Picks Thursday Aug, 22, 2019
2 Picks
$652 RISKED
MLB 7:05pm EST
WSH -132
 
WSH -132
Pirates +122
MLB 8:10pm EST
HOU -520
 
Detroit +448
Houston -520
Money Risked represents $100 wagers. No actual money is being bet here.
  • Historic day for the Astros!

    My Pick: Houston -520 50%
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  • As you saw last night both these offenses can explode and swing the game. Im staying away from the ML for either team here. I do like the over though as the Rangers staff has been a mess and Barria for the Angels has been terrible. I like the over here

    My Pick: Over 11.5 50%
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  • I like the Cards here and let me tell you why. Even though Michael Wacha has been a mess this year with a 5.51 ERA at home, the Cardinals are still 2-1 in those games. And when we look at his career numbers we see that he is 6-0 with a 3.84 ERA against the Brew Crew. We also see that Gio Gonzalez has gone 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA on the road this year, but he is also 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA in five career starts in this park. Wacha is 31-14 in his career here at Busch Stadium and the Cardinals are 34-23 at home for the year overall. The Brewers bullpen has been consistently bad and the Brewers are just 28-34 on the road. Cards ML is the play here for a second straight day.

    My Pick: St. Louis -105 50%
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  • I love the Nats in this spot and at this value. Thought it would be closer to -200. wouldnt be suprised to see it swing that way. The Nationals look to continue their historic offensive surge on Tuesday. They have scored 62 runs over the last five gamesfour more than they have ever recorded in that spanafter pounding out 15 hits, including four homers, on the way to a 13-0 rout in Mondays series opener. Trea Turner belted one of the home runs in the series opener to extend his career-high on-base streak to 26 contests for Washington, while teammate Asdrubal Cabrera also went deep and is 11-for-29 with 10 RBIs in nine games since joining the team. They also have one of the best pitchers in baseball going in Steven Strasburg. Strasburg is 6-2 with a 2.40 ERA in nine career games against Pittsburgh. The Nationals should feel great about both their pitching and hitting in this one. Washington is 35-17 in its last 52 against right-handed starters, 39-12 in Strasburgs last 51 road starts, and 4-0 in Strasburgs last four starts against Pittsburgh. The Pirates are 15-38 in their lasy 53 against winning opponents, 1-6 in their last seven against the National League East, and 0-7 in Archers last seven starts. Hammer the Nats Money line before this things takes off

    My Pick: Washington -148 50%
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  • LOCK OF THE DAY!!! Cards ML is the play in this one. Hudson has been strong and I've been on him all year and this is a great spot for him. With Cain out of the line up he should be able to get a lot of ground ball outs like his last outing in Kansas City. When we look at the Brewers we see that they are still in it but are having some major issues. The Brewers are six games under the .500 mark on the road this year and just 35-34 versus teams .500 or better. Their bullpen has turned into a weak point for them and their starting pitching isnt helping matters. Zach Davies get the ball for the Brewers and he enters the week having lost each of his last three outings and the results havent been pretty. During those three games, Davies has given up 17 earned runs in just 13 combined innings of work (11.77 ERA). St. Louis is the better team that is playing better baseball with the better pitcher on the mound. Lock this baby up!

    My Pick: St. Louis -117 50%
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  • Locking this up, Nats ML! I love this spot for the Nationals. I have no confidence in Trevor Williams where he is 2-1 with a 7.88 ERA, a 1.88 WHIP, nine walks and five strikeouts over 16 innings in his last three starts. The Pirates continue to sink. They will win a few games here and there but are likely to roll over for much of the remainder of the season and this is one of those spots. Ross has been pretty decent in his last three starts, winning all three compared to Williams. If he can get his control under control, he could be a weapon for this team down the stretch. Washington is the play here

    My Pick: Washington +0.0001 50%
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  • I havent been impressed with Lamet this year and I love Philly at home. Eflin is significantly better at home and his team always gets a boost there. I like Philly at these odds to get 5 straight

    My Pick: Philadelphia -112 50%
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  • great value on the Dodgers here. They proved it last night that the Dodgers are in a different tier right now then the Braves.

    My Pick: Los Angeles -146 50%
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  • I like the value play with the Giants in this one. They have won 4 out of 5 and continue to stay afloat in the wild card hunt. The Dbacks on the other hand are starting to close their grip. I think this pitching match up is a wash consider Clarke has been terrible and Webb is a rookie. Giants are the better clue outside of that and are playing better. Giants at +odds

    My Pick: San Francisco +105 50%
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  • Yesterday showed that this series should be a back and fourth battle. With that being said im staying away from either ML. 11.5 is also too high for me so I am staying away from this entirely. #itslikethatsometimes

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  • The Nats are rolling and have won 5 straight and I think they make it 6 here. The Nationals are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. National League Central and have Sanchez on the mound who is significantly better at home. Sanchez is 6-2 with a 2.88 ERA, a 1.157 WHIP, 31 walks and 100 strikeouts over 112.1 innings in 20 career starts at Nationals Park. Milwaukee has had its trouble with the pitching staff and I dont think Jordan Lyles is the guy who can be the stopper. Washington at pretty good value

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  • Love the Cardinals here. The Reds have dropped 4 out of their last 5 and are starting to get a little banged up as thier season is slowly fading away. Reds starter Anthony DeSclafani has been terrible as of late as he has an awful 8.16 ERA in his three starts this month. All while the Cardinals are purshing for a playoff position and they are playing with confidence right now, winning five out of their last six. Their pitching has been on point and I expect that to continue considering Miles Mikolas has allowed three or fewer runs in five out of his last six starts. Cards ML at great value

    My Pick: St. Louis -117 50%
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  • I think this is the NLCS series preview. You dont get the Dodgers at plus odds that often and I like the value here.

    My Pick: Los Angeles +110 50%
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  • Dog of the Day is the Giants here on the road. They smoked the Dbacks yesterday in game 1 and I like how they match up here. Mike LEake is a guy you fade and Samardzija is rolling. In his last start, Samardzija gave up two hits and one earned run in eight innings, helping the team get a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. They will need another solid performance from him to beat the Diamondbacks on Friday but he is set up to do so.

    My Pick: San Francisco +127 50%
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  • Love the Nats here and think -150 is good value considering the stats. Corbins form at home has been outstanding, going 6-1 with a 1.78 ERA in 11 starts, and six of the 15 runs he has given up at Nationals Park came in his lone loss back in late April. The southpaw is 5-0 with a 0.90 ERA in his last seven home starts and struck out 57 in 50 innings while holding opponents to a .181 batting average. its the opposite on the other end with Adrian Houser who is 0-3 with a 7.04 ERA in five road starts and is failing to last more than five innings in all of them. Milwaukee in general scuffled in its last road trip, going 1-5 against Oakland the Cubs and was held to four or fewer runs in each contest. Plus the Brewers pen is in shambles. Nats ML is the play

    My Pick: Washington -151 50%
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