Our MLB consultant breaks down his 2 best totals picks of the day for Monday. Read this betting article which looks at a pair of games between the Blue Jays/Rays and White Sox/Twins.
Blue Jays (Hutchinson) vs. Rays (Andriese) 7:10 PM ET
Drew Hutchinson has pitched very well at home this season but the road has been a whole different story. Hutchinson has posted a mammoth 9.47 ERA, 1.89 WHIP, and gone 6-1 over the total in seven road starts. In three career starts at Tampa Bay, the Jays right-hander has an unimpressive 7.36 ERA. The Blue Jays have scored 6 runs or more in 12 of their previous 18 games. Toronto is one of the best power hitting teams in baseball, evidenced by their 87 home runs hit in their first 71 games, and they’re on pace to hit 199 long balls during this 2015 MLB campaign.
Matt Andriese will be making his fifth start of the season for the Rays on Monday. Andriese has gone 3-1 over the total in his first four with a lofty 4.41 ERA and 1.78 WHIP. The Rays have gone 4-1-1 over the total in their previous six at home, and have pounded out 11 hits or more in four of their last six games.
I like this game to be a high scoring affair and that will be one of my MLB picks on Monday. Heritage provides us with the best number and price in that regard.
MLB Picks: Play on Blue Jays and Rays Over 7.5 (-105) at Heritage.
White Sox (Danks) vs. Twins (Millone) 8:10 PM ET
The White Six have gone under the total in six straight, and are averaging a pathetic 1.5 runs per game in their last eight. They’ve also allowed 3 runs or less in the last six, and ten of their previous thirteen games.
The Twins have gone 6-1-1 under the total in the last eight, and 11-3-1 under the number in their previous fifteen games. Tommy Millone was humbled earlier this season when he was sent down to AAA Rochester. However, he didn’t sulk, and dominated opposing batters in his one month International League stint. He’s been terrific since being recalled, posting a stellar 2.37 ERA, and better than 6:1 strikeout to walk ration in three starts.
Minnesota is averaging 0.74 home runs per game this season, and has scored 1 run combined during their last two games. Any team (Twins) with a total of 8.0 or 8.5, averaging 0.75 or less home runs per game, and has scored 1 run or less in each of their previous two games, has gone 23-4 (85.2%) under the total since the start of the 2013 season.
MLB Picks: Play on the White Sox and Twins Under 8.5 (-103) at Pinnacle