Late night west coast mlb special
I’ve returned from my two week hiatus, during which I was on a darkness retreat on an undisclosed Caribbean island. I needed to rejuvenate my mind so that I could change up my approach to sports betting. In my return, I’ve brought with me a 3-pick MLB package for the late-night west coast games to give you a stress-free Tuesday night. I’ll likely fall asleep before the last pitch in these games as an east coaster, but I won’t be worried about losing money in my slumber.
Game: Nationals @ Angels
The Nats are bad and the Angels have been mediocre outside of Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani with surprise appearances from Renfroe and Rendon. The pitching matchup tonight is Gray versus Ohtani which some may unknowingly disregard. Ohtani is a laser, obviously, but I wouldn’t sleep on Josiah Gray despite his numbers saying to take a nap while he plays. He’s still very young and could easily pull out a great game, especially against some not so hot Angels’ bats. I expect the Angels to score a little and the Nats to score a littler on pitches from Ohtani. The total is a bit too high for me.
Pick: Nationals @ Angels U8.5 (-110 Caesars)
Game: Brewers @ Diamondbacks
Both the Brewers and Dbacks are high-energy, exciting teams that can get hot under the right circumstances. The teams are 9th and 14th in runs, respectively, and the Dbacks owe a lot of those runs to their league 3rd highest stolen bases. Milwaukee pitcher Corbin Burnes has had an abysmal first two games and Arizona’s Merrill Kelly is as subpar as they come. I can see the Dbacks having a field day with the pitching they’ll get, and I can see the Brewers taking out their anger after Zac Gallen frustrated them to a donut last night. Let’s watch these teams run it up.
Pick: Brewers @ Diamondbacks O8.5 (-113 Barstool)
Game: Dodgers @ Giants
For me this game comes down to a pitching mismatch and the Dodgers’ top of the order. Dustin May has had a dream start to the season for the Dodgers, allowing only 5 hits and 1 run through 13 total innings. The Giants’ Alex Wood has allowed 1 run per each of the 3 innings he’s pitched, so all he has going for him is the fact that he pitched less innings last Thursday than May did. The Dodgers’ first three batters have been incredible with Will Smith, their Catcher, emerging as an unlikely follow-up to Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman. Along with this trio, Max Muncy came out of hibernation last night to put up 2 HRs and 7 RBIs. If he can replicate this performance in any way then the Dodgers will make easy work of a San Fran team that should struggle to hit off of Dustin May’s heat. I like the Dodgers’ heavy hitters to carry them through the first 5 with their 3 at bats.
Pick: Dodgers -0.5 1st 5 Innings (-105 BetMGM)