Cleveland Indians @ Minnesota Twins (Indians Moneyline -150)
Indians: D. Salazar (2-1, 1.47) Twins: T. Milone (0-1, 5.87)
The Indians are coming off a huge road series sweep victory over the Detroit Tigers. Batters on Cleveland’s current roster have hit Milone collectively at better then a .300 clip. Salazar, comes in with a 2-2 record and 3.86 ERA in his career at Target field and is off to a great start this season. Minnesota also had 7 pitchers make relief appearances in Sunday’s 16 inning lose at Washington. With Salazar’s power arm and Twins offensive struggles this season, sounds like a good recipe for the Tribe to continue their road winning streak.
Boston Red Sox @ Atlanta Braves (Atlanta Moneyline +135)
Boston: R. Porcello (3-0, 4.66) Braves: J. Teheran (0-2, 5.64)
I like the opportunity here to take the Braves as an underdog. With the +135 odds, if you lay down $100, you have a chance to get back $135. I know the Braves are an atrocious 1-10 at home this season and have stunk, but they will not continue to lose 91% of their home games this season. Porcello is off to a better start this season then Teheran, but the pitching match-up does not favor Boston as much as the early season stats may indicate. Also take into account that the Braves played a home day game on Sunday, while the Red Sox played a 12 inning game at Houston that ran past 1am EST time. Boston starter Henry Owens only lasted 3.1 innings on Sunday Night Baseball and the Red Sox were forced to go deep into their bullpen. The Braves are well worth the risk here as a home underdog.