Daeshon Underwood (18-7 for the season) picks out the best three best from Sunday’s Major League Baseball card
With my last article, we had a fantastic day completing a three-game run line sweep. Today we have another great slate to easily abuse run lines. Starting a 1pm this article will give you something else to watch until the closing moments of the U.S. Open arrive. We are 18-7 so far this season with our best bets.
As I have been doing all season I will be going right back to my run lines. I might have to start calling them Dae’s run line plays. I easily spotted three great games where I can see the favored team covering the -1.5 spread, leading us to odds more in our favor. The first is the Houston Astros taking on the Blue Jays. Peacock has been phenomenal all season and the Blue Jays have been struggling now holding the worst batting average in the league. Next, we will be going to Coors field where the Rockies are in a back and forth series against the Padres. This projected pitcher for the Rockies is a rookie recently called up who is 2-0 beating the Cubs twice. Lastly, there is a great game to watch over in San Francisco where the Giants just handed Davies there first lost. But Shark is back on the mound for the Giants… Do I really have to write up what I think about him again?
Blue Jays @ Astros 2:10pm
Peacock (6-3 3.42 ERA) will be taking on the Blue Jays who are now last in the MLB in batting average. Peacock is only allowing a .160 batting average to righties and a .265 to lefties. In terms of power (ISO) Peacock does give it up to lefties but the Blue Jays only have three solid lefties in their lineup so I am not worried about that. As for the Astros batters, they are very injured missing three of their top four but have not missed a beat still winning game after game. The Blue Jays projected pitcher is Trent Thornton (1-5 4.78 ERA) and he has not been good at all since his first start. He is allowing a .261 ISO to lefties and the Astros new emerging star Yordan Alveraz happens to be a power lefty. He along with Brantley, Reddick, and Bregman (split proof) all have a great chance of going deep. In addition to that, he is also allowing a .261 batting to lefties as well. I’ll take an Alvarez prop bet home run for sure. The Astros are 26-10 at home.
Padres @ Rockies 3:10pm
This has been a great series so far. When you combine the fact that there is tremendous power on both teams along with Coors field you know there will be fireworks throughout the game. Rockies rookie pitcher Lambert might have something to say about that. Through two games he holds a 1.50 ERA with 12 K’s and two wins. Not bad for his first two games in the MLB. Both wins came against the Cubs who are no doubt a world series contender. Most of the Padres hard hitters are on the right side of the plate which so far Lambert is only giving up a 22.7% hard-hit rate. Nick Margevicius (2-6 5.02 ERA) is projected to start for the Padres and he is lefty facing Arenado and Story in Coors… Nick is giving up huge power righties (.194) and lefties
(.341) so Blackmon and Dahl could be in line for a great day as well. Prop bet – Arenado goes yard.
Brewers @ Giants 4:05pm
The Giants are currently up 2-0 on the Brewers in this series and there is no way they get swept by the San Francisco Giants. Especially when my favorite pitcher to target is on the mound. At this point, we are 3-0 against him and I will keep going back until Samardzija (3-5 3.72 ERA) proves me wrong. As I said last week he has some great stuff this year but still can not keep a lefty dominant team off the bases. The Brewers happen to have the second best lefty core in the league, in my opinion, falling short to only the Dodgers. The Brewers projected pitcher is Chase Anderson 3-1 (3.80 ERA) who has reverse splits so far this season. He is allowing only a .171 batting average to lefties which is great considering the Giants best bats are left handed. If it’s not broke don’t fix it. Take the brewers.