Bets of the Day – April 19

Gus Elmashni shares his wagering acumen with today's Bets of the Day.

Welcome to the Bets of the Day column for Tuesday. Like last week, I will feature three bets that will make your Tuesday a great day: Check out the triple play action below!


Tampa Bay-Chicago Cubs Under 7.5 Runs (-115)


Check out my article from April 12, when I discussed the reverse Coors effect as a reason for taking the Twins to beat the Dodgers. Of course I was wrong about that prediction, but I am not wrong about the reverse Coors effect. What is that reverse Coors effect, you might ask? In a nutshell, teams returning to sea level after a series in Colorado tend to struggle at the plate. Trust me when I say this game will be low scoring. Also, the game will be cold in Chicago, and the ball simply doesn’t leave the park when the temperatures are near freezing. Have you ever been in the Windy City when it’s cold? Absolutely no fun, so runs will be hard to come by at Wrigley Field. Tampa Bay will use an opener and then Josh Fleming in long relief, who is a solid pitcher. Justin Steele will be pitching for Chicago, and is off to a good start. I can see this game being a 3-2 final score.


San Diego Padres Money Line (-190)


This is all about the pitching matchup. Joe Musgrove is pitching out of his mind right now. 12.2 IP, 2 ER, 14 K, and no walks. The Reds struggled to hit last night and will struggle again tonight. Meanwhile, the Padres’ offense is doing just enough to provide the run support the Padres starting pitching needs to earn the W. Manny Machado is playing like an MVP candidate and has done a superb job of supplanting the offensive production that Fernando Tatis provided last year. Just imagine how good the Padres can be once they get Tatis back, assuming he returns with a better attitude. Given that Petco Park favors pitching, just stick with the money line play, since I can see the Padres winning by just one run.


Los Angles Dodgers Money Line (-145)


L.A. is 8-2 and 5-0 at home. For the last nine seasons, L.A. has been a World Series contender, and this season is no different. From top to bottom, the Dodgers’ lineup is lethal and faces a pitcher who is off to a slow start. Also, it doesn’t hurt that L.A. has Freddie Freeman, who was in Atlanta for most of his career and knows the pitchers’ tendencies. As for who is pitching for L.A., Walker Buehler is an ace and is well on his way to having another strong campaign. He is 27, so he is the right age to be in his prime and earn a big payday very soon. He is incredible at home with a 22-6 record and 2.32 ERA. Simply put, there is no place like home for the Dodgers. L.A. has won every home game so far this season by at least two runs, so I would even consider taking the run line here if you like to live dangerously. 


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Gus Elmashni

Gus Elmashni is a San Francisco Bay Area native and an avid fan of the NBA, NFL, and MLB. He has played fantasy sports since 1993 when a few high school friends and he would tabulate daily NBA results from the San Jose Mercury News and draft new teams every month. Gus has been with Pitcher List since April 2022 writing DFS articles and the Best Bets column. Additionally, Gus works full-time as an educator in Northern California and resides in Sacramento with his wife and two young children.

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