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Yesterday did not go well for me as I suffered an 0-3 day, including losing both the plays on my parlay, dropping my record to 35-22. These days happen, unfortunately, and I hope to get back on track today. The Mets rallied from a slow to start to beat the Indians at home to put the Mets now five games above .500 and still within two of the last wild card spot in the National League. The Yankees lost to the streaking A’s but maintained their huge lead in the AL East after the Rays lost as well. Every day we will give a free New York play and two other betting plays here on NY Betting News. Using the latest odds from DraftKing Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook, here are today’s bets:
New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Oak -112
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Oak -115
I hate betting against the Yankees. I haven’t done it all season. But the Yankees seem to be in a little funk right now. Not a big one, but a small one, and playing on the West Coast against an Oakland team that is on fire right now is a tough task, especially given the pitching matchup tonight. The struggling J.A. Happ (10-7, 5.40) will face off against one of Oakland’s best arms, Mike Fiers (11-3, 3.46). While Fiers did struggle in his last start against the Astros, he has kept his opponents under three earned runs in nine of his last 10 starts. Happ, on the other hand, has given up three or more runs in five of his last 10 starts and has watched his E.R.A soar. To make matters more difficult for the Yankees, they face an A’s team who is 41-24 at home, including going 8-1 in their last nine at home which have been against teams like the Yankees, Astros, and Brewers. The Yankees have lost four of their last five on the road against teams with winning records. I’ll go with Oakland tonight to continue their streak.
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: STL -108
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: STL -112
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to take their third straight at home against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight behind the arm of Adam Wainwright (9-8, 4.33) who is 1-0 with a 1.50 E.R.A. against the Brewers this year. The Brewers will counter with Adrian Houser (5-5, 3.76) who got pounded by the Cardinals in his only appearance against them this year, giving up five runs and nine hits in just four innings. The Cardinals are distancing themselves from Milwaukee with their recent play. St. Louis has won nine of their 11 games, including six in a row at home. The Brewers, on the other hand, come in losing six of their last eight and have dropped four games out of the N.L. Central, a division where they had been either in the lead or just a game or two behind all year long. The odds are close to even because of the pitching matchup which slightly favors Milwaukee, but the recent play suggests otherwise. I’m going with the hot hand here. I’ll take the Cardinals for the win.
San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds -140
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Cin -145
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Cin -143
The Reds will host the Padres today in the deciding game of a three-game series. Both teams have come out 3-2 winners in the first two games of the set. The Reds will send Luis Castillo (11-5, 3.10) to the hill, who despite giving up his worst start of the year against the Cardinals, still owns one of baseball’s best E.R.A.’s. Castillo won the decision in his only start of the year against San Diego, giving up just one earned run in six innings pitched and striking out nine. The Padres will send Matt Strahm (5-8, 5.21) to the hill, a regular bullpen pitcher. Neither team is on necessarily good form of late and share identical records. The Reds being at home with a strong starting pitcher and a 36-31 home record is enough evidence for me to side with them on a day where there’s not a lot of spreads that entice me. I’ll take the Reds for the win.