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The show opens with Tanner’s selection of the Chicago Cubs’ moneyline against the Chicago White Sox. Marcus Stroman will toe the rubber for the Cubs and will look to get past his worst month of the season, one that had been extremely productive until the past few weeks.
Stroman and company will take on Lance Lynn, whose 28 home runs allowed is the most in Major League Baseball. The Cubs have also been dialed in at the plate since the All-Star break and have done a better job finding results, plus their bullpen ERA is a half-point better than the White Sox’s.
Grant’s first pick is another moneyline, this one for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Miami Marlins. 2022 NL Cy Young winner Sandy Alcantara will get the start for the visitors, but he has been nowhere near his award-winning self from less than a year ago. He’ll take on Zach Eflin, who has a .99 WHIP for the year and has been dialed in this month.
Neither team has found its offense since the All-Star break, but the Rays still outrank the Marlins in every offensive metric except for batting average and have the advantage of playing at home, where they are 37-18. The Rays are also 4-7 post-All-Star which, while not the best, is better than the Marlins’ 1-9 record.
Tanner’s second pick and the halfway mark of the show is the under of 10 runs in the Boston Red Sox-Atlanta Braves matchup. He is looking to the starting pitchers Spencer Strider and Brayan Bello to help drive the game under, Strider in particular with his other-worldly strikeout ability.
Grant noted that just because two offenses are facing off does not mean that the over is a guarantee. He also talked about the teams’ strength in the bullpen and said there was reason to believe that they can limit runs down the stretch to secure the under.
Grant’s second pick is the Arizona Diamondbacks’ moneyline against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals. The D-Backs are starting Zac Gallen, who has a 1.48 ERA at home and has been lights out more times than not. He’ll go against Jack Flaherty, who has not impressed and has a WHIP of 1.59.
The Cardinals’ offense was smoking-hot until it cooled off in a one-run effort Tuesday in a 3-1 victory for the Diamondbacks. That win coincidentally ended a five-game skid for the home team, and there is confidence from both co-hosts that they will continue that momentum with another win Wednesday.
Tanner’s final pick of the Wednesday episode is the Detroit Tigers’ moneyline against the Los Angeles Angels. His main reason for taking this pick is that Michael Lorenzen is getting the start for the Tigers, giving them a powerful pitcher that should outshine Patrick Sandoval.
Grant was complimentary of the Tigers pick but warned that they will find it much harder to win in high-scoring games than low-scoring affairs. Tanner agreed but cited numerous Angels injuries as further reasoning for the pick.
Grant had the honor of making the last pick of the show and went with the Baltimore Orioles’ moneyline against the Philadelphia Phillies. O’s starting pitcher Kyle Bradish has an ERA of just over 1.00 this month and strikes out lots of batters, while the Phillies have recorded the seventh-most strikeouts in the league.
The Orioles are also excellent on the road and are going against a pitcher in Ranger Suarez that has been everything but consistent this season. For plus-money value, this pick was a no-brainer.
Check back throughout the week for more content on WSN and for a new episode of Ride the Line with more MLB betting picks!
Grant is a sports and sports betting journalist who prides himself on delivering breaking news and insightful analyses of the industry. Grant graduated from Virginia Tech in 2021 and is feverishly pursuing his ambitions in the sports betting field.
In his free time, Grant can be found passionately watching sports, doing a workout, or searching for adventure with his friends.More info on Grant Mitchell
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