A mere four games are on the slate for this evening yet each presents at least one intriguing betting angle. The Cubs’ Jon Lester will try to shut down the Angels’ bats while Robbie Ray and the Diamondbacks play host to Walker Buehler and the Dodgers. Sugarhouse has the Phillies’ undefeated Aaron Nola as a slight favorite against Eric Lauer and the Padres. Let’s take a quick look at each matchup from a bettor’s perspective.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks (O/U 8.5)
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-148|
The Dodgers’ Buehler surrendered five earned runs in his last outing against an unimpressive Mets lineup. The Diamondbacks’ Ray has a sterling 3.59 ERA along with 82 strikeouts in 62.2 innings pitched. The fact that Ray is a lefty should factor heavily into the outcome of this matchup. Ray should fare well against the left-handed-heavy Dodgers lineup. Sugarhouse has the Diamondbacks as home dogs simply because the Dodgers have one of the better lineups in baseball. Roll the dice on the Diamondbacks and you just might make a tidy sum of money.
Pick: Diamondbacks moneyline (+128)
Los Angeles Angels at Chicago Cubs
|Los Angeles Angels||+147|
Cam Bedrosian has an impressive 3.08 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 26 innings pitched. The Senoia, GA native will shift from the bullpen to a starting role against a star-studded Cubs lineup. Jon Lester takes the hill for the Cubbies. Lester should have his fair share of problems with the Angels’ right-handed bats.
Pick: Angels moneyline (+147)
Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres O/U 7.5)
|San Diego Padres||+123|
Though the Padres appear to be legitimate contenders, Sugarhouse has them as underdogs this evening against the Phillies. The Phillies’ Aaron Nola is 6-0 yet his numbers leave plenty to be desired: a 1.48 WHIP and a 4.18 ERA along with an opponent batting average of .272. The Friars’ Lauer has allowed a combined total of three earned runs in his last three outings. This just might be the night for Nola’s first loss.
Pick: Padres moneyline (+123)
Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners (O/U 9.5)
Corbin Martin has pitched a mere 16.1 innings in his brief big league career. Though he is averaging a strikeout per inning, his WHIP (1.71) and ERA (5.51) are quite putrid. It is quite concerning that Martin has allowed six long balls in a mere four games. The Astros lineup should feast against lefty Wade LeBlanc. LeBlanc made it through a mere 4.2 innings in his last outing against the ‘Stros. This should be a high-scoring contest with plenty of long balls.
Pick: Over 9.5