Happy Easter!! Opening day was full of excitement with wild comebacks and unexpected winners. We had 3 plays. O’s at Red Sox was postponed so we can treat that like a push. We lost our 1 unit parlay, but hit our Angels ML +100 play. So we are 1-1-1 even par. LOL. For our VIP clients the Angels play was a 3u max play so they were pretty happy. We do one VIP max a day and have come hot out the gate going 3-0!
Chicago Cubs (1-1) at Pittsburgh Pirates (1-1)
Betting Line: Cubs -180 / Pirates +165
Over/Under: 8.5 runs
First Pitch: 2:20pm ET
Ke’Bryan Hayes is out today for Pittsburgh. This will be Mitch Keller’s first full season. In 21 2/3 innings last year he had a nice season with a 2.91 ERA. This followed 48 innings in 2019 with a 7.38 ERA. He is a career 5.81 ERA pitcher who struggles with control. 18 walks in those 21 2/3 innings.
Zach Davies makes his first start as a Cub. In 9 starts at Wrigley, he has a 3.71 ERA. In the last 3 seasons, Davies has lowered his ERA a full run each year. In his first prime year last season, he had a 2.73 ERA. I love seeing his evolution. In his second prime season, I think he follows up on last year’s success. I also factored the Cubs hitters success against Keller and that made our play clear. Now, let’s give you our Easter Egg$ pick of the day!
Pick: Cubs F5 -1 (+105) | 2 units
Bonus Player Prop: Joc Pederson Anytime Home Run (+400) | .25u