Top O/U MLB Picks Feature Two Low-Scoring Games With Potential Postseason Implications

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:02 PM UTC

Saturday, Sep. 26, 2015 1:02 PM UTC

Our MLB handicapping professional shares his top two O/U MLB picks on Saturday’s card. Don't miss his insight for the White Sox/Yankees and Indians/Royals games.

White Sox (Danks) vs. Yankees (Warren) 4:05 PM ET
John Danks has displayed very good form over his last four starts, posting a stellar 3.00 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. Danks has made three starts versus the Yankees since 2014, and had a superb 1.93 ERA. The veteran southpaw hurler has gone 10-2 under the total in 2015 when the total was 8.0 or 8.5. The White Sox are 5-1 under the total during their last six, and have scored 3 runs or less in seven of its previous ten games.

Adam Warren has pitched extremely well in his six starts at Yankee Stadium this season, compiling a shining 2.21 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. New York has gone under the total in their last three and nine of its previous twelve games. Similar to today’s opponent, the Yankees have scored 3 runs or less in seven of their last ten games.

I like this game to be a low scoring affair for one of my MLB picks on Saturday. According to current MLB betting odds at the time of this writing, 5Dimes will take my wager.

MLB Pick: White Sox & Yankees Under 8 (-120)

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Indians (Tomlin) vs. Royals (Medlen) 7:10 PM ET
Josh Tomlin has been outstanding during his previous five starts, posting an excellent 1.98 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and had a better than 8:1 strikeout to walk ratio. During four road starts this season, Tomlin has compiled an incredibly good 0.68 WHIP. He’s made one start versus Kansas City in 2015 and it came just eleven days ago. That performance by Tomlin was a complete game, and he allowed 2 earned runs on 4 hits while issuing no walks. Cleveland is coming off a 6-0 win over Kansas City on Friday. They’ve gone 7-0 under the total in away games this season, following a win where they allowed 1 run or less, and were facing an AL Central opponent.

Kris Medlen has really been rounding into form during his last three starts, and is beginning to resemble the pitcher he was in his rookie campaign with Atlanta. During those three outings, Medlen had a sparkling 1.04 ERA. Ironically, his only start versus Cleveland also came eleven days ago, and the opposing pitcher on that day was Josh Tomlin. Medlen allowed 0 earned runs on just 4 hits while walking 1 in 6 1/3 innings pitched. The Royals have committed no errors in each of their last three games, and have gone 15-0 under the total this season following three straight games of errorless baseball.

MLB Pick: Indians & Royals Under 8 (-120) at Bovada

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