Our MLB expert breaks down his top plays and predictions for today’s slate of games below! Read on to find out the top bets @keepthejuice21 is eyeing tonight.
Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees Pick: Yankees -1.5 | -160 at DraftKings
7:05 p.m. ET
The Yankees are running very high on momentum after a three-game sweep of the Angels and seven innings of a perfect game last night.
Now in comes Gerrit Cole amidst a run for the Cy Young facing a very iffy Tigers lineup.
That said, the Tigers pitching has been excellent lately and you can’t discount the momentum they have off their own three-game win streak.
But Elvin Rodriguez hasn’t done enough to think the Yankees won’t take advantage. With a 7.2 ERA away from home, the 24 year old rookie has potential but not yet poise.
Expect the Yankees to clean this one up easily.
Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies Pick: Rockies Team Total Over 4.5 | -115 at DraftKings
8:40 p.m. ET
Max Fried will be starting for the Braves tonight and I’m not convinced he’ll be able to pull off a good start in what has become the ultimate hitters park in Coors Field.
The Rockies have been hitting the ball really well, netting an average of 6 runs over their last seven games.
Fried is a great pitcher without a doubt, but he doesn’t throw a ton of strikeouts, which doesn’t bear well in Colorado.
Deep pop-outs become home runs and Fried’s hard-hit percentage isn’t what it used to be.
His average exit velocity is also very high, meaning when they get good contact, it’s very good.
All this adds up to a lot of runs, probably on both sides but especially for the Rockies.