Monday May 2 Picks
Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays (Rangers Moneyline +122)
Rangers: Griffin (3-0, 2.52) Blue Jays: Dickey (1-3, 6.75)
Plus +122 odds is a good reason to take the Rangers here. A $100 wager on Texas will win you $122, while you would need to lay down $141 on Toronto in order to win $100. I would not take the Blue Jays here. RA Dickey has struggled this season, while Rangers starting pitcher A.J Griffin has pitched very well. Great opportunity to go with the Rangers to win here as an underdog.
Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros (Astros Moneyline -180)
Twins: Berrios (0-1, 11.25) Astros: Keuchel (2-3, 4.41)
The Astros and Twins come into this game with the two worst records in the American League. This losing trend should come to an end for the Astros and their ace Dallas Keuchel soon. I expect Houston to get back on track, at least in this game. The play is Houston to win.
Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals (Washington Moneyline +105)
Nationals: Gonzalez (1-1, 1.42) Royals: Volquez (3-1, 3.34)
Gio Gonzalez had a great month for the Nationals and the Royals offense has been struggling. Very even match-up, but I like Washington in the underdog role here.
Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres (Over 7.5 -105)
Rockies: Gray (0-0 11.42) Padres: Shields (0-4, 3.34)
Rockies starter Jon Gray is capable of giving up seven runs on his own, while I do not necessarily believe he will, Gray does come in with a 6.57 ERA in 11 career starts. The Rockies are scoring 5.5 runs a game, and some of their key hitters have had good success against James Shields. Nolan Arenado will lead the way, he comes into the game hitting .522 with 4 HRs in his career against Shields. Look for at least 8 runs to be scored in this game. Over 7.5
Recapping last week MLB April 24-May 1 total: **13 wins 7 losses**
April 30 (1 win 2 losses)
Detroit Tigers @ Minnesota Twins (Tigers Moneyline-135) WON
Cincinnati Reds @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Over 8 Runs -110) LOST
Kansas City Royals @ Seattle Marines (Royals Moneyline -110) LOST
May 1- No MLB picks