Daeshon Underwood picks out the three best bets from Saturday June 8th Major League Baseball schedule.
Spotting the value in this slate was very easy. I love multiple run lines within the day that should add great value to your parlays. They all happen to come in the form of great storylines as well. 1 – Mad Max is coming off a 15-strikeout performance against the Reds and will now clash with a hot Padres line-up 2 – The best team in the league just recently found yet another star 3 – The Brewers are slumping having just lost two of three to the Marlins…. THE MARLINS! With that being said let’s move the meter up on wins this week, I am currently 15-7 on the season.
As you know already all-day slates are my favorite type of slates. We can wake up early and watch baseball all day. In this particular slate we have a couple of great story lines later in the day. Mad Max is coming of a great performance against the reds where he refused to come of the game when asked and proceeded to strike out Votto to end the 8th Inning. He is officially locked in. Corey Seager is finally showing everyone the star that he is. That is very scary considering the number of stars the Dodgers already have. Lastly, the Brewers are taking on the Pirates and finally returning home after a long and brutal road trip. Can we go back to them after losing 2-3 to the Marlins? Of Course, we can.
Pirates @ Brewers 4:10pm
The Brewers have looked very up and down lately but have continued to be bet on by the public. They lost two games to the Marlins before finally showing up against the Marlins best pitcher Caleb Smith which of course was the only time during the three-game span I didn’t wager on them to take it down. Davies actually just faced the Pirates last week Lyles was also in that match up and took the loss. Not much to say here just and easy win to spot. Davies is 6-0 with a 2.89 ERA on the year and just beat this team going 8 innings. Lyles has been solid when lefties are not involved unfortunately this Brewers lineup has some of the best power lefties in the league and almost all of them hit better in Miller Park including the reigning MVP Christian Yelich. Brewers should destroy the Pirates in their home ball park I am just hoping the public doesn’t hammer the run line, so the odds stay modest.
Pick – Brewers Run Line (-1.5) +130 @ DraftKings
Dodgers @ Giants 7:15 pm
Any time you can wager on huge favorite away from their ballpark it is not a bad idea. Since they are away they will get that all important 9th inning no matter what the score is, giving them that extra change to cover the run line if they haven’t already. I love the dodgers in the spot. I’m pretty sure I have written up teams facing Samardzija (3-4 3.61 ERA) before and with him the key point is lefties are still hitting well against him. Somehow, he has kept his ERA sub 4.00 but that doesn’t scare me at all with the Dodgers lefties especially with Seager now showing up and getting hot. He adds another level to this already unstoppable offense. To be exact Samardzija is allowing .212 ISO that is not what you want to hear if you are facing the likes of Bellinger, Pederson, Muncy and Seager. The Dodgers will have Rich Hill (2-1 2.25 ERA) on the mound.
Any lefty is in a great match up against the Giants as they hit right handed pitching much better than left-handed pitching. Hill hasn’t allowed over three runs all year and has had at least 6 k’s in last four games. I would love to take a Hill over strikeout prop bet here!
Pick – Dodgers Run Line (-1.5)
Nationals @ Padres 10:10pm
Mad Max (3-5 3.06 ERA) is locked in. It doesn’t matter who his facing he will mow them down when he’s in this mode. I couldn’t believe the Nationals money line when they played the Reds. -132 with Max? Against the Reds?? Everyone was petrified of Dietrich I guess. I am hoping that everyone is to afraid to go here against the power bats on the Padres. I will not be instead I will be taking advantage of the value. Scherzer has not given up more than one run in last three. The Padres will be rolling out Eric Lauer (5-4 4.18 ERA) who shut down the Phillies only giving up one run. He has not allowed more than one run his last four but is allowing a .250 BA to righties along with .160 ISO. This looks like it may be a pitcher’s duel and I am taking Mad Max 110% of the time. The Nationals just need to take the lead, so they don’t see Kirby Yates and they will take this game down.