After tearing up yesterday with an easy 2-0 day in underdog betting, we are now 23-5 in our MLB in our Picks of the Day. We don't intend to stop there as there's a huge slate of games today!
Joe C. Record - 23-5 +18.02 Units
Recap of Sunday's MLB Picks
Sunday was a perfect day right from the start as we took the underdog San Diego Padres as Justin Upton, who we mentioned in yesterday's article, blasted a grand slam home run and S.D.destroyed the L.A. Dodgers and the underdog Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball. It was a perfect day for people who followed my MLB picks.
Today is a day to remember the Veterans that sacrificed so much for our country. The least I can do is sacrifice a couple of more winners for the betting public as I get giddy watching people's bankrolls get larger. Are you ready?
Just as I got on the Padres bandwagon, I'm getting off as they're a less than desirable team and now they must travel to Anaheim to play Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels.
At one point in his Major League career, Jered Weaver was the best or one of the top two pitchers in the American League. Ever since getting injured, he's considered average at 3-4 with a 4.37 ERA. I believe that Weaver is a lot better than his record indicates as he's won his last 3 decisions and carries a career record of 134-73. Bottom line is that the Padres are coming off of a monster win and you'll get the Angels at a more desirable betting price.
The Angels lost Josh Hamilton as he couldn't handle the California lifestyle and Albert Pujols will never be the MVP player that he once was, but the Halos will have Mike Trout for the next...15 years.
This is a player that can do it all. A 5 tool player if you will and along with Bryce Harper, are the faces of baseball. This season, Trout has been steady as he leads the Halos in every offensive statistical category. He has 11 HR, 25 RBI, .301 BA,.392 OBP%, and 8 SB. Not only that, Trout is one of the best, if not the best, outfielders defensively in the Majors. This young man is a game changer as he can hit one homer, two homers ,or possibly 3 homers in a game and do all of the little things that it takes to win a baseball game.
While the Angels have Trout, San Diego has Justin Upton and Matt Kemp. In a place other than Petco Park, Kemp will be looking to hit his 2nd home run of the season as he has struggled and Upton has carried this baseball team like he did yesterday with his granny in the 1st inning.Jered Weaver must pitch Upton cautiously as he can make the Angels pay and once he get's around Upton, the Pads lineup is less than intimidating.
You folks, know where I'm going with this. Take the Angels at home against a gamed Padres squad.
MLB Pick- Los Angeles Angels -137 at 5 Dimes
Drew Hutchinson At Home
Although both of these respective squads reside at the bottom of their divisions, one thing aside from Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista blasting dingers that gets my attention is the pitching of Drew Hutchinson at home in the Rogers Centre.
Hutchinson (3-1, 6.06) is only 2-1 with a 4.07 ERA this season at home, but the Rogers Centre is a place is which he's excelled at in the past. Along with Hutchinson, the Blue Jays have a very formidable offense with Josh Donaldson at the leadoff position followed by Edwin Encarnacion (12 HR, 32 RBI) in the number 3 hole with Bautista out of the lineup. Encarnacion might not hit for average, but he can hit the ball as hard as any player in the game and has been hot as of late.
This is one of those games in which the Toronto utility players could come into play after an 8-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. In the Seattle game, Donaldson went for the golden sombrero (4 strikeouts), but overall he's had an outstanding season and his power at the leadoff position (9 HR, 28 RBI) puts immediate pressure on the opposing pitcher. Chris Colabello is another player that the Jays have relied upon as he's hit 2 home runs in his last 3 games and is hitting .386 in the month of May with 3 HR and 10 RBI.
I'm very impressed by Jose Abreu and I think the MLB odds are a bit high, but this is a game that I think the Jays have it their way with a bit of momentum coming into this game and most importantly, Hutchinson taking to the rubber. Make the Blue Jays your pick as the home favorite.
MLB Pick- Toronto Blue Jays -163 at 5 Dimes