MLB Picks: Sunday's Value Picks of the Day

Joe Catalano

Sunday, May 25, 2014 12:41 PM UTC

Sunday, May. 25, 2014 12:41 PM UTC

With the weekend series coming to a close on this Memorial Day Weekend, aside from the cookouts, let’s leave a good taste in our mouth with some successful betting picks. Today we take a closer look at the Yankees vs. White Sox and Cardinals vs. Reds.

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The baseball picks haven’t went our way and this will change, but on a side note we went 5-2 with our NBA Prop Picks for Miami vs. Indiana game 3. That said, we’re concentrated on baseball so let’s turn this around!

New York Yankees (25-23) at Chicago White Sox (25-26)
Tanaka Time
You know when Masahiro Tanaka gets the start, the Yankees are going to be huge betting favorites and for good reason. Tanaka has won 34 out of his last 35 decisions. His last loss was his last start against the Chicago Cubs of all team.

Tanaka has really never got beaten up; he can’t control the run support that he receives. Look for the great Tanaka to rebound in a major way after the Yankees are coming off of a huge 4-3 victory over the White Sox in which New York scored 3 runs in the 9th inning and 1 run in the 10th inning to basically steal the game away from Chicago.

Big Home Run for Ellsbury
Jacoby Ellsbury started off the season in grand fashion, looking like one of the best pickups for any team as the Yankees signed him to a long-term, extended contract.

Since that time, he’s slumped mightily. Yesterday, Ellsbury went 2 for 5 , but more importantly, he hit his 2nd home run of the season in the 10th inning to give the Yankees the lead and essentially the victory. Could this be a turning point for Ellsbury? The Yankees certainly hope so. When he plays well, the Yankees win ball games and give us winning MLB picks.

I’m not messing around with run-lines; I’m relying on the arm of Tanaka in today’s game.
MLB Pick: Yankees -177 at 5 Dimes

Sunday Night Baseball

St. Louis Cardinals (27-22) at Cincinnati Reds (22-25)
2 Team Race
The Milwaukee Brewers came storming out of the gates in the Central Division of the National League while the Cardinals came crawling. Things have changed as this division has become a 2-team race.

The Cardinals are just 1 ½ games behind the Brew Crew after winning 8 out of their last 10 games. They’ve won with a combination of solid pitching and hitting and tonight, they send out their ace Adam Wainwright (7-2, 1.85) against Mike Leake of the Reds (2-3, 2.91).

Leake is no pushover, but great players play well on the grand stage and in this situation, Sunday Night Baseball in front of a national television audience is the grand stage. After St. Louis got the best of Tony Cingrani yesterday, look for Wainwright to follow suit with another one of his patented dominant outings.

In his last 4 starts, Wainwright has allowed just 6 runs in a collective 29 2/3 innings. The disappointing thing about it for him is the Cards offense has provided little run support for him and he hasn’t picked a win up in that period of time. St. Louis is starting to hit the ball lately and I expect the offensive to support Wainwright tonight.

The Cardinals have a very deep offense with 4 players hitting between .272-.330 and that’s not even including their power in Johnny Peralta ( 9 HR) and Allen Craig, who almost had 100 RBI's last season. Whether it’s Molina, Adams, Holliday, or Carpenter, any one of these players can change the complexion of this game if Mike Leake isn’t pitching his best.

St. Louis is the obvious pick on Sunday night
2 MLB Picks: St. Louis -137 at 5 Dimes and St. Louis -1 ½ +120 at 5 Dimes

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