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VIP Picks 8/25

2-1 day and some of you ended up getting the cash on the Dodgers/Braves parlay from the night before at +123! I mean we’ve had some players benched taking away a few bets from us this week but we would be like 12-3 on the week so we are rocking and rolling going into the weekend!


MLB:

7:05 EST

Cubs (Hendricks) (-120)

  • The Cubs came through for us last night and they are now 7-0 in the season series against the Pirates so you’re damn right we are going right back to them tonight!

  • Kyle Hendricks will pitch for the Cubs who has struggled a bit this month but he is coming off of a really good start where he only allowed 1 run over 6.1 innings

  • The Cubbies should get Hendricks some good run support tonight vs Mitch Keller who they come in hitting .348 against in 46 at bats

  • Keller has been better in his last 2 starts but he’s still allowed 15 runs in 22 innings pitched this month

  • The Cubs have won 5 of their last 6 and the Pirates have lost 3 of their last 5


7:10 EST

Player Prop Hit Parlay

Mookie Betts Hit / Julio Rodriguez Hit (-152)

  • Mookie returns to Fenway for the first time in four years since being traded away from the Red Sox after playing the first 6 years of his career in Boston. Standing ovation followed by a lead off homerun is my prediction but let’s just take him to get a hit in this game.

  • Mookie is hitting .463 in August & has 11 hits in his last 4 games. He’s also hit safely 20 of his 21 games in August!

  • Julio is probably the only guy in the league who’s been hotter than Mookie and he’s coming in hitting safely in 9 straight games AND 26 of his last 30 games!

  • He’s going against Brady Singer who he is 0-3 against lifetime but I don’t care, we will be singing another victory tune with this one


8:10 EST

Rangers / Twins NO Runs in the 1st (-115)

  • Sonny Gray will pitch for the Twins and he’s gone NO runs in the 1st in 6 of his 7 starts since the All Star Break.

  • Gray has good numbers against the guys at the top of this Rangers lineup - Semien 3 for 12, Seager 1 for 6, Lowe 1 for 5, & Garver 0 for 1

  • Dane Dunning will start for the Rangers & he’s gone 7-4 NO runs in the 1st in his last 11. I usually like to see a higher percentage than that but he has good numbers against the guys who he has faced in this Twins lineup. The one worry would be Correa because he is 1 for 3 with a homerun against him in the past.

  • I still think NO runs in the first is the play here.


8:10 EST

Padres / Brewers Under (8)

  • At first glance, the Brewers bats have definitely been hot but I expect them to cool off tonight when they face Yu Darvish who has struggled in his recent starts but he did hold this Brewers lineup to 1 run in 7 innings pitched earlier this season on 4/16 in a game that finished 1-0

  • Darvish has held this Brewers lineup to a .185 avg lifetime in over 100 career at bats

  • Brandon Woodruff will pitch for the Brewers and it will only be his 6th start of the season but the trend to see here is that 4 of his 5 starts have gone under 8

  • Woodruff has shut down the guys in this Padres lineup in the past holding them to a .182 avg in 66 at bats


10:15 EST

Braves (Strider) (-154)

  • Logan Webb has been out here doing his THING over the last couple of months BUT this Braves team just got to him last Saturday when they scored 6 runs in 4 innings in a 6-5 win

  • I’m willing to ride the best offense in the league against Webb again tonight especially at -154 odds

  • Spencer Strider is pitching for the Braves and he only allowed 1 hit in 7 innings against the Giants last Friday

  • Not much else to say on this one other than I was pleasantly surprised to see -154 because I thought it would be closer to -200


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