Wednesday April 25 FREE PICKS
The Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates game was rained out yesterday and we did not make any other MLB pick last night.
We may be making a few more plays today. These plays will be sent to our subscribers and also posted on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow.
Here is our two free pick for Wednesday April 25.
Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates GAME 1 4:05pm EST
Projected Starters: Tigers: Zimmerman (1-0, 7.71 ERA) at Pirates: Taillon (2-1, 2.86 ERA)
The OVER is 3-1 in Zimmerman’s four starts this season. The one UNDER came in a game against Cleveland where Zimmerman had to leave the game in the first inning after being hit in the face by a line drive.
On the season Zimmerman is 1-0 but has a 7.71 earned run average. He allowed four runs and six hits over six innings against Pittsburgh on opening day in a game that ended 13-10.
The Pirates projected to go with starter starter Jameson Taillon today against Zimmerman. Yesterday we liked the OVER 8.5 when Chad Kuhl was going to face Zimmerman. Even though runs should be harder to come by off of Taillon, the Pittsburgh bullpen has a 5.23 ERA this season. The total for this game is also only 7.5.
The Detroit bullpen has a 4.42 ERA this season
My pick: OVER 7.5 Runs FOUR UNITS
Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:35pm EST
Projected Starters: Marlins: Richards (0-2, 6,16 ERA) at Dodgers: Kershaw (1-3, 2.45 ERA)
I hate to go with such a predictable play here. However, I have not yet bet on Kershaw yet this season, and with his 1-3 record I’m glad I haven’t. However Kershaw losing 3 out of 4 decisions will not continue forever.
The Marlins and Dodgers have split the first two games of this series with both games decided by only one run. I look for the Dodgers to provide more run support today against the rookie, Marlins projected starter Trevor Richards.
My pick: Dodgers -1.5 runs (-144) THREE UNITS