Justin Verlander has been nothing short of fantastic in the postseason as long as he’s been pitching on normal rest. Now he’s back on his normal rest; he’s been the biggest Yankee killer there is in the playoffs.
There is big home filed bias in this series with host winning eight of the last nine and six of seven games in 2019. If you’re going to ride that trend tonight, you’ll pay dearly with the Astros a -155 moneyline favorite. Read on to see who Dan is betting.
The Cards managed only one hit in last night’s 2-0 defeat, but get to face Scherzer who they have had success against this season scoring eight runs in 13 2/3 innings pitched. They won both games he started; can they make it three?
The Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez had just one start versus the Cards this season taking the loss in a five inning three runs allowed performance. St. Louis starter Mile Mikolas faced Washington two times this season recording a quality start in both games, pitching a combined 12 innings allowing four runs. The oddsmaker has the host Cardinals as a small -120 or so favorite. Read on to get Zank’s betting prediction.
Anything can happen in sports. That’s why they play the game. The Astros aren’t hitting and the Rays are. The difference between a winning handicapper and a losing handicapper is the ability to decipher what can happen versus what should happen. The Rays are a live underdog here.
Many bettors took a hit not their bankroll backing the Cards with Flaherty against the Braves with Foltynewicz in Game 2. We get the same starters in this afternoon’s decisive Game 5. Will the result be different this time around? Get Zank’s take and moneyline prediction.
Underdog alert! While the thought of fading Jason Verlander puts a pit in my stomach, he’s on short rest and the Astros have dropped seven of their last eight games at Tropicana Field.
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