Mining the Diamond: Brew Crew and A’s Poised to Cash in Monday Night’s MLB Picks

Swinging Johnson

Monday, May 15, 2017 4:00 PM UTC

Monday, May. 15, 2017 4:00 PM UTC

Mining the Diamond is back after a split yesterday with two underdogs which put us at plus units for the day. Let’s review the MLB odds and lock in on two premier picks for Monday night.

Brewers (21-17, +7.9 units) vs. Padres (14-25, -8.0 units)
  • San Diego is 3-9 (-6.4 units) in May games this season.

  • San Diego is 9-17 (-6.3 units) against right-handers this season.

  • San Diego is 7-11 (-2.8 units) when playing against teams with a winning record this season.

  • Milwaukee is 17-12 (+7.9 Units) against right-handed starters this season.

  • Milwaukee is 9-6 (+6.3 units) on the road this season.

  • Milwaukee is 8-4 (+5.2 units) in May games this season.

The Brewers are in the midst of a three-game winning streak and have now won six of their last seven. Tonight they open a four-game set with the Padres and will send Chase Anderson to the hill who is 3-1 when starting against the Padres with an ERA of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.371 in those outings. The 29-year-old Anderson owns a solid 2-0 record with a 2.97 ERA which is markedly better than San Diego’s Luis Perdomo who comes into this one with a 0-0 record and 4.13 ERA. Perdomo is 0-1 with a 5.19 ERA and a 2.30 WHIP in his two career starts against Milwaukee. San Diego has dropped five of its last six and has a sub .500 mark at home. Despite all of this, the MLB odds makers are making the Brew Crew the underdog here and though I don’t understand it, I will certainly take the juice instead of laying it in our MLB picks for Monday night.

Free MLB Pick: Brewers +111Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Athletics (16-21, -4.6 units) vs. Mariners (17-21, -3.6 units)
  • Seattle is 50-69 (--23.5 units) against left-handed starters over the last three seasons.

  • Seattle is 57-74 (-21.6 units) when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last three seasons.

  • Seattle’s starter Yovani Gallardo’s teams’ record vs. Oakland is 1-6 (-5.9 units).

  • Oakland is 3-1 (+1.7 units) on Monday games this season.

  • Oakland’s starter Sean Manaea is 3-0 when starting against the Mariners with an ERA of 3.91 and a WHIP of 1.217.

  • Oakland is 3-1 (+2.1 units) vs. Seattle this season.

Young southpaw Sean Manaea was the 34th overall selection in the 2013 draft but injuries have derailed his rapid ascension to the majors. He started 24 games for the A’s last season and ended his rookie campaign with a 7-9 record but a respectable 3.86 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. After pitching the month of April with mixed results he was put on the DL for two weeks with shoulder tightness but is back to face the team he held to just one run on five hits in a 3-1 Oakland victory back on April 21st. Meanwhile, Seattle’s Yovani Gallardo’s teams’ record is 1-6 (-5.9 units) in his career starts against Oakland and we expect a similar result tonight.

Free MLB Pick: Athletics +109Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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