MLB Picks of the Day: Another Pair of Winners to Keep the Money Rolling In

Joe Catalano

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 2:17 PM UTC

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 2:17 PM UTC

We ride the Mets for another day as our big play of the night. This means another huge profit as this season has been a huge success. See who we like today as our top MLB picks.

Joe C. Record 94-54 +45.61 Units


New York Mets at Miami Marins

No Reason To Stop Playing the Mets
We won with Colon and we won with Niese, why would we not like the Mets with Matt Harvey? I do remember the sportscasters saying that Matt Harvey hasn't played well against Miami historically, but this is a different New York Mets team that is at an all time high regarding confidence and Giancarlo Stanton is out for the Marlins. If the MLB odds are respectable and they are, I'm making the Mets a big play every single day. When something is working for you, you don't leave that appraoch.


How Did the Mets Get So Good?
If you've followed the Mets, you would go back to last year when the announcers said that they expected a big season in 2015 because the Mets pitching would be dominant when Matt Harvey returned. You include Noah Syndergaard and the introduction of Steven Matz and they weren't kidding.

The Mets offense was the problem in the first half of the season, but all of a sudden, they've started to hit at the right time led by Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson. Having such a deep pitching staff allowed the Mets to pick up Yoenis Cespedes who will be a free-agent at the end of the season. Cespedes says that he wants to remain a Met. We don't have to mention numbers here because each night, a different Met seems to come up big. Grandy and Duda have really been the power guys with Granderson at the leadoff position and Duda at clean up. Of course, Duda hitting 8 home runs in 7 games was a turning point.


Will Matt Harvey Blow It?
Harvey (9-7, 2.91) is coming off of 2 consecutive strong outings. One was a victory and the last one was a no decision in which the Mets won the game anyway. In his last 14 2/3 innings pitched, Harvey has allowed 3 earned runs. He's held opponents to a .224 batting average this season. Although he hasn't completely looked like the Harvey of old and deGrom has been the ace, Matt Harvey is the best starter on this staff and we could see him excel in the playoffs. He faces a pathetic Marlins team in a pitcher friendly ball park. There's no reason for the Mets to lose this game. They consistently come up with timely hits, whether it be Duda or Wilmer Flores. Make New York your MLB pick.

MLB Pick- New York Mets -147 at 5Dimes- 3 UNIT PLAY


Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Drew Hutchinson Rule Is in Effect
I have not lost a game that involved Drew Hutchinson since I applied the Drew Hutchinson (9-2, 5.42) Rule. It's simple. When the Jays are on the road with Hutchinson starting, you fade them as his ERA is over 8.00. When the Jays are playing at the Rogers Centre, you pick them as Hutchinson has a 2.47 ERA and is dominant.


Now, we even have more support for the Hutchinson Rule at home as Troy Tulowitzki has joined the team and the Jays have been unstoppable with Tulo and Donaldson at the top of the lineup. The Rockies must be cursing as Jose Reyes has been a disaster out West and Tulo has been a beast in the East.


Josh Donaldson
The Jays go nowhere without Josh Donaldson, who is having an MVP-like season. Donaldson is hitting .293 with 28 HR and 78 RBI. At home, he's hitting .341 with 19 HR and 47 RBI. Although he was a good player with Oakland, Donaldson has upped his game in a major way with the Jays and made them instant contenders for the post-season. I don't like the steep betting odds, but the Hutchinson Rule has done me well and I'm not about to abandon it . Add in the fact that we're playing with a ton of house money and I'm taking the heavy favorites here.

MLB Pick- Toronto Blue Jays -195 at 5Dimes

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