Run it back! Last night’s game was called after 5 innings due to rain and most major sportsbooks (including Draft Kings who we recommended) returned your money as a push regardless of the bet. That said, going late into the game we were feeling pretty confident in the hard-hitting Phillies. Syndergaard wasn’t on his top game, but the lineup did their job and going into each team’s bullpen I would’ve been shocked to see the Phillies not gain another run.
So what’s different today? Kyle Gibson is a downgrade from Syndergaard, and you can blame that for the spread difference (-120 to -105). But he’s consistent and you know what you’re getting, 4 to 7 hits and 6 innings, maybe 5 Ks. On the other hand, Josiah Gray is more of a spark plug; he throws hard and is hit hard. The Phillies have no shortage of power hitters and will take Gray over the fence a few times. He’s also had a tough stretch in July, giving up 20 earned runs over 26.2 innings.
Ultimately if you think the Phillies can hit like they did last night, this bet should be a no brainer. Gibson is a downgrade but the bullpen is solid and they should have plenty of room for error.
Juice Spread Pick: Phillies -1.5 | -105 at FanDuel