The #BrosBettingBaseball are back like we never left, and my main man PropaganDrew (@abookay3) is smokin’ hot as we burn up in these dog days of summer. Even though those cheating, scheming, and LOSING Astros dropped two of my picks last Friday (@bbruh916), Drewski claimed the one win as the Blue Jays easily put him in green and kept him clean.
He’s up nearly 100 Units(!) on the year, and his trends are on the up tick once again! Let’s take a look at some of his trends for this Friday, and I’ll round the bases with two of my own winners in today’s MLBBro.com selections:
1. Let’s ride PropaganDrew’s hot hand and make his Prop the #BrosBestBet as we head to the windy city for the lead-off start of 2:20pm Eastern. The Atlanta Braves taking on the Chicago Cubs pits two teams on the opposite sides of the spectrum. The Cubs have been TERRIBLE this year, but their starter Keegan Thompson has been decent with a 3.67 ERA and 6-2 record. The Atlanta Braves have been unstoppable since their superstar Ronald Acuna Jr. reentered the lineup, and prior to his cold streaks versus the Nationals last week, he was batting .311 with 6 homeruns in his injury shortened season. The hook is their starting pitcher Charlie Morton has seen better days, as he’s floating near a 5.7 ERA and is barely winning over half his starts at a 4-3 record. The stat man pulled the trends showing Morton has hit the over on 11 of 12 games, and Thompson has hit it on 8 of 14! Hit the OVER 8.5 Total Runs in the Cubs/Braves matchup.
2. Keeping it in the Midwest, we’ll jump to the steel city of Pittsburg to see the battle of Barry’s teams at 7:05pm Eastern! The suddenly surging San Francisco Giants (-210) look to right the ship after dropping one to the Royals as they start their summer series against the discounted, disjointed, and downright despicable Pittsburg Pirates (+180). Don’t let a fantasy football assault take away from what Joc Pederson has been doing since donning the orange and black. He’s enjoying a .270 batting average, knocked in 33 RBIs, and has 13 homers despite having the breakfast slapped out of his mouth last month. Even though Ke’Bryan Hayes of the Pirates is one of our MLB Bros you need to know with solid numbers at a .270 BA and 22 RBIs, he doesn’t have enough pitching or batting support to get past the Giant’s lefty Carlos Rodon who’s rocking a 3.18 ERA and staggering 83 Strikeouts in 65 innings pitched. Take the Giants money line, but I’ll be taking the -1.5 run line (-130) because my mama didn’t teach me responsible gaming. (sorry mom)
3. What’s a baseball summer without a trip to SoCal where it never rains, unless you’re in the gentlemen’s club with Professor Rob Parker (bring a bucket, not an umbrella). Before we hit the club, let’s hit the ball park as the Los Angeles Dodgers (-300) welcome the Cleveland Guardians (+250) to Chavez Ravine. Old is new, as Clayton Kershaw has found new life as a pitcher even without the same velocity that carried his left hand to legendary status. He’s barely getting hit on the year, as Kershaw’s 2.12 ERA and 4-1 record lead the always stacked Dodgers into Friday. Meanwhile, Cleveland’s right-handed starter Zach Plesac hasn’t done anything to please Guardian’s fans with his 4.7 ERA and only a couple of wins on the season. Grab a Dodger dog, $20 beer, and take the Los Angeles Dodger on the money line. I’ll be taking them -1.5 on the run line to get a few extra shekels to throw on some coeds with Professor Parker. (Sorry dad)