Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brad Keller delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Degens Only: Tuesday Plays, July 27

Rodgers was never leaving Green bay. We all have had a boss we can’t stand and that we know the company or in this case team would be better off without them. Aaron knows his value and nobody can deny it. When the quarterback feels that he knows how to handle front office decisions better than the guys in the front office, he is right to do what he did, and if it works out to where this can be a building block for some of the players that feel the same way watch out for the pack this season. Another thing to watch out for is today’s plays let’s get into them.  

Cease the Runs: Royals/White Sox under 9.5
Dangerous game playing unders with a hot team and a team known for their offense, but there are reasons here. Let’s start with Keller; pan up and down season to start but he has come on pretty strong and over his last three starts has an ERA under three and has already faced these Sox a few times this season. Cease goes for the Sox and he is a young guy that is still trying to put everything together and is in need of a good outing and has seen this Royals team and has seen success against them. The third reason is that these teams have seen each other quite a bit and the under is 7-3. One of the overs was during a double header and the other was a really low total of 7.5. There is opportunity in this one to get in at the right time and cash, take the under 9.5.


Snooze Button: Rangers F5 TT under 2.5
One thing people don’t generally look at is teams after they have an off day. Every year there are a handful of teams that just can’t seem to get it together after their rest day. This year, the worst team is Texas. The Rangers are a bad team in general, but after a day off they are an awful 2-11. This doesn’t mean they just go and give up a ton of runs, their overall play is just bad the following day. So naturally, the Rangers were off yesterday, so were here to pounce on this spot. Now, I don’t trust much about this D-Backs team which is why we’re working this angle, but Widener has shown promise in his short career and typically guys who do ok and face a team for the first time have the upper hand. Now we add on the fact of the Rangers struggles after an off day, and the play seems even better. A little more risk involved in this one, but it should be well worth the reward.  Take the Rangers F5 team total under 2.5.

Anderson vs Anderson: Brewers ML
The Anderson battle will take place today in Pittsburgh. Brett for the Brewers and Tyler for the Pirates. There is a pretty big discrepancy between the skill of these two teams. The Brewers look destine to make the playoffs, while the Pirates are basically already looking at next season. Looking at the pitching matchup, these guys are almost the same pitcher; both have similar ERA and both allow a typical two or three runs per start. Here is where they start to differ, the Brewers are +11 games over .500 on the road where the Pirates are sub five games under .500 at home. The Brewers bullpen is slightly better, and the Brew-crew own a 7-3 lead in the head to head games played this season and are 3-1 on the road VS. the Pirates. The Brewers did win Andersons only start against Pittsburgh this season rather easily 7-1. The Brewers are overall the better team by a good margin and have been dominant over this team the whole season nothing should change in this one take the Brewers ML.

Give Me Moore: Nationals team total over 4.5
I know it’s not going to be a fun bet, but just hear me out. The Nats have found a little offensive momentum lately, scoring at least three runs in five of their last seven games. Again, this season, the Nats are in the top half of the league against LHP. Today they are facing fade favorite Matt Moore. Though it is a limited sample the projected Nationals lineup is hitting .347 against Moore combined. Moore has allowed two or more runs in his last four starts along with four home runs. With the Nats facing a below average pitcher and how they handle LHP hitting just below .300 and their offense heating up this one has some legs. Take the Nats team total over 4.5.

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