Total Record: 69-57-2
Rays -145 and UNDER 8.5
PITCHING. PITCHING. PITCHING. That's what playoff baseball is all about. The Rays are up 3-0 and haven't even thrown their best starting pitcher yet. Here comes Tyler Glasnow for Game 4 with an opportunity to close out the series. Great fastball. Filthy slider. This is a huge opportunity for the Rays to close this series out and let the entire bullpen and pitching staff get rested while they wait to see who they play in the World Series. The Rays have the more timely hitters, clutch pitchers getting out of jams and fielding out of their minds. Not to mention Jose Altuve has the yips. The Rays are the better baseball team by far. Big name bats don't mean shit when their not coming up with big, situational hits. This is the Rays time and very possibly the Rays year. Rays in 4. Also really like the under here. I've been clear about the Rays pitching and Astros have their backs against the wall. Every run matters when it's must win mode. Take the Rays and the under.
I'm riding with the hot hand here in a spot that I see great value in the Braves. I don't understand how they can be this big of underdogs facing Julio Urias. Not Clayton Kershaw. The Braves are hot. Playoffs are about teams getting hot. This is a hot team that has been pitching extremely well besides giving up some runs late last night in the 9th inning. Kyle Wright is going for the Braves tonight who through very well in his lone start this postseason going 6 shutout innings and only allowed 3 hits and had 7 Ks. The Dodgers are on the ropes right now and this game could potentially be a KO blow. If the Dodgers lose tonight the series may not be officially over but we all know it's over. The value here is way too good to pass up. Braves +160 is STEALING.
Coastal Carolina +9.5 and OVER 59
This line has moved so much over the last few hours this is an admittedly dangerous pick. This line opened today at 7 and has crept all the way up to 9.5. Some may get scared by this but I've watched every snap of Coastal Carolina this year and I think this is a great time to jump on a good number. I love this Coastal Carolina offense led by QB Grayson McCall. He may be a freshman but he's a legit dual-threat QB that's helped the Chanticleers average over 44 points per game. Coastal mixes it up a ton on offense and use of different formations and play types. They'll run spread, throw it deep and run triple option. You never know what kind of set their gonna come out in which should give ULL fits. On the other hand I concede ULL is a very good Group of 5 team that did knock off Iowa State already this year but almost to Georgia State. Coastal Carolina is susceptible to give up points and I think both offenses should be able to turn this game into a shootout. Gimme Coastal Carolina and the over here.