New York  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/27/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

With Los Angeles skipping Shohei Ohtani's turn through the rotation to manage his workload, Richards will make the start after allowing five runs (one earned) across five frames in a loss at Toronto on Tuesday. The Oklahoma product, who will pitch on his 30th birthday, is 1-2 despite a 1.50 ERA in four turns this month. Richards was pounded for nine runs (five earned) over 1 2/3 innings versus the Yankees on April 28 and is 0-4 with an 8.10 ERA in six appearances (five starts) against them.

Pick: New York -155


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 05/26/2018
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Mahle lost his second straight start on Sunday, allowing four runs over six innings against the Chicago Cubs. The 23-year-old Californian has registered 52 strikeouts over 53 2/3 innings but has served up 13 home runs, including three in his last outing. A seventh-round draft pick of the Reds in 2013, Mahle has allowed multiple homers in half of his 10 turns this season.

Pick: Colorado -150


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Minnesota 

Event Date: 05/26/2018
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Odorizzi is 1-3 with a 4.11 ERA in seven career starts against Seattle, including a no-decision on May 14 during which he scattered four hits over six scoreless innings. Seattle starter, LeBlanc seeks his first decision Saturday as he makes his fifth straight start after five appearances out of the bullpen. The 33-year-old from Louisiana has surrendered a total of three runs over 20 1/3 innings since joining the rotation, striking out 15 batters while walking only two. LeBlanc has worked 8 1/3 scoreless frames against the Twins in his career, making three relief appearances before scattering three hits over six innings in a no-decision opposite Odorizzi on May 14 in Minnesota.

Pick: Seattle -120


Result: Won
 
New York  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/26/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Barria was sent to Triple-A Salt Lake after his last start on May 15 despite holding Houston to one run and four hits over seven innings in a no-decision. The 21-year-old rookie from Panama, who will be recalled for Saturday's start, has permitted a total of six runs over his five outings and yielded one homer, that coming in his season debut. Barria is 2-0 with an 0.87 ERA in two road starts.

Pick: Los Angeles +145


Result: Won
 
Boston  Atlanta 

Event Date: 05/26/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Newcomb's phenomenal run continued last Saturday against Miami, as he won his fourth straight start while allowing one run in six innings. It is the only run he has allowed in 25 innings during his four-game winning streak, during which opponents have managed only nine hits. Boston starter, Pomeranz completed only four innings in each of his last two starts while giving up a total of eight runs (seven earned) and walking eight. He was saddled with the loss after a rocky outing against Baltimore on May 18 and then was pushed back in order to get in some side work during the week, which he hopes can yield a turnaround.

Pick: Atlanta  +117


Result: Loss
 
Minnesota  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 05/20/2018
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The first-place Milwaukee Brewers try for a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday as they continue to hit - and win - on the road. Milwaukee (28-18), which leads Pittsburgh by 1 1/2 games in the National League Central, improved to 10-2 in its last 12 games away from home with a 5-4 victory Saturday and has already wrapped up their fourth straight road series win. The Brewers were ranked 28th in the majors at 3.9 runs per game before averaging 5.8 runs while going 7-2 on a 10-game road trip that ends Sunday. Minnesota (18-23), which owned a five-game winning streak against Milwaukee prior to Friday's 8-3 loss, will be without Joe Mauer for a period of time. The first baseman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with concussion-like systems and a cervical strain after he was removed from Friday's contest because of neck stiffness and "balance issues and light sensitivity,'' according to the club.

Pick: Milwaukee +116


Result: Loss
 
Boston  Baltimore 

Event Date: 05/20/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Orioles enter the finale with a 4-18 record on the road, a 1-5 mark against the Red Sox and a 5-12 showing in day games. They'll face lefty Eduardo Rodriguez, who has kept Baltimore slugger Manny Machado (6-for-28, no home runs) in check over the years. Rodriguez followed up five scoreless innings at Yankee Stadium with five innings of three-run ball in a loss to Oakland on Tuesday at home. He struck out only four but got through the outing without allowing a walk for the first time this year. The 25-year-old dominated the Orioles through six innings to pick up his first win of the season April 13.

Pick: Boston -205


Result: Won
 
Washington  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/20/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wood is still looking for his first win despite allowing one earned run or less in five of his nine starts, including each of the last three. The 27-year-old gave up two runs (one earned) over six innings in a tough-luck loss at Miami on Tuesday. Wood is 4-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 11 starts against the Nationals, including a no-decision April 22 in which he allowed three runs (two earned) over six frames. Washington starter, Strasburg has won three straight starts, racking up 25 strikeouts and only three walks over 20 2/3 innings. The 29-year-old had nine strikeouts and allowed one run and five hits over 6 2/3 innings in a win at Arizona in his last start May 12. Strasburg is 2-3 with a 2.45 ERA in eight starts against the Dodgers, including a tough-luck loss April 22, when he gave up three runs (two earned) over seven innings with 10 strikeouts.

Pick: Washington -135


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  Miami 

Event Date: 05/20/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Chen missed the first month of the season with a left elbow strain and has produced mixed results in his first four starts. He held the Los Angeles Dodgers to three hits in 4 1/3 scoreless innings Tuesday after surrendering 13 runs with six walks and 12 hits allowed in losses to Cincinnati and the Chicago Cubs. Chen, who is throwing his slider 16.6 percent of the time after throwing it just 8.4 percent a season ago, has allowed six homers in 16 2/3 innings. Atlanta starter, Teheran is pitching like he did when he earned All-Star honors in 2014 and 2016, ranking sixth in the NL in hits allowed per nine innings (6.6) while owning an ERA one run lower than last season. He gave up four runs on four hits with three walks Monday in a victory over the Cubs, giving the 27-year-old his third consecutive victory. Teheran, who has not allowed a run in three of his past five starts, is 6-5 with a 3.49 ERA in 17 career starts against the Marlins.

Pick: Atlanta -173


Result: Won
 
Toronto  Oakland 

Event Date: 05/20/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Mengden ended a four-start winless string with a strong performance last time out in Boston, limiting the Red Sox to two runs (one earned) on eight hits over six innings. It marked the fifth time in six starts he yielded two runs or fewer, a span in which he has walked a combined three batters. Toronto starter Biagini has made three appearances this season -- all spots starts -- and may be running out of chances after failing to get through five innings in his last two outings. He was tagged for four runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to Boston on May 13 and six runs and 10 hits at Cleveland 10 days earlier. Opponents are batting .317 against Biagini, who has lost 15 of 18 decisions since the start of the 2017 season.

Pick: Oakland -105


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  Miami 

Event Date: 05/19/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Marlins have not won in any of Urena’s nine starts, scoring just six runs in his past four appearances. The 26-year-old, who won 14 games with a 3.82 ERA a season ago, entered the weekend leading the National League in losses, ranked eighth in hits allowed (51) and ninth in earned runs surrendered (25). Urena lost to the Braves on Sunday in Miami, giving up three runs on four hits with five strikeouts in six innings of a 4-3 defeat. Atlanta starter, Newcomb is in the midst of the best stretch of his young career in his second season, entering Saturday having not allowed a run in 19 innings across his first three May starts. The 24-year-old battled some wildness in walking four Marlins in Sunday’s victory, but surrendered only one hit in six innings with six strikeouts. Newcomb has struck out 20 while allowing just five hits in his past three starts, victories over the Mets, Tampa Bay and the Marlins.

Pick: Atlanta -182


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 05/19/2018
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Eflin has been outstanding in his first two big-league starts of the season, allowing one run and seven hits over 12 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old struck out nine in 6 2/3 scoreless frames to beat San Francisco on May 7 before having his last turn in the rotation skipped. Eflin, who is allowing opponents to bat only .159, has never faced the Cardinals. St. Louis starter, Gant will make a spot start in place of injured ace Carlos Martinez. The Georgia native has made three relief appearances and one start this season, allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to Minnesota on May 7 in his only turn. Maikel Franco is 3-for-3 with two doubles versus Gant, who is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA in two games (one start) against the Phillies.

Pick: Philadelphia +108


Result: Won
 
Houston  Cleveland 

Event Date: 05/19/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Houston starter, Keuchel earned victories in his last two starts against Texas and Oakland while permitting just one run on eight hits and three walks combined across 15 innings. The 30-year-old Oklahoma native went 1-5 in his first seven trips to the mound despite registering four quality starts in that stretch. Brandon Guyer is 6-for-14 with a double against Keuchel, who is 4-0 with a 2.21 ERA in six career appearances (five starts) versus Cleveland.

Pick: Houston -110


Result: Loss
 
Los Angeles  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 05/18/2018
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tropeano is 0-2 over his last four starts after beating the Kansas City Royals in his season debut on April 12. The 27-year-old gave up three runs and five hits in six innings against the Minnesota Twins in a no-decision in his last outing. Tropeano is 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA in two career starts against the Rays and has experienced mixed results against Brad Miller (3-for-9 with two homers and five strikeouts).

Pick: Tampa Bay +129


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 05/18/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Arrieta is winless in his last three outings, but the bullpen is to blame for the past two. The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winners has allowed one run in 13 1/3 innings across his last two starts and has five quality starts in seven outings this season. Arrieta is 8-4 with a 2.27 ERA in 17 starts against the Cardinals. St. Louis starter, Wacha has allowed two runs or fewer in five straight starts, and he hasn’t lost since his season debut against the New York Mets on March 31. The 26-year-old hasn’t factored in the decision in his last three outings despite allowing only four earned runs over 16 1/3 innings. Wacha is 2-2 with a 4.40 ERA in five starts against the Phillies.

Pick: Philadelphia +105


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  St. Louis 

Event Date: 05/13/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wainwright has been sidelined since April 20 with inflammation in his right elbow but was cleared to return following a strong bullpen session on Thursday. The three-time All-Star has 69 career road wins, which ranks fifth in franchise history and leads active National League pitchers. Hosmer is 2-for-15 with five strikeouts against Wainwright, who is 6-3 with a 2.07 ERA in 13 career games (10 starts) against San Diego.

Pick: St Louis -122


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  San Francisco 

Event Date: 05/13/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Holland fell to 8-18 over the last two years after allowing three runs in five innings of a defeat at Philadelphia on Tuesday. He completed six innings just twice in his first seven outings and has served up seven home runs over his last five. The Ohio native, who is facing Pittsburgh for the first time, is winless in his last 12 road starts while posting a 10.53 ERA.

PIck: Pittsburgh -145


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Atlanta 

Event Date: 05/13/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Newcomb has kicked off May with back-to-back shutout appearances, holding the New York Mets to two hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings on May 2 and going six innings Tuesday at Tampa Bay with two hits surrendered and six strikeouts. The 24-year-old, who posted a 1.57 WHIP in 19 starts as a rookie in 2017, has lowered that figure to 1.20 through seven starts this season.

Pick: Atlanta -130


Result: Won
 
Cleveland  Kansas City 

Event Date: 05/12/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Junis boasts five quality starts over seven outings in 2018, including two straight after his worst performance of the season April 26 against the Chicago White Sox. Royals starter, Junis is 3-0 with 1.71 ERA and 0.81 WHIP away this season while the Indians starter, Clevenger is 0-5 home career team starts during May. Cleveland's bullpen is currently in disarray as well.

Pick: Kansas City +195


Result: Loss
 
Detroit  Seattle 

Event Date: 05/12/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Marco Gonzales (3-2, 5.19 ERA) will take the ball for Seattle. He was tagged with four runs in six innings against the Halos his last time out but had allowed just a total of two runs in his previous two outings. The 26 year old southpaw has a great 38/6 K/BB ratio through 34 2/3 innings of work on the season and will face Detroit for the first time in his career. The Tigers turn to Matthew Boyd (1-3, 3.00 ERA) who lost his last outing Sunday, giving up four runs and six hits in seven innings against Kansas City. The Mariners are 6-0 in the last six meetings.

Pick: Seattle -140 (Game 1)


Result: Loss
 
San Diego  St. Louis 

Event Date: 05/12/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wacha has received back-to-back no-decisions after winning each of his previous four starts. The 26-year-old, who has allowed just five earned runs over his last four turns, is looking to post his 50th career victory. Wacha is 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA in four career starts against San Diego and is undefeated in three previous outings at Petco Park. San Diego starter, Ross is 0-2 over his last four decisions despite allowing just one run in both no-decisions during the stretch. The 31-year-old allowed a season-worst five runs in losing to the Washington Nationals in his last turn when he served up two homers among six hits allowed over six innings.

Pick: St. Louis -110


Result: Loss
 
Baltimore  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 05/12/2018
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Archer has recorded three quality starts in his last four outings but went 0-2 in those appearances after posting a no-decision Sunday with seven innings of one-run ball versus Toronto. The two-time All-Star gave up four runs on 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings in a win at Baltimore on April 26. Jonathan Schoop is 10-for-27 with three homers against Archer, who is 6-8 with a 4.92 ERA in 18 career appearances (17 starts) versus the Orioles. Baltimore starter, Hess makes his major-league debut after limiting Tampa Bay’s Triple-A affiliate Durham to one hit over seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Tennessee native has been impressive with Triple-A Norfolk in the early season, going 2-0 with a 2.12 ERA in six starts after spending the last two years at Double-A Bowie. Hess, a fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft, has struck out 29 in 29 2/3 innings this year.

Pick: Baltimore +129


Result: Won
 
Colorado  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 05/11/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Woodruff will be recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start after the injured Zach Davies (shoulder) felt pain during Wednesday's bullpen session and won't yet be activated. The 25-year-old Woodruff, who will begin his third stint with the Brewers this season, lasted just 3 2/3 innings while giving up two runs and four hits in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs on April 6 in his lone previous start of the campaign. Colorado starter, Bettis defeated the New York Mets in his last turn as he scattered six hits over seven scoreless innings. The 28-year-old has given up just three runs in his four victories and hasn't allowed more than six hits in any of his seven turns. Bettis is 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA in four career starts against the Brewers and has shut down Ryan Braun (2-for-12).

Pick: Colorado -119


Result: Loss
 
Arizona  Washington 

Event Date: 05/11/2018
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Scherzer had his string of five straight starts with a victory snapped Sunday as he settled for a no-decision against Philadelphia despite allowing just one run and five hits while fanning a season-high 15 batters in 6 1/3 innings. The 33-year-old three-time Cy Young Award winner has reached double digits in strikeouts in five of his eight turns this year, with Sunday's effort being the fifth with at least 15 in his illustrious career. Scherzer has yet to lose to Arizona, going 5-0 with a 3.13 ERA in seven starts against the team he was a member of in 2008-09.

Pick: Washington -191


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  New York 

Event Date: 05/11/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Matz avenged a disastrous seven-run outing on April 25 by recording his first quality start of the season after allowing one run on three hits in six innings of Saturday's 2-0 setback to Colorado. The 26-year-old had his start pushed back due to a stiff back and allowed a first-inning homer to Nolan Arenado, marking the sixth time he's been taken deep this season (27 2/3 innings). Matz pitched well in his lone encounter versus Philadelphia despite permitting two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 3-1 setback on Aug. 12. Philadelphia starter, Arrieta missed Philadelphia's first series versus New York as he worked himself into shape after signing a three-year, $75 million contract in March. The 32-year-old enjoyed a three-start winning streak before getting blitzed against Miami on April 30, but rebounded to allow one run on two hits in six innings of a no-decision at Washington on Sunday. Asdrubal Cabrera has homered twice while batting .357 against Arrieta, but the right-hander has posted a 2-2 mark with a 2.30 ERA in seven career appearances versus the Mets.

Pick: Philadelphia -148


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Seattle 

Event Date: 05/10/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Toronto Blue Jays responded to being no-hit in the opener against the Seattle Mariners by sleepwalking through much of the following game before erupting for a four-run eighth inning. The Blue Jays (20-17) bid to continue that momentum against the visiting Mariners (20-15) today when they play the rubber match of the series at Rogers Centre. Leake's fast beginning to the season has slowed to a crawl after he answered wins in his first two outings with a 1-3 mark with an 8.70 ERA in his last four starts. The 30-year-old didn't help himself in his last outing with a season high-tying four walks across 5 1/3 innings of a 5-0 setback versus the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.

Pick: Toronto -153


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Atlanta 

Event Date: 05/10/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Atlanta Braves are on quite a run away from home as they open a four-game series today against the host Miami Marlins looking to extend their road winning streak to eight games. National League East-leading Atlanta improved to 13-7 on the road Wednesday by capping a two-game interleague sweep of Tampa Bay with a 5-2 victory and has outscored its opponents 41-6 during the seven-game winning streak while allowing fewer than two runs five times in that span. Atlanta starter, Foltynewicz opened the season with a flourish, posting a 2.53 ERA while allowing only nine earned runs in his first six starts. But he began May with an ugly loss to San Francisco at home on Friday, surrendering six runs on nine hits and two walks in five innings – with all of the runs scoring in the second frame. Foltynewicz went 2-1 with a 3.08 ERA in five games (four starts) against Miami a season ago.

Pick: Atlanta -107


Result: Won
 
Arizona  Washington 

Event Date: 05/10/2018
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Greinke settled for a no-decision against Houston in his last turn despite giving up one run and five hits over 5 2/3 innings. The 34-year-old walked a season-worst two batters but has issued just six free passes while striking out 47 in 41 2/3 frames. Greinke has thrived against Washington, posting a 5-1 record and 1.49 ERA in seven career starts, and has kept Harper in the ballpark in a small sample size (1-for-4, two strikeouts, two walks).

Pick: Arizona -131


Result: Loss
 
New York  Boston 

Event Date: 05/08/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

New York is on its best 16-game run since also going 15-1 from Sep. 1 to 17, 1980 and off to its best start since 2003. During this streak, the Yankees are outscoring opponents 98-37, with 49 of the runs occurring in the seventh inning or later. The Yankees are scoring more runs than any team in MLB (5.79 per), rank 3rd in OPS (.780) and 4th in HRs (48). Boston ranks second in scoring (5.65 per) and team BA (.269), while ranking first in OPS (.792). Severino established himself as New York's ace in 2017, going 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, while holding opponents to a .208 BAA. The Yanks have won six of his seven starts in 2018 and not only does he own a 2.11 ERA but he also owns an 0.85 WHIP and a .172 BAA

Pick: New York -205


Result: Won
 
Toronto  Seattle 

Event Date: 05/08/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Paxton overpowered Oakland batters with a fastball that he kept up in the zone on Wednesday to record 16 of his 21 outs via strikeout while allowing five hits in seven scoreless frames. "I'm not going to go out and strike out 16 every time, but just the approach," the southpaw said. "I think I've found a good way to approach the game for me, and that's what I'll be focusing on." Paxton, who was denied a victory after the bullpen imploded over the last two frames, owns a 2-1 mark with a 6.32 ERA in his three previous starts in Toronto. Toronto starter, Stroman's disastrous season continued on Wednesday as he lost his third straight start despite allowing just two runs on six hits over seven innings in a 4-0 setback at Minnesota. The 27-year-old, who surrendered fewer than four runs for the first time in six trips to the mound this season, plans to use his cut fastball between 20-25 times per outing.

Pick: Seattle -116


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Atlanta 

Event Date: 05/08/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Newcomb has experienced the ups and downs common with any young pitcher through the first 25 starts of his big-league career, but two of his past five outings have been among the very best of his first 12 months in the majors. He shut out Colorado over six innings on April 8 with nine strikeouts, then Wednesday in New York held the Mets to two hits with one walk and eight strikeouts in seven innings. The 24-year-old has posted a 2.37 ERA with 36 strikeouts and two homers allowed over his last 30 1/3 innings.

Pick: Atlanta +121


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  New York 

Event Date: 05/07/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Bailey endured some hard-luck losses at the outset of the season after registering three quality starts in his first four outings, but he has regressed over the past two weeks. After a pair of no-decisions, he was tagged for five runs on six hits over five innings in a loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday. Bailey, who has surrendered six homers over his last three starts, is 1-4 with a 6.49 ERA lifetime versus New York.

Pick: New York -105


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Houston 

Event Date: 05/07/2018
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Keuchel has posted quality starts in three of his last four outings but received two runs of support in three losses during that stretch. The 30-year-old Arkansas product limited the New York Yankees to three runs and six hits over seven innings in a 4-0 loss on Wednesday and has not issued a walk in his last two starts. Matt Chapman is 4-for-7 with two doubles and a pair of homers versus Keuchel, who is 5-5 with a 2.88 ERA in 19 career appearances (17 starts) against Oakland. Oakland starter, Anderson makes his second start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville after allowing two runs on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings of a no-decision Wednesday at Seattle. The 30-year-old Texan made 13 starts last season with Toronto and the Chicago Cubs, going 4-4 with a 6.34 ERA. Josh Reddick (3-for-3) and Jake Marisnick (2-for-2) have homered against Anderson,

Pick: Houston -132


Result: Won
 
Texas  Detroit 

Event Date: 05/07/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Since giving up nine runs in three innings at the Cleveland Indians on April 12, Fulmer has turned in three straight quality starts while posting an ERA of 1.89. He did not factor in the decision after giving up two runs in six solid innings against the Tampa Bay Rays at home on Wednesday. The former first-round pick is 1-1 with a 3.21 mark in two career starts against the Rangers, both of which took place at Texas. Texas starter, Moore posted a 3.18 ERA over his final three starts in April - as well as a scoreless inning of relief - but was rocked in his first outing this month. The 28-year-old gave up 10 runs on 11 hits in just four innings against the Indians, serving up three home runs after allowing only one over his first six appearances this season. Moore has not faced the Tigers since June 4, 2013, when he was pounded for six runs in two frames.

Pick: Detroit +101


Result: Loss
 
Oakland  Baltimore 

Event Date: 05/06/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Baltimore Orioles hope to put an end to their woes on the road and salvage the finale of their six-game trip when they visit the Oakland Athletics today. Baltimore has been swept in each of its last three road series - all three-gamers - and is on the verge of suffering the same fate after dropping a 2-0 decision in 12 innings on Saturday. Baltimore starter, Cobb was glad to see April come to an end as he allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings of a no-decision against the Los Angeles Angels on the road on Tuesday after surrendering 20 and 30 over 11 2/3 frames in three starts last month. The 30-year-old native of Boston has registered only six strikeouts while issuing five walks over 17 2/3 innings in his four turns this season.

Pick: Oakland -160


Result: Won
 
Chicago  Minnesota 

Event Date: 05/06/2018
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gibson has yielded two runs on five hits and two walks across five innings with six strikeouts Tuesday in a no-decision against Toronto. Abreu (6-for-25) and Avisail Garcia each struggle (3-for-17) against Gibson, who is 6-2 with a 2.26 ERA in 10 career games versus the White Sox. Chicago starter, Shields has gone six games without a victory but limited opponents to one run in two of the five starts during that stretch. The 36-year-old California native permitted one run on two hits with no walks and four strikeouts over six innings of a no-decision Tuesday after losing his previous three outings. Brian Dozier is 12-for-36 with five doubles and four homers against Shields, who is 8-9 with a 4.32 ERA in 24 career contests versus the Twins.

Pick: Minnesota -145


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Miami 

Event Date: 05/06/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Strailey came off the 10-day disabled list to make his season debut Monday at home against Philadelphia on Monday. He was reached for four runs on six hits and four walks across four innings while picking up a no-decision in an 8-4 win. The 29-year-old, who won 14 games for the Reds in 2016, is 8-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) in his career at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati starter, Finnegan has served up five home runs in his first four starts, including two in five innings of three-run ball against Minnesota on Monday. The former first-round pick lost his only prior career start against Miami after giving up four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Martin Prado is 3-for-4 with a triple against Finnegan.

Pick: Miami +110


Result: Won
 
Washington  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 05/06/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Scherzer recorded his fifth consecutive quality start on Tuesday after allowing two runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings of a 12-4 out of Pittsburgh. The NL Pitcher of the Month for April has permitted seven runs on 15 hits while striking out 48 batters during his five-game winning streak. Odubel Herrera is 10-for-33 in his career versus Scherzer, however the right-hander has flustered Carlos Santana (3-for-42, 10 strikeouts) and Aaron Altherr (0-for-9, six strikeouts) en route to posting a 9-1 career mark against the Phillies with an 0.95 WHIP.

Pick: Washington -192


Result: Won
 
Milwaukee  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 05/06/2018
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kuhl turned in his worst effort of the season in Tuesday's loss at Washington, giving up six runs (four earned) on four hits - all homers - and two walks over 4 2/3 innings. Milwaukee starter, Anderson won for the third time in four turns despite issuing a season-high four free passes Tuesday in Cincinnati, permitting four runs on six hits while throwing 90 pitches in 5 1/3 frames. The 30-year-old Oklahoma product is 6-2 with a 2.86 ERA in 11 starts versus the Pirates.

Pick: Milwaukee -120


Result: Loss
 
St. Louis  Chicago 

Event Date: 05/04/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

After three seasons in Japan, Mikolas has quickly shown he can be an effective major-league starter. The 29-year-old has racked up 27 strikeouts and just two walks in 33 innings across his first five outings. He had a season-high seven strikeouts and held Pittsburgh to two runs and six hits over seven innings last time out for his third straight quality start.

Pick: St. Louis -105


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Toronto 

Event Date: 05/04/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Happ has at least eight strikeouts in each of his last five starts and fanned nine in seven strong innings while defeating Texas his last time out. The 35-year-old's only road outing resulted in six innings of one-run ball at Baltimore on April 9. Tampa Bay starter, Yarbrough will be making his eighth appearance of the year but just his second start. He took the loss in his first start April 15 against Philadelphia after giving up five runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings.

Pick: Toronto -158


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  San Fracisco 

Event Date: 05/04/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Foltynewicz has yet to give up more than two earned runs in any of his six starts this season, and held Philadelphia to one on three hits with six strikeouts over six innings in a victory Saturday. The 26-year-old only walked two hitters last time out after issuing eight in his previous 10 2/3 innings over two starts. Foltynewicz, who is holding opponents to a .209 average this season, is 2-2 in five career starts against the Giants with a 4.45 ERA.

Pick: Atlanta -143


Result: Loss
 
New York  Colorado 

Event Date: 05/04/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Although Marquez lost his second consecutive start Saturday at Miami, he shaved one run off his ERA after permitting three runs (one earned) over six innings. The 23-year-old Venezuelan has pitched dramatically better away from Coors Field, posting a 1-1 record and 1.59 ERA in three road starts as opposed to a 10.64 ERA in Colorado. Yoenis Cespedes has a homer in three at-bats versus Marquez, who gave up three runs in his lone start against New York last season. New York starter, Wheeler pitched only five innings Sunday at San Diego, but he picked up the victory by striking out a season-high nine while permitting two runs on six hits. The 27-year-old lost his only home start of the season despite giving up three runs over six innings versus Washington to fall to 8-16 with a 4.88 ERA lifetime at Citi Field. Wheeler lost his only career start against the Rockies back in 2014, allowing seven runs (four earned) and six hits over four innings.

Pick: Colorado +108


Result: Won
 
New York  Cleveland 

Event Date: 05/04/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tomlin has struggled mightily in three of his first four starts of 2018, including the last two in which he allowed 11 runs and 17 hits over 9 2/3 innings en route to defeats. The 33-year-old Texas Tech product has served up 10 homers - six in his last two outings - across 18 2/3 frames while opponents are batting .360 against him. New York starter, Sabathia has picked up where he left off last season (14-5) by allowing just five earned runs across 26 1/3 innings to open 2018 after posting back-to-back quality starts. The 37-year-old former Cy Young Award winner gave up one unearned run over six frames on April 24 to beat Minnesota and yielded just one run in seven innings five days later in a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Lindor is 5-for-9 with a double versus Sabathia, who is 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA in 11 career games against the Indians.

Pick: New York -183


Result: Won
 
Arizona  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 05/03/2018
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Wood remained winless on the season when he gave up four runs and six hits in a setback against San Francisco in his last turn. The 27-year-old has been superb with his control, walking just three and striking out 30 in 35 innings. Wood lost to the Diamondbacks on April 4, when he allowed three runs and six hits over six frames. Arizona starter, Corbin did not factor in the decision against Washington in his last turn after allowing three runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. The 28-year-old has been flat-out dominant by holding opponents to a .165 average while striking out 55 against just seven walks in 40 frames. Corbin allowed just one hit and struck out 12 in 7 1/3 innings while beating Los Angeles on April 4.

Pick: Arizona -138


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 04/30/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Signed to a three-year, $75 million deal, Arrieta allowed three runs on as many hits in four innings of a no-decision against Miami on April 8. The 32-year-old has flipped the switch over his last three outings, permitting three earned runs while scattering 12 hits and striking out 13 in 20 2/3 innings. J.T. Realmuto (3-for-8) and Justin Bour (2-for-6) have gotten their licks in against Arrieta, but the right-hander has limited the rest of current roster to going 3-for-36 with eight strikeouts.

Pick: Philadelphia -142


Result: Loss
 
Houston  New York 

Event Date: 04/30/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gray's struggles continued Wednesday as he yielded three runs on six hits and five walks while throwing 104 pitches in 4 2/3 innings of a no-decision against Minnesota. It was the second-longest outing of the season for the 28-year-old native of Tennessee, who surrendered 11 runs over 6 1/3 frames in his previous two outings. Houston starter, Morton was brilliant in his first four starts of the season but had trouble against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, when he escaped with a no-decision after giving up four runs on five hits and five walks in four innings. The 34-year-old from New Jersey tossed five scoreless innings en route to victory in Game 7.

Pick: Houston -161


Result: Won
 
Arizona  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 04/30/2018
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Stripling is making a spot start in place of Rich Hill, whose expected return from the disabled list has been delayed due to an infection in his left middle finger. David Peralta is 5-for-12 with four doubles against Stripling, who is 1-2 with a 3.48 ERA in 15 career games (two starts) against Arizona. Arizona starter, Greinke is looking to bounce back from a rough outing against Philadelphia on Wednesday, when he allowed five runs and nine hits in six innings. The four-time All-Star owns a 32-to-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio

Pick: Arizona -127


Result: Won
 
Miami  Colorado 

Event Date: 04/29/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Colorado starter, Bettis allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over five innings in a no-decision against San Diego on Monday after two straight outstanding performances. The 29-year-old Texas Tech product yielded one run on eight hits across 14 1/3 innings in those two outings to improve to 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA on the road in 2018.

Pick: Colorado -105


Result: Loss
 
Los Angeles  New York 

Event Date: 04/29/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sabathia is coming off his longest outing of the season that resulted in his first victory as he limited Minnesota to an unearned run and two hits over six innings on Tuesday. Only half of the eight runs the 37-year-old Californian has allowed this year have been earned. LA starter, Skaggs answered his worst start of the season with one of his best on Monday as he scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings in a victory at Houston. The 26-year-old, who also hails from the Golden State, was tagged for six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 frames by Boston at home in his previous turn on April 18. Skaggs has made 62 starts in his career but will be facing New York for the first time.

Pick: New York +102


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Atlanta 

Event Date: 04/29/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

McCarthy is 2-0 with a 2.53 ERA in his two starts against the Phillies this season, giving up three runs on 11 hits over 10 2/3 innings. The 34-year-old received a no-decision in his last start Tuesday against Cincinnati, surrendering five runs (three earned) with a season-low one strikeout in five innings and two homers allowed. Philadelphia starter ,Velasquez has lost both starts to Atlanta this season, posting a 7.27 ERA and allowing 16 hits in 8 2/3 innings. His other defeat came in his last start Tuesday against Arizona, in which he allowed four runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings with six strikeouts and two homers allowed. The 25-year-old has held right-handed batters to a .214 average, but left-handers are hitting .311 with three homers and six extra-base hits in 61 at-bats.

Pick: Atlanta +120


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Atlanta 

Event Date: 04/28/2018
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Foltynewicz struggled with his control and needed 103 pitches to last just 4 2/3 innings Monday at Cincinnati, getting a no-decision after walking four and striking out seven with two runs allowed. He has walked four hitters in each of his past two starts (10 2/3 innings) after issuing only five in his first three outings (15 1/3 innings). Philadelphia starter, Pivetta has pitched well through the season’s first month even though he only has one decision in five starts. He struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings Sunday against Pittsburgh, giving up two runs on five hits with two walks - his first two free passes since his season debut against Atlanta on March 30.

Pick: Philadelphia -133


Result: Loss
 
Los Angeles  New York 

Event Date: 04/28/2018
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating; 2 Units

Tanaka bounced back from a pair of rough outings on Monday as he limited Minnesota to one run and three hits in 6 2/3 innings of a victory. The 29-year-old native of Japan surrendered 13 runs and 14 hits over 10 frames in his previous two turns but managed to come away with a 1-1 record. Tanaka has been impressive in four career starts against the Angels, going 1-0 with a 1.63 ERA. LA starter, Richards has allowed fewer than three runs in each of his last four starts, posting three victories in that span. The 29-year-old Californian is coming off his longest outing of the season - a triumph over San Francisco last Saturday in which he gave up two runs and five hits while registering 11 strikeouts in six frames. Richards has yet to defeat New York in his career, going 0-3 with a 6.65 ERA and one complete game in four starts and one relief appearance.

Pick: New York -105


Result: Won
 
San Diego  New York 

Event Date: 04/28/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Vargas won a career-best 18 games and was an All-Star for the first time last season while with Kansas City. He cashed in by signing a two-year, $16 million deal over the winter and figures to eventually be the No. 3 starter behind Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. Asdrubal Cabrera belted a three-run homer as the Mets posted a 5-1 victory in the series opener, and the 32-year-old finished with two hits for his fifth multi-hit performance in nine games. San Diego's Eric Hosmer went 0-for-3 with a walk in his return after a two-game absence due to family reasons and has registered only four RBIs in 88 at-bats. Vargas is facing the Padres for the first time in nearly seven years, when he tossed a six-hit shutout on July 1, 2011 while with Seattle. Overall, the 35-year-old is 2-1 with a 2.39 ERA in four career starts against San Diego. Vargas regularly shut down Hosmer (1-for-13) before the two became teammates in Kansas City.

Pick: New York +128


Result: Loss
 
Washington  Arizona 

Event Date: 04/28/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Corbin has struck out at least eight batters in each of his first five starts and fanned 11 in a win over San Diego on Sunday. Each of his opponents thus far have been from the National League West and the 28-year-old has held them to a .140 average. Hellickson is making his third start since joining the Nationals' rotation, his first at home in a Washington uniform and the 200th of his career. He allowed three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. The Iowa native, who won nine games with Arizona in 2015, is 0-3 with a 5.32 ERA in four career starts against the Diamondbacks.

Pick: Arizona -131


Result: Won
 
Toronto  Texas 

Event Date: 04/28/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

After flirting with a perfect game and finishing with 7 2/3 dominant innings at Houston on April 15, Colon gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings of a no-decision against Seattle six days later. He owns a 2.79 ERA and has limited opponents to a .221 average through his first three starts with Texas. The 44-year-old, who threw two scoreless innings of relief against the Blue Jays earlier in the season, is 12-7 with a 4.14 ERA in 29 career starts against Toronto. Garcia opened the year with six solid innings against the Chicago White Sox but he failed to complete six frames in each of his next three outings. He allowed 10 runs in 15 2/3 innings in that span and has served up at least one home run in all four of his starts.

Pick: Texas +160


Result: Won
 
Houston  Oakland 

Event Date: 04/27/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Keuchel's record is deceiving, as he has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his five starts. The 30-year-old former Cy Young Award winner is coming off his first win, a triumph over the White Sox in Chicago on Saturday in which he gave up one run and four hits over six innings. Keuchel is 5-4 with one complete game and a 2.59 ERA in 16 starts and two relief appearances against the Athletics.

Pick: Houston -174


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Colorado 

Event Date: 04/27/2018
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Anderson was pounded in his season debut at Arizona, giving up seven runs over 2 1/3 innings, but he has permitted only five earned runs in his last four turns while recording quality starts in three of them. He picked up his first win last time out by tossing six innings of two-run ball against the Chicago Cubs. Anderson has a 1.42 ERA in splitting two decisions against Miami, limiting the current roster to 3-for-16.

Pick: Colorado -124


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Detroit 

Event Date: 04/27/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Tillman's struggles this season continued Saturday as he surrendered four runs and eight hits - three homers - over six innings in a loss to Cleveland. It was the longest outing of the year for the 30-year-old Californian, who has given up 19 runs on 30 hits and 11 walks over 17 1/3 frames in his four turns. Tillman is hoping to continue the success he has had against Detroit during his career as he is 6-1 with a 3.12 ERA in 10 starts versus the Tigers.

Pick: Baltimore -109


Result: Won
 
Washington  Arizona 

Event Date: 04/27/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Godley gave himself quite the birthday present on Friday, picking up his third win in four outings by overcoming a two-run double from Franchy Cordero in the first to strike out eight over 5 1/3 innings versus San Diego. The 28-year-old showed better control by surrendering one walk on the heels of issuing six free passes in a disastrous performance at the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 15. Bryce Harper (3-for-8) has gotten his licks in on Godley, but the right-hander owns a 2-1 mark against the Nationals while limiting them to a .225 batting average. Washington starter Strasburg has been plagued by the home run ball this season as he was taken deep twice to spoil a 10-strikeout performance in Saturday's 4-0 setback at the Dodgers. The three-time All-Star has surrendered six homers in five outings (33 1/3 innings) after permitting 13 during his entire 2017 campaign.

Pick: Arizona +134


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  San Fracisco 

Event Date: 04/22/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cueto came off the disabled list on Tuesday and turned in a dominant performance against Arizona, allowing two hits while registering 11 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings. The two-time All-Star has given up one earned run over 20 frames in his first three starts of the year. Justin Upton is 6-for-20 with two home runs against Cueto, who is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two career turns versus the Angels. The Angels are 4-7 at home and 9-1 on the road.

Pick: San Francisco +103


Result: Won
 
Arizona  San Diego 

Event Date: 04/22/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Corbin struck out eight and yielded one hit in his shutout of the Giants on Tuesday, improving to 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA at home this year. He has 28 strikeouts and nine hits allowed in 22 innings at Chase Field after going 9-4 with a 3.15 ERA in 17 home starts last year. Wil Myers is 9-for-19 with a home run and Jose Pirela is 4-for-5 with two doubles against Corbin, who has a 4.48 ERA in 16 career games (11 starts) against San Diego.

Pick: Arizona -139


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Kansas City 

Event Date: 04/22/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Liriano makes his fourth start of the season and his second against the Royals, having beaten them in his season debut with 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He turned in another quality start in his next outing but took the loss despite six innings of two-run ball before beating Baltimore last time out by yielding two runs in five innings. Liriano is 8-5 with a 4.16 ERA in 20 career appearances (17 starts) versus the Royals.

Pick: Detroit -159


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  Florida 

Event Date: 04/22/2018
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Smith is hoping to solve his problems on the road, where he has surrendered eight runs on seven hits and a whopping 11 walks over only 5 1/3 innings in two starts - both losses. The Sam Houston State product lasted on 2 1/3 frames against the Yankees in New York on Monday as he was tagged for five runs on five hits and as many walks. Smith, who remains in search of his first major-league victory despite making 13 appearances (six starts), will be facing Milwaukee for the first time in his career. Milwaukee starter, Guerra has been superb in two starts since being recalled from the minors, allowing one run and five hits with 11 strikeouts across 11 innings. The 33-year-old Venezuelan settled for a no-decision against Cincinnati on Tuesday despite giving up just one hit over 5 2/3 scoreless frames. Guerra, already has matched his win total over 21 games last season.

Pick: Milwaukee -171


Result: Won
 
Philadelphia  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/22/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pivetta is rolling along and allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last three turns. The Canada native did not factor in the decision in either of his last two turns despite holding the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves to a total of three runs in 12 frames and owns 21 strikeouts with just two walks in 21 2/3 total innings. Pittsburgh starter, Williams lost his only start against Philadelphia last season, surrendering three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 frames..

Pick: Philadelphia -140


Result: Won
 
Texas  Seattle 

Event Date: 04/21/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Paxton picked up his first victory of the season Monday when he gave up one run and three hits over six innings. The 29-year-old has given up five runs over his last three turns after being roughed up for six runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings by Cleveland on March 31. Paxton is 2-4 with a 4.62 ERA in 10 career starts against Texas and has regularly been torched by Adrian Beltre (9-of-16 with one homer and six RBIs). Texas starter Colon is making his fifth appearance (third start) for the Rangers and he has a stellar 0.70 WHIP while holding opponents to a .177 batting average. He was solid in his first start of the season as well as he limited Oakland to one run and seven hits over six innings. Colon is 20-12 with a 3.84 ERA in 37 career starts against Seattle.

Pick: Texas +145


Result: Loss
 
Chicago  Houston 

Event Date: 04/21/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Houston won only four of 10 games following a 6-1 start, in part because its offense scored three runs or fewer six times from April 6-16. The Astros still were scuffling at the plate in a 2-1 loss at Seattle on Monday to begin their trek, but they have progressively scored more runs in each contest during their four-game winning streak, topped off by a 10-0 rout of Chicago in Friday's series opener in which Springer drove in four runs and Correa clubbed two homers. Whereas Houston has outscored its opponents 30-4 during its winning streak, Chicago has been outscored 44-14 (11 of which came in one game) during its five-game slide. The White Sox have dropped 10 of 11 overall but may have other things on its mind entering the weekend, however, as reliever Danny Farquhar was taken to the hospital after passing out in the team's dugout Friday following a short relief appearance in the sixth inning.

Pick: Houston -208


Result: Won
 
Oakland  Boston 

Event Date: 04/21/2018
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Sale has just one victory in four starts this season despite allowing a total of three runs over 16 innings. The 29-year-old Floridian has yet to work more than six innings, however, lasting only five while giving up one run and two hits in a no-decision against Baltimore on Sunday. Sale owns a 5-2 record and 2.60 ERA in eight starts and five relief appearances versus Oakland in his career. Oakland starter Manaea has been nearly as good as Sale this season, yielding five runs over 27 2/3 innings in four starts. The 26-year-old native of Indiana notched a victory at Seattle on Sunday after giving up one run and two hits in seven frames. Manaea has struggled against Boston in his career, going 1-2 in three starts while surrendering 18 runs and 26 hits (four homers) over 11 1/3 innings.

Pick: Boston -158


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Minnesota 

Event Date: 04/21/2018
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Right-hander Kyle Gibson goes for the Twins, who have played back-to-back extra-inning contests. Eddie Rosario belted a grand slam to tie it and Max Kepler’s solo shot gave Minnesota a lead in the ninth, but the most important homer Friday for the Twins might have been Logan Morrison’s first of the season in the second inning after coming in batting .068. Brian Dozier had a pair of singles in the series opener for Minnesota and has hit safely in all 14 games this season while batting .290. Minnesota 1B Joe Mauer, who is batting .333 overall, went hitless Friday (0-for-4) for only the second time in 13 games this season.

Pick: Minnesota +123


Result: Loss
 
New York  Washington 

Event Date: 04/16/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hellickson, who will be added to Washington's 25-man roster on Monday, is ready to go after working a pair of extended spring straining league games in Florida. The 31-year-old pitched well for a young Philadelphia squad over parts of two seasons before limping down the stretch in 2017 with a 2-6 mark and gaudy 6.97 ERA in 10 outings with Baltimore. Hellickson owns a 2-4 record with a bloated 7.81 ERA in eight career starts versus the Mets. New York starter DeGrom surrendered just one earned run on four hits for the second time in as many starts this season as he improved to 6-4 in his career versus Washington following an 8-2 triumph on April 5. The 29-year-old walked away with a no-decision in his last trip to the mound despite yielding four runs - including his first homer of the season - in six innings at Miami. Bryce Harper (MLB-best seven homers) is 9-for-26 versus deGrom, but the right-hander has kept Anthony Rendon (2-for-21, six strikeouts) and Michael Taylor (1-for-21, 11 strikeouts) under wraps.

Pick: New York -165


Result: Loss
 
Tampa Bay  Texas 

Event Date: 04/16/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Perez posted a career-high 13 wins in 2017, won his season debut against Oakland on April 5 as he yielded three runs and 10 hits across 5 1/3 frames. Snell was overpowering against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, striking out 10 while surrendering one run and one hit over six innings, but his pitch count ballooned to 114 with five walks. The 25-year-old native of Washington held Boston to three hits and two walks over 5 2/3 scoreless innings on March 30 in his only home start but settled for a no-decision. Snell, who will be facing Texas for the first time, has been markedly better at home (8-7, 3.05 ERA) than on the road (4-9, 4.65) in his career.

Pick: Texas +167


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Colorado 

Event Date: 04/16/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

German Marquez was ejected after three innings in his previous start for participating in a brawl with the San Diego Padres, and he'll get a chance to go deeper in this one opposite Steven Brault for the Pirates. Brault won his first two outings this season - one as a starter and one in relief - before struggling at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. The California native was reached for four runs on seven hits in five innings of that game while getting a no-decision in a game the Pirates would lose 13-5. Brault allowed two runs in an inning of relief in his only prior encounter with the Rockies.

Pick: Pittsburgh -126


Result: Loss
 
Seattle  Oakland 

Event Date: 04/15/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hernandez rebounded from a rough turn at San Francisco in his previous outing, allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a victory at Kansas City on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Venezuelan has yet to last six frames in three outings this season and recorded only eight strikeouts over 15 frames. Hernandez has recorded 25 victories - his highest total versus any team - against only nine losses with three complete games and a 2.60 ERA in 46 career starts versus the Athletics.

Pick: Seattle +105


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  St. Louis 

Event Date: 04/15/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Martinez has 19 strikeouts and just 14 hits allowed in 18 2/3 innings through his first three starts, but he's issued 10 walks in that span. The bulk of those came in a rocky season debut, after which the 26-year-old rebounded by allowing one run in 14 1/3 innings over his last two outings. Martinez is 6-3 with a 3.84 ERA in 19 career games (eight starts) against Cincinnati, and Reds slugger Joey Votto is just 3-for-19 against him, although Martinez has walked Votto eight times. Cincinnati starter, Bailey has allowed a run in six innings in two of his first three starts but his team is 0-3 in his outings. The veteran from Texas struck out seven and yielded two hits in his six innings of work at Philadelphia on Tuesday, getting through a start without allowing a walk for the first time in 2018. Matt Carpenter is 18-for-33 and Yadier Molina is 15-for-39 against the 31-year-old Bailey, who is 6-13 with a 5.86 ERA in 23 career starts against the Cardinals.

Pick: St. Louis -162


Result: Won
 
Washington  Colorado 

Event Date: 04/15/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Strasburg was outstanding in his last start on Tuesday against Atlanta, firing eight scoreless innings while allowing three hits and two walks and striking out eight. Entering Saturday, the 29-year-old ranked fifth in the National League with 21 strikeouts and has posted a 1.033 WHIP with five walks and 16 hits surrendered in 20 1/3 innings. Strasburg is 4-4 lifetime against the Rockies with a 3.97 ERA in eight starts, but has not faced Colorado since giving up nine runs in a 2016 start in Denver.

Pick: Washington -188


Result: Loss
 
Miami  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/15/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

It took Nova three starts to crack the win column after he went seven innings and permitted three runs on seven hits while striking out six to beat the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The 31-year-old Dominican had a solid outing in his season debut with five innings of two-run ball at Detroit, but was tagged for five runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to Minnesota. Nova is 2-0 against Miami and has not allowed a run in 15 innings. Miami starter, Urena has run into early trouble in two of his first three starts - all at home - and lost both of them, giving up three first-inning runs against the Cubs in his season debut and falling into a 3-0 hole last time out versus the New York Mets. He had to settle for a no-decision against Boston on April 3 despite seven stellar innings of one-run ball. Gregory Polanco is 3-for-6 off Urena, who is 1-1 with a 7.31 ERA versus Pittsburgh.

Pick Pittsburgh -145


Result: Won
 
New York  Milwaukee 

Event Date: 04/15/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Chacin has as many walks as strikeouts (seven) through his first three starts and has failed to make it through five innings in two of them. He made his second consecutive start against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday and lasted only 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision, allowing three runs on five hits. Chacin is 2-5 with a 6.10 ERA against the Mets and has been tormented by first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who is 8-for-22 against him. New York starter, Syndergaard has not been the dominant force Mets fans expect even though he did strike out 10 batters in an Opening Day win over St. Louis, when he allowed four runs on six hits. He threw 92 pitches in four innings versus Philadelphia in his second start and worked six innings of two-run ball for the win at Miami last time out. Syndergaard has won both starts versus the Brewers, striking out 16 in 13 innings.

Pick: New York -190


Result: Won
 
Los Angeles  Arizona 

Event Date: 04/14/2018
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Walker received a no-decision last Sunday despite holding St. Louis to one run on three hits over six innings. Yasmani Grandal is 5-for-10 with a home run against Walker, who is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA in five career starts against the Dodgers. LA starter, Hill, after tossing six shutout innings against San Francisco in his season debut, allowed three earned runs over four innings in last Saturday’s rematch against the Giants. The 38-year-old native of Massachusetts has posted a 1-5 record with a 4.78 ERA in nine career starts against the Diamondbacks.

Pick: Arizona +167


Result: Won
 
Miami  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/14/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Taillon let up just on hit and struck out seven in the shutout of Cincinnati on Sunday at home, using 110 pitches to complete the gem. The 26-year-old allowed one run in five innings to get the win in his only prior career start against the Marlins last April in Miami. Miami starter, Richards failed to complete five innings in his first two career starts, allowing three runs in four frames in a no-decision at Philadelphia on Sunday. Opponents are hitting .389 against the rookie, who has allowed five doubles and a homer in his first 8 1/3 innings.

Pick: Pittsburgh -160


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  St. Louis 

Event Date: 04/14/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Finnegan is expected to get the nod over Cody Reed for today's start after missing most of last season due to shoulder surgery. The TCU product was able to throw 98 pitches on Monday in his only rehab start with Triple-A Louisville, ultimately taking the loss after permitting four runs - three earned - on eight hits and five walks in five frames. Molina is 5-for-10 with a homer against Finnegan, who was tagged for three runs over three innings by the Cardinals last season.

Pick: St. Louis -125


Result: Won
 
Tampa Bay  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 04/14/2018
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Arrieta allowed three runs (two earned) in the first inning of his Phillies debut last Sunday, but yielded just two baserunners in the next three frames before being removed after 74 pitches. The 32-year-old TCU product, who was signed to a three-year $75 million deal on March 11, struck out five and walked two against Miami. Tampa Bay starter, Archer earned his first victory Monday when he held the Chicago White Sox to four runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings. The 29-year-old North Carolina native has struck out 22 and walked seven combined in three starts covering 16 2/3 innings while averaging 93 pitches. Carlos Santana is 6-for-16 with two doubles against Archer, who faces Philadelphia for the first time and is 6-8 with a 2.79 ERA in 19 interleague matchups with 132 strikeouts in 116 innings.

Pick: Philadelphia +118


Result: Won
 
Washington  New York 

Event Date: 04/08/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Roark allowed one run, four hits and a walk while striking out six in seven innings of an 8-1 victory at Atlanta on Monday. The 31-year-old Illinois native is 27-19 with a 3.38 ERA in 74 games (53 starts) at Nationals Park after going 6-6, 5.04 in 17 games (14 starts) there last season. Yoenis Cespedes and Jay Bruce are a combined 4-for-27 versus Roark, who is 7-2 with a 2.76 ERA in 17 games (11 starts) against New York. New York starter, Harvey is 3-6 with a 3.16 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) versus Washington and 1-3, 3.86 in six turns at Nationals Park.

Pick: Washington -156


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Toronto 

Event Date: 04/08/2018
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Hamels bounced back from an Opening Day loss to Houston by allowing one run with 11 strikeouts over five innings in Tuesday’s 4-1 win at Oakland. The 34-year-old native of San Diego has seen his velocity drop in his first two starts, causing him to rely more on changeups and sliders. Hamels is 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA in four career starts against Toronto but owns a 17-5 record in 36 career outings at Globe Life Park, including 7-2 in 12 starts last season.

Pick: Texas +109


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 04/08/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Mahle displayed some of the promise Monday that has made him one of Cincinnati's top prospects, holding the Chicago Cubs to one hit and two walks while striking out seven over six innings to get the victory. The 23-year-old told MLB.com. Mahle went 0-1 despite a 2.45 ERA in two outings versus the Pirates last season, accounting for half of his first four career starts prior to this season. Pittsburgh starter, Taillon won his season debut Monday, yielding only two runs and four hits across 5 1/3 innings while tying a career high with nine strikeouts.

Pick: Pittsburgh -146


Result: Won
 
St. Louis  Arizona 

Event Date: 04/07/2018
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Greinke limited Colorado to one run on five hits with nine strikeouts and no walks over 5 2/3 innings without getting a decision in his 2018 debut last Saturday. The 34-year-old Florida native was 13-1 at home as opposed to 4-6 on the road last year, but won his only start at St. Louis while allowing just one run over seven innings. Marcell Ozuna is 4-for-11 with three homers and Carpenter is 8-for-24 with a pair of blasts against Greinke, who is 12-4 with a 3.17 ERA lifetime versus St. Louis.

Pick: Arizona -103


Result: Loss
 
Pittsburgh  Cincinnati 

Event Date: 04/07/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Cincinnati starter, Romano struggled to command his off-speed pitches in Sunday’s loss to Washington, but he managed to eat up some innings. The 24-year-old was able to get through six frames and limit the damage to three runs despite issuing four walks and surrendering two home runs. Romano is 1-2 with a 2.29 ERA in three meetings with the Pirates, and he has lost both of his outings at PNC Park.

Pick: Pittsburgh -125


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  Chicago 

Event Date: 04/07/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Darvish did not dazzle in his Cubs debut last Saturday, allowing five runs and five hits over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision at Miami. The 31-year-old struggled to command his fastball, walking two batters and hitting two more, and he generated only nine swinging strikes. Darvish faced the Brewers last season and allowed three runs over five innings with seven strikeouts in a loss. Milwaukee starter, Davies is 5-4 with a 3.90 ERA in 10 starts against the Cubs.

Pick: Milwaukee +134


Result: Loss
 
Cleveland  Kansas City 

Event Date: 04/07/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kennedy is winless in his last five starts versus the Indians and was pounded for nine runs over 7 2/3 innings in two starts last season, leaving him with a 2-5 record and 5.90 ERA in 10 starts against them. Cleveland starter, Bauer struck out seven in five frames but needed 101 pitches to get there Sunday, running into trouble in his final inning versus the Seattle Mariners after giving up a pair of RBI doubles en route to a no-decision. The UCLA product did most of his best work during his breakout 2017 campaign at home, going 10-4 with a 3.93 while striking out 116 across 103 frames. Alcides Escobar is 8-for-25 with a homer against Bauer, who went 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA in three starts versus Kansas City last year.

Pick: Cleveland -215


Result: Loss
 
New York  Baltimore 

Event Date: 04/07/2018
Event Time: 0 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gray gave up seven hits and three walks in just four innings at Toronto on Sunday but managed to limit the damage to one run. The Orioles got to Gray for five runs in four innings at Yankee Stadium last September, and the one-time All-Star has a 5.30 ERA in six starts in the Bronx. The 28-year-old will be careful with Tim Beckham, who is 6-for-13 with a pair of homers against him.

Pick: Baltimore +213


Result: Loss
New York  Tampa Bay 

Event Date: 04/03/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Archer gave up four runs and six hits with six strikeouts in six innings against the Red Sox on Thursday. He was 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA in four starts against the Yankees last season. New York starter,  Montgomery struck out 144 and allowed 140 hits in 155 1/3 innings during a solid rookie campaign in 2017. He was 6-3 with a 3.43 ERA in 15 starts at Yankee Stadium, including six innings of one-run ball against the Rays on Sept. 26 to pick up his ninth and final win of the year. The 25-year-old posted a 3.43 mark in six spring training appearances to help lock down the last spot in the rotation.

Pick: New York -153


Result: Won
 
San Diego  Colorado 

Event Date: 04/03/2018
Event Time: 10 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

San Diego will purchase the contract of Ross, who pitched for Texas last year after spending the previous four seasons with the Padres. The 30-year-old Californian, who was signed to a minor-league contract in December, went 3-3 with a 7.71 ERA in 12 games (10 starts) with the Rangers after being limited to one start with San Diego in 2016 due to a shoulder injury. Ross has yet to defeat Colorado in his career, going 0-5 with a 3.44 ERA in nine starts and two relief appearances.

Pick: Colorado -105


Result: Loss
 
Arizona  Los Angeles 

Event Date: 04/03/2018
Event Time: 9 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Kershaw made his franchise-record eighth consecutive Opening Day start on Thursday and lost for the first time, giving up one run over six innings in a 1-0 loss to San Francisco. After tossing 21 1/3 scoreless frames across six spring starts, the three-time Cy Young Award winner was nearly as impressive in the opener, striking out seven while walking two. Paul Goldschmidt is 10-for-44 with two home runs versus Kershaw, who is 14-8 with a 2.55 ERA in 26 career starts against Arizona.

Pick: Los Angeles -156


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  Chicago 

Event Date: 04/03/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gonzalez went 1-3 with a 6.45 ERA over the final five games of 2017 with the Texas Rangers after he was traded by the White Sox on Aug. 31 before returning to Chicago on a one-year deal in January. The 33-year-old did not fare much better during exhibition play despite winning both of his decisions, posting a 5.40 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in four turns. Donaldson is 4-for-12 with three RBIs against Gonzalez, who is 7-4 with a 3.63 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) versus the Blue Jays.

Pick: Chicago +173


Result: Loss
 
Milwaukee  St. LOUIS 

Event Date: 04/02/2018
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Mikolas  is 2-5 with a 6.44 ERA in 10 career starts in the major leagues all with Texas in 2014. Milwaukee starter, Davies tied for second in the National League in wins and first in starts (33) in 2017, his second full season in the majors. However, the Arizona native saw his walks increase to 55 from 38 in 2016 and his strikeouts fall to 124 from 135, and he struggled at home by posting a 5.82 ERA in 17 starts. Matt Carpenter is 8-for-18 with two homers and four doubles against Davies, who is 2-0 with a 3.41 ERA in six career starts versus St. Louis.

Pick: Milwaukee -114


Result: Loss
 
miami  Boston 

Event Date: 04/02/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Johnson earned a spot on the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career thanks in part to injuries to left-handers Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) and Drew Pomeranz (forearm). The 27-year-old Florida native made 18 starts in the minors last season and went 3-4 with a 3.10 ERA while holding batters to a batting average of .239. Boston won all five of Johnson's starts in the majors last season, including an interleague game at Philadelphia on June 14.

Pick: Boston -130


Result: Won
 
Atlanta  Washington 

Event Date: 04/02/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Ratings: 2 Units

Roarks ERA crept up almost two runs from 2016 to last season but the metrics indicate bad luck might deserve a good bit of the blame.  His walk rate stayed static and his strikeout rate increased but he did give up a career high 23 homers in 181.3 innings.  Their 31 year old is 6-3 with a 2.88 ERA in 19 career games (13 starts) against the Braves.

Pick: Washington -114


Result: Won
 
Detroit  Pittsburgh 

Event Date: 04/01/2018
Event Time: 1 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Williams finished spring training with a 5.87 ERA, giving up 10 runs on 18 hits in 15 1/3 innings. Detroit's starter, Fulmer also was slated to make his season debut Saturday, and the 25-year-old enters the campaign looking to prove he is healthy. The 2016 American League Rookie of the Year and an All-Star a season ago, Fulmer underwent elbow surgery that ended his 2017 in September, and had an MRI exam in early March after experiencing elbow soreness, but the tests came back clean. Fulmer, considering the young ace of Detroit’s rebuilding team, struck out 15 while walking two and posting a 2.12 ERA in four spring training starts.

Pick: Detroit +102


Result: Loss
 
Texas  Houston 

Event Date: 04/01/2018
Event Time: 3 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The centerpiece of a five-player deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates in January, Cole is coming off the worst of his five major-league seasons, finishing with career highs in ERA, losses, walks (55) and homers allowed (31). The former overall No. 1 pick of the 2011 draft was sharp in the spring, however, going 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA while fanning 24 over 21 frames. Cole struck out nine over seven scoreless innings to get the win versus the Rangers in his first and only start against them as a rookie in 2013. Texas starter, Minor will draw his first big-league start since 2014 after finding much success in 66 appearances out of the Kansas City Royals' bullpen a season ago, when he compiled six saves and 17 holds while posting a 1.02 WHIP. The 26-year-old Vanderbilt product is coming off a poor showing in exhibition play (1-1, 6.17 ERA) and was tagged for six runs over 5 1/3 innings in his final start of the spring.

Pick: Houston -154


Result: Won
 
Cincinnati  Washington 

Event Date: 04/01/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gonzalez is coming off one of the better seasons of his career, reaching double digits in victories for the eighth consecutive year while posting his second-lowest ERA. The 32-year-old won 11 times away from home last season and turned in a dominant performance at Cincinnati on July 14, limiting the Reds to four hits over 8 1/3 scoreless innings. Joey Votto has been a nemesis, going 8-for-21 with three homers. Cincinnati starter, Romano had an up-and-down rookie campaign but showed improvement down the stretch by allowing a combined nine runs during a span of six starts from mid-August to mid-September. Despite pitching half of his games in homer-happy Great American Ball Park, the 24-year-old New York native permitted only nine homers in 16 starts overall. He has never faced Washington, although Matt Adams has a homer in three at-bats off Romano. However, Washington has won 11 of its last 13 meetings against the Reds.

Pick: Washington -133


Result: Won
 
Baltimore  Minnesota 

Event Date: 03/31/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Gibson finished last season strong with wins in each of his last six decisions and posted a 3.76 ERA after the All-Star break. The 30-year-old Missouri product surrendered 16 of his career-high 24 home runs before the break. Gibson went 1-1 in two starts against the Orioles last season. Cashner is one of two new additions to the Baltimore rotation along with Alex Cobb and, like Cobb, he wasn't signed until after the start of spring training and made just two Grapefruit League appearances. The 31-year-old Texan issued 64 walks in 166 2/3 innings for the Texas Rangers while striking out 86. Cashner, who spent the first seven seasons of his career in the National League, lost his lone start to the Twins last season.

Pick: Minnesota -116


Result: Won
 
Seattle  Cleveland 

Event Date: 03/31/2018
Event Time: 4 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

The Seattle Mariners look to open the season with two straight victories when they host the Cleveland Indians for the middle contest of a three-game series on Saturday afternoon. Nelson Cruz belted a two-run, first-inning homer off reigning American League Cy Young winner Corey Kluber in a 2-1 victory in the opener Thursday and it should be another low-scoring contest today with two pitchers coming off career-best seasons. Paxton is primed for a big campaign after the oft-injured 29-year-old Canadian put together his best season in 2017 with career highs in wins, starts (24), innings (136) and strikeouts (156). The University of Kentucky product was 7-3 with a 2.45 ERA at home last season as opposed to 5-2 and a 3.66 mark on the road while allowing just nine homers overall.

Pick: Seattle +106


Result: Loss
 
Cincinnati  Washington 

Event Date: 03/31/2018
Event Time: 2 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Strasburg concluded one of his healthier seasons in dominant fashion, throwing nine scoreless outings while yielding a total of nine earned runs and striking out 104 in his final 14 turns of the season (including postseason). As a result, the former No. 1 overall pick finished third in the NL Cy Young Award voting after logging 28 starts - his most since 2014. Strasburg went 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in two outings versus the Reds in 2017, improving to 3-1, 4.40 in eight career starts against Cincinnati. Acquired from the Miami Marlins as part of the Dan Straily trade in January of 2017, Castillo was arguably the team's best pitcher in his 15 turns, fanning at least eight in three of his final four starts to finish with 98 strikeouts over 89 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old Dominican led Cincinnati starters in ERA, WHIP (1.07) and batting average against (.202), but the club backed him with no more than two runs in each of his last five losses. Castillo faced the Nationals twice last season, going 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA.

Pick: Washington -152


Result: Won
 
Kansas City  Chicago 

Event Date: 03/31/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Giolito was excellent in seven starts with the White Sox at the end of last season and followed it up with an outstanding spring. He was dominant against the Royals in two meetings last year, going 1-0 and allowing two runs over 13 1/3 innings. Kennedy is looking to bounce back from his worst full season in the majors. The 33-year-old struggled to miss bats last year and gave up a career-high 34 home runs, including six in four starts against the White Sox, continuing his struggles against the club. Kennedy is 2-3 with a 5.04 ERA in nine career meetings with Chicago.

Pick: Chicago -101


Result: Won
 
Arizona  Colorado 

Event Date: 03/31/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Marquez led all major league rookies with 147 strikeouts last season while his victory total tied teammate Kyle Freeland for most among rookies. The 23-year-old did serve up 25 homers last season but kept the ball in the park better on the road (10 in 16 starts) as opposed to Coors Field (15 in 13 outings). Marquez was 0-3 with a 4.59 ERA in six starts against Arizona last season and has struggled against Paul Goldschmidt (6-for-10 with two homers and four walks) in seven career appearances against the Diamondbacks. Greinke has a 30-14 record in two seasons with Arizona and he topped 200 strikeouts for the fifth time last year when he totaled 215. He certainly liked pitching at home last season as he was a stellar 13-1 with a 2.87 ERA in 18 starts at Chase Field. Greinke is 9-5 with a 3.93 ERA in 25 career appearances (24 starts) against the Rockies and has never served up a homer to Colorado star Nolan Arenado in 47 career at-bats.

Pick: Arizona -143


Result: Loss
 
Atlanta  Philadelphia 

Event Date: 03/30/2018
Event Time: 6 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Pivetta took his lumps last season with 25 homers and 144 hits allowed in 133.0 innings while seeing his WHIP climb to a gaudy 1.51. A postive for the 25-year-old British Columbian came in the form of his 140 strikeouts, with 13 coming as he limited the Braves to a .226 batting average en route to winning all three of his starts versus the club last season. Two of the starts were played in Atlanta, including a six-inning scoreless stint in his penultimate outing of the campaign.

Pick: Philadelphia -103


Result: Won
 
Texas  Houston 

Event Date: 03/30/2018
Event Time: 8 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Keuchel recaptured the form last season that allowed him to claim the American League Cy Young Award in 2015, keeping his ERA below 3.00 and WHIP under 1.20 for the third time in four seasons after struggling in 2016. The 30-year-old, who drew the Opening Day nod for the team over each of the previous three years, is 40-24 with a 3.29 ERA in 89 career games (82 starts) prior to the All-Star break. Keuchel mostly had his way with the Rangers last season, going 3-1 with a 2.92 ERA in four turns.

Pick: Houston -178


Result: Loss
 
Toronto  New York 

Event Date: 03/30/2018
Event Time: 7 PM est
Pick: 

Rating: 2 Units

Although he won at least 12 games for the fourth straight season, Tanaka spent too much of 2017 looking over his shoulder as he surrendered 35 home runs. However, he closed the year on a high note, allowing two runs and zero homers over his last four turns, including the postseason. One of those was a 15-strikeout, three-hit masterpiece against the Blue Jays on Sept. 29 after he allowed eight runs in Toronto one week earlier.

Pick: New York -135


Result: Won

Win:58 Losses:49 Tie:0

 

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