EARLY AFTERNOON MLB BLOWOUT CITY SPECIAL (ONLY $30)
Texas vs. Cleveland,
08/07/2019 13:10 EDT,
Score: 0 - 2
Money Line: -180 Cleveland
The set-up: Last night’s game was cancelled, meaning that these two teams will face off in a double-header on Wednesday. These types of situations almost always favor the home side anyways, but in the early matchup I think there is a bigger talent discrepancy on the mound than what this line would suggest. The visitors hand the ball to Ariel Jurado, while the home side counters with Zach Plesac.
The pitchers: Jurado (6-6, 4.92 ERA) is just 1-2 with a 7.20 ERA over his last four starts, most recently conceding four runs over four frames vs. the M’s on Tuesday.
Plesac (6-3, 3.41) is 4-1 with a 3.51 ERA at home this season.
The pick: Jurado is being thrown to the wolves here in my opinion and I believe the home side will take full advantage. Lay the price.
Cleveland Indians 6* play