MLB Pick of the Day: August 2, 2014

MLB Pick of the Day Record: 71-65-3 -377 units

GAME: Cincinnati Reds at Miami Marlins

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 2 – 7:10 PM EST

WHERE: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida

PITCHING MATCHUP: CIN – Homer Bailey (R) vs MIA – Nathan Eovaldi (R)

LATEST ODDS: Reds-110 Total 7

The Cincinnati Reds have won their last 5 matchups versus Miami and dating back to the 2012 season have won 7 of the last 8 games against the Marlins. The Reds have been victorious in their last 2 out of 3 encounters while previously losing 6 of 7. The Reds own the best fielding percentage (.987) also the fewest errors with 51 of any team in the National League.

After winning 6 in a row the Miami Marlins have lost 2 straight while only scoring a total of 4 runs. They will be facing Right hander Homer Baily who has allowed 8 earned runs in his last 36 frames and besides that, he has a record of 2 and 1 against Miami.

Pick: Cincinnati -110 Under 7

GAME: Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 2 – 7:15 PM EST

WHERE: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

PITCHING MATCHUP: MIL – Jimmy Nelson (R) vs STL – Justin Masterson (R)

LATEST ODDS: Cardinals -120 Total 7.5

With the acquisition of 2 new starters joining the Cardinals, the duo of veterans have been inserted into St. Louis’ starting rotation. Right Hander Justin Masterson has the start tonight against Milwaukee. Masterson is 4‐6 with a 5.51 ERA and is coming off a pair of rehab starts at Columbus (AAA) after a Disable List stint for right knee inflammation. The righty allowed 7 runs over 11.2 frames in those starts. They needed more offense instead of trading for a pitcher who is on the mend. They drive in a average of 3 runs a game which 29th ranked!

The Milwaukee Brewers are 30 and 23 on the road, going 9-7-1 in series play. Milwaukee’s starting rotation have a record of 5 and 2 with a stunningly earn run average of 1.72 over their last 10 outings.

Pick: Milwaukee +110 Over 7.5