MLB Picks Of The Day: Steep Odds Worthy Of Laying The Juice

Joe Catalano

Sunday, May 1, 2016 3:00 PM GMT

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New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox - Yankees Are Tired
I caught most of yesterday's game and even the announcers were stating that the New York Yankees looked like a tired and old baseball team. I tend to agree. That said, just because a team has veterans on it, doesn't make them bad.

The Red Sox have David Ortiz who is 40, going to retire at the end of the 2016 MLB season, and beasting. Even Big Papi's foul balls are screamers headed for the foul pole. I must say, I've done a 360 on Ortiz. He's always been clutch against the Yankees with 48 career home runs and now is making promises to sick kids that he'll hit a home run and has been delivering. That is a tremendous amount of pressure. I'm not biased as I'm not a Red Sox fan, but I must say, David Ortiz is making a great case for making the hall of fame.

The Red Sox are just 1/2 game behind the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot in the American League East Division thanks to Ortiz and the Yankees. For the season, Ortiz is hitting 5 HR 19 RBI, and a .321 BA. I look for Big Papi to connect or at least make an impact on the grand stage that we call Sunday Night Baseball as he's feeling it, Nathan Eovaldi isn't much of a pitcher, and Ortiz is as clutch as it gets.


 

The Price is Right
The Red Sox also have an advantage in the pitching department as David Price (3-0, 5.76 ERA) takes the mound. Price has been far from stellar, but the Red Sox offense has enabled Price to win and that's the name of the game. The Red Sox also have young talent leading their team such as Mookie Betts. They have been making all of the right moves and if reflects in the standings. Look for Boston to put New York out of their misery tonight with an exclamation point: a win as our MLB picks.

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Free MLB Pick: Red Sox -155 
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker /2 Units

 

San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers - Massive Juice & 6 Game Losing Streak
If you're going side in this game, there is only one play as Clayton Kershaw (2-1, 2.43 ERA) is the best pitcher in the majors. The only issue that I see here is will Kershaw receive an adequate amount of run support. I don't see why. He's facing the bottom-feeding San Diego Padres (9-15), but let's look out here. The Dodgers have lost 6 straight games. If this is the game to fade the -305 Los Angeles Dodgers, this would be it.

As stated earlier, it's the Dodgers lack of run production that's been killing them and has put them below .500. In their last 6 games, they haven't scored above 3 runs in any game. As pathetic as it may appear, Chase Utley (1 HR, 7 RBI, .286 BA) is tied for the lead in batting average with Gonzo. Utley has revived his career as he was a UCLA kid and the Dodgers have needed his output. The thing that scares me here are that the Padres are unpredicatable.

The Dodgers have been at home for a long time and need to close this home stand out with win. Clayton Kershaw is going to allow 2 runs or less and I think less. This game will be decided by the Dodgers offense and the San Diego pitching is subpar. I've been playing with house money and this allows me to lay the juice on the MLB odds.

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Free MLB Pick:  Dodgers -305
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline