Don’t miss The Wolf’s tips for Thursday’s slate of MLB games. He is keen on the Phillies as outsiders, and the Giants look like good things against the Rockies.
New York Yankees at Philadelphia Phillies (9:05am)
Game 3 of this series starts on Thursday as the Phillies host the Yankees. After 2 straight wins for the away side, the Wolf is liking a rebound for the Phillies. The Yankees will have Luis Cessa on the mound for his first start of the season. He’s usually coming out of the pen so the Wolf isn’t sure how he’ll go opening the game. Meanwhile, Phillies starter Zach Eflin has won 4 straight starts and is pitching well enough to beat New York. In his last 23.2 innings, he’s allowed just 6 runs and a total of 20 hits. So he should be able to put in a quality start here. The Phillies are still 24-15 at home this season and there should be some extra motivation to end this series with a win. Especially after 3 straight losses. Go Phillies!
Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants (12:15pm)
In this matchup, the Wolf will look at the 41-39 Giants and 38-41 Rockies. On Wednesday, the two sides played in a low scoring, close game as the Giants got up 3-2. They’re now 25-13 at home and have won 2 straight via a single run. In contrast, the Rockies are riding a 3 game losing streak, which includes 2 losses against the Marlins. So the Wolf is tipping they’ll struggle to beat Madison Bumgarner. He’s coming off his best performance of the season as he 3 hit the Padres in 8 innings. His 8 strikeouts were a season high as well. Against the Rockies in the past, he owns a 2.87 ERA in his last 5 against them. Meanwhile for the Rockies, Kyle Freeland gets the ball. He owns a 3.55 ERA with a 7-6 win-loss record. In his last 4 starts, he has gone over 100 pitches but he can have control issues. In 2 of his last 3 starts, he’s recorded 4 walks and in both of those games, he also gave up a home run. So the Wolf can’t see the Giants dropping this game and he’ll take them straight up for the safe bet of the day.
|Reds at Braves – 2:10am||Braves WIN ($1.69)|
|Royals at Brewers – 4:10am||Under 8 runs ($1.94)|
|Blue Jays at Astros – 4:10am||Over 8.5 runs ($1.90)|
|Mariners at Orioles – 9:05am||Mariners WIN ($1.87)|
|D-backs at Marlins – 9:10am||D-backs WIN ($1.59)|
|Angels at Red Sox – 9:10am||Red Sox WIN ($1.69)|
|Athletics at Tigers – 9:10am||Tigers WIN|
|Pirates at Mets – 9:10am||Over 7.5 runs ($1.79)|
|Padres at Rangers – 10:05am||Under 9.5 runs ($1.98)|
|Twins at White Sox – 10:10am||Twins WIN ($1.69)|
|Indians at Cardinals – 10:15am||Cardinals WIN ($1.87)|
|Cubs at Dodgers – 12:10pm||Over 7.5 runs ($1.90)|
Wolf’s Best Bet Record