Tonight’s baseball action features some of the top teams in the sport. Though Marco Gonzales and Edwin Jackson will square off in a game that will likely be attended by less than 10,000 people, the likes of Cole Hamels, Clayton Kershaw and Chris Archer will also pitch tonight. Let’s take a closer look at this evening’s matchups.
Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies O/U 9
It is hard to believe Parx has the Phillies as -124 favorites when Cole Hamels will be on the mound for the Cubs. Aaron Nola has solid numbers this season yet Hamels and the Cubs appear to be significantly better than the Phillies. One would think this game would have an even money line for both squads. The Phillies have enough right-handed power to knock Hamels out of the game before the 7th inning. Philadelphia should prevail in a close one.
Pick: Phillies moneyline
Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers O/U 10
Marco Gonzales has a 4.25 ERA while Edwin Jackson has a 9.35 ERA. Take a look at Jackson’s player card on ESPN and you will see he is donning a Blue Jays cap. This oversight is a testament to the fact that Jackson is the ultimate journeyman. The Mariners have stumbled after a strong start to the season yet they should be able to hit Jackson tonight. Gonzales allowed a single earned run across seven innings the last time he faced Detroit. The Mariners should pull out the W.
Pick: Mariners moneyline
Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins O/U 8
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-278|
Parx has the Dodgers listed as gigantic favorites this evening as their ace, Clayton Kershaw, will be on the mound. The 80-41 Dodgers will likely put up a crooked number against Elieser Hernandez. Though Starlin Castro has been hot for the fish, Kershaw should be able to limit Miami to a couple runs tonight.
Pick: Dodgers moneyline
Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Angels O/U 10
|Los Angeles Angels||-130|
Chris Archer has held his own on the mound in the second half of the season. However, Archer will go up against one of the elite lineups in baseball this evening when the Pirates visit the Angels. Dillon Peters will pitch for the Halos. Peters is 2-1 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. The lefty should be able to keep the Pirates’ primary weapon, Josh Bell, in check.
Pick: Angels moneyline