Tonight’s baseball matchups are highlighted by a number of veteran pitchers. We should be in for some low-scoring action on the diamond this late afternoon and evening. Tonight’s elite starting pitching combined with the fact that managers tend to rest veteran hitters on the weekends is likely to result in that many more fans staring at their phones as opposed to the field. However, baseball gamblers are sure to watch nearly every pitch with their usual sharp focus. Let’s take a look at the best bets for tonight’s slate of baseball action.
Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels (O/U 10)
|Los Angeles Angels||-155|
Jose Suarez is set to make a second spot start for the Halos. The problem is Suarez’s last spot start was also against the Mariners. The Mariners’ familiarity with Suarez’s repertoire is a large part of the reason why Sugarhouse has set this matchup’s over/under at 10 runs. Wade LeBlanc allowed a single earned run in his last start, a tilt with the Astros. The lefty has lost five consecutive starts, posting a 5.70 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP across the entirety of the ’19 campaign. This one is likely to get ugly.
Pick: Over 10
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (O/U 7.5)
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-162|
|San Francisco Giants||+143|
Those familiar with Madison Bumgarner’s work are surprised to see him as a considerable dog in this evening’s matchup with the Dodgers. Though Bumgarner is having a subpar 2019 campaign, he is up against Walker Buehler, a righty from Vanderbilt, who allowed three earned runs in his last contest against the Giants. Buehler has good numbers yet the mere fact that Bumgarner is a power lefty does not bode well for the Dodgers’ left-handed power hitters.
Pick: Under 7.5
Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres (O/U 7.5)
|San Diego Padres||+100|
Stephen Strasburg allowed five earned runs in his last start, a tilt with the lowly White Sox. The 9-year veteran will take the mound against the Padres these evening in San Diego. Strasburg allowed two earned runs across seven frames the last time he faced the Pads. Luis Perdomo will throw for San Diego. Perdomo, a relief pitcher, will be lucky to make it through five innings against a mediocre Nationals lineup.
Pick: Nationals Moneyline -110
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs
|St. Louis Cardinals||+145|
Adam Wainwright has had more than his fair share of injuries in recent years yet it appears as though he is finally back on track. The 13-year vet has allowed five, three, four and zero earned runs in his last four starts, respectively. Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for Chicago. Do not be deceived by the fact that Wainwright blanked the Cubs in his last outing. Look for the Cubs’ batters to make the necessary adjustments and put up at least four or more runs this evening.