MLB Pick of the Day: August 3 2014

MLB Pick of the Day Record: 73-67-3 -387 units

GAME: Atlanta Braves at San Diego Padres

DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 3 – 4:10 PM EST

WHERE: Petco Park, San Diego, California

PITCHING MATCHUP: CIN – Mike Leake (R) vs MIA – Jacob Turner (R)

LATEST ODDS: Marlins -130 Total 7

Since June 18th the San Diego Padres pitching rotation has a record of 19-18 with a 2.41 earn run average which equates to 87 earn runs and 324.2 innings pitched while limiting opponents to a .217 (252-for-1163) batting average. San Diego’s’ 2.41 team earn run average since June 18 is the best mark in Major League Baseball, ahead of the Mariners (2.67). Their .217 opponents average since then is lowest in the National League and 2nd lowest in baseball (Seattle, .210). San Diego has won 3 of their last 4 games while scoring an eye popping 37 runs.

The Atlanta Braves have lost 8 out of their last 12 matchups and they have lost their last 4 consecutive games. Atlanta is 0-6 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.

Pick: San Diego +120 Under 7

GAME: New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 3 – 8:00 PM EST

WHERE: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

PITCHING MATCHUP: NYY – David Phelps (R) vs BOS – Clay Buchholz (R)

LATEST ODDS: Red Sox -130 Total 8.5

Over the team’s last 19 encounters since July 9th, the New York Yankees’ starting rotation has recorded a 3.22 earn run average (114.2P, 41ER, 24BB, 89K), having allowed 4ER or fewer in each game. The Bronx Bombers pitching staff has allowed 2 earn runs or fewer 11 times in that span.

Now this is very interesting, The Boston Red Sox have scored 70 runs in their last 17 games (4.1 runs per game) beginning on July 11th, but have crossed the plate just 22 times in their last 10
encounters (2.2 runs per game).

Pick: New York +120 Over 8.5