MLB Picks of the Day: A Pair of Chalky Favorites Highlight Today's Betting Leans

Joe Catalano

Friday, September 4, 2015 2:12 PM GMT

It's Friday and that means a ton opportunity to make a tidy profit when being selective. I happen to like today's slate & here are your MLB Picks of the Day as we go for the gold.

Joe C. Record- 130-80 +49.32 Units

 

Tampa Bay Rays at New York YankeesYankees Bring In Profit
Whenever I've needed a go to play, I've turned to the New York Yankees and they've been money makers for me all season long as they duke it out with the Toronto Blue Jays for the American League East Title. As the standings sit now, the Bombers are 74-58 and just a game and a half behind the Blue Jays. New York has to feel confident tonight as they got some rest and Lou Severino (2-2, 2.17) gets the start and he's opposed by Jake Odorizzi. Tampa Bay still has something to play for and that makes them a dangerous baseball team.

As for Severino, you know exactly what you're going to get. He's going to pitch 6 innings at most and usually holds the opposition and then it's up to the Yankees bullpen, which features Miller and Betences, to hold down the fort.

New York is coming off of a 13-8 victory over their nemesis, the Boston Red Sox and took the series from Boston 2-1. This has given the Yankees confidence as their offense has started to pick it up with a 13 run game against Beantown and a 20 run outburst against Atlanta. This game should be more difficult as Odorizzi is no slouch.

 

Bottom Half Of New York's Lineup
I mentioned it before and I'll say it again. When New York's bottom half of the lineup in Chase Headley, Didi Gregorious, and Stephen Drew are contributing they're nearly unbeatable and Drew has been going deep regularly Gregorious has been coming up with big hits and improving his fielding and Headley has also been coming up with big hits.

Another thing is, Carlos Beltran who looked like he was finished, is above the .280 mark. I've never seen someone increase their batting average so quietly and we know what Beltran can do in the playoffs. New York is the play until stated otherwise. They consistently outperform their opponents at home.

 

MLB Pick: New York Yankees -159 at 5Dimes 2 UNIT PLAY

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Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays: Drew Hutchison Rule is in Effect
For those of you that read my articles, you know what that means. Hutchison is a fade on the road and a must play at the Rogers Centre where he excels. In this case, he faces a floundering Orioles squad which has lost 8 out of their last 10 game while the Blue Jays have won 8 out of their last 10 games.

 

Statistics Don't Lie
Drew Hutchison carries an  ERA of over 8.00 on the road and a 2.46 ERA at home along with an overall record of 13-2 with a 4.87 ERA. He should be very grateful that he's on a team that's been tearing the cover off of the baseball.

That Blue Jays lineup is dangerous. Toronto has moved, hitting machine Ben Revere,to leadoff and all Revere does is get hits and steal bases. Philly gave him away for nothing. Troy Tulowitzki has moved down in the order, but that's fine as he adds protection for  Josh Donaldson,Jose Bautista, and Edwin Encarnacion.

 

"EE"
At .271 with 30 HR and 92 RBI, Encarnacion has been on fire as of late. In the last week alone, he's hitting .421 with 4 HR and 12 RBI. Odorizzi and the next two Toronto starters will surely have a problem with EE as he possesses one of the most powerful bats in the majors. Toronto is the play as it's Hutchison at home.

 

MLB Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -170 at The Greek 2 UNIT PLAY