In the meantime, the MLB season is entering the homestretch with only 10-games left in the regular season. Let's discuss where the action is flowing for several MLB games tonight...
1:10 p.m. ET: Chicago White Sox (85-66) at Detroit Tigers (74-78)
Despite being eliminated from the playoffs, the Tigers have upset the White Sox in the first two games of this AL Central series. Detroit won the opener 4-3 as 200 home dogs and then won again yesterday 5-3 as 150 home dogs. In this afternoon's series finale, Chicago hands the ball to righty Reynaldo Lopez (3-3, 3.00 ERA) and Detroit counters with fellow righty Casey Mize (7-8, 3.64 ERA). This line opened with the White Sox listed as a -155 road favorite and the Tigers a 145 home dog. Sharps like Chicago to avenge their previous losses and avoid the sweep, steaming the White Sox up from -155 to -170. Chicago has bounced back well from losses this season, going 42-22 (66 percent) after a loss. The White Sox are 60-49 against righties this season. The Tigers are 45-56 against righties. Chicago is 9-6 against Detroit this season. The total opened at 9 and some shops are juicing the over to -115. Weather could play a factor with the total. The forecast calls for 20 MPH winds out to dead center.
7:05 p.m. ET: Texas Rangers (55-96) at New York Yankees (85-67)
The Yankees have taken care of business in the first two games of this series, winning the opener 4-3 as -260 home favorites and then winning again on Tuesday 7-1 as -250 home favorites. These games are huge for New York, who is only a half-game back of the second Wild Card spot in the AL, trying to catch the Red Sox and Jays. In tonight's series finale, Texas starts lefty Taylor Hearn (6-5, 4.52 ERA) and New York taps veteran righty Corey Kluber (5-3, 3.68 ERA). This line opened with the Yankees listed as a hefty -250 home favorite and the Rangers a 225 road dog. Pros and Joes aren't outsmarting themselves on this one. They're laying the chalk with the desperate Yankees at home, steaming New York up from -250 to -270. Non-division home favorites are 472-304 (61 percent) this season. Home favorites -200 or more are 196-82 (71 percent). The Yankees are 44-33 at home this season. Texas is 22-54 on the road. We could be looking at another lower scoring as well. The total is 9 with the under juiced to -115, signaling under liability and a possible fall to 8.5. Home plate ump Jeremie Rehak is 48-34 (59 percent) to the under historically. The forecast calls for 10-12 MPH winds blowing in from right center. The under is 2-0 this series. New York is 84-65 to the under this season.
8:40 p.m. ET: Los Angeles Dodgers (97-54) at Colorado Rockies (70-80)
The Dodgers eked out a win in last night's series opener, edging the Rockies 5-4 in 10-innings and cashing as -200 road favorites. Los Angeles has already clinched a playoff spot but these games are still important as the Dodgers only trail the Giants by a half-game in the NL West. In tonight's rematch, Los Angeles gives the ball to righty ace Walker Buehler (14-4, 2.39 ERA) and Colorado rebuttals with fellow righty German Marquez (12-10, 4.16 ERA). This line opened with the Dodgers listed as a -185 road favorite and the Rockies a 170 home dog. Pros aren't afraid of the expensive price and have steamed Los Angeles up from -185 to -200. Teams coming off a win receiving 15-cents or more steam are 257-174 (60 percent) this season. Road favorites -200 or more off a win are 33-13 (72 percent). The Dodgers are 67-40 against righties and 96-51 as a favorite. The Rockies are 44-63 against righties and 45-66 as a dog. The Dodgers are 12-5 against the Rockies this season. We could also see some runs in this one. The total opened at 10.5 and the over is juiced to -120, signaling a possible rise to 11.