Today's Free Picks for
bet365 operates pursuant to an agreement with iGaming Ontario.
Odds posted at 1:00 PM EST and are subject to change.
Cincinnati +260 over Toronto
6:10 PM EST. We’re playing the Reds daily until May 26. We began backing the Reds on May 10 and so far we are 4-4. This is Game 9 of 16 of our continuous play on the Reds and here is today’s pitching matchup:
Alek Manoah (RHP - TOR) is probably the only starter in the game with six pure quality starts in seven attempts. He comes in with a 4-1 record and a 1.71 ERA and he pitches for the Blue Jays. Add it all up and one will pay a hefty price to back the favorite here.
Last year, Manoah went 9-2 with a 3.22 ERA in 112 innings. He rocketed to the majors after only 38 innings in the minors. But after early success, the workload may have taken a toll, as his 2nd half skills slipped and he danced around LHB (13% BB%). While some may see "future ace," long-term role might hinge on change-up development. His 3.79 career MLB xERA suggests he's less of a finished product than it appears. Dude is good but he’s not THIS good.
Hunter Greene (RHP - CIN) is now 1-6 with a 6.21 ERA after seven starts. What’s even more bizarre is that he allowed one run on no hits and five walks while striking out nine in 7.1 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Pirates. Rare is it that a dude throws a no-hitter through 7.1 innings, gets taken out of the game and takes a loss but such is the plight for Hunter Greene. We’ve previewed him a few times this year and will reiterate that his stuff is filthy. Yeah, he might walk 10 guys and yeah he might last two innings instead of nearly eight but a pitcher with stuff like his must be played at a price like this. The kid is a stud in the making. He makes hitters look foolish although his surface stats suggest nothing of the sort. That works in our favor because it inflates the price on him.
Cincinnati +260 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 5.20)