Bales’ MyBookie Bets
San Francisco Giants
Madison Bumgarner (+165)
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been performing well recently, but they still feature a struggling offense against left-handed pitching. Tonight, they get a matchup against one of the best lefties in the MLB – Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner will also be throwing at home, where he owns a 4-2 record and a 1.34 WHIP through nine starts. He has also held the Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Houston Astros scoreless over his last 20 home innings. The major issue with San Francisco is their offense, as they are averaging only 2.7 runs per game over the last week. They also get a terrible matchup against Hyun-Jin Ryu, who owns a sparkling 2.00 ERA on the season. With that being said, he has posted a 4.15 ERA on the road. If you’re worried about the San Francisco win, you can hedge yourself with an under bet on the total in this game.
Bet 2 units on San Francisco ML to win 3.5 units (+175)
New York Yankees/Boston Red Sox
J.A. Happ (-130)
Brian Johnson (+110)
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have both featured elite offenses recently, as they are combining to average 13.9 runs per game over the last week. J.A. Happ will be taking the mound for the Yankees tonight, and he has been throwing at a high level. Over his last 10 starts, he owns a 6-0 record with a 2.34 ERA. He gets a terrible matchup against the Boston Red Sox, though, who own the best offense in the MLB when playing at home. The Yankees will get a significantly easier matchup against Brian Johnson, who owns a 3-1 record with a 5.20 ERA over his last 10 games (six starts). Simply put, I’m betting on these offenses over the pitchers.
Bet 3 units on the New York Yankees/Boston OVER 9 to win 2.9 units (-105)
Wade LeBlanc (-190)
The Seattle Mariners have struggled to score runs at home this season, but they get a matchup against Martin Perez, which should be a cure. Perez has struggled with a 2-6 record and a 6.13 ERA through 21 games (14 starts). He’s not expected to throw deep into this game, meaning Seattle will see plenty of innings against the 28th ranked Texas bullpen. Wade LeBlanc will take the mound against the Texas Rangers, and he owns an 8-5 record with a 3.55 ERA through 31 games (26 starts). He has also held the Rangers to five runs over 16.1 innings this season. Furthermore, Texas has struggled on the road, where they are averaging only 3.8 runs per game. They have also been struggling over the last week of play.
Bet 3 units on the Seattle -1.5 RL to win 3.5 units (+115)
Parlay 2 units on Houston ML, Colorado ML, Arizona ML, and Los Angeles Dodgers/San Francisco UNDER 7 to win 10.65 units (+533)