Mining the Diamond: Big Blue and Brew Crew Poised to Cash in Saturday's MLB Picks

Los Angeles Dodgers

Swinging Johnson

Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:34 PM GMT

Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 2:34 PM GMT

Mining the Diamond cashed both its MLB picks yesterday and now focuses on Saturday's slate of games. Let's discuss our two premier plays and cash another pair today.

Dodgers (77-32, +27.6 Units) at Mets (49-58, -15.9 Units)

* New York is 25-29 (-13.2 Units) in home games this season.

* New York is 10-21 (-13.8 Units) in day games this season.

* New York is 10-26 (-17.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

* Los Angeles is 54-22 (+20.8 Units) after a win this season.

* Los Angeles is 39-12 (+18.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.

* Los Angeles is 14-3 (+9.1 Units) when playing on Saturday this season.

Yu Darvish gave the Dodgers exactly what they needed last night and is perhaps the additional arm required that will propel LA to a World Series. Big Blue coasted to a 6-0 victory last night in the opener of this three-game set with the Mets and will send veteran Rich Hill to the mound. Hill has been impressive over his last three starts and has fashioned a 3-0 mark with a 2.12 ERA complemented by a 1.00 WHIP.

The Dodgers have won all five games against the Mets this season by a minimum of three runs. Big Blue has outscored the Mets 42-11 over those five meetings and that smells like a run line wager to me. Let's roll the dice and shrink that juice by including the Dodgers -1 ½ runs in our MLB picks today.

MLB Picks: Dodgers - 1 ½ (-110)Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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Brewers (58-53, +12.2 Units) at Rays (57-54, +5.0 Units)

* Tampa Bay is 20-26 (-16.6 Units) as a home favorite of -125 to -175 over the last two seasons.

* Tampa Bay is 78-95 (-20.8 Units) in night games over the last two seasons.

* Tampa Bay is 10-11 (-6.0 Units) as a home favorite of -125 to -175 this season.

* Milwaukee is 10-4 (+9.6 Units) in inter-league games this season.

* Milwaukee is 12-11 (+6.8 Units) as a road underdog of +125 to +175 this season.

* Milwaukee is 45-43 (+7.6 Units) against right-handed starters this season.

The Brewers copped a 2-0 victory over the Rays last night and the moon and the stars are aligning to see to it that they do it again. Take a gander at Milwaukee's starter Zach Davies and what he brings to the table tonight in addition to a 12-5 season record and a sizzling 1.25 ERA over his last three starts.

Zach Davies' team record is 14-8 (+7.9 Units) in all games this season.

Zach Davies' team record is 13-8 (+9.2 Units) in road games over the last two seasons.

Zach Davies' team record is 9-3 (+10.2 Units) on the road when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last two seasons.

Zach Davies' team record is 8-1 (+8.3 Units) after a win this season.

The MLB odds makers are installing the wrong favorite here and we intend to take full advantage. Back the Brew Crew tonight.

MLB Picks: Brewers +127Best Line Offered: at YouWager

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