A wise man once said, “Wednesdays are like Mondays, only in the middle of the week.” We’re feeling that cliche today, after going 2-2 with our picks yesterday. We’ll look to improve upon our results – and hit our Lock of the Day again – with tonight’s games.
Let’s get after it. All lines are as currently listed on PointsBet.
Yankees -2.5 (-145)
I don’t dabble with alternate lines often, but I will tonight. Gerrit Cole is one of the best starting pitchers in the league. Asher Wojciechowski, one of the worst. The Yankees have one of the best lineups in the AL. The Orioles, one of the worst. The Yankees bullpen…. see where I’m going with this?
Kidding aside, this is a smash spot for the Bronx Bombers. They’ve been held up in Philadelphia for COVID-19-related reasons the past few days, but outside of their routines being broken, everything lines up well for a comfortable NY win this evening.
Twins -1.5 (+110)
Daniel Ponce de Leon is stepping in as the starter for Miles Mikolas, who will miss the remainder of the season due to forearm surgery. While the 28-year-old swingman has pitched respectably across 82 major-league innings, he simply lacks the arsenal to hold the “Bomba Squad” in check this evening. He’s not expected to go particularly deep into the game, giving the Twins another crack at a bullpen that they forced to pitch 4.1 innings last night after chasing Carlos Martinez in the fourth.
On the Twins side, Rich Hill is set to make his team debut. Hill has always been a productive pitcher when on the mound. Durability has been his achilles heel, but I certainly hope that won’t be an issue during his first start of the 2020 campaign. If he’s able to stretch himself out through 5 full innings, he’ll get the W tonight.
Angels -1.5 (121)
I didn’t wake up this morning expecting to write up three run line picks, but here we are.
Andrew Heaney, Los Angeles’ K-inducing-but-oft-injured former 1st-round pick, will make his second start of the season against a toothless Mariners lineup. He’ll square off against debutant Justin Dunn, Seattle’s enigmatic debutant.
With the return of Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles now boasts one of the best middle-of-the-orders in baseball. Even if Dunn dazzles, the Angels should be able to scratch out a handful of runs. I think that’s all the support Heaney will need.
Angels win, and by more than 1. Lock it in.
Quick Picks to Consider
- Padres-Giants UNDER 8 (-115)
- Rays-Braves UNDER 8.5 ( -121)