Pick One: Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 (-105) at the Seattle Mariners
While these two teams may have a similar record the Blue Jays have a few big advantages tonight. First, off Jay’s starter, Robbie Ray has a 2.90 ERA to Mariners starter Chris Flexen’s 3.81. Toronto has a much better batting average, .265 to .222, better on-base percentage, .328 to .299, and a big lead in slugging percentage, .458 to .381. To help make the pick even better, the Blue Jays have a 63-50 record against the spread.
Miss: Mariners win 3-2
Pick Two: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+105) at the New York Mets
Julio Urias (3.41 ERA) is on the mound giving the Dodgers the pitching edge as the Mets will trot out Tylor Megill (3.20 ERA) who’s only pitched 45 innings this season. The Dodgers have the better batting average, .246 to .237, the better on-base percentage, .335 to .314, and better slugging percentage, .423 to .385. With better pitching and hitting you gotta take the Dodgers.
Miss: Dodgers win 6-5
Pick Three: Oakland Athletics -1.5 (+100) at the Texas Rangers
Cole Irvin’s 3.45 ERA gives Oakland the pitching edge to Rangers’ starter Dane Dunning’s 4.07. Batting is where the A’s have the biggest edge. In batting average, the A’s lead .237 to .221, in on-base percentage lead .318 to .288, and in slugging percentage lead .406 to .366. The A’s are 63-51 against the spread while the Rangers are 50-64. Tonight, take Oakland.
Miss: Rangers win 8-6
All stats and odds are from BetMGM https://www.espn.com/mlb/scoreboard