MLB Picks Of The Day: Yankees & Pirates To Provide Big Game Profit

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 2:29 PM GMT

Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2016 2:29 PM GMT

It's Terrible Tuesday and I've sought ought some high rated picks in which I think that the betting public will benefit from in the baseball league. Here are your MLB picks for today.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees
Yankees in a Good Spot
After a 4 game losing streak to the Blue Jays and Mariners, the New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners, 4-3. When something works for you, you go with it until it doesn't work; plain and simple.

The Yankees are the better baseball team tonight, with Michael Pineda (1-1, 6.55) taking the mound and Pineda will need to avoid being inconsistent. This is the type of pitcher that can pitch light's out and also can get knocked around. At Yankee Stadium and in front of a weak Oakland offense, Pineda should be able to deliver a qulity start.

As expected, the American League East is bunched up and it's a matter of a game or two in who make the playoffs and who's playing golf comes season's end? A game early in the season such as this is really overlooked, but this is the type of game that makes the difference.

Solid Yankee Hitting
As ususal, Brett Gardner (1 HR ,2 RBI,.442 OBP%) is off to a fast start again this season, but Gardner's problem is that he fades come the last couple of months in the season.

Starlin Castro has been a much needed addition to the Yankees squad as the veteran has been killing it all season long. Thus far, the former Chicago Cub has 2 HR, 9 RBI, and a .333 BA. Whenever the team is playingpoorly, Castro seems to come up with a big hit and that's been a great pickup for the Bombers thus far this season.

Lastly, as he nears 40 years of age, Carlos Beltran is playing his best ball as a Yankee as he curently has 3 HR, 7 RBI, .345 and a team leading 25 stolen bases, I don't see any major dropoff from Beltran as he appears to get stronger as the season progresses;

Alll Pinetar Pineda has to do is pitch an average game tonight an this game belongs to New York as my MLB pick.

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Free MLB Pick: New York Yankees -165 –– 2 UNIT PLAY
Best Line Offered: at Heritage 

 

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres
Pirates Are Due to Win the NL Central Division
So many times, the Pittsburgh Pirates have battled it out with the St. Louis Cardinals and have come up short. The division always comes down to these two teams and this is the year that Pittsburgh is the champions.

At 7-6, the Pirates are starting off a bit slow, but with Francisco Liriano (1-0, 2.45) starting tonight at a pitcher-friendly Petco Park, this is the perfect opportunity for a "w" for the Bucs. Liriano is that pitcher that can also give up the big inning, but the weak Padres offense offers no resistance as they continue to lose and when their fans come to see a game, it's to see a baseball game, not a team that's a contender. In other words , it's an experience to get out to the ball parkand have fun.

Pittsburgh has won 2 straight game against a fired up Milwaukee Brewers team by a combined score of 14-3. The only team in the Bucs way are the Chicago Cubs and this will be a tall order for the Bucs to surpass the Cubs this season as Chicago is expected to win it all. The Pirates have one thing on the other two top contending teams and that is that they're consistent and not going to beat themselves.

 

Starling Marte
As the Pirates wait for Andrew McCutchen to get out of his funk, Starling Marte leads the way at 2 HR, 8 RBI, and a .407 OBP%. Marte leads the Pirates in total bases with 27. He's also effective once he gets on the basepath as he has 4 SB and that total will climb drastically. Now, it's just a matter of McCutchen starting to hit the baseaball as he saves many games in the field. This appears to be a superb matchup for Pittsburgh despite being on the road according to the MLB odds boards.

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Free MLB Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -135  –– 4 UNIT PLAY ( I haven't done anything above a 3 unit play in 3 years but this is the spot. bet with conifdence)
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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