Parx has the majority of this evening’s games listed around even money but for the Royals and Indians matchup. The Royals are listed as nearly +300 underdogs as Glenn Sparkman will pitch against a loaded Indians lineup. It is also interesting to note most of tonight’s over/under lines are right around 9, a run total that is fairly low considering that the baseball is likely juiced this season. What will happen on the base paths tonight? Let’s find out.
Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians O/U 9
|Kansas City Royals||+295|
|New York Mets||-385|
Glenn Sparkman will pitch this evening. Sparkman has not fared well against the Indians, having given up a total of 17 earned runs in his last three outings against Cleveland. Mike Clevinger has allowed one earned run against the Royals in 13 total innings. However, the righty from Jacksonville has struggled to make it beyond the 5th inning in his last couple starts. Clevinger is one of the game’s better pitchers yet the Royals should be able to figure him out to a certain extent given this is the third time they will face Sparkman in less than two months. This one should go over with ease as both teams have hitters capable of putting up crooked numbers.
Pick: Over 9
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets O/U 8.5
|New York Mets||-122|
At first glance, this matchup looks like it will be low-scoring. However, the Mets have finally figured out to hit. The Braves will likely struggle to put up more than a couple runs against Zack Wheeler. The question is whether the Mets will be able to light up Max Fried. Fried is 14-4 with a 3.84 ERA and 134 Ks in 131.1 innings. He has allowed a total of six earned runs against the Mets in his last three starts. However, that was a different Mets team than the well-oiled machine we are witnessing today.
Pick: Mets moneyline
Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers O/U 9
Zac Gallen has been dominant since being traded to the Diamondbacks from the Marlins. Gallen has a 2.45 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. It has been months since the Brewers have seen Gallen’s stuff so Gallen has the edge. Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson was rocked for 10 runs in less than three innings the last time he took the mound. Anderson is well above his career ERA and WHIP yet he is pitching at home on a Saturday night.
Pick: Brewers moneyline
Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates O/U 9
Alex Wood and Trevor Williams are not exactly the game’s best pitchers yet Parx has the over/under for tonight’s game set at only 9 runs. Wood has allowed two or more earned runs in each of his starts this season. The 6’4″ lefty from Charlotte has an ERA just under six and a pitiful WHIP of 1.52. Trevor Williams has allowed a total of 17 earned runs in his past three outings combined. Those matchups were against some of the better lineups in the game so Williams has an excuse for his poor performance. However, the 230-pound righty has only struck out 81 batters across a total of 106.2 innings.
Pick: Reds moneyline