The Cardinals are trying to pull away in the NL Central while the Brewers are trying to stay close, heading into the opener of this three-game series in Beer City Monday night. Zank researches the numbers and gives out his free play.
The Yankees and Dodgers play the rubber match tonight in LA with Domingo German getting the starting honors for the Yanks and Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers. The MLB betting shows this game as high as LAD -175 at some betting shops with the total line a consensus 8.5 runs. Get Zank’s statistical analysis and free pick.
The Cards took the first two of this weekend series and look to be the easy choice in tonight’s game. They are more motivated than the Rockies whose chances at a Wild Card spot are dwindling each day and they have a huge edge in starting pitching. Will MLB handicapper Dan take the same position with his play?
The Yankees power drop up considerably when facing left-handed pitching and they’re facing one of the best tonight in Los Angeles with Hyun-Jin Ryu toeing the rubber. The Dodgers swept the Jays but didn’t look particular good doing so, but the Yankees are on a four-game tailspin. Our MLB handicapper believes the home side is the best bet – read why
Both teams are in their league’s Wild Card picture, so motivation won’t be a factor, but the Mets are just playing better. NYM has won four consecutive games and are an incredible 13-1 in their last 14 as a host. Rookie starter Aaron Civale has looked good for the Indians, but with closer Brad hand struggling you’d have to side with the home side. The question comes down to value. Are the Mets’ edges worth laying the -140? Let’s see what our MLB prognosticator has to say.
The Phillies took the opener backed by a nice pitching performance from Aaron Nola. Now they will hope that lefty Drew Smyly can regain the form that saw him record back to back quality starts in his first two in a Philadelphia uniform. Rick Porcello was good enough in his latest but has been alternating good and bad outings. Let’s see where MLB capper Jamison thinks your money should land.
Tonight’s game will be the first meeting between these two clubs this season. Last season the home were the victors in five of the seven matches and likewise for the favorite. The Yankees are the favorite in this game with Domingo German and his blistering 16-2 record this season on the mound. Homer Bailey goes for the Athletics and he has an early season QS against NYY when he was in a KC uniform. Get Dan’s take on where the betting value lies tonight.