Increase Opening Day's Profit With This Duo of MLB Picks on the Money Line

Swinging Johnson

Monday, April 6, 2015 3:59 PM GMT

Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 3:59 PM GMT

The baseball season is about to begin and we have our resident MLB capper Swinging Johnson releasing his MLB picks and keeping a legitimate record throughout what is certain to be an exciting season.

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It’s early people – real early so let’s not get too eager to lay it in until we figure out if the superstars from last season sill have their mojo and the “teams to beat” are still worthy of consideration in our MLB picks. So without further ado, let us begin this six-month journey through the oft perilous waters of the MLB season with a view towards clear sailing and a pot of gold at the end of this  long, winding voyage. Let’s go!

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Indians vs. Astros
Corey Kluber had a breakout campaign in 2014 and it earned him an American League Cy Young for the upstart Cleveland Indians. Reports are that he used a four-seam fastball versus a two-seamer and that conversion changed his game and his fortunes. He just signed a five-year $38.5 million deal because of his recent success. Kluber is 28-years-old and he wasn’t exactly a prodigy before he made some sort of Faustian deal that saw his stock soar on the back of a new pitch. As you can tell, I am a bit skeptical that he will maintain his phenomenal success especially after managers, coaches and hitters around the league can take the offseason to view tape on this new wunderkind.

The Astros have improved in the offseason and they have chosen Dallas Keuchel to do the Opening Day honors at Minute Maid Park. Keuchel was no slouch himself last season registering a 2.93 ERA and winning his first Gold Glove. The Astros improved markedly last season from 2013 but that hardly qualified them for postseason glory. Houston features AL batting champ Jose Altuve leading off complemented by power hitter Chris Carter and newcomers Evan Gattis and Colby Rasmus. I believe this could be a successful Opening Day for a Houston team that will be improved once again this season.

MLB Pick: Houston Astros +100 at Pinnacle

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Rangers vs. Athletics
I know the A’s had a decent run last season as they notched 88 wins and a wildcard exit from the playoffs. Nothing to write home about but better than most. Tonight they play a Texas team that would like to forget 2014 ever existed as they ended their spectacularly disappointing campaign with a record of 67-95. But I am not certain Oakland is that good however I am sure Texas is not nearly that bad. I truly believe the MLB odds in this one are a reflection of what the oddsmakers believe the public will remember from last season. That however does not factor in the teams as they are presently constituted.

The Rangers are 7-2 over their last nine games in Oakland and they have a healthy Prince Fielder ready to rock while Oakland is 1-5 in Gray’s last six home starts. Fort Worth, Texas product Yovani Gallardo will take the hill for the team he grew up rooting for as a youngster. Recently plucked from Milwaukee Gallardo will make his debut with his hometown team and can be a very effective pitcher when he is in the zone. Both pitchers have had their struggles this spring but it was Gray who got rocked recently in an exhibition game against the Brewers when he surrendered six earned runs on eight hits in just 2 2/3’s of an inning.

As of this writing the MLB odds have installed the A’s as -155 favorites and I think that’s a bit too optimistic based on Gray’s recent performance against a team bent on proving that last season was an aberration.

MLB Pick: Texas +145 at BetOnline

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