Lock: Dodgers -1.5 (-145)
The Los Angeles Dodgers have one of the best lineups in the league today. Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Justin Turner, Corey Seager and then the off season addition of Mookie Betts as well. Their lineup is going to be very good from top to bottom and can easily take over a game at any given moment. The Giants are without their captain Buster Posey for the entire season, and they are currently looking like they will be rebuilding this year. Look for the Dodgers to jump on Johnny Cueto early and to be able to cover the -1.5 run line spread tonight.
Fade: New York Yankees -135
The New York Yankees also have a very good lineup from top to bottom. So you would think that I would lock in the Yankees tonight as well right? Well you would indeed be wrong, as I am going to fade the Yankees tonight and here’s why. Two words Max Scherzer, that’s right Scherzer as a underdog is always a very safe bet to me. Did Washington’s lineup take a hit losing Rendon to Anaheim, and Zimmerman to sitting out due to Covid-19? Yes they did, but Juan Soto and company on opening night will be ready to take it to Gerrit Cole and the Yankees. The defending champs should not be looked over in this game. Watch for that lineup to come to play, and watch the Yankees big names struggle against Scherzer tonight.
Stay Away: Over/Under 8 Runs (San Fran vs Dodgers)
Now I did say earlier that I really like the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup as a whole. So I can hear you all say well then why wouldn’t you hammer the over? Well I do think the Dodgers are going to win by multiple runs, but with it being the first regular season game I don’t know about how well the Giants are going to do offensively. I know Clayton Kershaw’s injury past could come up at any point in the season. For now though I’ll have my trust that he is going to be the “ace” we all know. Could the Dodgers easily hit the over by themselves? Of course they could, but I am staying away from this over/under based on the potential Giants’ inconsistency at the plate.
-Chris Jones (@cjoneswho1212 on twitter)