GAME OF THE WEEK (10* MLB) PERFECT 3-0 TO START SEPTEMBER!
Miami vs. Pittsburgh,
09/03/2019 19:05 EDT,
Score: 5 - 4
Money Line: -170 Pittsburgh
The set-up: While neither pitcher instills much confidence, Pittsburgh comes in as one of the hottest teams in the league right now and I believe it’ll carry that momentum over in this favorable matchup. The visitors hand the ball to Sandy Alcantara, while the home side counters with Mitch Keller.
The pitchers: Alcantara (4-12, 4.22 ERA) allowed four runs off six hits over six innings in a loss to the Reds in his last outing.
Keller (1-3, 8.62) allowed eight runs over four innings vs. Philadelphia on Wednesday (striking out eight as well.)
The pick: As mentioned off the top, these teams are moving in opposite direction, with Pittsburgh having won eight of its last ten and the Marlins having dropped 13 of their last 16. Look for these strong trends to continue on Monday night and lay this price with confidence.
Pittsburgh Pirates 10* play