10* RUN-LINE BLOWOUT BEST OF THE BEST (68-35 RUN w/ *10* MLB BIG TICKET PICKS!)
Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati,
09/02/2019 14:10 EDT,
Score: 7 - 1
Point Spread: +1½/-150 Philadelphia
The set-up: I think that laying this reasonable mid-sized price for the extra 1.5 runs of insurance is the wise way to go in this one. The visitors hand the ball to Drew Smyly, while the home side counters with Anthony DeSclfani.
The pitchers: Smyly (2-6, 6.95 ERA) pitched well for his new team in his first two starts, but over his last five he’s posted a 7.20 ERA. With his team desperate for victories though, I believe that the veteran settles down here and matches pace with his overachieving counterpart.
Desclafani (9-7, 4.05) comes in off his best start of the year, going seven shutout vs. the Marlins on Wednesday. While he does have a winning record (3-1) vs. the Phillies, his ERA vs. them sits a poor 5.40 in that span.
The pick: Additionally note that Philadelphia is still a sharp 18-11 this season vs. the NL Central, while Cincinnati is just 15-16 vs. southpaws. As mentioned off the top, I like Smyly to match DeSclafani and in a scenario like that, I definitely think that the value swings to the hungry dog.
10* RUN-LINE BLOWOUT BEST OF THE BEST on the Philadelphia Phillies.