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We give Scherzer the check-mark in the pitching match-up, and while Houston might own statistical edges with the sticks and in the bullpen comparison, those have been wiped out somewhat by Washington's recent play. So the betting value here resides with the underdog. We're going all the way with the trend on the visitors in this World Series; we like the Nationals to win Game 7.
We're gonna give Strasburg the edge in this pitching match-up, and while Houston gets the check-marks with the sticks and in the bullpen comparison, they're not enough to warrant a line so high. So we're sticking with the trend on the visiting team and taking Washington at the underdog price.
Many signs point toward Houston here; Greinke owns an edge in the pitching match-up, the Astros own advantages with the sticks and in the bullpens, and they're now playing in desperation mode. However, Washington is riding a wave of momentum and an eight-game winning streak, and it's getting a home-dog price. We're riding the Nationals for our free MLB pick on Game 3.
It's very difficult to beat Cole and Verlander back-to-back, but the way the Nats are playing, we're asking, "why not?" Washington's riding a huge wave of momentum, it's getting excellent starting pitching, timely hitting, the bullpen is better as of late, and it's getting another attractive underdog price. We like the value here with the Nationals.
Cole is ridiculously hot, so he gets the check-mark in the pitching match-up, but Scherzer's no slouch, so it's close. Also, while Houston owns edges with the sticks and in the bullpen comparison, it's not enough to warrant a line so high. And Washington's riding a wave of momentum. We are going with the betting value here and taking the Nationals at the fat underdog price for Game 1.
It's time for Houston to put New York away and advance on to the World Series. We give the Astros advantages with the sticks and in the comparison of the bullpens, and the line on this game, when it comes out, shouldn't be too prohibitive, considering neither Cole or Verlander will pitch. The home team is only 2-3 in this ALCS, but that seems like a lean due for a correction. We're going with Houston for our free MLB pick here.
Houston is hot, with three wins in a row in this series, while New York looks lost, striking out 13 times Thursday night, committing four errors. Now the Astros get to throw Verlander on regular rest, and they're excellent against left-handed pitching. We're going with Houston here to finish off this series, with a World Series berth for the taking.
We're giving Tanaka the edge in the pitching match-up, and with other factors basically equaling out, we like New York to take Game 4 for our free MLB playoff pick here.
New York owns a slightly better record this season without its main starting pitchers. Also, the line on this game, when it comes out, will be very close to a "pick 'em", and the Yankees might even be posted as home dogs. And if there's ever a time to bet against Houston, it's right here, with both Cole and Verlander watching from the dugout. We'll take New York for our free MLB pick on Game 4.
We gotta give Cole the check-mark in the pitching match-up, and Houston owns short edges with the sticks and in the bullpen comparison. So we're going with the Astros for our free MLB pick on this Game 3.
The Nationals' pitching has been lights out in this series, giving up only one run and four hits in the first two games. The Cardinals won three of four games against the Nationals in the series this season in Washington in the first half. The Nats have won four of Strasburg's last five starts against St. Louis, and that trend will continue in this game. He will have another solid playoff start, and the bats of the Cardinals will stay silent. Flaherty will have a good outing as well, but just like the first two games, the Nationals will win a low scoring game and take a commanding 3-0 lead in this series.
Verlander is coming off a rough outing on short rest, but we expect a bounce-back performance Sunday night. So we'll give Houston the edge in the pitching match-up here. We'll also give Houston a small advantage with the sticks. Plus, we have to believe the Astros will salvage a split of these first two games on their home field. So we're going with Houston here for our free MLB pick on Game 2.
We give Greinke a short edge in the pitching match-up here, but it's close. We also give Houston the edge with the sticks and in the bullpen comparison. Also, the Astros just played a big game two days ago, while New York's had four days off, and we prefer teams that have played more recently in spots like this. So we're going with Houston here for our free MLB pick.
Both of these teams come into this game-winning two in a row, and both were underdogs in the last series. Both of the starters in this game have pitched well in the playoffs, and Mikolas has only given up one earned run in two appearances. Both will have good outings in this game and not give up many runs. The difference in this game will be in the bullpen, and in the playoffs, the Cardinals have a bullpen ERA of 4.30 while the Nationals have a bullpen ERA of 6.63. The Nats ranked dead last in the Majors this season in bullpen ERA, and that will hurt them in this game. The Cardinals will score runs late while the Nationals will not, and St. Louis will take the first game of this series at home.
Cole will be hard-pressed to match his previous outing, but he still gets the check-mark in the pitching match-up. And Houston owns the edge with the sticks. So we like the Astros for Game 5, and we'll chase the better price by giving the run and a half on the run line.
What a great pitching matchup in this Game 5, and both starters had great last outings in this series. This game will definitely be a pitcher's duel, but the downfall of the Nationals may be their bullpen. They have an ERA of 8.40 in the playoffs, and in the regular season, they ranked dead last in MLB in bullpen ERA. Strasburg and Walker will both have solid starts, and the Dodgers will get a few runs late, and that will be all they need to get the win and close out the series advancing to the NLCS.
Verlander's been very tough on Tampa this year, to the tune of one run over 19 1/3 innings. Also, while Rays pitchers held Houston's sticks in check Monday we expect a bit of a breakout here for Game 4. So we like the Astros for our free MLB pick on Game 4, and we'll chase a better price by playing them against the run line.
The Braves are back at home where they won their last game with Foltynewicz pitching a gem in the shutout win. He will be opposing Flaherty in this big game, and the results will be the same. Foltynewicz will have a better outing, and Flaherty will be decent but give up some runs. The pitching will be the same as in Game 2, and the results will be the same as well, as the Braves will win a low scoring game and close out the series advancing to the NLCS.
Both games in this series played over the totals, and the way these teams hit the ball, perhaps with a little help from the bullpens, we expect more of the same Monday. We're going with the over for our free MLB pick here.
The Nationals have their backs against the wall down 2-1, but they have won their last five games following a loss. Scherzer was lights out in his one inning of relief in Game 2 but has given up 12 earned runs in his previous three starts lasting 17 2/3 innings. Hill will be making his first post-season start, and he has not gone past three innings in his last three starts since missing three months with an injury. He may have another short outing, and the Dodgers' bullpen has been solid in the series giving up three earned runs in the three games. The LA bats will get to Scherzer for q few runs while Hill and the Dodgers' bullpen will have a great outing. LA will get the win in a low scoring game and close out the series advancing to the NLCS.