Wednesday MLB preview: Braves at Brewers, Dodgers at Phillies

Atlanta Braves (58-38) at Milwaukee Brewers (49-47), 2:10 p.m. Dallas Keuchel (3-2, 3.09 ERA) (ATL) +110 / -1.5 runs (+135) / Over 10 runs (-115) Chase Anderson (4-2, 4.27 ERA) (MIL) -120 / +1.5 runs (-160) / Under 10 runs (-105) MLB Free Play: Brewers moneyline first five innings (-110) The Brewers’ bullpen, typically a source of strength, has pitched to a league-worst 8.65 ERA over the last 14 days. Fortunately they were handed a huge lead on Tuesday night, thanks [...]

Tuesday MLB preview: Dodgers at Phillies, Mariners at A’s

Los Angeles Dodgers (63-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (48-46), 7:05 p.m. ET Walker Buehler (8-1, 3.46 ERA) (LAD) -185 / -1.5 runs (-120) / Over 9 runs (-120) Vince Velasquez (2-5, 4.63 ERA) (PHI) +165 / +1.5 runs (EVEN) / Under 9 runs (EVEN) MLB free play: Dodgers runline Walker Buehler and the Dodgers' bullpen should prove difficult for the Phillies to figure out Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. Buehler had allowed one earned run or fewer in four consecutive [...]

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 [...]

Thinking about World Series futures at the All-Star break

As we pause to take a deep breath for the MLB All-Star break, here are three World Series future bets to ponder. Houston Astros +375 The Astros once again look like the most complete team in the American League, despite George Springer, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa all spending extended periods on the IL this season. Michael Brantley was a great offseason pickup for Houston, as he's played to an .885 OPS. Alex Bregman has been the team leader, though, [...]

Monday MLB preview: Mets at Phillies, Dodgers at Diamondbacks

New York Mets (37-41) at Philadelphia Phillies (39-38), 7:05 p.m. ET Steven Matz (5-5, 4.28 ERA) (NYM) +115 / +1.5 runs (-175) / Over 10 runs (-110) Zach Eflin (6-7, 2.83 ERA) (PHI) -125 / -1.5 runs (+145) / Under 10 runs (-110) MLB free play: Mets moneyline first five innings (+105) Mets starter Steven Matz was chased without recording an out in his last start at Citizens Bank Park, where he allowed six earned runs April 16. Having already [...]

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 [...]

Monday MLB preview: Rangers at Red Sox, Dodgers at Angels

Texas Rangers (34-30) at Boston Red Sox (34-32), 7:10 p.m. ET Mike Minor (5-4, 2.55 ERA) (TEX) +200 / +1.5 runs (EVEN) / Over 8 runs (-105) Chris Sale (2-7, 3.84 ERA) (BOS) -225 / -1.5 runs (-120) / Under 8 runs (-115) MLB free play: Rangers moneyline Mike Minor and the Rangers offer good value against Chris Sale and the heavily favored Red Sox at Fenway Park. Minor is enjoying his best season as a starter in his eight-year [...]

Friday MLB preview: Reds at Phillies, Dodgers at Giants

Cincinnati Reds (28-33) at Philadelphia Phillies (35-27), 7:05 p.m. ET Tyler Mahle (2-5, 4.26 ERA) (CIN) EVEN / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 9 runs (-120) Zach Eflin (5-5, 3.02 ERA) (PHI) -110 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 9 runs (EVEN) MLB Free Play: Reds moneyline The Reds look like a good bet as underdogs at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night. Tyler Mahle starts for Cincinnati, and he is ninth in the NL in strikeout/walk ratio (4.79). The [...]

MLB weekend preview: Phillies at Dodgers

The Philadelphia Phillies (33-23), leaders in the NL East, visit NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers (38-19) for a three-game series this weekend. Below is a primer that will give handicappers a good idea of what to expect. Friday, 10:10 p.m. ET Jake Arrieta (5-4, 3.60 ERA) (PHI) +145 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Over 9 runs (EVEN) Kenta Maeda (6-2, 3.67 ERA) (LAD) -160 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Under 9 runs (-120) MLB Free Play: Phillies moneyline The Phillies [...]