Arizona  Houston 

Event Date: 05/05/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Greinke bounced back from a rocky outing against Philadelphia by striking out 10 and holding the Los Angeles Dodgers to two runs over six innings in last Monday’s 8-5 victory. The four-time All-Star is 15-1 in his last 20 starts at Chase Field. Jose Altuve is 9-for-21 with a home run against Greinke, who is 6-2 with a 2.31 ERA in nine career starts against the Astros, including 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 2-0 home victory on Aug. 14, 2017.

Pick: Arizona +110


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  San Francisco 

Event Date: 05/05/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

McCarthy has provided the Braves even more than they hoped for so far, a veteran presence in the rotation who began the weekend tied for second in the NL in wins. The 34-year-old held Philadelphia to one run on five hits with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings Sunday, the third time in his past four starts McCarthy has allowed one run.

Pick: Atlanta -148


Result: Loss
 
New York  Colorado 

Event Date: 05/05/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bettis completed at least seven innings in three of his last four starts, including a hard-luck loss at Miami on Sunday in which he allowed two runs and four hits. The 29-year-old is 3-1 with a 1.71 ERA in four road starts. Jay Bruce has a home run and a double in four at-bats against Bettis, who surrendered nine runs in 13 career innings against the Mets. New York starter, Matz was 1-1 with a 3.77 ERA through his first three starts but is 0-1 with a 7.36 mark over the last two outings. He lasted just 3 1/3 frames in a loss at St. Louis on April 25 before having his next start pushed back due to back soreness. Blackmon is 5-for-8 with two doubles and Nolan Arenado has a pair of homers in eight career at-bats against Matz.

Pick: Colorado +115


Result: Won
 
New York  Cleveland 

Event Date: 05/05/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bauer recorded his fifth straight quality start last time out but settled for a no-decision after allowing two runs and four hits with 11 strikeouts across 6 2/3 innings versus Texas. The 27-year-old UCLA product won his previous start against the Chicago Cubs as he permitted one run and four hits while fanning eight over 6 2/3 frames, giving him 46 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings this year. New York starter, Gray matched his longest outing of the season on Monday, when he limited Houston to two runs and four hits over six innings but ended up with the loss. The 28-year-old Vanderbilt product is winless in four starts and has struggled with his control, issuing 19 walks in 27 frames this year. Brandon Guyer is 3-for-8 with two homers and Michael Brantley is 6-for-18 with a pair of doubles against Gray, who is 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA in eight career games versus Cleveland.

Pick: Cleveland +113


Result: Loss
 
Los Angeles  Houston 

Event Date: 10/25/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Verlander has a stellar 11-5 postseason record, but none of those victories occurred in the World Series, where he went 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA in three career starts for the Tigers. The 34-year-old's arrival in Houston changed the complexion of the rotation, providing the team with a second ace alongside Dallas Keuchel as well as raising the stature of the organization. Hill is 1-2 with a 3.96 ERA in six career postseason starts and is making his World Series debut.

Pick: Houston -104


Result: Won
 
Houston  New York 

Event Date: 10/20/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Verlander went up against Severino in Game 2 and earned the win while hurling a 124-pitch complete game. The former AL MVP yielded one run and five hits while striking out 13 and walking one to earn his third win in as many 2017 postseason appearances. Verlander is 8-0 with a 1.39 ERA in eight appearances since arriving in a trade from the Detroit Tigers on Aug. 31.

Pick: Houston -134


Result: Won
 
Houston  New York 

Event Date: 10/14/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Severino allowed three runs and four hits - two homers - while striking out nine Indians in his Game 3 victory, which helped turn the tide in that series. He was hit hard in two regular-season meetings with the Astros, allowing nine runs and 15 hits in 11 2/3 frames, and has had his issues with Carlos Correa (3-for-4, two doubles and two walks), Yuli Gurriel (4-for-5, one double) and Marwin Gonzalez (2-for-5, one home run). Houston starter, Verlander has won each of his two outings this postseason, including 2 2/3-inning relief appearance in the decisive Game 4 win over Boston in the ALDS. The 34-year-old has posted a 3.55 ERA in five career starts in the ALCS, including an eight-inning outing in which he allowed one run and struck out 10 in his last such outing against the Red Sox in 2013. Verlander will be wary of Todd Frazier (5-for-17, two homers) and Didi Gregorius (2-for-6, one homer, one double), but he should go right after Aaron Hicks (0-for-9, four strikeouts).

Pick: Houston -127


Result: Won
 
Cleveland  New York 

Event Date: 10/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bauer aided the Indians sprint to the finish by going 9-1 with a 2.42 ERA over his last 13 games (12 starts) and allowed two runs in 13 innings over his final two starts. Two of those 13 outings came against New York on Aug. 4 and Aug. 30, and the UCLA product breezed to wins in both by scattering two runs over 13 frames and striking out 11. Bauer, who gets the start over Cy Young candidate Kluber so that Kluber can come back on regular rest in a potential Game 5 or Game 1 of the ALCS, went 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA in five games (four starts) during the 2016 postseason.

Pick: Cleveland -137


Result: Won
 
Boston  Houston 

Event Date: 09/30/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Boston's recent slump has put the American League East race back in the picture, and the New York Yankees are sitting two games behind with two left to play. The Red Sox surged into first place in the East on the strength of a solid pitching staff but is seeing that erode of late and did not have a starter log a quality start in the last turn through the rotation. The Astros (100-60) aren't likely to roll over for Boston as they try to hunt down the Cleveland Indians (101-59) for the best record in the AL and homefield advantage throughout the AL playoffs. Houston, which is riding a five-game winning streak, will send Lance McCullers Jr. to the mound on Saturday while the Red Sox try to coax a quality start out of lefty Drew Pomeranz.

Pick: Houston -105


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Oakland 

Event Date: 09/30/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gossett will try to keep the ball in the park after serving up seven home runs in 14 1/3 innings over his last three starts, including four in a loss to Seattle on Monday. The 24-year-old rookie from South Carolina, who is 0-3 in his last five turns on the road, surrendered seven runs on six hits and two walks over 4 1/3 frames in the setback. Gossett, who has allowed 20 homers in 89 2/3 innings, will be facing Texas for the first time.

Pick: Texas -128


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Seattle 

Event Date: 09/30/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Moore is making his 10th start of the season and seeking his first win since his major-league debut against Detroit on June 22. The 23-year-old lasted just four innings against Cleveland in his last turn, giving up three runs - two earned - and five hits while taking the loss. Moore blew a four-run lead in a relief appearance against the Angels on Aug. 11, when he gave up four runs and six hits in 1 2/3 frames.

Pick: Los Angeles -131


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  Arizona 

Event Date: 09/29/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The season can't end soon enough for Kennedy, who has gone more than two months without a victory and bunched all four of his wins in a nine-start stretch from June 16 to July 26. He lost his third straight start and dropped to 0-7 in his last 10 appearances, giving up five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings at the White Sox last time out. He has yielded 33 homers, 14 in his last nine starts.

Pick: Arizona -144


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Atlanta 

Event Date: 09/29/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Straily settled for a no-decision Sunday at Arizona despite logging his first quality start in September, allowing one run on four hits and three walks over six innings. The 28-year-old Marshall product, who fanned nine to set a career high for strikeouts in a season with 167, has fared much better at home (5-3, 3.18 ERA) than on the road (5-6, 4.95). Straily is 2-1 with a 2.86 ERA in four starts versus the Braves this season.

Pick: Miami -160


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Baltimore 

Event Date: 09/29/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Miley will be making his 200th career appearance (196th start) and is looking to match last season's win total. He has failed to do so each of the last four times he's taken the hill, going 0-4 with a 9.92 ERA in September. Tampa Bay starter, Odorizzi won four of his last five starts and has a chance to match his career high for victories, first accomplished in 2014. The former first-round pick has yielded three earned runs over 22 1/3 innings this month and limited the Orioles to an unearned run and three hits across six innings his last time out.

Pick: Tampa Bay -140


Result: Won
 
San Diego  Colorado 

Event Date: 09/24/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Perdomo worked around six walks and snapped a two-start losing streak on Monday by holding Arizona to two runs over 5 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old figures to enter next season in the Padres’ rotation but will need to improve his control after posting a 110-to-62 strikeout-to-walk ratio this season. Perdomo is 0-3 with a 6.58 ERA in six career games (four starts) against Colorado and has struggled to contain Carlos Gonzalez (5-for-10, home run).

Pick: Colorado -119


Result: Won
 
Houston  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 09/24/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

McCullers will make his first start since Sept. 6 due to arm fatigue and second since July 30 after dealing with a back injury. The All-Star, who is winless over his last six outings, did not factor in the decision in his last turn at Seattle nearly three weeks ago, when he permitted three runs in 5 1/3 frames. Albert Pujols is 4-for-20 with a home run and Mike Trout 1-for-15 with a homer against McCullers, who has allowed only one unearned run over 13 2/3 innings in two starts versus the Angels this season. Los Angeles starter, Skaggs fell to 1-5 since coming off the disabled list Aug. 5 after allowing two runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 frames against Cleveland on Tuesday.

Pick: Houston -151


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  Boston 

Event Date: 09/24/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Red Sox pitching staff is leading the way of late and secured its third shutout in four games with Saturday's 5-0 triumph - the 11th time in the last 17 games that the staff surrendered three or fewer runs. The Reds are losers of five straight and struggling to play spoiler with each of those setbacks coming against teams fighting for playoff position. Cincinnati starter, Stephens is making his third major-league start and is coming off the worst outing of his brief career after surrendering five runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings against St. Louis on Tuesday. The 23-year-old yielded a total of four home runs in 8 2/3 innings across his two starts. Stephens went 7-10 with a 4.92 ERA in 26 games - 25 starts - at Triple-A Louisville before joining the Reds.

Pick: Boston -129


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  Washington 

Event Date: 09/21/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Dickey is winless in his last three starts, allowing 17 runs - 16 earned - and 22 hits with eight walks over 14 1/3 innings in that span. The 42-year-old knuckleballer, who has a 119-118 lifetime record, needs one triumph to reach double digits in victories for the sixth straight season and seventh overall. Jayson Werth (13-for-29, two homers) and Ryan Zimmerman (15-for-42, four) have caused trouble for Dickey, who is 4-9 against Washington in his career.

Pick: Washington -136


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Arizona 

Event Date: 09/18/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Corbin is 6-1 with a 2.12 ERA in his last seven starts, and he allowed just one run in 6 2/3 innings against the Rockies his last time out last Wednesday. With 14 wins on the season, Corbin has tied his previous high that he set in 2013 and one more tonight would make him a 15-game winner for the first time. The Diamondbacks are 14-6 in the last 20 meetings of these two.

Pick: Arizona -154


Result: Won
 
Minnesota  Toronto 

Event Date: 09/17/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gibson won his fourth straight decision after posting his fifth consecutive quality start Tuesday versus San Diego, allowing four hits while striking out six over as many scoreless innings. The Indiana native hasn't surrendered more than two runs in any outing during his five-start unbeaten streak, posting a 26:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 1.38 ERA over that span. Gibson won his head-to-head with Biagini on Aug. 27 after permitting two runs in seven frames, improving to 2-1 with a 4.45 ERA in five starts versus the Blue Jays.

Pick: Minnesota -129


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  New York 

Event Date: 09/17/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Teheran has rediscovered his command a bit in his past four starts, going 4-0 with eight walks, 20 strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA in 26 innings. The 26-year-old continues to improve on his home numbers after an awful start to the season, carrying a 6.47 home ERA through 15 starts at SunTrust Park into Sunday. Teheran is 1-1 with a 3.33 ERA in four starts versus the Mets in 2017 and 8-4 with a 2.56 ERA in 19 career appearances (18 starts) against them.

Pick: Atlanta -161


Result: Loss
 
San Francisco  Arizona 

Event Date: 09/17/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Walker settled for a no-decision against Colorado last Tuesday, allowing two runs with five walks over six innings. The 25-year-old is 3-0 with a 1.54 ERA over his last four starts and has pitched well against San Francisco this season, going 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in four outings. Jarrett Parker is 4-for-14 with a home run against Walker, who has not allowed more than three earned runs over his last 15 road starts dating back to 2016, the longest active streak in the majors.

Pick: Arizona -151


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 09/16/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Davies has posted nine quality starts in his last 11 appearances and is coming off another impressive performance, earning his third win over his last four turns after holding the reigning world champion Cubs to one run over seven innings Sunday. The 24-year-old has allowed only five earned runs over his last six starts, going 4-2 in that span, and hasn't permitted a home run since July 30. The Marlins have lost six in a row and 16 of 18. Miami's pitching staff has unraveled over the past week, surrendering 53 runs during the six-game skid.

Pick: Milwaukee -142


Result: Loss
 
San Francisco  Arizona 

Event Date: 09/16/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Greinke is 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA and 0.86 WHIP over his last four starts and has won eight of his past 10 decisions. The 33-year-old typically enjoys success against San Francisco as he stands 10-2 with a 2.56 ERA in 16 career starts, including a 4-0 mark and 1.66 ERA in six outings at AT&T Park. San Francisco starter, Bumgarner has lost three straight starts and allowed 11 runs in as many innings over his last two turns during an uncharacteristically poor stretch. The 28-year-old has served up six homers during the span, which began with him allowing two runs (both on homers) and five hits over seven innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks. Bumgarner is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts against Arizona this season, 9-9 with a 2.58 ERA in 29 career appearances (28 starts) and has experienced difficulties with Paul Goldschmidt (17-for-55, two homers).

Pick: Arizona -136


Result: Won
 
Colorado  San Diego 

Event Date: 09/15/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Richard has allowed at least three runs in nine of his previous 10 turns, posting a 1-5 record in that span. Richard had a dreadful outing at Colorado on July 19, when he was ravaged for 11 runs and 14 hits in 3 2/3 innings. Colorado starter, Chatwood will make his third start since he was shifted back to the rotation and will look to build on a solid effort against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. He permitted five hits over five scoreless innings to record his first victory since June 8. Chatwood gave up five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss at San Diego on May 2, but he beat the Padres with eight innings of one-run ball on June 3.

Pick: Colorado -153


Result: Won
 
San Francisco  Arizona 

Event Date: 09/15/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Ray continued his spectacular late season surge by fanning 12 - his third straight game with double-digit strikeouts - while giving up two runs on four hits over six innings versus San Diego last time out. He earned his first win of the year in his second appearance against San Francisco this season on April 11, giving up four hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. San Francisco starter, Samardzija was tagged for six runs, including four home runs, over 5 2/3 innings at the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 9.

Pick: Arizona -155


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 09/11/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Brault made his first start of the season after six relief appearances Tuesday against the Cubs, giving up three runs over five innings in a no-decision. He is 0-3 with a 4.42 ERA in eight career starts while allowing opponents to hit .307. Three of those starts - and two of the losses - came last year against Milwaukee. Milwaukee starter, Woodruff was dominant against Washington his last time out, yielding a run and two hits with eight strikeouts in seven frames. The rookie has surrendered 17 hits - 15 singles - in 23 2/3 innings with Milwaukee. Woodruff walked just one batter against the Nationals after issuing eight free passes over his previous three starts.

Pick:: Milwaukee -161


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  Chicago 

Event Date: 09/11/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Veteran RHP Jason Hammel will get his 29th start for Kansas City and despite a losing record at 8-10, Hammel has been pretty good lately for his team, going 3-1 in his last four starts. KC has been producing some runs lately, scoring 11 on Sunday and 37 in their last five games. This will be Hammel's first start vs. the Sox this season, but in his lone start against them in 2016, he went seven strong innings in an 8-1 rout. The Royals are 5-1 in the last six meetings.

Pick: Kansas City -171


Result: Loss
 
Cleveland  Baltimore 

Event Date: 09/09/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tomlin was solid in a win during his first start in almost a month after coming off the disabled list, yielding one run on six hits and one walk over 5 2/3 innings at Detroit. The 32-year-old Texan has given up three or fewer runs in five straight starts, going 4-0 in that stretch with 24 strikeouts versus a pair of walks. Adam Jones (11-for-21, one homer) and Manny Machado (4-for-6, two homers) have caused trouble for Tomlin.

Pick: Cleveland -178


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Minnesota 

Event Date: 09/09/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Minnesota Twins haven't participated in the postseason since 2010 but will be looking to protect their lead for the American League's second wild-card when they visit the Kansas Royals on Saturday. Minnesota won the first two contests of the four-game set and has won three straight games overall to gain a two-game edge over the Los Angeles Angels with 21 games to play. Center fielder Eddie Rosario homered and drove in four runs in Friday's 8-5 victory and his stellar play includes 10 homers and 28 RBIs over his past 32 contests. Third baseman Eduardo Escobar is also hot after homering during his third three-hit game over the past seven outings, improving to 11-for-29 with four homers and 12 RBIs during the stretch. Kansas City is fading with 10 setbacks in its last 15 contests and sits 4 1/2 games behind the Twins.

Pick: Minnesota -110


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Detroit 

Event Date: 09/09/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bell is getting a second chance to earn a spot in Detroit's rotation after struggling in his debut start against Cleveland on Sunday. The 28-year-old rookie was knocked around for five runs and eight hits in four innings while notching just one strikeout and absorbing the loss. Bell, who made his first 19 appearances out of the bullpen, has surrendered 57 hits while issuing 22 walks in 46 2/3 frames. Toronto starter, Anderson is making his third start for Toronto and looking for his first win despite pitching well against Boston and Baltimore. The 29-year-old, who began the season with the Chicago Cubs before being released in May, surrendered one run in 5 2/3 innings against the Red Sox and held Baltimore to three runs in six frames on Sunday. Anderson issued 12 free passes in six appearances with Chicago but has yet to walk a batter with the Blue Jays.

Pick: Toronto -152


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Houston 

Event Date: 09/08/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

McHugh was denied a chance at winning his third straight start last time out when he was pulled after 4 2/3 innings despite yielding one run on four hits against Texas. Still, he has allowed one earned run over his last three turns and limited opponents to two runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts. That includes six scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over Oakland on Aug. 19. Oakland starter, Cotton escaped with a no-decision at Seattle on Saturday, lasting only four innings and giving up four runs on seven hits, including three homers.

Pick: Houston -159


Result: Loss
 
St. Louis  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 09/08/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Williams is 0-1 with a 9.35 ERA in two starts against the Cardinals this year and 1-1 with an 8.31 ERA in five career appearances (two starts). St. Louis starter, Weaver has won three consecutive starts, allowing just four runs during that stretch. The 24-year-old has registered 29 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings during the span, twice striking out 10 and also fanning nine against San Francisco in his most recent start. Weaver has posted a 3.00 ERA in two career appearances (one start) versus the Pirates.

Pick: St. Louis -162


Result: Won
 
Cleveland  Baltimore 

Event Date: 09/08/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Clevinger is 8-4 with a 3.18 ERA as a starter this year while registering 107 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings. His second consecutive scoreless outing was at Detroit last Friday, when the 26-year-old yielded three hits and struck out six. He got the win opposite Miley earlier in the year.

Pick: Cleveland -147


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  New York 

Event Date: 09/07/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gausman authored his second straight scoreless outing on Friday, scattering five hits and striking out eight in six innings of a no-decision against Toronto. While the 26-year-old is pitching well of late, he has been throttled by New York this season to the tune of permitting 19 runs and 32 hits in 19 1/3 frames en route to splitting a pair of decisions. Gausman has allowed the Yankees to bat .376 versus him this season, with Aaron Judge going 5-for-11 with two homers.

Pick: New York +100


Result: Won
 
Washington  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 09/07/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nola was shelled for the third time in four outings on Saturday, allowing six runs and 10 hits in five innings of a 10-9 loss at Miami. The 24-year-old surrendered two homers for the second time in three trips to the mound and has permitted 19 runs and 31 hits en route to dropping three of his last four starts. Nola is 1-3 with a 4.85 ERA in eight career outings against the Nationals. Washington starter, Roark recorded a quality start for the seventh time in nine outings on Friday after allowing one run while striking out 10 in a hard-luck 1-0 loss to Milwaukee. The 30-year-old has faced the Phillies on three occasions but has yet to record a decision despite limiting the club to a .194 batting average.

Pick: Washington -155


Result: Won
 
San Diego  St. Louis 

Event Date: 09/07/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lynn is winless in his last five starts despite allowing fewer than three runs in four of the outings. The 30-year-old was superb against San Francisco in his last turn as he gave up one run in eight scoreless innings but settled for a no-decision. Lynn yielded four runs and six hits over six frames in a no-decision against the Padres on Aug. 22 and is 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA in six career starts. San Diego starter, Richard is 1-6 over his last 14 starts, surrendering five or more runs on five occasions during that stretch. The 33-year-old gave up four runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings of a no-decision opposite Lynn last month. Richard is 5-7 with a 4.93 ERA in 14 home starts this season.

Pick: St. Louis -122


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Toronto 

Event Date: 09/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Biagini has made five appearances (one start) against the Red Sox this season, giving up seven runs and 12 hits over 11 innings. Betts is 5-for-9 with two homers and seven RBIs against Biagini. Boston starter, Fister gave the Red Sox their only victory in a four-game set at Yankee Stadium on Friday, working seven strong innings and allowing one run on four hits. The 33-year-old pitched seven innings in his previous turn but was saddled with the loss despite yielding two runs and five hits over seven innings. 

Pick: Boston -160


Result: Won
 
Miami  Washington 

Event Date: 09/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gonzalez has handcuffed Miami to the tune of posting a 9-3 mark with a 1.94 ERA in 15 career starts and a 3-0 record with a 1.29 ERA and 26 strikeouts in four outings (28 innings) this season. The 31-year-old Miami Dade County native didn't look as dominant in his last trip to the mound, however, as he saw his five-start winning streak come to a halt in Thursday's 6-3 setback at Milwaukee. The five runs he allowed in the six-inning stint were the most he surrendered since May 8.

Pick: Washington -126


Result: Won
 
Seattle  Houston 

Event Date: 09/06/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

McCullers is 2-0 with a 3.45 ERA in three starts against the Mariners this season, allowing just one run in each of the victories. He has experienced solid success against Seattle in his short career, going 5-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Seattle starter, Moore will be making his seventh start for Seattle - and first since July 26 - as the club pushed veteran Mike Leake's turn back to Friday. The 23-year-old has trouble keeping the ball in the park as he has served up 11 homers in just 38 1/3 major-league innings.

Pick: Houston -155


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Arizona 

Event Date: 09/06/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Maeda was pounded for seven runs and eight hits in three innings while losing to the Diamondbacks on Thursday as he served up homers to Chris Iannetta and A.J. Pollock. The 29-year-old from Japan has struggled all season against Arizona, going 0-2 with a 9.53 ERA while allowing eight blasts over 17 frames in four starts to fall to 3-3 with a 5.19 ERA in 10 career turns. Maeda has a ragged 6.64 ERA over his last four starts but is 2-2 during that span.

Pick: Arizona +160


Result: Won
 
Seattle  Houston 

Event Date: 09/05/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Verlander pitched well in his last three starts for Detroit, going 2-0 with 1.71 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 21 innings during the span. He has won five of his last six decisions and given up two runs or fewer in six of his last seven outings. Verlander has posted a 2.13 ERA in two no-decisions against the Mariners this season - he retired the first 16 batters he faced on June 21, when he registered a season-best 11 strikeouts - and is 10-8 with a 3.15 ERA in 22 career outings.

Pick: Houston -152


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 09/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Davies allowed a total of three earned runs in his last four starts and is at his best on the road, where he owns an 8-1 record with a 2.13 ERA. The 24-year-old did not yield an earned run in any of his last five road outings, including seven scoreless innings at the major league-best Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 26.

Pick: Milwaukee -119


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Kansas City 

Event Date: 09/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sanchez sat out the last two weeks on the disabled list with hamstring tightness and is hoping he comes back with better results than he showed in his last three starts. The Venezuela native was ripped for 17 runs on 23 hits - nine home runs - over 11 1/2 innings in those three outings. Sanchez was not much better in his last start against Kansas City on July 26, when he served up four runs on nine hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings.

Pick: Kansas City -132


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Kansas City 

Event Date: 09/04/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kansas City starter, Junis has not lost since June 29 and was sharp against Tampa Bay on Tuesday, when he scattered one run and three hits over 5 2/3 innings while striking out eight. The 24-year-old rookie struck out 15 while walking one in 11 innings over his last two outings and issued a total of two walks in his last six appearances. Detroit raised the white flag on the season last week by trading away Justin Verlander and Justin Upton and then dropped four in a row to the Cleveland Indians at home by a combined 29-5.

Pick: Kansas City -145


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 09/04/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Anderson has been strong in three starts since coming off the disabled list and is coming off a win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. The 29-year-old allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings on Wednesday, but both of the hits were home runs. Anderson is 2-1 with a 2.27 ERA in six career starts against Cincinnati. Milwaukee seemed to be falling off the pace last month but found another life in the last week of August and won six of its last eight games, with five of those wins coming over first-place teams the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals.

Pick: Milwaukee -127


Result: Loss
 
Colorado  San Francisco 

Event Date: 09/04/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Moore has been unable to pick up career win No. 50 for two straight turns, allowing five runs in five innings of a loss at San Diego on Tuesday. The veteran has been pounded by the Rockies for 19 runs and 30 hits in 12 2/3 innings this year and has suffered at hitter-friendly Coors Field as much as anyone in his career, giving up 24 runs and 32 hits in 14 2/3 frames over four starts. Nolan Arenado (9-for-17, six extra-base hits against Moore) has led the charge against the 28-year-old, with D.J. LeMahieu (8-for-14) and Charlie Blackmon (5-for-13) chipping in.

Pick: Colorado -155


Result: Won
 
Boston  Toronto 

Event Date: 09/04/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Happ on Wednesday extended his winless streak to three games. The 34-year-old Northwestern product has completed seven frames twice in 20 starts and just once since his season debut on April 5. Boston starter, Porcello won in Toronto last time out , allowing just one run in 6 2/3 innings for his fifth victory in six turns and fourth quality start in five outings. The 28-year-old New Jersey native, who has registered 160 strikeouts over 176 frames, has notched six of his nine wins at home.

Pick: Boston -163


Result: Loss
 
Oakland  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 09/04/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bridwell , the 26-year-old rookie from Texas gave up fewer than three earned runs in each of his previous four outings but came away with only a 2-1 record. Bridwell has yet to lose on the road this season, going 4-0 with an impressive 2.00 ERA in six starts.  Oakland starter, Smith remains in search of his first win in 2017 as he makes his ninth start of the year - and also of his career. The 36-year-old Californian was tagged by the Angels for seven runs - six earned - over 3 2/3 innings in a loss at Los Angeles on Tuesday. Smith, who is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in three career appearances (one start) against the Angels, has worked six or more frames only once in his last five turns and has not yielded fewer than three runs in that span.

Pick: Los Angeles -137


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 09/02/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Archer held St. Louis to one run and five hits over seven innings in a no-decision last time out and is 1-1 with a 2.59 ERA over his last five starts. The 28-year-old North Carolina native has completed at least six frames in 18 of his last 19 outings while recording 14 quality starts, including one on June 6 against the White Sox in which he gave up two runs in seven innings of a loss. Archer is 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA against Chicago.

Pick: Tampa Bay -168


Result: Loss
 
Colorado  Arizona 

Event Date: 09/02/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Rockies are 5-0 (+5.8) when Gray starts at Coors Field. Gray last faced Arizona in June and when he did he struck out 10 hitters in six complete innings, the Rockies eventually winning by a 6-2 margin. The last time Arizona starter, Corbin faced the Rockies he allowed eight earned runs in four innings! In his last two starts at Colorado, he's allowed a whopping 14 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings. He's served up four home runs while issuing eight walks.

Pick: Colorado -110


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 09/01/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hamels enjoyed a 5-0 stretch over his previous six starts before getting shredded on Saturday for six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings of an 8-3 setback at Oakland. The 33-year-old looks to return to his winning ways versus Los Angeles, against which he posted dominant outings on July 7 and Aug. 21 to improve to 4-1 with a 2.47 ERA in eight career turns. Hamels has handcuffed Trout (2-for-15, six strikeouts), Andrelton Simmons (4-for-30) and Kole Calhoun (3-for-21, 10 strikeouts) in his career.

Pick: Texas +102


Result: Won
 
Miami  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 09/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pivetta looks to put a disastrous August in his rear-view mirror as the 24-year-old recorded a woeful 11.57 ERA (24 earned runs in 18 2/3 innings) in five starts. Pivetta actually ended the month on a positive note as he allowed three runs in five innings of a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. His previous outing was far from successful as he was blitzed for six runs and seven hits - two homers - over 1 1/3 frames in a 7-4 loss to Miami.

Pick: Miami -158


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Cleveland 

Event Date: 09/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Clevinger is coming off a strong outing against Kansas City on Saturday, in which he scattered four hits over six scoreless innings and matched a season high with nine strikeouts. The 26-year-old Florida native surrendered one or no earned runs in six of his last 11 appearances. Two of those outings came in back-to-back starts against Detroit on July 2 and 8, during which Clevinger yielded a total of one run and five hits in 12 frames.

Pick: Game 2 - Cleveland -160


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Toronto 

Event Date: 09/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gausman authored one of his best starts of the season on Saturday, when he scattered four hits over 7 2/3 dominant innings of a 7-0 rout at Boston. Gausman has picked it up against Toronto this season, posting a 2-0 record in four starts while yielding just five runs and 24 hits.

Pick: Baltimore -164


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Oakland 

Event Date: 08/30/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bridwell continued to impress on Friday but suffered his first loss in nine starts after giving up two runs and six hits in seven innings against Houston. The 26-year-old rookie from Texas has yielded fewer than three earned runs in four consecutive turns and 10 of his last 12 while issuing more than one walk only once in his last eight outings. Bridwell, who will be facing Oakland for the first time, has posted a 3-2 with a 3.56 ERA at home.

Pick: Los Angeles -138


Result: Won
 
San Diego  San Fracisco 

Event Date: 08/30/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Blach has been rocked while losing each of his last three starts as he has posted an unsightly 8.82 ERA during that stretch. The 26-year-old has struggled on the road this season, going 3-5 with a 5.64 ERA in 13 appearances (nine starts). Blach is 0-1 with a 3.71 ERA in three career starts against the Padres and has allowed a homer to Wil Myers (1-for-7) but has otherwise shut him down. San Diego starter, Wood is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA in six starts since being acquired from Kansas City. 

Pick: San Diego -131


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 08/30/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Odorizzi is winless in his last five starts - including all four since returning from the disabled list - and has worked more than four innings just once during that stretch. The 27-year-old, who started his major-league career with the Royals in 2012, gave up three runs, three hits and four walks over 3 2/3 frames of a no-decision at St. Louis on Friday. Hosmer is 5-for-15 with a homer versus Odorizzi, who is 1-4 with a 4.65 ERA against Kansas City.

Pick: Kansas City -142


Result: Loss
 
Washington  Miami 

Event Date: 08/29/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Worley will be trying to complete six innings for the first time since Aug. 8 at Washington and is coming off a dud at Philadelphia. The 29-year-old was ripped for eight runs and nine hits - two homers - in four innings. Washington starter, Jackson has been a welcome addition to the rotation since joining the team last month and owns a 2.93 ERA in seven starts with Washington. The 33-year-old surrendered a total of four runs in 19 innings over his last three starts but had to settle for a loss at Houston on Wednesday, when he received only one run of support. He has so far kept Stanton in the park.

Pick: Washington -146


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Seattle 

Event Date: 08/29/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bundy is back after a stint on the bereavement list and is 4-0 over his last six turns. The 24-year-old has struck out 28 batters in 19 innings over his last three starts and has compiled a 2.67 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in four August outings. Bundy is making his first career start against the Mariners and has a 3.18 ERA in two relief appearances versus Seattle.

Pick: Baltimore -131


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Detroit 

Event Date: 08/29/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Fulmer allowed five runs - four earned - and five hits in six innings against the Yankees in the contest in which three benches-clearing incidents occurred. The 24-year-old went 9-6 with a 3.19 ERA prior to the All-Star break and is just 1-5 with a 5.06 ERA in seven starts since. Colorado starter Marquez settled for a no-decision against Kansas City in his last start as he gave up two runs and eight hits - two homers - over six innings. Marquez is 6-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 10 starts at Coors Field.

Pick; Colorado -142


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  Colorado 

Event Date: 08/27/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gray makes his 11th start since returning from a stress fracture in his left foot that disabled him for two months. He has impressed in August while the Rockies have struggled, going 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA and beating the Braves on Aug. 16 in Denver with six innings of two-run, five-hit pitching. Atlanta starter, Foltynewicz looks to snap a three-start losing streak in which he has recorded a 15.43 ERA while walking as many hitters as he has struck out (nine) in 11 2/3 innings. He surrendered six runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings Monday against Seattle, after being pounded for eight runs on nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings by the Rockies on Aug. 16.

Pick: Colorado -125


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 08/27/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Archer, who will be facing St. Louis for the first time, is 6-7 with a 2.88 ERA in 17 interleague starts. St. Louis starter, Lynn is unbeaten in his last nine outings but saw his streak of eight straight quality starts come to an end Tuesday against San Diego as he gave up four runs over six innings in a no-decision. The 30-year-old Ole Miss product walked just one in that game but issued a total of 16 free passes in his previous four starts.  Lynn has been the Cardinals’ most consistent starter this season. Since the start of July, he has averaged six innings a start and posted a combined 2.08 ERA. 

Pick: St. Louis +117


Result: Loss
 
Oakland  Texas 

Event Date: 08/26/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hamels looks to complete August with a perfect record after going 4-0 with one complete game and a 1.86 ERA in four starts this month. The 33-year-old Californian extended his overall unbeaten streak to six outings on Monday, when he allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings in a road outing against the Los Angeles Angels. Hamels owns a 2-1 record and 2.94 ERA in five career starts against Oakland. Oakland starter, Manaea's winless streak reached six starts on Aug. 18, when he gave up three runs and six hits over six innings in a loss at Houston. The 25-year-old native of Indiana has not won since defeating Cleveland on July 16 and has not been victorious on the road since limiting the Astros to one run in 5 2/3 frames despite yielding nine hits and three walks on June 27. Manaea fell to 1-2 in five career starts against the Rangers when he struck out 10 but surrendered six runs in 5 1/3 innings at Texas on April 9.

Pick: Texas -115


Result: Loss
 
Miami  San Diego 

Event Date: 08/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

After posting a 3.95 ERA in nine relief appearances, Despaigne will draw his first start since his season debut on May 6 in search of his first victory since defeating Miami over two years ago. The 30-year-old Cuban worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings at Philadelphia on Wednesday and gets the nod Saturday to help a rotation recovering from Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies. Despaigne faced the team that signed him as a free agent in 2014 twice in relief last season, holding the Padres scoreless in 1 2/3 frames.

Pick: Miami -103


Result: Won
 
Arizona  San Fracisco 

Event Date: 08/26/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bumgarner is 2-0 over his last three starts as he tries to salvage a season interrupted by a dirt-bike accident in April. The 28-year-old is 3-2 with a 2.81 ERA in eight outings since coming off the disabled list and has issued fewer than three walks in each of them. Bumgarner has a 2.58 ERA in 28 career appearances (27 starts) against Arizona. Arizona starter, Walker is winless in his last 10 starts (four losses) since defeating Colorado on June 21. The 25-year-old settled for a no-decision against the New York Mets in his last turn after scattering seven hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings. Walker is 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in three starts against the Giants this season.

Pick: San Francisco +110


Result: Loss
 
New York  Seattle 

Event Date: 08/25/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sabathia came off the disabled list at Boston on Saturday and scattered two runs and four hits over six innings to snap a three-start winless streak. The burly veteran topped out at six innings in his last eight turns and was lifted on Saturday despite throwing just 80 pitches. Sabathia needed 98 pitches to get through five innings at Seattle on July 21 but surrendered only one run on four hits and three walks to come away with the win.

Pick: New York -156


Result: Loss
 
Miami  San Diego 

Event Date: 08/25/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

After failing to strike out a batter in a start for the first time in his previous outing, Conley fanned a career-high 11 on Sunday, yielding only a solo home run among the three hits he allowed over seven innings in a win against the Mets. The 27-year-old Washington State product has worked at least six frames in five of his seven trips to the mound since his mid-July promotion, lasting at least seven innings three times. Conley settled for a no-decision at San Diego on April 21 despite permitting one run in six frames.

Pick: Miami -162


Result: Won
 
Boston  Baltimore 

Event Date: 08/25/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hellickson won his Orioles' debut on Aug. 2, tossing seven scoreless innings after he was acquired from Philadelphia, but his performances have regressed in each of his last three starts. He followed up a quality start at the Los Angeles Angels by giving up six runs at Oakland and was throttled by the Angels last Friday, yielding seven runs and a career-worst five homers. Mookie Betts is 5-for-5 with a home run against Hellickson. Boston starter, Porcello extended his winning streak with six strong innings against the Yankees on Sundy, allowing one run on a season low-tying three hits.

Pick: Boston -162


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  Chicago 

Event Date: 08/24/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Chicago Cubs are taking full advantage of a soft spot in their schedule and beating up on last-place teams. The Cubs have gone 7-2 thus far during a stretch of 13 straight games against cellar dwellers. Chicago starter, Arrieta is 5-1 with a 2.00 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break, and he has earned the win in his last three outings. The 31-year-old allowed two or fewer earned runs in all seven starts since the break and beat Toronto last time out with 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball. Arrieta is 7-2 with a 3.32 ERA in nine career starts against the Reds.

Pick: Chicago -163


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Minnesota 

Event Date: 08/24/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Holland was used in relief earlier in the series and was charged with three runs while retiring one batter, which left him with a 9.64 ERA against the Twins this year. He gave up seven runs and failed to complete three innings in each of his last two starts versus Minnesota and has just one quality start since the beginning of July. The 30-year-old, who is one loss away from setting a career high, has issued 39 walks in 64 1/3 innings at home in 2017.

Pick: Minnesota -153


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 08/24/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Victories continue to elude Ryu, who has earned only one win over his last seven turns despite surrendering a combined nine runs in that span. The 30-year-old South Korean had to settle for another no-decision last time out despite blanking Detroit on three hits over five innings -- the third time in four starts he did not allow a run. Ryu has posting a 2.79 ERA in winning all three starts versus Pittsburgh.

Pick: Los Angeles -144


Result: Won
 
New York  Arizona 

Event Date: 08/24/2017
Event Time: 12 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Ray returns to the mound for the first time since July 28, when he sustained a concussion and required three staples to close the wound on the left side of his head after being on the receiving end of a line drive. A first-time All-Star this season, Ray permitted two runs on four hits with 11 strikeouts through 4 2/3 innings during his only minor-league rehab start with High-A Visalia. Ray has handcuffed the Mets in his career, posting a 1-0 mark with an 0.53 ERA after allowing just one earned run with 13 strikeouts in 17 innings.

Pick: Arizona -148


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Miami 

Event Date: 08/24/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Thompson is expected to be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make Thursday's start with Philadelphia in the midst of playing six games in a five-day stretch due to Tuesday's doubleheader. The 23-year-old was shredded in his last outing with the Phillies on Aug. 2, surrendering seven runs on nine hits - including three homers - in a 7-0 shellacking at the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thompson will be making his 16th career appearance and 13th start on Thursday, albeit his first versus Miami.

Pick: Miami -123


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Miami 

Event Date: 08/23/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nicolino's last encounter versus Philadelphia on May 30 lasted just three innings as he bruised his left index finger while attempting to bunt. The 25-year-old has found his groove in his last two outings, winning consecutive trips to the mound for the first time since April 27-May 3, 2016 while surrendering a total of two earned runs on 12 hits in 10 1/3 innings. Nicolino allowed one run on six hits across five innings in a 3-1 triumph over the New York Mets on Friday. Philadelphia starter, Leiter will look to notch his first win in two months when he takes the mound on Wednesday. The 26-year-old fell to 0-3 in his last seven outings on Aug. 15 after getting shelled for eight runs on seven hits - including two homers - in an 8-4 setback at San Diego. Leiter hasn't fared well versus Miami this season, yielding six runs on as many hits in 2 1/3 innings over three appearances.

Pick: Miami -120


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 08/23/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hill lasted only five innings at Detroit on Friday but improved to 5-0 since July 1 by limiting the Tigers to three runs on six hits. The 37-year-old has made it through six innings once in his last four turns, a span in which he has surrendered five home runs -- one more than he allowed in 20 starts last year. Hill has made eight career starts against Pittsburgh, posting a 3-1 record and 3.69 ERA. Pittsburgh starter, Williams matched his worst start of the year when he was rocked for eight runs and seven hits in three innings by the St. Louis Cardinals -- identical numbers to his line in a drubbing at the hands of the Dodgers in Los Angeles on May 8. He also lost his previous turn at Toronto on Aug. 12, giving up four runs over six innings. Taylor went 2-for-2 with a grand slam against Williams in early May.

Pick: Los Angeles -155


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Oakland 

Event Date: 08/23/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bundy's recent hot stretch was interrupted when he was skipped a turn to help limit his workload, but he enters this one with four straight wins and an ERA of 3.62 over a span of five starts. He struck out 10 in each of his last two outings, including one in Oakland in which he allowed three runs in six innings of a 12-5 win. That was the only start that the 24-year-old has made against the Athletics.

Pick: Baltimore -150


Result: Won
 
New York  Arizona 

Event Date: 08/23/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Godley permitted one run on one hit, but saw his pitch count elevate after issuing a season-high five walks in a no-decision versus New York on May 15. New York starter, Flexen has been plagued by a lack of control, as he issued four walks for the third time in five starts in Friday's 3-1 setback versus Miami. Flexen, who will be making his sixth career start overall and first against Arizona, has pitched better at home (1-1, 4.91 ERA) than on the road (1-1, 8.18).

Pick: Arizona -154


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Minnesota 

Event Date: 08/23/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Santana has a chance to match his best win total since 2010 - when he won a career-high 17 - after defeating Arizona his last time out. He limited the Diamondbacks to three runs in six innings for his third quality start in four outings this month. The 34-year-old spun 15 scoreless frames over two starts versus Chicago in April but was roughed up for six runs and a season-high 10 hits in five innings in a rematch June 20, which left him 11-8 with a 3.68 ERA lifetime against the White Sox.

Pick: Minnesota -154


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  Miami 

Event Date: 08/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Urena improved to 4-1 in his last six starts on Wednesday after allowing one unearned run on seven hits across five innings of an 8-1 triumph versus San Francisco. The 25-year-old Dominican permitted just a single run in four of his last six starts and has done well to keep the ball in the park during that stretch, surrendering just three homers in 35 1/3 innings. Urena will get his first look this season at the Phillies.

Pick: Miami -105


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Minnesota 

Event Date: 08/22/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Giolito is making his White Sox debut after being acquired in the offseason from Washington as part of the package for outfielder Adam Eaton. The 23-year-old won his final two turns at Triple-A Charlotte to improve to 6-10 with a 4.48 ERA in 24 starts. The 6-6 Giolito was overmatched in a brief stint with the Nationals last season, when he went 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances.

Pick: Minnesota -121


Result: Won
 
New York  Arizona 

Event Date: 08/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Milone will take the mound in place of fellow left-hander Steven Matz, who was diagnosed with elbow nerve irritation on Monday and will undergo season-ending surgery. The 30-year-old Milone will be making his first start in three months after being sidelined with a sprained left knee. Milone is 0-2 with a 10.50 ERA in three turns with the Mets this season and has made two previous career starts against the Diamondbacks, going 0-1 with a 7.59 ERA.

Pick: Arizona -157


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Chicago 

Event Date: 08/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lackey is 5-0 with a 3.06 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break. The 38-year-old pitched well enough to win against the Reds last week in Chicago, allowing one run and four hits over six innings, but didn’t get a decision. Lackey is 6-5 with a 3.75 ERA in 16 starts against Cincinnati. Cincinnati starter, Bailey has had a wild ride the past six weeks, allowing six or more runs and two or fewer runs in an alternating pattern over his last eight outings. The 31-year-old was tagged for six runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings at Chicago on Wednesday

Pick: Chicago -153


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Oakland 

Event Date: 08/21/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Smith came on strong with three quality starts in his first three turns of the season but has not been as strong over his last four outings. The 36-year-old is 0-1 with a 7.08 ERA over those last four starts and was reached for three runs in 5 1/3 innings by Kansas City on Tuesday. Smith started at home against Baltimore on Aug. 10 and surrendered a season-high five runs on seven hits - four homers - and a walk.

Pick: Baltimore -152


Result: Won
 
New York  Arizona 

Event Date: 08/21/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gsellman returned to the majors on Wednesday and allowed three runs - two earned - on four hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings of a no-decision against the Yankees. The 24-year-old surrendered one home run in that outing and has served up 14 in 81 1/3 frames this season. Gsellman worked an inning of relief at Arizona on May 17 and blew a save opportunity by allowing one run.

Pick: Arizona -126


Result: Won
 
San Francisco  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 08/21/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Davies is coming off a strong outing on Tuesday in which he allowed one run and six hits over 6 2/3 innings in a victory over Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old native of Washington has been superb on the road this season, posting a 7-0 record and 2.52 ERA in 12 outings. Davies, who has gone 2-0 while giving up one unearned run over 21 2/3 frames over his last three turns away from home, will be facing San Francisco for the first time.

Pick: Milwaukee -117


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Washington 

Event Date: 08/20/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units Pick: Washington -118


Result: Won
Colorado  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 08/20/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

 

Pick: Colorado -125


Result: Loss
 
Washington  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 08/16/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nolasco escaped with no-decisions despite allowing 10 runs in nine innings over his last two starts after posting quality starts in three of his previous four turns. The 34-year-old Californian has managed just one victory in seven outings since tossing a shutout against Seattle on July 1 and is 2-7 on the road. Ryan Zimmerman has homered three times off Nolasco.

Pick: Washington -128


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Detroit 

Event Date: 08/16/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hamels followed his first complete game since 2015 by turning in another strong performance in his last start, blanking Houston on three hits over seven innings. Since he was acquired from Philadelphia at the trade deadline in 2015, the 33-year-old owns a 29-7 record with the Rangers..

Pick: Texas -171


Result: Won
 
Miami  San Francisco 

Event Date: 08/16/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cain saw his winless stretch extend to 14 games on Aug. 7 after scattering four hits over three scoreless innings of a no-decision versus the Chicago Cubs. The 32-year-old owns an 0-8 mark during that stretch, with a two-walk performance in a brief one-third of an inning appearance against Miami on July 9 included in the mix. Cain owns a 3.63 ERA in his career versus the Marlins.

Pick: Miami -167


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Atlanta 

Event Date: 08/16/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gray did not factor in the decision against Miami in his last outing, when he gave up three earned runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. The 25-year-old is 3-0 with 3.00 ERA in four turns at home this season and 10-3 with a 4.70 ERA in 23 career outings at Coors Field. Gray went 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA in two starts against the Braves last season.

Pick: Colorado -172


Result: Won
 
Boston  St. Louis 

Event Date: 08/15/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Leake is winless in his last three starts and was knocked around for five runs - four earned - and 11 hits over five innings against Kansas City on Wednesday. The Arizona State product did not complete six innings in five of his last seven starts. Leake is 6-10 with a 4.04 ERA in 28 career interleague starts, including 0-1 with a 4.26 mark in three chances against Boston. Boston starter, Porcello is enjoying a two-start winning streak and finally starting to get some support from his offense, which totaled 17 runs in his last two outings. Porcello is 17-8 with a 4.17 ERA in 35 career interleague games,

Pick: Boston -137


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Kansas City 

Event Date: 08/15/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Smith remains in search of his first major-league victory since 2008 with Boston after being tagged for five runs and seven hits - four homers - over six innings in a loss to Baltimore on Thursday. The 36-year-old Californian has surrendered four or more runs in three consecutive outings - including one in relief - after giving up three or fewer in each of his first three turns this year. Kansas City starter, Hammel continued his solid pitching Thursday, when he allowed fewer than four runs for the 12th time in 13 starts in a no-decision at St. Louis.

Pick: Kansas City -116


Result: Loss
 
Washington  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 08/15/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Skaggs, who missed more than three months with an oblique injury, is still trying to find his control after issuing five walks in 10 1/3 innings since coming off the DL. Skaggs is 0-1 with a 2.28 ERA in four road starts this season. Washington starter, Gonzalez dominated in his last two outings, earning a pair of wins while yielding a total of one run and eight hits across 15 total innings.

Pick: Washington -111


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Atlanta 

Event Date: 08/15/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Newcomb allowed three runs (two earned), five hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings of a 3-2 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Massachusetts native has been better away from home - he's 1-0 with a 3.43 ERA in four road starts compared to 0-6, 5.02 in seven home turns - but could find the going tougher at cavernous Coors Field. Newcomb has struck out 61 and allowed 54 hits in 58 2/3 innings this season, but his 33 walks have helped lead to a 1.48 WHIP. Colorado starter, Freeland  is 6-4 with a 3.19 ERA in 11 home starts compared to 5-3, 4.22 on the road - unusual splits because of the difficulty pitching at altitude in a spacious ballpark.

Pick: Colorado -141


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Seattle 

Event Date: 08/13/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

New head coach Anthony Lynn implemented a creative and effective running game in Buffalo, and now has RB Melvin Gordon at his disposal. A subpar O-line was reinforced by rookies Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney and free agent OT Russell Okung. QB Philip Rivers is the maestro of the offense, and the healthy return of No. 1 WR Keenan Allen will benefit him greatly. The TE duo of Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates gives Rivers plenty of options. DE Joey Bosa played like a superstar as a rookie last season, and is a legitimate Defensive Player of the Year candidate. Edge-rusher Melvin Ingram is also a potent blitzer, and the young LB tandem of Jatavis Brown and Denzel Perryman is promising. CBs Casey Hayward and Jason Verrett have a chance to be among the NFL's best cornerback duos if Verrett gets back to full speed after tearing his ACL last October.

Pick: San Diego -130


Result: Loss
 
St. Louis  Atlanta 

Event Date: 08/13/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cardinals improved to 22-9 against teams from the NL East with Saturday’s 6-5 victory, pulling into a virtual tie with the Chicago Cubs for the NL Central lead and extending their season-long winning streak to eight games. St. Louis starter, Wacha has lost just once in his past 12 starts, improving to 7-1 in that span by holding Kansas City to three runs on six hits over six innings Tuesday. That outing marks just the second time in his past eight starts he has surrendered more than two runs, posting an ERA of 2.22 over those starts with 52 strikeouts and 11 walks. Wacha pitched six innings against the Braves on May 7, giving up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts in a no-decision.

Pick: St. Louis -173


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 08/13/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cincinnati Reds' major-league worst pitching staff tends to bring out the best in opposing hitters, and that has particularly been the case for Eric Thames this season. The 30-year-old slugger looks to continue tormenting the Reds on Sunday when his Milwaukee Brewers host Cincinnati in the rubber match of their three-game set. The Brewers have feasted on the Reds' pitching staff, which has the highest ERA (5.24) and allowed the most home runs (194) in the majors, averaging 7.4 runs while winning eight of 12 against their National League Central rival. Even more than the rest of his teammates, Thames has shown no mercy on Cincinnati in 2017, setting a club record for most home runs in a season against one opponent (10) after delivering a solo shot in Saturday's 6-5, 10-inning victory - breaking George Scott's 42-year-old club mark. With the victory, Milwaukee (60-59) climbed back over .500, snapped a six-game losing streak and pulled within two games of co-division leaders St. Louis and the Chicago Cubs.

Pick: Milwaukee -105


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Atlanta 

Event Date: 08/11/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: Units

Wainwright struggled early in the season but since has regained the form that has made him one of the National League's premier pitchers. He has won 11 of his past 13 decisions, but gave up three runs in three innings of a no-decision Sunday against Cincinnati. The 35-year-old is 8-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 17 career games (12 starts) against Atlanta, which drafted the Georgia native in the first round of the 2000 draft.

Pick: St. Louis -135


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Kansas City 

Event Date: 08/11/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Duffy yielded two runs in 13 2/3 innings at Baltimore and Detroit in his previous two turns and lost to Texas on July 15 despite giving up one run over 8 1/3 frames. Chicago starter, Lopez, who made 11 appearances (six starts) as a rookie with Washington last year, was acquired in the deal that sent Adam Eaton to the Nationals. The 23-year-old Dominican made 22 starts this season for Triple-A Charlotte, logging a 7-6 record and 3.79 ERA with 131 strikeouts in 121 innings. Right-handed batters hit .353 against Lopez last year.

Pick: Kansas City -132


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 08/11/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Stroman surrendered 11 hits at Houston on Sunday but limited the damage to two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings without factoring in the decision. The Duke product was not a part of the decision in four of his last five starts despite surrendering three or fewer runs in each of the no decisions. Stroman appeared once in relief previously against Pittsburgh and is 8-1 with a 2.38 ERA in 14 career interleague games - 11 starts.

Pick: Toronto -134


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  New York 

Event Date: 08/10/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Velasquez is 0-1 despite a 3.00 ERA in four starts since coming off the disabled list last month. The California native spun seven scoreless innings against Atlanta in his last home start July 30, but he's 1-4 with a 5.54 ERA in seven appearances in Philadelphia. Velasquez was reached for eight runs over 11 innings over back-to-back starts against the Mets in April, which left him 1-2 with a 3.76 ERA in five career encounters.

Pick: New York -144


Result: Won
 
Washington  Miami 

Event Date: 08/10/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Roark improved to 3-1 with a 2.96 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his last four starts on Friday after picking up the win following a two-run, five-hit performance in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. The 30-year-old started his season on a high after yielding two runs on three hits in six frames of a 6-4 win over the Marlins on April 5. Miami starter, Straily lost his fourth straight start on Saturday despite allowing just two runs for the second consecutive time in a 7-2 setback at Atlanta. The 28-year-old rebounded from a disastrous season-opening loss to the Nationals to pitch much better against them the second time around, permitting one run on three hits in six innings of a no-decision on June 21. Matt Wieters is a robust 5-for-6 with two homers and four RBIs versus Straily,.

Pick: Washington -144


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Kansas City 

Event Date: 08/10/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hammel is 4-6 with a 5.68 ERA in 12 career starts against the Cardinals. St. Louis starter, Lynn is 4-0 with a 1.21 ERA over his last six starts and has allowed more than one run only once during that stretch. The 30-year-old continued his dominant stretch by holding Cincinnati to one run and three hits over six innings on Saturday.

Pick: St. Louis -144


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  Minnesota 

Event Date: 08/10/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gibson returned from a brief stint in the minors to allow three runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to Texas on Saturday. He has completed at least six frames in six of his last 10 starts after failing to do so in each of his first nine outings this year. The former first-round draft pick out of the University of Missouri is 1-1 with a 5.03 ERA in three career meetings with Milwaukee. Milwaukee starter, Davies has yielded three earned runs and 19 hits in 28 2/3 innings over a dominant four-game stretch, which includes seven scoreless frames in a win at Tampa Bay on Saturday. Davies, who never has faced the Twins, is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three career interleague starts.

Pick: Milwaukee -152


Result: Loss
 
Arizona   Los Angeles 

Event Date: 08/10/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Darvish had a smashing debut with Los Angeles on Friday, scattering three hits and striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Mets in New York. It was an enormous turnaround for the 30-year-old from Japan, who was battered for 10 runs over 3 2/3 frames of a loss to Miami on July 26 in his final outing with Texas before being traded five days later. Darvish has made two career starts against Arizona, going 1-0 while allowing four runs and recording 28 strikeouts over 14 2/3 innings. Arizona starter, Banda is coming off a triumph at San Francisco on Friday in which he gave up one run and three hits over six innings in his second major-league start. The Texan, who turns 24 on Thursday, struggled with his control, however, issuing four walks and hitting a batter. Banda, who will be facing Los Angeles for the first time, also has posted a 7-6 record and 5.13 ERA in 19 starts for Triple-A Reno this season.

Pick: Los Angeles -179


Result: Won
 
Washington  Miami 

Event Date: 08/09/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gonzalez retired 14 in a row at one point in his last trip to the mound to improve to 2-0 in three starts this season versus Miami, against which he has allowed just three runs with 20 strikeouts in 21 innings. The 31-year-old has dominated the Marlins in his career, posting an 8-3 mark in 14 outings. Gordon (6-for-19) has been a thorn in the side of Gonzalez, although the left-hander has kept Marcell Ozuna (4-for-18) at bay.

Pick: Washington -166


Result: Won
 
Toronto  New York 

Event Date: 08/09/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tanaka has allowed just one earned run in each of his last two, including last Wednesday's hard-luck 2-0 setback versus Detroit. The 28-year-old has won two starts against Toronto this season, overcoming two homers in 6 1/3 innings of an 11-5 triumph on May 2 before limiting the Blue Jays to just one run over seven frames in a 6-3 victory on July 3. Tanaka has flustered several Toronto batters during his career, including Ryan Goins (0-for-19), Justin Smoak (1-for-14) and former Yankee Russell Martin (1-for-11). Toronto starter, Tepesch owns a career mark of 9-19 with a 4.69 ERA in 44 appearances (41 starts) with Texas, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Twins.

Pick: New York -167


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  Minnesota 

Event Date: 08/09/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Colon allowed four runs and nine hits in the victory over Texas that represented the 37th complete game of his career. The performance certainly helped his short-term future as he is 1-1 with a 5.18 ERA in four starts since joining the Twins after being a horrific 2-8 with an 8.14 ERA in 13 starts with Atlanta. Colon, who has posted a 10.80 ERA in two no-decisions against Milwaukee this season. Milwaukee starter, Woodruff is making his second major-league start after not allowing a run in his first. The 24-year-old gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 1/3 scoreless innings in his debut against Tampa Bay on Friday.

Pick: Milwaukee -150


Result: Loss
 
St. Louis  Kansas City 

Event Date: 08/09/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cahill makes his third start for Kansas City since being acquired from San Diego and remains in search of his first victory with his new club. He failed to get through five innings in his previous two turns, giving up two runs and six hits over 4 2/3 innings versus Seattle and five runs in four frames at Boston. Dexter Fowler is 7-for-14 and Matt Carpenter 5-for-12 against Cahill.

Pick: St. Louis -127


Result: Won
 
Toronto  New York 

Event Date: 08/08/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sabathia allowed four runs for the second straight outing after surrendering two homers in six innings of a 4-3 loss to Detroit last Tuesday. The 37-year-old struggled in his last encounter with Toronto, permitting four runs in 2 2/3 innings to take the loss in a 4-1 setback on July 4. Kendrys Morales (.348) and Justin Smoak (.304) have fared well in 23 career at-bats each versus Sabathia, who has split a pair of decisions over three starts versus the Blue Jays this season despite surrendering 11 runs on 15 hits in 13 innings.

Pick: Toronto -123


Result: Won
 
Minnesota  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 08/08/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Garza defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in his last turn when he gave up one run and four hits over 5 2/3 innings. The 33-year-old has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his past five outings, sporting a 2.00 ERA during the stretch. Garza is 2-2 with a 2.43 ERA in five career starts against Minnesota, including a win in his lone start at Target Field when he gave up one runs and six hits over seven innings June 6, 2015. Mejia lost to the Texas Rangers in his last outing as he allowed four runs and seven hits over four innings. The 24-year-old is winless over his last five turns - the stretch includes two setbacks - despite giving up only four total runs in three no-decisions. Mejia, who is making his first career start versus the Brewers, is 2-4 with a 5.20 ERA in 11 home starts.

Pick: Milwaukee +103

 


Result: Loss
 
Washington  Miami 

Event Date: 08/08/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The power battle between Giancarlo Stanton and Bryce Harper did not disappoint in the series opener between Washington and Miami Marlins on Monday, and the final result was one the Nationals are seeing a lot. The Nationals will try to clinch a series split and move 23 games over .500 when they host the Marlins in the second of the four-game series. Harper belted his 150th career homer in Monday's 3-2 triumph, which pushed Washington's lead in the National league East to 14 games over second-place Miami.  Miami starter, Worley is 1-2 with a 5.60 ERA in six starts.

Pick: Washington -133


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  St. Louis 

Event Date: 08/08/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wacha was 5-1 over his previous six starts, permitting two runs or fewer in each of the victories, and has lost only once since the beginning of June. Wacha owns a 2-1 record and 2.42 ERA in four starts versus Kansas City. Kansas City starter, Vargas was 12-3 with a 2.22 ERA after winning his seventh consecutive start on June 30, a superb stretch in which he surrendered a combined 11 runs en route to earning an All-Star berth.

Pick: Under 9/-125


Result: Loss
 
San Francisco  Arizona 

Event Date: 08/06/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Samardzija (6-11, 4.77 ERA) has won back-to-back decisions for the second time this season and tries for a season-high third straight victory Sunday. On July 26, he allowed one run on four hits over seven innings with eight strikeouts and two walks in a 2-1 victory against Pittsburgh. On Tuesday in Oakland, he gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits over eight innings in a 10-4 victory. Samardzija is 2-3 with a 4.45 ERA in 14 games (nine starts) in his career against Arizona. Both those losses came this season in his first two starts. He gave up six runs and eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a 9-3 loss at Arizona then gave up three runs and five hits over 6 2/3 innings in a 4-3 loss at AT&T.

Pick: Arizona +113


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 08/06/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nelson leads the Brewers with 13 quality starts this season, and is 8-3 with a 2.83 ERA over his last 17 starts. He has never faced the Rays, but then again, Archer has never faced the Brewers. Milwaukee’s recent surge has been almost entirely thanks to its pitchers. The Brewers have scored seven total runs in their last three wins, a pattern that will be hard to continue.

Pick: Milwaukee +137


Result: Loss
 
Houston  Toronto 

Event Date: 08/06/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Right-hander Mike Fiers (7-6, 3.97 ERA) will start the series and homestand finale for the Astros. Fiers leads the club in starts (21), innings (118) and quality starts (nine) this season. He is 1-3 with a 3.65 ERA over five career appearances (four starts) against the Blue Jays, suffering a 7-2 loss in Toronto on July 8 after allowing three runs on five hits and four walks in six innings. Right-hander Marcus Stroman (10-5, 3.19 ERA) will take the mound for the Blue Jays. Stroman is 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA over four career starts against the Astros. He limited Houston to one run on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts over seven innings in a 7-2 home victory on July 8.

Pick: Toronto +106


Result: Loss
 
Cleveland  New York 

Event Date: 08/06/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Although he is tied with Trevor Bauer for the team lead in wins, Carrasco is coming off his worst start of the season. In Cleveland’s 12-10 loss to Boston on Aug. 1, Carrasco was knocked out of the game after just 1 2/3 innings. He threw 56 pitches and gave up five runs on six hits and three walks. However, in nine starts prior to that disaster, Carrasco was very good, going 5-1 with a 3.86 ERA, while averaging 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings. In two starts against the Yankees last year Carrasco was 0-2 with a 3.38 ERA. In 10 career appearances, eight starts, against New York, Carrasco is 4-4 with a 3.67 ERA. Severino hasn’t lost a game since July 2. In five starts since then he is 3-0 with a 1.36 ERA, a .203 opponents’ batting average, with 39 strikeouts in 33 innings. In his last three starts Severino is 3-0 with a 0.47 ERA. In two career starts against Cleveland he is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA.

Pick: New York -101


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  St. Louis 

Event Date: 08/06/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Adam Wainwright said he’s ready to go Sunday after missing two weeks with mid-back tightness. The St. Louis Cardinals’ right-hander is expected to be reinstated from the 10-day disabled list to start the finale of a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Wainwright (11-5, 4.79 ERA) was eligible to come off the DL on Thursday but the Cardinals felt there was no need to rush him back.

Pick: St. Louis -125


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  St. Louis 

Event Date: 08/02/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Suter authored his finest performance of the season on Friday, scattering four hits over a career-high seven scoreless innings in a 2-1 triumph over Chicago. The 27-year-old has posted a 2-0 record with a 1.50 ERA and 25 strikeouts in five starts since being inserted into the rotation on July 3 to replace the injured Chase Anderson (oblique). Suter recorded four scoreless innings of relief versus the Cardinals in April

Pick: Milwaukee -104


Result: Loss
 
Colorado  New York 

Event Date: 08/02/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

New York fell to 3-5 on its 10-game road trip with Monday's setback . New York starter, Flexen made his major-league debut on Thursday at San Diego but lasted only three innings. The 23-year-old Californian took the loss after surrendering four runs - three earned - on five hits and four walks. Flexen has split the season between Single-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton

Pick Colorado -134


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Kansas City 

Event Date: 08/02/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Vargas was lit up for six runs in 2 2/3 innings against Detroit in his first start after the All-Star break but was much better in his last two turns, allowing a total of three runs in 11 innings. The California native kept the ball in the park at Boston on Friday after surrendering six homers in his previous three turns. Vargas is seeing Baltimore for the first time this season and is 6-2 with a 3.35 ERA in nine road starts.

Pick: Kansas City +118


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Kansas City 

Event Date: 08/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

ennedy has not lost since June 5 and snapped a three-start winless streak by holding the Detroit Tigers to one run and three hits over six innings on Wednesday. The California native surrendered three or fewer earned runs in seven of his last eight appearances. Kennedy is seeing Baltimore for the first time this season and is 4-2 with a 3.97 ERA in 10 starts on the road. Baltimore starter, Bundy was rocked for seven runs on eight hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings in his last start against Houston on July 23 and got some extra rest following his third poor start in four outings. The former No. 4 overall pick watched his ERA rise from 1.65 in April to 3.92 in May to 5.93 in June and 8.41 in July.

Pick: Kansas City +118


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Cleveland 

Event Date: 08/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sale is well on his way to the AL Cy Young Award and has not allowed a run in three starts since the All-Star break. The Florida native struck out 11 while yielding three hits in seven scoreless innings at Seattle on Wednesday and owns 33 strikeouts and 10 hits allowed in 20 2/3 innings since the break.

Pick: Boston -154


Result: Won
 
Colorado  New York 

Event Date: 08/01/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Matz was 2-1 with a 2.12 ERA through his first five starts, but he's gone 0-3 with a 14.18 ERA over his last four outings. The second of those difficult starts came against Colorado on July 16, when the 26-year-old was shelled for seven runs and nine hits in an inning of work. Matz, who will pitch at Coors Field for the first time, has been reached for 19 hits in seven frames in his career against the Rockies, and Charlie Blackmon (4-for-6, two doubles) and Mark Reynolds (3-for-5, two doubles) have given him fits.

Pick: Colorado -124


Result: Won
 
San Diego  Minnesota 

Event Date: 08/01/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Twins, who reside five games out of a wild-card spot entering play Monday, take a 3-6 interleague mark into Petco Park to face the Padres, who saw their four-game winning streak halted on Sunday by Andrew McCutchen's three-homer performance in a 7-1 rout by Pittsburgh. Dusty Coleman, who was called up from Triple-A El Paso last week, belted a solo shot for his second homer in three outings while his raising his RBI total to five in his last four contests.

Pick: :Minnesota -104


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  St. Louis 

Event Date: 08/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Martinez allowed five runs for the third time in five July starts on Wednesday, but walked away with the victory after striking our eight in a 10-5 triumph over Colorado. The 25-year-old Dominican will look for a fresh start versus Milwaukee, against which he owns a  1-1 mark versus the Brewers this season after permitting five runs in as many innings in a 7-5 setback on April 20.

Pick: Milwaukee -107


Result: Won
 
Houston  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 07/31/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Morton continued to put together what could be his best season in the majors after limiting Philadelphia to three hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings last time out. The 33-year-old native of New Jersey has completed six frames in just half of his 14 starts but has registered 92 strikeouts over 82 1/3 innings, including 24 in the last three turns. McCann is 8-for-15 with a pair of homers versus Cobb, who lost to the Astros after yielding four runs over six innings on April 21 to fall to 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA in two career outings against them.

Pick: Houston -155


Result: Won
 
Texas  Seattle 

Event Date: 07/31/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Fernandez , the 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner is 3-2 with a 3.67 ERA in seven turns since returning from a two-month stint on the disabled list due to shoulder bursitis and has worked at least six frames five times in that span. Texas starter, Hamels remained unbeaten at home. The four-time All-Star is 4-0 with a 2.88 ERA at Rangers Ballpark.

Pick: Under 10.5/+100


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Kansas City 

Event Date: 07/31/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Duffy is coming off a strong start at Detroit on Tuesday, when he allowed one run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out four. The 28-year-old has surrendered two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last 10 turns and issued a total of one walk in his last four outings. Duffy was solid at home against Baltimore on May 12 but did not factor in the decision while yielding two runs in seven frames.

Pick: Kansas City -102


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Washington 

Event Date: 07/31/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Washington Nationals own the best road record in the National League and have done particularly well away from home since the All-Star break. The Nationals vie for their ninth victory in 11 games outside of Washington on Monday, when they begin a three-game series against the Miami Marlins. Washington starter, Gonzalez struggled early but cruised thereafter in a no-decision against Milwaukee on Wednesday, yielding two runs and five hits while striking out eight over seven innings. The two-time All-Star has given up four of his six runs over the last two outings in the opening frame, and he has been much more fortunate on the road (7-3, 3.50 ERA) than at home (1-2, 2.02).

Pick: Washington -131


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Houston 

Event Date: 07/30/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Justin Verlander's name has been bandied about leading up to Monday's trade deadline, but the veteran right-hander is scheduled to take the mound Sunday in the finale of a three-game series versus the visiting Houston Astros. Verlander is trying to avoid a winless July against a team that rocked him for six runs over 5 2/3 innings in late May.  Houston, is running away with the best record in the American League and is 5-3 entering the final stop of its nine-game road trip. 

Pick: Houston -122


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 07/30/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Los Angeles Angels continue to enjoy success at the Rogers Centre and try for a three-game sweep in Sunday's series finale with the host Toronto Blue Jays. Los Angeles (51-54) has won four straight and 13 of its last 17 north of the border after scoring three runs in the ninth inning to prevail 6-5 on Saturday. Toronto fell to 7-9 since the All-Star break and could be sellers prior to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Pick: Los Angeles +114


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  Chicago 

Event Date: 07/30/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Davies has won each of his last five decisions and posted a 2.54 ERA over his last six starts. The 24-year-old has not allowed an earned run in his last two outings, and he held Washington to three hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings in an 8-0 victory on Tuesday. Davies has split a pair of starts against the Cubs this season and is 4-3 with a 4.62 ERA in seven all-time meetings.

Pick: Milwaukee +103


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Baltimore 

Event Date: 07/30/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Miley has been getting roughed up of late as he's surrendered a total of 17 runs and 21 hits over 15 2/3 innings in his last three starts. The Louisiana native has allowed at least four earned runs in eight of his last 10 outings and yielded five runs in as many frames against Texas on July 20. Beltre is 6-for-21 lifetime with a home run and four RBIs against Miley.

Pick: Texas -113


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 07/30/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cole threw a season-high 115 pitches but recorded the victory against San Francisco on Monday, allowing two runs over six innings in his fourth consecutive quality start. The Southern Californian has gone 5-1 with a 3.04 ERA over his last eight overall outings and is 5-0 with a 3.90 ERA in his last five turns on the road. Cole tossed six scoreless innings in his lone start against San Diego last season and owns a 3-1 record and 1.52 ERA in four career outings versus the Padres. San Diego starter, Richard lost his third straight start Monday against the New York Mets after giving up five runs and 12 hits while throwing 123 pitches over eight innings. The 33-year-old has allowed a total of 20 runs - 19 earned - and 37 hits in 17 1/3 frames over his last three turns.

Pick: Pittsburgh -149


Result: Won
 
Boston  Kansas City 

Event Date: 07/29/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kansas City's pitching staff allowed three or fewer runs in six of the last nine games, but its offense is getting most of the credit and Mike Moustakas highlighted Friday's 4-2 win with his 30th home run - eight more than his previous career high. Moustakas and the offense have driven the Royals into wild-card position in the AL and two games behind the Cleveland Indians in the Central. The Red Sox spent the last month in first place in the AL East but finally fell off that perch on Friday and dropped one-half game behind the New York Yankees while falling for the fifth time in the last six games. Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez will try to slow the Kansas City offense on Saturday while the Royals counter with Trevor Cahill, who was acquired from the San Diego Padres earlier in the week. Kansas City starter, Cahill is making the jump back to the American League, where he began his career and spent three seasons with the Oakland Athletics from 2009-11. The veteran sinkerballer pitched out of the bullpen for the Chicago Cubs in 2015 and 2016 but thrived in a return to the rotation for the San Diego Padres this season, allowing three or fewer earned runs in seven of his 11 starts.

Pick: Kansas City +128


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 07/29/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nova has not issued more than two walks in any of his 20 outings and went 1-0 with a 0.73 ERA over 12 1/3 innings in two career starts versus San Diego as a member of the New York Yankees. San Diego starter, Lamet is pitching on an extra day of rest after allowing two runs and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday’s win 5-2 win over San Francisco. The 25-year-old rookie has allowed 14 runs (12 earned) over his last three outings.

Pick: Pittsburgh -110


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 07/29/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Adleman is 0-4 with a 6.49 ERA in five July starts after giving up five runs in six frames in a loss at Cleveland on Monday. He has struggled on the road, posting a 1-5 mark and a 5.23 ERA in eight outings. The 29-year-old has never faced the Marlins. Miami starter, Conley has looked like a new pitcher since returning from the minors earlier in July, first allowing two runs in a no-decision against Philadelphia and then blanking Texas through seven strong frames on Monday. He has won his first two career meetings with the Reds while posting a 3.38 ERA.

Pick: Miami -138


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Arizona 

Event Date: 07/29/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Greinke has registered four victories over his last five starts, pitching to a 2.52 ERA over that span. The 33-year-old worked eight innings Monday against Atlanta, allowing two runs and five hits with six strikeouts. Greinke is 11-4 with a 3.30 ERA in 17 career games (15 starts) against the Cardinals, including a pair of wins last season. St. Louis starter, Leake has had a wild ride in four starts this month, posting a 4.58 ERA. The 29-year-old was knocked out in the fourth frame of his first outing this month and lasted just two innings on July 19 against the New York Mets.

Pick: Arizona -112


Result: Won
 
New York  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 07/29/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Brett Gardner looks to continue adding to his career-best power numbers when the New York Yankees host the stumbling Tampa Bay Rays for the third of a four-game series this afternoon. Gardner extended his hitting streak to 10 games while homering for the second straight night in Friday’s 6-1 victory over the Rays, and has already gone deep 19 times - two more than his previous career high in 2014. Shortstop Didi Gregorius has also hit safely in 10 consecutive contests (18-for-38) for the Yankees, who took over first place in the American League East after winning their fifth straight game and seventh in eight contests Friday. Baltimore starter, Blake Snell, is winless this season.

Pick: New York -153


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  Chicago 

Event Date: 07/29/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Milwaukee Brewers pulled out of their tailspin for a critical win in the opener of their three-game series against the visiting Chicago Cubs. The Brewers now can reclaim first place in the National League Central standings with a second consecutive victory over the defending world champions today. Milwaukee held on for a 2-1 triumph in Friday’s series opener, pulling within one-half game of Chicago. The Cubs had been red-hot to start the second half, turning a 5 1/2-game deficit in the division at the All-Star break into a 1 1/2-game lead entering this series. The Brewers have won 10 of their last 12 at home and were happy to get back after a 2-8 road trip.

Pick: Milwaukee +163


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  New York 

Event Date: 07/29/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

DeGrom has been sensational of late, posting a 1.61 ERA while winning each of his last eight outings - a streak that began with a complete game on June 12 against the Chicago Cubs. The 29-year-old Floridian will become the first pitcher in franchise history to win nine consecutive starts with a victory on Saturday. DeGrom made his lone career start against the Mariners on July 22, 2014, when he allowed one run and five hits over seven innings of a triumph in Seattle.

Pick: New York -121


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 07/28/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wood is making his first start for the Padres since being acquired from Kansas City in a six-player trade on Monday. San Diego is hoping the change in scenery provides a boost for the 30-year-old, who posted a 1.64 ERA over eight relief appearances in June before allowing 12 runs in 13 innings over three starts this month. Starling Marte is 9-for-28 with three homers against Wood, who is 6-8 with a 4.10 ERA in 30 career games (15 starts) versus Pittsburgh.

Pick: Pittsburgh -137


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Kansas City 

Event Date: 07/28/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Kansas City Royals, who visit the Red Sox for the opener of a three-game series today, are on their own quest for first place and look like the hottest team in baseball with wins in eight straight. The Royals began their nine-game road trip by sweeping the Detroit Tigers and capped the series with a 16-2 victory on Wednesday - the second time in the last seven games that they pushed across 16 runs. Boston went 2-4 on its west coast trip, with the four losses sandwiched between the two wins, and suddenly has the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays nipping at its heels in the AL East.

Pick: Kansas City +175


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Arizona 

Event Date: 07/28/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wacha had won four starts in a row and five straight decisions before he gave up five runs in six frames in a loss at Wrigley Field on Sunday. The former first-round pick is 6-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 11 home starts this year. He was solid through seven innings in a hard-luck loss last season in Phoenix.

Pick: St. Louis -120


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Houston 

Event Date: 07/28/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Houston ace Dallas Keuchel makes his first start since June 2 on Friday when the Astros continue their nine-game road trip with the first of three contests against the reeling Detroit Tigers. The return of Keuchel - undefeated in 11 starts this season (9-0) - gives first-place Houston, which is 17 games ahead of Seattle in the American League West, the healthy starting rotation it envisioned coming out of spring training for the first time this season. Detroit starter,Zimmermann yielded five runs, nine hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings of a 6-5 loss at Minnesota on Saturday, falling to 1-5 with a 6.67 ERA in 11 road starts this season. The 31-year-old Wisconsin native permitted four runs (two earned) in six innings of a 6-2 loss at Houston on May 23, dropping to 2-3 with a 2.95 ERA in six starts versus the Astros.

Pick: Houston -151


Result: Won
 
Miami  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 07/28/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Derek Dietrich has recorded as many hits in his last two games as he had in his previous 11 contests combined. The 28-year-old aims to extend his sudden hot stretch as the host Miami Marlins vie for their sixth win in eight outings today in the second contest of their four-game series against the reeling Cincinnati Reds. Dietrich belted a homer among his three-RBI performance in Thursday's 4-1 triumph, improving to 4-for-8 with eight RBIs and three runs scored in his last two contests after going a dismal 4-for-35 with 14 strikeouts in his previous 11. Christian Yelich has been rather hot himself, crossing the plate twice in the opener to improve to 9-for-17 with two homers, five RBIs and eight runs scored in his last four games. While Miami is heating up, National League Central cellar-dwelling Cincinnati couldn't be much colder as it has dropped four in a row and 12 of 14 overall while seeing its porous road record drop to 16-33

Pick: Miami -115


Result: Won
 
Seattle  New York 

Event Date: 07/28/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Montero has lost each of his last three starts, including a setback against Oakland on Sunday. Montero, who never has faced Seattle, is 0-2 with a 4.15 ERA in two career inter-league starts. Seattle starter, Miranda, who will be meeting the Mets for the first time, is 3-0 in five career inter-league starts.

Pick: Seattle -148


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 07/27/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cincinnati Reds have limped out of the gate following the All-Star break, batting a National League-worst .210 en route to losing 11 of 13 contests. Manager Bryan Price's contingent hopes its bats wake up from their deep slumber today as the Reds open a four-game series at the Miami Marlins, who erupted for a franchise-high 22 runs in their last contest.  Cincinnati starter, Stephenson's first career start on Saturday did not go as well as he would've liked, as the 24-year-old allowed five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in a 4-3 loss to Miami. Stephenson permitted a pair of homers to J.T. Realmuto, marking his second straight outing that he has been taken deep on two occasions. 

Pick: :Miami -127


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Houston 

Event Date: 07/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Fiers has answered a three-game winless skid by improving to 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA in his last two starts. The 32-year-old capped his second straight seven-inning performance by allowing one run on six hits while striking out nine in Friday's 8-7 victory at Baltimore. Fiers owns an 8-1 mark in his last 13 road starts dating back to last season.

Pick: Houston -121


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Kansas City 

Event Date: 07/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The surging Kansas City Royals are in hot pursuit of the first-place Cleveland Indians in the American League Central while also holding down the second wild card. The Royals go for their eighth consecutive victory and second straight three-game sweep when they wrap up a three-game series at the Detroit Tigers tonight. Youth at the top of the lineup is serving Kansas City well, with Whit Merrifield and Jorge Bonifacio collecting two hits apiece in Tuesday's 3-1 victory. Merrifield has hit in 11 of 12 games after bashing a leadoff homer Tuesday while Bonifacio provided a big defensive play in right field that led to a rally-quashing double play. Slumping first baseman Miguel Cabrera had a pair of hits in the loss for Detroit, including the 2,600th of his career. The Tigers, losers of five of seven, will send Anibal Sanchez to the mound to oppose Royals right-hander Ian Kennedy.

Pick: Kansas City +110


Result: Won
 
Washington  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 07/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gonzalez entered Tuesday ranked third in the National League in ERA despite giving up four runs in 5 2/3 frames in a loss at the Los Angeles Angels his last time out. That outing ended a string of nine straight quality starts for the former first-round pick, whose team has lost each of his last five home starts, despite his 2.40 ERA in that span. Hernan Perez and Jonathan Villar are a combined 7-for-17 with a home run and four doubles against Gonzalez, who is 2-3 with a 4.95 ERA in seven career starts versus Milwaukee.

Pick: Milwaukee +113


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Baltimore 

Event Date: 07/26/2017
Event Time: 12 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Jimenez has struggled mightily in four starts since blanking Toronto on two hits over eight innings on June 29. The 33-year-old Dominican Republic native, who is 112-112 in his career, gave up 21 runs and 31 hits in 19 innings over the last four starts and was pounded for nine runs in 2 1/3 frames against the Rays on June 23. Morrison is 6-for-11 with a homer and six RBIs versus Jimenez. Tampa Bay starter, Cobb, is 4-2 with a 2.69 ERA lifetime against the Orioles.

Pick: Tampa Bay -144


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Colorado 

Event Date: 07/25/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gray had a disastrous performance last season against the Cardinals, in which he yielded a career-high nine runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings of a 13-7 setback. St. Louis starter, Lynn turned in his third straight strong performance on Thursday, but settled for a no-decision despite allowing one run on three hits in six innings against the New York Mets. The 30-year-old permitted a solo homer, accounting for the lone run he's allowed in his last three starts (19 1/3 innings).

Pick: St. Louis -122


Result: Won
 
Cleveland  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 07/25/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cleveland Indians have won four in a row - all at home - and are over .500 at Progressive Field for the first time since winning their home opener April 11. The Tribe will try to keep the hot stretch going when they welcome the Los Angeles Angels to town for the first of three games tonight. Cleveland starter, Clevinger has thrown exactly six innings in each of his last four starts while allowing only 10 hits - one home run - in that 24-inning stretch. He limited San Francisco to one unearned run and three hits while fanning seven in a no-decision last Tuesday. The Florida native, who was drafted by the Angels in 2011 before being traded to the Indians three years later, allowed one run and one hit in 5 2/3 frames to defeat Los Angeles in his only prior encounter last year.

Pick: Cleveland -154


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Kansas City 

Event Date: 07/25/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Duffy earned the win last time out versus Detroit and was a hard-luck loser in his previous turn after permitting one run over a season-high 8 1/3 innings versus Texas. He made seven appearances (five starts) against the Tigers in his 12-3 season in 2016, going 2-1. Detroit starter, Fulmer was battered by the Royals for eight runs (five earned) and seven hits over 2 2/3 innings to halt his four-start winning streak.

Pick: Kansas City +133


Result: Won
 
Toronto  Oakland 

Event Date: 07/25/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gray has won three straight starts and improved to 4-1 with a 1.62 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in his last five after another dominating performance on Wednesday. The 27-year-old allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings in a 7-2 victory over Tampa Bay, with six strikeouts in that contest raising his total to 27 in his last 33 1/3 innings. While Gray has struggled against Donaldson and Bautista, he has flustered Justin Smoak (1-for-17, eight strikeouts) and Kendrys Morales (2-for-15).

Pick: Oakland +100


Result: Loss
 
Washington  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 07/25/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Davies received a no-decision after allowing one run (unearned) and eight hits in seven innings of Milwaukee's 3-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Wednesday. The 24-year-old state of Washington native, who has a 3.18 ERA in 10 road starts this season and is 12-3 with a 3.78 ERA in 23 career turns away from home, won his previous four starts and boasts a 3.16 ERA over his last five outings. Davies is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts versus Washington, winning at Nationals Park last season.

Pick: Milwaukee +114


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Kansas City 

Event Date: 07/24/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kansas City has won five in a row overall, one shy of matching its longest winning streak of the season, and remains 1 1/2 games behind first-place Cleveland in the American League Central. Whit Merrifield has been the primary catalyst and the second baseman had a pair of solo homers Sunday to finish the homestand with a .375 average and eight RBIs. Kansas City starter, Hammel has gone five straight starts without a win but he was solid opposite Verlander on Wednesday, allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings. The 34-year-old has let up three runs or fewer in eight of his last nine outings.

Pick: Kansas City +137


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Colorado 

Event Date: 07/24/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

St. Louis returns home after opening the second half of the season with a 4-6 road trip that concluded with Sunday's 5-3 loss to the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals are 4 1/2 games back of Chicago and Milwaukee in the division - and four under .500 - after suffering their fourth setback in five contests. But the Rockies are 15-31 in the last 46 meetings versus St. Louis, including 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in St. Louis.

Pick: St. Louis -130


Result: Won
 
Texas  Miami 

Event Date: 07/24/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Texas Rangers ended a long road trip with three straight one-run wins and they will look to build upon their winning streak when they begin a nine-game homestand against the Miami Marlins. Miami starter, Conley has never faced Texas and is 1-1 with a 5.91 ERA in seven career games (six starts) in interleague action. Texas starter, Perez has completed at least six frames in two consecutive starts and is 21-16 with a 3.94 ERA in his career at home.

Pick: Texas -141


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Boston 

Event Date: 07/24/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Rodriguez was masterful in throwing six scoreless innings versus the Mariners on May 26 to improve to 1-0 with a 0.73 ERA in two starts against them. Seattle starter, Paxton had a rough five-outing stretch during which he went 1-3 with a 7.20 ERA.

Pick: Boston +141


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  Houston 

Event Date: 07/24/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Houston Astros own the best road record in baseball, and they have a chance to add a few more victories away from home when they visit the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game interleague series that begin today. Houston is 35-12 on the road after beginning a nine-game trip by winning two of three at Baltimore over the weekend. Houston starter, Peacock continued his breakout season with his fifth consecutive win Tuesday against Seattle, holding the Mariners to one run and three hits over seven innings while striking out nine. The 29-year-old has posted a 1.82 ERA with 35 strikeouts during his five-start winning streak.

Pick: Houston -136


Result: Won
 
Arizona  Washington 

Event Date: 07/23/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Already assured of a successful road trip, the Washington Nationals will send Stephen Strasburg to the mound in the rubber match of a three-game series at the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon. National League East-leading Washington is 6-2 entering the finale of its nine-game trek after splitting a pair of one-run decisions against Arizona. Strasburg, who is 4-2 with a 3.28 ERA in eight starts against the Diamondbacks, reached double-digit wins for the fourth straight season in his last outing. Teammate Bryce Harper, like Strasburg a former No. 1 overall pick, had two hits and two RBIs in Saturday's 4-3 win to extend his hitting streak to 15 games and lift his batting average to .338. Arizona's A.J. Pollock is 5-for-9 with five runs scored in the series and has hit safely in five games in a row. Opposing Strasburg will be left-hander Robbie Ray, who is going for his 10th win but has lost all three starts and logged a 6.48 ERA against Washington.

Pick: Washington +100


Result: Won
 
New York  Oakland 

Event Date: 07/23/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The New York Mets can match their longest winning streak of the season when they wrap up a three-game interleague set with the visiting Oakland Athletics today. A walk-off homer by Wilmer Flores capped a rally from five runs down and gave the Mets a dramatic 6-5 win Saturday - their fourth victory in a row. They are 5-2 against American League teams, 9-4 in their last 13 home games and 10-5 all time against the Athletics. Jay Bruce also went deep in New York's win and he has reached the 25-homer mark for the seventh time in his last eight seasons. Oakland received homers from Matt Joyce and Matt Chapman in building its early 5-0 lead but the club had just four hits after the third inning while falling to 15-31 on the road.

Pick: New York -137


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 07/23/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Eickhoff entered the All-Star break with five scoreless innings against San Diego but took a step back last Monday by allowing five runs over six innings against Miami. The 27-year-old has walked a total of 16 batters over his last six starts covering 30 2/3 innings. Eickhoff faced the Brewers twice last season, going 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA over 12 innings.

Pick: Milwaukee +106


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  Chicago 

Event Date: 07/23/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The surging Royals seek their fifth consecutive win to cap off the 10-game stay at Kauffman Stadium when they take on the Chicago White Sox in the finale of a three-game series this afternoon. Chicago starter, Holland finished May with a 2.37 ERA through 10 starts, but he has given up at least five runs in six of eight starts since June began. The veteran southpaw, who was reached for six runs (five earned) in 5 2/3 innings of a no-decision against Seattle his last time out, has an ERA of 18.44 over his last four road outings. 

Pick: Kansas City -130


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Miami 

Event Date: 07/23/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cincinnati Reds had a chance to build some momentum following the All-Star break with a 10-game homestand, but it has turned out to be a disastrous stretch. Cincinnati has been hit hard and often while losing eight of its last nine entering the finale of a three-game set against the visiting Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon. J.T. Realmuto belted a pair of two-run homers in Miami's 5-4 victory on Saturday night, the 21st and 22nd blasts surrendered by Reds pitching since the break -- a record for a homestand of under 10 games. Cincinnati also has been outscored 69-25 during the 1-8 slide and will send struggling rookie Sal Romano to the mound to make his fourth major league start.

Pick: Miami +122


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Texas 

Event Date: 07/23/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Odorizzi produced his best start in two months after coming out of the All-Star break Monday at Oakland, permitting just a solo homer in seven strong innings. The 27-year-old Illinois native hopes to match his performance from after the All-Star break last season when he went 7-1 with a 2.71 ERA in 14 starts (83 innings). Andrus (2-for-11) and Adrian Beltre (2-for-9) have struggled against Odorizzi. Odorizzi, is a dazzling 4-0 with a 1.42 ERA in five career games against the Rangers. 

Pick: Tampa Bay -125


Result: Loss
 
Los Angeles  Boston 

Event Date: 07/22/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Price tossed eight scoreless innings against the New York Yankees on Sunday and has allowed a total of two runs over his last three starts covering 20 frames. The five-time All-Star has limited Trout to three hits in 19 at-bats.  After entering the All-Star break on a high note, Ramirez stumbled in his start against Tampa Bay last Saturday by allowing four runs in six innings. The 28-year-old is 1-5 with a 5.50 ERA at Angel Stadium. 

Pick: Boston -124


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Houston 

Event Date: 07/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Yuli Gurriel homered as part of a four-hit effort in the Astros' 8-7 win Friday night, which left them 4-0 against Baltimore this season and 10-1 over the last two years. Second baseman Jose Altuve had a hit in four at-bats Friday to extend his hitting streak to a season-high 13 games, during which he is batting .483. Tillman had an ERA of 8.39 through his first 10 starts but he has rebounded to yield three runs in 11 innings over his last two outings. The veteran righty has surrendered nine hits in that span and kept the ball in the ballpark during six solid innings against Texas his last time out, which marked the first time since May 24 that the 29-year-old had not surrendered a home run. Tillman is 2-3 with a 3.89 ERA in six career starts against Houston.

Pick: Houston -119


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 07/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Suter earned a no-decision after allowing two runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out two in 4 2/3 innings of Milwaukee's 4-2 loss at Pittsburgh on Monday. The 27-year-old Chicago native is 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA in three starts since replacing Anderson, striking out 15 and yielding 16 hits in 17 innings. Suter, a Harvard graduate who was selected in the 31st round of the 2012 draft by the Brewers, has never faced Philadelphia or any of its players.

Pick: Milwaukee -118


Result: Won
 
Cleveland  Toronto 

Event Date: 07/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Stroman has posted seven quality starts in his last nine appearances and allowed three earned runs combined in a four-game span. The 26-year-old Duke product gave up three unearned runs over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision Monday at Boston after holding Houston to one tally over seven frames on July 8. Encarnacion is 2-for-2 with a walk against Stroman, who has a 2.53 ERA in four career outings versus the Indians. Cleveland starter, Salazar, who had been moved to the bullpen, returns to the rotation after missing almost seven weeks with a shoulder injury. The Indians hope the 27-year-old Dominican Republic native can find his best form after failing to complete at least six innings in his last five starts. Jose Bautista is 2-for-9 but has a homer and four RBIs versus Salazar, who was pounded for five runs over 2 2/3 innings of no-decision against Toronto on May 10.

Pick: Toronto +115


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Detroit 

Event Date: 07/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

No team in the American League Central has been better at defeating their division rivals. The Tigers (44-51) attempt to improve their 23-18 mark inside the Central on Saturday when they continue their three-game set in Minnesota against the Twins. Minnesota starter, Gibson lost for the fourth time in his last five decisions Sunday at Houston, surrendering four runs on six hits and a season-high tying four walks in six frames. The 29-year-old has struggled mightily in his nine home outings, going 2-5 with a 7.20 ERA after giving up a season-high seven earned runs to Baltimore in his last turn before the All-Star break. Gibson yielded a total of 12 runs (11 earned) while dropping each of his two outings versus the Tigers in April and is 4-7 with a 5.88 ERA in 12 starts against them.

Pick: Detroit +114


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  Arizona 

Event Date: 07/20/2017
Event Time: 12 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cincinnati finally tasted victory for the first time in six games following the All-Star break. St. Louis starter, Walker saw his winless stretch reach four games on Friday after the bullpen let him down following a two-run, five-hit performance over six innings against Atlanta. The 24-year-old has recorded quality starts in five of his last six outings. Cincinnati starter, Castillo sustained his second loss in three outings on Saturday versus Washington. The 24-year-old Dominican didn't help himself by issuing four walks against the Nationals after giving out just one free pass in each of his two previous turns.

Pick: Arizona +112


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Detroit 

Event Date: 07/20/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Duffy sustained his second straight loss and third in four outings on Saturday despite yielding one run and five hits in 8 1/3 innings of a 1-0 setback versus Texas. The lone run came in the ninth after the 28-year-old allowed a leadoff single by Jonathan Lucroy and, eventually, a game-winning base hit by Shin-Soo Choo.

Pick: Kansas City +103


Result: Won
 
New York  St. Louis 

Event Date: 07/20/2017
Event Time: 12 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lynn recorded his second straight scoreless outing and improved to 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA in his last four starts on Saturday after working 6 1/3 innings in a 4-0 victory at Pittsburgh. Lynn has enjoyed "good things" in his career when facing Lucas Duda (0-for-14, four strikeouts). New York starter, Lugo picked up his first win of the month on Saturday after yielding three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a 9-3 victory over Colorado. Lugo was coming off a no-decision at St. Louis on July 9 in which he allowed a solo homer by Luke Voit among two hits in three frames of relief.

Pick: St. Louis +108


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  New York 

Event Date: 07/20/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Severino is winless in his last six starts - losing twice and receiving a no-decision after allowing just one run on two other occasions. The 23-year-old has struck out 10 or more batters in two of his last four turns and tied for fifth in the AL with 130 strikeouts. Severino allowed four runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to Seattle on April 15, 2016. Seattle starter, Hernandez is 10-6 with a 3.13 ERA in 20 career starts against the Yankees. The 31-year-old has won his past two outings and is 3-1 with a 3.72 ERA in five starts since returning from the disabled list.

Pick: Seattle +114


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  Arizona 

Event Date: 07/19/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Greinke is making his second straight start against the Reds after throwing seven scoreless innings to beat them on July 7. The 33-year-old has won his last three starts, allowing three runs over 19 innings with 20 strikeouts and four walks. Greinke is 8-2 with a 2.21 ERA in 13 starts against Cincinnati. Cincinnati starter, Adleman has lost his last three starts, posting a 6.91 ERA over that stretch. The 29-year-old struggled in his first start of the second half, allowing five runs and seven hits over 4 1/3 innings to Washington. Adleman lost at Arizona on July 7 in his first career meeting with the Diamondbacks, giving up four runs (three earned) over five frames.

Pick: Arizona -157


Result: Loss
 
Los Angeles  Washington 

Event Date: 07/19/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gonzalez snapped a three-game losing streak on Friday by tossing 8 1/3 scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over Cincinnati. Mike Trout is 1-for-11 with six strikeouts versus Gonzalez, who has gone 7-2 with a 2.62 ERA in 11 career starts against the Angels. Los Angeles starter, Meyer will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to start in place of Ricky Nolasco, who will be given two extra days of rest and face Boston on Friday. The 27-year-old Meyer was optioned to the minors after allowing five runs over five innings in a 9-5 loss to Minnesota on July 3. A first-round draft pick of the Nationals in 2011, Meyer has struggled with his control this season, issuing 41 walks over 60 1/3 frames in his 12 major-league starts.

Pick: Washington -124


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 07/19/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Davies earned the win against Philadelphia last time out even though he was knocked around for six runs (five earned) and gave up five walks over 5 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old pitched at least six innings in each of his three previous starts after the Pirates pummeled him for seven runs and 10 hits over five innings on June 20. Davies won at Pittsburgh on May 7, allowing two runs and four hits over 5 2/3 innings. Davies is unbeaten away from home this season while logging a 5-0 record with a 3.62 ERA in nine starts.

Pick: Milwaukee +144


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Texas 

Event Date: 07/19/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gausman appeared to be turning a corner with back-to-back wins on June 27 and July 2, giving up only six hits over 12 1/3 innings, only to follow them up with a pair of clunkers. He gave up six runs on nine hits over four innings at Minnesota on July 7 and was tagged for eight runs in three innings by the Cubs on Friday, escaping with a no-decision each time. Shortstop Elvis Andrus is 5-for-12 against Gausman.

Pick: Texas +126


Result: Loss
 
Houston  Seattle 

Event Date: 07/19/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Morton has won back-to-back decisions and six of his last seven. The 33-year-old struck out 10 in five innings while defeating Minnesota in his last turn as he gave up five runs - four earned - and three hits. Morton has faced the Mariners twice this season and has experienced solid success in his career against Jean Segura (5-for-27, one homer)..

Pick: Houston -116


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  New York 

Event Date: 07/19/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Berrios entered the All-Star break having allowed 13 runs over 17 1/3 innings in his three starts prior and began the second half in an even rougher fashion, surrendering seven runs - two earned - in 1 2/3 frames of a loss at Houston on Friday. The 23-year-old Puerto Rican put together a four-start winning streak before his current struggles, giving up two runs in each outing. Berrios, who will be facing New York for the first time

Pick: New York -114


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Texas 

Event Date: 07/17/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cashner entered the break on a high note after letting up two unearned runs in seven frames to defeat Boston on July 5. The 30-year-old has yet to allow a home run in 45 1/3 innings away from Arlington. Cashner was solid through 7 1/3 innings in his only prior start against Baltimore in 2013, allowing one earned run in a no-decision at Camden Yards. Baltimore starter, Tillman has opponents hitting .362 versus the 29-year-old and have swatted 11 home runs against him over his last seven turns. Tillman, has a 5.88 ERA in seven starts at home.

Pick: Texas +104


Result: Loss
 
New York  St. Louis 

Event Date: 07/17/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wainwright won his last three starts before the All-Star break, recording at least seven strikeouts in each outing. The 35-year-old defeated the Mets in his last turn on July 8 in St. Louis, allowing one run and recording seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. New York starter, Wheeler is winless in his last seven starts, with his last victory coming on May 20. The 27-year-old had a stretch of three straight turns in which he didn’t make it past the fourth inning,. Wheeler has struggled to a 2-4 record and 5.35 ERA in eight home starts this season.

Pick: St. Louis +101


Result: Won
 
Boston  Toronto 

Event Date: 07/17/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Stroman had one of his worst starts of the season against Boston on April 18, surrendering six runs and a season-high 11 hits over 4 2/3 frames of a loss. Xander Bogaerts is 10-for-20 with a homer versus Stroman, who has a 5.07 ERA against Boston.

Pick: Boston -103


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  Detroit 

Event Date: 07/17/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Zimmermann suffered his third loss during a six-game winless streak July 7 at Cleveland, giving up five runs on eight hits and a walk over three-plus innings. The two-time All-Star is 0-2 with a 9.95 ERA over his last three outings. Seattle starter, Vargas escaped with a no-decision July 5 to extend his unbeaten streak to eight games despite a rare poor performance in Seattle, surrendering a season-high three homers among the six runs he allowed in five frames. Despite the uncharacteristic effort, the 34-year-old first-time All-Star ranks first in the AL in wins and second in ERA.

Pick: Kansas City -117


Result: Loss
 
San Francisco  Cleveland 

Event Date: 07/17/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tomlin turned in an encouraging outing last Thursday against San Diego, allowing two runs over seven innings in an 11-2 victory. The strong performance was a step in the right direction. Eduardo Nunez is hitless in nine at-bats against Tomlin, who is 9-5 with a 4.51 ERA in 18 career interleague starts but has never faced San Francisco. San Francisco starter, Moore’s disastrous season continued in his last start on July 7, when he allowed five runs on 12 hits over 3 1/3 innings against Miami. The Giants are 5-13 when the 28-year-old takes the mound, including 2-6 at home.

Pick: Cleveland -122


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Toronto 

Event Date: 07/16/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Estrada won his last two starts in May, striking out 20 and giving up two runs over 13 2/3 innings, but his season has taken a downward turn. The 34-year-old failed to get through five innings for the fifth time in his last seven starts last time out, giving up six runs and four walks over 4 2/3 innings versus the New York Yankees. Estrada is 0-4 with a bloated 9.46 ERA during a seven-start winless drought. Detroit starter, Sanchez had a 9.00 ERA in mid-May when he was banished to the minors after making 11 appearances - all in relief - but he has come alive since joining the rotation upon his recall. The 33-year-old earned his first win of the season with his third consecutive quality start, limiting San Francisco to two runs over six innings last time out. Sanchez has held All-Star Justin Smoak hitless in 13 at-bats.

Pick: Detroit -118


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Texas 

Event Date: 07/16/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Darvish has dropped four straight decisions but allowed two earned runs in two of the setbacks, including last Sunday in a 3-0 defeat against the Los Angeles Angels. The four-time All-Star walked four in that contest after issuing two free passes combined in his previous four outings. Brandon Moss boasts four homers in 26 at-bats versus Darvish. Kansas City starter, Kennedy is unbeaten in his last six starts with a 3.22 ERA, going at least six innings in five of those outings.

Pick: Kansas City +124


Result: Won
 
Pittsburgh  St. Louis 

Event Date: 07/16/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Williams hasn’t won since June 4, a span of six starts in which he has received only one decision. The 25-year-old had recorded three straight quality starts before an early hook July 7 against the Chicago Cubs, as he allowed three runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings and suffered his first loss since May 19. Williams made three relief appearances against the Cardinals last season with a 6.23 ERA in 4 1/3 innings.

Pick: St. Louis -125


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Chicago 

Event Date: 07/16/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Quintana lowered his ERA nearly a full run over his last five starts with the White Sox, going 2-0 with a 2.43 ERA over that span. The 28-year-old Colombian matched his season high with 10 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision at Colorado in his final start for the White Sox on July 8. Baltimore starter, Jimenez has a 6.59 ERA in five starts since rejoining the rotation last month. The 33-year-old Dominican was also tagged for nine runs in 2 1/3 innings in a loss at Tampa Bay. Jimenez is 1-3 with a 5.14 ERA in six games (five starts) against the Cubs, but he has faced them only once since 2009.

Pick: Chicago -138


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Washington 

Event Date: 07/16/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Roark's last turn in the rotation was skipped due to a rainout and he wound up pitching in relief in his last appearance before the break, giving up three runs in five innings versus Atlanta. He is 0-4 over his last six appearances and allowed at least five runs in four consecutive starts from June 9 to June 25. Roark has made six career starts against Cincinnati, posting a 1-2 record and 4.37 ERA.

Pick: CIncinnati -110


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Chicago 

Event Date: 07/15/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cubs smashed five home runs and led 8-0 before holding on for a 9-8 win in Friday’s opener to remain 5 1/2 games behind Milwaukee in the National League Central. The Orioles, who dropped 8 1/2 games behind Boston and into a tie with Toronto for last place in the American League East, are trying to avoid their third straight series loss at home. Miley won his last start before the break, holding Minnesota to one run over 5 2/3 innings after going 1-4 with an 11.69 ERA in his previous six outings. The 30-year-old hasn’t made it through six innings in his last seven starts dating back to June 1, when he pitched seven innings of one-run ball to beat Boston.

Pick: Chicago -122


Result: Won
 
New York  Colorado 

Event Date: 07/15/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lugo will pitch at home for only the second time in seven games (six starts) Saturday and looks to improve on a shaky outing to open to July after going 3-1 with a 3.55 ERA in June. The former 34th-round draft pick permitted six runs over five innings at Washington on July 4 before allowing a solo homer over three relief innings at St. Louis five days later. Colorado starter, Chatwood has thrived against the Mets in his career, going 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA in five starts.

Pick: Colorado -102


Result: Loss
 
Houston  Minnesota 

Event Date: 07/15/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Musgrove is winless over his last four starts as he remains in the rotation with Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh sidelined with injuries. The 24-year-old was shelled for 18 runs and 23 hits - including six homers - in 15 innings over his last three turns. Musgrove is just 2-6 with a 5.40 ERA in nine home starts this season.

Pick: Minnesota +152


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Seattle 

Event Date: 07/15/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hernandez struck out eight while allowing two hits over six scoreless innings of a 4-0 victory over Oakland on Sunday. It was the 31-year-old's best effort since returning from a calf injury. Chicago starter, Pelfrey gets the call after the White Sox pushed Derek Holland's scheduled start back to Sunday. The 33-year-old Pelfrey is 1-3 with a 4.32 ERA in eight home appearances (seven starts) this season.

Pick: Seattle -142


Result: Won
 
Boston  New York 

Event Date: 07/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Red Sox lost four of their last five before the break to close out a 10-game trek and are 1-4 against New York, scoring one run or fewer in each of the four losses. First baseman Mitch Moreland was a first-half surprise for Boston, but he did not have a homer or an RBI in his last 11 games after going deep in three straight contests. Manager Joe Girardi declined to reveal his rotation, but CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino and Michael Pineda each have turned in dominant efforts against Boston this season. Tanaka turned in a clunker last Sunday, so Sabathia could get the nod. The veteran lefty lasted only 2 2/3 innings versus Toronto on July 4 in his first start since coming off the disabled list, but he blanked Boston for eight innings on June 7.

Pick: New York +125


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  Washington 

Event Date: 07/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gonzalez has come away with the loss in each of his last three outings despite allowing a combined five runs and stretching his streak of quality starts to eight. He allowed three runs on seven hits in a loss to Atlanta last time out after yielding one run on only two hits in each of his previous two turns. The 31-year-old Gonzalez has made eight career starts against the Reds, posting a 3-2 record and 2.98 ERA. Cincinnati starter, Adleman fell to 1-4 over his last five starts after giving up four runs (three earned) and six hits over five innings in a loss at Arizona. The 29-year-old has failed to pitch beyond five innings in five of the last six outings and he continues to be victimized by the long ball, surrendering 12 homers during a span in which he allowed at least one in eight straight starts.

Pick: Washington -136


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Chicago 

Event Date: 07/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Chicago Cubs made a big move on the trade front Thursday, and they hope to begin a move up the National League Central standings. The defending World Series champions attempt to put a rough first half behind them when they open a three-game interleague road series against the Baltimore Orioles. The Cubs solidified their pitching staff by acquiring left-hander Jose Quintana from the cross-town rival White Sox, sending top prospects Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease to the South Side along with two other minor-leaguers. The Cubs hope the All-Star break provided a mental break for their young stars, many of whom have underachieved thus far during the title defense. Baltimore starter, Gausman made his only start against the Cubs in 2014, allowing three runs and six hits over five frames in a loss.

Pick: Chicago -102


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Texas 

Event Date: 07/14/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Kansas City Royals steadily dug themselves out of an early season hole and sit in a contending position for a playoff spot as they begin the second half with the opener of a 10-game home stand today against the Texas Rangers. Kansas City went into the break after three straight losses to the red-hot Los Angeles Dodgers, but are only three games behind first-place Cleveland in the American League Central and 1 ½ out of the second wild card.

Pick: Kansas City -118


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Toronto 

Event Date: 07/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sanchez, who went 15-2 in 2016 has a 2.00 in five appearances against Detroit and has held Cabrera and Victor Martinez to a combined 0-for-16. Detroit starter, Verlander closed the first half with back-to-back starts versus Cleveland, getting shelled for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings on July 2. The 34-year-old has won only once in his last nine outings (versus Kansas City on June 27). While Jose Bautista is 6-for-19 with two homers off Verlander.

Pick: Toronto +115


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Cleveland 

Event Date: 07/14/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Carrasco has won five consecutive decisions, including back-to-back triumphs over Detroit in which he allowed three runs while fanning 18 and walking only two over 14 innings. The 30-year-old Venezuelan, who registered a season-high 11 strikeouts versus the Tigers last Friday, has posted a superb 7-1 record and 2.38 ERA in nine road outings while limiting opponents to a .197 batting average. Carrasco improved to 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in five career appearances (four starts) against Oakland on May 29, when he gave up two runs and four hits in seven frames.

Pick: Cleveland -135


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Oakland 

Event Date: 07/09/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gossett escaped with a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday after surrendering five runs over five innings for the second consecutive start. The 24-year-old rookie from South Carolina served up a pair of home runs in each of those outings but has issued only three walks over 26 frames in his five major-league turns. Gossett, who will be facing Seattle for the first time, is 1-2 with a 6.91 ERA in three road starts. Seattle starter, Hernandez will be making his fourth start since returning from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for nearly two months, with all four taking place at home. Hernandez has enjoyed the most success of his career against Oakland, going 23-9 with three complete games and a 2.68 ERA in 44 starts.

Pick: Seattle -163


Result: Won
 
Arizona  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 07/09/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bailey,the injury-plagued 31-year-old has made just 11 starts for the Reds over the last three seasons while recovering from three surgeries. Bailey allowed four runs - three earned - in one frame in his last start against Arizona on Aug. 26 and is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA in four career outings versus the Diamondbacks.

Pick: Arizona -160


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Houston 

Event Date: 07/09/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Peacock allowed three runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out seven in six innings of a 16-4 victory in Atlanta on Tuesday. The 29-year-old Floridian yielded only one home run and struck out 80 in 55 2/3 innings this season after yielding 41 round-trippers and fanning 231 in 263 2/3 frames over his first five seasons. Peacock, who is 4-1 with a 3.66 ERA in eight starts this season, is expected to move back to the bullpen once Dallas Keuchel returns from the disabled list.

Pick: Houston +108


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Chicago 

Event Date: 07/09/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Colorado Rockies have alternated wins and losses over the first six contests of their seven-game homestand and look to continue the trend Sunday, when they host the Chicago White Sox for the rubber match of their three-game interleague series. Colorado began the stretch with a victory over Cincinnati but fell to 3-3 with Saturday's 5-4 setback against Chicago. Colorado starter, Freeland is 3-0 with a 2.95 ERA in three interleague starts but will be meeting Chicago for the first time.

Pick: Colorado -125


Result: Won
 
New York  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 07/09/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nelson allowed one run (unearned) and six hits while striking out eight in seven innings of a 6-2 victory over Baltimore on Tuesday, and didn't walk a batter for the fifth time this season. The 28-year-old Oregon native is 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA over his last eight starts, allowing 49 hits and striking out 68 in 54 2/3 innings. Nelson faces New York for the first time, and Starlin Castro (2-for-13) and Matt Holliday (disabled list) are the only players he faced from their days with the Cubs and Cardinals.

Pick: Milwaukee +142


Result: Won
 
Arizona  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 07/08/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Walker is 3-0 over his last five turns as he becomes more comfortable with being a member of the Diamondbacks. The 24-year-old has allowed one or fewer earned runs in three of the five starts and hasn't allowed more than six hits in any of the outings. Walker, who has never faced the Reds, is 2-1 with a 3.92 ERA in six home starts.

Pick: Arizona -140


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Baltimore 

Event Date: 07/08/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Miley was carrying a 2.82 ERA after a seven-inning gem on June 1 but has struggled mightily over the last month. The Louisiana native lasted just 1 2/3 innings at Milwaukee on Monday while being ripped for seven runs on as many hits and two walks and is 1-4 with an 11.69 ERA over his last six outings. Miley faced Minnesota once last season and was lit up for five runs on six hits - three home runs - and four walks in four innings. Minnesota starter, Mejia is on a roll with wins in three straight starts and has allowed a total of three runs in 17 2/3 innings in those three turns. The Dominican Republic native matched a career high with seven innings pitched against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday

Pick: Minnesota -111


Result: Loss
 
St. Louis  New York 

Event Date: 07/08/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wheeler came off the disabled list on July 1 and could not make it through four innings, surrendering a pair of unearned runs on two hits and two walks in 3 2/3 frames against Philadelphia. The 27-year-old has not won since May 20 and did not make it past the second inning in either of his final two starts prior to hitting the DL on June 20. Wheeler is 1-1 with a 4.60 ERA in six road starts.

Pick: St. Louis -130


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Kansas City 

Event Date: 07/08/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kennedy earned his third straight win last Monday against Seattle, allowing one run on four hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. The Southern California native has posted a 3-0 mark and 2.22 ERA in his last four starts. Los Angeles starter, McCarthy will be activated from the disabled list to start for the first time since June 25, when he allowed five runs (four earned) in three innings against Colorado. The 10-year veteran has battled knee soreness throughout the season but was cleared to start after throwing a four-inning simulated game last Monday.

Pick: Kansas City +180


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 07/08/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Chavez was saddled with the loss for the third time in his last four outings Sunday against Seattle, giving up two runs on four hits in five frames - the fifth time in his last six turns he failed to make it through six innings. The 33-year-old hasn't been particularly sharp on the road in nine trips to the mound either, going 2-5 with a 6.17 ERA. Chavez is 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in 18 appearances (five starts) against the Rangers. Texas starter, Ross enjoyed the finest of his four turns since coming off the disabled list on June 27, holding Cleveland to one run on two hits and two walks across six frames. Pujols is 1-for-10 against Ross, who is 1-1 with a 1.98 ERA in nine appearances (five starts) versus the Angels.

Pick: Texas -140


Result: Won
 
Texas  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 07/07/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Left-hander Cole Hamels will make his third start since spending seven weeks on the disabled list when the Texas Rangers host the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series. It is the final series prior to the All-Star break for the two teams, who are jockeying for second place in the American League West. Hamels, is 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA in six career starts against the Angels, including seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision at Los Angeles on April 11. Texas also averted a sweep and snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-2 win over Boston on Wednesday.

Pick: Texas -141


Result: Won
 
Minnesota  Baltimore 

Event Date: 07/07/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gausman has won back-to-back starts, allowing just six hits in 12 1/3 innings during that stretch. The 26-year-old's stellar span follows a period during which he gave up 66 hits while going 1-4 over an eight starts. Gausman has registered 28 strikeouts in 24 career frames against the Twins but is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA.

Pick: Minnesota +119


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  New York 

Event Date: 07/07/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

DeGrom will be pitching on two extra days of rest after Wednesday's series finale against the Washington Nationals was rained out. The 29-year-old has won four consecutive starts in overpowering fashion and will look to halt a three-game slide for New York. St. Louis starter, Martinez has enjoyed great success against the Mets, logging a 3-1 record with a minuscule 1.26 ERA in seven appearances (four starts). St. Louis salvaged a four-game split against Miami on Thursday behind rookie Luke Voit, who went 5-for-17 with two homers and seven RBIs in the series.

Pick: Under 7.5/+104


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Houston 

Event Date: 07/07/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Morton is expected to be activated following a six-week absence on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle. The 33-year-old has been quite busy with his rehabilitation, making three starts - including one with Double-A Corpus Christi in which he threw 74 pitches. Morton traditionally has flustered Troy Tulowitzki (1-for-12, three strikeouts) and Darwin Barney (1-for-10). Toronto starter, Sanchez is also expected to return from the disabled list due to a pesky blister on his right middle finger that has plagued him throughout the season. The 25-year-old struggled in his second rehab outing with Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, although the four runs he allowed in 4 1/3 innings matters little when compared to his overall health after the contest. Sanchez has been taken to task in small sample sizes against Carlos Beltran (4-for-8, homer, four RBIs) and Brian McCann (two solo homers).

Pick: Houston -108


Result: Won
 
Detroit  San Francisco 

Event Date: 07/06/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

While Posey has struggled, Hunter Pence has come up with the timely hit as the 34-year-old followed up his solo homer in Tuesday's 5-3 setback with a two-run triple to highlight a three-RBI performance in a 5-4 win the following night. Pence is starting to heat up again after batting .310 in June, and is 6-for-18 in his career versus Thursday starter Anibal Sanchez. While San Francisco has answered a disastrous 1-12 stretch by winning seven of its last eight, Detroit has surrendered 23 runs en route to losing three of its last four.

Pick: Detroit +100


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Miami 

Event Date: 07/06/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Koehler returned to Miami's rotation for the first time since May 16 on Saturday and was lit up for seven runs on six hits and a pair of walks in 1 2/3 innings. St. Louis starter, Wacha dominated in his last two turns, recording a pair of wins while allowing a total of one run and nine hits in 12 innings. The Texas A&M product struck out a season-high nine over six frames against Washington on Saturday while issuing one walk. Wacha, who has surrendered a total of one home run in his last five turns, is 1-0 in two career starts against Miami.

Pick: St. Louis -148


Result: Won
 
Washington  Atlanta 

Event Date: 07/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Foltynewicz’s had a rough outing in Washington on June 12, when Foltynewicz lasted just 3 1/3 innings after surrendering eight runs on 11 hits. Washington starter, Gonzalez enters the series with the fourth-lowest ERA among left-handed starters, as the 31-year-old is authoring his best season with the Nationals since winning 21 games in 2012. He has lost his past two starts despite allowing a total of one run on four hits with 17 strikeouts, falling to the Cubs and Cardinals after winning four consecutive decisions.

Pick: Washington -158


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Oakland 

Event Date: 07/06/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gaviglio is winless in his last three starts despite allowing three runs or fewer each time. The 27-year-old native of Oregon suffered his second straight loss Saturday, when he gave up three runs and five hits over a career-high 6 1/3 innings in a road game against the Los Angeles Angels in his ninth career turn. Gaviglio, who will be facing Oakland for the first time, has worked at least five innings in each of his starts.

Pick: Seattle -142


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 07/06/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Montgomery has pitched at least six innings in three straight outings, but he has lost his last two starts. The 28-year-old recorded a season-high seven strikeouts last time out at Cincinnati, but he gave up four runs and nine hits over 6 2/3 innings in a 5-0 defeat. Montgomery has faced the Brewers four times in relief this season, going 0-2 and allowing four earned runs over eight innings.

Pick: Milwaukee +150


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 07/05/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Colorado right-hander Jon Gray was superb in his first outing since returning from a broken foot and looks for another strong performance when the Rockies close a three-game series against the visiting Cincinnati Reds today. Gray struck out 10 batters in six innings while beating the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday after missing nearly 2 1/2 months. Gray showed promise last season while going 10-10 with a 4.61 ERA and his return provides much needed help for the rotation. The 25-year-old, who was selected third overall in the 2013 draft, has seven double-digit strikeout games in 42 career starts. Gray won his lone career start against the Reds last season when he allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits in six innings.

Pick: Colorado -148


Result: Won
 
Seattle  Kansas City 

Event Date: 07/05/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Vargas, a first-time All-Star, defeated the Minnesota Twins in his last outing when he gave up one run and two hits over seven innings. The 34-year-old, who has rebounded superbly from Tommy John surgery, is just two victories shy of his career best - set for the Mariners in 2012. Vargas is 3-2 with a 1.70 ERA in five career starts against Seattle.

Pick: Kansas City +120


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Miami 

Event Date: 07/05/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

J.T. Riddle has collected three straight multi-hit performances to make himself at home on the road halfway through the Miami Marlins' 10-game road trip heading into the All-Star break. Riddle looks to continue his torrid stretch today when the Marlins play the third contest of their four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Miami starter, Volquez owns a 4-1 mark in his last seven starts, but settled for a no-decision on Friday despite allowing just a solo homer among three hits in six innings at Milwaukee. The 34-year-old Dominican also permitted just two walks after issuing 14 free passes in his previous three outings.

Pick: Miami +125


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Miami 

Event Date: 07/04/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lynn made it through six innings for the first time in seven starts on Thursday at Arizona, picking up the victory by giving up three runs. The 30-year-old was hammered in his previous two outings, allowing seven runs each in losses to Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Lynn has been hampered by the long ball, surrendering a career-high 19 on the season, including seven in his last three starts.

Pick: Miami +116


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  Baltimore 

Event Date: 07/04/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nelson has won four of his last five decisions and recorded at least 10 strikeouts in four out of seven outings. He fanned 11 and limited Cincinnati to two runs and three hits over seven stellar frames Thursday. The University of Alabama product, who has yet to face Baltimore, has a 2.64 ERA in nine home starts this year.

Pick: Milwaukee -155


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  Houston 

Event Date: 07/04/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Peacock has helped ease the burden of injuries to Houston's starting rotation, going 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA in seven starts since moving from the bullpen. The 29-year-old has pitched six innings in just one start, but has limited opponents to two earned runs or fewer five times. He beat Oakland on Wednesday striking out seven while allowing one run on two hits.

Pick: Houston -150


Result: Won
 
Texas  Boston 

Event Date: 07/04/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Rangers (40-43) have lost five of their last six to fall three games under .500 and are struggling at the end of games, with the bullpen surrendering the go-ahead run in each of the last three setbacks.  While Boston starter,  Price is beginning to pitch well and is enjoying a string of four straight starts of allowing three or fewer earned runs. The Vanderbilt product matched season highs with seven strikeouts and seven innings pitched against Minnesota on Thursday and did not walk a batter in a win.

Pick: Boston +117


Result: Won
 
Seattle  Kansas City 

Event Date: 07/03/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kansas City (41-40) fell to 26-34 following a loss in San Diego on June 9 before winning seven of its last eight in California, taking series from the Padres, San Francisco and the Los Angeles Angels behind a revitalized offense that averaged 7.4 runs in its victories on the trip. The Royals won for the 15th time in 21 games Sunday against Minnesota, taking three of four in the series to pull into a tie with the Twins for second place in the American League Central - three games behind Cleveland.

Pick: Kansas City +130


Result: Won
 
Minnesota  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 07/03/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Mejia did not allow a run for the second straight outing Wednesday at Boston, recording the win after giving up five hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old Dominican, who blanked Cleveland across five frames five days earlier, has yielded a total of two runs over his last three starts after surrendering nine (eight earned) on June 12 against Seattle. Mejia did not factor in the decision in his head-to-head battle with Meyer on June 1 despite giving up one run in six frames.

Pick: Minnesota -119


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Miami 

Event Date: 07/03/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wainwright has yielded two runs in each of his last two turns, including a victory at Arizona on Wednesday in which he gave up eight hits and struck out eight over 6 1/3 innings. The 35-year-old Georgian has been superb at home this season, going 5-1 with a 2.64 ERA in eight outings while posting an 8.36 mark over eight road starts. Wainwright is 5-2 with two shutouts and a 2.37 ERA in 11 career games (nine starts) against the Marlins, including a no-decision at Miami on May 9 in which he allowed four runs over 5 1/3 frames.

Pick: St. Louis -141


Result: Won
 
New York  Toronto 

Event Date: 07/03/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Stroman bounced back from a poor start with one of his best on Wednesday, when he scattered five hits and one walk while striking out eight in 7 2/3 scoreless innings to earn a win over the Baltimore Orioles. The Duke product was lit up for seven runs in four innings at Texas on June 22 but surrendered three or fewer runs in five of his last six turns. Stroman yielded two runs and five hits in six innings against New York on June 4 and is 5-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 10 career starts versus the Yankees.

Pick: Toronto +120


Result: Loss
 
New York  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 07/02/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The New York Mets are making a run at .500 in front of the All-Star break and are winners of four straight. The Mets will try to make it five in a row and eight of nine when they host the Philadelphia Phillies in the finale of a three-game series . Philadelphia starter, Pivetta is coming off the worst start of his brief big-league career after serving up six runs on seven hits and five walks over 2 2/3 innings to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

Pick: New York -143


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Cleveland 

Event Date: 07/02/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Despite registering a season-high nine strikeouts and holding Texas to one run on two hits over six innings, Clevinger has to settle for a no-decision on Tuesday. He failed to pitch beyond five innings in each of his previous three starts - all on the road - while giving up eight runs and eight walks in 13 innings. 

Pick: Detroit +105


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 07/02/2017
Event Time: 0 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cobb took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Pittsburgh on Tuesday but settled for a no-decision after allowing two hits over eight scoreless innings. The 29-year-old Boston native is 2-0 over his last four starts, yielding five earned runs over 27 2/3 innings with 18 strikeouts and six walks in that span. Manny Machado (2-for-17, one homer) has struggled against Cobb, who is 4-1 with a 2.00 ERA in nine career games versus Baltimore.

Pick: Tampa Bay +108


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  Minnesota 

Event Date: 07/02/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Santiago lost his sixth straight decision Tuesday, even though he worked only two innings at Boston due to a rain delay. A two-run homer was the only hit allowed by the 29-year-old native of New Jersey, who even suffered a loss in relief against Tampa Bay on May 28 during his slide. Santiago is 3-3 with a 3.93 ERA in 17 career appearances (11 starts) against Kansas City. Kansas City starter, Wood will be making his first start since 2015 while with the Chicago Cubs after 25 appearances out of the bullpen in his first season with the Royals. The 30-year-old from Arkansas has thrown 9 1/3 scoreless innings over his last seven relief outings, giving up only five hits and issuing one walk in that span.

Pick: Kansas City -118


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Washington 

Event Date: 07/02/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Despite failing to record at least 10 strikeouts for the first time in seven outings Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs, Scherzer still earned the victory after yielding only one run and two hits while fanning six over six innings. The major-league leader in strikeouts (151) and WHIP (0.78) has given up only six earned runs and 22 hits over his last seven starts spanning 54 frames.

Pick: Washington -121


Result: Won
 
Toronto  Boston 

Event Date: 07/02/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pomeranz allowed one run (unearned) and four hits while striking out seven in five innings of a 9-2 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Tennessee native is 4-1 in his last seven starts, yielding two runs or fewer in six contests and lowering his ERA by 1.16 during that span. Toronto's roster is batting only .194 versus Pomeranz. Toronto starter, Biagini permitted three runs, five hits and four walks in 5 1/3 innings of a 3-1 loss to Baltimore on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Californian is 2-6 with a 4.93 ERA in 10 starts since coming out of the bullpen in his first 74 career games.

Pick: Boston +104


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Chicago 

Event Date: 07/01/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Stephens is set to become the eighth Reds pitcher and the fifth starter to make his major-league debut this season. The 23-year-old was an 18th-round draft pick in 2012 and has put up pedestrian numbers in six seasons in the minors. Stephens was 4-4 with a 4.97 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) at Triple-A Louisville before getting the call to the bigs.

Pick: Chicago -112


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  Miami 

Event Date: 07/01/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Koehler's last start in the majors saw him give up eight runs in three frames against Houston before he was placed on the disabled list due to shoulder bursitis. The 31-year-old made three rehab starts in the minors, including a solid outing for Triple-A New Orleans last Saturday in which he allowed a run and two hits in 6 1/3 innings. He has been rocked for 30 runs in 26 2/3 frames in his career against Milwaukee and has a 13.11 ERA over three starts at Miller Park.

Pick: Milwaukee -122


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Washington 

Event Date: 07/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

St. Louis improved to 38-41 with an 8-1 win in Friday's series opener and has won five of its last six games, with the last three of those victories coming over the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington. A big reason for the surge is the strength of the pitching staff, which allowed four or fewer runs in each of the wins and yielded six hits on Friday to the Nationals, who lead the National League in runs scored. Washington might have a little trouble generating offense at the top of its lineup with Trea Turner (fractured wrist) on the disabled list along with Adam Eaton (knee), leaving the team searching for its third primary leadoff hitter of the season.

Pick: St. Louis -109


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Atlanta 

Event Date: 07/01/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Dickey looks to continue his strong work of late, after going 3-1 with a 4.02 ERA in five June starts – giving up one earned run or less in three outings. He held the Giants to three hits across seven shutout innings on June 19, and five days later gave up one run on five hits in seven innings to beat Milwaukee. Dickey has struck out 26 hitters across his past four starts, going 3-1 in that stretch.

Pick: Atlanta +128


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Baltimore 

Event Date: 07/01/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bundy permitted three runs, five hits and four walks with eight strikeouts in seven innings to beat Tampa Bay 8-3 on Saturday for his second win in three outings. The 24-year-old Tulsa native issued 10 free passes in his last three games after averaging 1.77 over his first 13 starts, and has allowed at least one homer in 10 straight contests. Tim Beckham (2-for-4) and Evan Longoria (4-for-11) each have two homers against Bundy, who is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA versus the Rays.

Pick: Tampa Bay +`113


Result: Won
 
Pittsburgh  San Francisco 

Event Date: 06/30/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cole has given up exactly one run en route to victory in each of his last three outings, including at St. Louis on Saturday when he held the Cardinals to five hits and two walks in six frames. Outside of an uncharacteristic four-game stretch from May 22-June 8 when he allowed 23 runs in 19 1/3 innings, the 26-year-old UCLA product has posted a 2.44 ERA over his other 12 outings. Cole has been even more dominant in his career against the Giants, going 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in four starts.

Pick: Pittsburgh -127


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Boston 

Event Date: 06/30/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Mookie Betts belted a homer on Thursday to improve to 7-for-16 with three runs scored during his four-game hitting streak. The 24-year-old torched Toronto by going 5-for-13 with a homer, five RBIs and three runs scored as the Red Sox took two of three at Rogers Centre in April, but is just 2-for-18 with six strikeouts against Friday starter Marco Estrada. The American League East cellar-dwelling Blue Jays fell for the fifth time in seven outings on Thursday as they mustered just three hits in a 2-0 setback to Baltimore. Jose Bautista saw his six-game hitting streak halted on Thursday and is a disastrous 0-for-11 with seven strikeouts this season against Boston.

Pick: Boston +125


Result: Won
 
Arizona   Colorado 

Event Date: 06/30/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Rockies haven't won since - getting swept in three games by the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers and division-worst San Francisco - to tarnish what was once an impressive 25-13 road record. The Diamondbacks boast the majors' second-best home mark at 30-12. Arizona starter, Ray continued to make his bid for an All-Star nod Saturday against Philadelphia, winning his sixth consecutive decision after allowing two runs on six hits and four walks across 6 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old Tennessee native is unbeaten over his last eight turns and has been particularly stingy over his last seven, permitting one run or less five times.

Pick: Arizona -138


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  Chicago 

Event Date: 06/30/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Montgomery has posted back-to-back quality starts, and he has not allowed more than three runs in any of his four outings since moving into the rotation. The 27-year-old gave up three runs in the first inning of a loss Sunday at Miami before shutting out the Marlins for the next five frames and recording a season-high six strikeouts. Montgomery has made six relief appearances versus the Reds, including two this season, allowing three runs - all in his last appearance against them on May 17 - over 6 2/3 innings.

Pick: Chicago -102


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Texas 

Event Date: 06/30/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bibens-Dirkx shut down the Yankees in his last turn, when he gave up one run and five hits over seven innings. It was the second time in three starts the 32-year-old allowed just one run over seven frames. Bibens-Dirkx is 2-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in 24 1/3 innings on the road. Chicago starter, Pelfrey lost to Oakland in his last start as he gave up three runs and four hits over 4 2/3 innings. The 33-year-old served up two homers and matched a season high with five walks in the suspect outing. Pelfrey is 1-2 with a 5.97 ERA in five career starts against the Rangers and has struggled with Adrian Beltre (4-for-11, two homers).

Pick: Texas -113


Result: Loss
 
Arizona   St. Louis 

Event Date: 06/28/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Godley has a 2.13 ERA and 0.83 WHIP home this season, and is 6-1 last 7 overall team starts, and 9-2 career as a favorite. Cardinals starter, Wainwright has a 9.28 ERA away as opposed to a 2.64 ERA home this season, and is 0-3 the last three away team starts during June. In addition, Godley has 32 Ks and only 5 BBs in his last five starts

Pick: Arizona -133


Result: Loss
 
Miami  New York 

Event Date: 06/28/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Mets are 6-1 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing record, 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record, and 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. While the Marlins are 5-13 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series and 2-8 in their last 10 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.

Pick: New York -101


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 06/28/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Brewers are 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. While the Reds are 23-49 in their last 72 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15, 4-12 in their last 16 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game, 5-16 in their last 21 during game 2 of a series, and 3-14 in their last 17 overall.

Pick: Milwaukee -113


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 06/28/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Under is 7-3-1 in Mariners last 11 home games vs. a right-handed starter, and 7-3 in Mariners last 10 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. While the Under is 36-14-2 in Phillies last 52 vs. American League West and 5-2-1 in Phillies last 8 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Pick: Under 9/-115


Result: Tie
 
Chicago  New York 

Event Date: 06/26/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Montgomery is 3-0 in his last four starts and picked up a win on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels while allowing two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. The South Carolina product struck out five in that turn and owns 71 punch outs in 74 2/3 total innings. Montgomery made his second career start against Chicago on April 17 and earned his first win while yielding three runs in six frames.

Pick: New York -151


Result: Won
 
Washington  Chicago 

Event Date: 06/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cubs are 35-17 in their last 52 Monday games and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings versus Washington. While the Nationals are 4-9 in Gonzalezs last 13 starts with 5 days of rest and 2-9 in Gonzalezs last 11 starts vs. National League Central.

Pick: Chicago +138


Result: Won
 
San Francisco  Colorado 

Event Date: 06/26/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Samardzija has won only one of his last seven outings despite allowing fewer than four runs six times in that stretch. The lone turn in which he surrendered more was a loss at Colorado on June 16, when he was tagged for eight runs and 11 hits over six innings. That setback dropped Samardzija to 0-3 with a 9.33 ERA versus the Rockies this season and 3-5 with a 3.91 ERA in 14 career appearances (10 starts).

Pick: Colorado +125


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Baltimore 

Event Date: 06/25/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tillman spun five scoreless innings in his 2017 debut but has struggled since while going 0-5 and has not lasted past six frames in any of his nine outings. The 29-year-old Californian, who won 56 games in the previous four seasons, has walked 22 and surrendered nine homers in 39 2/3 innings this year. Tillman has allowed 19 runs in his last three outings overall and is 8-10 with a 4.11 ERA in 25 career games against the Rays.

Pick: Tampa Bay -148


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  Toronto 

Event Date: 06/25/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Kansas City Royals own a winning record for the first time this season and have no plans to go backward. The Royals will try to continue their climb above .500 and complete a three-game sweep when they host the Toronto Blue Jays in the finale of a six-game home stand. Kansas City starter, Hammel is thriving along with the rest of his team this month and is 3-0 with a 2.30 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP in four June starts. The 34-year-old allowed two runs in seven innings to earn a win over Boston on Monday without walking a batter - the third time in four starts he did not issue a free pass. Hammel spent the last 2 1/2 seasons in the National League with the Chicago Cubs and is 4-2 with a 4.57 ERA in 15 career appearances against Toronto, with most coming as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles earlier in his career.

Pick: Kansas City +100


Result: Loss
 
St. Louis  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 06/25/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Leake turned in his finest effort in nearly a month Tuesday at Philadelphia but did not stay around long enough to get a decision despite allowing one run and three hits over six innings of an 8-1 victory. The outing halted a four-start losing streak for the Arizona State product, who was 5-2 with a 1.91 ERA through nine starts before posting a 6.20 ERA over his next four turns prior to Tuesday. Leake has fared well in 29 career starts against the Pirates, going 10-5 with a 3.29 ERA.

Pick: St. Louis -140


Result: Won
 
Washington  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 06/25/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Reds are 17-38 in their last 55 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game, 19-44 in their last 63 Sunday games, and 8-21 in their last 29 games after losing the first 2 games of a series. While the Nationals are 12-5 in Roarks last 17 home starts vs. a team with a losing record, 12-5 in Roarks last 17 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game, and 19-8 in Roarks last 27 starts vs. a team with a losing record.

Pick: Washington -140


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Oakland 

Event Date: 06/25/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Holland permitted seven runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings of a 9-7 loss at Minnesota on June 20 and has allowed 22 runs in 15 2/3 frames while going 1-3 in his last four starts.  Holland is 5-5 with a 3.45 ERA in 21 games (15 starts) versus Oakland, including 0-1, 5.06 in three games (two starts) last season.

Pick: Oakland -126


Result: Won
 
Cleveland  Minnesota 

Event Date: 06/25/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tomlin owns just one victory in four starts this month - allowing 15 earned runs over 19 1/3 innings - but held Minnesota to one run on six hits in eight frames despite taking the loss on May 12. The 32-year-old Texas Tech product has walked just two batters in the last seven games and six on the season over 75 2/3 innings. Joe Mauer is 11-for-29 against Tomlin, who is 5-5 with a 5.13 ERA in 16 games (13 starts) against the Twins.

Pick: Minnesota +141


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 06/23/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nelson makes his 15th start of the season after firing the first complete game of his career, a victory over San Diego on Sunday in which he gave up one run and six hits while registering 10 strikeouts. The 28-year-old led the NL with 16 losses a year ago but has allowed fewer than two earned runs in five of his last nine turns, recording double-digit strikeouts three times while posting a 2.24 ERA. Atlanta starter, Foltynewicz suffered a loss at Milwaukee on April 30, when he yielded four runs - one earned - and four hits in six innings.

Pick: Milwaukee -105


Result: Loss
 
New York  Texas 

Event Date: 06/23/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tanaka's regression has been baffling since ripping off the five straight wins, as he is 0-6 over his last seven starts while watching his ERA rise by more than two runs. Tanaka struck out 10 last time out in Oakland but he lasted only four innings and gave up five runs while surrendering three homers. During his seven-start drought, Tanaka has coughed up 15 homers in only 33 1/3 innings.

Pick: Texas +108


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  Toronto 

Event Date: 06/23/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Kansas Royals have won nine of 11 contests to move within one game of .500 while the Toronto Blue Jays are 0-9 this season in their bid to even their record. Kansas City starter, Happ has answered a slow start since coming off the disabled list with elbow inflammation to win back-to-back outings in sterling fashion. The 34-year-old scattered six hits and struck out eight over six innings in a 4-0 victory at Seattle on June 11 before fanning nine in 6 2/3 frames of a 7-2 triumph versus the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Pick: Kansas City +130


Result: Won
 
San Diego  Detroit 

Event Date: 06/23/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Perdomo lost to Milwaukee in his last turn even though he gave up only two runs and eight hits in six innings. The 24-year-old served up two homers in three of his last five starts - each of the multi-homer outings occurred on the road. Perdomo is 1-1 with a 5.31 ERA in seven home starts this season.

Pick: Detroit -113


Result: Loss
 
Cleveland  Minnesota 

Event Date: 06/23/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cleveland Indians are looking like the team that advanced to the World Series last year and aim for their ninth victory in 10 contests Minnesota starter, Mejia has dropped back-to-back starts and lasted fewer than five innings in both outings. The 24-year-old lost to Cleveland on Saturday when he gave up two runs and five hits - including homers to Lonnie Chisenhall and Austin Jackson - over 4 2/3 innings. Mejia is 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA in 12 2/3 innings over three road starts.

Pick; Cleveland -173


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Oakland 

Event Date: 06/23/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cotton halted a drought of more than six weeks without a victory last time out against the New York Yankees, allowing three runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Cotton was 0-4 in his previous five turns, allowing 20 earned runs in that span, and continues to have troubles with an inability to keep the ball in the park. Cotton has surrendered 12 of his 13 home runs in his last seven outings.

Pick: Chicago +100


Result: Loss
 
Los Angeles  New York 

Event Date: 06/22/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Los Angeles Dodgers moved into first place in the National League West on Wednesday and are playing like a team that could be there for a while. Los Angeles has won six straight contests and 12 of its last 13 heading into today’s series finale against the visiting New York Mets, who have been outscored 30-8 while losing the first three games of the set. Ryu is looking to record back-to-back victories for the first time this season after holding Cincinnati to two runs over five frames in a 10-2 win on Saturday. The 30-year-old owns a 2-0 record and 1.80 ERA in three career starts against the Mets.

Pick: Los Angeles -154


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  St. Louis 

Event Date: 06/22/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Martinez has turned around his season since the calendar reached May, posting 6-2 mark in his last nine outings. The 25-year-old Dominican has posted back-to-back gems, striking out 11 and scattering four hits in a 7-0 romp over Philadelphia on June 10 before allowing one run in six innings in an 11-2 rout at Baltimore. Philadelphia starter, Nola fell to 1-5 in his last six outings on Friday after allowing five runs on nine hits in six-plus innings against Arizona.

Pick: St. Louis -135


Result: Loss
 
Oakland  Houston 

Event Date: 06/22/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Paulino is coming off his first major-league victory, a six-inning outing against Boston on Saturday in which he allowed one run and three hits. The triumph came in the fifth career start - and fourth this season - by the 23-year-old Dominican, who has registered 20 strikeouts and issued only five walks in 19 2/3 frames this year. Paulino will be facing Oakland for the first time as he makes his third start of 2017 on the road.

Pick: Houston -121


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Cleveland 

Event Date: 06/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Clevinger's stay in Triple-A Columbus will be a short one as he is expected to start today. The 26-year-old is coming off a four-inning stint in a doubleheader at Minnesota on Saturday in which he allowed one run on two hits in a no-decision versus the Twins. Clevinger didn't fare well in his last outing versus Baltimore, permitting four runs on as many hits with three walks in four innings of a no-decision on May 29, 2016.

Pick: Baltimore +110


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Chicago 

Event Date: 06/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Arrieta limited the Marlins to two runs and two hits over six innings in a win June 6 in Chicago, improving to 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in three meetings with Miami. Miami starter, Locke is winless in four starts since coming off the disabled list June 1. The 29-year-old has had a tough time getting out of innings and twice has failed to get through five frames. Locke lost to Arrieta and the Cubs on June 6, when he allowed four runs (three earned) in 4 2/3 innings.

Pick: Chicago -128


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 06/22/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Anderson did not factor in the decision against San Diego in his last turn, when he gave up three runs and five hits over seven innings. Prior to that outing, the 29-year-old gave up one run and 14 hits with 30 strikeouts during a 27 2/3-inning stretch over four starts. Anderson is 3-2 with a 3.43 ERA in eight career starts against Pittsburgh, including a 3-1 record and 2.16 ERA in five outings last season.

Pick: Milwaukee -121


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 06/21/2017
Event Time: 12 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Ramirez is supplying few innings and giving up loads of hits over his last four outings, and is coming off an ugly start at Detroit in which he was battered for 10 runs (eight earned) in 4 2/3 innings. He has pitched a total of 17 innings during his rocky stretch and been reached for 21 runs and 32 hits. 

Pick: Cincinnati +104


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Washington 

Event Date: 06/21/2017
Event Time: 12 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Scherzer improved to 4-1 with a 1.13 ERA in his last five outings on Friday after allowing one run on four hits in eight innings of a 7-2 rout against the New York Mets. The 32-year-old fanned 10 for the second straight outing and has recorded double-digit strikeouts in each of his last five. Scherzer, who owns a 6-1 mark with a 1.84 ERA on the road, is 4-1 with a 2.60 ERA in his career at Marlins Park.

Pick: Wasshington -142


Result: Loss
 
Oakland  Houston 

Event Date: 06/21/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Fiers looks to extend his unbeaten streak, which reached five starts when he limited Boston to one run and five hits in seven innings of a no-decision on Friday. The 32-year-old Floridian has recorded three wins during the stretch, allowing a total of eight earned runs over 30 frames and two or fewer in each of his last four outings.

Pick: Houston -113


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Cleveland 

Event Date: 06/21/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Carrasco improved to 5-1 over his last eight starts by limiting Minnesota to one run and four hits over 6 1/3 innings. Carrasco also boosted his road record to 5-1 with a 2.89 ERA in seven starts, allowing two homers in 43 2/3 innings and holding the opposition to a .190 batting average. Baltimore starter, Gausman continues to give up hits in alarming numbers (107 in 75 innings) and his WHIP of 1.92 is easily the worst in the major leagues. The 26-year-old has allowed at least eight hits in seven consecutive starts, including last time out when he was tagged for five runs in 5 2/3 innings versus St. Louis.

Pick: Cleveland -152


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  St. Louis 

Event Date: 06/21/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pivetta outdueled Chris Sale in his last encounter, recording career highs in strikeouts (nine) and innings worked (seven) while scattering four hits in a hard-luck no-decision against Boston on Thursday. The 24-year-old's long outing marked the first time in seven starts that he ventured past the fifth inning. Pivetta will be making just his third start at home Wednesday, where he has yet to record a decision

Pick: St. Louis -123


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Houston 

Event Date: 06/19/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gossett receives another chance after getting pounded by the Miami Marlins in his major-league debut. The 24-year-old native of South Carolina was tagged for seven runs - six earned - and six hits (two homers) in 3 1/3 innings of a loss at Miami on Wednesday. Gossett has made 11 starts for Triple-A Nashville this season, going 3-3 with a 3.41 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 60 2/3 frames.

Pick: Houston -141


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 06/19/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Feldman's three-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday in San Diego, allowing four earned runs and failing to last more than five innings for the third time in four tries. The Hawaii native has been markedly worse on the road (2-3, 5.58 ERA) than in Cincinnati (3-2, 3.45). Evan Longoria (5-for-17) and Derek Norris (6-for-14) have each homered against Feldman. Tampa Bay starter, Odorizzi has done some of his best work at Tropicana Field this year, posting a 3-2 record with a 3.11 ERA and 1.01 WHIP while allowing hitters to bat only .213 against him. Odorizzi carries a 6-3 record with a 3.12 ERA in 15 interleague starts as he squares off against Cincinnati for the first time.

Pick: Tampa Bay -139


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Washington 

Event Date: 06/19/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nicolino left his last start May 30 against Philadelphia after bruising the tip of his left index finger on a bunt attempt, interrupting a solid start in which he had thrown three scoreless no-hit innings. He yielded one run in six frames in his one other home start this year but is just 2-6 lifetime at Marlins Park. The 25-year-old is 0-3 with an 8.10 ERA in four games (three starts) versus Washington.

Pick: Washington -108


Result: Loss
 
Los Angeles  Kansas City 

Event Date: 06/18/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Vargas won his fourth consecutive start on Tuesday against San Francisco, allowing five hits while striking out six over seven frames. The Southern California native owns a 65-to-18 strikeout-to-walk ratio and ranks second in the majors with a 2.10 ERA, trailing only Houston’s Dallas Keuchel. Vargas owns a 6-4 record and 3.02 ERA in 16 career games (15 starts) against the Angels while holding Yunel Escobar to four hits in 22 at-bats.

Pick: Kansas City -103


Result: Won
 
Houston  Boston 

Event Date: 06/18/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Musgrove returned from a stint on the disabled list to suffer a loss against Texas on Monday after surrendering two runs on five hits and a walk in 4 2/3 frames. The 24-year-old enjoyed his finest turn of the season prior to his injury on May 26, throwing seven scoreless innings in a win versus Baltimore. Musgrove is only 2-5 with a 5.05 ERA at home in 2017 entering his first start against Boston - a far cry from the 3-1 record and 1.75 ERA he posted at Minute Maid Park in six late-season games (five starts) last year.

Pick: Boston +108


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Arizona 

Event Date: 06/18/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 4 Unit MLB Game of the Week

Colorado and the Los Angeles Dodgers refuse to lose, so the Arizona Diamondbacks are doing the same in order to keep pace atop the National League West. The Diamondbacks will go for their seventh consecutive victory and a three-game sweep when they visit the major league-worst Philadelphia Phillies for the series finale today. Colorado (45-26), Arizona (43-26) and Los Angeles (43-26) are turning the NL West into baseball's most hotly contested division, and the Diamondbacks are the hottest in the bunch with wins in six straight and nine of their last 10. Arizona starter, Ray is enjoying a string of five straight dominant wins in which he allowed a total of one run over 37 innings while recording 48 strikeouts. The 25-year-old is well on his way to a second straight 200-strikeout season with 107 in 82 1/3 frames and is limiting opponents to a .184 batting average.

Gold Pick: Arizona -156


Result: Won
 
Colorado  San Fracisco 

Event Date: 06/18/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Blach followed up his first career shutout earlier this month with two starts in which he combined to give up 12 runs in 11 2/3 innings. The more difficult of the two was Tuesday at home against Kansas City, which got to the 26-year-old for seven runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 frames en route to an 8-1 win. Colorado starter, Chatwood is 7-3 with a 2.81 ERA in 14 career games (13 starts) against San Francisco.

Pick: Colorado -155


Result: Won
 
Minnesota  Cleveland 

Event Date: 06/18/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cleveland Indians attempt to match their longest winning streak of the season when they visit the Minnesota Twins today for the finale of their four-game series. Cleveland seeks its fifth consecutive triumph after outscoring Minnesota 15-5 while sweeping Saturday's doubleheader. Cleveland starter, Bauer has won each of his first two meetings this season, including a triumph at Minnesota on April 20 in which he allowed two runs over 6 1/3 frames. Minnesota starter, Gibson fell to 2-4 with a 6.26 ERA in 10 career starts against Cleveland when he allowed three runs over 5 1/3 frames on April 17.

Pick: Cleveland -148


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  San Diego 

Event Date: 06/18/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nelson did not factor in the decision at St. Louis on Tuesday, giving up four runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings. That outing snapped a streak of three straight quality starts -- all at home -- for the Alabama product, who gave up four runs and struck out 27 over 21 innings during that span. Nelson beat the Padres in San Diego on May 16 with six innings of two-run ball, striking out eight.

Pick: Milwaukee -141


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  San Diego 

Event Date: 06/17/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lamet is making his fifth major-league start and has yet to last more than five innings. The 24-year-old has been roughed up for seven earned runs in each of his last two outings - both losses - and served up three homers to Kansas City in his last turn. Lamet has struck out 25 batters in 22 innings and has limited right-handed hitters to a .138 average. Milwaukee starter, Anderson has allowed just one run in 27 2/3 innings over his last four starts, registering 30 strikeouts during that stretch. He didn't allow a run in three consecutive turns before giving up one over six innings while losing to Arizona in his last turn. The 29-year-old Anderson yielded four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings against San Diego on May 15 but did not factor in the decision and is 3-1 with a 4.02 ERA in seven career starts versus the Padres.

Pick: Milwaukee  -157


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Chicago 

Event Date: 06/17/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Arrieta put together two straight quality starts before giving up four runs in 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Colorado last time out. The 31-year-old matched his season-high with three walks and hit a batter as his command remained suspect. Arrieta is 9-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 16 starts against the Pirates.  The Pirates went 4-14-1 against the Cubs a year ago.

Pick: Chicago -119


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Seattle 

Event Date: 06/17/2017
Event Time: 5 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

After halting their recent struggles against the Mariners to get back to .500 in the opener, the Rangers eye their seventh win in eight contests overall today when they continue a three-game set against their American League West rival in Texas. Since May 9, the Rangers (33-33) have posted a 10-game winning streak, immediately followed by a 4-12 stretch before they went 5-1 during a six-game road trip against division leaders Washington and Houston leading into this series. Texas mustered a total of 16 runs while losing five of its first six meetings to Seattle, but Carlos Gomez put an emphatic end to those struggles with a season-high four RBIs in Friday's 10-4 series-opening rout - his first game back since missing over a month recovering from a hamstring injury.

Pick: Texas -127


Result: Won
 
New York  Washington 

Event Date: 06/17/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Washington Nationals have laid to rest any concerns about the New York Mets using this week’s four-game clash to gain ground in the National League East race. Instead, the visiting Nationals have widened the gap with two comfortable wins over the Mets, and they’ll try to make it three straight today. Washington entered the series having lost five of six, while New York had won five of six and pulled within 8 1/2 games of the division-leading Nationals. The prospect of the Mets making a charge seemed plausible, but the Nationals have won the first two contests 8-3 and 7-2 as injuries continue to mount for the Mets. The Nationals belted three home runs in Friday’s victory and have 12 blasts in their last five games. Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg will be eager to take the mound at Citi Field, where he is 6-1 with a 1.97 ERA in eight starts and has not lost since 2013.

Pick: Washington -160


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Arizona 

Event Date: 06/17/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Godley is enjoying a string of six straight quality starts and has yet to allow more than three earned runs in seven outings this season. The 27-year-old held Milwaukee to two runs on two hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings while striking out four last Saturday to snap his four-start winless streak. Godley will be making his first career start against the Phillies after tossing a perfect inning of relief versus them last season. Philadelphia starter, Eickhoff is the first Phillies pitcher to go winless in his first 13 starts since Cliff Lee in 2012 and is coming off a no-decision at Boston in which he allowed four runs - three earned - and seven hits in six innings. The 26-year-old is not getting much support from Philadelphia's offense, which totaled one or no runs in four of his last six turns. Eickhoff is 0-1 with a 4.22 ERA and 16 hits allowed in 10 2/3 career innings against Arizona.

Pick: Arizona -125


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  St. Louis 

Event Date: 06/17/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wainwright has been struggling a bit of late but managed to post a win against Philadelphia on Sunday after surrendering two runs on six hits and a pair of walks in five innings. The Georgia native had his string of four straight victories in which he allowed a total of one run come to an end at Cincinnati on June 6, when he was lit up for nine runs on seven hits and three walks in 3 2/3 frames. Wainwright, who will be facing Baltimore for the first time in his career, is 13-8 with a 3.33 ERA in 33 career interleague games (27 starts). Baltimore starter, Miley followed his best start of the season - one run allowed in seven innings against Boston on June 1 - with two of his worst. The Louisiana native got knocked around for 10 runs and 14 hits in five frames combined by Pittsburgh and the Chicago White Sox in his last two turns. Miley, who has issued 36 walks in 65 2/3 innings this year, is 1-2 with a 4.13 ERA in four career starts against St. Louis.

Pick: St. Louis +102


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Chicago 

Event Date: 06/16/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

it has been seven weeks since the Chicago Cubs won a series on the road, and they return to the site where they last did so when they begin a three-game set against the host Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago took two of three in Pittsburgh from April 24-26. Pittsburgh starter, Williams had put together back-to-back quality starts before he was dinged for five runs and six hits over four innings Saturday in a no-decision against Miami. The 25-year-old has allowed just one run in three of his seven starts, but he hasn’t been able to consistently produce those results. 

Pick: Chicago -113


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Arizona 

Event Date: 06/16/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Arizona Diamondbacks are riding an impressive wave of offense to win four in a row and seven of their last eight to remain in the thick of it in the competitive National League West. Manager Torey Lovullo's club looks to continue its momentum today at Citizens Bank Park as Arizona opens a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Arizona answered a three-game skid by erupting for 59 runs in its next seven contests before completing a two-game interleague sweep of Detroit with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday. Paul Goldschmidt has been integral in the power surge by going 17-for-40 with three homers, 14 RBIs and 12 runs scored this month and aims to build off last season's feast of Philadelphia in which he went 6-for-14 with two homers in the Diamondbacks' four-game sweep at Citizens Bank Park on June 17-19, 2016.

Pick: Arizona +119


Result: Won
 
Oakland  New York 

Event Date: 06/16/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Severino improved to 3-0 over his last seven outings with a victory against Baltimore on Saturday, when he allowed just one run and two hits in seven innings. The 23-year-old Dominican has given up more than two runs only once during his unbeaten streak and fewer than two on five occasions. Severino, who is 2-0 with a 2.17 ERA in six turns on the road this season, yielded two runs over six frames of a no-decision on April 21, 2016 in his only career start versus Oakland.

Pick: New York -128


Result: Loss
 
New York  Washington 

Event Date: 06/16/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Scherzer’s stuff has been electric of late, as he has reached double digits in strikeouts in four straight outings. The 32-year-old ace is 3-1 with a 1.13 ERA over that stretch with 48 strikeouts and five walks in 32 innings. Scherzer is 6-4 with a 2.39 ERA in 13 career appearances (12 starts) against the Mets.

Pick: Washington -140


Result: Won
 
Colorado  San Francisco 

Event Date: 06/16/2017
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Samardzija lost to Minnesota in his last turn as he gave up three runs and four hits in six innings. Despite striking out 100 and issuing just 12 walks, the 32-year-old is tied for most defeats in the majors. Samardzija is 0-2 with an 8.03 ERA against the Rockies this season, dropping him to 3-4 with a 3.24 ERA in 13 career appearances (nine starts), and has struggled with Arenado (10-for-23, six RBIs). Colorado starter, Senzatela has been a solid surprise for the Rockies as he is tied for second in the majors in victories. Senzatela is 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA in two starts against the Giants this season and hasn't issued a walk in 14 innings.

Pick: Colorado -105


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Kansas City 

Event Date: 06/16/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Kansas City Royals look to extend their season-best winning streak to six games on today, when they visit the Los Angeles Angels for the second contest of their four-game series. Kansas City racked up 15 hits in Thursday's 7-2 victory and has scored 42 runs during its string of victories. Los Angeles starter, Chavez gave up a season-high six runs against Houston in his last start but escaped with a no-decision after lasting only 3 2/3 innings. The 33-year-old has served up at least one homer in 11 consecutive appearances to set a dubious franchise record. Chavez is 0-1 in six career appearances (one start) against Kansas City.

Pick: :Kansas City +104


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Baltimore 

Event Date: 06/15/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tillman was shellacked in his last outing as he surrendered nine runs in 1 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees on Saturday. The 29-year-old surrendered three homers for the second time in three turns and saw his ERA skyrocket from 5.59 to 8.01 after the disastrous outing in the Bronx.

Pick: Chicago +106


Result: Won
 
New York  Washington 

Event Date: 06/15/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gonzalez is well on his way to his eighth straight season with double-digit wins and has posted three straight quality starts. The 31-year-old didn’t get a decision last time out despite holding Texas to one run and three hits over six innings with a season-high nine strikeouts. Gonzalez has enjoyed pitching against the Mets, going 12-5 with a 2.96 ERA in 21 meetings.

Pick:: Washington -111


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Kansas City 

Event Date: 06/15/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Kansas City Royals have tuned up their sagging offense and look to post a season-best fifth straight victory when they open a four-game series against the host Los Angeles Angels today. Kansas City, which has scored the fewest runs (253) in the American League, has racked up 35 during its four-game winning streak. Los Angeles starter, Nolasco has dropped five consecutive starts - matching the longest skid of his career - and is winless in his last nine dating back to a victory over Oakland on April 27. Nolasco is 2-4 with a 4.80 ERA in eight career starts against the Royals and has struggled with Salvador Perez (8-for-21, one homer) and Alcides Escobar (8-for-24).

Pick: Kansas City +110


Result: Won
 
Colorado  San Francisco 

Event Date: 06/15/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Winners of eight of their last 11, the Rockies look to continue to flex their muscles against the visiting San Francisco Giants on Thursday when the National League West rivals play the opener of a four-game series at Coors Field. San Francisco starter, Moore didn't fare well against Colorado in a pair of starts this season, losing both decisions after permitting five runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 5-0 setback on April 15 before being tagged for six runs on nine hits - including three homers - in a 12-3 rout seven days later. The 27-year-old fell to 0-3 in his last five starts on Friday after allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings of a 4-0 setback versus Minnesota. Moore looks to alter his fortunes on the road, where he owns an 0-4 mark with a gaudy 7.94 ERA in seven starts.

Pick: Colorado -156


Result: Won
 
New York  Chicago 

Event Date: 06/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Harvey has been inconsistent through 12 turns, posting only four quality starts while allowing five or more runs four times. The 28-year-old was excellent Friday at Atlanta, allowing four hits over five scoreless frames, but threw 104 pitches before settling for a no-decision. Harvey is 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA in two career starts against the Cubs.

Pick: New York +111


Result: Won
 
Cleveland  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 06/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kluber went on the disabled list early in May with a 5.06 ERA, but he has looked much more like himself in two starts since returning to the mound while surrendering three runs in 12 innings. The former Cy Young Award winner has 18 strikeouts against three walks in that span and he has gone 4-0 in four home outings this season. Kluber, who has faced the Dodgers just once and was solid through 6 2/3 innings, is 11-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 16 career interleague starts.

Pick: Cleveland -135


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  Boston 

Event Date: 06/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Boston Red Sox have been heating up like the soon-to-be summer temperatures with wins in 15 of their last 22 contests, highlighted by two extra-inning victories over the Philadelphia Phillies. The visiting Red Sox look to continue their good fortune against the free-falling Phillies today when the four-game, home-and-home interleague series shifts to Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia starter, Hellickson fell to 1-4 with a 6.43 ERA in his last eight starts after allowing three runs on 10 hits in six innings of Friday's 3-2 setback at St. Louis. The 30-year-old continues to be plagued by the longball, as he was taken deep for the fourth straight outing against the Cardinals and has surrendered 14 homers in 13 starts.

Pick: Boston -114


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  New York 

Event Date: 06/14/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pineda bounced back from a rough outing against Toronto by allowing one unearned run over seven innings of a 9-1 victory over Boston on Thursday. The 28-year-old won for the fourth time in five starts. Los Angeles starter, Shoemaker, who leads the Angels with 67 strikeouts, has gone 0-2 with a 4.05 ERA in two career starts against the Yankees.

Pick: New York -139


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Seattle 

Event Date: 06/14/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Santana threw a four-hit shutout at Baltimore last time out to go along with a two-hitter and a one-hitter over his last 11 starts. Ervin Santana won seven games in each of the past two years, a total he surpassed in his last start after tossing his third shutout of the young season. Santana goes for his ninth win tonight. 

Pick: Minnesota -131


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Colorado 

Event Date: 06/12/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Freeland has worked at least six innings in eight of his last nine starts and allowed one run over 6 1/3 in a win over Cleveland his last time out. The 24-year-old is 4-0 with a 3.18 ERA in six road starts. Pittsburgh starter, Taillon allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings in his last start before surgery at Cincinnati on May 3.

Pick: Colorado +123


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Baltimore 

Event Date: 06/12/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The White Sox have sunk to the bottom of the American League Central after dropping two of three at Cleveland over the weekend, making them 2-9 over their last 11 contests. Wade Miley, who left his previous start against the White Sox on May 5 after getting struck by consecutive line drives in the first inning, gets the nod for the Orioles opposite veteran Mike Pelfrey.

Pick: Baltimore -111


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 06/12/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Perdomo is making his 11th start of the season and still searching for his first win. The Dominican Republic native was not very sharp on Wednesday, when he was ripped for five runs on five hits and four walks in four innings to suffer a loss at Arizona. Perdomo faced Cincinnati once last season and took the loss. The San Diego Padres became the second team in the National League to reach 40 losses with a setback against Kansas City on Sunday and dropped seven of their last eight games.

Pick: Cincinnati +110


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Seattle 

Event Date: 06/12/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gallardo is enduring the worst season of his career and is 0-3 with a 10.42 ERA in his last four starts. The Mexico native faced the Twins at home on Wednesday and went a season-high seven innings but was ripped for five runs on six hits and two walks without factoring in the decision. Gallardo issued at least two walks in each of his last eight turns and is yielding a .291 batting average-against.

Pick: Minnesota -123


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  New York 

Event Date: 06/11/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

As good as the results were for the New York Mets in sweeping a doubleheader Saturday at the Atlanta Braves, it is the impact two key players made that have the Mets surging heading into Sunday’s series finale. Yoenis Cespedes returned from the disabled list to slug a grand slam in a 6-1 victory in the opener, then Steven Matz made his season debut with seven strong innings in an 8-1 victory in the nightcap.  The Braves, who won Friday’s series opener, have scored just eight runs in their past four games. The Braves bullpen was torched for nine runs in 5 2/3 innings in the two games Saturday.

Pick: New York +135


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 06/11/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

After a dominant stretch in which he allowed one run in 26 1/3 innings over four straight wins, Wainwright fell apart last time out. The 35-year-old was tagged for nine runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings in a setback at Cincinnati on Tuesday - taking his first loss since April 16. Wainwright is 6-2 with a 2.85 ERA in 14 games (12 starts) against the Phillies.

Pick: St. Louis -143


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 06/11/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 units

Anderson has been brilliant over his last three starts, bouncing back from his first loss of the season to scatter 10 hits over 21 2/3 scoreless innings en route to a trio of victories. The 29-year-old Texan has registered 22 strikeouts during the streak while issuing only five walks. Anderson's stretch began with a triumph over Arizona on May 27 in which he allowed one hit and three walks with 11 strikeouts over seven frames to improve to 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA in three career turns versus the Diamondbacks.

Pick: Milwaukee +135


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Toronto 

Event Date: 06/11/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

While Happ seeks his initial victory, Paxton hopes to remain unbeaten as he allowed three runs in five innings against Minnesota on Tuesday to win his seventh consecutive decision dating to last season. The 28-year-old Canadian has given up runs in only three of his eight outings this year and served up his first homer of 2017 in the triumph over the Twins.

Pick: Seattle -137


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Kansas City 

Event Date: 06/11/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

It’s been feast or famine on offense for the Kansas City Royals lately and they hope to keep the bats hot one day after a big effort when they visit the San Diego Padres for the rubber match of a three-game set today. Lorenzo Cain’s grand slam highlighted a nine-run, eighth-inning rally Saturday in a 12-6 triumph after Kansas City managed just four runs total in back-to-back losses. The Royals, who belted five homers in a game for the first time since 2003 on Saturday, have scored 40 runs in their last four wins and seven in the past four losses during their see-saw season. Jake Junis gets the start for Kansas City in the finale and will oppose fellow rookie Dinelson Lamet, who is coming off the worst of his three major-league outings. San Diego has dropped six of its last seven games - giving up double-digit runs in four of the setbacks - after winning five in a row straddling May and June.

Pick: Kansas City +103


Result: Won
 
Houston  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 06/10/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cameron Maybin provided a major spark in his return from the disabled list, and the Los Angeles Angels again could use his energy Saturday as they enter the middle contest of their three-game series against the host Houston Astros. Maybin showed no signs of his oblique injury as he recorded a career-best four stolen bases while going 3-for-4 with four runs scored as the Angels rolled to a 9-4 win in Friday's opener. Los Angeles starter,  Nolasco is a stellar 7-1 with a 3.75 ERA in 10 career appearances (nine starts) against the Astros, including a victory on April 18 in which he gave up two runs and eight hits over six frames.

Pick: Los Angeles +165

 


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Oakland 

Event Date: 06/10/2017
Event Time: 5 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Andriese skipped a start due to a groin injury suffered in Texas and is expected back on the hill today to try and extend his winning streak to five games. The 27-year-old Californian permitted six hits in eight scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Angels in his last meeting with an American League West squad on May 25. Yonder Alonso is 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts against Andriese, who is 1-0 with a 1.54 ERA in three games (one start) versus Oakland.

Pick: Tampa Bay -105 

NOTE: This is Game 2 of the Double Header

 

 


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Colorado 

Event Date: 06/10/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Colorado Rockies aren’t typically known for their pitching prowess, but outstanding work on the mound has led the National League West leaders’ most recent hot streak. The Rockies look for another strong pitching performance from rookie Jeff Hoffman when they aim for a third straight win over the host Chicago Cubs – and their seventh straight overall. Hoffman has put together two straight outstanding starts, compiling 16 strikeouts while allowing one run and three hits over seven frames in each of his last two outings. The 24-year-old has 24 strikeouts in three starts this season and has issued just two walks in 20 2/3 innings.

Pick: Colorado +114


Result: Won
 
Pittsburgh  Miami 

Event Date: 06/10/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Miami Marlins got the bats working recently and are beginning to pound the ball while inching their way toward .500. The Marlins will try to pull off their fourth straight win and clinch a series victory when they visit the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third of a four-game series today. Miami won 10 of its last 13 games to improve to 27-33 and is averaging 7.1 runs in those 10 victories, capped by a 12-7 drubbing on Friday. Giancarlo Stanton bashed his 16th home run in Friday's win and the Marlins continued to get contributions from other sources on offense, with Tyler Moore knocking a pair of home runs in the win to improve to 7-for-12 with six RBIs in the last three contests. The Pirates are struggling on the mound and watched starters Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow combining to allow 14 runs - 13 earned - in 8 2/3 innings over the first two games of the series. 

Pick: Miami -111


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  New York 

Event Date: 06/09/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Teheran has won his last two starts, despite allowing seven runs on five hits in five innings Sunday at Cincinnati, but both of those starts were away from SunTrust Park. In the Braves' new home, Teheran is 1-4 in six starts with an 8.40 ERA, giving up nine homers and 31 runs in just 30 innings, compared to a 2.95 ERA in road games. Teheran, who has allowed nine homers across his past four starts, gave up six runs in a home loss to New York on May 1.

Pick: New York -108


Result: Loss
 
New York  Baltimore 

Event Date: 06/09/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Montgomery has been a solid addition to the Yankees rotation and snapped a four-start winless streak by holding the Toronto Blue Jays scoreless on three hits in six innings on Saturday. The 24-year-old, who has given up just one homer in the last three games, lasted just 4 1/3 innings while allowing three runs - one earned against Baltimore on May 29. Montgomery has already made two starts against the Orioles and went 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA.

Pick: Baltimore +133


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Toronto 

Event Date: 06/09/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gaviglio has won his past two starts and has given up one or fewer earned runs in three of his four big-league outings. The 27-year-old defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in his last turn when he gave up one run and four hits over five innings and struck out a season-best six. Gaviglio gave up one run and two hits and struck out four against Toronto on May 11 in his major-league debut.

Pick: Seattle +117


Result: Won
 
Washington  Texas 

Event Date: 06/09/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

There was no carry over from Cashner's streak-busting win on the road as he was battered for five runs and a season-worst 11 hits over six innings by Houston in his last turn. His win at Toronto on May 28 marked the fifth quality start in a span of six outings before the pounding by the Astros. Cashner is 2-4 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 career appearances (seven starts) versus Washington. Washington starter, Roark bounced back from a four-start winless drought by winning his last three outings, pitching at least seven innings in each while allowing a combined five earned runs. The 30-year-old has curbed the issues with his control during the winning streak, allowing only two walks in 21 2/3 innings.

Pick: Washington -162


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Detroit 

Event Date: 06/09/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Johnson is recovered from a hamstring injury that hampered him in the minors and returns to take over the rotation spot vacated by lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (knee). Johnson is making his third major-league start of the season and first since tossing a five-hit, no-walk shutout against the Seattle Mariners on May 27. The 26-year-old was 2-0 with a 2.72 ERA in eight Triple-A starts.

Pick: Boston -130


Result: Won
 
Washington  Baltimore 

Event Date: 06/08/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Ross is in danger of losing his rotation spot after getting lit up for a total of 12 runs - 11 earned - and 19 hits in seven innings over his last two starts. The 24-year-old returned to the rotation and allowed one run in eight innings to earn a win over Seattle on May 23 but could not find that form in his last two chances. Ross made one relief appearance against the Orioles in his career - firing 1 1/3 hitless innings.

Pick: Baltimore +140


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  San Francisco 

Event Date: 06/08/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cueto fell to 1-4 in his last six outings on Saturday despite allowing three runs and striking out nine in six innings of a 5-3 setback to Philadelphia. The 31-year-old Dominican has worked at least six frames in each of his last eight starts, although a lack of run support and his penchant for surrendering home runs haven't helped his cause. Facing Milwaukee likely brings a smile to the face of Cueto, who has won eight in a row against the Brewers and owns an 11-3 record with a 1.02 WHIP in his career while limiting the club to a .228 batting average.

Pick: San Francisco -117


Result: Won
 
Pittsburgh  Miami 

Event Date: 06/08/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Volquez injured his ankle colliding with the leadoff hitter in the first inning on Saturday but pitched through the pain in that contest and will give it a go again at less than 100 percent when he opposes Pirates ace Gerrit Cole on Thursday. If Volquez can keep it close, then the Marlins will have a great shot at winning for the fifth time in seven games. Close games are becoming a bit of a struggle for Pittsburgh due to the recent ineffectiveness of closer Tony Watson, who blew the save in the last two games as the Pirates posted back-to-back walk-off losses in Baltimore.

Pick: Pittsburgh -140


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  San Francisco 

Event Date: 06/07/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nelson became the first Brewers' pitcher to record double-digit strikeouts without issuing a walk in consecutive starts on Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 28-year-old answered a 10-strikeout performance in a win over Arizona on May 28 before scattering five hits and fanning a career high-tying 11 in eight innings of a no-decision versus Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Nelson owns just a 2-1 mark despite yielding seven earned runs in his last six outings overall.

Pick: Milwaukee -124


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 06/07/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Miley turned in a strong effort against one of his former teams while holding the Red Sox to one run and five hits in seven innings to earn a win on Thursday. The Louisiana native surrendered two or fewer earned runs in seven of his last nine outings. Miley spent the first four seasons of his career in the National League with the Arizona Diamondbacks and is 2-2 with a 3.11 ERA in six career starts against the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter, Kuhl has not won since his first start of the season on April 8 and has not gone over five innings since a six-inning stint at St. Louis on April 18.

Pick: Baltimore -145


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Cleveland 

Event Date: 06/07/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bauer is starting on two days’ rest after working just 1 2/3 innings on Saturday at Kansas City before a rain delay cut his outing short. The 26-year-old recorded a career-high 14 strikeouts and allowed three runs over seven frames in last Tuesday’s 9-4 win over Oakland. The Southern California native is making his first career start at Coors Field and has struggled in six road outings this season, going 2-3 with a 6.14 ERA.

Pick: Colorado +105


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Toronto 

Event Date: 06/07/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Liriano returned from a stint on the disabled list to toss five solid innings Friday, allowing two runs and four hits in a victory over the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old Dominican has served up only four homers over 33 1/3 frames this season but three in 10 2/3 innings over his last three outings. Liriano owns a 5-4 record and 4.23 ERA in 16 career appearances (14 starts) against Oakland. Oakland starter, Cotton lost his third consecutive start Thursday as he yielded five runs - one earned - on four hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings at Cleveland. The 25-year-old rookie from the Virgin Islands has struggled at home, going 1-3 with an 8.27 ERA while surrendering five or more runs in three of his four outings.

Pick: Toronto -104


Result: Won
 
New York  Boston 

Event Date: 06/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pomeranz worked a season-high seven innings at the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday and struck out eight without issuing a walk while yielding one run on seven hits in the win. The 28-year-old struck out a season-high 11 while walking one in his previous start. Pomeranz faced New York three times last season and yielded a total of two runs in 12 1/3 innings. New York Starter, Tanaka suffered the loss in each of his last four starts and allowed at least six earned runs in three of those turns. The Japan native struck out 13 and allowed one run over 7 1/3 innings in a win over Oakland on May 26 but was rocked for seven runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 frames at Baltimore on Wednesday.

Pick: Boston +109


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 06/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The AL East starts the week with all five teams at least within one game of .500 while the Pirates are in a virtual tie for last place in the National League Central, but just four games behind first-place Milwaukee. The Orioles split a four-game home set with the Boston Red Sox over the weekend and began to see signs of a breakout from star third baseman Manny Machado, who went 6-for-15 with two home runs and five runs scored in the series.

Pick: Baltimore -123


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 06/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Chavez followed up one of his worst outings of the season with perhaps his best, although he had to settle for a no-decision after tossing seven innings of one-run ball against Atlanta on Wednesday. He has surrendered 14 homers over 65 1/3 innings, including at least one in nine straight starts. Chavez is 0-4 with a 6.25 ERA in 13 appearances (three starts) against the Tigers.

Pick: Detroit -141


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  San Francisco 

Event Date: 06/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cain has lost three consecutive starts, posting a 5.71 ERA during the slide. The 32-year-old has won just one of his last seven outings and lost to Washington in his last turn, when he gave up three runs and nine hits over five innings. Cain is just 3-8 with a 5.01 ERA in 13 career starts against Milwaukee - including a 2-4 mark with a 6.30 ERA in six outings at Miller Park.

Pick: Milwaukee -135


Result: Won
 
Texas  New York 

Event Date: 06/06/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

DeGrom was fantastic in back-to-back starts while limiting Pittsburgh and the Los Angeles Angels to one run on 10 hits in 15 1/3 total innings and striking out 19. DeGrom is making his first career start against the Rangers and is 5-3 with a 1.95 ERA in 11 interleague starts.

Pick: New York -143


Result: Loss
 
Los Angeles  Washington 

Event Date: 06/06/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Scherzer recorded his first complete game of the season on Wednesday in San Francisco, allowing one run and striking out 11 without issuing a walk. In addition to his stellar control, the two-time Cy Young Award winner has registered double-digit strikeout totals in four of his last six starts

Pick: Washington -110


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Houston 

Event Date: 06/05/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Fiers made his case to remain in the rotation by allowing two runs and fanning eight in six frames during a win at Minnesota on Tuesday. The Astros previously had announced the 31-year-old would be moving to the bullpen after producing only one quality start over his previous eight outings before injuries to Charlie Morton and Joe Musgrove forced the club's hand. Fiers' only other quality start came in a loss to the Royals on April 7 in which he yielded two runs - one earned - over five innings. Kansas City starter, Kennedy, has posted a 1.01 ERA while winning each of his four career starts versus the Astros.

Pick: Kansas City +137


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  San Francisco 

Event Date: 06/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Guerra improved to 10-3 in his career with six scoreless innings at the New York Mets on Wednesday. He has yielded eight hits in 14 2/3 innings on the season and opponents are hitting .206 against the Venezuela native since the beginning of last year. The 32-year-old, who has never faced the Giants, is 5-2 with a 2.34 ERA in 11 career starts at home.

Pick: Milwaukee +111


Result: Loss
 
Oakland  Toronto 

Event Date: 06/05/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating; 2 Units

One of baseball's three 20-game winners a year ago, Happ is still seeking his first victory in 2017 after a no-decision against Cincinnati on Tuesday. He allowed two runs in four innings in his return from a 1 1/2-month disabled list stint. The 34-year-old is 4-0 with a 3.17 ERA in nine career games (seven starts) versus Oakland.

Pick: Toronto -103


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 06/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The 44-year-old Colon has been unable to recapture the magic of his last three seasons with the Mets, giving up six or more runs five times in 11 starts. He surrendered nine - only two were earned due to a disastrous defensive performance in the third inning - in losing for the fifth time in six decisions Tuesday against the host Los Angeles Angels, and the league is hitting .325 versus baseball’s oldest active player. Colon allowed four runs and 11 hits over seven frames in a loss at Philadelphia on April 21.

Pick: Over 10/+100


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  St. Louis 

Event Date: 06/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Martinez is coming off his seventh consecutive quality start, a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday in which he allowed one run and four hits over eight innings while recording nine strikeouts for the second straight outing. The 25-year-old Dominican has given up more than three runs in only two of his 11 turns this year but has not produced a walk-free effort since his season debut against the Chicago Cubs on April 2. Martinez is 5-2 in 17 career appearances (six starts) against Cincinnati.

Pick: St. Louis -134


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Colorado 

Event Date: 06/04/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hoffman has been summoned from Triple-A Albuquerque where he is 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA in eight outings and will try to win his third game in as many starts for the Rockies in 2017. The 24-year-old East Carolina product, acquired in the Troy Tulowitzki trade, permitted one run on three hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings to win at Philadelphia on May 22. San Diego starter, Cosart has been able to complete five innings just once. The 27-year-old Texan has struggled with control issues his entire career and has recorded 16 walks versus only 10 strikeouts in 20 innings in 2017 while extending his winless streak to 21 contests. Desmond and Mark Reynolds have each homered versus Cosart, who is 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA in two starts against Colorado.

Pick: Colorado -130


Result: Won
 
Texas  Houston 

Event Date: 06/04/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

A few days after becoming the first team since the 2001 Seattle Mariners (40-12) to finish May at least 22 games over .500, Houston (40-16) - six games ahead of the 56-game standard it reached four times prior to this season - moved 24 games over the break-even mark for the first time in 16 years following Saturday's 6-5 victory. The triumph was the Astros' ninth in a row overall and put them on track to tie the team's longest road winning streak since capturing a club-record 10 in a row from May 7-31, 1989. Two-time defending American League West champion Texas trailed the Astros by 5 1/2 games after winning 11 of 12 during the middle of last month but finds itself 14 games off the pace after dropping nine of its last 11. The losing has continued despite three straight two-hit efforts from Adrian Beltre, who is batting .421 and has notched at least one hit in each of the five games he has played since returning from an injury that cost him the team's first 51 contests.

Pick: Houston -124


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Cleveland 

Event Date: 06/04/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kansas City took two of three at Cleveland last weekend and rolled over the Indians by a combined score of 16-5 in the first two games of the current series, leading to some frustration on the part of the defending AL champs. The 12 runs marked a season high and the first time the Royals reached double figures this year as Lorenzo Cain homered to highlight a 13-hit attack. 

Pick: Kansas City +128


Result: Loss
 
Oakland  Washington 

Event Date: 06/04/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Roark is coming off back-to-back dominant outings, first allowing a run in seven innings against Seattle and following that up with seven scoreless at San Francisco on Memorial Day. The 30-year-old had a similar line - one run on two hits allowed in 7 2/3 frames - in his only prior start at Oakland in 2014. Roark has a 2.71 ERA in 15 career interleague games (12 starts).

Pick: Washington +108


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Minnesota 

Event Date: 06/04/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

With Albert Pujols' search for an historic home run over, the Los Angeles Angels can focus all of their attention on earning a split of their four-game series against the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Pujols hit his 600th career homer on Saturday as Los Angeles posted a 7-2 victory after losing the first two games of the set. The 37-year-old Pujols belted a grand slam in the fourth inning to become the ninth player in major-league history to reach the milestone. The blast was Pujols' 2,876th career hit, tying him with Mel Ott for 43rd place on the all-time list and putting him one behind Omar Vizquel for 42nd. While Los Angeles improved to 3-3 on its seven-game homestand, Minnesota fell to 2-1 on its 10-game road trip.

Pick: Los Angeles +107


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  New York 

Event Date: 06/03/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Biagini is trying to get out of a recent slump as the 27-year-old fell to 0-2 in his last three outings Sunday despite recording career highs in innings pitched (six), pitches (95) and strikeouts (seven). Biagini struggled mightily in his last encounter with New York, permitting three runs on four hits over 1 2/3 innings to take the loss on May 3.

Pick: New York +130


Result: Won
 
Miami  Arizona 

Event Date: 06/03/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Delgado put up a doozy of a performance in his second start in place of Taijuan Walker (blister) on Monday, allowing one run and striking out a season-high eight in a no-decision at Pittsburgh. The 27-year-old recorded his longest appearance of the year in terms of innings (5 2/3) and pitches thrown (92) against the Pirates. Delgado has fared well against Miami, posting a 2-0 mark with a 1.54 ERA in his four previous starts.

Pick: Arizona +109


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Colorado 

Event Date: 06/03/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Jhoulys Chacin faces his former organization for the first time when the San Diego Padres host the Colorado Rockies otoday for the middle contest of their three-game series. Chacin spent his first five-plus major-league seasons with the Rockies but is with his fourth different club since leaving after the 2014 campaign. Chacin is trying to recapture the form that saw him record 14 wins with the Rockies in 2013 and is looking forward to facing former teammate Carlos Gonzalez and other familiar faces. The Rockies are 13-6 in Chatwoods last 19 starts following a team loss in their previous game.

Pick: Colorado -106


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Chicago 

Event Date: 06/03/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Miguel Gonzalez had an 8.03 ERA in the past 3 seasons versus Detroit (5 starts, 2 relief appearances) including an 8.38 ERA in two starts, 1 relief appearance at Comerica Park. The Tigers career numbers versus Miguel Gonzalez are impressive (seven players having batting averages .365 or higher) and the way the Tigers are hitting the ball as of late (with 8 players / 6 regulars having OPS above .850 the past week) it should be a win for the Tigers.

Pick: Detroit -135


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Washington 

Event Date: 06/03/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Ross was demoted after back-to-back rough outings in late April but returned on May 23 to dominate Seattle as he gave up one run and five hits over eight innings en route to victory. Ross will be facing Oakland for the first time in his career. Oakland starter, Mengden lasted only 3 1/3 innings in his season debut on Monday at Cleveland as he was tagged for five runs and seven hits. Mengden, who never has faced Washington, remains in search of his first win at home after going 0-7 with a 6.86 ERA in eight outings as a rookie last year.

Pick: Washington -106


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Houston 

Event Date: 06/02/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Keuchel leads the majors in wins and is second in the American League in ERA, and perhaps the only knock against him is that he has not pitched beyond six innings in his three-start winning streak. Keuchel, who pitched at least seven innings in his first seven turns, has allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his 10 starts.

Pick: Houston -115


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Washington 

Event Date: 06/02/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Strasburg allowed three hits and one walk in seven innings of his dominating 3-0 victory over San Diego on Saturday and has 26 strikeouts in his last two starts.The 28-year-old Californian is 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and .203 batting average against in five road starts this season. Oakland starter, Triggs yielded six runs (one earned) and six hits in six innings of a 9-5 loss at Yankee Stadium on May 28. The 28-year-old Tennessee native permitted six runs (five earned) and eight hits while striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings of a 12-3 setback to Boston on May 21 in his previous outing.

Pick: Washington -133


Result: Won
 
Miami  Arizona 

Event Date: 06/02/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Promising pitching and just enough offense have propelled the Arizona Diamondbacks to a share of the lead in the National League West. That formula paved the way in the opener of a four-game series against the host Miami Marlins, with Arizona vying to record its 14th win in 18 contests when the teams reconvene today. Miami starter, Urena recorded both a personal best and worst in his last outing after striking out seven and walking six in Sunday's 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The 25-year-old Dominican allowed two runs and three hits in that contest on the heels of a less-than-stellar effort in his previous turn, during which he was taken deep twice and permitted six runs in an 11-9 victory at Oakland.

Pick: Arizona +105


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  San Francisco 

Event Date: 06/02/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

With the exception of a horrendous performance at Cincinnati on May 6, Blach has been outstanding since he was shifted from the bullpen to the rotation. The 26-year-old went a season-high 7 2/3 innings last time out at Atlanta, winning his third consecutive start by allowing two runs on six hits. In fact, Blach has allowed as many runs in his six other starts (10) as the debacle in Cincinnati. Philadelphia starter, while still in search of his first victory of the season, Eickhoff has regressed since a solid start to the year, permitting at least four runs on four occasions over the past six outings.

Pick: San Francisco +109


Result: Won
 
Miami  Arizona 

Event Date: 06/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Greinke saw his five-game winning streak come to a halt on Saturday, as the 33-year-old yielded five runs on as many hits in 5 1/3 innings in a 6-3 setback at Milwaukee. Greinke was taken deep on one occasion versus the Brewers and has allowed nine homers in his last six starts. Greinke, who owns a 4-0 career mark with a 2.96 ERA in eight appearances versus Miami, has kept Dee Gordon (.182) and Stanton (.167) under wraps. Miami starter, Locke owns a 1-2 career mark versus Arizona with a 6.57 ERA and 1.66 WHIP while allowing the Diamondbacks to hit .318 against him, with Paul Goldschmidt going 5-for-12.

Pick: Arizona -120


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Boston 

Event Date: 06/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Rodriguez won his third straight outing in impressive fashion, scattering five hits over six innings in a 3-0 victory over Seattle. The 24-year-old has ventured at least six frames in seven straight starts, allowing 11 runs and posting a 2.25 ERA in that span. Rodriguez began that stretch by permitting just one hit and overcoming five walks by striking out seven in a 6-2 win over Baltimore on April 23.

Pick: Boston -128


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Colorado 

Event Date: 06/01/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Freeland lost to St. Louis in his last turn, when he gave up three runs and eight hits over six innings. The defeat followed a stretch during which the native of Denver won four of his previous five decisions. Freeland, the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft, is 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in five road starts. Seattle starter, Gallardo was roughed up for 13 runs - 12 earned - and 16 hits over nine innings while losing his last two starts.

Pick: Colorado +115


Result: Won
 
Texas  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 05/31/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Archer defeated Minnesota last time out, allowing two runs and five hits over 7 2/3 innings while striking out 11 - reaching that total for the fourth time in his last five outings. The 28-year-old native of North Carolina has recorded seven quality starts and permitted two or fewer runs six times in his first 11 turns of the season. Texas starter, Bibens-Dirkx is slated to make his first major-league start after four relief appearances this season in which he permitted five runs and eight hits over 11 1/3 innings. The 32-year-old Oregonian was a 16th-round draft pick of Seattle in 2006 and has spent 12 campaigns in the minor leagues, compiling 1,040 1/3 frames. Bibens-Dirkx is 0-2 with a 3.04 ERA in six outings (three starts) with Triple-A Round Rock this year.

Pick: Tampa Bay -128


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/31/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Martinez has recorded six straight quality starts, but the Cardinals have lost the last two times he has taken the mound. The 25-year-old from the Dominican Republic struck out nine and allowed three runs over 7 1/3 innings in a loss at Colorado on Friday. Martinez is 2-2 with a 3.55 ERA in seven games (six starts) against the Dodgers.

Pick: St. Louis -115


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Detroit 

Event Date: 05/31/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Boyd is winless in his last seven starts and has not made it through six innings in the past three outings, allowing 14 runs over 12 1/3 frames in that stretch. The 26-year-old Oregon State product put together three straight quality starts while going 0-2 before the rough three-game run. Merrifield is 3-for-4 with four RBIs against Boyd, who is 1-3 with a 9.00 ERA in six career starts versus the Royals.

Pick: Kansas City -115


Result: Loss
 
Cleveland  Oakland 

Event Date: 05/31/2017
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cleveland Indians have answered a three-game losing streak by winning three in a row, fueled by a surging offense that has produced 24 runs and 38 hits. Sitting in a tie with Minnesota atop the American League Central, the Indians look to make it four consecutive wins overall and three straight over the visiting Oakland Athletics today. Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez is 9-for-12 with three three-hit games during the winning streak, while rookie Bradley Zimmer homered and had four RBIs in Tuesday's 9-4 win, matching his season total in each category. The Indians tied a franchise record with four pitchers combining for 19 strikeouts in sending Oakland to its fourth straight loss. The Athletics are an AL-worst 7-19 away from home.

Pick: Cleveland -137


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  New York 

Event Date: 05/31/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The New York Yankees have to hope that the good version of Masahiro Tanaka shows up today in the rubber match of a three-game series at the Baltimore Orioles. The 28-year-old rebounded with a career-high 13 strikeouts in 7 1/3 superb frames in a tough-luck loss to Oakland his last time out. Tanaka will try to follow the example set by youngster Luis Severino, who limited the Orioles to one run while striking out eight in 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's 8-3 win. Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday both went deep twice as the Yankees handed Baltimore its eighth loss in the last nine games.

Pick: New York -102


Result: Loss
 
Colorado  Seattle 

Event Date: 05/30/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Anderson has pitched well of late and is 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA over his last four starts. The 27-year-old received a no-decision against the Philadelphia Phillies in his last turn when he gave up one run and six hits over seven innings. Anderson is 6-4 with a 3.50 ERA in 16 career starts against at Coors Field.

Pick: Colorado -135


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 05/30/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Andriese continued to solidify his spot in the rotation with his best start last time out against the Los Angeles Angels, allowing six hits and two walks in eight scoreless innings. The 27-year-old Californian has limited six of his last nine opponents to two or fewer runs and has not permitted more than six hits since his season debut

Pick: Tampa Bay -104


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Arizona 

Event Date: 05/30/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Robbie Ray is making himself at home on the road this year and hopes to continue that trend when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second of a three-game series tonight. Ray is coming off a pair of dominating performances as he attempts to win three straight starts for the first time in his career. Ray is coming off a masterful performance in Milwaukee, blanking the Brewers on two hits and striking out nine over seven innings. That followed another superb outing at San Diego in which the 25-year-old tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings of two-hit ball.

Pick: Arizona -106


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/30/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Maeda worked five innings in his first start off the disabled list on Thursday against St. Louis and earned the win after allowing three runs and seven hits over five innings. The Japan native is 3-0 in his last four turns and did not yield more than three runs in any of those outings. Maeda won his only previous start at Busch Stadium last season and owns 44 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings this season. St. Louis starter, Wacha is winless in his last five starts and was lit up for six runs and seven hits over four innings at Los Angeles on Thursday.

Pick: Los Angeles -120


Result: Won
 
New York  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 05/30/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Despite posting a quality start, Davies suffered his first loss since April 9 when he gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings in a 4-0 loss to Arizona last time out. The 24-year-old was 5-0 in his previous six turns despite pitching six innings just once in that span. Davies has pitched better away from Miller Park, posting a 9-3 career record and 3.84 ERA on the road.

Pick: Milwaukee +103


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  New York 

Event Date: 05/29/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

 2 Units

The Baltimore Orioles were cruising along in first place in the American League East and sat 22-10 after a home win over Beltway rival Washington on May 9, but things have changed quickly. The Orioles will try to snap a seven-game slide and win for the fourth time in the last 17 games when they host the AL East-leading New York Yankees in the opener of a three-game series. Baltimore totaled nine runs in its last five games and is in the midst of a brutal stretch of schedule that saw them drop three in a row to AL Central-leading Minnesota before being swept by AL West-leading Houston over the weekend, and it will now host the Yankees and Boston Red Sox - the two teams in front of the Orioles in the East - over the next seven games. The Yankees used Baltimore's struggles to jump into first in the East and continue to be carried by rookie sensation Aaron Judge, who belted a grand slam in Sunday's 9-5 win over Oakland to move into a tie for first place in the majors in home runs with 16.

Pick: New York +104


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  New York 

Event Date: 05/28/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Harvey has failed to pitch beyond 5 1/3 innings in five consecutive starts, although he recorded the victory last time out by limiting San Diego to two runs on three hits over five frames. Harvey had to overcome four walks in that outing, continuing an alarming trend that has seen him issue 21 free passes in his last 25 innings. He is 0-1 with a 5.29 ERA in three career starts versus Pittsburgh.

Pick: Pittsburgh -111


Result: Loss
 
Washington  San Diego 

Event Date: 05/28/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Chacin had allowed three or fewer earned runs in seven of his last eight starts prior before he failed to get out of the first inning at the New York Mets on Tuesday. The outing left him with a 10.94 ERA in six road starts, compared to 0.67 in four appearances at home. Washington starter, Ross had a 7.47 ERA in three April starts but put it all together in his return to the majors Tuesday against Seattle. He limited the Mariners to one run on five hits with six strikeouts in eight innings of a 10-1 victory. Ross, who was drafted in the first round by the Padres in 2011, is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two career encounters against them.

Pick: Washington -165


Result: Loss
 
Houston  Baltimore 

Event Date: 05/28/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

McCullers enters with a 22-inning scoreless streak as he has kept his opponents off the board in three straight starts - all victories - and has not allowed an earned run in 27 frames spanning five outings. The 23-year-old Floridian has yet to lose this month, going 3-0 with 29 strikeouts in the aforementioned five turns. McCullers won each of his previous two career starts against Baltimore, yielding two runs and five hits while striking out 21 in 14 innings.

Pick: Houston -1.5/-105


Result: Won
 
Miami  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/28/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Shoemaker is riding a three-start winning streak and has kept the opposition scoreless in two of those turns, including Tuesday at Tampa Bay. The Michigan native scattered three hits and three walks over 6 1/3 scoreless frames while striking out five Rays. Shoemaker worked seven scoreless innings in his lone previous start against Miami in 2014

Pick: Los Angeles +101


Result: Loss
 
New York  Oakland 

Event Date: 05/28/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Unit MLB Play of the Day

Pineda allowed two runs, six hits and one walk while striking out six in 6 1/3 innings of a 4-2 victory over Kansas City on Monday. The 28-year-old Dominican hasn't yielded more than three earned runs in his last eight starts since permitting four in his first outing of the season. Pineda, who is 4-1 with a 2.18 ERA in five home starts this season, is 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP and .219 batting average against in five starts versus Oakland.

Gold Pick: New York -167


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Chicago 

Event Date: 05/27/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lackey lost to San Francisco in his last start as he gave up five runs and seven hits over five innings. The 38-year-old won his previous three decisions, including seven scoreless innings in a victory over Colorado on May 9. Lackey is 6-4 with a 1.73 ERA in 13 career appearances (12 starts) against the Dodgers and has shut down Utley (2-for-16).

Pick: Chicago +100


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Detroit 

Event Date: 05/27/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Holland is holding batters to a .206 average over three home starts but is just 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA. Holland has struggled with Cabrera (4-for-10, two homers)

Pick: Detroit -137


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 05/27/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Eickhoff is winless in his last 11 starts dating back to last season and suffered his third loss in as many decisions this month Monday versus Colorado after permitting four runs on nine hits in six frames. The Indiana native has recovered a bit from a rough three-game stretch during which he posted an 8.40 ERA while failing to complete six innings by logging at least six frames in his last two turns (4.50 ERA). Eickhoff took the loss versus the Reds in his season debut April 5 despite allowing two runs in 6 2/3 frames.

Pick: Cincinnati +117


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  Arizona 

Event Date: 05/27/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Greinke's impressive record at Miller Park includes an 11-0 mark in 2011 while a member of the Brewers, and he has not allowed an earned run in his last 12 2/3 innings against Milwaukee. He fell one out shy of his 17th career complete game in a dominant effort against the Chicago White Sox on Monday, fanning a season-high 12. The former Cy Young Award winner entered Friday's action second in the National League in strikeouts (78) and tied for second in wins.

Pick: Arizona -126


Result: Loss
 
New York  Oakland 

Event Date: 05/27/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cotton began the season in the rotation but was sent back to the minors earlier this month after surrendering seven runs and eight hits in five innings against the Los Angeles Angels on May 9. The Virgin Islands native struck out 35 in 38 innings during his first stint with the club but yielded 42 hits, including six home runs. New York starter, Sabathia is pulling himself out of a rough stretch and earned the win in his last two turns while allowing a total of one earned run in 11 2/3 innings.

Pick: New York -145


Result: Won
 
Boston  Seattle 

Event Date: 05/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Boston starter, Rodriguez has tossed a career-high six straight quality starts while posting a 2.61 ERA after lasting eight frames in a win at Oakland on Sunday. He will be making his first start at home since April 30, when he limited the Chicago Cubs to a run in six innings while striking out a season-high nine. Seattle starter, Gallardo has a 6.41 ERA in four career starts at Fenway Park.

Pick: Boston -162

 


Result: Won
 
Pittsburgh  New York 

Event Date: 05/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kuhl limited the Philadelphia Phillies to one hit in five scoreless innings Sunday after giving up 10 runs in nine frames over his previous two outings. He has an unsightly 8.20 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in five home starts and has gone no further than five innings in six consecutive starts. The Delaware native has never faced the Mets.

Pick: New York -141


Result: Won
 
Miami  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Straily is flashing dominant stuff and allowed four or fewer hits in each of his last eight outings. The Marshall product owns 48 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings but has issued 22 walks as well and completed at least six innings only twice in the last eight turns. Straily spent 3 1/2 seasons in the AL West with the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros and is 1-4 with a 7.81 ERA in eight career starts against Los Angeles.

Pick: Los Angeles +116


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 05/26/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Archer recorded 11 or more strikeouts in three of his last four outings but owns only one win in that span - eight scoreless innings against Kansas City on May 10. The North Carolina native did not walk a batter in that start against the Royals. Archer is 5-1 with a 1.73 ERA in six career starts against Minnesota. Minnesota starter, Santiago is struggling a bit of late. The 29-year-old was roughed up for six runs in 2 2/3 innings at Cleveland on May 14 and could not make it past the fifth inning against Kansas City last Friday while surrendering three runs on eight hits.

Pick: Tampa Bay -136


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Chicago 

Event Date: 05/26/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Jake Arrieta's last regular-season start at Dodger Stadium was a memorable night as he threw the first no-hitter of his big-league career. The right-hander has tossed 16 consecutive scoreless innings against Los Angeles and he will look to stymie the host Dodgers again when the Chicago Cubs open a three-game series against them today. Chicago completed a 7-2 homestand with a 5-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday and is set to begin a six-game road swing through Los Angeles and San Diego. Los Angeles starter, Wood is 1-2 with a 3.57 ERA in seven career appearances (four starts) against the Cubs and received a no-decision on April 10 when he issued a season-worst five walks and allowed two runs (one earned) and three hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Pick: Chicago +127


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 05/25/2017
Event Time: 12 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Anderson is starting to find a groove after an ugly start in which he surrendered at least four runs in each of his first six turns. He has put together three straight solid outings, permitting a combined six runs while striking out 25 over 17 2/3 innings. Atlanta starter, Velasquez is 0-2 over his last three outings after giving up five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings to the Pirates. He did not factor in the decision in his previous turn, a five-inning stint in which he allowed three runs (two earned) at Washington.

Pick: Pittsburgh -116


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  Arizona 

Event Date: 05/25/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The red-hot Arizona Diamondbacks try for their ninth victory in 10 games while attempting to hand Milwaukee its first four-game losing streak of the season when they visit the Brewerstosday in the opener of a four-game series. Arizona (29-19) completed a sweep of the Chicago White Sox with an 8-6 victory while Milwaukee (25-21), which won 10 of 12 contests before its slide, lost to Toronto 8-4 on Wednesday afternoon. Milwaukee starter, Davies permitted two runs, five hits and two walks while striking out three in a season-high six innings of a 4-2 victory in San Diego on May 18. The 24-year-old Washington native, who previously did not work more than 5 2/3 innings this season, owns a .309 batting average against and a 1.66 WHIP while allowing 58 hits over 46 1/3 innings in 2017.

Pick: Arizona -104


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  St. Louis 

Event Date: 05/25/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wacha has gone four consecutive starts without a decision - pitching six innings each time - since beating Pittsburgh on April 19. He blanked San Francisco on four hits over six frames in his last outing, when he struck out five and issued three walks. Los Angles starter, Maeda is pitching for the first time since May 10 due to a stint on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Pick: St. Louis +139


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  San Francisco 

Event Date: 05/25/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Samardzija has recorded quality starts in four of his last five outings, including a dominant effort at St. Louis last time out, when he allowed five hits over eight scoreless innings. The 32-year-old has struck out at least eight in each of his last four turns and has not issued a walk in that stretch. After a stellar Cubs debut at St. Louis on May 12, Butler struggled with his command in his second start of the season. The 26-year-old issued five walks and departed without recording an out in the fourth inning but escaped with a no-decision against Milwaukee.

Pick: San Francisco +104


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  Toronto 

Event Date: 05/24/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Stroman's unbeaten streak reached six starts on Thursday, when he scattered seven hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory at Atlanta while also hitting his first major-league homer. The 26-year-old New Yorker has allowed more than two runs just once during the streak and only twice in nine turns this season. Stroman threw a complete game in his only career start against Milwaukee on April 12 but suffered the loss despite giving up only two runs.

Pick: Toronto -118


Result: Won
 
Arizona   Chicago 

Event Date: 05/24/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Delgado is drawing the start in place of the injured Taijuan Walker, who has a blister on his right index finger. The 27-year-old Delgado is making his first major-league start since Aug. 22, 2015 after making 15 relief appearances for the Diamondbacks this season. Delgado struggled with Todd Frazier (5-for-13, one homer and two doubles) when the latter was with Cincinnati.

Pick: Chicago +105


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  Colorado 

Event Date: 05/24/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hellickson got back in the win column at Pittsburgh on Friday, tossing six strong innings while yielding two runs (one earned) on only two hits. More importantly, he kept the ball in the park after surrendering seven home runs during his previous three turns, in which he failed to pitch beyond five innings. He has limited the current Rockies to a collective .179 batting average.

Pick: Philadelphia +115


Result: Loss
 
Washington  Seattle 

Event Date: 05/24/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gaviglio allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two in his no-decision versus the White Sox. His only other appearance in the big leagues came a week earlier at Toronto, where he struck out four and gave up one run in two innings of relief. The 27-year-old was 2-3 with a 3.31 ERA in five starts at Triple-A Tacoma.

Pick: Washington -146


Result: Won
 
New York  San Diego 

Event Date: 05/23/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Chacin settled for a no-decision on Wednesday despite allowing one run on just two hits and striking out eight in seven innings versus Milwaukee. The 29-year-old Venezuelan's performance against the Brewers at home was a stellar one, but he owns just a 2-3 mark with a bloated 8.77 ERA on the road while permitting hitters to bat a gaudy .330 against him. Chacin's road troubles have extended to Citi Field, where he has posted a 1-2 career record with a 5.30 ERA. New York starter, Harvey has posted a 2-1 record with a 3.38 ERA in four career starts against San Diego, with a season-best 10-strikeout performance over six innings in a 4-3 win on May 8, 2016.

Pick: New York -130


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/23/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Matt Shoemaker looks to remain unbeaten against the Tampa Bay Rays when his surging Los Angeles Angels pay them a visit today for the second contest of their four-game series. Shoemaker is 3-0 with a 2.60 ERA in three career outings versus the Rays and hopes to ride the wave as Los Angeles goes for its seventh victory in nine games after grinding out a 3-2 victory in the series opener.

Pick: Los Angeles +102


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Colorado 

Event Date: 05/23/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

While the Colorado Rockies continue to build upon the best start in franchise history, the reeling Philadelphia Phillies are mired in their worst start through 42 games in 17 years. The National League-leading Rockies, who have won a major league-high 16 games away from home, visit the Phillies today in the second of a four-game set. Colorado center fielder and leadoff batter Charlie Blackmon is 17-for-39 over his past nine games, including multiple hits in seven of them after he collected a pair and three RBIs in the series opener. One night after clubbing his 200th career homer with the Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez had three hits and is 15-for-42 over the last 11 games. Philadelphia is in a total free fall, losing 18 of 22 since ripping off a six-game winning from April 20-27

Pick: Colorado -127


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Ramirez has completed at least five innings in all seven starts this season and limited opponents to three or fewer runs five times but has managed to record just one victory in that span. The 28-year-old Nicaraguan, who was 2-0 in three relief stints, gave up two runs and five hits over seven frames without factoring in the decision against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Derek Norris homered in his only at-bat against Ramirez, who has worked two scoreless innings of relief versus the Rays in his career. Tampa Bay starter, Odorizzi, is 0-3 with a 6.98 ERA against the Angels.

Pick: Los Angeles +105


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Colorado 

Event Date: 05/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Colorado Rockies have not lost a series in nearly a month and the Philadelphia Phillies have not won one during that the same time frame. The National League-leading Rockies will be looking to keep that streak intact when they wrap up a 10-game road trip with the first of four contests against the skidding Phillies tonight. Colorado rebounded from blowing a five-run lead Saturday by capturing the rubber match at Cincinnati to improve to 28-17 overall - the best start in franchise history - and 15-7 away from home

Pick: Colorado +110


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Minnesota 

Event Date: 05/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gibson hasn't paid much in the way of dividends since receiving a one-year deal in the off season, allowing six homers and 13 walks in 26 1/3 innings to earn a demotion to Triple-A earlier in the month. The 29-year-old was taken deep once and permitted five walks in five innings to take the loss at Baltimore on April 6, 2016 before settling for a no-decision against the Orioles in another encounter in July. Baltimore starter, Jimenez owns a 5-3 career mark with a 2.49 ERA in 11 appearances (10 starts) against Minnesota, including retiring Eddie Rosario in all eight at-bats - five via strikeout.

Pick: Baltimore -131


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 05/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cole ended his five-start winless streak Wednesday, when he limited Washington to one run and three hits over seven innings. The 26-year-old Californian has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last seven outings and more than three just once in nine turns this year - his season debut at Boston on April 3. Cole has yet to lose to Atlanta in his career, going 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA in five starts - including a no-decision on April 9 in which he gave up three runs over six frames.

Pick: Pittsburgh -120


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Kansas City 

Event Date: 05/21/2017
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Kansas City Royals are a big reason why the Minnesota Twins find themselves atop the American League Central in 2017, and the Twins' most recent victory in this rivalry may be just the lift they needed to catch some fire at home. Following a rainout on Saturday, Minnesota will look to continue its season-long dominance against Kansas City in the second game of a straight doubleheader today to wrap up the teams' three-game set. The Twins improved to 6-0 against the Royals this season courtesy of Friday's 4-3, 10-inning triumph, as pinch hitter Kennys Vargas belted a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jorge Polanco ended it with a sacrifice fly in the 10th. Minnesota improved to 10-12 at home as a result to tie a club record for its longest winning streak against the Royals and further distance itself from the team it went 4-15 against a season ago. The Twins' 10th comeback victory of the season overshadowed one of the best performances in Jorge Bonifacio's young career, as the rookie outfielder hit a two-run homer, had an outfield assist and made a jumping catch at the wall to rob Brian Dozier of an extra-base hit. The loss dropped the Royals to 3-13 against division rivals.

Pick: Minnesota -106


Result: Won
 
San Diego  Arizona 

Event Date: 05/21/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Arizona Diamondbacks have learned that immediately pouncing on an opponent is a sure recipe for victory. Arizona will attempt to use the method to complete a three-game sweep when it visits the San Diego Padres today for the finale. The Diamondbacks scored eight runs in the first inning of Friday's 10-1 victory and jumped on the Padres early again on Saturday, crossing the plate five times in the opening frame en route to a 9-1 triumph. Prior to arriving in San Diego, Arizona had scored only 17 first-inning runs in 42 contests this season. David Peralta has been swinging a hot bat, going 6-for-9 in the series after a 4-for-5 performance on Saturday that also saw him score three runs. Cory Spangenberg recorded two of the four hits for San Diego, which has scored a total of seven runs while losing five straight after opening its seven-game homestand with a 6-5 victory over Milwaukee.

Pick: Arizona -118


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  Colorado 

Event Date: 05/21/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Freeland didn’t have his best stuff last time out, but he was able to grind out six innings while allowing three runs to win at Minnesota. The 24-year-old has recorded five straight quality starts, and the Rockies are 6-2 with him on the mound overall. Freeland has taken advantage of his opportunities to pitch outside Coors Field, going 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA in four road starts. Cincinnati starter, Arroyo continues to serve up too many fat pitches as he has allowed 11 home runs, including at least one in seven of his eight starts. The 40-year-old was tagged for two homers when he permitted five runs and eight hits over five innings in a loss at the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. Arroyo has a 5.00 ERA in 15 games (13 starts) against the Rockies.

Pick: Colorado +100


Result: Won
 
Pittsburgh  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 05/21/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nola is scheduled to come off the disabled list after missing more than a month with a lower back strain. He gave up four runs in five innings against the New York Mets in his last start on April 20 and then let up a run in 10 1/3 frames over two rehab starts. The 23-year-old was rocked for six runs in four innings in his only prior encounter with the Pirates.

Pick: Pittsburgh +100


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Toronto 

Event Date: 05/21/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Orioles are 17-4 in their last 21 home games, 54-21 in their last 75 home games vs. a right-handed starter, and 48-19 in their last 67 home games vs. a team with a losing record.

Pick: Baltimore -122


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  New York 

Event Date: 05/21/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Tampa Bay Rays are back over .500 for the first time in almost a month and can complete a three-game sweep when they host the American League East-rival New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon. Corey Dickerson homered twice in Saturday’s 9-5 victory and has gone deep five times while recording multiple hits in four consecutive games for the Rays, who have won four straight and six of eight.

Pick: Tampa Bay -137


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Toronto 

Event Date: 05/20/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Baltimore Orioles put a difficult road trip behind them with a dramatic victory and they look to make it two straight over the Toronto Blue Jays in the continuation of a three-game series Saturday in Camden Yards. After a 1-6 trip that dropped the Orioles into second place in the American League East, they opened the series with a walk-off 5-3 victory in 10 innings Friday night. The Orioles have won six of seven meetings with their American League East rivals and they are 14-3 at home, where they will play 14 of their next 17 contests.

Pick: Baltimore -153


Result: Won
 
New York  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/20/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Meyer runs into trouble with his control from time to time, as he has issued a total of 14 walks in 19 1/3 innings this season. Meyer is 1-1 while allowing nine runs on 12 hits and eight walks in 9 1/3 frames on the road this year. New York starter, Wheeler is increasing his pitch count with every outing and was strong in the last two turns, allowing a total of two runs over 12 innings against San Francisco and Arizona. The Georgia native struck out six at Arizona on Monday while giving up just one run in six frames.

Pick: New York -117


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  San Antonio 

Event Date: 05/20/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

It's been a rocky start to the season for Samardzija, who is 0-3 with a 6.66 ERA on the road. His first win of the year came Sunday at home against Cincinnati, which was held to three runs in 6 2/3 innings. The Indiana native, who has 28 strikeouts with no walks over his last three appearances, will need to be careful with Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who is 11-for-24 against the big right-hander. St. Louis starter, Martinez is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in three starts this month after leading his team past the Chicago Cubs last Saturday.

Pick: St. Louis -138


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 05/20/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Velasquez was lit up for six runs and seven hits in seven innings of a home loss to Washington on May 6 but was a bit better in his next outing, when he allowed three runs - two earned - and five hits in five frames against the Nationals on the road. The seven-inning stint was a rarity for the 24-year-old, who is averaging just over five per turn this season. Velasquez made one previous start against Pittsburgh, allowing four runs in six frames without factoring in the decision.

Pick: Pittsburgh -121


Result: Won
 
Houston  Cleveland 

Event Date: 05/20/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Mike Clevinger makes his third start in place of injured Corey Kluber for the Indians on Saturday and Houston will counter with fellow right-hander Mike Fiers, who is 2-0 in three career outings against Cleveland. The major league-best Astros (29-13) coughed up an early two-run lead Friday to see their four-game winning streak come to an end and lose for just the second time in the last 11 contests. Houston shortstop Carlos Correa continued his torrid month with a solo homer Friday, improving to 23-for-60 with 11 walks, four blasts and 16 RBIs in May.

Pick: Houston -117


Result: Loss
 
Houston  Cleveland 

Event Date: 05/19/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The starting rotation for the Cleveland Indians is in shambles as they prepare to open a three-game series at the red-hot Houston Astros, who just happen to own the best record in the major leagues. Cleveland will send right-hander Trevor Bauer, author of a 6.92 ERA, to the mound in tonight's series opener against the American League West leaders. Houston is riding a four-game winning streak after capping off a 6-1 road trip with a three-game sweep of Miami, outscoring the Marlins 22-4. Charlie Morton will take the mound for the Astros, who have won 14 of 17 to move 17 games over .500 (29-12) for the first time since the end of the 2004 season.

Pick: Houston -127


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Arizona 

Event Date: 05/19/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Weaver is winless in eight starts and has served up 14 homers in just 41 2/3 innings. He received a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox in his last turn when he gave up one run and five hits in six innings while not allowing a long ball for the first time this season. Weaver is 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA in three career starts against Arizona and he gave up five runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings - including two homers to Chris Owings and one to Yasmany Tomas - while losing to Walker last month.

Pick: Arizona -140


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Colorado 

Event Date: 05/19/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cincinnati Reds have begun to fade after a hot start, and they have another tough matchup this weekend with the first-place Colorado Rockies visiting Great American Ball Park on Friday. The Rockies own the second-best record in the National League, while the Reds dropped the final six contests on a seven-game road trip to fall two games below .500. Cincinnati starter, Bonilla was impressive in his first major-league start since 2014 on Saturday at San Francisco, allowing thee runs and six hits over eight innings. The 26-year-old from the Dominican Republic has given up three home runs in 13 innings with the Reds this season, but he also has 11 strikeouts. Bonilla has faced mixed results at Triple-A Louisville in 2017, going 2-2 with a 5.61 ERA in five starts.

Pick: Colorado -102


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  San Francisco 

Event Date: 05/19/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Similar to his team, there is a wide disparity between Moore's performance at home and on the road. He tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball to beat Cincinnati last time out and lower his ERA at AT&T Park to 2.57, but he has been pounded to the tune of an 0-3 record and 10.50 ERA in four starts away from home. St. Louis starter, Wacha has pitched at least six innings in each of his six turns, recording five quality starts in that span, but he has not factored in the decision in the last three outings. Wacha owns a strong record in four career starts against San Francisco, logging a 1-0 record with a 1.88 ERA and .231 batting average against.

Pick: St. Louis -145


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Toronto 

Event Date: 05/19/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Baltimore Orioles dropped six of seven during their rain-shortened road trip, but a return home to face a familiar foe could get manager Buck Showalter's charges back on track. Baltimore opens a three-game series at Camden Yards on Friday versus the Toronto Blue Jays, against whom they outscored 26-14 en route to winning five of their previous six meetings this season. Toronto starter, Sanchez didn't fare as well in his last encounter with Baltimore, permitting five runs and seven hits - three homers - over 5 1/3 frames in a 6-4 setback. Davis, Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy all went deep against Sanchez.

Pick: Baltimore -107


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  New York 

Event Date: 05/19/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The New York Yankees lead the American League in several offensive categories and haven't encountered much trouble at the plate this season ... well, aside from their last outing. After scraping for a run in the ninth inning to avoid being shut out for the first time this season, the Yankees look to get back on track today when they open a three-game series against the host Tampa Bay Rays. New York starter, Severino struggled out of the blocks on Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits and walking three in 2 1/3 innings of a no-decision versus Houston. The 23-year-old Dominican fared significantly better in his previous outing with Tampa Bay this season, permitting two runs and striking out 11 in a 3-2 win on April 13. Severino sports a 4-1 mark with a 3.26 ERA in eight career appearances against the Rays, including a 2-0 record with an 0.82 ERA in four outings at Tropicana Field.

Pick: New York -123


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Baltimore 

Event Date: 05/18/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bundy has been so consistent that he saw his ERA rise an eyelash after striking out a season high-tying eight and giving up two runs on four hits over six innings in a no-decision at Kansas City last Friday. Bundy is 4-0 over his last six starts and has permitted more than six hits once - in his lone loss at Boston on April 11. He has made just one appearance against the Tigers, a 1 1/3-inning relief stint. Detroit starter, Zimmermann is the polar opposite of Bundy as he has one quality start and that came in his season debut against Boston on April 8. The 30-year-old allowed at least four runs in five of his last six turns and has been touched for at least 10 hits in three of his last five outings. Zimmermann has surrendered eight homers over his last four starts and 12 in 38 2/3 career innings versus the Orioles.

Pick: Baltimore -129


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 05/18/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The white-hot Texas Rangers can secure the majors' longest win streak of the season on Thursday afternoon with a home victory over the flailing Philadelphia Phillies. Texas' high-octane offense hasn't missed a beat with a staggering 51 runs during its eight-game winning stretch, highlighted by Wednesday's 9-3 rout of the Phillies. Phillies starter, Pivetta, who will be making his fourth career start, struggled in his second straight outing on Saturday as he surrendered four runs in 4 2/3 innings of a no-decision at Washington. The 24-year-old was taken deep for the fifth time this season and fourth time by the Nationals. Pivetta's four walks on Saturday elevated his pitch count (92) and led to his earliest exit of his short career.

Pick: Texas -138


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Boston 

Event Date: 05/18/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gray settled for a no-decision at Texas on Saturday despite allowing only two runs in six innings. The 27-year-old native of Tennessee has kept the ball in the park over his last two outings after serving up three home runs in his season debut at Minnesota on May 2.

Pick: Oakland -105


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  Toronto 

Event Date: 05/18/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Teheran snapped a rough stretch with an outstanding outing Saturday at Miami, allowing three hits with four strikeouts across six scoreless innings. He had surrendered 19 earned runs in 21 1/3 innings in his four previous starts, going 1-3 with an 8.02 ERA and five home runs allowed. Teheran, who is 1-3 with an 8.14 ERA in four home starts this season, has posted a 6.60 ERA with five homers allowed in 15 innings across three career starts against Toronto.

Pick: Toronbto -130


Result: Won
 
Minnesota  Colorado 

Event Date: 05/18/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Colorado's Charlie Blackmon launched a towering two-run homer to cap his second straight three-hit performance and improve to 8-for-12 with four runs scored in his last three games. Ian Desmond is enjoying quite the run as well, going 7-for-19 with two doubles and three RBIs during his season-high five-game hitting streak. While the Rockies have won three straight contests away from Coors Field to improve to a franchise-best 12-5 on the road, Minnesota is mired in a three-game skid at home and fell to 8-11 at Target Field.

Pick: Colorado +124


Result: Won
 
Arizona   New York 

Event Date: 05/17/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

After opening the year 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in four starts, Harvey has posted a 10.43 ERA during his three-game losing streak, with the last setback coming at Milwaukee on Friday after his return from the suspension. He was reached for five runs on seven hits and five walks in five innings by the Brewers. The 28-year-old has allowed seven homers in his last four outings.

Pick: Arizona -130


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Baltimore 

Event Date: 05/17/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Fulmer has been dominant through two May outings, collecting a pair of road wins against Oakland and the Los Angeles Angels while allowing a total of two earned runs and 11 hits while striking out 16 over 15 innings. The 2016 American League Rookie of the Year has recorded a quality start in each of his seven turns and is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA over his last four outings. Victor Martinez is 12-for-34 with four home runs against Jimenez, who is 6-11 with a 5.49 ERA in 21 starts versus Detroit.

Pick: Detroit -140


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 05/17/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hendricks has rebounded from a rough start to the season to post quality starts in three of his last four outings, and he pitched 5 1/3 scoreless frames in the other. The 27-year-old was a hard-luck loser last time out despite allowing just three runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings at Colorado with a season-high seven strikeouts. Hendricks is 3-1 with a 3.91 ERA in eight starts against the Reds.

Pick: Chicago -164


Result: Won
 
Toronto  Atlanta 

Event Date: 05/16/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Estrada has helped the Blue Jays recover from a rotten start to the season, allowing two earned runs or fewer in five of his past six outings. He won for the second time in three starts in May on Thursday against Seattle, striking out eight while surrendering two runs on four hits in six innings. The 33-year-old, who is limiting opposing hitters to a .227 batting average, is 4-1 with a 2.95 ERA in 11 career appearances (five starts) against the Braves.

Pick: Toronto -138


Result: Loss
 
Arizona   New York 

Event Date: 05/16/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Greinke owns a splendid 1.03 WHIP through eight starts and has 58 strikeouts against only nine walks. The 33-year-old hasn't lost at Chase Field this season, going 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in five turns. Greinke is 4-1 with 2.74 ERA in seven career starts against the Mets and has shut down right fielder Jay Bruce (7-for-37, 11 strikeouts, one homer) while struggling with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (15-for-35).

Pick: Arizona -160


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Baltimore 

Event Date: 05/16/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Boyd suffered back-to-back losses to Cleveland and Arizona in his last two outings while allowing a total of seven runs - six earned - and 13 hits in 13 2/3 innings. The Oregon State product is winless in his last four turns despite yielding three earned runs or fewer in each turn. Boyd is making his first career start against Baltimore. Detroit could use some offense after totaling five runs in its last three games and is returning home following a 4-5 road trip.

Pick: Baltimore +107


Result: Won
 
San Diego  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 05/15/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Anderson had a string of five straight starts without surrendering a home run come to an end when he served up a solo blast to Jackie Bradley Jr. in a no decision against Boston on Wednesday. Anderson is 3-1 with a 3.60 ERA in six career starts against San Diego. San Diego starter, Perdomo is looking for his first career win against Milwaukee and is 0-1 with a 5.19 ERA in two previous attempts.

Pick: Milwaukee +108


Result: Loss
 
Cleveland  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 05/15/2017
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Archer posted a quality start in each of his last three outings and is coming off the best of the bunch after scattering five hits across eight scoreless innings while striking out 11 without a walk in a win over Kansas City on Wednesday. The North Carolina native posted 22 strikeouts and one walk in his last two starts combined while lowering his WHIP to 1.13. Cleveland starter, Carrasco is looking for his third straight win and seventh consecutive quality start after striking out seven without walking a batter in seven scoreless innings at Toronto on Tuesday. The Venezuela native notched 27 strikeouts and two walks over his last four turns. Carrasco allowed one run and struck out eight in eight innings to earn a win in his lone start against Tampa Bay last season and limited Rays slugger Evan Longoria to 2-for-19 in his career.

Pick: Under 7.5


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Oakland 

Event Date: 05/14/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Graveman is winless in his last four starts despite allowing fewer than three runs in three of the outings. While Texas starter, Griffin has allowed a total of four earned runs while winning each of his last four starts - all on the road. The 29-year-old Californian is coming off the second shutout of his career and first since 2013, a four-hitter at San Diego on Tuesday in which he issued just one walk for the fourth straight outing. Griffin, who began his career with Oakland, is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA in two turns versus his former team this season.

Pick: Texas -127


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Chicago 

Event Date: 05/14/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wainwright pitched slightly better his last time out, allowing four runs and four hits over 5 1/3 frames of a no-decision at Miami, but he continues to struggle with his command as he issued three walks. Wainwright is 13-9 with a 4.24 ERA in 41 career games (32 starts) against the Cubs. Cubs starter, Arrieta has produced just one win in his last five starts. The 31-year-old endured his worst outing of the year Tuesday at Colorado, allowing nine runs - five earned - while lasting just 3 2/3 innings.

Pick: St. Louis +115


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  New York 

Event Date: 05/14/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

If the loss of six-time All-Star Ryan Braun to the 10-day disabled list was supposed to slow down the Milwaukee Brewers' surprisingly powerful offense, forgive the New York Mets if they can't tell the difference. The Brewers attempt to complete a sweep of the visiting Mets and post their sixth victory in seven contests Sunday, when the teams wrap up their three-game series. Milwaukee starter, Peralta won his only home turn versus the Mets last season after allowing three runs in five innings to improve to 4-2 with a 3.53 ERA in six career starts against them.

Pick: Milwaukee +135


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Detroit 

Event Date: 05/14/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Verlander recorded his second straight victory on Tuesday against Arizona, allowing three runs with seven strikeouts over six frames. The former American League Cy Young Award winner has thrown at least 103 pitches in six of his seven outings. Trout is 1-for-15 with five strikeouts against Verlander.  LA starter, Meyer was sent to the minors after struggling in spring training but returned to the majors after Tyler Skaggs landed on the disabled list. The 27-year-old continues to struggle with his control as he has a 14-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his first three starts.

Pick: Detroit -115


Result: Loss
 
Colorado  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/14/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Despite entering this weekend's series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an 8-3 record versus left-handed starters, the Colorado Rockies may be reaching their breaking point against their National League West rival's southpaws. The Dodgers eye their eighth win in nine tries today, when they conclude their four-game series versus the host Rockies. Colorado roughed up left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu for 10 runs - five earned - in Thursday's series-opening 10-7 victory, but Los Angeles evened up the series as Clayton Kershaw held the Rockies to two runs over seven innings in Friday's 6-2 triumph. Fellow southpaw Alex Wood upstaged his three-time Cy Young Award-winning teammate one night later, striking out 10 over six scoreless frames in a 4-0 win - the Rockies' second home shutout loss of the season. Colorado will try to avoid matching its longest losing streak of the year and end a 14-inning scoreless drought in the finale against yet another left-hander in Julio Urias, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his last outing. The Rockies have allowed 11 extra-base hits while managing only two over their last two games. 

Pick: Los Angeles -128


Result: Loss
 
Washington  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 05/13/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pivetta was a fourth-round draft pick of Washington in 2013 and will get a second crack at the organization as he prepares to make his third career start. The 24-year-old Canadian was tagged for four runs on nine hits over five innings on May 5 versus the Nationals, serving up three solo homers. Washington's bullpen cost Roark a victory last time out after he permitted two runs (zero earned) on only two hits over six innings on Sunday. Roark also did not factor in the decision against Philadelphia on April 15 despite working a season-high seven innings and yielding two runs on four hits.

Pick: Washington -1.5/+115


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  New York 

Event Date: 05/13/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Milwaukee has won four of its last five, including a series-opening 7-4 triumph in which it belted four home runs to pull even with Washington for the major-league lead (55). Milwaukee starter, Davies has won three straight decisions, including an outing at Pittsburgh on Sunday in which he allowed two runs and recorded a season-high seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old native of Washington is hoping he has turned a corner at home, as he worked five scoreless frames in a victory over Cincinnati on April 25. Davies has made two starts against New York in his career, going 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA.

Pick: Milwaukee -110


Result: Won
 
Texas  Oakland 

Event Date: 05/13/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

A shut-down bullpen is a luxury for some clubs and is often what stands between playoff teams and the rest of the league, and the Oakland Athletics know that as well as any team. The Athletics will try to bounce back after watching the bullpen let a win slip away when they visit the Texas Rangers for the second of a three-game series today. Oakland took a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning on Friday before watching closer Santiago Casilla serve up four runs in the final frame, including a walk-off, three-run blast to Joey Gallo. Oakland starter Gray is making his third start of the season and looking for his first win after beginning the season on the disabled list with a strained lat. The Vanderbilt product went six innings in a loss at Minnesota in his first start but lasted just 4 2/3 innings against Detroit on Sunday while allowing four runs - one earned - and seven hits.

Pick: Texas -110


Result: Won
 
Arizona  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 05/13/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Drury, who is hitting .325 overall, is riding a 10-game hitting streak at home and is 8-for-16 with two homers, four doubles and six RBIs through four contests of a nine-game homestand. The Diamondbacks, who registered a season-high 16 hits on Friday, look to extend their winning streak to four games. The Pirates continue to spiral downward as they have dropped a season-high six consecutive contests and 11 of their last 14. Andrew McCutchen is just 1-for-7 in the series and 6-for-48 over his last 13 contests. Pittsburgh starter Williams is making his second start of the season and the third of his career. He had a rough time while starting against the Dodgers on Monday as he was hammered for six runs in the first inning and eight overall (six earned) along with seven hits in three innings. Williams has posted a 7.90 ERA, 1.87 WHIP and .322 batting average against in 27 1/3 career frames.

Pick: Arizona -156


Result: Loss
Boston  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 05/12/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Tampa Bay Rays went from 12 runs one day to zero the next in finishing out a 3-6 home stand and are looking ahead at a six-game road trip against a pair of teams that were in the playoffs last season. The Rays will kick off the trip by visiting American League East rival Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series. Boston starter, Porcello, who is flashing his Cy Young form of late and owns a 1.69 ERA over his last four starts, snapped a five-start winless streak by holding Minnesota to one run in seven innings on Saturday. The New Jersey native did not issue a walk in either of his last two outings and has 45 strikeouts versus only nine walks in 43 1/3 total innings this season. 

Pick: Boston -161


Result: Loss
 
Arizona  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 05/12/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Glasnow lost to Milwaukee in his last outing as he gave up four runs - three earned - and six hits over 6 1/3 innings. He has experienced control issues, posting a 1.93 WHIP primarily due to issuing 19 walks in 27 frames. Left-handers are batting .302 and slugging .528 against the 23-year-old Glasnow.

Pick: Arizona -137


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Baltimore 

Event Date: 05/12/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bundy continues to churn out quality starts, making it 7-for-7 this season after giving up three runs on six hits over six innings in a win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday. He matched his season high with seven innings at Boston in his previous turn and has not permitted more than seven hits in a start. In three road starts, Bundy has yielded five earned runs in 19 1/3 innings. Kansas City starter, Duffy lost his third start in a row despite a strong effort versus Cleveland on Sunday, giving up one run on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Pick: Under 8


Result: Won
 
Texas  San Diego 

Event Date: 05/11/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Richard is coming off a ragged performance in a 10-2 loss versus the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, working five innings while allowing five runs on seven hits and six walks. He yielded two runs over 5 1/3 frames in his previous turn at San Francisco and was tagged for six in 3 2/3 innings at Arizona on April 25. Richard owns a 7.36 ERA in five career appearances (one start) versus Texas.

Pick: Texas -138


Result: Won
 
New York  Houston 

Event Date: 05/11/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Keuchel is 3-1 with 1.61 ERA in four career starts at Yankee Stadium. Several New York hitters have struggled against Keuchel, including Starlin Castro (1-for-11, seven strikeouts) and Jacoby Ellsbury (2-for-14). New York starter, Pineda has posted a 3-0 record with a 2.32 ERA in five starts. The Yankees have won all five of those outings, including his solid effort at Wrigley Field on Friday in which the Dominican Republic native allowed two runs and three hits in six frames.

Pick: Under 7.5


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Minnesota 

Event Date: 05/11/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hughes pitched well enough to record his third straight victory on Friday before settling for a no-decision despite allowing one run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings against Boston. The 30-year-old permitted a solo homer versus the Red Sox, marking the fifth time he's been taken deep in as many starts. Hughes got the better of Holland when the teams met on April 7, yielding one run and five hits in six innings of a 3-1 triumph.

Pick: Minnesota +108


Result: Won
 
Oakland  LA Angels 

Event Date: 05/10/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Triggs won his first three starts of the season. The 28-year-old did not allow an earned run in any of his four victories, including a triumph over Los Angeles in his season debut on April 6 in which he gave up an unearned run over 5 2/3 innings. Triggs faced the Angels twice last year, posting a 1.69 ERA without recording a decision in one start and one relief appearance.

Pick: Oakland -127


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Chicago 

Event Date: 05/10/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hendricks’ trademark pinpoint control was a tad off in his first three starts of the season, but he recently has looked more like the pitcher who led the majors in ERA last year. The 27-year-old has allowed two runs in 17 1/3 innings over his last three outings, including 5 1/3 scoreless frames in a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday. Colorado starter, Marquez is winless in three starts this season, and two have been considerably rough. The 22-year-old Venezuelan surrendered a pair of home runs last time out, allowing five runs over six innings in a loss to Arizona. Marquez is 1-2 with a 6.55 ERA in five games (four starts) at Coors Field since making his major-league debut in September.

Pick: Chicago -140


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  Seattle 

Event Date: 05/10/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Mariners are a West Coast team who played 8 straight at home and had their first nights sleep on the road yesterday. Additionally Cano will likely miss today after hurting his hamstring last night and Cruz will not be starting because of there being no DH slot, making this a very underwhelming middle of the line-up for Eflin to face. Eflin has worked seven innings without issuing a walk in each of his last three starts, but does not have a decision to show for it despite recording a 2.57 ERA in that stretch.

Pick: Philadelphia +101


Result: Loss
 
Miami  St. Louis 

Event Date: 05/10/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lynn has permitted only two runs during his winning streak, continuing his outstanding stretch by blanking Atlanta with six innings of four-hit ball last time out. The Ole Miss product has permitted only two runs and 16 hits over 25 innings during the past four turns. Adeiny Hechavarria is 4-for-8 against Lynn, but he left Tuesday's game after tweaking an oblique injury that sidelined him last month. Miami starter, Koehler gave up three runs for the fourth time in five starts at the New York Mets on Friday, going five innings and settling for a second straight no-decision. He continues to be plagued by the long ball, serving up two more against the Mets to boost his season total to nine in 30 innings spanning six starts. Koehler is 1-3 with a bloated 7.84 ERA in four starts versus the Cardinals.

Pick:: St. Louis -105


Result: Won
 
San Diego  Texas 

Event Date: 05/09/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Jered Weaver is winless this season and looks to rebound from perhaps the worst start of his career when the San Diego Padres conclude the first half of their home-and-home interleague series against the Texas Rangers this afternoon. Weaver was pounded for a career-worst 10 runs - five earned - and 10 hits over four innings during an 11-3 loss to Colorado on Saturday. Weaver is struggling to regain the prowess he displayed earlier in his career for the Los Angeles Angels and has served up a National League-high 12 homers in just 32 2/3 innings.

Pick: Texas -131


Result: Won
 
Miami  St. Louis 

Event Date: 05/09/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Adam Wainwright had a rocky start to the season in 2016 before turning things around and the St. Louis Cardinals are hoping to see a similar trend as they continue their three-game series at the Miami Marlins today night. St. Louis is 4-0 on its six-game road trip and sits atop the National League Central following Monday's 9-4 win. Wainwright has enjoyed considerable success against the Marlins, owning a 5-2 record and 2.00 ERA in 10 appearances (eight starts). While the Cardinals have won 14 of 19 following a 3-9 start to the season, Miami is careening in the opposite direction - dropping 10 of its last 13 games.

Pick: St. Louis +105


Result: Won
 
LA Angels  Houston 

Event Date: 05/07/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Shoemaker’s early-season struggles continued Tuesday, as the 30-year-old yielded three runs and issued four walks in 5 1/3 innings against Seattle. The Michigan native has completed seven frames just once in his first six outings and has given up seven home runs in 32 innings. Shoemaker allowed two runs in seven frames versus Houston on April 20 and has gone 2-4 with a 3.46 ERA in 10 career games (eight starts) against the Astros.

Pick: Houston -108


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  San Fracisco 

Event Date: 05/07/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cincinnati Reds have put a beating on the visiting San Francisco Giants in the first two contests of their three-game set, and they can make history by doing it again in Sunday’s finale. The Reds have won the first two games by at least 10 runs, marking the first time they have won back-to-back games by that margin since 1976 and only the second time they have down so since at least 1913. The Reds have pounded 34 hits in the series and have recorded double-digit hits in every game during a four-game winning streak to pull even with the Chicago Cubs atop the National League Central. Former Reds ace Johnny Cueto will make his second career start against the club he was with for his first seven-plus big-league seasons. San Francisco starter, Cueto faced the Reds for the first time last season and was roughed up for six runs in five innings in a no-decision.

Pick: Cincinnati +102


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Arizona 

Event Date: 05/07/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Colorado Rockies hope to have Carlos Gonzalez back in the lineup Sunday as they host the Arizona Diamondbacks for the rubber match of their three-game series. Gonzalez, who is hitting only .200 this season, has missed two straight contests due to cramping in his right calf. The Rockies were just fine without the star outfielder on Saturday, posting a 9-1 triumph as Charlie Blackmon and DJ LeMahieu both went 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Mark Reynolds and Nolan Arenado each homered and drove in two runs. The win was Colorado's third in four overall contests and gave it a 1-1 record on its 10-game homestand. Arizona fell to 2-3 on its six-game road trip as it managed only seven hits on Saturday.

Pick: Colorado -114


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Toronto 

Event Date: 05/07/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Toronto starter, Biagini has worked in relief 74 times in his first two seasons in the majors, including 14 in 2017, and has struggled of late while allowing six runs over 5 2/3 innings in four outings - after permitting one tally in the first 10. Tampa Bay starter, Cobb comes in off his best start since returning from Tommy John surgery last year, allowing four hits in six scoreless innings to conquer Miami last Tuesday. The 29-year-old Boston native was winless in four starts before besting the Marlins last time out and opponents are batting .298 against him overall, but he has 23 strikeouts and eight walks in 35 frames. Morales is 4-for-13 against Cobb, who has missed the Blue Jays this season but is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in six career starts versus Toronto.

Pick: Tampa Bay -133


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  St. Louis 

Event Date: 05/07/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

After starting 4-0 in their new stadium, the Braves have dropped seven of their last eight games at SunTrust Park. Their only win in that stretch came with knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on the mound, and he will try to salvage the finale for Atlanta opposite right-hander Michael Wacha. Wacha gave up a season-high four earned runs in six frames of a no-decision against Milwaukee on Monday. He has lasted at least six innings while walking two batters or fewer in all five of his starts while recording 28 strikeouts in 30 2/3 innings. The 25-year-old Texas A&M product has a 3.12 ERA in three career games (one start) versus Atlanta.

Pick: St. Louis -105


Result: Won
 
New York  Miami 

Event Date: 05/07/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The New York Mets spent the better part of April frustrated about their inability to score runs before watching the bats explode over the last 10 days. The Mets will try to keep the hits coming and polish off a three-game sweep when they host the Miami Marlins in the series finale today. New York pounded out a total of 19 runs in the first two games of the series and scored at least five in each of its last nine contests - seven or more in all five games since the calendar turned to May. Miami starter, Urena is moving from the bullpen to take the rotation spot vacated by Edinson Volquez (thumb) and will make his 22nd career start on Sunday. Urena went 4-13 with a 5.33 ERA in those first 21 starts while yielding 12 home runs in 109 2/3 innings. The Dominican Republic native is 1-2 with a 4.13 ERA in seven career games - three starts - against New York, including a pair of relief appearances last month.

Pick: New York -105


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  St. Louis 

Event Date: 05/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Leake has pitched outstanding in his first five starts, leading the National League in ERA while allowing more than one earned run just once. The 29-year-old, who went 9-12 with a 4.69 ERA in his first season with the Cardinals in 2016, has won his past three decisions and received a no-decision Sunday against Cincinnati despite allowing only one run on eight hits with five strikeouts in six innings. Leake is 4-2 with a 1.98 ERA in eight career starts against Atlanta. Atlanta starter, Teheran has struggled mightily in two of his past three starts, losing to the New York Mets on Monday after giving up six runs on six hits in six innings of a 7-5 loss.

Pick: St. Louis -104


Result: Won
 
LA Angels  Houston 

Event Date: 05/06/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Houston starter, Lance McCullers Jr. has dominated Trout in their head-to-head matchups and attempts to hold the star in check again when the Houston Astros visit the Los Angeles Angels for the middle contest of their three-game series. McCullers matched his season high of 10 strikeouts on Monday but settled for a no-decision against Texas as he allowed two runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old defeated the Angels on April 20, when he struck out eight and gave up only three hits in 6 2/3 scoreless frames. McCullers is 3-1 with a 1.79 ERA in seven career starts against Los Angeles.

Pick: Houston -119


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  Washington 

Event Date: 05/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Philadelphia Phillies are losers of four straight and seven of their last eight games, and not even a return home could break them out of the funk. The Phillies, who won five straight in their own park before dropping the opener of a homestand on Friday, will try to get back on track when they host the Washington Nationals in the second of a three-game series today. Philadelphia pitchers were victimized by the long ball while giving up three solo home runs - one to opposing pitcher Stephen Strasburg - in the 4-2 loss on Friday and are allowing an average of five runs over the last eight contests.

Pick: Washington +101


Result: Won
 
Minnesota  Boston 

Event Date: 05/06/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Boston figures to have the advantage on the mound in Saturday's contest, as reigning Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello opposes Nick Tepesch, who will be making his debut for the Twins. Porcello has already matched his 2016 loss total but run support has been the primary issue, as he has allowed four earned runs over 19 2/3 innings through his last three starts - all losses. Tepesch spent time in four different organizations in 2016 while combining to go 8-4 with a 3.96 ERA - all at the Triple-A level. He went 1-1 with a 2.00 mark with 17 strikeouts in 18 innings through three starts to begin this season for Triple-A Rochester.

Pick: Boston -137


Result: Won
 
LA Angels  Houston 

Event Date: 05/05/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units

Keuchel looks to continue his brilliance as he earned American League Pitcher of the Month honors after winning five of his six starts in April. The 29-year-old former AL Cy Young Award winner has allowed more than one run just once this season, yielding two in a complete-game victory at Cleveland on April 25, and has worked at least seven innings in each of his outings. Keuchel improved to 10-2 with a 3.50 ERA in his career against Los Angeles after giving up one run over seven frames on April 19. Chavez has lost three of his last four starts, including an outing at Texas on Saturday in which he surrendered four runs and eight hits over six innings.

Gold Pick: Houston -130


Result: Won
 
Seattle  Texas 

Event Date: 05/05/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating; 2 Units

Darvish was pushed back a day after throwing 115 and 126 pitches in back-to-back victories during which he struck out 18 in 14 innings. The 30-year-old is holding opponents to a collective .180 batting average and has fanned 41 in 38 2/3 frames. Overall, Darvish is 5-3 with a 4.45 ERA in 10 career starts against the Mariners. Mariners starter, Gallardo, a 13-game winner for Texas in 2015, is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in two career starts against his former team and has been pounded by Cruz (6-for-10, two homers).

Pick: Texas -119


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Detroit 

Event Date: 05/05/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Fulmer extended a pair of streaks on Saturday, as the 24-year-old recorded his fifth straight quality start in as many outings this season and allowed a homer for the fourth consecutive contest in a no-decision versus the Chicago White Sox. Fulmer has struggled a bit since a strong season debut, allowing nine runs while permitting the opposition to bat .271 against him in the first three innings. After the early uprising, Fulmer has limited foes to just two runs and a .122 batting average from the fourth frame on.

Pick: Detroit +105


Result: Won
 
Minnesota  Boston 

Event Date: 05/05/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Rodriguez was superb against the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs last time out, recording a season-high nine strikeouts in six innings of one-run ball. The 24-year-old also went six innings in his previous turn, overcoming five walks to hold Baltimore scoreless on one hit. Minnesota starter, Hughes is 6-9 with a 5.36 ERA in 26 appearances (17 starts) against Boston.

Pick: Boston -133


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  St. Louis 

Event Date: 05/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lynn missed all of 2016 following Tommy John surgery but has pitched outstanding in five starts, limiting opponents to a .206 batting average and bringing a three-start winning streak into the series opener. He has allowed only two earned runs in 19 innings in his past three starts with 17 strikeouts and five walks, beating Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and Cincinnati. Lynn has held right-handed batters to a .125 average with a .196 slugging percentage and 18 strikeouts in 56 at-bats.

Pick: St. Louis +106


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 05/04/2017
Event Time: 12 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Nova fanned seven during his 95-pitch shutout against the Marlins to raise his season total to 22 strikeouts against just one walk in 36 innings. The 30-year-old Dominican has allowed two runs or fewer in four of five outings this season. Cincinnati starter, Adleman allowed two homers for the second straight start on Friday en route to being roughed up for six runs on a season-high eight hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 7-5 setback at St. Louis.

Pick: Pittsburgh -101


Result: Won
 
San Diego  Colorado 

Event Date: 05/04/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Freeland looks to redeem himself after being pounded by San Diego on April 12 in the second start of his major-league career. The 23-year-old native of Denver lasted only 4 2/3 innings in that outing as he surrendered six runs on eight hits and three walks en route to his first loss. Freeland has been superb since, posting a 2-0 record while allowing only two runs over 17 frames in three turns - two of which were on the road.

Pick: Colorado +102


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Miami 

Event Date: 05/04/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Andriese permitted four runs (three earned) on five hits over seven innings at Toronto on Saturday to suffer his first loss of the season, but posted his third quality start in four outings. The 27-year-old California native has surrendered at least one home run in each of his five starts (six total) and earned his only victory at home despite a 4.80 ERA in three starts. Derek Dietrich yielded three runs over six innings in a no-decision against Miami in 2016.

Pick: Tampa Bay -125


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 05/04/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Anderson has pitched well in six career meetings with St. Louis posting a 1.97 ERA. The 29-year-old settled for the first of his two straight no-decisions on April 22 despite allowing one unearned run and striking out six versus the Cardinals. Anderson followed that with his second consecutive six-inning outing.

Pick: Milwaukee +138


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  NY Mets 

Event Date: 05/03/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

DeGrom enters his sixth start of the season leading the National League in strikeouts (44) and has fanned 35 in his past three outings. He began his season with six shutout innings against the Braves on April 5, striking out six but getting a no-decision. DeGrom has not allowed more than three earned runs in any of his first five starts, earning his first victory Friday at Washington with seven innings of three-run, six-hit pitching with 12 strikeouts.

Pick: New York -131


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 05/03/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Taillon recorded his second win in his last three trips to the mound on Friday after allowing one run on five hits in as many innings of a 12-2 victory at Miami. The 25-year-old also pitched well in his previous outing versus Cincinnati but settled for a no-decision on April 11, when he overcame a homer by Adam Duvall to permit two runs on four hits in six frames. Taillon pitched well in pair of outings versus the Reds last season, tossing six strong innings in a no-decision on Aug. 5 before working his way out of a trouble to pick up the win on Sept. 17.

Pick: Pittsbugh -115


Result: Loss
 
Washington  Arizona 

Event Date: 05/03/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units

Gonzalez looks to remain unbeaten after allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a victory at Colorado on Thursday. The 31-year-old Floridian has worked at least six frames and yielded fewer than three earned runs in each of his five outings this season. Gonzalez has made six career starts against Arizona, going 2-1 with a 3.44 ERA.

Gold Pick: Washington -141


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 05/01/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wacha posted a quality start in each of his first four outings but did not factor in the decision against Toronto on Tuesday despite allowing two runs and five hits in six innings. The Texas A&M product worked a season-high 6 2/3 innings and surrendered one run in a win over Pittsburgh on April 19. Wacha is 4-0 in seven career games - six starts - against the Brewers.

Pick: St. Louis -150


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Baltimore 

Event Date: 05/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Under is 3-0-1 in Bundys last 4 starts vs. Red Sox and 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings. in addition the Under is 27-11-3 in Red Sox last 41 overall and 12-5-2 in Red Sox last 19 home games. While the Under is 26-11-1 in Orioles last 38 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game and 7-3-2 in Orioles last 12 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.

Pick: Under 8/+105


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 05/01/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cole is having some trouble getting support from the Pittsburgh offense and suffered a loss against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday despite allowing just one unearned run and two hits while striking out eight without a walk in seven innings. That made two straight losses for the former No. 1 overall pick, who came out on the wrong end of a 2-1 final at St. Louis on April 19.

Pick: Pittsburgh -108


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  Minnesota 

Event Date: 04/30/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hammel yielded three runs, four hits and three walks in three innings of a 5-2 loss at Texas on Sunday after his only quality start of the season versus San Francisco on April 18, when he settled for a no-decision after permitting one run in six frames of a 2-1 setback. It is an uncharacteristically slow start for the 34-year-old South Carolina native, who is 21-12 with a 3.87 ERA in 48 April appearances (45 starts). Hammel is 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA in eight career games (seven starts) versus Minnesota.

Pick: Kansas City -124


Result: Loss
 
Washington  New York 

Event Date: 04/30/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Ross won his season debut at Atlanta on April 19 while scattering three runs over seven innings but was not nearly as sharp the last time out. The 23-year-old was rocked for five runs on seven hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings at Colorado on Tuesday but watched his offense pile up 15 runs to keep him out of the loss column. Ross is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in three career starts against the Mets.

Pick: New York -108


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Chicago 

Event Date: 04/30/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Chicago White Sox are winners of six straight and are tearing the cover off the ball in the process while finally getting bigger contributions from the middle of their order. The White Sox will try to make it seven in a row and polish off their second straight sweep of an American League Central rival when they visit the Detroit Tigers in the finale of a three-game set. White Sox starter, Gonzalez dominated in his last two starts, allowing a total of one earned run in 16 1/3 innings against New York and Kansas City. He scattered two hits and walked one while striking out five in a win over the Royals on Monday and enjoyed plenty of support in the 12-1 triumph.

Pick: Chicago +112


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  Atlanta 

Event Date: 04/30/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Atlanta Braves have their offense clicking entering Sunday’s series finale at the Milwaukee Brewers, and look to extend their winning streak to five games while continuing to pound opposing pitchers. Matt Kemp belted three homers for the first time in his career Saturday - the first Atlanta player with three in a game since Mark Teixeira in 2008 - propelling the Braves to an 11-3 victory and pushing their totals to 36 runs and 55 hits during a four-game winning streak. Atlanta starter, Foltynewicz continues lowering his ERA after giving up two runs over 3 2/3 innings in his first start of the season. The 25-year-old struck out a season-high nine in seven innings on April 23 at Philadelphia, surrendering one run on four hits with two walks in a game in which the Atlanta bullpen imploded after his exit. Foltynewicz, who allowed three runs on nine hits in 14 innings across his past two starts, is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in three games (two starts) against Milwaukee in his career.

Pick: Atlanta -108


Result: Loss
 
Houston  Oakland 

Event Date: 04/30/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Keuchel is hoping for a repeat performance after allowing one run and four hits over seven innings in a victory at Oakland on April 14. The 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner continued his path toward a second trophy on Tuesday, recording a complete-game victory at Cleveland despite giving up a season-high two runs. Keuchel, who has worked at least seven innings in all five of his turns this season, has a 2.67 ERA in 15 career appearances (13 starts) versus the Athletics.

Pick: Houston -1.5/+105


Result: Won
 
Miami  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/30/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kuhl is coming off a beating against the Chicago Cubs, who have hit him hard in four career outings and pounded him for nine runs on eight hits in only 1 2/3 innings last Monday. The 24-year-old saw his ERA rise by four runs in that game, which followed a pair of quality starts in which he permitted a combined three runs on eight hits on 12 1/3 innings. Kuhl allowed two earned runs in six innings in his only start versus Miami. Koehler earned his first victory by limiting San Diego to three runs on six hits over six innings while setting a season high with seven strikeouts last Sunday. The 30-year-old has struggled keeping the ball in the park, surrendering six homers in his four starts after permitting 22 in each of the past two seasons. The absence of Freese (3-for-5, two homers) helps, but Gregory Polanco is 5-for-9 against Koehler.

Pick: Pittsburgh +116


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Chicago 

Event Date: 04/30/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Rodriguez was outstanding in his return to the rotation last Sunday at Baltimore, holding the Orioles to one hit over six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts. The 24-year-old did issue five walks, however, which contributed to ending his day early. Rodriguez is holding opponents to a .172 average, but he served up three home runs in his first two starts of the season.

Pick: Boston -107


Result: Won
 
Texas  LA Angels 

Event Date: 04/28/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Skaggs has pitched well in his last two starts, blanking Kansas City on four hits over seven innings in a no-decision on April 16 and following up by allowing two runs and seven hits in seven frames of a win over Toronto. The 25-year-old escaped with a no-decision against Texas earlier this month after yielding five runs and eight hits in five innings. He is 2-1 in five career starts versus the Rangers.

Pick: LA Angels -113


Result: Won
 
Washington  New York 

Event Date: 04/28/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Washington, and 13-3-1 in the last 17 meetings. While the Under is 10-3-1 in Scherzers last 14 home starts.

Pick: Under 7/+110


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/28/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Marlins (10-10) were swept in a rain-shortened two-game series at Philadelphia to finish out a 3-5 road trip and are being overwhelmed by rumors that a group fronted by future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are in line to buy the franchise. The Marlins will try to get back into the win column behind left-hander Adam Conley while the Pirates counter with righty Jameson Taillon today.

Pick: Pittsburgh +101


Result: Won
 
New York  Baltimore 

Event Date: 04/28/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gausman's season has taken a turn for the worse with back-to-back rough outings, as the 26-year-old surrendered eight runs on as many hits over 2 2/3 innings of 9-3 setback at Cincinnati on April 18 before getting ravaged by Boston in a four-run first inning on Sunday. Gausman yielded three homers against the Red Sox and four over his last two games after keeping the ball in the park in his first three contests. Gausmanwas fortunate to walk away with a no-decision on April 8 after permitting four runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings versus the Yankees

Pick: New York -114


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Washington 

Event Date: 04/27/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Senzatela has won three consecutive starts, working seven innings in each of the performances. The rookie's last two victories were against San Francisco, including Saturday's effort in which he allowed one run and four hits without issuing a walk. The 22-year-old Senzatela is limiting opposing hitters to a collective .202 average while compiling an 0.85 WHIP.

Pick: Colorado +111


Result: Loss
 
Cleveland  Houston 

Event Date: 04/27/2017
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Fiers is searching for his first win and allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk over five innings at Tampa Bay on Friday without factoring in the decision. The 31-year-old was bailed out by the offense in his previous start as well. Kluber got off to a rough start with a 6.38 ERA after his first three turns but got back to his Cy Young form at the Chicago White Sox on Friday. The Stetson product scattered three hits over nine scoreless innings and struck out nine for his fourth career shutout.

Pick: Cleveland -170


Result: Won
 
Boston  New York 

Event Date: 04/27/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sale has been everything the Red Sox thought they were getting when they sent four prospects to the White Sox in exchange for the perennial Cy Young candidate over the winter. Sale struck out 13 and scattered four hits over eight scoreless innings last Thursday at Toronto and owns 42 strikeouts against six walks in 29 2/3 innings. The Florida Gulf Coast product dominates New York, posting a 4-1 record with a 1.17 ERA in 10 career appearances - seven starts.

Pick: Boston -175


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Seattle 

Event Date: 04/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Mariners: Paxton 1.78 ERA and 0.87 WHIP this season with 29 K’s and 5 BB’s; and 1.80 ERA with 0.80 WHIP, along with 13 K’s and 1 BB this spring… Tigers: Norris 6.43 ERA and 1.67 WHIP this spring. With Norris in wobbly current form with 11K’s and 9 BB’s this season, we’ll back the better arm tonight.

Pick: Seattle -132


Result: Won
 
Pittsburgh  Chicago 

Event Date: 04/26/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lester surrendered five runs on a season-high nine hits over 5 2/3 innings at Cincinnati in his last outing. He permitted two runs on 14 hits over his first three starts but Chicago scored seven runs in that span. The 33-year-old Lester was 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA in four starts against Pittsburgh last season. Pittsburgh starter, Glasnow will be making his 11th career appearance and eighth start in his search to notch his first major league win. The 23-year-old Glasnow lasted 4 2/3 innings at the New York Mets on Friday, giving up three runs (one earned) on seven hits, after allowing four first-inning runs and six total at Chicago in his previous turn. Glasnow has yet to pitch beyond 5 1/3 innings in his career.

Pick: Chicago -150


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Minnesota 

Event Date: 04/26/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Santiago continued his string of strong outings this season on Friday, recording his third straight quality start to emerge victorious in a 6-3 win over Detroit. The 29-year-old fanned six for the second start in a row to improve his season total to 17 strikeouts against just four walks. Texas starter, Hamels, owns a 1-1 mark and a 6.91 ERA in five career starts against Minnesota.

Pick: Minnesota +1.5/-155


Result: Loss
 
LA Angels  Oak 

Event Date: 04/25/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Oakland Athletics attempt to shake off an embarrassing loss as they continue their stretch of 15 consecutive divisional contests today, when they visit the Los Angeles Angels for the opener of a three-game series. Oakland began its string against American League West rivals with three losses before reeling off five straight wins, but its streak was halted Sunday with an 11-1 setback against Seattle. The Athletics managed only five hits in the defeat but hope to regain the services of Rajai Davis, who posted back-to-back two-hit performances before missing three games with a hamstring injury. Los Angeles earned a split of its four-game set against Toronto by capturing a 2-1 decision on Monday. Mike Trout carries an eight-game hitting streak into Tuesday's series opener after recording his second triple of the year in the triumph over the Blue Jays. The Athletics and Angels are meeting for the second time this month after splitting a season-opening four-game set in Oakland.

Pick: Los Angeles -1.5/+155


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Seattle 

Event Date: 04/25/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Detroit Tigers begin a 10-game homestand with the first of three contests against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday after completing a 4-5 road trip with two straight victories over Minnesota. Detroit (10-8), which shares first place in the Central Division with defending American League champion Cleveland, prevailed 13-4 on Sunday with the help of newcomers John Hicks and Jim Adduci, who replaced Miguel Cabrera (groin) and JaCoby Jones (face) in the lineup. Seattle (8-12) is 1-3 on its 10-game road trip .

Pick: Detroit +121


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Kansas City 

Event Date: 04/25/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Duffy will be looking to end Kansas City's five-game losing streak as well as stifle a Chicago attack that registered 15 hits and went 7-for-12 with runners in scoring position while steamrolling the Royals 12-1 in Monday's series opener. Matt Davidson went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs while Tim Anderson (three runs scored) and Leury Garcia (two runs) also had three hits apiece.

Pick: Chicago +126


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Kansas City 

Event Date: 04/24/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Vargas, who is making his 200th career start, is 3-0 with a 1.10 ERA since returning from Tommy John surgery last September. He has struggled through nine career outings against the White Sox, winning just once and recording a 6.85 ERA. Melky Cabrera is 6-for-19 with three extra-base hits against the 34-year-old while Geovany Soto is 4-for-10 with a home run.

Pick: Chicago +102


Result: Won
 
San Francisco  LA Dodgers 

Event Date: 04/24/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Ryu 4-1 last five team starts in this park… Giants: Cain 2-8 last ten team starts in this series; and 5-15 last twenty overall team starts during April… With Ryu off a great spring in which he posted a 2.57 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP to go with 12 K’s and 1 BB, look for him to enter the win column for the first time this season here tonight.

Pick: Los Angeles -1.5/+120


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Minnesota 

Event Date: 04/24/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hughes has regressed since a solid start in his 2017 debut and he was reached for six runs (four earned) on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings last Tuesday against Cleveland. The 30-year-old has allowed three homers and three doubles over his last two starts. Texas starter, Perez boasted a 2.20 ERA through his first three starts. He yielded three runs in 11 1/3 innings over his first two home outings and has a quality 3.68 mark in 48 career appearances in Arlington. Current Twins hitters are a combined 6-for-34 with no extra-base hits and seven strikeouts against the 26-year-old Perez.

Pick: Texas -1.5/+150


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  Miami 

Event Date: 04/23/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Miami starter, Koehler has fared very well against San Diego in four appearances (three starts), going 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA. While San Diego starter Perdomo is expected to bump Jarred Cosart from the rotation and be activated from the disabled list in time to start Sunday after exiting his season debut on April 7 with shoulder inflammation. The 23-year-old Dominican settled for a no-decision in that outing against San Francisco despite surrendering five runs on seven hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings.

Pick: Miami -113


Result: Won
 
Minnesota  Detroit 

Event Date: 04/23/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Detroit starter, Fulmer has shown no signs of a sophomore slump by producing three straight quality starts out of the gate, including six solid innings against Minnesota on April 12. He let up three runs in six frames at Tampa Bay on Tuesday but wound up on the wrong end of a 5-1 score. The 24-year-old won his only prior start at Target Field and is 2-0 in two career meetings with the Twins. Minnsota starter, Gibson had his longest start of the young season with 5 1/3 innings against Cleveland his last time out, giving up three runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts. He has allowed four home runs and four doubles among 18 hits and has hit a batter in each of his last two starts.

Pick: Detroit +106


Result: Won
 
New York  Washington 

Event Date: 04/23/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units

Washington starter, Scherzer limited Atlanta to two hits over seven scoreless innings last Tuesday with seven strikeouts and three walks for his best effort of the young season. The 32-year St. Louis native yielded three earned runs over 12 2/3 innings in his first two starts of the campaign and has yet to surrender a home run in three outings. Curtis Granderson is 9-for-27 with two homers against Scherzer, who was 2-1 with a 0.87 ERA versus the Mets in 2016 and is 5-3 with a 1.83 mark in his career against them.

Gold Pick: Washington -144


Result: Won
 
Texas  Kansas City 

Event Date: 04/22/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Martinez is expected to make his season debut in place of A.J. Griffin, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with gout in his left ankle. The Fordham product gave up five runs over four frames in his most recent start for Triple-A Round Rock on Monday after tossing five scoreless innings in his 2017 debut for the Express. Martinez settled for a no-decision in his only turn against the Royals in 2015, allowing four runs - three earned - over 6 1/3 innings. The Royals (.211) own one of the worst team batting averages in the AL

Pick: Texas +103


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Houston 

Event Date: 04/22/2017
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units

Morton missed most of last season with a torn hamstring, gave up five runs over 11 innings in his first two starts with the Astros after signing a two-year deal. Dickerson is 4-for-9 with a homer versus Morton, who gave up two earned runs over seven innings in a loss to Tampa Bay in their only meeting in 2014.

Pick: Tampa Bay +105


Result: Won
 
Chicago White Sox  Cleveland 

Event Date: 04/22/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pelfrey posted an 0-2 mark with a 7.50 ERA in two starts with the Knights after signing a minor-league deal on the heels of being released by Detroit in spring training. Carlos Santana is 6-for-18 (.333) in his career versus Pelfrey, who owns a 65-91 mark with a 4.57 ERA since making his major-league debut for the New York Mets in July 2006.

Pick: Cleveland -1.5/-125


Result: Won
Houston  LA Angels 

Event Date: 04/20/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Shoemaker is looking for his first win and will attempt to complete six innings for the first time on the young season after failing to factor in the decision in each of his first three turns. The Michigan native was bailed out by his offense after a tough start against Seattle on April 9 but rebounded to strike out seven and allow two runs in 5 1/3 innings at Kansas City on Saturday. Shoemaker had a hard time getting support in four starts versus Houston last season, posting a 1-2 record despite posting a 2.22 ERA.

McCullers turned in two straight quality starts to begin the campaign but fell off at Oakland on Friday, when he was reached for five runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. The Florida native is racking up strikeouts with 23 in 17 1/3 innings while issuing only three walks. McCullers is 2-1 with a 2.09 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 38 2/3 career frames against the Angels.

Pick: Houston -1.5/+135


Result: Loss
 
Oakland  Texas 

Event Date: 04/18/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

One day after the Texas Rangers ended their three-game losing streak, the Oakland Athletics will attempt to halt their four-game slide when they host the middle contest of their three-game series on Tuesday. Oakland had a chance to regroup when its game against Houston on Sunday was rained out, but it managed only three hits in suffering a 7-0 loss in the opener. Trevor Plouffe recorded one of the hits for the Athletics to stretch his hitting streak to five games, but he'll need to extend it in order to raise his disappointing .214 average. Texas registered only seven hits in Monday's victory but also drew seven walks en route to improving to 3-4 on its nine-game road trip. Nomar Mazara has enjoyed life on the road thus far this season, as he has hit safely in six of the first seven games on the Rangers' trek. The 21-year-old Dominican went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs in the opener, giving him seven RBIs on the trip.

Pick: Texas -125


Result: Loss
 
St. Louis  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/18/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The St. Louis Cardinals hope they have begun to put their early-season troubles behind them as they attempt to knock off the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates for the second straight night on Tuesday. The Cardinals posted a 2-1 triumph in the opener of the three-game set on Monday to improve their National League-worst record to 4-9. St Louis' chances of beating the Pirates again are bolstered with Mike Leake taking the mound. Leake has started strong, allowing one run and 10 hits over 15 innings while splitting his first two decisions. Pittsburgh managed just five hits in Monday's loss after scoring 18 runs in a three-game weekend road sweep of the Chicago Cubs. Andrew McCutchen is riding an eight-game hitting streak as he continues to overcome an icy start.

Pick: St. Louis -130


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 04/18/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The cold April wind at Wrigley Field hasn’t slowed down the Milwaukee Brewers’ powerful offense. The Brewers clubbed three home runs in winning the opener of their three-game series against the host Chicago Cubs, which continues today. The Cubs have lost four straight – all at home – which is one shy of matching their longest skid during last year’s World Series campaign. It also is their longest losing streak at home since 2014. Former Korean Baseball Organization star Eric Thames continues to power the Brewers’ offense, as he has gone deep six times during a five-game home run streak. Ryan Braun and Jett Bandy also belted shots on Monday for Milwaukee, which has hit a major league-leading 25 home runs in 14 contests.

Pick: Milwaukee +152


Result: Loss
 
Houston  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 04/18/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Los Angeles Angels are struggling to score runs as they endure a six-game losing streak. The Angels will try to snap out of the funk and even the four-game series at one win apiece when they visit the Houston Astros today. Los Angeles failed to score more than three runs in any of the last six games and was shut out in the last two, including a 3-0 setback in the series opener on Monday. The Angels managed five hits on Monday, two of which came from reigning MVP Mike Trout, who was the only player in the starting lineup with a batting average over .286. The Astros are streaking in the other direction with wins in five straight behind an offense averaging 7.4 runs in that span. Second baseman Jose Altuve is leading the charge and is 10-for-18 with seven runs scored, four RBIs and four stolen bases in the last five contests.

Pick: Houston -140


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  Washington 

Event Date: 04/18/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units The Braves have won five in a row after a 2-6 start to the season, capping a four-game sweep of San Diego with Dansby Swanson’s walk-off single in Monday’s 5-4 victory to improve to 4-0 at their new home, SunTrust Park. Freddie Freeman finished 4-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs on Monday and is hitting .400 on the season. Atlanta hopes to activate left fielder Matt Kemp (right hamstring strain) from the disabled list during the series, while catcher Tyler Flowers is day-to-day with a right hamstring strain.

Pick: Atlanta +1.5/-105


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Cleveland 

Event Date: 04/17/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gibson has yet to find his top form while allowing eight runs on nine hits - including three home runs - over nine innings with seven strikeouts and three walks to start the season after struggling in 2016 with a 6-11 record and 5.07 ERA. The 29-year-old Indiana native went 1-8 with a 5.21 ERA at home last season and was 5-3 with a 4.92 mark on the road. Yan Gomes is 7-for-16 with a pair of homers against Gibson, who was 0-1 with an 8.44 ERA in two starts versus Cleveland last year.

Pick: Cleveland -143


Result: Won
 
LA Dodgers  Arizona 

Event Date: 04/17/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Ray worked in and out of trouble Tuesday against San Francisco and earned the win after tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings with five walks and eight strikeouts. The 25-year-old continues to struggle with his control with eight walks in his first two starts covering 12 1/3 innings. Yasiel Puig is 5-for-14 with a home run against Ray, who is 3-3 with a 2.96 ERA in eight career starts against the Dodgers, including 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in four outings last season.

Pick: Arizona +144


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/17/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lynn was solid in his season debut as he limited the Cubs to two runs over 5 1/3 frames after missing 2016 due to Tommy John surgery. Josh Harrison is 8-for-22 with a homer against Lynn. St. Louis 3B Matt Carpenter batted .304 with four homers and 14 RBIs against Pittsburgh in 2016.

Pick: St. Louis -128


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 04/16/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Unit National League Play of the Day

Romano has earned the chance to make his big-league debut after an excellent spring and two strong starts for Triple-A Louisville. The 23-year-old has posted a 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in his first two starts in the minors this season. Romano is starting in place of fellow rookie Rookie Davis, who is on the 10-day disabled list after being hit by a pitch on the forearm Tuesday at Pittsburgh.

Gold Pick: Cincinnati -105


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Texas 

Event Date: 04/16/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Unit MLB Play of the Day

This is a great price on Cole Hamels. The Rangers' lefty ace was actually in a similar range against both the Indians and Angels, but considering how Seattle has played, this spot looks like a bargain. Yes, Hamels has an 0-2 TSR, but he didn't factor into the decision either time. It had been an ugly 2-8 start for Seattle before taking the first two games of this series. They've held Texas to just one run and it was a 5-0 shutout yesterday. However, the Mariners are only 7-14 the L3 seasons following a shutout victory. While Texas is 13-6 after getting shutout, over the L3 seasons.

Gold Picks: Texas -107


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  LA Angels 

Event Date: 04/16/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

After going 1-1 with a 2.64 ERA in his final three turns of last season, Skaggs has struggled mightily in 2017, giving up a total of 10 runs - and three homers - over 11 1/3 innings in his first two outings. The 25-year-old escaped with a no-decision versus Texas at home on Tuesday after surrendering five runs on eight hits - two blasts - and two walks in five frames.

Pick: Kansas City +105


Result: Won
 
Toronto  Baltimore 

Event Date: 04/16/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Happ has yet to find the top form that led to a career-high 20 wins last year, but held the Orioles to three runs on five hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings on April 5 in a 3-1 loss. The 34-year-old Northwestern product has struck out 17 without a walk over the first 11 2/3 innings of 2017. Happ, was 11-2 at home and 2-0 versus Baltimore in 2016.

Pick: Toronto -102


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 04/16/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pomeranz held Baltimore to a run and four hits in his six-inning debut, striking out six and walking one. He has 77 strikeouts in 74 2/3 innings as a member of the Red Sox but a 5.21 ERA in his career at Fenway Park, spanning 11 games (seven starts). Brad Miller is 6-for-13 with a home run against the 28-year-old Pomeranz, who has a 2.31 ERA in his career against Tampa Bay after three encounters late last season.

Pick: Boston -150


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/16/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Pirates prevailed in the first two games of this NL Central rivalry, and they are poised for a sweep at Wrigley Field with a victory today. James Taillon was a money-maker for the Bucs in 2016 (+$605, 3.50 ERA in 19 starts) and he has looked sharp in his first two outings this season (1.38 ERA). The Pirate racked up huge profits vs. lefties last year (20-9, +$1495, 5.7 runs per game on offense) while Chicago lost money in day games (-$735 overall). Inflated price on Jon Lester makes the road underdog is too good to pass up.

Pick: Pittsburgh +162


Result: Won
 
Cleveland  Detroit 

Event Date: 04/15/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Detroit Tigers are in position to win their third straight series and two-time American League MVP Miguel Cabrera is starting to warm up as they visit the Cleveland Indians for the second of a three-game set today. Cabrera homered for the second straight game Friday as the Tigers built a big lead before holding off a furious rally for a 7-6 victory - their seventh in the first 10 games of the season. Detroit starter Verlander picked up where he left off last season by limiting his first two opponents (Boston and the Chicago White Sox) to three runs (two earned) on nine hits over 13 1/3 innings. The 34-year-old former MVP, who owns 174 career wins after going 16-9 in 2016 with a 3.04 ERA, has 14 strikeouts and two walks in the early going.

Pick: Detroit +140


Result: Loss
 
NY Yankees  St. Louis 

Event Date: 04/15/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units MLB Play of the Day

St. Louis will try to turn a corner behind Opening Day starter Carlos Martinez, who opposes Yankees southpaw CC Sabathia. Martinez had an impressive debut. He has walked just one batter in 12 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old has two scoreless innings of relief in his career against the Yankees, but has seen plenty of Castro (1-for-11 against Martinez).

Gold PIck: St. Louis -105


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  LA Angels 

Event Date: 04/15/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

LAA starter Shoemaker endured his roughest outing in almost a year but escaped with a no-decision Sunday against Seattle after giving up seven runs - six earned - on five hits and a pair of walks over 4 1/3 innings. The Michigan native struggled mightily in April last year as well (1-4, 9.11 ERA) before posting a 3.10 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 22 turns after May 11 following a brief demotion. Shoemaker fell to 0-3 with an 11.34 ERA in four starts against the Royals last year after yielding five runs over six frames in a loss on July 27.

Pick: Kansas City +107


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Houston 

Event Date: 04/15/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Houston starter, McCullers settled for a no-decision against Kansas City on Sunday after allowing three runs and six hits in seven innings. The 23-year-old Floridian did not walk a batter and reached double digits in strikeouts for the seventh time in his brief career, falling one short of his personal best of 11 set on June 3, 2015 versus Baltimore. McCullers has made three career starts against Oakland, going 1-1 with a 3.45 ERA. Oakland starter, Manaea also recorded 10 strikeouts in his last outing but suffered the loss as he surrendered six runs - five earned - on three hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings at Texas on Sunday.

Pick: Houston -145


Result: Won
 
Toronto  Baltimore 

Event Date: 04/15/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Baltimore starter, Asher has never faced the Blue Jays and made just one start against an American League team, giving up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings against Boston. Toronto starter, Estrada gave up two runs over six innings against Baltimore to open the season. The 33-year-old from Mexico, is 4-1 with a 3.20 ERA in his career against Baltimore.

Pick: Toronto -143


Result: Won
 
Cleveland  Detroit 

Event Date: 04/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units

Norris was held out of the decision in his season debut after yielding three runs, seven hits and three walks with a pair of strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a 7-5 loss to Boston last Sunday. Cleveland starter Alex Avila is 6-for-16 with a homer against Bauer, who was 2-1 versus Detroit in 2016.

Gold Pick: Cleveland -1.5/+120


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Texas 

Event Date: 04/14/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Texas starter Perez continued to struggle with his control Sunday against Oakland as he issued three more walks to give him seven in 11 1/3 innings, but he worked around six hits to toss 5 1/3 scoreless frames en route to a win. The 26-year-old will pitch on the road for the first time in 2017 hoping to forget about last season's woes away from home (2-8, 5.78 ERA).

Gold Pick: Seattl -140


Result: Won
 
Boston  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 04/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Porcello gave up four runs (three earned) and 11 hits in six frames of a no-decision at Detroit last Sunday. The 28-year-old went 5-0 with a 3.07 ERA in six starts against Tampa Bay last year and has a 3.03 mark in 17 career matchups. Porcello will be mindful of Corey Dickerson (7-for-19, one homer against him) and Logan Morrison (8-for-22) as he looks to improve upon a 21-9 career mark at Fenway. Tampa Bay starter Archer, is 1-11 lifetime against Boston and has a 7.30 ERA in five Fenway Park starts.

Pick: Boston -132


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Baltimore 

Event Date: 04/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sanchez worked seven strong innings at Tampa Bay in his season debut on Saturday but settled for a no-decision. The 24-year-old Californian allowed just one run on four hits and three walks while recording six strikeouts. Sanchez is 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA in 13 career appearances (eight starts) against Baltimore. Baltimore starter Miley has struggled against Toronto in his career, going 1-4 with a 5.57 ERA in six starts.

Pick: Toronto -139


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Chicago 

Event Date: 04/14/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Covey was picked 14th overall by Milwaukee in the 2010 draft, but went to the University of San Diego instead before being picked by Oakland in the fourth round in 2013. The White Sox acquired the 25-year-old Californian in the Rule 5 Draft last December after he went 4-0 in the Arizona Fall League. Covey was 2-1 with a 1.84 ERA in Double-A with Oakland last season but has had trouble this spring while recording a 7.82 ERA in 12 2/3 innings of work.

Pick: Minnesota -150


Result: Loss
 
New York  St. Louis 

Event Date: 04/14/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Cards have gotten off to a lackluster start in 2017, but they look like a live underdog in tonight's series opener. Masahiro Tanaka has struggled in his first two outings (-$215, 11.75 ERA) and he'll be taking on a St. Louis squad that dominated right-handed starters on the road last year (35-23, +$1540). Michael Wacha looked sharp in his season debut (1.50 ERA), so I'll stick with the visitor in tonight's game.

Pick: St. Louis +126


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  LA Angels 

Event Date: 04/14/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units

After going 7-0 with a 3.57 ERA in 22 appearances (15 starts) at Kauffman Stadium in 2016, Duffy draws his first assignment of the new season at home after holding Houston to two runs in seven frames en route to a win on Saturday. It was a solid follow-up performance for the California native, who allowed one run and struck out eight over six innings in a no-decision on Opening Day at Minnesota.

Gold Pick: Kansas City -1.5/+150


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 04/13/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units MLB National League Play of the Day

Arroyo struggled in his return to the Reds on Saturday, surrendering six runs on six hits - two homers - and three walks in four innings at St. Louis. The 40-year-old Floridian pitched for Cincinnati from 2006-13, going 105-94, but has not appeared in the major leagues since 2014 with Arizona due to Tommy John surgery and subsequent elbow soreness. Arroyo has recorded 16 wins - his most versus any team - against 10 losses with one complete game and a 3.54 ERA in 34 career outings (31 starts) against Milwaukee.

Gold Pick: Ciincinnati +104


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Baltimore 

Event Date: 04/13/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gausman has a 5.64 ERA in 5 games at the Rogers Centre the past three years - to go along with a .314 BAA / 1.61 WHIP and allowing 6 homeruns in just 22.33 innings (2.42 HR/9). Gausman has a respectable 3.77 ERA the past three seasons but a 4.54 road ERA compared to a 2.93 home ERA. He's faced lefty batters and righty batters an even amount of time but has a .238 BAA/.670 OPS against lefty batters and .280 BAA/.784 OPS against righty batters.

Pick: Toronto -113


Result: Loss
 
New York  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 04/13/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Andriese needs to put together a few strong performances to keep his hold of the No. 5 starter role after allowing five runs (four earned) and seven hits against Toronto last Friday. The 27-year-old California native went 2-6 with a 6.03 ERA after the All-Star break last season and may end up in the bullpen if he cannot show some progress soon. Judge (3-for-4, homer) and Headley (3-for-9, two homers) have caused trouble for Andriese, who was 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA versus New York last year.

Pick: New York -138


Result: Won
 
San Francisco  Colorado 

Event Date: 04/13/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units

Bumgarner has been as good as advertised through his first two starts but was the hard-luck loser on Saturday, when he allowed two runs over eight frames in a 2-1 setback against San Diego. The four-time All-Star belted two home runs on Opening Day and has hit 13 in his last 202 at-bats. Gonzalez is 18-for-56 with five homers and 10 RBIs against Bumgarner, who is 12-6 with a 2.99 ERA in 25 career starts against the Rockies - including 1-0 with a 1.40 ERA in three outings last year.

Gold Pick: San Francisco -155


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/13/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units

Kuhl worked around a career-high six walks in picking up a win over Atlanta on Saturday, limiting the Braves to two earned runs while striking out five. The uneven outing left the 24-year-old with a 6.44 ERA in seven career home starts. Kuhl has never faced the Red Sox and has made just one interleague start, allowing two runs in six innings against Oakland last year.

Gold Pick: Boston -1.5/115


Result: Loss
 
LA Angels  Texas 

Event Date: 04/13/2017
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Darvish has gone winless in his first two starts for the first time in his major-league career but threw well in his last outing, allowing one run over six innings in a 6-1 loss to Oakland. The 30-year-old is 7-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 13 career turns against the Angels, including a 5-1 mark and 3.14 ERA in his last nine outings. Trout is 10-for-37 with four homers against Darvish, who is 13-6 with a 2.74 ERA in 28 career day starts.

Pick: Texas -121


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Minnesota 

Event Date: 04/13/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Zimmermann allowed one run, four hits and one walk while striking out three in six innings of a 4-1 victory over Boston on Saturday for his first victory since June 14. Zimmermann is 3-0 with a 3.43 ERA in three starts versus Minnesota and has little trouble with Brian Dozer (1-for-10, four strikeouts), who hit his first home run of the season Wednesday after belting 42 in 2016.

Pick: Detroit -129


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 04/12/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Milwaukee starts Chase Anderson who is horrible against right-handed batters. His past three seasons he has a .231 BAA and .708 OPS against LHB but against RHB he has a .299 BAA and .845 OPS. Yet his overall numbers are decent (4.26 ERA / .784 OPS) because he has only faced 55.6% RHB during that time compared to 44.4% LHB. Last season he had a .203 BAA and .664 OPS against LHB but a .313 BAA and .935 OPS against RHB. He looked good in the first start of the season allowing just 3 hits (1 homerun) and 2 walks while striking out four batters through six innings - but you probably guessed that homerun (the only run he gave up) was to a RHB. Well, today he'll be facing NINE right handed batters in a homerun friendly ballpark.

Pick: Toronto -1.5/-115


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  LA Dodgers 

Event Date: 04/12/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lackey gave up three runs in the first inning of his season debut at St. Louis, but he settled in and pitched well the rest of the way to earn the win. The 38-year-old was charged with four runs (three earned) over six innings and struck out seven. Lackey has fared well in 12 games (11 starts) against the Dodgers, going 6-3 with a 1.75 ERA, including seven innings of shutout ball in the most recent meeting in 2015.

Pick: Chicago -130


Result: Loss
 
Kansas City  Oakland 

Event Date: 04/12/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hammel made a decent debut for his sixth team at Minnesota on Thursday in a no-decision, allowing three runs and six hits over five innings, but four walks bumped his pitch count up to 95. The 34-year-old South Carolina native won a career-high 15 games with the World Champion Chicago Cubs last year and is 21-10 in the month of April in his 12 major league seasons. Rajai Davis and Khris Davis each homered against Hammel, who is 4-1 with a 3.75 ERA in seven games (three starts) against Oakland.

Pick: Kansas City -113


Result: Loss
 
San Francisco  Arizona 

Event Date: 04/11/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Samardzija is facing Arizona for the second time in less than a week after allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings in last Thursday’s 9-3 loss. The 32-year-old is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 13 career games (eight starts) against the Diamondbacks, including 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA in three outings last season. Jake Lamb is 4-for-10 with a home run against Samardzija, but Paul Goldschmidt (5-for-24, home run) and Daniel Descalso (3-for-20) have each struggled against the 2014 All-Star.

Pick: San Francisco -125


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 04/11/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Unit MLB Play of the Day

The Blue Jays are 16-5 in their last 21 interleague home games vs. a team with a losing record, 20-7 in their last 27 interleague home games vs. a right-handed starter, and 17-8 in their last 25 interleague home games.

Pick: Toronto -1.5/+128


Result: Loss
 
Colorado  San Diego 

Event Date: 04/11/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Weaver made his debut for San Diego on Thursday after spending the first 11 years of his career with the Los Angeles Angels and surrendered four runs on five hits - two homers - and three walks over five innings of a road loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 34-year-old Californian has faced only three members of Colorado's current roster, who are a collective 2-for-11 against him. Weaver settled for a no-decision in his only career start against the Rockies despite allowing just two runs and striking out 11 in seven frames. Colorado starter Senzatela, struggled to an 0-4 record and 4.61 ERA as opponents batted .330 against him in eight appearances - five starts - during spring training.

Pick: San Diego +1.5/-120


Result: Won
 
LA Angels  Texas 

Event Date: 04/11/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hamels received a no-decision in his season debut against Cleveland last Wednesday, when he allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over six innings. The 33-year-old, who led the AL with 10 road victories last season, has gone 22-6 over 45 regular season starts since joining the Rangers in 2015. The Southern California native is 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA in five career starts against Los Angeles, including 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two outings at Angel Stadium.

Pick: Texas +106


Result: Loss
 
Philadelphia  New York 

Event Date: 04/11/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Harvey’s first start since last July went according to plan as he recorded a victory over Atlanta on Friday after allowing two runs and three hits in 6 2/3 innings. While Harvey’s velocity coming off thoracic outlet syndrome surgery was concerning in spring training, he hit the mid-90s with his fastball in the opener and effectively mixed it with a slider and change-up. Harvey is 6-2 with a 2.65 ERA in nine career starts against the Phillies.

Pick: New York -138


Result: Won
 
Washington  St. Louis 

Event Date: 04/10/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Unit  MLB Play of the Day
The Cardinals have lost their first two series of the season, dropping two of three at home to both the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati. St. Louis was shut out twice by the Reds, including an 8-0 drubbing in Sunday’s series finale. No one in the Cardinals’ starting lineup ended the game with a batting average over .300, and the club has recorded just 11 extra-base hits through six games.  Washington starter, Roark was excellent in his season debut, limiting Miami to two runs and three hits over six innings with six strikeouts. The 30-year-old retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced and gave up just one extra-base hit.

Gold Pick: Washington -1.5/+165


Result: Won
 
Washington  St. Louis 

Event Date: 04/10/2017
Event Time: 0 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Unit 

The Cardinals have lost their first two series of the season, dropping two of three at home to both the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati. St. Louis was shut out twice by the Reds, including an 8-0 drubbing in Sunday’s series finale. No one in the Cardinals’ starting lineup ended the game with a batting average over .300, and the club has recorded just 11 extra-base hits through six games. Washington starter, Roark was excellent in his season debut, limiting Miami to two runs and three hits over six innings with six strikeouts. The 30-year-old retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced and gave up just one extra-base hit.

Pick: Washington -124

NOTE: I am taking both the ML and RL with Washington 


Result: Won
 
Pittsburgh  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 04/10/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Brandon Finnegan gets the start for Cincinnati and he's a pitcher that is very much under the radar. We all know that he is left-handed pitcher with a fastball that maxes out at 96 MPH and most know that he has a nasty slider but what began emerging in the second half of last season was the improvement of his change-up. These adjustments contributed to him posting a Post-All Star Break ERA of 2.93 and .230 BAA. There are, technically at least, a few changeups that improved more in the second half than Finnegan's did last year but there were no changeups that added as much fade, drop, and velocity gap combined that were also attached to a player as young and possibly exciting as the Reds' lefty. His change-up was thrown 333 times last season and was only safely hit seven times (six of those times being singles) - good for a .092 BAA against his change-up in comparison to 2015 when it was hit at a rate of .273 (and only thrown 51 times).

Pick: Cincinnati +129


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  NY Mets 

Event Date: 04/10/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

DeGrom showed no ill effects from his elbow surgery in September as he struck out six and limited Atlanta to two hits over six scoreless innings on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Floridian settled for a no-decision and has gone six starts without a victory since defeating the New York Yankees on Aug. 2. DeGrom has gone 4-0 in seven career turns against the Phillies, including a one-hit shutout on July 17 at Philadelphia.

Pick: NY Mets -138


Result: Won
 
Chicago  LA Dodgers 

Event Date: 04/10/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lester gets the honor of starting the home opener after also taking the ball on Opening Day in St. Louis. The 33-year-old struck out seven and allowed one run and seven hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals. Lester is 2-2 with a 3.06 ERA in five career starts versus the Dodgers and allowed just one run over 15 innings against them last season.

Pick: Chicago -142


Result: Won
 
Seattle  Houston 

Event Date: 04/10/2017
Event Time: 5 PM est
Pick: 
Rating: 2 Units
 
Paxton pitched six scoreless innings in a no-decision against Morton and the Astros on Wednesday, allowing two hits and one walk. The 28-year-old Canadian, who matched his career high with six wins last season and owns 18 victories overall, struck out five in his 2017 debut that encompassed 100 pitches. George Springer is just 3-for-15 versus Paxton
 
Pick: Seattle -130
 

Result: Won
 
Pittsburgh  Atlanta 

Event Date: 04/09/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Unit MLB Play of the Day

Atlanta starter, Teheran did not get a decision in Atlanta’s loss to the Mets on Opening Day, but he pitched well in scattering four hits while striking out six over as many scoreless innings. The Braves averaged just 3.37 runs in Teheran’s starts last season and could not score push across a run in Monday's 6-0 defeat to New York. Teheran blanked the Pirates over 7 2/3 innings in his only start against them in 2016 and is 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA in seven games (six starts) against Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh starter Cole took the loss in Monday’s season opener at Boston, giving up five runs on seven hits in five innings.

Gold Pick: Atlanta +138


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Toronto 

Event Date: 04/09/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Estrada pitched reasonably well in his season debut, allowing two runs on five hits and a pair of walks in six innings to gain a no-decision in the 3-2 loss to Baltimore. The 33-year-old from Mexico recorded 22 victories and a 3.30 ERA the previous two years combined to establish himself in the rotation while going 6-2 with a .193 opponents’ batting average on the road in 2016. Tampa Bay starter, Odorizzi was victimized by the long ball in his first start of the campaign, allowing a pair that led to four runs against on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the New York Yankees.

Pick: Toronto -110


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  NY Yankees 

Event Date: 04/09/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sabathia spun five scoreless innings against Tampa Bay in his first start to help New York to its only win on the young season. He will be aiming for career win No. 225 and his 20th - against 10 defeats - in his career versus Baltimore. The 36-year-old is 11-7 with a 3.43 ERA in 23 career outings at Camden Yards and will be wary of Manny Machado (14-for-43 against Sabathia) and Adam Jones (21-for-70, five home runs). Baltimore starter, Miley was 2-5 with a 6.17 ERA in 11 starts with Baltimore after being shipped from Seattle at the trade deadline. Included in that stretch were a pair of September starts against the Yankees in which he surrendered seven runs in 11 frames.

Pick: NY Yankees +117


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  New York 

Event Date: 04/08/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tanaka's rocky debut was his shortest start since Sept. 27, 2014, and it snapped a personal seven-game winning streak dating to last season. The 28-year-old is 1-1 with a 2.39 ERA in five career starts against Baltimore, throwing at least seven innings and striking out at least six in each outing. His lone appearance at Camden Yards resulted in eight scoreless innings and a no-decision last May.

Pick: New York -105


Result: Loss
 
LA Angels  Seattle 

Event Date: 04/08/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Seattle starter Hernandez returns to the mound after being forced to leave the season opener at Houston after five innings with tightness in his right groin. The Venezuelan ace, who turned 31 on Friday, was saddled with the loss despite giving up only two runs and five hits while striking out six and not issuing a walk. LAA starter Nolasco also lost on Opening Day, falling at Oakland after surrendering three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. The 34-year-old Californian gave up a total of one run over his final three turns last season, winning all three. Nolasco has not fared well against Seattle in his career, going 1-4 with a 4.60 ERA in five starts.

Pick: Seattle -105


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Minnesota 

Event Date: 04/08/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Minnesota Twins are making an early statement - one they hope will continue Saturday against the host Chicago White Sox. The Twins, expected by most to be among the American League's worst teams, have won their first four games following a 3-1 victory in Friday's series opener. Minnesota swept Kansas City in impressive fashion earlier this week before topping Chicago on Friday behind Robbie Grossman (two hits, two runs) and Phil Hughes (one run allowed in six innings). The Twins hope to get a similar effort out of Adalberto Mejia, who will be making his second career appearance and first career start.

Pick: Minnesota +110


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Toronto 

Event Date: 04/08/2017
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sanchez went through a side session without issues recently and should be ready to go after suffering a finger injury during the spring, when he struggled with an 8.44 ERA in 10 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old Californian was especially tough on the road last season, going 9-1 with a 2.14 ERA while allowing opponents to bat .214. Kevin Kiermaier is 3-for-7 with a double and Longoria is just 1-for-14 against Sanchez, who was 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA in two starts versus Tampa Bay last year.

Pick: Toronto +111


Result: Loss
 
Arizona   Cleveland 

Event Date: 04/07/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Miller is eager to turn the page following a dismal first season with the Diamondbacks that included 42 walks in 101 innings and a brief demotion to Triple-A Reno. The 26-year-old displayed increased velocity during the spring and recorded 22 strikeouts in five starts covering 15 1/3 frames. Tomlin made four starts during spring training, compiling a 5.50 ERA over 18 innings.

Pick: Arizona +1.5/-135


Result: Won
 
San Diego  San Francisco 

Event Date: 04/07/2017
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Padres are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter, 16-35 in their last 51 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15, and 2-6 in their last 8 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game. While the Giants are 7-2 in their last 9 games following a loss.

Pick: San Francisco -108


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Oakland 

Event Date: 04/07/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Oakland starter Alcantara was recalled in September and made his major-league debut against the Los Angeles Angels, suffering the loss after surrendering five runs in three innings. The 24-year-old Dominican allowed 18 runs in 22 1/3 frames over five starts and was tagged for nine home runs while recording only 14 strikeouts. Texas starter Griffin, who began his career with Oakland, will be making his first start against his former club. The 29-year-old Californian made 23 starts last year in his initial season with Texas after missing the previous two campaigns due to Tommy John surgery. Griffin went 3-0 in four outings last April and was unbeaten over his first nine turns before losing to Minnesota on July 10.

Pick:: Texas -130


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Toronto 

Event Date: 04/07/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Andriese won the fifth starter role despite a rough second half of last season when he went 2-6 with a 6.03 ERA after a strong pre-All Star Game stretch when he was 6-2 with a 2.77 mark. The 27-year-old made 19 starts in 29 appearances last season and could return to the bullpen if offseason acquisition Jose DeLeon gets off to a strong start in the minors. Justin Smoak is 3-for-3 with a homer versus Andriese, who is 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA in seven appearances (three starts) against Toronto.

Pick: Toronto -115


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Boston 

Event Date: 04/07/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Unit MLB Play of the Day

Michael Fulmer gets the start for Detroit and he looked great all last season with a 3.06 ERA and 1.12 WHIP and during day games he went 5-0 in 8 starts with a 1.78 ERA, .181 BAA and 0.84 WHIP. He'll also get a Boston squad today who are not starting Xander Bogaerts or Hanley Ramirez (their typical, #3/#4 hitters) today.

Gold Pick: Detroit -110


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 04/06/2017
Event Time: 12 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Buchholz was dealt to Philadelphia in the offseason after failing to reach double-digit victories for a third straight season and posting his second-worst ERA since 2008. The only member of the Reds who has ever faced Buchholz is Scooter Gennett, who has struck out and delivered a two-run double in two lifetime at-bats against him. Last season, Buchholz was 3-9 with a 5.91 ERA before the All-Star break and 5-1 with a 3.22 ERA in the second half of the season.

Pick: Philadelphia +104


Result: Loss
 
St. Louis  Chicago 

Event Date: 04/06/2017
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Lackey was a solid, if unspectacular, addition to the Cubs’ rotation last season, as Chicago went 17-12 in his starts. Lackey is 12-4 with a 2.02 ERA in 24 career starts in St. Louis, where he pitched for the Cardinals in 2014 and 2015. The 38-year-old faced his former team four times last season, going 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA.

Pick: Chicago -127


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Detroit 

Event Date: 04/06/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Shields had won double-digit games every season since 2007 before completely falling apart last season, when his WHIP was 1.60 and he struck out 81 fewer hitters than the previous season in the same number of starts (33). He made four starts against Detroit, going 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA and a .333 opponents' batting average. Miguel Cabrera (.375 in 64 at-bats) has had terrific success against Shields, while Ian Kinsler homered four times against him in 61 at-bats.

Pick: Detroit -114


Result: Loss
 
New York  Atlanta 

Event Date: 04/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Atlanta also has received good starting pitching from Julio Teheran and Bartolo Colon in the series, allowing just one run on six hits in 12 innings with 12 strikeouts. The Braves have struggled offensively so far, going scoreless for the first 15 innings of the season and hitting 2-for-17 with runners in scoring position. Atlanta starter Garcia, gave up nine earned runs in nine innings in a pair of losses to the Mets last season.

Pick: New York -148


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Toronto 

Event Date: 04/06/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 3 Units

The Blue Jays led the American League in BB% at 10.1% so if he doens't have control over his pitches it could be a long day for Snell. Blue Jays should get their men on base against Snell we just have to hope that they don't leave them stranded as they did in their series against Baltimore (hitting 1 for 16 with men in scoring position). Snell faced Toronto twice last season and gave up 6 runs (3 earned) in just 7.2 innings of work. He had a .747 OPS against right-handed batters compared to a .656 OPS against left-handed batters and tonight, unfortunately for him, he will be facing NINE right handed batters.

Gold Pick: Toronto -134


Result: Won
 
Washington  Miami 

Event Date: 04/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Straily set a career high in victories last season but gave up a National League-worst 31 homers, 18 coming on the road away from the cozy confines of Cincinnati. He settled in after a shaky first half, going 10-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 15 starts after the All-Star break. Straily, posted a 3.21 ERA but did not get a decision in two starts last season against the Nationals. Washington starter Roark saw plenty of Miami last season, going 2-4 in six starts against the Marlins with a 4.46 ERA.

Pick: Miami +1.5/-150


Result: Loss
 
Houston  Seattle 

Event Date: 04/05/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Paxton will be facing a familiar foe in his season debut as he made two of his final three starts of 2016 against the Astros. The 28-year-old Canadian, who led all left-handed starters in the major leagues by averaging 96.8 miles per hour on his fastball last year, finished the campaign with a victory at Houston on Sept. 28. Houston starter Morton, who never has faced Seattle, is 46-71 with a 4.54 ERA, three complete games and two shutouts in 162 career games - one relief appearance - with Atlanta, Pittsburgh and the Phillies.

Pick: Seattle +106


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Cleveland 

Event Date: 04/05/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hamels extended his streak of striking out at least 194 batters to seven consecutive seasons in 2016 with 200 while also posting his highest win total since 2012 despite struggling somewhat at home. The 2008 World Series MVP went 5-2 with a 4.40 ERA at Globe Life Park last year but was sharp over his last three spring outings after a rough exhibition opener, going 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA over that stretch. Hamels notched his first win in four career starts versus the Indians on Aug. 25 after allowing two hits and fanning eight over as many scoreless innings.

Pick: Texas -101


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 04/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Eickhoff has never pitched against Cincinnati in his career but likely will face a lineup loaded with left-handed hitters, as southpaws batted .275 with an .816 OPS against him in 2016. Scooter Gennett, who hit a two-run homer in Monday's opener, is 2-for-6 lifetime with a homer against Eickhoff. Cincinnati starter Finnegan, in his first season as a full-time starter, took the ball 31 times in 2016 and generally was more effective in the second half of the season (2.93 ERA) than the first half (4.71) and has struck out Hernandez three times in four career at-bats. Lefties hit only .218 against Finnegan last season with two home runs in 142 at-bats.

Pick: Cincinnati -105


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Toronto 

Event Date: 04/05/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Happ's 2016 campaign included career highs of 195 innings and 163 strikeouts, and his lowest ERA in a full season since 2009. The 34-year-old Illinois native was sharp in spring training, posting a 1.76 ERA in 15 1/3 innings over four starts, striking out 10 and allowing nine hits. Happ is 4-3 with a 3.56 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 12 games (11 starts) versus Baltimore - 2-0, 3.54, 1.08 in three starts last season - and is holding the Orioles' roster to a collective .229 batting average. Orioles starter Bundy had a rough spring training, recording a 7.41 ERA and allowing six home runs among 19 hits in five starts covering 17 innings.

Pick: Toronto +110


Result: Loss
 
St. Louis  Chicago 

Event Date: 04/04/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

If Opening Night was any indication, the rivalry between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will provide plenty of thrills in 2017. The Cardinals host the reigning world-champion Cubs for the middle contest of their three-game series today after claiming a walk-off win in the season opener. Randal Grichuk’s RBI single in the ninth inning gave the Cardinals the victory in the roller-coaster contest after Chicago’s Willson Contreras tied the game with a three-run blast in the top of the frame. Grichuk also hit a two-run homer in the eighth and is a career .271 hitter with 17 extra-base hits in 36 career games against the Cubs. Chicago continues to give St. Louis closer Seung Hwan Oh fits, as they’ve accounted for three of the six home runs he has allowed in his brief career - including two by Contreras. St. Louis 1B Matt Carpenter is 1-for-27 with eight strikeouts versus Arrieta.

Pick: Chicago -138


Result: Won
 
Arizona   San Francisco 

Event Date: 04/04/2017
Event Time: 9 PM est
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Rating: 2 Units

San Francisco starter Cueto arrived late to camp due to personal issues but appears to be in midseason form after posting a 1.50 ERA in three spring training starts. The 31-year-old was as good as advertised in his first season with the Giants last year while throwing 219 2/3 innings with five complete games among his 32 starts. Jake Lamb is 5-for-14 with a home run against Cueto, who is 9-3 with a 3.17 ERA in 13 career starts against Arizona. Arizona starter Corbin has struggled against Hunter Pence (12-for-25, four homers) and owns a 4-5 mark and 3.46 ERA in 16 career games (14 starts) against San Francisco.

Pick: San Francisco -149


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Detroit 

Event Date: 04/04/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
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Rating: 2 Units

The Detroit Tigers may soon run out of time with a star-laden roster loaded with veterans, but they hope to have enough in the tank to make a return to the postseason in 2017. That quest begins in Chicago today. when the Tigers and White Sox open their regular seasons in the first of three games at Guaranteed Rate Field after Monday's game was rained out. Veteran slugger Miguel Cabrera returns for his 10th season in Detroit to anchor the lineup and 34-year-old Justin Verlander gets the Opening Day start after authoring a spectacular rebound in 2016. The rebuilding White Sox have endured four straight losing seasons and will be hard-pressed to end that streak in the challenging American League Central division. Gone is ace Chris Sale, yielding the top spot in the rotation to fellow left-hander Jose Quintana, who will be making his first Opening Day start.

Pick: Detroit -127


Result: Won
 
Oakland  LA Angels 

Event Date: 04/04/2017
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Angels are 9-2 last eleven games in this series. While the Athletics Sean Manaea is 0-2 career team starts in this series. Matt Shoemaker is off a fine spring camp in which he had 21 K’s and only 5 BB’s, I recommend a play on the L.A. Angels.

Pick: LA Angels -116


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  New York 

Event Date: 04/04/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Although he went 1-0 against the Rays last season, Sabathia also logged an ugly 5.52 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in three starts covering 14 2/3 innings vs. them. On the opposing side, few starters in the league had as dominant a second half in 2016 as Rays RHP Jake Odorizzi. All Odorizzi did after the All-Star break was go 7-1 with a 2.71 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 14 starts covering 83 innings. Odorizzi will look to carry that hot streak into 2017, and based on his solid Spring training campaign, there's no reason to think that at just 27 years old, he won't be able to. And Odorizzi does by far his best work at home, where he has a 3.14 career ERA in 50 starts (vs. just 4.43 in 48 starts elsewhere).

Pick:: Tampa Bay -105


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Kansas City 

Event Date: 04/03/2017
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kansas City is counting on another big performance from Eric Hosmer, who led the team with a career-high 104 RBIs in 2016 and placed second with 25 home runs - also a personal best. Minnesota finished with 103 losses last season - the most in the major leagues - and figure to have a difficult time recording more than the 59 victories it posted. The Twins will begin the campaign without Byung Ho Park as the South Korean slugger was re-assigned to minor-league camp despite having a superb spring at the plate (.353 average, six home runs, 13 RBIs in 19 games). Robbie Grossman likely will be the team's designated hitter and Jorge Polanco is the starting shortstop, while closer Glen Perkins (shoulder) is headed for the 60-day disabled list.

Pick: Kansas City -105


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/03/2017
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cole followed up a 19-win season in 2015 with an injury-plagued campaign that saw his ERA soar by more than a run as he was limited to 21 starts. The 26-year-old, who was 2-6 with a 5.48 ERA in nine starts after the All-Star break, allowed four runs in 10 innings during Grapefruit League action, although he was knocked around for three runs in three frames in his most recent outing Wednesday against Philadelphia. Cole limited the Red Sox to two runs in seven innings in his only prior meeting with them in 2014.

Pick: Pittsburgh +1.5 -135


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Cleveland 

Event Date: 04/03/2017
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kluber looks to put together another Cy Young Award-worthy season after matching his career high in wins last season to lead the team. The 30-year-old Alabama native, who posted a 9-1 record after the All-Star break last year, has completed at least 215 innings and struck out at least 227 in three straight seasons, and he limited opponents to a .210 batting average on the road in 2016. Adrian Beltre is 4-for-10 with a homer versus Kluber, who is 2-1 with a 3.67 ERA in four career games against Texas.

Pick: Cleveland -113


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Chicago 

Event Date: 04/02/2017
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Martinez saw his strikeout rate drop from 9.2 per nine innings in 2015 to eight last season, but the 25-year-old Dominican still posted 20 quality starts and won a career-best 16 games. Martinez will be the youngest Opening Day starter for St. Louis since Joe Magrane in 1989. Good value here with the Cardinals.

Pick: St. Louis +113


Result: Won

Win:324 Losses:265 Tie:1

 

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