The Masters Golf 2019

The Masters 2019: It’s that time of the year where everyone in the golf world has one question on their mind: Who are you picking to win the 2019 Masters? With an 87-man field featuring generational talent going head-to-head at Augusta National, rarely has such a call ever been more difficult.

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All eyes are on Rory McIlroy this year as The Ulsterman looks to complete his career grand slam, but there’s some stiff competition throughout the field, namely from many of his young contemporaries like Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler. Of course, we would be remiss without mentioning Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, both of whom are among a litany of names looking to add another green jacket to their respective collections.

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Simply put, this field for the Masters is loaded with stars, including many who have already played tremendous golf in 2019 both on the PGA Tour and worldwide. Narrowing this down to a champion and top finishers is a tough task, but we here at CBS Sports are certainly up to it. Take a look at our 1-87 ranking of the Masters field, and figure out when your favorites will tee off with our list of Thursday tee times.

So who will win the 2019 Masters, and which long shots will stun the golfing world? Visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2019 Masters leaderboard from the model that nailed Patrick Reed’s victory last year, and find out.

2019 Masters predictions
Kyle Porter, golf writer

Winner — Justin Thomas (16-1): Do I feel good about it? Not really. Am I thrilled with the pick? No. But I rolled with Thomas to start 2019, and I have no intention of deviating from it. There was a hour-long stretch last time around where he got a little frisky and flirted with the top of the board, and one of the things I like best is that he’s improved every year he’s played Augusta National. There’s a clear trajectory there that, when you combine it with his hole-less game, tells me he’s going to contend here for a long, long time.

Sleeper — Hideki Matsuyama (35-1): Matsuyama’s odds dropped from 45-1 or 40-1 to under 40-1 in the last few weeks, but he hasn’t finished outside the top 20 here in the last four seasons. He’s also second on the PGA Tour in approach shots (Thomas is first), and if he putts at all (at all!) he’ll be right there until the end.

Top 10 lock — Rory McIlroy: He hasn’t finished outside the top 10 here since 2013 and hasn’t finished outside the top 10 in any tournament in 2019. I don’t know what else to tell you.

Top 5 in order: Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau

Surprise prediction: I don’t know if it’s a surprise, but I think Tiger Woods is going to contend early and fade late. He’s coming in with better form than people think, but I think the weight of opening 68-69 will legitimately get to him on the weekend, and he’ll fade to a T15 or something like that. But boy, those first two and a half days will be something.

Lowest round: 65 (-7)
Winning score: 276 (-12)
Winner’s Sunday score: 70 (-2)

Winner — Jon Rahm (16-1): We’ve hit a point where it feels like the top tier of golf can’t get any more crowded, and yet the conversation about that top tier heading into the first major of 2019 doesn’t always include Rahm. Instead of seeing Rory finish the slam, Spieth get right or another former major winner slipping on a green jacket, I think we see the strength of the field in 2019 proven by adding validation to the spark that Rahm has provided so far in his professional career. He’s got all the shots, flirted with contention before last year’s meltdown and has spent significant time working on his on-course attitude. I don’t know if I’m ever going to pick Rahm to win a U.S. Open, but Augusta National seems to fit his eye enough to think it will happen eventually.

Sleeper — Sergio Garcia (50-1): It’s absurd to have a former Masters with two top-10s in the last two months listed this far back on the odds board. Garcia absolutely can win this week, and if anything, the controversies overseas and with Matt Kuchar in match play only reinforce the chances that he’s totally dialed in to where he needs to be in order make a run at winning a second green jacket.

Top 10 lock — Rory McIlroy: The way that McIlroy has been playing so far in 2019 is going to make anything short of Sunday afternoon contention a disappointment for fans, but if you’re looking for a high floor play, there doesn’t seem to be a better pick in the field. McIlroy needs to go low on Thursday or Friday to win, but even if he doesn’t — and especially if he doesn’t — the odds are good for at least one round in the 60s on the weekend. Whether it’s winning, losing close or making a late charge, there are more ways to envision a Rory top-10 than anyone else.

Top 5 in order: Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy

Surprise prediction: Rickie Fowler will miss the cut. Rickie putted out of his mind last year when he, admittedly, played well enough to win the Masters. Maybe it’s a regression to the mean situation or maybe he just stinks it up on either Thursday or Friday, but overall I think our expectations for his follow-up to 2018 might exceed where his game is right now.

Lowest round: 64 (-8)
Winning score: 274 (-14)
Winner’s Sunday score: 69 (-3)

Adam Silverstein, deputy managing editor

Winner — Rory McIlroy (7-1): Yes, he’s the favorite. Yes, he’s playing the hottest golf in the world right now. But I’ve been picking McIlroy in this space frequently over the last few years, and it’s been all for naught. Not this time. Not while I’m attending Augusta National for the first time and have watched him smoke the ball off the practice tees. Rory McIlroy is going to win the Masters. He’s the easy chose for a top 10 lock each year or a backdoor top five, but I think he gets it done here. Let’s just say … it’s in the air.

Sleeper — Adam Scott (40-1): I was tempted to go with Patrick Reed (50-1) here, until I remembered there has not been a back-to-back champion since Tiger Woods and there’s only been two in the last half-century. So sorry, Patrick, it just ain’t happening. Scott is exceedingly interesting with five top 15 finishes in his last eight Masters. It may only take him being in the zone on the greens Sunday to be the difference between another one of those finishes and a second green jacket.

Top 10 lock — Justin Thomas: My normal choice in this space is McIlroy — for obvious reasons — when I do not pick him to win. Instead, I default to Thomas because I sure am not going with my other secondary choice in Jordan Spieth. Seeing Thomas improve in each of his three outings at Augusta National has me believing.

Top 5 in order: Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose

Surprise prediction: Phil Mickelson will miss the cut. Lefty has missed two cuts in the last five Masters despite his stellar play over most of his career. It’s hot here in Augusta, and the Masters is going to get away from someone quickly. If Mickelson is not nails on Thursday, it may be over before it even starts for him.

Lowest round: 65 (-7)
Winning score: 274 (-12)
Winner’s Sunday score: 69 (-3)



The Masters 2019

The Masters 2019: It’s that time of the year where everyone in the golf world has one question on their mind: Who are you picking to win the 2019 Masters? With an 87-man field featuring generational talent going head-to-head at Augusta National, rarely has such a call ever been more difficult.

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All eyes are on Rory McIlroy this year as The Ulsterman looks to complete his career grand slam, but there’s some stiff competition throughout the field, namely from many of his young contemporaries like Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler. Of course, we would be remiss without mentioning Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, both of whom are among a litany of names looking to add another green jacket to their respective collections.

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Simply put, this field for the Masters is loaded with stars, including many who have already played tremendous golf in 2019 both on the PGA Tour and worldwide. Narrowing this down to a champion and top finishers is a tough task, but we here at CBS Sports are certainly up to it. Take a look at our 1-87 ranking of the Masters field, and figure out when your favorites will tee off with our list of Thursday tee times.

So who will win the 2019 Masters, and which long shots will stun the golfing world? Visit SportsLine now to see the full projected 2019 Masters leaderboard from the model that nailed Patrick Reed’s victory last year, and find out.

2019 Masters predictions
Kyle Porter, golf writer

Winner — Justin Thomas (16-1): Do I feel good about it? Not really. Am I thrilled with the pick? No. But I rolled with Thomas to start 2019, and I have no intention of deviating from it. There was a hour-long stretch last time around where he got a little frisky and flirted with the top of the board, and one of the things I like best is that he’s improved every year he’s played Augusta National. There’s a clear trajectory there that, when you combine it with his hole-less game, tells me he’s going to contend here for a long, long time.

Sleeper — Hideki Matsuyama (35-1): Matsuyama’s odds dropped from 45-1 or 40-1 to under 40-1 in the last few weeks, but he hasn’t finished outside the top 20 here in the last four seasons. He’s also second on the PGA Tour in approach shots (Thomas is first), and if he putts at all (at all!) he’ll be right there until the end.

Top 10 lock — Rory McIlroy: He hasn’t finished outside the top 10 here since 2013 and hasn’t finished outside the top 10 in any tournament in 2019. I don’t know what else to tell you.

Top 5 in order: Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau

Surprise prediction: I don’t know if it’s a surprise, but I think Tiger Woods is going to contend early and fade late. He’s coming in with better form than people think, but I think the weight of opening 68-69 will legitimately get to him on the weekend, and he’ll fade to a T15 or something like that. But boy, those first two and a half days will be something.

Lowest round: 65 (-7)
Winning score: 276 (-12)
Winner’s Sunday score: 70 (-2)

Chip Patterson, writer

Winner — Jon Rahm (16-1): We’ve hit a point where it feels like the top tier of golf can’t get any more crowded, and yet the conversation about that top tier heading into the first major of 2019 doesn’t always include Rahm. Instead of seeing Rory finish the slam, Spieth get right or another former major winner slipping on a green jacket, I think we see the strength of the field in 2019 proven by adding validation to the spark that Rahm has provided so far in his professional career. He’s got all the shots, flirted with contention before last year’s meltdown and has spent significant time working on his on-course attitude. I don’t know if I’m ever going to pick Rahm to win a U.S. Open, but Augusta National seems to fit his eye enough to think it will happen eventually.

Sleeper — Sergio Garcia (50-1): It’s absurd to have a former Masters with two top-10s in the last two months listed this far back on the odds board. Garcia absolutely can win this week, and if anything, the controversies overseas and with Matt Kuchar in match play only reinforce the chances that he’s totally dialed in to where he needs to be in order make a run at winning a second green jacket.

Top 10 lock — Rory McIlroy: The way that McIlroy has been playing so far in 2019 is going to make anything short of Sunday afternoon contention a disappointment for fans, but if you’re looking for a high floor play, there doesn’t seem to be a better pick in the field. McIlroy needs to go low on Thursday or Friday to win, but even if he doesn’t — and especially if he doesn’t — the odds are good for at least one round in the 60s on the weekend. Whether it’s winning, losing close or making a late charge, there are more ways to envision a Rory top-10 than anyone else.

Top 5 in order: Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy

Surprise prediction: Rickie Fowler will miss the cut. Rickie putted out of his mind last year when he, admittedly, played well enough to win the Masters. Maybe it’s a regression to the mean situation or maybe he just stinks it up on either Thursday or Friday, but overall I think our expectations for his follow-up to 2018 might exceed where his game is right now.

Lowest round: 64 (-8)
Winning score: 274 (-14)
Winner’s Sunday score: 69 (-3)

Adam Silverstein, deputy managing editor

Winner — Rory McIlroy (7-1): Yes, he’s the favorite. Yes, he’s playing the hottest golf in the world right now. But I’ve been picking McIlroy in this space frequently over the last few years, and it’s been all for naught. Not this time. Not while I’m attending Augusta National for the first time and have watched him smoke the ball off the practice tees. Rory McIlroy is going to win the Masters. He’s the easy chose for a top 10 lock each year or a backdoor top five, but I think he gets it done here. Let’s just say … it’s in the air.

Sleeper — Adam Scott (40-1): I was tempted to go with Patrick Reed (50-1) here, until I remembered there has not been a back-to-back champion since Tiger Woods and there’s only been two in the last half-century. So sorry, Patrick, it just ain’t happening. Scott is exceedingly interesting with five top 15 finishes in his last eight Masters. It may only take him being in the zone on the greens Sunday to be the difference between another one of those finishes and a second green jacket.

Top 10 lock — Justin Thomas: My normal choice in this space is McIlroy — for obvious reasons — when I do not pick him to win. Instead, I default to Thomas because I sure am not going with my other secondary choice in Jordan Spieth. Seeing Thomas improve in each of his three outings at Augusta National has me believing.

Top 5 in order: Rory McIlroy, Tony Finau, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose

Surprise prediction: Phil Mickelson will miss the cut. Lefty has missed two cuts in the last five Masters despite his stellar play over most of his career. It’s hot here in Augusta, and the Masters is going to get away from someone quickly. If Mickelson is not nails on Thursday, it may be over before it even starts for him.

Lowest round: 65 (-7)
Winning score: 274 (-12)
Winner’s Sunday score: 69 (-3)



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Details for Friday’s Sweet 16 matchup are below:

Date: Friday, March 29
Start Time: 9:59 p.m. ET (Approximate, Game tips off 30 minutes after end of first Midwest Region matchup)
Location: Kansas City, MO
Venue: Sprint Center
TV Info: TBS
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The Kentucky Wildcats should get P.J. Washington back just in time for a critical Sweet 16 matchup with an underrated Houston Cougars team.Though the Kentucky Wildcats advanced to the Sweet 16, they looked like a team that needed more help if they were going to keep advancing in March Madness. Lucky for John Calipari and Co., they’ll get just that. On Friday as they take on a hot Houston Cougars team to finish off the regional semifinal games in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, P.J. Washington will return to the Big Blue lineup.

Washington missed both of Kentucky’s game to start the tournament with a foot injury. In fact, after last weekend, there were questions if he’d be ready for the Sweet 16. With the cast removed and him moving seemingly well, though, he’s on-track to play. That’s huge for the Wildcats as, though Tyler Herro and Keldon Johnson have been awesome, Washington is their guy that makes everything tick.00:0400:26Read Article 

That’s critical for this matchup, because Kelvin Sampson’s Houston team is coming to play and knock off a blue blood. Led by guards Corey Davis Jr. and Armoni Brooks, the Cougars are a Final Four contender in any capacity. They have the talent, experience and gameplan to knock off any team in the tournament.

Houston’s guards are some of the best in all of college basketball, but Kentucky proved against Wofford that they can lock down defensively. What’s more, Washington’s return could give them an X-factor. Of course, we have to see that actually happen, and you can keep up with the action and score below.

Houston is truly one of the dark horses of this NCAA Tournament, but Washington returning for Kentucky is a massive boost for this Wildcats team. Thus, it’s hard to say which way the ball will bounce for this Sweet 16 clash, but it could be one of the best shows of the tournament thus far on the way to finding out the answer to that.

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No. 1 seed Duke barely escaped against No. 9 seed UCF to advance to the Sweet 16, winning 77-76. Duke’s four freshman starters scored 72 of the team’s 77 points, with Zion Williamson leading the way with 32 points. One spot where the Blue Devils have struggled through this tournament is at the free throw line. Of the 68 teams in the field, Duke ranks 59th in free throw percentage, hitting only 62 percent of the shots from that area.

No. 4 seed Virginia Tech won its lone matchup against Duke this season, winning 77-72 on Feb. 26. But the Blue Devils were without Zion Williamson in that game. Virginia Tech has been playing very sound basketball in the tournament. It has only turned the ball over nine times per game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 15 times per game. The Hokies have not made it to the Elite Eight since 1967.

Viewing information

When: Friday, 9:39 p.m.   

Where: Capitol One Arena in Washington D.C.

TV: CBS

Live stream: March Madness Live (try for free)

Predictions, picks

Who wins Virginia Tech vs. Duke? And which side of the spread cashes over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Virginia Tech vs. Duke spread you should be all over Friday, all from the model that’s up more than $4,000 on top-rated college basketball picks the past two seasons.

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No. 1 seed North Carolina will face No. 5 Auburn in the Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday. Luke Maye is one of three players left in the tournament who is averaging a double-double. Maye is averaging 18 points and 11.5 rebounds during the Tar Heels tournament run. UNC won its first round matchup over No. 16 seed Iona 88-73. In the second round, the Tar Heels defeated No. 9 seed Washington 81-59. UNC has grabbed 35 offensive rebounds in its two games, the most in the tournament.

No. 5 seed Auburn has shot its way to the Sweet 16. The Tigers have taken the most 3-pointers in the tournament, and are tied for first in 3-pointers made. It defeated No. 4 seed Kansas 89-75 in the second round, with the bulk of its scoring coming from two players. Jared Harper and Bryce Brown combined for 43 points in the win. The Tigers have not advanced to the Elite Eight since 1986.

Viewing information

When: Friday, 7:29 p.m. 

Where: Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

TV: TBS

Live stream: March Madness Live(try for free)

Predictions, picks

So who wins Auburn vs. North Carolina? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Auburn vs. UNC spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $4,000 on its college basketball picks, and find out.  

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No. 2 seed Michigan State advanced to the Sweet 16 without a lot of worries. The Spartans defeated No. 15 seed Bradley 76-65 in the first round and then beat No. 10 seed Minnesota 70-50. The Spartans held Minnesota to two of 22 from 3-point range in the win and dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Golden Gophers 45-19. Cassius Winston is the playmaker that makes the Spartans offense run. He led the team in scoring and assists in the regular season, and now in the NCAA Tournament leads the team in both, averaging 19.5 points per game. He has more assists in the tournament than the rest of the team combined. He has 13 of the team’s 25 assists.

No. 3 seed LSU is looking to make its second Elite Eight in the last 30 years. The Tigers have played two tight games thus far in the tournament. It defeated No. 14 seed Yale 79-74 in the first round behind Skylar Mays’ 19 points. In the second round, Tremont Waters hit a game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left over No. 6 seed Maryland. LSU has struggled to shoot from deep in its two games, hitting 27 percent of its 3-pointers.

Viewing information
When: Friday, 7:09 p.m.
Where: Capitol One Arena in Washington D.C.
TV: CBS 
Live stream: March Madness Live (try for free)

Predictions, picks
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The second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament is underway, and the excitement that is March Madness is in full effect. There are eight remaining places in the Sweet 16 that will be decided Sunday, and there’s three No. 1 seeds in action (Duke, North Carolina and Virginia) looking to earn their spots. We also know at least one Cinderella will punch its ticket when No. 13 UC Irvine takes on No. 12 Oregon.

Plus, a pair of smaller programs will look to advance to the second weekend while not filling the traditional Cinderella moniker in Houston and Buffalo. The two teams have a combined six losses on the season.

Before we all dive head first, let’s first take a look at how you can watch the games. Below is all the information you need to catch the second round March Madness action on Saturday from start to finish, including how you can stream each game while on the go.

Step-by-step guide to watching every March Madness game
The NCAA has partnered with CBS and Turner Sports (through 2032) for March Madness streams.

Of the available games this year, 21 will be shown on CBS, while the rest will be available through Turner channels.

Stream CBS games on the March Madness Live website (free)
You can catch all 21 of the CBS games free on the official March Madness Live website.

Sign up for ExpressVPN
Connect to a U.S. server location. Pro tip: For Windows and Mac app users, use the Speed Test to find the fastest U.S. locations.
Visit NCAA.com
Enjoy the games!
How to watch March Madness streams on mobile (free)
Watching on the go? Get the NCAA March Madness Live app and don’t miss a moment!

The app gives you three hours of free Turner-carried games.

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Get the NCAA March Madness Live app on iOS or the Android. Pro tip: iOS users may need to change their App Store location to get the March Madness Live app.
Tune in to the live stream!
Watch March Madness live streams on YouTube TV (free trial)
Channels offered: CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV

YouTube TV carries Turner sports programming, so be sure to use the service’s seven-day free trial to watch March Madness!

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Head to YouTube TV and use the free trial
You’re all set!
Stream March Madness live on PlayStation Vue (free trial)
Channels offered:

Access: TBS, TNT, truTV
Core and above: CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV
Looking for another free option? Use the five-day free trial from PlayStation Vue!

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Go to PlayStation Vue and select a plan that offers a free trial
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Watch NCAA March Madness on Sling TV (free trial)
Channels offered:

Sling Orange: TBS, TNT
Sling Blue: TBS, TNT, truTV
Still want another week of free streams? Sling TV is another easy way to tune in to the Turner games!

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Live stream NCAA Tournament on fuboTV (free trial)
Channels offered: CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV

Score yourself another week of free Turner streams on fuboTV. To watch:

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Watch the NCAA tournament live on DirecTV Now (free trial)
Channels offered: CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV

DirecTV also offers a seven-day free trial. To access the trial:

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Stream March Madness basketball on Hulu with Live TV (free trial)
Channels offered: CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV

Looking for another way to get free NCAA Tournament streams? Try the seven-day free trial at Hulu.

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The 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Sweet 16 continues on Friday, March 29. Here are links to the live streams for every game in March Madness. This table will be updated throughout the the tournament with live stream links to every single game.

It’s finally here. The madness began on Thursday, and the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament is off and running again on Friday. We have not seen a No. 1 seed fall to a No. 16 seed like last season — at least not yet — but between Ja Morant taking the day by storm with the first triple-double in The Big Dance since 2012 and a wild Auburn-New Mexico State ending that left Bruce Pearl nearly speechless, there was no shortage of excitement to get your Thursday thirst for college basketball quenched.

Now we’re onto day two. Three No. 1 seeds will play their first game on Friday — including No. 1 overall seed Duke. Plus, No. 2 seed Tennessee takes on No. 15 seed Colgate and No. 6 seed Buffalo battles wth No. 11 seed Arizona State. The action tips at 12:15 p.m. ET with No. 7 seed Cincinnati and No. 10 seed Iowa.

Before we all dive head first, let’s first take a look at how you can watch the games. Below is all the information you need to catch the Friday first round March Madness action from start to finish, including how you can stream each game while on the go.

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As part of a full Opening Day slate in which all 30 teams are in action, the quasi-rebuilding San Francisco Giants will get their 2019 season started against the up-and-coming San Diego Padres. Here’s how you can watch:

MLB Opening Day viewing information

Date: Thursday, March 28

Time: 4:10 p.m. ET

Location: Petco Park — San Diego, California

TV: Fox Sports San Diego, NBC Sports Bay Area

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Live Stats: GameTracker

Picks: Check SportsLine’s MLB pick sheet for all your daily odds.  

Odds: Padres -110 / Giants +100

Storylines

Giants: The Giants are in a difficult spot. They’ve lost 187 games the last two seasons and they have a lot of money tied up in injured or declining players. Their offseason was relatively quiet aside from some low cost pitching additions, so another losing season appears to be in the cards. On the bright side, the Giants did hire the Farhan Zaidi away from the rival Dodgers to run their baseball operations department. They have a bright new front office and get some fresh perspective, which is much-needed at this point. The glory days of 2010-14 are over and the Giants begin a new era in 2019.

Padres: Few teams in baseball have a long-term outlook as bright as the Padres. They have the best and deepest farm system in baseball, with several top prospects (Fernando Tatis Jr., Chris Paddack, etc.) set to arrive this season. The Padres also splurged on 26-year-old Manny Machado, giving them an established elite player to build around. It’s unlikely San Diego will contend in 2019. In 2020 though, watch out. The Padres are not far away from becoming one of the game’s most talented teams.

Prediction

Padres all the way. Tatis picks up two hits in MLB debut, personal favorite Franmil Reyes hits two homers, and Machado makes no fewer than three web gems at third.

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Although the Seattle Mariners technically began the 2019 MLB regular season with a recent pair of games in Tokyo, the rest of the league will enjoy Opening Day on Thursday, March 28.

That includes the Mariners’ next opponent — the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Here’s everything you need to know about the American League foes’ showdown Thursday:

MLB Opening Day viewing information

Date: Thursday, March 29

Time: 10:10 p.m. ET

Location: T-Mobile Park — Seattle, Washington

TV: ESPN (Full Free Here)

Live Stats: GameTracker

Picks: Check SportsLine’s MLB pick sheet for all your daily odds

Odds: Red Sox -195 / Mariners +165

Storylines

Red Sox: Boston’s title defense begins Thursday, and the only significant piece missing from their Opening Day lineup will be World Series MVP Steve Pearce, who’s injured. Closer Craig Kimbrel was a big offseason loss out of the bullpen (even though he remains unsigned), but otherwise, there’s little reason to believe the Sox won’t be among MLB’s top title contenders again. Their relievers aren’t as lethal as those of the rival New York Yankees, but their star power — from Mookie Betts to J.D. Martinez to Opening Day ace Chris Sale — is enough to scare the rest of the league.

Mariners: After falling out of a once-promising playoff race in 2018, Seattle completely remade itself over the winter, parting ways with just about every recognizable talent in the name of prospect acquisition. Pay little mind to their 2-0 record after the Japan series. They may have some fight in them, especially if Tim Beckham keeps it up and their veteran plug-ins can get hot, but overall, they can’t be expected to sniff the postseason this time around.