MLB Picks: Baseball Odds & Picks of the Day

Joe Catalano

Sunday, April 28, 2013 3:16 PM GMT

Sunday, Apr. 28, 2013 3:16 PM GMT

After another 2-0 day, I’m fired up because it’s time for another installment of MLB Picks of the Day.

Let's see how to play against the MLB Betting Odds today.

We’re 10-1 in our last 11 picks and just picking up where I left off last season. Let’s keep at this and let the profits keep coming in.

There’s a full slate of Sunday games. The only thing that you need to be careful of is that some teams decide to sit key players on Sunday and let them rest. This is unavoidable, but we look at fantasy sites such as Rotoworld.com, and MLB Starting Nine (.com) to counteract this problem.

Early Game Alert

I always look for late games so you have the maximum amount of time to contemplate what to do, but this is too good to pass up.

R.A. Dickey Returns to New York

Toronto Blue Jays (9-16) at New York Yankees (14-9)

R.A. returns to the Big Apple, but it will be at Yankee Stadium.

This is a major plus for Dickey (2-3, 4.66) who has gotten off to a lackluster start. There will still be some Mets fans in the crowd, but not nearly as many as if this was played in CitiField.

Aside from being a career 3-1 with a 3.13 ERA for his career against the Yanks, Dickey has pitched a lot better as of late. He’s given up 5 runs in his last 3 starts (18 1/3 innings) and the only thing that concerns me is that the Blue Jays have been taking him out a lot earlier in games than when he was with the Mets.

Expect Dickey to pitch well. He won’t be embarrassed in his New York return.

Potential

It’s a rotten word because it means that someone’s playing career hasn’t hit its peak and might never will. In this case its Yankees starter, Phil Hughes.

Hughes has been a good major league pitcher , but has done nothing to help his case this season. He’s 0-2 with a 5.14 ERA. I usually go with my gut more than trends if you read my articles. Phil Hughes will pitch well today and this will be a low scoring ball game.

Hughes will need to be careful when pitching to sluggers such as Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista.

The odds are almost dead even but the total is a manageable 8.5 runs. Take the UNDER.

Pick- Yankees/Blue Jays UNDER 8.5 for your MLB picks.

[gameodds]3/225748/43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Being that I gave you a somewhat early game, I’ll give you some Sunday Night Baseball action for all of you action junkies (which we encourage)

Atlanta Braves (15-8) AT Detroit Tigers (12-10)

With all of the NBA Playoff action going on, this is a good game to entertain the baseball fans around the globe.

This will be a pitcher’s duel as Doug Fister (3-0, 2-00) takes the mound at Comerica Park for the home Tigers and he’ll be opposed by Mike Minor (3-1, 1.80) for the Braves.

With Fister, you’re going to see a lot of pinpoint control and most likely get a solid 6 to 7 innings. The Tigers offense is lethal and that’s where they have the edge in this ball game.

Tiger Power

When you think of the Detroit Tigers offense, you think of talented but hefty players like Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder and players like Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter setting the tone for the offense. Hunter has really been a key acquisition; a difference maker if you will.

Torii Hunter

I don’t want to make jokes, but it seems like ever since his son got into trouble with the law last year, Torii Hunter has been on fire as a baseball player.

This season, he seems like he has something to prove. He’s getting older and also appearing to get better. On the season, Hunter is hitting .380 with 1 HR and 11 RBI. He doesn’t need to be the power hitter that he was in the past with Fielder and Cabrera backing him up. Look for Hunter to continue his offensive onslaught and is quite capable of picking up extra base hits.

Chipper who?

How must B.J. Upton feel being on the same team as his brother, but knowing that his brother, Justin Upton, is a world beater while he’s merely average?

On the season, Upton has been making opposing teams pay, hitting .302 with an amazing 12 HR and 18 RBI. He hit another home run yesterday and it’s quite possible that he may go yard again tonight.

Even though these pitchers have pitched lights out, the total is too low at 7.5 runs with the teams involved.

Pick- Detroit/Atlanta  OVER 7.5 at Bet [gameodds]3/225762/43-349-192/us[/gameodds]

Good Luck everyone and let the winning continue!

 

 

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