Top Picks to Go 'Under' Offered on Saturday's MLB Betting Board

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, August 8, 2015 2:52 PM UTC

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 2:52 PM UTC

Our “MLB Totals of the Day” picks are a terrific 19-8-3 during the past fifteen days. Read today’s article which highlights totals in games between the Dodgers/Pirates and Mets/Rays.

Dodgers (Latos) vs. Pirates (Liriano) 4:05 PM ET
Matt Latos has displayed stellar form during his previous four starts, posting a terrific 1.73 ERA and 0.73 WHIP during those outings. The Dodgers veteran right-hander has gone 6-2 under the total in eight road starts this season. He’s been a primary reason for the high percentage of low scoring affairs, compiling an impressive 2.44 ERA during those road appearances. Latos has a 3-0 record in six career starts at Pittsburgh with a sparkling 2.87 ERA.  The Dodgers will be facing a southpaw (Liriano) starting pitcher today, and they’ve possessed a poor .234 team batting average while averaging just 3.4 runs per game during those twenty contests in 2015. They’ve also gone 32-20-2 under the total on the road this year, and that includes 13-4 if it’s a day game.

Francisco Liriano’s 2015 pitching performance line is superb, evidenced by his outstanding 2.92 ERA and 1.06 WHIP during twenty starts. Liriano is 6-0 in his previous six team starts and has a low 2.13 ERA during that stretch. The southpaw hurler has gone 44-22 under the total in his career when pitching during day games. Pittsburgh is 52-28 (65%) under the total since 2014 during matinee contests.

I’m favoring this game to be a low scoring affair for one of my MLB picks on Saturday.

MLB Pick: Dodgers and Pirates under 7.0 (-105) at JustBet

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Mets (Syndergaard) vs. Rays (Karns) 6:10 PM ET
The Mets Noah Syndergaard has been spectacular over his last seven starts, posting an excellent 1.44 ERA and 0.82 WHIP during that time.

Nate Karns enters today in stellar form over his previous three starts, evidenced by an excellent 1.65 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in those outings.

Mark this down as my sucker play of the day. At this juncture, the general public has overwhelmingly wagered on this game going over the total. After all, the posted total is only 6.5, New York is averaging 5.7 runs per game during their previous seven, and Tampa Bay has gone 6-1 over the total during its last seven while possessing a very good .292 team batting average over that stretch. However, my many years of experience taught me it’s never as easy as it may appear to be. I’m fading the general public pertaining to this game with one of my wagers on Saturday. Currently both 5Dimes and Pinnacle provide the cheapest price regarding this specific wager.

MLB Pick: Mets and Rays under 6.5 (+107).

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