Today’s baseball card is large and attractive. Let’s take advantage of a parlay. Top sportsbooks have released their odds for today’s baseball action.
Two games, in particular, interest me as worth investing in: the Rockies vs. Giants and Mets vs. Padres.
For reasons that I will explain, you should play the money-line for both games. Feel free to parlay both bets at online sports betting site in order to maximize your profit.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 – 09:45 PM EDT at Oracle Park
Who Starts for Colorado?
Colorado starts German Marquez tonight. Marquez seems like the last pitcher who the Rockies would want to rely on to help stop their current skid because he himself is suffering a skid.
In his last three games, Marquez is 0-2. During this span, he has allowed a combined total of 15 earned runs.
Pitches That Marquez Throw
Primarily, Marquez relies on a fastball-slider combo. These pitches are easily his two favorites in terms of frequency.
Despite the extent to which he prefers to throw them, he is struggling to avoid disastrous results with them. Both pitches are yielding a slugging rate well over .500.
His fastball is particularly vulnerable. Opponents are hitting .364 and slugging .597 against this pitch.
Marquez vs. Giants Batters
Marquez's struggles have made him an awful pitcher to back especially away from home. In road games where Marquez is starting, the Rockies are 0-3, yielding -3 units.
They've also been awful when Marquez is lined as the underdog. In such a situation, Colorado is 1-5, yielding -3.7 units.
San Francisco is a particularly awful place for Marquez to reverse his road woes. He suffers a 5.67 ERA in 10 career starts in San Francisco.
Colorado's Four-game Losing Streak
Colorado is enduring a four-game losing streak. San Francisco is an awful place for Colorado to hope to reverse its current struggles.
This season, the Rockies are slugging an abysmal .317 in three games in San Francisco. Moreover, the Rockies are 1-3 this season on the first game of a road trip.
Their record is this awful in this situation despite the easy competition that they've faced. Their one win in this situation came in extra innings in Texas.
However, they suffered a blowout loss in Detroit, a loss in lowly Pittsburgh, and a loss in Arizona.
Who Starts for San Francisco?
Giants starter Carlos Rodon is starting tonight. Coming off a strong start in Philadelphia, Rodon promises to maintain momentum against struggling Colorado.
As measured by FIP (like ERA but factors out fielding, Rodon is enjoying the best season of his career.
He's doing a great job of striking out batters while he's avoiding home runs more consistently than he ever has before.
MLB Pick: Giants (-191) with BetOnline
New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 - 09:40 PM EDT at Petco Park
Who Starts for the Mets?
New York starts Taijuan Walker who has yielded a sub-three FIP in three of his last four starts. Moreover, he has allowed a combined total of four earned runs in his past three starts.
Walker isn't getting the strikeouts that he used to, but he is limiting home runs and otherwise keeping the ball on the ground.
Walker's Major Improvement
These changes derive from a major alteration that he undertook in his pitching arsenal.
- This year, he is throwing his split-finger much more often.
- His decision to favor split finger is an intelligent one because he improved its effectiveness. This season, opponents are batting .164 and slugging .213 against this pitch.
Walker vs. Padres Batters
San Diego batters will struggle against Walker for two major reasons.
- One, Walker loves pitching in San Diego. He owns a 1.59 ERA in three career starts in the Padres' venue.
- Two, the Padres rank 25th in slugging against Walker's favorite pitches from righties.
Who Starts for San Diego?
San Diego starts Yu Darvish. Darvish won't keep pace with Walker because the Mets are hot right now.
They enjoy a three-game win streak during which they've amassed 25 runs total. Plus, several Met batters have proven that they are reliable against Darvish.
Seven different New York hitters slug well over .540 in at least six career at-bats against the Padre starter.
For example, Starling Marte is 5-for-13 with a double and a homer in his career facing Darvish.
MLB Pick: Mets (+115) with BetOnline
For your MLB picks, expect the Rockies to struggle in San Francisco while the Mets keep cruising in San Diego.
Thus, for the above reasons, parlay the Giants ML and Mets ML. Be sure to use our trusty parlay calculator for your parlay betting needs.
- Giants (-191)
- Mets (+115)
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