The Parlay Kid
Philadelphia Phillies to Win
With the Phillies season slowly slipping away they turn to the unheralded Ranger Suarez who has been dynamite in his last four starts giving up only three runs in 23 innings. Bryce Harper stays hot and Philadelphia gets a convincing victory in a must-win game.
St. Louis Cardinals to Win
I hope everyone watched Once Upon a Time in Queens over that Mets game last night. It seems fitting that the doc focused a lot on the Cardinals, and the Mets just lost two pivotal games to them. I don't know what it is, but Lester always pitches well against the Mets. He also comes into this game only allowing 5 earned runs in his last 4 starts. The Cardinals are 13-5 in their last 18 road games. I can't trust the Mets right now and I like the Cards with the plus money.
Toronto Blue Jays to Win
My man Robbie Ray will take care of the Rays on Wednesday, just like he has all season against Tampa Bay. In his last 21 innings against Tampa, this season Ray has given up just 3 earned runs and has struck out 24. Meanwhile, Michael Wacha has an ERA of almost 6.
Cincinnati Reds to Win
Wade Miley has been a gem for the Reds this season with 12 wins and an ERA of under 3. Pirates starter Dillon Peters doesn’t have a win this season, meanwhile, Miley has given up 0 earned runs in 12 innings this season against Pittsburgh.
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Tampa Bay Rays to Win
Tampa Bay is 11-3 when entering a game at +115 or greater this season and Rays pitcher Drew Rasmussen has not surrendered more than one run in his last 10 appearances. The Jays bats have been on fire, but Rasmussen will douse the flames as the Rays show the Blue Jays who’s the boss in the AL East.
Seattle Mariners +1.5
I still can’t get over that Raiders game. Pure insanity. It’s hard to get up for Tuesday baseball after a football game like that, but as bettors, we must keep going. The Mariners have been great on the run line as home underdogs, going 31-13. The Red Sox as road favorites are 9-18. Take the Mariners +1.5!
Henry Ruggs Over 2.5 Receptions
I’ll never forgive the Raiders for taking Ruggs over Lamb, but that doesn’t mean he’s a total bust. I have to think Gruden has spent the offseason trying to find better ways to get the ball to Ruggs. Even in a season that he struggled, he still had 3 receptions in 5 of his last 7 games last season. I expect a few home run attempts and a couple of quick short strikes to him. Ruggs O2.5!
Baltimore Ravens/Las Vegas Raiders Over 50
Lamar Jackson is licking his chops knowing he is going against the 25th ranked defense a season ago. The Raiders also ranked 30th in the league in points against. Jon Gruden's crew could score as well a season ago and averaged 27 points a contest.
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Lamar Jackson Over 1.5 TD passes
Got burned with this yesterday (Herbert fell a TD short), but I can’t help myself - I love this prop. With the Ravens running back injuries, Lamar is going to have to do more with his arm which isn’t a terrible thing as he has thrown 62 touchdown passes the past two seasons. Lamar will be in MVP form tonight and carry the Ravens.