4/20 VIP Picks


If you guys missed the video this morning on the VIP blog, check it out. I’m extending everyone a week for free due to the JACKHAMMER losing last night.

MLB: 

Cardinals (Wacha) ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️ - Moneyline for those of you looking for a 5x play, run line for those of you looking for a plus money play. The Reds are a mess and they just had their manager get his ass canned after their 3-15 start. The Cardinals are coming off of a two game split with the Cubs in Chi Town but before that they had a four game sweep over this BAD Reds team. Wacha pitched against the Reds last Thursday and allowed 3 earned runs in 5 innings. The Cardinals won that game 13-4. The Cardinals lineup will face Brandon Finnegan for the second time in less than a week. They put up 5 earned runs in 4.1 innings against him last Saturday in a 6-1 win. The Cards starting lineup has a .370 avg in 54 at bats against Finnegan. The bats should be out again tonight and Wacha should do enough for the Cards to run away with this one. Did someone say runaway?


Astros (Verlander) (-1.5) ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️ - The Astros found a way to lose in Verlander’s last start even though he only allowed one hit in 8 innings. They should be able to get a win tonight when they visit the White Sox. Giolito will start for the Sox who the Astros beat 3-1 last season on September 19th. The Stros lineup has a .318 avg in 22 at bats against him which is basically a sample size of that one game last year. Verlander has had two really good starts in a row allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run over his last 16 innings. He should be able to dominate this White Sox lineup who before Wednesday’s explosion of 11 runs had scored 2, 1, 0, & 2 in their last 4 games. Jose Abreu has had success against Verlander but the rest of the White Sox lineup has a career .193 avg in 62 at bats against him with 23 strikeouts. “Hey Justin, it’s Kof, DONT LET ABREU BEAT US TONIGHT!” That’s the text I sent to Verlander this morning.

Mets (Syndergaard) (-136) ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️ - The Braves actually have pretty good numbers against Thor, .375 avg in 32 at bats. However, Syndergaard shut them out in his only start against them last season where he pitched 6 scoreless innings. Syndergaard has only allowed 3 earned runs in his last three starts with 15 innings pitched. He had his best game of the season last time out when he had 11 strikeouts in 5.1 innings. Great price for this matchup. It’s early in the season but I look at this as a big game for the Mets to get their season back on track after losing 4 of their last 6. They won 12 of their first 13. LGM!

NHL:

Penguins (-1.5) 🏒🏒🏒🏒🏒 - The Penguins have covered the (-1.5) in 3 out of the 4 games in this series - 7-0, 5-1, & 5-0. It’s really been complete domination not only this series but all season long. The Pens are 7-1 against the Flyers this season. After dropping both games on home ice, the Flyers head back to Pittsburgh tonight where the Penguins will not only close the door on this series but they will SLAM it shut 🚪. 

Penguins / Predators moneyline parlay (-125) JACKHAMMER 🔨🔨🔨🔨🔨🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨🏒🏒🏒🏒🏒 - JACKHAMMER plays are now 2-2 and off to a slow start but I LOVE this parlay tonight. It’s really not bad odds for two teams that are both 7-1 this season against the teams that they are playing tonight. Both the Pens and Preds will both be looking to close the series out at home on a Friday night. Sounds like party time to me! 🍻🥃🍹🚬


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