Baseball gamblers have an abundance of games to wager on this evening. Zack Greinke, Michael Pineda and Lance Lynn will take the mound as heavy favorites. Will baseball fans be treated to pitching masterpieces or a slate of high-scoring games? Let’s find out.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins O/U 7.5
Parx has Zack Greinke listed as a nearly -200 favorite as he will square off against the pathetic Marlins. However, this is a Friday night game in Miami so a victory might not come that easy for the snakes. Greinke lost his last two starts, allowing a total of seven earned runs across 13 innings. Sandy Alcantara will start for the Marlins. The slim righty from the Dominican Republic has pitiful numbers to say the least. Considering the fact that Alcantara has a mere 80 Ks in 112 innings pitched means the Diamondbacks should have no problem making solid contact.
Pick: Diamondbacks moneyline -186
Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox O/U 10
|Chicago White Sox||+140|
Michael Pineda seems to have righted his ship in just the nick of time. The monster righty will pitch against the White Sox in Chicago this evening. Pineda allowed a single earned run the last time he faced the White Sox. Dylan Cease has allowed 11 earned runs across 16 innings pitched this season. The Twins should knock Cease out of the game by the 6th inning at the latest.
Pick: Twins moneyline -175
Texas Rangers at Oakland A’s O/U 8.5
Parx has the over/under for this evening’s Rangers/A’s tilt set at 8.5 as Lance Lynn will be on the mound. Lynn has emerged as the Rangers ace now that Yu Darvish is out of the picture. Though the Rangers lost Joey Gallo to injury, they should still be able to put up half a dozen runs against the A’s Daniel Mengden tonight. Mengden has a 5-1 record yet his 4.65 ERA and 1.43 WHIP leave much to be desired. Mengden made it through a mere 3.1 innings the last time he pitched.
Pick: Rangers moneyline -106
Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners O/U 9
In one of the more intriguing pitching matchups of the night, Daniel Norris and the Tigers will take on Yusei Kikuchi and the Mariners. Both pitchers were over-hyped heading into their careers and neither has lived up to expectations. Kikuchi allowed seven earned runs in his last start. Norris made it through a mere four innings the last time he took the hill yet he let in only one run. The Mariners have the better lineup. However, Norris is a better pitcher than Kikuchi.
Pick: Under 9