Baseball fans were provided with quite the thrill last evening as Bryce Harper hit a walk-off grand slam to beat the Cubs. Harper’s blast was undoubtedly one of the better moments of the season. Tonight’s baseball action might not be nearly as captivating yet gamblers will have plenty of opportunities to make some cash.
Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals O/U 9
The Brewers and Nats are holding their own in the second half of the season. The Nationals have a good chance at winning their division while the Brew Crew could easily slide into a wild card spot. This evening’s contest is likely to be low-scoring as Patrick Corbin will pitch for Washington. The Brewers’ Adrian Houser is a strikeout specialist yet he will face a hard-hitting Nats lineup with a top half of the order that strikes fear into the heart of every MLB pitcher. However, the Brewers need this one more and it appears as though Adrian Houser is the real deal as he allowed one earned run in his last start against the Rangers.
Pick: Brewers moneyline
Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays O/U 8
|Tampa Bay Rays||-305|
Daniel Norris has allowed four earned runs in back-to-back starts. The lefty will face an above average Rays lineup this evening in Tampa. Charlie Morton will pitch for the Rays. Morton has allowed a considerable amount of runs in his past couple starts. However, it has been a while since Detroit’s hitters have seen Morton’s arsenal. Norris is due for a solid outing while Morton should prove capable of keeping the Tigers’ bats in check. Parx seems to agree as the over/under is set at a mere eight runs.
Pick: Under 8
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds O/U 9
|St. Louis Cardinals||+120|
The Reds’ Luis Castillo is likely to add yet another win to his total after tonight’s matchup with the Cardinals. Castillo has an 11-4 record with a 2.69 ERA. The Cards’ Adam Wainwright fared well in his last start, a 6-inning outing against the Pirates in which he allowed a single run. However, the Reds have several left-handed bats capable of putting up runs against Wainwright. This is precisely why Parx has the Reds as moderate favorites for tonight’s game.
Pick: Reds moneyline
Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies O/U 12.5
Sandy Alcantara and Jon Gray might not be the game’s most well-known names yet bettors will pay close attention to them this evening. Alcantara has allowed five earned runs across his past two starts in which he lasted a total of 12.2 innings. Gray has struggled to make it to the 5-inning mark in the majority of his recent starts. Both pitchers seem equally bad. When in doubt, opt for the team with the better lineup.
Pick: Rockies moneyline