Pay attention today. Look at the start times of these games. It is a getaway day, meaning teams will again travel to new cities for their series starting on THURS. This is normal for WEDS and the teams that don’t travel this day will travel the next day on THURS. Getaway days are important to view in handicapping terms, not necessarily have anything to do with making odds. We get Kershaw making his 1st start, Scherzer is a DOG, and CHW are home dogs too! What is going on?
The sportsbook is giving CIN rookie Lodolo a lot of respect here. WEBBIE ODDS say too much. I don’t think this is an auto-play before morning though as handicapping this game feels right. PHI NOLA is -120 over Scherzer! Interesting… it’s not completely unusual to see Scherzer a DOG, but is NOLA expected to be that much better? The projections still say Scherzer is the better pitcher. DET Eduardo Rodriguez goes against his former team as a small home dog. A game I have an interest in. We get Greinke vs Wainwright! Must be an oldtimers game! The projections are higher on Grenke than Wainwright by the way. WEBBIE ODDS continues to see SD as pick’em vs SF yet the sportsbook still has SF small favorites. NYY Cole is only -140 at home? In his career with NYY, he has been a favorite of lower than -140 only once! It happened 07/17 against BOS. NYY won that game 3-1 as -130 FAV. CHW Dallas Keuchel was a home dog 3 times last year going 2-1 in those games.
Now time to handicap the games!