The Wolf is in great form at the moment after an 11-3 record on Thursday, despite the Red Sox tip not getting up. On Friday, the Pirates are good value against the Cubs with Williams on the mound. The Rockies and Nationals looks like another matchup to watch and the Wolf is on the over total runs.
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox (9:10am)
This series has really had it all – Grand slams, brawls, controversy and more. So the Wolf is looking forward to game 3 of this series. Runs has been on the cards in this series so the Wolf is predicting another high scoring affair. After the Red Sox pounded the Yankees 14-1 in game 1, the Yankees responded with a 10-7 victory in game 2. On the mound for this game will be Rick Porcello for Boston and Sonny Gray for New York. Porcello pitched well against New York last season and has started the season with a 2-0 record. But like David Price on Thursday, he’s only pitched against the Rays thus far. So he could struggle to contain the Yankees lineup. Gary Sanchez homered twice on Thursday and Stanton started the scoring with a triple. So they should be confident of getting to Porcello early. Gray has historically struggled against the Red Sox and this should continue. In his last 5 starts against Boston, he holds a 1-4 record with a 5.34 ERA. So the total runs is averaging 16 in the first two games. Therefore, the Wolf will be backing the overs at 9 runs on Friday.
San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres (12:10pm)
In the last game of the day, the Padres and Giants will look to rebound after losses. For the Padres, despite a 6-4 loss against the Rockies, they won the series in Colorado 2-1. While the Giants lost 2 of 3 against the Diamondbacks at home. In their 5 game home stand, they went 2-3 so they’ll be looking desperate to get on a roll in San Diego. The pitching matchup sees Chris Stratton for the Giants up against Bryan Mitchell. Stratton has made back to back starts against the Dodgers, so he’ll probably enjoy facing the Padres. In those 2 starts, he allowed just 9 hits over 10.1 innings. Meanwhile, Mitchell kept the Astros dynamic lineup scoreless over 5.2 innings and was unlucky not to earn the win as they lost 1-0. So in the end, this is looking like a closer matchup then the odds say. Yes the Padres are 1-6 at home but against the Giants at Petco Park, they’re 23-15 since 2014. They’ll also take confidence into this series after beating the Rockies on the road. So the Wolf is on the Padres in this one.
|Pirates at Cubs – 4:20am||Pirates WIN ($2.55)|
|Tigers at Indians – 8:10am||Under 8 runs ($1.95)|
|Cardinals at Reds – 8:40am||Cardinals WIN ($1.67)|
|Rockies at Nationals – 9:05am||Over 8.5 runs ($1.83)|
|White Sox at Twins – 10:10am||Under 8.5 runs ($1.80)|
|Angels at Royals – 10:15am||Angels WIN (TBA)|
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