Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on June 20. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from Major League Baseball and the NHL Playoffs.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets – 1:10 PM ET
The Miami Marlins face one of the best teams in Major League Baseball, the New York Mets. Miami, fresh off of a 6-2 win over the Mets, will look to pull off another one tonight. Miami has had a tough season, with a record of 29-35. However, they’ve pushed through some of their troubles and won a few key games.
The New York Mets took a tough loss to the Marlins yesterday. Tonight, they’ll send out the 3-1 David Peterson to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Not only do the Mets have the advantage in pitching, but batting as well. As a team, the Mets are batting .261 this season. Look for New York to win this one at home -180.
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays – 7:10 PM ET
Jumping forward into the night, we’ll see the New York Yankees face the Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees are heading from Toronto to Tampa with only a day in between games. This isn’t great for the team’s energy and we think it’ll be reflected tonight. On the mound is Gerrit Cole, who has an ERA of 3.33 and a record of 6-1 this season.
Although Cole will give the Yankees the best chance to win, this won’t be an easy game. The Rays are also starting one of their best pitchers, Shane McClanahan. McClanahan has a record of 7-3 this season with an ERA of 1.84. With that impressive ERA and the fact that the Yankees are traveling, we’ll take Tampa Bay at +110.
Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning – 8:00 PM ET
This game could be pretty interesting for the Colorado Avalanche. At the moment, they lead the series 2-0 after winning both home games. Tonight, they head to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning. Now, if they’re unable to get a win here they won’t lose much, just falling to 2-1. However, if they get a win, they’ll be up 3-0 and put the Lightning on the brink of elimination.
The Tampa Bay Lightning need to do whatever they can to avoid a loss here. As a team, they average 3.48 goals per game. However, they’ve only scored three goals through the entire series so far. This gives them an average of 1.5 goals per game, while they’ve allowed 5.5 goals per game. We’ve got to go with the best pick here, the Colorado Avalanche.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox – 8:10 PM ET
The Toronto Blue Jays have a record of 38-28 this year and are 17-14 on the road. With such a strong record it’s no surprise that they’re favored in this game. Getting the start on the mound is the 5-2 Jose Berrios, who has an ERA of 4.65. Spirits are high for the Blue Jays as well since they just beat the New York Yankees yesterday.
The Chicago White Sox aren’t having quite as good of a season, with a record of 31-33. Still, they’re just under .500 and a few wins would see them cross the threshold. However, it’s important to note that they have a record of 13-17 at home. Lance Lynn, who has only pitched 4.1 innings for the White Sox is on the mound. We’ll go with the Blue Jays at -125 tonight.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres – 9:40 PM ET
The Diamondbacks have won three of their last five games, two of which against the Minnesota Twins. Tonight, they’ll face a rival from the NL West, the San Diego Padres. The Diamondbacks have moments of looking like a really strong team. However, they’ll be facing the Padres and one of their best pitchers, Yu Darvish.
With Darvish on the mound for the Padres, it’s easy to see why San Diego is favored. Darvish has a record of 6-3 with a 3.35 ERA this season. Over 75.1 innings pitched, Darvish has thrown 61 strikeouts as well. The Padres have a sizable advantage at the plate as well, hitting .245 this season. We’ll have to go with the San Diego Padres at -165 in tonight’s game.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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