We have reached the half-way point into the shortened 60-game MLB season. There are a whopping 17 games on the betting card for this evening with 2 doubleheaders. Plenty of wagering opportunities.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have a nice young team and are off to a 14-13 start this season, which includes a 7-2 record in their last nine games overall.
The Boston Red Sox are clearly rebuilding this year at 9-20 on the season.
Chase Anderson has a 2.79 ERA in his three starts this year for the Blue Jays.
Kyle Hart is 0-1 with an 11.11 ERA in two starts for the Red Sox.
Anderson has a 3.52 ERA in two previous starts against Boston.
Give me the Blue Jays.
Shane Bieber is the early leader to win the AL Cy Young. He is 5-0 with a 1.11 ERA and 0.76 WHIP in 6 starts this season with 65 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings. And he’s an underdog on the run line here over Rich Hill and Twins, so I love the price.
Hill is 1-1 with a 4.69 ERA in his 2 starts this year and averaging just 3.8 innings per start. Hill sports a 15.75 ERA in his lone lifetime start against Cleveland, yielding 7 earned runs in 4 innings.
Bieber has never lost to the Twins at 4-0 with a 3.31 ERA in 8 lifetime starts against them. The Indians are 6-0 in Bieber’s 6 starts this year with 5 of those wins coming by 2 runs or more.
Take Cleveland on the Run Line.
I’m back on the Rangers again today after cashing them as +128 underdogs over the A’s yesterday. They are even bigger dogs today and really shouldn’t be when you consider they arguably have the advantage on the mound.
Kyle Gibson has posted a 4.73 ERA in five starts this season, including a 3.86 ERA in two home starts. Gibson is 3-2 with a 3.92 ERA in seven career starts against Oakland. He gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings against the A’s on August 5th.
Sean Manaea is 1-2 with a 6.40 ERA and 1.461 WHIP in six starts this season, including 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 1.667 WHIP in three road starts. Manaea gave up 4 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings in his lone start against Texas in 2020.
The Rangers are 8-6 at home this season, while the A’s are 7-6 on the road. Texas is a very profitable 18-15 (+13.7 units) as a home underdog of +125 or higher over the last two seasons.
Bet the Rangers Tuesday.
The Chicago White Sox are 11-6 against the runline as favorites.
Tonight’s starter, Lucas Giolito (2-2, 3.89 ERA), struck out 13 through seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball against the Tigers last time out. Giolito should not have any trouble shutting down a Pittsburgh side that ranks 26th in the major leagues with only 4.26 runs scored per game.
Left-hander Steven Brault (0-0, 3.00 ERA) will toe the slab for the Pirates. The team has lost each of his four starts on the season and Brault is not eating a lot of innings. Not an ideal set up, considering that Pittsburgh’s bullpen has a 5.48 ERA (25th) on the season.
Free pick on Chicago White Sox -1.5.
The Seattle Mariners travel to San Diego to take on the Padres on Tuesday night. Seattle is 11-19 SU overall this year while San Diego is 18-12 SU overall this season.
Chris Paddack is 2-1 with a 2.66 ERA at home this year. Paddack is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in his 1 career start vs Seattle. Seattle is scoring only 3.7 runs per game in inter-league play this year.
Seattle is allowing 6.2 runs per game on the road this season and 6 runs per game at night this year.
San Diego is scoring 5.6 runs per game at home this year, 5.9 runs per game against left handed starters, 8 runs per game past 7 games overall and 8 runs per game in inter-league play this season.
San Diego is allowing only 3.4 runs per game at home this year. San Diego is 7-1 the past 3 years overall in this series. San Diego is 7-0 this year in inter-league play.
We’ll recommend a small play on San Diego on the Run line tonight!
Thanks and good luck, Rocky
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