Good Betting Value in Catalano's Free MLB Picks of the Day

Joe Catalano

Monday, September 1, 2014 3:04 PM GMT

Happy Labor Day to all and what better way to get this holiday started off than throwing a couple of free picks onto the barbeque and turning them into fast and easy winning bets?

Capper Catalano’s Record
185-162 -17.82 Units


Washington Nationals (77-58) at Los Angeles Dodgers (77-60)
Two Division Leaders Battling It Out
This should be an excellent series as both of the offenses on each team are really “really cooking ”. Of course L.A. as a team gets the edge in starting pitching, but today you have a really even starting pitching matchup of Gio Gonzalez ( 6-9, 3.86) versus the much improved Fausto Carmona….uh….I mean Roberto Hernandez (8-9, 3.81).As far as the Dodgers are concerned, Hernandez can use any name that he wants if he keeps pitching well.


Elevating His Game
Hernandez has never been a world-beater, but even before the trade that sent him from the Phillies to the Dodgers he had been pitching well.

Hernandez hasn’t allowed more than 3 earned runs in his last 9 starts. During that time he’s gone 5-1 and has been giving up less than 1 hit per inning. I don’t see any reason why Hernandez won’t pitch well tonight although he’ll have to be extra careful as Bryce Harper is coming off of a 2-home run game and has untapped potential that has been slowed down by injuries and managerial decisions.

I wouldn’t necessarily call Harper “The Natural”,  but when he came into this league people thought that he was going to be a better player than Mike Trout. Although that is very unlikely to happen, Harper has a lot of power and can swing the bat with skill. On a Nationals team that’s already very deep, he’s just one more threat as the Nats look to make it deep into the post-season.

As the MLB odds indicate, this is a very even matchup.

MLB Pick- Dodgers +105 at 5 Dimes

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San Francisco Giants (74-62) at Colorado Rockies (54-82)
“Home is Where the Home Runs Are Hit”
This is the case for the Colorado Rockies whose numbers benefit from playing at Coors Field and in that specific altitude level. The only number that they haven’t improved upon is wins and that’s the most important number that a team can have. So much, that star Troy Tulowitzki has said he’s done playing for a loser.

Two things that make the Rockies a losing team is their record on the road and their starting pitching. How embarrassed should a team be by sending out a pitcher such as Franklin Morales ( 5-7, 5.14) against Tim Hudson and expect to get a victory! This is almost as embarrassing as the pictures of Justin Verlander and Kate Upton that just went viral on the internet. No wonder why Verlander has been so awful as he’s being distracted by one of the most beautiful women in the world.

I have a routine when betting at Coors Field. If the road pitcher is average or below, you bet the over no matter how high the betting total is. If the opposing pitcher is average or better, you bet under the total because the betting total is always high. When selecting your MLB picks, keep mind I’ve been very successful using this method betting at Coors Field.

Tim Hudson (9-9, 2.90) is definitely an above average pitcher for the Giants and the betting total is still listed at 10. Take the under with confidence.

MLB Pick- San Francisco/Colorado Under 10 -101 at 5 Dimes – 2 Units

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