The Nationals had a rough start to the season in their first series against the Yankees. Washington lost their top star Juan Soto due to Covid-19, so the lineup has taken a little bit of a hit. Tonight they open their series against the Blue Jays who played the Rays very tough over the weekend. In Washington’s last twenty games at home against Toronto they are 13-7 straight up. Look for Washington to turn it around tonight as they are my first lock tonight.
New York Mets -112
The New York Mets got absolutely destroyed last night by the Atlanta Braves, and tonight take on the Redsox who lost two out of three to Baltimore in their opening series. New York has a lot of injuries in their rotation, but tonight they have Michael Wacha on the bump. I trust Wacha more than anybody that the Redsox have in that injury depleted rotation. The Mets are 4-1 straight up in their last five road games, and 10-5 straight up in their last fifteen games as well. Lock in the Mets tonight as that lineup will bounce back against the Redsox pitching staff.
Fade: Tampa Bay -130
Tampa Bay played a tough three game series against Toronto over the weekend, and will look to take their advantage into yet another tough series against the Atlanta Braves. The Braves lineup went crazy last night, so I don’t think that they will be as good as they were last night. Atlanta is also 7-1 straight up in their last eight games against an American League team. Look for Tyler Glasnow to have trouble tonight against that tough Braves lineup, and look to fade the Rays tonight.
Stay Away: Over 9.5 (Kansas City vs Detroit)
Detroit picked up two big wins over the weekend in their opening series against the Reds. While the Royals only snagged one win in their opening series against the Indians. In both the Tigers and Royals last six games, the under has hit five out of six times. Both lineups can be very inconsistent so this game going over doesn’t seem like it has the chance to today. I can see this trend continuing today, so I am staying very far away from the over in this one.
-Chris Jones (@cjoneswho1212/@thechasers7 on twitter)