The Indians have had a solid season so far, currently sitting at 50-40. Carlos Santana has been particularly strong, leading the way with 20 home runs and 53 RBI. Shane Bieber is slated to pitch here, going 8-3 with a 3.45 ERA so far.
The Twins are looking like very strong contenders, going 58-31 on the season. Rosario and Kepler have been the main contributors, combining for 43 home runs and 118 RBI. Ace Jose Berrios will pitch here, going 8-5 with an ERA of 3.
Prediction: Twins $2.20
Even with some recent struggles, I continue to think that Berrios is one of the better pitchers in the league. I can see the Minnesota offence having some success against Bieber here, with the pitchers doing just enough to steal a road win.
The Rockies have been consistently inconsistent, going .500 through their first 90. This is despite some strong offensive production from Arenado and Blackman, who have 20 home runs apiece. Antonio Senzatela will pitch here, going 7-6 with a 5.32 ERA so far.
The Reds look unlikely to make a playoff appearance, entering this one 6 games under .500. Both Eugenio Suarez and Yasiel Puig have contributed well offensively, each reaching 20 home runs and 50 RBI. Tyler Mahle will pitch here, sporting an atrocious 2-9 record so far.
Prediction: Rockies $1.88
While Senzatela doesn’t have a great ERA, I expect him to contain a relatively thin Cincinnati offense here. Colorado has the hitters to get after Mahle here, worsening his poor record with another home win.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox were smoked by LA yesterday, moving to 50-42 in the process. Xander Bogaerts remains their lead man offensively, going for 19 home runs and 70 RBI. David Price will pitch here, going a very solid 7-2 with a 3.24 ERA.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers are very much title contenders, with yesterday’s win moving them to 61-33. Cody Bellinger is having an other-worldly season, putting up 31 home runs and 73 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu has been even better than his counterpart, going 10-2 with a 1.73 ERA so far.
Prediction: Dodgers $1.92
I expect the Red Sox to be well up for this, but the fact is that the Dodgers are the better and more well-rounded team. The Boston offence will likely struggle to get after Ryu here, extending his already excellent record in a crucial road win.