Two Series Sweeps Brings Home the Cash in Our MLB Picks for Sunday

LA Dodgers

Sunday, May 7, 2017 3:22 PM GMT

Mining the Diamond is a daily column where we review the MLB odds, research historical trends and pitching matchups to deliver the sharpest plays on the board. Let's see what's in store for Sunday's slate.

Brewers (15-16, +2.4 units) vs. Pirates (14-16, -0.9 units)

* Pittsburgh is 33-23 (+8.8 units) when playing on Sunday over the last three seasons.

* Pittsburgh is 111-78 after a win over the last three seasons.

* Pittsburgh is 5-2 (+2.1 units) as a home favorite of -125 to -175 this season.

* Milwaukee is 5-9 (-2.8 units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.

* Milwaukee is 62-81 (-12.1 units) when the total is 8 to 8.5 over the last three seasons.

* Milwaukee is 104-156 (-37.6 units) against right-handed starters over the last three seaosns.

* Milwaukee's starter Zach Davies is 0-2 when starting against the Pirates with an ERA of 13.07 and a WHIP of 2.807.

The Bucs have taken the first two games of this three-game set and will look to sweep the Brewers right out of the Steel City this afternoon. Milwaukee's offense has been anemic lately, averaging just three runs over their last seven contests and their starting pitcher, Zach Davies, has been abysmal when starting against the Pirates with a whopping 13.07 ERA and a 2.80 WHIP. Moreover, Pittsburgh got a solid outing from their starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow in his last appearance when he went six full innings and surrendered three runs on four hits in a convincing 12-3 win over the Reds. Let's lay the relatively small number that the MLB odds makers are dealing and back the home team getting the series sweep.

Free MLB Pick: Pirates -121Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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Dodgers (17-14, -4.4 units) vs. Padres (12-20, -4.8 units)

* Los Angeles is 5-1 (+2.9 Units) against the Padres this season.

* Los Angeles is 36-22 (+6.7 units) when playing on Sunday over the last three seasons.

* Los Angeles is 60-37 (+11.7 units) in day games over the last three seasons.

* Los Angeles's starter Brandon McCarthy's team record is 9-1 when starting against the Padres over the course of his career.

* San Diego is 49-77 (-29.8 units) when the total is 7 or less over the last three seasons.

* San Diego is 17-38 (-19.9 units) when playing on a Sunday over the last three seasons.

* San Diego is 7-14 (-5.1 units) against right-handed starters this season.

Let's put this game in perspective. When Brandon McCarthy is looking down at the barrel of this San Diego offense, he is the one that fires. McCarthy has a stellar 9-1 team record over the Padres and despite a mild struggle in his last outing when he allowed four runs in five innings of work against the Phillies that resulted in a 6-5 victory for the Dodgers, I see him keeping his pristine record intact against a San Diego team that has simply gotten waxed by a combined score of 18-4 in the first two games of this three game set. Include LA in your MLB picks and watch Big Blue get the sweep and send the Padres to confession.

Free MLB Pick: Dodgers -137Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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