Monday MLB preview: A’s at Astros, Orioles at Diamondbacks

Oakland Athletics (57-43) at Houston Astros (64-37), 8:10 p.m. ET Homer Bailey (8-6, 4.69 ERA) (OAK) +200 / +1.5 runs (EVEN) / Over 9 runs (EVEN) Gerrit Cole (10-5, 3.12 ERA) (HOU) -225 / -1.5 runs (-120) / Under 9 runs (-120) MLB free play: Astros runline Homer Bailey will be hard-pressed to replicate his first start with the A's (six innings, two earned runs, seven hits) against the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday night. Having Gerrit Cole [...]

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 [...]

Friday MLB preview: Astros at Rangers, White Sox at A’s

Houston Astros (57-34) at Texas Rangers (49-42), 8:05 p.m. ET Gerrit Cole (9-5, 3.09 ERA) (HOU) -215 / -1.5 runs (-140) / Over 10 runs (-105) Jesse Chavez (3-4, 3.30 ERA) (TEX) +190 / +1.5 runs (+120) / Under 10 runs (-115) MLB free play: Astros runline Gerrit Cole should continue the fine run he's been on as his Astros face Jesse Chavez and the Rangers on Friday night. Cole's ERA over his last seven starts (45 innings) is 1.60. [...]

Friday MLB preview: Phillies at Marlins, A’s at Angels

Philadelphia Phillies (43-38) at Miami Marlins (30-49), 7:10 p.m. ET Vince Velazquez (2-4, 4.40 ERA) (PHI) -135 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Over 8 runs (-110) Elieser Hernandez (0-2, 4.34 ERA) (MIA) +125 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Under 8 runs (-110) MLB free play: Phillies moneyline first five innings (-120) Phillies starter Vince Velazquez took a hard-luck no-decision when he faced Elieser Hernandez and the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, when he allowed just one hit (a [...]

Thursday MLB preview: Nationals at Marlins, A’s at Angels

Washington Nationals (39-40) at Miami Marlins (30-48), 7:10 p.m. ET Stephen Strasburg (8-4, 3.79 ERA) (WSH) -200 / -1.5 runs (-115) / Over 7.5 runs (-105) Sandy Alcantara (4-6, 3.51 ERA) (MIA) +180 / +1.5 runs (-105) / Under 7.5 runs (-115) MLB free play: Nationals -0.5 runs first five innings (-135) Stephen Strasburg has been reliable on the road this year, so the Nationals look like a good bet in the first five innings market against Sandy Alcantara and [...]

Thursday MLB preview: Yankees at Blue Jays, A’s at Angels

New York Yankees (38-22) at Toronto Blue Jays (23-38), 7:07 p.m. ET, ESPN J.A. Happ (5-3, 4.83 ERA) (NYY) -180 / -1.5 runs (-110) / Over 9.5 runs (-115) Edwin Jackson (0-3, 13.22 ERA) (TOR) +160 / +1.5 runs (-110) / Under 9.5 runs (-105) MLB Free Play: Yankees runline Thursday night's clash between the Yankees and Blue Jays should be fairly one-sided in favor of the visitors. J.A. Happ, who posted a 1.174 WHIP in six starts last month [...]

MLB Friday Preview: Phillies at Brewers, Mariners at A’s

Philadelphia Phillies (29-21) at Milwaukee Brewers (29-22), 8:10 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Over Jerad Eickhoff (2-2, 3.23 ERA) (PHI) +115 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over nine runs (-115) Chase Anderson (2-0, 2.66 ERA) (MIL) -125 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under nine runs (EVEN) The Phillies and Brewers should pile up the runs in Friday night’s series opener at Miller Park, as Jerad Eickhoff and Chase Anderson take the hill for their respective clubs. Eickhoff was knocked around for [...]

MLB Monday Preview: A’s at Indians, Phillies at Cubs

Oakland Athletics (22-25) at Cleveland Indians (25-20), 6:10 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Under Brett Anderson (4-3, 4.41 ERA) (OAK) +155 / +1.5 runs (-135) / Over 8 runs (-110) Carlos Carrasco (4-3, 4.18 ERA) (CLE) -170 / -1.5 runs (+115) / Under 8 runs (-110) The first of three between the Athletics and Indians at Progressive Field on Monday night should be fairly low scoring. Carlos Carrasco starts for Cleveland, and in his last four efforts against the A's [...]

MLB Friday Preview: A’s at Pirates, Dodgers at Padres

Oakland Athletics (14-19) at Pittsburgh Pirates (14-14), 7:05 p.m. ET Brett Anderson (3-2, 4.35 ERA) (OAK) EVEN / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over 8 runs (-105) Joe Musgrove (1-2, 1.54 ERA) (PIT) -110 / -1.5 runs (+165) / Under 8 runs (-115) Joe Musgrove has had a fine first five starts for the Pirates, but wins have been hard to come by because of Pittsburgh's lackluster offense. However, Musgrove should get some early run support, as Brett Anderson takes the [...]

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 [...]