Our MLB consultant shares his top totals picks on Friday’s card. Read this insightful betting preview article to find out what totals he likes and why for our selection of MLB picks.
White Sox (Quintana) vs. Indians (Kluber) 7:10 PM ET
Jose Quintana enters tonight in solid form over his previous four starts, posting a stellar 3.37 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and he struck out 29 while walking just 1. All four of those games went under the total. The White Sox southpaw hurler has also seen all three of his starts go under the total versus Cleveland since 9/6/2014. During those outings, he compiled an excellent 1.42 ERA, and all three games went under the number. Quintana will be pitching on five days rest today. He’s gone 10-1 under the total this season when pitching on five or six days rest.
Corey Kluber has recently been rounding into the type of form he displayed in 2014. He’s posted a stellar 2.02 ERA and 0.94 WHIP during his previous three starts. Kluber has made three starts versus the White Sox since 9/6/2014, tossing two complete games, had a very good 2.63 ERA, struck out 26 while walking just 2, and all three games went under the total.
Despite yesterday’s 8-1 win by the White Sox that surpassed a total of 7.5, these teams have gone 9-1 over the total in their ten encounters this season. I like this game to be a low scoring affair, and one of my MLB picks for Friday will reflect that prediction. 5Dimes gives us the best price regarding this total.
MLB Pick: Play on the White Sox and Indians Under 7.0 (-125) at 5Dimes.
Blue Jays (Hutchinson) vs. Mariners (Hernandez) 10:10 PM ET
Drew Hutchinson was scratched from his start on Thursday while recovering from the flu. All indications appear that he’s good to go on Friday. Hutchinson has gone 9-1 over the total in ten road starts this year, posting a large 8.81 ERA and 1.98 WHIP during those outings. The Blue Jays are averaging a lofty 5.3 runs per game in 2015, and have smashed an extremely high 126 home runs during 97 games.
You don’t need me to tell you how dominant a starting pitcher that Felix Hernandez is. However, there’s a bit of vulnerability detected when he faces Toronto. In seven starts versus the Blue Jays since 2011, “King Felix” has a sizable 5.83 ERA. All three of his home starts during that time went over the total.
I’m anticipating the majority of bettors to side with going under the total in this game tonight. I’m going to challenge public opinion in that regard when making one of my MLB picks on Friday. Heritage currently has the most favorable price that pertains to this wager.
MLB Pick: Play on the Blue Jays and Mariners Over 7.0 (-105) at Heritage.