MLB Picks of the Day: Enticing Moneyline Odds To Grab Despite Small Slate

José Fernández

Monday, July 18, 2016 5:24 PM GMT

Coming off of a rather disappointing Sunday, we look to get bounce back on this Monday as the MLB slate of games looks mighty appealing. Here are your very coveted MLB Picks of the Day.

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees

A Great Price At The Bronx
Not only did the Yankees defeat the Boston Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball, it was against David Price and they look to carry some momentum into this game with a very appealing betting price. Odds makers have "0 faith" in the Bombers at this point as their offense has stalled. So much that the Yanks are a betting underdog at MLB odds at home against the Baltimore Orioles and facing a pitcher in Kevin Gausman who is 1-6 with a 4.15 ERA on the season. To me, the Yankees have momentum and I'll repeat, this is a steal of a price.

To make things more appealing if you're backing the Yankees, Gausman has a 5.25 ERA on the road and in his last 11 innings, has allowed 7 runs on 16 hits. The ball should definitely carry due to very high temperatures in the Bronx tonight and the Orioles have a strong offense, but this might be an opportunity for the Yankees to capialize against a starting pitcher that can't win a game. Even though New York is 45-46, there's a two game swing involved in this game as the Orioles are the American League East Division leaders. There's a lot on the line.

The Yankees really haven't been able to hit all season and only scored 3 runs in yesterday's win, but they have to be encouraged that their top 3 hitters in their lineup all had 2 hits apiece not to mention Didi Gregorious and Starlin Castro also had 2 hits in last night's win.

 

Who Need's Derek Jeter?
That might be a bit overdoing it, but Didi Gregorious has been one of the Yankees best players this season and I'm sure New York didn't expect this kind of production out of him.

For the season, Gregorious is hitting .299 with 11 HR and 41 RBI. In the month of July, he's hitting .348 with 3 HR and 5 RBI. Gregorius has also been an asset in the field and that's just as important as the offense as people overlook defense. I expect him and Chase Headley, who has really come on strong since about June, to balance out this lineup and give Kevin Gausman trouble. New York's offense will need to be effective as the O's have guys named Trumbo, Davis, and Machado in their lineup. Look for the Yankees to come up with a "W".

 

Free MLB Pick: New York Yankees +106
Best Line Offeredat Pinnacle

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Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Jose Fernandez Day
That usually mean's trouble for the opposition. We're expecting the same high temperatures here that will be at Yankee Stadium, but with Jose Fernandez (11-4, 2.52 ERA) pitching, it usually doesn't make a difference.

Fernandez has propelled the Marlins to a very unexpected, but very impressive 49-42 mark this season. The Marlins are tied with the Mets for 2nd place in the National League East and have a lot to play for. Meaning, when Fernandez starts, this teams expects and needs to win the game.

Jose Fernandez is coming off of a 3-1 victory against the Cincinnati Reds as he allowed 1 run on 6 hits in 7 innings. One thing that does scare me a bit is his inability to excel on the road. He got crushed by the Atlanta Braves two outings ago in which he allowed 6 runs on 8 hits in 5 2/3 innings and his overall earned run average on the road is slightly above 4.00. That said, a blowout such as the Reds game somewhat fabricates the ERA in the opposite direction. Look for Jose Fernandez to pitch well against an inferior baseball team.

 

Giancarlo Stanton
He proved it in the Home Run Debry that he's the strongest man in baseball as he relentlessly crushed the baseball at Petco Park and despite a sluggish first half of the season, Giancarlo Stanton still possesses 20 HR and 52 RBI. While his ability to get on base has been a disappointment this season, Stanton has come on strong in the month of July with a .333 BA, 5 HR and 12 RBI. This guy is one of the greats in baseball and is a threat everytime that he steps to the plate. With high temperatures, Stanton has a decent chance at picking up home run number 21 tonight. We shall see. One thing we do know is that the Marlins are the MLB pick in this game.

 

Free MLB Pick: Miami Marlins -187 
Best Line Offered: 
at BetOnline

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