DAY 39 MLB Wager of the Day

Updated: May 16

On a hot streak, let's keep it going!

San Francisco Giants (20-13) vs St. Louis Cardinals (18-15)


Sunday Night Baseball features two of the league's top starting pitchers. It's still early in the season but we have a Cy Young odds contender Carlos Rodon on the Giants mound tonight. He’s 1-2 lifetime versus the Cardinals, and has had exceptional success against the active hitters on St. Louis’ roster. The Cardinal batters have managed only four hits in 31 career at-bats, posting a minuscule .268 slugging percentage and .485 OPS. The Giants numbers may not be great against Wainwright, but they have been swinging the bats over the past 7-games.

GIANTS: Carlos Rodon (4-1, 1.80 ERA): The left-hander has been one of the game’s best pitchers dating back to the start of last season. A hyped arm coming out of the minor leagues who got off to a solid start in his first three seasons (2015-2017), Rodon regressed significantly in 2019 and 2020 and looked like a failed prospect. Not so fast! He broke out in a big way in 2021, going 13-5 with a 2.37 ERA with an impressive 12.55 K/9 ratio. His numbers have been even better thus far in 2022 and he seems to be fitting in nicely in San Francisco.

CARDINALS: Adam Wainwright (3-3, 3.18 ERA): The veteran has continued to pitch at a high level despite his advanced age of 40. His ERA is right in the same range it has been for each of the last two seasons after an impressive 3.15 ERA in 2020 and a 3.05 ERA in 2021. He doesn’t miss a ton of bats, sitting with a 7.41 K/9 ratio. One thing to monitor is his walk rate, which at 3.44 per 9 innings is one free pass above his career average of 2.44.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. LA Dodgers

For a good two team parlay; TAKE: PHILLIES +125 LOSS 4-5

The Dodgers Michael Grove will receive his first start in the major leagues this afternoon at Dodger Stadium. He struggled mightily in Double-A ball last year, but settled in this season.

Grove posted an ERA of 7.86 and a 1.79 WHIP in Double-A. The fact he’s pitching in the majors after a disaster like that in Double-A ball just a year ago is pretty amazing. He doesn’t have the biggest sample size of success in the minors and is skipping Triple-A to the Show, so this outing could be a wildcard for him. He must deal with the hottest offense in baseball at the moment. In their last five outings, the Phillies have netted a .268 average and 7.24 runs per 9 innings. They are hitting .275 with 5.74 runs per 9 innings going back ten games.

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