MLB Best Bets: September 8
Adam Ronis brings you his top bets for today's MLB Slate
Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians, 6:10 p.m. ET
The Indians have won five of their last six games and four of them have been by multiple runs. They beat the Royals 5-2 last night to open the series. The Royals have lost seven consecutive games by an average of 4.7 runs. Triston McKenzie has made three starts and impressed. He is 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and a 19:4 K:BB ratio in 16 innings. He faced the Royals in his last start and allowed three hits, no walks and struck out six over six scoreless innings. Jakob Junis goes for the Royals and hasn't pitched past the fifth inning this season. He faced the Indians last time out and allowed four hits, two runs, no walks and struck out one. Several Indians have great numbers against him, including Francisco Lindor who is 17-for-34 (.500) with four home runs and 12 RBIs against Junis. Opponents are batting .292 against Junis this season.
PICK: Indians -1.5 (-109)
Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET
The Dodgers have lost two consecutive games and have yet to lose three straight this season. They are 6-1 against the Diamondbacks this season with five of the wins by multiple runs. Walker Buehler has allowed one earned run over his last 11 innings. In his last start against Arizona, he allowed two hits, one walk and struck out six over five scoreless innings. He is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and a 34:10 K:BB ratio over 30 innings. The Diamondbacks are struggling, going 2-16 in their last 18 games. Luke Weaver goes for the Diamondbacks and he is 1-6 with a 7.44 ERA and 1.59 WHIP, but he was good against the Dodgers in his last start allowing two earned runs in 5.1 innings. The Dodgers have won 30 games, including 25 by multiple runs.
PICK: Dodgers -1.5 (-150)