MLB Pick of the Day: August 1 2014

MLB Pick of the Day Record: 67-64-2 -447 units

GAME: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets

DATE/TIME: Friday, August 1 – 7:10 PM EST

WHERE: Citi Field, New York City, New York

PITCHING MATCHUP: SF – Ryan Vogelsong (R) vs NYM – Jonathon Niese (L)

LATEST ODDS: Mets -130 Total 7.5

The New York Mets are 12 and 4 in their last 16 home matchups…Overall the Mets are 27 and 24 at home this season. They are 4 and 1 & 1 in their last 6 series, including 3 and 0 at home. Their pitching staff has a 3.27 earn run average (71 earned runs/211.2 frames) this month, the 5th best mark in the National League. The New York Mets have 69 extra base hits this month, the 2nd most in the National League and are tied for the most doubles (48) with Washington.

The Giants have lost their last 6 encounters, which matches their longest losing streak of the season. During this period of time the Giants have been outscored by a 27 to 6 margin.

Pick: New York -130 Under 7

GAME: Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays

DATE/TIME: Friday, August 1 – 7:10 PM EST

WHERE: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

PITCHING MATCHUP: LAA – Matt Shoemaker (R) vs TB – Jeremy Hellickson (R)

LATEST ODDS: Tampa Bay -110 Total 8

The Halo’s have won 3 of their last 5 games but are only averaging 3 runs per game. However, Los Angeles is 3 and 1 versus Tampa Bay while scoring more than 4 runs a matchup. Their pitching staff has just allowed a total of 13 runs in those 5 games.

After being impossible to beat since the All Star break, Tampa Bay is playing .500 ball in their last 4 starts and only scoring 2 runs a contest.

Pick: Los Angeles +100 Over 8