The 60-game season has kicked off. Almost immediately games have been postponed due to Corona virus but the majority of games are still going ahead. One thing it means is that teams may not have the opportunity to try out different options with their roster. There is less room for error with teams in the shortened season. Expect to see less rotation this season with the risk of losing out on playoff positions.
Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees, Friday 31st July, 6.05 p.m.
The Yankees are kicking off their 6th game late due to Corona virus concerns. The Yankees game against the Phillies got pushed back. This begins a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. This game will no doubt bring out the bitter rivalry between these teams in the AL East. The Yankees are currently sitting at the top of the AL East winning four games and only losing one. In comparison, the Boston Red Sox are the second-worst team in the division. They have won three games and lost four.
It is difficult to compare the teams based on the form so far as the season has just started. Zack Godley will feature in the Red Sox starting rotation. He threw for four scoreless innings against the Mets and struck out seven. The Yankees are the favorites for this game at (-205). On the other hand, the Boston Red Sox are (+165). The best value for players is to take the Yankees at -1.5 run line at (-205) here at Canplay.
New York Mets @ Atlanta Braves, Friday 31st July, 6.10 p.m.
The New York Mets travel to Atlanta to take on the Braves. Both these teams have played seven games so far. The Mets have currently won three from their seven games. On the other hand, the Braves came away with four victories from their seven games. The Mets had a three-game series last weekend against the Braves which seen the Mets win one game out of two.
The New York Mets are slight underdogs for this matchup. They are (+110) to win against the Braves. Atlanta are (-140) favorites to come away with a win. The Mets are (-155) against the run line of +1.5. Whereas the Braves are (+130) against the run line of -1.5. The Braves won 14-1 in the last game against the Mets. There is good value to back the Braves against the run line here at Canplay.
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday 31st July, 8.40 p.m.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are currently off to a good start to their season. Winning five from their first seven games. They lost two games out of a four-game series to the Giants. However, in their last game, they beat the Diamondbacks 6-3. While not a wipeout by any means it’s still a positive note to get the first win of a series away from home.
The Diamondbacks on the other hand are two wins from their seven games. They picked up one win against the Rangers and another against the Padres. The Diamondbacks are (+115) to win against the Dodgers. Arizona is (-130) against the run line of +1.5. A better value bet for this game would be the Dodgers to win. The Dodgers are (-140) to get the win here at Canplay.