Here’s an overview of some of the top games in sports being played on June 26. Today, we’re taking a closer look at five games from Major League Baseball and the NHL Playoffs.
Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox – 2:10 PM ET
We’ll start our daily picks with the game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox. The Orioles, 34-39 this season, are doing everything they can to work their way back to .500. They’ve won four of their last five games and are on a four-game winning streak. It’s also important to note that their last three wins are against the White Sox.
On the mound for the Orioles is Jordan Lyles, who is 4-6 as a starter. Lyles has an ERA of 4.92 over the course of 78.2 innings pitched. On the opposite side is Dylan Cease, who is 5-3 with a 2.68 ERA this season. In terms of pitching, the advantage easily goes to the White Sox. However, we’ll have to take Baltimore at +180 because of their recent performances.
Washington Nationals vs. Texas Rangers – 2:35 PM ET
The next game we’ll take a look at is the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers. The Nationals have had a tough season with a record of 26-48. Jackson Tetreault gets the start for the Nationals tonight with a record of 1-1 this season. His ERA of 5.73 is slightly concerning though, so you should keep that in mind.
The Texas Rangers will start Glenn Otto in tonight’s game. Otto has an impressive 4-2 record, however, his ERA of 4.24 isn’t great. At the plate, the Nationals have an incredible batting average at .252. Yesterday, the game went to the Rangers with a final score of 3-2. This will be a close one, but we’ll take the Rangers at -170.
Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels – 4:07 PM ET
The Seattle Mariners are 34-39 this season, the same record as the Baltimore Orioles. Tonight, they’ll face the Los Angeles Angels for the third and final time of the series. Seattle is currently on a five-game winning streak, two of which were over the Los Angeles Angels. Marco Gonzales will take the mound for the Mariners, who has a 4-7 record as a starter.
The Los Angeles Angels haven’t had a great season, especially after losing four of their last five games. They have yet to name a starting pitcher for tonight’s game, but they have a few to choose from. Where they can really take a step forward is at the plate this season. As a team, the Angels have a batting average of .238 this season. We’ll go with the Mariners tonight.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Diego Padres – 4:10 PM ET
The Philadelphia Phillies face the San Diego Padres for the fourth time today. Through the series so far, the Phillies have won two of the three. Led by their strong batting, the Phillies beat the Padres yesterday 4-2. Tonight, they’ll send out Kyle Gibson who has a 4-3 record as a starter. The Padres, however, are sending out arguably their best pitcher tonight.
Yu Darvish, who is 7-3, will get the start for the Padres tonight. With Darvish on the mound, the Padres will get a starting pitcher with an ERA of 3.17. These two teams are very similar when it comes to batting, with the Phillies at .245 and the Padres at .243. We expect the Padres to steal this one at home over the Phillies, at -160.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – 8:00 PM ET
The final game we’ll look at is the Colorado Avalanche at the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Avalanche currently leads the series 3-2 at the moment. They had a 3-1 lead before the Lightning won Game 5 of the series. Now, we roll into Game 6 and the Avalanche are still the favorites at -115. Unfortunately for them, the Avalanche is still on the road today.
With the Lightning getting the advantage of playing at home, we’re surprised they aren’t favored here. Their defense through the last few games has been rather impressive. Through their last three games against the Avalanche, they’ve allowed just 2.3 goals per game. We think the Lightning will tie the series up with a win tonight.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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