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The Royals

Postautor: elaine95 » 11 lut 2019, 08:29

Jennifer Stewart/Getty ImagesThe Colorado Rockies (79-64) will look to continue their recent dominance of the Arizona Diamondbacks (76-68) on Tuesday when they host them again as small home underdogs at sportsbooks in the second game of a key four-game divisional series.The Rockies own a 1.5-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West , with the Diamondbacks three games back after losing 13-2 on Monday.MLB betting line: The Diamondbacks opened as -119 favorites (wager $119 to win $100); the total is at 10 runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)MLB betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 4.5-4.3, Rockies (MLB picks on every game)Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes or at for more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week's top sports betting news.Why the Diamondbacks can pay on the MLB linesArizona has dropped five of the past six meetings with Colorado, according to the OddsShark MLB Database, but fortunately for the D-backs, ace Zack Greinke (13-9, 3.08 ERA) will toe the rubber in one of the team's most important games of the season.While the 34-year-old is winless in his last two starts, the Diamondbacks would not want any other pitcher going to the mound in this spot. Greinke is 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA in three outings versus the Rockies this season, and one of those wins took place at Coors Field. Why the Rockies can pay on the MLB linesColorado has more momentum than any team in the division right now and plays the next 12 games against NL West foes, including six more versus Arizona.The Rockies will counter Greinke with Antonio Senzatela (4-5, 4.92 ERA) Barry Bonds Jersey , and he has earned three of his wins at Coors this year. Last time out, the 23-year-old allowed three runs and nine hits in five innings with two walks and six strikeouts against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, and Colorado was able to pull off a 5-3 victory. If Senzatelacan avoid pitching worse than that here, the Rockies will have a solid chance to win.Smart betting pickEven though Senzatela has picked up three of his four wins at home, his ERA is 5.04 and opposing hitters are hitting .328 against him there. That is not good obviously, and he is also 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in two games versus the D-backs this season.This is a must-win matchup for Arizona, so look for the team to back up its status as a road favorite by coming through with a big victory to end its three-game losing streak. MLB betting trendsThe total has gone over in each of Arizona's last five games.The total has gone over in four of Arizona's last six games against Colorado.Arizona is 15-8 in its last 23 games when playing Colorado.All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games. You can also download the free odds tracker app. Scott Taetsch/Getty ImagesThe MLB non-waiver trade deadline of Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET is rapidly approaching, but there won't be any players left on the trading block at the rate they are being dealt.On Thursday, Toronto Blue Jays southpaw J.A. Happ became a New York Yankee, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels traveled north to the Chicago Cubs (per Evan P. Grant of the Dallas Morning News), reliever Jonny Venters went from Tampa Bay to Atlanta and Chicago White Sox closer Joakim Soria joined the Milwaukee Brewers.Rumors continue to fly fast for others on the block, and here's a look at some news on three notable position players. Asdrubal CabreraNew York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera had a monster night at the dish on Thursday , going 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in a 12-6 win over the scorching-hot Pittsburgh Pirates.That output left him with 18 home runs, 58 RBI and a .817 OPS after 98 games played this season. With the New York Mets sitting 14 games under .500, it's in their best interest to deal Cabrera while his stock is high.Per Buster Olney of ESPN, the Arizona Diamondbacks could be interested:Buster Olney Buster_ESPNArizona checking into Asdrubal Cabrera, as it evaluates infield optionsThe D-backs are fighting to keep pace with the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, who sit 1.5 games ahead of Arizona in the division standings. From a long-term perspective, L.A. clearly has the edge after acquiring shortstop and four-time All-Star Manny Machado. Arizona has to make some plays before the deadline to try to keep pace, and acquiring Cabrera would certainly help.Through Thursday, Arizona had just the 23rd-ranked OPS in the bigs (.705). Cabrera would certainly boost the offense down the stretch run. Mike MoustakasLike Cabrera, Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is a prominent hitter on a team playing out the string. The Royals sit in last place in the American League Central and need to undergo a significant rebuilding process. That may mean trading away Moustakas, who was a key member of the 2015 World Series team.Per Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, the New York Yankees could be in the mix:Jon Heyman JonHeymanYankees have considered Mike Moustakas. See the asking price as high for now.Moustakas is hitting the cover off the ball this year, smacking 20 home runs to go along with a .778 OPS. The problem is that Moose isn't a great fit for the Yankees Kent Tekulve Jersey , who have one of the deepest lineups in baseball.Miguel Andujar (12 home runs, 41 RBI, .826 OPS) has done an excellent job at third, Moustakas' regular position.The Royals slugger could conceivably play first base or moonlight at designated hitter, but first baseman Greg Bird is rounding into form after an injury-plagued start (.800 OPS in July), and DH is always rotated between other Yankees' sluggers such as Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge.Granted, Sanchez and Judge are both on disabled list stints right now, but where would Moustakas fit when that duo comes back before the playoffs?Ultimately, acquiring Moustakas would almost seem like an unnecessary luxury. He'd be better off on a team that needs to fill a gap at the hot corner.Adam JonesThe Baltimore Orioles have traded Manny Machado and Zach Britton, and now the next player to go might be center fielder Adam Jones, a five-time All-Star who has been with the O's since 2008.Per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, "one source familiar with the discussions said the odds are "55-45" that Jones changes teams between now and Tuesday's deadline." He also noted that "as multiple outlets have reported , theCleveland IndiansandPhiladelphia Philliesboth have interest in Jones."Jones is having a respectable season at the plate, swatting 10 home runs, knocking in 38 runners and posting a .724 OPS. On the flip side, he is having his worst season in the field (-1.2 defensive WAR, per Baseball Reference).Still, Jones would be a valuable pickup for a playoff-contending team. Of note, Cleveland seems like the obvious landing spot, so much so that it would be surprising if Jones doesn't land there should he get dealt.Michael Brantley, who has 12 homers, 57 RBI and an .823 OPS this year, has been the only consistent mainstay for the Tribe outfield this year. Elsewhere, the team has been beset by numerous injuries and hitting slumps. Jones can come in and lock down center field as the team prepares for the playoffs.
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