Sunday's Top Totals: MLB Picks Supported by Trends & Stats

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, August 23, 2015 1:46 PM UTC

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 1:46 PM UTC

Don’t make a move on the MLB odds trading for White Sox/Mariners and Giants/Pirates games without reading this article, as we apply years of betting insight to Sunday's best sports picks.

MLB Odds: White Sox (Danks) vs. Mariners (Walker) 4:10 PM ET
John Danks has a sizable 5.69 ERA in eleven road starts this season. Since 2012 the veteran southpaw hurler has made three starts at Seattle, and compiled a less than impressive 5.40 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in those outings. The White Sox have averaged 8.3 runs and 12.0 hits per game during their previous three, and each of those contests went over the total. As a matter of fact, Chicago is 10-3 over the total in their last thirteen road games.

Tijuan Walker has been terribly inconsistent for the Mariners. He can look like a dominating pitcher at times, and at other, you wonder how he’s parts of a major league starting rotation. In twenty-four starts in 2015, Walker has a lofty 4.60 ERA. Seattle has gone 19-5-3 over the total during their previous twenty-seven home games. They’re also 13-5 over the number at home this year when facing a southpaw starting pitcher.

I like this game to surpass a very low number for one of my MLB picks on Sunday. 5Dimes provides me with the cheapest price for this specific wager.

MLB Picks: Play the White Sox and Mariners over 7.5 (-105) at 5 Dimes 


MLB Odds: Giants (Vogelsong) vs. Pirates (Liriano) 8:08 PM ET
Ryan Vogelsong has gone 7-4 over the total on the road in 2015, and has posted a less than stellar 4.45 ERA. The Giants are 38-21-3 over the total on the road this season.

Francisco Liriano has seen his last four starts all go over the total. He was certainly a keep contributor to those high scoring games, evidenced by a lofty 5.82 ERA and 1.75 WHIP during those outings. Liriano has seen 10 of 13 starts go over the total this year when facing an opponent with a winning record, and those contests averaged a combined 10.2 runs scored per game. The Pirates have compiled an impressive .789 OPS during their previous seven games, and have a very good .283 team batting average during that stretch.

According to the current MLB betting odds at Heritagesports, they’ll receive my call for a MLB pick on this game.

MLB Picks: Play on the Giants/Pirates over 7.5 (+105)

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