Mining the Diamond: Fish Ruin Rox and BoSox Trounce Jays in Tuesday’s MLB Picks

Swinging Johnson

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:43 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017 4:43 PM UTC

Mining the Diamond is a daily MLB picks column designed to deliver two premium plays each day. Let’s delve into Tuesday’s baseball slate and cash those winners!

Marlins (74-82) at Rockies (84-73)
  • Colorado is 23-25 (-9.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season.
  • Colorado is 18-15 (-4.1 Units) as a home favorite of -125 to -175 this season.
  • Colorado is 58-54 (-2.1 Units) against right-handed starters this season.
  • Miami is 6-1 (+5.8 Units) on the road when the total is 11 to 11.5 over the last three seasons.
  • Miami is 4-0 (+4.6 Units) against the Rockies this season.
  • Miami’s starter Jose Urena’s career team record is 3-0 (+3.1 Units) when starting against the Rockies with an ERA of 2.50 and a WHIP of 1.00.

The Marlins come alive when they play the Rockies this season as evidenced by their 4-0 mark, which includes last night’s 5-4 win in the opener of this three-game set. The Fish are also 14-4 (+10.4 Units) over the last three seasons vs. Colorado, yet the MLB odds makers are still giving us a nice price tonight on Miami. In addition, Marlins starter Jose Urena has a perfect 3-0 career mark against the Rockies and he has been pitching lights out over his last three starts with a 2-0 record and a 2.37 ERA. Let’s back the visiting Marlins in our MLB picks tonight at a bargain price.

Free MLB Pick: Marlins +150Best Line Offered: BetOnline

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Blue Jays (74-83) at Red Sox (91-65)
  • Boston is 20-2 (+19.4 Units) when playing on Tuesday this season.
  • Boston is 68-44 (+12.4 Units) in night games this season.
  • Boston is 45-28 (+5.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
  • Toronto is 1-8 (-6.3 Units) as a road underdog of +175 to +250 this season.
  • Toronto is 31-40 (-9.8 Units) against division opponents this season.
  • Toronto is 16-23 (-10.8 Units) against left-handed starters this season.

The Blue Jays delayed Boston’s ascension into the playoffs with a 6-4 win last night, but tonight will be different. Chris Sale is on the hill and he has been a killer this year and spelled disaster for the Jays throughout his career in posting a 7-1 (+6.0 Units) team mark with an ERA of 1.33 and a WHIP of 0.75 against Toronto. Sale was at his Cy Young best in his last outing when he breezed through eight innings of no-run, four-hit ball against Baltimore en route to a 9-0 victory. Let’s not buck the trends or rewrite history, Sale will do what he always does when playing Toronto and that is come out with a W for his club. Back the BoSox on the run line just in case the unexpected happens.

Free MLB Pick: Red Sox -1½ (-105)Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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