Baseball bettors have plenty of juicy matchups to pick from on tonight’s schedule. The likes of Patrick Corbin, Charlie Morton and Jake Odorizzi will take the hill this evening. As a result, Sugarhouse has most of the over/under run totals set at about 8 to 9 runs. Let’s take a look at what is likely to happen this evening on the diamonds across America.
Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins (O/U 7.5)
Zac Gallen allowed a single earned run in his first-ever big league start. The righty from Gibbsboro, NJ silenced the Cards’ bats in his major league debut. Gallen will attempt to do the same against the Nationals this evening. The Nats have put up a combined total of 18 runs across the last three contests. Patrick Corbin pitched a 4-hit shutout in his last meeting with the Marlins. However, the lefty has been shaky this season. The fact that Gallen only made it through five frames while tossing 99 pitches should concern those considering a wager on the Marlins.
Pick: Nationals moneyline -155
Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers (O/U 8.5)
The Rangers’ Mike Minor has been absolutely fantastic this entire season. Minor will pitch against a Tigers team that has lost five straight. Matthew Boyd, a 6’3″, 215 pound lefty will pitch for the Tigers. Boyd allowed three long balls and five earned runs in his last outing, a 7-6 loss to the Indians. However, Boyd has solid numbers this season: a 5-5 record, 118 strikeouts across 94.2 innings, a 3.61 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.
Pick: Under 8.5
Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins (O/U 9)
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Charlie Morton and Jake Odorizzi are dark horse Cy Young candidates. Both pitchers have an ERA below 3.00 and a WHIP hovering around the 1.00 mark. The Twins are the better team as proven with yesterday’s 9-4 win. The question is whether Odorizzi can bounce back from his shortest performance of the season, a 4-inning outing in which he allowed four earned runs to the Royals.
Pick: Under 9
New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies (O/U 10.5)
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Jason Vargas carries his surprisingly low 3.75 ERA into Citizens Bank Park for tonight’s matchup with the Phillies. Vargas allowed one earned run against the Phillies the last time he faced them. However, Vargas was yanked after 4.2 innings and 89 pitches. Philly’s starter for this evening, Nick Pivetta, is somewhat of a train wreck, especially against NL East squads. Pivetta has allowed five home runs, 15 hits and five walks in his last two outings combined, both of which were losses. However, Vargas and the Mets are as dysfunctional as it gets.
Pick: Phillies moneyline -139