Best Bets Across the League 8/31

Kyle Stanzel highlights Monday's best bets

Marlins @ Mets Run Line


Following two thrilling come-from-behind victories on Friday, the Mets lost three close ones in a row to the Yankees this weekend and are battling for a wild card spot. On Monday against Miami, they turn to reigning Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom, who struck out 14 in seven innings with just one run against the same Marlins last Wednesday. Opposite deGrom is Trevor Rogers who danced around five walks to hold the Mets scoreless over four innings in his last start. Expect deGrom to be his usual dominant self in weirdly his fourth consecutive start against Miami, while Rogers won’t be so lucky this time around against a New York team that has to look at all of these games as “must-win.”

Pick: Mets -1.5 (-125 DK, -134 FD)


Braves @ Red Sox Run Line


Getting Ronald Acuña back was huge for the Braves as they fight for the NL East division title and they have won each of Max Fried’s seven starts this season. The Red Sox are looking like they could be one of the bigger sellers at today’s deadline and who knows what their lineup could look like by first pitch. With the uncertainty surrounding the Red Sox and the success of the Braves when Fried starts, I’m predicting a big win for Atlanta tonight.

Pick: Braves -1.5 (-121  DK, -132 FD)


White Sox Total Runs O/U 4.5


No team has hit better against LHP this season than the White Sox and it is not particularly close (161 wRC+). Rich Hill will have a difficult time getting out the likes of Luis Robert, Edwin Encarnación, and Eloy Jimènez, who are featured prominently on FTN Bets’ Hot Hitter Report. The White Sox will certainly be motivated to score runs for Lucas Giolito, fresh off his incredible no-hitter, especially in an uber-important divisional game against the rival Twins. Five runs should be well within reach for the white-hot White Sox tonight.

Pick: OVER 4.5 Ks (-113 DK)


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Kyle Stanzel

New Jersey-born and North Carolina-bound, Kyle is as die-hard a Pittsburgh Pirates fan as there is, attending the last ever game at Three Rivers Stadium and the first ever game at PNC Park. Follow him on Twitter @style_kanzel

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