MLB Betting - Underdog Play Of The Day For Sunday's Action

Padres pitcher Paul Clemens in action

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, October 2, 2016 4:26 PM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 4:26 PM UTC

Our MLB handicapping professional closes out the 2016 MLB regular season on Sunday by sharing his top 2 underdog predictions. Join us in reading this insightful article that details why he’s chosen these MLB picks.

Tampa Bay Rays (Whitley) vs. Texas Rangers (Perez) 

Chase Whitley will make his first start of the year for Tampa Bay on Sunday, and ironically it comes on the final day of regular season action. He’s also made 4 September relief appearances, and it encompassed a grand total of only 10.0 innings pitched. Whitley made 9 starts at A+ and AA ball in 2016, pitched just a combined 36 2/3 innings, and compiled a lofty 4.70 ERA.

Tampa Bay is a dismal 34-61 (.358) in 2016 when play against teams with a winning record. The Rays bats have been extremely silent over their previous 7 games, and that’s proven by a poor .567 OPS over that course of time.

Martin Perez is coming off an awful performance in his previous start. Nevertheless, the Texas southpaw is 12-5 in his home team starts this year, and had a very good 3.16 ERA during those 17 outings.

Texas is an outstanding 53-27 (.663) at home, and an impressive 73-47 (.608) when facing right-handed starting pitchers this season. I’ll have a small lean towards the home team on the run line for one of my Sunday MLB predictions. When surfing through the best sportsbooks, Bookmaker offered me the best price for this specific wager.


Free MLB Pick: Rangers -1.5 (+135)
Best Line Offered:at Bookmaker

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San Diego Padres (Clemens) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Koch) 

The Padres right-hander Paul Clemens has gone 3-0 in his last 3 team starts, and his microscopic 0.57 ERA, and excellent 0.70 WHIP were major reasons why. San Diego has lost 3 games in a row heading into today. However, they’re a respectable 16-11 this season following 3 or more losses in a row.

Arizona is a terrible 32-48 (.400) at home, and is also an abysmal 45-71 (.388) when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. Current MLB betting odds at several betting sites indicates there’s a total of 10.0 on this NL West regular season finale. That’s significant in this respect, the Diamondbacks are a pathetic 29-59 in 2016 when there’s a total of 8.5 to 10.0.


Free MLB Pick: Padres +135
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes 

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