Gambling Guinea’s MLB Slate- 6/27:
It’s been a light week thus far as I needed a few days to regroup. Featured today will be a 2 play slate to wrap the last full week of the month of June. As the All Star break rapidly approaches, it’s about to get down to the nitty gritty.
Padres RL -1.5 -118 (DK):
Several times last week, you may have noticed the trend of betting against the Arizona Diamondbacks, especially on the road. Against all odds, they finally snapped a 24 game road losing streak last night in San Diego. It’s quite frankly still a hard one to believe. Arizona was due for one, but let’s see them do it again.
San Diego at 29-15 when playing at home against the 10-32 road D-Backs. Tough decision here. For good measure to help us decide, the Padres stroll Yu Darvish on the bump today- whew, if not for that break, not sure I would have been able to back SDP this afternoon. The moneyline is too pricey for bettors to back, so the logical solution is to tail the run line where the Padres need to win by 2 or more runs. In Arizona’s last 10 losses, they’ve been beaten by at least 2 runs 7 times, so it’s definitely a noteworthy play.
With a good -118 value, and strong possibility the Padres get back on track after letting the Diamondbacks have one last night, hit this play hard.
Vladdy Guerrero Jr. O1.5 Total Bases -130 (Pinnacle):
This kid is so good, it’s not even funny anymore. Firmly in the Triple Crown contention, Vladdy Jr. just continues to find ways to wow the people. Sitting at a .339 average, 26 bombs, 64 RBI’s, and a 1.125 OPS, this could very well be the first winner since Miguel Cabrera back in 2012.
As for Sunday afternoon, the red hot Blue Jays wrap up the second 3 game set with division rival Baltimore. Don’t look now, but Toronto is only 6.5 games back of the AL East lead, and a half a game behind the Yankees for 3rd place at the moment. Fueling this recent hot stretch is none other than the spawn of baseball’s once upon a time most exciting players. Guerrero Jr. has compiled a current 7 game hitting streak and a string of 15 games with at least one hit in his last 16 games since June 10th. The point is this dude is SCORCHING. Additionally, with a 3 game home run streak active, there’s usually a strong possibility that Vladdy picks up 4 bases on one swing of the bat. Facing Orioles’ Jorge Lopez and his sparkling 5.68 ERA and opponents .269 batting average, it’s no time to withdraw confidence in the young superstar.
The value is solid, but the trend cannot be ignored. Vladdy G, do your thing!