MLB Picks: Pro Capper Lets Two Dogs Out Of The Cage On Sunday

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:00 PM UTC

Sunday, May. 8, 2016 2:00 PM UTC

Our MLB handicapping professional has gone a remarkable 13-3 with his last 16 money line underdog picks. Go inside to get two more of those winning MLB Picks on Sunday.

Mets (Harvey) vs. Padres (Cashner)
Matt Harvey is off to a disappointing start to 2016. He can also take solace in knowing Mets relievers have an outstanding 2.62 ERA as a staff this season. However, I look for him to get back on track today against this light hitting San Diego team. The Mets have gone a stellar 7-3 during day games thus far in 2016. New York is 29-13 (.690) during away games since 2015 when installed as -100 to -150 on the money line, and they possessed a substantial +2.3 run per game differential.

San Diego is 2-8 during the day this season with a large -2.7 run per game differential, and their dismal offensive numbers are a major reason for that futile record. During those ten day games, San Diego has a poor .255 team OBP and .580 OPS. Sunday’s Padres hurler Andrew Cashner has made three career starts against the Mets, all of came since 2014, and he posted a dismal 7.88 ERA during those outings. Cashner isn’t likely to get much help from his bullpen. San Diego relievers have a cumulative 5.66 ERA and 1.66 WHIP at Petco Park this year.

Current MLB odds at Heritage provides me with a best price for this run line wager.

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Free MLB Pick:  Mets -1½ +120
Best Line Offered:  at Heritage


Red Sox (Wright) vs. Yankees (Severino)
The Red Sox will look to avoid being swept by their bitter AL East rival on Sunday. They lost the opening game of the series 3-2 on Friday despite pounding out 13 hits, and were plagued by stranding 13 men on base. Even with losing the first two games of this series, Boston has gone a more than respectable 9-6 on the road thus far. The Red Sox starting pitcher will be Steven Wright and he’s been nothing short of terrific in 2016. Wright has an excellent 1.67 ERA in five starts. He’s also made two career starts against the Yankees, both have come since 2014, and compiled a microscopic 0.69 ERA. Boston will look to rebound from an embarrassing 8-2 loss on Saturday. On a positive note regarding that result, Boston is 25-9 (.734) since 2015 following a loss by 4 runs or more.

Luis Severino is 0-5 in his team starts this season with a lofty 6.31 ERA and 1.64 WHIP. He’ll be facing a Red Sox lineup today that’s had an impressive .357 team on base percentage and .831 OPS over its last seven games.

There’s too much betting value to ignore on the road underdog in this divisional matchup, and I’ll be using them as one of my Sunday MLB picks.

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Free MLB Pick:  Boston +105
Best Line Offered:  at Intertops

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