If you plan on placing an MLB wager during your work week, see below for some games and matchups to keep your eye on.
All betting lines are courtesy of Sports Interaction, and current as time of publication.
Kansas City Royals @ Los Angeles Angels
In the opener of a three-game series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Monday night, Jackson Kowar will make his MLB debut for Kansas City. The right-hander was 5-0 with a 0.85 ERA and a 41–10 strikeout-to-walk ratio at AAA Omaha.
Dylan Bundy (0-6, 6.49 ERA) gets the start for the Halos. Despite the righty’s inflated ERA, the Angels have been an under machine when he gets the start. The under has gone 7-3 in Angels games when Bundy gets the ball.
With tonight’s over-under set at 9.0, I lean the under.
Toronto Blue Jays @ Chicago White Sox
To kick off a series in Chicago against the White Sox on Tuesday, Robbie Ray (3-2, 3.57 ERA) is the scheduled starter for Toronto while Carlos Rodon (5-2, 1.98 ERA) is slated to get the ball for the White Sox.
Chicago has done very well against the run line this season. The While Sox 19-14 versus the run line at home in 2021, and also 6-3 straight up in games when Rondon gets the start. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, are 29-28 against the run line this season.
I will be watching for the run line here with an eye on taking the White Sox.
New York Yankees @ Minnesota Twins
In the middle game of this series on Wednesday, the scheduled pitching matchup is Randy Dobnak for the Twins (1-5, 6.19 ERA) versus New York’s Gerrit Cole (6-3, 2.26 ERA). Minny has been atrocious against the run line this season by going 19-40. The Twins are even worse at home, going a putrid 8-21 against the run line heading into this series.
Cole and the Yankees will be the run-line favourite in this game, so keep an eye on that.
If you’re not feeling a run-line bet, though, keep your eye on the total. The under has been a solid 8-4 in games Cole is the starter.
Houston Astros @ Boston Red Sox
The Astros are 6-1 in their last seven heading into this series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Houston is supposed to start Zack Greinke (6-2, 3.38 ERA) on Thursday, and that’s been a winning formula for them this season. The Astros are 10-3 straight up and are scoring 5.92 runs per game with the 2009 American League Cy Young Award winner takes the mound.
New York Mets @ San Diego Padres
When the Mets begin a three-game set with the Padres at Citi Field on Friday, Jacob deGrom is the scheduled starter — and that probably means you should bet the under. It almost goes without saying that deGrom’s start to this season has been incredible. The right-hander has an 0.62 ERA through nine starts, which is the lowest of any pitcher through his first nine starts of a season since that stat became official in both leagues in 1913 (minimum 40 innings pitched).
The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner also boasts an 0.57 WHIP, which — you guessed it — is the lowest by any pitcher through his first nine outings of a season since at least 1901 (minimum 40 innings pitched).
Not surprisingly, the under is 6-2-1 this season in games when deGrom gets the start. If you haven’t figured it out, take the under whatever that number might be.