Mining the Diamond: Sunday Showcase as Pair of Run Line Winners Cash in our MLB Picks

Texas Rangers

Sunday, June 18, 2017 3:32 PM GMT

Mining the Diamond has cashed five of its last six MLB picks and has two more premium plays for Sunday's MLB betting action.

Giants (26-44, -19.9 units) vs. Rockies (45-26, +22.0 units)

* Colorado is 23-11 (+14.0 Units) against division opponents this season.

* Colorado is  21-8 (+14.2 Units) in day games this season.

* Colorado is 12-4 (+9.1 Units) in June games this season.

* San Francisco is  12-26 (-13.5 Units) in road games this season.

* San Francisco is 8-17 (-11.7 Units) in day games this season.

* San Francisco is 16-29 (-16.1 Units) against right-handed starters this season.

I stated before the four-game series between these clubs began that it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Rockies swept. Therefore, it's no surprise we have tailed Colorado in three of these four games including today's finale. Quite simply, the only thing that has raised any eyebrows is the offensive explosion by the Giants in the first two games . Those 17 combined runs were still not enough to get them the win in either game and I knew that their anemic offense would return to form in Game 3, which is why we faded them in our MLB picks yesterday. Sure enough, the Giants managed just one run in yesterday's 5-1 setback, much to our delight.

We are going back to this renewable financial source and backing the Rox once again. San Francisco's starter Ty Blach has gotten torched over his last two outings, allowing 12 combined runs while Colorado's Tyler Chatwood is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over his last three. This is another mismatch and the MLB odds are still not catching up with the fact that the Rockies have won nine of 10 against the Giants so far this season. This one won't be close so lay the 1 ½ runs and build that bankroll.

Free MLB Pick: Rockies - 1 ½ (+130)Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Mariners (33-37, -3.4 units) vs. Rangers (34-33, +4.0 units)

* Texas is 73-44 (+20.6 Units) in home games over the last two seasons.

* Texas is 5-1 (+4.2 units) at home when the total is 10 to 10.5 this season.

* Texas is 99-76 (+25.2 Units) against right-handed starters over the last two seasons.

* Seattle is 2-11 (-9.1 Units) in road games against division opponents this season.

* Seattle is 12-16 (-4.4 units) against division opponents this season.

* Seattle is 13-24 (-8.5 units) in toad games this season.

In a stand-alone column we did yesterday on the Mariners/Rangers matchup we correctly predicted Texas would earn the W and sure enough, when the dust settled the Rangers registered a 10-4 victory. We see more of the same as the Rangers will send Yu Darvish to the hill who has garnered wins over the Mariners in his last three starts against them, including earlier this season when he held Seattle to one run over seven innings in a 3-1 win for Texas.

Conversely, the M's will trot Christian Bergman to the mound who got blown up in his last start when he was tagged for nine runs in little more than two innings of work in a 20-7 disaster to the Twins earlier this week. That's not the kind of outing you just shake off and the Rangers are poised to light Bergman up after scoring 10 runs per game in the first two, before the Seattle bullpen mops up the mess. Like our first pick, this one should also be an easy cover so lay the 1 ½ runs and watch the Rangers romp.

Free MLB Pick: Rangers -1 ½ (-104)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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