Marlins vs Dodgers
Dodgers -290 at 5Dimes
Free Play on Dodgers -290
The Los Angeles Dodgers snuck out a 2-1 win yesterday against the Miami Marlins, but will do plenty more damage on offense in tonight’s game. Despite their low-scoring win yesterday, Los Angeles has still scored 57 runs in their last seven games (8.1 per game). Clayton Kershaw (8-2 3.00 ERA) will start for Los Angeles. Kershaw is having an excellent season, but is being overlooked a bit since he is not putting up a sub-two ERA with a 200+ strikeout rate. He is still one of baseball’s best pitchers and has only allowed two earned runs in his last two starts, including 16 strikeouts. Sandy Alcantara (4-9 3.94 ERA) will start for the Marlins and has a decent ERA, but his 1.43 WHIP tells more of the tale. Alcantara has 49 walks in 107.1 innings and just 76 strikeouts. A pitcher with command issues that pitches to contact is not going to do well against a team that hits like the Dodgers. Kershaw continues to dominate and the Dodgers rebound from yesterday’s low-scoring game.
Padres vs Cubs
Cubs -118 at 5Dimes
Play – Chicago Cubs w/Quintana vs Lucchesi (Game 902).
Edges – Cubs: Quintana 5-0 last five team-start versus San Diego, and 15-3 team-starts in July, including 7-0 at home … Padres: Lucchesi 5.79 ERA away as opposed to 2.83 ERA at home this season. With that, we recommend a 1* play ion the Cubs. Thank you and good luck as always.
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Edmonton vs Montreal
Edmonton -4½ -105 at 5Dimes
Ricky’s 1* Free Play on the Edmonton Eskimos.
Montreal comes in having won back-to-back games, getting big efforts from BJ Cunningham, Vernon Adams Jr. and William Stanback. But the young Als now run into their stiffest defensive test yet. Edmonton was dominant in its Week 5 win over BC, going on to finish with five sacks, two fumble recoveries and an INT.
– Edmonton is now 9-5 ATS in its last 14 as a favorite (dating to last year.)
– Montreal is a poor 3-6 ATS in its last nine as a home underdog of seven points or less.
– The Als are a brutal 5-12 ATS in their last 17 when playing with six or less days rest.
The verdict: BC star QB Mike Reilly looked impotent vs. this tough Eskimos’ secondary and I have a hard time seeing the Als’ producing offensively either. I think Montreal finally takes a step back this week!
BC vs Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan -4½ -110 at betonline
T.M. Selection: Saskatchewan Roughriders (1* FREE PLAY)
BC is ripe for the picking after its pathetic performance vs. Edmonton last week. The Lions went out and signed the biggest free agent available in play-making QB Mike Reilly in the off-season, who likely doesn’t have the supporting cast around him yet to make much of an impact. Last week Reilly was sacked five times, while also tossing a pick. Many in Saskatchewan thought their season was over when starting QB Zach Collaros went down with injury, but backup Cody Fajardo has so far filled in seamlessly and off their bye-week, the Riders look poised for another big weekend in my opinion. Consider the home side in this one.
T.M. Prediction: 31-20 Saskatchewan.