Clear your schedule, MLBbro.com fam. We have three picks to set off your hot streak. Take a seat, take a peek, and let’s get that bookie beat!
1. Two teams with very little to play for are the New York Yankees (-165) and Pittsburgh Pirates (+140). Even with the Pirates having the home field advantage, they will struggle mightily against the Yankees’ ace, Gerrit Cole (13 wins – 4 losses, 2.79 ERA). With the Pirate’s bottom five ranked offense, Cole could be pushing his numbers closer to Cy Young winning levels.
Cole as ice. Yankees RL -1.5 (+105)
2. In a possible playoff preview, the Miami Marlins (+162) face off with the league leading Atlanta Braves (-195). Miami won’t have their best on the mound, though, as Johnny Cueto (1 win – 4 losses, 6.15 ERA) seems to have lost the velocity and overall filth that put him in elite status just a handful of seasons ago. Bryce Edler (12 wins – 4 losses, 3.38 ERA) will look to carve up the Marlins for a seafood feast.
Bros’ best bet! Braves ML (-195)
3. The AL East may have three teams in the playoffs if the Toronto Blue Jays (-130) can make short work of inter division rival Boston Red Sox (+110) on Friday. Even with Red Sox starter Brayan Bello (12 wins – 8 losses, 3.68 ERA) and Toronto’s right-hander Jose Berrios (10 wins – 10 losses, 3.63 ERA) both sporting sub-four ERAs, the offense has been hot and we’re eyeing that over for the win.
Bats will sing! Red Sox/Blue Jays OVER 8.5 Total Runs (-120)