6-3 on MLB in 2018 up 3.58 units
Gotta love the Pirates win yesterday. 0-0 to start the 9th, Marte gets on with a bunt single. Then he gets to third on a single up the middle, then a pop up bunt in the infield gets him home for the 1-0 win. It was an ugly win, but I will take it. Red Sox cruised to give me a 2-0 day. Let’s keep it going.
Pirates ML at -152 for 3 units. Ivan Nova pitched well his last time out vs the Cubs. Pittsburgh’s bullpen has struggled so it is good to have Nova who can go 7+ innings. Also, Nova does not walk batters, which helps against a struggling Marlins team. I think the Pirates will win this game and the series. If they do, it’ll be a win or split in all 5 series to open up the season for Pittsburgh. Jose Urena has been giving up early runs in his starts for the Marlins. I do not think the Marlins have enough firepower to come back from a deficit in this one.
Phillies ML at +115 for 1 unit. Simply a value play. Rays have been terrible this season. Tampa Bay has the worst record to start a season in franchise history and they currently hold the worst record in the American League. Phillies have been hot, why not take them at plus money? Philly is 7-1 in their last 8 games. Rays are giving Ryan Yarbrough his first start, he has been good in relief this season, but the first start can always be a little tough.
Diamondbacks ML at +194 for 1 unit. Diamondbacks -1.5 at +333 for 1 unit. People see Kershaw and bet Dodgers. Let’s be a little sharper. Godley has been pitching lights out for the D’backs. The dodgers are batting .238 on the season and now face one of the best pitchers they have seen all year. Paul Goldschmidt has been on fire as well. Just taking the better team here.