It looks like tonight’s baseball action on the “left” coast will take place under clear skies. The same cannot be said for those on the east coast and parts of the Midwest where showers are likely. Below, we analyze four of tonight’s games that are likely to go a full nine innings.
Seattle Mariners at Oakland A’s (O/U 9)
Marco Gonzales, a 4-year veteran from Gonzaga, has posted a 1.40 WHIP, a 4.77 ERA and a disappointing 59 strikeouts across 83 innings. Gonzales has allowed a home run in each of his last six starts. The A’s Chris Bassitt has tailed off in his last couple outings after a fantastic start to the 2019 campaign. Bassitt should be able to keep the Mariners’ bats in check.
Pick: A’s Moneyline -186
Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros(O/U 8)
|Toronto Blue Jays||+255|
Sugarhouse has the Astros as a monster favorite against the rebuilding Jays. However, the ‘Stros are not completely healthy. The underrated Jays’ lineup should put up at least three or four runs in the bandbox that is Minute Maid Park. Astros hitters have not faced Aaron Sanchez yet this season. The righty has posted a 4.25 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP and 61 Ks across 72 innings. This one should be closer than the house predicts.
Pick: Blue Jays run line +1.5 +118
New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox (O/U 8.5)
|New York Yankees||-113|
|Chicago White Sox||+100|
Comedian and sports commentator Jay Mohr once dubbed CC Sabathia as “CC So-fat-ia” for good reason: this behemoth of a pitcher used to down an entire box of sugary cereal every single day. Sabathia mastered the White Sox lineup in his first outing of the season yet the Sox bats are hot. Lucas Giolito takes the hill for the White Sox. Though Giolito allowed four earned runs in a tilt against the Yankees earlier this season, he has not allowed an earned run in either of his past two starts.
Pick: White Sox moneyline +100
Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants (O/U 8.5)
|San Francisco Giants||+125|
Sugarhouse has the first place Brewers as a -141 favorite against the lowly Giants. Zach Davies weighs a mere 155 pounds yet the righty has a 2.41 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP and a 7-0 record. The diminutive righthander will square off against a soft-hitting Giants lineup. The Giants’ Drew Pomeranz is 1-6 with a 7.16 ERA. The Brewers should roll in this one.
Pick: Brewers Moneyline -141