Heavy Profit Available From These Reliable MLB Picks Of The Day

Joe Catalano

Thursday, June 2, 2016 1:28 PM UTC

Thursday, Jun. 2, 2016 1:28 PM UTC

While a lot of you will be will watching the NBA Finals tonight, there's still a handful of ball games that should be very competitive. Let's take a look at the betting edge with our Picks of the Day.

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians

Kansas City On Is On Fire
We saw this last year as their momentum allowed the Royals to mow down all of the hard hitting teams in the post-season as they eventually won the World Series. I like to ride the hot teams and Kansas is "it" at the moment. The only problem is that they're facing the toughest pitcher on the nightime slate in Carlos Carrasco (2-0, 2.45 ERA). That said, Carrasco hasn't pitched since April 24th and I'm hoping for some rust to be there as the betting MLB odds are very desirable, listing the Royals as an underdog. One other factor is, I'm expecting the Indians to have a pitch limit on Carrasco if he indeed pitches well and closer, Cody Allen, didn't do the job in his last outing.

Kansas City is coming off of a sweep of a 3-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays in which they outscored the Tampa Bay Rays 19-10.


Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer
Speaking of basketball, this combination reminds me of Lebron James and Dwayne Wade when they were on the Miami Heat. The rule was one of those players had to be on the court at every moment when the game was competitive due to the fact that they were the go to guys. Just like Miami, usually when Kansas City is successful, either Lorenzo Cain or Eric Hosmer is usually successful in that particular baseball  game.

If they're both having a good game, there's double damage and the that just creates a bigger deficit for the other team. While Hosmer (10 HR,35 RBI, 328 BA) has been the better all around player this season, Lorenzo Cain had started off the season very slow and has come on like gangbusters. Yesterday was a good example of this as he went 3 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored in Kansas City's 6-3 victory over the Rays.

In his last 10 games, Lorenzo Cain has raised his batting average from .277 to .305 and has 8 HR and 34 RBI for the season. He's also 5 for 8 in his last 2 games with with 4 runs scored, 1 HR and 5 RBI. This is a player that can beat the opposition with his bat or his glove. I look for Kansas City to keep the momentum going as these odds are too good to pass up.

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Free MLB Pick: Kansas City Royals +148
Best Line Offered: at YouWager

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies

Weak Pitching At Coors Field
I went off of my game plan yesterday and broke my Coors Field rule and am not about to do that again as the Cincinnati Reds shut down the Colorado Rockies 7-2. This coming after a game in which the Rockies put up 17 runs and even their light hitting hitters were hitting home runs.

When the starting pitching is strong or above average, we lean towards the under and when the starting pitching is rather weak, we take the over, regardless of the double digit run total.

This game is interesting in that odds makers have bumped the total up to 12 and that's due to the starting pitching as Alfredo Simon (1-5, 9.60) of the Reds squares off against Eddie Butler (2-2, 4.13 ERA) for the Rockies. Butler is actually not as good a pitcher as his record indicates as he's a career 6-13 with a 5.55 ERA. While the total of 12 is scary to some bettors, a team in this game is capable of putting up a 12 spot by themselves.

Expect to see a lot of the Cincinnati bullpen in this game as the Reds are attempting to aide in getting Simon's confidence back. This was a pitcher that allowed 10 runs and 14 hits in just 4 1/3 innings to the Cleveland Indians. Simon proceeded to come back with another poor effort, allowing 5 runs on 9 hits in a loss against Seattle. In his most recent outing, Alfredo Simon was average at best but only pitched 4 innings. This is a perfect opportunity for the Rockies lineup to tee off of on the right hander out of the Dominican Republic.


Good Spot For Cargo
Carlos Gonzalez can be inconsistent at times, but he's still a player to be recokened with. The splits look very appealing in this matchup as Cargo has had most of his success at home and has played well against the Reds. He's hitting 7 HR, 17 RBI, and a .309 BA at Coors Field. Gonzalez had his home run streak of 4 consecutive games stopped yesterday, but could possibly start a new one tonight. Expect a big night from Cargo.

We can bypass Nolan Arenado, who is a heavy hitter in his home stadium and look at the Reds lineup. Joey Votto hasn't had a great season swinging the bat, hitting just .215, but he's hit a home run in 2 out of his last 3 games and Jay Bruce is also a major threat in this game as he's coming off of back to back home run games. The total is high, but over is the play.

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Free MLB Pick: Over 12 (+100)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage 

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