Tuesday MLB preview: Cubs at Phillies, Mets at Braves

A pair of southpaws battle it out in Philly, as Jose Quintana and the Cubs take on Jason Vargas and the Phillies. Over in Atlanta, Zach Wheeler and Max Fried face off, as the Mets try to chip away at the Braves' lead in the NL East. We have odds and picks for both games.

Weekend MLB preview: Brewers at Cubs

The NL Central is up for grabs with less than two months to go in the regular season. Two of the teams fighting for the division crown, the Milwaukee Brewers (57-53) and Chicago Cubs (57-51), will meet at Wrigley Field for a three-game series that begins Friday afternoon. What follows is a wagering primer for this crucial weekend series, giving bettors an idea of what to anticipate. Friday, 2:20 p.m. ET, MLB Network Zach Davies (8-4, 3.56 ERA) (MIL) +125 [...]

Thursday MLB preview: Mets at White Sox, Cubs at Cardinals

New York Mets (52-55) at Chicago White Sox (46-59), 2:10 p.m. ET Zack Wheeler (7-6, 4.71 ERA) (NYM) -185 / -1.5 runs (-120) / Over 9.5 runs (-110) Dylan Cease (1-3, 6.86 ERA) (CHW) +165 / +1.5 runs (EVEN) / Under 9.5 runs (-110) MLB free play: Over The first two games of this interleague series have been fairly low scoring, but Over bettors should prevail in the finale Thursday afternoon. Zack Wheeler will start for New York, and unfortunately [...]

Wednesday MLB preview: Mets at White Sox, Cubs at Cardinals

New York Mets (51-55) at Chicago White Sox (46-58), 8:10 p.m. ET Jacob deGrom (6-7, 2.86 ERA) (NYM) -165 / -1.5 runs (-110) / Over 8 runs (-115) Lucas Giolito (11-5, 3.52 ERA) (CHW) +150 / +1.5 runs (-110) / Under 8 runs (-105) MLB free play: Mets -0.5 runs first five innings (-120) The Mets, who have won six of their last seven, should build on their momentum with 2018 NL Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom on the hill [...]

Tuesday MLB preview: Giants at Phillies, Cubs at Cardinals

San Francisco Giants (54-52) at Philadelphia Phillies (55-50), 7:05 p.m. ET Tyler Beede (3-4, 4.85 ERA) (SF) +115 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 10.5 runs (-105) Drew Smyly (1-5, 7.69 ERA) (PHI) -125 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 10.5 runs (-115) MLB free play: Under Two struggling starters will meet at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night, which makes the Over look good at first glance. With closer examination, however, it seems that Under bettors will prevail here. [...]

Tuesday MLB preview: Cardinals at Pirates, Cubs at Giants

St. Louis Cardinals (52-47) at Pittsburgh Pirates (46-53), 7:05 p.m. ET Dakota Hudson (9-4, 3.57 ERA) (STL) +115 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 9 runs (-115) Chris Archer (3-6, 5.36 ERA) (PIT) -125 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Pirates moneyline Chris Archer has struggled at times for the Pirates this year, but he should put forth a strong effort to help his team secure a victory over the division-rival Cardinals at PNC [...]

Monday MLB preview: Dodgers at Phillies, Reds at Cubs

Los Angeles Dodgers (62-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (48-45), 7:05 p.m. ET, ESPN Clayton Kershaw (7-2, 3.09 ERA) (LAD) -170 / -1.5 runs (-110) / Over 9.5 runs (-115) Zach Eflin (7-8, 3.78 ERA) (PHI) +155 / +1.5 runs (-110) / Under 9.5 runs (-105) MLB free play: Over Zach Eflin and Clayton Kershaw are both struggling to an extent, and playing at Citizens Bank Park on Monday night probably won't help them. Eflin has pitched to an inflated 5.14 ERA [...]

Tuesday MLB preview: Cubs at Pirates, Angels at Rangers

Chicago Cubs (45-40) at Pittsburgh Pirates (40-43), 7:05 p.m. ET Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.36 ERA) (CHC) -125 / -1.5 runs (+115) / Over 9 runs (-115) Joe Musgrove (6-7, 4.27 ERA) (PIT) +135 / +1.5 runs (-135) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Pirates moneyline Kyle Hendricks makes his return from the IL (shoulder impingement) on Tuesday night against Joe Musgrove and the Pirates at PNC Park. The hometown team has given Hendricks trouble in the past, so [...]

Weekend MLB preview: Cubs at Dodgers

Two of the National League's cornerstone franchises, the Chicago Cubs (38-30) and Los Angeles Dodgers (46-23), will battle it out in a weekend series in Southern California. Here's what bettors should be expecting throughout. Friday, 10:10 p.m. ET Kyle Hendricks (7-4, 3.00 ERA) (CHC) +120 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 8 runs (-105) Rich Hill (3-1, 2.40 ERA) (LAD) -130 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 8 runs (-115) MLB free play: Cubs moneyline The Cubs are an intriguing [...]

Thursday MLB preview: Diamondbacks at Nationals, Cubs at Dodgers

Arizona Diamondbacks (36-33) at Washington Nationals (31-36), 7:05 p.m. ET Zack Greinke (7-2, 2.87 ERA) (ARZ) -120 / +1.5 runs (+135) / Over 9 runs (EVEN) Erick Fedde (1-0, 2.93 ERA) (WSH) +110 / -1.5 runs (-160) / Under 9 runs (-120) MLB free play: Diamondbacks moneyline Erick Fedde has done a decent job since he joined Washington's rotation, but Arizona ace Zack Greinke holds the edge in this Thursday night matchup. Fedde's batting average against in four starts this [...]