It must be summertime because the #BrosBettingBaseball are hotter than a camel’s foot heading into the second week of June! 3-0 last week! So nice I’ll say it THRICE! 3-0! 3-0!
Don’t call it a comeback, though, as my bro’s (@abookay3) trends and my fanatical analysis have hit on 75% of our MLBBro.com picks so far on the season. Check out PropaganDrew and I (@bbruh916) on twitter for some daily plays, and keep following @MLBBrodotcom for some of the best baseball writeups, shows, and debates from the elite black and brown sports journalists in the game. Now to the 3 plays for your Friday!
1. Let’s take a trip to Motown, as the Detroit Tiger (+170) host the Toronto Blue Jays (-200) starting at 1:10pm Eastern. The Tiger’s RHP Elvin Rodriguez hasn’t fared well this season, as he’s winless and climbing a mile high 10.13 ERA. Ouch.
Meanwhile, the Blue Bird’s righty Jose Berrios is sitting pretty with a 4 win 2 loss record on the year and nearly half the ERA at 5.24. Combine the staggering pitching matchup with the Tiger’s terrible batting stats (bottom 5 in batting average, runs, on base %, and HRs), and Toronto ML is our #BrosBestBet today. I know we’ll be sprinkling a few shekels on the -1.5 run line, too. No risk it, NO BISCUIT!
2. Now leave the trash cans at home, but bring your pocketbook to H-Town as the Houston Astros (-170) take on the Miami Marlins (+150). You’ll want to drop a few bucks on the Astros ML because of one of the MLB Bros you need to know, Yordan Alvarez! The second year DH has been hovering around a .300 BA, bashed 17 homers, and sent 38 runners home on the year. What about the pitchers? The matchup is going to be tight, as both the Marlins Pablo Lopez (2.18 ERA, 4 wins – 2 losses) and the ‘Stros Luis Garcia (3.07 ERA, 3 wins – 4 losses) have been solid, so look to the home field advantage and bats of the Astros to squeeze out the W.
3. Finally, let’s stay in Houston and hit theUNDER 8.5 Total Runs between the Astros and Tigers. As I mentioned, both pitchers are well below 4 earned runs and it should be a great duel. Look for an old school grind it out pitching matchup, and I’m forecasting a bloop and maybe a lucky bomb to end a tight, low-scoring game. Hit the sportsbook early, punch in some straight bets or a nice 3-team parlay with a round robin side bet to make sure you win all your shekels! We’ll see you next week MLBBro.com fam!