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April 17, 2018

There is one pick tonight. 

Take Boston Red Sox (+159) on the ML against LA Angels risking 3% to win 4.77%.
(Price and Ohtani must start for wager to have action.)

There has been a lot of hype surrounding Shohei Ohtani this season, and thus far it appears he has been living up to the hype. In his opening start in the majors, he allowed 3 hits and 3 runs across 6 innings of work. He came back to better that in his last outing, pitching a perfect game into the 7th inning, before giving up a lone hit. His overall WHIP stands at 0.46, while it’s a mightily impressive 0.29 at home this season. Despite his accolades, this will surely be the toughest test Ohtani has faced thus far this season and he will be doing it in less than ideal circumstances. Ohtani last pitched on 4/8 against Oakland, which means he has had a full 8 days of rest in between starts. Against a potent Red Sox lineup, that could prove to be costly.

David Price will pitch opposite of Ohtani and will be looking to bounce back tonight. Price stated that he had lost feeling in his fingertips on a cold night in Boston when pitching against the Yankees and that led to him giving up 4 runs in just an inning of work. Prior to that outing, Price had yet to surrender a single run over his previous two starts. Angels' star, Mike Trout, who leads the American league in homeruns is just 3-for-21 against Price with 10 strikeouts. If Price's hand is feeling as good as he says it is, he should have success tonight on the mound.

These two teams are (arguably) the best in baseball at the moment and ranked both first and second in batting average and run differential which should make for a highly entertaining game. This matchup will likely come down to which pitcher makes the least amount of mistakes on the mound. Given the experience that Price carries with him into this contest, we believe these are solid odds backing the veteran against the impressive rookie.

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