With another day slate starting at 1 pm we have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of some great spots today. #RunLineUpside
Another Sunday, another huge 15 game slate starting at 1 pm. I wish every slate was like this… there is nothing worse than waiting until 7 pm to watch baseball. I really don’t know what I’m going to do when the season is over. To be honest I don’t know why I am thinking so far ahead let’s just keep increasing our record and cashing out. As always there is plenty of #RunLineUpside in today’s slate including a very spicy divisional match-up.
Yankees @ Rays 1:10 pm
As I mentioned in the intro, this is the spicy divisional matchup that everyone has there eyes focused on. The Yankees and Rays will be fighting for this division throughout the season and the Red Sox just don’t have the pitching to keep up with them. Here we have a great match-up with two great pitchers on the mound. Charlie Morton (9-2 2.36 ERA) is set to pitch against this all-star Yankees lineup. He has been great not allowing many batters to get on base only giving up a .179 batting average to righties along with only a .077 ISO. He is 4-2 in his last seven games with a 2.12 ERA. On the other side of the mound, Paxton (5-3 4.09 ERA) is projected to pitch and he has actually been struggling this year allowing a .313 batting average to lefties along with a .250 average against righties. He is also getting crushed by righties with an allowed .200 ISO. I have picked the Yankees in the last two matchups and I think it is time to switch gears. Paxton seems to be a shell of what he was last year so I will take the Rays.
Rays Run Line (-1) +138 @ Draftkings
Royals @ Nationals 1:35 pm
I wrote up the Nationals yesterday as they were in a great spot with Mad Max on the mound. Today is more of the same as they have their second ace Patrick Corbin (7-5 3.55 ERA) set to start against a struggling Royals. Corbin has been one of the best left-handed pitchers in the league all season. He is allowing under a .235 batting average to both lefties and righties. He is not getting hit hard either only giving up 13 home runs through 106 innings pitched. As long as Corbin can avoid these Royals power hitters as he has been doing all season he should be fine. The Royals are projected to pitch Jacob Junis (4-8 5.53 ERA) who is definitely a mediocre pitcher. He is allowing .314 averages to lefties. The Nats are already one of the hottest teams in the MLB and he is sure to add fuel to the fire. I love Soto to hit a bomb in this one (prop bet) and I think the Nats cover this run line easily. As I said yesterday the Royals are absolutely terrible on the road with a 13-31 record on the road. (not including yesterdays match up)
Nationals Run Line (-1.5) -120 @ Draftkings
Cubs @ White Sox 2:10 pm
This is a spot where I will be taking advantage of the worst pitcher on the slate going up against a powerhouse line up. Ivan Nova is terrible. In his last seven, he is 1-3 with a 5.45 ERA. He also cannot keep anyone off the bases allowing over a .300 batting average to lefties and righties. If it wasn’t bad enough, already he is getting hit hard allowing over a .199 ISO to lefties and righties. That being said it doesn’t matter what side of the plate you are hitting from you can get to Nova. This solid Cubs line-up should have no problem having a day. Baez, Rizzo, Schwaber, and Bryant can all go yard in this one. I really like Rizzo in this one as he has over a .300 ISO against Nova’s favorite pitch the fastball sinker. The Cubs are projected to pitch Kyle Hendricks (7-6 3.45 ERA) Hendricks has been solid and is 4-2 in his last seven starts with a 4.17 ERA. He is also facing a White Sox team that strikes out 25% percent of the time. He will have plenty of run support aswell. Easy Pick.
Cubs Run Line (-1) -141 @ Draftkings