Houston Texans +10.5
Houston has been better than expected (2-0 vs spread) and is actually 6th in the AFC running the ball with the law team of M Ingram, P Lindsay, and D. Johnson. The Panthers have looked good so far but on the road, this squad has not won a road game by more than 7 points in 14 straight games (last win of this sort was exactly 2 years ago on 9/22/2019. Let's give the Texans a shot and force the Panthers to win by double digits on Thursday night football.
The Parlay Kid
Mark Ingram Over 9.5 Rushing Attempts
Ingram has gone for 40 carries in his first two games so this number seems suspiciously low. If I believed in fishy lines I would question this, but I don’t. So let’s jump on because the Texans will run often to slow the Panthers pass rush and take the pressure off young QB Davis Mills.
Brittney Griner Over 22.5 Points
It seems like it’s been a while, but the WNBA playoffs are finally starting tonight. I can’t believe Harry is not on this one. The Liberty come into these playoffs struggling, and they are going to have a hard time dealing with Griner. In the regular season, they struggled to deal with her size and she dropped 29 and 26 on them. Expect another huge night from Griner. O22.5 Points!
Giancarlo Stanton to Hit a Home Run
Nothing like playing the Rangers to cure your ills. The Yankees have hit significantly better against lefties all year. Stanton has homered in 3 of his last 5 games, and Hearn has given up 2 home runs in 3 of his last 5 starts. Stanton Homer +250!
Manchester United/West Ham Over 2.5 Goals
These two rivals met on the 19th of this month with Man U pulling out a 2-1 victory. In Man U's last 3 matches at least 3 goals were scored. C Ronaldo scored on Sunday against "The Hammers" and I fully expect him and West Ham's Said Benrahma (also scored on Sunday) to put the pressure on when it comes to manufacturing goals in their rematch on Wednesday.
The Parlay Kid
2-Team Parlay: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers to Win
Zack Wheeler is on the mound for the Phillies and he has an ERA of four runs less per game than his counterpart, Keegan Akin of the Baltimore Orioles. On the West Coast, Walker Buehler needs to be on top of his game to help keep the Dodgers out of the wild card game and cannot afford a loss to the Rockies. Both faves win here and so do I.
The Parlay Kid
Cincinnati Reds -1.5
Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle is having an underrated season and in his last start shut down these same Pirates over six innings. The Reds need to keep winning and after a nice comeback yesterday keep the momentum going. Mahle strikes out 8+ to go over 200 for the season as the Reds roll.
Detroit Tigers to Win
This one starts early tomorrow, so don’t forget to get this one in before you start working. The Tigers have been playing good ball over the last two weeks. On the other hand, Keuchel has been a disaster on the road, losing 5 straight and giving up 24 earned runs in his last 25 2/3 innings. Give me the Tigers +140!
Seattle Mariners to Win
Seattle keeps fighting for that last wildcard spot and Kyle Seager is the main reason why. Seager and the rest of the Seattle squad should tee off on A’s starter Paul Blackburn and his almost 5 ERA.