Our capper provides his two best total MLB picks on Wednesday’s card. Don't miss his plays on the Royals vs. Indians & Padres vs. Diamondbacks.
Royals (Duffy) vs. Indians (Salazar) 7:05 PM ET
Daniel Duffy has made one start against Cleveland and it’s an appearance he’d rather forget. He lasted just 1.0 inning in that outing while allowing 4 earned runs on 6 hits. The Royals southpaw hurler is 0-3 in his previous three team starts, posting a 4.24 ERA, and surrendered 4 home runs in 17.0 innings. Kansas City has gone over the total in four of their last five games.
Danny Salazar has made three starts against Kansas City since 9/23/2014, and each of those games went over the total. Salazar was a big contributor to those high scoring affairs by posting a large 6.62 ERA in those outings. The Indians right-hander has displayed bad form during his previous four starts, evidenced by his sizable 6.23 ERA. Cleveland had their string of six consecutive games in a row going over the total come to an end during Tuesday’s 2-0 loss. They’ve gone 41-26 (61.2%) over the total at home this season.
These teams have gone over the total during nine of thirteen encounters this year, and that includes six of eight at Progressive Field in Cleveland. I’m looking for this game to produce plenty of runs, and one of my MLB picks on Wednesday will be indicative of that projection. According to MLB betting odds at Bookmaker.com, they provide us with a favorable price pertaining to this wager.
Padres (Cashner) vs. Diamondbacks (Ray) 9:40 PM ET
Andrew Cashner has been in shaky form during his previous four starts, posting a lofty 5.91 ERA, and a mammoth 2.02 WHIP. The Padres enter today having gone over the total in their last five games, and there was a combined average of 10.8 runs scored in those contests. MLB betting odds at Pinnacle indicate that San Diego is currently a +110 money line underdog in this evening’s game. San Diego is 56-28 (66.7%) over the total this season when they’re +125 to -125 on the money line.
Robbie Ray has pitched well of late, but you can’t overlook how poorly he’s performed at home in 2015. Ray is 1-7 in his home team starts with an unimpressive 4.92 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. Arizona is 4-1 over the total in their previous five games, and there was a combined average of 12.8 runs scored per contest.