Our resident MLB handicapping professional went a solid 11-5 with his totals selection last week. He starts this week with two more totals picks in games between the White Sox/Pirates and Rockies/Astros.
White Sox (Rodon) vs. Pirates (Liriano) 7:05 PM ET
Carlos Rodon enters tonight in stellar form over his previous three starts. In those three outings he posted a microscopic 0.98 ERA. The White Sox will be facing southpaw starting pitcher Francisco Liriano today. That’s not good news, considering they’ve averaged only 2.6 runs per game, and hit a pathetic .206 as a team in ten contests when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. They also went under the total in 7 of those 10 games.
Speaking of Francisco Liriano, the veteran Pirates hurler has displayed excellent form during his last three starts. Liriano posted a terrific 1.71 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, and compiled an almost 8:1 strikeout to walk ratio. The Pirates have gone under the total in their previous seven games, allowing 3 runs or less in each of those contests, and shutout the opposition on three separate occasions.
I like this game to be a low scoring affair for one of my MLB pick on Monday. After I shopped the sportsbooks for the optimum price regarding this total, Heritage provided the best value.
MLB Pick: White Sox and Pirates to go under 7.0 (-110) at BetOnline
Rockies vs. Astros 8:10 PM ET
Chad Bettis is certainly flying under the radar right now. It’s easy to understand why, considering any pitcher for the Rockies very seldom receives a lot of attention due to performing at hitter friendly Coors Field. However, he enters today in very good form during his previous three starts with a 1.89 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. The Rockies have seen each of their previous six games go under the total.
You can certainly make the argument for Houston’s Dallas Keuchel as being the best pitcher in the National League at this very moment. The young southpaw hurler has gone 6-1 under the total at home this season, and posted a superb 1.29 ERA in doing so. Houston leads all of Major League Baseball with 85 home runs in 2015. However, they’ll be facing a starting pitcher tonight (Bettis) that hasn’t allowed a home run in 38 1/3 innings pitched this year.
MLB Pick: Rockies and Astros to go under 7.5 (-115) at Bookmaker.