It looks like the majority of the country will have fairly clear skies for a full slate of baseball this evening. The Washington Nationals send Patrick Corbin to the hill against Manny Banuelos. Sugarhouse has the Cubs’ Jose Quintana as a slight favorite against a scary Rockies lineup. Let’s take a look at how this evening’s action is likely to unfold.
Washington Nationals at Chicago White Sox (O/U 9.5)
|Chicago White Sox||+163|
Sugarhouse has Corbin as a heavy favorite for good reason: the White Sox have yet to see Corbin’s arsenal, the Nats are coming off a 12-1 victory and Manny Banuelos will take the hill for the Sox. Bettors should overlook the fact that Corbin has allowed a total of nine runs in his last two starts simply because he will face an underwhelming White Sox lineup. Banuelos has putrid numbers: a 7.36 ERA, a 1.83 WHIP and less than a strikeout per inning.
Pick: Nationals Moneyline -186
Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies (O/U 12.5)
Jose Quintana faced the Rockies last Sunday, allowing three earned runs and no walks across 7.1 frames. The lefty will square off against Peter Lambert. Though Lambert had a solid outing against the Cubs in his lone start of the season, lineups tend to fare better against pitchers the second time around. This is precisely why Sugarhouse has the over/under set at 12.5. Look for Quintana and the Cubs to prevail in a close game at Coors Field.
Pick: Cubs Moneyline -125
San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants (O/U 8)
|San Diego Padres||-157|
|San Francisco Giants||+138|
Chris Paddack has opened a lot of eyes in his rookie season. The righty from Austin, TX has a sub-3 ERA, a sub-1 WHIP and 66 Ks across 60.2 frames. Tyler Beede pitches for the 26-38 Giants. Beede allowed five earned runs including two long balls in his last outing against the Mets. Tonight’s matchup has the potential to be a high-scoring content in which the Padres prevail.
Pick: Padres Moneyline -157
Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals (O/U 8.5)
|Kansas City Royals||-137|
In what might be the evening’s least-watched game, the Tigers will take on the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals will send Jakob Junis to the hill against a lowly Tigers lineup. Turnbull has decent numbers yet he will pitch against an underrated Royals lineup that has more pop than most people think. Junis allowed five earned runs in his last effort, an 8-0 loss to the Red Sox. Though the Royals have lost eight of their last nine, tonight’s matchup looks favorable as evidenced by Sugarhouse’s -137 line.
Pick: Royals Moneyline -137