MLB Picks of the Day: Massive Favorites for Many Reasons

Joe Catalano

Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:47 PM GMT

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 1:47 PM GMT

After another 2-0 day on Saturday, we appear unstoppable at 109-61 and +55.35 Units. This is our high point of the MLB Season and I'm ready to get right to the games before the momentum wears of. Here are Sundays picks.

Joe C. Record 109-61 +55.35 Units

 

Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: Zack Greinke Day
The odds are high and the Dodgers have been playing well, sitting atop of the National League West Division while the Cincinnat Reds are going absolutely nowhere. L.A. has all the incentive to play well at home and with the pitcher with the best ERA in baseball in Zack Greinke while the Reds have no incentive whatsoever.

 

Future NL Cy Young Champion
Zack Greinke has been that good as he carries around a 12-2 record with a 1.59 ERA. Opposing batters have hit a mere .191 off of him and he's won 7 decisions in his last 8 starts with the other game being a no decision.

In his last 7 out of 10 games, Greinke hasn't allowed a single run while going 6 innings or more and is coming off of 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. If you take out one poor start on the 6th of August in which he allowed 5 runs on 6 hits and still won the game, his ERA would be Bob Gibson-like. I can't do the math, but I'm assuming it would be below 1.20.

Nobody has pitched even close to the level that Zack Greinke has pitched. He's supported by a mere average offense with Howie Kendrick, Jimmy Rollins, Adrian Gonzalez, and Yasiel Puig, who is having a terrible season.

While the Reds have capable hitters in Votto, Frazier, and Bruce, they're record is 51-64 for a reason. Cincinnati is also terrible team on the road at 23-38. I need not to go any further. Take the Dodgers with Zack Greinke getting the start and lay the juice as it will equate to a victory.

MLB Pick- Los Angeles Dodgers -212 at 5Dimes

 

Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants: Nats are Falling Apart
I took the Giants yesterday in a game that the Nationals had the pitching advantage with Gio Gonzalez and I came out on top as the Nats took a 2-0 lead and the Giants took over the game, scored a ton of runs, and never looked back. 

Washington season has gone into the toilet at the wrong time. With Matt Harvey starting for the Mets, the Nats will possibly need a victory to keep pace with the Mets. Washington has lost 5 straight games and 7 out of their last 10. If they were to win any game in this series, it would have been yesterday, but the Giants came out on top 12-6 with a 6 run 3rd inning. 

Matt Duffy has been the man in this series as he's 6 of 11 with 4 runs scored, 1 HR and 8 RBI. Buster Posey, who is having a brilliant season at .330, had a 2 for 5 effort yesterday with 2 RBI's, a double, and a run scored.

I said it before and I'll say it again, San Francisco has great depth on offense. Someone always steps up and take the lead role while Washington has Bryce Harper and a gamed Yunel Escobar, but this is a team that can go cold quickly as their 5 game losing streak indicates. Place your MLB picks on San Francisco as a 2 unit play.

MLB Pick- San Francisco Giants -156 at 5 Dimes 2 UNIT PLAY

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