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The Baseball model is coming along nicely and should be ready next week. It's primarily designed to find strong Fantasy players but it can give indications to good bets. Below is a snapshot of the Pitcher and Batter ratings and I'm using some of these new ratings to determine some bets on today's main slate. So, these are “Team and Pitcher” ratings. As we can see HOUSTON (-134) are once again the top-rated team on the slate with WADE MILEY the 9th-highest rated pitcher, but they are up against the 5th best offence in Minessota and have a run advantage of +0.56. They are forecast to hit 5.03 runs and are up against Minnesota pitcher Michael Pineda who is only 19th on the Pitcher ratings.
Houston Bats – ALEX BREGMAN (3b) is the 5th highest rated batter on the slate and can do well against Pineda who struggles against right-handed hitters. He is a good backup option for 3rd base. JOSE ALTUVE (2b) is also a high-rated right-handed hitter who can get results against Pineda. I'd also throw in catcher ROBINSON CHIRINOS for a nice Houston stack. OAKLAND (-143) at home against Texas with a value-priced pitcher in FRANKIE MONTAS are worth a bet here. Montas has won 3 of his 4 outings this term for an average 19.02 Draftkings points and at £7600 he looks a value option for the secondary pitcher, despite only being ranked 13th. I won't go for any Oakland bats as they are up against the 2nd-highest rated pitcher on the slate in Lance Lynn but Texas may struggle for runs. WASHINGTON (-110) are away at Coors Field and have the 4th best picher on the slate in PATRICK CORBIN but he still looks a good option and is one of the best value pitchers on the slate. He has a Draftkings points average of 25.25 which is the best on the slate. Colorado are only 21st in offence and have a poor pitcher drafted in from Triple-A so they hold the edge here and the bats are worth a look. However, Colorado right-handers are worth a bet on Corbin's weaker side given the park factor.
Washington Bats – ANTONY RENDON (3B) is the highest rated bat on the slate and is a must for 3B position if fully recovered from being hit on the elbow on Saturday night. TREA TURNER (SS) is one of the best value bats on the slate and is always worth putting in at short-stop because of his ability to steal lots of bases.
Colorado Bats – TREVOR STORY (SS) is the 9th best bat on the slate and NOLAN ARENADO (3B) is the 14th best so both can get some hits tonight if Corbin mis-fires. NEW YORK YANKEES (-105)  CHRIS STRATTON is one of the lowest rated pitchers but he is up against an equally poor pitcher in Jonathan Loasiga, it's the Yankees offence that looks strong here and is the best stack on the slate just ahead of Houston.
New York Yankees Bats – LUKE VOIT (1B), AARON JUDGE (OF) and GLEYBER TORRES (2B) are worth noting here in good matchups and are highly rated.   I'd recommend 3 trebles and the accumulator that pays 8.55/1 with Skybet
HOUSTON
OAKLAND
WASHINGTON
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Batters to Watch

Below are my batter ratings, still a bit of work to do but they can help identify value players. CATCHERS – YASMIN GRANDAL (MIL) $4400 and ROBINSON CHIRINOS (HOU) $3800
1st BASE – PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT (STL) $4800, CODY BELLINGER (LAD) $5700 and LUKE VOIT (NYY) $4200
2nd BASE – WHIT MERRIFIELD (KC) $4600, JOSE ALTUVE (HOU) $5000 and GLEYBER TORRES (NYY) $3900
3rd Base – ANTHONY RENDON (WAS) $5600, ALEX BREGMAN (HOU) $4800, MATT CARPENTER (STL) $4000 are all noteworthy in positive matchups.
SHORT STOP – TREA TURNER (WAS) $4600, TREVOR STORY (COL) $5200, PAUL DEJONG (STL) $4900
OUTFIELDERS – MIKE TROUT (LAA) $5500, CHRISTIAN YELICH (MIL) ($5800), AARON JUDGE (NYY) $5100, AUSTIN MEADOWS (TB) $4900 and TOMMY PHAM (TB) $4800 Top Value Plays – TREA TURNER , GREGORY POLANCO, ERIC SOGARD, MITCH GARVER