MLB: New York Yankees -180 @ Baltimore Orioles +155 Pick: Yankees -180
Why: These are 2 teams on the opposite ends of the spectrum talentwise. The Yankees are 18 games over .500, while Baltimore is 22 games under.
The Orioles are relying on Machado for run production and it clearly hasn’t been enough. Cashner is on the mound today and he has been better than his record shows. Still, this powerhouse lineup will push him out of the game quickly.
Moreover, Baltimore is missing Rasmus in LF and Valencia at 3B. The Yankees look a heavy favorite on the road at -180. However, this pick is a lock and still under the -200 threshold. There is value here, especially if parlayed with another strong pick.
Yankees win 7-3.
MLB: Washington Nationals -134 @ Atlanta Braves +114 Pick: Atlanta Braves +114
Why: The Braves shouldn’t be a home underdog in this game, yet they are. As an underdog, the Braves are 24-10 this season.
On the opposite side of that, the Nationals have a losing record as a favorite.
They are getting a lot of action as they always do with Strasburg on the mound. He’s pitched well so far, but not as well as the Braves Foltynewicz.
Foltynewicz is posting a 2.55 ERA and has done a good job limiting home runs- only 5 allowed on the year.
Against a power heavy team like the Nats, that should lift Atlanta to a 2-0 lead in this 4 game home series.
Braves win 4-3
MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates +113 @ STL. Cardinals -133 Pick: Cardinals -133
Why: Mikolas is on the mound for the Cardinals with a 6-0 record this year. Taillon (2-4) won’t be the one to hand Mikolas his first loss.
Mikolas has a .98 whip and a 2.58 ERA. His biggest strength has been consistent accuracy. With only 7 walks allowed all season long, He’ll make the struggling Pirates earn the victory.
Pittsburgh is 2-6 over their last 8 games and have lost their last 3 against the Cards.
Cardinals win 8-1
Author: Dino Bizzarro
Dino Bizzarro is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of YourWorld Media. He previously worked in both television and radio. In Sarasota, Florida, he starred in Game On Profiles, reporting on the top local high school athletes. During his internship with the National Journalism Center in 2017, he worked at Radio America where he co-produced the television show Behind the Curtain with host Jack Burkman. Within the last 2 years, he’s worked at WUFT in Gainesville, reporting and anchoring the local news. He is originally from Las Vegas and a rising senior at the University of Florida where he majors in telecommunications. He was also trained to wrestle by a former UFC Heavyweight Champion.