Tuesday's Top MLB Picks of the Day 07/22

Joe Catalano

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:11 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014 1:11 PM UTC

With the back end of most rotations going in the MLB tonight, that could mean a lot of high scoring games in which the underdog prevails. Let’s see how this comes into play with our betting picks.

Joe C. Record
133-123 -23.67 Units


New York Mets (46-53) vs. Seattle Mariners (53-46)
deGromm is” Da Man”
When the New York Mets started the season knowing that Matt Harvey wouldn’t be able to pitch this season due to enduring Tommy John surgery, Zack Wheeler and Jonathan Niese were thought of as the two main arms in the rotation. What they didn’t expect was for Jacob deGromm to be the best starter on their staff.

If deGromm (3-5, 3.18) got any kind of run support he would have maybe 1 or 2 losses tops on his record. This long-haired young man looks like he belongs in a rock and roll band, but make no mistake about it, he can sling it with the best of them.

deGromm is coming off of 5 consecutive quality outings in which he’s allowed just 6 runs in 32 2/3 innings. In the National League, having a pitcher that can actually make contact with the ball offensively helps and deGromm knows how to use the bat.

Although the Mets come into this game after an unimpressive 5-2 loss to Seattle least night, with deGromm at the mound, I give the edge to New York because aside from Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano, Seattle’s offense is far from imposing.

Once you get past the number 4 hitter in the Seattle lineup (Kyle Seager), it’s pretty much smooth sailing. Look for the Amazins and deGromm to shutdown the Seattle offense tonight.

MLB Pick: New York +106 at 5 Dimes (Look at each team’s respective records and the betting odds are basically even. That should tell you something in itself; odds makers don’t believe in Seattle)

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Detroit Tigers (55-41) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (43-57)
Tiger Bats
Even though the Diamondbacks have been playing well as of late, winning 6 out of their last 10 games, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Detroit dominates this matchup with their powerful offense.

Miguel Cabrera might not be hitting as many home runs this season, but he’s still managed to hit well and knock in a ton of runs. Add in the exceptional play of Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez with the experience of Torii Hunter and this Tigers offense is fairly unstoppable.

I mentioned AJAX yesterday and right on cue, Austin Jackson hit a home run in last night’s game. Jackson loves to hit in the leadoff position and you can expect his production to increase drastically.

Compare Our Cappers Picks for the Tigers vs. Diamonbacks Matchup!

All-Star Snub
Justin Verlander pitched a good game last night in a Tigers victory over the D’Backs, but the quality outings have been few and far between. One pitcher that the Tigers have surprisingly counted on is Rick Porcello (12-5, 3.39).

In his last outing, Porcello pitched with a chip on his shoulder because he got snubbed from the All-Star team. This was a pitcher that was on a tremendous run. He’s not going to strike out the side, but he will retire the side and that’s all that matters.

If you take away one lousy outing on July 6th against Tampa Bay, Porcello has allowed 1 earned run in his last 31 innings. I’ve never been a huge Porcello fan, but look for Porcello to shut down a miserable D’Backs team who are awful at home and put them out of their misery.

MLB Pick: Detroit -128 at 5 Dimes – 2 Units

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