MLB Picks: Sunday's Reds/Rockies & Tigers/Red Sox to Produce High Totals

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:47 AM UTC

Sunday, Jul. 26, 2015 11:47 AM UTC

We share our two best totals selections on Sunday’s card. Join us in reading this revealing betting preview article which discuses totals in games between Cincinnati/Colorado and Detroit/Boston.

Reds (Lorenzen) @ Rockies (Kendrick) 4:10 PM ET
Michael Lorenzen enters today in bad form over his previous three starts, posting a lofty 5.40 ERA, and 1.73 WHIP. Lorenzen has compiled a shaky 1.57 WHIP in six day game starts this season. The Reds are averaging 5.1 runs per game and have a very good .295 team batting average during their previous seven contests. They’ve also gone 7-3-1 over the total in their last eleven games.

Kyle Kendrick has been terrible during his previous six starts. During that time he posted a large 6.83 ERA and 1.77 WHIP. Kendrick hasn’t found pitching at Coors Field to be a pleasant experience this season. In nine home starts, he’s posted a sizable 6.90 ERA, and has surrendered 14 home runs in just 47.0 innings pitched. Colorado is averaging 5.3 runs per game and is hitting .302 at home in 2015. The bad news, opponents are averaging 5.6 runs per game at Coors Field this year.

Neither of these starting pitchers seems to be up to the task of turning in a strong performance at a hitter friendly park like Coors. In addition, both teams are more than capable offensively to expose their opponents pitching flaws. I like this game to play on the high side of the mammoth total for one of my MLB picks on Sunday. currently has the best number and price pertaining to this specific wager.

Free MLB Picks: Play on the Reds and Rockies over 11.0 (-120) at

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Tigers (Greene) @ Red Sox (Rodriguez) 8:08 PM ET
It would be hard to imagine any major league starting pitcher performing so poorly over an extended period of time like Shane Greene has, and still maintain his spot in the rotation. Greene has posted a monster 12.00 ERA, and allowed 9 home runs in only 24.0 innings during his last six starts. This will be the first start of the season for Greene versus Boston. He did face the Red Sox twice last season, and had a brutal 11.04 ERA and 2.32 WHIP in those outings. The Tigers are 27-13 over the total in day games this year, and have a stellar .301 team batting average in those 40 games.

Eduardo Rodriguez has gone 5-0 over the total in day game starts this year. During those five outings he posted an awful 9.81 ERA and 1.77 WHIP. Rodriguez has also gone 4-1 over the total at Fenway Park in 2015 with a sizable 6.41 ERA. Boston is 19-11-3 over the total in day games this season.

This has all the signs of a high scoring game, and one of my MLB picks today will be reflective of that sentiment.

Free MLB Picks: Play on Detroit and Boston over 9.5 (+100) at 5Dimes.

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