LAD ML over CHC -194, KC ML over CLE +104, LAA ML over TB -102 (+515)
Update: With Ohtani being scratched, we are now on LAD/KC assuming the Dodgers game doesn’t get rained out. If so, just hammering the Royals.
Starting this week off with a three teamer as opposed to the usual two, but I love the value on all three games and think it’s worth the potential payout.
To start us off tonight, the Dodgers and Walker Buehler (57.2 rolling game score) take on the Cubs and Kyle Hendricks (51.8 rolling game score) in Chicago. After their hot start, the Dodgers had a bit of a downward spiral going 2-5 over their last homestand and then dropping the first three games of their current road trip against the Brewers before blowing them out 16-4 yesterday.
After yesterday’s performance and a solid 5 run performance in a losing effort on Saturday, this Dodgers dangerous lineup appears to be heating back up as they face a struggling starting pitcher and a team that is 25th in the league in runs allowed (5.11 runs allowed per game). The Cubs have also somehow been worse over their past 5 games, giving up 36 runs over that span (7.20).
With these trends and the Cubs only coming out victorious once in Hendricks 5 starts this season, I expect the Dodgers to cruise to an easy victory and boost our parlay odds.
Next, the Royals and Indians open up a series in Kansas City with Indians righty Aaron Civale taking on Royals #2 overall prospect, young lefty Daniel Lynch, who is making his MLB debut.
This isn’t your usual rookie debut, as Lynch has the all the makings to be a future ace in this league and for the Royals rotation. He has one of the best fastballs of any left handed starter, sitting in the mid to upper 90s, while also having an excellent slider and above average changeup.
The Royals are the better overall team and this will obviously be the first time the Indians get to see this hard throwing lefty, so I love the plus money on KC as I expect Lynch to throw at least four or five strong innings with Jacob Junis on standby, who has been incredible so far this season as a starter along with the rest of the Royals bullpen.
To close things out, I’m on Shohei Ohtani and the Angles against Tyler Glasnow and the Rays in the most intriguing matchup of the night in my opinion.
The Angels have yet to lose this season when Ohtani starts and I’m not sold on this Rays’ lineup ability to score runs against quality pitching. Over their last 10 games the Rays have only mustered up 25 runs, while the Angels are still a top 10 offensive averaging nearly 5 runs per game.
It may be a nail biter with the quality of pitching tonight, but I like the Angels and Ohtani to lead us to victory and clinch the parlay late tonight.