MLB Picks Of The Day: 2 Blazing Hot Plays For Sunday Night

Joe Catalano

Sunday, June 5, 2016 2:16 PM UTC

Sunday, Jun. 5, 2016 2:16 PM UTC

There's a lot going on in the world of sports on this Sunday. Aside from the NBA Finals, tonight presents 2 Sunday night baseball games and that is a rarity. Check our MLB picks.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres

Out of Their Element
When the Colorado Rockies are not aided by the altitude at Coors Field,it's an entirely different ball game. The Rockies 24-31, who started off the season surprisingly fast, look to salvage a game with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Rockies have lost 4 straight games and 7 out of their last 8 games. Let's take a closer look at the MLB odds.

Personally, I expect them to take a major tumble and go back to their losing ways of previous seasons. This is a team with very little to offer. Except for betting the over at Coors Field against weak opposing pitchers, the Rockies are an insta-fade as there's really nothing positive about this team except for Nolan Arenado (17 HR, 44 RBI, 281 BA) and Carlos Gonazlez (11 HR, 24 RBI, .306 BA) and both of these players wouldn't be the players that they are if they played for any other team in Major League Baseball. That said, against a weak relief-starting pitcher in San Diego's Luis Perdomo (10.04 ERA), both Arenado and Cargo are still a threat in this game.


Paper Thin Pitching
When you're a team like the San Diego Padres and you have to send Luis Perdomo to start in a game, your pitching staff leaves a lot to be desired and you're not a winning ball club.

As for Perdomo, he's carrying an 11.45 ERA at Petco Park. He's allowed 14 runs on 24 hits in just 11 innings pitched. He's basically a relief pitcher that the Padres are starting but the numbers that he's allowing would even be bad for the amount of innings that a starter pitches.

In his last outing he got crushed by the Seattle Mariners, allowing 6 runs on 6 hits (3 home runs) in just 2 innings pitched. I expect the Padres to allow him to eat up a couple of innings as he's been a complete disaster. Colorado gets a real break facing a "tomato can" such as Luis Perdomo.

For the Padres, you don't know who will step up offensively whether it be Matt Kemp, Will Myers or Derek Norris. Norris has had a very poor season, hitting just .205, but he's 7 for his last 18 at bats (.389) with 1 HR and 4 RBI this past week. These players are always a deep threat. Make this a small bet, but look for the Rockies to break their losing streak due to the starting pitching in this game.

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MLB Pick: Rockies -145
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Rubber Match of the Series
The St. Louis Cardinals (29-27)  might not be the team that they once were, but the Cards evened up the series yesterday with a 7-4 victory over the National League West Division first place San Francisco Giants and look to build a bit of momentum as we go into the upcoming week on the Sunday Night Baseball game of the week.


Underestimated Cardinals Offense
The Cardinals pitching might not be what it once was, but when the offense is clicking, that's what wins games for this team. It didn't matter that starter Michael Wacha, who has had a poor season this year, allowed 4 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings. The offense came through as Brandon Moss, Stephen Piscotty, Matt Adams, and Aledmys Diaz all went deep on Saturday.

When you look at this Cardinals offense, when Matt Carpenter (9 HR, 35 RBI, .382 OBP%) and Matt Holiday (9 HR, 35 RBI, .258 RBI) are playing at peak performance, they can match up with any team. Piscotty is a real rising star on this team and the ever inconsistent but talented Matt Adams is also surprisingly hitting over .300.  

Look for St. Louis to play well on national television as the Giants send out Jake Peavy (2-5, 6.34 ERA) and he's certainly been nothing to write home about this season. Peavy is coming off of an outstanding performance in which he allowed just 1 hit in 7 innings and picked up his 2nd win of the season, but that was against the lowly Atlanta Braves. The Cards are the MLB pick in this game at home.

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MLB Pick: Cardinals -143
Best Line Offered: at YouWager

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