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Clay Buchholz (-140)
The Arizona Diamondbacks have quietly performed well on the road this season, where they own a 58.2% win rate. They get an elite matchup against Anthony DeSclafani in one of the most hitter friendly stadiums in the MLB tonight. Through seven home starts, DeSclafani owns a 2-2 record with a 5.65 ERA. He has also allowed his opponents to record a 2.5 HR/9 in Cincinnati. Furthermore, DeSclafani has allowed at least three earned runs in each of his last four home starts. Clay Buchholz will be taking the mound for Arizona, and he has been playing at an elite level this season. Through 10 starts, he owns a 5-1 record with a 2.68 ERA. He has also allowed two or fewer earned runs in eight of those 10 starts. There should be runs scored in Cincinnati, making it easy to attack the runline, changing this bet to plus odds.
Bet 3 units on Arizona -1.5 RL to win 3.8 units (+125)
New York Mets
Zack Wheeler (-120)
It’s difficult to trust the New York Mets at all because of their inefficient offense. Their offense has seen a bit of a boost recently, though, with the emergence of Jeff McNeil and Austin Jackson. They also get a matchup against Jose Urena, who owns a 3-11 record with a 4.66 ERA this season. Urena has also been struggling recently, allowing five or more runs in three of his last four starts. Most importantly, Zack Wheeler will draw the start for New York. He has been playing at a high level over his last 10 starts, posting a 4-2 record with a 3.22 ERA over that span. Furthermore, he has held his opponents scoreless in 13 consecutive innings. The Marlins offense has been struggling over the last week, as well, as they have scored only 12 runs over their last six games. If New York can find a few runs tonight, this will be their game to lose.
Bet 3 units on New York ML to win 2.5 units (-120)
Tampa Bay Rays
Blake Snell (-120)
The Tampa Bay Rays have struggled on the road this season, which is a major concern. With that being said, Blake Snell will be taking the mound for Tampa Bay. He owns a 6-2 record with a 1.70 ERA over his last 10 starts. He’s expected to be on a pitch count tonight, but he could throw upwards of 75 pitches. The Tampa Bay bullpen will then take over, and they have been one of the best in the MLB this season. Marco Estrada, who has struggled a bit through 19 starts this season, will take the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays. He owns a 5-8 record with a 4.65 ERA in those games. He has also allowed four or more runs in four of his last 10 starts. Estrada has also struggled to pitch deep into games for the most part this season, meaning Tampa Bay could see plenty of time against Toronto’s 23rd ranked bullpen.
Bet 2 units on Tampa Bay -1.5 RL to win 2.7 units (+135)
Parlay 2 units on Arizona ML, Boston ML, Tampa Bay ML, New York Yankees ML, St. Louis ML to win 19.8 units (+989)