3-2 and the JACKHAMMER hits again! Now 17-4 on the season for MLB JACKHAMMERS. Those are my most confident picks and you guys can feel comfortable doubling down on those. The only way last night could have been better was if the Indians didn’t blow a late 3 run lead and 2 run lead to blow the run line for us. Still a good night though! Let’s keep it rolling!
Cubs / Cardinals Over (7.5) - Something seems to be up with this line but I’m feeling like this is too good of a number to pass up after the scores the last two days. 18-5 and 9-6. This game today has over written all over it. Luke Weaver gets the start for the Cardinals and the Cubs come in with a .441 avg against him in 59 at bats. Tyler Chatwood will pitch for the Cubs and he comes in with an earned run average over 5.00. He’s already allowed 3 and 2 earned runs in less than 5 innings in 2 games pitched against this Cardinals team this season. Since this is the first game of a double header, I’d wait until the last minute to put this bet in so you can confirm the lineups for both teams are legit.
Braves (Newcomb) (+129) - This one offers great value and I can’t remember the last time there’s been a listed underdog that should be a -180 favorite! Look at the numbers in this matchup. Newcomb has held this Nats lineup to a .217 avg in 46 at bats. Gio Gonzalez will pitch for the Nats and the Braves have a .309 avg in 188 at bats against him. The Braves beat the Nats last night and I think they will do it again tonight! Let’s go Braves!
Dodgers (Kershaw) (-155) - 🚨 JACKHAMMER 🚨 If you’re not on board with this Dodgers team already, get on board because it’s going to be a fun ride in the second half. Kershaw has held this Brewers lineup to a .216 avg in 37 at bats. The Dodgers lineup is hitting just under .300 in 69 at bats against Chase Anderson. Machado seems comfortable with the trade after getting on base 4 times in his first game last night. I’m all over the Dodgers in this one.
Astros (Verlander) (-180) - 🚨 JACKHAMMER 🚨 You can take the run line in this one if you want better value but I’m suggesting the moneyline. Verlander will pitch for the Stros and he hasn’t gotten a win in his last six starts. The reason I’m not concerned about that is his history against this Angels lineup. He’s held them to a .104 avg in 163 at bats. The Astros lineup has a .318 avg in 44 at bats against Nick Tropeano. Verlander snaps the streak today and this Stros lineup gives him the run support he needs.
Giants (Bumgarner) (+125) - Another valuable underdog in the Giants. Bumgarner has held this A’s lineup to a .205 avg in 78 at bats. He just pitched against the A’s in his last start and he only allowed 1 earned run over 6 innings in a 7-1 win. Trevor Cahill will start for the Athletics and this Giants lineup has a .308 avg in 130 at bats against him. #Value
Indians (Carrasco) (-180) - They came through for us last night and they look to have the upper hand again tonight. They will take on Big Sexy Bartolo Colon who they have a .310 avg in 100 at bats. Carlos Carrasco will pitch for the Indians and he is 11-5 this season with a 4.12 earned run average. I like the Tribe tonight.