How To Profit With This Road Dog Betting Duo In Tonight's Action

Carlos Carrasco

Monday, August 22, 2016 4:29 PM GMT

With the month of September staring themselves in the face, MLB teams are either positioning themselves for a post-season or playing for pride. See who we like on today's card as we provide you with our MLB Picks of the Day for Monday.

Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays

Look What Landed On the Their Lap
The Boston Red Sox (69-54), who are currently 1 game behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the win column and 1/2 game behind the Jays for the division lead in the American League East Division, get an easy series against a weak Tampa Bay Rays (52-70) squad and David Price (11-8, 4.19 ERA) gets a chance to close out the last part of the season strong. Although this hasn't been a banner year for Price, he can be dominant when he's in command of his stuff. He also faces very little in the form of offense from the Tampa Bay Rays with the exception of Evan Longoria.

In his last two starts, Price has settled down and allowed just 3 earned runs in his last 14 innings while coming away with 2 consecutive wins. Pitchers such as Price benefit from pitching on the Red Sox staff as the offense provides a ton of run support. This is a quality pitcher and I expect David Price to pitch well against his former team.

 

Finishing Out In Grand Style
That's just what David Ortiz is doing. There might be a real conflict about him making the Hall of Fame as he's playing like a superstar in his prime and this is his last season. While Alex Rodriguez's skill diminished and he's sitting at home, Big Papi is hitting like a team MVP at Fenway Park and it's a shame that he's calling it quits as he's still has a lot left in the tank.

For the season, Ortiz is hitting .320 with 29 HR and 97 RBI. His OBP% is a cool .412. In his last 22 at bats, he has 11 hits, 6 runs, 3 HR and 7 RBI. He's simply amazing and can have an influence on the outcome of any game that the Red Sox play. Look for Ortiz to play well in this series as he has all of the talent and momentum on his side.

I also look for David Price to pitch well as these games are very important and the betting price at MLB odds is respectable. Take Boston as your pick with confidence.

 

Free MLB Pick: Red Sox -151 
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":2993390, "sportsbooksIds":[238,93,19,227,92], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1 }[/]

 

Cleveland Indians vs Oakland Athletics

Conflict In the Oakland Clubhouse
As minor as it may seem, when there's dissension or distractions with off the field conduct, it can affect a team's play on the field and that's what I'm feeling in this situation as the Athletics, who are 53-71, square off against the American League Central Division-leading Cleveland Indians. Rumor has it that players Billy Butler and Danny Valencia got into a fight and Butler came up on the short end of the stick. Teams have no tolerance for this and Cleveland (71-51) looks to be in a very good spot in this game.

The Indians send out pitcher Carlos Carrasco and although Carrasco has been merely average as of late, he's had a very solid season. For the season, Carrasco has a 3.34 ERA, a 1.97 ERA on the road, and he's held opposing hitters to a .227 BA. These are the numbers that I'm focusing on as we look for the Cleveland offense to be the key to the game if Carrasco can provide 6 solid innings and there's no reason to think that he won't.

 

Go To Guys
While rookie, Francisco Lindor, is having an outstanding season and leads the team in hitting at 14 HR, 64 RBI, and a .314 BA, Jason Kipnis is the backbone of this Indians squad. Kipnis is hitting over .300 for the month of August and is 5 for 10 with 1 HR and 6 RBI's against Oakland. I look for both players to possibly be a factor, but Kipnis is the guy that Cleveland can rely on consistently in any situation. Cleveland has all of the incentive in this matchup and is quite simply the better baseball team. Make the Tribe your MLB pick for Monday.

 

Free MLB Pick: Indians -160 
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":2992278, "sportsbooksIds":[1096,93,43,19,169], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1 }[/]