MLB Pick of the Day: July 31, 2014

MLB Pick of the Day Record: 65-62-2 -412 units

GAME: Seattle Mariners at Cleveland Indians

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 31 – 7:05 PM EST

WHERE: OProgressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio

PITCHING MATCHUP: SEA – Chris Young (R) vs CLE – Zach McAllister (R)

LATEST ODDS: Cleveland -135 Total 8.5

The Seattle Mariners have been victorious 2 out of their last 3 after being defeated in their previous 5 of 7 encounters. Seattle hold the lowest bullpen earn run average in Major League Baseball at 2.39 which correlates 82 earn runs in 309.1 frames. The Cleveland Indians have the next lowest bullpen earn run average in the American League at 2.95.

While entering the All-Star break at 47-47 (.500-or-better in the first half for a 4th consecutive season), The Cleveland Indians have gone 5 and 6 to start the second half of their season. The Tribe own a 33-33 record versus .500-or-better teams, 19-20 against sub-par teams (based on records entering game).

Pick: Seattle +125 Under 8.5

GAME: Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals

DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 31 – 7:05 PM EST

WHERE: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia

PITCHING MATCHUP: PHI – Cliff Lee (L) vs WSH – Gio Gonzalez (L)

LATEST ODDS: Nationals -150 Total 7

The Washington Nationals have taken 17 of 25 to put them on or close to the lead in the Eastern Division of the National League. In their last 10 matchups the Nationals’ starters and relievers have combined for a earn run average of 3.30.

At 47 and 61 the Philadelphia Phillies have lost 2 out of 3 but much more noticeably they were outscored 18 to 9 and they are now 19 and 28 versus Eastern Division teams in the National League.

Pick: Washington -150 Over 7

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