4 Aces with favorable match-ups headline Tuesdays night games..
Boston Red Sox @ Atlanta Braves (Red Sox Moneyline -170)
Red Sox: D. Price (0-2, 7.06) Braves: M. Wisler (0-1, 3.10)
Winless after his first 4 starts, David Price is due for a quality start after getting rocked against his former Tampa Bay team in his last outing. The Braves rank last in the National League in runs scored and 14th in batting average. Tuesday at Atlanta is a perfect opportunity for Price to get back on track and I expect him to pick up his first win as a Red Sox.
Houston Astros @ Seattle Mariners (Astros Moneyline -128)
Astros: D. Keuchel (2-2, 3.71) Mariners: N. Karns (1-1, 5.28)
The Astros are off to a poor 6-14 start, but the Astros bats should be able to produce against Karns. I’m putting my faith in the AL defending Cy Young winner here and taking Houston.
Miami Marlins @Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodgers -1.5 runs, -130)
Marlins: T. Koehler (1-2, 4.80 ) Dodgers: C. Kershaw (2-0, 1.50)
Koehler is a very good pitcher for the Marlins, but the Dodgers are the better team and playing at home. Also to keep it simple, Clayton Kershaw is always a good bet in the regular season. Moneyline bets on the Dodgers do not offer much upside with betting odds ranging between -250 to -300, so I am taking the Dodgers to win by more then one run. Predicting a Dodgers win along the lines of 5-2.
Chicago White Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays (White Sox Moneyline -120)
White Sox: C. Sale (4-0, 1.80) Blue Jays: R. Dickey (1-2, 6.10)
The current Blue Jays roster has a cumulative .203 batting average all time against Chris Sale. Sale comes in without allowing an earned run in his last two starts. White Sox have won 6 out of 7, and look like they could be a surprise contender in the AL Central. Against RA Dickey, I like the White Sox on the road behind Chris Sale.
Pittsburgh Pirates @ Colorado Rockies (Pittsburgh Moneyline -155)
Pirates: G. Cole (1-2, 2.70) Rockies: J. De La Rosa (1-2, 9.87)
Coors Field is always a tough place to pitch, but this is a favorable match-up for Gerrit Cole and the Pirates. Current Pittsburgh batters have an all-time .322 lifetime batting average against the Rockies starter De La Rosa.