Wednesday MLB preview: Diamondbacks at Phillies, Brewers at Astros

Arizona Diamondbacks (35-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (38-29), 7:05 p.m. ET Merrill Kelly (6-6, 4.12 ERA) (ARZ) +125 / +1.5 runs (-175) / Over 9 runs (-115) Zach Eflin (6-5, 2.88 ERA) (PHI) -135 / -1.5 runs (+145) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Phillies -0.5 first five innings (EVEN) Based on the home and road splits of the respective starters, the Phillies are a good bet to secure an early lead over the Diamondbacks in Wednesday's series finale [...]

MLB Thursday Preview: Phillies at Cubs, White Sox at Astros

Philadelphia Phillies (28-21) at Chicago Cubs (29-18), 2:20 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Cubs moneyline Aaron Nola (4-0, 4.47 ERA) (PHI) +110 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 9.5 runs (EVEN) Jon Lester (3-2, 2.09 ERA) (CHC) -120 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 9.5 runs (-120) The advantage would seem to rest with the home team for Thursday afternoon's series finale. Aaron Nola enters this contest having given up exactly one earned run in four of his last five [...]

MLB Friday Preview: Indians at Astros, Yankees at Giants

Cleveland Indians (14-10) at Houston Astros (15-10), 8:10 p.m. ET Corey Kluber (2-2, 5.88 ERA) (CLE) +105 / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over 8.5 runs (-110) Collin McHugh (3-2, 4.78 ERA) (HOU) -115 / -1.5 runs (+165) / Under 8.5 runs (-110) Kluber (1.615 WHIP) is still trying to find his stuff as April draws to a close, and that spells trouble against a hot-hitting Houston lineup. Shortstop Carlos Correa has at least one hit for the Astros in five [...]

MLB Thursday Preview: Marlins at Phillies, Indians at Astros

Miami Marlins (7-17) at Philadelphia Phillies (13-11), 7:05 p.m. ET Caleb Smith (2-0, 2.35 ERA) (MIA) +175 / +1.5 runs (-125) / Over 7.5 runs (-105) Aaron Nola (2-0, 6.84 ERA) (PHI) -195 / -1.5 runs (+105) / Under 7.5 runs (-115) The Marlins and Phillies are both struggling on offense as they prepare to meet at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday night, so bettors should give serious consideration to the Under in this spot. Caleb Smith was sharp against [...]

Cash in on MLB Parlay Boost With Monday Night Baseball

The Monday night MLB schedule features 10 games, including the World Series favorite Houston Astros kicking off a three-game series at home. With BetAmerica’s MLB Parlay Boost, you can take your swing at the week's baseball betting action and increase your payout by placing a two- or three-team MLB parlay wager, which will earn you a 3 percent or 5 percent boost, respectively. Below is a preview of three intriguing matchups Monday, plus the full evening schedule and moneyline odds [...]

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 Wednesday Preview: Yankees at Astros, Pirates at Cubs

New York Yankees (5-6) at Houston Astros (7-5), 7:40 p.m. ET James Paxton (1-1, 4.09 ERA) (NYY) +105 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over eight runs (-115) Collin McHugh (1-1, 2.45 ERA) (HOU) -115 / -1.5 runs (+160) / Under eight runs (-105) The Astros are in good position to sweep the Yankees at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday night. Collin McHugh will be on the mound for Houston, and he’s had a strong first two starts of 2019. He [...]

Red Sox, Astros Leading American League Pennant Race

by Fairway Jay Less than 20 games remain in the MLB regular season, and the odds to win the American League pennant race and World Series have been bet into place at the sportsbook. The five playoff teams are essentially set, with the Boston Red Sox (99-46, AL East) holding a solid advantage over the trailing New York Yankees (90-55). The Cleveland Indians (82-63) have been sitting atop the AL Central for almost the entire season, while the Houston Astros [...]

American League West Showdown – Houston vs. Oakland (Aug 27th)

The World Champion Houston Astros (80-50) continue to be hounded by the upstart Oakland A’s (79-52), and the two American League West rivals meet for the final time this season as they open a key MLB betting series in Houston on August 27th. Injuries in the past few months have stalled the Astros pursuit of a second consecutive division title that they claimed so easily last season by 21 games. But the Oakland A’s have already surpassed last year’s 75 [...]

Astros Struggling To Show World Series Championship Form

by DS Williamson The defenders of the World Series Championship now offer +450 odds to pull off the repeat this fall. The Houston Astros began the MLB Season as a +800 favorite, and have been consistently at the top of the contenders crop, but recent concerns should have Astros backers worried. Houston’s no lock to repeat. Heck, the Astros might not win the AL West. They might not even make it to the AL Wildcard Game. Not only are they [...]