Frankie Montas hasn’t had the season he was hoping for through the first two months, but tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals presents him with a great opportunity to get back on track.
Montas was viewed as one of the best young pitchers in the Majors back in 2019, when he finished the year with a 9-2 record while also sporting a slick 2.63 ERA. He took a significant step back in the shortened 2020 season, going 3-5 with a 5.60 ERA. With a 4.52 ERA through his first 12 starts in 2021, he can get back on track with a string of solid starts.
There’s good news for Montas ahead of his Thursday night start against the Royals. He’s 2-0 in his career in three games against Kansas City, and he has a stellar 1.62 ERA in those appearances.
WynnBET has player props set for tonight’s American League showdown, and they also expect a strong performance from Montas tonight. The over/under for earned runs allowed by Montas is set at 2.5, with the under favored at -150 odds. WynnBET also had his strikeout total set at 5.5. The 28-year old has gone over five strikeouts in three of his last four starts.
He’ll be facing off against Royals lefty Mike Minor, who is 4-3 with a 4.84 ERA on the season.
WynnBET has the Athletics set as -150 home favorites, which makes the Royals +125 underdogs. The total for the game is set at eight runs.