Baseball fans will be treated to clear skies and some solid matchups on the diamonds tonight. Though we might not witness yet another no-hitter, we will likely see some of the game’s best arms twirl a few masterpieces this evening. Will tonight’s games go under? Will Chris Paddack continue his dominance? Let’s find out.
St. Louis Cardinals at Oakland A’s O/U 9
|St. Louis Cardinals||+123|
Adam Wainwright is one of the game’s oldest starting pitchers yet he still has solid numbers. Aside from a few implosions here and there, Wainwright typically allows two to three runs per game. The Cardinals will face Tanner Roark and the A’s this evening. Roark, traded from the Reds at the deadline, is a better pitcher than his numbers indicate. Though Roark has a 4.24 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP, he was pitching in the bandbox those in Cincy call a major league baseball stadium. This one should go under.
Pick: Under 9
San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers O/U 8.5
|San Diego Padres||+148|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||-180|
Chris Paddack looks like he might win multiple Cy Young awards in the years to come. However, Parx has Paddack listed as a sizable underdog this evening as he will face the best team in the big leagues, the Dodgers. Kenta Maeda will toss for the Dodgers. Maeda allowed merely three earned runs in 7.2 innings pitched the last time he faced the Friars. However, the Padres have just enough talent in their lineup to knock Maeda out of the game early enough to get to the bullpen.
Pick: Padres run line +1.5 -148
Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks O/U 9.5
The Nationals’ Patrick Corbin is listed as a -162 favorite by Parx yet he will pitch against a Nationals team that put up 18 runs last night against in a game started by the one and only Stephen Strasburg. The question is whether Taylor Clarke can keep the Nats’ bats in check. Clarke had a fantastic outing the last time he took the hill, holding the Yankees to zero earned runs on two walks and three hits. However, Clarke only made it through 4.2 innings the last time he faced the Nats so gamblers should tread lightly with this Sunday night affair.
Pick: Under 9.5
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees O/U 10
|Boston Red Sox||-109|
|New York Yankees||-112|
David Price and J.A. Happ will duel it out in a battle of the lefties. Parx has the Yanks and Sox right around even money for this matchup. However, Price is clearly the better pitcher. There is no need to analyze this one until the cows come home. Though the Yankees have better hitting, Didi Gregorious, Luke Voit, Edwin Encarnacion and Gary Sanchez are out with injuries.
Pick: Red Sox moneyline -109