Well, NFL season has started up again, and the MLB playoff picture is increasingly settling. With all of that being said, we’ll take one last look at a few MLB division leaders), and a final look at the odds, care of Bovada.
Lets start then with the Dodgers (-1.5 -125 RL, -270 ML) who host their long-time rival Giants (+1.5 +105 RL, +225 ML) this weekend. Their ace, Clayton Kershaw (13-4, 2.96 ERA) will lead the way and he faces Jeff Samardzija (9-11, 3.61 ERA). Samardzija had a rough outing against the Padres last time he pitched, giving up 6 runs. Meanwhile, Kershaw is on a two game losing streak as well. All that taken into account, Dogers bats are a little livelier, so bet on them and the over (O/U 8.5).
Next, we look at the big NL East matchup between the Nationals (-1.5 +145 RL, -127 ML) who visit the Braves (+1.5 -165 RL, -106 ML). Dallas Keuchel (6-5, 3.72 ERA) faces off against Patrick Corbin (11-6, 3.19) in what should be a great pitchers duel. Last time they faced off in June, the Nationals walked away with a 6-3 win. Regardless, Keuchel is in top shape right now, and this would be a great chance for the Braves to extend their lead. Bet on them and take the under (O/U 9.0).
Finally, what will the Cardinals (-1.5 +130 RL, -131 ML) do to the Pirates (+1.5 -150 RL, +111 ML) this weekend? In all likelihood, beat them, but they will have to go through Joe Musgrove (9-12, 4.67 ERA) to get there. They start Miles Mikolas (8-13, 4.32 ERA) in response. With Mikolas pitching gems against the Pirates this season, this might be his chance to rebound strong after a rough August. Bet on the Cardinals and the over (O/U 8.5).
It was fun picking some baseball winners with you this season. They might not have all been winners, but following the hot races and the biggest stories in baseball was well worth the time. Enjoy some football this weekend, everyone!
Tonin’s record yesterday: 2-7
Tonin’s record this season: 126-117