MLB Picks Of The Day: Turn These Games Into Money In The Bank

Joe Catalano

Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:39 PM UTC

Thursday, May. 26, 2016 12:39 PM UTC

Time is money and there's always profit to be made and our MLB Picks of the Day will provide the best opportunity to turn a few of these games into wins and money in the bank.

Colorado Rockies vs. Boston Red Sox

Scoring At Will
It seems like everytime that you get an update or tune into a Red Sox game, they put up a 7 spot on the board and they're not even half way through the game. The Red Sox have scored in double digits a handul of times in the last couple of weeks and Colorado starting Jon Gray (1-2, 6.75 ERA), the Red Sox certainly have another opportunity to put a ton of runs on the board. Gray has pitched so poorly that the Sox might reach the betting total by themselves.


The Sky is "Gray" For Colorado
When you have to send a pitcher such as Jon Gray out to to the mound every fourth or fifth day, your ball club can't be too good and that's the case for the 21-24 Colorado Rockies, who are coming off of a 10-3 loss to Boston on Wednesday.

Gray is coming off of a really rough outing in which he allowed 9 runs on 8 hits in 3 1/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals. The only positive on Gray's resume is that he's struck out 39 batters in 30 innings, but he still allows opposing hitters to hit .275 off of him and this game isn't being played in Colorado. At Coors Field, you can always give the Rockies a "punchers chance" as there are a ton of home runs hit there and pitching is secondary, but the Rockies are playing at Fenway Park and the 29-17 Boston Red Sox are 18-9 at home and have won 4 straight games. This wasn't just one rotten start for Gray. He's pitched to the tune of a 5.01 ERA and the Red Sox have to like this matchup as they've outscored their opponents 32-9 in their last 4 games.


Set For the Future
As Big Papi is set to complete his final season, the Red Sox have some fine young talent in Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts. Bradley Jr. has come out of nowhere to suprise this franchise as he leads the Red Sox with a .350 BA, 8 HR and 34 RBI. His on base % is on point at a sizzling .417. In the month of May, Bradley Jr. is hitting .430 with 7 HR and 21 RBI. It simply doesn't get better than that and he's a big reason why Boston is winning most of their games.

As for Bogaerts, he's not far behind with a .349 BA, 5 HR and 24 RBI. He's also tearing the cover off of the baseball. I haven't even mentioned David Ortiz. At 40 years of age, Big Papi is hitting .333 with 11 HR and 43 RBI. Maybe Mr. Ortiz should think about playing another season.

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Free MLB Pick: Boston Red Sox -163
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline


Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees

Lots of Dingers In the Heat at Yankee Stadium
I want to give the Yankees one more chance in this late afternoon game as they lost yesterday, but still have a chance to win this series and the momentum will carry over nicely if they can finish this series with a 23-23 record.


Getting Respect
A lot of people think that the New York Yankees don't have a well balanced lineup and that's not the case. Chase Headley was once a 30 HR, 100 RBI guy for the San Diego Padres and although those days are long gone, when he has confidence, he can make the Yankees a much better team and that's what he's been doing lately. After a hurrendous start to the season, Headley is hitting .279 with 3 HR and 9 RBI in the month of May. If the Yankees can get production such as that, they'll be winning a lot more than they'll be losing.

Another player who hasn't got much respect as he replaced Derek Jeter is Didi Gregorious. As of today, Gregorious is leading the Yankees in hitting with a .275 BA, 4 HR and 17 RBI. Gregorious is coming off a 3 for 4 effort in which he went yard. His fielding is also improving and with Mark Teixiera at 1st base, this is saving  the Yankees some runs. Gregoious is now on an 8 game hitting streak.


C.C. Goes For the Trifecta
Most people, including myself, thought that C.C. Sabathia was finished. That hasn't been the case this season as he's been a nuisance to opposing hitters with a 3-2 record and a 3.41 ERA. We have to remember that he's pitching in a hard hitting American League. This afternoon, Sabathia attempts to make it 3 straight wins as he's 2-0 in his last 2 starts and allowed just 1 earned run in 13 innings. I happen to like Sabathia's chances here as the Yankees look to win this series.

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Free MLB Pick: New York Yankees +107 (2 Unit Play)
Best Line Offered: at Bovada

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