The Dodgers are hot while the Nationals are cooling off heading into the opener of this four-game series at Chavez Ravine Thursday night. Sportsbooks have made LA -140 favorites at home. Darin looks at the pitching and bats and gives his MLB pick.
Yusei Kikuchi pitched well enough to win in his most recent start. He went seven strong innings on the hill, scattering just three hits for the evening. He’d only allowed one run to score, and he fanned 10 Cleveland hitters. The bad news is that the Mariners still lost the game because their punchless offense couldn’t get more than a single run against Cleveland. The Mariners come in to tonight’s game as +120 underdogs. DJ looks for betting value and gives his baseball pick!
Max Fried has done a nice job of keeping runs off the scoreboard, even though he’s not exactly keeping runners off the base of late. Should bettors expect the hit to catch up with him and for the Braves to give up runs tonight? DJ has your baseball prediction.
The Phillies are warming up, coming off a series win over Washington, while the Cardinals just got cooled by the Cubs, losing three straight games at Wrigley. Now Philly and St. Louis open a three-game series at Busch Stadium Monday night. MLB sportsbooks opened the Cards as -125 favorites and Darin Zank opens up about who he likes in tonight’s MLB matchup!
The Cubs hold the hot hand winners of six straight with some great hitting scoring six or more runs in five of those victories. Adam Wainwright goes for St.louis and Jose Quintana for Chicago so this may set up as a pitching duel. MLB handicapper Zank weighs in on the match-ups and gives out his pick to bet.
The Dodgers have owned the Padres winning 8 of the last 9 meetings dating back to 2018. On paper they have the starting pitcher edge in this game, so it’s no wonder the line is moving up on LAD. Will our handicapper follow the money or will he side with the home dog?
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to rebound after a 14-1 pasting by the A’s last night. That may be a tough task with sizzling Chris Bassitt on the mound for Oakland. The moneyline on this game is at pick’em on many boards with the total offered at 8 runs. Read on to get MLB handicapper Dan Jamison’s free pick.