CWS ML over TB -115, PHI ML over LAD +142 (+371)
We hit on the Rays and Nationals yesterday, but the Royals kept us from a monster day. However, we still managed to go 2-2 (+0.35u). Today we’re going back to a two teamer including the Rays and White Sox again, but today I like Chicago to come out on top.
A couple of left handed pitchers faceoff in this matchup, with Dallas Keuchel of the White Sox taking on Shane McClanahan of the Rays. The White Sox have mashed left handed pitching all season, ranking 3rd in the league with a .273 batting average.
The Rays on the other hand have struggled for the most part against left handed pitching, ranking 24th in the league with a .222 batting average. Add to that the fact that Keuchel has been solid over his past 5 starts (28 innings 11 earned runs allowed) while McClanahan has failed to make it past the 3rd inning in his two most recent starts, I foresee an offensive explosion from the White Sox offense and good enough start from Keuchel to get the W.
Next, our underdog pick is Zach Eflin and the Phillies to take down Julio Urias and the Dodgers. While the Dodgers still might be the best team in the NL, they’re still often overvalued which is why I love the plus money of over 140 on the Phillies.
Urias has struggled in his three most recent starts, giving up 21 hits over 16 innings while allowing 11 runs. The Phillies are also a top 10 team in the league against left handed pitching, so I expect them to have some early offensive success in this game.
Despite his 2-5 record, Eflin has been solid this season for the Phillies with a 3.89 ERA and is coming off a start against the Braves where he only gave up one run over 6 innings while striking out 7.
Due to these factors, I love the plus money value on the Phillies tonight to close out our parlay after a stress free win from the White Sox.