Kelsey Plum 20+ Points
The Aces make it look easy to score, and a large part of that has to do with Plum. Plum has finally become the player fans were used to in college. She has increased her 3-point field goals significantly this season which has paid off. Plum has scored 20+ in all 3 games vs. the Mercury this season, and she has scored 20+ in 7 of her last 10 games. I love her to score 20 tonight!
The Parlay Kid
New York Mets to Win
It’s not too often that I am taking a road team at -154, but the Mets bats have been too quiet not to wake up against Jake Odorizzi. It certainly helps to have Max Scherzer going for the Mets as he always comes up big in important spots. Scherzer hasn’t given up more than two earned runs in 10 straight starts and will be his dominant self. Mets win a big one.
Phoenix Mercury +15
I know Las Vegas is the superior team and have beat Phoenix in all 3 meetings this season by an average age of 17 points. Not to mention, LV has won 4 straight & the Mercury come into the playoffs quite cold, losers of 5 of their last 7. However, this team has been through a ton and they rise to the occasion and play real tough & cover for Britney Griner.
Atlanta Braves to Win
Mets starter T Walker has been a bit shaky of late and the Braves will take advantage of that at home on Tuesday. Atlanta is due to jump out in front of the Mets in a series and with C. Morton on the mound that’s exactly what they will do.
Chicago White Sox/Houston Astros 1st 5 Innings Under 3.5
I’m really asking for trouble touching a White Sox game again, but I think it’s a low-scoring game (at least early). Cease has remarkably only given up 1 earned run or fewer in 14 straight starts. Verlander has been equally as good this season and has only given up 1 earned run or fewer in 7 of his last 8 starts. Runs should be hard to come by. Give me U3.5 First 5!
The Parlay Kid
Chicago White Sox/Houston Astros Under 7
Pretty simple here-Justin Verlander versus Dylan Cease. Both pitchers have ERA’s under 2 and Cease is on a historic run. I have also lost enough on the White Sox to know they are good for about one run in this one. Verlander wasn’t great in his last start so I’m betting on him bouncing back and being primed for this one. Enjoy this one. These kinds of pitching matchups don’t come around too often.
The Parlay Kid
Minnesota Twins -1.5
The Twins have struggled as of late, but get to face the KC Royals and get themselves right. The Royals are coming off their best win of the season and will suffer an immediate letdown in traveling to Minnesota. Joe Ryan has been pretty solid all year long for the Twins, but can’t say the same for his counterpart Kris Bubic and his 1.56 WHIP. Twins roll.
Los Angeles Dodgers to Win
The Dodgers are 1st in offense & in ERA in MLB. They also have not lost back-to-back games in their last 15 contests played.
Houston Astros to Win
Maybe the White Sox are starting to turn a corner, but they just have not been a reliable team to bet and they are under 0.500 at home. The Astros have been a great team on the road, and they have won 6 of the last 7 games started by Urquidy. Give me the Astros as the slight favorite.