The MLB action continues with 15 games on today’s schedule, so we bring you the hottest trends around the league along with our two-game parlay.
The Philadelphia Phillies (39-36) upset their fans with a 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins (28-46) in the opening clash of a three-game series last night. Back in April, the Phillies also lost to Miami in the opening game, bouncing back to win a four-game set at home.
The Phillies will start Vince Velasquez who has a 2-4 record this season in seven starts and ten relief appearances, recording a 4.71 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP, while the right-hander is 4-2 in 11 starts against Miami in his career. Also, the Phillies won five of Velasquez’s last six starts versus the Marlins.
On the other side, Elisier Hernandez will get the ball for the Marlins, and he’s 0-2 this season in two starts and one relief app, tallying a 3.95 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. Hereof, I’m backing the Phillies to tie the series in front of the home audience. We’re still waiting for the odds, and the Phillies should be around -200 (1.50) to win.
The Los Angeles Dodgers (52-25) to win by two or more runs at -125 (1.80) odds are the second pick. The NL West leaders will look for their 10th straight victory over divisional rivals Colorado Rockies (40-35), while the Dodgers won their six straight meetings with Colorado in LA.
The Rockies will start rookie Peter Lambert, while the Dodgers will counter with Hyun-Jin Ryu, so the hosts should have an advantage on the mound. Lambert is 2-0 this season in three starts, recording a 6.00 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Ryu is 9-1 in 14 starts this term with a 1.26 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP.
Elsewhere, keep your eyes on the Houston Astros (48-29) who are riding a six-game losing streak. They are listed as +150 underdogs at the New York Yankees (48-27), but with Wade Miley (6-4; 3.30 ERA) on the mound, the Astros could upset the odds.
The Milwaukee Brewers (40-36) will try to snap their five-game skid in the third of a four-game set against the Cincinnati Reds (36-38) at home. The Brewers are 8-4 in their last 12 meetings with the Reds and 11-7 in the previous 18 H2H matchups in Milwaukee. The Brewers are listed at -110 (1.90) to win.