MLB Weather: Monday Night RAW Hits the Baseball Slate
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- Two games tonight will be wet, windy and chilly, with the Tigers-Red Sox game featuring a significant rain-out risk.
- The Nats and Rockies play at Coors Field, but the park is boasting unusually poor hitting conditions per our historical database.
How was your Easter? I personally had a good time because all three of my Boston teams won. As far as actual Easter celebrations go, I did nothing.
We’re being eased into a new week with just 10 games on the board, though I have a feeling there could be only nine thanks to some wet, raw conditions in the northeast.
A Trip To The Lab
Tonight, there are two games that are quite similar — Tigers-Red Sox and Phillies-Mets. Both will be rainy, windy and a bit chilly. All-around April rawness.
Per Bet Labs, games with an average temperature of 60 degrees or less and winds blowing in have gone under nearly 60% of the time.
Highest Weather Rating
- Brewers at Cardinals: 58
Weather Ratings are a proprietary number created by FantasyLabs, which are on a 0-100 scale, with 100 being the best hitting atmosphere and 0 being the best pitching atmosphere. Weather Rating takes into account temperature, wind speed, wind direction, stadium elevation, humidity and atmospheric pressure.
Wait a second … where is Coors Field? Shockingly enough, the Nats-Rockies game has a Weather Rating of just 42. In over 400 games logged at Coors Field in FantasyLabs’ Trends tool, this is just the 14th with a Weather Rating of 42 or lower. The lowest we’ve ever tracked was a 28 in a game last April in which the Rockies blanked the Padres 8-0.
The total for tonight’s Rockies game has remained at a lofty 11 since opening, though the juice has moved in the under’s favor.
Lowest Weather Ratings
- D’Backs at Pirates: 22
- Tigers at Red Sox: 24
- Phillies at Mets: 26
Most of the weather tonight isn’t that great, with these three games — and two more — all posting Weather Ratings of 30 or less.
As I mentioned up top, the Red Sox and Mets games will also have winds blowing in, but the activity on the over/under has been quite a bit different. Over/under bets in Boston are split, but a huge percentage of money on the under has caused the total to drop from 8.5 to 7.5.
Meanwhile, the total at Citi Field has gone up from 7.5 to 8.5 behind two bet signals on the over.
- Tigers at Red Sox
- Phillies at Mets
The Red Sox game honestly looks like it may be a washout. I personally took the under, but I know deep down in my heart there’s a good chance I’ll be getting my money back thanks to a rainout. Some fairly heavy rain will be in the area all night and there’s even a chance of thunder. Not good whatsoever.
The tail end of the same system will be impacting Citi Field, too, but there’s definitely less of a risk. The precipitation in the area will be more scattered as the system dissipates, and the rain will also be lighter. There could be a late start or delay, but I doubt it’ll be rained out.