MLB Pick of the Day: July 26, 2014

MLB Pick of the Day Record: 60-55-1 -187 units

GAME: Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 26 – 4:05 PM EST

WHERE: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

PITCHING MATCHUP: WSH – Gio Gonzalez (L) vs CIN – Johnny Cueto (R)

LATEST ODDS: Reds -123 Total 7

One of reasons why Washington is so successful is their pitching. The Washington National’s 3.09 staff earn run average leads Major League Baseball (Oakland’s 2nd at 3.10). The Nationals pitchers also rank among Baseball’s top 2 in fielding independent pitching (1st, 3.20), fewest earned runs allowed (1st, 306), bases on balls /9.0 frames. (1st, 2.39), fewest walks (1st, 236), strike outs to walks ratio (2nd, 3.37/1), homers allowed (2nd, 66) & homers allowed/9.0 innings (2nd, 0.67).

Since the All Star break the Cincinnati Reds are winless which can make a handicapper nuts wondering when will they start winning.

MLB Pick: Under 7

GAME: Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 26 – 8:05 PM EST

WHERE: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

PITCHING MATCHUP: OAK – Sonny Gray (R) vs TEX – Nick Tepesech (R)

LATEST ODDS: Oakland -185 Total 9

Oakland’s starting pitchers have allowed just 1 earned run or fewer in 11 of the last 17 matchups and are 10-4 with a 2.13 earn run average (26 er in 109.2 ip) over the period of time.

I can go on why the Athletics “should” obliterate Texas tonight, but when a game like this is too obvious but not reflected by the line than you should switch your pick.

MLB Pick: Texas + 175 Over 9

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