Sport MLB Betting Plays for Friday, June 11 - Follow the Sharp Action on These Four Matchups
Fantasy Baseball Today: Gerrit Cole spin rate speculation, Christian Yelich trade thoughts, prospect updates
On Fantasy Baseball Today, we recap everything you need to know from Thursday's actionOn the hitter side of things, Charlie Blackmon looks to be back as he went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBI. He's batting .319 over his last 15 games. I think you can still acquire him on the cheap, too. Blackmon isn't flashy and he turns 35 years old in less than a month but he's actually posting the best Statcast numbers of his career. Go get him before others realize just how good he's been.
Frankie Taddeo breaks down the latest sharp information from Vegas for Friday's MLB slate.
As the calendar flips to summer and NFL training camp battles ramp up, it is now time for sports bettors to focus their bankrolls on Major League Baseball. It has been going on for over a month in the SI PRO betting community, but SI Gambling is here to highlight key Friday matchups from the eyes of the Vegas Whispers sharps.
The sharp information from Vegas produced another profitable NFL betting campaign - finishing the 2020 regular season with a record of 68-47-1 ATS.
Insider Frankie Taddeo has enjoyed successful campaigns sharing information for NCAA basketball Conference Tournaments, 2021 NFL Draft Player Proposition wagering, The Masters, and Triple Crown horse racing. As the action begins to heat up on the diamond, SI Gambling will commence its series of highlighted MLB games that bettors need to invest in.
Fantasy Baseball Today: Shohei Ohtani continues MVP bid, good news for Jacob deGrom, Matt Manning's debut
On Fantasy Baseball Today, we recap everything you need to know from Thursday's actionOn the pitching front, Charlie Morton had his best start of the season on Thursday. He took a no-hitter in the seventh and finished with 7 2/3 shutout innings with seven strikeouts. He had a noticeable pitch-mix change, too, throwing just two sinkers, which represented a season-low. Morton went with a heavy four-seam/curveball approach that worked extremely well. He can actually benefit from using his sinker less, as the pitch has a .339 batting average against this season. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come for Morton.
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VEGAS WHISPERS MLB Betting Breakdown - Friday, June 11
Odds Subject to Change
San Diego Padres (+146) at New York Mets (-161)
O/U: 6 (Under -121)
SD: 37-27 ()
NYM: 30-24 ()
PROBABLES: B. Snell (2-2; 4.83 ERA vs J. deGrom 5-2; 0.62 ERA)
The Padres just dropped two of three to the Cubs and now head on the road to Flushing, New York to face off with the NL East-leading Mets. The Padres are 3-7 in their last 10 and now face arguably the best pitcher in Major League Baseball in Jacob deGrom. The Padres will send out Blake Snell who is 2-2 with a 4.83 ERA to take on a Mets club that sports a solid 15-5 home record at Citi Field. Snell was brilliant in his last start on June 4 against the Mets taking a no-hitter in the seventh inning and finishing with seven strong innings - striking out 10 while only allowing one hit in San Diego’s 2-0 win.
Fantasy Baseball Today: Luis Garcia enters must-roster territory, Marcell Ozuna and Corey Kluber sidelined
On Fantasy Baseball Today, we recap everything you need to know from Wednesday's actionAnd how do we do that? I think we're getting closer with Chris Paddack. The final line wasn't terribly exciting as he struck out just two over six innings of one-run ball against the Brewers. However, the spin rate on his fastball remained up, once again higher than it was back in his breakout 2019 season. And he has a newfound confidence in his curveball. Before he went on the IL, he was throwing it just 6% of the time. In four starts since he's returned, he's throwing it 11.7% of the time.
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The sharps see value in this matchup backing deGrom who has 87 strikeouts in his last 58 innings pitched while even more impressively only allowing four earned runs over that span of 10 starts. deGrom’s last start was also a masterpiece, shutting down a potent Padres offense with seven shutout innings and 11 strikeouts in a 4-0 road win at Petco Park. The two-time NL Cy Young award winner's minuscule 0.62 ERA is the lowest by a pitcher in his first nine starts since earned runs became an official MLB stat.
B. Snell (L): LAST 7 starts: 2-2; 5.40 ERA
J. deGrom (R): LAST 7 starts: 5-1; 0.61 ERA; 0.52 WHIP
SI PRO LEAN: New York Mets (-161)
Baltimore Orioles (+140) at Tampa Bay Rays (-154)
BAL: 22-39 ()
TB: 39-24 ()
PROBABLES: K. Akin (0-0; 3.60 ERA vs R. Yarbrough 3-3; 3.95 ERA)
Vikings' Mike Zimmer: Players not vaccinated against COVID-19 will have 'harder time' this season
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said those who don't receive shots will only make things more difficult for themselves throughout the summer and fall months. He explained:"The unvaccinated players are going to have a harder time in the season. They’re going to be wearing masks, they’ll have to social distance. They’ll have daily testings. They won’t be able to go home for bye week. They’ll have to come back here and test every day."When we go on the road, they won’t be able to go out to dinner with anybody. They’ll have to travel on buses differently, travel on planes differently.
The sharps see no reason to get cute with the best team in the American League East taking on the worst. The Baltimore Orioles, who own a 11-18 road record, head to Tropicana Field to take on the best team in the league in Tampa Bay. The play involves backing a Rays squad that has won four straight times starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has been handed the ball.
Baltimore will be throwing rookie Keegan Akin, who despite a rough spring, has rebounded nicely after being thrust back into the Orioles starting rotation. However, heading on the road against the best team in baseball is not a good spot for the rookie.
K. Akin (L): MLB Career: 1-2; 4.14 ERA
R. Yarbrough (L): LAST 5 starts: 2-1; 3.72 ERA
SI PRO LEAN: Tampa Bay Rays (-154)
“The Under-Takers” - Two Friday MLB Totals Seeing Sharp Action
Atlanta at Miami UNDER 7.5 (-120)
Baltimore at Tampa UNDER 8 (-110)
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