched. Despite his high strikeout totals, the righty has struggled with command this month, which doesn’t bode well ahead of his first career start at T-Mobile Park. The Mariners continue to slump down the standings, but they’ve still been putting runs on the board. In total, 39 of Seattle’s 58 games against right-handed pitchers have gone Over the Total this year, so back the Mariners to put up a big number on the scoreboard.

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    Tuesday 2nd July

    Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
    9.05am

    Over 9.5 Runs @ $1.87
          • Trevor Williams (PIT) vs Adbert Alzolay (CHC)

    The Over looks to be the safest bet between these two NL Central division foes. Adbert Alzolay prepares for his second start at Major League level, but it’s a big ask pitching away from home in Pittsburgh. PNC Park is averaging the sixth-most runs this season, while Pirates righty Trevor Williams also owns an ugly 6.00 ERA at home. Both clubs return from narrow losses on Monday, which is good news from a betting perspective. Close to 62% of the Pirates’ games have gone Over the Total on the heels of defeat, followed closely by the Cubs at 57%.

    San Diego Padres vs San Francisco Giants
    12.10pm

    Giants Under 3.5 Runs @ $1.87
          • Logan Allen (SDP) vs Jeff Samardzija (SFG)

    So far so good for Padres rookie Logan Allen. In two starts he’s allowed only a pair of earned runs to go along with 10 combined strikeouts. The Padres are in desperate need of a win if they hope to finish above .500 ahead of the All-Star break, and they’ll feel confident in their chances knowing they’ve scored the second-most runs over the last seven days. San Francisco, meanwhile, has scored the fourth-fewest runs during the same time frame, while they also rank 21st in runs scored away from home.

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    Monday 1st July

    Detroit Tigers vs Washington Nationals
    3.10am

    Nationals to Cover the Run Line
          • TBD (DET) vs Max Scherzer (WAS)

    Three straight games with 10 strikeouts? Yeah, you’d be mad to bet against Max Scherzer. The three-time Cy Young award winner is in line for another as he continues to mow down hitters, this time with a broken nose. Scherzer hasn’t made a start at Comerica Park since 2014, but considering the Tigers rank dead last in runs scored over the last seven days, this one is a bit of a no-brainer.

    New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
    9.05am

    Braves To Win
          • Jacob de Grom (NYM) vs Max Fried (ATL)

    Braves lefty Max Fried prepares for his second start of the year against the Mets after striking out six across six innings a fortnight ago at Sun Trust. Fried’s numbers at Citi Field are strong – one earned run allowed in 8.1 innings of work – and he should be helped by a red-hot Braves lineup that’s smacked 11 home runs over the last seven days. The Mets are in shambles right now on and off the field, and while Noah Syndergaard is always capable of a big performance, his recent numbers at home suggest the Braves are a strong chance to his blazing fastball hard.

    Sunday 30th June

    Miami Marlins vs Philadelphia Phillies
    6.10am

    Marlins To Win
          • Jordan Yamamoto (MIA) vs Zach Eflin (PHI

    Rookie Jordan Yamamoto has quickly turned into one of the bright spots for the Marlins this year after allowing just two earned runs in his first three starts in the Majors. Yamamoto prepares for his second consecutive start against Philadelphia on Sunday after throwing seven strikeouts over five innings pitched last week. The Phillies have won only four of their last 10-games, and with Zach Eflin on the mound, this one has upset written all over it. In three career starts at Marlins Park, Eflin has allowed 14 earned runs and five homers.

    Chicago White Sox vs Minnesota Twins
    6.10am

    Twins to Cover the Run Line
          • Ivan Nova (CHW) vs Michael Pineda (MIN)

    Ivan Nova is making life difficult for the White Sox as they look to make a run towards one of the two Wild Card spots in the American League. The veteran right-hander has allowed four earned runs or more in five of his six starts at home this year, which makes the Twins strong value to win the second game of this three-match series by plenty. Minnesota are 22-18 against the run line away from home this season while they also lead the league in home runs and runs scored on the road.

    Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
    10.15am

    Rockies To Win
          • Jon Gray (COL) vs Clayton Kershaw (LAD)

    Clayton Kershaw has been a mixed bag for the Dodgers this year. He’s allowed 16 earned runs on the road and has so far managed to avoid facing the Rockies at all. Sunday will see Kershaw make his first start of the season at Coors Field, and as recent history suggests, it’s tough to know what to expect. Kershaw owns a 4.57 ERA in 21 starts made at Coors, but he might be in for a long night against the league leaders in runs scored against left-handed pitching. The Rockies will be desperate to make up for three-straight walk-off losses to the Dodgers last week, so back Colorado to hit Kershaw hard.

    Saturday 29th June

    Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Indians
    9.05am

    Orioles to Win @ $2.50
          • John Means (BAL) vs Mike Clevinger (CLE)

    Mike Clevinger made his return to the mound for the Indians last week after missing a month’s worth of action. He allowed five earned runs in just four innings of work against the Rangers, and as he now prepares for just his second road start of the season, it might be worth backing against the Indians on Saturday. Amid a serious rebuild, the Orioles have already found their ace of the future in John Means. The 26-year-old is a serious breakout candidate this year, pitching to the tune of a 1.83 ERA at the home run happy Camden Yards. Considering Means faced the Indians just over a month ago, back Baltimore to open this series with a win.

    Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago Cubs
    9.10am

    Cubs to Win @ $1.85
          • Sonny Gray (CIN) vs Cole Hamels (CHC)

    The Cubs scored seven runs in two innings yesterday to come back and beat the Braves, and they’ll now head to Cincinnati feeling confident with Cole Hamels on the mound. The 35-year-old left-hander owns a 1.00 ERA through the month of June, but more importantly, has allowed only 11 earned runs in 46.2 innings pitched at Great American Ball Park. The Reds are currently riding a four-game losing skid, and considering they’ve scored the sixth-fewest runs against southpaws this year, you have to like the Cubs to take Game 1 of this series with their best pitcher on the mound.

    San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals
    9.10am

    Padres to Win @ $1.83
          • Eric Lauer (SDP) vs Michael Wacha (STL)

    The Cardinals have lost three straight heading into Saturday’s game against the Padres. Michael Wacha gets the start following his bounce-back six inning, one run performance against the Angels last week, but unfortunately, the Redbirds continue to struggle with the bat. St. Louis ranks second-last in runs scored over the last seven days, which doesn’t fill you with confidence in an extreme pitchers park like Petco. The Cardinals will face Padres lefty Eric Lauer, who owns a tidy 2.70 ERA at home this year. To go along with their poor run rate, Mike Shildt’s team has also scored the third-fewest runs on the year against southpaws.

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    Friday 28th June

    Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers
    3.10am

    Rangers to Win @ $1.83
          • Spencer Turnbull (DET) vs Ariel Jurado (TEX)

    The Rangers are on a three-game winning streak as they look to wrap up their series with a sweep over the Tigers. Texas has swept only two opponents so far this season, but they should fancy themselves against Tigers righty Spencer Turnbull. After a nice start to the season, Turnbull’s numbers have taken a hit recently as his ERA at Comeric

    a Park has ballooned out to 4.07. Turnbull has never faced the likes of Joey Gallo, Willie Calhoun or Nomar Mazara, while the Rangers also rank 11th in runs scored on the road, so back Texas to win this one at a handy price.

    Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays
    3.10am

    Twins to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
          • Martin Perez (MIN) vs TBD (TBR)

    Happy to tip the Twins for the third day in a row following their 6-4 win over the Rays on Thursday. Martin Perez gets the nod to close out the series for Minnesota, which is good news for the Twins as the Rays currently hold the third-highest strikeout rate against left-handed pitching. Perez was hit hard by Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field last month, and while he’ll likely give up a few earned runs on Friday, Minnesota’s offence should do most of the talking. Just for fun, the Twins are also 12-2 against the run line on Friday’s, so back them to win by a few.

    Colorado Rockies vs Los Angeles Dodgers
    10.40am

    Dodgers (-2.5)/Under 11.5 Runs @ $3.70
          • Peter Lambert (COL) vs Walker Buehler (LAD)

    Dodgers righty Walker Buehler is starting to find his groove after a slow start to the season. He’ll head to Coors Field on Friday to face the out of form Rockies, and if he pitches anything like he did during his last start in Colorado back in April, the Dodgers should win this game easily. Buehler allowed only one earned run and struck out four across five innings pitched, while he’s also coming off a 16 strikeout performance against the Rockies last week. Pitching on the road at Coors is always tough, but considering the Dodgers are 18-8 on the back of a loss, they should make up for yesterday’s shortcomings against the Diamondbacks.

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    Thursday 27th June

    Miami Marlins vs Washinton Nationals
    9.10am

    Marlins to Win @ $2.35
          • Zac Gallen (MIA) vs Patrick Corbin (WAS)

    Rookie Zac Gallen makes his second start of the season against the Nats following last week’s convincing five inning, six strikeout victory against the Cardinals in St. Louis. Gallen relies primarily on his slider, a pitch he threw 37 times against the Redbirds for a 43% swing rate. The Nats send ace Patrick Corbin to the mound on Thursday, but the lefties numbers at Marlin Park are worrying. In three career starts, Corbin has allowed 11 earned runs over 16 innings pitched. Backing the Marlins is tough this year, but against a Nats side struggling for runs, they are worth taking a flyer on.

    Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays
    10.10am

    Twins to Win @ $1.87
          • Jake Odorizzi (MIN) vs Patrick Corbin (TBR)

    This series continues to provide tremendous value to go along with its brilliant pitching match ups. Jake Odorizzi throws on Thursday for the second time this season against the Rays hoping to replicate his stunning six inning, nine strikeout shutout against Tampa earlier this month. Odorizzi owns a 1.91 ERA at home this year, while Rays righty Charlie Morton prepares for his first start at Target Field since 2015. The Twins bounced back with a 9-4 win to level up the series yesterday, so you can now back them with confidence knowing Minnesota is 29-21 following a previous victory.

    Milwaukee Brewers vs Seattle Mariners
    10.10am

    Over the Run Total
          • Adrian Houser (MIL) vs TBD (SEA)

    The Mariners offence continues to rake despite GM Jerry Dipoto’s midseason fire sale. Seattle ranks sixth in runs scored over the last seven days, making the Overs a good bet against Adrian Houser and the wayward Brewers. Seattle has seen 37 of their 53 games against right-handed pitchers go Over the Total this year, while 70% of their games on the road have ended in the same result.

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    Wednesday 26th June

    Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays
    10.10am

    Twins to Win @ $2.00
          • Kyle Gibson (MIN) vs Blake Snell (TBR)

    Sure, the Twins have won only five of their last 10-games, but it’s not very often you find a team that leads the AL Central by eight games at this price. Minnesota will face lefty Blake Snell on Wednesday as he makes his second career start at Target Field. The lefty was hit hard at Yankee Stadium last week allowing six earned runs before being pulled in the first inning, as it appears last year’s American League Cy Young winner is now struggling with the command of his changeup. The Twins are 7-4 on the back of a day’s rest, and while you can expect Kyle Gibson to give up a few runs himself, the fact Minnesota ranks fifth in runs scored against lefties makes them too good to pass up.

    Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves
    10.05am

    Braves to Win @ $1.83
          • Adbert Alzolay (CHC) vs Max Fried (ATL)

    The Cubs piled on the runs during their 7-2 victory over the Braves on Tuesday, but they’ll have their work cut out for them against lefty Max Fried in Game 2. Fried has made only one start at Wrigley Field in his two-year career, but he should feel comfortable throwing against a Cubs team that ranks 22nd in runs scored against left-handed pitching. Chicago turns to rookie phenom Adbert Alzolay in his first official start in the Majors, and while the young right-handed looked extraordinary during his four innings of work against the Mets last week, this is still a huge test against one of the league’s top offensive sides.

    San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies
    11.45am

    Rockies to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
          • Madison Bumgarner (SF) vs Chi Chi Gonzalez (COL)

    This might be the final time we see Madison Bumgarner in a Giants uniform, but that shouldn’t stop you from betting on the Rockies. Colorado shutout the Giants 2-0 on Tuesday to snap their three-game losing streak, and you should already know the Rockies have been money against left-handed pitching. Bumgarner has allowed 13 earned runs in four starts this month alone, largely due to a lack of command and zip on his once fiery fastball. The Rockies, meanwhile, lead the league in runs scored against southpaws, while they also hold a 23-17 record against the run line on the back of a win.

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    Tuesday 25th June

    New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
    9.05am

    Yankees to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)
          • CC Sabathia (NYY) vs Aaron Sanchez (TOR)

    The Bronx Bombers came up short 9-4 to the Astros on Monday, snapping their previous eight-game winning streak. Fortunately, the Yankees are 16-11 against the run line following a previous loss, and they should feel confident at home against struggling righty Aaron Sanchez. In what was supposed to be a bounce-back year, Sanchez has allowed 27 earned runs across nine road starts already this season. With this replenished Yankees lineup currently tied for the most runs scored over the last seven days, you’d be mad to back against New York at home.

    Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox
    9.10am

    Red Sox Over 5.5 Runs
          • Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) vs Lucas Giolito (CWS)

    Things are starting to heat up in the AL East as the Red Sox find themselves just 3.5 games back from the second-place Rays. Backing Boston to go Over the Run Total has been money this season, as not only are the Red Sox coming through close to 57% of the time at home, they’ve also seen 24 of their 34 games against teams with a losing record go Over. Lucas Giolito is a potential Cy Young candidate, but he takes the mound for his second consecutive road start after allowing six earned at Wrigley Field last week. Even worse, the White Sox have managed the third-fewest runs over the last seven days – meaning Giolito probably can’t count on much run support in his first career start at Fenway Park.

    Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves
    10.05am

    Braves To Win @ $2.05
          • Jon Lester (CHC) vs Julio Teheran (ATL)

    The Braves have established a commanding 6.5 game lead in the NL East, largely due to winning seven of their last 10-games. Atlanta hosted the Cubs at Sun Trust back in April sweeping the three-game series, and although Tuesday’s starter Julio Teheran can sometimes be a liability, the fact he’s allowed only two earned runs across his last three road starts is telling. The Cubs are fresh from a momentum-building win over the Mets, but the Braves numbers against left-handed pitching spells trouble for Jon Lester. Atlanta ranks 11th in runs scored against lefties, and better yet, holds the seventh-lowest strikeout rate. In case you needed further convincing though, the Braves are also tied with the Yankees for most runs scored over the last seven days.

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    Sunday 23rd June

    Chicago Cubs vs New York Mets
    4.20am

    Cubs to Win

    Zack Wheeler prepares for his first start at Wrigley Field since 2014, but if his recent numbers are anything to go by, it’s safe to expect some runs. Wheeler has allowed 11 earned runs this month alone, but New York’s numbers against left-handed pitching also make the Mets a risky play. New York ranks middle of the pack in runs scored against southpaws while they also hold the seventh highest strikeout rate. The Cubs continue to slug at home, so back Chicago’s bats to do the talking.

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs Colorado Rockies
    9.15am

    Rockies to Cover the Run Line (+1.5)

    Betting against Cy Young favourite Hyun-Jin Ryu is tough, but this might be the South Koreans toughest assignment of the entire season. The Rockies have been a force against left-handed pitching this year ranking first in runs scored, and although they are yet to earn a win against the Dodgers this year at time of publish, backing the red hot bats of Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon looks safe. Colorado also leads the league in runs scored over the last seven days to go along with the sixth best on base percentage. With a 19-9 record as the away underdog against the spread, back the Rockies to keep this close.

    Saturday 22nd June

    Pittsburgh Pirates vs San Diego Padres
    9.05am

    Pirates to Win @ $1.85

    Pittsburgh is in a world of hurt in the NL Central, but a turnaround could be coming when you consider the Pirates have scored 36 runs over their last seven games. Joe Musgrove isn’t the most reliable pitcher at home, but neither is Padres starter Eric Lauer. The 24-year-old lefty has been terrible on the road this year allowing 24 earned runs across six starts, and he was also hit hard at PNC Park last year allowing four earned in four innings of work.

    Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
    10.15am

    Twins to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

    The Twins aren’t in any danger of surrendering their nine-game lead in the AL Central, but Minnesota will still want to make up for their blown series at home to the Red Sox earlier in the week. Lefty Martin Perez has been struggling so far this month, but the Twins’ lefty might be due for a turnaround at Kauffman Stadium, a ballpark he’s pitched in twice before to the tune of a 2.82 ERA across 12.2 innings. The Royals have struggled all year against southpaws ranking 24th in home runs and 26th in on-base-percentage. The Twins are 9-7 against the spread as the away favourite, so back Minnesota to Cover.

    St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Angels
    10.15am

    Angels To Win @ $1.87

    The Angels are keeping pace in the AL West currently sitting just two games back from the second-place Rangers. Winning seven of their last 10-games helps, and they should have no trouble silencing the ice-cold Cardinals, who are batting just .215 with 15 home runs hit so far this month. Michael Wacha has been particularly poor at home this year allowing an average of 7.65 earned runs, while the Angels will be hoping for another seven-strikeout performance from rookie Griffin Canning. The Angels are 7-3 across their last 10 road games, so back Los Angeles to win this one in Albert Pujols’ return to Busch Stadium.

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    Friday 21st June

    Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
    5.40am

    Rockies to Win @ $2.40

    The Rockies face Robbie Ray on Friday as they look to sweep the Diamondbacks in this crucial NL West series. Ray has faced Colorado twice already this year to disastrous results, allowing 10 earned runs across nine innings pitched. The Rockies are a force against lefties this year currently tieing for the league lead in runs scored with the Diamondbacks. Considering Colorado also swept the DBacks in a four-game series to close out the month of May, these odds look like massive overs.

    Oakland A's vs Tampa Bay Rays
    12.05pm

    Rays to Win @ $1.87

    The Rays are licking their wounds after a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium, but they should feel confident heading into Oakland on Friday to face the A’s. After back-to-back matchups against lefties, the Rays can rest easy knowing they face righty Frankie Montas. The 23-year-old has allowed 13 earned runs in six starts at home this year, while he’s also never faced the likes of Avisail Garcia, Kevin Kiermaier or Austin Meadows. Tampa Bay are one of the few teams with a better record on the road than at home this season, and with a 17-13 record on the back of a loss, it’s worth taking the Rays at a decent price.

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
    12.10pm

    Dodgers to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

    Madison Bumgarner returns to Dodger Stadium for the second time this season hoping to replicate his strong six inning, four strikeout performance back in April. Unfortunately, things haven’t gone quite as smoothly for the future Hall of Famer recently – Bumgarner has allowed seven earned runs across his last three starts, largely due to some high contact and slugging numbers against his four-seam fastball. The Giants are 16-20 on the road this year, but there are several reasons to back LA on Friday. Not only are the Dodgers 21-17 against the run line at home, this bitter West Coast rivalry also became even spicier last month following Bumgarner’s exchange with Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy.

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    Thursday 20th June

    New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
    3.05am

    Rays Under 4.5 Runs

    Blake Snell was money at Yankee Stadium earlier this year striking out nine across six innings of work. It’s tough to back against the young left-hander on Thursday, but Tampa Bay’s struggles against southpaws should keep them to a low total on the scoreboard. The Rays have seen 25 of their 33 games against left-handed pitching go Under the Total this season – which shouldn’t come as a surprise considering Tampa Bay lead the league in strikeouts against lefties. Following on from Wednesday’s low-scoring game, back the Under.

    Chicago Cubs vs Chicago White Sox
    10.05am

    Cubs To Win

    The Cubs lost a 3-1 heartbreaker in Game 1 on Wednesday allowing the White Sox to score twice in the top of the ninth. The good news is the Cubs can now turn to Jon Lester on Thursday as they aim to even up the series at home. The White Sox have struggled all year against left-handed pitching hitting to the tune of the sixth-lowest run total and a 24% strikeout rate. The Cubs, meanwhile, face Lucas Giolito, who by all accounts looks every bit a Cy Young contender. Unfortunately, the young right-hander prepares for just his second-ever start at Wrigley Field, a ballpark well known for its unpredictable conditions. The Cubs are also 17-14 following a previous loss this season, so back the hosts to win one back.

    Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
    12.10pm

    Under 7.5 Runs

    The Dodgers are 5-5 across their last 10-games, but with a cushy lead in the NL West, there’s really nothing to worry about. There’s no denying LA’s offence has been a little stagnant this month though, evident in the fact 12 of their 14 games have gone Unders. The Dodgers have scored the third-fewest runs over the last seven days, and with a struggling Giants side in the opposite dugout, it’s worth backing this game to be low-scoring.

    Wednesday 19th June

    New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
    9.05am

    Rays To Win @ $2.20

    The Rays were shutout on Tuesday against the Yankees in a quick-fire game dominated by Masahiro Tanaka. The good news is Tampa Bay are one of the best teams in the league when it comes to bouncing back from defeat, currently holding a strong 17-11 record straight-up. The Rays haven’t announced a starter for this game, but they do know they’ll be facing lefty J.A. Happ. The 12-year veteran has been a mixed bag this season, particularly at home, where’s he’s allowed an average of 5.35 earned runs. On the flip side, the Rays do hold the highest strikeout rate against southpaws, so it might be worth also backing the Rays Under 4.5 Runs.

    Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox
    10.10am

    Twins to Cover the Run Line (+1.5)

    The Twins came up short yesterday in their 2-0 shutout against Boston, but if the trends have taught us anything, it’s to back Minnesota to bounce-back. Not only are the Twins 15-7 against the spread following a previous loss, they are also the fifth-best side when it comes to scoring runs against left-handed pitching. The Red Sox are rolling with David Price on Wednesday in his 10th career start at Target Field. The 33-year-old veteran allowed three earned runs in his lone start in Minnesota last year, so back the Twins to snap this two-game losing streak.

    Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies
    12.05pm

    Diamondbacks to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

    There’s currently nothing separating the Diamondbacks and Rockies in the NL West, making this three-game series pivotal for either club if they hope to clinch a Wild Card spot. The Diamondbacks return to the field after an off day, which continues to bode well for their winning chances. Not only is Arizona 16-14 against the run line at home, they are also 6-2 on the back of a day off. The Rockies are scoring runs at will, but you still have to question their 15-19 record away from home. These look nice odds for the Diamondbacks to Cover.

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    Tuesday 18th June

    Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
    9.20am

    Over 9.5 Runs

    The Braves and Mets prepare to do battle for the fifth time this season in what looks to be a fun pitching matchup. Atlanta sends Mike Soroka and his sparkling 1.92 ERA to the mound to square off against the not-so-lucky Zack Wheeler, who has allowed three earned runs or more in each of his last six outings. The Braves currently rank third in runs and home runs hit at home this year, while they’ve also seen 12 of their 14 games go Over the Total this month. The Mets, on the other hand, have been the fourth-best side when it comes to backing the Overs this year, so back a high-scoring game with confidence.

    Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians
    10.05am

    Rangers to Cover the Run Line (+1.5)

    It’s unlikely the Rangers can catch the Astros atop the AL West, but Texas are certainly building a strong case for a Wild Card spot. The 38-33 Rangers have now won six of their last 10-games, but they’ll be hoping to make up for Monday’s disappointing 11-3 loss to the Reds. The good news is Chris Woodward’s club are one of the best when it comes to bouncing back following a loss, particularly against the spread where they hold a handy 20-12 record. Indians righty Mike Clevinger has only ever made one start in Arlington before, which spells bad news against a Rangers side ranking second in runs scored at home this year.

    Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox
    10.10am

    Twins to Cover the Run Line (-1.5)

    The AL Central-leading Twins came up short on Monday losing 8-6 to the Royals at home, but from a betting standpoint, this very situation continues to provide plenty of profit. Minnesota are 15-7 against the run line following a previous loss, currently covering close to 69% of the time. The Red Sox travel to Target Field following an extra-inning scare against the Orioles, but they’ll certainly have their work cut out for them with Rick Porcello making his first start at Target Field since 2009. The Twins, meanwhile, turn the ball over to Jose Berrios, who has allowed only two earned runs and struck out 12 hitters across his last two starts. These look like nice odds for the Twins to bounce-back and Cover.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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