Now that the second half of the baseball season is in full swing, it is time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. The Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees will do just that this evening at Target Field. The Angels will attempt to keep their second half resurgence going in a matchup with the Dodgers. If the Rangers can break their 8-game losing streak, they just might turn their season around. Let’s take a quick look at the likely outcomes of tonight’s action.
New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins O/U 10
|New York Yankees||-127|
Domingo German has been nearly flawless since returning to the Yankees rotation on July 12. German last pitched against the Twins on May 5, when he surrendered a single earned run across 6.2 innings. Kyle Gibson has regressed toward the mean after a fantastic start to the season. Unfortunately, Gibson will have to take on one of the best lineups in baseball this evening. The Bronx Bombers should edge out the Twins, justifying the -127 moneyline established by the line-setters at Parx.
Pick: Yankees moneyline -127
Baltimore Orioles at Arizona Diamondbacks O/U 9
Dylan Bundy will return from the 10-day DL to square off against the Diamondbacks. Bundy allowed 7 earned runs in his last appearance. The righty made it through a single inning against Tampa in what turned out to be a 16-4 loss. Bundy is likely to get rocked again this evening in a tilt with the Diamondbacks.
Pick: Diamondbacks moneyline -175
Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers O/U 9
|Los Angeles Angels||+165|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-205|
Parx has the Angels as big underdogs this evening against the Dodgers. Angels pitcher Felix Pena is performing quite the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde routine this year. Pena allowed 8 earned runs in his last appearance yet he blanked the Mariners a week prior across 7 frames. The Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda will be lucky to make it through five innings against a loaded Angels lineup. Gamblers should consider taking the Angels moneyline and run line. The Halos just might ride their wave of emotion to a playoff birth after the unfortunate death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
Pick: Angels moneyline +165
Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners O/U 9.5
The average baseball fan has no idea who Brett Martin and Tommy Milone are yet gamblers are certainly aware of these two pitchers. Martin has pitched out of the bullpen this season. The lefty has below average numbers yet he will face a fairly weak Mariners lineup. Tommy Milone allowed a couple runs in his last tilt with the Rangers. One would think the Rangers have a decent shot at breaking their 8-game losing streak this evening against a bad Mariners team. However, this is a road game with a reliever on the hill.
Pick: Over 9.5