MLB Tips – 11th October

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The Wolf is off to a flyer in the postseason and he won’t shy away from swinging for the fences with his best bets on Tuesday.

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants

Tip: Giants WIN ($1.74)

The Giants are staring elimination in the face as they return home to AT&T Park for Game Three of the NLDS against the Cubs. They will need ace starter Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 2.74 ERA) to bring his impressive post season stuff just like he did against the Mets in the NL Wild Card game. He blanked the Mets with a four hitter to improve his record to 8-3 with a 1.94 ERA in October. He did slow down in the second half of the season, posting a 5-5 record with a 3.80 ERA after starting 10-4 with a 1.94 ERA in the first half. He did perform well at home though, 9-4 with a 2.14 ERA and he’s seen plenty of the Cubs over the years owning an 8-2 mark with a 2.25 ERA. Opposing him will be Jake Arrieta (18-8, 3.10 ERA) who had a very similar season to Bumgarner. Opened the first half well going 12-2 with a 2.10 ERA but closed poorly to split his final 12 decisions of the year. He was excellent on the road though, going 11-3 while splitting a pair of turns against the Giants. Two aces, one a home stud while the other a road stud – this isn’t going to be one for the hitting fans. The Giants have won nine straight elimination games and the Wolf is backing them to make it 10.

Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox

Tip: Over 9.5 runs ($1.91)

Cleveland travel to Boston with their sights set on sweeping the Red Sox in Game Three of the ALDS. The game was pushed back a day due to rain on Monday which doesn’t hurt giving the starters an extra day of rest. The Indians will be leaning on Josh Tomlin (13-9, 4.40 ERA) to close out the series while Boston will turn to Clay Buchholz (8-10, 4.78 ERA) to try and save the series. Tomlin was demoted from the starting rotation at one point this season and was only reintroduced when Salazar went down through injury. It actually proved a masterstroke as Tomlin bounced back strong, Meanwhile Buchholz is a beast of his own and it’s almost impossible to get a read on him. Much like Tomlin, Buchholz was dropped from the rotation around the trade deadline only to make his return and pitch consistently to close out the season. The Red Sox led five of the top seven batting KPI’s including average, runs and RBI’s. They were particularly deadly at home and will need to support Buchholz here to keep this series alive. This should be a shootout with these pitchers on the mound, dive in to the overs.

Other Matches

Washington @ LA Dodgers: Dodgers WIN ($1.65)

Postseason Record: 6-2

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