MLB Picks of the Day: Saturday's NLDS Chalky Odds to Play & Win

Joe Catalano

Saturday, October 10, 2015 3:21 PM GMT

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 3:21 PM GMT

The NLDS continues & Dodgers have already lost home field advantage. All of the pressure is on Greinke to deliver or this series could be over prematurely. Let's make our picks for crucial game 2's.

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
All Eyes On Zack Greinke
With this being a best of 5 series and Jacob deGrom coming up huge in game 1, the Dodgers find themselves behind the 8-ball as they must win today or it would take a small miracle to get back to Los Angeles for a game 5.

If any pitcher that they would want in this situation, it would be Zack Greinke (19-3, 1.66). Greinke has been the best pitcher all season long until a late run by Jake Arrieta.

This doesn't take away from all that Greinke has done and he has a very weak offense to back him up. This even makes his record that much better. Opposing batters have hit under .200 against him and he's had 200 strikeouts this season. There have been no lapses with Greinke. I expect him to pitch well as the Dodgers rely on their number 1 and 2 pitchers more than anyone in baseball.

 

Post All Star Hitting
We all know how deep the Mets rotation is, but their 2nd half of the season hitting has been stupendous. Curtis Granderson has hit for average and power, Daniel Murphy, who hit a home run in the 4th inning yesterday in game 1 of the NLDS to break a 0-0 tie, has come on like gang busters, Yoenis Cespedes was the player that the Mets thought he'd be, David Wright came back and was sharp, and finally, Lucas Duda came on late in the season with a barrage of home runs.

This team is oozing confidence, especially after beating the great Kershaw. The Dodgers can only hope to see Kershaw in this series again as this game is huge for both teams. If the Mets can somehow go back to CitiField up 2-0, this series is over. The pressure, as I stated, is on Zack Greinke and the Dodgers offense, which is not up to par.

MLB Pick- Los Angeles Dodgers -196 (Noah Syndergaard is super-talented, but lacking experience)

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Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Disappointing Game 1 For Chicago
You would think that the performance that Jake Arrieta put on in the Wild Card game, that the Chicago Cubs would come into this series with major momentum. We have forgotten that the St. Louis Cardinals come into this series with the best record in baseball; pure domination. The pressure is entirely on Chicago in this game as they showed nothing in game one offensively as John Lackey shut them down.

Jaime Garcia (10-6, 2.43) comes into this series as the 2nd starter and my view as changed about this series. Young talented players such as Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant aren't seasoned enough to deal with an experienced winners such as St. Louis. No matter what, this series will go back to Wrigley Field and the Cubs could possibly win a game, but it certainly won't be this one with experienced players such as Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina playing for the Redbirds. Grab the Cards as the best MLB pick this Saturday.

MLB Pick- St.Louis Cardinals -133 at 5Dimes

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