We look to keep the train rolling after yesterday’s Sneaky Picks win with a late parlay today. As always, we’re going with one lock and one underdog. Without wasting any more time, lets check out tonight’s play.
Blue Jays @ Astros (-257)
Lance McCullers gets the ball for the Astros in what should be a pretty one-sided affair. The Blue Jays snuck one out against the Astros and Verlander last night (shout out Sneaky Picks), but don’t expect more of the same. Borucki makes his first career start for the Jays on the road and McCullers will forever be burned into my memory for shutting down the potent Yankees offense in the 2017 ALCS. I’ll take the battle tested stud on the better team any day.
Indians (-168) @ Cardinals
Kluber toes the rubber for the Indians in what should be a fairly clean win for the tribe. Kluber has been a machine this year for the semi-stumbling Indians and I don’t expect the Cardinals middling offense to do anything resembling slowing him down. Couple that with Martinez crashing back down to earth over his last 4 starts and you have a recipe for a Cleveland win.
Cubs @ Dodgers – Under 7.5
Lester and Stripling match up for the Cubs and Dodgers respectively in what should be our pitching duel of the evening. In these teams last 4 meetings, all 4 have gone under a total of 7.5, including one involving these very same two pitchers. Lester and Stripling also both post insane ERAs coming into the contest with Lester at 2.10 and Stripling clocking in at a 1.99. Expect another low scoring matchup between the Dodgers and Cubs and for this one to go under the 7.5 run total.
Colorado (+126) @ Giants
Bettis gets the ball for the Rockies away from Coors against the struggling Holland and the Giants. I’ve been pretty high on Bettis all year, even given his lackluster ERA. Bettis sits at a solid 5-1 and as I’ve said time and time again, I put a bit more stock in that compared to most other gamblers. While Bettis is likely to give up a few runs, he battles to where he can keep Colorado and their potent offense in games. On the road, Bettis has actually been a beast this year posting a 2.70 ERA while collecting all 5 of his wins this season. While the Giants are at home and have the slightly better record, expect road Bettis to come to play and for the Rockies offense to put some damage on Holland.
That makes the play:
- Astros (-257)
- Indians (-168)
- Cubs @ Dodgers – Under 7.5
- Colorado (+126)