Houston (Keuchel) @ LA Angels (Skaggs) 10:05 PM ET
Play On: LA Angels +110 (5*)
Houston will be facing a pitcher today in Tyler Skaggs that has averaged 6.2 strikeouts per start this season. The Astros are just 13-18 in 2018 when going up against a pitcher that averages 5.0 or more strikeouts per start. Putting that record into perspective, Houston is a remarkable 51-17 during all other games in 2018. The Astros heading into the break having amassed only a .630 OPS in its last 7 games.
The Angels suffered a 5-3 loss at Dodger Stadium in their last game before the break. The Angels are a perfect 5-0 during its last 5 following a loss in their previous game. The Angels are 5-1 in their previous 6 games when Tyler Skaggs was their starting pitcher, and his brilliant 0.95 ERA throughout those starts was a major reason why. The Halos bullpen has been lights out over the last 7 games while posting a terrific 1.93 ERA. Bet on the LA Angels for a 5* money line underdog wager.
RESULTS: LOSS -100.0
MLB Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado (Marquez) @ Arizona (Ray) 9:40 PM ET
Play On: Colorado +133 (5*)
Since 2016, Arizona’s Robbie Ray has made 5 starts against Arizona and collected an awful 7.42 ERA during those outings. Ray has also exhibited poor form thru his last 3 starts overall while posting a 7.37 ERA and he allowed 5 home runs in just 14 2/3 innings pitched. Additionally, the Arizona bullpen has struggled during their past 7 games in gathering a lofty 5.84 ERA and they surrendered 8 home runs in 32 1/3 innings of work. During that identical 7-game stretch, Arizona averaged a mere 2.4 runs scored per game.
Colorado’s German Marquez has displayed excellent form over his previous 3 starts by compiling a 1.80 ERA and 0.70 WHIP. Colorado returns from the all-star break riding a 5-game winning streak and they outscored their opponents by a combined 42-14. The Rockies have smashed an eye catching 13 home runs over their last 7 games. Bet on Colorado as a 5* money line underdog wager.