Baseball gamblers have nearly a full slate of games to choose from this evening. A couple lineups and rotations will be slightly altered due to recent trades. The Reds say sayonara to Yasiel Puig while the Reds welcome Trevor Bauer. There will likely be plenty of additional deals by this afternoon’s trade deadline so it might be best to refrain from placing your bets until a couple minutes before the first pitch.
San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies O/U 10
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Jeff Samardzija and Vince Velasquez have pitched fairly well of late. The Phillies have the better lineup yet they are only slight favorites as listed by Parx. Though Velasquez has had an up and down season, he should fare pretty well against the Giants’ sub-par lineup. The pressing question is whether Samardzija can keep the Phillies’ bats in check. This one will likely go under simply because both pitchers have been on a roll.
Pick: Under 10
Milwaukee Brewers at Oakland A’s O/U 9
Brett Anderson has quietly put together a solid season. In fact, the A’s as a team have been surprisingly good this season. The somewhat disappointing Brewers come into town on a 2-game skid. Jordan Lyles didn’t even make it to the second inning the last time he pitched. The righty should struggle against the 61-47 A’s. However, the Brew Crew should also put up at least four runs against Anderson. There is a good chance this game goes over Parx’s run total of 9 runs.
Pick: Over 9
Minnesota Twins at Miami Marlins O/U 8
The Twins’ Jose Berrios has been on fire since late May. Berrios has not allowed more than three earned runs in nearly a dozen starts. Things should get even easier against the pathetic Marlins. However, the Twins’ batters have yet to see Sandy Alcantara’s stuff. Alcantara allowed two earned runs on a mere five hits the last time he took the mound in a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Pick: Under 8
Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels O/U 10
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If you are comfortable with the Angels’ bullpen, you should entertain the prospect of betting on the Halos this evening. After all, it is unlikely starter Jose Suarez will make it beyond the fifth inning. Though Suarez has held the competition to two or three runs in the majority of his starts, he does not pitch deep into games. The Tigers’ Daniel Norris is a lefty so he will likely struggle against the Angels’ powerful right-handed bats.
Pick: Over 10