MLB Totals Picks for Sunday: Playing 'Under' is Tonight's Best Bet

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, August 2, 2015 3:18 PM GMT

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Indians (Bauer) vs. A’s (Gray) 4:05 PM ET
Trevor Bauer has pitched extremely well on the road this season. The Indians right-hander is 8-0-1 under the total in road starts with a stellar 2.47 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. The Indians have scored 3 runs or less in eight of their previous ten games. Cleveland is 5-1 under the total during six games versus Oakland in 2015.

Sonny Gray has been superb in 21 starts this year, posting a terrific 2.00 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. The Oakland hurler has made three career starts versus Cleveland and all have come since 2014. Gray dominated the Indians in those three outings by compiling a microscopic 0.43 ERA. Oakland enters today having gone 6-1 under the total in their previous seven games. During those previous seven, they averaged a paltry 2.9 runs per game, and had a horrible team batting average of .200.

I like this game to be a low scoring affair. 5Dimes currently has a combination of best total and price regarding this wager.

MLB Pick: Play on Indians and A’s Under 7.0 (-127) at 5Dimes.

 

Nationals (Zimmerman) vs. Mets (Syndergaard) 8:05 PM ET
Jordan Zimmerman has gone 3-0-1 under the total in his team starts versus New York since 8/13/2014, and had a superb 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP. The Nationals hurler has displayed very good form during his previous seven overall starts, compiling a 2.62 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and an 8:1 strikeout to walk ratio. Washington is 5-1 under the total in their last six games, and scored 2 runs or less in five of those six. The Nationals are also allowing just an average of 2.4 runs per game, and holding opponents to a meager .199 team batting average during their previous seven outings.

Noah Syndergaard has gone a perfect 7-0 under the total at Citi Field in 2015. During those seven starts, he posted a miniscule 1.46 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, and compiled better than an 8:1 strikeout to walk ratio. The Mets hurler has also gone 5-0-1 under the total in his previous six starts overall, and had an excellent 1.29 ERA and 0.81 WHIP. The Mets have scored 3 runs or less in eleven of their last fifteen games, and have also allowed 2 runs or less in five of the previous seven contests.

This has all the earmarks of a low scoring game, and one of my MLB picks on Sunday will follow that lead.

MLB Pick: Play on the Nationals and Mets Under 6.5 (-105) at 5Dimes.  

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