Daily Picks 10/18: Take Verlander And Run

Ben Rolfe picks his best bet for tonight's MLB playoff action
Ben Rolfe
Fri, October 18, 8:19 AM EDT

The World Series might not be far away now. The NLCS is already wrapped up and now the Houston Astros have a 3-1 lead over the New York Yankees with Justin Verlander due up on the mound next.

Here are Today’s MLB Picks:

Houston Astros @ New York Yankees


1u – Houston Astros ML @ +120


- Justin Verlander has allowed two or less earned runs in two of his three starts in these playoffs

- James Paxton has allowed four earned runs in just seven innings this postseason.


This line does not make sense to me. Yes, the Yankees are at home, yes, it is a must-win game for New York, and finally, yes, Verlander struggled in his road game against Tampa Bay. However, this is Verlander against Paxton, and I am taking Verlander and the Astros every single time in that situation, especially if I can get plus money on him. The Yankees might win this with their backs pressed tight to the wall, but even so there is no way I would regret picking Verlander with positive odds. He is just simply too good.

Ben Rolfe
Ben is a football guru with years of experience covering the NFL. You can always count on Ben to pick a winner on Sunday!
Nov 2020

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