Friday May 6 MLB Picks

Philadelphia Phillies @ Miami Marlins ( Under 7 Runs -110)

Phillies: Velasquez (4-1, 1.44) Marlins: Chen (2-1, 4.26)

Phillies rookie Vince Velasquez has held his opponents to an .164 batting average this season. Only one of Velasquez five starts have gone over the run line this season. The Phillies will need Velasquez to be sharp once again. Offensively, the Phillies have a .166 batting average against left-handed pitchers, which is the worst in Major League Baseball. Phillies batters also only have a .167 career batting average against Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen. With the numbers favoring the pitching, I am picking this game to go under 7 runs scored.


Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox (Sox Moneyline -132)

Twins: Nolasco (1-0. 4.05) Sox: Latos (4-0, 1.84)

Twins hitter have a career average of .143 against Latos as a team. Twins have a 2-12 road record this season. With Matt Latos and the White Sox playing so well up to this point, I have to take the White Sox to win at home.

Oakland Athletics at Baltimore Orioles ( A’s Moneyline -106)

Athletics: Hill (3-3, 2.53)  Orioles: Jimenez (1-3, 5.20)

Rick Hill, the 36 year old left hander has pitched very well in this young season. He has a 0.95 ERA on the road this season in three starts. In those starts he faced the Mariners, Yankees and Tigers.  Against Ubaldo Jimenez, I like the Athletics in this game to win.

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Tuesday May 3 Picks

Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals (Washington Moneyline Even)

Nationals: Roark (2-2, 2.03) Royals: Young (1-4, 6.12)

The Royals have lost six of their last seven games and have been being shut out in three of their last four games. Washington starter, Tanner Roark is coming off of back to back starts where he has only allowed 2 hits and 0 runs in 7 innings pitched. I like the Nationals as the underdogs in this match-up against the struggling Royals and Chris Young.


 Chicago Cubs  @ Pittsburgh Pirates (Cubs -1.5,-115)

(Pirates: Niese 3-0, 5,08) Cubs: J. Arrieta (5-0, 1.00)


Jake Arrieta is on fire and so are the Cubs as a team. The Cubs have won each of Arrieta’s five starts by at least four runs. I am going to keep riding Arrieta and the Cubs here to win by more then one run.



New York Yankees @ Baltimore Orioles (Orioles Moneyline -120)

(Yankees: Severino (0-3, 6.86) Baltimore: Tillman (2-1, 3.24)

The Orioles lead Major League Baseball with a .296 home batting average.  At Camden Yards, Baltimore will be a challenge for the Yankees young pitcher Luis Severino. The Yankees are currently on a five game losing streak.  I like the Orioles to win here.

Atlanta Braves @ New York Mets  (Mets -1.5, -115)

Mets: Harvey (2-3, 4.76) Braves: Wisler (o-2, 4.26)

Matt Harvey will be facing the Braves for the second time this season, he earned a win in his previous start at Atlanta, going 5 innings and allowing 2 earned runs.

The Braves are currently ranked last in the National League in team batting average and runs scored. I like the Mets to win be more than one run here.

Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros (Over 8.5 Runs, -110)

Twins: Meyer (0-0, 18.00) Astros: McHugh(2-3, 6.65)

The last five times the Minnesota Twins have been involved in a game with an over/under of exactly 8.5 the game has gone over. Of the Twins last 14 games overall, only three have gone under. McHugh is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA against the Twins, but has been shaky in three out of five starts this season. With Alex Meyer making his first big league start for the Twins, I think the Twins bullpen sees at least three innings. I like the chances of this game having at least 9 runs scored. I am going with the over 8.5.


Recap from Monday May 2-  2 Wins 2 Loss  .27 Units gained

Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays (Rangers Moneyline +122)  WON

Minnesota Twins @ Houston Astros (Astros Moneyline -180)  LOST

Washington Nationals @ Kansas City Royals (Washington Moneyline +105) WON

Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres (Over 7.5 -105) LOST



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