ROGERS’ 10* TOTAL OF THE WEEK (HUGE 103-66 +$18,000 w/ 10* MLB YTD!)

ROGERS’ 10* TOTAL OF THE WEEK (HUGE 103-66 +$18,000 w/ 10* MLB YTD!)

Tampa Bay vs. Oakland, 10/02/2019 20:09 EDT, Score: 5 - 1

Total: -110/+7½ Under

Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Result: Win

The set-up: The winner of the AL Wildcard plays the Astros in Houston this weekend in the ALDS. Both of these starters come into this game “hot” and I expect each to throw deep. Charlie Morton gets the nod for the visitors, while the home side counters with Sean Manaea.

The pitchers: Morton (16-6, 3.05 ERA) is 2-2 with a 4.60 ERA in seven postseason appearances. Morton appeared in the All Star Game this year.

Manaea (0-0, 1.21) returned from a 12 month absence due to a torn labrum in September and since then he’s been nearly untouchable, winning both home starts with a 2.13 ERA.

The pick: Note that Manaea is 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA in three career starts vs. Tampa. Morton went 1-0 with a minuscule 0.68 ERA in two starts vs. the A’s this year (note that Morton owns a 1.65 ERA in three starts at Oakland in his career as well.) This one has “duel” written all over it in my opinion.

10* TOTAL OF THE WEEK on the UNDER Rays/A’s.

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