Cubs will provide bounce back as MLB prices starting to get crazy is an independent sports news and information service. has partnerships with some of the top legal and licensed sportsbook companies in the US. When you claim a bonus offer or promotion through a link on this site, Gaming Today may receive referral compensation from the sportsbook company. Although the relationships we have with sportsbook companies may influence the order in which we place companies on the site, all reviews, recommendations, and opinions are wholly our own. They are the recommendations from our authors and contributors who are avid sports fans themselves.

For more information, please read How We Rank Sportsbooks, Privacy Policy, or Contact Us with any concerns you may have.

Gaming Today is licensed and regulated to operate in AZ, CO, CT, IN, LA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, TN, and VA.

Well guys, it had to happen sooner or later. I have been writing my “Clear The Bases” baseball column here in GamingToday for over 32 weeks and haven’t had a “bad” week with games yet.

Last week, I was atrocious, going 0-3. Wow, what a stinkeroo that was. I posted three Run Line games on which two won by 1-run.

Have you noticed, as I have, there seem to be more high-priced games than ever in baseball? I remember 28 years ago when I moved to Las Vegas, we only saw a $2 favorite very rarely and that was when Roger Clemens or Randy Johnson were on the mound, with optimum conditions (at home and facing poor teams).

I looked at the baseball rotation this past Tuesday and there were 15 games scheduled. Two games had no lines yet and of the remaining games, seven were priced at least $1.80 or higher. Please understand, baseball is all about value. Because of these high prices, I must go to the Run Line often here in my column. So, having said that, I will not let you down like that again, my friends.

Here is this week’s Best Bet (all stats and trends are as of print and may change as can starting pitchers.):


Take Chicago over Arizona: With the Brewers just 2.5 GB and the Cardinals 5.5 GB in the Central, the first-place Cubs need every win they can get right now. Don’t get me wrong, so do the Diamondbacks, who trail the Dodgers by 5.0 games and the Rockies by .5 game in the West. However, Chicago is playing much stronger baseball, having won four of their L5, including a Game 1 victory over Arizona on Monday. The D-Backs are just, 4-13 their L17 overall. Cole Hamels has been solid for the Cubs.

Since joining the team, the LH is 4-0 in nine starts, en route to a season mark of 9-9, with a 3.68 ERA. Robbie Ray gets the nod at home. The LH is 5-2, but the 26-year-old dons a 4.14 ERA on the campaign. The Cubs are 5-1 the L6 meetings in Arizona and 5-2 the L7 vs. the NL West. The Diamondbacks are 1-4 the L5 at home and 1-5 the L6 vs. the NL Central. CHICAGO

Season: 30-13-1

About the Author

Get connected with us on Social Media