After taking the opener of this four-game series Thursday night the Dodgers look to take Game 2 against the Cubs tonight at Chavez Ravine. Sportsbooks have the Dodgers as -140. Check out Darin’s analysis and MLB prediction
After splitting the first two games of this American League Central series in Kansas City the Tigers and Royals will play a rubber match at the home of the College World Series in Omaha tonight. The sportsbooks have the Tigers as small favorites and Darin has your big MLB free pick!
Something lit a fire under Brandon Woodruff in May, and it’s lead to 8 wins in a row when he throws for the Brew Crew. The Milwaukee hurler has been incredibly consistent for most of the past five weeks. Other than a 12-10 win at Pittsburgh, where he couldn’t get out of the sixth inning, each of the rest of his past eight starts have seen him go five innings or more, hold the opponent to three runs or less and allow the Brewers to walk off the field winners. Yet the Astros are -135 favs at most sportsbooks. Find out where DJ is at with his Wednesday MLB pick.
At the beginning of the year, Vargas looked like he wasn’t going to last the season in the Mets’ rotation, starting the season by getting hammered by the likes of Miami, Atlanta and Minnesota. But since his embarrassment of four runs in a third of an inning against the Braves, he’s found his form. His next three starts yielded just one earned run apiece, and after going on the IL for three weeks following a 3-2 loss to Milwaukee, he’s found the endurance that had been missing at the start of the year. Can that endurance power the Mets to a win down the stretch as underdogs? Sportsbooks have the Mets as +165 underdogs and DJ has your MLB pick!
The Cards offense will need to step it up tonight to avoid the sweep at Wrigley, but it won’t be easy. The Cubbies starter Kyle Hendricks has dominated St. Louis in recent seasons with the team winning his last nine starts against them. The key question mark in handicapping the game is the Cardinals starter Wainwright who got lit up for six runs in five innings last visit here but followed it up with eight shutout innings at home in the next meeting. See where Zank thinks the value is with his analysis.
The Rockies got the upset win in the series opener rewarding their backers with a juicy +185 payout. Colorado is certainly in better form then New York winning 10 of their last 12 and do own a large pitching edge based on the historical pitcher vs. batter metrics tonight, so are they worthy of another play at plus money? Read on to get Zank’s betting opinion and prediction.
The Indians took the opener on the back of a strong performance from promising rookie righty Zach Plesac. Tonight, may be a different result when they send out struggling starter Adam Plutko to face a Yankees team that can blow up the score in a hurry. Read on to get our prognosticator’s take and free MLB pick.