Our Team Top Bets for Royals vs. Tigers & Brewers vs. Diamondbacks (Sunday, September 4th)

There are 16 games in Major League Baseball on Sunday, which means there are plenty of betting opportunities. Our baseball experts looked at the full list and found value in a pair of games.

Our employees look forward to and bet on the Royals-Tigers and Brewers-Diamondbacks games from a variety of angles as we have our first five betting rounds, as well as play on the money line and run.

MLB Odds and Choices

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Royals vs Tigers
1:40 PM ET
Beermakers vs Diamondbacks
4:10 p.m. ET
Beermakers vs Diamondbacks
4:10 p.m. ET

Royals vs Tigers

pick or pick
Moneyline Tigers
the book
kings
jugs
Max Castillo vs Matt Manning
the first show
1:40 PM ET

Tanner McGrath: Matt Manning exploded against the sailors. It just means he’s ready for a rematch. Remember, Manning came back from injury and put together three good starts in four games.

He dominated the house, allowing only one run across 20 runs held at Comerica Park. Manning would be happy to face a talent dip, considering that the Royals are not an offensive force and have only posted 92 WRC+ since the beginning of August while also achieving the top 10 rankings. Additionally, they will go with Max Castillo for this start.

Castillo is the savior who delivered on the spot starting this season, having passed over four innings just once. If Castillo can’t get deep, he’ll leave behind a Kansas City game that’s at 6.08 pm since August 1.

The Tiger lineup is horrific, though it has warmed up a bit over the past two weeks, posting 108 wRC+. I’ll take a shot with Detroit on Manning Day at -115 and bet it up to -135.


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Beermakers vs Diamondbacks

pick or pick
Diamondbacks First 5 and Moneyline
the book
points
jugs
Jason Alexander vs. Zack Gallen
the first show
4:10 p.m. ET

Colin Church: Zac Gallen is on an unreal tour right now – you might not know it because he plays in obscurity like Phoenix and with the unrivaled Diamondbacks. Gallen started at six starts in August and hasn’t allowed a single earned round in his past five matches.

That’s right: zero. In 34 1/3 innings.

He’s faced a pair of buns there, but has also gone seven times at Coors Field and also carried the red-hot Phillies to just two strokes in seven rounds the last time. Galen is the real deal and is a well-deserved favorite this afternoon in a game where the Arizona streak is based solely on a bet mismatch.

29-year-old rookie Jason Alexander is an unexpected force on the hill, an unlikely guy who was pushed onto the scene out of necessity in Milwaukee, and Alexander was just as bad as the 4.97 in his era.

He doesn’t miss bats, walks a lot of hitters and gives up a lot of hard contact. He will face offense – despite his many shortcomings – impeccable and not afraid to walk.

If you just look at these teams in the rankings, you can take a second look at the fact that Arizona is the favourite, but there is a good reason.

I like the first five Diamondbacks at -160 and the full game too at -150. I would bet them at -170 and -160 respectively.


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Beermakers vs Diamondbacks

pick or pick
Runline Diamondbacks
the book
kings
jugs
Jason Alexander vs. Zack Gallen
the first show
4:10 p.m. ET

Jules Posner: Zack Gallen has been quite dominant lately. He hasn’t given up on the winning run over his past five games and has been one of the best bowlers in the league in the second half.

Sure, he didn’t take the best offense at this range, but he did exactly what a good bowler does on bad offenses.

The Milwaukee Brewers’ offense hasn’t been great on the road against right-handers over the past two weeks. This makes them vulnerable to Zack Gallen’s experience.

On the flip side, Jason Alexander will take over five ERA and FIP routes in Sunday afternoon’s game against the league’s fifth-best team at home against the right-handers over the past two weeks.

The Diamondbacks’ attack is full of dangerous left bats and they are 7-3 over their past 10 games. They play baseball great and snuck through half a game for the San Francisco Giants in NL West.

D’Backs’ running streak was available at -1.5 against +140 odds at the time of writing, but may drop overnight as people flock to support Gallen. This running streak should still be plus money because of the shaky bullseye for the Diamondbacks, but they’re due to some positive regression.

If Gallen can get D’Backs deeper into the game, this could be an excellent value as long as it offers extra cash.


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