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Miami Marlins (3-9) @ Cincinnati Reds (3-8)
Starting Pitchers: Pablo Lopez (R) vs. Sonny Gray (R)
- The under has hit in seven of the last ten games between these two teams. Both offenses have struggled this season, averaging under 3.5 runs per game.
- Yasiel Puig is due back into the lineup today, projecting to hit third.
Oakland Athletics (8-8) @ Baltimore Orioles (5-7)
Starting Pitchers: Aaron Brooks (R) vs. Dylan Bundy (R)
- Oakland come in as heavy favorites once again, sitting at -152. With an over/under set at 9.5, we have seen plenty of offense in this series to hit the over, but public is heavy on the under.
- Dylan Bundy has won his last three starts against Oakland, pitching six innings in each start.
Cleveland Indians (7-4) @ Detroit Tigers (8-4)
Starting Pitchers: Shane Bieber (R) vs. Spencer Turnbull (R)
- The public is heavy on the under, which is set at 8, and the Indians are -140 road favorites.
- Both teams are averaging over ten strikeouts per game as a team. The over is 6-3-1 in the last ten meetings between these two teams.
- Shane Bieber has allowed a .226 wOBA this season, but a .359 xwOBA. Turnbull has allowed a .316 wOBA with a .266 xwOBA.
Seattle Mariners (12-2) @ Kansas City Royals (2-9)
Starting Pitchers: Mike Leake (R) vs. Jorge Lopez (R)
- No surprise here, as we have another total set at 10, and the public is betting the over with confidence again. Seattle are road favorites, sitting at -135.
- Wind is also going to play a factor as it is blowing out about 20mph.
- Jay Bruce left last night’s game with an injury, and Domingo Santana would fill in if he misses time tonight.
Los Angeles Dodgers (8-5) @ St. Louis Cardinals (7-5)
Starting Pitchers: Walker Buehler (R) vs. Michael Wacha (R)
- Los Angeles comes in averaging over seven runs per game, and are only striking out 7.1 times per game.
- Walker Buehler dominated St. Louis last year, pitching 15 innings, allowing no earned, and striking out 18.
- Cody Bellinger has an average exit velocity of 95.7 to start the year.
Toronto Blue Jays (4-8) @ Boston Red Sox (3-9)
Starting Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez (R) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (R)
- Boston comes in struggling, and have been favored in each game so far this season, going 3-9. They are 1-11 ATS to start the season.
- They are heavy favorites tonight at -185, and the public is still betting heavy on the Sox early on.
- Justin Smoak is questionable for tonight’s game, which would take a strong bat out of a relatively weak lineup.
New York Mets (7-4) @ Atlanta Braves (7-4)
Starting Pitchers: Steven Matz (L) vs. Kevin Gausman (R)
- Mets-Braves games have been very low scoring over the last ten games. Both teams have averaged three or fewer runs, and the over has gone just 3-7.
- With a lefty on the hill, Atlanta might opt to use Johan Camargo in the lineup. Tyler Flowers will also draw the start because of the southpaw.
- Pete Alonso’s 17 BBE over 95mph+ is the fourth highest in baseball to start the season.
Pittsburgh Pirates (6-4) @ Chicago Cubs (3-8)
Starting Pitchers: Joe Musgrove (R) vs. Jose Quintana (L)
- There is some rain in the forecast for this one, and some wind again, but blowing more side to side.
- Joe Musgrove has stifled the Cubs the last two starts, going seven innings in each, holding them to two earned runs.
- Ben Zobrist had the day off yesterday, and will likely jump back into the leadoff spot.
- Jose Quintana is allowing an average exit velocity of 96.9 mph.
San Diego Padres (8-5) @ Arizona Diamondbacks (6-6)
Starting Pitchers: Pedro Avila (R) vs. Zack Godley (R)
- Zack Godley has allowed 13 ER over his last three starts against San Diego. His battery partner, Carson Kelly is projected behind the dish.
- Godley is also throwing his curveball 45% of the time, which is the second highest in baseball.
Colorado Rockies (3-9) @ San Francisco Giants (4-9)
Starting Pitchers: Jon Gray (R) vs. Jeff Samardzija (R)
- Colorado comes in as -125 favorites, but a 50/50 split has been made in public money, with more leaning on the over set at 7.
- Both offenses have been struggling, scoring less than 3.5 runs per game.
- Jon Gray’s last three starts against SF have gone over, but this lineup should be able to break that trend.
- With David Dahl on the DL, Raimel Tapia is going to be getting more run. Josh Fuentes is also projected to start at first base.