Our MLB Picks Of The Day Lean On New York For Profit

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:13 PM GMT

Slowly but surely we're starting to pick up some steam with our winning picks and let's look to keep the momentum going as there are a handful of MLB betting tonight!

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

Elite Mets Pitching
Game after game, the New York Mets wheel out a dominant pitcher. Yesterday, it was Steven Matz, who picked up the win and extended his career record to 9-1. Matz wasn't even at his best and his best was good enough to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in L.A. The Mets lead the Majors in home runs at 49 and the Dodgers have just 13. Players such as Yasiel Puig have been a disappointment and second-guessing  themseleves.

To get back to my point, odds makers think that just because the Mets are facing the Dodgers that the odds should be more balanced and even, if you will. I don't see it that way at all. Except if Clayton Kershaw is pitching, the Mets will always have the pitching advantage and that includes Bartolo Colon. Lately the Mets have the hitting advantage with Colon also as we all know about his home run.

In this game, the Mets send out their ace, Jacob deGrom (3-1, 1.99 ERA) and he's as cool a customer as it get's. With issues concerning his newborn outside of baseball, that doesn't stop deGrom from coming back and winning easily.

There's no sign of distress when deGrom takes the mound. It's a break for the bullpen and it takes the pressure off of an aging manager in Terry Collins. deGrom is coming off of a loss, but hasn't allowed more than 3 runs in any start and I don't see why he would do so here.

New York is on a 3 game winning streak. Last night they took care of business as Curtis Granderson hit a home run on the first pitch of the game and Kevin Plawecki hit his 1st home run of the season. New York also has Yoenis Cespedes who leads the National League in runs batted in at 31.

The Mets win because they have an above average offense and the best pitching staff in the majors. The odds have the Mets as a -120 betting favorite and the Dodgers don't have a consistent lineup to put out there. Even there well known hitters like Gonzo and Puig go into droughts. Make the Mets your betting pick.

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Free MLB Pick: New York Mets +101
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

 

Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees

On the Comeback Trail
I hear people saying that the New York Yankees are headed for 100 loss season and that couldn't be farther from the truth. New York had hit bottom and C.C. Sabathia picked them up with his best performance in years.

The Yankees have won 4 out of their last 6 games and are in a division that's up for grabs. They beat Boston in their last series at Yankee Stadium and started off their series with the defending World Series Champion Kansas City Royals with an easy 6-3 victory. In this game, Brian McCann, Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks and Carlos Beltran all went yard. Beltran actually went yard twice. Aroldis Chapman made his return. It wasn't a perfect one, but the velocity is there and the Yankees bullpen has the potenial to make them contenders as they attempt to climb the ladder in the American League East Division.

As for the Royals, they've lost 10 out of their last 13 games. This isn't the same team that we saw last season and sometimes when a team hasn't won a World Series in decades and finally wins, they become complacent. I'm not saying that's the case her, but through May 9th, it sure looks that way as they're 15-16 and a lousy road team.

Championship Caliber?
We take a look at the Kansas City Royals roster and there's nobody producing except for Eric Hosmer (6 HR, 16 RBI, .336 BA). K.C. has always counted on that 1-2 punch of Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain and this season Cain has gotten off to a slow start.at .256 with 2 HR and 10 RBI. These aren't nearly the numbers and impact that Cain made on the team last season, but we still have 5 months to go. The Royals also possess a leadoff hitter in Alcides Escobar who has an OBP% of just .286. That simply won't cut it.

Let's also not forget that Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 2.29 ERA) is pitching some of the best baseball that we might have ever seen him pitch in pinstripes. However, if you're looking for a totals pick on this game, read our breakdown on the 'under' in Royals vs. Yankees.

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Free MLB Pick: New York Yankees -180
Best Line Offered: at YouWager