The Angels Jaime Barria has made 5 starts this season and compiled a sparkling 2.13 ERA and 1.02 WHIP during those outings. He’s displayed excellent form during his previous 3 starts which is indicated by a 1.47 ERA and 0.83 WHIP in that span. The Angels bullpen has a stellar 2.57 ERA thru its previous 7 games. Barria doesn’t figure to get much run support from his teammates since they have a cumulative .212 batting average in addition to their poor .670 OPS over the last 7 games. At the time of this writing, the Angels are a money line underdog of +145 in this game. The Angels are 10-2 (83.3%) under the total this season as a money line underdog of +100 or greater. Furthermore, the Angels haven’t gone over the total in any of their last 6 games.
After a rough start to the season, the Yankees Sonny Gray has shown signs of regaining the form he displayed back in his days with the Oakland A’s. Gray went 8.0 innings in his previous start against Kansas City where he allowed just 1 earned run on 4 hits while walking only 1 during 8.0 innings of work. The Yankees bullpen has a combined 2.57 ERA throughout their previous 7 games.
The home plate umpire for today’s game is slated to be Phil Cuzzi. The games in which Cuzzi has been the home plate umpire in 2018 have gone 6-1 (85.7%) under the total. Bet on this game to go under the total for a 5* wager.
RESULTS: LOSS -105.0
NBA Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors
Houston @ Golden State 9:05 PM ET
Play On: Under 213.0 (5*)
The last 3 games of this series have all gone under the total and there were a combined 196.7 points scored per contest. What really jumps out at me is Houston poor offensive efficiency throughout those last 3 games, yet, they came out victorious in each of the previous 2 contests. That just shows you how well the Rockets performed defensively in those 2 games against arguably the most prolific offensive team in the NBA. Houston has gone under the total in each of their previous 4 road playoff games and there were a combined 197.5 points scored per contest.
Meanwhile, Golden State has seen 7 of their last 8 games go under the total. The Warriors have held Houston to just 92.7 points per contest while forcing them to shoot 39.5% or worse during the last 3 games of this series. They also limited the Rockets to a mere 78.7 field goal attempts per game during that stretch which is well below the NBA average. Bet on this game to go under the total for a 5* wager.