VIP Picks 8/15

2-1 is better but the Dodgers cost us the 3-0 sweep. Let’s start this week off hot tonight and get the sweep that we should have had yesterday!


MLB

6:40 EST

Phi (Syndergaard) (-178) - JACKHAMMER - Monday hammers don’t have a good track record but this is a great matchup tonight. The Phillies lost 2 out of 3 against the Mets over the weekend but they have still won 13 of their last 17 games. They will face the Reds and Mike Minor tonight who is 1-9 with a 6.24 ERA. The Philly lineup comes in hitting .346 against Minor in a small sample size. Noah Syndergaard will pitch for Phi and they have won both of his starts since trading for him. He’s also held the Reds lineup to a .188 avg in a small sample size against them.


7:05 EST

Bal / Tor O (9) - These two have gone over 9 runs in all 6 games against each other this season. Yusei Kikuchi will pitch for Toronto tonight and he just gave up 5 runs in 5 innings against Bal his last time out. He’s now allowed 9 runs in 9 innings against them this season. Kyle Bradish will pitch for Bal and he’s allowed 8 runs in 9.2 innings against Tor this season. Both lineups have hit the opposing pitchers hard and there should be a lot of offense on display in this game which should lead to another Over between these two.


7:20 EST

Mets (Carrasco) (+128) - Underdog alert for the Mets who will face Spencer Strider who they scored 4 runs in 2.2 innings against a couple of weeks ago. Strider then went on in an interview to say the Mets have been lucky. Disagree. Carlos Carrasco will pitch for NY and he’s 13-4 on the season and he’s already beat the Braves twice. Atlanta is on a 6 game winning streak but I think the Mets will snap that tonight. The Mets have won 75% (8 of 12) of the games against the Braves this season. Their 4 losses came by 2+ runs otherwise we would take the +1.5 but the value is on the moneyline.