MLB Thursday Bets

Orioles-Yankees First 5 Innings o4.5

The O’s are chuckin Andrew Cashner today. Cashner was once a lively arm with a fastball that topped at at 104. He can still bring the heat, but he gets knocked around in pretty much every start that he has. Cold weather usually means less runs, but that didn’t stop the Yankees yesterday and I don’t think a mediocre performance from Cashner will either. I don’t like the over for the whole game here because you never know with the bullpens. This is a good opportunity for the Yankees to jump out to an early lead and keep the ball rolling. There’s a very solid chance that this over hits in the first inning, so fingers crossed for a home run fest from the Bronx Bombers.

Arizona Diamondbacks +100 vs Cardinals

We have our first hot team of the season, the Diamondbacks. They’re healthy right now which is why they’ve seen so much success early on. Robbie Ray didn’t have the greatest first start of the season, but his team won and that’s all that matters. Adam Wainwright is making the start for the Cardinals and I’m sure the Veteran will put on a great show for the home crowd. The D-Backs just swept the Dodgers and this will probably be their best stretch of the season until the injury bug comes to bite, which it always seems to in Arizona. Arizona has won Ray’s last 9 starts, let’s hope it gets to 10. Ray has also oddly enough been more effective in Road Games than Home Games.

Red Sox-Yankees Parlay

I’ve been pretty bad at parlays so far, but I think this one will hit. The Red Sox are facing the Rays, already not a great team, but the Rays are using their bullpen for the whole game. That, coupled with the fact that this is Boston’s Home Opener, will only make the Red Sox that much better. As I mentioned above, the Yanks are facing Andrew Cashner and the Orioles.

Cubs -125 vs Brewers

The Cubs have had an absolutely terrible start to the 2018 season. They split with Miami and lost 1-0 to the Reds. There is some good news if you take this bet, the Cubs are the best moneyline team in the MLB following a 1 run loss (40-22). This stat coupled with the value of this bet made it too good to not take. The Cubs will likely be -130 or higher favorites throughout a majority of the season, so -125 seems like a steal with Lester on the mound. The Brewers are one of two teams that Lester has not lost against since joining the Cubs (Braves are the other team). The Brewers are tossing their own lefty, Brent Suter, who has had success against the Cubs in his short career. In four games against the Cubs last season, Suter allowed 5 runs and 15 hits in 13.2 innings of work. I think a couple days off for the Cubs really let them think everything through and they’ll be back on track to win the division and make the playoffs when they take the field tonight.


Pictured: Arizona Diamondbacks Pitcher Robbie Ray



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