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The Houston Astros are the moneyline betting favorites at -125 for game two of the series on Saturday night. 

The Houston Astros will turn to Jose Urquidy in an effort to get them back on track. Urquidy has gone 4-1 this season, but he does need to improve on his ERA, that currently sits at 4.24.

Houston has a dominant bullpen, and they can shut the door down if they get an early lead. The Astros have a team ERA of less than 3.00, but they are now facing a lineup that comes into this game with some momentum. 

Kyle Tucker has had a big year at the plate for the Astros as he leads the team with 29 RBIs to go along with eight home runs. There are some Astros players that are going through a big slump, but this team still has power. 

The Mariners belted four home runs in the win over Houston on Saturday night, and that could be a big key in this game as well. Seattle has hit 51 long balls this season, and most of the offensive numbers are actually better than Houston.

Eugenio Suarez and Ty France have been the two best hitters in the lineup, and the Mariners could still use some more depth. Suarez has belted nine home runs, while France is hitting .341 with 32 RBIs.

Logan Gilbert will be making the start on Saturday night, and he is 4-2 with a 2.60 ERA to begin the year. It’s going to take another strong effort to keep the Astros from having a big night at the plate. 

Beating Justin Verlander on Friday night should give the Mariners some confidence heading into Saturday. That offense hasn’t always been showing up this season, but this could be another great chance for them to break out of it. 

The Mariners have been a much better team in Seattle this season, and the Astros haven’t always played great on the road. This should be a pretty competitive game, but the Mariners might actually have the pitching edge in this game. 

One run might be the difference in this game, and the home team will get the clutch hit late. Bet the Seattle Mariners moneyline as they pick up a second straight win over the Houston Astros with another impressive performance. Dunkel Index

 
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Gerrit Cole starts are 10-0 since July 17, 2019 as a road favorite of less than -260 when he had at least nine strikeouts last start.cool

 
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The Astros are 0-12-2 OU since August 18 when they scored 0-1 runs last game and struck out at least five times.cool

 
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Johnny Cueto starts are 0-7 OU since September 2020 when he worked at least six innings last start.cool

 
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  • PHI: Zac Eflin (1-3, 3.65 ERA, 35 K, 1.14 WHIP)
  • NYM: Taijuan Walker (2-0, 2.70 ERA, 18 K, 1.17 WHIP)
  • The Mets have won five of the seven games played against the Phillies this season. I think that trend will continue on Saturday. Walker is coming into this matchup with all the confidence he needs on the mound while Eflin is struggling to find a steady rhythm. Backing the Mets moneyline in this one.  Mets 5-4 /By J.Hedrick

     
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    The Cubs are just 1-7 in their last eight games versus the White Sox, are 1-4 in their last five interleague games as an underdog and are winless in their last six interleague games when facing a right-handed starter. On the other side, the White Sox are 5-0 in their last five interleague home games, are 13-3 in their last 16 interleague games overall and are 10-4 in their last 14 games as a favorite. Sox -141 /A.Rome

     
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    The Yankees are now 6-2 in their last eight games played at Tropicana Field, are 13-3 in their last 16 games versus the American League Eat and are 5-1 in their last six games as a road favorite. The Bronx Bombers are also 41-17 in their last 58 games overall, are 35-17 in their last 52 games as a favorite and are 35-17 in their last 52 games on the road. N.Y. -150 /A.Rome

     
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    The under has cashed in five of the previous seven meetings between these two teams, is 26-10-3 in the Brewers’ last 39 games when facing a left-handed starter and is 4-0 in the Brewers’ last four road games. On the other side, the under is 5-1-1 in the Cardinals’ last seven games versus National League Central clubs.

    MLB BETTING PREDICTION: BREWERS/CARDINALS UNDER 8.5 / UN 8.5 /A.Rome

     
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    The Mets come into play Saturday second in all of baseball in runs scored behind only the Dodgers. New York has a formidable offense, but it’ll be up against a solid opposing pitcher who has been pitching well lately in Zach Eflin.

    Eflin has a 3.65 ERA this season. His xFIP sits at 4.04, and he has a 23% K% and 4% BB%. In three of his last four starts, Eflin has completed six innings and allowed two earned runs or fewer. In his last start against the Dodgers at home, Eflin went seven innings and struck out 12 batters.

    His only blip in his last four starts, though, came against this same Mets offense in New York on May 1. It’s possible that the Mets just have Eflin’s number, but because of how well he’s pitched against other opponents, I still give him the edge here.

    I’m backing the Phillies here.

    While the Mets have built up a nice lead for themselves in the division, I still think the Phillies match up well with them. Philadelphia’s bullpen has struggled — including an epic eight-run meltdown against the Mets already this season — but I expect Eflin to pitch deep into the game here to make it easier on the bullpen.

    I’m taking the underdog Phillies on the road at +110.

    Pick: Phillies ML +110 / By N.Shlain

     
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    Royals-Twins Pick

    Both of these teams have hit right-handers well and this is a perfect position to bet the over with two starters who have been lucky in April and May. Archer is not the pitcher he once was and Singer will come back to earth a little bit. The Kansas City bullpen has its weak spots and if the Royals get Archer out of the game, the Twins will have to utilize middle relievers they would rather not rely on. Take the over at 8.5 (+100) and play it to 9 (-110).

    Pick: Over 8.5 +100 | Play to 9 (-110) / By D.J James

     
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    This is the perfect spot to back the road underdog on Saturday night.

    Cueto has been great in his two starts with the White Sox, but he had a 4.90 xERA and .278 xBA last season. His track record would suggest regression and at his current price, he’s too heavy a favorite to back.

    Tack on the White Sox offense struggling versus righties and Robert being out and I think Thompson will turn in another great performance. His control hasn’t been an issue this season and he’s limiting hard contact. Thompson is worthy of a bet at the current price.

    The Cubs’ bullpen has also statistically been more efficient than the White Sox, yet another edge in favor of the underdog.

    Back the Cubs in this cross-town rivalry.

    Pick: Cubs ML (to +120) By C.Disturco

     
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    Play On
    Home underdogs with a money line of +100 or higher (CINCINNATI)
    with a starting pitcher whose ERA is 5.70 or worse on the season (NL) against opponent with a starting pitcher whose lasts less than 5 innings per start

    36-21 since 1997.
    63.2% (23.4 units)

     
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    Play On
    Home teams (ARIZONA)
    with a starting pitcher whose gives up 0.5 or less HR's/start, with a cold starting pitcher- ERA >= 7.50 over his last 3 starts

    41-21 over the last 5 seasons.
    66.1% (21.8 units)

     
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    Play On
    Home teams when the money line is +125 to -125 (OAKLAND)
    ice cold hitting team - batting .225 or worse over their last 15 games against opponent ice cold hitting team - batting .230 or worse over their last 20 games

    60-32 over the last 5 seasons.
    65.2% (30.2 units)

     
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    Play On
    Home teams when the money line is +125 to -125 (SEATTLE)
    with a team slugging percentage .410 or worse on the season (AL), after a win by 4 runs or more

    77-44 over the last 5 seasons.
    63.6% (33.7 units)

     
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    Play Against
    Road teams (CLEVELAND)
    after a one run loss against opponent after scoring 4 runs or less 6 straight games

    36-16 over the last 5 seasons.
    69.2% (21.3 units)

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