Jackie Robinson Day Picks: ‘Under’ Parlay In Reds-Dodgers & Indians-Mariners

Sunday, April 14, 2019 11:00 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019 11:00 PM UTC

We have a parlay of ‘under’ picks for Monday around the majors – Jackie Robinson Day -- featuring late-night starts between the Reds and Dodgers as well as Indians at Mariners.

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers

Monday, 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Free MLB Pick: Under

Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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The Dodgers haven’t won a World Series since 1988 and they probably won’t this year – even though they are the favorites among National Leagues teams at SBR’s top-rated sportsbooks – unless ace lefty Clayton Kershaw stays healthy. Monday against Cincinnati is Kershaw’s season debut after he had some shoulder issues in spring training.

It’s now pretty clear that Kershaw isn’t quite what he was at his peak when he was winning ERA titles and three Cy Young Awards, but he’s still vital to this team’s success. He pitched a final minor-league rehab start last Tuesday at Double-A Tulsa and threw six innings. Manager Dave Roberts says he doesn’t anticipate any restrictions on Kershaw, but it would be surprising if he was allowed to go more than six innings or 90 pitches (or so). The Dodgers are thin in the rotation right now with Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill both on the injured list.

It will be the L.A. homecoming for Reds outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, who were traded to Cincinnati along with pitcher Alex Wood this offseason in essentially a salary dump for the Dodgers. Both are struggling mightily at the plate this season. Probably because they don’t want to be in Cincinnati. Puig has never faced Kershaw, while Kemp is 3-for-12 off him with a homer.

The Reds start Luis Castillo (1-1, 0.92), who has been terrific in his three outings this year, allowing only two runs and five hits over 19.2 innings. The 26-year-old is 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA in two career starts against the Dodgers.

The under is 7-1 in Castillo’s past eight starts and has hit in eight straight Reds games vs. lefties. We’re betting that way.

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Meanwhile in Tulsa... Clayton Kershaw doing Clayton Kershaw things. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/aEkjTQUBjP

— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) 10 de abril de 2019

Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners

Monday, 10:10 PM ET

Free MLB Pick: Under

Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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The Indians continue their nine-game road trip on Monday night with their lone visit to the Pacific Northwest. The Tribe were swept over the weekend in Kansas City. The Indians had not been swept in a road series of at least three games since May 4-6, 2018, at Yankee Stadium. The team remains without superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor due to calf and ankle injuries. However, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, the long-time former Rockie, made his Indians debut Sunday and was 1-for-5.

It’s Trevor Bauer (1-1, 2.29) on the mound for Cleveland. He was utterly dominant his first two outings this year but knocked around for four runs and 10 hits over 5.2 innings last time out in a loss in Detroit. Bauer surrendered just one hit combined his first two starts. Last year, he faced Seattle once and took a no-decision, allowing two runs over five. Ryon Healy is 4-for-11 off him career with a double and four RBIs.

The Indians have never seen Mariners rookie Yusei Kikuchi (0-0., 4.15). The Japanese lefty has left all four starts with the lead this year but his bullpen hasn’t been able to hold it. Kikuchi allowed a season-high six runs last time out at the White Sox. It was his first outing since his father died of cancer.

The under is 4-1 in Bauer’s past five in Seattle, and it’s 6-2 in Seattle’s past eight at home vs. right-handers. Bet thusly.

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