MLB Baseball Betting: Verlander Leads Tigers into Coors Field To Face Rockies


Baseball OddsThose who bet horses know that some tracks just yield a certain type of race; some places are known for having a fast race, which means a quicker pace will be set. In baseball, Coors Field in Colorado has always been known as a hitter’s ballpark, but on Sunday, it’ll be host to arguably the hottest pitcher in baseball as Justin Verlander and Detroit wrap up a three-game set against the Rockies.

Tigers vs. Rockies Betting – Sunday, 3:10 PM ET

Verlander (8-3, 2.66) almost tossed his second no-hitter of the season, and even though it was broken up in the eighth inning, the Detroit ace still tossed a two-hit complete-game shutout in a 4-0 win over Cleveland at home. Verlander struck out a season-high 12 batters with a single walk, and MLB baseball betting players were five outs away from witnessing his third no-hitter, a feat that only five pitchers have achieved, and four of those made their way to the Hall of Fame. The 28-year-old righty has faced the Rockies once back in 2008 at home, and he gave up a pair of runs on five hits over 5.2 innings of a 7-6 win, taking a no-decision, and Verlander whiffed six with four walks.

The Rockies counter with Aaron Cook (0-1, 3.97), who will make his third start of the season after a 3-1 loss at home against San Diego at home, allowing two runs on five hits over 5.2 innings, and he had the same amount of walks as strikeouts (two). Cook spent the first two months of the season on the disabled list because of a broken finger, so it was probably best that he started the campaign with two starts against San Diego’s anemic offense, but he’ll have his hands full in this matchup. The 32-year-old righty has never faced the Tigers, and he took a no-decision in his first home game of the year, going 5.2 innings and giving up three runs on six hits in a 5-3 win, along with four walks and four strikeouts.

Even those who bet on NFL football picks would be able to guess that the Tigers will be favored in Colorado, where they have dropped three of four, most recently in 2005, and three of those games fell under the posted total. Verlander has been on a roll as of late, allowing two runs or less in his last four starts, and when he is on his game, he’s one of the top five pitchers in baseball. Cook is still shaking the rust off, and the Tigers have been heating up over the last month. Take Detroit away from home in your online sports betting picks on Sunday.

Betting On MLB: Kershaw Looks To Bounce Back Against Reds


Baseball OddsThose betting on MLB odds may have had Clayton Kershaw has a darkhorse to win the Cy Young in the National League, but the Los Angeles ace has been roughed up in his last two starts. He will try to bounce back on Tuesday as the Dodgers host Cincinnati in a clash of two teams who have aspirations of winning the pennant.

Reds vs. Dodgers Betting – 10:10 PM ET

Johnny Cueto (3-2, 1.93) tossed seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 shutout in San Francisco, striking out eight and walking two. He started the season on the disabled list, but Cueto looks like he’s 100% healthy and has been the best pitcher in the Cincinnati rotation, which has been something like online casino gambling as you never know what you’re going to get. The 25-year-old righthander has never beaten the Dodgers in four starts, going 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA, although he did take a no-decision in an 11-8 loss at home two starts ago. He is also 0-2 at Dodger Stadium with a 7.88 ERA, but this looks like as good a time as any for Cueto to earn his first win in Los Angeles.

Kershaw (6-3, 3.44) allowed six runs for the second consecutive start in a 9-7 loss in Colorado, along with seven hits and three walks in six innings of work, while striking out six batters. Kershaw was also on the mound for that 11-8 win, taking a no-decision, and he has been fortunate to avoid losses in this past two starts because of a strong Los Angeles offense, but the Dodgers need him to get back to his best if they’re going to compete in the West. The 23-year-old southpaw is 1-1 in four starts against the Reds with a 3.86 ERA, and he’s 4-1 in seven starts at home with a 2.61 ERA.

The Dodgers should be favored in this contest as linesmakers will lean towards Kershaw, while Cueto may be remembered more for his WWE-style kick in a brawl with St. Louis last season, but he has been excellent to start the year since coming back from history. Kershaw will get his act together and not give up six runs again, and you can give him a little leeway as his last two starts have come in places that are considered “hitter’s parks”, like Colorado and Cincinnati. Heading into Monday’s series opener, the Dodgers had won eight of their last 10 at home against the Reds, with five games going over the posted total, along with a push, and they seem to have Cincinnati’s number on the west coast. In a quieter affair than their last meeting, take Kershaw over the Cueto as the Dodgers snatch a win when you’re betting online.


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