1. Chalk Always Isn’t Bad
With the week just beginning, the two biggest mismatches from a series perspective are both The Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians. Both teams make for great open parlay legs to reduce juice on any wager you plan on making from a series perspective, as Cleveland is currently -425 Vs. The White Sox and Houston is currently -485 against Tampa.
Obviously, I’m not advocating laying either of these straight, but using them as a nice open parlay piece looks good, for what its worth, Houston is the much safer of the two as Covey leads off for Chicago, and has pitched well all season.
2. The Hottest Team In Baseball Isn’t Even The Favorite
Winners of 11 in a row, as I touched on above, Houston is somehow still riding under the radar from an odds perspective? The reigning World Series Champions are currently +475 to win The World Series are only improving every single day. Look, the fact of the matter is this team has the best pitching staff in baseball and it’s not even close.
Garrett Cole, Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel, Lance McCullers, Charlie Morton, and even Brad Peacock are going to be an absolute nightmare for any team to try to deal with during a postseason run before we even get into their all-star hitting of Altuve, Correa, Springer, Gattis..you get the point. buy, now.
Houston Astros To Win World Series (+475)
3. Fire Sale In Queens
As I touched on in the last edition, Noah Syndergaard is on the DL passing the “Ace” torch onto Jacob Degrom. The Mets are officially in fire sale mode, making virtually everyone available via a trade market.
With the club nine games under .500 and eight games back of a playoff spot, the front office is reportedly ready to entertain trade offers for almost everyone on the roster, but prefer to keep their top young players who are under team control.
Despite their record, the Mets possess a number of pieces that should generate strong interest, especially right-hander’s Degrom and Syndergaard. The cost on either would be substantial, and one source added that the club would be more open to moving Syndergaard than deGrom despite him being younger and under control for an additional season.
Brace yourself Mets fans, the reset button is coming.