Our MLB handicapping professional was back on track yesterday by going 2-0 with his totals picks. During the last eighteen wagering days, he’s gone 21-11-4 with his “MLB Totals of the Day”.
Tigers (Boyd) vs. Royals (Cueto) 8:10
Southpaw Matt Boyd was terrible in his first two starts of the season after being called up from the minors. In those outings, he allowed 11 earned runs on 8 hits in just 6 2/3 innings pitched. In his last start he faced the division leading Royals. The prospects of a quality start certainly didn’t appear to be good for obvious reasons. However, to his credit, Boyd pitched masterfully in that outing, allowing only 1 earned run on 7 hits while walking none in 7.0 innings pitched. Despite the plethora of offensive firepower Detroit possesses, they continue struggling to score runs with any type of consistency. The Tigers have scored 2 runs or less in five of their last eight games.
Johnny Cueto is having another stellar season, posting a sparkling 2.69 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in twenty-one starts. The Royals are 22-13-4 under the total when facing southpaw starting pitchers this season, and have averaged only 3.8 runs per game in that role. Kansas City hasn’t committed an error in any of their previous three and in seven of the last eight games. They’ve gone a perfect 10-0 under the total at home this season after not committing an error in three consecutive games.
My lean is toward this game being a low scoring affair. SportsBetting provides me with the best value in that regard.
MLB Picks: Play the Tigers and Royals under 7.0 (+110)
Orioles (Chen) vs. Mariners (Nuno) 10:10 PM ET
When Baltimore entered the all-star break, Wei-Yen Chen was clearly their best starting pitcher at that juncture. Unfortunately, Chen has fallen on hard times in recent starts, posting a large 6.30 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, and allowed 5 home runs in 20.0 innings during his last four outings.
Seattle began the 2015 MLB campaign by going over the total in just 11 of their first 35 home games. Since that time, they’ve gone 16-3-2 over the total in the last 21 played at Safeco Field, and that includes 8-1-1 during their previous ten. The Mariners have also gone 5-1 over the number in their last six overall, and those six contests average a combined 11.3 runs scored per game. Vidal Nuno will be making just his second start of the season. The former Diamondbacks and Yankees hurler was shaky in his lone 2015 appearance. He allowed 3 earned runs on 5 hits while walking 2 in just 3 2/3 innings pitched.
Pinnacle provides the best money line price regarding one of my MLB picks on Monday.
MLB Picks: Play the Orioles and Mariners over 7.5 (+111) at Pinnacle.