We have a great slate tonight with 14 games. Unfortunately the chalk stack will be played earlier today (All Day Slate if interested) as the Chicago Cubs are projected to put up 4.8 runs. It has been an interesting early going for stacks, but we do know that park factors have helped us remain competitive in our picks. Let’s get to it and find the best opportunities for MLB stacking on the evening.

Expensive Stacks

Houston Astros vs. Mike Pelfrey

Projected Team Total: 5 Runs

The Astros team prices are on the rise as guys like Jose Altuve and Tyler White have gotten hot. Pelfrey is a RHP that gave up 8 runs to the Yankees in his first start. The Astros have quite a few RHBs in the lineup, but should still be able to tee off against Pelfrey. Pelfrey had an OPS of .716 against RHB and a .834 against LHB last season. The Astros boast a team handedness wOBA of .325 and by playing at home should be able to do some damage tonight.

Boston Red Sox vs. R.A. Dickey

Projected Team Total: 4.8 Runs

The Red Sox couldn’t handle my O’s, but tonight Vegas has their game slated for a 9 run total. The Sox are favored a -120 and boast a team handedness wOBA of .320 tonight. Dickey had a .745 OPS against RHB last season and a .666 OPS against lefties. David Ortiz has a .930 OPS against Dickey lifetime and will make a lot of my lines. It is going to cost me, but I love a Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez stack on the night.


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Value Stacks

New York Yankees vs. Nathan Karns

Projected Team Total: 4.40 Runs

The Yankees will be a value stack until Brian McCann’s price is raised. Vegas has the Yankees projected to win tonight with a game total of 8.5 Nathan Karns is a righty that had a decent first start and has a lifetime ERA of 2.91 against the Yankees. Karns had an OPS of .708 against RHB and .690 against LHB. The Yankees will be at home, where Yankee Stadium has been the 2nd best stadium for hitters this season. I like a stack of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Alex Rodriguez, and Brian McCann tonight.

Texas Rangers vs. Vance Worley

Projected Team Total: 4.5 Runs

Vegas has this total at 9 tonight. The Rangers have a team wOBA .320 and face Vance Worley, who gave up 7 hits in his last outing. Worley has an OPS .769 against RHB and .989 against LHB . The Rangers have some lefties that should be able to tee off against Worley tonight. I especially like Delino Deshields, Nomar Mazara, Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland tonight.


Contrarian Stacks

Miami Marlins vs. Williams Perez

Projected Team Total: 4.4

At first glance, I think a lot of people will be off of this stack tonight. Marlins Park has ranked 4th for hitters this season with rating of 1.786. Williams Perez is a sinker pitcher that had an .809 OPS last season. He has struggled against the Marlins. The Marlins team wOBA is not that attractive at a .298, but Christian Yelich, Dee Gordon, Ichiro Suzuki and Martin Prado have nice handedness wOBA’s tonight.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Martin Perez

Projected Team Total: 4.4 Runs

I think most people will be on the Rangers tonight, which means I will be stacking my O’s. The O’s have a team handedness wOBA of .327 and a team ISO of .187. Perez has a 4.34 ERA against the O’s and will probably give up some runs tonight. Manny Machado has been a man on fire with a .463 OBP this season. I love stacking Joey Rickard, Matt Wieters, and Mark Trumbo tonight in a positive wOBA matchup.