Mining the Diamond: Reds Get the Green Light & Bombers Poised to Cash

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Monday, May 1, 2017 12:57 PM GMT

Each day Mining the Diamond hunts for two of the best MLB picks on the board and once again we have reviewed the odds in order to deliver a pair of stone cold winners.

Pirates (11-13, -0.9 units) vs. Cincinnati (11-13, +1.65 units)

* Cincinnati is averaging five runs per contest versus right-handed starters this season.

* Cincinnati is 3-0 (+4.4 units) versus Pittsburgh this season.

* Cincinnati is 23-18 (+13.1 Units) against Pittsburgh over the last three seasons.

* Pittsburgh is 0-4 (-4.3 units) when playing on Monday this season.

* Pittsburgh is 71-93 (-35.4 units) when playing division opponents over the last three seasons.

* Pittsburgh's starter Gerrit Cole is 0-6 when starting against Cincinnati with an ERA of 5.44 and a WHIP of 1.535.  His team's record is 0-8 (-11.2 units) in these starts.

Despite the fact that Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is having a serviceable season with a 1-3 record and a 3.60 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP, he has had no luck over the course of his career when playing the Cincinnati Reds. In addition, the home team is coming off a big win over the Cardinals while the Pirates saw their three-game win streak halted by the Marlins in Miami yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, the Reds will trot out their ace Scott Feldman (1-2, 3.25 ERA, 1.34 WHIP) to mow down a lineup that ranks 27th in the league in runs scored. Grab the home dog in your MLB picks for Monday night.

 Free MLB Pick: Cincinnati +112Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Toronto (8-17, -12.1 units) vs. Yankees (15-8, +6.4 units)

* New York is 10-2 (+7.1 units) in a home game this season.

* New York is 7-0 (+7.0 units) as a home favorite of -125 to -175 this season.

* New York is 9-4 (+4.4 units) in night games this season.

* Toronto is 4-12 (-11.0 units) in night games this season.

* Toronto is 2-7 (-6.5 units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.

* Toronto is 7-22 (-11.7 units) as a road dog of +125 to +175 over the last three seasons.

The Yankees bowed 7-4 to the Orioles yesterday afternoon and saw their four-game winning streak snapped. However, the oddsmakers have installed them as significant favorites in this game because they are worthy of it. New York sends Luis Severino to the hill who positively dazzled in his last start against Boston when he held the Red Sox to just three hits in seven innings of shutout ball en route to a 3-1 road victory. We believe he is poised to repeat that kind of performance against the Blue Jays this evening.

 Free MLB Pick: Yankees -163Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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