Pittsburgh Pirates @ Colorado Rockies (OVER 10.5, -120)
(Pirates: J. Niese: 3-0, 4.24) (Rockies: J. Gray 0-0, 9.00)
10.5 is a lot of runs, but the pitching match-up here is not stellar. Pittsburgh currently leads the National League in batting average. Seven out of the Rockies 11 home games have gone 11 runs or over this season. I am taking the OVER 10.5 Runs.
Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs (Cubs -1.5,-160)
****WAS POSTPONED FOR WEATHER ON APRIL 27, PICK USED AGAIN FOR APR. 28***
(Brewers: T. Jungmann 0-3, 8.47) Cubs: J. Arrieta (4-0, 0.87)
Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers disappointed us last night as a heavy favorite in a 6-3 loss to the Marlins. The Dodgers loss dropped our baseball bets to a 3-2 finish on Tuesday showing that nothing is guaranteed. Still, today’s Cubs-Brewers game is a very lopsided match-up, even more then yesterdays Dodgers-Marlins game.
There is nothing genius about this pick, its simply Jake Arrieta against the Brewers, and the Brewers are not rolling out an ace of their own. Taylor Jungmann, walked six batters in four innings his last start against the Twins, and his future in the Brewers rotation could be in jeopardy if he does not improve soon. Arrieta is coming off of a no hitter in his last start against the Reds, and has not allowed a run in three of his four starts this season.
The Cubs are such heavy favorites that the money line does not have much value. Going with the Cubs at -1.5 runs, in which looks like as much of a sure blow out on paper that you can get in baseball. There’s never any guarantees, but this match-up is too appealing to pass on.