MLB Betting Guide: Monday 6/27/22
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Over 8.0 (-106): 2-Star Rating Out of 5
McKenzie gives up a lot of juicy contact. He's permitting a 41.0% hard-hit rate and 54.5% fly-ball rate this season, which has led to a whopping 1.70 homers per nine. The dinger issue is nothing new for him as he allowed 1.58 per nine a year ago and has given up 1.62 per nine for his career. Facing a Minnesota Twins lineup that features the likes of Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa and Max Kepler, McKenzie is in trouble today.
Gray has mostly been solid in 2022. He is, however, due for negative regression in the strikeout department as his 26.9% strikeout rate is inflated compared to his 9.9% swinging-strike rate. He also hasn't gone more than 85 pitches in any of his last three starts, which should lead to plenty of a Minnesota bullpen that is just 20th in reliever xFIP (3.83).
We have Minnesota beating the Cleveland Guardians by a score of 4.59-4.25 -- which is a total of 8.84 runs. We give the over a 52.6% chance to win out and rate it as a two-star play.
Toronto Moneyline (-180): 1-Star Rating Out of 5
Seabold has just three career MLB innings under his belt, and until today, he had spent all of 2022 at Triple-A, where he compiled a meh 4.41 xFIP and surrendered a 45.1% fly-ball rate. Seabold has a tall task in front of him versus a Jays offense that is third in wOBA (.329).
Gausman faces a stiff test, as well, against a Red Sox offense that is fifth in wOBA (.324), but he should be up to the challenge. Gausman sports a 3.10 SIERA, 26.1% strikeout rate and 16.2% swinging-strike rate. The SIERA and swinging-strike rate are career-best numbers. He's seen Boston twice this year and has held them to one earned run over 14 innings while punching out 17.
Toronto's -180 moneyline implies win odds of 64.3%. We give them a 66.3% chance to win and project the final score to be 5.39-4.06 in the Jays' favor. There's some value in taking Toronto to win, a bet we rate as a one-star wager.