Marky’s MLB Forecast: Sunday Scorcher Should Make for a High-Scoring Slate
- Temperatures above 80 degrees are expected in 11 of the 15 games.
- With that said, above average Weather Ratings are also expected in 11 of 15 games.
- None of today’s games features a Weather Rating below 45.
Boy, it sure is a hot one today…
Temperatures in the 80s and 90s will be bursting thermometers across vast stretches of America on Father’s Day, and high Weather Ratings will be accompanying them.
Here’s where “Father” Nature will be helping balls fly the most today.
Highest Weather Ratings
- Rockies at Rangers: 82
- Phillies at Brewers: 77
- Astros at Royals: 77
Texas continues to have the highest rating despite winds blowing straight in at about 10 miles per hour. This is of course due to temperatures approaching 95 degrees. With the wind blowing in, though, it appears as if some sharp action on the under has moved this total from 10.5 to 9.5 since opening.
I believe this is the first article in which Milwaukee has cracked the top three ratings on the board. In fact, since 2014, this is just the sixth time Miller Park has had a Weather Rating above 75 per FantasyLabs’ trends tool. Fifty-seven percent of bettors are on the under with Aaron Nola facing off against Chase Anderson, but the total has remained at 8.
Kansas City is not a hitters’ park, but it has been boasting some great weather as of late. Temperatures will be in the low 90s with winds blowing out to left-center. This total has risen from 9 to 9.5 since opening.
Lowest Weather Ratings
- Giants at Dodgers: 45
- Rays at Yankees: 46
- Angels at Athletics: 49
For the bottom three ratings of the day, these aren’t bad at all. For those of you who like to bet on the grand salami, the over might not be a bad choice.
Los Angeles is expected to be the only location where the temperatures don’t reach 70 degrees — albeit by just a couple degrees or so. However, as is often the case, winds will be blowing out to center at Dodger Stadium.
Surprisingly, the Yankees game is also going to have below average hitting conditions. The temperature will be around 90 degrees, but winds from right to left probably aren’t helping the rating out. This total has remained at nine since opening.
Oakland will feature similar conditions as L.A., but it will be a hair warmer. There’s no interesting betting activity on the total to report.
There’s essentially no chance of a rain-out, as the only possibility of rain today will come from isolated thunderstorms. I also expect any of them to take place later in games. Here are the games where some may pop up.
- Padres at Braves
- Rockies at Rangers
I really wouldn’t be too worried about rostering hitters or pitchers in any game today.