The Mets and Phillies picked up wins on Wednesday, narrowing their gap with the Cardinals to just 1.5 games. Outside of that tight little race though, the NL Wild Card is finally getting a bit of breathing room in it. So today, we’ll hop around the league looking at some fun, profitable matchups, with odds from Bovada.
The Mets (-1.5 +145 RL, -140 ML) continue their red hot streak with game 3 of their series against the Indians (+1.5 -165 RL, +120 ML). The Mets are looking for their fifth straight win and to pull within half a game of the Cardinals with Noah Syndergaard (8-6, 3.86 ERA) on the mound. He faces rookie Aaron Civale (1-2, 1.50 ERA). I don’t expect the rookie to be able to hold back the red hot Mets, but I do expect him to be competent. This looks like it will be a masterful pitcher’s duel, so pick the Mets for the moneyline and the under (O/U 9.5).
The A’s (+1.5 -155 RL, -105 ML) are closing out their series against the Yankees (-1.5 +135 RL, -115 ML) and hoping for a sweep. Tanner Roark (7-8, 4.01 ERA) gets the start against Masahiro Tanaka (9-6, 4.56 ERA). As Roark has only faced the Yankees once, this isn’t an easy one to measure, but I think the Yankees will avoid the sweep and win big. Pick them and the over. (O/U 9.5)
The Nationals (-1.5 -130 RL, -220 ML) are hoping for an uneventful game against the Pirates (+1.5 +110 RL, +190 ML). Max Scherzer (9-5, 2.41 ERA) is getting his first start in weeks after spending some time dealing with injuries. He faces Steven Brault (3-2, 4.06) who just graduated to a starting role and has been fairly consistent. Call me crazy, but I like the Pirates here to beat up on a returning Scherzer, so pick them and the over (O/U 8.5).
Tonin’s record yesterday: 6-2
Tonin’s record this season: 87-66