Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have been in decent recent form, moving to 44-38. Xander Bogaerts has been particularly good, going for 15 home runs and 55 RBI this season. Rick Porcello will pitch here, going a relatively poor 5-7 with a 4.52 ERA.
New York Yankees
The Yankees continue to be one of the MLB’s form teams, moving to a strong 52-28. Gary Sanchez has been excellent, topping both 20 home runs and 50 RBI in just 60 appearances. Masahiro Tanaka is their projected pitcher, going 5-5 with a strong 3.21 ERA.
Prediction: Red Sox $2.25
The Red Sox look like decent value as substantial underdogs here, largely due to their improved hitting of late. I think Porcello is a better pitcher than his numbers indicate and he should deliver the goods in this one.
The Marlins are actually showing signs of life, moving up to 31-49. Brian Anderson has been on a tear, leading the way with 11 home runs and 37 RBI. Jordan Yamamoto will pitch here, going a surprisingly impressive 3-0 so far.
The Phillies continue to be inconsistent, sitting just 43-39. Bryce Harper has still been a solid acquisition, leading the squad with 55 RBI. Zach Eflin will pitch here, going 7-7 with a 3.26 ERA this season.
Prediction: Phillies $1.74
I think this is a great time to sell high on the Jordan Yamamoto stock. The Philly offence is capable of a big day here and I expect a consistent display from Zach Eflin to be enough on the other side.
The Rockies have been in decent recent form, moving up to 43-39. Nolan Arenado has emerged as a stud, leading the way with 20 home runs and 64 RBI. Jon Gray will pitch here, going a decent 8-5 with a 3.92 ERA so far.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are arguably the best team in baseball, now sitting a solid 56-28. Bellinger continues to dominate, putting up a gaudy stat line of 27 home runs and 64 RBI. Ace Clayton Kershaw will pitch here, going a solid 7-1 with a 3.07 ERA.
Prediction: Dodgers $1.62
It’s tough to fade Kershaw with the form he is in right now. Especially if he gets solid support from his relief staff and batters, this should be another routine win for LA.