College Baseball World Series Super Regionals Odds, Picks: Best Bets for Sunday, June 11
Photo by Zac BonDurant/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Quinn Mathews of Stanford, as the ace pitcher features heavily into one of our College Baseball World Series Super Regionals best bets for Sunday, June 11.
Saturday's College Baseball World Series Super Regionals best bets went well, as they put us in great positions for today (Sunday, June 11). We have Virginia at +140 when they are a -200 favorite this afternoon, and LSU came through easily for the first leg of our plus-money parlay. Now, we have to root for a Tennessee comeback as the game resumes at noon eastern.
Beyond that, Sunday's slate will be intense. We have two winner-take-all matchups, and the Stanford Cardinal will turn to their ace on the brink of elimination.
I've got two strong angles, so let's dive right into today's College Baseball World Series Super Regionals Odds, Picks: Best Bets for Sunday, June 11.
LSU -240 vs. Kentucky
6 p.m. ET · ESPN2/ESPN+
The LSU Tigers came out in full force Saturday night behind Paul Skenes. Their 14-0 victory was quite the statement, and I expect the bats to remain hot Sunday.
LSU will likely be up against freshman Travis Smith. Smith put together a solid campaign for the Wildcats but is in trouble today.
The Tigers should be able to make plenty of loud contact against Smith, as he's not an overpowering pitcher, and he will fill up the strike zone. Balls have been flying out of "The Box" all postseason long, and we should see a few more tonight.
The beneficiary of this expected scoring will be Tigers starter Ty Floyd. Floyd's 4.34 ERA is a bit deceiving, as he's proven to be dominant at times. He's held opposing batters to a .204 BAA and has a SIERA of 3.36.
Floyd should have success against this Kentucky lineup as he's a fly-ball pitcher, but Kentucky is not a powerful club. They have just a .155 ISO and a 9.1 home run-to-fly ball ratio.
Back the Tigers to punch their ticket to Omaha in dominant fashion.
Pick: LSU -1.5 (-170) at bet365
Stanford -145 vs. Texas
9 p.m. ET · ESPN2/ESPN+
The nightcap of Sunday's slate features a doozy of a pitching matchup. After yesterday's stunning comeback win, Texas will hand the ball to Lebarron Johnson Jr. However, Stanford will turn to Quinn Mathews with their backs against the wall.
Johnson Jr. has been on a tear for the Longhorns. He enters this start with a 2.62 ERA, a .221 BAA, and a 27.6% strikeout rate. Johnson Jr. showed us how dominant he could be last time out, as he shut down a formidable Miami Hurricanes lineup en route to a complete-game victory.
He will have another tough task in front of him this afternoon, but Johnson Jr. has already proven he's up to the challenge.
As for his counterpart, Stanford could not ask for a better guy to turn to with their season on the line in Quinn Mathews. Mathews is the reigning Pac-12 pitcher of the year and has looked like it in the postseason.
He'll enter this outing with a 3.65 ERA, a .234 BAA, and a 29.1 percent strikeout rate. We saw Joey Dixon had success against this Texas lineup yesterday, and Mathews has the potential to dominate them.
This pitching matchup is appointment television, as these two starters should battle deep into this game and keep the scoring to a minimum.
Take the under and enjoy this pitchers' duel.