Pick One: Cincinnati Reds -1.5 (+115) vs the Chicago Cubs
The pitching matchup is close as Red’s starter Vladimir Gutierrez (3.95 ERA) has the edge on Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks’ 4.15 ERA. The Reds have a big hitting advantage leading in batting average, .254 to .229, in on-base percentage, .335 to .305, in slugging percentage, .435 to .394, and in on-base plus slugging percentage, .770 (3rd best) to .699. Take the Reds tonight.
Miss: Cubs win 2-1
Pick Two: Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (-150) vs the Pittsburgh Pirates
David Price (3.60 ERA) gives the Dodgers a big pitching edge as Pirates starter Wil Crowe has a 5.27 ERA. The Dodgers also have an advantage in batting average, .246 to .235, on-base percentage, .335 to .305, slugging percentage, .427 to .361, and in on-base plus slugging, .763 to .666. The Dodgers are winning this by multiple runs tonight.
Miss: Dodgers win 4-3
All stats and odds are from BetMGM https://www.espn.com/mlb/scoreboard https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/majors/2021.shtml