Pick One: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (+145) at the Boston Red Sox
The Rays have won 3 of the last 5 against Boston including last night where they overcame a 7-1 deficit in the second inning. Tonight the pitching edge favors Tampa big. Drew Rasmussen has a 3.00 ERA compared to Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez’s 4.88 ERA. The Rays are above league average in on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS. The Rays -1.5 is the pick especially when Tampa is 79-57 against the spread.
Hit: Rays win 12-7
Pick Two: Cincinnati Reds -1.5 (-105) at the Chicago Cubs
The Reds have Wade Miley and his 2.97 ERA on the mound against the Cubs Adrian Sampson. At bat the Reds lead in batting average, .250 to .233, in on-base percentage, .330 to .307, in slugging percentage, .431 to .403, and in OPS, .761 to .709. Expect the Reds to win big.
Miss: Reds win 4-3
Pick Three: San Francisco Giants -1.5 (-140) at the Colorado Rockies
The Giants still have the at bat advantages mentioned in yesterday’s post plus another big pitching edge. Logan Webb is on the mound for the Giants with his 2.56 ERA to Chi Chi Gonzalez’s 6.13 ERA. Back to back wins will happen for the Giants.
Giants win 12-3
All stats and odds are from BetMGM https://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/majors/2021.shtml https://www.espn.com/mlb/scoreboard