Top 5 MLB Expert Betting Picks Today – 9/28/18

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds

The Reds (-110), who have lost 5 straight games, will host the Pirates (-110) tonight in their final series of the season. The Pirates have owned this series going 6-0 SU in their last 6 meetings this season. They will send Nick Kingham (5-7 5.23 ERA) to the mound who will try to bounce back from his last start where he didn't get out of the 2nd inning. He allowed 7 hits and 5 ER in only 1.1 innings of work and took the loss at home against the Brewers. In his last start vs the Reds he picked up the win only allowing 2 ER in 6.1 innings of work. On the other side will be Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani (7-7 4.91 ERA) who took the loss in his last start on the road vs the Marlins despite striking out 10 batters. If he wants a win tonight he will probably need some more help from all-star Eugenio Suarez who is only hitting .143 with 0 HR and 0 RBI’s in his last 42 at-bats. With that being said our lineups.com basic model likes the Reds tonight in Cincinnati.

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Tampa Bay Rays

In a matchup between two teams in the AL East the Blue Jays (+145) will head south to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays (-170) in both teams final series of the season. The Rays will send Tyler Glasnow (2-7 4.23 ERA) to the mound and he will be making his second start in a row against Toronto. In his last start he took the loss but did not pitch bad allowing 3 ER in 6 innings but he didn't get the run support he needed. After playing really well the Rays have started to slow down and they have now lost 4 of their last 6 games. Taking the mound for the Blue Jays will be Thomas Pannone (4-1 3.58 ERA) who has won 3 straight starts coming into tonight. In his last start vs the Rays Pannone allowed 2 ER in 6.2 innings in a home victory. Much like the Rays, the Blue Jays have not played well lately losing 5 of their last 8 games. It looks like our lineups.com model favors the Rays tonight in Tampa.

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New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox

In the one of the best MLB rivalries the Yankees (-142) will visit Fenway Park to take on the Red Sox (+122) to close the season. Taking the mound for New York will be J.A. Happ (16-6 3.57 ERA) who has been superb posting a 0.82 ERA in his last two starts. In his last appearance vs the Red Sox he was great throwing 6 scoreless innings but he did not factor into the final decision. Andrew McCutchen has been superb in the last 8 days hitting .308 with 1 HR 2 RBI and 7 BB, he also he multiple hits in 2 of his last 3 games. He and the other Yankees batters will be up against Red Sox starter Brian Johnson (4-4 4.11 ERA) who has jumped from the bullpen to the rotation multiple times this season. He pitched pretty well in his last start vs the Yankees striking out 11 batters and allowed 4 ERs in what ended up as a victory. He will be hoping from some help from Xander Bogaerts who is a career 1/14 hitter vs Yankees SP J.A. Happ. Our lineups.com model likes the Yankees in this AL East rivalry matchup.

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Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies

The Rockies (-185), who have won 7 straight games, will host the Nationals (+160) tonight in a pivotal final series. Colorado currently holds a 1 game lead on the Dodgers for first place in the NL West with 3 games left in the season. They will have the right man on the mound, Kyle Freeland (16-7 2.84 ERA) has not taken a loss in his last 10+ starts and has won in 5 of his last 6 appearances. He has two career starts against Washington and has performed well going 1-0 with a 3.72 ERA. On the other side will be Nationals SP Joe Ross (0-1 4.09 ERA) who will be making his 3rd start this season after missing most of the year recovering from Tommy John surgery. He will be looking to play spoiler vs the Rockies tonight. On offense Anthony Rendon has been playing great hitting .385 with 6 R 3 HR and 12 RBI’s over the last 8 days of game action. It is looking like our lineups.com model likes the Nationals tonight.

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres

The Diamondbacks (-150) will close out their season in San Diego against the Padres (+130). Taking the mound for Arizona will be Patrick Corbin (11-7 3.23 ERA) who could be making his final start for the club due to his impending free agency. He will look to finish his season on a high note after losing his last two starts coming into tonight’s game. Corbin owns a 4.50 ERA in two starts vs the Padres this season allowing 6 ER in 12 innings or work. On the other side will be rookie Eric Lauer (6-7 4.60 ERA) who seems like he has figured something out over the last month as he has posted a 1.42 ERA while only allowing opposing hitters hit for a .132 average in the last 30 days. In his last start vs Arizona Lauer went 5 innings and only allowed 1 ER in a victory on the road. This series as a whole has been pretty even but he UNDER has hit in 3 straight meetings between these two teams. Our lineups.com basic model favors the (INSERT TEAM) tonight in San Diego.

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