Baseball fans will be treated to some truly artful pitching this evening. Julio Teheran will pitch at Wrigley against Jon Lester’s Cubs. The best team in baseball will roll out Clayton Kershaw against former Cy Young award winner Zack Greinke. Without further adieu, here is a quick look at this evening’s best bets.
New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (O/U 10)
|New York Mets||+115|
The Mets’ Steven Matz allowed a single earned run in his last outing against the Phillies. The Phils scattered three hits off the 4-year veteran. However, the Mets will face Zach Eflin, a 6’6″, 215 pound righty. Eflin has a 2.83 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. Eflin struggled mightily in his last matchup with New York. However, the Mets are a complete mess. The Phillies should pull off a close victory at home.
Pick: Phillies Moneyline -130
Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs (O/U 11)
In what looks like one of the best pitching matchups of the season, Jon Lester and the Cubbies will host Julio Teheran’s Braves. Teheran is finally living up to his potential. Teheran has fantastic numbers yet his win/loss record sits at .500. Lester has allowed 13 earned runs in his last 16.2 innings. The Braves’ right-handed bats should put up a crooked number tonight.
Pick: Braves Moneyline +115
Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks (O/U 8)
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-137|
Can anyone stop the Dodgers? This is the question being asked in baseball gambling circles across the country. The Diamondbacks have some right-handed power capable of putting up a few runs against Clayton Kershaw. Zack Greinke will attempt to bounce back from his five run, 11-hit shellacking six days ago against the Rockies. Bettors should play it safe with Sugarhouse’s Diamondbacks run line in what will likely be a close game.
Pick: Diamondbacks run line +1.5 -143
Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (O/U 8)
|San Francisco Giants||+108|
The 33-43 Giants will play host to a Rockies team that lost its past three straight to the Dodgers. The “Rawks” put up a mere nine runs in those three games. It is fitting that Drew Pomeranz will take the hill for San Francisco as he is an absolute giant of a pitcher. Jon Gray allowed a single earned run in his last outing, a 6-inning performance against the Diamondbacks. The fact that Pomeranz struggles to make it past the 5-inning mark is concerning to say the least. Pomeranz made it through six frames only once this entire season. The Rockies’ power right-handed bats should wear him down rather quickly. Look for the Rockies to bounce back against a weak Giants squad.
Pick: Rockies Moneyline -124