A big fat 0-4 night last night but we had some tough luck. Vargas had an ERA over 10 and went 5 scoreless, DBacks were cruising 4-0 then give up a grand slam, Ohtani got hit with a rain delay then the Angels bullpen implodes, and last but not least:
That’s what stopped the over from hitting. And the fact that it was 3-2 at the 2nd intermission and neither team could score in the 3rd. It’s sports though and some tough luck can get to anyone, that’s just the way it is. Obviously I’m ready for a bounce back day and get the weekend started on a Thirsty Thursday, let’s see what we got.
Cardinals (Flaherty) (-160) - Doesn’t it seem like we just bet the Cardinals against the Pirates and Trevor Williams? Well, it’s because we did and we won. The Cards put up 4 earned in 4 innings against Williams five days ago and not a lot has changed since then. They come into tonight’s game with a .393 avg & .656 slg% in 61 at bats against him. Flaherty started for the Cardinals in that same game and he went 6 innings while only allowing 1 run. Give me the Cards.
Dodgers / Phillies Under (6.5) - low over under here but for good reason with the two pitchers that will be starting tonight. Aaron Nola for the Phillies has only allowed more than 3 earned runs in 1 of his 11 starts this season. Kershaw has only allowed more than 3 earned runs in 1 of his 7 starts this season. These guys both typically go 6 or 7 innings. I realize that 9 out of the last 10 combined games for both of these teams have gone over 6.5 but there hasn’t been a pitching matchup like this in any of these games. This will be Kershaws first start back from the DL but I’m expecting him to be ready to go tonight. I got the under in this one.
Cavs (12.5) - Let me be clear, I have the Warriors to win this series and run through the Cavs pretty easily but it’s tough for me to take them to cover a -12.5 and up to -14 on some books. It’s the NBA Finals and I expect this game to be close enough for the Cavs to cover +12.5. These two teams played twice this season and the Warriors won both of them 118-108 & 99-92. Although both of these matchups came before the major shake up the Cavs had at the trade deadline, they covered 12.5 in both of them. With or without Kevin Love, I think the Cavs (LeBron) can keep this game close enough to cover +12.5.
Only three picks today, need a bounce back winning day after the tough luck we had last night.