Monday, June 10th

Miami Marlins vs Atlanta Braves, 3:10 am
Braves $1.70

Miami Marlins

The Marlins continue to struggle in 2019, falling again to Atlanta yesterday to move to 23-39. Brett Anderson has been one of a few solid offensive contributors this season, leading the clubhouse with 27 RBI. Pablo Lopez is slated to pitch again here, going 4-5 this season with a 4.52 ERA.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves have steadied the ship recently and look well-poised for a playoff run at 35-29. Freddie Freeman has been particularly impressive offensively of late, hitting 17 home runs to go with his 41 RBI. Max Fried gets the pitching nod here, going a very solid 7-3 with a 3.68 ERA so far.

Prediction: Braves $1.70

The Braves are ultimately the much better side in this matchup and I believe they’ve got a strong edge in the pitching department. I expect them to get after Lopez in this matchup, while Fried continues his solid season. Even at $1.70, I really like them as road faves in this spot.

San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers, 6:05 am
Dodgers $1.60

San Francisco Giants

It’s been a season to forget for the G-Men so far, currently sitting at a measly 26-37. Brandon Belt has been the best of a bad bunch offensively, leading the way with 9 home runs and 27 RBI. Ace Madison Bumgarner gets the nod here, having regressed this season to a 3-5 record and 4.05 ERA.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have had a much better campaign than their division rivals this season, sitting at an impressive 44-21 through their first 65. Cody Bellinger has of course led them offensively, but the 18 RBI of Joc Pederson can’t be overlooked. Probable pitcher Walker Buehler has been excellent all year, going 6-1 on the campaign.

Prediction: Dodgers $1.60

Even with Bumgarner pitching, I expect this talented Dodgers offence to have a ton of success. Given the struggles SF have had offensively, I’m not sure they’ll be able to score much on Walker Buehler either. As long as he gets some decent run support, I expect a solid win for Buehler and the Dodgers here.

San Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals, 6:10 am
Padres $2

San Diego Padres

After a series loss against the Phillies, the Padres came out strong against Washington to take the first 2 games. The steady offensive contributions of Eric Hosmer have made a huge difference, leading the clubhouse with 36 RBI. They’re yet to announce a starting pitcher for this one, although their 5 starters have been largely very solid.

Washington Nationals

It continues to be a disappointing season for the Nationals, who’ve won just 40% of their games this season. Anthony Rendon has been solid when healthy, leading the way with 11 home runs and 40 RBI. Stephen Strasburg will pitch in this one, having had a relatively impressive 6-3 season so far.

Prediction: Padres $2

Despite his strong record this season, I’ve had decent success when fading Stephen Strasburg. He tends to fare much better at home than on the road and could definitely struggle against the solid Padres hitters. Ultimately, I think the Padres are the better of these two sides and just shouldn’t be home underdogs here.