Baseball gamblers have more than their fair share of games to pick from this evening. The Phillies will attempt to continue their winning ways against the Cubs while the Mets will try to stay hot against the Braves. Let’s take a look at the likely outcomes of this evening’s games.
Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies O/U 9.5
The Phillies lit up Cole Hamels last night and will attempt to do the same this evening against Yu Darvish. Though Darvish has settled down quite nicely since the break, silencing the Phillies’ hot bats will prove challenging to say the least. Drew Smyly will pitch for the Phillies. Smyly has allowed a total of 10 runs across four starts since being traded from the Rangers. The lefty might struggle tonight against a loaded Cubs lineup looking for vengeance after last night’s beat down.
Pick: Over 9.5
New York Mets at Atlanta Braves O/U 10
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Marcus Stroman was electric the last time he took the hill. It appears as though Stroman’s energy is just what the Mets needed to get back into the playoff race. Unfortunately, the Mets will face Julio Teheran. Teheran has emerged as one of the game’s best young pitchers, primarily because he fools batters with his strikeout pitches. Though Teheran can be wild at times, batters just can’t seem to figure him out. This one should go under.
Pick: Under 10
Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels O/U 9.5
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The White Sox and Angels have solid hitting yet their pitching leaves much to be desired as evidenced by tonight’s matchup between Reynaldo Lopez and Andrew Heaney. Lopez has a 5.16 ERA along with a 1.48 WHIP and a 7-9 record. Heaney has a 4.89 ERA along with a 1.35 WHIP. However, Heaney has settled down quite nicely in his last three starts, allowing a total of five runs across 14 innings. Parx has the White Sox as considerable dogs simply because Reynaldo Lopez cannot be trusted.
Pick: Angels moneyline
Houston Astros at Oakland A’s O/U 10
The Astros and A’s are two of the best teams in baseball. Veteran pitchers Mike Fiers and Aaron Sanchez will take the mound this evening. Fiers has been lights-out for the bulk of this season while Sanchez has held his own in his last few starts. Parx has the Astros as -132 favorites mainly because they have considerable momentum following the trade deadline. Sanchez has allowed merely one earned run in the 11 innings he has pitched for the Astros since being traded from Toronto.
Pick: Under 10