MLB Picks of the Day: Confidently Grab this Betting Duo at Chalky Odds

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 3:03 PM GMT

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015 3:03 PM GMT

Jonathan Papelbon is looking to beat up on the league's MVP in Bryce Harper for not running out a fly ball. This is baseball and here are your MLB Picks of the Day for Tuesday.

Joe C. Record 156-99 +56.36 Units

 

Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers: Flipping the Script
At 84-72, the Texas Rangers lead the Houston Astros by 1.5 games in the American League West Division, therefore this game is huge. On the other hand, the Detroit Tigers can only play spoiler and that has to be tough for a player like Miguel Cabera, who is widely considered the best overall hitter in baseball over the last decade.

Cabrera simply can't get his team over the top while a team that was thought to be a possible bottom-feeder in the Texas Rangers, are going to the playoffs. Texas couldn't ask for anything more tonight as Cole Hamels (11-8, 3.56) gets the start and Hamels has pitched rather well lately. Detroit could be in for a long night.

 

From Philly to the Lone Star State
This has been a spectacular move as Hamels has went from the outhouse to the penthouse. He's been a major reason for the Rangers success as he's pitched to the tune of a 2.91 ERA in the month of September. Hamels has provided 8 quality starts in his last 10 games and thanks to the Rangers offense, he hasn't lossed since August 7th. Expect an exceptional outing out of Hamels.

 

Sticking It to the Tigers
This is Prince Fielder's chance to stick it to his old team as he's a frontrunner for the AL Comeback Player of the Year. Fielder has led the Rangers in every offensive statistical category and has had a better season than Cabrera, who has only hit for average.

For the season, Fielder is hitting .307 with 23 HR and 95 RBI. He also possesses a .379 OBP%. Along with Mitch Moreland, Texas has a sufficient amount of offense to win in the post season if their pitching holds up. They definitely should defeat the Tigers in a big spot with Hamels at the mound.Take Rangers as your MLB pick.

MLB Pick: Rangers -198 at 5Dimes

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Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves: The Biggest Disappointment of the Year
This is the Nationals as a lot was expected from this team. Instead, the Mets proved that their dominant pitching staff and clutch hitting was too much for the Nats in the end as the Mets are now 9 games up on Washington and have clinched the division.

Washington is an angry team and it starts with releiver, Jonathan Papelbon, who thought he'd be joining a team similar to the Boston Red Sox that he was dominant on. Papelbon won't get many more chances to win the big one and as I stated earlier, he's done for the season as he messed with the franchise in Bryce Harper as Harper didn't run out a fly ball and Papelbon initiated a brawl. Harper didn't look for the confrontation and got a game suspension for his trouble.

 

A Starless Squad
The Atlanta Braves come into this game as one of the worst teams in the Major Leagues. This is expected from a team that has been good for decades.

Eventually, players get old and if the management doesn't spend the money, they have to wait for the prospects to come up and blossom. Right now, I can't think of any member of the Braves that has any value except for Freddie Freeman and he hasn't been a factor lately as the Braves have lost 3 consecutive games and are 62-94 for the season. 

At 18 HR, 66 RBI, and a .280 BA, even Freeman is having somewhat of a lackluster season as he's a 2nd tier star that's not in the league of the Cabreras and Trouts. At this point, both teams are just looking to finish out the season and in Washington's case, they don't want Harper to get injured.

 

Matt Wisler
Atlanta is coming off of a 3 game sweep in favor of a poor Marlins team and was outscored 27-18. Lack of pitching has been a major reason for their downfall this season and I don't see Matt Wisler (6-8, 5.40) helping here despite a solid outing in his last start as he defeated the New York Mets, If you can get the Nats at -142 against the MLB odds, you take it regardless of Wisler's previous start because as I always say; Atlanta is a terrible ball club.

MLB Pick: Nationals -142 at 5Dimes 2 UNIT PLAY

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