1-1 last night. Good hockey win but the Saints played a horrible game. 12-3 in our first 15 NFL picks after 2 weeks is acceptable though. Let’s see what we have for MLB and NBA action tonight.
Yankees (Cole) ML / Astros (Valdez) ML (+111) – The Yankees will have Gerrit Cole pitching and he only allowed 1 run over 7 innings against this same Blue Jays team last week. The Yanks will face Tanner Roark who they scored 6 runs in 4 innings against last week and beat him 13-2 and 7-2 in his last 2 starts.
The Astros are closing in on a playoff spot even though they are just 27-27 due to the new playoff format. They will have Framber Valdez pitching and he only allowed 1 run over 6 innings against the Mariners earlier this season in an 11-1 win. The Astros will face Ljay Newsome who is coming off of a rough start where he allowed 5 runs in 3 innings against the Giants. The Stros should get one step closer to the playoffs tonight.
Result – Winner – Yankees 12 Blue Jays 1 / Astros 6 Mariners 1
Cubs (Quintana) (-155) – Jose Quintana will make just his third start of the season due to an injury. He went 5-1 against the Pirates last season. I don’t expect him to go very deep into this game but it is just the Pirates. Steven Brault is coming off of a great start where he only allowed 2 hits in 9 innings but the Cubbies gave good history against him. The Cubs come in with a .313 avg in 115 at bats against Brault. The Cubs have a 4.5 game lead on the division with 6 games left. Their final 3 games will be against the tough White Sox so they will want to get this win against the last place Pirates tonight.
Loss – Pirates 3 Cubs 2
Nuggets Over (104) – The Nuggets have scored 104 or more points in 4 of their last 5 games. Denver has struggled at times against the Lakers defense but they have also had stretches where they looked really good. These teams have also played with a fast pace with 4 of their 6 head to head games going over 220 total points this season. Give me 104 nuggets tonight with all the sauces!
Win – Nuggets 114 Lakers 106
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