Fargo's MLB Monday Triple Play (136-93 MLB Run)
2018-09-17 19:05:00

This is a play on the ATLANTA BRAVES as part of our MLB Monday Triple Play. The Braves lost their last two games over the weekend against the Nationals which followed a six-game winning streak that saw their lead improve to 7.5 games and now sits at 6.5 games over the Phillies. Surprisingly, home field has not been great this season as Atlanta is just two games over .500 here but it keeps the line within reason and this is a big series against another team fighting for the playoffs. St. Louis was able to salvage the series finale against the Dodgers to avoid the four-game sweep and pull back to even with Los Angeles for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. The Cardinals finally got some good pitching on Sunday as they came into yesterday allowing three runs or less just twice over their previous 15 games, allowing 5.9 rpg over that stretch. Atlanta turns to Mike Foltynewicz and he continues to dominate with a 2.66 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 28 starts. He has allowed one run or less in six of his last seven starts and faces a Cardinals team that is 1-4 in their last five games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. Miles Mikolas has put together a great season with a 2.99 ERA and 1.12 WHIP but he is starting to fade as he has a career high in innings and fatigue looks to be setting in. the Braves are 12-3 in their last 15 games against a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. Here, we play on National League home favorites with a money line of -110 or higher that are hitting.255 to .269 with a starting pitcher whose ERA is 3.00 or better on the season going up against a starting pitcher with an ERA of 3.00 or better. This situation is 33-7 (82.5 percent) over the last five seasons. 9* (956) Atlanta Braves

This is a play on the ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS as part of our MLB Monday Triple Play. Arizona lost two of three in Houston after losing three of four in Colorado so it was not the roadtrip it envisioned and the Diamondbacks have not won a series since taking two games from the angels back on August 21 and 22. Arizona remains 4.5 games out of first place in the National League West and four games out of the second Wild Card spot. They have won 12 of 17 games after allowing five or more runs and the Diamondbacks are 10-4 in their last 14 home games following a road trip of seven or more days. The Cubs took their series with Cincinnati but did lose Sunday to remain 2.5 games ahead of the Brewers in the National League Central. The offense is struggling and Chicago is just 7-13 this season after batting .200 or worse in a three-game span. Patrick Corbin is having a very solid season with a 3.05 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 30 starts, half of which have come at home and 10 of those resulted in quality outings. He has faced the Cubs at home twice and he allowed one run over 12.2 innings. He is third in the league in strikeouts and that is not ideal for a Chicago team that is showing no life on offense. The Cubs are 2-5 in their last seven games against left-handed starters. Kyle Henricks has been on a decent run but he has not looked great on the road with a 3.89 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 14 starts. Here, we play on home favorites with a moneyline of -110 or higher starting a pitcher who walked one or fewer hitters each of his last two outings, with a struggling bullpen whose WHIP is over 2.00 the last five games. This situation is 43-6 (87.8 percent) over the last five seasons. 10* (960) Arizona Diamondbacks

This is a play on the KANSAS CITY ROYALS as part of our MLB Monday Triple Play. We lost with the Royals yesterday as Jakob Junis came up small by allowing three home runs in three innings before getting the hook. The now go from a slight home favorite to a large underdog and it is took much of an adjustment. Kansas City has been playing pretty well of late and the offense tore it up against Minnesota, averaging 7.5 rpg during the four-game series. The Royals are 9-3 in their last 12 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game and they have won six of their last seven series openers. Pittsburgh has won two straight games to conclude a 3-3 roadtrip to remain at .500 and remain seven games out of the final Wild Card spot in the National League. The problem is there are only 14 games left and five teams are ahead of the Pirates so any chance of a playoff spot is gone. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games after allowing two runs or less in their previous game. Brad Keller has made 18 starts and he is by far the best starter in the rotation as he has a 3.04 ERA. Over his last six starts, he has allowed two runs or less in each and has a 1.85 ERA in those games with Kansas City winning five of those games. Joe Musgrove goes for the Pirates and he is having a solid season as well but has struggled of late with a 6.04 ERA over his last four starts. Kansas City falls into a great underdog situation where we play on American League underdogs that are hitting .265 or worse with a starting pitcher whose WHIP is 1.30 to 1.40 going up against a National League starting pitcher whose ERA is 3.70 to 4.20. This situation is 28-14 (66.7 percent) since 1997. 9* (973) Kansas City Royals