It is a beautiful day for baseball. The lovely weather is likely to continue well into the evening. Tonight’s matchups feature the blazing hot Twins taking on the White Sox, the soaring Cardinals playing host to the Astros and the NL East-leading Braves visiting the Phillies. It looks like we will have some high-scoring games in these Saturday night tilts.
Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox O/U 11
|Chicago White Sox||+150|
Parx has the over/under run total set at 11 for this game mainly because Ivan Nova will take the hill. It was not long ago when Nova was striking out batters left and right for the New York Yankees. Nowadays, Nova is a below average pitcher on the middling White Sox. The Twins should continue their winning ways with Perez on the hill. Perez is 8-3 with a 4.37 ERA. Though the White Sox have some decent right-handed hitters who can put up a crooked number against a lefty like Perez, the Twins really are that much of a better team.
Pick: Twins moneyline -182
Houston Astros at St. Louis Cardinals O/U 8.5
|St. Louis Cardinals||+160|
The Cardinals are on fire yet they will face one of the game’s best pitchers in Gerrit Cole this evening. Cole has had a spectacular 2019 campaign. The lefty is a -200 favorite at Parx partially because Daniel Ponce de Leon is pitching for the Cardinals. Ponce de Leon threw 86 pitches his last time out and only made it through three innings against the Pirates.
Pick: Astros moneyline -200
Texas Rangers at Oakland A’s O/U 9.5
It is hard to believe Homer Bailey is still serving up moonshots in 2019. The veteran pitcher will take on a powerful Rangers lineup yet Parx still has him and his A’s listed as -180 favorites. Look for the Rangers to roll tonight. Bailey really is that bad.
Pick: Rangers moneyline +145
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies O/U 9.5
The Phillies have been somewhat of a disappointment this year while the Braves have emerged as one of the better teams in the majors. Braves pitcher Max Fried is coming off a 5-inning shutout performance against the Brewers. The Phillies’ Zach Eflin doesn’t exactly strike fear into the hearts of hitters. Eflin has a 4.25 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP along with 91 Ks in 110 innings. This should turn out to be an entertaining game with plenty of runs.
Pick: Over 9.5