Free MLB Picks of the Day for Wednesday 9/10

Joe Catalano

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 3:27 PM GMT

After yet another profitable day in the MLB, we enter Wednesday with a lot of momentum and a lot of incentive as the season winds down and we’re looking to maximize the betting profit that we can put in your pockets.

Capper Catalano’s Record
197-169 -15.22 Units

Yesterday was a split as the Los Angeles Angels destroyed the Texas Rangers as our 2 unit play and the New York Yankees lost by 1 run to the Tampa Bay Rays as there was a questionable call with the catcher blocking home plate. Those are the breaks. A profit was still made and that’s the goal that we set.

 

Atlanta Braves (74-71) at Washington Nationals (82-61)
Working Their Way Out Of the Post Season

They’re only 1.5 games out of the final wild card spot in the National League, but after a 6-4 loss to Washington yesterday, the Atlanta Braves appear to be a team that doesn’t want to be in the post-season and don’t deserve to be in it.

Today, they have a tough test in strikeout machine Stephen Strasburg (11-10, 3.43). Even if a team makes the playoff by default, they won’t go very far. Atlanta needs a near perfect outing out of veteran Aaron Harang.

The Braves are a bunch that strikeout and like feed off of left-handed pitching.

Jayson Heyward, Justin Upton, and Chris Johnson eat up left-handers and will be heavily tested by the right-hander that’s been thrown at them. Strasburg has allowed just 1 run per game in each of the 4 out of his last 5 outings. He’s a pitcher that will probably only go 7 innings the most due to high pitch count, but those 7 innings are usually quality.

The Nats offense really has no give to it from Denard Span at the leadoff position to Asdrubal Cabrera. For Atlanta to win this game, Strasburg will need to be off of this game and the matchup appears to be too good for Strasburg. Lay the juice and take the Nats as the heavy betting favorite.

MLB Pick: Washington -192 at 5 Dimes

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Colorado Rockies (59-86) at New York Mets (70-75)
Playoff Contenders?
Folks, don’t look now but the New York Mets are just 5.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates for the final wild card spot in the National League with 17 games to go in the season.

It would take a lot of luck, but the New York Mets still have a chance to make the playoffs after a Jacob deGrom victory against the Rockies at CitField. The only bad news is that they’ll have to do it without their captain, David Wright, who is done for the season with a rotator cuff injury. That said, they’ve won most of their games with Wright’s help as this has been an awful season for the third basemen.

 

A Little Confidence
The starting pitching matchup favors the visiting Rockies as Tyler Maztek (5-9, 4.32) is finally starting to win consistently after a rough start to his rookie year.

Maztek has won his last 3 starts and has looked spectacular, allowing just 2 earned runs in his last 23 innings. The Rockies aren’t a team that hits well on the road, but good pitching wins ball games and Rafael Montero (0-3, 5.23 has yet to enter the win column. Montero had one good start (which I witnessed) this season and that has been it. Don’t expect Montero to last long in this game. We’ll see the Mets bullpen out in full force.

New York will need something out of Granderson, Murphy, and Duda if they expect to win. Duda hits left handers well and Granderson had changed his batting stance and moved to the number 6 spot in the batting order and that has seemed to help him. When making your MLB picks, note this should be a close game but my money is on Maztek, who has all of the momentum and more importantly, confidence.

MLB Pick: Colorado +110 at 5 Dimes

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