MLB Hit or Miss August 5th, 2019

Back from the weekend friends, let’s get this bread.

Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox 

Starting Pitching: Mike Montgomery vs Rick Porcello

O/U: 11.5

This is quite possibly the most embarrassing stretch I have ever witnessed with the Red Sox. I have seen them come in last place in the AL East and I was more okay with that. Boston has lost 8 straight games and has fallen very far from 1st place in the division. The Red Sox are finally catching a break and are facing a really bad Royals team. KC has lost 6 straight games and are 1-9 in their last 10. I do think this is going to be the game the Red Sox finally bust this losing streak and get back on the right track. I know I have said this before, but this time I mean it. I am taking the Sox and the -1.5 spread tonight. 

MY PICKS 

O/U: Under 11.5

Winners: Red Sox -250

Atlanta Braves @ Minnesota Twins 

Starting Pitching: Mike Soroka vs Jake Odorizzi

O/U: 10.0

This is a battle between two first place teams in the NL and it should be a good matchup. Mike Soroka has quietly been one of the best pitchers in the league this whole season. He has a 2.37 ERA through 114.0 innings of work and has struck out 94 batters in that period. Jake Odorizzi has not pitched past 5.2 innings since June 15th and the Braves have a lineup that can get Jake uncomfortable. I think the Braves have the advantage tonight and I like them to upset the Twins on the road. 

MY PICKS 

O/U: Under 10.0

Winners: Braves +105

Philadelphia Phillies @ Arizona Diamondbacks 

Starting Pitching: Vince Velasquez vs Merrill Kelly

O/U: 9.5

I think this is a very good value pick for the night with the Phillies. Merrill Kelly of the Diamondbacks has allowed 7 runs in each of his last two starts and has not been looking good the later we get into the season. The Phillies are also 29-23 when coming off a loss and they are coming back from losing to the White Sox. I think this is going to be a nice win for the Phillies and believe they are going to upset the Diamondbacks in Arizona. 

MY PICKS

O/U: Over 9.5 

Winners: Phillies +105

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