We brought in a nice winner with our best bet on Thursday as the Denver Nuggets pounded the LA Lakers 113-96 as a -1 ½ point home favorite. Like we said the Denver Nuggets were able to bring the confidence gained in a game five win at Staples Center and parlay that into a blowout win in game six in front of their home folks. We noticed how Denver shot poorly in game five yet still came away with a win so a blowout was in order in game six as Denver found the improved shooting performance on their home court. Ty Lawson came up big in the win after a bad game five for Denver. Our best betting pick for Friday comes from Major League Baseball and the American League game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox. First pitch from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time and you can watch it live over the MLB package. The best MLB betting pick is playing on the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox to be played under the total of 7 ½ runs. The odds used from this MLB pick came from Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds opened up in this Friday night MLB match up with the home team Chicago White Sox favored by -125 odds with the road team Kansas City Royals returning +115 odds. The run over under came in at 7 ½ runs. Money has shown slightly on the side of the Royals as Chicago White Sox is now favored by -124 odds with the underdog take back of Kansas City returning +114 odds. The run total has not moved off the opening over under of 7 ½ runs. A run line bet on the Chicago White Sox and laying -1 ½ runs will return +175 odds. Those wagering on the Kansas City Royals on the run line and taking back +1 ½ runs will lay -190 odds.
Getting the start for the Kansas City Royals tonight will be Felipe Paulino. The Royals starter is coming off a nice effort back on May 5th as he allowed no earned runs with four hits and six strikeouts in a win against the New York Yankees. The Kansas City bullpen has performed well on the road as the corps has an ERA of just 2.30 in 47 innings of work this season.
Gavin Floyd takes the mound for the Chicago White Sox and this hurler is in very good form. The White Sox right hander in his past three starts has allowed just four earned runs in 21 innings pitched with a very low WHIP of 0.71. He has a WHIP under 1 this season in six starts. Low WHIP means you don’t give up many base runners and when you don’t have many base runners you don’t give up big innings to the opposing lineup. In Gavin Floyd’s past two home starts against Kansas City the starter has allowed just three earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings of work. Two pitchers in good form pitching in a good pitchers park and all backed to good bullpens leads us to the under 7 ½ runs at the sportsbooks.