Although virtually no starters and impact players played, it felt great to watch football again. Regardless of preseason, the first look at football always sends chills down my spine. We are looking forward to an awesome football season filled with odds, picks, opinions and stay woke theories.
The Cowboys defeated the Cardinals 20-18 in the preseason opener. Not one player really jumped out in the statistical category, but a lot of young players had an opportunity to play. It was interesting to see Boise State’s finest, Kellen Moore, get some snaps for the Cowboys. He finished 12-17 with a touchdown and interception. It seems like just yesterday he was leading the Broncos on the blue turf.
Alex Wood continued his career year with another win against Atlanta last night. His record improves to 13-1 with a 2.38 ERA. If Wood even remotely continues his dominance, expect his name to pop up in the Cy Young voting down the road. Milwaukee edged St. Louis 2-1 and tightened the race in the NL Central with a Cubs loss. Kansas City stayed hot with a 6-4 win over Seattle. Kluber threw a masterful performance with a 1-run complete game over the Yankees (11 K’s). Although Cleveland has been playing well, Kansas City continues to keep things interesting in the AL Central.
2:20 pm- Nationals (Roark) +152 @ Cubs (Hendricks) -165, Public Bets: 55% on CHC
6:40 pm- Cardinals (Leake) -118 @ Cincinnati (Wojciechowski) +109, Public Bets: 69% on STL
7:05 pm- Padres (Wood) @ Pirates (Nova) -190, Public Bets: 77% on PIT
7:05 pm- Tigers (Verlander) +127 @ Orioles (Gausman) -138, Public Bets: 58% on BAL
7:10 pm- Brewers (Woodruff) +133 @ Rays (Faria) -144, Public Bets: 66% on TB
7:10 pm- White Sox (Rodon) +175 @ Red Sox (Rodriguez) -191, Public Bets: 80% on BOS
7:10 pm- Yankees (Garcia) +115 @ Indians (Bauer) -125, Public Bets: 66% on NYY
7:10 pm- Dodgers (Darvish) -125 @ Mets (deGrom) +115, Public Bets: 63% on LAD
7:35 pm- Marlins (Conley) -103 @ Braves (Dickey) -105, Public Bets: 60% on MIA
8:10 pm- Blue Jays (Valdez) +157 @ Astros (Peacock) -171, Public Bets: 83% on HOU
8:10 pm- Rangers (Perez) -110 @ Twins (Colon) +102, Public Bets: 64% on TEX
8:15 pm- Mariners (Paxton) -165 @ Royals (Hammel) +152, Public Bets: 60% on SEA
8:40 pm- Phillies (Velasquez) +136 @ Rockies (Freeland) -147, Public Bets: 81% on COL
10:07 pm- Athletics (Cotton) +121 @ Angels (Scribner) -131, Public Bets: 65% on LAA
10:15 pm- Diamondbacks (Banda) +143 @ Giants (Bumgarner) -155, Public Bets: 51% on SF
Yesterday my only pick, the Cubs -140, lost a marathon rain lengthened, back and forth game with the Diamond backs, 10-8. That brings me to 10-5 this season with a return of +5.65 units.
Mic’s Picks: Reds +109, Braves -105, Phillies +136, Diamondbacks +143, Blue Jays +157, Brewers +133, Twins +102