Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on June 13. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from Major League Baseball and the NBA Finals.
Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies – 7:05 PM ET
We’re going to begin our day by looking at the game between the Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies. The Marlins, with a record of 27-31, have a 12-17 record when traveling. As they head from Houston to Philadelphia on short notice, we have to keep that in mind. On the mound tonight is the 6-2 Sandy Alcantara, who has had a spectacular season.
The Philadelphia Phillies are 30-30 with a 17-16 record at home this season. Taking the mound today is Aaron Nola, who has gone 4-4 so far this year. The good news for the Phillies is they’re remaining at home after facing the Diamondbacks. Because of this, we think they have a good chance to win this one -135.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:07 PM ET
The Baltimore Orioles will send the 1-3 Kyle Bradish out to face the Blue Jays batters. Bradish, who has an ERA of 6.45 this season is in for quite a tough matchup. The Orioles won their last two games against the Kansas City Royals, but are in a bad spot here. Toronto is one of the best teams in MLB, so we don’t see Baltimore winning here.
Along with great batting, the Blue Jays have strong pitching. Tonight, the 7-1 Alek Manoah will get the nod to take the mound. Manoah, with an ERA of 1.81 has incredible stats after pitching 69.2 innings this season. With batting and pitching on Toronto’s side, we’ll take the Blue Jays to win here -280.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers – 8:05 PM ET
After losing three straight games, the Houston Astros finally earned a win. Houston, with a record of 37-23 this season, currently ranks first in the AL West. Tonight, they’ll face the Texas Rangers, who follow behind them at the number two spot. The difference is the records for these teams are quite different.
The Texas Rangers have a record of 28-31 this season and are 13-16 at home. Texas will send out the 4-4 Taylor Hearn to face the Astros batters. Houston has the 3-3 Cristian Javier at the plate today. Between the two of them, Javier has the edge with an ERA of 3.22. Look for the Astros to secure a win on the road tonight at -160.
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors – 9:00 PM ET
Game 5 of the NBA Finals is set for tonight with the Celtics facing the Warriors. Boston, now back on the road, has a tough task in front of them. The Mavericks had a hard time defeating the Warriors in Chase Center. Although the Celtics have done it once, doing it again could prove rather difficult.
The good news for the Warriors is that Stephen Curry has assured them he’ll be playing. However, they could be without Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. tonight. Still, playing at home will give the Warriors a distinct advantage tonight. Look for them to get a fast start and secure a home victory over the Celtics -3.5.
Minnesota Twins vs. Seattle Mariners – 10:10 PM ET
The last game we’re going to take a look at is the Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners. The Twins are first in the AL Central with a record of 35-27. Although injuries have been a problem, the Twins have won three of their last five games. Getting the start on the mound today is the 1-2 Chris Archer, who has a 3.65 ERA.
The Seattle Mariners rank fourth in the AL West with a record of 27-33 this season. Seattle, unfortunately, has a big problem when it comes to pitching. Tonight, the 2-7 Chris Flexen will get the start. Flexen has an ERA of 4.35 this season over the course of 62.0 innings. We think the Twins will be able to secure a win on the road +105.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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