MLB Picks: Roll With Capper's Winning Streak to Maximize Thursday's Profit

Swinging Johnson

Thursday, April 9, 2015 2:06 PM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015 2:06 PM UTC

Swinger’s MLB picks went a perfect 3-0 yesterday and he is looking to more damage today. Let us review the MLB odds for Thursday’s slate and see what money-making opportunities await.

MLB Season Record (5-2, +3.30 units)
The Nats did exactly what we wanted them to do off of a stellar outing by Jordan Zimmermann as he rewarded our faith in Washington when they edged the Mets 2-1 as -130 favorites which allowed us to cash on both the MLB betting odds side and total. We then wrapped the day with another winner on ‘over’ in the Rockies/Brewers clash when both teams combined for nine runs and added another unit to our bankroll. Let’s do it all over again today!


Blue Jays (1-1) vs. Yankees (1-1)
The Jays thrashed the Pinstripers in their opening day battle 6-1 but dropped a 4-3 decision last night. Tonight Toronto trots out southpaw Daniel Norris who had no record in five appearances last season but recorded a 5.40 ERA. He will be opposing the once feared CC Sabathia who hopes to vanquish the demons from 2014 where he posted a 5.28 on eight starts and a 3-4 record.

In my preseason predictions I declared that New York will be hard pressed to maintain a .500 record this season and this looks like a spot where the rebuilt Jays will look to take the first series of the season. I have little hope that Sabathia will be able to contend with a lineup as potentially ferocious as Toronto’s. Of course the wildcard here is the young, talented and eccentric Daniel Norris. All reports are that Norris is ready for primetime and is eager to take center stage on the most hallowed stadium in baseball. I look for Sabathia to get torched while Toronto’s Norris does enough to get the W.

MLB Pick: Toronto -110 at BetDSI

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Red Sox (1-1) vs. Phillies (1-1)
If it were not for an ill-timed wind that knocked down Hanely Ramirez’s blast in the eighth inning Boston would have walked away with a thrilling come-from-behind victory but alas it was not to be as the Sox bowed 4-2 as -140 road favorites in MLB odds. But tonight they get to see if re-acquired pitcher Justin Masterson will pay dividends. Masterson had an assortment of injuries last season and it led to his worst season of his career ending 2014 with a 5.88 ERA and WHIP of 1.63. His spring training has not been spectacular though the Red Sox are encouraged that he was able to take the ball every five days without any signs of wear and tear.

On the flipside the Phillies will hand the ball to David Buchanan who found his groove in the latter part of last season compiling a 2.94 ERA in his final nine starts of his rookie campaign. This spring he looked more than sharp as he notched a 3-0 mark with a 1.29 ERA in four starts and a pair of appearances in relief. The young righty tossed 10 scoreless innings in his final two spring outings. But offensive support will be a big factor for the Phillies. Jeff Francour was the star of the show last night with a three-run blast that propelled the Phillies to victory and it should be noted he is 9-for-29 against Masterson while his platoon-mate Grady Sizemore is a mere 1-for-9.

While the Red Sox have much more offensive firepower it will be chilly in Philly tonight and that could leave the hitters ice cold. Therefore, it becomes a battle of the starters in which the decisive nod goes to the Phillies’ Buchanan. I also happen to like the betting value of Philadelphia as +125 home dogs in MLB odds this evening. Let’s root for the home dog for our MLB picks.

MLB Pick: Philadelphia +125 at Bodog

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