Starting pitchers are Chris Stratton for the hosts and Gio Gonzalez for the visitors. Gonzalez continues to defy our expectations as he enters this matchup with a 2-1 record and a low 2.49 ERA but we believe with his velocity on the decline, there is nowhere for him to go but down and in fact, he has struggled going past 5 innings this season despite keeping the runs to a minimum. Chris Stratton is a good young prospect that gets a high rate of groundballs and does well to keep the ball in the ballpark. He had a terrific outing against the Nationals last year and he should be up to the task again after back to back starts allowing just 1 run combined over 14 innings of work. The Giants have found their hitting stroke in recent games, taking 2 of 3 from the Angels and the Nationals are a team we expect to regress after a few of their hitters had career years last season. These odds are a must bet for the hosts!
Starting pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the hosts and Jake Odorizzi for the visitors. Tanaka can still be a useful pitcher to back but he is coming off 2 horrendous outings against the Red Sox and a soft hitting Marlins team and we believe he has a tough matchup tonight against a power hitting Twins lineup. Jake Odorizzi has done reasonably well this season but we saw glimpses of the 2017 Odorizzi last game as he allowed 3 home runs, something he did with regularity last season. He too, faces a tough matchup against a power hitting Yankees team that's finding its stride offensively and despite a good bullpen on the Yankees side, the Twins' relievers have been mediocre at best and we believe this will be settled long before they come into play anyway! We see plenty of runs for both sides here!
Starting pitchers are Sal Romano for the hosts and Mike Foltynewicz for the visitors. Foltynewicz has had a solid start to the season with a 1-1 record and an impressive 2.53 ERA over 4 starts. However, based on his progression we're still not believers and his control issues are evident in the 9 walks he's given up thus far though he has surprisingly struck out 26 batters on the year. Still, as stated, we're skeptical of Foltynewicz's career trajectory and don't rate him too much better than Sal Romano, who's had a dreadful start to the season and has had control issues of his own. The Reds have won just once in their last 13 games but we still believe this is closer to a 50/50 game with the pitchers and while both bullpens are in the bottom of the league, we like the Reds' closer Raisel Iglesias and he should be available for 2 innings of work in a close game. Hosts at anything above 2.00!
TOP PERFORMING LEAGUE FOR OUR BETTING SYNDICATE, HERE IS ONE OF TWO FROM DENMARK THAT YOU CAN HAVE FOR FREE! - Sorry Mr Matthew Benham (owner), but your boys have gone and blew it. Midtjylland took a 2-0 lead against Brondby in midweek, but the then visitors raised their game and came back to win 2-3. That could have been a decisive match to decide the Championship, since it means Brondby have a 3 point lead going in to the final seven games. Furthermore, we have to take into consideration that the league leaders made up seven points before taking over from the fading Wolves. It’s fair to say that Aalborg have little to play for, because they are just fifth in this group of six. Nevertheless, that shouldn’t deter Morton Wieghorst’s side, and it’s not has though teams in the Danish Superliga just give up! Midtjylland did win the league match here, albeit in a close game and on the back of a 88th minute winner. With confidence knocked, we can imagine AAB getting to at least share something here.
Juventus need to stop Napoli winning. If the visitors did manage to get three points, the gap at the top would be just one point with four matches remaining. If you think about it Maurizio Sarri’s men have nothing to lose by going for it, because whatever happens they are guaranteed Champions league football for next season. With that in mind the Partenopei should go for the jugular, and playing that sort of football clearly suits best. Despite having 73% possession Juventus couldn’t beat 18th placed Crotone in the last round. At the Allianz stadium in Turin the hosts are 14-1-1, with their sole league defeat being against Lazio (0-1). However, they were knocked out of the cup by the same side, and they also lost at home to Real Madrid (1-3) in the Champions league. Some other results also suggest that the Old Lady isn’t necessarily invincible at home. We see a chance for the visitors to make it an exciting end to the Serie A season. With that in mind, we are going to go for it.
Mainz got a vital win last week against direct opponents Freiburg, and on friday night they received another boost when Wolfsburg were beaten by Borussia Monchengladbach. Suffice to say, a win here would give Sandro Schwarz’s team some breathing space, and we believe that’s will happen. Augsburg have very little to play for, and they are not in the best of form. In fact, the hosts won just one of their last nine matches in Hannover (1-3), and they failed to win any of their last four home games. Both managers will have to do without a number of players, but Augsburg appear to be affected most. Mainz should want this a lot more than the host, and they are playing good enough to beat a team that have lost their last four home games.
HERE IS A SECOND FREE BET ON THE HOUSE - Rare for us to bet in Irish h’caps, but from our eyes this appears to be just a two horse race. We believe the two at the head of betting PROSPECTUS and HARETH are the ones to focus on, with the most likely winner being the second favourite. Both of these runners come from jumping were PROSPECTUS has an 8 pound higher racing. Today the selection receives 9 pounds from his opponent, and that’s fazit number one. The next thing that jumps out is HARETH was mainly campaigned on all weather when last seen on the level, and he’s rated twelve pounds higher in that sphere.
WE HAVE FIVE PREMIUM BETS LINED UP WITH A BIT 12/1 SHOT EXPECTED TO WIN. IF YOU WANT THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF BETS THEN YOU NEED TO JOIN OUR PAID SUBSCRIPTION LIST - BETTING.ANALYSTT@GMAIL.COM - IN THE MEANTIME THIS ISN’T QUITE THE SAME ODDS, BUT IT’S ONE OF OUR BETS FOR TODAY: ———THEO’S CHARM was taken out of Fontwell because his trainer thought conditions were too fast. We can’t imagine them being any easier here, we believe Nick Gifford chose the wrong race. In fact, we say that because the track and distance are other negatives. If you are looking for a horse for the forecast it’s got to be KAYF BLANCO. This fella has an habit of coming second, and that’s were we believe he will finish today. PRINCETON ROYALE has been placing, but he’s the winner of six races and he’s certainly honest enough. The big bonus for is getting Harry Teal to take off 7 pounds. With that said, trip,track and ground are other positives.
Starting pitchers are Jaime Barris for the hosts and Johnny Cueto for the visitors. After a down year for Cueto in 2017 due to blisters, it does appear that he is back to his ace form this year as he enters this matchup with a miniscule 0.45 ERA and just 2 walks on the year to 16 strikeouts. Barria is a prospect with some potential but he is not a power pitcher and we believe the Giants should feast on his low 90's fastball and will especially be in trouble if his off speed stuff doesn't play up. The Angels despite winning yesterday have been in a bit of a funk and have really struggled to generate offense. We believe Cueto will continue his form and dominate and the lefty-heavy Giants lineup should do some damage as well.
Starting pitchers are Daniel Mengden for the hosts and David Price for the visitors. Mengden is coming off a magnificent outing against the White Sox where he gave up just 1 run on 6 hits over 8 innings of work but we expect a much more difficult time against a still red hot Red Sox team despite getting no hit the night before. Mengden simply struggles with the long ball and this does not bode well at Oakland Coliseum where the ball can really carry during the day. Mengden also does significantly worse against left handed hitters and the Red Sox should be able to load up their lineup with lefties. Price has been terrific this season and should have minimal issues against an Oakland lineup that we believe still struggles against southpaws despite some recent good performances. The relievers are firmly in favor of the visitors as well and make this a must bet at these odds!
Starting pitchers are German Marquez for the hosts and Jose Quintana for the visitors. The Rockies continue to get disrespected by the oddsmakers in our opinion as they are one of the better hitting clubs in the league, have a top bullpen in our opinion and with a sizable home field advantage. So with their terrific prospect German Marquez starting at Coors, where he clearly adapted to well last season, we have to consider the hosts, even with one of the better pitchers in the league opposite him in Jose Quintana. However, we believe Quintana could be susceptible here to the elevation, much like Darvish was yesterday and in fact, Quintana has had 2 poor outings this young season in 3 starts as evidenced by his 8.16 ERA. The Cubs do have a very good bullpen but we believe the Rockies' are every bit as good if not better and the Rockies absolutely crush left handed pitching as well. Too many advantages for the hosts make this a no brainer at this number.
Starting pitchers are Miles Mikolas for the hosts and Luis Castillo for the visitors. Miles Mikolas is coming off a fantastic season in the Japanese League and his start to the 2018 season has been decent as well as he enters this matchup with a 2-0 record and a 4.26 ERA. However, we are still lukewarm on him and while he shut down the Reds to the tune of 1 run on 4 hits over 7 IP in his last start, we believe this will work against him, pitching against the same team just 1 week later. We are much higher on Luis Castillo's potential despite his ugly 6.75 ERA and we believe he just needs to rein in his talents. While neither bullpen is particularly good, we would actually rate the Cardinals' as much worse and the Reds' closer Raisel Iglesias is one of the more underrated relievers in the league and can go 2 innings in a close game. Castillo is responsible for the Reds only win in their last 12 games and we believe he has a fair chance to make it 2!