MLB Best Bets for Thursday, June 24th

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Another day, another 2-1 record. I’ll always take the profit, so this is not a complaint at all. Let’s keep it rolling with our triple play of best bets for the MLB.

Pirates vs. Cardinals

The Pirates send Chad Kuhl to the hill tonight to face a struggling Cardinals team. Kuhl might be the thing the Cardinals need to turn their season around, though. The Cardinals are hitting .261 against him, and he sports a 7.45 ERA as an away pitcher. Carlos Martinez has not been good this year, and the Pirates, despite being a lightweight hitting team, are hitting .346 against Martinez. This is a night game, and Martinez has an 8.54 ERA in night games. It also appears that the wind is blowing out to left field tonight. Sign me up for the over 9 runs, even though there’s more cash on the under. Not an official play, but Gregory Polanco to get 2+ hits in the game is +310. Might be worth a sprinkle. 

Red Sox vs Rays

Nick Pivetta is pitching for the Red Sox tonight and has faced the Rays once this year. He gave up only two hits in five innings. Sadly, that was one of his two best outings of the season. In every other start outside of those two, he has given up multiple runs in each game. Michael Wacha has a 5.19 ERA, and it probably would be worse if they left him in longer each game. Wacha has essentially been more of an opener than a starter lately. I’m taking the Red Sox in this one, as I’m following the money (yes, opposite of what I did in the first pick). The money is going towards the Red Sox, but there is still plus money at +102.

Indians vs Twins

The starter for the Indians has a 9.31 ERA and a 6.11 ERA on the road. Tonight, J.C. Mejia pitches on the road at night. Twins hitters have very little experience against him, going just 1 for 6, but against other teams, he isn’t missing many at-bats. To his benefit, the wind is blowing in. Jose Berrios, on the other side, is actually better during night games at a 2.95 ERA. I’m going to take a big swing on this one and go for the double result of the Twins winning and the game being over 9.5 runs. This pays out at +220. I’d be fine if you took the Twins on the run line instead, but I like the value and see both happening in this game.     

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