Red-Hot Dogs Continue This Sunday with Three Huge MLB Picks

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, May 15, 2016 12:00 PM UTC

Sunday, May. 15, 2016 12:00 PM UTC

Our MLB handicapping expert has been absolutely unconscious with his MLB underdog picks. Go inside to find out who his top choices are for Sunday’s MLB Picks.

Cincinnati (Straily) vs. Philadelphia (Morgan)
It’s too bad Cincinnati can’t play their remaining schedule during the day. After all, heading into Saturday’s action, they were 6-18 at night, and a very good 8-3 during the day. Sunday’s starter Daniel Straily has pitched well for Cincinnati in five starts, posting a respectable 3.54 ERA and 1.21 WHIP.

Philadelphia is 21-15, and as I alluded to yesterday, they’re a ship that’s waiting to sink. I base that bold opinion due to their anemic offensive numbers thus far. Their 21-15 start to the season is a nice story, and certainly surprising considering most experts preseason predictions. However, you can’t continue to win on a consistent basis with a brutal .284 OBP and only an uninspiring .643 OPS.

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Free MLB Pick:  Reds +105
Best Line Offered: at Sportsinteraction


Detroit (Fullmer) vs. Baltimore (Gausman)
These are two teams currently headed in polar opposite directions. Baltimore is on a 7 game win streak, and Detroit is a futile 1-11 during its last 12 games. Baltimore is 15-5 at home, and is an extremely profitable 15-2 as a money line favorite of -110 or more. Heading into Saturday’s action, Baltimore had an impressive .868 OPS during its last seven games, and Detroit was at just .693 in their previous seven.

Kevin Gausman has been exceptional in four starts this season, evidenced by a stellar 2.16 ERA, and excellent 0.80 WHIP. The Orioles bullpen has been outstanding in 2016 and their exceptional 2.20 ERA as a staff further emphasizes that point.

Detroit’s Michael Fullmer has made three starts in 2016, and has a lofty 6.00 ERA in addition to a mammoth 2.00 WHIP.

Current MLB odds have Baltimore -1.5 (+115) on the run line. I look for Baltimore to not only win on Sunday, but to do so by a decisive margin.

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Free MLB Pick:  Orioles -1½ +115
Best Line Offered: at Intertops


San Francisco (Cain) vs. Arizona (De La Rosa)
Matt Cain has gone 1-6 in his team starts in 2016 with a very lofty 6.69 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. During his last three starts, Cain posted a 7.00 ERA, and allowed 5 home runs in addition to 23 hits over 18.0 pitched. Cain has made two starts versus Arizona since 2015, and had a terrible 6.51 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in those outings.

Rubby De La Rosa has been in superb form over his last three starts, compiling a 2.25 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. De La Rosa has made two starts versus San Francisco since 2015, and allowed no earned runs on 9 hits in 13 2/3 innings.

Matt Cain has allowed 7 home runs in seven starts this season. Arizona has gone an extremely profitable 19-4 since 2015 when facing a pitcher that allows an average of 1.0 or more home runs per start.

I’m looking for Arizona to win big on Sunday and they’ll be one of my MLB picks.

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Free MLB Pick:  Dbacks -1½ +166
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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