MLB Picks Of The Day Feature Two Opportunities To Crush The Books

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:29 PM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2016 2:29 PM UTC

After being on a roll, we've had a couple of bad days. We're looking for a positive day to get the momentum going back the other way. Here are my MLB Picks of the Day.

Joe C. Record - 9-9 -4.28 Units


I'm Not used To Playing From Behind
With Steven Matz and Sonny Gray pitching, I thought that I was going to have a huge day, but instead, I lost my 2 – 2 Unit plays and that's going to happen . I'm a bit cocky and I'm here to prove a point and put money in people's pockets. Watch, as I attempt to get back on track before the “money train” starts rolling backwards.


San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies

Coors Field Rules Are In Play
I've had these rules for 3 years. If the pitchers in the game are poor and pitching at Coors Field, I'm going to take the over the total ; no matter how high it is. If the pitchers are strong, we take the under.

This has worked really well and with Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 5.06) and Tyler Chatwood (1-0, 1.42) pitching along with the betting total at 11 on the MLB odds boards, I'm inclined to take the rare under at Coors Field. While we know what Samardzija can do when he pitches well, Chatwood had a strong outing in a 4-3 victory in which he allowed just 1 earned run in 6 1/3 innings against a potent Diamondbacks roster that features the likes of Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta.

At 3-3, Colorado is playing rather well as they're known for being a bottom-feeder and at 5-2, the San Francisco Giants are back on top of the division. I can't say that I'm surprised with the acquisition of Johnny Cueto.


Well Balanced Attack
The Giants do have some hitters that can knock the baseball out of the ball park, but 11 runs is a lot against a good pitcher despite the season that Buster Posey (2 HR, 5 RBI, .391 BA) is having and the Giants top 9 hitters all have at least a home run apiece. This is a well-balanced offense and I bet if you look across the majors, there are no teams with even 7 or 8 of their top hitters with at least a dinger this early in the season. I'm sticking to the Coors rules and taking the under as my MLB pick tonight. 

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Free MLB Pick: Under 11
Best Line Offered: at Heritage 


Cleveland Indians vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Will Corey Kluber Join Harvey and Greinke at 0-2?
It's amazing at how many good pitchers are pitching so poorly. Corey Kluber might not be 0-2, but he hasn't been his old self and the Cleveland Indians (2-2) have managed to survive without him. This is the perfect spot for Kluber with no pressure. He's playing at a ball park in Tropicana Field that is like a ghost town and playing a Rays team that isn't as good as they used to be when they would compete for division titles. There is no reason why Corey Kluber shouldn't win this game with his team playing well.

Surprisingly, Mike Napoli has been the power guy on the team with 2 HR and 3 RBI for the Tribe, but for them to play well, Jose Ramirez (1 RBI, .385 )and Francisco Lindor (.412 OBP%) will keep needing to get on base. Cleveland has faced a lot of rainouts, but no chance of that in the dome and I expect Corey Kluber to be at his best tonight.

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Free MLB Pick: Tampa Bay -125
Best Line Offered: at YouWager

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