About Robert Criscola

Robert has been a die-hard sports fan and handicapper for many years. A lifelong Brooklynite, his home away from home is Belmont Park. Follow Robert on Twitter: @itsgood2beking

MLB Wednesday Preview: Braves at Reds, Diamondbacks at Pirates

Atlanta Braves (11-11) at Cincinnati Reds (9-13), 6:40 p.m. ET Mike Soroka (0-1, 1.80 ERA) (ATL) -125 / -1.5 runs (+125) / Over 9.5 runs (-105) Tanner Roark (1-0, 3.60 ERA) (CIN) +115 / +1.5 runs (-150) / Under 9.5 runs (-115) The Braves turn to another quality young arm in Mike Soroka on Wednesday night, as they face a familiar foe in the Reds' Tanner Roark at Great American Ballpark. Soroka has a career ERA of 3.23 through six [...]

MLB Tuesday Preview: Phillies at Mets, Mariners at Padres

Philadelphia Phillies (12-10) at New York Mets (12-10), 7:10 p.m. ET Zach Eflin (2-2, 3.68 ERA) (PHI) +120 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 8.5 runs (-110) Zack Wheeler (1-2, 6.35 ERA) (NYM) -135 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 8.5 runs (-110) Two teams that excel at manufacturing runs meet at Citi Field on Tuesday night. The clubs are tied for fifth in OBP at .345. Third baseman Maikel Franco leads the club in home runs (six) and RBIs [...]

MLB Monday Preview: Diamondbacks at Pirates, Yankees at Angels

Arizona Diamondbacks (11-11) at Pittsburgh Pirates (12-7), 7:05 p.m. ET Zack Godley (1-1, 6.26 ERA) (ARZ) +125 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 7.5 runs (EVEN) Joe Musgrove (1-1, 0.81 ERA) (PIT) -140 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 7.5 runs (-120) The Pirates have a decided advantage in pitching over the Diamondbacks in Monday night's matchup at PNC Park. Joe Musgrove has been a revelation for the Pirates this season, allowing just two earned runs in his first three [...]

MLB Weekend Preview: Braves at Indians

An intriguing interleague series awaits this weekend, as the Atlanta Braves (9-9) head to Cleveland to take on the Indians (11-7). After rain postponed the opener Friday, here's what bettors should be watching for during the weekend series, with a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday. Saturday, Game 1, 4:10 p.m. ET Touki Toussaint (1-0, 0.00 ERA) (ATL) +130 / +1.5 runs (-170) / Over 7.5 runs (-115) Corey Kluber (1-2, 6.16 ERA) (CLE) -145 / -1.5 runs (+140) / Under 7.5 [...]

MLB Friday Preview: Royals at Yankees, Mets at Cardinals

Kansas City Royals (7-12) at New York Yankees (8-10), 7:05 p.m. ET Jakob Junis (1-1, 6.14 ERA) (KC) +155 / +1.5 runs (-120) / Over nine runs (-105) C.C. Sabathia (0-0, 0.00 ERA) (NYY) -170 / -1.5 runs (EVEN) / Under nine runs (-115) The Royals bring their anemic offense into the Bronx. Jakob Junis, who's struggled in the early going, matches up with C.C. Sabathia, who was nearly flawless in his first start of 2019 (one hit allowed in [...]

MLB Thursday Preview: Dodgers at Brewers, Phillies at Rockies

Los Angeles Dodgers (12-8) at Milwaukee Brewers (12-7), 8:10 p.m. ET Julio Urias (0-1, 5.27 ERA) (LAD) -110 / -1.5 runs (+145) / Over 9.5 runs (-110) Zach Davies (2-0, 1.53 ERA) (MIL) EVEN / +1.5 runs (-175) / Under 9.5 runs (-110) After dropping two of three to the Brewers at home last weekend, the Dodgers head to Miller Park for a four-game series with Milwaukee. Julio Urias will be on the hill for the Dodgers, and he was [...]

MLB Wednesday Preview: Pirates at Tigers, Astros at A’s

Pittsburgh Pirates (9-6) at Detroit Tigers (8-8), 6:40 p.m. ET Trevor Williams (1-0, 2.45 ERA) (PIT) -110 / -1.5 runs (+140) / Over 8.5 runs (-105) Spencer Turnbull (0-2, 4.80 ERA) (DET) EVEN / +1.5 runs (-170) / Under 8.5 runs (-115) The Pirates will attempt to sweep their abbreviated two-game series with the Tigers on Wednesday night. The starting pitching matchup puts them in a good position to do so. Trevor Williams' control issues came to light again in [...]

MLB Tuesday Preview: Mets at Phillies, Orioles at Rays

New York Mets (10-6) at Philadelphia Phillies (9-6), 7:05 p.m. ET Steven Matz (1-0, 1.65 ERA) (NYM) +105 / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over nine runs (-105) Nick Pivetta (1-1, 9.45 ERA) (PHI) -115 / -1.5 runs (+170) / Under nine runs (-115) The New York Mets' potent bats should pounce on Nick Pivetta and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night. The Mets are fourth in baseball in runs per game at 6.12. Their most productive [...]

MLB Monday Preview: Mets at Phillies, Blue Jays at Twins

New York Mets (9-6) at Philadelphia Phillies (9-5), 7:05 p.m. ET, ESPN Noah Syndergaard (1-1, 4.74 ERA) (NYM) +105 / +1.5 runs (-210) / Over 7.5 runs (EVEN) Aaron Nola (1-0, 6.46 ERA) (PHI) -115 / -1.5 runs (+175) / Under 7.5 runs (-120) Another important NL East series begins Monday night, as the New York Mets face the Philadelphia Phillies in the first of three games at Citizens Bank Park. Noah Syndergaard, looking to improve on his horrendous numbers [...]

MLB Friday Preview: Mets at Braves, A’s at Rangers

New York Mets (8-4) at Atlanta Braves (7-5), 7:20 p.m. ET, MLB Network Zack Wheeler (0-1, 10.24 ERA) (NYM) -105 / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over 9.5 runs (EVEN) Sean Newcomb (0-0, 1.64 ERA) (ATL) -105 / -1.5 runs (+170) / Under 9.5 runs (-120) Atlanta's Freddie Freeman should exact some revenge on the New York Mets on Friday night after striking out as the tying run to end Thursday's series opener at SunTrust Park. Freeman is 10-for-19 lifetime against [...]