MLB Friday Plays

Pirates/DBacks Under 8.5   Braves/Rays Under 8.5   Orioles/Twins Under 8.5   Tigers/BlueJays OV9 … [Read more...]

Free Pick Wednesday Phillies at Cubs

Phillies at Cubs 5:05 pacific Cubs SP Drew Smyly’s shut out performance over 5 innings vs the Pirates 10 days ago is not what it seems. He gave up many walks and got lucky to get out of multiple bases-loaded jams. If Phillies batters begin to get on base early, I believe it will be a difficult outing for Smyly at Wrigley tonight. Over the past … [Read more...]

MLB Free Pick for Tuesday Twins at Braves

Twins at Braves 4:20 pm pacific Braves SP Bryce Elder has pumped out good starts for Atlanta over the past 2 months. He looked strong against the Phillies last week shutting down the Phils for 7 innings.  Twins SP Joe Ryan cleared 110+ pitches in his last start and in his career, he has not been a workhorse. Ryan uses a splitter-heavy … [Read more...]

MLB Free Picks / Selections for Saturday

Marlins at Nationals 4:05 PM Eastern  My bets on MLB teams at -150 or more are few and far between but I have a lot of confidence in Marlins SP Braxton Garrett today and no confidence at all in Nationals starter Jake Irvin. Marlins hitters hold a sky-high ISO away from Miami (ISO is a power/slugging metric). This matchup is ripe for Marlins … [Read more...]

MLB Free Picks / Selections for Friday

Marlins at Nationals 7:05 pm Eastern Nationals starting pitcher Trevor Williams is putting up good strikeout numbers, but he's been terribly inefficient often pushing the 90 to 100 pitch mark after only 5 or 6 innings - Williams has not pitched more than 6 innings this season and will eventually turn the ball over to a Nationals bullpen that is … [Read more...]

Today’s MLB Plays / Free Picks

White Sox at Dodgers  7:10pm pacific Dodger Stadium One walk in his last 9 innings pitched and an elevating swinging strike rate shows that Dodgers SP Michael Grove is improving and better than his current 8.28 ERA would indicate. This is a good spot for the young righty vs. a White Sox team that has one of the lowest batting averages vs RHP in … [Read more...]

MLB Play of the Day Angels at Rangers

Angels at Rangers (5:05 pm pacific, Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX) The Angels quietly find themselves in MLB's top 10 of all major offensive categories (batting avg., slugging, OPS, etc.). Halos hitters are also working more walks recently, which will be key tonight vs. Rangers SP Andrew Heaney, who is having control issues - he's walked 6 … [Read more...]

MLB Plays of the Day

White Sox at Dodgers (7:10 pm pacific Dodger Stadium Los Angeles) This is a tough number to lay (-175) but this is an excellent spot for Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin. He should be backed with confidence tonight vs. a White Sox team that is struggling offensively. Gonsolin holds a 2.00 ERA and a WHIP under 1.00 at Dodger Stadium over the past 3 … [Read more...]

MLB Play of the Day: Royals at Orioles

MLB Play of the Day Royals at Orioles 4:05pm pacific (Camden Yards Baltimore) Royals batters are striking out at a ridiculous 25% clip vs right handers over the last 21 days. That trend should continue tonight vs. Orioles RHP starter Tyler Wells. Wells' high strike out rate is backed by his elite swing and miss numbers - I just can't see a … [Read more...]

MLB Play of the Day: Mariners at Padres

Mariners (+100) at Padres (-110) 1:10 PM (Petco Park) Seattle hitters have been striking out at a high clip over the past 14 days. Also, with a .224 batting average in day games – good for 4th worst in all of MLB – Mariners bats are likely to be kept in check today by Padres starter Michael Wacha. Wacha, who has allowed 3 runs or less over … [Read more...]