Jason Radowitz looks to continue his hot streak on Wednesday with three more valuable baseball bets.
Last night, I was one run away from completing the three-bet sweep. The Red Sox lost to the Rays at home 6-5. The heartbreak was real with the Red Sox leaving two runners on base in the 9th to take the L. But that’s fine. I’ll take the two wins and keep profiting, of course.
Wednesday’s schedule features quite a few day-games on “Trade Deadline Day.” The deadline for trades is set for 4pm EST. It’s been a weird deadline thus far. The Mets traded for ace Marcus Stroman and the Reds traded for ace Trevor Bauer. Both of these teams were considered to be sellers. The market is kind of weird. I expect it to get weirder tomorrow. It’s intriguing. Again, before the deadline, it’s ideal to pick teams that are contending rather than selling.
Braves @ Nationals 12:05 pm
The Atlanta Braves (63-45) are Washington Nationals (57-50) are playing for the series win tomorrow. It’s an early start at 12:05pm but there’s a lot of value in this game. In the Braves last five games played, the total has at least hit 9 runs. That stands true for Washington as well. There’s been a lot of scoring. Except, tomorrow Mike Soroka (10-2 2.44 ERA) will be getting the start for the Braves against Anibal Sanchez (6-6 3.63 ERA). Soroka has been pretty consistent through the first five innings. He’s accumulated 11 quality starts in 18 starts this season. For Washington, Sanchez has allowed three runs or less in all but three games this season. Both bullpens have been ugly. That’s why I’m taking the under in the first five innings for this game. I expect the starters to be in sync.
Dodgers @ Rockies 3:10 pm
The Dodgers are 14-3 against the Rockies in their last 17 meetings. The Dodgers (69-39) will be throwing 2019 Cy Young award candidate Hyun-Jin Ryu (11-2 1.74 ERA) in Coors Field against the Rockies (50-57). Coors Field leads major league parks in “Park Factors” with 1.614 runs per game just due to the park being in Colorado. Ryu has been excellent, and even if he allows a couple more runs in Colorado, he’s going up against German Marquez of the Rockies (10-5 4.88 ERA). His record and ERA isn’t too bad. He’s been great on the road. But Marquez at home? He’s sporting a 7.07 ERA and batters are hitting .336 average against him at Coors Field. I’ll take the Dodgers bats with the Cy-Young candidate, even in Colorado.
Brewers @ Athletics 10:07 pm
The Brewers (56-51) will be sending out newly acquired pitcher, Jordan Lyles who has struggled since May. Lyles (5-7 5.36 ERA) has allowed 20 earned runs in just 12 innings pitched in the month of July. That’s a 15 ERA!. Good news for the Athletics, it’s still July! On the other side of things, the Athletics (60-47) will be sending out Brett Anderson (9-6 4.05 ERA) who has been worse at home this season with an ERA of 4.75. Brewers current batters are hitting .432 with an on base percentage of .479 against Anderson while Athletics current batters have struggled against Lyles. But the fact of the matter is that Lyles just doesn’t have good stuff right now. I expect this game to go over the total of just nine runs. You would’ve thought this game was easily in the double digits. VALUE.