August 7th Baseball Plays

We are now officially 2 weeks into the MLB regular season, and a lot has happened. There have been two major Covid-19 outbreaks throughout the MLB, the Marlins are 6-1 and lead the NL East, and…wait the Marlins are 6-1. Yeah, it’s been a hectic MLB season thus far, which makes sense considering everything else that is going on. The best thing about being two weeks into the MLB season is that we get to see what teams really look like, which makes picking winning bets that much easier (I hope).

For instance, you might think the Bronx Bombers crush homeruns at a crazy rate and cash the over more often than not. Well, they don’t. In fact, the over has hit only 5 out of their 12 games (.416). The Yankees are actually below the MLB average of 44.4% of all games going over their totals.

With all that being said, there is still baseball being played today, which means there are games that can be bet on.

Reds @ Brewers

CIN (-120) @ MIL (EV)

O/U 8.5

At first glance Reds @ Brewers isn’t the flashiest game, and that’s why I love it. You have two teams who have been swinging the bats pretty bad to start the season (Except Castellanos), and one pitcher who has found a groove early this season. Bauer has an ERA of 0.68 thru 2 starts, and looks dominant. He should thrive versus a team that has consistently struck out throughout the first two weeks of the season. Also, the Brewers are having Eric Lauer start the game. He has looked good out of the pen throwing 2.2 scoreless innings, but I expect that scoreless streak to end today with a potent Reds lineup that is due to break out.

The Pick:Reds (-120)

Reds 6– Brewers 3

Yankees @ Rays

NYY (-110) @ TB (-110)

O/U 8.5

Truthfully, I think this game is -110 for both sides based and name value alone. The Yankees have Tanaka on the mound tonight who has been notably mediocre at best the last 2 years. On the other hand, the Rays send out former Cy Young winner Blake Snell. Based on name alone you might be thinking that the Rays have a solid chance at silencing the league’s best offense (in terms of runs per game). However, if you