After a nice 4-0 sweep on Friday, we're now 68-50 this season. The Cubs, Rays, and Phillies all won in no-sweat fashion. The Reds gave us a scare but ended up holding on to beat the Astros.
The latest winning streak has been fun, but there's no time to rest on our laurels. Let's stay hot with 4 MLB Best Bets for Tuesday, June 20. Good luck with your plays and thanks for reading!
Spencer Strider has been roughed up over his last couple of outings, so we're getting a bargain with him and the Bravos in this spot. Atlanta has won 6 in a row, and their offense has been insanely dynamic lately. The Braves scored 40 runs during their latest 4-game sweep of the Rockies.
The Phillies have also won 6 straight, but we think Ranger Suarez will have a rough time with this Braves lineup. Atlanta is hitting .298 while averaging 6.39 runs per game against lefties this season. Look for Ronald Acuna Jr, Matt Olson, and Ozzie Albies to come up big in this one!
Toronto is better than Miami on paper, but ball games aren't won on paper. Miami has won 7 of 10 and Luis Arraez just got his batting average back up to .400 over the weekend. Toronto has only won 3 of their last 10 games and they've just not found a solid groove this season.
If you haven't seen Marlins rookie Eury Perez pitch yet, you're in for a treat. The 20-year-old has a lively 4-seam fastball and a devastating slider, which is why he's 4-1 with a tiny ERA of only 1.80. We'll play on the Fish to stay hot against a struggling Jays squad.
The Cubbies cashed for us a couple of times last week, and we're riding them again tonight in Pittsburgh. The North Siders have won 8 of 10 and they've been knocking the cover off the ball lately. Nico Hoerner leads Chicago in both batting average (.283) and RBI (35).
Marcus Stroman gets the ball once again for the Cubs and he's rode his nice sinker ball to an 8-4 record and a 2.45 ERA this season. He shouldn't have any trouble against a Pirates team that's lost 7 straight ball games. Give us the Cubbies with their ace on the hill.
Y'all just knew this play was coming. The Fade A's train is back in full force, as they've lost 5 in a row after a rare winning streak earlier in the month. Cleveland's bats aren't all that powerful, but they've scored 24 runs over their last 4 ball games.
The Guardians have a massive edge in both starting pitching and the bullpen in this one. Guardians starter Aaron Civale is 2-2 with a 2.67 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. A's starter Luis Medina is 1-6 with a 7.55 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. Don't overthink this one! Play Cleveland on the run line!