MLB Picks Of The Day: A Pair Of Plays You Simply Can't Miss

Joe Catalano

Sunday, April 10, 2016 1:55 PM GMT

Sunday, Apr. 10, 2016 1:55 PM GMT

The first week of the MLB is drawing to a close and we're looking to finish the week out strong. A lot of these MLB picks are early on this Sunday schedule. Let's take an in-depth look..

Joe C. Record 8-6, +3.00 Units
We were right on the money with the Texas Rangers last night and yet again, Zack Greinke failed us as he's currently 0-2. The Rangers were a slight underdog, but unfortunately, the D'Backs were a 2 unit play, but we've been playing with house money and are set up quite nicely for next week with a good day today.

 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets

Matt Harvey Alert!
I try to provide late games on Sunday to maximize the print time, but when something looks very good, I'm not going to pass it up and Matt Harvey (0-1, 4.76) takes the mound at CitiField against Jeremy Hellickson.

The Mets are a massive MLB odds favorite, but when you're on the plus side, it provides you the liberty of playing with house money and I can't see Harvey going 0-2 after a 4-3 loss to a good Kansas City team. Harvey is well rested and in his first start of the season, allowed 3 earned runs, 8 hits and struck out just 2 batters in 5 2/3 innings. It's definitely not a good start, but I've seen worse and I expect Harvey to come out strong against one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball as he's an elite pitcher when it comes to talent.

 

Squeezing Out a Victory
The only positive thing that Philadelphia can take away from the season thus far is that they picked up their first win of the season yesterday against the Mets and had to work for it, winning 1-0. Except for veteran ,Ryan Howard (2 HR, 3 RBI, .250BA), the Fightin Phils have a bunch of no-namers on their squad and are very inexperienced.

Cesar Hernandez (1 RBI, .400 BA) and Maikel Franco (1 HR, 2 RBI, .286 BA) just aren't ready to measure up with the likes of Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright, and even power hitting first baseman, Lucas Duda. This is a game in which the Mets should let loose and dominate and I'm backing them as my MLB pick

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MLB Pick: New York Mets -261
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

 

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants

Cueto Back Where He Belongs
This is one prediction that I nailed as I stated that the second that Johnny Cueto returned to the National League after a disappointing season with the Kansas City Royals, he would return to elite status. Cueto did win a World Series ring last season, but he was just not the same elite pitcher that he was with the Cincinnati Reds.

Now, he's on a better baseball team that has won multiple World Series titles in the last decade and all of the pressure is off of him as the National League is less of a hitter's league. Not only that, Cueto has players such as Buster Posey (.389, 1 HR, 4 RBI), Brandon Crawford (2 HR, 2 RBI, .409 OBP%), and Joe Panik (1 HR, 4 RBI, .286 BA) to support him. The Giants have a very deep offense and the odds on the National League West Division leaders are just too attractive to pass up.

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MLB Pick: San Francisco Giants -138
Best Line Offered: at YouWager

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