We ended up going 1-2 against MLB odds at BetUS Sportsbook last night cashing with the Florida Marlins who won a slugfest in St. Louis, but the Brewers couldn’t hold onto a late lead and imploded in Atlanta while the Cubs just couldn’t come up with the big hit to overcome Kershaw and the Dodgers.
A minimal loss, but I expect to make it back to night with three more quality investments.
Washington Nationals @ Philadelphia Phillies
Game Date/Time: Tuesday, May 3, 7:05 ET
Game Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
TV/Radio Broadcast: MASN, Comcast (Philadelphia), XM
Washington Nationals +1.5 -120 +180
(Livan Hernandez - R)
Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 +100 -220
(Cole Hamels - L)
Total 8 O -115 8 U -105
We’ll start off the night in the City of Brotherly Love where I cashed an OT ticket with the Boston Bruins last night. That said; I’m backing the red hot Nats who invade CBP winners in four of their L/5 after just winning a four-game series at home against the defending champion SF Giants. Livan Hernandez stymied the Phillies already once this season limiting them to just one ER through 6+ innings of work. Washington also has a MLB odds score to settle with Hamels who pitched the Phillies to victories in all three of his starts against them last season. Washington has won each of Livan’s L/4 starts vs. +.500 opposition and stands 4-1 its L/5 as an underdog. With the Phillies struggling to score right now, there is excellent value in these MLB odds for the Nats to halt its four-game losing streak in Philadelphia.
SLAM THE NATIONALS!
Florida Marlins @ St. Louis Cardinals
Game Date/Time: Monday, May 3, 8:15 ET
Game Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
TV/Radio Broadcast: FOX-Florida & Midwest, XM
Florida Marlins +1.5 -190 +110
(Anibal Sanchez - R)
St. Louis Cardinals -1.5 +160 -130
(Kyle McClellan - R)
Total 8 O -110 8 U -110
The Marlins were our lone MLB odds diamond winner last night, and I’m going right back to the well with them in tonight’s spot. The Fighting Fish are the NL’s best overall investment right now reeling in their betting backers upwards of $940 on the season; I’m happy to say that we’ve been along for the ride in a number of those games. They’ve also won eight of their 12 games away from beautiful Miami ($576), and the Redbirds have proven to be beatable in their own house having managed just a 6-7 record (-$485) through their first 13 games played. Now this McClellan cat has gotten off to a perfect start (4-0), but he doesn’t possess power numbers to keep an offense as hot as Florida’s down in this one. On top of that, the Marlins have conquered the MLB odds in 10 of their L/13 overall and in each of their L/5 against a +.500 opponent. Sanchez is the better hurler in this spot and the Marlins are the better overall team at this point of the season; it’s gravy to get them dogged in this spot!
SLAM THE MARLINS!
Chicago Cubs @ Los Angeles Dodgers
Game Date/Time: Monday, May 2, 10:10 ET
Game Location: Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
TV/Radio Broadcast: WGN, KCAL, XM
Chicago Cubs +1.5 -155 +135
(Ryan Dempster - R)
Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 +135 -155
(Chad Billingsley - R)
Total 7.5 O +100 7.5 U -120
The Cubbies got off on the right foot last night by scratching out a 1-0 early lead against Kershaw, but they just couldn’t bust through with the big hit against the lefty as the game progressed.
Now, the Cubs have dropped two in a row and Manager Quade’s squad has been all about halting losing streak early this MLB odds season. Of the team’s 16 losses to date, only once have they lost three or more in a row, and now they get to stare back at Chad Billingsley who doesn’t have nearly the electric stuff as last night’s south paw. On top of that, Ryan Dempster will be taking to the bump after completely hitting rock bottom his last time out in the desert. The veteran had his worst outing, if you wanta call it that, in Cubbie Blue allowing four hits (1 HR), four walks and seven ERs through just a third of an inning; that’s right folks – Dempster only got one out and got rocked! He’ll be out for MLB odds retribution tonight; with the Cubs 10-2 their L/12 after scoring two runs or less their previous game, I fully expect him to get it!
SLAM THE CUBS!